Unusual Escapes is a platform connecting travelers with the locals for unique and authentic travel experiences.

Unusual Escapes is a travel start-up showcasing and promoting eco-friendly, rural and community-based tourism initiatives which aims to include and benefit local communities, particularly the indigenous people and the villagers. The discerning travelers get to experience life in relatively unfrequented and undisturbed places  — taking part in language or cooking lessons, eating freshly-prepared home meals, experiencing traditional local music and dance, and venturing with a local guide to nearby nature / landscape attractions — while the locals gains much-needed revenue.

We partner with the locals directly thereby ensuring that the social and economic benefits of tourism reach the locals. Wherever, we are unable to partner with the local communities, we partner with the local social enterprise and NGO’s which aims to create sustainable, indigenous community-based tourism initiatives.

We support the locals who preserve and maintain the ecological integrity of the environment and contribute to the development of the community. We encourage the travelers to respect the local culture, traditions, language and the local pride. The locals earn much-needed part of the income from tourism, and in return extend us experiences far more authentic than anything hotels and resorts have to offer.

We list our favorite eco-friendly, responsible and community-based homestays, farmstays, family run guest houses, be it rustic, luxurious or simple by looks. Having a great place to come back to at the end of the day makes all the difference to a trip. Apart from the stays, we also list Tours & Experiences, Volunteer Travel, and Day Outings as well.

We invest time and resources researching to determine whether it appeals to our travel sensibilities to feature them. We help prepare you so you know what to expect, and make sure you have a memorable lifetime experience.

We invite you to join us in a travel experience that positively impacts the people and places we treasure.

If you are a owner of a eco-friendly, responsible and community-based initiative, you may please write to us to consider listing you in our portal.

Travel like a local!!!


For enquiries and bookings, call +91 90522 20466