Who we are:
We are a team of business professionals with an eye for detail, a preference for the extraordinary and a passion for travel. We don’t originally come from a travel background but, having traveled our country extensively we recognised that there is so much more to discover and ways to explore than most people realise. It is said that one life time is not enough to discover India and we agree. India is a never ending kaleidoscope of opportunities, each state like a different country and each moment a new experience. Our aim is to use our knowledge and passion to show you your India, the one you would like to discover and not a brochured cliché.
Ashutosh Malik – Founding Partner – Your contact in India – A computer science engineer, with 20 years of business experience running a milk plant, a quiet dependable friend, hospitable by nature, looking after guests comes naturally to him. The technicalities of making things work with an eye for detail – he believes in building relationships with clients & suppliers alike. His friends and former clients say he can make the impossible possible!
Neeta Malik – Founding Partner – Master’s in Philosophy – With 35 years of business experience in designing textiles for the who’s who around the world, she is the creative head of the business and her forte is to gravitate towards the unique and the extraordinary to give a new definition to the guest’s travel experience. A constant innovative mind that helps create ideas that Ashutosh & his experienced team implement.
Rachna Malik – Research Consultant – Very well informed – Be it history, culture, landscape, mythology, literature, current affairs, food, art, the list goes on, Rachna is the backbone to all the research put in to bring the logistics together for any itinerary.
Together with our team of consultants, we at Beyond the Taj, curate memorable moments and unique experiences through your entire journey with us. Being travelers ourselves we want you to feel the emotions of a life changing journey, experience goose bumps as you gaze at a moving sight, capture the candid moments, laugh at the funny ones and then become new people as you head on home. We want to help you write your story, and make it an award-winning one!
We listen to what it is you want to discover on your journey, whether studying the architecture, or meeting the people, to taking a photographic journey or having encounters with the varied wildlife, experiencing a a live Sufi performance, or a literature festival or dinner with a famous author, from tea tasting to trekking through villages or experiencing heights of luxury in a private jet. You may wish to go paragliding or white water rafting or discovering the complexities of India cuisine from its street food to dining with royals. It may be that you are planning a holiday for your special occasion or want to following the perfume trail in India, or experience the tranquility of a yoga & wellness regime. Whatever your reasons for visiting India, we take pride in ensuring that we will delivering an authentic experience that will ensure that you discover India, your way.
You aren’t just another customer for us; you are a personal guest.