Help for first time visitors: New India tours
Travel in India is not easy, especially if you’re a first time visitor to India. I am the first to admit it. I have said many times: you need someone to hold your hand. And India tours are the ideal solution. Here’s why. When I was in Delhi in January 2013, I got a call from a young Australian woman named Fiona. She was in a travel office in central Delhi and she was worried.
Fiona had been looking for the India Tourism office on Janpath, but was steered towards the office she called me from, on a back lane, away from the main street. The men in the travel office were trying to sell her and her friend expensive jeep tours of Rajasthan and she felt something was amiss. It certainly was. The girls were in the wrong office, and they were about to get scammed. And, unfortunately, this is am all-too-common occurrence.
This is why I am partnering with a reputable travel & tour company based in both Delhi and Ontario, Canada to offer custom tours, orientation packages, personalized one-on-one advice and other travel services such as airport pickup and car hire. I want to help you travel safely, reliably and well in India.
Travel safety for women
Women are also understandably concerned about safe travel in India, following a much publicized gang rape (please see my post Is India safe for women travellers?), and so are solo travellers. These tours and travel services are for you.
I am currently putting about a dozen itineraries together and will be announcing details soon. The tours are based on some of the most enticing and popular aspects of Indian culture such as yoga, food, dance, wildlife and photography, as well as city tours.
Fully customized: go when you want
The Breathedreamgo Tours are not fixed-date, and will be fully customizable: You can go when you want, by yourself, with a friend or a group.
City tours will be 1-day, 2-day or 3-day. In Delhi, they will include airport pickup and the option of staying at a centrally located and very upscale bed-and-breakfast.
If you only need specific services, such as airport pickup or a car-and-driver, I can arrange that, too.
Personal service … from me!
I know India. I have travelled from one end of the country to the other, mostly by myself, on six trips totalling 17 months, over the last seven years. I have gained a lot of knowledge and skill about where and how to travel in India — and yes, travelling in India is a skill!
If you book a tour, you get an orientation package from me; and also either 30 or 60 minutes of my time (depending on which tour you book). You can use the time for itinerary consultation or to get advice and tips on what to bring, what to wear, and where to go, what to eat, etc.
So, if you are longing or planning to go to India, contact me at tours [@] breathedreamgo . com to find out more and to get on the mailing list for announcements.
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