The formation of East India Travel Co or EITC stems from a few key reasons, one of them being utilizing our experiences. Ankita, co-promoter, was a former correspondent with 'Northeast File', a Doordarshan (Indian National TV channel) programme reporting mostly on Northeast India destinations and culture. I have experience of more than two decades in the travel line, out of which 11 years now as the founder-owner promoting destinations within India, particularly the Northeast.
With our base in Guwahati, Assam, India we cover the entire north-eastern region that includes Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura. We also cover Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bhutan. Wild life, indigenous culture, treks & hikes, bicycle tours, river cruise are some of the activities Northeast India offers. Having first-hand knowledge of the region, we endeavour to give the tourist the real ‘feel’ of the place by letting them experience local flavours and customs. Experiential travel is what we do best.
As layers of experience piled on we slowly started adding new destinations - Ladakh, Kashmir, Rajasthan, Delhi, Agra, Gujarat, South India. All tours are tailor made keeping the essence of experiential travel.
From the very beginning of our operations we have been telling the local communities to set up homestays, become local guides, showcase their handicrafts so that they can derive the benefits from tourism. We have encouraged weavers to be more enterprising in displaying their products to tourists and to have a product-mix that can be sold to tourists on the spot.
Attending tourism fairs and exhibitions in the national and international levels have enabled us to understand better the requirements of the international traveller and the corner stone of our success has been delivering what is promised.
We know that the chain is as strong as its weakest link, therefore, it has been our practice to employ the best in the industry - guides, drivers, vehicles are all pre-selected and according to clients' choice.
Venturing out and looking for new places and products, putting strategy to practice, reaching out to new markets are few other things we have been doing in our endeavour to promote India.
There is tremendous scope of doing things in different and discerning ways to offer the traveller a true picture of India's Northeast and also India as a whole. We are of the firm opinion that EITC will be able to showcase the various facets of this great country in the way she deserves.
We are approved by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and by the Department of Tourism, Government of Assam. We are a member of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO).
With Best Wishes,