Private guides and guided tours in India
Private guides in India
Hello!! My name is Azad Abbas. I have been working a Tour Guide in the tourism industry in India for about 12 years. I am a licensed Tour Guide recognised by Ministry of Tourism India. I am proud to provide our guests with a high level of professional service.
I've always had a real passion for Kochi and its surrounding places and fascinating 2000 years of its history and wish to share that enthusiasm with visitors to my country in a relaxed, informative and entertaining way. Over the course of a tour, I hope I could share my knowledge of cochin history and culture with you, coloured by my own unique perspective and hopefully some humour along the way.
Travelling is my life and my passion. I made it my profession and have been sharing everything I got to know about India, with my customers. My co-operation with many international companies helps me to better understand needs and requirments of tourists who come from the Western countries than maybe any other Inidan guide can if he or she doesn't have such an experience. I speak English, French, Hindi, Malayalam, Travelled to almost every district in India and specialise in culture, cuisines and hisory of Indian subcontinent.
Currency: Indian rupee (INR)
Guide Licensing Information
COMMENTS ABOUT India:
Mysterious and wise India is favoured for excellent vacations on the beaches of Goa and Kerala, colourful Delhi, floating Himalayas, the treasures if the Golden Triangle, ancient secrets of Ayur Veda, rave nightclubs and yoga tours. If you are interested in having a qualitative vacation in India you should consider visiting the following cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Colkata and Chenai. In case you are interested primarily in spending time on the beach then you should take note of the following tourist destinations: Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Southern and Northern Goa.
Climate in India varies depending on its region. The southern part of India is known for having equatorial climate, while the northern part has mountain subtropical climate. The best time for visiting India starts in October and lasts till the end of March. It’s never cloudy during this period of time and the maximum temperature reaches +30 C. In April it is extremely hot in India, and only in the Himalayan states the temperature is fine. Indian beaches are considered to be ones of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The beaches of Mumbai are famous for its rich nightlife. It may come as a surprise for you but some people think that India is the best place for shopping! You would be amazed by the wide range of things you can buy in India.
Popular tours in India
Culture and History tour in HaridwarChar Dham - the most sacral places in Himalaya
Adventure tour in PalampurMagic of Himachal - buddhism, hinduism, paraglaiding and visit to His Holiness Dalai Lama
Culture and History tour in DelhiOld and New Delhi Sightseeing Tour
Guide Licensing Information for India
Tourism is one of the most important industries in India. It gives the locals lots of ways to earn their living and at the same time share their culture and history with foreigners. That’s why it is extremely important to impose certain rules over guiding activity in order to make it high quality.
The government of India acknowledges that guides are a so-called means of communication for tourists, and it is extremely important to provide only the most qualitative guiding service in order not to spoil people’s impressions of India. That’s why in order to become a guide it is necessary to go through certain procedures – thorough training and rigorous examination. It is worth noting that the examination is usually conducted by the tourism department every two years.
Once you pass the examination you get a license that permits you to take tourists around protected monuments. It is worth noting that it wasn’t like this all the time, and locals usually provided guiding service for tourists. But the situation has changed after several tourists complained being harassed by their guides.