This post was most recently updated on June 27th, 2021
Delhi based startup “Howdy highlands” organize adventurous and holiday trips across India. The idea is to provide proper and organized services to people who love to go on adventurous trips and feel refreshed from their busy and hectic schedules.
Who are they?
Howdy Highlands is an online community that grants exclusive access to extreme adventure trips at members-only prices. The world is the limit for us. Landscape No Bar. Location No Bar. They want to break free from the confines of the cubicle, the world is our classroom.
About Us and Our Overall Journey
The company was founded by Anshul and Purushottam later joined by Abhishek and is committed to the vision, they are working to eradicate the stereotype of people towards adventure travel as it is not just for the youth and for a particular age group but for everyone.
The company is located in New Delhi and is the brainchild of entrepreneurs and adventurers from Thapar University Patiala Punjab.
They have a team of 10 currently working for the development of our platform and our core team includes Anshul Chauhan the leader of the company and a traveller himself who has summited mountains over 18000ft and has himself been to most difficult treks with breathtaking views and a chemical engineer, Purushottam Meena a climber and a trekker accomplished and has been to more than 18 treks in India and a Mechanical engineer and “Abhishek Singh” a techie with a Master’s degree in computer science with love for travelling. They do know the fact that difficult journeys lead to the most beautiful destinations.
Passion and Work :
They are excited by the prospects of playing with Dolphins in Chilka Lake in Odisha, Rambling across French Colony in Pondicherry, Sipping Sula Wine in Nasik-Pune Road Vineyards, Paragliding the 2nd best spot for paragliding in the world, Bir, and spending few nights in the camp-shift of Ladakh.
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“The bohemian in us will never be satisfied with just these memoirs. It will always ache for the feel of white sand beneath our feet, the foot-thumping music from the nightclubs of Mumbai, backwaters of Kerala, trekking in Kasol, tasting the Aperitifs and dancing in fiestas of Bangalore “ Says the Howdy Team
Our expertise lies in extreme sports like heli-skiing the virgin powder in Kashmir, rafting class V rivers in Uttarakhand, or surfing in Andaman, they partner with elite adventure outfitters and guides across India to offer exclusive packages and discounts on sports and extreme adventure trips and activities.
Idea and Summary
The company is working on the core idea for promoting adventure travel in India with a unique concept of providing adventure travel at member-only prices.
The travel industry is big in India and is growing at a fast pace every year more people are joining the travel community so why not make it easier for them which is the whole concept of Howdy Highlands.
“The company is currently developing a platform which will build a community of travel enthusiasts from all over India. Being a part of the community the members will get a special flash offer which will give them opportunity to get all the packages at discounted price ” Says Anshul Chauhan
Challenges and Working Experience
As a startup, they faced multiple challenges as there are many companies working in the same field of adventure travel but to be different and stand alone in the herd they are building a platform for which will provide exclusive deals to each member of the community.
Since the launch of the company on 20th August 2016, they have successfully organized more than 60 fixed departures and have more than 12000 customers base. They have a majority of travelers from Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, and Bangalore.
They have organized group travel for Thapar University, Punjabi University, Punjab University, Modi College Patiala, IIT Mandi, APG University Shimla, Bahra University Waknaghat, and Delhi University colleges which include Delhi College of arts and commerce, Kalindi College and Aurobindo College.
What problems are they trying to solve?
Price is an important concern for customers booking adventure travel online. Adventure is a service that is not provided by hotels, homestays but by certified professionals. No easy way exists to book it online but through commissioned agents offline.
“Finding authentic adventure travel outfitters that cater to real adventurers and explorers is extremely difficult. They make the processing significantly easier by scouring the globe and hand selecting only the best trips run by elite outfitters” They prioritize quality over quantity” Says the Team Howdy
In addition to hand-selecting the best, they’ve created a trip purchasing platform that puts travel inspiration at its core making it more fun to book authentic and extreme adventure travel experiences. And just to top it off, they negotiate a fantastic members-only discount for every trip!
Products and services?
Search the adventure sport by your preference and customize it your way. Review the listing and book hassle-free. Rent your adventure gear directly from the inventory.
HOWDY partners with elite adventure outfitters and guides to offer our members exclusive packages and discounts on extreme adventure trips across India. Each week they drop one incredible “bucket list” adventure in your email inbox.
“Our mission is to inspire and empower our members to live a life of great experiences and adventures. They pair our trip offerings with stunning photography and content from real travel writers.
Our goal is to make browsing and purchasing trips as enjoyable as flipping through the pages of a book and providing on-ground experience to our members”
What is the business and revenue model, strategy for profitability?
At launch, our revenue is entirely based on commissions from actual trip sales. They do not charge listing or advertising fees, as they believe in directly aligning our interests with those of our customers and our suppliers.
The adventure travel market is a massive opportunity and they are constantly brainstorming new ways to add value beyond trip sales commissions. They believe custom-sponsored content and partnerships with larger adventure and lifestyle brands are a potential next step.
Advice to budding entrepreneurs
Believe in your vision and believe in yourself, the youth has such potential that they once make a decision and get committed to something that they really can make a difference. Starting something new can be tough but as it will get through it will turn beautiful beyond imagination so open those wings and fly and never give up.
For More details Contact the Howdy Highlands Team :
Team Howdy Highlands
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +91 95921 71069
+91 97178 68983
+91 85918 82972