Krishnavi Expeditions was founded by Himanshu Rathore, a professional naturalist and an award winning wildlife photographer. Himanshu has several years’ of experience in the fields of wildlife photography, tiger tracking and bird watching.
Himanshu grew up in Rajasthan in an environment surrounded by wildlife. From a very early age he developed not only a passion for, but also a deep understanding of natural history. A former pupil of Mayo College in Ajmer, he went on to study for a degree at Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai, graduating with Double Majors in history and political science in 2006.
After graduating, Himanshu trained as a naturalist at Bandhavgarh National Park under the guidance of renowned naturalists Graham Vercuil and Sarath Champati. As a Senior Naturalist for Taj Safaris he worked at both Bandhavgarh and Pench National Parks before embarking on free-lance tour leadership at a number of major parks and sanctuaries, including Bandhavgarh, Bharatpur, Chambal, Kabini, Kanha, Nagerhole, Pench, Ranthambore, Satpura and Phinda in South Africa.
When not on safari Himanshu has played cricket at state level and is one of India’s top clay pigeon shooters specialising in International Skeet.
Himanshu lives in Jaipur with wife Deepti and daughter Krishnavi where they run the Pratap Bhawan home stay bed & breakfast accommodation.