Responsible travel in India
For us, travelling in India is all about getting immersed and exploring the real heart of the country. Our passion for responsible travel means that you’ll experience far more than just a holiday. You’ll meet new people, learn about the culture, stay in some memorable places, and support local communities along the way.
You’ll come home with life-long memories, while also knowing that the people and places you’ve visited benefit too. That’s why, throughout our trips, you’ll find plenty of small-scale, locally owned accommodation.
Our customers love experiencing the real India, while having the opportunity to support local communities too. We try to ensure that our trips include rewarding experiences that make good things happen for you and the places you visit.
In Chandelao, you can stay in a remote fort where you’ll meet the local community and learn about the art, culture, and heritage of Rajasthan. This is one of the best places to experience traditional village life in India and is often a highlight for many of our customers. Read our feature in The Telegraph to find out more.
Where you lay your head at night is just as much part of the experience of travelling in India as what you’ll see during the day. That’s why we opt for small-scale accommodation, full of local flavour, from traditional havelis to former homes of the British raj.
Our local project in India
In each of our destinations, we like to support a local project to give something back. In India, we’re proud to support Odanandi; they offer safe accommodation and education to adults and children in need, as well as helping to bring human traffickers to justice. They help to rehabilitate those affected and give them new opportunities so that they can overcome their ordeals.
Our India travel specialists
Our India travel specialists live and breathe all things India. They’ve walked the sandy beaches, soaked up the Himalayan views and had a spicy curry… or 6! They’re full of top tips, favourite places and plenty of advice which they love to share with anyone who’ll listen. You can find out more about them and their travels through India.
Our local partners
We work with two local partners in India who are just as passionate about seeing the real India as we are. They work closely with our India Product Manager to discover new and enriching experiences that benefit the local people. We also use local Indian guides and drivers throughout our tours; putting money straight into the pockets of the people who need it. This also means that you’ll benefit from their local knowledge too – best place for a masala dosa, anyone?