The Story of Chill indya
Chill Indya is the result of the passion of an explorer and a social entrepreneur, wishing to facilitate meaningful exchanges of ideas, culture and social values; to create a platform to connect the traveler with new and exciting destinations and in the process, opening the doors to diverse organizations and communities – the real wealth of India.
By providing umpteen opportunities of customizing volunteer, internship, travel and home-stay choices to you, we strive to fulfill your desires of understanding the real India, - learning about the arts and crafts, checking out social initiatives and possibly participating in the development activities, exploring the rich heritage and natural landscape, and engaging with the culture and diverse communities of India.
A win-win situation for all
We strongly believe in using a bottom-up approach in ensuring success for the communities and organizations we work with. In aspiring to achieve success for all our stakeholders- be it the clients, artisans, families, or social organizations, we like to work at the base level.
To become an international networking platform facilitating fair and meaningful connections with local communities
To enable authentic exchanges with the social entrepreneurs, craftsmen and local communities that will create a real experience of India
- Offering social tourism programs to travelers interested in development-related activities during their stay.
- Organizing a multitude of exciting and happy experiences to our clients
- Making sure that a dedicated portion of our profits is re-directed to the communities and organizations you engage with during your trip.
FairnessEvery transaction we make – whether with a tourist, a social organization, or an artisan – is marked by fairness.
TransparencyAt every step, our processes and procedures ensure total transparency and accountability. We indicate the percentage of price going back to the society, and our guides do not take commissions on your shopping.
AdaptabilityWe are known for our flexibility and adaptability. We try our best to adapt our programs according to your schedules and interests, to help you get the best possible experience during your trip.
GuaranteeFrom arrival to departure, our promise is clear – we will strive for 100% satisfaction!
Umesh SharmaFounder, Chief Executive Officer
After 15 years spent as Project Manager and Partnerships Manager in a NGO dealing with children in need, Umesh decided in 2014 to use his knowledge about social sector and cross-cultural exchange in the tourism field. Having received the National Award of Indian Ministry of Tourism in 2006 for the development of tourism activity in Samode (Jaipur district), Umesh already had a successful experience in creating from scratch tourism in villages.
Habitual to introduce India to foreigners and to show them programs implemented by local actors, he founded Chill Indya to develop tourism out of the classic paths.