Welcome to KASU TOURS!
My name is Beverley Bloxham and I currently live in regional Victoria, Australia. I first visited India in 2008 and instantly fell in love with the place and her people. Since then, I have been back regularly, staying for six months in 2012/2013.
The main reason I keep going back to India is that I find it a fascinating country of many cultures, languages, traditions and geography…. and I find the people very welcoming. There are always more adventures to have and people to meet!
Halfway though my first visit, I realised that I wanted to be more than a tourist: I needed to somehow get involved in the country, to ‘get under the skin’ of the place. This has happened by several means -travelling extensively across the country, using local transport, staying with Indian families, joining NGOs and working to help people living in poverty to achieve a better life.
I also have a passion for beautiful textiles and India is THE place to indulge that passion. It has a fascinating history of handmade textiles in many techniques and it was through this interest that I decided to create an online shop, KASU EMPORIUM, to sell some of the finest work I can find. I am particularly interested in fair trade goods, and this has led me on many happy jaunts to mountains, villages, city slums and crowded bazaars by trains, rickshaws, rickety buses and planes to find the stock. It is through KASU EMPORIUM that I am able to continue supporting charities I am involved with in India, and now a percentage of all profits at KASU TOURS also goes to support people in need.
Another great interest I have is archaeology and am fascinated with the ancient monuments and ruins to be found and explored in India.
I have always preferred to travel solo, finding it easier to meet locals and wander off on adventures along the way. But I realise that is not for everyone, especially in India. Many people have asked me to create a guided tour so they can see what I see in India. So that is why I have created KASU TOURS.
My background is in various aspects of the arts industry, as practicing artist, educator and project manager. Combined with my experiences of travelling in India, it was only a small leap to organising tours for like-minded people.
What makes Kasu Tours different?
Our main point of difference is that we take a maximum of 6 guests.
- We find that by keeping numbers small, we bond better as a group, becoming friends very quickly;
- Low numbers allows us to stay in boutique hotels, family residences and havelis that can not accommodate larger groups;
- Small numbers allow closer encounters with the people of India;
- Each person in a small group gets more one-on-one attention from guides and in workshops;
- We travel in our own private 12 seater bus so there is plenty of room for everyone, and their luggage. And their shopping. And boxes of food for picnics, and the cooler full of water;
- Everyone gets a window seat;
- Having our own private vehicle also means that there is no waiting around at airports, railway stations and bus terminals: more quality experiences every day;
- It also means we are more flexible if we want to make a detour or unscheduled stops.
- We also like to get off the well-worn beaten tracks to see places not many tourists get to see.
Why not come with me and have some amazing experiences!
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