Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra (Living), Mumbai
Gujarati (Native), Hindi (Native)
Less than an hour
My venture into Guiding Services.
Well to answer this I need to rewind my thoughts to the year 2004 when I joined the Guides training program conducted by The Government Of India (GOI),Ministry Of Tourism & Culture. Four months rigorous full-time training imparted by field experts, Historians, Architects alike and all, followed by on- site visit training at the monuments in the Western Region of India including Mumbai . After a written test was selected as approved guide and was granted a license to work as Approved Tour-Guide for The Government Of India and permitted to operate in the Western Region of India including Mumbai, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh Gujarat, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Union territory of Daman, Diu, Dadra Nagar Haveli. Have also passed the refresher course conducted by The Government Of India , Ministry Of Tourism & Culture during June 2014.
A freelance Tourist Guide with an GOI I/D. # : RLG / RD (W) /04 / 0010
It has been more than 17 years and more than 4200 tours catering to over 20000 happy overseas guests from almost all the countries around the world be it shore excursion from the cruise ship or day tour for aero planes arriving passengers. A business or leisure travel , state dignitaries , head honchos, celebrity at times. Culinary to Culture, Market to Monuments, Heritage to History, Temples to Tradition & at times even Bollywood Tour. FIT's & Small, Medium & Large Groups .
I am a local born, brought up bred, bread & based in Mumbai . Know Mumbai inside out be its History, Geography, Culture, Custom Tradition, Religion & Film Industry & Its Locations .A passionate traveler by self , history & ethnicity the subject of interest lover of art, culture, nature, eager to meet diverse people everyday from different parts of the world enrich them about My City, My Country to carry back home memories of a vast and varied experience of the place they visit and make a memorable one , in turn, make them happy on their way back home.
I am an Arts & Law graduate from Mumbai University but the love of history & culture has made me pursue my most loved interest ' Travel '. Having travelled myself to many parts of the country and even overseas. Have at times escorted guests to various other places in India and have also been to South East Asian countries as Tour Manager to groups of travelers several times .
I am Fluent in English (Acquired language) , Gujarati ( Mother's tongue) , Hindi (National language) , Marathi (Regional language) .
Communication skills , extensive experience & in-depth knowledge, blended with pleasing personality, patience & flexibility has carved out in me a professional which will surely make a great tour guide bidding guest Hasta la vista , Adios , Adieu ,Sayonara with a smile & smiles, happy & satisfied faces every time, all the time .
To know more and my contact details look here under and for my credentials can Google out my name or can read on TripAdvisor and will find ratings, reviews & testimonials. I am listed on Viator, TourHQ and get bookings regularly on both the sites.
Types of Tour : Fort Heritage Walk , Art Deco Walk , City and Suburban Tour ,Caves Tour , Culinary & Food Trails Tour, Temples Tour, Market Tour, Dawn Tour, Shopping Tour , Slum Tour & Visit Dabbawallas, Bollywood Tour, Food preparation Demo at Home and Authentic regional food tasting ( Dinner) at Home, Tour on Public Transport ,Pagoda and National Park Tour ,Jewish Tour , Excursion Tour .Ganesh Festival Pandal and Visarjan Tour, Holi Festive Tour, Diwali Festive Tour .
Worked with :
Abercrombie & Kent , Grand Circle OAT Group, Pears & Leslie, Grieves ,Thomas Cook, Le Passage to India ,Ventours ,Inbound Destination ,Banyan Tours , Cox & Kings ,Designer Holidays Enchanting India Trailblazer, Easy Tour, East Bound, Lotus DMC, Mumbai Magic .
Taj Group of Hotels ,Oberoi Hotels , Leela Hotel , J. W. Marriott , Intercontinental Hotel, Trident Hotel , Four Seasons, St .Regis.
Pacific Princess , Silversea , Viking Orion , Black Watch, Mein Schiff , Voyagers , Costa , Azamara , Amsterdam , Europa, World One, Nautica , Columbus, Celebrity .
Celebrity Guests for whom I have done tours .
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber & others .
Producers & Directors of Fox Films..
Presidents & CEO 's of Japanese Conglomerate Companies and many others.
Would like to be GoWithGuide GUIDE will have opportunity to cater to one more continent, one more country and render my services and expertise to the esteemed Japanese guests and thereby not just increasing my area of operation and increase in the head count on my profile but to see guests more happier when bidding them Sayonara! with the experiences offered in my country and city.