They say Karma takes supreme charge and the universe directs the course of human beings on this Planet Earth when they desire to do honest deeds for the goodness of other humans. One such karmic event happened and two human energies united together, its a story that was enveloped in years of undefined silence which was punctuated with stages of trusted harmony and powerful realizations. This story really has no beginning or shall we say it is a story of timeless denominator and may have already begun somewhere beyond our human comprehension or before any finite timeline on the calendar. Anandam India is the story of a union of minds and hearts which results when destiny acknowledges the invisible strengths of humans and chooses them to play a significant role for the enrichment and benefit of other fellow beings in this world.
The concept of 'Anandam India journeys' was the idea of Maria and a native Indian who has been a passionate traveler and a devoted explorer. He is the head of a credible tourism organisation in India which has 32 years of leading professional experience behind them and have partners in many countries. He has traveled extensively across the length and breadth of India and was awarded by President of India. Later his works and contributions in the field of travel & innovative tourism ideas were acknowleged by European press. His organisation was particularly commended by the German press during ITB (Internationale Tourismus Borse, the world's largest tourism trade event with 172+ participating countries) for the pioneering work he did for rural communities in India through Tourism. This is an Indo-Russian initiative which supports and promotes special kind of 'exclusive value travel in India'. It specially designs and produces journeys and travel experiences of unique essence and character. Maria is now a part of the organisation.
A native Russian, Maria is an adventure and a spiritual seeker who traveled in many countries. She developed a special affinity for the countries in the East and began to read eastern philosophy in particular Indian philosophy and Buddhism from the age of seventeen. Presently she is also pursuing her Masters degree in Eastern culture and philosophy. She educated as a specialist in publishing business and translated works from English and German into Russian language. But her real passion and devotion was always travel and spiritual discovery. When she first explored India with its mosaic of non-stop colors, sounds and spiritual treasures, she knew that her ultimate destination was here. Her travels to India became regular and she soon felt that her key purpose in life was to help bridge the cultural gap across the borders. It was her call of destiny.
She is fond of drawing, arts and plays piano. Maria has translated Lonely Planet guidebooks and is also the current translator for the Profi.Travel company, the largest media in Russia dealing with online events and newsletters for thousands of travel agencies across the world. She has also worked and lived in USA, Germany and Austria. Her absolute fondness for Indian culture and lifestyle has won her knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of the Indian society. She has also won the heart of a very special family in India who now proudly treat her as part of their own family. Maria's command of meditation practices is exemplary after having been through many such qualifying courses and experiences. She is also a great initiator of fundamental yoga practices.