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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

By the words of Henry D. Thoreau, it is not what one gets by achieving their goals as important as what one becomes by achieving those goals... and it is on this journey of travel, adventure & passion, we at Shikhar have come to celebrate the wanderlust that lies in the heart of every explorer, always striving to be better at what we do… As the name goes, with every step along the way, there a new pinnacle, a new “Shikhar” to achieve…

With this very zest to pull out all the stops, Shikhar Travels India has been lauded with many accolades, with the efforts of Capt. Swadesh Kumar & the entire team of Shikhar – its excellence & merit thus acknowledged…

Many a laureates have been bestowed upon Capt. Kumar, be it being conferred with the title of the Most Influential Person in the Travel Industry by OTM, the Life Time Achievement Award in the year 2011 or the ‘Hall of Fame’ award by the Adventure Tour Operators Association in 2004, among others.

The company bagged its first major honour marking a distinction on the global scene with the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Award in the year 1992, also felicitated by the Government of India with the National Tourism Award in following year (1993).

Adding another feather to its cap is the title of the ‘Best Boutique Operator’ as awarded by SATTE (South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange) in 2003, along with several others like the Destination Himachal Award by Himachal Tourism, the WATA honours for outstanding organization of WATA General Assembly& also pronounced as the winner of the National Tourism Award for Outstanding Performance as Inbound Tour Operator all in the years 2010-11.

It is these honours & felicitations that bear testimony to the commitment & dexterity of Shikhar Travels India, standing tall & proud to have made its mark in the Industry of Travel & Tourism…

Some of Shikhar's achievements are

Honours & Felicitations

Shikhar Travels India
S. No. Award Name Year
1. Winner of the National Tourism Award for Outstanding Performance as Inbound Tour Operator. 2010-2011
2. WATA honours Shikhar Travels India for outstanding organization of WATA General Assembly. 2010
3. "Beyond The Himalaya" Presented to Shikhar Travels India on 08th Annual convention during the January 2010. 2010
4. "Discover Meghalaya the Caving Experience" by Government of Meghalaya for an International Conference on Caving.  
5. Most Ethnic Seller at SATTE. 2004
6. Destination Himachal Award to Shikhar Travels India by Himachal Tourism. 2010-2011
7. Winner of the National Tourism Award for Outstanding Achievements in Tourism. 2003
8. Best Boutique Tour Operator at SATTE. 2003
9. Most Resort - Friendly Seller at SATTE (South Asia Travel Tourism Exchange). 2002
10. "30th Anniversary of the Foundation (1967 – 1997)" Award by the Himalayan Association of Japan. 1997
11. Delhi Interline Club honours Shikhar Travels India for their contribution to Annual Interline Ball. 1995
12. National Tourism Award - Category III, by Govt. of India. 1993
13. In Appreciation of support receiving during the 1988-1989 by The Ashok Groups & India Tourism Development Corporation. 1989

Honours & Felicitations

Captain Swadesh Kumar
S. No. Award Name Year
1. Most Influential Person in the Travel Industry Award Capt. Swadesh Kumar by OTM. 2014
2. Life Time Achievement Award Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Adventure Tour Operators Association. 2011
3. President Gratitude to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2010
4. President’s Recognition Award to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2010
5. Citation for Meritorious Rotary Service Award to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan.  
6. Four Avenues of Services Citation for Individual Rotarians Award to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan.  
7. Governor Appreciation to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2009
8. President’s Recognition Award to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2008
9. Award of Distinction to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2007
10. Hall of Fame Award Presented to Cap. Swadesh Kumar by Adventure Tour Operators Association of India. 2004
11. Top Honors Awarded to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2003
12. Himalayan Environment Trust to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar. 2003
13. Governor Award for excellence to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2002
14. Appreciation Award to Rtn. Capt. Swadesh Kumar by Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan. 2001 - 2002

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