Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

David J. Townsend

Dr David J. Townsend holds degrees in Law and Languages from the University of Sydney, and masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Oxford. He has hosted conferences on the Hindi language and travelled extensively throughout the Subcontinent, including leading official delegations to sites sacred and secular. His family is part-Pakistani, and he is a speaker of Hindi.

Photo B. Dexter Hoyos


Current Tours:

India from the Mughals to Modi  |  November 2019 (15 days)



David was completely on top of his portfolio. His knowledge of the places, logistics and of course, language, was excellent.”
Karen G.  |  La Bella Vita 2018