Why Us

At Peirce & Leslie, the interpretation of the word "luxury" goes far beyond the obvious.

Our translation does not stop at providing upscale hotels, top end escorts and guides, luxury vehicles and other accoutrements; it includes taking those extra steps to make your visit to this unique destination, extraordinary.

Travel is about participating in life enriching experiences and returning home transformed. India can be overwhelming but with a little help from us you can decide how much is enough-and then go soak it in. Experiencing how Indians live, whether in big cities or rural villages, will make you richer.

We take pride in transforming each itinerary into an experience to remember and memories to cherish.

- Over the past 20 years we have steadily built, grown and maintained a stellar reputation. Today, Peirce & Leslie is one recognized as one of the leading specialists in luxury travel within the Indian sub-continent.

- We are in regular contact with your guides and transfer representatives while you are travelling. If something does go amiss on your trip, you can be sure we will handle it. Your account executive and our management team can be contacted on mobile phone 24/7 and on all drives your chauffeurs carry mobile phones.

- Our guides and tour escorts are trustworthy and reliable with impeccable personal credentials. Collectively our aim is to offer you a trip that is designed keeping only your interests, personal expectations, adventure level and budget in mind.

- We believe some of the best visits and experiences are spontaneous. The best way to learn the secrets of Indian cuisine is spending time with a housewife in her kitchen rather than with a professional chef. We encourage our guests to walk in the company of their guides through the cities and villages, glimpsing facets of everyday life of the common citizen.

- Several of our activities are designed to contribute towards development and social causes. In Jaipur for example, the especially designed Heritage walk donates parts of the fees to the preservation of architecture and culture of the old city; in Chennai our visit to the performing art school helps fund continuing education for the children of local villages.

- Some of you may only visit India once. Our goal is to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime with no regrets. The intent is to design itineraries that are educational, insightful and fun and full of authentic experiences.

Getting Around

- India has an extensive air network and flying is often the best way to travel from one region to another. There are many domestic airlines which operate in India. The most popular airlines are Vistara, Air India, and "no-frills" airlines like Indigo, Spice Jet & Go Air. Most of them have young fleets of aircrafts and the planes are typically short haul Airbuses, new generation Boeing 737s, and ATRs.

In the event of delays or schedule changes or cancellations, Peirce & Leslie staff will do their best to ensure as small a deviation from the original itinerary as possible.

- The Indian Railways system is the fourth largest in the world and serves 10.5 million passengers daily. In fact, no visit to India is complete without experiencing a train journey. You can safely forget media images of overcrowded suburban trains with people sitting on the roof. On a long distance express all seats and berths are reserved in advance and can be it's a safe, civilized, fun and comfortable way to get around India.

- Travelling through India in a private sedan with a chauffeur is among the best and most convenient because it allows for tremendous flexibility.

Our chauffeurs are excellent, reliable and very familiar with all roads and driving conditions. Each vehicle is also supplied with an ice box stocked with mineral water and beverages