Redefine travel, the Unventured way!
It is often said that the best way to explore a place is through its people and interactions. At Unventured, we stand by this adage and believe in curating holiday experiences that give you a taste of local culture and a truly authentic experience.
At Unventured, we specialise in designing a multitude of packages that cater to your unique travel needs. From hiking through the terrains of the Himalayan region to exploring the bylanes of Rajasthan on bicycles to cycling across the sandy shores of Goa to chasing the famed Indian Monsoon, we have something on offer for every discerning traveller’s needs in every season.
Now, you must be wondering, “I could just book a ticket from my local travel agent and have any vacation I want”. Well, you could! But imagine a vacation where you discover the city through a local guide – someone who can let you explore unfamiliar terrains, give you interesting snippets about local cultures and help you discover local treasures that you definitely won’t find on your Google search.
Experiential Travel vs Package Tour
Unventured is NOT a package tour company that limits itself to piecing together a schedule of visits to “touristy spots” with the logistics of accommodation and transport. Experiential “Tour Operators” like Unventured, take accountability in your experiences, we find you those unique and culturally immersive experiences that are not on the tourist map and weave into a well round journey that you will take with us. Our team of travel curators carefully plan and hand pick experiences that come together as a well-rounded experience.
Whether you choose a guided or an unguided experience; Unventured will shadow you through your tour and ensure you get the best of the regions local and immersive experiences while managing all accommodation and transport. We work with a team of partners and vendors who value customer experiences and work closely with us to ensure your experiences are local and authentic.
Unventured Way of Travel
Experiential travel is exciting travel. It’s a way of experiencing the city/country through its culture, history and people combined with your senses of sight, smell, touch and others. Don’t be mistaken, it doesn’t mean missing out on sites like the Taj Mahal; in fact, it means having it all! Experiencing local and seeing wonderful things!
Today, experiential travel is booming as travellers are no longer satisfied with passively touring through scenic locales and seek active participation in local cultures.
Recent trends also show that the majority of the crowds are opting for tour packages that involve food tours, heritage walks, sunset cruises, snorkelling, kayaking, visiting local markets and hiking experiences. There is a need to strike the right balance between exploring popular locations while also partaking in local cultures, foods, rituals and practices.
And Unventured is a company that specialises in offering experiential travel experiences.
The Unventured difference
At Unventured, we offer travel experiences that incorporate these trends into exciting packages. Biking, hiking and diving are popular tours offered by us while also exposing you the cultures and lifestyle of the locals. We do not believe in offering luxury experiences but rather comfortable experiences that open your horizons to alternate ways of life. Throughout the tour, we ensure that your safety and comfort needs are never compromised. Local hosts are always briefed about the needs of travellers to ensure that they face no hassles.
All our experiences adhere to:
Encouraging Responsible Travel
What if you could make a difference to the environment and society as you travelled on a fun-filled vacation? With Unventured, it’s actually that simple to make a lasting difference.
We believe in propagating sustainable travel and ensure that no damage is done to the environment during our tours. We also believe in giving back to the host community and our tours are crafted to provide livelihood to local artisans, tour guides and residents who open their homes and hearts to travellers.
Our local tour guides do their bit in sensitising travellers about the culture, geography and socio-economic conditions of the region. Being a responsible traveller is a satisfying experience and lets you discover the authentic culture of the people.
You’re tour guides
We are sure you feel bouts of nervousness when exploring an uncharted terrain for the first time. Travelling through new lands has its own set of challenges, but with Unventured, our tour guides and tour leaders are with you through each step of your travel journey. Our tour leaders are expert bike mechanics and are also trained in administering first aid when required. Empathetic and friendly, our tour leaders are there to constantly support you through the most arduous of journeys. Our local guides are an interesting bunch of people ranging from artists, entrepreneurs, organic farmers and Sky and deep sea divers, who believe in sharing the love of their land and their interesting stories with new travellers.
So, the next time wanderlust strikes you, know that Unventured provides the experiential travel experience your soul seeks.
My family recently did a 3 hour cycle ride around Hesserghettq lake. Tej was an excellent guide- She was patient, kept us safe, really friendly and knowledge about the area.... read more Everything was very organised and well planned. They provided great snacks and we stoped for coffee along the way, and ended with a much needed coconut water. The scenery throughout is beautiful and peaceful, going through little villages and passing lots of farm land. It felt like we had truly escaped the city for a few hours. I highly recommend the tour.
This is the second time I was a part of an Unventured expedition. A friend and I decided to partake the Makalidurga Fort Hike. Like the last trip I took... read more with Unventured which was the Nandi Hills cycling tour, everything was very well organized. Our guide Guru was enthusiastic, professional and friendly. I did not expect the hike to be on such rocky terrain or to be so steep. I am apprehensive of slippery rocks and steep heights. However I have to commend our guide here for the extent of his encouragement. He literally goaded me and pulled up up to the fort and assisted me a great deal while descending as well. The terrain was frankly difficult for me and terrifying at times. I only wish a bit more description of what to expect from the terrain was given. Still, as with Unventured tours it was an experience to remember for a lifetime. The fort, the temple on top and the views were spectacular as was the surrounding forest and the nature that we saw. In the end the sense of exhilaration is enormous. I got what I came for. Thank you Unventured Tours.
We did a 3 hours cycling tour around Hesserghetta lake with Tej. There were 2 children with us (under 5 yrs). Tej and Swathi, right from the beginning understood our... read more requirements, addressed our questions promptly, were there on time and fantastically organised this for us.
Strongly recommended if you want to plan an outdoor excursion in and around Bangalore with them. They plan very well - everything right from the cycles provided with safety seats for children, to refreshments on the route - was well thought through and executed.
Unventured curated this 3-hour fabulous cycling get away for me and my wife at Nandi Hills for our anniversary. A pleasant and rejuvenating experience so memorable!
Big thanks to... read more Guru and Niranjan for the diligent planning and follow-up to ensure they had all the information and inputs, very professional i should say. The best part of this 20kms cycling trip was the special brunch and chocolate cake they organised for us at Nandi Railway Station below this huge tree!
A special mention of Mahadesh from their team who was also very helpful with getting us the cycles to the start point and arranging the picnic basket with all safety and hygiene protocols followed.
Truly cherish this trip for a life-time!
My friends and I did the Nandi Cycle trail on the 16th of August 2020. This being my first cycle trail in over 15 years, i was a bit... read more nervous. Having said that, Tej and Guru did a good job in giving me helpful tips and making me comfortable.
The trail in itself was moderate yet very scenic, it was a pleaure to have a nice group for friendly riders to ride along. Guru has vast knowledge on the places that we visited during the 20Km trail and did not hesitate in answering any of our queries.
I definitely look forward to joining them in their next adventure.