Harsha is an enthusiastic naturalist with eight years of experience as a guide. He has worked as head naturalist in a top lodge in India where he was also in charge of training new naturalist guides. Widely travelled and an explorer by nature, Harsha enjoys identifying and understanding the behavior and habits of a wide range of Indian wildlife, including mammals, reptiles and birds. Harsha also leads birding and wildlife trips in tiger country, from India's central highlands to the foothills of Himalayas, as well as in the grasslands of Gujurat. His dream is to go birding over the entirety of India, to see as many birds as possible at a single stretch over several months, while hitchhiking his way around the country. Harsha's inquisitive nature, along with his eagerness to explore and learn, makes him a phenomenal naturalist who knows how to captivate guests' interests and keep them spellbound with his wildlife stories.
Upcoming Adventures with Harsha:
The Grand India Wildlife Adventure
India's Tigers & Wildlife: A Photo Safari
Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:
“Harsha was outstanding and an excellent example of NHA standards. Very helpful, supportive and understanding, good with people and still learning. He was very attuned to the group, a gracious host able to handle different personalities as well as all the business details. When he was in the same jeep as me, his knowledge of wildlife, environment and photography was evident. I found him to be an asset to the program.”
“Harsha was very good and consistent throughout, one of the best I've had anywhere. Good sense of humor, attention to detail, good photo knowledge, managed the group well. Would travel with him again without hesitation”
“Harsha was all of the things listed above and much more. Very attentive, very willing to work with me and my digital camera to help me get better pictures (which I did). He was always patient, kind, interested, and also very knowledgable about the animals and the area. He was one of the best guides I ever had on a NatHab trip.”
“Harsha was FANTASTIC! He was totally professional and helpful and yet he felt like a good friend right off the bat.
He was funny and we always felt like everything was under control and safe.
His briefings were always helpful and very accurate."
"We've been on many expedition-style trips, and, while we have been fortunate to have traveled with many excellent expedition leaders, not one has outperformed Harsha in any category. He is a treasure, and a real asset for NatHab."
“Harsha was one of the best leaders I have had with Natural Habitat mainly because he gave EVERYONE equal attention. He didn't talk too much or too little and his knowledge was excellent. I really enjoyed having him as our leader. A very competent, efficient and nice man."