Anand Nair, General Manager, Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, Vayalar

I personally believe that one needs to have a fine balance between work and personal time to help maintain a healthy lifestyle and continue to be productive at work. I love travelling and ensure that I take at least one road trip in India and an international vacation with the family every year. As a hotelier, these experiences also offer me wonderful opportunities to learn. One of the most memorable experiences for me was in Sri Lanka, when our group was taken through the jungle to a clearing with a farm in the middle and a small stream flowing nearby. We spent the day listening to their songs and their stories while gorging on mouth-watering dishes prepared by the farmer’s wife on wood fired stoves, accompanied by fresh fish caught from the stream cooked in mud pots with the sounds of the jungle in the background.