Welcome to Photokatha.in !
Rutavi Mehta is a travel aficionado who has done crazy travel like riding an auto rickshaw from Jailsamer to Shillong for 3000km , or stayed for months on Lakshadweep island,etc. She loves exploring new places, meeting new people, learning their stories and most importantly, venturing into the unknown. After about 7 years of working in the Hospitality domain, she quit her job and went backpacking around Europe to discover serenity and ways of living. She believes in giving back to the society in some way or the other, which is why every year for about 2 months she goes to Ladakh to teach children.
By profession she has done Bachelors of International Hotel Mgmt from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. She has worked as marketing and sales professional in various groups like Starwoods, Four Points By Sheraton, Shangrila Mumbai, Leonia Hyderbad ,etc where she was responsible for planning & executing the marketing stratergies.
She creates opportunities and creates various travel meetups in the city to connect each one and to create synergies to experience travelling. Thats how she created “Photokatha” which means Photo Stories where various travelers share their experiences of travel . She is the founder of www.photokatha.in where she runs various campaigns with tourism boards & hotels as a consultant. One of her major achievements was Kerala Blog Express where 27 international bloggers traveled for 15 days in various parts of Kerala , to experience the culture of Kerala, she was the lead designer for the campaign. Similarly she has executed a familiarisation trip to Lakshadweep , which was a 25 day trip to experience island hopping and tourism .
She enjoys food and she takes various walking trips in the city she goes, only to enjoy the local food on the streets. She meets the locals and plans to resides at their place for some days and enjoy home stay experience.
Not only she is a concept builder, she is also a travel writer. She writes for renowned international news & Lifestyle platform -Huffington Post , Lonely Planet, regular writer with Maps of India & World, She has been asked to be part of many events as speaker for Social Media and Travel related topics.
Adventure being part of my first name , she recently bagged climbing Mt.Everest Base Camp as one of the 9 winners of Kingfisher Blue Mile which is also TV Show on the national channel NDTV Good Times . Starting 28th Feb, the tv show is all about how their experience had been while trekking to Mt.Everest Base Camp.
To add another new thing to her bag, she just did her next adventure called “Rickshaw Run” which was more than 3000km “Rickshaw “ race from Jaisalmer to Shillong in 12 days. Her team consisted of Top travel bloggers Derek and Ryan and she is the “first Indian travel blogger & one for the few girls in India to be part of this race”.
She has worked closely formulating concept & FAM trips with Thailand Tourism, Eqypt Tourism, Malaysia Tourism, Gujarat Tourism, Italy tourism,Kerala Tourism,Chhattisgarh ,etc and many more.
Her favorite quote has been “ Create memories then counting destination” which makes her also travel responsibly.