I am an Indian and I consider myself a "Gallivanter" because exploring new places provides me with pleasure. Having born in India and being a part of the travel industry, this combination has been the best thing for me ever, because there are so many travellers out there willing to know about this country and wanting to explore it. I love the fact that I am capable enough to share my travel experiences and knowledge about India with them and I am able to encourage them to come & experience India as it is for a local. The discussions with the travellers are always mindful and in some way or the other, it offers me a chance to become a Travel Ambassador for my country.
According to me the motivation behind Travel is associated with structuring new social connections, chances to learn and develop. It allows us to be truly occupied with action, to grow new abilities and to find new societies. It conveys us closer to ourselves as well as other people.
You ask me the best ways to travel to India to have a lifetime journey and I will provide you with many options. India for me is not just a destination but an experience, you actually live India while you travel through it.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Mindful and Wellness tours, Cultural and Immersive Tours, Offbeat itineraries, Tailor Made Tours, Tribal, Wildlife and Adventure Tours."
How did you get involved in travel?
"The credit goes to my parents who both are big travel enthusiasts, so I have it in my DNA. My favourite travel partner is my Dad because we both share the same love for the Himalayas and we often explore the Himalayas to find places we can peacefully practice meditation. I am a native of Uttar Pradesh which is basically a major agricultural state in India but fortunately, I have never ever experienced farming. I completed my MBA in Tourism & Marketing in 2017 and joined this dynamic industry, all set to turn dreams of travellers into reality. I am happiest when I am designing itineraries for my guests travelling to India and offering more authentic ways for other travellers to discover India.
I possess a strong love for my country and enjoy passing on this passion for my land to the travellers in an exciting and educational manner which leaves them with a lasting memory of India."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"I have many to share but the best memories are with my Dad, so I will share one out of them all.
This was back in 2012 when I was fresh out of school and I had 1 month free before my college was going to start. I and my dad planned to travel to the Himalayas to find a nice place to practice Meditation and after several hours of research, we chose Chitkul, the last village before the Indo - China border. The reasons were that it is very virgin, very secluded, less touristic and there is an Army Camp over there so we could arrange a meditation for the soldiers as well.
After a back-breaking drive of 14 hours from Delhi, we were finally at the cusp of Sangla Valley and after few turns, the beauty of the valley started to surprise us with its vastness, we were left astonished by it and were just gazing at the delightful surroundings, we even forgot our back pains. Finally, we arrived at Chitkul an hour later. We got ourselves a wooden hut to stay because even in summers this place is freezing cold after the sunset. The place looks like land surrounded by the crown of snow-capped mountains. We planned to spend 3 or 4 days at this place before heading back to Delhi, but the peace and tranquillity of this place forced us to stay back for 11 days. Meditation and Nature become our Eutopia, as we were deeply affected by the beauty of this valley. Our daily routine was to wake up, do meditation, go out on hikes by the river or up in the mountains along with the kids of the village and then return by afternoon. Every day concluded on a very peaceful note after having that final meditation session followed by dinner and finally going to sleep.
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Recent trip reviews for Ashvin Dev
India's Golden Triangle · India - Feb 18 - Feb 28, 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