Excavations of the Indus Civilization sites over the years have unearthed delicate jewelry, elegant carvings and delightful vignettes of daily life including children’s toys and musical instruments, giving a small but intriguing snapshot into the life of those bygone days. We want to share our experience in travel with our valued customers and give them a taste, a hint, of this amazing diversity of life that has sprung from those early civilized societies. The ancient Indus Valley Civilization, its rich cultural heritage and the legacy it has left for our lives today, is the inspiration behind Indus Discoveries, a Destination Management Company in India, which was founded in June 2000 in New Delhi.
Indus Discoveries offers tailor-made holidays and destination management services in India to overseas tour operators, discerning independent travelers, and to educational and cultural societies, and institutions wishing to visit India.
Our team, with a combined experience of more than 95 years, specialises in offering bespoke holidays to valued tour operator partners and independent or group travellers. Our local knowledge allows us to craft a diverse range of unique itineraries, while our extensive and loyal network of partners allows us to create authentic, engaging, and rich travel experiences for our guests.
Indus Discoveries is recognized by the Department of Tourism, Government of India. We are members of IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators) and the ETC ( Educational Travel Community,USA), and are registered with Jammu & Kashmir Tourism.
The handpicked team in our offices in India are experts of their select regions and share a passion for showcasing the best of India to our guests.
The team at Indus Discoveries is led by Yasin M. Zargar, a fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism London. For over 35 years, his dedication to personalized service and quality is paramount. He has travelled extensively and is always on the lookout for new and innovative tourism products India has to offer. He is currently researching cave temples, the Silk Road, and silk textiles of India.
I grew up in a sleepy town in Assam and have worked for four years - promoting travel to India’s North East. In Indus Discoveries I am an advisor for the region. For the crucial yet interesting role of Business Development, I work relentlessly to strengthen relationships our associates and partners with continuous efforts to discover alternate perspectives to showcase India, responsible and sustainable way.
Over the last 15 years, I have closely witnessed the evolution of the travel industry. I take care of all the nitty-gritty details that are imperative for a comfortable and hassle-free travel experience for our clients. My most memorable journeys are to the Pink City of Jaipur and the magnificent Ranthambore Tiger Reserve.
Born and brought up in the city of Srinagar, Kashmir, surrounded by the beauty of the Pir Panjal Mountains - heritage interests me a lot. Equipped with a postgraduate diploma in Tourism Management, my journey with Indus Discoveries involves planning, designing and executing holiday itineraries - and I'm loving every bit of it!
I am a business development and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry. I live in Portugal, I am of Indian origin. Equipped with several language skills and having travelled around the world, my role is to help independent travellers and like minded small group travellers to enjoy the cultural, spiritual and monumental heritage of India by way of planning their dream holiday itineraries.
After working across various sectors, I finally found my true calling in the travel industry – and it has been a pleasing five years so far. At Indus Discoveries, I take care of all the vital back-office tasks to ensure the smooth functioning of all departments. My travel escapades include some thrilling trips in North India.
I grew up in Sikkim, the land of mountains, valleys and waterfalls in north east India. I always wanted to explore new places and cultures, and that is what drew me to tourism. I completed my Bachelors in Tourism in Kolkata and have 4 years of specialised experience in client handling and escorting of specialty groups from Europe, USA and Asia. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Tourism to enrich my craft.
Born in the Land of Gods, Uttrakhand, I did my Masters in Tourism and Business Administration. I am the newest addition to the world of Indus Discoveries, and my job is to design travel experiences for global clients. Exploring new destinations is my passion. My favourite places in India are Udaipur, Jaipur and Nainital
I am known as Aarif ‘the mountaineer’. In the lush green valley of Kashmir, I grew up connected to nature and adventure. I have 8 years of advanced grade experience and a valid licence as tourism and adventure guide. I had the honour of organising a 3-day trekking event for His Excellency, The German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner and his wife. Mountains fascinate me and are my playfield!
After having worked for three years in the field of accounts, I realized that the travel industry is where I can showcase my expertise and knowledge to the fullest extent. I am working at Indus as an assistant accountant, supporting my senior in accounting tasks. My favourite town is Rishikesh, famed for its river, mountains and temples.
A native of New Delhi and lover of adventure, I joined Indus Discoveries as a receptionist. Today as an administration executive, I take care of all the office tasks for the smooth functioning of all departments. I also handle a bit of ground operations. My most memorable holidays were in Jaipur, Bhopal, Bangalore and Punjab.
Traveling has not only been something that I do, but it has been something that has become a part of me. I have this passion to travel. I have been to several states. I love learning about new hotels and destinations and keeping my knowledge as up to date as I can. I enjoy working with clients to craft their dream holidays and love to recommend wonderful hotels along with adventure, active and holistic experiences.
INSPIRED BY INDIA.
From the glistening snow peaks of the majestic Himalayas, to the sensual sun kissed coastline of Kerala, and the undulating dunes of the Great Indian Desert in the west, to the pristine and enigmatic eastern landscapes, India cocoons all the landscapes of the world.
India is home to more than a billion souls. It is a veritable melting pot of races, cultures and religions, shaped by centuries of civilisations, migration, and foreign rule. You will find Buddhist monks in serene silence at an ancient monastery nestled on a Himalayan mountain in the lunar landscape of Ladakh; Hindu priests chanting hymns and lighting oil lamps on the stepped banks of the holy River Ganges in Varanasi; the Victorian churches in Goa; the unmistakable dome of Mughal architecture.
India is a land of soul-stirring experiences. Bathe in the pink hue exuded by the Taj Mahal when caressed by the rising sun. Trek amidst rhododendron and pine trees on a serene trail in Himachal Pradesh. Haggle with village salesmen for intricate handicrafts and rich textiles in the cacophonic bazaars of Jaipur. Gaze at the starlit sky in the desert dunes at a bonfire camp in Jaisalmer. Glide on the Keralan backwaters in your houseboat while savouring some fresh coconut water. Savour some delectable Mughlai cuisine, or a cup of steaming Indian chai.
India is our inspiration and our passion. We are here to help you embrace India’s soul and thus tap into your own.
Our brand symbol signifies elements of India such as peepal leaves, the Taj Mahal, a silhouette of the Buddha, peacock feathers, camels and elephants, lotuses, fish, and motifs extracted from Mughal and Rajput architecture.
The symbol is arranged in the form of a tomb top, which clearly signifies Indian Mughal architectural forms.