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Exotic Expeditions
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Divya Mehta Suri
Divya Mehta Suri
01:51 29 Jun 24
Two things aptly define Exotic Expedition – affordable and safe

I did four trips with Santosh so far-Nagaland, Leh Ladakh, Vietnam and Cambodia
Nagaland was on my list for a long time but due to its remote location I was hesitant to attempt it. But he made it memorable for us by adding the interior, non touristy and unexplored locations along with the World famous Hornbill festival in the itinerary.

Leh Ladakh via Kashmir was another beauty. Leh is a rustic, remote, dry and difficult terrain and his choice of home stays added warmth to the cold weather.
Vietnam and Cambodia was a different experience and a memorable one

He goes out of his way to help, always attentive and humble, friendly and supportive of your needs.
His trips comprise of single men and women, even couples and aged women and we get to meet interesting people on the way.

I am looking forward to many more trips with Santosh.
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Tarini Mukherji
Tarini Mukherji
16:19 18 Dec 23
I recently embarked on a mesmerizing journey with exotic expeditions to Nagaland, and it was an adventure like no other. The tour seamlessly blended cultural immersion with breathtaking landscapes, offering an authentic glimpse into Nagaland’s rich heritage.
Santosh navigated us through vibrant local markets, where we indulged in delicious Naga cuisine and interacted with warm, welcoming locals. The highlight was the Hornbill Festival, a kaleidoscope of traditional dances, indigenous crafts, and the vibrant Naga spirit.
Each day brought new wonders, and the accommodations provided a comfortable respite after days filled with exploration.
One standout aspect was the commitment to responsible tourism, with the tour emphasizing sustainability and respect for the local communities. It left me not only with incredible memories but also a sense of contributing positively to the places visited.
In conclusion, the Nagaland expedition by exotic expeditions exceeded my expectations, offering an enriching, well-organized experience. I highly recommend this journey to anyone seeking an authentic adventure in Nagaland. 10 out of 10
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Leena Shah
Leena Shah
06:28 17 Dec 23
What an experience with exotic Expedition !
‘EXPERIENCE‘ is what stays in my memory & for me that is ‘EXOTIC’

Just returned from my 3rd trip with them to Nagaland !!! And just like the other 2 ( Meghalaya & Vietnam ) this was also just like a “WOW “

My rating is TEN 🌟s
Looking forward to planning my next trip soon.
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Supriya Dutta
Supriya Dutta
05:18 12 Jul 22
I went to Nagaland with Exotic Expeditions. It’s been one of the most fuss-free, well-planned and organised trip ever. To explore a less-travelled terrain like that of Nagaland, Exotic Expeditions’ trip added to the thrill, adventure and wholesomeness of a trip without having to think about logistics and itinerary, which were well thought of and taken care of. It’s really been a beautiful experience because of Exotic Expeditions.read more
Jani Jermans
Jani Jermans
16:12 21 Aug 19
The best company to explore offbeat places and come back with lifetime memories
Geetha Mylvarabhatla
Geetha Mylvarabhatla
07:35 19 Mar 19
I have been to four trips with Santosh. That in itself speaks volumes that I like to travel with him. I like the off beat places he takes us to . Many of them not explored before but he has his way of fixing things up in a jiffy and making us comfortable.
He is cool and gives us a lot of space of our own as well keeps the group together.
What is fascinating and appealing is his way of doing things differently, always trying out exotic new places, dishes, and in his own quiet way ,adding it on to our experiences. Lot of learning that happens , through these exposures of expeditions is invaluable and have added value to the mundane life.
Have enjoyed the big group to Arunachal and Bali ,where made friends for life time and small group to Cambodia and Leh with equally good friends.
Planning and looking forward for the next one with him in May.
To me , It is more like travelling with my son ! 😊
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Amit Shekhar
Amit Shekhar
19:59 14 Jun 18
Bali Trip (April 2018) –
it still leave us mesmerized when we thought about it. I would say it was one the best planned and executed trip by exotic expeditions. Itinerary is planned with a lot in mind where we covered from North to south Bali. If i say about places we visited in Bali, it was not possible without you Santosh, it included 5 different location with sight-seeing and Leisure as well. An AC traveler was there with us throughout journey from day 2-7 and Hotels booked were good with services.
We saw volcanoes, lake, Holi Bath, Forest, Dolphins, a lot of Temple including Bali signature Temple, Restaurants, Balinese Cuisines and an offbeat Island.
We started our journey from UBUD and ended with Kuta (the place we landed). Gili Island was one of best memoir of all, under water statues and evening beer with Sunset.
You will never feel left out throughout journey, whether its Balinese Cuisine (if you want to try), Water Sports, Exploring new location/activities, or cracking jokes (Niti will be right person to say about jokes ;)) He is the man (Santosh Nair) accompanying you through out Journey and provide all sort of support 🙂

As of now, i will close with Ratings
Itinerary Planning & Execution – 10/10
Places visited – 9/10
Water Sport Activities – 8/10 (Its on traveler)
Hotels & Road Travel – 9/10
Santosh Nair- Co Traveler – 10/10
I will highly recommend EE to My Friends. Detailed Review 😉 is due on Me Santosh, i will come up with it soon. i am so sorry for delayed review. Looking forward to have many more places on Bucket List with EE.
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Yogita Dhepe
Yogita Dhepe
17:13 28 Feb 18
Shubhali Bhatnagar
Shubhali Bhatnagar
07:10 24 Feb 18
My first experience with Exotic Expedition was my trip to Kerala as a solo traveller and I absolutely loved it! Everything was well taken care of and customised to my needs and wish list. I totally recommend it to those who love to travel and want to try the offbeat experiences as well ! Looking forward to some more happy travelling with Exotic Expedition �read more
Rupesh K Verma
Rupesh K Verma
08:47 17 Nov 17
Very awesome work by Santosh sir. Never expected zemithang kinda places are there in India
Uttam Mallya
Uttam Mallya
08:41 17 Nov 17
Hi,

This is 3rd year of my travel with Exotic Expedition… Aka Santosh Nair.. I have travelled (on my Bike) with him to Nepal , Leh Ladhak & this year on a 1st leg of North East ride.. or call it as an entry into Northeast India. All these places where beautiful and some offbeat locations as part of the trip.

Best part of Nair, is he is always by your side throughout the trip.. He plans most of the scenic routs & also suggest / listens to new routs which makes your trip more enjoyable.. Being a biker we love both kind of roads (off road & smooth Tarmac) he plans a trip in such a way that you will enjoy every bit of it…

What I understand is during free time he will visit new location’s and gets new places added to his list of places to visit on his trip. His trips are well planned with backups of unforeseen circumstances (landslides / natural calamities).
Waiting for the next trip for this guy…

Regard’s,
Uttam Mallya (Bangalore Motorcycle Club)
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Satnam Singh
Satnam Singh
03:05 17 Nov 17
Exotic Expedition aka Santosh Nair, took us to places which are hard to trace in Google maps . Exotic Expedition, helped Bangalore Motorcycle Club to plan a beautiful road trip covering Assam, Arunachal and Megalya. And as expected Exotic Expedition surprised and amazed all of us. Places like Zemithang, Tgumpe are hard to find, but we with Santosh Nair rode on our bikes. He took us through the roads, which experienced nature at best.
Santosh arranged tenting for us at Bank of Dawki River. So our trip had all, good places to sleep and eat and offbeat location to stay with nature and this is a X factor of Santosh Nair – Exotic Expedition.
Santosh Nair, has a pity good experience to handle situations and coordinate things for the group.
And last not least, Santosh though have a serious looking face, but believe me he has an intellectual style of humor. You be friends with him and then his spontaneous witty response will make you laugh to core.
Happy traveling Exotic Expedition and hope to again see yaa next year.
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Saniye Zainab
Saniye Zainab
08:02 05 Sep 17
I’ve been on four trips with Exotic Expeditions, most recently to Ladakh in Aug. Santhosh is a perfect host. The trips are well planned to give local experience. He’s very warm, friendly and caring, makes you feel like you are traveling with family. Look forward to more travels with Exotic Expeditions. You are the best Santhosh!read more
Nidhi Shah
Nidhi Shah
08:24 20 May 17
Rebecca D'Souza
Rebecca D’Souza
15:24 23 Mar 17
If you really want to discover a place in an unconventional way you must travel with Santosh! Although we went on a group tour, it felt like we were traveling with friends. He lets you explore your surroundings on your own without being too regimented and yet manages to show you everything that you need to see when visiting a new country. He loves food, so if you’re a foodie you will absolutely love these trips. Fantastic choice of hotels where ever we stayed and so flexible with our time and plans. Absolutely enjoyed our holiday in Vietnam!read more
Saravanan PM
Saravanan PM
01:49 16 Mar 17
Raghavendra Bhat
Raghavendra Bhat
08:04 17 Jan 17
OM Offroading
OM Offroading
03:53 24 Nov 16
Sowmya Sunil
Sowmya Sunil
06:54 07 Sep 16
Had an Awesome, Amazing & Adventurous lifetime experience with the recent trip in Leh-Ladakh. Santosh being the wonderful organizer trip went on smoothly. The group was also awesome. Looking forward to have more trips with Exotic Expeditions.read more
Manjula Jayaprakash
Manjula Jayaprakash
16:12 05 Jun 16
Went with Santosh to Bhutan in April… Met some really amazing people who treated me like family for 10 whole days… The itinerary was very well planned and we visited some very beautiful places bumthang being my favourite.. Santosh is a super cool guy with a fantastic sense of humour.. He gives us the space to explore all the places.. Would suggest exotic expeditions for a fun filled tripread more
Deepak Kanakaraju
Deepak Kanakaraju
11:40 03 Jun 16
Went to Bali with Santosh and it was a great experience. He is fun and I will go on a trip again with him!
Prasanna Kashikar
Prasanna Kashikar
10:11 17 Mar 16
Sareeta Bhatikar
Sareeta Bhatikar
16:28 13 Mar 16
Santosh Nair and Exotic Expeditions rock! No one in my view can cover South Asia as well as Exotic Expeditions does. The trips are impressively organised, custom made ( with the lead organiser as the tour navigator) to explore and leverage the cultural, natural and historical places. The offbeat backpacking experience is the icing on the cake. Definitely worth trying and exploring.read more
Varsha Ķs
Varsha Ķs
09:59 09 Sep 15
Sreeparna Majumder
Sreeparna Majumder
05:24 14 Jul 15
Leh- Ladakh was one of my so far best trip. very homely env provided by Santosh will all facilities….Looking forward for next trips togetherread more
Sathishkumar Kuppuswami
Sathishkumar Kuppuswami
14:53 28 Jun 15
Exotic Expeditions offers a mixture of exotic, offbeat and trekking trips where you can experience the real flavour of India. I have been on 2 trips with EE so far and both have been very memorable in their own regard. In fact I made my first trek with EE just after recovering from a serious back injury. Santhosh took care to allay my fears, guided me and kept me motivated during the difficult stretches of the trek. Santhosh being a seasoned traveller himself, brings in his wide knowledge of travelling. You just need to strike a conversation with him to understand his passion for travelling. My another encounter with EE was the offbeat trip to Wayanad. Santhosh was quite flexible with the itinerary and accommodated our request for a trek to Chembara peak. It was unplanned, drizzling and wet. As it always happens, the unplanned trips turn out to be the most thrilling and gives us the memories to savour. By the time we reached the heart lake, the weather was just awesome and we all wanted to camp out there for the night! Who knows, if we had the camping equipments Santhosh might said YES too. Just by illustrating my experience, I feel transported back to the time and memories etched with me forever. Kudos to Santhosh and wish to have many such Exotic memories going forward! Come and experience Incredible India with Exotic Expeditions!!! 🙂read more
Anitha Reddy
Anitha Reddy
12:51 18 Jun 15
Did Kumarparvat trek with exotic expeditions…throughly enjoyed it. From the fast climber to the slow one … each n everyone were taken care of . Well planned n well organized. Thank you Santosh Nair for the great trekking n camping experience 🙂read more
Goutham Tulasi
Goutham Tulasi
12:32 17 Jun 15
EE is great! I’ve been a part of EE from 3 years. I’ve been a part of treks in Western ghats, Bhutan and Himachal, Spiti Valley explorer. Itineraries are worth looking into. Journeys are worth taking.
I’m a guy who believes in enjoying the journey, accept and experience what my travels deliver to me. I’ve had great experiences with all the new people I’ve travelled with and we have turned into good friends now. People with similar interests meet here to explore. And EE’s been good for my ways.
Love it and will always be an EE explorer:)
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Anil SN
Anil SN
12:04 16 Jun 15
Exotic Expeditions is one stop for Travel junkies. No matter what occasion it is, your travel will be memorable. I have traveled numerous times with Exotic Expeditions, each time it is different experience. Santosh is specialized in organizing adventurous, serene, mesmerizing, not so famous yet the best secluded places. The choice of accommodation is what i always look forward to. My recent trip organized by Santosh was to Thailand. It was the best trip i have had recently.i cherished each and every moment. The trip was organized in such an excellence, right from my entry to Thailand till my exit from Thailand, i did not even wait for a minute for local guide. Accommodation was excellent. I am veggie, and not a day i faced problem for Veggie food. Overall Santosh and Exotic Expeditions are doing an amazing job for many Travel enthusiasts. Any of my future travels, irrespective of any occasion i will look forward for their help.

Cheers Santosh and Exotic Expeditions 🙂
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Chittra M
Chittra M
06:34 16 Jun 15
There is always something or someplace different in their itineraries compared to all other itineraries from top travel clubs. And that is when I decided to travel with exotic expeditions. Santhosh planned a customised trip to SriLanka for me and my friend. He was well informed about the place and chartered a clean itinerary, gave options to book room of our choice, was reachable at all time and answered to all our queries patiently. We were 2 girls and with no worry, enjoyed our trip. Next one was a group trip to Bhutan. He really means the tag line, ‘off beat travel’. Apart from the place and rooms, the whole travel experience itself was pleasant. He ensures everyone is comfortable.. Additional perks of traveling with him; you get to discover awesome food joints and listen to amazing travel stories day long.. Thank you Santhosh for all the memorable moments..read more
Redthil C
Redthil C
06:21 16 Jun 15
One of the trustworthy group to tag along for wonderful trips…and evergreen memories… I still remember the awesome trip to kudremukh in 2008… From then, I had been with Santosh on multiple trips..Whether it’s a weekend getaways or week-long trips (like the Sikkim Explorer trip), Santosh ensures we get the best out of those and a wonderful experiences out of those.. Definitely THE person to rely on for any of the trips..read more
Abdu Ssamad Mk
Abdu Ssamad Mk
06:21 16 Jun 15
It was wonderful 10 days which we spent in Thailand with Santosh(Exotic Expeditions).

Affordable and well planned trip 🙂read more
Indu Menon
Indu Menon
05:51 16 Jun 15
I had two wonderful trips with Exotic Expedition- Bhutan and Leh Ladakh, two tough terrains to travel. Both the trips were well organised right from scheduling stage till execution- no lags, confusions or hiccups. Both trips covered more places than the routine travel tracks & schedules.
I got the reference of the group through a common friend who only had positive notes about them and i must say today I refer Exotic expedition just because I felt they are safe , affordable and reliable group to travel with. Looking forward to travel many more trips with Exotic Expedition and Santosh (organizer for both trips).
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Vineet Angadi Hiremath
Vineet Angadi Hiremath
05:21 16 Jun 15
I got to know about Santosh/Exotic Expeditions from my friend. After a getting a good feedback I decided to book the Ladakh expedition. During the trip I realized how meticulously everything was planned right from the accommodation to our travel from Srinagar to Leh and then within Ladakh. Except for the un-seasonal rains in Ladakh which forced us to change the itinerary this trip was one of the memorable ones I have had.read more
Vishwanath Ad
Vishwanath Ad
05:08 16 Jun 15
Exciting trips.. Great trekking and travel experience’s.. That’s what exotic expeditions give u
Carmen Coelho
Carmen Coelho
04:46 16 Jun 15
Exotic Expeditions takes you off the beaten track to places less visited. The trips are unhurried, giving you plenty of time to breathe in the atmosphere and the culture. You are sometimes hurried along when you would wish to stay and spend more time in a museum, :-). But, Santosh being a very affable and flexible tour guide, negotiating a little bit more time is not too difficult. I have been to Bhutan, Coorg, Kerala and on a weekend trek up Kumaraparvatha with this company. The accommodation was comfortable and gave you a feel for the place you visited. Some of the hotels in Bhutan were of excellent quality and ambience. I even took my 80 year old mother along on these longer tours. She thoroughly enjoyed herself in the company of youngsters. She opted out of the more adventurous walks. So, there’s something for everyone in these tours and I would strongly recommend them.read more
Mala Seecoomar
Mala Seecoomar
03:48 16 Jun 15
I came across Santosh through a friend. I did one of his weekend treks out of Bangalore and then a year later the Ley – Ladakh trip. Both were well organised, comfortable and reasonably priced. Santosh is an incredibly knowledgable and patient tour guide and I have no hesitation in recommending his tours.read more
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