3 independent reviews for Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Reviews for Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

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review 1 Apr 2018

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

Ohh, too many to narrow it down to just one!! Getting up close and personal with the Tigers in Ranthambhore was pretty special, the Taj Mahal is absolutely stunning and staying at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai was amazing and a fabulous way to finish the trip.

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

Itís a huge country with an awful lot to see so plan the itinerary wisely - try not to get caught up doing too much. Itís a perfect excuse to plan a second trip!!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, tourism is an important contribution to all of the above and our trip would not have been as memorable without the input from the local people.

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

Absolutely fabulous, it was everything we hoped for and more - a real assault on the senses with many magical memories for us to recall and treasure.

review 12 Apr 2018

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

The Taj Mahal was a real highlight as also was the safari part of our trip. The culture was amazing particularly when passing through villages and for example in Old Delhi. I loved the architecture in the Amber Fort - one part in particular where the ceiling appeared to be studded with gems. One guide on our safari took some photos of a tiger for me. We had sat at a water hole for quite some time that afternoon and when the tiger eventually came out of the bushes to drink, we got some amazing shots including a video.

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

'Expect the unexpected' sums up the trip for me. For example our guide tore his trousers on a piece of metal sticking out from some packaging but managed to track down a tailor in one of the back streets of Old Delhi where he promptly removed his trousers for the tailor to repair using a very old treadle sewing machine similar the one I remember my mother having in the 50s. Then there was the driving, the farm vehicles laden with hay, women breaking up rocks to build a wall around Rathambore National Park, cows, pigs and dogs in the road etc etc.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It was obvious in some hotels that staff were local. For the most part they could not do enough for us. However there was one particular hotel where it was very difficult for me to get food that met my dietary requirements and this was disappointing. This was also the least well kept hotel. I didn't feel particularly encouraged to restrict towel usage for example.

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

A very good experience overall with the exception of our stay at the Mandawa Haveli - see above comments. The arrangements for transfers were very good and in most places we were met and given information about our stay, timings etc. Our driver was very helpful and remained very calm throughout. Guides were very knowledgeable and helpful giving us free time if appropriate.

review 27 Feb 2018

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

Seeing tigers in Ranthambore

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

Don't rush, take time to enjoy the sights / monuments visited

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Some aspects but not all

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

Excellent. We're already planning a trip back next year

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