Back in the year 2000, when Infinite Journeys first took root, our office was limited to a single room, two computers and excursions limited to return on the same day from Pune. Fast forward to the present year and the single room has now expanded to a well equipped office(s) with services being offered by us to practically each continent of the World and to guests from across the globe.
Today, we cater to customized tours- ranging from one-day excursions to wildlife and adventure camps across India right up to International Tours to Africa and Europe.
We proudly claim that we organize tours to Antarctica and Arctic and to every destination in-between!
We standout for our indepth destination knowledge and a strong network of Associates across the Globe that ensures World Class Services.
We customize the Tours to your minutest requirement and to any destination of your choice. There is something for everyone at Infinite Journeys, because we hate to disappoint!
Egged on by the encouraging response to the One day Excursions, longer duration Wildlife Camps were announced to premier National Parks and Tiger Reserves of India like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Ranthambhore and Corbett National Park.
Infinite Journeys is recognized by Department of Tourism, Government of India. We now proudly represent India under "Incredible India" Programme.
With our Staff Strength touching 40, we branched out!!! We opened our second office at Aundh, Pune. We have been (technologically) only a click away for the World but with the office at Aundh, Pune we are now physically close to our discerning guests of West Pune :)
Department of Tourism, Government of India approves Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors as "Recognized Adventure Tour Operator". We already have the recognitions as "Domestic Tour Operator"
It was a very proud moment for us when Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors received the prestigious "National Tourism Award" in the category of "Best Domestic Tour Operator for year 2016-2017". The Award was presented by Tourism Minister Mr K J Alphons in a ceremony held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
We dedicate this award to our discerning guests.
The year when we repeated the feat of last year!!! We won the National Tourism Award as Best Domestic Tour Operator for second year in a row, a testimony to the hard work put in by Team Infinite Journeys.
The Award for year 2017-2018 was received by our Director Mr Abhay Ghanekar and CEO Mr Mayuresh Borse at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on behalf of our discerning worldwide guests and well-wishers. .
We provide services to :
INBOUND MARKET : The foreign guests who wish to explore India.
OUTBOUND MARKET : Indian travelers who wish to explore International Destinations.
DOMESTIC MARKET : Help Indian travelers explore various parts of this diverse country.
CONDUCTED TOURS / FIXED DEPARTURES : Offered under our brand name of Foliage Outdoors in India and abroad to Wildlife, Adventure and Trekking destinations.
Recognized by almost all Govt State Tourism Development Corporations of India namely :
KTDC : Kerala Tourism Development Corporation
RTDC : Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation
KMVN : Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam ( Uttarakhand )
GMVN : Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam ( Uttarakhand )
MPTDC : Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
HPTDC : Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
JLR : Jungle Lodges and Resorts Limited (A Govt of Karnataka Undertaking)
Recognized by Reputed Chain of Hotels in India namely :
Taj Group of Hotels
Oberoi Group Of Hotels
Sarovar Group of Hotels
Citrus Group Of Hotels
Fortune Group Of Hotels
Pride Group Of Hotels
Royal Orchid Group Of Hotels
Sinclairs Group Of Hotels
Recognized by Reputed Chain of International Hotels namely :
Taj Group of Hotels
Oberoi Group Of Hotels
Amari Group Of Hotels (Thailand)
Four Point Sheraton (India and Abroad)
Marriott (India and Abroad)
Bayswater Inn (UK)
Hyatt (India and Abroad)
Membership of Associations :
Recognized by Department of Tourism, Government of India.
Approved as a Travel Agency and Adventure Tour Operator under "Incredible India"
IATA : International Ait Transport Association
TAFI : Travel Agents Federation of India
OTOAI : Outbound Tour Operators Association of India
ATOM : Adventure Tour Operators Association of Maharashtra
“The Vision Of Infinite Journeys Pvt. Ltd. Is To Be Recognized As A Credible Name That Offers An Unparalleled Holiday Experience Across The Globe. We Wish To Be Recognized As A Travel Agency That's Passionate About Traveling, Exploring And Holiday Planning, To Whom The Knowledge Of Offbeat, Less Traveled Destinations And Unique Travel Experiences Come Naturally”.
We strive to maintain the highest operational standards in order to exceed the expectations of our clients.
We deliver what we promise and only promise what we can deliver.
We respect the trust that you have bestowed on us. We listen to you to understand your requirements and go to any lengths to exceed your service expectations. Occasionally we could disagree with you and would then come up with options that would better your travel experiences.
We have an excellent corporate culture and working environment that makes our company a pleasant place to work in. This makes it easier for us to treat you with courtesy, with a friendly smile on our face and in our voice. We strive to ensure that your travel planning experience is as memorable as the travel itself.
With us, you will not be required to "compare" or "cross-check". We operate on honest margins and would like you to come back to us again for value for money services and experiences that we offer.
Our team is made up of experts for whom work is passion. Each one is a traveler first, a travel consultant later. So you can be rest assured that all our tours have been assembled with utmost detailing.
Itineraries that we suggest and the Hotels/Resorts that we recommend are a result of thousand of kms of journey that we undertake every year to reassure ourselves that the options that we offer to you are nothing but the Best. We inspect the hotels, taste the food and work towards ensuring you an experience that's tried, tested, well researched and surveyed. We also maintain a photo record of the destinations and the accommodation facilities to assure you that 'what you see will be what you get'.
We suggest Hotels/Resorts that have a "character". Our suggestion could vary from a Homestay to a 5 Star / Boutique Resort. Whatever it may be, do stay assured that the same will have a unique character.
While our systematic approach ensures that there would be no problem while you would be on Tour. Still, should a problem occur, we remain available to you 24 x 7.
In today's hectic world, taking a break is a luxury. So when you finally get the chance to unwind, we want you to make the most of it.
"Our Rates cannot be beaten. If there is a lower rate that's being offered to you, it perhaps isn't an honest quote."
Infinite Journeys Pvt. Ltd., India is an Active / Affiliate / Allied member of following Associations
Rahul Rao Director - Operations Foliage Outdoors
One of the founder members of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors, Rahul is an exceptional naturalist and a bird-watcher par excellence. Having travelled across the length and breadth of India for more than 20 years, he is very well-versed with flora and fauna of the forests. Gifted with sharp senses and powerful instincts, his birding skills always leave a person amazed.
In a lighter vein, it is said that he can spot a bird even with his eyes closed. It is certainly a case of being born with binocular vision. Rahul has extensively traveled in Indian Subcontinent, African Wilderness and has also been to Antartica.
Abhay Ghanekar Director - Marketing Foliage Outdoors
Abhay is one of the founders of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors and has a vast experience of more than 20 years of roaming in the wild. An excellent leader, Abhay is an expert bird-watcher and an equally good naturalist. Abhay has extensively traveled in Indian and African Wilderness. His recent exploration includes visit to Arctic Circle.
A self-confessed foodie, you can be rest assured to have a blast having him around. A strict disciplinarian and with strong belief and emphasis on being on time everytime. He is also famous for his pranks as well as sharp cynicisms.
Rahul Bhusari Director - Leisure Holidays Infinite Journeys
One of the founders of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors, Rahul is regarded as an ace administrator in the Team. An Engineer and MBA by qualification, he feels equally at-home amidst the forests and the wild denizens. Apart from his administrative expertise and penchant for perfection, he is also well-known for his great sense of humor and original PJs.
Gaurav Purohit Director - Leisure Holidays Infinite Journeys
One of the founders of Infinite Journeys and Foliage Outdoors, Gaurav comes across, at a first glance, as a serious, brooding and reserved person. However, know him more and you would surely encounter the funny side of him. Gaurav is an experienced naturalist and an expert bird watcher. He is most sought after by discerning travelers for planning their Holidays as they are sure that he can suggest lesser known locales and Resorts that perhaps no-one else is even aware of.
A self-confessed music-lover, Gaurav is an amateur guitarist himself. In Pune, you will always find him in office, being the first to reach office and last to leave. A man of few words, Gaurav does not fail to impress you by his witty remarks.
Mayuresh Borse CEO Foliage Outdoors.
Mayuresh, popularly known as Mayo is the work-horse of the organization. Those who meet him are always struck by his friendly smile and easy-going nature. Mayuresh is an engineer by degree and a hardcore wild-life enthusiast by choice. He is an avid birdwatcher and an absolute gadget freak. He 'minds our business' by scouting around for school trips that we customise. His crisis management skills are commendable and rest assured, any work entrusted to him is complete, well within deadlines and with the alloted resources.
Infinite Journeys Staff
Sujata Mendjogi Rai Infinite Journeys
Sujata brings with her an experience of 5 years. She typically uses Amadeus GDS to keep a track of your air bookings.
Sujata has made a successful transition from Aviation to Hospitality Industry. An ex Air Hostess with Jet Airways, she’s flown over Singapore, Malaysia, China, Far East, U.K and the U.S. An adventure freak at heart, you will seldom find her in Pune. Sujata is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.
Rupesh Ganbote Infinite Journeys
His love affair with the railways began in the early 90’s. Rupesh claims railway is the wife he’s never going to divorce. He is been with Infinite Journeys since its inception. He practically knows every train name, its route and train number by heart.
Indian Railways is known to have a skewed demand and supply ratio and the train reservations are known to get over within two minutes of Reservation Charts opening. Infinite Journeys depend on the experience of Rupesh to secure the Railway Reservations for our guests in this challenging and complex Railway System
Sachin Deshmukh Infinite Journeys
A bachelor in Commerce, has extensively traveled in India and has practically seen all the Resorts that matter. Though he comes from a ticketing background he has taken travel planning under his wing. A keen explorer and traveler, Sachin is essentially a backpacker who loves meeting people as much as he loves exploring destinations.
When he is not busy designing holidays for clients Sachin, can be occasionally spotted on Stage enacting a role close to his heart. He also practices a Brazilian martial art, Capoeira.
Shravni Deshpande INFINITE JOURNEYS
A graduate in Sociology. Shravni, has also done Post Graduation Advance Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management. She comes with an experience of 13 years in the field of air ticketing. Trust her to give you best prices for air travel; she’ll also help you secure your visas for different countries without much hassle.
Shravni is also a yoga enthusiast, practices and educates the art passionately.
Nitin Atmasiddha Infinite Journeys
A man of few words, Nitin keeps track of all the money flowing in and out of the organization. His job responsibilities include interacting with banks, the Guests on matter of accounts and compliance with Government Authorities.
Infinite Journeys eats, breathes and dreams holidays…Nitin is the one who lets it do it.
Harshada Shende Infinite Journeys
A Hospitality Management bachelorette holder, Harshada has found her passion in the travel industry. She has also done Event Management and rest assured, is fast becoming an expert in managing queries and bookings of Kundalika Rafting. She has a pleasant voice and she will help you out about the questions and queries about Kundalika Rafting with a friendly smile and a welcoming attitude.
Abhijit Ashturkar Infinite Journeys
A bachelor in Economics, Abhijit also has a certificate course in Tourism to his credits. A veteran of ten years in the Hospitality Industry; has enviable “Contacts” throughout India and the World. With him, at helm of affairs as far as communication with suppliers is concerned, there will be no case where you will be stranded in the Middle of Nowhere because of miscommunication. Necessarily a “behind the curtains” man, you will hardly ever be required to speak to him though he would remain available to you 24*7 while you would be on Tour.
He loves catching up with his friends and travelling new places is an added interest.
Ajinkya Jadhav Infinite Journeys
Ajinkya handles the Air Divison in IJPL front office. A BTec in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management and has to his credit the experience of working with India's leading Airlines, Indigo and Spicjet.
You will find him dealing with all your Air bookings, be it for Camps or Independent Travellers. He will deal with every Travel Assistance, Visa and Passport with the utmost patience and is well versed with the requirements.
A shy person at first, he is comfortable with handling the clients and developes a good rapport with them !!
Dipti Kulkarni Infinite Journeys
A bachelor in commerce, Dipti has also completed a certification course in IATA. She loves working in travel planning and execution. With her good experience of 7 years in the industry, she can solve issue regarding the travel on a single phone call. She loves to talk and so has best power to communicate with people and explain them the required information. She loves to explore new places and also likes to interact with people from different parts of the world. Apart from travelling, Dipti likes to Dance and she also makes creative items for decoration.
Pallavi Panchal Infinite Journeys
Completing her education in Textile Engineering, Pallavi's love for outdoors has led her to working and learning in the travel and tourism industry. With more than 4 years of experience, her passion towards travelling brought her to working for Infinite Journeys. Her love for eating and cooking makes her company even more amazing.
Pallavi is currently working as a Travel Counsellor at Infinite Journeys.
Shweta Bhat Infinite Journeys
A Bachelor in Geography, MBA in Tourism, Bollywood Movie Buff, a complete foodie, state level cricket player and a hobby swimmer is what describes Shweta.
She has been exploring India since 4 years and her love for exploring new places lead her to join Infinite Journeys to share new experiences and plan amazing holidays for our Guests.
Shweta is currently working as a Travel Counsellor at Infinite Journeys.
Nikhil Khatavkar Infinite Journeys
A Bachelor in Commerce, Nikhil is the youngest account executive of the company and has 4 years of experience. He believes that 'being systematic is the key to perfection'. He loves meeting new people and exploring new places along with trying different delicacies.
Nikhil takes care of the accounts and taxation for Infinite Journeys.
Puja Naik Nimbalkar Sr. Manager - Sales Foliage Outdoors
Puja is one of the oldest employees at Infinite Journeys. She started her multifaceted career in 2009 after graduating in Sociology and completing a IATA-UFTAA Foundation Course. During the course of her career she has worked with Kundalika Rafting, Domestic and International Air-ticketing, has dabbled in Corporate services and is now working in Foliage Outdoors as the Senior Manager for Sales.
She is our in-house multi-talented mischief maker and is in the funny habit of "glass-breaking". She is the one everyone turns to for help and her warm demeanour and vast experience ensure that your problem will be solved and you will leave with a smile! She is a movie buff and shopping is her favourite past time!
Once in a while she likes to travel to exotic destinations and enjoy beautiful resort stays and yummy food!
Nikhil V Patil Head - Operations Foliage Outdoors
Nikhil Patil is a Hotel and Business Management professional by qualification. He strives to bring innovation in every aspect of work. He loves Off-Roading, biking and never misses a chance to participate in it. A nationalist at heart, he takes every step possible to help us remember the important events in Indian History. To sum up, Nikhil is someone who comes across as a friendly and easy going person and never fails to impress you with his abundant source of information and enthusiasm.
Nikhil handles Operations at Foliage Outdoors.
Abhishek Narvekar HEAD - ADVENTURE Foliage Outdoors
With an academic qualifications of Degree in Commerce, Abhishek is an exceptional naturalist and as well as avid trekker. At the age of 15, his love for wildlife emerged from his hometown, Amboli. With more than ten years of experience in wildlife, last few years he is working with India's leading scientists & naturalists for new discoveries in Western Ghats. On the field you can spot some amazing Flora & Fauna by his sharp & vigilant eyes. Fascinated with Reptiles & his love for flora drives him to explore various area's of Sahyadri & Himalayas. To his credits he has trekked up to several forts in Maharashtra.
An active cyclist who recently completed Manali - Leh - Srinagar Solo Cycling Expedition 2015.
Abhishek handles treks and adventure camps at Foliage Outdoors.
Arjun Chavan OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE FOLIAGE OUTDOORS
Arjun is our personal gentle and silent vault of knowledge! He worked with the Team as a volunteer for many years before officially coming on board as a part of the operations team. He is a birder who has been all over the country in search for his next sighting; from the great plains of Kutch to the dense forests of central India, up to the lofty and beautiful Ladakh plateau and into the marshes and wetlands around Pt.Calimere in Tamil Nadu.
He is a brilliant photographer with a knack for capturing the beauty of the wild and the atmosphere of a place. Arjun has a mind that is a repository of knowledge; he is a book lover, a potter-head and a self confessed foodie. He is a happy soul, always ready with a smiling face and willing to help with anything!
Currently Arjun handles operations at Foliage Outdoors.
Sanket Shitole JR. EXECUTIVE - OPERATIONS FOLIAGE OUTDOORS
With an academic qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Sanket is an avid trekker and loves to explore. His passion for exploration has led him to explore several forts throughout the Western Ghats. He is also a state level gold medalist in volleyball.
Sanket has been exploring the great outdoors for the last 9 years, since he was in 8th Standard. He has been associated with Foliage Outdoors for the past 3 years and has led various age-level groups from Kids Camps to open-age treks.
Currently Sanket handles operations at Foliage Outdoors, and works in corporate services.
Pallavi Gowda Infinite Journeys
Pallavi has a Bachelors in Arts and an Advance diploma in Travel & Tourism.
She is a avid traveller, with 7 years of experience in camping and trekking. She has helped organise adventure races such as the Enduro, India's biggest adventure race, and Katraj to Singhad (K2S) night trekking race. She also participated in, and completed the Enduro3 in 2009.
When she's not working, Pallavi can be found playing Rugby, helping animals or reading a book.
She is a Travel Counsellor at Infinite Journeys.
Sumedh Apte Front Office Executive
Sumedh holds a bachelor's degree in business management but has his heart railed over by the love for travel.
Sumedh is passionate about biking, horse riding, trekking, traveling, and participating in plays & historical tours. You can most certainly expect to see him exploring places around the country. He also happens to be an expert horse rider and horse riding instructor, and has been a part of various horseriding expeditions. Being an adventure lover, pushes him to conquer new peaks and mountains, while his love for animals invariably leads him into the wild. Sumedh also plays the role of Henry Oxenden and Chatrasal Bundela in the famous mega play Janta Raja.
Friendly and outgoing by nature, Sumedh is known for his 'let's do it' approach and that is what helps him shine in life.
Sumedh handles Foliage Outdoor's bookings and marketing operations. If not on-field, you are certain to find him in Foliage Outdoor's Front-office
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It's not only the destination that matters. It's also about the journey. We make your journey as exciting as your destinaton!
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