Mangaluru’s Nirmala Travels Wins National Award for Best National Tour Operator

September 30, 2022 3:08 p.m. STI

Mangalore (Karnataka) [India]September 30 (ANI/GPRC): In a proud moment for Mangalorians around the world, Nirmala Travels, a Mangalore-based travel agency, won the “Best Domestic Tour Operator Award”, during the national awards ceremony of the Tourism which was held on 27th September 2022 as part of World Tourism Day celebrations in VignanBhavan, New Delhi.
The award was received by Vathika Pai, Head of Operations at Nirmala Travels, on behalf of the owners of Nirmala Travels and her parents, Nirmala Kamath and C. Upendra Kamath.
This well-deserved award goes to Nirmala Travels after working in the travel industry for the past 50 years, promoting Indian tourism by handling around 19,000 passengers in 2018-19, North East tourism with 1,200 tourists and Jammu and Kashmir tourism with 800 tourists.
“We are thrilled to receive this honor. This award is the result of my parents’ vision and my team’s unending commitment to service. Most importantly, we are extremely grateful to the thousands of customers who have traveled with us for the past five decades and continue to choose us as their travel partners to create beautiful memories all over the world. We are very excited to see what the future holds,” said Vathika as she won the price.
Nirmala Travels was founded in 1971 by the couple of Mangalore travel enthusiasts, Cholpady Upendra Kamath and C. Nirmala Kamath, and is synonymous throughout India with Coach Tours and Custom Tours, both in India and abroad. ‘foreign. They are known to be the first in Coastal Karnataka to have such a tour company.

The founders built Nirmala Travels with the vision of enabling everyone to visit any corner of the world through quality service in the field of tourism. Even today, they remain true to this mission by offering affordable coach tours and personalized travel packages. Moreover, the team also offers assistance in creating passports, issuing visas and other such services for people.
Their branch and agent network is spread all over Karnataka and its neighboring states. With its own fleet of luxury coaches, Nirmala Travels specializes in handling special groups, leisure groups, honeymoon packages, family groups and school groups and caters for all bespoke programs or on measure.
After witnessing a wonderful response over the years, they branched out and opened the doors of ‘Vathika International’ to help Indians travel around the world. They specialize in customized domestic and international vacations to any destination, to suit the travelers budget, regardless of group size. They offer best in class service for solo travelers, couples, families, students or even a business delegation.
The award was presented by Sri G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Tourism, Government. of India and Ajay Bhatt, Minister of State for Tourism, Govt. of India, in the presence of the Vice-President of India, Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Nirmala Travels is recognized by Government of India and Karnataka Department of Tourism and accepted by all nationalized and non-nationalized institutions to avail LTC/LTF facility. For more information, visit
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