‘’The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page ‘’ – Saint Augustine
Hello, my name is Neelima and welcome to my webpage. I hail from India – the land of vibrant colors, street food, history and beautiful festivals! Today Dubai is a place I call my home and feels like we are on a constant vacation here. I live here with my husband and my son since four years.
Travel is my passion , and that has taken me places from as remote as The Great Barrier Reef in Australia to leading metropolises like Singapore and Hong Kong. My travels have taken me from a small beach town in Wales to a volcano top in Santorini, from the Oxford street of London to the Bangla road of Phuket, from the luxurious Viilas in Greece, from the lap of luxury in Atlantis to a tree house in a wild life park or a houseboat of Kerala and from a casino in Goa to deserts in Rajasthan. And my recent being an absolute dream coming true when we did our Safari Holiday in Kenya to see the great Wildebeest migration.
It's my time to turn my pleasure into my business. Having worked for more than a decade for the world’s leading airline British Airways and some renowned Travel agencies, it has only increased my appetite for travel and given me a wealth of knowledge about the industry.
I am glad to be a part of Travel Counsellors, an award winning and dynamic travel company. It provides me with the best technology and tools to do my work. It is also reassuring to know that every holiday booked through me is covered by Travel Counsellors financial protection.
Your ideal holiday destination vary from beach vacations to mountain adventures to following a historical trail. Whatever helps you settle in best and find you comfort spot the fastest, I bet will be able to find you!
If life is too short to worry, life is also too long to wait …….so why call it a dream, call it a plan! So reward yourself by experiencing the world, indulge in the moments you create when you travel and leave the stress of searching and planning on me. So what you just do is get packing!
So whatever your holidays plans are large or small, contact me – I have prices to suit all.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you. Or drop me a note about becoming a Travel Counsellor.
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
19 September 2018
Being a Dubai resident I am surely lucky to live in a country where you feel like you are on a constant vacation. There are always some developments to keep this city on the top of the list of destinations. I always recommend to my clients lots of free time while planning their Holiday in Dubai and lots of ideas to spend their time on fun things which are free ….and who does not like that ! Here is my fun and quirky list of things which are not only free but it’s lot fun too ! 1. Picnic in the Park (During October...
27 May 2016
The Greek isles are a summer paradise and that’s what I had read and heard from every one! However, I was curious to explore this beauty during spring because of two reasons – one my son’s (who is 6 years old) school spring break and secondly to avoid the crowded islands. And the wait was over when we actually arrived to Santorini via a fast ferry (SeaJet) from Mykonos (another Greek island) to this pearl of the Aegean –Santorini ! (did you that the whole complex of Santorini is still an active volcano). Everywhere I looked was a picture perfect moment,...
26 May 2016
The Greek isles are a summer paradise and that’s what I had read and heard from every one! However, I was curious to explore this beauty during spring because of two reasons – one my son’s (who is 6 years old) school spring break and secondly to avoid the crowded islands where everything becomes expensive during summers. So, I started in the Ist week of April, 2016. After my short break at Athens, I was all set for the sunny islands. It was a family getaway. Mykonos, Greece – a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. Our ride from Athens...
26 May 2016
Abersytwyth, Wales is a small, quaint seaside town in Wales. I visited there with my husband and our two year old son, Yash in year 2011. We loved every moment of the time we spent there. Vast open farmlands, with beautiful sheep grazing on is the highlight of the town. We spent our days getting up to a late breakfast, lazing around, walking up the promenade and winding up the day with a couple of beers in a local pub. There are the ruins of an old castle, built around the year 1300, which explains its historical significance. There is no entry fee...
26 May 2016
Archeological Athens, Greece. Visited in April 2016. The Greek isles are a summer paradise and that’s what I had read and heard from every one! However, I was curious to explore this beauty during spring because of two reasons – one my son’s (who is 6 years old) school spring break and secondly to avoid the crowded islands where everything becomes expensive during summers. Our first stop was historic Athens city break - The city with the most glorious history in the world, a city worshipped by gods and people, a magical city and of course a birthplace for civilization. Acropolis world heritage site....
24 October 2013
Thailand is much more than beaches – there is nature in abundance and impressive temples. Following my stay in Bangkok, we travelled to Phuket, Thailand a South East Asian jewel, I visited in October 2013 as late October to late February is the best time to visit. We landed in Phuket - We chose the main resort city Phuket, however there are many quieter islands spotted around the country like – Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui. Meals are much cheaper than home with street food available for as low as a $1, you will enjoy eating out every night on...
20 October 2013
Beneath the dust and chaos Bangkok is packed with things to do and places to see. We loved this vibrant and urban big city with all its life, delicious street food, green and lush parks, amazing shopping and some of the biggest markets in the world! It’s a place full of choices for hotels and we chose to stay at Centara Water Gate right in the center of the town. Great hotel and value for money but no swimming pool – but we did not need any with our day full of activities and late evenings! There are magnificent temples everywhere, are...
16 January 2006
Fascinating Coral Reefs of Cairns One of the world’s most remarkable natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. Stunning natural scenery that everyone should experience! I have wonderful memories of our trip to Cairns almost a decade ago and I think its time to re visit this gorgeous place and home to my best buddy (well that’s one more reason to visit Australia soon!) When you visit Australia you can’t miss Sydney, besides visiting my friend in Sydney there were more reasons to visit this city along with our 3 day trip to Cairns. We chose January and it turned out to be a...
Sent in by Mayuri Kohli
Bangalore, India, 31 July 2019
Neelima was Awesome....Really loved her dedication towards her designing and booking the package for us....they say customer Is God she treated us the same....she prioritised my requirements and got the bookings done in very little time that we had....Keep it with good work....will surely recommend you to my friends and family
Sent in by Nitin Mehrotra
Dubai, 31 July 2019
This is the 2nd year in row I have used Neelima's expertise and assistance in organising our family vacation. She has very meticulously planned our vacation keeping in mind our prefereneces and likings. She takes personal interest in seeing to it that the trip goes awesome and her recommendations works well. Absolutly wonderful experience.
Sent in by Vikas Malhotra
DELHI, 28 April 2019
We had contacted Neelima to help us plan our honeymoon on a very short notice and in no time she came up with the detailed plan and itinerary to help us plan our trip without any hassle. Also, she was constantly in touch with us to help us for our visa application by preparing all the documentations and checklist to make sure we don't forget any necessary document. After all the bookings were done including the flight tickets, we had to reschedule our trip due to our leave plan but Neelima took care of that as well without any issue and planned the complete itinerary again in no time. And finally all the stays and flights booked, were very well planned taking in consideration our time and budget constraints. So, all in all it was a very well planned and the most memorable trip for us, the way honeymoons are meant to be. Our sincere thanks again to you Neelima. We really appreciate all your efforts. Vikas & Sakshi
Sent in by Rola Riad Ghadban
Dubai, 17 October 2018
Neelima is wonderful, thoughtful, and great at facilitating the whole process. Highly recommend:)
Sent in by Rakesh Agrawal
Abu Dhabi, 06 August 2018
Thanks to Neelima because of whom this trip was made possible. We all had a great time and a lifetime memory to cherish. Neelima was very professional in dealing with us while finalizing the itinerary. She seems very knowledgeable and took attention to details of all our requirements. All our requirements were met. Thank you very much and wish her all the best for future. We will surely refer Neelima to others and also book our future vacations through her. Thanks Regards Rakesh
Sent in by Supriya Tandon Mehrotra
Dubai, 17 April 2018
Cannot thank Neelima Tandon enough for lovely planned holiday for us. She customised the trip as per our requirement. Neelima's proactive approach is something very rare to find. Her personal touch made this experience more pleasurable. She was in touch with us throughout and assisted us at every step despite of not being present there. Looking forward to more association with u ...thanks once again for memorable experience....
Sent in by Tripat Mehrotra
Dubai, 17 April 2018
Neelima your support made our vacation even more enjoyable. Dealt with many travel agents but your anticipation to the guest needs are outstanding. We'll be getting back to you when we plan our next vacation. Keep going the extra mile Neelima - it's never crowded there. Thank you once again!
Sent in by Deepti Satyanarayana
Dubai, 25 September 2017
Our trips and staycation with Neelima has been exceptional. Her planning, inputs and service has exceeded our expectations.
Sent in by Rupali Baldawa
Dubai , UAE, 17 September 2017
Hello, It was lovely working with Neelima for our Eastern Europe trip. She had tons of great hotel options which would suit our taste and needs and was very co-operative whenever we wanted to make a few changes here and there. We had a hassle free experience with all our flights + hotel checkin-checkouts. The bundle of neatly printed tickets / hotel vouchers / tour vouchers...all neatly arranged and stapled in the order was just beyond being handy ! And yeah..it was heart warming to see the advance online check-ins she would do for us on before all our flights; even before we opened our eyes in the morning ! :) Thanks a ton Neelima and I look forward to taking many more holidays through you ! Cheers, Rupali
Sent in by Komal Baharnani
Dubai , 16 September 2017
My experience with Travel Consellors was wonderful. Neelima was of great help, from helping me chose the perfect destination as per my preferences to suggesting the best of tours. Our holiday was hassle free and smooth. Looking forward to plan another holiday with Travel Consellor soon.
Sent in by Anupama Anish
Dubai, 08 May 2017
Greece trip- 2017 We were truly happy and impressed with the package Neelima put together for our Greece trip!! The whole itenary was very planned out in detail keeping our specific needs in mind.She gave us a lot of tips and lists of places to visit which really came in handy as it was our first ever trip to Greece.The hotels that she recommended were all centrally located which is a very important to us as we have two children aged 5 and 8. She was always willing to help us out with minor changes and was very proactive. We would definately recommend her to our friends and would love to book our next holiday with her! True depiction of service with a smile!
Sent in by Sonali Bhaumik
Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2016
Neelima has been extremely passionate and detail oriented to plan our trip. It has been a pure delight to work with her! We are packing her suggestions along and hoping to have a great time
Sent in by Sona Agrawal
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 September 2016
Truly a personal experience. Highly recommended..loved the way she paid attention to little details considering that we have kids. Looking forward to exciting travel experience.
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