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

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.