Gouthami

Gouthami

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My name is Gouthami and I co-founded Travel Another India. We work with village communities to set up responsible tourism ventures; that is, build a guest house, train the team and do the marketing. We are then ready to host urban guests, including guests with a disability, eager to experience another India. Through this we hope that each village gets an additional income and with a minimal impact on the environment.

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4 Reviews for Gouthami

  • Sunita Sunita

    Visit the Breathtaking "Plateau of the World": Leh-Ladakh

    Visit the Breathtaking "Plateau of the World": Leh-Ladakh Ladakh has always been one of my travel destinations (esp. from a photographer's point of view) and this past summer I was given the rare opportunity of the time and ability to travel there alone, with just my photographic gear. I was introduced to Travel Another India (TAI) and contacted them for prices while providing them with a rough itinerary. Within a couple of weeks, we had chalked out a travel plan which included all my requests as well as additional trips that I had not been aware of. For a woman traveling alone, and also having specific food requirements, TAI made sure they accommodated all my needs in the best possible way! Needless to say, my trip was a huge success in every way and thanks to Travel Another India and their wonderful staff for all the arrangements. I ended up changing my itinerary at the last minute while in Ladakh, and even that went smoothly.

    Ladakh is unspoilt in its natural beauty with the kindest and friendliest people inhabiting its land. The views of the mountains and the rivers Indus and Zangskar are stunning and breathtaking! While the entire region is at a high-altitude and temperatures can fluctuate between extremes, traveling within Ladakh is far easier than one would imagine, given the incredibly maintained roads and the high security there. I stayed at a local guest house in Leh with a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas from my room window! I was able to travel to all the destinations in my itinerary (the monasteries, Leh city, Pangong Lake, Nubra valley, Lamayuru with a stay-over at Uleytopko and Tso Moriri lake which was an added feature)! I am so glad I changed my trip - Tso Moriri is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited! It is remote, with harsh weather, but the experience of driving to Tso Moriri and staying at the home-stay there with a braying donkey outside my window on a snowy night is by far the most unforgettable experience I have had! The other very memorable experience was at Pangong Lake - sitting by the lake at 7 a.m. looking at the magnificent mountains across the lake and listening to the silence - a happy, peaceful warm silence.

    As I mentioned in the beginning, Ladakh has the friendliest people I have ever met! They are a patient, shy and forgiving lot and I suspect a lot of it has to do with their religion and culture. While I am all for everyone experiencing Ladakh at least once in their lifetime, it is also my hope that the tourists learn to respect and admire and emulate these simple and happy folk!

  • Sancheti Sancheti

    Visit the Breathtaking "Plateau of the World": Leh-Ladakh

    Visit the Breathtaking "Plateau of the World": Leh-Ladakh Leh in the month of October has harsh cold climate, but luckily I faced no issues in relation to health. It is a very scenic place. Pangong lake was visited by us on the full Moon night. We enjoyed the view even in chilled climate of -3 degrees. This was possible as we had perfect host Himalaya On Wheels. Travel for people with disability is an issue and specially at a place with hilly topography. My dream of visiting Leh, Buddha Monastery, Indus, Zanskar-Indus Sangam & seeing the beautiful Pangong lake was fulfilled because of Himalaya on Wheels & Travel Another India.

  • Guest Guest

    Visit a Rural Village & Learn the Art of the Silk Handloom

    Visit a Rural Village & Learn the Art of the Silk Handloom Thanks so much for an astonishing, yet simple, time at Pranpur! My whole family is absolutely in love with the place and its people. My children, who were always hooked on to TV, never mentioned it in our entire stay :-)

  • Anirudh Anirudh

    Visit a Rural Village & Learn the Art of the Silk Handloom

    Visit a Rural Village & Learn the Art of the Silk Handloom Above all, the warm hospitality of the people in the resort and the village is something that urban people can’t possibly come across in cities. Each home and person that we met was very open to sharing and welcoming strangers. We even enjoyed a home-cooked meal at one village home. The taste is very earthy and brims with love. A memorable experience for me was the long interaction I had with the government school headmaster and teachers to understand their perspective on education. My daughters enjoyed the short pottery sessions, and want to continue exploring more in the art form