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“The Best Way to see India”

India By Car and Driver - Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 304 Tours 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:
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent service that collects you right from the airport and takes you to all the sites. The drivers are excellent and knowledgable. The tour guides are also excellent, particularly the chap at fetehpur sikri and the Taj Mahal. They also can take you shopping. The hotels were generally good but the hotel at Jaipur Dera Rawatsinger was excellent. The best way to see India in a professional safe private tour.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

We travelled from Delhi - Agra - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Bundi - Udaipur in February.We decided to arrange our own Itinery and Hotel bookings ,although I am sure that should use this companies recommendations you would be in good hands.Excellent driver(Dhnaraj)who made himself available at all times,spoke good English,and ensured our experience was trouble free.

2  Thank nevesTorquay
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

We had Jile drive us from Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-ranthombore-udaipur-jodhpur. He was fantastic. Always made sure we had a cold water in our hands and we (2girls) trusted his driving and know he had our best interests in mind at all time. I must also be the only traveller to India that did not get sick, to his credit, he took us to all the good places to eat. This company is great and no need to search further.

2  Thank Zoe-Tessa
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We just returned from a fantastic trip to India with my family (husband, mother, kids aged 11, 16 & 19). We all absolutely loved the experience.

We booked India By Car & Driver after reading lots of good reviews on Trip Advisor.
We wanted to visit many places on our trip and it seemed like the ideal way to travel. It was perfect.

I outlined to the company exactly where we wanted to visit, what days we wanted to be there and which hotels we had booked. It was all so simple and at a very reasonable cost. We paid the 50% deposit online and stopped at the office in Jaipur to pay the balance during our trip.

We were collected at our Delhi hotel at 8.30 on the first morning by our driver, Girdhari, and the tour was excellent. He was a great driver, good fun, punctual and a good guide. The car was comfortable (more like a mini van) and we had plenty of room for bags and to spread out and relax on the long drives.

We had long journeys inbetween each city (Delhi, Bikaner, Jodphur, Jaipur & Agra) but it really didn't matter. Each trip was broken up with stops for lunch, drinks and impromptu visits to places Girdhari suggested. Some of these were so unusual and interesting.

We visited all the places we had asked to go (and many more) and he was always clearly waiting for us when we emerged out of each place.

I would definitely have no hesitation in using this company again and recommending to anyone. This is the perfect way to see India.

5  Thank Kym944
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

New Delhi/Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur and Udaipur. What a GREAT trip!! ...and, due, in large part to my excellent driver, from India By Car and Driver---Mehendra! He is neat and punctual, with a great sense of humor and, most importantly, an OUTSTANDING driver, who navigated expertly and confidently, through some of the most difficult driving conditions on the planet! He was also well versed in both the popular as well as some of the off-the-beaten-track, sights. The vehicle was large, comfortable and spotless. I would recommend IBCAD and Mehendra, without hesitation! Dave K--Waldwick, New Jersey-USA

3  Thank david K
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