At TIKKA TOURS our philosophy is to make your trip to India and Sri Lanka the best it can be. Whether you are looking at an escorted tour or a specialist tailor made adventure. We have the experience and travel specialists to help you. We know you will fall in love with India and uncover unexpected moments that you will carry with you forever.
TIKKA TOURS offer a unique and diverse range of special interest travel experiences, in INDIA and SRI LANKA. Many people ask us why don’t we expand to other parts of the globe? The answer is simple, these are the parts of the world we call home and want to share with you. There is so much diversity on offer, venture from the Foothills of the Himalaya to the deserts of Rajasthan. Explore the backwaters of Kerala and all the vibrant cities in-between. Go wildlife spotting, experience a luxury tented camp or treat yourself to a wellness retreat. Indulge and relax on the tropical shores of Sri Lanka. There is so much to see on your escorted tour or customised private travel arrangements.
A true travel experience to India and Sri Lanka is a mixture of many elements. We visit iconic and historical sites, witnessing centuries old traditions and culture, staying in boutique, Palace and heritage hotels. Exploring and shopping in the fascinating back streets and bazaars of small rural villages, to the bustling local markets and modern malls of the big cities. You can also spot wildlife in some of the most remote areas of India, eating mouth-watering local cuisine and pampering yourself in some of Asia’s best Spa’s….the list goes on.
These are the experiences that TIKKA TOURS founder, Claudia Wolf and her team have been personally designing since 2013. We specialise in handcrafted escorted tours and customised private travel to suit your specific areas of interests. Design it yourself or let us design your India or Sri Lanka private tour for you….Luxury your way!
While many travel companies claim to have experts, we believe few, if any, match our own experienced travel specialists for genuine first-hand knowledge.
Founder, Claudia Wolf along with our team of experts design your trip. Like all our specialists, we hold a strong connection to the country because we have explored it many times.
TIKKA TOUR groups are mostly escorted by founder Claudia Wolf, along with our regular and dynamic local English speaking guides. It is clear this energetic mix enhances our travellers overall experience, giving a unique in-depth insight into what ‘incredible India’ has to offer. Whether you choose a handcrafted escorted tour, or we customise private travel for you. We know you will uncover moments that you will carry with you forever.
We are a boutique specialist company who have first hand experience India and Sri Lanka. Who are travel specialists that really value quality personal service. Our team take the time to understand our traveller’s needs, from your initial enquiry to sharing your stories upon your return home. Many of our travellers return for multiple journeys, as one is never enough when it comes to India and Sri Lanka.
Our small group size of 8 to 16 travellers, in contrast to many large coach tours in India. Our style of travel allows for a more authentic and intimate local experience. We have the flexibility to stop spontaneously and create opportunities for village, farm and local home encounters.
With a small group we can easily explore the back streets and local markets from major cities to small villages. We immerse ourselves in the atmosphere during our own unique street food safari’s and shopping adventures.
If you have been thinking about travelling to India or Sri Lanka one of the first questions considered is ‘do I travel with a group or independently?’
TIKKA TOURS offer a unique and diverse range of handcrafted escorted tours and customised private travel options to India and Sri Lanka. We can also create specialist tailor-made adventures, catering for any special interests or travel experience requests.
Why don’t we expand to areas other than India and Sri Lanka? The answer is simple, these parts of the world are our home and what we want to share with you. India and Sri Lanka have so much diversity, adventure from the Foothills of the Himalaya to the deserts of Rajasthan. Explore the backwaters of Kerala and all the vibrant cities in-between. See diverse wildlife and birds, relax on the tropical shores of Sri Lanka. At Tikka Tours we have experienced India and Sri Lanka travel specialists and personal guides who can give expert advice in planning and delivering specialist travel options.
A TIKKA TOURS our handcrafted escorted groups to India and Sri Lanka are a luxurious experience of comfort and style. Our escorted tours are designed around maximum experience but also diversity of comfortable accommodation. To sum it up our hotels offer an experience not just a bed for you to sleep in. We stay in boutique, luxury palace’s, rural heritage hotels and tented wildlife camps.
Our private touring options in both India and Sri Lanka are also based on this concept, we will not compromise on our quality, comfort and style for ‘the cheapest’ or budget option. With us, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we select characterful boutique accommodation to suit your budget, which we’ve personally tracked down and visit regularly.
Our customised private travel arrangements and handcrafted escorted tours to India and Sri Lanka don’t come off the shelf. Whichever option you choose there’s no set recipe – they’re tailor-made down to the finest detail.
Quite simply, we listen to what you want. Our past traveller reviews have helped us evolve our itineraries, so we are in touch with what you want to see. We also carefully design an individual trip to match your budget, with an absolute commitment to quality. We have genuine travel specialists searching for inspirational adventures in both the mainstream and most obscure places. This expertise only comes from having travelled to India and Sri Lanka many times. Our team will design a trip around your needs, show you the highlights in a different light, and introduce you to places and experiences that others might miss. Expert advice customised for you.
There is an enormous difference between a tourist and a traveller, since you are interested in a ‘TIKKA TOUR’ thankfully this places you as a traveller. A lover of true travel experiences and not the ‘tick off the list’ cheapest option ‘it’s only a bed for the night’ experience!
While TIKKA TOURS travellers are a diverse group, it’s easy to find the common thread: a love of exploring, a passion for discovery and a sense of adventure. Our handcrafted escorted tours to India and Sri Lanka may include couples, individuals or family members holidaying together. They are adventurous spirits who welcome their India experience with energy and enthusiasm. Among them you’ll find fellow travellers who comfortably match your pace and outlook, as well as those who liven up the mix with a unique perspective. This ‘soup of life’ is complimented with your inspirational local guides.
These four words sum up my 30 year love affair with India and are why I took the leap in 2013 to establish my long-standing dream of starting TIKKA TOURS.
For me the heart of India is the genuine generosity of spirit that all Indians are filled with, this continues to surprise me and captures my soul. Consequently this is what keeps me travelling back to this intoxicating sub-continent and therefore the natural start of TIKKA TOURS. The combination of culture, the sense of community and devotion to each other and the multitude of colourful and historical religious idols. Has made this destination in my opinion, one of the ‘richest’ experiences you can encounter anywhere on earth.
This is of course not everyone’s idea of India, in more recent years the Indian Subcontinent has rapidly changed. When I first started travelling to India nearly 30 years ago, it was perceived as a 3rd world country, teaming with poor people, impoverished cities, villages and towns and danger lurking around every corner. With a population even then, of over 1 billion people, there was certainly evidence of poverty. What totally overshadowed this side of India, was the generosity of people and the sense of community that these people live by.
India has come of age, it has become a global powerhouse and no longer perceived as a 3rd world country. With its growth has come steady progress, more employment, better lifestyle opportunities and government funded education, which benefits the next generation of young Indians.
If there was ever a good time to visit India – it is now! If you are ready to be inspired by adventure, engage with the people and see the place I call my real home, please join me on a TIKKA TOURS small group journey and get ready to be inspired.
Claudia Wolf – FOUNDER TIKKA TOURS