We are a team of professionals from the travel industry made up of former tour operators and current marketing, SEO & social media specialists, travel writers & photographers. We don’t just talk the talk, we’ve walked the walk, been there, done it, explored and experienced it. We have checked out hotels from guesthouses and quirky but affordable small hotels to luxurious camps and palaces from standard rooms and tents to palatial suites. We have sampled the menus, trekked the mountains, been on tiger safaris, walked with elephants, and ridden camels, Enfield motorbikes and Marwari horses. We have visited forts, been blessed at temples, shopped in markets, met the best local guides and tried all the varieties of Indian wines. We have even learnt the basics of the language! But most importantly, by having lived in India collectively for over 18 years, we have discovered what truly makes her special.

Indian Experiences uses this expertise in order to provide consultancy services to travel agents and tour operators, DMC’s and hotels. We will look at your company brand, your client demographic and then use our extensive product knowledge to help you in creating a product portfolio which will truly give you a USP in the market. We also provide website design and writing services as well as providing content for websites, itineraries, marketing and social media campaigns. If you would like to be kept up to speed on what is new in India or would like to branch out into a new area, we will provide product updates either in house or via webinars. Please click on the link to see the full list of services which we offer.

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We travel a lot and in doing so, we have stayed in some great hotels and have met some excellent experience providers and specialist operators all of whom do what they do from a passion point. Their aim is to showcase to you what makes their little bit of India special to them. We are all about featuring people who are as passionate about showing you their India as we are, and have therefore put together our preferred hotels collection together with our Experience Providers and Specialists Operators sections in order to showcase these people who we truly believe, can enhance your clients holiday experience. Whether a meal at home with a family or a textile tour, a horse safari or supporting an NGO or the perfect hotel offering an authentic experience, you will find them all here.

Temple, after fort, after palace. There is so much more to India than this. Indian Experience’s list of Preferred Partners makes sure of it. Showcasing a living location by the people that live there. It goes without saying: there’s no better way to experience a place, than through the eyes of a local. Our Preferred Partners know their product inside out. In fact, they’ll take you to the places that even the locals don’t know about. From culinary walks through the backstreets of Lucknow to cycle tours in Old Delhi, you’ll see a totally new side to these historic destinations. Our selection of Preferred Partners ensures an exciting, expertly-curated, and most importantly reliable experience.

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What is your dream in India? Is to stay in somewhere fabulous and five star, or in a village home in a remote region of the countryside and truly understand what live in the heart of the country is like? Would you like to stay at a luxury tented camp with rescued elephants or in a chic boutique stay in a tea plantation? Is staying in a plantation home and learning about coffee and the life of planters something that appeals to you or discovering temples and wildlife in an area just a short drive from the Taj Mahal but a million miles away from the bustle of that city? Our preferred hotels are a selection of experiences and that is what they all have in common. They are not all luxurious, they vary from the very basic to the ultra-luxurious but what they all have in common, is their passion of the hosts in ensuring that your stay encompasses some truly wonderful Indian Experiences.

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Ever thought about a motor-cycle tour of Ladakh? Or learning how to block-print in Rajasthan? Covering multiple destinations, Indian Experiences’ selection of Specialist Operators will create a tour for you like no other. Whether it’s your first or thirty-first trip to India, a special interest group or you’re just looking for something different: Indian Experiences guarantee that curated list of Specialist Operators are the best in their field. You name the location and we’ll showcase it in an entirely new way.

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Are you an experience provider or a travel professional and interested in working with us? Click Here to Contact us!

Philippa Kaye

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Gwen Stephens Jones head of social media and marketing

Gwen Stephens Jones

Online Marketing Consultant

Neha Arora MD for Planet Abled

Neha Arora

Consultant – Travel for the Disabled

Let us create a product portfolio for you which will allow your clients to explore, discover and experience an India like no other…..
​Philippa Kaye, founder, Indian Experiences.

Perhaps the oldest reference to gardens in Indian culture dates back to the epic Ramayana. It talks about Ashok Vatika and goes in details describing the trees, fruits, flora and fauna of the place. But it was under the Mughals that gardens in India saw a major development and they started upon a quest to build them in large numbers. ⁠
The Mughals had a great love for natural beauty and sought it enhance through creating gardens in picturesque spots with running water based on the principles of Chahar Bagh or Paradise Garden. Kashmir was especially loved and some of the finest Charbagh water gardens were created here. ⁠
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Purely ornamental and spread over a large tract of land some them such as Shalimar and Nishat Bagh in Kashmir still continue to thrive. They also used garden as an ornamental feature to landscape the surroundings of their mausoleums. The Taj Mahal in Agra is a prime example of a tomb garden. ⁠
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The arrival of the English and the rise of native rulers took it altogether to a new level. One famous example of such an exercise is the sprawling Mughal Gardens in the present Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.⁠
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@SOITours' Garden Tour apart from taking you to historical gardens will also have subject experts providing you with excellent narration you will realize that the story of Indian history and culture could be a colourful garden. ⁠
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See more details of this lovely tour here:⁠
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Perhaps the oldest reference to gardens in Indian culture dates back to the epic Ramayana. It talks about Ashok Vatika and goes in details describing the trees, fruits, flora and fauna of the place. But it was under the Mughals that gardens in India saw a major development and they started upon a quest to build them in large numbers. ⁠ The Mughals had a great love for natural beauty and sought it enhance through creating gardens in picturesque spots with running water based on the principles of Chahar Bagh or Paradise Garden. Kashmir was especially loved and some of the finest Charbagh water gardens were created here. ⁠ ⁠ Purely ornamental and spread over a large tract of land some them such as Shalimar and Nishat Bagh in Kashmir still continue to thrive. They also used garden as an ornamental feature to landscape the surroundings of their mausoleums. The Taj Mahal in Agra is a prime example of a tomb garden. ⁠ ⁠ The arrival of the English and the rise of native rulers took it altogether to a new level. One famous example of such an exercise is the sprawling Mughal Gardens in the present Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.⁠ ⁠ @SOITours' Garden Tour apart from taking you to historical gardens will also have subject experts providing you with excellent narration you will realize that the story of Indian history and culture could be a colourful garden. ⁠ ⁠ See more details of this lovely tour here:⁠ http://bit.ly/2YsMRCJ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #indianexperiences #weareindianexperiences #myindia #experientialtravel #india_undiscovered #indiagram #secretsofindia #storiesofindia #incredibleindia ##coloursofindia #travelindia #traveldeeper #gardentours #mughalgardens #gardensoftheworld #travelawesome #natgeoindia #lonelyplanetindia #travellife #india_everyday #ig_india #instaindia #neverstopexploring #indiatravelgram #guardiantravelsnaps #indiaphotosociety #takemetoremotelands #storiesifindia #_woi ⁠ ⁠
Bhajju Shyamis one of the names that stand in the forefront of the line of Gond artists counted in the realm of international art lovers because of the dedication of the many practicing Gond painters. When Bhajju was in his teens he travelled to the city of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh in order to find work. As an apprentice to his uncle who is also a famous Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, Bhajju was a sharp mind to learn the intricacies of the indigenous Gond art. The London Jungle Book, published by Tara Books, documents the artist’s travels to the western world. He also received the Bologna Ragazzi award from Italy. He has also been decorated with a Padma Shri in the year 2018 by the government of India. ⁠
Gond art paintings, such as this one, often depict a local story. Bhajju Shyam’s composition talks about the crafty woodpecker who managed to trap seven demons in the trunk of a tree. They were sent by Shiva to teach the woodpecker a lesson by taking him to the nether world. The bird is narrating the tale of his feat to an ironsmith, as another villager listens on. Gond art aims at transforming oral traditions into visual narratives, ensuring their longevity and propagation. These stunning works do justice to the richness of the stories they depict.⁠
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Bhajju Shyamis one of the names that stand in the forefront of the line of Gond artists counted in the realm of international art lovers because of the dedication of the many practicing Gond painters. When Bhajju was in his teens he travelled to the city of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh in order to find work. As an apprentice to his uncle who is also a famous Gond artist Jangarh Singh Shyam, Bhajju was a sharp mind to learn the intricacies of the indigenous Gond art. The London Jungle Book, published by Tara Books, documents the artist’s travels to the western world. He also received the Bologna Ragazzi award from Italy. He has also been decorated with a Padma Shri in the year 2018 by the government of India. ⁠ Gond art paintings, such as this one, often depict a local story. Bhajju Shyam’s composition talks about the crafty woodpecker who managed to trap seven demons in the trunk of a tree. They were sent by Shiva to teach the woodpecker a lesson by taking him to the nether world. The bird is narrating the tale of his feat to an ironsmith, as another villager listens on. Gond art aims at transforming oral traditions into visual narratives, ensuring their longevity and propagation. These stunning works do justice to the richness of the stories they depict.⁠ @gallery_mustart⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #indianexperiences #discoveringindiadifferently #myindia #weareindianexperiences #mustartgallery #gondart⁠ #art #indianart #incredibleindia #indianculture #experientialtravel #tribalart #coloursofindia #_coi #folkart #madhyapradesh #MPTourism #indianart #kanha #artdisplay #indiagram #indiacklicks #india_undiscovered #discoverindia #travelindia #artgallery ⁠ #lbbdelhi #sodelhi #delhidiaries #india_undiscovered