Oddroad.com is a one-stop platform to find destinations based on your own preferences,
discover such places in detail, plan a trip and book your hotels,
flights & buses all in one seamless, unique & exciting experience.
What is Oddroad?
Founded in March of 2013 and based out of Bangalore, India, Oddroad is a factual data driven marketplace, for travellers to discover destinations around the world (starting with India & then across the world) based on their preferences, plan a trip & book a customized holiday. Whether a trek in the snow-clad mountains or a cottage facing the sea or river rafting through a forest or a pilgrimage to a religious place, Oddroad brings together over 1000 destinations in India to travel enthusiasts with unique travel demands & experiences and helps plan their holidays based on what they like.
It's quite simple...
Find for destinations OR plans, by clicking on one or more preference filters on the landscape Canvas. Alternatively, type in a place, activity or point of interest, in the Search Box and get results matching the keywords. Also Browse destinations in Spotlight or Plans.
Add your preferred destinations to a Plan like a shopping cart. Then just click on I Want More Details, fill in a few travel details and submit. We shall take care of the rest; i.e. you shall receive a recommended plan within 24hrs. You can then chat with our travel partner through your login page, discuss details, finalize the itinerary, make a payment and receive the final itinerary, travel tickets, stay vouchers and all other details. Alternatively, pick up a readymade PLAN as it is or modify it.
Off you go on your much deserved holiday. Explore the world you live in and Oddroad shall take care of the rest till the Last Bit!
The Oddroad Story
No single country in the world can boast of some of the mightiest mountains, mystical deserts, pristine beaches, ancient rain forests, meandering backwaters, romantic islands and every other imaginable terrain… all blended seamlessly into the experience called "India".
It was during one of the holidays at Tabo in the Spiti Valley of North Himachal Pradesh, that an event left a deep impression in Joydeep’s mind. Whilst visiting the Tabo Monastry, he noticed tourists from France, Germany and Finland, and also from Punjab, West Bengal and Delhi. They were sharing their experiences amongst themselves… about their absolute wonder at the natural beauty, references to what they had read in the guide books, the difficult lifestyle of the locals, the no good hotels, the unbearably cold weather, etc. While a German doctor was comparing it with the Alps, a British lawyer was regretting not having brought adequate warm clothes. A Bengali family was lamenting the lack of rice & fish curry, whilst the group from Delhi was boasting of the much colder places they have been to in Uttarakhand! These conversations stayed in Joydeep’s head and kept resurfacing during many other trips. Finally, in the unlikeliest of places… middle of a typical traffic jam in Koramangala, Bangalore, the answer came to him.
People all over the world spend most of the year working hard, driving through horrendous traffic and saving money… so that they can go on a much-deserved holiday. However, during the holiday or on return, along with the good experiences, they have a load of bad experiences and dissatisfactions to share. It was too hot or raining all the time, there was no snow, the hotel room had no view at all, the beach was dirty… the list is never-ending.
What really happens? Let's look at how we decide on our holiday destinations. Broadly, there are five options...
We ask our friends; but then our friends' preferences may not match ours. We read travel related books or search online; that may take us a lifetime if we really had to analyze every place in detail & then make a decision! We consult a travel agency. Let's face it - they are driven by their existing tie-ups with specific hotels and the commissions they earn from them. Alternatively, we pick up a readymade holiday package and all we hear during such holidays are "you have exactly 1 hour to see this fort" or "this is not part of your package" or "we can't help it, please complain to your local tour operator"! Else, we keep visiting the same destinations we are used to time and again.
This was the beginning of the Oddroad journey...
A fine selection of popular places stitched together with care by our team and partners to give the complete experience. Each Plan module gives the user a complete view of what the trip is going to be like along with a single point interaction with travel partners who plan your holidays.
Oddroad is continuously researching & partnering with the best in the industry… i.e. some of the top pan India customized Tour Operators on one hand as well as theme & area specific local experts on the other… in order to cater to the varied & uncompromising expectations of today’s well connected, informed & discerning travellers. Oddroad has a simple three steps SLA with its tour partners.
Respond within the committed time & every time
Provide the best value to price ratio
Ensure that any customer call/mail is responded to within reasonable time period
Oddroad believes in the PEACE approach; i.e. providing customized holiday options based on
value based Cost &
an unforgettable Experience
You can purchase a customized holiday by paying online through credit card or through net banking (with all the obvious security) and offline by cheque or cash.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each place listed on Oddroad is well documented and categorized with weather details, best times to visit, photographs, videos and many more.
Disclaimer: All photographs and content on Oddroad are added by Oddroad team and compiled from information sent by our users. Please report any problems regarding the same to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of it immediately
We are a bunch of travel enthusiasts & online techies, who in the run of our regular jobs, have chosen to live & share our greatest passion - discovering the world we live in! Some of the team members are...
Joydeep Chakrabarty (Founder)
Born to a doctor in the Indian Army, Joydeep had a wonderful and enviable opportunity to see India as even the most ardent travelers seldom get to see. From the snow covered heights of Nathula in Sikkim to the forts & palaces of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan… from the Buddhist chants of Leh in Ladakh to the ornate history of Hampi in Karnataka, he was blessed to feel the pulse of a land of incredible wealth - its cultures, cuisines, arts, architectures, traditions, religions, festivals and above all… its diverse landscape!
With over 17 years in the hotel industry and Software/IT services industry, Joydeep has been hands on, both sides of the supply & demand curve in the travel arena. He is responsible for the core idea, concept, data aggregation & partner tie-ups for Oddroad.com.
Trained in Industrial Design from NID-Ahmedabad, Shubho has spent much of his time coding and animating and over the years, activities and professions ranging from Animation Startups, Visual Effects for Bollywood & finally settling down as a Startup Consultant for e-Commerce, working out of Bangalore primarily concentrating on usability and user needs for any startup over anything else.
While at it, he is also a Photography Enthusiast, an avid tester for anything new on the Internet and a Road Traveller who prefers driving to any other mode of Transport. Shubho focuses primarily at design & user experience.
Being a born nature lover, trekker and a passionate biker, Adarsh loves to explore new places. He chose to be with Oddroad to make life easier for other travel enthusiasts to discover the places they like minus the pain of rigorous planning.
Adarsh has a multifaceted experience in Software Industry. He started his career as an incubator at IBM Software Labs, where he filed 4 patents and published 2 papers. He co-founded AirrIt Inc, couple of years back. He is a die-hard web enthusiast and has vast expertise on technologies on various aspects of web application development. He is responsible for architecting, developing and delivering www.oddroad.com.
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