Offbeat travel agents we like

There are several well-known travel agencies in India but when you’re looking for an offbeat holiday, they may not have the expertise you need. These unusual travel companies may not make it to the list of top 10 travel companies in India but they can definitely help you plan the perfect holiday. From rugged trails in Leh-Ladakh to all-women trips to chase fireflies in Coorg, they help you scale unchartered territory with aplomb.

  1. Some Place Else

tent camping moonlight

They are best known for The Little Gig Escape, a camping getaway in Alibaug under the stars with live music and good food for company. You will love them if you’re always dreaming about being Some Place Else. Offbeat destinations, quirky stays and exciting activities are their forte.

  1. The Backpacker Co

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As the name suggests, they organise backpacking trips across Europe and the rest of the world. With The Backpacker Co, you get to stay in funky hostels, travel in curated groups, experience places like a local and avail of itineraries with ample time for solo exploration.

  1. India Untravelled

Village women carry bundles of hay at Kanatal, Uttarakhand

We always talk about the ‘real India’. Now it’s time for you to discover it. India Untravelled takes you to off-the-map destinations in rural India, where you can interact closely with the local communities, hosts, cooks and craftspeople. They pride themselves on socially responsible and culture-rich trips.

  1. Gypsy Shack

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They will arrange immersive trekking and wildlife holidays that are easy on your pocket and allow for maximum exploration. They believe in small groups and eco-tourism that gives back to the community. Choose from birdwatching trips, village getaways and countryside cycling.

  1. The Blueberry Trails

A rustic scene at Saur Village

Think exotic, experiential honeymoon trips that involve offbeat stays in villas, campsites, cottages and homes and local food, art, culture, heritage and adventures. The Blueberry Trails specialises in curating personalised getaways and unconventional weekend trails.

  1. Travel Triangle

Buddhist statues at Kanheri Caves

Of all the agents in this list, they are probably the biggest and extremely reliable, given that they have 600+ experts for 60+ destinations at their disposal. With Travel Triangle, you have access to multiple travel agents across the globe who will customise trips as per your budget.

  1. JoinMyWedding

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Ever wanted to attend a foreign wedding and acquaint yourself with their ways and customs? With JoinMyWedding, you can do just that. Buy tickets to weddings in Turkey, Australia or just about anywhere in the world at a cost inclusive of accommodation, food and wedding ceremonies.

  1. F5 Escapes

Elephant riding at Muang Singh Elephant Village

They are a Bangalore-based alternative travel company offering all-women and customisable trips to destinations within India. The founders place great emphasis on safety and itineraries include hotels with character.

  1. Active Holiday Company

A chital deer at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve

If you’re the one who always wants to do more, wake up earlier and push the envelope while travelling, Active Holiday Company’s trips are your dream come true. Choose from guided and self-guided cycling tours, wildlife safaris and food trails.

  1. Geck & Co Adventurers

The view during the trek through the mountains at Kanatal

Mountain expeditions are the flavour of the season and Geck & Co Adventurers will make a mountaineer out of you yet. Their guides are accomplished climbers and backpackers and you can enrol at the mountain school if you’re a beginner.

Whether you’re looking for travel agents in South Delhi or Mumbai, these guys are always at your beck and call. And in this era of online bookings, what could be more convenient than live chatting with a cyber-representative and booking a trip in two clicks?

(The photos used in this post are purely indicative)

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