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...
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