Giving up a prestigious airline job, she joined Thomas Cook. Now spanning an incredible travel career of 19 years across India, UK & US, she has traveled to over 96 countries, worked with the finest luxury tour operators, built strong connections with the suppliers and other travel industry peers along the way, and created a vast global network of not just the creme de la creme hotels, spas, guides, but also with deep down locals in some of the most unimaginable destinations.
From a private-access tour of the hidden wine cellar of Samarkand in Uzbekistan to a glamourous Champagne cruise on a luxury yacht with the backdrop of glitzy Baku on the Caspian Sea and many many more adventures like that, Sunitta has adventures to perfectly suit your personality, needs and style.
Global connections and a vast networks of guides, local experts and key people, has enabled her to get access to unique experiences; like, a personal bejeweling session with the Nizam’s jewellery in Hyderabad, or like when artists and designers open their doors exclusively for clients to witness the secrets of fine craftsmanship, or just simply enjoying high tea with the Royal Family amidst their collection of the finest luxury. She even provides for those looking to detox and pairs her clients with the best Ayurvedic doctors, hottest Yoga spots and Spa retreats for utmost Zen moments.
When asked, she claims her biggest strength to be her memory – be it for the best rooms, suites, views & even bathrooms – that, coupled with a meticulous attention to detail, in-depth knowledge, positive attitude and passion for people, is all reflective in her work, which is what it takes to turn a holiday into an everlasting reality.
Her gifts can be measured by the faith of peers, partners & high-end loyal customers, which are one too many to count.
At the heart of it all, Sunitta feels blessed that she can use travel as a means of impacting the world. She is a firm believer that travel is the only way through which we can learn to value what we have. She has been receiving a consistent influx of great feedback from her esteemed clients, who return home not only with a sense of satisfaction of having an outstanding trip, but also with a sense of expanding their knowledge pool and having the fulfillment of making a difference in someone’s life in a foreign land, even if for a day.
“I believe that every journey is a rare opportunity for a cultural learning and creation of a new story you will treasure and share with great pride, as you return as a richer human being. I believe that life is a beautiful journey and everyone must embark on it, right now.”
Sunitta J. Hedaoo
Sunitta’s exploration began at the age of 10 with her first overseas journey into Japan, land of the Rising Sun; and for her, that metaphorical sun has never set, only growing brighter with every expedition.
An undying passion for history, art, culture, architecture, nature, wildlife & food led to a strategic career plan to be part of the Travel Industry. After her Bachelor’s Degree, she received an Advance Diploma in Tourism & Travel Industry Management at the University of Mumbai, and bagged the first rank, and embarked on an exciting career starting with Singapore Airlines. Soon, she realized that her passion lies in designing memorable journeys to exotic locals across the world.
Sunitta takes pride in building a deep interest in her clients, and is adept at getting to know them better to anticipate their wishes and dreams. From longings of Maharaja Style living in the palatial city of Jodhpur to, seeking the blessings of a high ranking Monk with a private chanting session in his monastery in Tibet or Bhutan, from personal lesson from an Eagle Hunter high up in the Altai Mountains to a Michelin style dining experience in a traditional Ger pitched in the middle of the Mongolian Steppes. From a private-access tour of the hidden wine cellar of Samarkand in Uzbekistan to a glamourous Champagne cruise on a luxury yacht with the backdrop of glitzy Baku on the Caspian Sea and many many more adventures like that, Sunitta has adventures to perfectly suit your personality, needs and style.
Sunitta has also received The President’s Award in 1989 from the ex President of India, Dr. R Venkatraman. She was nominated as a Ladies Representative at the University Senate where she represented women students from over 205 colleges in Mumbai and worked in resolving their issues, motivating and helping them to move ahead. Sunitta also worked as Child Actress doing on stage performances for over six years during her school days and was very well praised across India’s leading press for her acting skills.
When she’s not travelling or making elaborate plans for client’s personally tailored adventure, Sunitta loves to unwind with yoga, music and cooking. She is also deeply moved by the plight of under-privileged children and the visually impaired, which draws her to think about way of ‘Impactful Travel.’.