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“rajasthan with Yogi and IBCD” 5 of 5 stars
Review of India By Car and Driver - Private Day Tours

India By Car and Driver - Private Day Tours
Office No. 609,6th Floor | Balaji Tower-VI, Airport Plaza, Durgapura, Tonk Road, Jaipur 302015, India
+91 9829807074
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Ranked #12 of 189 Activities in Jaipur
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Owner description: Ramesh Meena whom his friends call Ram was born in a remote village of Rajasthan in a poor household. When he was barely 17 years old, his father met with a mine accident and was paralyzed and confined to bed for the rest of his life. Having lost the sole bread-earner of the family and faced with a highly precarious financial condition, Ram had to drop out from his school and start earning to support his family. Having initially starting working as a blue-collar worker in various capacities, he worked for a few travel and tour companies as a driver with a meager monthly salary for about 4 years. When he was working for his last employer, he met , an American civil rights lawyer during her tour to north India with her family in the winter of 2008. Before meeting Ram American family had quite a frustrating experience with the other drivers of that company. Ram greeted her and the family with flowers in the morning and gave them a ride in the in one of the western states of India and the family started enjoying their trip. As a result of her interaction with Ram and the highly professional services received from him, she was so impressed with him and suggested him that Ram should start his own company. With a small amount received from family which she gave it to him generously as tips for his services along with lone received from a financial agency as well as borrowed money from some friends, and a strong motivation from the family , Ram finally started his own company, namely, India by Car and Driver with only one small car of his own. e initially drove the car himself for more than a year. During this period he was able to pay most of the mortgage of the car and save a littile bit of money to by one big car with a decent amount of lone from a bank. With a positive feedback from his clients, most of whom being the Western customers, he was able to get more and more business and now within the third year of starting his own company since January 2009, Ram owns 8 cars which include three small cars to cater to the budget travelers and five SUVies to cater to the needs of those who travel with the family and can afford to spend little more than a budget traveler. Ram attributes the success of his business to his sincerity, honesty and professionalism, the traits which he expects his drivers to possess as well. In addition to these traits, Ram gives the greatest credit for his success in the business to several of his clients whom he served and who took the pain to take out time and document a positive feedback about his services. Several of the past recipients of his services even agreed to interact with his prospective clients and answer questions about the services of India by Car and Driver. Some even made the videos of their trip and agreed to share their pleasant experience with others by upload their videos on the net. One of such recently uploaded video can view by clicking here:
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“rajasthan with Yogi and IBCD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We have just returned from 25 days in Rajasthan (our first time in India). Like most people writing here, we booked India By Car and Driver on the back of the reviews. We were not disappointed.
We negotiated an itinerary covering the Rajasthan Region, based on what we had read, and the recommendations of Ramesh and his team. The price was very competitive, and we only had to pay 50% up front, with a trip to the office in Jaipur to settle balance.
There was only one hitch in the entire holiday, and that was upon arrival in Delhi. We had a driver for the entire trip, but he was unable to join us until day 2. Ramesh organized a driver to pick us up from Delhi airport, transfer us to our hotel and give us a Delhi tour the next morning. Unfortunately, our plane was late, the guy had taken himself off somewhere (for a sleep?) and we were, after a bit of hassle , forced to take a taxi to our hotel. It would have been useful if we had got the exact address/phone number of the hotel (Ramesh please note) (rather than just a web link)…. It took nearly 2 hrs for our taxi to find it (we arrived at 4am, feeling a bit stressed).
The temporary driver duly appeared at the hotel the next morning, full of apologies, and off we went.
After that, the holiday was brilliant. Our (real) driver Jogedar Bhati (Yogi) was excellent. Safe, professional, good English, always on time, and aware of our needs and forced to answer a million questions!! All done with good humour.
We had guides for the major attractions (paid as part of the package) and those were usually excellent too. We stayed in a mix of hotels (our request). Some (Deogarh Palace, Kesroli Fort, Rawla Narlai, Bundi Haveli) were absolutely stunning.
We'd certainly use IBCD again. They provided excellent service and value for money.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Fun filled trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My friends and I visited India from November 14 to November 23 and we had a blast! Thanks to our driver, Dayaram, who made our journey safe and enjoyable! Dayaram is a very skilled driver. We learned a lot from him as well. Thanks also to Ramesh for organizing our itinerary. It all turned out great!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Rajasthan tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

November seemed to be the perfect time to visit Rajasthan-not too hot, busy but not too busy. I was there for three and a half weeks and started in Agra. The surprise there was the fort. It had such a beautiful interior. In Jaipur I particularly liked the Observatory, a really interesting place and some of the pieces wouldn't have looked out of place in Tate Modern. Jaisalmer was lovely, small friendly, easy to find your way around. I stayed at Pleasant Haveli which had a rooftop restaurant with great views of the fort. The staff there were very helpful and the room comfortable. In the tiny village of Narlai I stayed at the Rawla Narlai which was superb. Wonderful staff, beautiful room and outdoor space. Horse riding, cycling and walking tours were on offer and it was an easy drive to Ranakpur to see the Jain temples. For this super holiday I must thank Ramesh and India by Car and Driver. This has proved to be a brilliant company for me. They did such a good job of arranging the itinerary and selecting the hotels. Many thanks too to my driver Jile Singh who was there to meet me at the airport in the middle of the night, was completely reliable, kept the car clean, tidy and well stocked with water sweets and nuts as well as using his great skill at the wheel to manoeuvre through the traffic, people and animals that we met on the road.

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“Tour of Northern India”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from 1 month in India (our first time) spending 2 weeks in Northern India planned by India By Car and Driver. Ramesh gave us an excellent itinerary covering the Rajasthan Region. We found their services extremely reliable and trustworthy. Our driver, Rajesh, made our journey very comfortable, is an excellent driver and very professional. Always on time and cared for all our needs.
We stayed at some amazing hotels which were such a treat especially Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bikaner and Royal Heritage in Jaipur. For a first time in India 'India by Car and Driver ' is an excellent safe secure option to take.

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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“Amazing Trip with Family thru 10 cities in 2 weeks! Thanks to IBCD and Santosh(our driver)!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Santosh Sharma (our driver) with IBCD made our journey in India(w/kids) safe, fun, & most memorable!

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