Ease India Travel is a venture of RJGH Sukhodarka LLP, registered in Pune, Maharashtra. The founder is Ritu J Goyal Harish (MD), and the second partner is Harish Gonepavaram. Sukhodarka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sukha and udarka (उदर्क) and it means “resulting in happiness.” And that truly sums up the ethos behind the company.
What Ease India Travel Does
Yes, that is just as simply as we can put it.
Whether it is an offbeat property that we engage for you, an offbeat experience in a touristy place, or an offbeat destination, it is always our endeavour to match your travel expectations and holiday goals.
So if you are fellow TraveLusts, you can go camping in the mountains – pitching a tent, lighting up a barbeque, changing under the moonlight, shivering in your socks, setting up your own shack for the night, curling up in a sleeping bag, peeing behind a boulder – till you shed all your urban mental baggage and return home refreshed.
Or you can opt for a more relaxed, laid-back experience, wandering about in the wilderness, where leaves rustle in the wind, where you can walk under a canopy of trees to the accompanying music of the birds. It is in such a surrounding that you can gain absolute freedom.
With Ease India Travel, don’t expect the usual route or routine! We are lovers of exploration by foot, of scaling peaks with the vigour that the mighty mountains demand, of discovering a monastery or temple hidden behind a range, of paragliding thousands of feet up in the sky, or soaking up the mysteries of the valleys and the healing touch of the mountain winds.
We are also masters at chilling, letting our hair down and putting up our feet on sandy shores and hammocks.
Most of all, we take immense pride in our country’s tribal culture and seek to showcase this richness to our guests in the best manner possible. We believe that only when we truly understand the diversity of our motherland, will we appreciate what we have.
Our USP is our ‘surprise value’ – so you may just get an unexpected picnic lunch, a karaoke dinner, a visit to a tribal soothsayer, or a night of clubbing! Or, if you prefer, a personal moment by yourself to chill a bottle of wine in a river and sip it afterwards as you read a book, or stare at the blue sky from a place where you can rest your spirit.
We don’t cut corners to make a profit. We give the best in the allocated budget and our guests will vouch for it. We are happy making your travel experience unique and memorable – whether it’s a particular type of sleeping arrangement they’re looking for, a genre of music for the journey, or even a food item that you can’t do without on your trip.
Last month went to 6 days yoga retreat in Thimpu and Paro. Rejuvenating experience
What Makes Us Different
Ease India Travel works with a guest at a human level – where the interaction is so personal that it is like chatting with a friend about your travel plans, where the expert who’s listening to you understands your holiday needs so intimately that they can throw you a surprise when you least expect it and where they treat you like a ‘guest’ not just a client or customer.
As time goes by, there is a growing sense of disillusionment amongst travellers due to the lack of personal involvement from the organiser of trips they buy online; especially when you travel to a new country and there is a problem (could be your hotel, your air tickets, the food you’re being served etc.) Toll free numbers of the bigger travel operators are handled by those who have answers to questions but no solutions to immediate concerns/problems and one can never speak to someone ‘in charge’. It leaves the guest high and dry, and disgruntled but most of all, it spoils the holiday they’ve spent months planning and dreaming of.
Ease India Travel offers a patient ear and an expert on the other side answering queries, resolving issues, and ensuring that the precious trip remains the source of happy memories.
Our founder believes that it is time to make travel planning as intense as the joy of travelling.
OUR INTERNATIONAL DESTINATIONS
OUR DOMESTIC DESTINATIONS
The tours we organise are quirky, unusual, exciting and fun. That’s because they are the results of the personal explorations of Ease India Travel’s founder Ritu J Goyal Harish – a confirmed travel junkie, trekker, adventure-seeker, roadtripper, lover of culture and especially of tribal culture, a former investigative journalist, former lecturer in Pune’s Symbiosis University, former Member of a Consumer Court Bench and mother of two grown kids!
She has been to every destination that the company offers holidays to, more than once, and that is why the guests get the best ‘experiences’ possible.
She chronicles her own trips in easy, readable posts under Founder’s Fables. Writing about being a woman traveller, a mother who travels, a solo traveller, hiker in her 40s etc. are also some subjects close to her heart that she chronicles.
Promoters of Eco-Travel
We feel strongly about conducting holidays that are environment friendly – we request our guests to limit their use of plastic on trips, and encourage healthy disposal as well. On hikes and trails, we often bring back our garbage so as not to harm the pristine environment that we visit. We also encourage our guests to eat local, buy local etc. to help the local economy.