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Core Team at Alluring India Tour


Unaiza Khan 

As crazy as it can get… Unaiza has scanned India from East to West & North to South. She loves road trips in India and around. Her favourites are the ones in Rajasthan and to Nepal with meandering rivers by the road side and blossoming sunflower fields. She was born in the Spiritual Capital of India – Varanasi, in a family that was a part of the Tourism Industry. As she grew up in Varanasi, she completed her graduation from Banaras Hindu University and went on to achieve a Post Graduate Management degree from Xavier’s Mumbai. She started her career as a Management Consultant and consulted SMEs in areas of Real Estate, FMCG, Healthcare, Travel and Industrial Equipments. Since her family worked in tourism, they always tried to motivate her to get into travel. They traveled together exploring several destinations, cultures and cuisines. Her mother inspired her to see the incredible potential that India has as a tourist destination for travelers from across the globe.  She always mentioned to Unaiza that India is unique as it offers everything a traveler can ever wish for and the best part is the warmth and hospitality that we should be proud of! Unaiza did believe in the 'power' of travel as she had experienced it herself from a tender age. She knew how it contributes to the evolution of a person and owes a great deal of what she is today, to many of her travel experiences. Traveling is sacrosanct for her as she finds it to be a very positive feeling that gives one a lot of joy, helps one to establish connections without any boundaries and teaches one to love more, to give more, to care more and to be more grateful! And when it occurred to her that this is what she wants to do for the rest of her life, 'Alluring India Tour' was born! Through Alluring India, Unaiza is able to share her experiences and insights with travelers from across the globe. She also feels that her programs are a means of sharing joy and creating beautiful memories for all her guests. She believes that they share a connection which is free from any bindings in terms of countries, caste, creed, age or language. Unaiza is passionate about travel, about her country and her work. Right from interacting with her guests, understanding their requirements, to making sure that the final program is to 100% satisfaction of her guests, she aims at perfection. Her attention to details has helped her evolve into one of the best luxury holiday planners in India, thus also training the entire team to design and execute seamless luxury tours for all guests of Alluring India. Invited to be on the Audit and Hotel Classification committee, she works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and has hand picked hotels meeting superior quality standards. She enjoys exploring cultures, meeting people, understanding traditions, exchanging philosophies, photography, shopping and indulging in delectable cuisines. 

 

 Sonal Abhay

A Masters in International Business and a well versed traveler across India, she is an adept at organizing any of the tours at Alluring India, with utmost efficiency. Hilly terrains are her favorite and she has explored all the major high altitude cities in India right from Kashmir, Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Dehradoon, Mussoorie, Nainital, Munnar, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani & Ooty. She loves the beaches of Goa and sea food too. Married at a young age, she maintains a perfect balance between work and family. Her dedication towards her work and guests is commendable. Her biggest asset is her humble and beautiful smile that has won her a long list of friends across the globe. Being a luxury holiday planner for six years now, she feels that she has evolved with Alluring India and her work gives her happiness. “We started as a very small team from a room in a house, but we had faith in our capabilities and each other, which helped us grow. We are like a family and have learnt to appreciate and love. For us, working is fun and we thoroughly enjoy what we do. Perhaps that is why our guests go back very happy, after traveling with us. And they keep coming back too as we dedicate ourselves to take care of them in the best possible manner, whenever they are traveling with us to India or to our neighboring countries.”

 

 
  
Anisha Panikar

Hailing from God’s own country – Kerala, Anisha adds to the ethnic mix of different cultures in our organisation. Born and brought up in the vibrant city of Mumbai, she spent her early summer holidays in Kerala. Its landscape of palm fringed beaches, enchanting woods, undulating hills and pristine backwaters far from the pace of modern life, inspired her love for travel. Having completed her post graduation in Travel & Tourism from Mumbai University, she enjoys designing itineraries, giving an insider's perspective on each destination and creating an out of the world vacation experience for the guests at Alluring India. It is not easy to be a luxury holiday planner as it requires in-depth research and understanding of the products that are being offered to a traveler. She has traveled extensively and still fondly remembers her very first trip to the Golden Triangle - for the unbeatable combination of Art, History, Culture, the world heritage sites, Forts, Palaces, beautiful Mughal architecture, infamous rickshaw ride, delectable Rajasthani cuisines & colourful markets! “Travel has now become a significant part of my life. I enjoy travelling and working within this field. When my clients thank me for a well organized tour or send me a holiday greeting after their tours just like old friends, each time my heart softens. I know that all my efforts are worthwhile, because I am a part of creating someone’s ‘trip of a lifetime’ to my country and this experience is fulfilling & enriching beyond words! ” 

 

 Anoopma Singh 

Finding one’s passion in life is challenging! However, Anoopma was one of the fortunate ones when she happened to enter the tourism industry by chance. After completing her graduation in science, her father an ex-Indian Army official inspired her to join the civil services. But Anoopma had other plans as by this time she had fallen in love with travel and took a leap into tourism by doing her Masters. As a first brush with her professional career, she joined Taj group of hotels. A few years into it and she knew that this job would not allow her to live her dream of being a luxury holiday planner and she quit to join an inbound travel company based out of Delhi, and since then there was just no looking back. After completing a decade in the tourism industry, with accolades from thousands of luxury travelers whose journeys were scripted and turned to reality by her. Anoopma has covered every nook and corner of India, fulfilling the sole purpose she entered his industry. Her travel experiences come in very handy to design flawless itineraries for the guests of Alluring India Tour. " Travel breathes life in me and helping travelers in their quest of unveiling uncharted territories gives me a sense of fulfillment. There is so much to explore in the  Indian Subcontinent, which most of our guests are unaware of. They arrive with a sense of doubt and preconceived notion, and to see them depart with a new paradigm only with a resolve to return to this part of the world is an achievement that has kept me looking forward to each day and wanting it ever so more."