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Aashish Gupta

Lives in Bangalore, India

  • Maldives

    I've planned a few trips to the Maldives (including my own) and have researched a whole lot of details. I can help considerably with your planning.
  • Provence

    Travelled to Provence in 2012. Spent 2 weeks exploring the highlights of the region, especially the towns of Avignon, Arles, Gordes, Roussillon and Chateauneuf du Pape.
  • Tahiti & the Society Islands

    Extensively researched the region and traveled to Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine and Raiatea in 2006.
  • Bali

    Been to Bali a few different times with friends and as a family. I've also planned a few trips to Bali for others.
  • Seattle

    I lived in the Seattle area from 2002 to 2006 and explored the surrounding region extensively.
  • Paris

    Travelled to Paris several times since 2007. Also planned 5 trips for others going to Paris.
  • Goa

    I grew up in Goa, lived here for 17 years and still visit every year.
  • Hyderabad

    I lived in Hyderabad from 2006 to 2009 and explored all of the historic city's attractions.
  • Long Island (NY)

    I went to college in Stony Brook on Long Island and explored quite a bit during that time.
  • Rajasthan

    I've travelled several times to Jaipur and a few times to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer
  • Mumbai

    Mumbai has always been my second home. I also lived in the "maximum city" from 1996 to 2000 and know it really well.
  • Bangalore (Bengaluru)

    I've been living in Bangalore since 2009 so I'm pretty much a local now.
Super stuff - By Anonymous - See this trip
         
I'm very happy with this service, already recommending it to my friends.
Review of "The Golden Triangle: My Visit to Moghul Heartlands" - By Anonymous - See this trip
         
I was traveling with kids and am not a good researcher about new places. Had couple of really bad trips(Kerala and Goa) where
I completely relied on my travel agent and his connections at the destination places. did not get what I wanted at all
and there was nothing I could change. last trip I did was to Hampi and Dandeli which were pretty st. forward. this time when I decided to do a the Moghul heart lands I was not sure where to start except that I was going. Then I chanced upon
planmy.travel on one of my FB connections and since it was created by a ex-colleague I have seen in my office numerous times
(although never talked to him since he was from a different team :)) I kind of thought of giving this a chance which
was giving exactly what I was looking for, personalized itinerary and tips.

and to be honest, this was the best value for money spent kind of deal that I got into.

without Aashishs help, I wouldnt have covered as much as I covered during my trip and that too with lot of upfront dos and donts at each step. i wouldn't have experienced the Taj the highlight of my trip(its obvious for a golden triangle trip, isnt it ?) like I was able to. On Aashishs advice I woke my kids(5 and 10yr) up for a very early morning Taj visit although the guides around me kept discouraging
me from going so early. I ignored all of them, braved the cold, and went there and stood in line before the gates were opened with a bunch of foriegners and a few of my kind. once the gates opened I ran as fast as I could ignoring the usual photo session at the dianas
bench that everybody was interested in, to be one of the first to enter the main building and I was not disappointed at all. firstly for the air vibrations that I could feel, the resounds
of the muslim prayers my guide was reciting(only possible because of zero interference from the crowds) and we got a lucky demonstration of how
the flowers made of precious stones on the inlay really glow in torch light. it was absolutely stunning experience and was only possible because of talking to Aashish.
there are so many other things that I experienced because of talking to Aashish, like walking down the chandni chowk, eating at Karims, eating at Peshwari,
keoladeo bird sancturary(only now I understand why a few people are bird watching fanatics, earlier I used to laugh at the thought of someone spending
hours and hours in the wild to get a sighting of a rare bird, given a chance I will do it now).
Over a above Aashishs help, I think we got lucky at Agra red fort and we ended up having a demonstration of SheeshMahal by one of the care takers there for a few hundred rupees which is now closed for lesser mortals like me. it was absolutely stunning to see the candle light being reflected in the hundreds of mirrors around and a demonstration of "pyar kiya tho darna kya" song from Mughal-E-Azam scene of the dancers reflection on all the mirrors of ceiling. Aashish you should add this for others visiting this area but you have to bribe your way into this closed section.
I can keep going on and on, since I am still drunk on the stunning Taj Mahal and other glorious sights and sounds of delhi, agra and Jaipur.
Thanks to Aashish and I rate his help 5 out of 5 because of all the help he provided with hotels, car rentals, places to see, experiences to have.

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Insightful travel tips - By Darius Sunawala - See this trip
         
My Travel Ninja helped me discover some great acco options but what really impressed me was the detailed and insightful tips on things to do / eat / shop in Goa!

Totally worth it!
Wow! - By Patricia Williams - See this trip
         

I am simply amazed at this service.


It's like having a friend who's been-there-done-that and loves helping you discover these great experiences.


Aashish gave us a very detailed plan, including driving directions and everything. I loved his suggestions especially the kid-friendly restaurants that he picked out for us. Great job!

Outstanding planning - By Sangita Rajan - See this trip
         

It was a pleasure working with Aashish, the detailed planning helped us to a great deal.. All we had to do was stick to the plan and we would cover the place entirely. It was awesome. Would defy recommend to anyone without any hesitation. 

french odessey - By Naresh Naineni - See this trip
         

Excellent hand holding thru out my planning phase, like suggestions of places that would fit what I was looking for from the trip(Skiing, watching table tennis tournament). Aashishs suggestions on places to stay suit perfectly for me both budget wise and travel with kids wise. the places gave me and my family a window into france & belgium that would not have been possible if we stayed in hotels. and sight seeing suggestions were as usual bang on(this is second time I was taking aashishs help). I wouldnt have got so much out of the trip if I did not talk to Aashish.

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Europe

We are visiting the above places for our honeymoon.
We'd like to see some fun places & must to spots. We are in for anything Fun & adventurous.
Accommodation is already booked. We are open on our budget. Just like to see the places to the max possible.
I am a vegetarian and my fiance is non veg. So there are restrictions although both of us are not foodies & could get away with just barely enuf food.
We both are super active and don't need a ton of rest time. We like night life too.. And not scared to venture out on anything.

5 Days Beach Holiday in Goa

I'd like to go on a 5 day beach holiday within India along with my husband and son during the last week of November. Our total budget for this trip is one lakh. Looking to mainly relax in quiet locations . We'd like to have good weather though and beautiful sunsets/sunrises would help!

Please advise...TIA

HONEYMOON TO REMEMBER

I AM PLANNING TO GO ON MY HONEYMOON TO BORA BORA AND MOREA.


TRAVEL DATES WILL BE FIRST 15 DAYS OF MAY 


WANT TO HAVE A LUXURY HOLIDAY FULL OF LAZINESS , GOOD FOOD , NOT TOO PARTICULAR ABOUT ADVENTURE...BUT REALLY WANT TO MAKE BEST TRIP OF HER LIFE.


BUDGET SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM.


STRICTLY NON-VEGETARIAN.


HAVE GIVEN PASSPORT FOR VISA APPLICATION TO FRENCH EMBASSY.GIVE ME DETAILS ABOUT VISA.TRAVELLING VIA AUCKLAND SO DO I REQUIRE NEW ZEALAND VISA .REST PLEASE GIVE ALL THE MINUTE DETAILS YOU GUYS CAN PROVIDE ME.ALSO LIST OF SERVICES YOU WILL PROVIDE AND HOW MUCH YOU PEOPLE CAN HELP ME.AMAZING CONCEPT YOU GUYS HAVE CREATED..CHEERS

Honeymoon Planning


  • Flight from Bombay 1 AM on 12 January. Reaches Rome at 9 AM on 12 January. Return flight is at 6 AM on 22 January from Rome to Bombay

  • With my wife

  • We'd prefer country-side, beach, mountains. 

  • Total budget is 2L -- counting both of us.

  • Both Non-Veg

  • Would prefer at least one fancy resort to stay, explore historic places

  • We won't be able to drive. So would prefer restaurants at a walking distance from metros. 

  • We both a nature lovers. 

Trip to philippines

Greetings!

 

I was discussing with Aashish and he suggested me to contact you. Previously Tanu Anand (on previous yellowleg - Honeymoon Thailand trip 14 days) and Saurabh kapur (7 days Kashmir trip) have done trips for me. 

 

 I am looking for Trip to philippines for my 3rd marriage anniversary. I want to leave from bangalore on 29th or 30th January. Please note:

 

1) I will be looking for adventure, beach , and other attraction Philippines has to offer. 

My total travel budget is around 2 lac for 2 pax.

 

2) how many days should be sufficient ? 7-8 days or more? 

I plan on stopping at Singapore mostly (tiger airlines) (or Kuala lumpur (airasia) - less preferred ) enroute Philippines (either while going or returning back). So, like to explore a day or two Singapore also.

 

Please check if its right time to visit both places.

Also, I have membership of country club, through which we can even book properties of DAE if they are good enough . Not sure on that, but you can please check this -  I can get the property names once the list of places in each location is finalized.


List of places where DAE properties are there:

 

Akian

Batangas

Benquet

Boracay Island

Cebu

Davao

Laong city

makati

manila

san juan

subic

tagaytay

 

 

I am reachable on skype abhishek.parwal , cell: 9886165875. Would appreciate if you can share your number or skype id ,  and suggest some time when I can call you either in mornings or evenings.

 

Regards,

Abhishek Parwal

 

 

French odyssey

Paris and surrounding places. April 16th tentative start date(+ or - a few days if air tickets are cheaper to travel in middle of the week). travelling with wife and two kids(13 and 8 yr old girls). The girls want disneyland(wouldnt mind couple of visits to that place), wanted to take my wife to Paris for a long time now. museums, palances, intermixed with adventure so that the kids are not too bored with the grown up things. want to include skiing, i know a bit of skiing but wife and kids will be doing it for the first time. so need to make sure there is beginner lessons for them and I do really small beginner bunny hills to intermediate slopes(need help with proper gear for skiing, want to buy there instead of here in India). want to really enjoy french cuisine this time. travel every where in trains both within paris and out of paris. budget not sure of it, I can do mid level, not too budgetty because of the kids and not too expensive either, just want to experience france. i know they do not speak english and I dont know french, so will need a lot of help while I am there up front from you to enjoy the sights and sounds of france.

Swizz & Italy may be?

Hi, I have my roundtrip flight tickets booked from seattle to Zurich leaving on April 13th at 1:40pm and reaches zurich at 3:15pm on April 13th. 


My return is planned on April 23rd at 2:40pm from Zurich 


I am looking to travel with my husband and an infant (4 months old) - We may just have her stay with my parents if there is a ton of travel and she may not be able to get along. (Looking for advice here) 


Our initial plan is to either do Swizz and Italy( We have been to Rome & Venice, so ideally visit milan, florence, naples, pompei & Amalfi coast) 


but we are open to suggestions on What other country we can visit instead of Italy if need be. 


We are pretty active and will need some restuarant suggestions as I am a vegetarian and my husband is a non veg. 


 

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