Jonathan Kenyon review 25 Sep 2008
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Seeing was believing when it came to the Taj Mahal, not many places live up to be better than you anticipate as this place did. My wife and I have done some travelling, but this has to be the most impressive building we have ever witnessed. The Taj Mahal was almost worth the tour fee alone.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Do not be put off by such a cheap price for the package, if we had paid treble we still would have been getting value for money! Don't be put off by such high attention from the local people, humour it where necessary, and be very careful with who you trust. That does not go to say do not talk to anybody, but with many people seeing an opportunity to make a quick buck from a relatively wealthy tourist, there is often a trick or twist up people's sleeves.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
We had ample opportunities to visit local markets and purchase from the man on the street.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
A most enjoyable experience, the accommodation at times would not have been out of place on a luxury tour. The contrasting people and sights of India really do make this a unique experience. Even if you are a seasoned traveller, this tour will provide you with experiences that are very different from previous ones. Having such a cool, respected and knowledgeable guide in 'K.V.' benefited the tour immensely.