Explore Culture & Tours (I) Pvt Ltd
Explore Culture & Tours (I) Pvt Ltd
About Us

Explore India with a team of dedicated travel professionals with decades of experience.   


Founded in 1976 by Mr Sheikh Nazir, Explore Culture & Tours has for over 30 years provided those seeking a different experience of India with the perfect trip.


Nazir, a native of Kashmir, started the company in 1976 and soon after commenced studies at the renowned Himalayan Mountain Institute in Darjeeling, qualifying fully as a mountaineer in October 1978. This love affair with the mountains continues as Nazir continues to create exciting mountain-based treks and expeditions alongside the more regular adventure trips.


When Nazir first started Explore Culture and Tours in 1976, his goal was to provide higher-quality adventure and cultural tours in north India and the Himalayas. Having lived, travelled and worked here his entire life he wanted to give travellers a more in-depth and interesting travel experience than the standard India holiday organised by the mass-market tour operators.


Since those early days when trekking and walking were the main focus Explore Culture & Tours have expanded, yet have retained our personalised service and attention to detail, ensuring all our tours remain exciting, safe and meticulously planned, yet allow for spontaneity.


Today we remain small, family-owned with a dedicated staff and yet are recognised as one of the leading adventure tour operators in India able to cater to every traveller’s need. We primarily operate tours for individual travellers – groups of friends and families – but also provide ground services for some of the best-known names in international adventure travel.


For your protection and peace of mind we are fully licensed by the Government of India and are members of the following organisations:


ATOAI - Adventure Tour Operators Association of India


IATO - Indian Association of Tour Operators


TAAI - Travel Agents Association of India


IMF - Indian Mountaineering Foundation


TASK - Travel Agents Society of Kashmir


ADTOI - Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India.


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Explore Culture & Tours (i) Pvt. Ltd Registered Office: 205 Amrit chambers, 76-77 Scindia House, 2nd floor, Janpath, New Delhi - 110001. Registered in India under the Ministry of Tourim, Government of India as recognised "Tour Operator" number S.TT.II (4) / 97 -TO and recognised "Adventure Tour Operator" number 4.TT.I (1) / 2001.ATO.
ATOAI- Adventure Tour Operators’ Association of India, was founded in 1994 with mere handful of members. Now in 2008, 14 years after its nascence, it is a national body comprising over 150 members from across the country actively promoting Adventure and Eco Tourism in India. The association was founded with an aim to create awareness about the immense potential for adventure tourism in India and to harness this potential in a safe, sensitive and environment friendly manner. ATOAI members are recognised by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) is the National apex body of the tourism industry. It has over 4000 members covering all segments of Tourism Industry. Established in 1982, IATO today has international acceptance, and linkages. It has close connections and constant interaction with other Tourism Associations in US, Nepal and Indonesia, where USTOA , NATO and ASITA are its member bodies; and is increasing its international networking with professional bodies. are its member bodies; and is increasing its international networking with professional bodies. Travel Agents Association of India Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) as an apex national body, has the objective of organising, supporting and providing a base for expeditions for mountaineering, skiing, rock climbing, trekking at high altitudes. IMF is closely associated with the Ministries of Sports, Home, Defence, Tourism and Environment of the Government of India. Foreigners can climb mountain peaks in India after obtaining the required clearances. The TASK has been founded to promote Jammu and Kashmir, LADAKH and to create awareness about the potential of Tourism and the best Tourist Destination throughout the year, we all need to plan for the long-term policy towards growth in Tourism Industry as well as protecting the natural , social and cultural environment, Save Lakes, Forests, Care for nature .Pollution free State is our slogan: To reactivate Tourism Industry. To take steps for promoting Tourism and to secure the welfare of Tourism Trade in all respects. To conduct Seminars and promote Adventure Tourism in J & K State. To encourage and promote friendly feelings among Tour Operators and Travel Agents in all States and abroad Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), National Body of Domestic Tour Operators, constituted on 7th August 1996 with the express purpose of consolidating the efforts of all those tour operators who are actively engaged in the promotion of 'Domestic Tourism' in the country.
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