6 independent reviews for Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Reviews for Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

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review 2 Mar 2019

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

Seeing Taj Mahal and wild tigers. Loved Delhi old town rickshaw tour.

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

Finish visiting monuments with the Taj anything after that is an anti climax.

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

Hopefully our trip boosts the local economy and provides employment.

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

Excellent. The only negative was two of our tour guides gave us a hard sell about having an extra visit, clearly a shopping opportunity then their enthusiasm dropped when we refused. Don't know what kick back they get but I bet the tip I had planned to give one particularly good guide would have exceeded it. Our driver Prakeesh (my spelling) was superb throughout.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Paul We are so glad you had a great time and are grateful for the five star review. Seeing Tigers will have been exciting no doubt and perhaps you have a point how can you top other monuments as much the Taj Mahal. We are really careful to instruct all drivers and guides not to take any of our clients and this seems like its the first time its happened in nearly year so please accept my apology that this ever got mentioned. Please do note that with immediate effect we will be taking this very seriously and will strenuously make its a point that this does not get repeated with our guests. Hope to take you to India again in the future Regards Sanjay

review 18 Feb 2019

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

The whole trip was superb, there was not one thing I did not enjoy. If I must choose a highlight it would be seeing the Tigers at Ranthambore. However, just being in India was a wonderful experience in and off itself.

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

Just go with it and keep your eyes and ears open.

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

I would like to think we benefited the people we came into contact with, we tried very hard to understand the Indian perception and why things are done the way they are. However, I am not sure it is possible to reduce our environmental impact or actively support conservation, when you travel on a jet from Hong Kong and use scarce resources like we did when we were in India.

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

Superb, we would like to return to India.

review 28 Oct 2018

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

Seeing the Taj Mahal at sunrise, also seeing tigers on four out of five safaris, unbelievable experience.

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

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

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

Amazing holiday with many fantastic memories

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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