The journey that matters
We specialize in customized tour experiences created for you as per your curiosities.
May it be…
Art, Architecture, History, Culture, Cuisine,
Nature, Wildlife, Wellness… & Spirituality.
The programs are created for your escape where
YOU ENJOY AND ABSORB
At the same time
We ensure premium services.
All our tours are private tours and designed to meet your expectations. Exclusive assistance is provided from the minute you begin planning your trip till the day you return home.
Leisure & Special Interest
Curated Experiences For Individuals &
Only Small Closed Groups
Planning with us gives an access to unique benefits –
Our network WORLDWIDE is of a top-notch professionals who provide unparalleled services.
The vehicles utilised are comprehensively insured and in excellent condition.
Our explorers and guides are knowledgeable and exclusive.
We are privileged to work with renowned speakers & scholars on various subjects of interest.
And a few simple yet classy folks who love to meet people from all walks of life and whole-heartedly extend their space to enhance the experiences for our guests only.
We encourage Sustainable Travel.
A percentage of our profits are contributed towards supporting Education and Environment.
Each time you travel with us in any part of the world, we will plant a tree for you and gift you with a certificate.
Mona Contractor provides a marvellous gateway to India by constructing bespoke tours and experiences. She has a long successful record of working creatively and sensitively with many individuals and groups. Her connections with arts and social action organizations all over India, as well as with superb guides and lodgings, should make her a first point of contact for anyone hoping to visit and begin to understand a complex land.
Elizbeth Ehrlich, Writer Editor, – New York.
Mona prepared a wonderful itinerary for our trip to India and Nepal, selecting and arranging for wonderful hotels, tour guides, diversity of experiences. We were met in each location and taken care of beautifully throughout our trip to both cities, safaris, country etc. Top notch on every level. We would recommend Mona in the future to anyone going to that part of the world. Mona ensures that every detail is taken care of in the very best way possible. One internal flight was cancelled and Mona arranged for a car service to pick us up and take us to the destination to ensure we did not miss the Safari experience on the elephant. Thank you Mona for everything
Barbara Frankel, Executive Coach / Strategic Advisor – New York.
This business is highly professional and experienced; accommodating your needs and providing a truly bespoke experience. I recommend Mona to all to all my friends and colleagues who are planning trips to India. None, including myself has ever been disappointed.
Dr. Miles Prince – Professor/Director of Molecular Oncology and Cancer Immunology – Melbourne, Australia
Mona arranged three group tours of India I was lucky enough to be on — all were flawless in design and execution. I hope to be arranging another trip soon!
Susan Friedman, Independent Management Consultant – Boston
I have travelled to India many times and worked extensively with Mona. She is a true professional with a cheery positive attitude. I know she has only continued to mature in this industry. She even did extra things for me… found a family for my youngest daughter to live with one summer in Mumbai. What more can you ask?
Missie Rennie, Broadcast Media Consultant – New York City.
My son and I stayed at a beautiful boutique hotel in Kochi. And later we travelled to Alleppey to stay overnight on a houseboat. It was high season but Mona managed to arrange this for us at the last minute. Our stay in Munnar was also at an amazing property. Her rates were very reasonable and included a driver and car from the moment we landed in Kochi to the time we flew back to Delhi. She was prompt in responding to my queries and very helpful when it came to planning the trip. I will definitely use her services again should I plan a vacation in the near future.
Nishi & Mrinal Widge – Washington DC, USA
Merge is an amazing travel company who would listen to my needs and then make the perfect recommendations for myself and my friends. Whether a 17-day train-and-car expedition through Gujarat, a luxurious beachside getaway in Goa, or a tour of centuries-old ruins in Karnataka, the arrangements were top-notch and we all had a fantastic time. They were able to work within our budget and knew all the local hotspots as well as the specific (ok, picky!) expectations and standards of expats. The English-speaking guides and drivers arranged were also perfect for us. The passion for helping people to explore India which shows up in the details and professionalism of their work. Go with them and you can’t go wrong.
Minal Hajratwala – India
Merge arranged two long trips for us, one in North India and one in the South, and we have nothing but the highest praise. Rather than trying to fit us into a pre-packaged itinerary, like many other operators, they listened and came up with ideas that made both vacations super-special – great little hotels and side-trips that no one else would have thought of. Plus the prices were competitive, perhaps even cheaper than an ordinary operator. But the real proof was that nothing went wrong. Six weeks in India and everything was perfect. The guides and drivers were always on time, always fluent in English and always of the highest quality. We trusted their people completely and were never disappointed. For years we had put off traveling to India, thinking it would be too chaotic. But Merge took the chaos out of it.
Hy Conrad and Jeff Johanson – New York
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoy and appreciate the work that Merge has done for me in arranging travel experiences in India. Merge offers exquisite experiences– with the connections to knowledgeable guides, excellent hotels and they know the transportation system (with all of the glitches). They have a sense of my preferences so they set up the trips in a manner that meets my needs. I wish that I had access to someone like Merge here in the US. Merge is an excellent provider who I look forward to working with each year that I visit India. And I have recommended their services to a great many friends–all of whom say they also have had great experiences.
Stacy Blake Beard – Professor at Simmons College, Boston
Mona provides excellent personalized travel services, paying special attention to the preferences of Americans traveling in India. Personally visiting all of the locations of recommendation and has great relationships with local tour guides in each city and the best hotels. Although we have traveled with only once, we plan to utilize her services again. Also, my brother has traveled with her twice, and we have recommended her to many friends.
Gail Hauptfuhrer – Philadelphia