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Travel with Karuna 

A mindful journey through India


About Karuna करुणा

Karuna, which translates to “compassion”, in Hindi inspired two wanderers, Pritesh from India and Nicole from Canada, to cultivate a community of those who share the passion to travel consciously and sustainably. After travelling individually around India for four years by foot, tuk tuk, motorbike and buses, they met while wandering the streets of North India with their ideas and backpacks. The two of them continued to travel this astonishing country collectively for three years and Karuna emerged with the inspiration to bring awareness to natural and cultural heritage diversity of India through guided tours. The intention of the tours is to transform the mindset of mass tourism into travellers that dive deep into local cultures, food, languages and holidays, while enhancing the well-being of host communities. We do this by staying with families, instead of chain hotels, working alongside initiatives that empower locals and choose to travel in ways that leave the least environmental impact. We explore in ways that are beyond “tourist must see” spots and throw away the guide books leaving space for personal and community transformation.


‘India...the one land that all people desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.’

- Mark Twain

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