Experience India Like Never Before!


What Makes Our Tours Awesome

Signature Experiences

True Local Flavour

Romance with Taj

Taste Exotic Food

We believe the best way to experience a country is through the eyes of the local people. We make sure to eat at local, non-touristy restaurants, shop local stores & visit destinations that aren’t always mentioned in guidebooks. We love talking with people, hearing about their traditions, customs and we love to go off the beaten path… so much more fun that way, to get a real sense of the place and to offer you an authentic India experience much different from other tours, and ensure that you see the very best of this multi-faceted country.

Who we are

Travel Bloggers, Cosmetic Dentist & English Teacher, Digital Nomads, Entrepreneurs
The Wandering Couple

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.

Our Team

The People Behind

Dr. Rituraj Pathak

CEO, Founder
A classic Aquarian and a Cosmetic Dentist by profession, Traveller, Blogger & Photographer by choice; that’s what describes him best. In nomadic spirit, he truly believes that a rolling stone actually gathers moss…

Shreya Pathak

CFO, Co-Founder
Cancerian by birth, she is an English teacher, trained Indian classical dancer, photography enthusiast, a good host who loves to experiment with food and a cleanliness freak. She believes the world is big and it’ll take more than a lifetime to see it all, so it’s best to start early.

Raj B Pathak

Advisor & Guide
A veteran tour guide with over 50 years of experience of exploring India with tourists, he knows what people want from a holiday. He is actively involved in all tour planning & may explore the wonders of Taj Mahal for you on request.

Reviews That Make us Proud

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

The section below is where we have all of our photos, stories, advice, tips & reviews. So go ahead, pull up a chair, mix up a Bloody Mary and let's wander together...