Josef Lauinger, Brisbane, Australia!
We booked a 30 day trip of southern India with Classic Holidays India Pvt. Ltd., through the internet. The director Vikas Agarwal was very helpful. We booked a car, driver and escort, which was Mr Argawal. When we arrived at Chennai Airport he and driver were waiting for us.The trip was very well planned and organised. We booked an econmic trip with 3* hotels which were very good, once we had a bridal suite. It was quite hot, but with airconditioned car and hotelrooms it was OK. There was always plenty of drinkingwater in the car. We went down the eastcoast to the tip,then the highlands to Munar, tea growing, Ooty(coffee), Bandipur national park, unfortunatly we didn't see a tiger, you got to be lucky.We visited several heritage listed temples and finished in Goa, which is a popular tourist destination. The tour was very good and interesting and would recomend it to anyone. I am 76 and the wife 78 and the tour wasn't strenious. We congratulate Mr Aggarwal for the success.
Josef Lauinger, Brisbane, Australia!
Wir buchten eine 30 taegige Reise ins suedliche Indien mit Classic Holidays India Pvt. Ltd., im Internet. Der Direktor Vikas Agarwal war sehr behilflich. Wir buchten ein Auto, Fahrer und Reisefuehrer den herr Argarwl selber machte.Als wir in Chennai Flughafen ankamen wurden wir erwarted.Die Reise war sehr gut geplaned und organisiert.Wir buchten eine Economik Reise mit 3* Hotels, welche sehr gut waren.Einmal hatten wir sogar eine "Bridal Suite".Es war sehr heiss, aber mit dem Klimaanlagen im Auto und Hotels war es ertraeglich.Es war immer genuegend Drinkwasser im Auto.Wir fuhren an der Ostkueste entlang zur suedlichsten Spitze, dannins Hochland nach Munar,Teeplantagen,Ooty Kaffee, Bandipur Nationalpark, leider sahen wir keinen Tiger, man muss Glueck haben. Wir besuchten mehrere Temples die unter UNESCO Schutz stehen undlandeten in Goa, das ein beliebter Touristen Ziel ist. Die Reise war sehr gut und interressant und wir wuerden sie jederman empfehlen.
Ich bin 76 und meine Frau 78 und die tour war nicht anstrengend. Wir gratulieren Herrn Argawal fuer die erfolgreiche Reise.
Mr & Mrs Brad Armel, Lafayette, Louisiana USA
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for making my honeymoon the most exotic memories that my husband and I will share for the rest of our lives! When Brad proposed to me, I took over planning our wedding. But I wanted him to have some say in what we did for our honeymoon. I knew he had always wanted to go to India, so when he said he'd like to travel there for our honeymoon, I really didn't want to visit ancient sites or villages. I wanted an exotic honeymoon along a gorgeous beach that would ooze romance and create once-in-a-lifetime memories!
Brad was so thrilled when he came over one night and showed me the information he found on your web site about the trip to Kerala beaches. I couldn't believe it! I didn't know that India had such beautiful pristine beaches and crystal clear waters! So we booked the trip.
When we arrived in Kerala, we were overwhelmed by the beach, the palm trees, and the exotic scent of the flowers that filled the air! It was like paradise, untouched and hardly any tourists there crowding the beaches. And our room at the Kovalam Beach Hotel was world-class. Not only did we have a private suite but it came with full service which we hadn't expected.
We found plenty of "alone time", but we also had fun with all of the sports activities that was included as part of our package! We even found time to visit some of the local markets, taste some of the tastiest meals we've ever eaten, and enjoy some of the beautiful countryside of India.
We came home with lots of photos….but most of all, memories that we'll always cherish as we started our lives together as "Mr and Mrs". Thank you so much!!!
Dawn Hunt, Freehold, New Jersey USA
Ten years ago I started practicing yoga, and fell in love with it. Then I became a yoga instructor. After studying and teaching yoga for a while, I knew in my heart that I had to get to India some time to learn from the yogis. Not only would that help me grow, but I could bring back more knowledge and experience that I could share with my students.
I contacted Classic Holidays India Pvt. Ltd. when I discovered they offered tours that focused on yoga and meditation studies. They helped me select the perfect trip, and customized it for the group that included me and other yoga instructors who wanted to learn new techniques from the yogis like I did. Your team of experts selected the Yoga and Meditation Holiday to Rishkesh. From the minute we got off the plane in Delhi, we knew we were in for an exciting time. It was fun to have time to explore Delhi and stand (in awe!) at the Taj Mahal. (Now I have a photo of me with the Taj behind me….I don't have to dream of being there, I've BEEN there!) Then we got to see India's countryside as we took the Express Shatabdi train in Haridwar. Off we were swept to visit the yoga and meditation centers in the world-famous Rishikesh.
Until we boarded the train back to Delhi, we had almost six days of meditation and yoga, which was held at some of the oldest Ashrams in the world! We also had a chance to visit some of the local historical sites and temples, and take a few side tours.
I not only had new techniques to share with my students when I got home, but I was renewed mentally, physically, and most important, spiritually. Thank you Classic Holidays India!
Jean Bickett, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
I told my husband a long time ago that I wanted to visit India sometime in my life. And he remembered that so when I turned 50 he surprised me with a trip to India. He picked out the Triangle with Tigers tour because I am a big animal lover and he wanted me to not only enjoy the Indian countryside and sites, but knew I'd enjoy seeing some of its native wildlife.
I had never heard of the Golden Triangle, but it sure lived up to its name. We arrived in Delhi (our hotel was superb! Lushly furnished and it had full room service.) and settled in for a great dinner of local cuisine. The next day we had a chance to tour Delhi and visit some of the world's most famous sites! The next day we went to Agra where we visited the Taj Mahal. People were happy to explain the history of the site. No wonder it's one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The most exciting part of our trip though was arriving at Ranthambore. That's where the Indian tigers live at the Wildlife National Park. We had a chance to travel through the jungle with a naturalist who helped us find the tigers hidden in the jungle. What gorgeous animals they are! We probably shot off over 100 photographs to take home and share with family and friends.
It was nice to visit Jaipur - the "Pink City" - and stay overnight in our comfortable hotel. We had the chance to tour Jaipur before heading back to Delhi. Everyone we met along our journey was so helpful, and friendly. I left home with a new look at India and the people who live there. Thank you for helping us arrange a very fun trip! We felt safe and welcomed the entire time thanks to our driver, tour director and everyone we met at hotels and sites we visited.
Steve Corliss, Salt Lake City, Utah USA
I'm a hiking and mountain climbing nut - or that's what my friends tell me. So when my buddy called and said he wanted to go hiking in India I thought he was nuts. Isn't India just the Taj Mahal, jungles and beautiful women in saris? Boy, was I wrong.
He emailed me a link to the trip to Himachal - Switzerland and it didn't take me long to call him and say "book our trip!" He booked the Himachal Pradesh trip that was 10 nights and 11 days of exploring the "Switzerland of India". It really looked like Switzerland! Snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas with clear mountain lakes. Like I said, I'm an accomplished hiker and mountain climber so when our tour guide gave us very specific information about the climate, altitude, what to bring and wear, etc I knew we would be in good hands. It wouldn't just be a "tourist trip".
We really had a great time, and I'll give it "two thumbs up" not only for the fantastic sights and exciting mountain climbing, but mostly for the quality of service and the helpful expertise of our tour guides and your staff. Wow! I'll be back for sure to climb those mountains again. Count me in!
The Barnett Family, Chicago, Illinois USA
Thank you Classic Holidays India for your fabulous service, and help in arranging a memorable trip to India for my family. I wanted to take my kids someplace different where they could learn some history, see a different part of the world, and have fun too. We didn't have a long time for a trip, so your representative recommended the Golden Triangle Tour because it would be 6 days long, and let us see some of India's ancient monuments and colonial and modern cultural sites.
What made our arrival so fun was we were not only greeted at the airport, but we had a welcome party too! How fun for our kids that had never traveled overseas before. Then off to our hotel and our first stop was Delhi. We were amazed at the beautiful ancient and modern architectures. We didn't realize we would see so many people even though the city is large. The next day we enjoyed a drive through the countryside to Agra. When we saw the Taj Mahal it was better than looking at the picture in a magazine. We had time the next day to visit more of Agra's ancient sites before driving to Jaipur. If you didn't know about Jaipur, be ready for a sea of pink (buildings). Wow! In every city, our hotels were comfortable and anything we asked for or about, someone was always happy to help us.
We had a fun time. It was relaxing. And we always felt safe and welcomed. The people are so friendly, and since we have a Texas accent, we got a lot of questions about cowboys and horses! We couldn't have arranged or planned such a fun and memorable trip on our own. We'll use Classic Holidays India again for our next family trip.
Tom and Regina Maher, Columbus, Ohio USA
I can't thank Classic Holidays India enough. My gosh, when my husband found your trip on the Deccan Odyssey, we knew we had to "jump on board".
We LOVE traveling by train, so to actually get to see India while riding on the Deccan Odyssey for eight days…well that was just magnificent. We've been in train stations around the world, but Victoria Terminal in Mumbai was just filled with scents, sounds and colors that you wouldn't see in New York City. It felt like a fantasy! And then we boarded the Deccan Odyssey that rivaled many trains we've had the pleasure of traveling on.
How many places around the world can you ride a comfortable train….see the countryside…and along the way visit ancient forts, palaces and even caves that date back over 2000 years?! Not too many places! Now that we've seen some of central India's places, we want to go back. I think we'll still make sure we ride a train somewhere along the trip, but we've discovered a world of friendly, lovely people who I know welcome us back with open arms.
Thank you sooooo much Classic Holidays India! Can't wait to call you next year to plan our next adventure in your beautiful, beautiful country.