I, founded The Pravasi in 2014 after taking a sabbatical from my retail cosmetic business, jumped in a car with two of my friends, and set out to discover the west coast of Maharashtra without using Google Maps. We'll probably never forego maps again.
I want to make it easier for you to discover beautiful and local places when you're travelling. My travel blog and city guides connect you with spots that are part of a community, so you can make new friends and try new things. I visit every single place myself and I only recommend things I enjoy doing. Localism, not tourism – it's kind of my thing. Basically, I just wanted a directory of awesome and pretty places to visit that was curated by someone I trusted (like a human, not a robot). I couldn't find anything that fit, so I decided to make it myself!
Even more, I wanted to share a way of travelling that didn’t yet exist in India – a tailored approach to planning a holiday for discerning and well-informed travellers. Our guests are looking for a more exclusive way to discover the world, with insider advice to enhance each trip.
We've built our reputation on delivering exceptional, tailor-made holidays and travel experiences to incredible hotels and resorts in some of the world's most desirable destinations.
All of this backed by informed Travel Specialists and support teams from around the world.
To have gathered this knowledge has taken us years and countless miles travelled. We believe that the first-hand information at our fingertips and the relationships we've forged with key suppliers is a priceless asset when creating bespoke travel experiences.
We don't simply book a few hotels and flights, or throw together a package deal; we create travel experiences. And when we say 'create', we genuinely mean crafting unique trips that match every individual wish or whim of our clients. We don't rest at finding them just the perfect hotel location, the most adventurous safari, or the liveliest nightspot to dance into the night; we ensure every detail – from their preferred airline to their favourite drink waiting in their room on arrival – is met.
We've scoured the world for interesting angles on some of the most dramatic, beautiful and exotic places you're ever likely to visit. From the wild horses of the mid-west to the ancient ruins of South America, from the graceful tigers of India to a beautiful sunset in the Caribbean, our travel experiences have it all.
Whether you want to shop 'til you drop or relax like you've never relaxed before, we know the best possible way to indulge you, your family, or your friends to provide you with the best luxury holiday.
With a 24/7 emergency number 'just in case'; and you have all you need to rest assured that your travel arrangements are in safe hands.
To provide you with the best service and to cultivate a productive and happy working environment for our team, we operate on three key guiding principles.
Working with people is a huge part of what we do, and we know that doing it well means always treating our colleagues and clients with respect. To us this means making sure we are efficient, quick to respond and happy to help at all times.
In order to excel, it’s important to be dependable and responsible for our actions. So, the answer is never no, it is always yes, and how can we make it happen.
Most of all, at The Pravasi we pride ourselves on caring. Our great attention to detail and positivity comes from a passion for travel and a genuine enjoyment of delivering incredible travel experiences.
From our personal experience, we strongly believe that booking with a reputable tour operator brings a number of important benefits that may not be immediately obvious, so we have created an 8-step guide to help you understand the benefits of booking with the The Pravasi.