Travel is no more about ticking off important sights off the list. Travelers all around the world are looking to build meaningful experiences through travel. They are looking at more of local interactions, local food to taste, understand culture and history in a different way. These travelers are no longer satisfied with the mass market travel itineraries. They prefer personalized itineraries. Catering to all these needs of a discerning traveler is Trippin Traveller, a curated marketplace for offbeat, responsible and eco-friendly travel based out of Bangalore, India.
Trippin Traveller was born when the founders who are avid travelers themselves sensed a need for a travel agency which specialized in planning and executing offbeat and eclectic trips. They also looked at spreading more awareness about responsible and sustainable travel. Swati Nair, co-founder of Trippin Traveller says “For us, travel is not mere sightseeing, it’s a cultural experience.”
Finding tours that provide varied experiences is not easy. So Trippin Traveller has built up its network of trusted tour operators who offer tours beyond the usual tourist circuits. Each of their tours is handpicked and aim to offer immersive travel experiences not only in India but all across the globe.
A few examples of the unique tours that Trippin Traveller offers are
- A rural and cultural experience in West Bengal: Travelers get to experience a different side of West Bengal in this tour. They stay at Tepantar, a small village close to Shantiniketan. Tepantar is an abode for theatre practitioners. The tribal youth who drop out of school are meaningfully engaged in theatre. Further, the travelers are taken through Natungram, Nanoor and Dariyapur which are all craft hubs specializing in various art forms like Kantha embroidery, wooden doll making and Dokra craft where they learn more about the art and the life of these artists.
- Experience solitude in Uttarakhand: This tour is based out of a serene and picturesque village in Uttarakhand where one would need to trek 10-15 mins to reach the place of stay. With this as the base, travelers can choose to relax and interact with the villagers over pahadi food and cups of local tea or hike through the rhododendron forests to the Deoria Tal (Lake) or Chopta and Tungnath. Ambika Thandavan, who took this tour says ” Had one of the most rejuvenating trips. Was a well-curated experience off the grid…loved it!
- A journey back in time to Israel: This tour lets a traveler explore the unexplored Israel. Right from appreciating the Bauhaus architecture, to flea markets, to stay in a traditional kibbutz guesthouse this tour is quite offbeat. There is also a visit to the village of Neve Shalom, Meas Shearim, and Yad Vashem. Or one could explore the Bedouin lifestyle at Aricha or visit the Ramon Crater. The experience would be unparalleled for sure.
In its 2years+ of operations Trippin Traveller has become the chosen travel concierge for many, due to personalized travel planning that the company offers to each and every client, choice of offbeat destinations and the way the entire trip is conducted.
Going ahead, Trippin Traveller plans to introduce a membership scheme for its loyal customers, which would give their guests year-round discounts on booking, additional services, referral bonus and the first preview of all new tours unveiled on their website.
When you plan your next travel, do something different and live a slice of the local life through Trippin Traveller.