2 independent reviews for Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey

Reviews for Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey

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review 6 Dec 2013

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

The Golden Temple in Amritsar was the highlight, and the sounds, sightsand smells on the Ghats in Varanassi were unforgettable

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

Be frugal with your packing, laundry is cheap and quick. Alternatively replace old clothes with new on your journey. Make sure you have an antibiotic for treating tummy upsets. Drink plenty of water

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

We used local transport and food outlets where possible

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

A very interesting insight into the Indian way of life on many levels and made enjoyable by the mix of people in the group.

review 16 Apr 2009

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

The Golden Temple at Amritsar, nothing could have prepared us for this wonderful sight, pure white and gold!! The feeding of the masses was like a well oiled machine, unbelievable. The Taj Mahal and the Ghats at Varanasi were close runners up.

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

Travel light, you don't need loads of clothes as washing can be done cheaply at the two night stays. Cotton is best. Take clorodine or pro biotics. Drink only water from known sources. Give a kitty to your guide to dispense tips etc. This is a fairer way of ensuring equal distribution of tips and stops quarrels among staff. Your guide knows best.

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

Europeans and other tourists do contribute as they provide employment in restaurants, hotels, sites of interest, taxi drivers, porters etc. I don't feel we adversely impacted on the environment. I would definitely recommend this holiday to like minded people

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

Excellent.

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