3 independent reviews for Ganges tour, Delhi to Calcutta

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review 9 May 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Apart from falling in a pond and creating a large hole in my knee (!), rowing down the Ganges in the moonlight, just before camping on the empty sandy banks, was something I could not have imagined. Following that a few days later with another boat trip and floating offerings away from the boat at Varanasi was also beautiful

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for it! Expect a well-organised, fascinating trip. A fair amount of travelling but it never felt too much.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes. We went places where there were few tourists and gave our custom to local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent, just what I needed - a fascinating holiday in which everything was taken care of.

review 28 Nov 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing slivers of daily life in rural India. The Himalayan panorama, the wildlife, the boating experience and great eating were memorable as well.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Relax and embrace the unexpected.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We certainly employed a number of people to help us on our way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

An experience I am very glad to have had. Not so much a holiday or vacation as a journey.

review 1 Dec 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Travelling down the Ganges on the boat and seeing Varanasi.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to be blown away.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very good indeed. Many fabulous moments.

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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