About Us

 
Viv's India is an Australian wholesaler specialising in designing Indian travel packages, run by Viv and Peter Craig. It is also a subsidiary of Viv's Travel Bug, an award-winning Australian boutique travel agency, which has been operating since 2003.

We believe that memorable travel experiences stimulate all the senses - and India is a delight with spectacular sights, exotic aromas, delicious foods and a symphony of diverse and intriguing sounds.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Being different is our forte. We try to find the path less travelled, where the wildlife is untamed, the hill tribes more primitive, and the temples, forts and palaces less-frequented. We are your India travel specialist, tailoring trips to best suit your tastes. For some this will mean 5 star hotels, river cruising, luxury trains or ayurvedic/yoga/spa treatments. For the more adventurous try a walk on the wild side with our tiger, camel or horse safaris.

Our tours are crafted from personal experience. Viv has visited India on numerous occasions and attended SATTE (South Asia Travel and Tourism Event) Expos many times as well as GITB (Great Indian Travel Bazaar) and the Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha Travel Marts. In addition to her own substantial personal knowledge (having visited 11 national parks), she has developed a network of valuable contacts and associates within the Indian travel industry.

For all inquiries:
1300 815 512
 
 

The Reality

 
Viv's India is an Australian travel agency specialising in introducing travellers to the fascination of incredible Indian destinations.

As a wholesaler, the agency works closely with a reliable and professional India-based business partner to provide the best possible service for exciting and memorable travel to the Indian sub-continent.

As a retailer, Viv's India provides a service for local clients wishing to benefit from the expertise acquired from numerous personal visits to India.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Preconceptions to Overcome

 
India has so much to offer and is a truly unique travel destination. Stories and myths don't always paint India in a positive light but there are so many glowing reports from those who have made the effort. They have been transformed by their experience of the culture and the people, and wished they had done so earlier.

India's natural attractions range from deserts to the magnificent Himalayas and mighty river systems. The many colourful cultural and religious traditions and festivals of Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains are an attraction not to be missed. India's rich history is showcased by its spectacular ruins, palaces, fortresses, and temples. The list goes on...

Travel in India can be confronting. There is extreme wealth and vast poverty. The way society functions is vastly different to Australia and the regulations can create complications.

Nevertheless, for all its barriers for western tourists, India is a 'must see' destination. A recent tour group that Viv took on a land and river cruise package had many misgivings but came back having enjoyed themselves immensely. The WOW factor is easy to find on any visit to this amazing country.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Industry Awards

 
  • 2006 Winner of Best Travel Consultant Africa / Gulf Countries
  • 2007 Runner-up Africa / Gulf countries
  • 2009 Runner-up Consultant of the year South America
  • 2014-2015 Leading Australian agency Topdeck sales
  • 2016 ICBCA (India Australia Business & Community Awards) /Finalist in the Travel Agency category