Lena & Raj

Bagh Tola was started by Lena and Raj Mukhi. From his early days spent on the family estates bordering Rajaji National Park at the foothills of the Himalayas, Raj grew accustomed to sharing his space with the frequent visits of his neighboring jungle denizens. Having observed them in their natural environment instilled in him a lifelong passion for the wilderness and its inhabitants.

Raj and Lena have over 15 years of experience in the hospitality space having operated [Mango Beach House, Alibaug] a wonderful homely resort just outside of Mumbai. They extend their warm hospitality to welcome you as their guests for a unique jungle safari experience.

Dominic Scott

Mona & Essa

Mona & Essa Vahanvati share a common passion for nature and wild life and are deeply committed to the preservation and restoration of forests and natural habitats. Over the past decade they have travelled extensively both in India and Africa and, as wild life enthusiasts, they have a natural appreciation of what needs to be done to preserve our heritage for future generations. They live in Bombay with their two children, and work in Law and marketing respectively.
To be part of the Bagh Tola team is an opportunity the couple look forward to and take pride in.

Dominic Scott

Eric D’Cunha

Eric grew up on the foothills of the Western Ghats and became a wildlife enthusiast from his early childhood, encouraged by his parents.

Eric majored in botany and zoology from Mysore University and has a long-standing association with the Mangalore Wildlife Trust and the Bombay Natural History Society. He took up the job of a Senior Naturalist with Indian Adventures at Kanha in 1986 and became the resort manager in 1987. Ever since, he has lived in Central India. He was elected as President of the Jungle lodges Association of Kanha and was appointed by the Madhya Pradesh Government as a member of the Tiger steering Committee.

There is no one with more knowledge and experience in the field than Eric and after so many years still enjoys driving guests into the jungles.

Dominic Scott

Kaustubh Mulay

Kaustubh grew up in the outskirts of the city, surrounded by (mostly domesticated) animals, while listening to stories by Jim Corbett and Kenneth Anderson at bedtime, helped him to develop a keen interest in observing and understanding the animals around him. As a child, his summer vacations would be spent visiting different sanctuaries and wildlife reserves.

Although a commerce graduate, the close bond with Nature from that young age encouraged him to pursue it further. A firm believer in ‘Pursuing what one loves to do’, he jumped onto the opportunity, when he was offered to work as an in-house naturalist at some premium lodges at Pench and Kanha National Parks.

With 5 years as an in-house naturalist, and an urge to travel, explore, learn and to make aware of the incredible wildlife in India, he started leading wildlife tours for a number of reputed wildlife tour operators from the UK, the USA, and Germany which offered him opportunities to travel throughout the country.

With an experience spanning over 18 years, a keen understanding of wildlife and a lot of stories to share, he is there to ensure that you get the best possible experience when you travel with him!

Dominic Scott