A World Of Experience
Greaves offers a unique and expert experience to the modern traveller. Greaves is a family company – 3 generations of the Cambata’s work and run Greaves today. Their approach to Greaves and the Indian Subcontinent has been to showcase their passion and pride of the country through our company – for our family, this is not merely a business, but family pride in both the destination and our team. Expect an impeccable level of service from your first point of contact to your last moments in India.
The Cambata family have owned Greaves Travel since 1979 and their professional and cultural roots in India stretch back several generations prior to that. Armed with specialist knowledge of the Sub-Continent having taken clients there for over 40 years, Greaves offers a unique and expert experience to travelers.
Expect a high level of service from your first point of contact to your last moments in India; Greaves can orchestrate your whole itinerary helping you to decide the destinations that appeal specifically to you – from India to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Greaves provides personal support and invaluable advice – from fine-tuning your expedition, to arranging reassuring airport meets, passionate English-speaking guides and efficient transfers.
Greaves can provide a private plane to remote safari parks, a private chauffeur-driven car to navigate the Golden Triangle, or a traditional train journey with panoramic views through some of India’s remotest countryside.
With such passionate and trustworthy personal attention from Greaves’ staff in the US and on the ground in India, you are able to completely relax and enjoy a stress-free, inspirational and truly unforgettable vacation.
Commitment To Service
With over three decades of experience in the travel industry, Greaves Tours is one of the leading specialists of bespoke private tours to India, with offices worldwide.
Greaves Tours 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, splendor and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.
Over 40 years of experience in travel to India
Own offices in India
Greaves India staff operate on 24 hours a day
High producing supplier of premium air tickets and as such offers best available fares
Greaves is one of the only Operators to specialize solely on the subcontinent
Carole Cambata has been voted a Travel+Leisure A-List Agent for 8 Consecutive Years
Rose Thomas has been voted a Travel+Leisure A-List Agent for 2019
Voted in the top 3 specialist Operators in the Conde Nast Readers Awards for the past 4 years.
Let us introduce you to the Greaves family.
I have been drawn to India all my life, and I continue to enjoy uncovering its hidden gems. With the great privilege of traveling to the Indian Subcontinent frequently, I have been able to explore parts of the vast country that are often missed as they are not on the “usual” itineraries.
Recently, I have found a new love and appreciation of Indian Cuisine, and its diverse ability to cater to a variety of culinary requirements such as gluten and dairy free. To the surprise of many, unquestionably the best gluten and dairy free meal I’ve enjoyed was in India!
I am lucky in that I love what I do, and have been able to create truly remarkable and unique experiences for our clients.
The ultimate praise for my work is being recognized by Travel + Leisure as an ‘A’ List Agent, for knowledge of India and the Indian Subcontinent, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.
Managing Member and CEO
I have always felt Greaves was an extension of our Family. I first opened our UK office with my family, helping it grow and expand, before traveling to the US to open an office there. In each instance, developing relationships with our clients and expanding our family through our invaluable team has been my greatest joy.
I was born in Bombay, so India will always hold a special place in my heart for the incredible childhood and memories that I created there. Bombay is a special city – beyond just my personal experiences – and always welcomes you with open arms.
I am often asked where my favorite destination is, but there are far too many to name, each with its own special experience based on time of year or season. I am drawn to the more remote parts of the region, and have enjoyed countless treks through Bhutan, Ladkh and Nepal. The stunning visuals, warm and humble people and break with technology always leave me wanting to return.
I often think back to my first trip to India. Despite my young age, I can recall the amazing scenery, how friendly the people were, the endless living history, and of course some of the best food I could savor.
As I continue to explore India, I’ve continually enjoyed these aspects of India, and many more. One of my favorite “new” aspects is staying at the incredible hotels throughout the country. There are countless, small palaces which have been converted into stunning hotels. Combining living history with a luxury experience is something not to be missed!
I wouldn’t say I have a favorite destination, but rather some incredible experiences which have stood out – viewing the Taj Mahal at Sunset with my wife on our honeymoon, tracking leopards in Rajasthan, and relaxing in supreme luxury on the beaches of the Maldives.
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.
Working 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.
Anita is an ‘Incredible India Certified Professional’ by the Indian Tourist Board.
Director of Sales and Operations
Born and raised in India, Rose has traveled 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.
Rose 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 traveled to the hidden gems of the sub-continent.
Greaves Tours has always been a part of my family, both literally and figuratively. After my first visit when I was only 8 years old, the Indian culture and our history in India has been a prominent part of my life. Growing up with Greaves as my family has not only shaped me, but how I continue to enjoy travel and the Indian culture today.
As I have grown and travelled over the years, India draws me back again and again. Whether its exploring some of my favorite cities again with a new perspective, or exploring Goa for the first time, I never seize to be amazed by the people I meet and experiences I have. Each time I revisit, I’m amazed and excited by the new hotels to visit, restaurants to enjoy and cultural experiences to have.
People often ask me about my favorites – my favorite city I’ve visited or hotel I’ve stayed at – but its so hard to narrow this down and I don’t think I could! With so much to explore, India is a country that draws me back time and time again and I love helping others to plan their first time visit or their 10th.
With a background in Hospitality management, my initiation into this fascinating and intriguing travel industry started right out of university. The Taj Group Of Hotels regarded and recognized amongst the finest hotels globally gave me a solid foundation in the luxury travel industry. Post a rewarding and fulfilling career with the Taj, I joined one of the world’s oldest travel companies that truly helped me expand my horizons and facilitated a deeper understanding and appreciation of India as a destination. Based on a chance meeting with the Cambatas at an event, I was fortunate to be welcomed into the Greaves family and truly share their passion and love for showcasing the finest that India has to offer to the discerning traveler.
For me India is not merely a destination. In addition to being “Home”, India truly is one of the most Incredible countries across the globe, an emotion, an experience whose essence cannot be aptly described or captured in words. For me India lives in its people , Its ancient history, culture and traditions, its fabulous monuments, its delectable cuisine and its gracious hospitality. I am a firm believer in the educative and transformative power of travel and my continued endeavor is to use my knowledge and connections to ensure that we are able to create once in a lifetime experience for our esteemed guests.
Executive Vice President
With a career spanning over three decades in the Travel Industry, Krishna’s passion and appetite to explore destinations and holiday experiences encouraged her to traverse beyond the known boundaries, introducing once in a lifetime experience which were luxurious, experiential, immersive and transformative. A trendsetter in curating new experiences, whilst reinventing vintage ones, Krishna has been successful in going far beyond the expectations of the discerning traveler. A degree in Psychology, gives Krishna the natural ability to understand people and their behavioral nuances, so as to decipher the customer mind set. Being part of the Greaves family gives her the perfect opportunity to provide the Greaves guests with a glimpse of unexplored India and the Sub-Continent.
Traveler at heart, foodie by nature, Travel Consultant by choice
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 favorite food corners to you.
Product and Research Development Manager
Vishanki, true to her passion for travel, has taken upon herself the mission to unravel the hidden chronicles of India – an intricately woven mesh of mesmerizing stories and profound experiences. Her drive, focus and 11 years long journey in travel industry have led her to document a variety of experiences and stories creating a travel log as a referral for the discerning traveler. A perfect addition to the Greaves family, Vishanki ensures each client takes back home a rich bouquet of once-in-a-lifetime experience, encouraging them to want to return to India as a true Ambassador of the destination.
Travel!! it‚s always been in my blood! Whether traveling within India, UAE, Nepal or any other country in Indian sub continent…it’s always fun and exciting! And now I have the privilege of assisting with your travel plans!
I am a health and wellness freak, which brings a well balanced expertise to my work. If I am not selling travel you will find me on a cricket field probably hitting a 4 or rolling my arm over. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation, anniversary, honeymoon or Bucket List trip, I’ll be able to assist you
A true foodie from Delhi, Rahul has always been inclined towards Astrophysics and Botany but chosen Travel as a profession because of his passion. He has spent 22 years in the industry honing his skills in Leisure business, corporate events, Incentives for global corporations. He goes “the extra mile” for his guests, so their comfort is never compromised. Rahul has a keen interest in Information Technology and hopes to use his learnings to make journeys with Greaves more relaxed and accessible.
Deputy General Manager
Since childhood, Parvinder had a desire to explore the skies and become a pilot. While pursuing his childhood dream, he found his interests changing and chose to explore and discover the hidden treasure of the Indian Subcontinent. Spanning a period of 25 years, Parvinder dabbled with various segments of travel enhancing his expertise in MICE, Cruise handling, Educational Travel Planning and Luxury Experiential travel. His passion and diversified range of expertise in the Travel Industry makes him a perfect fit for the growing travel offerings to the discerning traveler and valuable clients of Greaves Tours.