Adventure tourism industry in India has registered an increase of about 500 per cent growth over the last decade. Break Travel News attributed this new tourism sector to Thrillophilia, an Indian Adventure Travel company headquartered in Bangalore.
“Thrillophilia (http://www.thrillophilia.com/) has launched an exciting new platform offering activities, experiences and things to do at 200+ destinations (cities and attractions) in India. Putting technology at the front, Thrillophilia intends to bridge the gap between travellers and local service providers in this rapidly growing but highly unorganised sector.”
Thrillophilia currently offers more than 400 tours and over 1400 new experiences ranging from sea kayaking in Goa to bamboo rafting experiences in Wayanad, Kerala. Furthermore, the company is also roping in local guides fluent in German, Spanish and French in order to enhance the customer experience level for foreigners during local tours.
Co-Founder Abhishek Daga explains how Thrillophilia molds to the ever changing travel industry,” The trend has been changing to backpacking and self go tours. The user is not restricted to book long tours and planned itineraries but can book short experiences like one-hour elephant rides, night camping in forests, royal dinners at a palace or micro light flight tours.”
Daga also explains that Thrilliophila solves a common problem most tourist face in India: lack of travel portals dedicated to booking and other forms of planning. “In India there are no portals for travellers, dedicated to booking activities and local experiences which dampens the enthusiasm of a traveller and increases their dependency on local sources when they reach the destination. We are confident our platform will help travellers make the most of their holidays.”
Although the company is reportedly still in its first business phase, collecting investments and funds and so on, we will definitely keep an out for customer reviews. Travelers, stay tuned for the sixth and final phase of the company, projected to be completed in September 2014.