India’s name is derived from the Indus River, whose valleys were first settled 5,000 years ago. Successive waves of migration and invasion have contributed to the fantastic culture that continues to amaze first-time visitors, and to exert a pull long after they have gone home. Reminders of India’s multi-faceted cultural heritage are everywhere; the glorious past is still alive in the present. You see it in the distinctive regional costumes and cuisine, and in the monuments, forts, palaces, temples, mosques, and stupas scattered all over the sub-continent. India is a vibrant, crowded country pulsating with energy and bursting with life. Whether trekking in Ladakh, strolling amid Himalayan hills and valleys strewn with wildflowers in Sikkim, traversing the deserts of Rajasthan, or relaxing on long sandy beaches in Kerala with nary a soul in sight, India will not fail to amaze you.

India is all this and much more. Once you go, you’ll realize that there are so many more adventures to pursue. India simply cannot be explained, it must be experienced. Be forewarned: India is addictive!

TourDirect_recommendStamp_PRINTFar Horizon Tours

For more than two decades, Far Horizon’s trips have allowed travelers not only to view India’s famous monuments, but to experience the country’s living cultures and natural history through its villages, festivals, rivers, deserts, mountains, forests, and islands.

This award-winning Ground Operator also owns and operates the M.V. Mahabaahu, India’s first luxury river cruise liner, which plies the waters of the Brahmaputra River; the Dera Dune Resort and Dera Village Retreat in Rajasthan; and two deluxe houseboats that cruise the canals of Kerala.

  • Year Established: 1992
    Region of Operation: India
    Specialty: Luxury Cultural Tours (Private and Group Departures)
    Tour Extensions: YES – to all regions of India
  • Far-Horizon-logoFar Horizon Tours Pvt. Ltd.

    #50 Charmwood Plaza,
    Eros Garden, Faridabad-121009
    Phone: +91.129.409.8000
    Fax : +91.129.409.8098
    Email:  jaya@farhorizonindia.com or raman@farhorizonindia.com
    Website: www.farhorizonindia.com

  • Far Horizon’s mantra is that being good is not good enough. All of the company’s operations are monitored by its Quality Assurance Team, and Tour Leaders go through an extensive annual training program; for these and other reasons, over 89% of clients report that their experience with Far Horizon was “excellent.”

    Far Horizon has operated trips for numerous well-respected institutions, including the National Geographic Society, Chicago Field Museum, Asian Art Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Smithsonian Board of Directors, Yale Alumni Association, and the Alumni of the University of California.

    Far Horizon has been featured in such publications as Condé Nast Traveler, the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, the Daily Telegraph, and on television programs worldwide.

  • Far Horizon’s non-profit branch (SAHIL) has contributed to the following projects:
    • The construction and operation of three schools in India
    • Roadside clean-up days in Delhi
    • Vocational and adult education classes in remote villages
    • Native tree planting in Faridabad
    • The introduction of tourism, and voluntourism, to the economies of two remote villages (Jamba & Kalakho) in Rajasthan

People behind Far Horizons

Sanjay Basu

Founder & CEO
FarHorozon-staff-Sanjay-BasuA graduate from Delhi University with diplomas in marketing management and tourism, Sanjay has over 31 years of experience in the tourism industry. He has climbed seven Himalayan peaks and led numerous trekking, safari, and rafting tours to various regions of India. In addition to running Far Horizon, he is the Senior Vice President of the Adventure Tour Operators’ Association of India, and Advisor to the Government of India on development of Adventure and Cruise Tourism.

Neena Morada

Neena started her career as an educator, building and operating two private schools in Kathmandu. After joining Far Horizon, Neena oversaw operations at both the Dera Village Retreat and the Dera Dune Resort in Rajasthan. She currently manages the M.V. Mahabaahu on the Brahmaputra River and the Kerala houseboats. Neena is a graduate of Pacific Western University in the U.S.

Jaya Kashia

Vice President, Business Development
FarHorizon-staff-Jaya-KashyapBefore overseeing business development, Jaya worked on Far Horizon’s Quality Assurance Team and as General Manager of Operations. Prior to joining the company in 2005, she was an art historian and is still on the visiting faculty of the National Museum, New Delhi. Jaya holds a M.Phil. in history from Delhi University.

Col. Raman Galati

General Manager, Tour Operations
Raman joined Far Horizon in 2011, after 21 years in the Indian Army and four years with the Oberoi Group of hotels; today, he manages tour operations and quality assurance.

Aditya Singh

Tour Leader/Guide

After graduating from college, Aditya landed a job as assistant manager of a tea plantation. Enjoying work that kept him outdoors and close to nature, and with lifelong interests in wildlife and history, Aditya pursued a career in tourism. Aditya guides trips across India, with an emphasis on Rajasthan.

Shagzil Khan

FarHorizon-staff-shazil-khanTour Leader/Guide
Shagzil is one of Far Horizon’s most senior Tour Leaders. He has accompanied clients from the southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu to Assam in the East, Gujarat and Rajasthan in the West, and Ladakh in the North. An outdoorsperson, he enjoys guiding active vacations, including bicycle touring, wildlife safaris, and photo tours. A resident of Kerala, Shagzil is fluent in English, Malayalam, and Hindi.

Sample Tour Offering

The following tours are just the tip of the iceberg; Far Horizon can customize any of the following itineraries, or design a completely new one to suit your needs and interests. TourDirect's signature tours QuickEscapes and Essential Series are offered by each of our operators. If this is your first foray to this destination, we recommend that you start with one of these tours – remember that either can be customized to your requirements.


Our QuickEscapes are crafted for those who can only take a short time away. Typically one week in-country, these trips are nimble and rejuvenating getaways that will provide you with a unique glimpse of your destination.


Our Essential trips have been designed to allow travelers to explore the sites and partake in the experiences that comprise the essence of a destination; if you are going to make just one trip to a country, these are the places that you simply must visit.

Photographer’s India – Land of Tiger

30 Mar 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
On this wildlife photo safari, we visit Bandavgarh and Kanha national parks, the two finest tiger sanctuaries in .....
From $5,200

Ladakh: In Search of Snow Leopards

15 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016
I stood back, taking pictures in the pouring rain, watching my friend Andy dig a foot-deep hole in rocky soil over-looking a sacred .....
From $4,700

QuickEscape – Kerala

7 Days
  Be one with the rich diversity of “God’s own country,” as this southern Indian state is known. Kerala is bestowed with...
From $1,307

QuickEscape – North India

7 days
  Explore India’s famous Golden Triangle, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi and Jaipur and culminating with the grandest of them...
From $1,509

Essential Rajasthan

13 Days
  The jewel in the British Empire was not India, it was Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the fabled land of the Maharajas of India. The state abounds...
From $2,104

Essential India

16 days
Spirituality and mysticism have always been major attractions for people visiting India. This two-week itinerary .....
From $2,675

Faces of India