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.
Ajith took me around. Comms of where to meet were great (even kept in touch via WhatsApp as I was late!).
Good English, good knowledge. Went at my pace... read more (quick) which I appreciated. He asked at every stage what I was comfortable with (cycling, local food/drinks etc).
It would have been nice to take some pictures in the temples t their rules, not his. Would recommend.
The heart of every Indian city is bustling with markets teaming with life and economic activity. The Pete (City Market) area in Bengaluru is the epicentre of business and trade... read more for the locals of the city and beyond. Trading in the Pete is geographically divided by the commodity one wishes to buy or sell. Akkipete (Rice Market), Aralepete (Cotton Market), Balepete (Bangle Market), Chikka Pete (Small Market), Dodda Pete (Big/Wholesale Market), Nagarath Pete (Jewellers market) so on and so forth. As you’ve rightly guessed Bangalore has a market for every commodity that you can imagine.
We had a fantastic tour of Bangalore with Lily! We've been in Bangalore for a few months already, but we were excited to see more of the city that we... read more hadn't yet seen. Lily was our tour guide for the day and fortunately for us, we were the only ones on the tour so we got a private tour! Lily was so knowledgeable and really knew how to explain the history of the sights and she answered all of our questions. She did a fantastic job taking us through the market and taking us for a delicious light lunch of the most scrumptious dosa we've had while in India.
I would highly recommend this tour if you're in Bangalore. While I feel that the price was a bit high for the tour, I do think it's worth doing if you have the budget. Going to the market was our favorite part!
Thank you again Lily for a fantastic tour!