Kimkim Trip Reviews for India

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Read 104 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip to India on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

Amazing Golden Triangle Trip!
India | Feb 10 - Feb 18, 2024

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Jesse S.
Coney Island, NY | Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024
Bespoke India Holidays and specifically Jay were great to work with. During the planning process they had great communication both via email and phone to discuss our trip and achieve our budget. All tour guides and experiences were great, especially the food tour, night tour, and bike tour in Jaipur. The hotels they selected were amazing especially the SUJÁN Sher Bagh in Ranthambhore. When there was a mishap with one of the tour companies (out of their control) they more than made up for it... Read more

Bespoke India Holidays and specifically Jay were great to work with. During the planning process they had great communication both via email and phone to discuss our trip and achieve our budget. All tour guides and experiences were great, especially the food tour, night tour, and bike tour in Jaipur. The hotels they selected were amazing especially the SUJÁN Sher Bagh in Ranthambhore. When there was a mishap with one of the tour companies (out of their control) they more than made up for it by offering two private tours (vs. shared). One of the best parts of our trip was Mr. Kumar who took us around India for our 10 days. They also arrange people at each hotel and airport to help make the check in process seamless.

Two notes of improvement. The Samode Haveli, while gorgeous, felt a little dated and you are awoken each morning at 5:30am by prayers. Also there are swarms of little bugs by the pool making it unenjoyable. To be clear, this wasn’t their initial selection however based on the photos we choose this hotel over the Marriott. The other thing is I wish they were clearer with was the start/end times of the tours as that would make any activities you want to plan on our own (massages, dinner reservations), easier to plan from the beginning.

Overall it was an amazing trip thanks to Bespoke India Holidays and I highly recommend them!

Hotel Reviews
Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
Agra
Samode Haveli
Jaipur
SUJÁN Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore
Activity Reviews
Jaipur Food and Market Tour
Jaipur Food and Market Tour
Jaipur
Cycle tour in Jaipur
Jaipur
Walking Tour – Temples & Havelis of Old Jaipur
Jaipur
Local specialist: Jay Kajaria

A Second Wonderful Trip of India Through Bespoke India Holidays
India | Jan 21 - Feb 1, 2024

Michael
Michael C.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Feb 18, 2024
This was the second trip that I worked with Jay Kajaria with Bespoke India Holidays to plan. The first trip was to Delhi and various areas around Rajasthan. It went so well and I was so pleased that I booked a trip to North Eastern India. And this was also a remarkable trip. Simply tell Bespoke what you are interested in and where you would like to go and they will take it from there. You are assisted every step of the way, from being picked up from the airport and later being dropped at... Read more

This was the second trip that I worked with Jay Kajaria with Bespoke India Holidays to plan. The first trip was to Delhi and various areas around Rajasthan. It went so well and I was so pleased that I booked a trip to North Eastern India. And this was also a remarkable trip. Simply tell Bespoke what you are interested in and where you would like to go and they will take it from there. You are assisted every step of the way, from being picked up from the airport and later being dropped at the airport and being assisted in checking in for your flight from India.

Many of the famous tourist areas of India were covered by the first trip and now I wanted something different -- and this is Northeastern India. It is a land of unusual tribes, different topography and different animals. Make sure you go to Kaziranga National Park -- and also take the elephant safari in the morning.

Also impressive were the lodgings in which I was booked and my guide and driver were top notch.

I am so pleased with this trip (and the prior one) that I am already looking talking about and looking forward to working with Jay on a third trip.

Thank you Bespoke India Holidays (and Jay and my guide "Dee-poo" and driver "Harem."

Local specialist: Jay Kajaria

Our trip to Kerala was wonderful.
India | Jan 29 - Feb 11, 2024

Karen
Karen L.
Rockville, MD | Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024
We used Active India to organize our trip to Kerala. The trip was wonderful. Ravi did a great job planning the trip to cover all the highlights of the area. Our driver, Pramod, was excellent. His expertise of the country and driving skills made the trip stress free. He coordinated all the guides at each location and made sure we met them at the appointed place and was always waiting for us when we were done. The car was roomy, comfortable and always clean. The accommodations' were... Read more

We used Active India to organize our trip to Kerala. The trip was wonderful. Ravi did a great job planning the trip to cover all the highlights of the area. Our driver, Pramod, was excellent. His expertise of the country and driving skills made the trip stress free. He coordinated all the guides at each location and made sure we met them at the appointed place and was always waiting for us when we were done. The car was roomy, comfortable and always clean. The accommodations' were top notch. Each destination had something special and unique to offer. In addition, Pramod offered additional suggestions of things to do in our "spare" time. We would highly recommend Active India.

Hotel Reviews
Fragrant Nature Kochi
Kochi

Beautiful hotel in a good location.

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Philipkutty's Farm

This was a wonderful unique experience.

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Feb 13, 2024

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for taking out time and sharing trip reviews of your recent tour. we are happy to hear that you had a nice and enjoyable time while traveling with us in the southern part of India - Kerala.
We look forward to welcoming you for another unforgettable journey in India,
Best Regards,

Ravi

Best Regards
Ravi

ACTIVE INDIA helped us plan the trip of a lifetime
India | Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2024

John
John G.
Los Angeles, CA | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2024
My friends invited us to their wedding in New Delhi this past holiday season. We were overjoyed to go, so we began the planning process. We decided that after the wedding, we wanted to travel around India to see some of what it had to offer. A good friend mentioned a site called KimKim.com, which is a fantastic aggregator for vetted travel agencies. We were presented with ACTIVE INDIA. We were quickly introduced to Ravi. We were impressed with his constant professionalism, flexibility, and... Read more

My friends invited us to their wedding in New Delhi this past holiday season. We were overjoyed to go, so we began the planning process. We decided that after the wedding, we wanted to travel around India to see some of what it had to offer. A good friend mentioned a site called KimKim.com, which is a fantastic aggregator for vetted travel agencies. We were presented with ACTIVE INDIA. We were quickly introduced to Ravi. We were impressed with his constant professionalism, flexibility, and attentiveness. We changed our plans a few times due to changing circumstances and some indecisiveness, and everything was always handled graciously.

When we got to India, we attended the wedding, which was incredible! After the wedding, our adventure began with the help of Active India. We traveled from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur, then from Jaipur to Agra, and then back to New Delhi. Below is a partial list of everything we loved about our trip.

- The tour GUIDES were terrific! At each stop, we had tour guides who were extremely knowledgeable, courteous, and kind. They took pictures of us anytime we asked. We even became friends with one of them. (Some pictures above are with our guides.)

- The DESTINATIONS were well curated. We felt like we saw the best attractions in each city. India is so rich, so clearly, we couldn't see everything, but we didn't feel like we missed out on anything either.

- Our DRIVER was superb. Driving in India is daunting, and Mahesh was always professional, on time, safe, and caring. We liked him and were sad when we had to say goodbye. (He is also pictured above.)

- The HOTELS that were curated all had a unique flare to them and were consistently well run, safe, comfortable, and clean.

- There is MUCH more to list, but you get the idea. We highly recommend ACTIVE INDIA to anyone looking to adventure and experience India. They went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience and were warm and wonderful every step of the way.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Feb 06, 2024
Dear John and Marissa,
Thank you so much for taking out time to share your detailed reviews about your recent holiday trip to India! We are delighted to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you both enjoyed every moment of your holiday.
We are pleased to hear that you have found our guides, drivers, and operational team very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The hospitality of our people is something we greatly value, and it's great that you had such a positive... Read more

Dear John and Marissa,
Thank you so much for taking out time to share your detailed reviews about your recent holiday trip to India! We are delighted to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you both enjoyed every moment of your holiday.

We are pleased to hear that you have found our guides, drivers, and operational team very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. The hospitality of our people is something we greatly value, and it's great that you had such a positive experience. And, of course, Indian food and delicacies are unparalleled, and we're pleased that you enjoyed them.

On behalf of our entire Active India team, we want to thank you for choosing us to organize your trip. We truly appreciate your kind words and appreciation.

We hope you can visit India again in the future and explore even more of what our country has to offer. If you decide to do so, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again.

Thank you for trusting us with your vacation!

Warm regards,

Ravi Tickoo & Team Active India

Whirlwind northern India adventure
India | Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2024

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Nigel K.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 28, 2024
We requested a whirlwind adventure, we only had a couple of days but Jay, of Bespoke India Holidays, managed to pack into those few days all we asked for and more. A day in Agra with tour guide Yogesh covered the important sites and was very informative and entertaining; the playboy emperor, the lovestruck emperor, the evil son and so much more. The following day Yogesh provided the low down on India's second capitol - Fathpur Sikri before he headed back to Agra and our driver - Raj, took... Read more

We requested a whirlwind adventure, we only had a couple of days but Jay, of Bespoke India Holidays, managed to pack into those few days all we asked for and more. A day in Agra with tour guide Yogesh covered the important sites and was very informative and entertaining; the playboy emperor, the lovestruck emperor, the evil son and so much more. The following day Yogesh provided the low down on India's second capitol - Fathpur Sikri before he headed back to Agra and our driver - Raj, took us on to our next destination - Ranthambhore. A lot of driving over the five days but Raj was very good, considerate to our westernanity, one of us secure enough to actually sleep whilst he drove; the car was immaculately clean, comfortable and water and sweets were provided. Accommodation in Ranthambhore was six-star, two safaris into the national park resulted in two tiger sightings - luck I know but wow.

Hotel Reviews
Aamaghati Wildlife Resort, Ranthambore
Ranthambore

Green, spacious, clean, open, fresh, a little oasis in the hustle and bustle of Indian life. Location; Out of town so quiet but it meant that if you wanted to visit the village you had to book a ride or take a long walk. Authenticity & Character; This is a resort 'authenticity' is not relevant. And nor really is 'character'. Aamaghati Wildlife Resort is a resort and compares above western resorts that I have stayed at. The presence of local musicians to welcome guests and provide background to High Tea added character to the experience. Staff; There were sufficient staff that assistance was always available if required. The staff were, almost, overly keen to be of help, all those we encountered were respectful, well mannered and well presented, all spoke good english. Cleanliness and Comfort; The grounds were spotless, the public areas were spotless, the rooms were spotless. The room we had (T4) was huge and well laid out.

Authenticity & Character
Nothing can improve authenticity, Aamaghati is a resort, it is a very good resort but resorts are not 'authentic' Indian accommodation.
Location
Nothing could be improved as you can't exactly pick the resort up and drop it off closer to the town. We were only there for a day and only for the safari, the location was perfect for our requirements. If we'd been there longer then the isolation from the village may have been a point of concern. I do not know (I did not notice) if you offer a taxi service between resort and village which would overcome the isolation.
Staff
All of the staff we encountered were very helpful to the point of bordering on being too helpful.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Spotless inside and out
Clark Shiraz
Agra

We were in town for a day of sightseeing, we had a driver who dropped us off and picked us up. The hotel was clean, the room was clean, spacious and comfortable. The restaurant that we used had a great range of great tasting foods available.

Authenticity & Character
This was a hotel, it was an authentic hotel but not authentic Indian accommodation. The hotel had an abundance of services and facilities.
Location
We were there for a day and had a driver who picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel so location was not an issue. Had we no driver and had we been there for more than just a day's sightseeing the distance to the centre of Agra may have been a concern.
Staff
All very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room, the public areas and the grounds were all very clean.
Activity Reviews
Agra - Sightseeing and Mughal Heritage Walk
Agra - Sightseeing and Mughal Heritage Walk
Agra

Agra Fort was an impressive structure and, courtesy of our guide, had an interesting, colourful and rich history. The size and scope of the buildings was hard for our 20th century minds to fully grasp. Taj Mahal. What can you say, even in the fog the building had a presence that you could literally feel. The detail work of the decorations, the design of the structure rivals any christian structure I have seen. Mughal Heritage Walk was probably a bit too much for our western sensibilities, it was certainly a bit of an eye opener to us to see village life up that close and personal. To be honest, we were a bit uncomfortable - rich westerners walking around a place where there was not that wealth.

Quality of Experience
It goes without saying, a visit to the Taj Mahal is Amazing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Our driver for the whole tour - Raj, was great, a good driver (he didn't hit anyone) and very considerate. Our guide - Yogesh, was awesome, knowledgeable, entertaining, perceptive.
Transport
We had a private car with driver, the driver was good and the car was comfortable and clean.
Agra - Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri  (296 km- 5 to 6 hours by car)
Agra - Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri (296 km- 5 to 6 hours by car)
India

It's a long drive, the break at Fatehpur Sikri made it a little more bearable. The break at the level crossing did not - we had a twenty minute delay getting out of Agra while we waited for a train. Fatehpur Sikri is an interesting site and well worth the detour if you are in the area. The architecture is typical and impressive, the story behind is interesting and to link the structure to the story is great. A drive is a drive is a drive, there were sufficient interesting sights along the way to keep the mind from boredom.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Again, Yogesh was informative, knowledgeable and entertaining. Raj was a very good driver.
Transport
Raj drove a very comfortable car that was immaculately clean.
Morning and Afternoon Safaris in Ranthambore National Park
Morning and Afternoon Safaris in Ranthambore National Park
Ranthambore

We were lucky, two trips into the park - morning and afternoon, two tiger sightings. If we hadn't seen a tiger the rating would be a bit less but still up there. There were other things to see and the park itself was scenic.

Quality of Experience
We saw tigers, what more can you say
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We were told a 6:30-7:00am pickup, the driver arrived at 7:30am. The driver we had didn't highlight or really point out the other animals we encountered and he certainly didn't give us the opportunity to photograph any of them, he seemed to be single mindedly intent on spotting a tiger, and to his credit he found us one. A close up and personal sighting, one that no other group got to see. We were told a 1:30-2:00pm pickup, the driver turned up after 2:30pm. This driver was a bit more informative about the other animals sighted and was also a bit more sensitive to our being tourists and interested in more than just the animals. And he got us a tiger.
Transport
We had jeep tours, two two-and-a-half person benches across the back of an open jeep. Comfortable for two (afternoon), bit tight for three (morning) persons. The roads in the park are, as you'd expect, rough.
Local specialist: Jay Kajaria

Room for improvement...
India | Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2023

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Sarah Leah W.
Charleston, SC | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2024
Some comments on the trip to India planned by KimKim: - overall, a very mid-level plain vanilla touristic itinerary
- guide (who was very nice and friendly) was not knowledgeable and added no real insight or value to our destinations
- itinerary was over-crammed, included nothing but visits to most prominent tourist sites of historic monuments.
- no culture, art, connection to local life
- forced stops on selected tourist shops where we felt like we were held hostage and exploited
- several...
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Some comments on the trip to India planned by KimKim:

- overall, a very mid-level plain vanilla touristic itinerary
- guide (who was very nice and friendly) was not knowledgeable and added no real insight or value to our destinations
- itinerary was over-crammed, included nothing but visits to most prominent tourist sites of historic monuments.
- no culture, art, connection to local life
- forced stops on selected tourist shops where we felt like we were held hostage and exploited
- several of the hotels were sub-par. these may have been the only options available, but full disclosure and explanation would have helped us lower our expectations of promised "5-star hotels". several did not meet international standards for five star hotels.

Hotel Reviews
Shiv Niwas Palace

So many excellent options in Udaipur but this is not one of them. Avoid. This hotel is not as advertised "five-star". Rooms are extremely dated, dark, cramped; bathrooms in poor condition. No pool.

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Difficult to access
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Refresh and rehabilitate rooms and facilities, especially bathrooms. Hard pillows on uncomfortable beds. Rooms appear untouched for 50 years.
RAAS JODHPUR
Jodhpur
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful old space brought up to date with modern amenities and decor
Location
Great views straight from the hotel
Staff
Excellent service
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beautiful rooms, furnishings, space
Suba International

This is a terrible hotel and not even particularly convenient to the airport. So many excellent and affordable five-star hotels right at the airport.

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JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.

Excellent hotel in an excellent location. The executive lounge is worth paying extra for. Fantastic.

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Palais de Mahe - CGH Earth
Pondicherry

Beautiful boutique hotel right in heart of French Quarter. Beautiful accommodations, wonderful pool area, great staff.

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The Oberoi, Mumbai

Fantastic rooms but a very dated design and construction. Great bar overseeing the water. Nice pool area. Probably not the nicest hotel in Mumbai, but a respite nonetheless.

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 20, 2024
Dear Sarah,
Many thanks for sharing your thoughts about the recent group tour you were traveling with. While
I understand your point of concern particularly about hotels and itinerary, however, I hope you agree with me since the itinerary being tailored was discussed with all participants and trip leader several times. Many changes have been made specifically as per the recommendation of the group members.
The hotels used were best in class as per Indian standards, however, I do agree one...
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Dear Sarah,
Many thanks for sharing your thoughts about the recent group tour you were traveling with. While
I understand your point of concern particularly about hotels and itinerary, however, I hope you agree with me since the itinerary being tailored was discussed with all participants and trip leader several times. Many changes have been made specifically as per the recommendation of the group members.
The hotels used were best in class as per Indian standards, however, I do agree one of the heritage hotel needed some refurbishing.

We had also offered an upgrade of hotels at the time of planning and finalizing the itinerary.

The escort guide who was with the group has an experience of more than 20 years in the field. Before assigning him, the call was arranged with the Group leader and a couple of other participants and was assigned only after receiving approval from the group leader.

I must thank you for allowing us a chance to organize your tour and are sorry if some services have not matched your expectations. However, I do hope you will give us another chance to organize your next holiday to India and assure you of our best services and attention to every detail.

Warm regards,

Ravi

2-weeks in India with an injury
India | Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2024

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Sarah B.
Malaysia | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2024
Ravi, Aditiya and his team made our 2-weeks in India fantastic. After my husband was injured a few weeks before our trip, Ravi helped to accommodate us with a wheelchair and reassured us the trip was still possible. Thanks to our great guides and expert drivers, we still did almost all of our original itinerary. Communication was great in planning and while in the country. We visited 6 different cities and every staff, guide, and driver were great. Particularly, our driver Sachen in Delhi,... Read more

Ravi, Aditiya and his team made our 2-weeks in India fantastic. After my husband was injured a few weeks before our trip, Ravi helped to accommodate us with a wheelchair and reassured us the trip was still possible. Thanks to our great guides and expert drivers, we still did almost all of our original itinerary. Communication was great in planning and while in the country. We visited 6 different cities and every staff, guide, and driver were great. Particularly, our driver Sachen in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur was fantastic and a joy to spend our vacation with. Everything felt very organized except for some hiccups in Mumbai at the end of our trip, which seemed to lack some communication and foresight. All the hotels were very nice. We especially loved Udaipur and the beautiful location of the hotel right on the lake.

Hotel Reviews
Marine Plaza
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Courtyard By Marriott
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Hotel Amet Haveli

Gorgeous location and rooms. Was a dream eating meals at dawn and dusk outside. Walls in the room were a bit thin so could hear lots of outside noise.

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Beautiful location right on the lake, but a bit inconvenient as cars cannot access the hotel so must transfer to tuk-tuk.
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The Suryaa
Delhi

Somewhat outdated and the rooms, hallways, etc were a bit roughed up with scratches and chips. Great breakfast.

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Radisson Jaipur City Center
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Very clean, but very strong perfume scent in our room which would not dissipait
Ramada Varanasi
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Authenticity & Character
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Set back from the bustle of the street, so very peaceful
Staff
Restaurant staff was very nice
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Evening Aarti (Prayer Ceremony) in Varanasi
Evening Aarti (Prayer Ceremony) in Varanasi
Varanasi

Very memorable and wonderful to experience the spiritual nature of Varanasi. Our guide Mohan took us to chairs on a balcony overlooking the ceremony which was much more comfortable, especially to be away from the crowd.

Sunrise River Trip Over Ganges and walk along the historical Ghats of Varanasi
Sunrise River Trip Over Ganges and walk along the historical Ghats of Varanasi
Varanasi

So unique and a great way to experience the traditions

Taj Mahal Sunrise Visit
Taj Mahal Sunrise Visit
Agra

Went mid-morning as the guide Povin advised there would be a lot of fog during sunrise. So glad we went later just as the fog broke so we could marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal in all its grandeur. Lots of crowds, but our Povin did a great job of navigating around them and taking great pictures still.

Jaipur Sightseeing  Tour
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour
Jaipur

Amber Fort and Palace were so beautiful. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was amazing to walk around and see the grandeur that still exists and imagine what was. Jantar Mantar (the astrology instruments) was very unique and fascinating. Our guide Ahjay did a nice job explaining all the instruments.

Guided Half Day Tour of Mumbai
Guided Half Day Tour of Mumbai
Mumbai

We really enjoyed our tour with Shilpa. She had great insights about the interesting architecture of Mumbai, and we learned a lot about Gandhi and Indian history. She also took us for a food tour which was a big highlight of our trip to try different dishes at the spots locals enjoy.

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 20, 2024
Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for taking out time and sharing your experience while traveling with us in India! We are pleased to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that both you & Kyle have enjoyed every moment of the India Holiday tour despite Kyel's Injury.
We truly appreciate your kind words and appreciation. I must also thank you for your very positive and humble attitude which made it easy for me and my team. On behalf of the entire Active India team, I thank... Read more

Dear Sarah,
Thank you so much for taking out time and sharing your experience while traveling with us in India! We are pleased to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that both you & Kyle have enjoyed every moment of the India Holiday tour despite Kyel's Injury.

We truly appreciate your kind words and appreciation. I must also thank you for your very positive and humble attitude which made it easy for me and my team.

On behalf of the entire Active India team, I thank you for trusting us to organize your holiday tour in India.

We hope you can visit India again in the future and explore even more of what our country has to offer. If you decide to do so, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again.

Warm regards,

Ravi

Great trip to Kerala
India | Dec 28 - Jan 5, 2024

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Michael F.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2024

Mostly great
Couple of the hotels were a little short of what we wanted but given I chose them , then no fault of agent
Everything was smooth
Transport was good and the two main drivers we used very courteous and safe and reliable
Communication with agent via WhatsApp was also very good although difficult when away from
WiFi

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 20, 2024

Dear Michael,
Many thanks for taking out time and review your recent tour to South of India. I am pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the trip and are happy with our services.

I look forward to welcoming you again to explore another part of India,

Warm Regards,

Ravi

Amazing custom trip to Rajasthan
India | Dec 21 - Jan 5, 2024

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Reka V.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2024
We, a family of 4, had an amazing experiences with Kimkim/Active India.
Ravi was our specialist. He amazingly organized a custom trip for us to see the highlights of Rajasthan.
I can't believe how well organized the trip was, not a qlitsch. We really had a VIP experience, that we never experienced before.
Ravi listened to what we wanted and was very quick in putting the trip together.
Airport rep met us at the airport in the middle of the night when we arrived. The driver, Josie was...
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We, a family of 4, had an amazing experiences with Kimkim/Active India.
Ravi was our specialist. He amazingly organized a custom trip for us to see the highlights of Rajasthan.
I can't believe how well organized the trip was, not a qlitsch. We really had a VIP experience, that we never experienced before.
Ravi listened to what we wanted and was very quick in putting the trip together.
Airport rep met us at the airport in the middle of the night when we arrived. The driver, Josie was very nice and drove well, and had good recomandations. Guides were very punctual and knowledgeable and made the whole trip flow great. I would recommend to my friends and family to travel with Active India because it's just a much much better experience than trying to do it on your on, or with a company less experienced. The hotel selection and activities were great, too. Thank you Active India

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Udman Ferns N Petals
New Delhi, Delhi

Good hotel, great breakfast!

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Grand Mercure Agra
Agra

Very very nice A+

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Ramada By Wyndham
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Vivaana Culture Hotel

Very very nice A+ So cool to sleep in an old Haveli! Awesome courtyard and dinner experience!

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Karohi Haveli

Nice room and very nice rooftop with amazing view!

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Gaj Kesri
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Ranbanka Palace
Jodhpur

Very nice courtyard, pool!

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Clarks Exotica Resorts and Camps
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The Gulaal
Jaisalmer

Very nice rooftop with amazing view!

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 20, 2024
Dear Reka,
Thank you so much for taking out time and share your thoughts about your recent trip to India! We are pleased to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you & your family enjoyed every moment of the India Holiday tour. We truly appreciate your kind words and appreciation.
On behalf of the entire Active India team, I thank you for trusting us to organize your family holiday tour in India. We hope you can visit India again in the future and explore even more of... Read more

Dear Reka,
Thank you so much for taking out time and share your thoughts about your recent trip to India! We are pleased to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you & your family enjoyed every moment of the India Holiday tour. We truly appreciate your kind words and appreciation.

On behalf of the entire Active India team, I thank you for trusting us to organize your family holiday tour in India.

We hope you can visit India again in the future and explore even more of what our country has to offer. If you decide to do so, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again.

Warm regards,

Ravi

Look no further
India | Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2024

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Tejas D.
Ann Arbor, MI | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2024

This is the best company to use when planning a trip for India. From planning to execution. Very easy to text Ravi, Priya, and Aditya with quick response time before and during trip. They provided an excellent driver Sukhjinder, who was always on time and showed up magically when done with our tour stop.
The tour guides provided Gary Julka (for Agra) and Lovjeet (for Jaipur) were amazing for families of all ages. I will definitely use them again when planning another trip to India and will refer to all my friends.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 05, 2024

Dear Tejas,
Thank you so much for taking out time and sharing your experience with us during your recent family holiday tour to India. We are very happy to hear that you and your family have enjoyed the holiday and we have been able to meet all your expectations. Your feedback and trip reviews are of paramount importance to us. Thanks for your kind words and appreciation.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family on another Indian holiday in times to come,

Warm Regards,

Ravi & Team Active India

Kim Kim/Active India Holidays lead by Ravi Ti...
India | Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2023

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Paul C.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2024

Kim Kim/Active India Holidays lead by Ravi Tickoo put together a great 10-day trip in the Golden Triangle Area of India for my family of 6. The trip was a big success. We had representatives meet from Active India meet us after each flight and always felt cared for and supported on the trip. Our hotels were top notch and our guides were friendly, knowledgeable. This trip would not have happened without them!

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 02, 2024

Dear Paul,
Thank you so much for taking out time and sharing reviews about your recent trip to India! We are pleased to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you & your family enjoyed every moment of your journey. We truly appreciate your kind words.

On behalf of the entire Active India team, we thank you for trusting and choosing us to organize your family holiday tour in India.

We look forward to welcoming you again in India.

Warm regards,
Ravi

Excellent service by Ravi / Active India
India | Dec 16 - Dec 31, 2023

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Milind G.
Menlo Park, CA | Reviewed on Jan 01, 2024
We had a large group with diverse interests. Ravi did an amazing job all through the planning and execution process. He was very patient during the planning phase offering many options. He then worked to fine tune the itinerary and respond to many change requests. During the trip itself he was always connected with us to ensure everything was going smoothly. Ravi was not only a trip planner, but a partner during the entire process. I recommend him without reservations. Read more

We had a large group with diverse interests. Ravi did an amazing job all through the planning and execution process. He was very patient during the planning phase offering many options. He then worked to fine tune the itinerary and respond to many change requests. During the trip itself he was always connected with us to ensure everything was going smoothly.

Ravi was not only a trip planner, but a partner during the entire process. I recommend him without reservations.

Hotel Reviews
The Oberoi, Mumbai
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Shiv Niwas Palace

Excellent location and service - but extremely old and dated room facilities. Bathroom fixtures were also at least 20+ years old. Given the opportunity - the management should spend the money to upgrade the rooms and bathrooms.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Welcomhotel by ITC Hotels, Kences Palm Beach

This hotel has huge potential given its location and the amazing beach. But they need to spend some money to upgrade their rooms and bathrooms. Also - there were a lot of mosquitoes in the room.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Palais de Mahe - CGH Earth
Pondicherry

Everything about this hotel was amazing. Compared to the 10 hotels on our itinerary, it was the best place we stayed at.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
RAAS JODHPUR
Jodhpur
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa
Jaisalmer

Hotel was good, but not great.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Suba International

Given it is a budget oriented hotel for local travelers, it is a great hotel.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Svatma
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Heritage Madurai

Huge potential, they need to spend some money to upgrade their facilities.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar.
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Jodhpur

The Mehrangarh Fort is an exceptional experience.

Quality of Experience
Transport
 Walking Tour of Pondicherry
Walking Tour of Pondicherry
Pondicherry

Puducherry is an amazing little town

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit to Brihadeeshwara Temple, an architectural masterpiece and Thanjavur Palace
Visit to Brihadeeshwara Temple, an architectural masterpiece and Thanjavur Palace
Tanjore
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide was very good
Transport
Udaipur Local Exploration
Udaipur Local Exploration
Udaipur

Guide was exceptional - knowledgeable, articulate, eager to share information.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guided tour of Mahabalipuram
Guided tour of Mahabalipuram
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is one of the best places to visit in India

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Guide's English was not so good so it was hard for many in the group to understand him
Transport
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 02, 2024
Dear Milind,
Thank you so much for taking out time and share the reviews of your recent trip with us. We are pleased to hear that you and your friends had a nice and enjoyable trip to India. It has been an equally great pleasure for us to craft and plan such a diverse itinerary covering some historically and culturally rich parts of both north and south India.
Your, knowledge, travel experience, and flexibility during the trip have made it an easy and rewarding experience for me and my... Read more

Dear Milind,
Thank you so much for taking out time and share the reviews of your recent trip with us. We are pleased to hear that you and your friends had a nice and enjoyable trip to India. It has been an equally great pleasure for us to craft and plan such a diverse itinerary covering some historically and culturally rich parts of both north and south India.

Your, knowledge, travel experience, and flexibility during the trip have made it an easy and rewarding experience for me and my operations team.

We look forward to welcoming you again in India for another adventure,

Warm Regards,

Ravi

A great trip -- and a few small areas for improvement
India | Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2023

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Michelle C.
Singapore | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023
Because of a diplomatic situation, we were unable to obtain required visas and didn't think that we were coming until about 4 days before our trip. Ravi was able reorganize our entire trip on very short notice. We were very thankful. Our guide in Jaipur was outstanding! He knew and shared all sorts of information but also when we asked questions where he didn't know the answers he was honest and said that he didn't know -- rather than make up something. In addition to the regular... Read more

Because of a diplomatic situation, we were unable to obtain required visas and didn't think that we were coming until about 4 days before our trip. Ravi was able reorganize our entire trip on very short notice. We were very thankful.

Our guide in Jaipur was outstanding! He knew and shared all sorts of information but also when we asked questions where he didn't know the answers he was honest and said that he didn't know -- rather than make up something. In addition to the regular sight-seeing destinations, he helped us navigate buying a replacement phone charging cord and work out a place to go running the next morning. Our driver was also terrific although at times we felt a little too pampered. At one point he wanted us to get back into the car to drive about 300 metres down the road. I was so tired of sitting (5+ hours already that day) that I insisted on walking. And it turns out that I was faster on foot than he was in the car.

I was less impressed with the other guides. In particular, the guide from Delhi shortened the days from what was promised then asked, "if there's anything else you want to see?" but because we had just arrived, we didn't know what to suggest. So we ended up dumped back at the hotel early and feeling a bit trapped. By the end of the trip, we were more comfortable taking a Tuktuk or the metro on our own, but we needed more structure on the first few days.

I was also particularly unimpressed with the guide from Agra who asked if we wanted to see how the marble inlay work was done by craftsmen and then took us to what was essentially either a tourist scam or abusive labour practices. They told us about how many hours went into creating these beautiful tables (all supposedly by hand by workers from the families of the original crasftmen) and then wanted to sell them to us for quite low prices. They had a huge showroom of tables which would have represented millions of hours of work so either this story was untrue or they are paying some huge number of people inappropriately low (slave labour) wages. When I refused to buy anything at all, the sales pitch ratcheted up a notch and in order to leave we were led through more and more showrooms of items for sale. I would not have agreed to go to this place except that I misunderstood and thought that it was a museum where we paid for admission (not a sales scam).

The safari guides at Ranthambore were ok. The morning guide was great, but in the afternoon the guests in the front seat were from India and we were in the back seat. The guide didn't speak English well (or at least he chose to speak to them in a local language) and the Indian guests ended up translating for us. But they only translated about half of the information and we missed a lot. I kept having to ask what the guide was saying. My advice to other safari riders is to sit in the front seat and ask questions.

All the hotels on the trip were great. The one in Ranthambore and the one in Jaipur were particularly lovely and the staff were pleasant. The food was yummy. We ate most dinners in the hotels and almost always had too much food.

One of my favourite parts of the trip was the cooking class with a family in the Jaipur area. It was very special to be welcomed into someone's home and spend time together. We didn't do the market or henna (as advertised in the itinerary), but I didn't care because instead we spent a long time cooking and talking and then eating together. During our conversations, they gave us instructions and encouragement to take the metro and tuktuks ourselves to explore Jaipur that evening. We followed their advice and found our way.

All in all, it was a great trip and while I've provided some negative feedback (in hopes of helping Active India improve), I am very satisfied. I would recommend Active India to other travellers who (like me) didn't have the time, experience, or confidence to arrange all the details of their trip on their own.

Hotel Review
Dera Rawatsar

Very impressed. The owners were particularly welcoming and friendly.

Authenticity & Character
We had a lovely big room with a seating room and our own balcony.
Location
close to the metro and easy to take a Tuktuk from the bus station.
Staff
Friendly. I felt a bit smothered though. I don't need 3 people to show me to my room and carry up our two small cases.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Guided Heritage Walk through Lodhi Garden
Guided Heritage Walk through Lodhi Garden
Delhi

It was a bit too short. The guide skipped the bonsai garden and I agreed to skip it thinking that there were more other things to see. But then when we got to the other end of the garden, he said, "well that's it we'll take you back to the hotel" even though the time wasn't up. We didn't see the Lodi Colony at all either. It just felt like he was keen to dump us and be done.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
car was always clean and driver was terrific.
Taj Mahal at Sunset
Taj Mahal at Sunset
Agra

We didn't go at sunset as promised. We went earlier and were there for much less than 3 hours.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
It wasn't clear what choices we had about timing etc.
Market Visit, Cooking Class, and Dinner with Local Family
Market Visit, Cooking Class, and Dinner with Local Family
Jaipur

This was the best part of my trip although we did not go the market at all. But having the time with this family was wonderful.

Food
It was delicious. She said she would send the recipes on WhatsApp and we have already been in contact.
Jaipur Sightseeing  Tour
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour
Jaipur
Guides, Drivers and Staff
guide was terrific. Best one of the trip.
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Dec 15, 2023
Dear Michelle
Thank you so much for taking out time and writing about your trip experience. I am pleased to hear that your overall experience was great and have enjoyed the trip very much. As you know due to diplomatic issues your original trip was canceled/postponed and finally re-booked just about 48hrs. before the arrival. All our senior guides were already booked for other assignments, so we had to make a decision and book available guides who still are very knowledgeable but not as...
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Dear Michelle
Thank you so much for taking out time and writing about your trip experience. I am pleased to hear that your overall experience was great and have enjoyed the trip very much. As you know due to diplomatic issues your original trip was canceled/postponed and finally re-booked just about 48hrs. before the arrival. All our senior guides were already booked for other assignments, so we had to make a decision and book available guides who still are very knowledgeable but not as experienced as the ones I should have preferred.

Thank you so much for recommending Kimkim/ Active India. We look forward to organize another incredible holiday for your next visit to India.

Best Regards,
Ravi

Overall, we felt the trip was fine. It was ni...
India | Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2023

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Siew-Veena S.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023
Overall, we felt the trip was fine. It was nice to use a platform like Kimkim to make life easier, but for the price we paid, we did not feel that we received the quality we were expecting from the drivers & the tours. This is compared to a similar trip taken in the North of India with a different operator. The main highlight was Raj - the tour guide in Munnar. His quick thinking and adaptation honestly made the whole trip worth it. The driver was nice, but we were told that we would have... Read more

Overall, we felt the trip was fine. It was nice to use a platform like Kimkim to make life easier, but for the price we paid, we did not feel that we received the quality we were expecting from the drivers & the tours. This is compared to a similar trip taken in the North of India with a different operator. The main highlight was Raj - the tour guide in Munnar. His quick thinking and adaptation honestly made the whole trip worth it. The driver was nice, but we were told that we would have full use of the driver, and it felt like each time we asked for him to take us somewhere e.g. a restaurant for dinner - there would be resistance.

Hotel Reviews
Viceroy

Not a 5* as advertised. 45 minute drive from Munnar town. Would not stay here again! To its credit, it was very clean & functional.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Eight Bastion

This was a really great hotel. It fit our criteria of a design led hotel. Great location, decent breakfast, comfortable beds. We loved the bathrooms too. Staff were friendly and welcoming!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Arrival Cochin
Arrival Cochin
Cochin

We were so confused by the arrival greeting. The gentleman did not seem to know much about our itinerary or plan - he initially also only addressed the only male traveller in our group and the three female travellers had to directly ask him questions in order to get any acknowledgement. It was truly a very strange experience as we weren't sure who he was / if he was the guide for the whole trip, and it did make us very worried for the rest of the trip.....

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Sunset Cruise in Cochin
Sunset Cruise in Cochin
Cochin

This was a nice trip on a boat. It was massive boat, and privatised for us. Took us up and down the river, and through some of the fishing areas to see the nets. We enjoyed this.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cochin sightseeing
Cochin sightseeing
India

A nice opportunity to explore Kochin. The guide was knowledgeable and kind. Note, that the sightseeing tour that was written in the itinerary was not what happened in reality.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Guided Trek through Munnar Tea Plantations , Tea tasting and Tea Factory visit
Guided Trek through Munnar Tea Plantations , Tea tasting and Tea Factory visit
Munnar

The guided trek (that nearly didn't happen) was the best part of the trip! A massive highlight for us to hike through the plantations - so beautiful & peaceful. A massive shoutout to Raj who was instrumental in making this trek happen for us after there was poor communication between the agency and him. We wished we had more days to do more trekking. The tea factory was an interesting experience and was nice to see the production.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Dec 11, 2023
Dear Veena ,
At the outset, I would like to thank you for taking out time to review the trip. I am happy to hear that our guide Raj has met your expectations in delivering the guiding service and that all experience at Kimkim was good. I am sorry to hear that your driver in Cochin/Munnar was not so proactive. Generally, we do receive very good feedback about our drivers and guides. Customer feedback is of paramount importance to us , as it helps to improve our services wherever needed. so...
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Dear Veena ,
At the outset, I would like to thank you for taking out time to review the trip. I am happy to hear that our guide Raj has met your expectations in delivering the guiding service and that all experience at Kimkim was good. I am sorry to hear that your driver in Cochin/Munnar was not so proactive. Generally, we do receive very good feedback about our drivers and guides. Customer feedback is of paramount importance to us , as it helps to improve our services wherever needed. so we have taken serious note of your feedback and have already asked for an explanation. It seems there has been some communication gap in his understanding. thanks for choosing to travel with us and we assure you of the best services and attention to every detail next time.

Best Regards,

Ravi

Incredible India....
India | Nov 15 - Nov 23, 2023

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ruth m.
Singapore | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023
Incredible India and that's exactly what it was! A trip of a lifetime..... we loved every minute. Thank you Ravi and Team Active India. We will be back! Ruth, Michelle and Evie. Read more

Incredible India and that's exactly what it was! A trip of a lifetime..... we loved every minute. Thank you Ravi and Team Active India. We will be back! Ruth, Michelle and Evie.

Hotel Reviews
RAJMAHAL PALACE RAAS JAIPUR

This was the highlight of our trip..behind the Taj Mahal but only just. EVERYONE who comes to Jaipur must stay here if they can. It was the most wonderful experience and surprise. We absolutely loved it here....2 nights was just right....but we could have done longer..... food, service, hotel...just outstanding. LOVED.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Oberoi New Delhi
New Delhi

A must if you are staying in Dehli! Not only is this a wonderful hotel the food is out of this world. We will always stay Oberoi going forward!

Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tajview, Agra - IHCL SeleQtions
Agra

We loved the service in this hotel. Only opportunity was the food choices and your hotel just needs a little upgrade.... it didn't affect our trip or our stay... we loved Agra!

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ramathra Fort

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW..... this was a gem. We stayed one night but if possible stay 2....it was like something from a film! Loved.

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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Imperial New Delhi
Delhi

We were excited but the visuals online but when we were here we felt it was a little dated. The food and service was outstanding!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Nov 24, 2023
Dear Ruth
Thank you so much for taking out time to share feedback about your recent trip to India! We are delighted to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you all enjoyed every moment of your holiday.
It's wonderful to know that you found Indian people so helpful and friendly. The hospitality of our people is something we greatly value, and it's great that you had such a positive experience. And, of course, Indian food and delicacies are unparalleled, and we're pleased... Read more

Dear Ruth
Thank you so much for taking out time to share feedback about your recent trip to India! We are delighted to hear that your experience in India was wonderful and that you all enjoyed every moment of your holiday.

It's wonderful to know that you found Indian people so helpful and friendly. The hospitality of our people is something we greatly value, and it's great that you had such a positive experience. And, of course, Indian food and delicacies are unparalleled, and we're pleased that you enjoyed them.

On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank you for choosing us to organize your trip. We truly appreciate your kind words.

We hope you can visit India again in the future and explore even more of what our country has to offer. If you decide to do so, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again.

Thank you for trusting us with your vacation!

Warm regards,

Ravi

Himchal Mountains & Amritsar
India | Oct 27 - Nov 5, 2023

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Alice C.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2023
Ravi and the team from Active India organised a fantastic trip for my partner and I. He suggested a variety of itineraries based on our dates/interests and was able to personalise the trip to exactly what we wanted, ensuring that everywhere we stayed was LGBT friendly. He was very responsive both before and during our trip. The trip ran very smoothly throughout allowing us to do both sightseeing and trekking across a wide area of India. Mr Kewal (driver) was very reliable and ensured we were... Read more

Ravi and the team from Active India organised a fantastic trip for my partner and I. He suggested a variety of itineraries based on our dates/interests and was able to personalise the trip to exactly what we wanted, ensuring that everywhere we stayed was LGBT friendly. He was very responsive both before and during our trip. The trip ran very smoothly throughout allowing us to do both sightseeing and trekking across a wide area of India. Mr Kewal (driver) was very reliable and ensured we were comfortable during our journeys and all our guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly, particularly Priya in Amritsar. We would definitely recommend booking with Active India if you want a stress-free, memorable trip!

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Nov 13, 2023

Dear Alice
Namaste!
Thank you so much for your reviews. we are happy to hear you and your partner had a nice and enjoyable trip to India. It has been an equally great pleasure for us to craft and plan a short but multi-activity itinerary covering the best of region has to offer.

Your, travel experience and flexibility before and during the trip have made it an easy and rewarding experience for me and my team.

we look forward to welcoming you again in India for another adventure,

Best Regards,

Ravi Tickoo & Team Active India

We enjoyed our trip around the Golden Triangl...
India | Nov 4 - Nov 9, 2023

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Beth P.
Denver, CO | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023
We enjoyed our trip around the Golden Triangle so much! Thank you to our guides Jain, Nish, and Vijay, who packed a ton of experiences in, and kept us laughing. Highlights were serving meals at Gurudwara Sri Bangla Sahib in Delhi, sunrise at the Taj Mahal in Agra, and touring the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Can’t wait to come back to explore more of India. Read more

We enjoyed our trip around the Golden Triangle so much! Thank you to our guides Jain, Nish, and Vijay, who packed a ton of experiences in, and kept us laughing. Highlights were serving meals at Gurudwara Sri Bangla Sahib in Delhi, sunrise at the Taj Mahal in Agra, and touring the Amber Fort in Jaipur. Can’t wait to come back to explore more of India.

Hotel Reviews
LilyPool Hotel

The hotel is clean and the staff are very attentive, but there is a strong sewage smell from the area around the hotel that made it unpleasant to be in.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
ITC Mughal
Agra
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Imperial New Delhi
Delhi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Visit to Bangla Sahib Gurdudwara and Dilli Haat
Visit to Bangla Sahib Gurdudwara and Dilli Haat
Delhi

We had the opportunity to visit the temple and also see and participate in the massive volunteer-run operation serving thousands of meals each day. Amazing experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Nov 10, 2023

Dear Beth,
Thank you so much for taking out time and sharing the reviews of your recent trip. We are happy to hear that you and your friends have enjoyed over all trip and our guides and driver has made it enjoyable experience by their extra care .

As you know Jaipur hotel was a last minute change and we were not really comfortable with this choice.

We look forward to helping you plan more unforgettable journeys anytime you decide to revisit our country.

Best Regards,

Ravi & Team Active India

Our travels were disrupted by the war in Isra...
India | Oct 20 - Nov 7, 2023

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Mark C.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2023

Our travels were disrupted by the war in Israel. Jay put the trip together in about 4 days. Our first trip to India was amazing. Every transfer was easy. Radhe was our driver for 2 weeks. He is the best. I personally would be afraid to drive in India and I drive everywhere. Our last night in India after 19 days was a cooking class in Udiapur with Rakshita. It was the perfect ending as we learned about the food we had eaten but to visit with Rakshita and Dakshu was the best ending. We highly recommend Jay and his team.

Local specialist: Jay Kajaria

We had a fantastic time in Kerala with Ganesh
India | Oct 22 - Oct 30, 2023

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mark h.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 02, 2023

We had a fantastic time in Kerala - it was my two daughters first trip to India and they loved it. Our guide Ganesh was super helpful and really looked after us the whole way round. We particularly enjoyed the afternoon at the elephant sanctuary as well as the evening ceremony at the temple in Madurai. Ganesh had heaps of information one everything that we saw and also managed to squeeze a couple of extra visits to local attractions on the way. He really was superb, and I would definitely recommend Ganesh to any future travellers.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Nov 09, 2023
Dear Mark,
Thank you for taking out time to share your thoughts about your recent trip to India ! We are delighted to hear that you and your family had wonderful experience in India and that you enjoyed every moment of your family holiday.
It's wonderful to know that you found Indian people so helpful and friendly. The hospitality of our people is something we greatly value, and it's great that you had such a positive experience. And, of course, Indian food and delicacies are unparalleled,... Read more

Dear Mark,
Thank you for taking out time to share your thoughts about your recent trip to India ! We are delighted to hear that you and your family had wonderful experience in India and that you enjoyed every moment of your family holiday.

It's wonderful to know that you found Indian people so helpful and friendly. The hospitality of our people is something we greatly value, and it's great that you had such a positive experience. And, of course, Indian food and delicacies are unparalleled, and we're pleased that you enjoyed them.
On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank you for choosing us to organize your trip. We truly appreciate your kind words.

Ganesh is our one of the finest , kind and helpful drivers.

We hope you can visit India again in the future and explore even more of what our country has to offer. If you decide to do so, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us again.

Thank you for trusting us with your family vacation!
Warm regards,

Ravi Tickoo & Team Active India

Golden Triangle 7 day private tour
India | Oct 9 - Oct 15, 2023

Susan
Susan T.
Newburgh, NY | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Everything went according to the plan and communication with Jay at Bespoke was always reassuring. Our driver, Mahipal Singh, looked after us very well making sure we had all we needed along the way. When we arrived at our first hotel, he was very helpful and drove back to return my lost item. I always felt safe with his driving and felt he made sure we were always safe.
Our guides were well selected and respectful of our time as we are not interested in buying stuff.
All was flawless!

Local specialist: Jay Kajaria