To whom it may concern.
After a three weeks individual car tour throughout Rajasthan we have the pleasure to confirm as following:
We and our friends here in Austria - altogether 4 persons - had the idea to explore India in another way as usually done i.e. booking such journey via an Austrian travel office. We decided to use the services of an Indian travel office however.
Our idea was to rent a car in India with an Indian driver and a German speaking escort throughout the whole Rajasthan tour.
After selecting 8 Indian travel offices via Internet and tendering among these we finally chose "Package India Tours" as our partner for the following reasons:
Although not being member of Tourist associations like IATA, IATO, TAAI etc, yet,
1. "Package India Tours" off from the beginning of our correspondence were the fastest in replying to our mails,
2. "Package India Tours" were the most flexible and kind enough to elaborate tailor made solutions
3. "Package India Tours" worked out 4 different route alternatives within short
4. giving us pieces of advice with regard to routes, driving and visiting times, hotel standards etc,
5. "Package India Tours" offered advantageous payment conditions contrary to other Indian competitors. (We did not want to having paid the full tour costs before having started here in Austria, not knowing what would expect us in India.)
"Package India Tours" and we four in Austria commonly planned the route through India, using a mini bus called "Tempo traveller" (9 + 1 places, A/C, ice box).
We proposed our hotels (Travel Guide "Rajasthan" by "Reise Know-how" and "Dumont Kunstführer: Rajasthan und Gujarat") and "Package India Tours" reserved those hotel rooms as proposed and available, if fully booked they found alternatives for us.
The tour itself surpassed our expectations in almost any aspect.
At Delhi airport we were expected by our tour escort, the driver and an assistant together with our mini bus.
And then our tour started through the wonderful and interesting Rajasthan (approx. 3,800 kms + 9 kms on camel backs) with all its wonderful temples and palaces and nature.
At the tour end all of us said goodbye to each other at the Delhi airport again.
During the journey the Tour escort Jaidev Singh SHEKHAWAT continuously informed us on live, culture, socioeconomics, history and religions in India.
Our driver Baghwati SHARMA drove carefully, even-tempered and with high perseverance.
our assistant Virendra Singh RATHORE always was at our disposition, when there was need of anything.
Our team was excellent, we finally felt like a big family as Mr. Narendra POONIA had predicted at the beginning of our correspondence, when he mailed:
Our endeavour is to make your holiday trip eternally memorable and we do so by providing you a perfect blend of utmost comfort, personal touch, best ushering throughout the trip, and all other things required for the real ecstasy out of the unwinding getaway. We also believe that you should carry with you happiness and memories of our togetherness after every holiday trip with us. For us you are not a customer or guest but an esteemed member of our family.
It is much one could add to these explanations becoming too long already.
Finally I should like to highly recommend Mr. Narendra POONIA and "Package India Tours" for their friendliness, promptness, efficiency and value of money.
If some day I should plan another journey to India I would not hesitate to ask this company and Mr. Narendra POONIA for their kind services again.
I wish Good luck and send my best wishes to you and the further development of your company.
Guest Name : Dr. Gerhard and Gabriele Buchner
Country : Austria / Europex
Time of Travel: November / December 2007
We contacted Colourful Indian Holidays to organize our trip around the Golden Triangle. We had never been to India before, and were therefore keen to organise our travels through a reputable agent to ensure we would experience the most carefree and enjoyable trip possible.
Colourful Indian Holidays met and exceeded all our expectations. From when we first contacted them to the day we left India to return home, they ensured we were comfortable and very well looked after. The representatives took the time to meet us in person on our arrival, were constantly in contact throughout our journey to ensure we were well and pleased with the service. They took care of all our transport and accommodation, and it was evident that they had put a lot of thought into planning our trip: our driver was a real gentleman, reliable and completely trustworthy (an essential factor, as we were just 2 girls on our own travelling across a country we had never been to!); they organised exceptional and knowledgeable tour guides - who were all local to each place we visited – which meant we got more interesting bits of information beyond the text book version of events. Also, we never felt pressured or pressed for time, and it was refreshing that the guides actually enjoyed showing us around to ensure our experience would be memorable. If it became evident that we had some time on our hands, the agent was ready to provide us with suggestions for other small excursions (for example, they had organised a last-minute trip to Pushkar so that we might see the famous camel fair). All in all, we could not have imagined how the service could have been any better, and we will most definitely contact them for any future trips to India .
Colourful Indian Holidays are running a business where the needs of the traveller are of the utmost priority, and where the main aim is for the traveller to leave India with truly special memories. Please do not add our email id. (for work reasons). Should anyone like any further information about your services directly from us, feel free to forward us their queries and we would be very happy to answer
Guest Name : Lynne(New York) And Monique( London)
Country : United Kingdom
Time of Travel: Nov. 2007
In March 2007 we booked online the tour "Taj Mahal with Golden Triangle" including Delhi. We were kindly met by a representative at the airport, the hotels were nice (only in Agra we would have liked to upgrade the hotel). We had a wonderful guided trip through Delhi and Rajastan with a friendly, alert and safe driver. We feel, we have seen many highlights of this interesting area, and we can fully recommend Mr. Poonias company.
PS. I would prefer not to have my email posted, but if somebody asks for a personal reference, you may forward my email address.
Guest Name : Mr. Judergen Mimkes
Country : Germany
Time of Travel: March 07
All the guys involved with Colourful Indian Holidays were fantastic. Of course i took a bit of a risk at first sourcing these guys on the web rather than someone local (who were much more expensive) but Narendra (Tour organiser) was extremely prompt professional and accommodating i felt immediately confident in their ability to deliver and it just got better from there (plus the prices were great). Every guide and driver we had throughout the journey was fantastic and we covered all the great sites i couldnot have hoped for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. I would happily recommend them to anyone. As a marketing manager i appreciate the power of word of mouth and these guys truly deserve the support.
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Guest Name : Mr. Mark Phillips
Country : Australia
Time of Travel: Sept. 2007
Thank you very much, Im well. The trip was unforgetable.
I do not wish to share my email adress (its company adress and such things are prohbited) but Im ok with only name and country.
Guest Name : Ms. Joanna
Country : Poland
Time of Travel: Sept. 2007
I found it very difficult to try to source and arrange my holiday to India as I live in Dubai.
I had already booked flights etc independently but was looking for someone to assist in the booking of excursions etc when we arrived. It was by pure chance that I found Colourful Indian Holidays on the Internet and from the very first contact I had with them nothing was too much trouble. I changed by mind and plans several times but they were always supportive and helpful.
They arranged everything that I requested from them at a very reasonable price. Once we arrived their guides and drivers were fantastic and very professional and prompt. I even had an emergency whilst I was there with accommodation that I had booked direct with a hotel which was awful but the guys promptly re-arranged something else for me at an excellent price. I can recommend these guys highly enough, they are friendly and professional and I would definately use them again.
Guest Name : Ms. Leslie Doust
Country : Dubai
Time of Travel: Oct 2007
I was a little hesitant about taking the risk of booking our Indian Tour for a group of eight people from the Internet. However Narendra from Colourful Indian Holidays was so prompt and efficient to deal with, and his quote was so affordable for the quality of accommodation and inclusions that it seemed worth taking the risk. We were not one bit disappointed. When we traveled by train the new guide would be waiting right outside our carriage when we arrived at our destination. When we were driven the vehicles were extremely comfortable and spacious. The drivers were excellent and would go the extra mile to ensure we had the best possible experience even stopping for us to take photos when something unusual took our fancy. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. Narendra helped me to work out an itinerary that worked perfectly and allowed us to see everything possible within our time restraints. I would highly recommend Colourful Indian Holidays for their efficiency friendliness helpfulness and incredible value for money! I look forward to traveling with them again sometime in the future.
I do not want to put my email address on the website. However I would be very happy for anyone to contact you and then you pass their email address on to me then I would reply to them.
Good luck with that and I do hope your business is very successful for you. I would certainly love to travel in India again sometime.
Guest Name : Ms. Keryn Sanderson
Country : New Zealand
Time of Travel: Oct 2007