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Anand Iyer

Some are born to travel, some start traveling on their own and some have traveling thrust on them! I started with the last one at the age of 3 or 4 and to this day I never cease to thank my father for that. I split my time between the US and India. I love to share my travel experiences and help others plan their adventures.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I love planning short (5-7 days) theme based holidays – around festivals, fairs, events – that can be strung together for a longer holiday and make for a collage of experiences. I also love to plan experiences for those who have traveled to India previously and are looking for deeper immersion. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"Lucky are those who pick a destination, travel without a set plan and still make memories... correction happy memories…for every journey of theirs. Travel is all about planning and being able to stick largely to the plan with a few off-plan surprises, especially when it comes to destinations and cultures foreign to one’s experience.
Having lived a corporate work life for many years, juggling work and leisure during travel comes as easy as planning a complete family/me, my own holiday. And having done both for a number of years, looking to do it for others. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I am continuing to build my store of experiences. But hiking solo on the then defunct Konkan Railways tracks through mountains and across bridges during my college years is something I re-live many times."

Anand is part of the following groups: India Travel Agents
Colors of Rajasthan
The Golden Triangle & Rajasthan - 14 Days

Wind your way through colorful cities, charming villages, and stretches of sand dunes with this two-week itinerary. You'll start in Delhi with a route through the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra (home to the Taj Mahal), and Jaipur, then continue into Rajasthan, where you'll find lakeside palaces, ancient forts, and elaborately decorated mansions along your journey.

The Royal Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore
Golden Triangle & Wildlife Tour - 10 Days

Spend ten days exploring one of India's most popular regions with this itinerary. You'll go from the historic monuments of Delhi to the famed Taj Mahal in Agra, then continue to Ranthambore to search for the Bengal tiger. End your trip in Jaipur, the gateway to one of India's most colorful states, before you return to Delhi.

Auto-rickshaw drivers in Alleppey, Kerala
2 Weeks in India - 2 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in India, travelers will have enough time to get intimately acquainted with a handful of key cities and sites. To get the most from your stay, you'll want to focus on exploring just one or two regions. Consider going for depth, rather than breadth, and resist the temptation to cover everything in one visit. Just think of it as a reason to keep coming back for more.