Aikta Suri Dhillon, Community Relations & Environmental Stewardship
Sharing her passion for local culture and native plants and animals
Misty’s wife and business partner, is responsible for taking guests on learning journeys and expeditions to some of India’s most remote locations.
Aikta’s emphasis in the company is on community relations, environmental stewardship, the sharing of the indigenous knowledge and practices of the local people, and exploring native plants and animals.
She also invites groups to host retreats and workshops in their private lodge, The Western Ramganga River Lodge, based in the foothills of India’s Himalayas.
Aikta brings a tremendous background in education and contemplative practice to Himalayan Outback. She holds a BA from Loyola University of Maryland, US with a focus on Education and Philosophy, and a Masters from Naropa University, Boulder, CO, US in Contemplative Education. Her personal growth and development called her to explore education further by leaving her birthplace, the United States, and moving back to her motherland, India where she met her husband and business partner, Misty.
Aikta and Misty live just outside of India’s oldest tiger reserve in the foothills of the Himalayas.