The Indians (Indian Tourism Pvt. Ltd.), located in Kolkata, West Bengal, was founded by Kallol Bose and Subhamay Banerjee in 2002 to offer small group, special interest tour itineraries and youth home-stay programs in Kolkata. Today, they provide tourism services to some of the largest inbound tour operators in India, and to travel agencies in Japan, Israel, France and the U.S.The Indians handle hundreds of foreign and Indian travelers each year, and operate one of the largest home-stay programs for Japanese youths in Kolkata.They have been featured in The Times of India for their novel approach to touring the Durga Puja Heritage Trail in Kolkata. Indian Tourism Pvt. Ltd. is a member of IATO and JATA.
Kallol Bose – Kallol holds an M.Sc. in Economics from Rabindra Bharati University and a Travel and Tourism Management diploma from the Institute of Management in Kolkata.After graduating from tourism school, he served as a guide for Indian tourists traveling throughout India, and in 1995, he became an approved guide in eastern India for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India.Kallol has also served as a guide for the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal, where he was responsible for designing its popular Heritage Tour of the Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata.Kallol is fluent in Bengali, Hindi, English and Japanese, and is the principal manager of The Indians inbound Japanese tourism operation.His favorite pastime is tracking wildlife in India’s world-renowned animal sanctuaries, and he has traveled extensively throughout the tribal belts of central and eastern India.
Subhamay Banerjee – Subhamay holds an M.A. in Modern Indian History from Calcutta University and a Travel and Tourism Management diploma from the Institute of Management in Kolkata.He learned French under the auspices of Alliance Française de Calcutta and participated in a cultural exchange program in France under the sponsorship of this organization.Subhamay began his career as a French-English-Hindi-Bengali interpreter for international clients that include a French film production company and several iron and steel companies operating in West Bengal.Since 1995, he has been an approved guide in eastern India for the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India.Today, Subhamay is one of India’s most sought-after guides, and has worked with many of its largest inbound tour operators, including Travel Scope, Incent Tours, Sea & Sky Travel, Incentive Destinations and Sita India.He has also worked for prominent European and U.S. travel companies such as Nouvelles Frontieres, Asia Transpacific Journeys, IKHAR, La Maison des Indes, La Route des Indes, Abercrombie & Kent and Audley Travel.Subhamay has traveled extensively throughout India, Bhutan and Nepal, and is particularly knowledgeable about Hindu and Buddhist religion and iconography.He is responsible for The Indians marketing function, and for designing new, special interest itineraries and custom tour programs.