• The newly introduced ‘experience wing’ provides an array of exciting adventures across India’s 30 most popular travel locations

New Delhi

Imagine exploring the resort town of Manali, the ethereal Rohtang Pass, the beautiful hamlet of Kasol, or the holy pilgrimage site of Manikaran. One can ramble through the by lanes of Rajasthan, or even plan to spend an afternoon on the backwaters of Kerala! Imagine doing all of this and much more well within your budget without compromising on the quality. Well, lace up your shoes and pack your backpack, as goSTOPS, ​​India’s fastest growing backpacker hostel brand, introduces a new division goEXPERIENCES – expanding its services to offer a wholesome, fun-filled, exciting, and experiential holiday.

Gen Zs and Millennials are explorers at heart. They like challenges, outdoor activities, and are keen on going on adventures. In that spirit, goEXPERIENCES will cover India’s 30 most popular travel locations, beginning its first phase in September, and scale to 55 destinations by end of FY22.

The ‘Experience Wing’ will create avenues for well-planned itineraries with multi-day, multi-destination treks and tours as well as curated in-destination experiences and activities over the next 6 months. The trips have been curated to inspire the traveller, that goes above and beyond the trodden path. This well-rounded exciting travel programme will provide a hassle-free one-point travel solution with the availability for stay and transportation. The experiences at goEXPERIENCES are curated by trekking and travel experts at goSTOPS. Each activity is planned after taking into account the safety precautions. goSTOPS will ensure bringing together knowledge and specialist skills in providing accommodation, travel, stays, and outdoor activities, that will give their customers a safe, exciting and fun-filled adventure.

In the initial phase, goSTOPS will provide customised  trekking and sports activities like sunrise cycling tours, snowboarding, rappelling, boulder climbing, etc. across Rohtang, Manali, Kasol, Manikaran and Rishikesh in Uttarakhand and Himachal. There are also a line-up of treks and activities for young travellers in winters. Upcoming experiences will also take youngsters to new and offbeat locations in Rajasthan, MP, Kerala, and other cities. One can get an itinerary designed around their chosen activity including cycling, trekking, multi-adventure, cultural or historical.

Speaking at the announcement, Pankaj Parwanda, Co-Founder, goSTOPS said, “We are thrilled to launch our experiences division that will be a pull factor for Gen Zs and millennials. goSTOPS is a leader in providing high-quality youth focused accommodation infrastructure within a youth friendly budget. We believe you can have an exciting holiday if your experiences are well planned and managed by experts on the ground, who could give you total value for your money, and yet not leave you wanting for a better experience. Our strong on-ground presence with in-house operations, places us in excellent position to provide rich experiences to young travellers across the country and bring the benefits of shared economy to their entire travel experience helping them experience more in less.”