Meet the team

Our specialists have a wealth of travel experience and revisit their own areas of expertise each year to refresh their minds and discover new opportunities. They will tell you about those intimate, friendly hotels, introduce you to charismatic guides and our hidden gems – those extra qualities that make your holiday both unique and special.

Founder / Director
Rakhi Bansal

Rakhi, who is the Founder and Director of Indian Odyssey was born and brought up in India. She has explored many parts of Asia, yet the Indian subcontinent  is her greatest passion.

Expert Lecturer
Oliver Everett

Oliver Everett lived in India for four years in the Diplomatic Service working in the British High Commission in Delhi. Indian history is a particular interest of his, especially the role of the Princely States of Rajasthan – the Maharajas, their palaces and collections.

Expert Lecturer
Zara Fleming

Zara Fleming is an art historian, exhibition curator and lecturer specialising in the art and culture of Tibet, the Himalayas areas and Mongolia.
In the past 30 years she has led numerous trips to the Buddhist areas of the Himalayas (Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, Sikkim, Nepal) and Asia.

Photography Expert
Tommy Reynolds

Tommy Reynolds is a professional portrait and travel photographer and director. Having worked with Universal Music, Sony Music, Ben Sherman not to mention  famous bands and artists such as Pixie Lott, The Vamps & UB40. Tommy’s success has grown exponentially into him becoming a popular portrait photographer.

Associate Professor of Persian Literature
Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw is Associate Professor of Persian Literature at the University of Oxford.  He is a member of the Governing Council of the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on pre-modern, nineteenth-century, and contemporary Persian poetry.

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