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.