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Jay’s agencyYour local agency for luxury and photography tours in India

10 reviews
  • Specialises in Classic Tours
  • Specialises in Photography Tours
  • Specialises in Off-The-Beaten-Track Tours
  • Specialises in Luxury Tours
Our agency is a family-owned boutique travel company based in India, specialising in offering bespoke experiences tailored to each traveller. In 2018, we received a National Tourism Award by Union Tourism Minister for excellence in our tour services, and is it the personalised service, professional planning and execution of tours, the inclusion of must-see sights as well as hidden gems, and the va... Our agency is a family-owned boutique travel company based in India, specialising in offering bespoke experiences tailored to each traveller. In 2018, we received a National Tourism Award by Union Tourism Minister for excellence in our tour services, and is it the personalised service, professional planning and execution of tours, the inclusion of must-see sights as well as hidden gems, and the value of our prices that makes our agency special. With an excellent network of travel partners across the Indian sub-continent, we ensure that there is a consistent delivery of superior service from A to Z, and our team of local specialists is able to offer you suggestions based on our personal experiences. See more
Joined Evaneos:4 years ago
Agency operating for:11 years
Based in:Pune,India
Languages spoken: Hindi, English
Why was this local agency selected by Evaneos?
  • Excellent service: the agency won a National Tourism Award in 2018 for the quality of their tours
  • Local knowledge: the agents are experts of the Indian sub-continent and specialise in tailor-made
  • Trust: the agency is additionally certified by associations such as ASTA, AFTA, and IATO
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 I was born in India and have lived here my whole life. Showcasing the highlights and less explored sites and experiences of the Indian sub-continent to our guests is something that I am truly passionate about. 
Jay
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Favourites from the agency
  • I am a wildlife photographer by hobby and have visited most of India's national parks. My favourites: Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Nagarhole and Ranthambore.
  • The backwaters of Kerala and the hills of Munnar should definitely be on your travel radar when you visit India!
  • There's no image more iconic of India than that of the spectacular Taj Mahal. Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer are also unforgettable places to visit.
  • A great place to visit in India is Goa, Kerala, where you'll find some of the world's most beautiful beaches.

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We offer optional visits to villages and a restaurant run by acid attack victims
Our agency proposes optional village tours like the Kachpura Heritage Walk in Agra and a few parts of Rajasthan, where guests visit the village and the revenue from the tour is put towards community work. We also organise a range of slum tours in Delhi and Mumbai that help spread revenue to communities that don't usually benefit from tourism in Ind... Our agency proposes optional village tours like the Kachpura Heritage Walk in Agra and a few parts of Rajasthan, where guests visit the village and the revenue from the tour is put towards community work. We also organise a range of slum tours in Delhi and Mumbai that help spread revenue to communities that don't usually benefit from tourism in India, therefore supporting and contributing to local well-being. Something we additionally offer our guests is an optional visit to a restaurant run by women who are victims of acid attacks. See more

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  • Vanessa
    Vanessa
    6 April 2020
    Best parts:
    I whole-heartedly and without reservation recommend local agencies in parternship with Evaneos in India. I searched for months and read many reviews about the best tour companies servicing India. I required a customized tour based upon family history, taking me to areas of India not typically traveled by international tourists. I contacted many agencies such that advertised customized tours. While initially responsive, they ceased responding once I shared my special itinerary. Evaneos local agencies in India will customize itineraries based upon budget and location, including hotels and domestic transportation. Budget airlines mostly fly the domestic routes, so be clear if you want upgrades such as luggage allowances and seating. Our India travel advisor patiently worked with me for months to finalize my itinerary—I had many potential places to visit covering much of India, and he worked with me on the potential logistics to tailor the trip to fit within the designated number of days. He was also extremely timely in responding to my many emails.
    Summary:
    I arrived in India on March 8 as the COVID-19 was ramping up worldwide. Everywhere along the way, we received excellent service from the greeters at the airports and train stations, to the tour guides...I arrived in India on March 8 as the COVID-19 was ramping up worldwide. Everywhere along the way, we received excellent service from the greeters at the airports and train stations, to the tour guides and drivers. Our tour guide in Kolkata weaved in my family history sites with a walking tour covering the daily life of Kolkata. Schools were shuttered due to COVID, though he ensured our access and a tour of a school important to my family history. The driver skillfully navigated Kolkata traffic and was always at the ready. The same experience repeated in Mussoorie with our guide. It was imperative to visit my father’s school. He not only gained access, but conducted a customized tour (he graduated from this school). Our driver arrived two hours early to prepare for the day and then extended his day to drive us to the local airport due to unexpected travel changes. Sadly, my trip was suspended early due to COVID and India closing access to tourist attractions and suspending international flights. Upon request, our tour guide immediately secured alternative travel and lodging arrangements for my party to return to Delhi. Our local agent met us at a very crowded Delhi airport at 1 a.m. and escorted us to the airline check-in line and kindly waited with us until we received our boarding pass—this was extremely reassuring.See more
    Jay
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    Jay
    Dear Vanessa Namaste! We thank you for sharing your feedback on Evaneos. It was truly our pleasure to serve you during the trip. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your trip with us in India. I...Dear Vanessa Namaste! We thank you for sharing your feedback on Evaneos. It was truly our pleasure to serve you during the trip. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your trip with us in India. It was unfortunate that you had to cancel the trip midway due to Coronavirus but we look forward to welcoming you again in near future where you can utilise the credits offered for cancelled components. Please stay safe and healthy.See more

  • LymdenGuy
    LymdenGuy
    28 November 2019
    Best parts:
    A well balanced trip itinerary, with a combination of historic and religious sites intermixed with nature reserves, city and village walks and even an Indian cookery class. Very comprehensive support from*********** at every step, including airport and hotel check-ins as well as ground transport.
    Worst parts:
    The /***********support only broke down once, in Ranthambore, but luckily the driver's own initiative recovered the situation.
    Summary:
    There were many highlights and the culture and history of India are very rich and varied. The itinerary was well designed to cover a wide range of these highlights, whilst balancing it with interestin...There were many highlights and the culture and history of India are very rich and varied. The itinerary was well designed to cover a wide range of these highlights, whilst balancing it with interesting side activities to make sure we experienced both the current culture alongside the ancient (and also had time to enjoy a holiday). The local support was very comprehensive and well organised and the selection of the hotels en-route was good and matched our needs well.See more
    Jay
    Agency's comment
    Jay
    Dear Guy We thank you for sharing the feedback. We are so glad to know that you liked the experiences, services, hotels and overall itinerary designed by us. Based on your feedback, we shall improve ...Dear Guy We thank you for sharing the feedback. We are so glad to know that you liked the experiences, services, hotels and overall itinerary designed by us. Based on your feedback, we shall improve our on-ground service in Ranthambore and have already taken steps in that direction. We look forward to serving you again near future. Regards Team BespokeSee more
    Evaneos' comment
    Thank you for your feed back! See you around the world!

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