Eagle travels commenced its corporate journey under the leadership of Late Sh. Rasikbhai
Damjibhai Bavaria(Golwala) in the year 1978. Our founder chairman was a man of vision
& possessed exemplary quality who always thought beyond the horizons. He believed
in being focused & sharp like an Eagle, which is the king of the birds & is known
for its agility & precision. It was his passion to serve people & help them better
facilities while travelling. He introduced “Comfort” to the travel industry. This
attitude of his made his develop buses with entertainment facility way back in the
year 1980 when television was also not introduced.
Previous to our launch of bus services between Rajkot & Mumbai in the year 1978,
Eagle travels was known as ‘Saurashtra Tourist Corporation’ & used to lease bus
for corporate affairs & wedding functions. What began with a fleet of 2 buses having
its services in just 2 cities with one departure in a day has today reached a fleet
size of over 200 buses covering over 30 cities in 6 states of India with over 75
departures in a day.
Eagle Corporation diversified to new businesses in the year 1995, Eagle entered
into retailing of petroleum products, C&F agents for various FMCG companies like
Amul, Adani Wilmar , Havmor ice-cream, Pepsi among others. Eagle also took up automobile
dealerships for Kinetic Honda, Ford cars, Vespa, Suzuki & Ashok Leyland along with
starting Parcel services to all destinations covered by Eagle travels network.
Our founder chairman was a noble man who believed in giving back to the society
whole heartily, He was Counselor of Rajkot Municipal Corporation for several years
along with being Trustee in several temples & organizations. He used to allow free
travel for patients & sick people & used to pay school fees for underprivileged
children. He even used to manufacture medicines for ‘Diabetics’ & used to distribute
it free for cost.
The vision & mission of our founder chairman is now being taken ahead by his able
son Mr. Jayendra Rasikbhai Bavaria, who has been able to add several feather to
Eagle’s wings. Our Current chairman Sh. Jayendra Rasikbhai Bavaria has the same
passion as his father, He was actively involved in this business since he was almost
14 years old, He used to undertake long overnight journey to Udaipur for monitoring
coach building operation sometimes this journey was carried out standing. His passion
towards his work is so high that he never realized he is taking such pains. Mr.
Bavaria is always keen on bringing new technology in the business, He was instrumental
in being the 1st travel operator in Gujarat & western region to bring Volvo, Mercedes
Single & Multi axles buses. He understood the importance of serving customer better
by introducing bottled water free of charge to each passenger. He brought WIFI in
buses to keep the customer connected during their travel. It is under Mr. Bavaria’s
leadership that Eagle Travels became the first travel operator in the country to
introduce computerized tickets & also set up a dedicated call-center for ticket
booking. He believes in being technologically advanced, this approach made him the
1st travel operator to link all their booking offices.
Mr Bavaria is the Chairman of the Gujarat Tourist vehicle federation & represented
the private bus operators industry to various government bodies & agencies. He is
a customer service oriented man, who personally oversees that customer satisfaction
has to be achieved at any point of time. He is now being assisted by his son Mr.
Darshan Bavaria. CLUB ONE Eagle’s new initiative in super luxury travel is the brain
child of Mr. Darshan Bavaria.