Review by Brian Stuart

brian’s journey through north India

 

What countries did you visit?
India

Your overall comments on the trip and the travel company?
I was very impressed by this travel company’s personal service and follow through. During the planning process, my agent spent considerable time (at his off hours) discussing our objectives, our personal needs (and young son), and a variety of accommodation / activity options. Our travel company worked with our requests and provided an itinerary that was reasonable in terms of logistics while within initial budget; we later requested upgrades and they were able to make reservations despite limited supply of rooms at the hotels. After arrival in Delhi, the travel company went out of their way to meet us in the City prior to our journey through Rajasthan. During our trip, transportation and arrangements were seamless and without a hitch; our travel company even hired someone to meet our train and walk us to our driver. We were impressed enough by our driver’s punctuality, ability to avoid accidents in the face of craziness, and his kindness that we recommended our family in India work out an arrangement to briefly hire him through our travel company. At the end of the trip, we visited the company’s offices and met in person with our agent to thank him and his staff for a job well done. We will recommend this travel company to other family members traveling to India in the next year or so.

What were the most enjoyable or memorable parts of your trip?
Rajasthan was memorable for the architectural splendors and variety of scenery. In particular, our family most enjoyed our open jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park, where we were fortunate enough to have been just feet away from a wild tiger. The contrast of rugged hills, wooded forest areas, scenic lakes, early morning fog, and red sunsets were all impressive. Of course, relaxing afterward at the hotel made it all seem more special. My son enjoyed some impromptu soccer with staff at both our hotels. While cricket is India’s national game, their culture is opening up to the world’s sport.

Overall Rating of the trip?
5 stars