It is a famous saying that,
“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
And it is more than true. Travel makes us better as a person and opens up our mind and horizons. It helps us get out of prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness which comes to people due to their confined and mundane lives. As one travels it helps one to discover themselves and they become a part of the place they have visited. One startup that has understood this fact and is working day in and day out to achieve this is The Blueberry Trails.
The Blueberry Trails is an experiential travel company based out of Mumbai that looks at providing you with the most thrilling, exhilarating and offbeat trips there are to offer. The startup formed in the year 2010 and is the brainchild of Sudeepta Sanyal and Vishal Hanmatterkar.
Sudeepta grew up as the daughter of an army man and this made travel an intrinsic part of her life. She started exploring new places at quite a young age and thus the idea to start a travel company was came very naturally to her. A graduate from St Xavier’s college, Mumbai and having completed her MBA from Welingkar Institute, Sudeepta began a corporate career in Branding and marketing in a leading retail chain in India. But 3 years into her job, the travel bug was back and she wanted to work independently on a travel brand. She met her Co-Founder Vishal at her workplace and they brought together the concept of experiential personalised travel to the market with The blueberry Trails. Vishal comes from a corporate background with over a decade and half of senior managerial experience in the field of Loyalty, CRM, Customer Service and Brand Management.He has worked as a Senior Brand Manager for Reliance industries, Loyalty and Online Marketing head for Pantaloon Retail India, director of loyalty for Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces. He has also lead a successful Oracle Siebel CRM implementation project. He has a passion for Travel and Travel photography and has traveled to over 25 countries around the world. He also has an exciting Instagram profile showcasing his best work documenting the remotest landscapes through his lenses. His love for travel is what led him to Co- found Blueberry Trails, a travel based company in Mumbai that expertise in personalised holidays.
They offer personalized holidays built around experiences and developed based on a specific understanding of customer needs. Their team consists of a vibrant, energetic, and zealous group of people with endless wanderlust who are determined to curate the best a destination has to offer and deliver with speed, efficiency, and clarity. Just when you think it’s the best you’ve seen, the team outshines themselves. With desks being decorated by an incessant flow of coffee mugs, this team is relentless in finding you the best there is.
They design trips to locations which are carefully selected, and the trips include experiences which are intrinsic to the place – local culture, art, heritage, cuisine, and natural beauty is what we focus on. Their stays are never in run-of-the-mill hotels or resorts – they are in home-stays or bungalows owned by locals, heritage stays, camp sites or boutique stays carefully selected by our team. They are also advocates of slow travel – their trips are not a scurry to see sights and capture loads of photographs to fill your hard drives. If you travel with them, it will be the experiences that you take home, which will be your memories for a long time to come.
They have to their name more than 1000 trips , 5000 + happy customers and they cater to 42 destinations around the world. Their future plan is to establish an iconic travel brand for India and to deliver authentic adventurous travel having customer focus and quality as their primary drive.
They focus on the experiences that a destination has to offer, a culmination of local sights, sounds, art, culture, heritage, adventures. They curate them personally and add them to each of their travel plans. So if soulful travel is what you are looking forward to, then The Blueberry Trails is definitely your destination.