Rustik Travel curates customized travel experiences globally that have a local flavour and engages people from the local community.
Sustainable Experiential Travel, in short. Sustainability, in terms of creating livelihoods, protecting environment and preserving culture.
Rustik Travel has partnered with Planeterra International Foundation. Together, we are working on multiple tourism projects that will create impact locally encouraging livelihoods, protecting environment and preserving culture. Your help and participation would help a great deal esp. towards funds that we are raising for communities esp. hit by the[…]Read More »
The Rustik Travel Podcast
This is a podcast from the passionate travelers for the passionate travelers by the passionate travelers. It is a travel podcast with multiple shows that covers stories, journeys, interviews, conversations and experiences that are fun, adventurous, intriguing, interesting and inspiring, with a focus on sustainable and responsible travel. This podcast[…]Read More »
TOURS+: Getaways And Tours
Welcome to Tours+, our new initiative to Explore, Discover and Learn about the cities, towns and the places we live in or we visit. We will be covering history, culture, heritage, architecture, nature, spirituality and more during these tours. These are short duration getaways and tours anywhere from a few[…]Read More »
Taking an Inner Journey
Why do we travel? To see places. Experience different cultures. Bond with family and friends. Tick off the bucket list. Be adventurous. Discover ourselves. Different people have different reasons to travel. Whatever the reason might be, there is always an outcome during and after the travel experience, which most of[…]Read More »
UnTag – a responsible way to share wildlife pictures
It is a treasured moment to spot the wildlife in their natural habitat. Its even much better when that moment has been captured in a picture, that we could share with our friends. However, little do we know that by doing so we are also sharing the location of the[…]Read More »
All India Road Trip
We are going on a six-month long All India Road Trip covering all 28 States and 7 Union Territories. We will be driving with other road trippers who will join along the way for different durations. This mega expedition is a Rustik Travel initiative in association with Indiatourism Bengaluru, Ministry[…]Read More »
Featured Experiences & Getaways
Delhi-Agra-Jaipur: The Golden Triangle
4 - 6 days
If you are visiting India and have not visted the New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur then you have missed the soul of India. These three cities are a beautiful amalgamation of history, culture, heritage, food and colours. This trip is also popularly know the the Golden Triangle and indeed it is as they represent a golden era of Indian ethos.Read More »
Bhutan has been much in news. It is not because of its effort to measure its performance in terms of Gross National Happiness rather than GNP. It is also not because of the natural beauty of the place – the monasteries, fortresses (dzongs) and the amazing topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. The big news is that Bhutan has become carbon negative. Yes, exactly that. Led by the dynamic Prime Minister Tshering Togbay, Bhutan has been working hard to protect the environment and reduce pollution and the results are showing.
But this is not the only reason to visit the land of Thunder Dragon. The Himalayan kingdom offers a plethora of experiences ranging from adventure, trekking, climbing to culture and heritage, from nature and wildlife to calm and peaceful environs of a Buddhist monastery.
In line with our philosophy, Rustik Travel has curated a range of travel experiences that are rustic, offbeat and sustainable. Here goes.
Amazing Arunachal with Tawang Road Trip
If the place is as inspiring as Arunachal Pradesh, then you will definitely become a storyteller. This beautiful state in the North-Eastern part of India is a full of stories and experiences. The place not as remote but still unexplored is the perfect destination to find yourself and write your own story through the natural beauty from every nook and corner of this state.
Arunachal Pradesh is the largest North Eastern state with 82% of evergreen cover. It receives an average rainfall of above 3000 mm per year. The climate ranges from sub-tropical in the south to Alpine in the North. There are 26 major tribes and over 100 sub-tribes in the state. Over 500 varieties of orchids are found here.
Then there is the beautiful Tawang monastery, for which we have specifically designed a scenic road trip that gives an experience of Arunachal Pradesh.
Paths of Happiness
Taking a cue from these words by the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we have set out on a Mindfulness Journey. Led by the Monastics from Plum Village, France and along with like-minded spiritual souls we have come together to create this unique cultural and spiritual experience in the form[…]Read More »
Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most popular treks globally. The trek is an eclectic mix of beautiful nature, majestic mountains and colourful culture. In many ways it’s also a spiritual journey passing through some of the holy places of the Hindus and Buddhists. Annapurna circuit trek that takes you all the way to the top of The Throng La Pass at 5,416 m/17,769 ft. starting from an altitude of just 800 meters. This exotic trek that circles Mt Annapurna takes you from the beautiful green natural wilderness of Manang to the snow covered height of Thorung La all the way to the desert hills of Mustang.
Dayara Bugyal Trek
Dayara Bugyal, in Uttarkashi district, meaning “high altitude meadow” is at an elevation of 3,408 metres (11,181 ft). The beautiful meadows are developed into ski slopes covering an area of 28 square kilometres (11 sq mi). It is approached from Uttarkashi, up to village Barsu by road and further 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) by a short trek.Read More »
Leh-Ladakh Motorcycle Ride
15-20 Jul, On Request
A bike ride to Leh-Ladakh by any means is not an easy one since most parts of the road are at altitudes of 13,000 feet and above in the Himalayas. In addition, the number of miles one can cover in a day depends on the road and weather conditions and the few places one can stay enroute. This is where we step in with our experience so you can call your motorbike ride to Ladakh as the “Ride of My Life”. The spontaneous flow of our motorcycle tours are a judicious mix of adventure and stillness, while giving you in-depth knowledge of the historical importance of the landscape and culture you are passing through.Read More »
Kinnaur & Spiti Road Trip
The Essential Spiti & Kinnaur jeep safari begins at Shimla and takes you through the stunning and graphic valleys of the Sutlej, Baspa, Spiti, Pin and Chandra rivers and up and over the majestic Rohtang and Kunzum passes.Read More »
Egypt is mainly known for its ancient treasures and rich history, famous for its pyramids, pharaohs, mummies, and tombs, that flourished for thousands of years. However, there is more to it than just that. From surreal waters, golden sandy beaches, beautiful scuba diving sites in the Red Sea to remarkable architecture and natural therapies, Egypt has it all.Read More »
Assam-Meghalaya-Nagaland with Hornbill Festival
2-11 Dec (with Hornbill Festival), On Request
The state of Nagaland in the North East of India is home to several tribes each of which are distinct in their language, culture and customs. The festivals are important to the tribes as these revolve around agriculture, which is a major profession in the state. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred and so participation in these festivals is essential.
To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird, which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes.
If you are headed to the Hornbill festivel, it’s a great opportunity to combine this trip with a stay and safari at the popular Rhino destination – Kaziranga National Park.
To make the North East experience complete a short trip to Meghalaya and its beautiful capital Shillong would just do that.
15-24 Dec, On Request 7 Summits
Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa. It is also the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. rising 15,100 feet (4,600 meters) from base to summit. Kilimanjaro is also the most prominent mountain in Africa.
Kilimanjaro is composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo 19,340 feet (5,895 meters); Mawenzi 16,896 feet (5,149 meters); and Shira 13,000 feet (3,962 meters). Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo’s crater rim.
The climb to Kilimanjaro is a mix of moderate to strenuous climb and definitely once in a lifetime experience.
24-30 Dec, On Request
The Savannah grasslands, this is where the first humans originated from. Known as the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania it is a huge national park extending into Kenya that is known as Masai Mara. Serengeti is derived from the Masai language and it means “endless plains”. And truly endless it is to get lost not just physically but in its beauty. It hosts the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. Approximately, 70 large mammal and 500 bird species are found here. Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos some of the commonly found mammals. Of course there is the big five as well – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros.Read More »
Request a New Experience
If you want to visit a Destination or experience an Experience that we have not yet listed in our website, please let us know and we will create it just for you. Our team has the necessary skills and we have partners across the globe to curate the Experience for[…]Read More »