Delhi by Locals is fortunate to have a lot of friends and supporters from all over the world. Everyone contributes in their own way, however, it isn't possible to write about every single team member. Here are some members of the team :
“My love for travelling and my love for showing my city to people motivated me to start Delhi by Locals”
Pradeep is the leader of our team and has been described as a “bright light”, inspired by all that Delhi has to offer and a love of sharing his city with travelers from around the world. Learning and giving back have been a part of Pradeep’s life ever since he was given the opportunity as a teenager to study English at a non-profit, where he now mentors students and teaches English and computer skills. Through his work with organisations including Manzil and Adhyayan, he has met other motivated young people who believe in the power of education as a tool to build leadership and break the cycle of poverty for marginalized populations. This strong connection to his students inspires Pradeep’s work and mission.
His journey as a tour guide began in 2008 when he joined Delhi Magic as a student guide. He continued learning how to design unforgettable tours at other companies such as LPTI and Reality Tours and Travel, where he was an Operations Manager. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Delhi, he was accepted as a Fulbright fellow and attended a year-long certificate course in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Whatcom Community College in the US state of Washington. When he returned to Delhi, he completed a Masters Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. He continues to travel as much as he can, touring in England, Canada, Nepal, the United States, and, of course, India.
“If you look at the map of India, you will find that Delhi is right in the centre of India. It is like the heart of the country.”
“Delhi is an intricate mix of people and experiences that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.”
While we show Delhi to you, Annanya is the one that shows Delhi by Locals to all of you. She is the youngest member of our team. She helps us with the marketing and content creation for our website. She has lived in Bombay for most of her life, and moved to Delhi to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Her love for English and the urge to try something new, led her to teaching English in Manzil. She soon joined Delhi by Locals as she loves travelling and documenting her experiences through pictures and writing (and also because she can’t resist correcting all of our incorrect grammar). She is new to the tourism industry and is learning a lot about it with us. She loves music, books, trekking, travelling and writing. According to her, a tour like ours is perfect to learn everything one can about the city: The history, the culture which is a blend of so many others, the languages, the food, the people and the chaos that holds it all together. She believes that Delhi is all about learning and experiencing new things.