In 2013, we started the travel blog travelgenes.com, assuming that it would become nothing more than a personal travel diary where we could jot down some thoughts about our travels. So, when we talked about our adventure and travel mis-haps on the roads, our lovely readers started to request deep insights about the places to visit and things to do in India to have a unique India experience much different from what other travel companies’ offer. Somehow, the blog began to grow and by 2014, more and more people were asking us to organize personalized trips to various parts of India based on our own experiences. And so we did.
That’s how Travel Genes Tours began. What started off as just 1 food walk offered back in 2013, has now become 15+ trips offered for 2016, with new destinations and itineraries being added every year.
We’re Rituraj and Shreya, an adventurous Indian couple with Travel Genes who enjoy travelling the world, sharing stories from the roads less taken and often missed. We take every opportunity to be on the road without quitting our jobs and make the transition from Cosmetic Dentist – English School Teacher to laid back world travelers.
After years of travel, we realized that travelling is all about the experience and it’s in the details – the places you stay, the transport and route that gets you there, and the people you meet along the way – that makes the trip. Later, giving it much thought and because of the repeated requests of lovely readers of our blog, we started offering affordable India tours.
Our India Though The Back Doors Tours are unique, exclusive, experimental in nature with a personal touch providing an extraordinary travel experience. These are informal small group or private tours with the focus on going local. In our itineraries we use local transportation as much as possible, we stay in quality accommodations, we eat the local food at popular non-touristy restaurants and we visit destinations that aren’t always mentioned in guidebooks. We love to seek out and travel to deep and offbeat, unexplored places that few have been to, and even fewer have written about.
Because we don’t simply book a few hotels and flights, or cobble together a package deal; we create holidays. And when we say ‘create’, we genuinely mean creating unique trips that match every individual wish or whim of our clients to give them memories that last a lifetime. We don’t rest at finding them the perfect beachside hotel or the most adventurous safari, or the liveliest nightspots. We want everything to be exactly right.
We’ve scoured the world for interesting angles on some of the most dramatic, beautiful and exotic places you’re ever likely to visit. From the holy dip in the Ganges at Varanasi to a morning Yoga session overlooking the Taj Mahal, from the graceful tigers of Ranthambore to a beautiful sunset in the backwaters of Kerala, our travel experiences have it all. Whether you want to shop ‘til you drop or relax like you’ve never relaxed before, Travel Genes know the best possible way to indulge you, your family, or your friends.
Which means your travel experience will be put together by someone who knows every nook, every cranny and every five-star restaurant, remote beachside shack or temple tour that will make your trip something special.
In short, we run the kind of India tours that we, as passionate travelers, like to do ourselves. When you ring our numbers, you will be directly talking to us; the travelers (instead of some sales or marketing guy) who know the region and terrain and are able to offer sound and practical advice. At Travel Genes, we are experienced in offering advice and designing itineraries to suit your preferences to create the best affordable luxury group or private tailor-made tours in India. From the first conversation with us about your interest in planning a tour around the India, to the moment you arrive in India and upon returning home again, Travel Genes is with you ensuring your well-being throughout your journey.
We sincerely thank you for having a look at the site and considering these trips. If you have any questions at all or we can be of assistance in any way, please reach out and send us an email. We’ll always reply as quickly as we can.
Rituraj & Shreya Pathak
Founders, Travel Genes Tours