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We have successfully returned from India and are back in Texas. I have finally downloaded my photos and I`m am thoroughly enjoying the editing process as I relive my wonderful experiences in India. If our children had been with us, we would have stayed a month more. My favorite thing in all of India-- more esteemed than the food, the architecture, or the religious and cultural learning--was the people. India is its people--warm, gracious, friendly and open.
I wanted to take a moment to tell you how pleased we were with everything that pertained to our trip. The guides in each town were very knowledgeable and unique in different ways. Some were spiritual, some political, some very worldly--regardless, it was refreshing to go to another town and have a different perspective from each guide.
We cannot say enough good things about our driver, Mr. Kulmant Singh. As you are aware, it takes a lot of bravado and luck to get from point A to point B in India. We are thankful we did so without incident and that we got to experience India "as close to a local experience" as possible. I think the only way to have traveled more like an Indian would have been to put all four of us on one motorbike!
I cannot wait to return to India. I would return to Varanasi to be part of the mass of humanity that lives and breathes with a city that encircles all of life. I would return to Jodhpur and Udaipur to spend more time in the streets, the markets, and with the people of India. I liked the smallness and openness of these cities. (I have to admit, we gave our guides some work trying to keep up with our random wanderings down side streets and off the tourist path!) I would return to Jaipur if only to stay at the Rambagh Palace again. It was my favorite hotel as was the Imperial. My husband`s favorites were the Oberoi`s in Udaipur and Agra. The Orchard hotel was quite a surprise and we would return if only to sit and visit with the host, a most gracious man.
Once again, thank you for your help in preparing our trip. I look forward to working with you again when we decide to travel to the south!
Date of Posting: 17 June 2015
Posted By: Stephanie Routh
Thank you for following up with us upon our return from our fabulous trip to India. Thank you also for the holiday wishes. We wish you and your family the same good wishes for a happy, healthy and successful New Year!
It`s difficult to sum up our total experience but I`ll try. Firstly, we`d like to say that IVAT did a tremendous job for us! From the trip plan, to the guides, to the hotels, to the transportation and drivers; it all worked like clock work. Your organization exceeded our expectations and there was never a minute where we questioned our safety, timing or planning of the tour. Most importantly, your staff and the guides were highly professional, reliable, courteous, well dressed and couldn`t have been more accommodating or nicer. They never missed a beat when it came to timing and looking out for us. Both Depa and Lalit, our guides in Dehli and Agra were both very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. We were forever impressed by our skilled drivers, Pranish (excuse the spelling) and Bhawani, who kept us safe, on time and hydrated! They drove long hours on very challenging roads and traffic, to say the least, and never faltered or took any chances with our safety. When we arrived at every hotel we were greeted by management and met by an IVAT representative and/or tour company official who then asked if everything was ok and to offer their assistance should we need it. Mammoud was so helpful to us and to Jackie at the airport, at The Imperial and checking in with us throughout the tour via cellphone to make sure we were happy. We appreciated very much the attention given to Jackie when she stayed with her friend in Jaipur regarding her transfers to and from the Dehli airport and hotel.
Overall, India exceeded our expectations! It is truly, "Incredible India". We hope to go back and see more and will surely call on your services again. Thank you for listening to what it was that we wanted and for making it happen, Victor. It was a fantastic trip!
Thank you so much for everything.
Sue and Bob Wesson
Date of Posting: 27 April 2015
Posted By: Sue and Bob Wesson
My most sincere thanks for organizing and executing such a wonderful, logistically-smooth trip in India for the Arch Capital party. The team had a great time and very much appreciated all of the hard work and accommodation that you provided. Please accept all of our thanks and gratitude for a such a worry-free trip.
Arch Capital Management
Date of Posting: 17 April 2015
Posted By: Krista McGruder
We are now back from our trip to India and everything worked perfectly. We had a great time, enjoyed the fantastic hotels Taj Mahal in Mumbai and Taj Mahal in Delhi were really outstanding! and all the professional transfers, the travel agents at each location and guides. Everything was organized absolutely perfect. The best tour guide was Haresh Trivedi in Ahmedabad who was very well prepared and gave us a tour that was far beyond our expectations. He also knew exactly what we were looking for.
Thank you for all your help, we will recommend you to everyone who needs assistance for a trip to India.
Andres Lepik, Curator
Architecture & Design Department
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
Date of Posting: 12 April 2015
Posted By: Andres Lepik Curator
We wanted to confirm you the good organization of your company during our trip we realized in India end of last October and beginning of November.
You were in charge of the co-organization of the different agencies in the places we visited and you really did a nice job.
Also, all the guides and drivers were of good quality.
We ll recommend then your company.
Date of Posting: 10 April 2015
Posted By: Jean Francois Druz