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About Us

Who We Are

Why choose us

We are Indian Expeditions, experts in escorted travel adventures who concentrate only on South India. We are locals of the region and this is sustainable travel in its truest sense - the money you spend actually reaches and stays with in South India.


We are not merely travel guides or travel planners - we are cultural custodians of South India with academic backgrounds in history, anthropology, architecture and other relevant fields. We are extremely passionate about our region, our culture and traditions, and have a deep love for travel and showing of our nook of of the woods. We strongly believe that travel must be truly sustainable and money must directly reach the locals of any region we visit. We believe that travel can drive positive change and conservation.


We deliver unparalleled adventures and once in a lifetime experiences for our guests.

Adventures you will cherish for a lifetime.

Our itineraries make you really experience the heart and soul of South India – through interactions with people, exploring the regions traditions, spiritual beliefs, festivals, architecture and landscapes. Trips with us are guaranteed to set you memories ablaze long after you have left our shores, and will keep you coming back!

Our focus – Only South India.

Unlike almost any other travel company, we focus only on South India. This is where all of us are from, this where our ancestors are from. We know the land and her traditions like only a local can. We do not stretch ourselves thin. Instead, we deliver unforgettable travel experiences with attention to the minutest details and with loads of meaningful interactions with locals. We take you on visits to places no other tour operator takes you to – because unlike us locals, they don’t really know the gems and the hidden spots of the region!

Experiences not merely visits.

Our itineraries focus on experiences and not merely site visits. As travellers ourselves, we want you to really get up close and personal with South India, her culture, traditions, her people. Each of our trips are full of unscripted, spontaneous and unique ways to really experience the region. You’ll return home having been deeply immersed into our region in a way few travelers ever have a chance to.  

Expert, local tour leaders.

We are not just tour guides but custodians of South India’s culture and traditions. We all come from academic backgrounds of history, art and architecture and other relevant fields with a deep passion for experiential travel. We are all extremely fluent in English – making true dialog and debate natural and rapid. And we are all local to the region with expert insider knowledge and local connections to make the most of unexpected opportunities. All our tour leaders have led a minimum of 100 multi-day trips, making us true travel professionals.

Small group adventures.

All our group departures have a maximum of 8 guests – big enough to enjoy a holiday adventure amidst like minded people, and small enough to have a really personalized experience. Groups are usually a mix of couples who are above 40 years of age, or small families or a group of friends – all united for a thirst for a true travel adventure and a sense of fun! You can ask us who your fellow travelers will be on any particular trip and we happy to connect all of you if you wish before the adventure starts.

Truly responsible and sustainable travel.

A core focus of ours, all our travel itineraries are really sustainable. Every thought and action is born out of this commitment to the environment and the local communities where we operate. The experiential character of our holidays pays homage to nature and engages closely with local people and their cultures – directly benefiting local communities. All the resorts and hotels we stay in are carefully chosen to reflect these ideals. We are a company based in South India – the profits we make  remain within the region.

Customer Centric.

You – our customer are at the very center of all what we do. We prioritise exceptional customer service and experiences for our guests. Recognised repeatedly through numerous reviews and feedback from our clients, our unwavering commitment to providing the best possible holiday experience ensures that we consistently surpass expectations, and we are dedicated to helping you make unforgettable memories.

Our Story

Established in 2004, we are seasoned professionals in providing unparalleled travel adventures in South India. We are all extremely passionate about travel and our region. Led by Chandan S, our management team is dedicated to making sure you experience an unique style of experiential touring holiday. We have successful led and delivered 1000s of perfect holidays over the years and are top rated, with most of our guests coming back to travel with us.

Team

Our guides

Jonathan McLeod

Jonathan McLeod

Motorcycle and Wildlife Guide

Jonathan is of Anglo Indian heritage, born and bought up in Chennai. He has a deep love for motorcycles and wildlife and leads our motorcycle tours.

Pradeep S

Pradeep S

Motorcycle and Wildlife Guide

Pradeep focuses on wildlife education and outreach. He leads our wildlife programs and motorcycle tours.

Hermie M

Hermie M

South India Guide

Hermie has interacted with 1000s of travellers and has led many, many tours across South India.

Seetharam VN

Seetharam VN

South India Guide

Seetharam is acknowledged as an expert in Indian architecture, sculpture, Indology and culture.

Chandan S

Chandan S

South India Guide

Chandan leads many of Indian Expeditions trips, and has garnered raving reviews from almost all the guests he has led.

Testimonials

The people who know best

Edward Carter

Our guide Seetharam was an absolute gem, making our South India tour truly unforgettable. The hotels were a blend of luxury and local charm, and the well-spaced itineraries allowed us to soak in the beauty of each place. Being local to the region, this company Indian Expeditions provided insights that enriched our experience unlike any other tour operator we had been with before. It was truly a great decision to go with a local travel company and not a big branded one that has offices in the UK and not where we visit!

Rating  ★★★★★

Edward Carter

Rose Anderson

Kudos to Chandan and the rest of the team in Indian Expeditions for making our South India tour so special! Chandans in-depth knowledge and storytelling added a layer of richness to each destination. The hotels were comfortable, and the itineraries were perfectly balanced. Highly recommended!

Rating  ★★★★★

Rose Anderson

Victoria Taylor

We usually travel with an Australian travel company, but choosing Indian Expeditions for our South India adventure was a game-changer! Their local expertise added depth to our experience that was unmatched by Intrepid. Chandan, our tour leader, was fantastic, and the hotels were not just places to stay but portals to the rich local culture.

Rating  ★★★★★

Victoria Taylor

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