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
8 years in IT as a techie / project manager, 10+ years in media as voice-over/dubbing artist and creative writer, 8+ years in travel as Founder/CEO of F5 Escapes. Passionate about women empowerment, entrepreneurship and sustainable travel. Lover of rains, books, music, nature, performing arts, animals and children. In her free time, she also trains people in voice-overs; mentors young professionals and women wanting to return to the workplace.
Akanksha BumbCOFOUNDER & COO
Life long experience in travelling with 9+ years in travel operations, 7 years of which are with F5 Escapes as Head of Operations. 5 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.
Devanshi BatraOPERATIONS MANAGER
11 years of career in IT diving into client’s databases, she rebooted her own choices and entered into the world of travel. Being a customer of F5 Escapes to becoming a part of F5 Escapes, she curates itineraries and experiences as a part of the operations team. Being a curator she has also curated stories, content and produced an award winning Hindi story podcast ‘Kahani Jaani Anjaani’. Fighting through her chronic pain syndrome she has come a long way – she still dreams to travel to each and every corner of India and make her contribution towards sustainable travel.
Sumita AnandMARKETING MANAGER
Sumita was as a full-time traveller for over 3 years with an erstwhile career in Sales-Marketing Support and Enterprise Coordination for 7 years. A trained mountaineer, passionate about exploring and preserving the natural environment. Sumita enjoys her early morning run & yoga, a nice cup of filter coffee, unadulterated food, treks, mountains, plants and dreams to have a kitchen garden one day:-)
Ms. Meticulous. Chirpy, bubbly one with a bring-it-on attitude. Hungry for learning. Theater aficionado. Sexuality educator.
An organizational psychologist by profession, Founder, Psymantics Consulting, a wanderer by interest and a writer-actor-singer-poet in her dreams! F5 Escapes customer, friend, tour lead and well-wisher!
“Business for the bills n travel for contentment sums up my life.
हम हैं राही प्यार के हमसे कुछ ना बोलिए
जो भी प्यार से मिला हम उसिके हो लिए।”
Engineer turned German trainer, enthusiastic life long learner, epicurean who believes that “jobs fill your pocket, adventures fill your soul”
A Homemaker who loves traveling, photography, gardening, blogging, learning about new things in life. Tiktok Drama Queen!
Traveler with love for archeology and history. Gardener. Experimental chef. Craftswoman in the making. Curious kind. Thrill seeker and adventure-junkie. One who has unlimited laughs in her kitty.
‘F5 Escapes’ is a Bangalore-based, experiential travel company, with a focus on redefining the way women travel in India. The premise of F5 is an ambitious dream – to put India on the global travel map as a preferred destination for women from across the globe.
F5 Escapes offers fixed departure all-women group tours, customized itineraries for families, groups and solo travellers. We also do in-city engagements which include #JustGo travel meetups, workshops to educate women on travel safety, sustainable menstruation, motorbiking etc.