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.

Our friends at @Holidaysinruralindia have a whole host of new destinations which they have added to their wonderful experiences in Chhatisgarh. Why not explore Gujarat with them - the concept is the same - stay in characterful hotels run by locals, meet and interact with local people so that you can better understand their lives. Get off the beaten track, visit places of extreme natural beauty, embrace the concept of slow travel, so that there are no fewer than 3 nights in any given location so that you have time to really get beneath the surface of a destination. With local hosts you can be assured that you will get some remarkable experiences that will broaden the mind and heart - and without a doubt at the end of your stay you will leave with life long friendships. In Gujarat stay in a Parsi owned ancestral home in Bhuj, a farmstay in Banni and simple cottages on the edge of the great white desert in Dholavira. Meet the tribal communities of the Rann of Kutch and see the incredible arts and craft work that they are famous for. Despite the tremendous wildlife, architectural wealth and its art and crafts Gujarat is still pretty much off the radar for mainstream tourism and therefore it is almost completely unspoilt by the negative impacts of mass tourism so is an incredibly rewarding and enriching part of north India to visit, and we are huge fans of the region. 
You can discover more about Holidays in Rural India's travels in Gujarat, as well as to Central and South India on their website:
http://holidaysinruralindia.com/

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Our friends at @Holidaysinruralindia have a whole host of new destinations which they have added to their wonderful experiences in Chhatisgarh. Why not explore Gujarat with them - the concept is the same - stay in characterful hotels run by locals, meet and interact with local people so that you can better understand their lives. Get off the beaten track, visit places of extreme natural beauty, embrace the concept of slow travel, so that there are no fewer than 3 nights in any given location so that you have time to really get beneath the surface of a destination. With local hosts you can be assured that you will get some remarkable experiences that will broaden the mind and heart - and without a doubt at the end of your stay you will leave with life long friendships. In Gujarat stay in a Parsi owned ancestral home in Bhuj, a farmstay in Banni and simple cottages on the edge of the great white desert in Dholavira. Meet the tribal communities of the Rann of Kutch and see the incredible arts and craft work that they are famous for. Despite the tremendous wildlife, architectural wealth and its art and crafts Gujarat is still pretty much off the radar for mainstream tourism and therefore it is almost completely unspoilt by the negative impacts of mass tourism so is an incredibly rewarding and enriching part of north India to visit, and we are huge fans of the region.  You can discover more about Holidays in Rural India's travels in Gujarat, as well as to Central and South India on their website: http://holidaysinruralindia.com/ #indianexperiences #discoveringindiadifferently #weareindianexperiences #myindia #travelrealindia #holidaysinruralindia #sustainabletravel #sustainabletourism #traveldeeper #chhattisgarh #ruralindia #_woi #ethicaltravel #_soi #meetthelocals #photographersofindia #natgeoindia #gujarat #indiashutterbugs #india_everyday #igramming_india #indiapictures #thesustainabletraveller #travelwithaconscience #india_undiscovered #desiframes #gujarattourism #rannofkutch #bhuj #outlooktraveller  @thegreengoal @nakedplanet @sustainableinfluencers @sustainablecollective @impacttravelalliance  @wetravel.dk @travelinggood @elturismosostenible @viafairtravel
@RealityIndia Tours not only introduce you to the heart of both Delhi and Mumbai, but by booking a tour with them, you are also helping to fund numerous community projects as 80% of their profits go directly back onto the communities in which they work – namely the Slums of Dharavi (Mumbai) and Sanjay Colony (Delhi). Their guides are enthusiastic, professional and clearly love what they do. In Mumbai they were the innovators of walking tours in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum. The aim was to de-mythologise what life in a slum means - to open visitor's eyes to the innovation and creativity of this community, and to meet the people who live here. Through their educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of the business activities of Dharavi: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakeries, soap making, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more, which generate an annual turnover of $665 million. Join a local family for lunch and visit one of their three community centres that are funded through the profits from the tours and learn about the programs that their NGO, @RealityGives, offers the community. A highly rewarding and enlightening tour which will change your understanding of slum-life.
https://pst.cr/N8TRT
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@RealityIndia Tours not only introduce you to the heart of both Delhi and Mumbai, but by booking a tour with them, you are also helping to fund numerous community projects as 80% of their profits go directly back onto the communities in which they work – namely the Slums of Dharavi (Mumbai) and Sanjay Colony (Delhi). Their guides are enthusiastic, professional and clearly love what they do. In Mumbai they were the innovators of walking tours in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum. The aim was to de-mythologise what life in a slum means - to open visitor's eyes to the innovation and creativity of this community, and to meet the people who live here. Through their educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of the business activities of Dharavi: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakeries, soap making, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more, which generate an annual turnover of $665 million. Join a local family for lunch and visit one of their three community centres that are funded through the profits from the tours and learn about the programs that their NGO, @RealityGives, offers the community. A highly rewarding and enlightening tour which will change your understanding of slum-life. https://pst.cr/N8TRT . . . . #indianexperiences #weareindianexperiences #discoveringindiadifferently #myindia #somumbai #lbbmumbai #traveldeeper #walkingtour #realitytours #streetsofindia #india_clicks #streetphotographyindia #incredibleindia #everydayindia #travelindia #mumbaiuntold #mumbai_igers #_soimumbai  #dharavidiaries #lensculturestreets #mumbai_uncensored #_coi #yourshotphotography #india_undiscovered #incredibleindia #everydaymumbai #mumbai_igers #desi_diaries #natgeoindia #lonelyplanetindia @world_odyssey @_pettitts @mai_journeys @mythsandmountains @travelmaxwellscott @atlasreizen @curious_journeys  @realholidays @austinadventures @artisansofleisure @andbeyondasia @travel_avanti @nomadicexpeditions
@magictoursofindia offers a unique art trail in the Golden Triangle and the Shekhawati where you discover the traditional and contemporary arts and crafts that are indigenous to this well trodden part of India. This 6 night/7 day tour visits Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and the Shekhawati, but seen through the vibrant art scene that can be experienced. Visit select museums and art galleries, in Delhi, enjoy the street art scene of the city with an expert guide, participate in a hands-on block printing and create your own piece of craft in Jaipur and the Shekhawati is an amazing open-air art gallery dating back to the 17th century with beautiful frescoes that highlights the appreciation of arts by the wealthy merchants of the region. Learn about the history and architecture of this region that shaped the art evolution. 
To discover more contact George at on george@magictoursofindia.com or visit their website:
 http://www.delhimagic.com/art-craft-trail-golden-triangle-shekhawati.html
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@magictoursofindia offers a unique art trail in the Golden Triangle and the Shekhawati where you discover the traditional and contemporary arts and crafts that are indigenous to this well trodden part of India. This 6 night/7 day tour visits Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and the Shekhawati, but seen through the vibrant art scene that can be experienced. Visit select museums and art galleries, in Delhi, enjoy the street art scene of the city with an expert guide, participate in a hands-on block printing and create your own piece of craft in Jaipur and the Shekhawati is an amazing open-air art gallery dating back to the 17th century with beautiful frescoes that highlights the appreciation of arts by the wealthy merchants of the region. Learn about the history and architecture of this region that shaped the art evolution. To discover more contact George at on george@magictoursofindia.com or visit their website:  http://www.delhimagic.com/art-craft-trail-golden-triangle-shekhawati.html . . . . #indianexperiences #discoveringindiadifferently #myindia #weareindianexperiences #magictours #GoldenTriangle #Jipurdiaries #blockprinting #artistry_flair #craftsofindia #rajasthandiaries #shekhawati #rajasthantourism #natgeoindia #india_undiscovered #streetart #igersofindia #india_ig #indiaclicks #photosofindia #_woi #jaipurcityblog #travelindia #_hoi #lonelyplanetindia #huffpostindia #incredibleindia #neverstopexploring #travelindia #arttrail @travelmaxwellscott @thika.travel @ampersand_travel @millispotter @mai_journeys @nonewsnoshoes @curious_journeys @transindus @coxandkingsusa @steppes_travel @remote_lands @epicprivatejourneys @destinologyholidays
We do love a #ThrowbackThursday! 
Harking back to January 2018 and a visit to Jaipur for the Lit Fest, and a chance to enjoy a whizz around Jaipur with Anita, one of the lovely ladies of @pinkcityrickshawcompany, who took us on a tour of the city in her brightly painted, iconic e-rickshaw. Dedicated to empowering women from disadvantaged backgrounds, Pink City Rickshaws, gives women training in driving these environmentally friendly vehicles - don't expect indepth guided tours. That's not the idea - the idea is to explore the city while supporting the sustainable lovelihoods of dozens of women. We particularly love their shopping tour - carefully curated stops, commission and hassle free, visiting some of the city's best shops!
To see more and to read about their new destination, UDAIPUR!, visit their website:

http://pinkcityrickshawcompany.com/
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We do love a #ThrowbackThursday!  Harking back to January 2018 and a visit to Jaipur for the Lit Fest, and a chance to enjoy a whizz around Jaipur with Anita, one of the lovely ladies of @pinkcityrickshawcompany, who took us on a tour of the city in her brightly painted, iconic e-rickshaw. Dedicated to empowering women from disadvantaged backgrounds, Pink City Rickshaws, gives women training in driving these environmentally friendly vehicles - don't expect indepth guided tours. That's not the idea - the idea is to explore the city while supporting the sustainable lovelihoods of dozens of women. We particularly love their shopping tour - carefully curated stops, commission and hassle free, visiting some of the city's best shops! To see more and to read about their new destination, UDAIPUR!, visit their website: http://pinkcityrickshawcompany.com/ . . . . #IndianExperiences #weareindianexperiences #discoveringindiadifferently #myindia #chai #streetsofindia #traveldiaries #pinkcityrickshawcompany #travelbloggerindia #lonelyplanetindia #_soi #urbanexploring #indiaclicks #guardiantravelsnaps #travelindia #natgeoindia #igersindia #travelclicks #lensculturestreet #jaipurdiaries #traveldeeper #tuktuk #womenempowerment #streetphotographyindia #desi_diaries #citizenfemme #thecurrytraveler #greentravel  @outlook_responsibletourism @kyndertravel @wtm_responsibletourism @responsible_travel @cnnclimate @theethicaltravellady @goodtourism @wanderlustmag @culturetrip @escapismmag @roughguides @travelfordifferenceblog @wayfairertravel
@AgraBeat once again showed that they really are the go-to company for organising off beat, unique experiences in Agra - the city of the Taj Mahal. Our friend @lisadewhirst1977 and family took our advice and did the Agra Beat Village Cycle Tour - after visiting the Taj Mahal complex, they were astounded by the fabulous views that this bike ride granted them of the Taj, and completely crowd free. The village ans school visits were extraordinarily wonderful - meeting local children, seeing the inside of a typical rural school in India was especially affecting for Oliver (10). We hope that more families decide to travel in India - meeting the local people is so humbling, as their kindness and welcoming spirit is something to be really treasured. 
You can contact Amit at Agra Tours on agrabeat@gmail.com or visit their website:
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@AgraBeat once again showed that they really are the go-to company for organising off beat, unique experiences in Agra - the city of the Taj Mahal. Our friend @lisadewhirst1977 and family took our advice and did the Agra Beat Village Cycle Tour - after visiting the Taj Mahal complex, they were astounded by the fabulous views that this bike ride granted them of the Taj, and completely crowd free. The village ans school visits were extraordinarily wonderful - meeting local children, seeing the inside of a typical rural school in India was especially affecting for Oliver (10). We hope that more families decide to travel in India - meeting the local people is so humbling, as their kindness and welcoming spirit is something to be really treasured.  You can contact Amit at Agra Tours on agrabeat@gmail.com or visit their website: www.agrabeat.com . . . . #indianexperiences #weareindianexperiences #discoveringindiadifferently #myindia #agrabeat #agra #experientialtravel #traveldeeper #tajmahal #indiaeveryday #travelbloggerlife  #streetsofindia #_soi #natgeoindia#india_undiscovered #ruralindia #beyondthetaj #india_clicks #uttarpradeshtourism #adventureparenting #familytravel #travelwithkids #lpkids #showthemtheworld #kidswhoexplore #indiastreetfood #jetsettingkids #familytravel #kidstravel ##havekidswilltravel #familytravelblog @bushbabytravel @stubbornmuletravel @realholidays @experiencetravelgroup @scottdunn_kids @bambootravel @tribestravel @steppes_travel @pointssouthtravel @nonewsnoshoes @selectiveasia @lightfoottravel