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Hi, I am Varsha.
With over 40 countries under my belt and counting, my love of travel knows no bounds. I have been a Travel Counsellor with Travel Counsellors for over three years now sharing my expertise with other travelers and helping them organize their travels from budget to luxury, lazy to adventurous, city break to off the beaten track.
To inspire and get people excited about travel is what makes me jump out of bed every morning. Creating Experiential journeys and personalizing every detail of my client’s trip is my area of expertise and something that I am really proud of. As a Travel Counsellor, I want to build relationships so that I can anticipate your every travel need, look out for holidays that are perfect for you, suggest places you might like to explore and create meaningful journeys.
Whether you want to travel to taste the essence of a new culture, to feel the thrill of a new experience, to help those less fortunate than us or to take that next step in your career ladder? Whether it is in the zen like Yoga retreats of Asia or in the beautiful capitals of Europe. As your personal travel consultant, I will take care of all aspects of your trip, creating the ultimate, stress-free holiday for you.
I travel because it brings out the creativity in me, it broadens my perspective on life and most importantly I get to make connections with people. And I love my business because it combines my love for people and travel. I am fortunate enough to have a husband and a seven-year old son who share this love of travelling. I have, as a result, also had the pleasure of experiencing travel as a mother and really understand the needs of this sector.
In current times, it’s so important to feel safe and confident if you want to book some travel. That’s why when I work on your travel plans, you can rest assured that you will have choice, flexibility and bespoke service.
So, please get in touch. I look forward to making plans and creating exceptional journeys for your next destination.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
This lovely poem by Tony Walsh sums it all up! Who we are as Travel Counsellors and how we are all binded together with a common passion for travel.
Super excited to announce this new initiative for my community. Grab your cuppa and gather your friends and family for some escapism.
A quick update on how travel is looking this year and how I can help you to secure your travel bookings with a low deposit (as low as 100 AED) & flexible T&C's.
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
12 February 2022
Northern Lights is not on my travel wishlist, said no one over!! In the space of 6 days, I along with my husband took my 8-year-old son from the 25-degree temps of Dubai in February 2022 to the -25 degrees of Finland. Our first four days we spent at the Northern Lights Village located in a village called Saariselka in Finnish Lapland and we spent the last 2 nights in the capital, Helsinki to break our journey on the return back to Dubai. It is really hard to put your finger on what makes the northern part of Finland also known...
25 November 2021
Budapest is pronounced ‘Budapesht’. The capital city of Hungary is a merge of 2 cities, Buda and Pest. There are eight iconic bridges over the River Danube unifying the leafy Buda which is built on a series of hills to the commercial pest. Also known as ‘Pearl of the Danube’, it is one of the three cities on the Golden Triangle of central Europe with Vienna and Prague being the other two. In the quest of exploring a city that I had never been to before, I was delighted by this opportunity. I was accompanied by other travel consultants from...
11 November 2021
I was so looking forward to exploring Mauritius and taking it off my Travel wish list in 2020, but COVID had other plans! Luckily, I got another chance to visit this paradise on earth in November 2021. I found myself accompanied by nine other Travel Counsellors on an educational trip to Mauritius where we were going to spend the next 5 days in absolute luxury hosted by the Oberoi Beach Resort Mauritius. The flight from Dubai to Mauritius landed at around 9:30 in the morning. After a 45-minute scenic drive through the highway surrounded by sugarcane fields and volcanic mountains,...
20 August 2021
Our travel planning for Summer Holidays as a family begins as soon as the Christmas Holidays are over. We shortlist our next travel destination from our Travel Wishlist and secure it as early as the beginning of the new year. If we are not going home for the summer then we try and pick a different country to explore for 4-5 weeks and really like to go with the flow. Since my four years with Travel Counsellors, I have planned 'Slow Travel' for my personal family holidays to countries like Austria, Switzerland and Bali. This year we picked the Maldives....
26 June 2021
Sustainability is at the forefront of everyone's mind when travelling in the 'New World'. Hotel chains, tour operators, airlines, nations and even travellers are making a conscious part in reducing their carbon footprint and think responsibly. As we see the shift in the way the millennials are choosing to travel we are also noticing ‘ gen-X and even ‘baby boomers’ switching over to travelling more consciously. In this blog, I have shared my recent travel experience in Switzerland where I had the opportunity to travel by train, bus and boat in absolute luxury surrounded by the lakes and mountains of...
23 May 2021
A milestone birthday to celebrate, tired of being stuck on zoom calls for over a year, aching for a retreat with a dash of wanderlust were not the only reasons we picked Zanzibar for a 4- night/5-day short escape at the end of May 2021. Why Zanzibar? We had shortlisted a few other destinations that were open and accessible for travellers at the time for safe travel from the UAE. However, once we looked at the PCR test and quarantine requirements, there was only one practical and exhilarating choice, Zanzibar. The trip included 6 hours of direct flying time from...
17 March 2021
Being part of the bigger company that is Travel Counsellors we are the only Travel Company in the UAE that gets hosted to exclusive hotel site inspections with top luxury hotels. And this time what brought me to Abu Dhabi was the Hotel Site Inspections with St. Regis Abu Dhabi, W Abu Dhabi Yas Island and the Abu Dhabi Edition, three very unique properties of Marriott Hotels. I have a special connection with Abu Dhabi. Every time I visit it brings back special memories as this was my first home when I first arrived to settle in the UAE 14 yrs...
05 January 2021
I am a beach person, a good book, the smell of sunscreen and the sound of undulating waves is all I need. I am fortunate to be living in Dubai and blessed to have beach days pretty much every day of the year. After the lockdown was lifted this year, everyone was craving to be outdoors more than ever before, the beaches were getting flocked with people in search of fresh air and being outdoors. We cooled off on the beautiful beaches that Dubai has to offer in the Summer of 2020. But as the temperatures started to cool off...
14 October 2020
Home to the world-famous Mountain Gorillas where you can get up and close to see them in their natural habitat. This Sub-Saharan African country lies in Central East Africa surrounded by the neighboring countries of Uganda in North, Tanzania to its East, Democratic Republic of Congo to its West and Burundi to its South. Find out with me more about the uniqueness of this country and what makes it so special. Having spoken to a few people that have been to Rwanda once, twice or a few times already I wanted to find out more on what makes Rwanda so...
09 December 2019
...… Continued from previous blog: Six Senses, Zighy Bay for the ones who like to experience Out of the Ordinary. I walked to the beach to catch the sunrise the next morning. It was a spectacular morning with the Hajjar mountains in the background on one side and the sun slowly emerging from the bay on the other side, adding colourful hues of pink purple and blue to the morning sky. It was so relaxing to just watch and listen to the waves and see the sun come up. It was blissful to take a few moments to sit back...
08 December 2019
Six of us Travel Counsellors set off from Dubai on a drive to Six Senses Zighy Bay for a familiarization trip in the 2nd week of December for 2 nights. We were invited by the resort to experience some of their signature experiences and have a taste of their approach on how they put holistic wellness and relaxation at the heart of everything that they do. Our drive from Dubai to Musandam border was around 90 mins and after a quick clearance at the border checkpoint, we entered Oman, Musandam. We drove for a few mins from the border until...
03 September 2019
We booked a week at the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa at the beginning of our month long holiday in Bali this summer from mid July to mid August. This resort is located in the South of Bali on the beachfront promenade of Nusa Dua. It is half an hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This is the first property that was built in the area 35 years ago and still continues to dominate the scene as an authentic Balinese resort. The architecture of the resort is similar to that of a Balinese Palace and the interiors of...
29 August 2019
I spent a month in Bali this summer with my family in pursuit of golden hours, sandy beaches and the unique culture of Bali. We explored, we discovered, we connected, we experienced, we made memories but most importantly we learnt. I have lots to share with you and have recommendations on things to do from the east coast in Nusa Dua to the west coast in Seminyak and to the center of Bali in Ubud but a little voice inside me says to first do what is right. So I would like to share with you what I learnt when...
12 August 2019
Ubud the cultural capital of Bali is the most popular of all and is frequented by travelers every time they visit Bali. Some come here in quest of spirituality and join a yoga retreat, some come here to explore the cultural side of Bali, the adventurous ones like to get off the beaten track and the ones suffering from wanderlust like me make Ubud as their base to go in search of the most magnificent sites that can be witnessed around the rivers, forests, mountains and waterfalls of Bali. I travelled to Bali with my family – my parents,...
26 June 2019
India is on the bucket list for many but a lot of people shy away from the sheer size of the country and the volume of population. I had an opportunity to explore the Golden triangle of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on an educational trip organized by the Oberoi Hotels and I must say that I was truly charmed by the Oberoi Hospitality. India by the Oberoi or Exotic Vacations is a seamless way to explore India for a discerning traveler. So what is India by the Oberoi or Exotic Vactions? You can create your own itinerary by...
18 June 2019
Taj Mahal – A Gift of Love Have you ever had that feeling in your gut that is so powerful that swells up emotions in your heart and leaves you speechless. This is the picture that was taken to freeze that moment when I set my eyes on Taj Mahal from the balcony of my room at the Oberoi Amarvilas. What was drawing me towards this timeless icon of peace, purity and love? Was it the serenity of the lush acres of land that surround it, the grandeur that reflects from its ivory-white marble façade or the story of passion...
17 April 2019
The emerald island of Sri Lanka is known for its sandy white beaches and turquoise sea, its abundance of rare wild-life and rich foliage, its precious gem mines, its rolling hills carpeted with the best teas in the world, and its rich history and cultural heritage. But it’s the warm and hospitable people of Srilanka is what makes this country more beautiful than it already is that you would want to go back there time and again. I was privileged to be part of the Familiarization trip sponsored by Anantara Resorts, Sri Lankan Airlines and Columbus Tours in December 2018...
18 March 2019
I travel for…. the unexpected!! What do you travel for?! People travel for different reasons. Some travel for new experiences, some travel to make memories, some travel for adventure….the list is endless. The message is that whatever reason you travel for the Uk has so much to offer to satisfy every different kind of traveler. I have been to the Uk several times before and I definitely learnt a lot from my trip this time around courtesy of the Great Britain Tourism Board, Etihad Airways and the Claviger Middle East. A new perspective and a new take on why Britain...
07 October 2018
It is no secret that Switzerland is one of the most picturesque countries in the world with its snow capped mountains and resplendent lakes. I had the pleasure of going with my husband and five year old son during the summer months and needless to say it did not disappoint. If you have two weeks to spare then here are five things to do for a whirlwind tour of this natural paradise; 1.A must see is the beautiful city of Zermatt and the adjacent Matterhorn trail. Even with a five year old we were able to take the cable car to...
13 September 2018
This was the first time I chose a family run traditional Bavarian hotel over the well renowned hotel chains just because I was too curious to check out all that fuss about what the Kinderhotels had to offer. We booked a four night stay mid July at Hotel Kesselgrub which is located in a small village called Altenmarkt on the outskirts of Salzburg. The weather was a crisp sunny of 20 degrees during the day and chilly 14 degrees at night. Why Kinderhotel? Kinderhotel as the name suggests is a hotel that caters for families with young children. lf you...
29 April 2018
If the convenience of the smart phone has put you off the DSLR lately then its time to gear up your beast if you are headed to the Sir Baniyas Island in Abu Dhabi. There are lot of opportunities for some rare shots as you get up and close with the wildlife on the island. The island is situated on the Southern Western part of Abu Dhabi that is accessible via water, land and air. To visit the island you could choose to either hop on a Gulf Cruise that has departures from Dubai and Abu Dhabi during the winter...
27 February 2018
Malta is an island in the Mediterranean known for its history that dates many centuries ago. The charm of the maltese islands lies in its endless blue coastline where the sea meets the sky at the horizon. It's a great holiday destination for beach lovers to soak up the sun during the hot summer months and for Scuba Divers alike. Last year we escaped the sweltering temperatures in Dubai and travelled to Malta with our three year old. Traveling with children can be challenging if you don't have an itinerary planned to engage their curious mind and to provide...
27 January 2018
Sydney, the cosmopolitan city of Australia is a perfect blend of architecture and nature no wonder making it one of the most livable and beautiful cities in the world. We escaped the sweltering temperatures of Dubai in the summer of 2017 and headed down under to enjoy the cool that it offers during these months. The average temperature in Sydney can be anywhere between 13-15 degrees during the day in the winter months. Our main agenda for this holiday was to relax, take in the nature's bounty while our little one was kept entertained. We loved our time in Sydney...
Sent in by Hafedh Gaby
Dubai, 15 May 2022
Varsha had an immediate answer to our staycation query. She has provided us with an outstanding choice with a very competitive package. She sorted out the booking/quotation/special queries in a record time. The stay was simply outstanding from all aspects. We highly recommend being in touch with her if you are looking for a wonderful staycation/travel.
Sent in by Neaha Nagpal
Dubai, 12 May 2022
A few weeks back after a lot of struggle to do this myself, I got in touch with Varsha who booked a short staycation for my husband's 40th birthday. After a brief conversation about what I was looking for, Varsha suggested & booked us into The Intercontinental hotel RAK. Her recommendation was absolutely spot on. She suggested the perfect staycation that we were looking for as a family. She totally understood what we wanted & with her exceptional service, she made the entire process extremely simple.
Sent in by Malek BEN HAMIDA
Dubai, 10 May 2022
Looking for a hotel during the staycation period is difficult and expensive. Varsha, helped us spot the perfect hotel within our budget limits. She booked us the room very late at night to avoid a price increase the next day. Excellent assistance from Varsha and perfect choice. We enjoyed the stay and the food too. Thanks, Varsha for the help and assistance, talk to you soon.
Sent in by Pankaj M Gugaria
Dubai, 05 April 2022
Varsha is a true professional when it comes to delivering service. Her understanding of client requirements is quintessential and I think she is able to deliver a world-class product.
Sent in by Aishu Arvind
Dubai , 25 March 2022
Varsha gave us a seamless, stress-free experience to book our big holiday. We could get a really good deal because of her expertise and the quotes were quite competitive too. We didn’t have to think twice before we signed up with her. She is always ears for all our queries and keeps constantly updating us on travel requirements if any. We would 100% recommend and use her services in the future.
Sent in by Noha Hamimy
Dubai, 15 March 2022
Varsha is amazing, she is very responsive and professional. I already recommended her to a lot of my friends and they are so happy with the plans she offers for vacations and getaways. I’m so happy with all her help.
Sent in by Michelle Brocklebank
Dubai , 14 March 2022
We have used Varsha now to organise a number of trips. Her attention to detail is fantastic and always great to see a surprise last-minute offer on her page just when we really need a break. You know when you book through Varsha that everything will run smoothly, which was super important for us since the pandemic started. Look forward to working with Varsha to organise our honeymoon too
Sent in by Yasin Ahmed
Dubai, 21 January 2022
I am super satisfied with Varsha’s performance. She’s been nothing but helpful and supportive throughout the entire reservation process. Highly recommend
Sent in by Mariana Koch
Dubai, 03 January 2022
Varsha is such a pleasure to work with and always goes out of her way to ensure all our travel arrangements are perfect. She is pleasant and professional, easy to communicate with and always makes herself available to us. Her quotes and itineraries are clear, detailed and she always points out the fine print. Varsha takes the headache out of bookings for us and has been instrumental in our family making memories. I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you, Varsha xxx
Sent in by Egle Jasaite
Dubai, 31 October 2021
Very happy with booking process and all the help while choosing the resort. Thank you!
Sent in by Francesco Guarino
Dubai, 30 September 2021
Varsha has been super supportive, helping us in choosing what we hope to be our dream vacation to the Maldives. We showed all the boxes we wanted to be checked and she found for us the place satisfying our needs. Amazing!
Sent in by Gemma Howe
Dubai, 04 September 2021
On deciding we wanted to organise a last-minute honeymoon I contacted Varsha about options in the Maldives. She was quick to respond and offered us a variety of options that fit within our criteria. Throughout organising, Varsha was prompt with communication and incredibly helpful! She found for us a great deal at a wonderful location in the Maldives and arranged everything, ready for us to travel five days later! We would certainly recommend using her services for a stress free process of booking a trip, whilst knowing you’re in safe, reliable hands!
Sent in by Alexanderia Machado
Dubai , 10 August 2021
Varsha was very professional, she understood our family requirements and was able to give us a number of holiday packages to choose from. She answered all our queries, especially those relating to the new rules and regulations for travel during the pandemic. Varsha kept following up and sending us reminders for the PCR tests and other travel documents. She made our travel and stay seem-less and hassle-free.
Sent in by Chirag Lathigara
Dubai, 26 July 2021
Varsha has planned our honeymoon trip to Maldives and I can say it was very well planned, and she is always available to resolve our queries. Thank you so much for planning this wonderful trip for us.
Sent in by Seema Desai
Dubai, 13 July 2021
Varsha offers an excellent personalized service
Sent in by Michelle Maritz
Dubai , 16 June 2021
WOW! Varsha's service is impeccable. From communication, various quotes for different destinations to helping me navigate the site late at night! She really knows how to put her customer and their needs first! Thank you, Varsha for all your assistance and support.
Sent in by Laura Bugler
Dubai, 31 May 2021
Varsha was a dream to work with! She booked us an amazing stay at the Park Hyatt! The deal was incredible and the stay was flawless! Would recommend Varsha to anyone looking for a relaxing break stress-free and at a great price!
Sent in by Chahira Osman
Duabi, 21 May 2021
We are frequent travellers and we generally manage our own bookings but Varsha made us change our concept.. she was great during the booking phase presenting us with loads of choices that fits our budget and requirements also we were about the cancel the trip last minute and she was very supportive and helpful and when we ended up going she was supportive too.. really a professional.. highly recommended
Sent in by Abraham Roy
Dubai, 15 April 2021
Varsha has been so friendly and prompt in getting my travel arrangements done. I would certainly recommend to my friends to get in touch with Varsha for planning for your holidays. Thank you. Varsha
Sent in by Sarah Zia
Abu Dhabi , 13 April 2021
I highly recommend booking your next vacation/holiday through Varsha Pherwani. She found us a great deal and the perfect family resort. She curated a list of resorts that matched our family's needs and the type of experience we were looking for. Varsha is now going to be my “go-to” person to book my next holiday.
Sent in by Elisa Stephens
Dubai, 07 April 2021
Varsha helped us organise an amazing family break to the Maldives. It had been a bucket list destination of mine for a while and was a dream come true. Everywhere I looked, looked like a postcard. She considered our requirements (having a young son there were quite a few) and found us the ideal place. Thank you so much.
Sent in by Emily Hughes
Dubai , 06 April 2021
Varsha was very helpful in organising our 2-night trip. She sent us all the details promptly and paying was very quick and easy. I would recommend her to others and definitely request her services for our next trip!
Sent in by Paul Ryan
Dubai, 06 April 2021
Everything was organised swiftly, with ease and at a better rate than was being offered online. We had a great stay and would highly recommend booking with Varsha. Thanks again for your excellent service.
Sent in by Carl Kitson
Dubai, 23 February 2021
Varsha took the hassle out of arranging a holiday. I didn't really know what I wanted but we worked through some suggestions and went from there! The whole process was easy and all requirements were met. Nothing more you can ask for and I would highly recommend using Varsha's services.
Sent in by Yuriy Zalutskyi
Abu Dhabi, 25 January 2021
Thank you, Varsha for your great and professional service. I was surprised by her fast feedbacks and professional communication level. She was always responsive and ready to offer the most suitable deals. As result, I had a wonderful vacation. Thank you Varsha! I highly recommend Varsha as a professional Travel Counsellor.
Sent in by A D I T I B A J A J
Dubai , 19 December 2020
Varsha was so helpful and guided us throughout, for booking a great staycation with our friends. Thank you so much for being patient and accommodating all our request.
Sent in by Jillian Clegg
Dubai, 14 December 2020
Varsha is such an organized, efficient and client focused professional. I have had the opportunity to have Varsha plan multiple trips for my fiancé and I and they all exceeded our expectations. She was very time efficient by providing us a variety of options. Patient when I had hundreds of questions. Knowledgeable and detailed which was put my indecisiveness at ease. Varsha makes travel easy and ensures everything is taken care of.
Sent in by Colin Scicluna
Dubai, 02 March 2020
A one stop shop for travel. A trusted and experienced professional. I visited Austria, Switzerland and Indonesia thanks to her. Immensely grateful.
Sent in by Vivek Drolia
Dubai, 02 March 2020
It's quite seldom that you come across powerhouse individuals like Varsha in everyday life. We sincerely recommend her as your travel solution guide. She's quite planned with a 360 degree view of the task. Pre-planning to post-feedback, plus regulatory follow up are few of her main strengths. Would definitely recommend her for your travel solutions. Thanks Varsha for the memories.
Sent in by Donata Anderloni
Dubai, 28 October 2019
Varsha is a professional consultant, she is a good listener and we worked together more than 3 time for complex trips and she did it carefully! I trust her suggestions.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on +971564993060