India Local Travel Experts

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Meet the local travel experts who create your personal, tailor-made trip to India

Local Expert
Ravi

My life-long career of over 30 years in tourism has been a journey of great learning driven by a deep passion for the outdoors. Starting in 1990 as a trekking and tour guide, the journey has taken me to the farthest corners of this incredible Indian subcontinent and develops a deep appreciation and a strong bond with its long and living history, natural abundance, unique and unmatched cultural diversity. 

Along the way, guiding and helping thousands of fellow travellers, friends and explorers from around the world gave me the most valuable insights into the quality and complexities of holiday planning, value of delivering a truly authentic experience and the importance of responsible and sustainable tourism.

It is with this life-long passion and decades of learning and expertise that I founded my tour operator in 2011 as a dedicated independent brand for active, experiential and tailor-made holidays focused on personalization, authenticity of experience and an enriching engagement with the cultural charms, natural splendor and unparalleled diversity that defines India.

I very much look forward to helping you plan and enjoy your next India holiday!

Local Expert
Bharathi

Nothing brings excitement to my life and lifts up my spirits like travel. Although I am a beach person who loves sun and tropical climate, I also love to explore new places, meet new people from different cultures, and learn about their traditions. Happy to be the local expert for a company that specializes in unique trips tailored to individual interests—a type of travel experience that is rare in India, where most tours emphasize ticking off as many main sites as possible.

Local Expert
FranziTest

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Reviews for tailor-made trips to India

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4/9/2019
All the hotels were comfortable, clean and serviced. We were happy to have stayed in all of them and have no complaints. Your organization & attention to detail was outstanding. This trip exceeded our expectations and one of the best we have ever been on in 40 years of travel. Thank you active Anukriti you have made over holidays one we will never forget. We will be back.
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11/21/2019
I can only give praise for the service we received during our private tour by car of northern India. Irrespective of the time (sometimes very early in the morning) the driver and a guide were awaiting us with a roomy, clean car. The choice of hotels was generally very good, except one. It can happen. And we took it with a smile considering our overall favourable experience. I can only recommend this company for all it did to make our trip a success.
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9/11/2019
We custom-tailored a 2-week trip to India in September 2019, and it was nothing short of stellar. We enjoyed the simplicity of using their portal site, which put us directly into contact with travel experts on the ground in India. We were unlimited in the number of customizations we were allowed to make to the trip before booking it. The resulting itinerary was amazing, and allowed us every freedom we could imagine. We had a personal driver in an air-conditioned car everywhere we went; our airline ticketing was seamless ... all transit was perfect. We were in contact with the travel agency in India almost daily - they checked in to ensure everything was going as planned - they were very proactive rather than reactive. The staff were helpful whenever assistance was needed. I'm glad that we picked up a book - we might never have known about this offering, which I think sets then apart from other companies (in this example, we also shopped G Adventures - but Guides ultimately offered us better flexibility at a better price.
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10/9/2019
The Tailor made travel service is an excellent aid when planning a trip to a new destination. I got a very quick response from a representative, the local company I was connected to was very efficient and communicative, and together we arranged a trip that ticked all our boxes. It would have been difficult to achieve our trip without out their expertise. And, it was absolutely free! I would recommend this service to anyone and will use it again.
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10/28/2019
We had a wonderful trip though parts of South India. Using an agency was a difficult decision, as my partner and I have travelled for decades under our own steam and with so much less advance planning than was involved here. What we appreciated was the possibility to 'offload' some of the on-site organisation that, while undoubtedly giving you an insight into a society and culture, also means time spent on the phone, in a queue or online. This, when you could be out there and experience an aspect of the country, that does NOT remind you of trying to contact the likes of Scottish Power (feel free to replace by any other profiteering untility). Being able to determine hotels ourselves and also to tailor the mix between where we did our own thing and where the local agency booked things for us was great. The local agency got very quickly how we wanted to travel. Where they advised us against options, they really knew what they were talking about and suggested undoubtedly better alternatives. Communication was clear and naturaly friendly. Where we had drivers, they were professional and great to travel with. So we were very happy all around. If I would be looking for possible icings on the cake, it would have been the inclusion of cultural events, or maybe just pointers to where to look for what (such as carnatic classical music or theyyem performances). But then maybe this is the old conundrum that it is only authentic if you stumble across it...........
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1/17/2020
Marianna was very efficient and put us in touch with Bharathi for our trip to India. They came up with an itinerary that reflected exactly what we had requested. While we were in India they kept checking that everything was working out as planned and they were very friendly and professional. Thank you very much!
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