Key to India Ethos
Our inspiration is to offer to visitors what we like to experience when travelling – the opportunity to make authentic connections, hear multiple perspectives and follow an insider’s track.
We give you a taste of things uniquely Indian, in a variety of fields: Culinary, Architecture, History, Art, Archaeology. You experience hand-picked highlights, landmark locations, World Heritage Sites – and enjoy one-on-one interactions.
Our ethos is that life is a fantastic, once-off journey, and that the journey should be undertaken with passion, a desire to learn, a willingness to surrender oneself to new experiences, and a big, open heart!
About the Founders
Husband and wife team Richard and Gillian Key, were born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. After both initially following careers in the retail world, they entered the hospitality/restaurant industry, as they are both passionate about people, food and entertaining. It was here that they met and married. Gill is a qualified City and Guilds Chef, and Richard is a self-taught chef. After having conceptualised and opened various restaurants, they decided to invest in a franchise operation, allowing them the freedom to explore other avenues.
Amongst other interests, Richard does Business Mentoring in the tourism industry in Cape Town through the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, and Gill is a fervent artist, gaining inspiration through life and travel. They have travelled extensively, both internationally and locally, and have a zest for experiencing life to its fullest. Hence, with their love of travel, food, and people, the logical step was to get involved in a tourism venture.
The inspiration behind choosing India as a destination is based on their passion for India, its people, its traditions, its history, its spirituality, and its enticingly different culinary offerings.
Creative Journeys around India
Together with our India team, we design tours that stimulate your mind, delight your eye, fully engage your senses, tantalise your taste buds, and allow you to explore different cultures in a warm, loving, and safe environment. You get a look at India's unique blend of cultures, cuisines, heritage and history. You are accompanied by local guides whose knowledge brings your trip to life.
We take pleasure in sharing our local know-how so that you get an insider’s perspective on the present day India and its history.