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Why Us

Dear fellow explorer,
Greetings from all of us – the team at Good Food Journeys.
There are many tour operators offering travel to India. However, like other travel companies out there, we don’t use or depend on third party operators because we have our own office in India with our own full-time staff, which gives us strong local base and commitment to care.
Good Food Journeys is the idea of two friends – Amaresh Tiwari and Malhar Panchwagh. The concept was born out of our mutual love for travel, food and doing good for the community. While Amaresh is based in India and looks after the Indian operations, Malhar is based in New Zealand.

Amaresh Tiwari

Amaresh is responsible to ensure that our guests travel in comfort and have an incredible holiday.
He is the Vice Chairman of India Convention Promotion Bureau, Board Member & Director of FAITH (Federation of Association of Indian Tourism & Hospitality) and Board Member of India MICE Board. He has over 20 years’ experience in travel and tourism and has won several industry awards. He is known as an influencer within the travel industry in India.
His profile and network give us access to places and people that are not easily accessible to the average tourist visiting India. Like they say, “Who you know is mightier than What you know!”

Malhar Panchwagh

Malhar is Indian by birth and Kiwi by choice. He has been in NZ for over 20 years now and is fortunate to have two ‘homes’, that are completely contrast to each other – one home is in beautiful and serene NZ, while the other is in the hustle and bustle of India. He is a business partner in a successful food manufacturing company in Auckland and a self-proclaimed foodie!
Kiwis have a genuine interest to visit and explore India, but there is also certain nervousness about going there alone and unescorted. We believe that a visit to India should be on everyone’s bucket list. What if there was someone who knows India well and also understands the Kiwi mindset? Good Food Journeys is our attempt at showcasing India to Kiwi’s. And what better way to experience India than discover stories about its culture, heritage through their food.
So, if you love fun, adventure, food and are a traveller rather than just a tourist then allow us to plan the unforgettable holiday you have been waiting for. Embark on one of our itineraries at a time that suits you, or we can design an itinerary that ticks all your boxes. Either way, we want to ensure that you get the most out of experiencing magical India.
We invite you to join us and see for yourself why India has fascinated the world for hundreds of years. And support a Good cause while you are at it…
Amaresh, Malhar and the team at Good Food Journeys.