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“Vivek, I wanted to write and thank you and the Elegant Journeys team for taking such good care of us during our wonderful vacation in India. The tour through the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan truly was a vacation of a lifetime with our stays at the Oberoi hotels making us feel like royalty. From Delhi to Agra, Jaipur to Udaipur, nothing was too much trouble. If only we could live like this every day! While our visits to the Taj Mahal, elephant ride up to the Amber Fort, and walking in the foot steps of James Bond and Octopussy will live long in the memory, it was the people that made all the difference with the superb hotel staff, excellent guides in each city and our wonderful driver, Vishak, really making our visit truly memorable. Like many, we admit to being a little concerned and skeptical prior to our arrival in Delhi - in part due to finding nothing but glowing reviews about Elegant Journeys on the internet - but we needn't have worried. From the moment we saw our names on the driver's board at the airport arrivals hall to saying goodbye as we passed back through security on the final day, every detail was taken care of. We didn't have to worry about a thing - just relax and enjoy everything India has to offer. I know people scanning the internet for background information on tour companies in India will read this and think (frankly as we did) that it's all just too good to be true, but it's not. You took care of every detail and provided us with the experience of a lifetime that will forever live in our memories. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the team and we look forward to seeing you again one day for another Indian adventure!”
“I would like to sincerely thank you (Elegant Journeys) for organising such a fantastic trip (25 nights). It was an amazing journey, from Mumbai to Delhi (the triangle and more). I fell in love with India and I will always have such fond memories of that first trip I will always treasure. You organised for us a fantastic trip, an amazing journey that we asked for, we saw the places we wanted to see and in my opinion there is nothing more we could have asked for, you more than delivered.
Everything was so well organised, all travel arrangements (train/planes) the hotels, sights, guides, representatives and especially our driver in Mumbai, Shambhu was fantastic and showed us a side of Mumbai that we would not otherwise have seen and was so generous with his time and of course Rajendra, our wonderful driver for 10 days (driving from Udaipur to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Agra, Delhi) were just fantastic (all spoke great English, were careful drivers, always willing to accommodate when we wanted to go out to other restaurants in the evenings, thoughtful about where and when to stop especially when we were travelling 6+ hours a day). Also my experiences meeting people whom I found were all so generous of spirit. I do not believe anyone could have organised this trip more thoughtfully or professionally. I believe all my needs were taken care of. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I certainly would not hesitate in recommending Elegant Journeys to all and anyone who may wish to visit India in the future. India is truly a magical place and I have only experienced a small portion - India captured my heart and filled my senses with such wonder and awe. I cannot wait to revisit and I will certainly recontact you (Elegant Journeys) to organise this trip in the not too distant future (2014).”
“I'm writing to let you know my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation in India. The tour that your company provided us with was amazing. From the moment we landed in New Delhi, your team of professionals did everything possible to make our tour an enjoyable and hassel free. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and courteous. Our driver, Sarvesh was wonderful! He went above and beyond his duties. The Oberoi Hotels were all magnificent. The service was incredible and the rooms were comfortable and immaculate. I will certainly recommend your tour company to all my family, friends and colleagues here in the USA and abroad. You have been very helpful throughout the whole process. From the beginning with my inquiries till the very end of our tour. Thanks again for providing my family and I a wonderful vacation that we will always remember and helping us makes memories that will last forever.”
“Dear Vivek, We would like to thank you and your team for such a great Tour through Northern India. Elegant Journeys have made a great job setting up our trip. We really appreciate your recommendations and flexibility to accommodate our needs. Excellent selection of local guides, all friendly and knowledgeable and driver, always punctual and courteous. The Oberoi hotels are truly wonderful. India is a fascinating country with lots of different faces. We will definitely come back another time and select again Elegant Journeys to plan our next trip. See you soon.”
“My wife Tertia and I avoid travelling in tour groups. The thought of being herded from one point of interest to the next is just not within our frame of reference. However, traveling solo has its drawbacks and over time we have come to realise that expert local knowledge, insight and a depth of understanding of the history and culture of the region you’re travelling in brings the real magic of travel to life. Vivek and his team at Elegant Journeys do just that and I would really be amiss in not sharing my experience of their attitude and passion for India with anyone who is considering a journey to India.
When we landed in Delhi a representative and a driver were there to meet us and we were taken to the hotel which Vivek had recommended. The following morning, prior to our tour of the Delhi, Vivek arrived and introduced us to our guide and driver. Both are delightful people. The guide (Harry) has a tremendous sense of humour and his level knowledge of the various places we visited with him was astonishing. Our driver (Vikhas) was to spend the next seven days with us as we travelled to Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur. Sishi, the guide assigned to us in Agra, was a school teacher before deciding to become a tour guide. We loved the anecdotal and fascinating detail he brought to the tour of the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and Fathepur Sikri and, quite frankly, in almost all instances we were really sad to leave because we would have benefitted from staying another day with them.
Ranthambore National Park and the Tigers Den resort were brilliant. We unfortunately didn’t see a tiger but we saw everything else and more. Awe-inspiring landscapes that you would expect to find in an Indiana Jones movie, beautiful birds, antelope species, crocodiles, monkeys and exotic flora. Everything was just new, different and jaw-dropping.
Suffice it to say the time spent in Jaipur was equally enthralling. Besides the sheer magnificence of the place the opportunities to buy beautiful hand-crafted items such as jewelry, clothing, carpets, pottery and linen was too tempting to resist. At every step of the way, Vivek’s tour guides were there to advise us on what to look for in assessing the quality of the merchandise as well as what a fair price to pay was.
Alone, we would never have managed to see, learn and enjoy the Golden Triangle as much as we did with Elegant Journeys and when we travel to India again―and that’s a lot sooner than later, you now know who we’ll call.”
“We came across Elegant Journeys after googling personal tours of India. What a find this company turned out to be. Vivek and his team insured that we had the smoothest "Passage to India". Our driver was kind, considerate and happy to stop for one of the hundred of photos we took. The guides in each city were keen and interested in sharing their knowledge. We gained a great insight into the history and culture of each city. The Oberoi hotels were out of this world and we felt like Maharajahs for 10 days. From the Taj at sunrise to the beautiful tigers in Ranthambore we have captured so many memories of this wonderful continent. Above all we cannot speak highly enough about Vivek and the personal service he provided all the way even ensuring a much treasured item that had been left behind in Jaipur was delivered to our daughter at the airport. Truly amazing.”
“I just want to thank you and your staff for setting up such a wonderful trip. Everything from the guides and drivers to the hotel accommodations were great. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone planning a trip to India. Thanks again for an amazing experience and memories that will last a lifetime.”
“We have been in contact via a friend with Vivek when we were organising our tour of Rajasthan and Nepal. Vivek helped us to organise the Nepal part, it was simply great, excellent choice of hotels for accommodation, friendly and punctual correspondents on site, warm welcome, excellent choice of local guides, with personal presence by phone of Vivek making sure on a daily basis that everything was going well. Nice recommendations for sight seing. Perfect honesty, we could not make the Everest flight because of the weather, it was reimbursed prior to we were back home. I recommend his services for India and the region. We are already planning our next visit to Tibet and Bhutan....of course with Vivek !”
“We are back in Canada and are still dreaming of our wonderful trip to Rajasthan and Kerala. What we really appreciated the most is that the entire EJ team did so much to make our trip a perfectly balanced one. We had the opportunity to feel real India; our interaction with locals made us understand exactly what India truly is. We came to know about families, rituals, education and many other aspects of India and what exactly it is to be an Indian and the feeling of living there. What I mean to say is our trip was of course a touristic trip but, also a rediscovery of a new continent. I pray to GOD to give us a chance to come back with you to your country.”
“My wife & I got married in India and Vivek personally organized detailed tours for my US friends and family. He also organized our honeymoon itinerary. We had the most splendid experience through Rajasthan and were upgraded at several hotels due to Vivek's contacts. All my friends were impressed with their plans and came away with their own unique experiences. The tours were definitely not run of the mill and best of all the cost came in on budget.”
“We had a fantastic time which we will remember throughout our lives. We saw Tigers walking past our Jeep hardly 10 feet away! Everything with your company was truly outstanding. Services were awesome and your facilitators / drivers were helpful and friendly. A huge thank you from both of us.”
“We were on a honeymoon trip to India! It was incredibly organized and we did not have to worry about a single thing. At the same time it was quite personal, also the level of service was terrific. Your people gave extra effort to add pretty little honeymoon touches which made our trip to India so unique.”
“It’s almost a week now, back home from our O.S. journey to India. We have shared our experience with many people but we still feel like we lived a fairy tale for those 16 days with you and our soul is still haunting some where in India. The highlights of the tour were the mesmerizing Taj, the thrill and adventure at Ranthambore with the tigers and the Pink City Jaipur. As everything comes to end, we had to return back home and back to an insane week of work. But from the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you all! Cheers.”
“I think I should let you know that we were very pleased with all of the arrangements your company made. Our holiday was not the easiest to arrange and it was handled proficiently and the entire trip was superb. I would like to mention the perfect handling of a certain requirement by your people at the holy Pushkar. The hospitality desk provided us with all the details and information required during the fair which helped us a lot in enjoying and understanding the Camel fair. We stayed for three nights at Pushkar and had our own Camel carts available whenever required to take us to the fair/village. As a family who does not generally use packaged holidays, we were absolutely delighted by our first glimpse at India and in particular a special part of the country. Many thanks to the entire team.”
“We had a great vacation in India. It exceeded all our expectations and we would have no problem in recommending your company to our friends. Thank you!”
“It gives me real pleasure to tell you that I can not commend the services of your company and staff with praise high enough to justify the effort you took to make my trip enjoyable. I do not have words to express how glad I am that we made the decision to take your offer. As some one who had never visited India I had no idea of the difficulty involving moving around. I would at the same time like to thank your agency for remembering my 44th birthday. That was a nice touch and a surprise which took me and my family offhand. Best wishes….”
“Traveling to India was both captivating and enjoyable. I did book my three and half week tour to India on the Internet and found your company very efficient in planning, in handling, lodging and other arrangements. Being an old lady and traveling alone it was my priority to have a safe hassle free tour of India. Your agency attended all of my queries with great competence. Throughout my tour there was somebody at the agency to help me when I needed assistance. What amazed me is that my whole trip was trouble free! I did start recommending your agency right after the day I arrived home while sharing my experience with my relatives and friends.”
“Just a brief note to say a big thank you for all the efforts to our vacation to southern India. We had the most fantabulous time with all of our guides and drivers who looked after us now and then during the entire trip. Accommodation chosen was perfect with different blends. In the whole, all of you were outstanding and should be commended for a job well done.”
“Hi, we just got back home from our North India tour and wanted to express our feelings for one of the most amazing and memorable trips we have ever been on. Our tour itinerary was seamless and your people were wonderful. Thank you a thousand times for your services, our kids are still mesmerized.”
“I just wanted to drop a line to thank you for having arranged a well versed trip for us. You should be complimented for your staff’s efficiency, caliber, punctuality and courteousness. Your tour guides provided at each destination were very nice professional and knowledgeable. We had long discussions with them on religion, culture, art and other topics which improved our knowledge about India. I look forward to additional trips with your agency.”
“Thank you so much for all your efforts to make our family holiday a huge success. We all had such a blast and were just glowing with peace. The whole family enjoyed the visit to India and the highlight was great sighting of Tigers at Ranthambore. Your team was so wonderful and accommodating. We are grateful to you and your organization. Ciao and to see soon again.”
“Your people took care of us from the moment we arrived until our departure. Our itinerary was well planned and flexible. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and the whole experience exceeded our expectations.”
“Although it’s hard to write now on our trip to India, we find it so moving and superb. We don’t want to sound childish but, among the sheer indigenous beauty of India and blend of different flavors we saw and experienced the best was the incredible kindness of your people who took care of us. We felt so attached with them that every time we had to leave them we couldn’t hold our tears to stop. We wish you best!”
“To visit India with your tour comapany was the indisputably best, gives the individual opportunity to immerse him in the enthusiasm majesty and wonder to too many adventures in the country. Because your specialized services are above and beyond the call of a tour operator, which we felt strongly at the very beginning of our tour. Your company promises and fulfils the commitment of a smooth travel to the interesting country.”
“From the moment that I accessed your site on the web I felt from my inner being that something great was going to happen in my life. Initially I was a bit worried as I had to travel with my two teenage daughters but once it started I felt that we are in the safest hands in the world. Our 23 Day trip to India at your Luxury class gave us an unforgettable experience of the beautiful country. I would also like to mention about the stay at Taj Lake Palace which was not less than a dream we saw with our open eyes. Your drivers, guides and representatives were very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The itinerary exceeded our expectations. To conclude it was a trip of lifetime with you, which gave us the best and the most enduring memories.”
“I want to congratulate the excellent work done by the entire team. All the arrangements were very good and the quality of the hotels was excellent. I dealt with one other company before contacting you but your promptness was what made you different from them. The gentleman who met us at Delhi airport (I forgot his name) was very nice and went through the itinerary and put us in the loop. The houseboat in Kerala was a unique experience. Overall our experience with your company was extremely positive. We wish you the best with your future ventures.”
“My wife and I have just returned from perhaps one of the most memorable trips since our honeymoon more than fifty nine years ago. This was a life long dream of my wife to tour India and celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary. As expected we received very special care, which is, to us a hallmark of our trip. One of my colleagues had suggested your tour agency to me. Although we were entirely unfamiliar about your agency, we trusted his judgment and did book with you. The trip was ace and a sheer delight.”
“We are just back home. I wanted to inform you that we had a fantastic time which we will remember for the rest of our lives. Without exception your guides were good and helpful. Our driver Raju was brilliant not only in the increasingly crowded street of Delhi but on the hair raising mountain roads in the North. The itinerary gave us the exact mixture of experiences of India. It exceeded all our expectations and we will be recommending your company to our friends.”
“Sorry for the delay in getting back to you as I had lot of matters to settle after I came back home from our long trip of India. I have been traveling different parts of the world but I feel that you are one of the best among them. What an Incredible country and trip! I know it isn’t easy accommodating a young family but our children had a great time. They loved your choice of hotels and really enjoyed the flexibility of having tours as per our wish. Otherwise it would have been difficult to travel with children. Thank you for all your help in organizing the trip and your patience with us along the way!”
“I am almost sixty years old now and throughout my life I have had opportunity to visit many countries with different agencies. But my trip to India whose magnificence is comprised by it’s unbelievable monuments and diversified culture, but also by it’s people was one of the unforgettable trip. I am here specifically referring to the people who worked so hard to make it impressive and special.”
“I am playing catch-up with life at home after three wonderful weeks of holiday in India. Lily and I would like to thank your team in total for the organized trip with every requirement. We gained and unforgettable knowledge of India’s past and the passionate commitment of the people to move forward into a modern society. Thank you for the hospitality and for all your help in making our trip a great SUCCESS!”
“I just wanted to let you know that this was my first trip to India and it certainly will not be my last. This was one of the best vacations I have ever had. I look forward to my next tirp with your company.”