We're an Experiential Travel Company,
Focused on Redefining the way Women Travel in India
Refreshing, homely hospitality
Women Solo Travel
Promoting responsible travel
Rendezvous with F5
Educate Women Travellers
Meet the Team
Malini GowrishankarFOUNDER & CEO
7 years in IT as a techie, 8+ years in media as voice-over/dubbing artist and creative writer, 4+ years in travel as Founder/CEO of F5 Escapes.
Passionate about women empowerment, entrepreneurship and sustainable travel. Lover of rains, books, music, performing arts, animals and children. Not-so-secret dream – setting foot in 40 countries and every single Indian state before turning 40.
Akanksha BumbCOFOUNDER & COO
Life long experience in travelling with 4+ years in travel operations, 3 years of which are with F5 Escapes as Chief Travel Planner. 4 years of management (HR) experience across manufacturing, Telecom and IT.
Varied volunteering projects ranging from education, composting, organic farming and renewable energy. Artist and DIYer–creating and teaching mosaic art under the label Bohemian Snuffbumble.
Sindhu RaoMANAGER - MARKETING & SALES
A Bangalore based software engineer turned into passion follower. Marketer & tour lead at F5 Escapes. Interests include meeting passionate doers over a cup of coffee, trail running, exploring India one-breakfast-place at a time.
Confident, ambitious, extroverted, highly motivated ‘enthu cutlet’. Long Distance Runner. When in Bangalore, usually found running around Cubbon Park or Lalbagh on a Sunday morning.
Ms. Meticulous. Chirpy, bubbly one with a bring-it-on attitude. Hungry for learning. Theater aficionado.
Musical soul. Diversity ninja. Global citizen. Traveler at heart. Loves theater and arts.
Santa Claus, Florence Nightingale, business woman, linguist, enthu cutlet, kind hearted energizer bunny!
Culinary expert. Baker. People person. Loving, kind and gentle soul. Appreciates finesse and fine living.
The zen in the gang. Not to forget, the fashionista too. IT consultant. Carnatic music rasika. Loves shopping.
‘F5 Escapes’ is a Bangalore-based, experiential travel company, with a focus on crafting and executing all-women travel experiences in India. The premise of F5 is an ambitious dream – to put India on the global travel map as a preferred destination for women. Come, join us, as we work towards redefining the way women travel India.
We all need regular breaks, be it a day’s off from our daily chores, life’s chaos, the work stress, the urban traffic or a relationship crisis. Be it anything, what matters is the break that you need. How often is that idea put into action? Well, we don’t blame you for the inaction. We have been there, done that and hence the idea of F5 Escapes. Let us help you travel. Sustainably, responsibly, safely.