On behalf of my fellow travelers, Carrie, Vanessa and Cheri, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Nature expeditions india, and particularly to tour guides and staff that worked so hard to make our trip memorable.
We started researching about our trip to India in early 2004. As we began planning our trip with the expert assistance of Bilal Chapri, we were pleasantly surprised that Nature expeditions india was willing to build an itinerary based on the specific places we wished to visit while in India. We were intrigued by the different types and styles of tours they offered. The final itinerary Discovery created for us was, truly, a journey of a lifetime.
We traveled to Northern India during March/April 2005. We had the opportunity to visit Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park and a few rural villages. Highlights of our trip included seeing the Taj Mahal at sunrise and again at sunset, watching the early morning activity along the Ganges from a boat in Varanasi, searching tigers in Ranthambore and ascending the Amber Fort by elephant back in Jaipur and above all exploring lesser known places & charming villages which very few tourists are fortunate to experience. Although our family and friends were initially worried about our safety as an ALL WOMEN travel group, we encountered absolutely no problem and were delighted with how we were treated while in India. Our tour guides were informative, helpful and respectful. We especially liked the fact that we were given the choice on how we wanted to spend the day. We were not constrained to an inflexible schedule. Because our tour allowed us to travel in our small group, we did not experience the usual annoyances that are often times associated with large group package tours.
All of our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. We, infact, had a woman tour guide, who specially arranged for a bicycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi – a highlight of our trip. Of all the cities we visited, Varanasi was our favourite. This was truly an amazing experience. Watching the sunrise over the Ganges river during the early morning activity of the Ghats will be something that I will never forget. We especially enjoyed an extra night boat ride on the Ganges. I would highly recommend that Varanasi be added to any travel itinerary – my memories of Varanasi will last a lifetime.
All in all, our tour was extremely well organized. Our accommodations were very comfortable and well located. By far the best part of our trip was the people that we met along the way. The quality of services were well beyond anything that we could have ever anticipated. I have had the special privilege of traveling all over the world and without a doubt, my trip to India has been my favourite. A large part of that is based on the services and people I had opportunity to meet through Nature expeditions india. Because of the vastness and diversity of India, it is impossible to see everything in one trip. Therefore, I am already looking forward to my next journey to India, and would highly recommend Nature expeditions india to anyone considering taking a trip to India.My sincerest thanks,beautiful country.
Classical North India (April 2005)