who we are

Sanjay, Founder
Sanjay, of Indian origin was brought up in London but didn’t truly fall in love with India in his second year of university when he visited Delhi and Jammu for a family wedding after a 10 year hiatus. It was a trip that changed the course of his life forever. Despite stints in the USA on a Work America programme, a 2 year ‘work his way’ around the world trip doing everything from cherry picking, working in a ski resort in OZ, selling white goods in Santa Monica and dive trips in the Whitsundays, it was India that completely stole his heart somewhere in his 20’s and from that period on he was organising India holiday’s for his friends, which ultimately led to the founding of Bespoke India Travel.

Meera, Founder
Meera was born in Amritsar in the north west of India and travelled extensively in the northern Himalayan region with her family. She studied at the prestigious NIFT `{`National Institute of Fashion Technology`}` in Calcutta before following Sanjay into the travel Industry. It is Meera’s invaluable textile knowledge and great industry contacts that she works with to create our excellent textile trips all over the country. Meera’s travel favourites firmly include the fantastic Northern India and Rajasthan area with its array of colours and cultures, with the South being a close second, especially the immersive holidays that she creates for Kerala and Karnataka – she is also their spa and wellness expert visiting regularly the country’s very best resorts for ayurveda and yoga.

Angelika Seidl, Head of Social Media
I am originally from Austria and studied, lived and worked in France for many years. After quitting my job as International Marketing Manager for a European tour operator, I discovered India for the first time on my first Round-the-World trip.
Inspired by the Movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, I started experiencing India through an Ashram stay, and my love and fascination for India, its people and spiritual wisdoms grew further each year with regular visits, travels and yoga in this diverse country.
I have been travelling and living in various countries around the globe ever since and knows India and South East Asia well, returning regularly. Through my experiences and interest in sustainability and a better future for our Earth, I also feel called to bring ever more sustainable and responsible aspects for the environment and the local community into the travel industry.

My passion is to help bring people to India and Sri Lanka through Bespoke India and Sri Lanka Travel, on well-organised, safe and breathtakingly beautiful trips.

Larsha, Sr. Travel Advisor

With the lifelong love for travel,  I have been lucky to have travelled throughout Sri Lanka, Bali and Australia quite extensively.
Before starting my career in the travel industry, whilst studying tourism & hospitality management at Australian College of Business and Technology, I managed to make the most of my spare time in travelling across the length and breadth of the country.

Despite having visited all of these amazing destinations, I keep coming back to my home town-Negombo and particularly known for it’s beautiful beaches and fresh seafood!

I spend most of my weekends away with my husband driving to hidden gems of Sri Lanka ( yet to be discovered by mass tourism), getting to know stories from the locals which in turn gives me a more in-depth understanding and knowledge of the culture, cuisine, wild life and much more.

Now, I’m excited to be able to share my passion for this amazing country and help our guests plan their own adventures.

Tarun, Sr. Travel Advisor
With 14 years of travel industry experience, I would proudly say that it is a big part of me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my travels across Europe, Singapore, Cuba, China, Thailand , Dominican Republic and India. As an India Specialist, I’ve been lucky enough to travel extensively throughout the country, where I was born ; my experiences have ranged from hill trekking in the Himalayas in the North to immersing myself in the backwaters of Kerala in the south. From meeting the tribes in the east to doing the road trek through Rajasthan in the west. I now get to share such insights and love of the region with our guests every day to make their dream trips a reality.

Isha, Sr. Travel Advisor
Isha was born in the Northern State of Punjab and home is now the capital , Delhi.

She has been in the travel industry for over well over a decade traveling to all regions in South India and now heads up our textile department organizing trips all over the Indian sub-continent,Ubekistan and Japan and her superb knowledge of all things travel textile provides us with a fantastic content that we offer or guests- all at great value too.

Isha’s deep passion for textile and the crafts helps her curate immersive rich experiences alongside internationally renowned textile artists – many of our textile theme guests have visited the region at least 5 times with us!

There is a huge amount of logistics and finer detail that go into making a successful well run trip with plenty to keep folk occupied whilst at the same time allowing some time to breathe and take it all in and she is an expert at making sure all the trips run like clockwork.

She will accompany trips where possible although she is always on the lookout for artisans well off the beaten track and is all consumed by the vast array on offer in South Asia and beyond – in her words its become ‘An Obsession’ which absolutely fits with the Bespoke India Travel ethic.

She an avid collector of fabric so to understand different styles, weaves, and patterns and she loves accompanying the group to all the local bazaars and giving them all the best tips on haggling and of course making sure that what catches there eye is a quality piece worthy of the journey to back home.

Bespoke Sri Lanka
Having gained a solid reputation of delivering a first class tailored product incorporating truly local experiences alongside the best-known monuments and destinations in India, the next natural progression, to fulfil their clients’ needs, was to expand into Sri Lanka.  We turned to this with the same kind of dedication we have shown to gaining true insights for India and have travelled extensively around Sri Lanka before honing in on what we know are itineraries and experiences which will truly create memories which will last a lifetime.

We hope that you will enjoy browsing their Sri Lanka website and be as inspired as our clients have been for India.