The TEAM

The name 'RARE' is derived from our company's primary intent: that of promoting unique travel experiences, through a hand-picked selection of intimate palaces, jungle lodges, boutique home-stays and private retreats within India and now from around the world. Adding a globe to our logo is to represent our foray into the international travel domain and that of talking the 'RARE' ethic of quality and standard to the overseas travel concepts to be represented. 

The lines and dots that the logo is made up of are stylized representation of features seen on maps. Further the three dots in the logo are symbolic and derived from the hues of the earth - terra-cotta, clay brown and foliage green. The delicate leaf in the baseline of the logo stands for our commitment towards 'green values' and the conservation ideology that is followed by our partners.

Rare Team

Shoba Mohan

Shoba, founding parter at RARE is probably one of the most organized people in the team. An avid bird watcher and a passionate traveller, she is almost always running around trying to get things done ! She is a dog lover and has even adopted two strays. Shoba is always seen with a smile on her face and rarely lets anything get to her !

Sowmya Rao Vijaymohan

Sowmya,partner at RARE is very dedicated to her work. She works hard and delegates harder. She always has her hands more than full but this does not stop her from being the life of the party ! Sowmya is also an avid traveller and a self confessed foodie !

Murali Sundaram

Murali Sundaram, is part of the marketing team at RARE and also one of the oldest members. “Murli Ji” as we call him, loves to debate with everyone at the office (healthy debates of course) and on most days, is up for a conversation based on any subject under the sun be it sports or vegetarianism. Murali is a keen learner and very interested in history and politics. He is usually in his own world and yes,vit is very hard to get his attention.

Sunil Yohannan

Sunil Yohannan

Sunil Yohannan who is in charge of Reservations at RARE, is a tech genius and the go-to person for everyone’s tech problems, big or small. Even his laptop reads “protected by Satan”. Sunil is a gym buff and very fitness oriented. He has strict meal and snack timing, unlike the rest of the team that eats pretty much all day ! Sunil is also very passionate about photography and keen to learn to new things about the lens!
Shomik Dutt

Shomik Dutt

Shomik Dutt is part of the marketing team at RARE and also a passionate foodie ! He is a lively person who you will find laughing all the time, his laugh is almost contagious, infact ! You will also find him poking fun at everyone around him,which he enjoys very much ! Shomik also loves to watch movies, especially the superhero flicks and also loves to travel to off beat places.
Diksha Varma

Diksha Varma

Diksha, who takes care of media and public relations at RARE is the youngest and newest member of the RARE team. Goes without saying, she is a people’s person and is mostly seen walking around the office with her earphones plugged in whilst munching on a snack.
Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta

Anant, who is the treasurer at RARE, is the most important man on our team and is also the least talkative. A mathematical genius, which goes without saying. Anant is very hard working, mostly humming songs all day and keeping himself and those who sit around him entertained, Anant is unaffected by all the ruckus that the rest of the team makes around him and always has a smile on his face.

Mithun Kumar Mandal

Walk into the RARE office, Mithun’s is the first face you will see and he will usher you in with a happy wave. Second in command for all bookings and reservations to the RARE hotels, here is one person you will not hear complaining. He is at his desk when you get to the office and still glued to his chair when you are leaving. He is always busy at work and right on top of his “to do list” .

Purnima Esteve

Purnima Esteve

When Purnima does something, she absolutely puts her heart and soul (and everything around) into it. She's an excellent singer and also animal lover. Yes, she wouldn’t hurt a fly ! Usually seen running around the office on her phone, Purnima brightens up the office as she walks in each morning and keeps everyone at the office going!

Abdur Rajjak

Abdur Rajjak, the 'Go-to person' at RARE, takes care of all the payments and subscriptions. He has been part of the team for almost eight years now. He is mostly quiet but has his ghazals playing in office almost all day long. He has a special taste for music and also for food ! He loves to cook and brings some lip smacking dishes to office. Rajjak works hard and stays happy !