The word “Kora” brings together many cultures, right from West Africa to the Indian subcontinent. In the far away land of West Africa, Kora refers to a musical instrument, but travelling a little up north, the word Kora takes on a whole new meaning in Greek mythology, to mean a maiden. From Greece, where it is believed to have its origins, as the word makes its way more eastward Kora can be found, tucked away in the shadow of the Himalayas in Tibet and Bhutan where it means ‘revolution’ or ‘circumambulation’ in pilgrimages and meditative practices.
Our Kora is derived from Sanskrit, one of the world’s oldest languages, which is close to the Bhutanese language of Dzongkha and its meaning, implies a ‘circular journey’. The journey of the word itself from the African continent to the meeting point of Eurasia and deeper into the Asian continent, creates an endless, boundless, infinite adventure, signifying exotic travel through this vast world.
Kora carries with it a musical, mythical and spiritual essence that denotes aspects of a journey with meaning and purpose.Staying true to its meaning, Kora Journeys has been founded out of an undying passion, hard work and dedication of a single travel professional who has close to 2 decades of working in the evergreen, glamourous travel industry. The idea was conceived as a dream to hand craft pure, authentic and experiential luxury travel, transcending into a journey, intended to change and leave a lasting impact on the way you view this beautiful world.
Celebrating the spirit of exploration, Kora Journeys is not your regular travel agent or a tour operator, but rather a designer, an advisor of luxury travel that builds its journeys around client’s dreams and their heart’s disposition. Think of it as synonymous to Picasso in the art of travel!
Kora Journeys keeps intact, the element of experience, without the separation of luxury from originality. Live in a cocoon of luxury hotels; travel in style through the country’s heritage and culture in luxury cars, trains, cruises, vintage rides, helicopters, private charters et al; savor the most exotic meals at Michelin star restaurants; sit through opulent spa experientials; though all the while, still experiencing the authenticity of the destination. brought to life by Kora Journeys and passionate . Every path you tread on, is impactful and knowledgeable, brought to life by Kora Journeys hand picked, driven, English-speaking local guides, and carved out with passion and longing for the discovery of inexpressible riches.
Everyone sells travel but there are only a handful that will live every moment of the client’s journey with them – through careful planning, a proactive attitude and intense interactions. At Kora Journeys, we invest time in getting to know your travel styles, preferences and personalities; and by putting our expertise and knowledge to work, we customize your journey to perfection, fulfilling your expectations. We’re not here to sell you what we like, but rather want to ensure that the ignited fire of longing for a foreign experience is only burns brighter. We dare to step into your shoes to see and feel the passion behind your travel dream to help make it a reality, even if it’s just for once in your life.
The end result, is a journey of a lifetime!
WHAT KORA JOURNEYS OFFERS
The founder’s unconditional striving to spread love, respect and happiness by way of travel defines an unshakable foundation that Kora Journeys stand on.Even though no one person can take away the negativity in the world, we can work towards reducing it by being loving, gentle, respectful and kind to every human being we meet; and whether we begin in our own cities, or in a far away land, is up to us!When you embark on a journey, closing the door to your home and every familiar thing you’ve known so far, you’re taking a step into an exotic world of beauty, glamour, history, art, culture, architecture, timeless monuments, scenic beauty and all the good that a foreign country has to offer.
But as you tread further onto that adventure, it also presents the not-so-glamorous, darker side to every country and city – the pain of a large section of society, all locals, who struggle to meet the basics of life.
Thus, Kora Journeys’ does not aim to grow vertical, rather stand firm on a humble ground, built on the idea of not just merely contributing to the booming tourism industry, but also ensuring that the locals benefit from your experience of their homeland. By our virtue of hand crafting journeys, we create opportunities for people and communities all around the globe to earn their living, feed their kids and offer them better facilities, if not the best, with special focus on education and health. We at Kora Journeys, use travel as a tool to create happiness, realize to value of what we have, rather than being disappointed in what we lack. We help our generation and the ones to follow realize their luck and subsequent status of simply being a citizen of the Western World, while millions of kids elsewhere, despite living in the most grim situations, still put up the brightest smile!By choosing to take your ‘kora’ with us, you partake in making this world a better place by just choosing to be in a foreign country and an impactful traveler.Just as Kora as it’s transcends into a journey, it reinstates the fact that life itself is a beautiful journey – welcome aboard!