Puran was born and brought up in a small village near Shimla (British Raj Capital) in the foothills of the Himalayas. He has done various trekking trips to Pin Valley, Ladakh, Sikkim and Nepal, the longest trip of 18 days over Parangla pass. His great interest in education and nature inspired him to tutor and help children in his village. After schooling, he completed his business degree in Shimla and worked part time in hospitality and tourism leading trekking tours and later as a full time school teacher. Inspired by the Himalayas and to fulfil his passion for travel and helping communities, he started Asra charity and left teaching to peruse a fulltime career in travel. He is now running Expedition Leaders from England, leading sustainable, special interest tours and trekking expeditions to India. His book "The Himalayan Bond-Between man and the Environment", gives a great insight to India.