Unventured is a way of life and it really began with our love for travel and discovering places. Our aim as a company is to change the way people travel and this is reflected in all stages of planning and delivering all our tours. One of the cornerstones to the Unventured way of travel is a sustainable eco-responsible way of travel. Key ownership of travelling eco-responsible way is to empower the locals in the region by collaborating with local businesses and helping them build sustainable livelihood from tourism, educate them of the benefits of responsible travel and educate travellers about eco friendly practices that contain pollution caused by tourism.
We advocate a sustainable form of travel and also encourage fellow travellers to adopt these simple yet effective practices for a greener future and in the quest to leave no mark behind on the places we travel to. We are committed to creating a better future for the world and want to impact and influence this through responsible travel.
As a company, our expertise lies in providing “authentic” experiences of the region we travel to achieve this, we pair our travels with expert local guides along with experienced Unventured tour leaders to ensure that our travellers get the perfect balance of insider insights and attentive personal service. Another integral element of contributing to the local economy is through the accommodations we stay at, local homesteads and guest houses hosted by locals and employing the local community ensures a direct impact on the local economy. We promote and support regional artisans through market walks, engaging with local musicians with insights into the region’s cultural and artistic developments.
At Unventured, we recognise the disparity that exists between being a responsible traveller and a tourist and its impact on the environment. This disparity is an outcome of responsible practices the traveller follows as he passes through a place and enjoys it. Reduced use of plastic, avoiding bottled water, managing waste and disposing of it responsibly ensures a reduced impact on the local environment and influences the locals to also act responsibly. Using alternate modes of transport and the reduced use of chemical resources ensures a reduced carbon footprint in the region. A responsible traveller initiative by Unventured is one that connects travellers to their surroundings, seeking the “local” story, culture, norms, and guiding them toward appropriate practices and choices.
Here are some initiatives that we follow as a practice while on our tours to ensure that we are sensitive to the environment we live in and travel responsibly:
All tour itineraries are personally curated and vetted by the Unventured team. Our partners – local home-stays and food stops are carefully chosen by us and ensure that they operate in a responsible manner. Our local guides sensitise our guests and provide guidelines to our guests on how to behave and what to wear in culturally sensitive places.
Unventured as a tour company does a impeccable job and ensures they deliver the best guide service in the city. Niranjan had complete knowledge of city and showed us what... read more real Bangalore market is.
There is nothing like being on a bike to truly get a feel for Bengalore's organized chaos and untold traffic rules, ride thru neighborhoods and experience the local stand up... read more coffee places and traditional food. Along with that, Jyoti has a wealth of knowledge that spans from India history, Hinduism, local food and traditions, which make the visits super interesting.
Add her kindness to the mix, and you got yourself an "amazing day with Jyoti"
Whilst staying with our sons family in Bengaluru he arranged for us to go on the tuk tuk tour of central Bengaluru. We were met outside a metro station by... read more Tarim, who seemed too young to know much about the city, but we were so wrong, he was extremely knowledgable and able to entertain us with all the facts about the various places we visited. Our ages ranged from 75 down to 10 but he held everyone’s attention.
We will always remember the tour for an amusing incident. We arrived at a Hindu temple quite early and the place where you left your shoes was not yet open. Train said it would be ok to leave our shoes just by the door as the lady who looked after them would soon arrive and take them in. When we ended our trip round the temple we looked for our shoes only to find that 4 pairs were missing, including Tariqs. After a short time he arranged for the tuk Tuks to come and fetch us and take us to a shoe shop. We then were asked to choose some new shoes and his tour company would cover the cost.
We were take to a flower market which was fantastic, and Tarim gave our two grandchildren 100 rupees each to see who could strike the best deal for some flowers.
Then we went to a Dosa restaurant down a little back alley. Little bit worrying, but it was great and the dosas were lovely.
We ended with a walk through Cubbon Park which was incredible if just for the banyan trees.
Overall great trip, very enjoyable and highly recommended.
This tour will have you seeing and experiencing things that wouldn’t happen during independent sightseeing.
Our enthusiastic guide was charming and informative.
The refreshments stops were great for... read more this lover of coffee and Indian food.
The cycling was challenging but not beyond the abilities of anyone that has ridden before.
This was my second tour with Unventured and I would highly recommend them.
We had a fantastic time seeing the city with Tariq as our guide! Tariq is very knowledgeable about the city, history, and Hindu culture. He was patient with... read more our two children and their many questions, and tailored things to keep them entertained. The "Bengaluru in a Nutshell" tour was a great introduction to the city, from the gardens to the temples and the markets. I would highly recommend Unventured, and look forward to going on more trips with them! Thanks again, Tariq and staff!