After completing their bachelors the four founding members of Codwheo came together and formularized an idea of venturing into tours and travels industry. Although the sector was already crowded, Mangesh, Prafful, Swapnil and Kinnary felt that they could give their consumers something different. Codwheo is not just another tour and travels company. It is a travel agency specially designed for presenting the various cultures of India and has exclusive service above the usual standard at a very reasonable rate. They mainly specialize in introducing the history, nature, art, cuisine, music, dance, temples etc. to groups as well as individual tourists.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
CODWHEO organizes corporate tours, college industrial visits, nature trails, hiking and small treks, events almost all over India. We make it a point that we serve you the tradition and culture of that particular place by arranging engaging acts by locals.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
There was a hunger for exploring within us. When we found the same hunger in other common middle class public we thought of coming up with something in which finances are not a hurdle and hence CODWHEO!
What is your life mantra?
Those who don’t believe in magic will never experience it.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
At first convincing people that we provide quality at a subdued rate was the most challenging part.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Communicating and involving family in business activities helped a lot. Later on, with time as people experienced our quality, word of mouth did it all.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Communication: Knowing what you want to be accomplished may seem clear in your head, Training new members and creating a productive work environment all depend on healthy & effective lines in communicating. Confidence: There may be days where the future of your brand is worrisome and things aren’t going according to plan. This is true with any business, large or small, and the most important thing is not to panic. Part of your job as a leader is to put out fires and maintain the team morale. Keep up your confidence level, and assure everyone that setbacks are natural and the important thing is to focus on the larger goal. As the leader, by staying calm and confident, you will help keep the team feeling the same. Creativity & quick decision-making: Some decision will not always be so clear-cut you may be forced at times to deviate from your set course and make an on the fly decision. This is where your creativity will prove to be vital. It is during these critical situations that your team will look to you for guidance and you may be forced to make a quick decision. As a leader, it is important to learn to think outside the box and to choose which of two bad choices is the best option.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Codwheo app, Ola cabs and M indicator
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Planning things beforehand definitely is fruitful.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Early to rise early to bed
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Believe in yourself and keep pushing yourself to do better.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Not knowing your limits. Stretch your limits wisely with time
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Over commitment can get you in serious trouble.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Take Codwheo to every household in Mumbai
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“The universe falls in love with STUBBORN hearts!”