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Shakti was founded by Jamshyd Sethna, whose love of the mountains began during his schooldays in Darjeeling and thereafter as a young tea planter in Upper Assam. A Parsi from Bombay, Jamshyd is one of India’s leading travel professionals and his travel experiences, love of food and art, combined with a passion for the Himalaya is the creative force behind the foundation and evolution of Shakti.
Having worked in India’s luxury travel business for over two decades, he saw an increasing number of sophisticated travellers seeking something beyond five-star luxury and great monuments – something simpler, which would take them off the well-trodden paths and closer to India’s landscape, her people and their living cultures.
His vision led to the development of the first Shakti Village Walk in the Kumaoni foothills of the western Himalaya in 2004
A year later we secured the lease on a parcel of land set on a spectacular ridge at an altitude of 7,000 feet, where we created a luxurious tented camp which stood for a year for the duration of the design and building of the permanent ‘camp’ – which was opened in 2007.
Meanwhile, in 2006 a second Village Walk was developed in Sikkim, giving travellers the opportunity to experience the beautiful landscapes and Buddhist culture of the eastern Himalaya.
Our most recent venture opened in Ladakh, and we received our first guests here in August 2008. In 2011 we are introducing three new village houses in Ladakh, increasing the total to six. Two of these houses are over 200 years old and an exciting addition to our existing portfolio
There are more such ventures in the pipeline, which shall be announced soon!