Founder, Silk Route Escapes
Maneesha Panicker, was born and raised in India and moved to the United States thirteen years ago to pursue a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Penn State University. After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion and management. While in America, her love for India, and her passion for travel led her to create SILK ROUTE Escapes an experiential travel company specializing in immersive travel through lush Kerala and India.
Now based in Kochi, Maneesha Panicker, offers travel as a soul searching experience, helping global travelers discover, understand and connect deeply with authentic India, its people, and its cultures.
Maneesha’s latest project is KAYAL, an Island Retreat in the backwaters of Kerala. At Kakkathuruthu, she has built an intimate 4-cottage resort where fisherfolk and farmers share their life with guests. The only way to get here is by traditional rowboats. And when you’re here, all you’ve got to do is give in to the moment.
Rated amongst the Best 24 Hours on Earth and 12 Incredible Boutique Hotels in India, Kayal is ideal for the experience seeker.