Greaves India

A picture in Rawla Narlai village in Rajastan on a bespoke luxury holiday with Greaves India A mood shot of Kolkata on a bespoke luxury holiday with Greaves India A picture taken in Tamil Nadu South India on a bespoke luxury holiday with Greaves A picture taken in Rajastan of women on stairs on a bespoke luxury holiday with Greaves India

Services & Team

Commitment to Service

With over three decades of experience in the travel industry, Greaves Travel is one of the leading specialists of bespoke private tours to India, with offices worldwide.

Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language.  Each tailored itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

  • Over 30 years of experience in travel to India
  • Own offices in India
  • Greaves India staff operate on 24 hours a day
  • Greaves is one of BA's highest suppliers and as such offer immediate availability at the best fares
  • Greaves is one of the only Tour Operators to specialise solely on the subcontinent
  • Voted in the top 3 specialist Operators in the Conde Nast Readers Awards for the past 4 years.

With over three decades of experience in the travel industry, Greaves Travel is one of the leading specialists of bespoke private tours to India, with offices worldwide. 

We are also very proud that Carole Cambata has been recognized as a Travel+Leisure A-List Agent for the past 5 years.

Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language.  Each tailored itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

  • OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN TRAVEL TO INDIA
  • OWN OFFICES IN INDIA
  • GREAVES INDIA STAFF OPERATE ON 24 HOURS A DAY
  • GREAVES HAS MANY PREFERRED RELATIONSHIPS WITH AIRLINES AND AS SUCH OFFER IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY AT THE BEST FARES
  • GREAVES IS ONE OF THE ONLY TOUR OPERATORS TO SPECIALISE SOLELY ON THE SUBCONTINENT
  • VOTED IN THE TOP 3 SPECIALIST OPERATORS IN THE CONDE NAST READERS AWARDS FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS.

Team

Mehra Dalton

Mehra Dalton

Managing Director

I have been asked so many times which is my favourite destination in India and it is quite impossible to say. India is unique in that it has so many cultures, topograhy, climates, languages and history. 

There is little known Orissa with its extraodinary temples, Jaisalmer, the only living fort left in India that rises like a sandcastle in the Thar desert, the lunar landscape of Ladakh, verdant greenery in the backwaters of Kerala, all unique and wonderful in their own way. If you visit this country once, you will want to return again and again. India entices.

Carole Cambata

Carole Cambata

President

Upon graduation in 1981, Carole joined Greaves as Personal Assistant to Mr. Rustom Cambata. As part of her career development, Carole had extensive training and gained experience in all areas of the travel business including the reservations and ticketing departments of corporate and leisure travel.

Carole moved to the U.S. with her husband, Shahrookh Cambata, where Greaves Travel Inc. commenced business in Chicago, on January 15, 1990.  She initially worked as Shahrookh's personal assistant, gradually taking on more responsibility over the years including overseeing the HR department as Vice President and, during the last five years, running Greaves Tours LLC, designing tailor-made and small-group tours to India and the Subcontinent. 

In September 2006, Carole Cambata was made President of Greaves Tours LLC.

Carole is married to Shahrookh, who is Managing Member and CEO of Greaves Travel LLC.  They have two children, both of whom now work in the company.

Carole is an 'Incredible India Certified Professional' by the Indian Tourist Board.

Carole has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure 'A' List Agents, for knowledge of India and the Indian Subcontinent, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Shahrookh Cambata

Shahrookh Cambata

Managing Member and CEO

Shahrookh Cambata worked for 12 years in Greaves Travel's London office, attaining the position of Managing Director. In 1990, he spearheaded the company's launch in North America. He is now Managing Member and CEO with staff from the U.S., Canada and India reporting to him daily. Within one year of opening the company headquarters in Chicago, he opened five additional branch offices around the U.S., plus an office in Toronto. With a hands-on approach, Mr. Cambata is continuously involved in the daily running of the business, working closely with his vice presidents, directors and branch managers. He additionally oversees the operation in India as Managing Director of Greaves Travel Limited.

Always an innovator, Mr. Cambata in 1999 formed the concept of a reservations system with a dynamic pricing module that sets the price based on the number of seats sold on a per-flight basis. He has followed this concept through to realization and the system is now employed by Greaves both in the U.S. and the U.K. He has been personally responsible for much of the detailed coding and programming, and continues to spend time on the system, periodically introducing enhancements. Mr. Cambata has also introduced new VoIP technology, enabling the company to operate a reservations center in New Delhi, India.

Born and schooled in Bombay, Shahrookh Cambata completed his higher education in the U.K.  He lives in Chicago with his wife, Carole Cambata, who is President of the Tours Division within the company; they have two children, both of whom now work in the company. 

Ian Cambata

Ian Cambata

Vice President

Ian joined Greaves Tours in 2012 as the director of Information Management. As director of IM, Ian oversaw various technical deployments and Greaves and focused his efforts on streamlining workflows. Ian then turned his attention to developing new business opportunities through developing strategic partnerships across the world. 

As Vice President, Ian continues to develop new business opportunities, overseas Greaves marketing and online presence, and technology.

Over the years, Ian has been privileged to visit India repeatedly, venturing to different regions and learning about different cities, cultures and religions. India remains Ian's favorite travel destination. The perfect destination for romantic honeymoon escapes, Ian has a specialized focus in creating unique honeymoon experiences around the Indian Subcontinent. 

Anita Cambata

Anita Captain

Director

Anita joined her family business Greaves, in the UK in 1980, working in most areas of the company. She initiated the tours program in the UK and produced the first Greaves brochure on India tours in the UK in 1990. 

In 1993, Anita moved to Canada to run the Greaves Travel operation out of Toronto.

Currently working full time on the tours programs for Greaves Tours, Anita assists with the handling of clients, designing special focus itineraries for small groups and individuals, utilizing her in-depth knowledge and personal contacts in India to ensure all clients enjoy their travel experiences.

Born in the UK, Anita was raised in Bombay, India, completing her education in Switzerland and the UK.  In Toronto, Anita has completed courses in media broadcasting and became a student pilot.  Anita's language skills include Hindi and French.

Anita is an 'Incredible India Certified Professional' by the Indian Tourist Board.

Mala Tandan

DIrector

Mala Tandan is the Director of our India office and the moving force behind our India operations.

A seasoned professional in the field of travel and tourism, she brings over first-hand experience and knowledge of various popular as well as off-beat destinations in India. A passionate traveler from an early age - her vast travel around the region has given her extensive knowledge of not only India but also of the neighboring destinations like Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka and has quite an understanding of the travel needs for the discerning traveler.



A firm believer of impeccable service with an eye for perfection and the systematic approach ensures smooth functioning of overall operations.

Mala Tandan.

Director of India office

A seasoned professional in the field of travel and tourism, she brings over first-hand experience and knowledge of various popular as well as off-beat destinations in India. A passionate traveler from an early age - her vast travel around the region has given her extensive knowledge of not only India but also of the neighboring destinations like Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka and has quite an understanding  of  the travel needs for the discerning traveler.

Rose Thomas

Rose Thomas

Director of Sales and Operations

Born and raised in India, Rose has travelled extensively around the Indian Sub-continent. Today, Rose's home is in Chicago, where she lives with her family and works as the Director of Sales & Operations at Greaves Tours. 

After achieving her degree in Business Administration, Rose worked for British Airways in India, later moving to Chicago and joined Greaves Tours in 2004. Rose excels and is well known in the travel industry for designing unique, once-in-a-lifetime itineraries, at the highest levels of luxury, authenticity or along roads less travelled to the hidden gems of the sub-continent. Rose's many responsibilities include overseeing Greaves' Tours department, meeting with clients and agents, representing the company at the travel trade events as well as designing travel for Greaves' VIPs. Profoundly driven and a perfectionist by nature, Rose is committed to her clients and is always available by phone and email.

Tanya Dalton

Director

For me India is a timeless destination that evokes the senses and delivers every holiday experience imaginable. I am constantly charmed by India and welcome the unexpected quirks along the way. 

My favourite state is Karnataka with its prehistoric landscapes, deserted lost empires, empty white beaches and uncharted wildlife wilderness.

Varuna Gandhi

Varuna Gandhi

Tours Manager

India is my mother land and I am passionate about it's breathtaking diversity, rich & colourful culture, fine hospitality, exotic food, rich history and modern age.

India turns yours dreams into reality and I love assisting travelers living that dream. The reasons to love this country are numerous and there is always a new fond experience to be discovered.

Puneet Khurana

Puneet Khurana

General Manager

Puneet's passion for travel moved him from Hotel Industry to the Travel Industry in 1990  and has been in the travel trade  since. Based in our operations office in India, Puneet would not hesitate to use his extensive network of personal and professional contacts to ensure every aspect of your tour is planned and arranged for your specific requirements.

He is supported by a highly efficient and professional operations and administration team in the company.

Sanjay

Sanjay Arora

Tours Manager

Sanjay as a Manager plays an invaluable role with the highest level of destination knowledge and operational skills.

He joined the company while in its infancy and is known for his creative insights while training staff in the finer points of customized itineraries and travel proposals, which ultimately contribute towards the growth of the organization to deliver exceptional travel experiences to our clients.

Samantha Moller

Samantha Moller

Tours Consultant

What I love about India is that there is always a new place to explore and a new memory to be found.  India is unique, there is no other place like it and for this reason it has totally captured my heart.

Sheetal Prabhu

Sheetal Prabhu

Tours Consultant

Being a travel junkie and part of the tourism industry I have had lots of opportunities to travel to various parts of the world. But India being my home country has a very special place in my heart. It is a true melting pot of cultures, cuisines, art, languages, and landscapes. Rich and diverse it offers a vast range of experiences. I am so proud to be able to assist clients in experiencing this kaleidoscopic country and make their dreams become a reality.

Evie Lemos

Evie Lemos

Office Manager

I am constantly learning about this vast subcontinent with its astounding diversity of religions, languages and cultures which are all unique and unparalleled.  

I was lucky enough to have travelled through India and the Maldives for my honeymoon, and can honestly say I have never stayed anywhere as breathtaking as The Amanbagh Resorts.  I long to return.

Natalie Cambata

Natalie Cambata

Marketing Coordinator

After visiting India several times, I still find something new to see every time I return. Whether finding a new spot in an old favourite or visiting a new city or town, India is like an onion, with each layer teaching you something new about this incredible country. Offering something for the romantic, the adventurer, the foodie and the travel junkie, India is a favourite of world travellers and a favourite of mine.  

Puneet Khurana

Puneet Khurana.

General Manager

Puneet's passion for travel moved him from Hotel Industry to the Travel Industry in 1990  and has been in the travel trade  since. Based in our operations office in India, Puneet would not hesitate to use his extensive network of personal and professional contacts to ensure every aspect of your tour is planned and arranged for your specific requirements.

He is supported by a highly efficient and professional operations and administration team in the company.

Sanjay

Sanjay Arora.

Manager Tours

Sanjay as a Manager plays an invaluable role with the highest level of destination knowledge and operational skills.

He joined the company while in its infancy and is known for his creative insights while training staff in the finer points of customized itineraries and travel proposals, which ultimately contribute towards the growth of the organization to deliver exceptional travel experiences to our clients.

Divya Sharma

Divya Sharma

Tours Consultant

Traveller at heart...Foodie by nature...Travel Consultant by choice...

My love for mountains and food took me to the paradise on Earth - Kashmir for my bachelors in hospitality and tourism management. I have worked with leading airlines in India for over 5 years. My quench for travel and making people happy introduced me to Greaves where I cater to bespoke travel. I specialize in the Indian Sub continent and love designing exclusive itineraries for my clients. 

Born and brought up in Dehradun (foothills of Himalayas), I have always been very close to nature thus unfolding a lot of off beat destinations in India. Being a foodie by nature I love to explore regional delicacies and I am always happy to suggest my favourite food corners to you.

I love giving surprises to my clients and if you are coming to India to celebrate a special occasion I assure you to make it spectacular. My unique ideas for planning special days have always created exciting travel memories for my clients.

 

Shalivahan Singh

Shalivahan Singh

Destinations Manager

I bring a world of experience and a vast array of knowledge to the Greaves Team. I did my masters degree in Travel and Tourism from BHU, Varanasi (One of the biggest residential university in Asia).

My recent adventures have found me trekking in Almora (lower Himalayas), a trip to Istanbul to explore urban cultural landscape, land border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia and a long road journey in mystic Bhutan. I still fondly remember having a $2 burger in a Michelin star eatery in central Hong Kong. I am a huge fan of train travel and always recommend doing at least one journey by train.

When doing nothing, I love to explore the quaint alleys of Delhi and am always ready to show around my favourite trending corner in the city.

I have personally escorted various trips for my clients and fellow industry professionals and have received wonderful reviews from the tour members. I would love to help you plan your own adventures and memories for a true Return on Life experience. My passion for the travel industry is brought out by customized itineraries and attention to detail with a vast array of product knowledge.

Ruby Russell

Ruby Russell

Rest of World Consultant

Ruby Russell is a self-proclaimed global nomad who has been in the travel industry for over 25 years. As a child she had some wonderful opportunities to travel and as a result has travel in her blood.  Ruby was born in Bangkok and lived in Indonesia as a child.  After exploring Asia and the South Pacific, she has traveled extensively in Latin America, Africa and parts of Europe.

She joined Greaves Tours in 2013 and has the pleasure of customizing travel for Greaves' discerning travelers who have experienced the 'Greaves' way of traveling in the Indian Sub-continent and who would like to have those same experiences in the rest of the world.