For Tourists


What is Padhaaro?

We’re a Bangalore, India based company that connects you to local greeters and experts while you are traveling here. These greeters and local experts are individuals/organizations who make you feel comfortable in a new city & help you visit places which you wouldn’t otherwise and thus make you experience Real India. They know the best, yet not-so-known, stuff happening in their native city and deliver it to you in the form of experiences. We love discovering hidden gems and connecting people in the real world. Read more about us here.

Can I ask a question about the tour before I book or purchase?

Yes! If you have a question about a greeter-trip or an experience, just click “Contact Us” in the main navigation menu and send us a message mentioning the name of the experience. We’ll get back to you via email ASAP.

How do I know if the greeter is really qualified and if he is the right match?

We personally select and vet all of our greeters to make sure they’ve got what it takes to lead an awesome experience. We’re always on the lookout for the most uniquely qualified people and we take great pride in each and every greeter that we choose.

Greeters are chosen after a couple of personal interviews and then a stringent background check is done to make sure we have the most reliable community of greeters to serve you.


What if my plans change? Is there a cancellation/refund policy?

Let us know atleast 5 days in advance to get the whole fee refund (less the payment gateway fees). We won’t be able to refund you otherwise since we don’t conduct the expert-led experiences ourselves and our experts make their arrangements in advance.

How do I book an expert-led experience on padhaaro?

To get started, just search for the city you are visiting and you would find a number of experiences listed for that particular city. All you need to do then is click “Book Now” on the experience page and fill in your details.

We will get back to you within 12 hours with the details of the assigned greeter and then you can purchase the experience.


How will I know where to meet my greeter?

Soon after you finalize a greeter-trip or purchase an expert-led experience, you’ll receive an email with a confirmation of your booking/purchase and you will be connected to your greeter/expert through email and phone. During your interaction, both of you can decide the start location, and any other relevant information the greeter/expert would like to share with you prior to the start time.

For Greeters


Who can be a padhaaro greeter?

We’re a Bangalore, India based company that connects you to local greeters and experts while you are traveling here. These greeters and local experts are individuals/organizations who make you feel comfortable in a new city & help you visit places which you wouldn’t otherwise and thus make you experience Real India. They know the best, yet not-so-known, stuff happening in their native city and deliver it to you in the form of experiences. We love discovering hidden gems and connecting people in the real world. Read more about us here.

How long does an experience last?

There’s no hard and fast rule. It depends on the nature of the experience and what you believe will be a manageable commitment for you and your guests. Most Padhaaro experiences last 4-6 hours, but there are definitely exceptions.

What if my guest is late or doesn`t show up?

If your guest arrives more than 15 minutes late for the experience, you should get in touch with him through phone directly or inform the Padhaaro Team.


Payment & Fees


If I greet a tourist, how and when will i get paid?

We pay all of our Greeters/Experts through bank account transactions. If you don’t have a bank account, please get one now since you would be required to mention these details once you are selected as a Padhaaro Expert. Experts shall receive 70% of the experience purchase price (less any bank processing fee if applicable) for each booking approximately 3-4 days after the experience has ended.

Did our FAQs page fail you? No need to panic. Just email us at admin@padhaaro.com.