About us

What is NotOnMap?

NOM is a social driven initiative generating alternative livelihood & minimizing unskilled migration from traditional villages with age old cultural value system. This migration happens not by choice but due to lack of modern influence, lack
of so-called knowledge & education, exploitation by middle man OR not been provided with their share of ‘Travel Economy’.
NotOnMap started working from those villages/houses where technology & travel influence has been minimal; and hence they have been cut off from getting their true share of economy.
While big organizations are busy protecting ancient cities, palaces & monuments; NotOnMap is protecting the current lifestyle of neglected farmers which will be wiped out with time if not given due attention. NotOnMap is protecting & promoting the cultural heritage of India by keeping Tourism at the CORE; and we are doing it by creating new “Model Villages”, creating new destination for travel & curating places which matches our conceptual belief.

LIVE LIKE LOCAL

Live Life As Lived By Locals in houses as old as 100 years.

‘One Stop Solution’ for rustic & rare destinations near any important city in India. It’s NOT for those who are looking for luxury but for travellers with ‘Hunger for Culture’ and want to Live Life As Lived By Locals.
NotOnMap tries to ensure that the experiences are beyond leisure & fun, rather it becomes more inclusive where travellers engage with local community & conduct predefined activity & workshops for children, parents, students, teachers, women & youth.

For Example - Lecture by academician in school on various subjects & career counselling, free health camp by travellers who are doctors, adventure training by experienced mountaineers/professionals, awareness campaign for sanitation and women safety by social workers, developing entrepreneurship amongst the rural youth, workshop to upgrade traditional skills of rural youth, creating library in the village etc.

NotOnMap provides beyond a destination to stay; it rather creates a mechanism of Cultural exchange for everyone, where each side gets to learn & contribute from each other. The database of all travellers is accessible to village council/Panchayat and other residents and they can interact with any visitor for any assistance or information gathering in future.

Thus we created concept of ‘Local Friend’ where a ‘Real Connection happen’ unlike the ‘Virtual connect’ in this age of Social Media.

Our Mission

We want people of all ages to experience how travel can be as much of a learning experience as school; how travel can shape us and help us discover the very essence of cultural experiences. We at NotOnMap aspire to create a culture where everyone - locals, travellers and nature - care for each other.

Our Concept 

NotOnMap’s concept is that of a travel company that facilitates Socio-Cultural Exchange, where we strive to provide travellers with beautiful experiences at remote locations and vice versa. We open doors of local homes, with hosts who extend their warm hospitality to travellers and allow a deeper impact cultural exchange that benefits both parties.

We believe in giving not just a home to stay but an entire village for the guest to stay.

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You might just stay in one house but end up having meals in many other houses as they would have become your friends during your stay in the village. This develops the meaning of community stay and allows more socio-cultural aspect to travel. We are working with aim to empower local villagers & thus It is a socially concern initiative with focus on responsible tourism and 80% of revenue goes to the local villagers who help this initiative grow. It is an initiative "For Travellers and started By passionate Travellers" who have travelled such remote places all across the country.

MEET  THE ROCKSTAR TEAM

Anil kumar
Anil kumar
Advisor.
Internationally acclaimed expert on grassroots innovations. Founded National Innovation Foundation, SRISTI, GIAN. Recipient of Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India
Dr. Bremley W. B. Lyngdoh
Dr. Bremley W. B. Lyngdoh
A Climate Change and Sustainable Development professional with over 20 years experience working with Governments, IGOs, NGOs and the Private Sector including UNDO and World Bank
Dr Arun Chandan
Dr Arun Chandan
Advisor
Trained medical practitioner; Founded Society for Environment and Rural Awakening; Worked with WHO, Health Department of Government of Himachal Pradesh and various national
Sachin Kumar
Sachin Kumar
Qualifications in Geography, Counselling Psychology, and Training & Development; Interested in assisting institutions sustain and scale up community driven green livelihood initiatives; President of Indian Association of Career and Livelihood Planning. Currently faculty at
Aroha Bahuguna
Aroha Bahuguna
Advisor
She has been supporting NotOnMap since it’s inception stage. With over 10+ years of experience, currently Aroha is working with World Bank. She specializes in Public & Non Profit Sector Analysis, Growth & Diversification Strategy
Sayan Nath
Sayan Nath
World Traveller, Marketer, Digital Mastermind And Entrepreneur.
Before Jumping into the world of Travel Entrepreneurship, Sayan worked as Marketer for India’s largest E-Commerce brands. He worked as a strategist with Lonely Planet a known
Kumar Anubhav
Kumar Anubhav
Senior analytics professional, Electronics Engineer, Passionate Traveler, Social Thinker and Entrepreneur.
Kumar, a certified mountaineer, has a passion for purposeful travel. He has traveled extensively across India and around the world (50+ Countries) to experience diversified multilingual
Manuj Sharma
Manuj Sharma
Sports person, Social Activist, Environmentalist, Philanthropist.
Manu Sharma , is the Manager Operations, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. He is also the Logistics manager for the Indian "A" team and "U-19" team. He was instrumental in patenting the Chamba rumaal.
Arul Saravanan
Arul Saravanan
Mechanical Engineer, Travel addict, and Social thinker.
Originally from Aruppukottai, a town close to Madhurai, Arul is currently living the nomadic life, hostel hopping across the country while fully enjoying his gap year. He handles operations at NotOnMap and in his free time he likes to read, stargaze and plan his
Akshay Singh
Akshay Singh
Advisor
Akshay Singh: Akshay is currently working at IDFC Bank where he is a part of the Finance team where he appraise and finance projects and companies, particularly in the.
Balram Garg
Balram Garg
Operations
"Art keeps a human alive." Keeping this statement in mind, if we say that Balram has always tried his best to keep people alive by getting involved in preserving art.
Suhani Rampal
Suhani Rampal
Suhani is a budding lawyer with the zeal of an adventurer who loves to dive deep, climb up high, fly in the sky or be thrown for a free-fall. She is an adrenaline junkie and has done various adventure sports including
Kan Singh
Kan Singh
Advisor
As always said, innovation starts when you think out of box. Kan Singh has done this forever. A farmer from Sikar, Rajasthan, he has been awarded by prime minister for his excellent innovation for farmers.
Lokesh
Lokesh
Activity Manager
Whether it's about, conquering mountains alone or leading a large number of groups to some unexplored parts of Himachal. Lokesh Sharma has always been there with full of energy.
Vikas
Vikas
Operation
‘Sapne lekar chale hain Aur sapne agar poore ho jayein to bohot badhiya hai’, says Mr. Vicky. Starting his work to preserve art, he is now associated with NotOnMap. Catering to his guests as per their mood, Mr. Vicky
Prem Sagar
Prem Sagar
Advisor
Prem Sagar a dedicated social worker who is also a politician with a career spanning up to 15 years where he had been a district legislature of Dharamshala.
Rafi
Rafi
Property Manager
Living with a family of 14, Mr. Rafi is associated with Not On Map and manages a Home Stay. An athlete in his time and a coach now, he envisions an expansion of his home
Ramesh
Ramesh
Chief Chef
A local from Himachal who in believes in preserving his culture so much that he still uses traditional way to make flour from wheat. He is a GHARATI basically, with some magic in his
Ruchi
Ruchi
Operations
Being one of the oldest members of notonmap, Ruchi found herself grown and developed along with the company. An MCA qualified homemaker has a quality to manage and balance the tours.
Sethrichem
Sethrichem
Sangtam
A drop out of law school, denied to go USA even after getting a visa for there. Sethrichem Sangtam belongs to the most beautiful part of India. He belongs to Nagaland, a place so rich with culture and natural beauty.
Shankar
Shankar
Property Manager
With 18 years of experience in the hotel business, Shankar Ji is a humble family man. With the idea of ‘No task is beneath dignity’, he has been Associated with Mystic Village since it was a concept.
Neha
Neha
Property Manager
Here is a guide to an unusually rare girl and her experiments with life. This is Neha. She is a painter but is modest enough to still consider her a
Syed Sareem
Syed Sareem Ahmed
Syed is an adrenaline-loving, business graduate from Bangalore, with an incessant passion for cycling, hiking, traveling, learning & aiding in the existing cultures around him.
Neha
Aashish Pawgi
An avid and passionate traveller, Aashish started travelling across Himachal after pursuing his graduation in Computers (BCA) and Post Graduate Diploma in HR to

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