Wildnest is an idea that grew from the adventurous minds of Ankit and Bharat (brothers by relation ). We were lucky to be exposed to the world of wildlife through our family at a young age. When studying engineering at Durg in Chhattisgarh, we would often take off to explore the wildlife sanctuaries nearby on weekends and return with lots of interesting stories to tell.
When working life happened, we were both employed at Tata Consultancy Services and had a promising career ahead of us, except for one thing, our passion for wildlife and nature and our need to share this adventure with others. So what we did next was the most natural step for us and ‘career suicide’ according to others – yep, we left our comfortable jobs in favor to be back in more natural surroundings and encourage others about conserving nature.
This is how Wildnest Travel and Photography was born. Operated by our own Wildlifers squad, our family members, it’s our heart and soul where our aim is to provide you the best of the best. We plan your entire trip to give you a wholesome experience by putting in our personal experiences of travelling for more than a decade in the wild throughout the country.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next wildlife adventure with us!
Bharat and Ankit
Services We Offer
Whether you are a photography enthusiast or a nature lover, whether you are a lone traveler or part of a private group, we design trips according to your preference of destination, choice of dates and your budget combined with our expertise. You have the luxury of being with the nature at your own pace.
Whether you are an avid photographer or not, our tours are definitely going to be helpful as our expert photographers will guide you and provide tips on capturing the best pictures; ones that you can cherish for the rest of your life. These trips are designed keeping all the requisites of photography and wildlife experience in mind. Special sessions on photography are conducted during the trip and our stories and experiences will make you feel closer to the nature.
A much needed break to refresh yourself and live some lifetime moments with our exciting pre-designed packages for some of the best wildlife destinations in India.
Bharat Goel | Co-founder
Bharat Goel, an avid traveler and wildlife photographer has more than a decade’s experience of travelling in wild throughout India.He has been recognized as one of the top 30 young creative artists by andpersand magazine (April 2012 issue).
He started photography during his schooling days & his journey in the wild began in 2004 when he was 15 years of age. His love for the wild urged him to leave his engineering career to dedicate his life for the preservation of nature and wildlife.He constantly strives to make people aware and encourage them to appreciate and being responsible towards nature through his endeavor.
His photographs have been exhibited at many places, acknowledged by SanctuaryAsia on several occasions as well as published in various books such as Wild Maharashtra by Sanctuary, Tiger Fire by Valmik Thapar.Portfolio
Ankit Goyal | Co-founder
Ankit is a true nature lover who believes in “take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”. His passion is to travel, be in the wild and photography. Since his days in engineering, when he had his initial experience in jungles, he was enchanted by the beauty and serenity of the nature. He feels that with each passing day, he falls more and more into love with nature, owing to which, his hobby turned into passion, and passion into a full time dedicated profession.
His exceptional organizing skills honed and nurtured through years of indulging and successfully carrying out group tours and corporate events almost single-handedly, all the more complement this endeavor.Portfolio
Nitya Goel Aggarwal | Creative Head
An Interior Designer by profession, she has a creative mind that works 24*7 be it in form of art, interiors or graphic. Her love for nature developed since childhood while exploring various places with her family across the country. Passionate about travelling especially wildlife, she believes in promoting eco-tourism and conservation of nature and understands the importance and need of instilling love for nature at a young age in children. She believes in implying the principle of Reuse, Reduce and Recycle in all aspects of her life and she encourages everyone to do the same.Based in Mumbai, her expertise comes from her experience in nurturing her own son into a wildlife and nature lover at a young age of four. A person with a great visualising power, she contributes to the Wildnest in every which way, from providing structure, to ideas, to design and the list goes on.
Vinod Goel, our inspiration, our guide, the person who introduced us to this beautiful world of nature.He joined Customs & Central Excise service in 1982. As a civil servant, his job takes him to various parts of India, which gave him an opportunity to capture our wild heritage, through his camera. His passion for wildlife photography started in 2004 when he was posted at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and this passion continues till today.
He held his first solo exhibition “TIGER’S REALM” in December, 2011 immediately followed by his 2nd exhibition, “Jewels of the Wild”, which was held jointly with his son Bharat, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in Feb 2012. His work has also been recognised by the Government of India. He was especially invited by the Ministry of Environment and Forest to hold an exhibition for the 1st Stocktaking Conference to review the implementation of The Global Tiger Recovery Programme in May 2012.
He has also been actively involved in various talks related to wildlife awareness and conservation at educational institutes and live media. At present he is posted as Commissioner in the Directorate of Publicity and Public Relations in Central Board of Custom and Central Excise. He has been a constant support in our endeavor showing us direction all the way through.
What People Say
Nishank Joshi, Mumbai Mayur Raj Bhat, Mumbai Anvit Jain, New Delhi Ankkush Agarwal, New Delhi Charchit Bagla, Palwal Akhil Singh, Steria, Noida Frans Gesell | Netherlands Kerri-Anne Edge | New Zealand Ilma de Pater | Netherlands
Looking for more trips
Learned a lot
Wildnest Rocks!! 🙂
An unforgettable holiday in India
Check out the photos taken by Frans during this trip at his website
A trip of a lifetime
Jewels of the Wild, superb wildlife experience!
We (Ilma & Leo) travelled for the second time to India and again we chose Wildnest for organising this wildlife trip.
Because we enjoyed our first trip to India so much, six friends were now joining us. Also this time it was a very well organised holiday, with excellent personal service even during our trip, and with good accomodations.
All the various drivers were friendly and helpful and all the various naturalists were excellent.
It was a wonderful holiday and the personal assistance was very much appreciated. Thank you for making our holiday very memorable!
Ilma & Leo, Sophie & Flip, Thea & Peter, Ineke & Gerhard
Nishank Joshi, Mumbai
Mayur Raj Bhat, Mumbai
Anvit Jain, New Delhi
Ankkush Agarwal, New Delhi
Charchit Bagla, Palwal
Akhil Singh, Steria, Noida
Frans Gesell | Netherlands
Kerri-Anne Edge | New Zealand
Ilma de Pater | Netherlands