Work and leisure may have taken you around the world and back. But you are, perhaps, not one for merely ticking off a wish list of ‘1001 places to see’.
You seek unique experiences. Something that’s authentic. One hundred percent meaningful. You believe that every holiday ought to touch you, transform you, and make you better for the wear.
Silk Route Escapes is a luxury experiential travel company. We create bespoke holidays to India for globetrotters like you. Our journeys take you on a soul-searching experience, helping you discover, understand and connect deeply with the real India. And with the real you.
We do everything we can to help you see one of the oldest cultures in the world, in an all-new light. We handpick off-the-course luxury boutique hotels, ride scores of elephants before picking your ride and sit through countless recitals before choosing the one that moved us the most.
Will this be an experience that’ll enrich you (in every sense)? You bet!
We believe that each traveler sets out on his own quest (and in this day and age, on a ticking timer). We also understand you like a hassle-free trip, where every detail is taken care of.
That’s where we come in. Go on and tell us what you want from India, and we’ll come back to you with an itinerary most suited to you.
You can always explore our itineraries by destination or your interests.
Can’t really make up your mind? Then take our quiz. It’s a great place to get started, and discover what your heart wants.
At Silk Route Escapes, we are passionate about preserving local culture, arts, communities and ecosystems. Part of the proceeds from your travels goes into sustaining local art, culture, and communities. And that’s just a start. Our travelers have taught at an orphanage, learnt hunting and cooking rituals from tribals, farmed in paddy fields, and worked with rescued elephants. They’ve even got backstage passes to an all-women kathakali troupe.
In addition to this, we’ve built Kayal, a 4-room Nat-Geo rated hotel in the backwaters of Kerala. Designed in the local architectural style, we set the stage for local artists and artisans here. Our staff is local and we are always doing things that blur the lines between the wanderer and the native.
One trip that I personally orchestrated was a pre-midpoint trip to Kerala, for
about 15 of us. It was unmatched in hilarity, serenity, beauty, and of course,
ridiculous amounts of love for each other. But I didn't plan this trip alone.
I had a lot of help from this wonder woman, Maneesha, who runs a fantastic
travel company called Silk Route Escapes.
She's awesome and runs a fantastic business, staffed with incredibly responsible, responsive and very nice people. So if at any point you guys want a wonderfully planned trip in India with either the other fellows or with your
Dear Maneesha, Happy New Year.
I am taking time to write to you as I was really impressed and flattered by your levels of service and professionalism.
Usually, I never, ever write in this way, however, i feel you went over and above your responsibilities to get us the travel we required. It is a rare thing indeed.
Being a monthly overseas traveller, it is really refreshing to come across someone who still works in the 'hands-on' way. Too often, people hide behind emails, excuses and second rate service. Once again, a big thank you for your efforts. We really enjoyed all aspects of the package you created for us in such a short time.
We have been to many places around the world and have been contemplating India for many years. Before we met you, India had seemed so daunting. You made everything so seamless and enjoyable.
Thank you for making our life long dreams come true. It was spectacular! My kids loved riding the elephants and playing with local kids. My wife and I enjoyed the expertly guided wild-life safari and the luxurious houseboat cruise. Thank you for giving us a real understanding of the local culture.
Our founder, Maneesha Panicker, hails from India, and has traveled extensively across the country – whether accompanying her politician father on campaign trails, or taking theater workshops in remote Indian villages.
She went on to study, work and live in New York. She is, in every sense of the word, a global citizen.
She is currently based out of Kochi, a sea-side town in Kerala, India. Silk Route reflects her curious spirit. She knows India well, and delivers it to you like an insider.
Call us at +91 77360 00989 or email us to book a journey and embark on your adventure.