Namaste or Namaskar, the age-old, timeless way of greeting, is but one of the many forms of Pranama, the Hindu sanskriti or paramparik way of showing respect. Pranama is the root and it means prostrating yourself as a way of showing your highest respect. There are different ways of doing it, ranging from lying totally face down, to bending down on your knees and touching the ground with forehead to bowing low so that your forehead touches the ground to abhinandan where you bend forward with your folded hands touching the chest to namaskar where you bring up your hands, palms joined together and touch your forehead. Today’s Namaste is similar to Abhinandan, the only slight difference is that you do not bow down but simply incline your head.
It is in Indian culture and legacy that a guest is God so when he arrives you greet him or her with a namaste, which means welcome, o worthy guest and be pleased to honour our house with your presence. When it is time for the guest to leave, you against bid him farewell with a namaste, now with a different meaning that says something like thank you for gracing our house with your presence and may you have blessings of gods and good fortune on your way. A youngster greets elders with namaste and it shows he respects them. The elders return his greetings with a namaste to show that everyone, regardless of age or status is worthy of courtesy.
In an era where extreme professionalism marks all business transactions, especially in the packaged tour business, namasteindiatrip has namaste as its philosophy and inspiration. In a world of rush-rush tours where clients are herded together and pushed through, namasteindiatrip.com makes a world of difference. Respect, courtesy, graciousness—all of them embodied in the Namaste, are part of its ethos and business operations. Each guest is charmingly welcomed with a smile, treated as an “athiti-dev”, translating to guest is god—and given the best of attention and services throughout the tour, each moment, each day. Then, when the tour ends, each tour guide bids each guest a fond farewell with a heartfelt namaste.
A Namaste, incidentally, is also a way to say we tried our best and if there has been a lack, please do forgive us. Professionals can be brusque and this can be off-putting for guests who have spent so much money and effort on joining a tour. The least they expect is a smooth satisfying experience and namasteindiatrip, treating each guest as a VIP, does its utmost to live up to its name. Our representatives keep up a constant feedback each day, asking about their satisfaction and about issues that are resolved satisfactorily, as far as possible.
A namaste warms up your heart and you know here is a person who knows the true values of life and honours traditions. This is what namasteindiatrip.com always strives to uphold and practice in serving guests with customized tour packages that reflect the richness and legacy of India’s cultural heritage. It is a different, gracious world.