Batra, Co-Founder and CEO of Nirvana Excursions
|Viren Batra, Co-Founder and CEO of Nirvana Excursions|
Bureau: When did you
decide to take the path of ‘entrepreneurship’?
Batra: I started my
career working in my family business. After a decade of acquiring a variety of
skills and immense experience in the engineering, manufacturing and exports
sectors, I finally decided to follow my passion and struck out on my own.
Nirvana Excursions was started nearly 4 years ago and is going strong.
Bureau: Please tell
us about your venture.
Excursions is a full service travel agency focused on Thematic &
Experiential Holidays. These can be Private Tours as well as Group Tours. We
plan and execute customized itineraries based on specific interests and
requirements. We also organize Tours which are very experiential in nature such
as Camping trips for Children, A New Years Break in Vietnam for people who love
to party, A food trail in Italy etc.
opportunities do you see in this sector?
Batra: With the
advent of Online Travel Agencies it is becoming easier than ever for people to
book their holidays on their own. The role of the traditional travel agent is
now slowly becoming irrelevant. Nirvana Excursions focuses on highly
specialized experiences which brings people with similar tastes together on a
trip. By being able to curate unique experiences and enhance the travel
experience by bringing like-minded people together we are creating new
opportunities for ourselves in the travel sphere.
Bureau: Did you face
any challenge in your entrepreneurship journey?
Batra: There were
several challenges that we have faced through our journey so far. When I
started Nirvana Excursions I had absolutely no experience or knowledge the
Travel Industry. However due to my love for travel I kept persevering and have
carved out my own niche in this highly competitive industry.
Bureau: What are your plans for next 2 years?
Batra: My plans are
to keep increasing the range of offerings in Nirvana Excursion’s portfolio. By
adding more trips and more destinations we will be able to reach out to a much
Bureau: How do you motivate yourself?
Batra: My love for
this industry is what motivates me every day. People travel because it fulfills
their aspirations, whether it is seeing a monument or even just seeing the
smile on their child’s face as they enjoy a ride in a theme park. I love coming
in to work knowing that today I will make sure that someone will fulfill their