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.
Had a lovely day listening to the amazing in depth knowledge Bala shared of all the attractions on the tour itinerary .... all day long ! His energy is amazing... read more and he is very friendly and kind. Such a day well spent and I totally recommend this tour to anyone wanting a private or group tour of Bangalore’s interesting places! He guides you with ease from place to place and I found myself wearing flower garlands in my hair and eating lunch off a banana leaf like a true local ! I learnt so much and he answered all my questions and waited patiently as I took a tone of photos along the way ! Loved every minute of it ! Highly valuable experience!
Today I experienced the Bengaluru Markets and did the “Pete” Walk.
From start to finish it was simply amazing. Our guide was Guru, super informative, very... read more friendly and his passion was clear to see. Being a local, he could tell you stay after story.
I was expecting this walk to be good, however it surpassed all expectations. Colours were insane, food markets, the endless flower markets, it was eye-opening. Our brunch stop was again incredible. We watched them make our Masala Dosa and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I’ve eaten since being here in Bangalore.
One final thing, at the end of the tour, I foolishly had no money on me. Struggling to find a cash machine, Tej, founder of the company, happily ordered me an Uber from her phone. Lifesaver!
Seriously, if you are in town and you want a true, local, traditional feel of Bangalore, there is nothing better than these guys.
The tour was lovely! Love the tour guide so caring and they have arrange a way to make it easier to visit with such young kids (toddler, baby and... read more a 10y old child)
My toddler had a coloring book,bananas, flowers and a ballon during the tour. She love it and kept saying Tuk! Tuk! all evening at home.
Thank you for making this tour magical!
I definitely recommend it.
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"