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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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
Aurangabad is known for its proximity to the world famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. These are sculpted out of rocks …. Rock cut temples, probably the toughest way to create a monument since it has to be built from top to bottom and not the other way. The UNESCO world heritage sites, an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples, attract a large number of tourists and is perhaps one of the most visited places in India. Ajanta is around 105 kms from Aurangabad while Ellora is around 32 kms from there.Read More »
Kerala is a treasure trove of experiential splendor and natural wonders. The western coastline along the Arabian Sea is high on beauty, beaches and culture with a historic past of spice trade on the Malabar Coast. The Western Ghat Mountains in the east, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, are alive with rich flora and fauna, and dotted with lush plantations and quaint hill towns. Surrounded by pristine stretches of backwaters with thriving local culture, it’s hard not to see why Kerala is God’s Own Country.
Thanks to such diversity, experiential travel is the way to go here. Watch the sun set through fishing nets, traverse the evergreen Ghats, or kayak along the backwaters. Spot elephants while bamboo rafting, mingle with locals at homestay, or discover exotic food. Immerse in an Ayurvedic massage, or just laze on quiet beaches. Kerala truly is a refreshing escape, revealing the most authentic, eco-friendly and sustainable side of India.
Not much needs to be said about the Valley of Flowers trek. It is one of very rare treks that has a space dedicated to it on Wikipedia and rarer still, a place among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The name rightly suggests that it is a Valley full of Flowers and the spectrum of colours on display is unreal when you go there in months between July and September. The Valley has over 300 different species of flowers that have been identified and each of these are in full bloom during the season.Read More »
3-10 Sep, On Request
Ladakh is the land of high passes blessed with natural beauty any other place in the world would envy. In ancient times it was an important outpost in the important silk route trade. Much of that richness esp. in culture and heritage is still very much reflective in the present day Ladakh.
Not much else needs to be said about Ladakh. A landscape vastly different from anything imaginable. Though so much has been talked and written about it that most people have an idea of the place, yet nothing can prepare you for what to expect the moment the door of the aircraft opens and this land opens its arms to you.
17-25 Sep, On Request
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 »
30 Sep-4 Oct, On request
Dodital, the lake with a lot of mythological history is a very happening trekking destination at the present age. Dodital is the birth place of Lord Ganesha and is said to have witnessed the beheading of the deity by Lord Shiva. A trek with a perfect blend of rapidly changing landscape among any Himalayan trek. Dodital Trek starts with rural villages bustling with activities, it then goes onto a river side camp, very thick alpine woods, a mythical lake in the middle of it and finally a camp at 13,000 ft. on green grass lands atop a meadow looking 20,000 ft. snow mountains straight in the eye. The trek is of moderate difficulty. You are looking at trekking times of 4-5 hours a day on an average. The route is well marked all along and there is no major tricky terrain.Read More »
Madhya Pradesh, a large central state in India is the center of multiple tourist destinations and experiences. Right from ancient temples including the famous Khajuraho temple to the wild and beautiful national parks that is inhabited by rich flora and fauna. A great find for any traveler yearning to explore the unexplored.Read More »
16-19 Oct '22, On Request
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 »
Journey through Rajasthan, the Land of Princes, is steeped in legends and mystery of bygone heroes and timeless culture. Set amidst the Aravalli Hills, Rajasthan is enveloped by the natural wonders of the Thar Desert, and dotted with surreal lakes, majestic forts and palaces, multihued cities, pristine villages and wildlife.
Revel in vivid shades of Jodhpur’s blue-walled cityscape or take a holy dip at waterside ghats in Pushkar. Explore the bustling old markets in modern pink city of Jaipur or admire the illuminated palaces of Udaipur as the sun sets at the banks of Lake Pichola. Get inspired by the grandeur of the sand castle of Jaisalmer or sight a peacock dancing in Ranthambore National Park. Rajasthan almost overwhelms the senses with a truly incredible travel experience.
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.
24-30 Dec (Trails of Ancient India)
Gujarat is a large state in Western India that has multiple unique tourist destinations and experiences. Historical monuments, remains of ancient civilizations, beaches, hill stations and national parks adding to the beautiful mix that represents the state of Gujarat, a destination for any traveler.Read More »
27 Dec '22-1 Jan '23, 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 »
31 Dec '22-9 Jan '23, 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.
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 »