About Us

Hello! We are Rachit & Urmi.
If you’re here on this page, you’re curious to know what we’re about, or perhaps just curious to see what we look like!

Rachit & Urmi at 19. It was our first selfie ever. Rachit & Urmi at the Taj Mahal - May 2018 Rachit posing with children at Mother Teresa Children's Shelter in Agra. Taken May 2018

This is Us.
We met when we were 12. We studied together at a boarding school, in a little piece of heaven called Panchgani, in India. We started dating at 16 and have been together since.

Urmi moved to Austin in 2004 to study Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas, and Rachit followed her there a few years later.

While Urmi pursued engineering, Rachit followed his passion for travel. He delved deep into the heart of the travel industry – taking on roles from escorting tours to working in sales and operations teams and finally taking on the challenge of developing new destinations and itineraries.

Then, one day in 2013, their love for India came together in the form of a travel company – Saffron Dreams.


So, what is Saffron Dreams about?

Picture this – What if you could argue the philosophy of ancient Hindu religion with a scholar as you stroll on the ghats of Varanasi? What if you could have a private yoga session at dawn by the serene banks of the River Ganges? How would you like to learn to dance like they do in Indian Bollywood movies?

For decades, travel companies have sold one-size-fit-all tours to their clients to fit their “economies of scale” business model.

We don’t just want to send you on a trip to India, we want to send you on your best trip yet. A trip that’ll fit your travel personality like a glove. We believe that you shouldn’t have to settle for a generic itinerary with run-of-the-mill destinations and a cookie-cutter experience. Travel should be as individual and unique as you are.

Itineraries at Saffron Dreams are built on experience. We are constantly traveling from the sand dunes of the Thar desert in the west to the lush Himalayan forests in the east, from the monument-studded north to the idyllic backwaters of the south. We are constantly exploring and learning, crafting and curating so that we can bring you the very best of travel experiences in India.


So, who is Saffron Dreams right for?

If you want to explore India beyond the surface and experience it in a way that is meaningful to you, we’re the company for you.
We promise an experience that is exclusive and intimate.
We promise to unlock India for you.