Essence of India Tours Kecci Slater

Kecci Slater

Director

There are those who travel to India once and those who will travel there for the rest of their lives; for better or worse, I am the latter. India first touched my soul 15 years ago and having travelled the length and breadth of her, she has stayed in my heart ever since. There is nowhere on the planet that can do for you exactly what India does and certainly not in the way she does it.

In a land of paradox, the constant chaos and noise of Mother India somehow soothes me and makes me more present to life. Amidst the craziness of everyday reality lies a deep sense of devotion, ingenuity, simplicity and the quest for inner peace. What I admire most is that she cannot be controlled; she is perfectly imperfect and constantly recreating herself and evolving.

The strength of cultural and family values coupled with friendship, wisdom and the warmth of its people, constantly draws me back. Perhaps I like to think she represents these aspects in me.

India is a place for exploration of outer and inner worlds, a place for excitement and reflection; colour and calm; vibrancy and tradition. My passion is to assist you to experience India’s uniqueness for yourself; experience her richness and diversity whilst feeling safe and supported on the ground. I also work with conscious leaders in yoga and the arts, wellbeing advocates, spiritual and special interest groups to provide extraordinary experiences for inner and outer exploration.

I own a travel agency, Sanctuary Travel, with my business partner Crystal and have a passion for travel, business, personal development and supporting people to flourish. This coupled with my extensive network of colleagues of the ground and my own depth of travel experience in India, allows me to provide you with the support and guidance required to ensure we develop a truly unique travel experience for you.

I welcome you to join me for a memorable experience of a lifetime in Mother India.

– Namaste –

Sanjay Maholtra

Senior Vice President Mintcentive LPTI

Anupama
Sethi

Manager Delhi  Mintcentive LPTI

Swami Swaminathan

Managing Director Dravidian Trails

Sujith
Vijayan

Manager Dravidian Trails

Dharmendra DK

Vice President DMC Wildlife Specialist

Crystal Howrie

Managing Director Sanctuary Travel

Jodie Innes

Travel Consultant
Sanctuary Travel

Susan Dutton

Brand Designer

Our Indian Team on the Ground

The one thing in common with our International Teams on the ground is the commitment to providing dedicated customer service and ensuring your safety and comfort on the ground.

A highly experienced team with a passion for creating personalised travel options for individuals or small group travel is at the heart of a great travel experience in India.

Mintcentive

Is a Premier Travel Group headquartered in New Delhi and in conjunction with Essence of India Tours we create, design and coordinate “out of the box” solutions to tailor-make indelible holiday experiences with an authentic Indian flavour!

As an integrated travel group, we offer the complete range of services associated with vacationing and travel in the Indian Sub-continent.   We are an award winning travel company committed to providing quality services with immaculately planned trips that reflect our years of hands-on experience and in-depth product research & knowledge.

Mintcentive is a Strategic Business Unit of Le Passage to India one of the largest travel companies in India, who will share with you, their biggest strength is ”our people”.

Dravidian Trails

Dravidian Trails Managing Direct Swami , is Customer Service personified! Full of character, you wouldn’t miss this man, even in a rush hour crowd.

Also, you’re unlikely to know (unless someone tells you) how he, along with a group of committed tour experts, changed the way thousands and thousands of  Europeans, Australians & other nationalities experience South India.

This commitment to provide the ultimate in travel experiences coupled with extensive experience in Senior Management positions in some of the largest travel companies in India, is one of the favourite reasons Essence of India Tours partners with such par excellence.

DMC Wildlife Specialist.

Dharmendra fondly known as DK is passionate about wildlife and conservation in India.

Highly experienced, DK specialises in bespoke holidays incorporating Tigers, Rhinos, birdlife and a myriad of other animals across the vast plains, national parks, mountains and waterways throughout the length and breadth of India.

The common thread with our team….putting customers first, providing a unique travel experiences and being our customers wellbeing on the ground.

Our Australian Team on the Ground

Sanctuary Travel

Partner Agency, Sanctuary Travel is a fully serviced Travel Agency and affiliate of The Helloworld Travel Group Australia.
Dedicated to serving your travel needs to India and around the globe ensuring a seamless co-ordination to your tour.

Managing Director Crystal and Senior Travel consultant Jodie have a wealth of experience and most importantly a passion for customer service and being the connection to your wellbeing.

These two firecrackers will look after you with flights, up to 20% discount on Travel Insurance as valued clients and any global travel needs for accommodation, cruising or touring.At Sanctuary Travel it is all about putting people and their holiday experience first.

Susan Dutton – Brand Designer

If you like my site then this amazing lady is the one to credit. Susie has an incredible array of unique talents in Branding, Business, Design, Writing, the list is endless and a rarity to find in any one individual.

Susie has an incredible capacity to listen to who you are, help define who your ideal client is, source the ”why” in your passion and bring it all to life.

I am eternally grateful and honoured to work with a such a talented woman who shows incredible commitment, dedication and passion in supporting businesses and their owners to succeed.

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