One of India’s leading travel specialists, Jamshyd Sethna founded Banyan Tours over 20 years ago to guide travellers in search of authentic experiences all over India. In 2004, he opened his fi rst dedicated mountain getaway, Shakti Kumaon Village Walk, in the foothills of the western Himalayas. The second walk was established in Sikkim in 2006, granting access to the aweinspiring landscape and Buddhist culture of the east. Each village house has retained its local character — from Shakti 360° in Leti to the stunning new river house in Nimmoo, marking the completion of a ten-year project. ‘I wanted to show people just how beautiful the Indian Himalaya is, without necessarily the same kind of effort we had to go through when we were kids, but in far more comfort,’ Sethna says.
Banyan Tours, Shakti Himalaya