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.

Claudia Hyles

For Claudia Hyles, it was love at first sight when she visited India in 1968. An abiding fondness for the history, culture and gardens of South Asia has seen her author many articles and reviews on the subject, as well as several books including And the Answer is a Pineapple: The King of Fruit in Folklore Fabric and Food and So You Can See in the Dark and Other Indian Essays. Now based in Canberra, she has lived in India and Pakistan and regularly leads tours throughout the Subcontinent.