Editor’s Note

13th February, 2018 (Tuesday)

Dear Friends,

It has been an exciting start to the year for Team Alpaviram. Our extensive travels have taken us far and wide across the country and we have returned richer, with memories and lessons from the road.

First things first, Alpaviram was fortunate to be invited to participate in the #SafeCityInterview series on Twitter where we shared our take on how to make responsible tourism more acceptable as a mainstream form of travel along with sharing notes on making travels safer through India.

As we mentioned during the Twitter chat, it is essential for travellers to learn and respect the local cultural nuances before jumping to conclusions and in order to avoid untoward attention. The Twitter chat turned out to be a great means to connect with more like-minded travel influencers.

Collectively, Team Alpaviram has driven through the tea country in Assam, explored the nightlife and exemplary street food in Indore and paid close attention to a multitude of bird songs in Corbett National Park. We also enjoyed the nature walk through Sanjay Van organised by our partner, Dilli Meri Jaan.

Up next is a tete-a-tete with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before we hit the road again.

We are delighted to share that Alpaviram has a host of exclusive invites to responsible homestays. Do watch this space for all the excitement that is follow!

Stay tuned!

Abhi ke liye, Alpaviram.
(That’s a pause, for now)


1st January, 2018 (Monday)

Dear Friends,

The International Year For Sustainable Tourism For Development drew to a close with the turn of the year, but the commitment to the cause did not. At Alpaviram, we continue the conversation around sustainable development through responsible travel practices.

Last year, we have seen a record number of authors find their voice and take a stand on responsible travel through our website.

We are delighted to share that Alpaviram conducted 2 successful workshops with schoolchildren to create more awareness around the issue. Our guided tours and responsible city walks have found more takers. We hope to continue to grow on both counts this year.

We have joined forces with responsible travellers doing commendable work in the sphere and with homestay and hotels who give the issue it’s due.

So what lies ahead? The journey, of course! Now that we have found our path and fellow travellers to join us, it is time to set off on this incredible journey around the world.

So call upon your friends and family to hop onto the Alpaviram bandwagon. Join us in finding new voices, nurturing new ideas and supporting each other in making responsible travel a mainstream option. We have exciting plans for our partners in the coming months and gifts to be won. Our monthly newsletter will keep up abreast of all the merriment that Team Alpaviram will have along this journey. Make sure you stay in touch and stay responsible.

Happy New Year!

Abhi ke liye, Alpaviram.
(That’s a pause, for now)