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5
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to India. Our guide, Ashish, was incredible. He was so knowledgeable and provided wonderful stories and history at each of our stops. He had incredible patience with all of us travelers and photographers and tried to accommodate all of our needs and desires. The size of the group was very workable and we all seemed to get along and enjoyed each other’s company. The driver and his assistant were more than competent and got us through some very tight spaces. I would recommend Explore India to anyone considering a trip to India!
5
Namaste! Our trip to India was amazing. It was the best organized tour I've been on. I liked the fact that we didn't have to worry about anything from tipping to what to do. Everything was done to detail, and we were not rushed. The itinerary was really well planned. I also liked the casual start in the mornings instead of getting up at 5am to be on the road at 6:30am every morning, All the hotels we stayed at were exceptional, and Ashish, our Tour Guide was very good. Had good information and stories of all the attractions, and had a very good sense of humor. We had lots of laughs. Everyone on this trip got along famously, were very friendly and welcoming. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip. I want to also thank you again for all your help in the preparation for it. For all your patience to all my phone calls to you.
5
It's great to back home and I have to say in spite of a few hick ups it was a great trip, but more importantly I must congratulate the entire Explore India staff, if there is a problem not only is it dealt with swiftly, but more importantly it's not only followed up with words but also with action. My wife and I have dealt with many travel agents and tour companies, But, I have never dealt with one such as Explore India who sincerely care about how you feel and that are genuinely concerned that you have an enjoyable time, my sincere thanks to you, Nazir and the rest of Explore India staff.
5
Hi Nazir, just a note to tell you how much we have enjoyed our India trip. We are now back home after the long travel back and we are looking forward to revisiting again and again India looking at our 1900 photos. This was truly a Journey of the Senses, you could not have chosen a more perfect name for this tour. All went well, we really appreciated our guide Yajur’s attention to every details and his vast knowledge of India’s history, monuments and way of life. Thank you for organizing such an excellent tour.
5
It was a marvelous tour. Sandeep Singh was a wonderful tour guide, & full of knowledge about the sites we visited. He went above and beyond to ensure we all had a memorable experience, even arranging a camel ride for a few of us on the last day! The driver and assistant were excellent as well. The itinerary was well thought out & interesting; the hotels were excellent & the food amazing. I plan to return someday; what a wonderful country. "A universe inside a universe", as Sandeep was fond of saying. You can be very proud of the experience you're providing at Explore India. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company highly to anyone thinking of visiting India.
5
Thank you for the lovely message welcoming us home! Our tour to India was fantastic! We had a wonderful group of fun, enthusiastic and outgoing traveling companions. Tom and I were happy that we had chosen to arrive a day early as it gave us a chance to rest up before the tour, do some exploring on our own and also meet some of the others on tour. I must say, that we were very impressed with the way that we were greeted and escorted throughout the trip, from the warm welcome we had on our first day with Manzoor and Raj to the last drop off at the airport traveling home. We even took advantage of exchanging Canadian dollars into rupees using the “Karnai Bank”! Every detail was looked after. Our guide for the northern portion of the tour, Ashish, was the perfect host; knowledgeable, accommodating, and entertaining. The experience of seeing the historical sights, sampling the various dishes and immersing ourselves into this colourful culture exceeded our expectations. We can’t say enough about how well the itinerary was planned with enough time to see the sights and enjoy some down time back at the hotel. We found the accommodations to be top notch, comfortable, offering a wide selection of food items and almost all had free wifi available. We were pleased to have had the opportunity to see both the north and south of India. Thank you Nazir for suggesting the additional tour to Kerala. It is a totally different side of India that we would have otherwise missed. We absolutely loved the beautiful mountain vistas of the terraced tea plantations and the time spent on the houseboat touring the backwaters was magical. What a great way to end our stay! The only suggestion that I can offer at this time is to build in some extra time at the beautiful resorts in which we stayed. It would have been wonderful to take advantage of the services they offered, especially at the Spice Village Resort. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Mandira for helping us organize this excursion and for helping us navigate through the process of acquiring an Indian visa. Thank you also to Nazir and the whole Explore India team both in Canada and abroad. This was truly a most memorable tour and a trip of a lifetime! Thank you! Dhanyavaad!
5
I would like to give you some feedback about my recent trip with Explore India, 'Impressions of India', which my wife, Dixie Koenig, and I began on November 14th, ending on the 30th. This travel experience gave me a fascinating insight into India, from exotic places like the Taj Mahal, the Ganges and the game preserve to the daily street scenes in the various places we visited and everything in between. The hotels we stayed in were first class, our tour bus was clean and comfortable and our domestic flights in India were flawlessly arranged for us. The train ride was quite an experience and I'm glad that it was on the agenda. Most of all, I would like to thank your staff, ALL of whom were highly professional and a credit to your company. This includes the young fellow who picked us up at Delhi airport and returned us there at the end of the trip, Rajiv, who met us on our first day and toured us (Dixie, me, Allan Mayer and Wendy Koenig) around Delhi for two days and got our trip off to a wonderful start, our tour bus driver, Malik, his assistant, Anil, and the local guides we encountered along the way. And, of course, Sandeep, our primary tour guide who was with us for nearly two weeks. Sandeep is most knowledgeable about India and its history and provided us with a wealth of information everywhere we went. He is articulate and passionate about his job and I think everyone enjoyed and benefitted from listening to his descriptions and explanations. But, most important of all, he took very good care of us and made sure that our needs were met and that things moved smoothly and according to plan. I had total confidence in his ability to lead our group. Your policy of focusing on small groups is of great benefit to the traveler. Our group of sixteen was most impressive. They were friendly, good humoured, enthusiastic and didn't hesitate to help one another out. I would happily and without reservation recommend Explore India to anyone planning a trip.
5
Thank you so much for arranging our trip. We had a fantastic time and overall the experience was more than we could have imagined, everything was perfect. The hotels were all extremely good, we encountered no issues anywhere, our driver Babu was fantastic (very timely and accommodating) and we saw everything we wanted to! I will definitely recommend your company to people who want to arrange an India trip. Once again my sincerest gratitude for your assistance in having made this such a great holiday!
5
We would like to highly recommend Nazir and the Explore India Travel company. India was a trip we dreamed of and did a fair bit of research on the country, culture, religions and geography. We checked other travel agencies and they had little or no information on India. We contacted Nazir and he was prompt, pleasant and accommodating. The places we wanted to see were north, south, east and west and I knew that was an impossible journey. Nazir made suggestions that helped me narrow down to a manageable trip. On our arrival in India we were given a necklace of marigolds and a cell phone to use in India and the phone was invaluable. Our accommodation was just perfect and all the hotels were great especially the one in Jaipur fabulous. The drivers were all from the regions we were travelling in and spoke English, Hindi and the local language. They gave me an insiders view of the region, culture, history and recommended restaurants, sights and shops, Our trip to India more than met our expectations. The people, culture, religions, food and colours still dazzle me. Nazir and their staff in Delhi helped to make this a memorable trip. We will go again. We still have more trains to ride and fabric to see and I will definitely use Nazir and Explore India to help me with my plans.
5
Nazir, I would like to thank you for your efforts towards helping me plan and organizing my holiday to India. I enjoyed the experience immensely. I was very grateful for the way you took my vague plans and turned them into a worthwhile and rewarding actuality and I found everything that you promised me, did happen, and more. Before I mention aspects of the holiday I thought were particularly enjoyable . This was my first visit to India, though I have travelled independently through Indonesia, Mexico, Peru and other countries, despite this, India was bewildering. I am happy to say that my naiveté was not abused. I feel I got full value from the money I paid. I was pleasantly surprised by the thoroughly professional way that train, plane and hotel reservations were honoured. I was more than satisfied with my driver Hash, he was pleasant company and I was impressed by the relaxed way he coped with the difficult driving conditions. I appreciated his concern for me at all times and I was often the beneficiary of his local knowledge and contacts in the places we visited. I now realize that driving is stressful and not for the fainted hearted driver or passenger. Overall I was more than satisfied with the help I received from your organization. I have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends when they consider a holiday to India.
5
First of all a VERY BIG THANK YOU for the wonderful and well-organized trip you arranged for us in India. The trip was well planned and we really got the feel of the place as we toured driving from Delhi to Bhuj. Satbir Singh, our driver was very cautious and courteous. He was excellent in his skills and kept us informed at all times as well as responded well to our needs. The car was in good shape and comfortable for the long trip. The hotels picked were outstanding. We enjoyed the Royal Plaza in Delhi and all of the other hotels selected on our tour. I would like to return to India again at the end of this year or early next year.I would strongly recommend you and your company to other friends and family. I am planning to call you again to organize my next trip to India or any other places.
5
First of all, we want to thank Nazir for planning this wonderful trip. We really appreciated the effort he made in meeting us on our first day of our arrival to Delhi, which I did not expect it at all. He came to our hotel and greeted us and even gave us a welcome dinner that night. When we were at the Kashmir airport, our guide gave me his cell phone, saying that someone wanted to talk to me. To my surprise, it was Nazir. My worried husband could not contact us while we were in Kashmir (for there is no internet access), but Nazir was able to locate us. He asked us how we were in order to report back to my husband. We really appreciate his hard work. In this trip, the best thing that happened to us was that we had a kind, responsible driver, Harpal. He met us in Delhi (after Kashmir) and drove us to Jaipur and Agra. He was such a careful driver, even though most drivers in India drive very recklessly. He was always patient and drove in a courteous manner. He was punctual when picking us up every time, and he took us to good restaurants. On our last day, arriving from Kathmandu to Delhi, he came back to be our guide, even though he had already gone back home (which was one hour away from Delhi!) He helped us a lot and we became good friends. Harpal is a highly recommended driver and guide. He deserves a raise and good appraisal. We had five different hotels on this trip; the best was Trident in Jaipur. Besides great breakfast, the staff was very friendly, helpful, and sincere. One of Trident’s policies is no tipping for all staff. It was such a relief because I did not need to carry small notes for tipping everywhere. Trident also had great security, swimming pool, good rate exchanges, and free internet in the business centre. Trident surpassed The Park in Delhi, Jaypee in Agra, and Ramada in Varanasi. We recommend that the best hotel should put to the last so that we won’t be comparing with the best. In this trip, I learned a lot. I felt sorry for the people in India in many situations – corruption, poverty, sanitation, and children and women status. I do think India needs another revolution in order to move forward again. To Nazir, I hope someone like you, young and has a good education, can form a team to help the people in India improve the living conditions in order for them to have a better world tomorrow.