MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Bhaskar J. Barua, a Wildlife Photographer and Conservationist, founded Agoratoli Resort in 2011. An engineer by education, he worked in the Construction Industry for 16 years before he left everything to devote his full time and energy towards wildlife tourism and conservation. He believes in and community development through sustainable and responsible tourism.
Bhaskar has co-founded Kaziranga Foundation, a trust to work for improving the lot of the fringe area people of Kaziranga. And one area he has concentrated on is to experiment with alternative agricultural practices in the fringe areas of Kaziranga. He is also a Member of the Local Advisory Committee of the Kaziranga Tiger Reserve.
Ranjit Kalita, popularly known as Bupai, is a local youth from the Kandhulimari area of Kaziranga. Encouraged by Bhaskar, he became a partner in Agoratoli Resort in 2014. Apart from being involved in a lot of social work in the area, he is also the former President of the East Kaziranga Gram Panchayat.
Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the tourism sector at the Agoratoli Range of Kaziranga and was the Founder Secretary of the Agoratoli Jeep Safari Association. Ranjit’s interest lies in farming and is also deeply involved in all conservation efforts in the Agoratoli area. Moreover, Ranjit is also the co-founder of Kaziranga Foundation.
Roon Bhuyan is a philanthropist, an educationist, an avid birder and a Wildlife Photographer per excellence. His knowledge about birds and its habitats in the entire North East is phenomenal. Roon joined as a partner at the Agoratoli Resort in 2016.