Driven by Wanderlust, This Boy Proved Travelling the World Isn’t a Pricey Affair!

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Who am I?

I am Nazeem Kottalath. Three years ago, I came back to Kerala from a trip to Himachal Pradesh and started a travel company named Monk In Shorts for people who would like to go to the mountains. I started by offering Himachal backpackers plan for just ₹4999.

I am now managing customised trips for my clients even without any kind of a office or a team to help me out. Who would have thought that a youngster like me could manage an entire business with just a phone and internet?

I worked my ass off and turned my ‘dream’ into reality. With my savings, I am now traveling across the globe. I travel to places we all had dreamt of. I make new friends and get to learn different cultures.

I visited 12 European countries with 1 lakh rupees in 33 days! Today, I experience things most of us can only imagine. Now I feel that ‘far- fetched dream’ isn’t so far at all!

My Inspiration

One thing that inspires me is every big company or startup we see in this world. They are built by people like me. If they can, why can’t I?

Tip to the beginners in my industry

As beginners, you must learn to deliver products at optimum pricing without compromising on the quality of services, leads will follow.

Biggest influence on my life

I am deeply influenced by the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.

What am I grateful for?

I’m grateful to those who have believed in me. I would never have achieved this better version of myself without all the people who believed in me. I definitely owe these people a huge thanks.

How do I unwind?

Not making up to sound cool, but I do what I love to do for a living. I unwind by traveling as often as possible. Also, I love meeting new people with different perspectives, seeing new places and learning about different cultures.

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