Testimonials – some excerpts

Namaste Ram

Once again you have excelled yourself with our Kathmandu and India trip. We had a wonderful time and the arrangements you made worked perfectly. We found Yatra Exotic Routes, your choice of local agent in India, to be highly professional and very easy to work with. They looked after all our needs and additional requests. We had a great time and have returned with many happy memories of some exceptional places.

Even though I had visited some of the places on a previous trip, I saw them in a different light and had my memories refreshed.

Thank you again for your work in making our holiday special.

Kind regards and best wishes

David & Sue

Our India trip was fantastic and everything went to plan perfectly.

Your link with Yatra Exotic Tours was very good. Everything was well organized and all representatives did a good job. The standard of our accommodation everywhere was very acceptable. We had an excellent driver for the 15 days and he looked after us well. Our tour guides all did a great job.

The standout accommodation was PhilipKutty Farm. Also the food there was the best.

Your selection of itinerary and accommodation suited us well. Thank you very much.

Kind Regards

Sheila & Greg Sleep

Sheila & Greg Sleep

Hi Ram,
We had a wonderful trip thank you. Our driver Sunil was reliable and a very careful driver.
We would love to do another trip in India but are thinking of maybe Sril Lanka next year. Do you have any contacts for drivers there?
Kind Regards

Elizabeth Noble

Dear Ram,  Thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for us to India. Everything went smoothly – the hotels and guides were very good, the drivers (particularly Rakesh who was with us for 9 days) were professional and we felt safe at all times in spite of what we thought was chaos on the roads.

Mark and Valentine B

“My thanks to you for arranging my trip and please pass on my thanks to Mr. Jalal in Srinagar.  It was great to find travel agents who go out of their way to make holidays a success for visitors”

Joan Bar

“Ram – we have had a wonderful holiday thank you. Your organisation worked so well.  We were met at every stop as arranged by very well spoken representatives who explained what was happening, where we were going etc.  A quick run through for feedback for you…”

Vicky and Charles

“Hi, Ram, yes you are right, we had a wonderful trip.Thank you very much for organizing it so efficiently. We didn’t have even the slightest hick-up. People were very professional and always on time / remember, we had doubts about it/. The drivers were fantastic…”

Marek and Zofia

“Dear Ram,The trip was very successful & the scenery wonderful. Everything went to plan. There was not a problem. Pickups were always on time, The guide escort we had in Sikkim was very good & likewise the lady in Calcutta…”

Edna & Kel

“I’d just like to pass on my thanks to your organisation for managing our recent trip (last Nov) to India.  In particular to the staff involved who ensured we were always on time, well fed and safe. We found all of them to be very helpful and our trip was most enjoyable largely to their efforts.”

Michele FallsStrategic Finance Manager BI APAC BT Australia

“We wanted to send you some feedback about our trip, which we thoroughly enjoyed. All of the connections worked very well-every one was there at the right time in the Right place and they were helpful and efficient and welcoming.”

Susan Bridekirk and Tim Muray

“Based on our experience the best way to see India is with a combination of private car hire including Drivers and excellent gujide, train and domestic air flights.  We used the services of Ram World Travel, York St, Sydney, who specialise in India and the services and attention to detail was excellent”.

Peter Menton

“We[re home and in between unpacking washing etc. while the memories are fresh just wanted to thank You and your company for our wonderful trip-all so well organised, no slip ups at all and of course what Can I say about “our special driver”.

"The aussies" (Trevor, Jan, Amanda and Max)

“Dear Ram,  Thank you for the letter of welcome. Firstly I must thank you wholeheartedly for the Excellent work you and all your colleagues in India put in to make the trip such a resounding success. All aspects of that organisation whoked totally smoothly from the ourset, the triumvirate of “hosts” comprising agent driver and guide at each location made the complex of my itinerary come to life.”

Bruce Jarvis

“I am writing to thank you for the excellent organisation of our recent 33 day holiday in India. Four of us wanting a special experience for the celebration of our 60th birthdays, decided India was the place we wanted to visit and following a great deal of research and negotiation we had a most memorable trip.”

Janice Cave

“Yes we had a great trip thanks very much and well looked after and organised. Many Thanks for that. Gill would describe India as curry, colour, and contrasts”

Gill and Mark M

“Dear Ram,

Yes, we did have a wonderful tour of south India, thank you.  Thank you for your organisation – we very much appreciated being met at the airport, the quality of the car and driver, and on-going discussions with the staff of Top Travel in various cities.

The driver in particular – ROSHIT – was wonderful.  He was a good, careful driver; he spoke very good, clear English; and he was considerate of our needs.  I highly recommend him.”

Sarah N and Phil M

Well our trip again was most successful thanks to you & your colleagues, Mr. Kumar  of Divine Voyages & those folk of Purity in Assam. Everything went to plan, always someone there to greet us at airports,punctual & obliging. Our drivers Vikram & Dilip were excellent & given Indian driving conditions (far different as you know from conditions here) we survived.Our guides in the various locations were well versed & always keen to provide us with a good service.

We can now understand why the visit to Assam had to be put back after seeing the flood levels at Kaziranga this year after the wet season.

Our accommodation in the modern hotels in Delhi & Guwahati  was exceptional & the nights at the old palaces in Jaipur & Jodhpur were great. The Varanasi Hindustan was average but it grew on us. In Assam , Manas & Nameri we liked very much, particularly the staff at Bansbari Lodge.  All in all we enjoyed the experience of the elephant & jeep safaris.A wonderful & scenic part of the world.

People  here in Australia cannot quite grasp the fact that this is our fifth visit, but we have been  doing a good sell job for Incredible India. We know Marty & Jill share our thoughts as do Narelle & Murray from their previous visit.

Finally Jet Air provided a good service,mostly on time with good aircraft & staff. Singapore Airlines did their usual great service but Silkair were light on in service & space in small aircraft.

That’s about as brief a summary we can offer. Again thanks for your expertise & please pass on our congratulations as you see fit.

Kel, Edna, Jill and Martin

Dear Ram

My son & I returned from India last week after a very enjoyable 30 days of travel and exploration. This was in no small part the result of your excellent planning and advice. We were highly satisfied with all the travel arrangements through Yatra Exotics Tours. All the relevant documentation (i.e. accommodation vouchers) was available on our arrival in Bangalore and there were no problems with any of our bookings on arrival.

At each stage the pre-arranged drivers were waiting for us and they were punctual in getting us to each destination as set out in our itinerary. Driving on Indian roads is always a challenge and at times not for the faint-hearted, but we arrived safely each day. Our two drivers (for Karnantaka and Kerala) were also very good in ensuring that allocated guides were always available to explain the various temples and historical sites.

We would like to note that most of the properties that were stayed at were outstanding and would recommend them without hesitation:”

Kind regards

Robin and Kristopher

Hi Ram

I was very impressed with all aspects of our trip to India so much so that my husband and another couple are keen to share my experiences in a trip next year.

I would be interested in a similar itinerary with one or two changes. The tour company were excellent, the hotels were all exceptional and if possible I would like to have the same driver as we had.

At the present there would be four of us with the possibility of one other couple.

Regards Marion

Marion

Hello Ram,
Our trip that you provided was amazing.
I would be more than happy to recommend the same tour to all our friends!
There was not one thing that we could have been unhappy about.
Our driver, vehicle ,guides, and beautiful accommodation  was the best.
It was such an amazing adventure, thank you very much
Kind regards,
Judy Jones.

Judy

Hi Ram,

Thank you for your message.
Our tour and guides were all fantastic (other than a few infrequent guides who were very underwhelming and didn’t seem like they even wanted to be working).
Special mention to our driver, Jagge, who drove us around Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. He was truly an asset to our family and made our tour fun, enjoyable, safe and interesting. He was willing to engage in our conversation and questions about India and life in India on our long drives between the three cities which was wonderful. We honestly could not praise him more
Our tour was fantastic.

Amelaine

Dear Ram, Thank you for your welcome home.

Everything went according to the itinerary you provided us with. An excellent reception in Cochin with good guides in Kerala & an exceptional driver by the name of Praveen who provided us with safe journey & entertainment en route. Hotels were good & the service exceptional, Fragrant Nature in particular. Houseboat crews did a great job. Our visit to Kerala was very well received by us all.We had two birthdays to remember during this time (Edna’s was a little early) & the staff responded beautifully when birthday’s were mentioned.

Our start up in Sri Lanka was soured by the fact that the guide we were to have for the total time there spoke very poor English & apparently was not in good health & as a consequence we had to ask that he be replaced We had him for the tour of Colombo which quite frankly was a great waste of time. The copy of the itinerary he handed out had all the dates offset by one day which concerned us in that we thought our hotel stays may have been incorrect. Although we had pre-paid our entry into sites he asked for payment so that meant he was not conversant with the arrangements in place.After a number of phone calls ,Murray was able to secure a replacement guide who handled matters very well with a very good command of English. Pradib was on top of his job despite being called in from Colombo on the 2nd day of our visit. We retained the use of the original driver & he did a great job. We really appreciated his services. With the exception of the Colombo Ramada all the hotels were very well received. The former was not very welcoming & we would not recommend it.The Cinnamon chain were very good but Nisala Arana in Bentota capped the tour off beautifully.Jetwing Yala was a very interesting place with a wonderful outside dining area with excellent cuisine.

Vehicles were good & plenty of drinks available but given the distances/ traffic in Sri Lanka we were glad to get out of the bus.
In a nutshell, the family enjoyed a full on trip to Southern India & Sri Lanka.
Thanks again for your efforts from the the Boyd/Stillman families.

Mr. Boyd, and family