Kesari Tours was started by Mr. Kesari Patil in 1984. He was 50 years old at that time and closer to retirement. He chose to start all over again and began his entrepreneurial journey with a travel company that was started in a room of his house and had no staff but only family members to help. Owing to his dedicated efforts, it has emerged as a reputed firm in the services sector.
LEADING THE CHANGE
Mr. Patil pioneered a mindset change and introduced a new way of traveling. Under his leadership, Kesari Travels has become one of the most trusted brands for travel. Kesari Tours Pvt Ltd. Has a proven track record of providing reliable, personalized & professional travel services. The backbone of Kesari Tours’ success is their totally dedicated, hard-working team of 900 travel professionals, including 400 tour managers who strive for complete guest satisfaction. The business runs on virtues such as honesty, transparency, and simplicity which have been appreciated by all guests for years. As tourism developed and changed its face with the advent of technology, so did the offerings of Kesari Tours. One of the first Indian travel companies to introduce corporate traveling services to the Indian companies and that completely changed the face of the Indian tourism industry. Similarly, it also became one of the first full-fledged travel agencies offering Inbound, outbound, FIT (Foreign Independent Tour), MICE (Meeting, Incentives, exhibitions, and conferences), and Destination Wedding packages. In close to 40 years of its existence, Kesari Tours has been recognized time and again for its forward approach and innovative travel plans. The diversity they offer in tour management plans is the company’s biggest differentiator. Over the years, Kesari Tours has launched many unique specialty tours like Honeymoon Special, ‘My Fair Lady’ for women travelers, ‘Second Innings’ for Senior Citizens, Students Special, Marigold for spiritual tours, and Chota Break for quick getaways along with ‘Carry Zero Money’ on tour policy and different divisions such as Strawberi for customized travel, MICE for corporate travel and many more.
Mr. Patil was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from The Galileo Bird Travel World Awards. At Kotakinabalu in Malaysia, Abacus International awarded Kesari Tours for excellence in customer services using technology in India. There are many other prestigious awards that the brand has won including ‘The Best Family Group Tour Operator in Gujarat’ by Gujarat Tourism in 2017; “India’s Most Valuable Travel Destination Company 2017” at 8th Annual India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards; Most Popular Brand 2017 by Artha Sanket Maharashtra, Preferred Partner Award by Sentosa the State of Fun (Singapore) in 2016; Best Domestic Tour Operator by Today’s Traveller Awards; India’s Top 100 Travel Producers award by OTM; National Tourism Award-Best Domestic Tour Operator – Kashmir for the year 2014-2015; Best Domestic Tour Operator by ‘Today’s Traveller’ Award 2015; National Tourism Award – 2013-14 for Domestic tour operator- Rest of India among many others. Under the able guidance of Mr. Patil, the brand has emerged to be one of the greatest travel companies. The business that started as a domestic tour operator with a group of 13 tourists on its first trip has transformed into one of the most sought-after travel companies. Kesari Tours, when it comes to service, is no.1 brand and it is consistent for past 38 years. Kesari Bhau had made sure that values like ‘what you promise you deliver, and ‘spread smiles and happiness on tour’ are being ensured. Today, under guidance of Mr. Kesari Patil MD, Mr. Shailesh Patil, Mrs. Zelam Chaubal, Mr. Himanshu Patil, Ms. Sangita Patil and Mr. Arjun Chaubal (grand son) are actively involved in the business.