What makes us different?
For all of us at Parallels and Meridians, travel is not just a verb.
Travel is the profound action of embarking on a new adventure, being in a new destination and acquiring a fresh perspective. Travel is less of the sightseeing and more of the experience. It is delving deep into a culture and making attempts to understand and empathise, as opposed to just being an onlooker in a foreign land. If you seek redefinition in your ideas about travel, then we think we’re what you’re looking for…
Planning and polishing
Staying in contact
Our journey so far
About 20 years ago, I traveled to rural India for three months by air, train, taxis, foot, motor bike, local trucks and buses. I saw travel as the perfect route for my happiness and since then, never looked back. Having been in the Corporate Travel world for over a decade, I saw the aggressively overloaded travel products offering rush-tourism and it pushed my desire further to create the trips with extraordinary stories.
I was drawn to the idea of creating styles of travel rather than asking customers for their budget, and hence, the Parallels and Meridians brand was born. Our passionate people are real road testers with their strong styles of travel like solo, luxury, flash-packing and even digital detox.
Ravi Bhandari, Chief Inspiration Officer
Learning should always be a possibility, yet it is not always easily available for the less privileged. We believe we can do something about this by starting with small steps, yet still making a significant impact.
Traveling with us is the best way to come closer to the daily life of local people. With Parallels and Meridians, you have the chance to impart your valuable knowledge, skills and art to them. So if you are an artist, a photographer, a cook, or think you have any skills you could share with a local community, please feel free to tell us, and we will organize a special activity for you at a right time and place to support them.Read more
Style of travel
Thanks to technology, suddenly we all realised that world has became much smaller. Do we still care about geography or no longer want to travel perpetually?
We believe travel is important for all of us, as is achieving our career goals or enjoying a happy home-life.
So when you plan your trip with us, the first question you can always expect from us is ‘What is your style of travel?’ This simple question sums up our philosophy of a new way of living while traveling.