A dream and an idea conceived by Gaurav Ramnarayanan, which eventually turned into a reality, is the story behind The Wildside. He had one dream, a dream to share the wonders of the natural world with keen travelers and photographers. From humble beginnings with photo tours mostly in Northern India back in 2016, the company has grown today to be offering travel services in over 10 countries.

Our services include photo tours, tailor-made holidays, and bespoke private guided safaris to some of the most sought-after corners of the planet. Gaurav, driven by an unquenchable passion for travel and photography, personally crafts all tours offered by The Wildside. By partnering with the best-in-class lodges internationally and in India, The Wildside has also evolved as a travel consultancy firm, and to be a one-stop solution for all your travel dreams.

Our vision is centered on prioritizing our guests’ needs in planning trips by creating the right photographic opportunity and by equipping them with our travel expertise in the journey through The Wildside.

Strongly believing in the principles of ethical photography and responsible tourism, we strive to create experiences that help you explore planet Earth’s Wild Side in the most authentic way.

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Gaurav Ramnarayanan

At a tender age of just 3 years, Gaurav Ramnarayanan wielded a camera gifted by his father. As a child, he spent many of his weekends in a house their family-owned nearby one of the Tiger reserves in South India. Growing up in the lap of nature and being exposed to photography so early in his life, Gaurav’s keen interest in the natural world grew leaps and bounds.

With a keen eye for perfection, Gaurav has traveled extensively in India and around the world capturing the myriad wildlife, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes. All these years spent in the wild photographing a plethora of species across different landscapes has led him to acquire a lot of skills and knowledge with not just the camera, but also with tracking Big Cats and understanding wildlife behavior. He has successfully combined the years of experience from his travels and knowledge of photography to build the very foundation of The Wildside, thus paving the way for all his guests to be able to experience the best.

He is a proud winner of 5 international photography awards presented by prestigious institutions, including the Natural History Museum in London, The Rutland Bird Fair in the United Kingdom, and The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., USA.

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