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Ridhi Kumar

"Atithi Devo Bhava" is a Sanskrit term which means "guest is God". In India we treat our guests like God. I've been working as a German translator in multinational companies for the last 9 years, but my dream has always been to work in the travel industry. Travelling is my passion and I'm glad I'm part of this industry now. I focus on my clients' travel by keeping only one thing in the mind, how I would like to be treated in another country. I make sure my clients feel safe and comfortable in a new country and can enjoy their trip to the fullest. I plan your trip where you can have a close look at Indian culture, food and nature and also meet local people.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Mindful & Wellness Travel, Cultural & Immersive Tours, Offbeat Itineraries, Custom Tours, Tribal, Wildlife & Adventure Tours."

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was studying German in college I decided to work in the travel industry and follow my passion and help people explore my beautiful country. I like to turn my travellers excitement into a wonderful experience."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The best experiences I have had in my life are:

1) I stayed in an igloo in Himachal Pradesh and fulfilled my childhood dreams.
2) I lived in a 12th century fort in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. I've always wanted to experience the luxury and historical atmosphere you get in places like this, it's hard to put into words.
3) I visited India's most beautiful island Havelock and took a day trip to Barren Island to see India's only active volcano."

Ridhi is part of the following groups: India Travel Agents
Meet the camel herders of the Thar Desert.
Explore Rajasthan: Palaces, Forts, and Sand Dunes of Thar - 9 Days

The state of Rajasthan in northern India holds a bounty of breathtaking sites along with some of the country's most welcoming cities. This itinerary lays out a romantic trip that includes tours of ancient palaces, golden fortresses that seem to glow in the hot sun, and shrines and holy sites that seem to rise from the desert sands.

North India's Golden Triangle
North India's Golden Triangle - 10 Days

The Golden Triangle in North India symbolizes three pinnacles: culture, heritage, and metamorphosis. Your 10-day journey begins in the capital city of New Delhi, where you can learn about both Islamic and Hindu influences. In Agra, which symbolizes love, you will visit the grand wonder that is the Taj Mahal. A trip to Jaipur will reveal the beauty of the Pink City and its textile industry. On the final leg of your trip, you will visit Varanasi, where you will experience the live, iconic rituals along the Ganges, and visit the sacred Buddhist town of Sarnath.

Explore the Shore Temple complex in Mahabalipuram
Southern India: Tamil Nadu & Kerala - 12 Days

Indulge your senses on this 12-day tour of southern India, featuring the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Discover Tamil Nadu's cultural wealth as you explore its ornate Hindu temples, sacred cities, and French-colonial towns. Cross over the Western Ghats into biodiverse Kerala and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of tea and spice plantations, jungle, forests, and lakes, and rivers.

Camel Keeper
Rajasthan Highlights & Pushkar Fair - 16 Days

This all-encompassing tour of Rajasthan covers the must-see highlights of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra and features three days of the sprawling Camel Fair in Pushkar held annually every November. Come to Rajasthan for the culture, history, and magnificent architecture, stay for the lively bustling attractions and events of the fair. You'll ride camels in the Thar desert, discover historic Silk Road mansions in Mandawa, and wander ancient abandoned cities, like Kuldhara and Fatehpur Sikri.

Jaipur's Amer Fort reflects in nearby Maota Lake
Golden Triangle & Rajasthan - 11 Days

Featuring the famous Golden Triangle (Delhi - Jaipur - Agra) and its well-visited attractions, this complete 11-day itinerary offers an in-depth look into the Rajasthani culture. In addition to seeing Jama Masjid in Delhi, the Amer Fort in Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal in Agra, you'll wander historic mansions in Churu, visit with local artisans in Bagru, and marvel at architectural feats in Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri. You'll cook with locals, tour pink cities, and count the stars from the top of a sand dune.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple on Bali
10 Days in Indonesia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days to spend in Indonesia, many travelers visit Bali for a highlights tour of the island's historic temples, beautiful beaches, and scenic rice fields. You could focus more specifically on Balinese culture, choosing an itinerary that features local experiences like cooking classes or combine several days in Bali with time on another island, like Nusa Penida, an excellent destination for snorkeling. Another option is to skip Bali and explore Java's natural wonders or cruise around the Raja Ampat Archipelago on a traditional wooden sailboat.

Recent trip reviews for Ridhi

Thank you !
Indonesia | Aug 20 - Aug 28, 2022

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Farhana R.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Alisha did an incredible job organising our entire trip throughout Bali. We experienced a mix of all the things we requested and much more due to having a wonderful and attentive driver, Ketut.

Ketut was friendly, informative, punctual and reliable- our trip was incredibly flexible and we really appreciated his attitude

Thank you again.

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Alisha did an incredible job organising our entire trip throughout Bali. We experienced a mix of all the things we requested and much more due to having a wonderful and attentive driver, Ketut.

Ketut was friendly, informative, punctual and reliable- our trip was incredibly flexible and we really appreciated his attitude

Thank you again.

Hotel Review
La Joya Biu Biu Resort
Jimbaran

Beautiful hotel with lovely, attentive and accommodating staff Food was also excellent at the restaurant

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This was our first trip to India. We are exp...
India | Mar 22 - Apr 18, 2022

Patricia
Patricia H.
Redmond, WA | Reviewed on May 05, 2022

This was our first trip to India. We are experienced travelers, but generally have local contacts that help us arrange a trip. For India, we had no idea where to start. We wanted a trip to see plants, orchids, and birds, along with natural settings, but also wanted a few cultural and historical places too.
After much back and forth, we had a trip planned, all tickets bought. Then covid hit. Two years passed and yet we still wanted this trip. This spring we took the leap and am... read more

This was our first trip to India. We are experienced travelers, but generally have local contacts that help us arrange a trip. For India, we had no idea where to start. We wanted a trip to see plants, orchids, and birds, along with natural settings, but also wanted a few cultural and historical places too.
After much back and forth, we had a trip planned, all tickets bought. Then covid hit. Two years passed and yet we still wanted this trip. This spring we took the leap and am certainly glad we went. We were everywhere welcome and asked bring more foreign tourists. Imagine being at Taj Mahal and being one of a handful of people of northern European descent. Indians are touring their own country now.. and the Taj with all the colorful saris not tourists in kaki was lovely to see.
There did turn out to be a lot of driving, but that was required to get to the various places we wanted to go. we had various guides, and for all but one ( our "guide" at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary- I would have to give him a negative rating for many reasons) we had good to excellent experiences.
The accommodations arranged were sometimes over the top for we budget travelers but as we did not know the cost it and it was already paid for , we just enjoyed it.
Over all it was nice to just not have to arrange for anything. When we finished with a cultural site or were done with a hike, our car and driver were there, no walking to the car. We seldom carried our bags. Our biggest decisions were what to have for dinner. we have never traveled like this before and I will say it was nice.
We wrote a review of each day on the trip summary for specifics.

Local specialist: Ridhi Kumar
Ridhi
Ridhi Kumar
Local specialist in India | Reviewed on Jul 17, 2022

Hi Patricia and Jeff. Thanks for taking out time to write this detailed feedback and the day-wise points that you shared with me, it was so nice to read your feedback, it gives me pleasure to read and know that the job was well done and it can be made even better. Not everyone gets to design trips for experienced travelers like you, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing you in a not so distant future. Happy traveling and stay safe !!!

India's Golden Triangle
India | Feb 18 - Feb 28, 2019

Denise
Denise D.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Mar 09, 2019

We had a fabulous trip to India with a fantastic driver Vikram. However our whole experience has been marred by our guides need to feed us to the lions at every opportunity. We felt like they thought we were walking ATMs to be fleeced at every opportunity. Our first day we were talking to a store, our guide told us he just wanted to show us something. Then we were led to the slaughter. My husband works in the Middle East and is used to bartering but this was an all out attack that left us... read more

We had a fabulous trip to India with a fantastic driver Vikram. However our whole experience has been marred by our guides need to feed us to the lions at every opportunity. We felt like they thought we were walking ATMs to be fleeced at every opportunity. Our first day we were talking to a store, our guide told us he just wanted to show us something. Then we were led to the slaughter. My husband works in the Middle East and is used to bartering but this was an all out attack that left us feeling abused. We bought a pashmina we neither needed or wanted just to get out. After this we made it clear we did not want to shop, we don’t need stuff we travel for the experience not the tat. Another guide took us to a palace and even though we had specifically said we did not want to shop we ended up sitting infront of an artist where both the guide and artist embarrassed us into paying £100 for a picture but were quite disappointed that we didn’t buy the £450 they started with. We were made to feel mean and tight by both of them. The fact that we could neither afford or wanted the picture meant nothing to them. If this is how your guides operate I would be reluctant to use them again.

Local specialist: Ridhi Kumar