Local travel agency in India
Chinkara Journeys is a local eco-tourism expert in India and specializes on wildlife, photographing, cultural and trekking tours. Whether you choose one of their ready-made adventures or you request for a tailor-made trip; you are guaranteed to have a personalized service. Ready to go? See below why you should choose Chinkara Journeys when planning your dream trip to India...
Saurabh, your local contact in India
Hello travelers ! My name is Saurabh and I'm the owner of Chinkara Journeys. I was born and brought up in Raipur, capital of the new state of Chhattisgarh. I began my career at GreenGondwana with John Ash, the pioneer of ethical tourism in my home town. I've studied in both India and Australia and I hold a Master's degree in Tourism.
I'm very passionate about tourism and traveling therefore I have over a decade long in-depth experience of wildlife, tribal and cultural tourism and I have a particular interest for lesser known specialist destinations in India. My other passion is birding and wildlife photography and this is why wildlife and birding tours are my responsibility.
Let's go to India !
Our Chinkara Journeys region covers a considerable area of Central India, perhaps the last truly unknown part of the subcontinent. We include popular and lesser known destinations in our tours. The remote and little-visited highlands of Central India, (famous in fiction as the setting for Kipling’s Jungle Books), still contains exceptional concentrations of both wildlife and tribal life, including over 20 protected areas and perhaps half the entire extant population of the Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild.
The Maikal Hills and Bastar are home respectively to Baiga and Gond tribal peoples whose natural way of life remains an enticing counterpoint to the stresses and strains of the 21st century. Dotted across the dramatic forest landscapes are former princely states, some of whose royal families are now opening their palace residences to small numbers of discerning guests. Best time to visit India is after monsoon and before summer which is from October to April.
Chinkara Journeys, local travel agency in India
Chinkara Journeys is a Central India based travel company dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and eco-friendly wildlife and culture tours to one of India’s least known, yet most diversely attractive regions. We pride ourselves on our high quality and personalised service, engaging in great detail with our guests with regards to their needs and interests, whether they decide to pick one of our ready-made tours, or opt for something specially tailored. We offer a chance to explore central India in depth, in comfort and with integrity. Relax in a village farmhouse or stay with a maharaja, camp by a river in a tiger reserve or put up in a tribal home-stay.
See India in slow motion, on foot, by bicycle or by car, in the capable hands of friendly local guides and the experienced Central India based Chinkara team. From wildlife experiences that venture well off the usual tourist trail to under-visited architectural wonders, we introduce the discerning traveller to an India few access. Based in Raipur, capital of the new state of Chhattisgarh, Chinkara Journeys combines the knowledge and enthusiasm of a team long devoted to the wildlife, tribal people and culture that make the Secret Heart of India so special.