India Travel Agency
With a dedicated focus on active, experiential tours and exciting new destinations, Active India is an award-winning independent travel company offering safe, authentic and memorable India holidays for families, small groups and independent travellers.
Founded by Ravi Tickoo, a passionate mountaineer, outdoorsman and serial travel entrepreneur, Active India was born out of his vision to build a dedicated, high-quality and sustainable brand for safe, authentic and memorable active holidays across India.
Active India – is supported and brought to life by a team of experienced professionals including knowledgeable destination experts, multi-lingual tour leaders, professionally-trained and certified guides, skilled reservations and operations staff, all with a creative passion and dedication to Active India’s award-winning services and quality standards.
In addition, Active India’s proprietary network of ground logistics bases, stringent end-to-end quality control, preferred-access partnerships with a range of hotels and resorts across destinations – all come together to represent a truly dedicated and sustainable brand for active, experiential holidays across India and beyond.
In 2015, Active India was awarded the prestigious National Tourism Award for the Best Adventure Tour Operator by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Keeping the Earth in mind
Active India is deeply committed to sustainable and low-impact travel. Responsible Tourism practices and policies are therefore integrated into all major aspects of our operations and decision-making. These include: staff sensitization and training on low-impact practices, regular sustainability checks on our operational logistics and proactive engagement with local communities in ecologically sensitive areas through direct investment and participation in various conservation projects and awareness campaigns.
Active India is a government approved adventure and cultural tour operator recognized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, a registered adventure tour operator with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and affiliated with the leading Indian and international travel and conservation organizations.
Culture and Leisure Tours
India’s fabulous cultural heritage has compelled us to design comprehensive range of itineraries to cover all aspects of incredible India for people of diverse interests. We, as a travel company, have designed various itineraries that combine major destinations, experiences and activities to provide unforgettable experiences to our esteemed clients. Our emphasis is always on undemanding, relaxing travel that offers one the opportunity to experience vivid colours of Rajasthan, Fascinating Gujarat, Scintillating Agra, Holy Varanasi, Scenic Darjeeling, Exotic Ladakh, Exciting Khajuraho, Tropical Kerala and much more.
Biking and Cycling Tours
Travelling through the landscape on two wheels is an interesting way to appreciate the small details of Indian life that go unnoticed when using faster modes of transport. Active India is a pioneer in providing specialist cycling tours spanning this vast country; from high-altitude mountain-biking in Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh to gentle meanderings along the back roads of rural Rajasthan and coastal Kerala. Our intimately crafted itineraries are designed to cater cyclists of all abilities and fitness levels. To top it all, these cycling tours are backed up by the highest standards in cycling equipment, safety and well-trained support staff.
Nature and Wildlife Tours
Catching a glimpse of a Royal Bengal tiger in its natural habitat may be the ultimate goal of many visitors, but India’s magnificent nature reserves offer a great deal more: from the Himalayas to the jungles of the Deep South, an extraordinary variety of wildlife beckons the enthusiasts. Active India’s long-running expertise and involvement in various conservation programs helps us guide you to the best of this natural bounty which is combined with a cultural angle to create a fascinating and uniquely Indian experience.
Trekking and Walking Tours
Active India has been at the forefront of the Indian trekking scene for many years, and our expertise allows us to offer a high-quality experience on all our walking itineraries. Whether one is taking a challenging trek across high Himalayan passes or a gentle ramble through the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan, seeing India on one’s own two feet brings one closer to the soul of the country. In addition to the breath-taking views, stopping by at remote villages and out-of-the-way temples provides a cultural perspective that is as rich as the surrounding landscapes.
With special emphasis on the interests of the children, our carefully crafted family tours combine a plethora of activities and places of special interest. From walking in the mountains to exploring rich Indian culture. Relaxing on the beach or taking gentle elephant safaris, these tours offer something for each member to participate and enjoy. Our focus on the safety, child friendliness and overall experience are intended to keep everyone’s interest levels at peak throughout these tours.
With the change in mind-set of the modern young traveller with ‘do it myself’ attitude to derive utmost satisfaction from tour experiences from India we designed some tours where almost all days are activity based. With emphasis on maximum participation the activities are varied and interesting; ranging from short treks, cycling, boating, village walks, local social interaction and other outdoor activities to Bollywood and folk dancing and cookery classes besides yoga, meditation and other spiritual activities in addition to visits to monuments and other places of attraction.