Traveling is about making memories. Though traveling around and exploring new places is one of the best things you can do for yourself, it is always important to explore places and meet people who may share the same philosophy yet live up to different sets of values.
Having born in India, it’s great to share the inside secrets of I have learnt along the way. I also wanted to get a taste of what has made India unique and different in many ways. My experiences give me the chance to encourage people to visit India because it’s an awesome destination in itself. I really enjoy being able to transmit and help others to plan their journeys using what I have seen and experienced. It feels like I am a part of their trip. It’s not the end yet, I found India is just awesome.
“Traveling will make you learn how to appreciate, adjust, not to complain, to be less judgmental and be at peace mentally; how beautiful the people are in a country full of contrasts"
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Spanning the vast expanses of India, Nepal and Bhutan, Active India offers a wide range of engaging activities and immersive experiences including soft to challenging trekking and walking tours, cycling and motor-biking adventures to experiential culture and discovery holidays, wildlife safaris and nature tours , School exchange programs, Family and small group adventures across the popular and hidden destinations.
Active India's tours and activities are crafted with a clear focus on the quality of service, authenticity of experience and enriching engagement with the cultural charms, natural splendor and unparalleled diversity that defines India.
How did you get involved in travel?
"I started as an Area Franchise manager in Cosmetic division of an organization, but felt passionless about my work. What always shone through for me was travel, though, so I began taking short trips and discovered a world I never knew existed—one where I could think outside the box and truly become me.
Travelling has given me a taste of the kind of travel that I made it a part of my career. I found the perfect balance for me at Active India Holidays where I get chance to work on multilingual products. We offer some of the best products and programs for adventure, culture and families Tours. We help the clients by organizing their trips within India, wherein they experience the beautiful, diverse culture of India. Every satisfied traveler who goes back with memories that will last a lifetime is the reason to pursue Tourism as a Career.
'India will change you forever’, you would hear this over and over again until unless you would travel to the subcontinent.
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Goa is one of the most attractive places to visit in India. This small state is famous for its beautiful beaches and has many other tourist attractions like forts, spice plantations, and museums. I added a day along with New Year's long weekend with my friends which gave me 4 days to explore Goa. I have been to Goa many times, but this time I wanted to make it different. Wanted to spend a whole week there and explore the places I haven’t seen before.. Here the bike ride also gave us joy. First day we visited Dona Paula beach and the shooting location where part of the shooting of the film "Singham" took place.
On the very same day, we enjoyed the water sports and related rides at Calangute beach. The rides were full of excitement and it was first in a lifetime experience. Goa is so peaceful. I LOVE GOA. It's hard to believe we've only been on the trip for four days. The distance we've already travelled and the amount we've seen is overwhelming. Without a doubt it stands alone as the most incredible, travel experience of my life."
Featured trips & expertise
Experience the magic and mystique of northern India as you travel from Delhi to the heart of the Himalaya on this immersive 13-day tour. Along the way, visit the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, tour Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, ride on the historic Toy Train Railway, and explore the faded grandeur of Pragpur, India's first heritage village.
This tour is a beautiful introduction to some of the most spiritual places in India, from Buddhism in Dharamshala to Hinduism in Haridwar. You'll visit the Himalayan foothills and see a spectacular prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges, combining unique cultural experiences with truly stunning natural scenery.
Cycle Across Karnataka: Mysore, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park, Ooty, and More - 7 Days
This bicycle trip covers the southwest of India, where you'll see abundant forests, spice plantations, coconut trees, sophisticated temples, beaches, and lots more. South India is filled with tropical vegetation, beautiful villages, old forts, and white-sand beaches. Its gentle hills and backroads make it perfect for biking. You'll cross the Western Ghats and visit the Bandipur and Mudumalai sanctuaries, whose jungles hide wild elephants, tigers, and even leopards. Then, you'll ride up to Ooty Hill station, which the British once called the "Queen of Hill Stations."
This 10-day tour includes some of the region's most beautiful sites, from the rolling hills of the tea plantations in Munnar to the golden beaches of Kovalam. Along the way, you'll spend the night on a houseboat in Kerala's backwaters, stroll through spice gardens in Periyar, and discover Fort Kochi's stunning architecture.
Perched high in the mountains on the remote northern edge of India, Ladakh is a truly inspirational destination for a trekking holiday. This classic trek not only takes us through a spectacular high-altitude world with breathtaking vistas and entrancing scenery but also gives you the chance to experience Buddhist culture in remote monasteries, practice yoga and meditation at a special center, and be awed by expansive mountain and valley views. This is a challenge not to be missed.
With its vivid colors, glittering heritage, fascinating cities, and beautiful countryside from lush green oases to the Thar desert, North India is like nowhere else on earth. This 15-day trip will take you to some of the north's top destinations, including the palaces and temples of Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodphur, the Taj Mahal—the world's most famous monument to love—and one of the holiest cities in the world, Varanasi, before winding up in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai.
Recent trip reviews for Priya
Golden Triangle India - 4 day tour
Jan 2 - Jan 6, 2020
KimKim was great to work with to organize this tour. Priya, our local specialist was very helpful. Because of the time difference, it usually took 1 day to respond. My planning of this trip was revised (by me) many times, and Priya managed all of the changes easily. All of our transportation, accommodations, and tours was seamless. The guides were knowledgable and helpful. I most appreciated our driver, Puran. He was with us from the moment we arrived in Delhi, until we departed Delhi. ... read more
Great experience for a solo female traveler
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2020
Far beyond my expectations. It really brought me out of my bad mood. Warm welcome, quick response in WhatsApp group and considerate feedback calls en route, no harassment or traps. Thanks to my driver Mr Phrahalad, my guide Mr Verma and of course Mrs Priya, all excellent and professional. Overall, great trip, worth the price.
Great driver, guides were good , wonderful to...
Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2019
Great driver, guides were good , wonderful tour of interesting palaces, temples. Tag Mahal. Tiger safari
Dec 2019amily vacation
Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2019
Priya, was the best agent who went above and beyond to help us with this trip. We had good car, great hotels, good drivers. Only in Goa ,we could not get English speaking driver due to driving company confusion. It was not a big deal because I speak there language. Every thing was on time and coordinated very well. Priya's work was very impressive. I will recommend this travel Co.. to all my friends and i will use the same in future also.. I appreciate them very much. Thanks to Ms Priya and Mr. Ravi Tikkoo
Indian golden triangle
Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2019
Must-do trip in north India to get to know important spots of Indian's history and get amused by the marvellous architectural accomplishments.
At the same time, it is a very touristic tour. One will be pushed to buy stuff by the guides (which for sure is normal and moves the economy but one should be given the option in advance).
Jaipur is a great city, walking around the city is an experience of its own.
Make sure to review (and change if you want) the hotels given by the agency before accepting the tour.
The agency provided a great driver
KimKim was fine as a tour company. I, however...
Oct 6 - Oct 12, 2019
KimKim was fine as a tour company. I, however, found out I was not crazy about having a guide and using a touring company - though I do recognize that I would probably have had a difficult time without them. Perhaps it would have been better if I had had only one guide? Or if I didn't feel somewhat rushed from one monument to another and then was taken to tourist-trap type places to buy things at elevated prices? In any case, KimKim was very efficient - they got things together well and were... read more
Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2019
The trip was fantastic and very well planned. Choephell, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and attentive and thoughtful. The food on our trek was surprising and delicious; Maila is a truly amazing camp chef. One of the days of scheduled hiking was too long, almost more than we could handle, but we’d been warned about a long day and it was necessary because we had a shorter time than usual to do the trek. I guess the lesson is to make sure to ask questions and be clear in communication when planning. In any case, we definitely felt well taken care of.
Jul 5 - Jul 18, 2019
- Organization and preparation was really excellent
- The trek was amazing and our guide very helpful and had a very broad culture on Buddhism
- Our driver (Ladakh) was excellent also, super kind , drove well and also very helpful
- The home stays were overall good, we were almost always alone with the families since not too many tourists so could enjoy cocking with them an choosing our rooms. The bathrooms were very irregular, some excellent and clean other really less. Not a big deal but... read more
Places Most Travelers Miss (But Shouldn't) in India
May 29 - Jun 19, 2019
We’ve just finished our Indian Odyssey, all superbly organised by Priya from kimkim. Three perfectly coordinated weeks of travel adventure & Priya was with us all the way. It felt like she was constantly in the background ensuring everything ran smoothly, that we were happy & liaising with our driver & hotels to ensure we had the best of times. Priya put together a fantastic mix of travel, adventure, activities, & relaxation using a mix of hotels; some super luxury, some more basic, some... read more
India Tourist and Food Tour
Jan 8 - Jan 22, 2019
Well to sum up our trip it definitely met the "Incredible India" tour. We found the whole trip to be wonderful. A few items could have been better but both my wife and I believe we truly got immersed into India, history, culture, cities, countryside and most importantly the wonderful people of India.
We were met at the Mumbai Airport at 3AM in the morning by a guide and driver who took us to a money exchange person at that time of the night and got a better rate than the airport exchanges.... read more
Best of Rajasthan Tour - 10 Days
Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2019
All our guides were informative, polite and eager to make our experience memorable. However, each guide was also eager to take us to a particular shop, each saying there was no pressure to buy.
Both our drivers, Vinod and Thaslim were most accommodating, and Thaslim often suggested places we could look at, or that we might find interesting. This added to our experience. We appreciated Vinod's driving skills, which were exceptional but unfortunately we also found it a little difficult to... read more
Best of Rajasthan Tour - 10 Days
Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2019
Great trip all in all.
Jan 14 - Jan 24, 2019
First, our driver Ravi Kumar was excellent. A very kind man, attentive to our needs and a very good driver in India traffic. Most memorable was the Jain temple and of course Agra Taj Mahal, but many of the other sites were also amazing. We had a lot of fun and made great memories. The tour was well organized and Ravi was always very punctual for our outings. The choice of hotels were adequate, of course a few were 5 star and extremely modern and comfortable. All of our city guides were knowledgeable and performed nicely.
Mumbai and Hyderabad
Dec 20 - Dec 30, 2018
Priya quickly understood what we wanted and arranged everything very well. She was also flexible with some changes we made, and was gracious.
All of our drivers showed up and were very courteous. The hotels were very good, no complaints there.
The best tour was to the Elephanta Caves. The guide was a local, very knowledgeable and sweet.
The weak part was that one day in Mumbai was overloaded. The guide for the day was late in the AM. We had to beg for lunch after the Elephanta Caves, which... read more
Third Eye Tour of India - 14 Days
Dec 27 - Jan 6, 2019
Thank you very much for arranging my trip to Kerala in India.
Over all the experience was very good and I had an enjoyable time.
My driver was very nice and keen to please, his English was sufficient.
I thought The Brunton Boat Yard was very good as were the staff.
The Flamingo Marari was also very nice, loud speakers broadcasting a religious festival made sleeping a little tricky! The hotel was also not exactly on the beach which was a little disappointing but not disastrous.
The boat house... read more
5 days in india
Nov 29 - Dec 3, 2018
Very professional, a great itinerary and we had an excellent time.
Oct 4 - Oct 23, 2018
Overall we had a fantastic time and the help Priya provided was great. We changed our minds a few times and Priya was more than happy to accommodate which we appreciate. A few of the hotels were slightly out of date but that was our only gripe. Driver Gopal was amazing, and all guides provided were good fun and very interesting. Thanks again.
India side trip
Sep 26 - Oct 4, 2018
Priya was very responsive to my questions and guidance. 2 days before we plan to book the trip the floods hit Kerala and we had to significantly change the whole schedule. Priya was very creative and responsive. My wife and I were very pleased with the tour. we were dependent on her recommendations to guide our experience
Mar 31 - Apr 18, 2018
Everything was excellent, from the drivers to the guides to the welcoming reps at every place. Especially wanted to thank Mr. Sahil Singh in Amnitsar for his excellent services as a guide. He was patient and knowledgeable of the places and culture of his city. Made every effort to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. Every guide and driver was good, but Mr. Sahil went the extra mile. As a whole this was an excellent trip to an amazing destination. Every place was very special, and it is... read more
Major Landmarks, Safari, and Mysore Wedding Visit
Feb 12 - Feb 23, 2018
I was quite exacting in my trip planning and Bhupendra was with me all the way in the planning process. I asked for something specific and he made it happen and was checking in with me along the way. The places I went and the places I stayed were as expected, and I always had at least one person responsible for my well being at all times. I can't ask for much more than that.
That being said, know what you're getting into with a trip to India. Guides tend to have a bit of a routine with the... read more
Nov 5 - Nov 9, 2017
All of our guides were amazing! Our Delhi guide was excellent! He spent a great deal of time waiting with us for late trains and delayed flights! The person who overlooked our stay in Ranthambore was very continentious and checked on us daily! Our safari guide was great too!
The hotel was not the greatest! The staff, except in reception were awesome and so friendly! Hotel needs some updating! Wi go only in lobby, no hairdryers or irons! Did see a tiger 🐅 due to great guide. They all spoke good English!
Thank you! We would use Kim Kim again!!
Oct 18 - Oct 22, 2017
We loved Elephant Pass yoga retreat! The yoga, people, food were incredible. Wonderful adventure. Samon was excellent tour guide in Kerala/Cochin. He was always on time, spoke English well and took us to a beautiful shop. We met many kind people on the houseboat. Everything was perfect, making for a great first impression of India. Thank you.