India for Beginners

Experience the magic of India with us.

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Mariellen Ward - India for Beginners Tours

Updated on February 23rd, 2022

Verified by JourneyWoman badgeI’m a long-time solo female traveller so I know how rewarding it is. But I also know how challenging it can be for some women to get up the courage to get out and see the world! I want to support women in their personal journeys and help make their travel dreams come true. And I want to help them travel safely and well. Ensuring women travellers in India are safe and comfortable is the number one goal of my company India for Beginners. – Mariellen Ward, India for Beginners

India for Beginners tours are especially designed for solo female travellers, first time visitors to India, and people with a “beginner’s mind” who want to see India in a new way, with a focus on sustainability and authenticity. We want to show you the India we love – with more magic and less madness!

India for Beginners tours are for people who have a genuine desire to see and experience India. The tours are for those who are open-minded, adventurous, and not afraid to welcome new experiences, cultures, ideas, and ways of life. They are for travellers who love to go off-the-beaten path and have authentic cultural experiences.

India for Beginners tours are for people who are flexible and willing to adjust – people who understand that things do not always go as planned in India. There is a certain amount of trust involved in travel in India: trust that the “right thing” will happen, even if it’s not the “planned thing.”

Our Philosophy: We create small group tours, but our specialty is custom tours — tailored to your dates, interests, preferences, and budget. We offer a premium service to ensure you avoid the potential challenges of travel in India, and have a smooth, hassle-free trip. We pick you up at the airport, help you get a SIM card, and make sure we are available in case of any problem during your trip.

Ensuring women travellers in India are safe and comfortable is our number one goal.

We care about responsible travel and sustainable tourism. We always opt for local providers such as local guides, recommend locally owned guest houses and home stays, and promote more women in tourism.

India for Beginners was founded by award-winning travel blogger Mariellen Ward, publisher of The company is a partnership between Mariellen, who knows what it’s like to travel as a foreign woman in India, and a Delhi-based travel company with many years of knowledge and experience. Our clients get both foreign perspective and local expertise.

Guests are not required to show proof of vaccination

Travel Industry Associations

Adventure Tour Operator’s Association of India
Adventure Travel Trade Association

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