From the Founder

Atali Ganga, India’s first Activotel has been listed by Conde Nast Traveller among the 50 Best New Hotels In The World. Atali Ganga is situated in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand which is a six hour drive by Road and a 30 minute flight from New Delhi. The Activotel began its operations in April 2012 and is a brain child of Vaibhav Kala who also owns and runs Aquaterra Adventures.

Our staff backed by years of experience are conscientious, aware of the needs and requirements of the group and, interact and communicate freely to provide better service leading to a complete experience.

Our Activity Officers are trained in First Aid, CPR, have years of outdoor guiding experience in the Himalaya, and sometimes beyond. We practice a very true form of ecotourism, and are one of the few companies where over 95% of our guides and staff, belong to the Himalaya.

You would be hard pressed to find an outfit that comes close to our standards of operation.

The Team at Atali Ganga

The Team at Atali Ganga - An Award Winning Hotel in Rishikesh

Meet the Team

Somna Misra

Sales & Reservations

Part of the team that conceptualised the Aquaterra Challenge in 2013, Somna now handles the sales team at Atali. Besides having rafted the Zanskar, Tons, Ganga and the Colorado she has also completed two 100 km trail-walker runs.

Founder & Director

Guiding since the beginning of organised and serious adventure travel in the country, he has been at the forefront of conceiving, planning and executing trips that were considered too audacious to run.

HP Sharma

A National Games Kayaking Bronze Medalist, Scuba Diver and a River Guide, Harender has been rafting since the early days of rafting in India. HP, as he is fondly known has guided on all major rivers in the country.

Radhika Mandhar

Sales & Operations

Going on to take up legal education after pursuing hospitality, Radhika likes to make her own path instead of following the ‘straight-jacket’ formula. She is a fitness freak & enjoys the outdoors which challenges her fears.

Director and Head of F&B

Aparna has spent 13+ years in the Corporate world in various leadership roles across Management Consulting and Business Process Outsourcing Companies. She has worked in global roles in India and across Europe.

Sanjay Singh

Mountain & River Guide

Belonging to Sarasu village, India’s first village as far as raft guides go. Sanjay is one of the most experienced raft guides in the country today. He has been part of several big saves in the Himalaya and has delivered, each and every time.

Sumeru Bahuguna

Creative Director

A former national level Golfer, Sumeru has been tinkering with computers and developing websites since he was merely 14 years old and now handles the digital verticals of Aquaterra Adventures and Atali Ganga.

Chef Purshottam heads the culinary team at Atali. Before taking up the reins of the kitchen at Atali, Purshottam had been cooking delectable food in kitchens across hotels in Shimla and Gurgaon over a period of 18 years.

Sunita Chauhan

Activity Officer

One of the first lady river guides in India belonging from Sirasu village, she is a big part of the activity team at Aquaterra Adventures and Atali Ganga since 2012 and will guide you on the High Ropes course and our Wall Climbing setup.

Mountain & River Guide

Has been guiding since 2004 and has hands on experience running camps, treks and our whitewater trips. Whether it is his role as safety kayaker or raft guide he is one of the jewels in the outdoor industry in India.

Head of Operations

Mahendra heads the maintenance and property management divisions of Atali. A hotel management graduate, he’s been in the industry since 2006, working across multiple hospitality units in Delhi and Gurgaon.

Head of Housekeeping

Pritam looks after the housekeeping and service divisions of Atali. In the industry since 2002, Pritam has been one of the pillars of the resort since it opened. He is also a keen trekker and has trained at the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.

Head of Accounting

Netra heads the accounts and financial management verticals at Atali and has been neck-deep in accounting and financial auditing since 2005. He has worked in diverse sectors such as audit, export & telecommunication

Mountain & River Guide

A keen raft guide and safety kayaker with over 16 years of experience, he has represented India in competitions in China and India. Rana oversees Aquaterra’s operations and ensures guests return happy and hungry for more.

Shambhavi Naik

Assistant Manager - Operations

Holding a bachelor’s degree in commerce with 4 years of experience in the travel and tourism field. She is an avid trekker, having traveled all over Maharashtra in search of her next vertical challenge.