My journey began in India, where I was born and raised, and continued on to America: my home for over 30 years!
I have had a successful and fulfilling life in America, with work, family, friends and some of the most memorable travel experiences! It is through numerous rich interactions with fellow Americans and being a mother to two beautiful grown children that I have often wondered: How can I bring the joy of India into the hearts of my friends and family living in the U.S? The authentic experience of India that I can feel when I am there and the one that I have tried to recreate through my teachings of Indian Classical Dance for over 20 years in the U.S.
My love of traveling has taken me around the globe and I know what it means to be a tourist in an unknown land. I can relate to the struggles of understanding the real meaning behind the sights and sounds of a new place. There are times we are physically present but do not feel connected emotionally and culturally. But what I have also learnt is that with right guidance and intimate experiences with a new culture, we can plug the gap and make the travel experience more meaningful than just breezing through famous monuments and marking it off a checklist.
In creating aaRna Journeys, it is my humble attempt to bring you that missing experience in your travels in India. In many ways, aaRna Journeys has long been in making. It is a true representation of what my life has been, a seamless blending of the best of two nations and two cultures. A well-balanced pairing of Indian flavors with the American ways.
Now I am excited to bring these Indian flavors to you!