Our aim is to offer something a bit different than the other tours out there. Our tours would be laid-back, adventurous and fun flash-packing trips mixed with immersive cultural experiences.
The tours have the feel of an independent trip, but without the hassle of having to find accommodation, working out how to get from A to B and booking all your own activities – We sort out all those bits, you just get cracking on having an amazing experience.
Go Beyond Taj
India’s magic lies in culture and landscapes. From the temples of Varanasi to the marble fortresses of Delhi and Agra, from the calm backwaters of Kerala to the British heritage in Kolkata and the carved sandstone palaces of Rajasthan, there is plenty to explore and experience with us.
Taste Exotic Food
Come join us on the most scintillating tour of your taste buds as you explore India by your mouth and we promise not to stop until you tell us to…
Who we are
A Dentist and a Teacher couple travel the world in search of the beautiful, the unusual, the forgotten and the mundane. Created in 2013, Travel Genes began as a personal travel blog and labor of love that has now turned into an informal, personalized India trip organizer offering India Through The Back Door Tours.
Dr. Rituraj Pathak
Raj B Pathak
Guided group tour or tailor-made private holiday? Festival joy or a desert safari? Food walk or day tour? We're bound to have a travel style that's perfect for you.
From The Blog
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I am 35, Mom was 75. I begin a new phase of life as mom ends her time on this planet. My mother Dr. Pramila Pathak passed away last month on February 18th, 2016. She was 75 years old and lived a peaceful, healthy, religious life. But I am sad. Selfishly, I wanted her to Read more about The Long Good Bye – A Tribute To My Dear Mother: Dr Pramila Pathak[…]
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Now a visiting Taj Mahal will burn a bigger hole in your pockets from November, 2015. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has increased the ticket prices of Taj Mahal and other heritage buildings by a crazy 200%. This price hike comes after more than a decade and will surely make a deep impact on your travel budget Read more about Visiting Taj Mahal? Get Ready For 200% Hike In Entrance Tickets[…]
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Must See India Destinations That Capture India’s Diverse Charm Planning a trip to India? What are the most popular top tourist places in India? It’s always difficult to choose where to start and what all to include when it comes to India. No matter how much time you have in your hands, it’s impossible to Read more about 20 Top Tourist Places in India – Must See Destinations[…]