As a traveler all my adult life, I have realized there are many different stages of travel in ones’ life. It all started with school trips (travelling with big groups of fellow students) then starting to travel to safe destinations ie in Australia and New Zealand, either by yourself or with a friend. The next big adventure was to head off to work in the UK then backpacking around Europe, Africa and Asia with a tried and tested formula of a backpack, not much money, a Lonely Planet and a good dose of spirit for anything that came along.
By then, you had the travel bug so travel was a necessity for life so I spent my working life, saving up to keep travelling in between part time study or renovating houses. By then I would travel with friends, walking or doing something adventurous in Nepal, New Zealand, Canada, Africa and other parts of Australia. The accommodation would usually be a tent or huts in the wilderness and hire cars or buses. My forties and half of my fifties were spent in this way so pretty much for 30 years I did the same sort of travel.
However hitting my late fifties and early sixties, things have dramatically changed. I need comfort and safety, both in equal doses. I particularly need a comfortable bed, one that just isn’t a slab of form on a wooden bed but one with decent springs and thick top. Long car, train and bus travel has been replaced by air travel and safety has become a priority. I want to have the surety that I am safe wherever I travel. The security of travel knowing that there is someone looking out for you, particularly in India. From being met at the airport (particularly in Delhi) where the chaos begins as you leave the airport doors, through to getting into the car to take you to your hotel, the experience intensifies. Having lived in India for 13 years and have travelled far and wide either on my own, leading groups or with a couple of friends then safety is always high on my needs list. As one of my friends recently said ‘India never turns off’.
Keeping this in mind we at Ekno Travels are experts at providing custom made, safe travels (particularly for women).We understand safety, security and the need to be independent also, so if want to travel independently, pick one of our itineraries or customise one of our trips by adding or removing as many elements as you like.
As an alternative you can also start with a blank page and we will assist you in designing your own fully customised itinerary. You can travel with one of our guides or have one of our local guides at your chosen destination show you around. Our office has your back…being in touch with your driver and guide and of course you. Talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can give you some expert advice on where you want to go, what you want to see and when you want to do it. India will be an incredible experience.