Wild Holidays is one of the pioneers in the field of Eco-tourism in India, organizing camps and treks in remote areas of India, particularly the Himalayas, for more than 30 years. Re-named in 1992, the Wild Holidays concept was born in the mind of Himanshu Prem Joshi in the mid-1980s, deeply rooted in his love for nature and the desire to spread awareness on protection and propagation of biodiversity and the environment. Nature Education, Wildlife Conservation and Creating Nature Leaders remain some of the prime objectives of Wild Holidays.
Starting as a volunteer in the nature camps organized by Lav Kumar Khacher, he came up with the idea to set up a structure to promote outdoors adventures and nature discovery, and the Ahmedabad Nature Lovers Association was founded in 1985, along with few youngsters who joined hands for running Nature Awareness programmes. Some years later in Mumbai, he established a small Eco-tourism company providing alternative holidays options based on nature adventures and the discovery of India’s natural and cultural landscape. Wild Holidays was born.
Wild Holidays has helped create Bhavan’s Nature and Adventure Centre, a unique forum for exchange and sharing of knowledge among youngsters, in the heart of Mumbai. Wild Holidays regularly contributes a portion of its profits towards philanthropic activities, often aiming at nature education.