Philippa Kaye – MD at Indian Experiences, Consultant, Travel Writer, Speaker, Soon to be Author.
The sensible bit: I have been a specialist in travel to India for over twenty years. During that time I have been responsible for setting up various UK-based travel companies, including, Ampersand Travel as well as the Indian divisions for Real Holidays and Experience Travel Group. I also consult on new products for existing travel companies and India based Destination Management Companies including LPTI, Creative Travel and Destinations Unlimited. My forte is in assisting start up travel companies with creating unique portfolios of itineraries and experiences, specifically related to their company branding, client portfolio and providing product updates for well established companies. My passion is not only in promoting India as a country but in discovering the more off-beat ways of exploring mainstream destinations as well as discovering an India beyond the mainstream destinations. My consultancy is www.indianexperiences.com
The fun bit: I have lived in the jungles of Madhya Pradesh and the concrete jungles of Delhi and Jaipur. So how would I describe life in India? It is as frustrating as it is fabulous, sometimes illogical, often hilarious, invariably humbling, occasionally surreal but never, ever dull.
This blog is a happy by product of my job which sees me often on the road on the endless discovery that is India. It is where I can freely express myself, my thoughts and discoveries – unbound by industry norms! That’s not to say it doesn’t sometimes get me into trouble, as my thoughts on tourism are not always shall we say, conventional. Highlights of my Indian Experiences include riding priceless Marwari horses, attending royal weddings, trekking the Himalayan mountains, rafting the white water of the Ganges, being wined and dined by Maharajas, slept out under the stars, driven vintage cars, raced around in tuk tuks, stayed on Robinson Crusoe islands, been caught up in Holi and ended up with hair dyed a permanent shade of green. However, best of all, I have got to know India and her people and discovered that anything and everything is possible.
What else? I write for the Times of India Group, for their travel supplement, www.happytrips.com as well as their print publications; India’s largest online publication, Mint and I can be persuaded to contribute as a guest blogger. I am often invited as a guest speaker at travel forums and I am an aspiring author, with a semi-autobiographical novel under my belt (still to be published) – Think “Bridget Jones does India!” You can check out my page here www.girlindia.co.uk
For work: ‘Monuments provide the backdrop, people provide the experiences’ – PK
For partying: ‘Never agree to one for the road with someone who travels for a living’ – PK
For life: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi
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