the knowhere story

our philosophy

Knowhere travel is fuelled by a passion that goes beyond just seeing new places. For those of us who feel a natural bond with the outdoors, indigenous practices, rich history, and ecology, it draws us to introspective self-reflection. It is an opportunity to expand our horizons, immerse ourselves in the unsullied beauty of nature, and learn from interactions with different cultures. Knowhere travel is shaped by these fundamental ideals.

our approach

We believe that keeping our sense of wonder alive leads us to rediscover our innocence and respect for the elements. Living our beliefs, we have wandered far & wide discovering the rarest of eco-stays and activities. We’re talking lush wilderness lodges, secret local homestays, organic farms, and pristine beach houses. We’ve also uncovered experiential and eco-conscious activities for those who like to combine the art of doing nothing with active holidaying. If you’re looking for packaged tours, party pads, swanky hotels, or Disneyland tickets, this may not be the right place for you.

the motive

The global tourism industry is responsible for nearly a tenth of the world’s carbon emissions. Knowhere travel’s mission is to help travelers make conscious choices to minimise their environmental impact, to support local communities, wildlife conservation, and heritage preservation by engaging in and promoting responsible, sustainable, and ethical travel practices.


Knowhere Travel Co was founded by Suman Sukumar, whose love for the outdoors has inspired his travels across the length and breadth of India over the past decade. He has traveled for leisure, exploration, and as a guide leading hiking, paddling, and motorbiking expeditions. Suman started Knowhere travel because he found a lack of genuine resources for responsible and conscious experiences in the country. Suman is certified in Wilderness First Aid, is a Leave no Trace trainer, and alumni of the celebrated NOLS institute. He has deep interests in the environmental and social dimensions of India and uses his love for ecology, history, and indigenous cultures to curate immersive travel experiences for you.

the inspiration

We have always been enamored by a poem written by the great T.S Elliot –

We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started,
And know the place for the first time.