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“Incredible real India with Raju”
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belgium
1 review
8 helpful votes
“Incredible real India with Raju”
Reviewed May 13, 2010

We made a splendid journey through India and Nepal thanks to Raju and his organisation Incredible Real India.
Everything was very well organised and our main driver Khana Ram was very good: he was friendly, always with a big smile, he always liked it to please us as much he could and we felt very safe with him in the Indian traffic. Our hotels were top (many times to luxurious for us), all transport was very well organised (taxi-train-flight) and they give you all the support you need by organising your trip as well at location.
We certainly will recommend this organisation.
http://www.rajuindia.com/

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new york
1 review
9 helpful votes
“India with Easy Tours”
Reviewed May 9, 2010

We just came back from a custom trip to India provided by Easy Tours of India. We started in New Delhi and went to Agra, Rathambore, Jaipur and Udipur. All arrangements were set up ahead of time. Local guides and drivers, provided by Easy Tours, took great care of us and kept us busy with as much sight-seeing as we wanted. Hotels and meals were amazing. We had a truly unforgettable experience. Easy Tours are extremely professional and trustworthy company. They provide a world class service from A to Z.

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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
11 helpful votes
“India YES!”
Reviewed April 8, 2010

If thinking of going to India, just do it. Have just returned from a very short trip (2 weeks) and cannot wait to go back. I booked our trip through Enchanting India who planned the itinerary to my specification. It was a stress free trip, probably not the cheapest way to do it but for a short trip it allowed us see as much as possible without any travel glitches. We saw Delhi (forget the Gandhi memorial, go to the museum)I Agra (drive from Delhi to Agra, so much life at the side of the road) Jaipur and managed to fit in a cookery course with Nimmy Paul (Kerala) . The drivers were fantastic and were happy to recommend restaurants that we may not otherwise have been brave enough to try. The people were friendly, hotels clean and food fantastic. If you are fussy (I am) this is the way to do it. It may be seen as a sanitised way to see a country but I like my holidays to be more comfortable than the rest of my life so no apologies.

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Dubai
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
11 helpful votes
“Incredible India”
Reviewed March 7, 2010

1st. Day:

We landed at 0230 local time. Picked up at 0500, departed directly to Jaipur;

First short break comes with the sunrise; catch first photo of smoking old man

We arrived to pink city almost at 0900. Guide has taken us to Amber Palace by elephant; not so comfortable trip… Rampart of Nahargarh* can be seen from all balconies of palace. Car picks-up us where elephant drops. Now we go up to the Tiger Fort*. Beautiful city view you can have on fort. We catch a ritual at the top of the fort. Afternoon we go to down town where we face famous Hawa Mahal, some more places in town and back to hotel. In hotel we find a wedding ceremony; we are approaching to a young guy(he is brother of bride) after couple of words "we've been invited to the ceremony" as from bride side.

2nd.Day:

Early morning wake-up call; we started tour Jaipur, first stop was observatory "Jantar Mantar" where I've broken my sacrum… Yes it was incredible… We go inside the City Palace, magnificent… There in City Palace we also enjoy a short performance of 2 local instruments. Afternoon we go to Vidyadhar Gardens but more interesting place will be Monkey Valley, where some temples located and a lot monkeys live in peace free around there. It's again a holly place; people take bath, pray and visit there… We are back in town and ask to drop-us in down town and scheduled pick-up after 2 hours. Colorful, dynamic, a little bit disorganized, which we later feel there is another rhythm of life… We learned that Jaipur was one of important gem producer and owner of ruby mines. We go inside to one of these workshops; of course their goal is to sell some accessories by taking us trough that very narrow way to the shops.

3rd.Day:

Breakfast / check-out and departure to Agra… Fatehpur Sikri "the City of Victory"; on the way to Agra an old Mongol city; we are in the palace of Great Akhbar, who had 3 queen wife from 3 different religions (one Hindu, one Muslim and one Christian) and who lived in peace together without changing each others' religions. We hope the fog all the way very intensive will dissolve at least in Agra… Unfortunately not; very difficult to get a clear picture of "Taj Mahal", considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1631, Shah Jahan, emperor during the Mughal empire's period of greatest prosperity, was grief stricken when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their fourteenth child. Amazing tomb of Mumtaz Mahal… Massage in hotel works well before dinner.

4th.Day:

Depart to Delhi after breakfast; again we travel in fog. Impressive path of British's in New Delhi... First we go to archeological area where also Qutb Minar has been located. Better to take rickshaw on the narrow streets of old town. Suddenly appears Jama Masjid; amazing mosque…

5th.Day:

Again due to foggy weather flight to Varanasi delayed 4 hours. The way to hotel is not more than 20km. however it took 45 min. As our driver during golden triangle tour said "every city in India looks different than the others". While we are coming closer to the town, feel the different shape of life style of holly city. No need to waste time in hotel, our half day city tour by boot is waiting for us. To take Varanasi pictures there is one and only angle on the boot along the river Ganga along the "Ghats". Sun has been set, darkness couldn't rise, because light of rituals along the Ghats wake up everybody with the bells which tries to call gods attention during their pray. I also left one candle on the Ganga -with all my good wishes for Hande-, which is common during ritual by everybody… 7/24 hours continuously cremation looks at first sight like camp fire far away, but thinking there is an ongoing funeral ceremony hurts a little bit.

6th.Day:

We have to catch sunrise on boot at 6am. Slowly rowing on Ganga will set the sun, but again due to fog there is no desired light condition. Anyhow no other chance… Impressive ritual flowing while bath in "Mother Ganga" which believed expedience for everything. Ritual begins with bath during sunset; many people hurry for pilgrimage at those early hours of the day. Ladies have a long way back to home; to extend their excuse they have to go by walk of 3-5 days with all necessary belonging on top of the head. Marching begins along the Ghats continues along the way, rail way and so, almost 80km should has been passed. We have to take good breakfast at hotel before second session of the tour along the Ghats. Archeological museum and one more important temple have been located in the campus of Banaras University with 70.000 students in more than 35 departments. We recreate with a group of students, Holly City Varanasi shelters a lot of temples; Hindu temple, Nepali Temple, … very narrow streets bring you one of these temples, step up – step down walking along the Ghats need real effort. Before flight to Delhi back we'll have couple of hours tomorrow; plan is to see Buddhist Temple which is closed on Fridays.

7th.Day:

We have couple of hours before Dubai flight and have been picked-up by the driver of triangle tour, warm welcome! We go to two of important tombs, second one is really impressive building; Humayun's Tomb, similar dome style we saw before on Taj Mahal. Darkness covers the city, last shoots done and packed all equipment. Now time to go to airport.

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Riverside, California
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
50 helpful votes
“India, Rajasthan, Agra, and Varanasi”
Reviewed February 25, 2010

We just returned from 23 days in India. We are in our 60's and have been traveling since our retirement. We've spent a lot of time in Asia, but this was our first trip to India. India is an incredibly amazing country. We began planning our trip in2009. We worked with Om Singh Charan of Royal India Travel.
Although we bought several tour books to plan our trip,Om's suggestions based on his knowledge of his country were great and became a part of our itenerary. Om was there to greet us on our arrival in Delhi. He supplied us with a phone to use while we were in India, and he called almost daily to make sure all was going well. We had a car and driver and toured Rajasthan, the north west part of India. We took an inner-country flight from Khajuraho to Varanasi and an overnight train from Varanasi to Delhi. We rode camels in the Thar Desert and looked for tigers in Ranthambhore National Park. We visited villages, markets, temples, forts, palaces, Haveli's. We saw the Taj Mahal in the morning and at sunset. We had a private boat on the Ganges at sunset and dawn. We met the most wonderful people and ate great food. All of this was made possible with the help of Om Singh Charan and Royal India Travel. India was great place and value for the money.

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