Our main point of difference is that we take a maximum of 6 guests.
We find that by keeping numbers small, we bond better as a group, becoming friends very quickly;
Low numbers allows us to stay in boutique hotels, family residences and havelis that can not accommodate larger groups;
Small numbers allow closer encounters with the people of India;
Each person in a small group gets more one-on-one attention from guides and in workshops.
One-on-one attention at an embroidery workshop
We travel in our own private 12 seater bus:
there is plenty of room for everyone, and their luggage. And their shopping. And boxes of food for picnics, and the cooler full of water;
Everyone gets a window seat;
Having our own private vehicle also means that there is no waiting around at airports, railway stations and bus terminals: more quality experiences every day;
It also means we are more flexible if we want to make a detour or unscheduled stops.
Roadside chai stall
Unscheduled stops often means surprising encounters. For example, we stopped for chai with this chai wallah and ended up being invited by the villages on a tour of their temples.
We take the less-travelled roads:
This means we spend less time in the bustling cities and more time exploring.
Traffic is different on the roads we travel – you might have to share the road with a nomad moving house with all her possessions atop a camel, an elephant being led somewhere, or a herder with his cattle or goats.
Herder with cattle
Sometimes there is no traffic at all. Bliss.
We don’t rush (mostly):
You’re on holiday – you don’t want to rush from here to there. At Kasu Tours, we allow enough time for our guests to enjoy the days at a leisurely pace whilst packing in lots of sightseeing and activities.
Some days have scheduled rest or free time and some days are busy with activities. Guests can always opt out the action if they need more free time.
We stay in our accommodations for at least two nights and up to 4 or 5 nights in some places.