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Our passion is introducing people to the India that we love.

You are not too old and it is not too late.

About Uttam Travel


Our Background

We have traveled to many parts of India and experienced many wonderful people and places.  India has become like a second home to us and we now have many beautiful friends and associates there.

Michelle Lindau has spent many years working with groups and communities  and she brings her excellent organisational and communication skills as well as her wonderful creativity to her role of Group Facilitator and Host.


Bespoke Tours to India

Uttam - In Hindi, it means 'good, perfect, surpassing, masterly, top'. This is what we seek to pass on to you in experiences..... 

India is rich in culture, colour and charisma!   Our mission is to introduce people to our experience of India - one person at a time, one tour at a time!

Through our partnership with Perfect Travels and Tours in India we are able to handpick and tailor wonderful experiences and opportunities that are not always available in other packages.

We are based in Bowral, in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands.  As we plan your tour we will be available to support you and ensure that you are well informed and 'India ready' before we then head off on our small group experience together


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our Travel Service will work personally with you to ensure that your travel experience in India is memorable and enriching. If you have questions about us, our services, or even need some travel tips, get in touch! We hope you continue to book with us for many years to come. 

Phone - 0427302823

Email - linlax63@gmail.com

What People Say About Us

You'll love Uttam!

The uniqueness, professionalism, attention to detail, tailoring to what people want ethos.  Timeliness of initial arrangements, supportive at all points, enthusiasm, experience with professional backup.  A little bit 'arty farty' - with quirkiness.  Did I mention attention to detail? And fun! 

What a great opportunity to experience India in that way for my first India experience! I would highly recommend to anyone, any age and with any amount of travel experience.... you'll love Uttam (Tracy)

An adventure full of fun and amazing experiences!

I can highly recommend this excellent tour. The most important thing to me is that we were very well looked after by both our Indian guides and Michelle, the Australian organiser. This made the trip both relaxing and enjoyable. It was an adventure full of fun and amazing experiences.  (Lynda)

Great Introduction to India - leaves me wanting more!

Excellent tour! Great introduction to India – leaves me wanting more. I know so much more about India thanks to our wonderful guide.  And  Michelle -  your support and assistance throughout has made the trip an absolute joy. Well done. (Rosalie)

Travel Partners

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We are very happy to recommend Travel Focus Group -    a group of people who are well-versed in the fun and rigors of traveling.
With over 40 years of travel planning between them, they are members of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and are ATAS accredited.  

Talk to us about this once in a lifetime experience in Old Delhi!


We can ensure that you have THE BEST experience of amazing, but crazy Old Delhi!  Experience it LIKE A LOCAL!

Want more? Talk to us about add-ons before or after a tour! What about Mumbai, or southern India?


We work closely with our India representatives to meet any needs and travel dreams that you might have.

We can make suggestions and options that will enrich and expand your journey.

  • South India
  • Mumbai and Goa
  • The amazing north east
  • Ladakh or the Himalayas?
  • We have so many ideas - talk to us!

Why Choose Uttam?

We personally handpick and handcraft each tour

We care about each individual on each tour

We personally host each of our small group tours and are committed to understanding and responding to each traveler's specific needs and interests wherever and whenever possible.  

We choose our guides carefully and work as a team to ensure the safety, comfort and fun for our travelers each day.  This means that you can relax and enjoy the benefits of knowledgeable and passionate locals in each place that we experience together.

A recurring comment that we receive from our travelers is that they quickly felt that they were travelling with good friends and felt very relaxed and safe at all times.

Our groups are small

Because we don't have more than 14 travelers in our groups we are able to get to know each person and to understand what they need and prefer.  We are committed to ensuring that the 'culture' of our tours is safe; both physically and emotionally for the people who are with us.  We want you to have a really unforgettable and life affirming experience with us in India.

'You are not too old and it is not too late'

We are very committed to creating an inclusive atmosphere where people of ALL ages and physical abilities can be catered for.  Don't feel put off by your age or potential physical shortcomings!  We have had people in their 70's and 80's on our tours and they've done just fine.  Talk to us about your special needs or your potential fears or 'road blocks'.  You may be surprised. 

We are committed to providing handpicked and authentic experiences

We take the time to seek out experiences that will become really special travel memories and we give you enough time to really process these experiences.  India can be overwhelming and we understand that you need some opportunities to 'take time out' and to have a variety of very individual options both in the large or well known destinations as well as the small and unexpected jewels.  

We are committed to finding out what 'perfect' means for you and to continuous improvement

We are passionate about continuously doing small things that make us better at what we do and give you a better experience.  So, we value your feedback and work with our partners in India to ensure that what we provide exceeds expectations as often as possible! 

We don't just organise group tours - we also work with INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND VERY SMALL 'FRIENDS' GROUPS to tailor make something that is just right for you - talk to us about this!   



We have new tours coming up all the time!

The Textile Trail Tour in Rajasthan and Gujarat is filling quickly - COME ON THIS FASCINATING ADVENTURE WITH US!

COMING SOON! - Traditional Colours of India

COMING SOON! - Our luxurious 'SLOW TOUR' with Art Journaling!

BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL ADVENTURE! - FULL If you like the look of it - contact us! (pdf)


TEXTILE TRAIL TOUR IN RAJASTHAN & GUJARAT (Jan/Feb 2020) - Still places available - be quick! (pdf)




Hillstation Minibreak - Enjoy beautiful SHIMLA (pdf)


Colours of India - November 2020

15 Days - 14 nights

 This tour offers a great combination of the 'must see - bucket list' sights that we know India for as well as some less known, but important and fascinating places that will give you a deeper insight into the 'real' India and its beautiful people. 

Want to Know More?

Here's some more ideas we're planning! Contact us for more!


Art Journal and Creative  'Slow Tour' in some Handpicked and very special locations.


'Hill Stations and Holy Places' - a fascinating melding of ancient and sacred places and memories of The Raj.


Talk to us about adding something 'extra' onto the end of one of our tours - almost anything is possible!

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