I've had the travel bug since I was 10 years old. Since then, I have not looked back. Always in search of new destinations to explore!
My passion for adventure activities encouraged me to become a mountaineer and I went on to summit Mt. Banderpunch (6800m) in the Himalaya. Before entering the travel industry, I had explored almost every corner of this beautiful country.
I specialize in tailor-made trips for people who travel with a purpose: to experience unique moments and see the hidden cultural and natural gems of my country.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Apart from cultural sites, I prefer to suggest the offbeat destination wherein one could experience tranquility and interaction with local offers insight into India Culture. I would recommend city of Taj Mahal to everyone coming to India irrespective of region you choose to explore. Few destinations that I vehemently recommend are as such: Udaipur, Jaipur, Periyar, and Mararikulam to relax in turquoise beaches. For activities, Safari tops the chart otherwise various experiences are proposed at each destination"
How did you get involved in travel?
"After completing studies in Public administration, I chose to become travel expert rather than bureaucrat. Learning languages (French and Russian) had helped me to understand other’s culture in better way and allowed me to make my niche in our Organization. India being 7th largest nation in term of area, there remains lot to explore. So I continue to travel to enrich my experience and share it with people. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"This question appears to be very simple but for me it is too difficult. But still I would share the one which is a bit different from others. While summiting the peak in Himalaya during expedition, distance from summit camp to Summit was an experience that cannot be put into words but felt! Panoramic view and serene mountains engulfed with white layer of Ice leave one speechless. "
Featured trips & expertise
This exciting 8-day trekking and camping itinerary will take you through the southernmost Himalayas in India known as the Dharamsala range. You'll have a few hours free in Delhi before you take an overnight transfer and begin your adventure in McLeod Gang where you'll tour the Dalai Lama's Temple Complex and learn about the city's Tibetan residents. Then, you'll set off on a guided 5-day hike through unspoiled and friendly mountain villages where you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Dhauladhar range at every turn.
The eastern end of the Himalayas and their neighboring foothills is one of the least-visited sections of the mountain range, but other travelers' loss is your gain as you explore this corner of India over the course of eight days. You'll experience a mix of Buddhist, Hindu, and Tibetan culture as you visit tea terraces, monasteries, mountain viewpoints, and more.
Deep in the heart of the Himalaya is the spectacular Valley of Flowers, a mountainside meadow at an altitude of 11,500 feet (3500 m.). The valley turns into a riot of colors in August and September, with over 1000 varieties of flowers, shrubs, orchids, and other plants carpeting the valley. With its diverse flora and fauna and dazzling snow-capped peaks around, the valley is a naturalist’s heaven and a trekker's delight. On this four-day trek (within a 10-day itinerary) you can witness its splendor for yourself.
India's Kerala state, located in the south of the peninsula, is home to lush vegetation and wild animals, aromatic spices and stunning temples. Indulge your senses and experience Kerala's diversity. Trek through forest and jungle to heights that offer stunning views, take in cultural sights of bustling towns, and relax on a bamboo raft on the winding waters, with nature at your fingertips.
This trip is designed to maximize your chances of thrilling experiences with the Bengal tiger. Located in the rural heart of India, you'll explore multiple natural habitats—including the deciduous forests of Kanha National Park, considered the most beautiful and pristine wildlife reserves in the country. The trip is topped off with visits to the Taj Mahal, the glorious city of Fatehput Sikri, and the extraordinary Khajuraho temples.
This cycling adventure through southwest India will take you from abundant forests to spice plantations, from sophisticated temples to beaches and backwater canals. The region's jungles and waterways, colorful towns and fishing villages, beaches and delicious cuisine will all be explored as you pedal the rural roads of Karnataka and Kerala.
Recent trip reviews for Bhupendra
Best of Rajasthan Tour - 10 Days · India - Nov 8 - Nov 22, 2018
The trip was coordinated by Active India, which is your contact in India. It would have been good to understand this upfront. Bhupendra was an employee, who left AI part way through my planning process, but I wasn't told this upfront. I ended up dealing with three different agents with AI. In addition to that, AI doesn't provide any drivers or any guides outside of Delhi. They contract out for the drivers and hire local agents in each city, who then hire independent guides. Most of that went... read more
Trip to India · India - Oct 7 - Oct 12, 2018
Very good experience. Bhupendra followed up all my wishes regarding the trip. I'm impressed of the scheduie we ended up with in such a limited travel period. Perfect! He also added the spice course in an indian home - that was one of the highlights of the tour. To experience real life is something I would have wanted for all "exotic" trips, but never would have asked for as part of a tour..
Only one thing that was really bad about this correspondance. I would have preferred to send normal... read more
Golden Triangle - India · India - Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2018
We had an amazing trip which was organised with such care and attention to detail, in exceeded our expectations! Our driver, all guides and support during the trip were excellent. Everyone was there to ensure we had a lovely time and the trip was running smoothly from logistical point of view. True 5*, VIP experience I can't recommend enough!
India 2018 · India - Jun 15 - Jun 24, 2018
Booking the trip was fine, but once I got there I did not receive the services that I booked. So many important details were left out of the itinerary. I wish I could talk about my guide, but I wasn't given one. I was given a non English speaking driver. I can't talk about memorable experiences because I didn't get to enjoy any villages to meet local people and had no one to translate for me. The local tour company couldn't believe I wasn't given a local guide. This was the WORST TOUR... read more
Experience sights and culture · India - Apr 4 - Apr 25, 2018
Bhupendra organised a wonderful and very memorable trip. I would recommend Kimkim to anyone organising a trip. India is a thriving, colourful, interesting place to visit. The people are friendly and helpful. There were 4 of us travelling and we had our own drivers for the whole trip. They were local to the area we travelled in and had a good knowledge of the towns we went to. They were able to make recommendations about what each town was best known for, that is jewellery, textiles etc. They... read more