India for Beginners team at Rambagh Palace Jaipur

What makes us different?

Thank you for your interest in India for Beginners.

India for Beginners was designed to offer new travellers to India ethical, safe, and reliable travel services. 

We provide customised, detailed itineraries based on your preferences, interests, dates, budget, and the kind of India travel experience you want to have.

We work only with ethical, safe, reliable, well-trained, and English-speaking drivers and guides. We have a network of operators and transporters across the country who we know and trust. 

We do not support unethical activities such as those that involve animal cruelty, objectifying local people, or the practice of taking commissions. Unfortunately, this is a widespread practice in India. We will not take you to any stores that pay commissions to the drivers or guides.

We provide a tour manager to every guest, who is available 24/7 by telephone and WhatsApp. Your tour manager coordinates your entire trip, solves any problems or issues that come up, answers questions, and works quietly in the background to make sure everything runs smoothly. 

To ensure you have a safe, smooth, and rewarding trip to India, we take a lot of extra steps that include: 

  • helping to prepare you for your trip, including briefing you about food and water safety, health-related issues, what to pack, what to wear, local customs, and any specific advice or guidance you need,
  • offering local activities and experiences that support communities and empower women, 
  • carefully choosing hotels, guest houses, drivers, guides, and experiences — people and places that are reliable and known to us, and who meet our standards,
  • ensuring there is always someone available while you are in India to coordinate your trip, solve problems, and offer tips and recommendations.

We offer a premium experience for those who value and want a superior level of service in India. We do not cut corners or sacrifice our ethics, standards, or safety to save time or money.

When you travel with us, you don’t have to navigate most of the major challenges and pitfalls of travel in India – saving you time, money, uncertainty, and frustration. 

The India for Beginners team essentially holds your hand in India – so you can experience more of the magic of travel in this dazzling, beguiling, confounding, exhilarating, complex country … and less of the hassles. 

We want to show you the India we love!


Ujjwal, Mariellen, and Anjani, the India for Beginners team, pictured above at Rambagh Palace Hotel in Jaipur, July 2023