We, at planetwayround are a group of very close friends who share a single vision -providing our customers with the best possible experience they’ve had yet.
With an interesting story behind his peculiar nickname that he loves to narrate when asked, Rahul Chauhan a.k.a Mat is very well-known and respected amongst the Indian biking fraternity. A doctor by education and a traveller at heart, Rahul has been riding through the length and breadth of India since the late 90’s. His knowledge and experience of travelling in India is unparalleled. He’s also a bit of a grease monkey and loves getting his hands dirty, modifying and restoring old bikes and cars occasionally. Years of traveling have made him an interesting story-teller. His knowledge of the terrain and customs of areas that he leads tours in is profound. A founding member of the Royal Enfield owners community in Chandigarh, Mat has travelled all over India and around Asia on his motorcycle. With over a hundred trips to Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti and the Pangi valley on his motorcycle or Jeep, he’s no rookie! He organised a trip that was recorded in the Limca Book of Records for the most number of bikers travelling from Manali to Leh at one time.
Rohit Chauhan (MAT 2)
Second in command and a Pathologist by profession, Rohit is found trekking in the Himalayas or painting when not in his lab. He’s a great sketch artist and loves travelling, speed racing his bike and the go-to person when the team needs to brainstorm. Rohit has trekked and camped nearly everywhere in the Himalayas. He also loves riding his bike and has led motorcycle and cycle tours to Ladakh, Zanskar and through Himachal Pradesh.
Ricky is the one who was bit by the shutterbug. The man behind the camera, he loves exploring and making photographic journals of his exploits. A psychologist by education, he puts his study to good use by cheering people up when he’s around. He has led dozens of motorcycle and jeep tours around the Himalayas and beyond.
Sheetal is a Civil & Structural Engineer who occasionally feels that she might get stuck in an office in the buildings she makes and turns into an audacious backpacker and an energetic traveller as soon as she can. She loves traversing untreaded paths and loves interacting with people. She is the scribe and the motivator of our team. She is the only female member of the group. Sheetal has travelled extensively pan India and has led many camping and photography tours in North and Central India.
Vrishi is the youngest member of our team. A Civil Engineer by profession and backpacker by chance, you will find Vrishi strumming in the evenings. An accomplished trekker and traveller, Vrishi has camped at every interesting place in the Himalayas that one can think of. He loves playing his guitar, photography and camping.