Press releases

"Intelligent Pune". Click here >>

"DNA" published an article about us. Click here >>

"Life365" published an article about us. Click here >>

German students on a Chalo Walk. Click here >>

Covered in this CNN Travel article (in #8 DIY Heritage Tours, we are mentioned under our old name Lota Heritage Tours). Click here >>



Thank you for a lovely time on Friday - I loved going through the Kumbah Wada best of all as it was so friendly and absolutely fascinating! It was an eye-opener. The rest was really interesting and I particularly enjoyed the coppersmiths and the fun of buying a lovely piece! The chocolate biscuit cake was a must for weary tourists(!)
Glynis Bebb
I had lovely and very interesting tour through the authentic parts of Pune. Due to the very experienced guide, I had the pleasure to meet the friendly people of Pune. I hope to do it over again soon, together with my family. LHT thanks a lot!!
Raymond Ponder
On monday we had a great tour with Chalo Walks guided by Jan Ali. She did a good job and it was a great experience with a lot of informations for us. We were deeply impressed of what we have seen. We definitly can recommend to take part in such a guided tour!!!
Marie-Luise and Simone Hesse from Germany
Chalo Walks is an inside tip for visitors who would like to discover Pune guided by westerners who know their way around town. Because of the guides' respect for the culture they live in the trips don't feel like touristic tours but more like outings with friends. Pune has a lot to offer and we enjoyed most of it in the company of Jan and Annet, had great fun and are already looking forward to our next trip with them!
Stéfanie & Robin Heizmann, Switzerland
We had a fascinating birdwatching trip with Rashid to a green oasis in Pune. Saw lots of storks, ducks and also rescued a flying fox. It was the little different leisure activity. We had a great and peacful time in the nature and we are looking forward to discover another place like this together with Rashid.
Saskia & Ole, Germany
Thank you again for this wonderful tour into the old city of Pune with all the temples and markets, I really enjoyed it.The tour with all your explainations changed my picture of India completely. I surely will come back for another tour, the next time I am in Pune.
Oliver Stefani
We went on two Nature Tours with Rashid. Both of them were very enjoyable and we can recommend his tours with great pleasure. He is a highly qualified guide and his knowledge of nature is very impressive. Many thanks!
Loftur Kristinn Vilhjálmsson and Björg Alfreðsdóttir, Icel
The students of MYP-1, MBIS, Pune, along with the staff, had an enriching experience while on a visit to the Akurdi forest and Snake Park organized by Chalo Walks. The students were introduced to the ' ' with a wonderful game called "The Web of Life" that was a learning experience. The entire trip was tailor made to suit the study pattern requirements of the students. Chalo Walks have displayed their expertise, and dedication, in organizing educational / cultural tours and catering to customer-specific requirements.
The objective of the tours have been fully achieved thanks to a well-trained and dedicated team, of Jan and Rashid Ali at the helm.
Maria Mistry, Staff member of MBIS