Kimkim Trip Reviews for India

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An amazing holiday
India | Feb 4 - Feb 12, 2023

Sarah
Sarah M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023
From start to finish, Ravi and his team were totally professional and gave an excellent service. Six of us were on the tour that Ravi organised for us and the itinerary was varied and perfectly adapted to meet with our requests. A lovely combination of visiting famous sites with getting to know the cities and visiting local craftsmen. The minibus was comfortable and our driver was kind and considerate, always making sure the bus was spotlessly clean in the morning and that the cool box was... Read more

From start to finish, Ravi and his team were totally professional and gave an excellent service. Six of us were on the tour that Ravi organised for us and the itinerary was varied and perfectly adapted to meet with our requests. A lovely combination of visiting famous sites with getting to know the cities and visiting local craftsmen. The minibus was comfortable and our driver was kind and considerate, always making sure the bus was spotlessly clean in the morning and that the cool box was full of bottles of water. Our guides in each city were interesting and incredibly knowledgeable; we leant so much from these men and appreciated their humour and friendliness. The hotels were clearly well chosen - clean, boutique style places that were well run with polite and helpful staff. Unfortunately, we suffered some ill health during our visit, but Ravi and his team went out of their way to make sure they were comfortable and made arrangements for them to travel on to meet the rest of the group when they were fit and well.
I will certainly be using KimKim for my next holiday in India!

Hotel Reviews
Devi Bhawan
Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Spacious, clean rooms in beautiful, lush gardens. The pool area was perfect for relaxing and the food was delicious.

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The beautifully decorate rooms and the lush, verdant gardens
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Hotel Udman Ferns N Petals
New Delhi, Delhi

Helpful staff, clean comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfasts

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Dera Rawatsar
Jaipur

Such friendly and helpful staff. A hotel full of character and charm. A varied dinner menu and excellent breakfasts.

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It is in the centre of town - perfect for exploring the markets but quite noisy at night
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Chandelao Garh
Jodhpur, Rajasthan

What a treat - this hotel in the middle of nowhere was quiet and clean with beautiful outside sitting areas and a lovely pool. A co-operative is part of the set up where women make beautiful bags from offcuts of cotton which they profit from by selling. As well as sewing, they spend an hour each day leaning to read and write. because of the location, you have to eat in the hotel - the choice was limited but delicious.

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off the beaten track
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Kotra Haveli
Udaipur, Rajasthan

The rooms were quite small and the bathrooms could have done with a bit of updating. The beds were very comfortable. The rooftop restaurant was a bit soulless and breakfast was disappointing. However, the food we ate in the evening was delicious.

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It felt a bit sad - could do with some sprucing up
Location
Great location in the heart of the old town. Can only be reached by rickshaw and the little streets were hazardous with traffic
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The chef was absolutely charming
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Activity Reviews
Rajasthani Folk Dance Cultural Evening
Rajasthani Folk Dance Cultural Evening
Udaipur

Such fun. Great atmosphere. It was lovely to see some traditional Indian entertainment

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Old Delhi Sightseeing
Old Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi

The Red Fort was stunning to look at and our visits to the temples was made so much more enjoyable because of the amazing knowledge of our guide. We got to learn so much about Indian religion, culture and history.

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Full Day Delhi Sightseeing
Full Day Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi
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Delhi - Food Walk
Delhi - Food Walk
Delhi

Lovely to be taste authentic street food that you knew was safe to eat!

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New Delhi Sightseeing
New Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi

Really enjoyed the trip to the house where Gandhi spent his last days. Fascinating insight into the Indian marriage system from our lovely guide

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Guided Heritage Walk through Lodhi Garden
Guided Heritage Walk through Lodhi Garden
Delhi

A time for some peace and tranquillity

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Delhi - Jaipur
Delhi - Jaipur
Jaipur

It's a long journey and the jeep safari was a real disappointment

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A guide who knew what he was talking about on the jeep safari - he hadn't got a clue
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Jaipur Sightseeing Tour Including Nahargarh Fort
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour Including Nahargarh Fort
Jaipur

The fort was amazing, and again, our guide was superb

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Jaipur - Jodhpur (5-6 hrs drive)
Jaipur - Jodhpur (5-6 hrs drive)
Jodhpur

It's a long journey - but it has to be done. You wouldn't really describe it as amazing because it isn't. BUT, it's made as comfortable as possible by being in a very comfortable minibus

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Tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Tour of Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada
Jodhpur

Another brilliant guide, another fascinating day

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Food
The street food we tasted was delicious
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Udaipur Sightseeing
Udaipur Sightseeing
Udaipur

Perhaps I was a little bit cultured out by the time we got here; but the palace was interesting to see and I loved the boat trip out to the island. Enjoyed seeing the artisan painters.

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Mar 03, 2023

Dear Sarah,
Thank you so very much for your nice and kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that you and your friends had nice and enjoyable time in India. I must also thank you for your active participation in finalizing the itinerary and other details. You all have been very kind , while appreciating every effort put by me and my team in making your holiday experience memorable. It has been a real pleasure for us to make ground arrangements for you holiday tour.

We look forward to welcome you again in India for another experience ,

Best Wishes,

Ravi

Incredible India and KimKim
India | Jan 20 - Jan 29, 2023

Susan
Susan L.
Boise, ID | Reviewed on Feb 02, 2023
This was my fourth visit to India but the first for my daughter. It was my pleasure to re-visit sights I had seen before and to experience them with her. KimKim and our local specialist, Ravi, helped build a trip that provided opportunities to see the best of the Golden Triangle and Varanasi. Each place we visited we had an experienced local guide and in each location the guides provided us with rich experiences that made our visit memorable.
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This was my fourth visit to India but the first for my daughter. It was my pleasure to re-visit sights I had seen before and to experience them with her. KimKim and our local specialist, Ravi, helped build a trip that provided opportunities to see the best of the Golden Triangle and Varanasi. Each place we visited we had an experienced local guide and in each location the guides provided us with rich experiences that made our visit memorable.
in addition to the most famous sights in Jaipur, our guide, Virendra, showed us the vegetable and flower markets and beautiful local temples.
In Fatehpur Sikri and Agra, our guide, Raju, gave us insight into the reign of the Mughal Empire.
In Varanasi, we were able to experience sunrise on the Ganges and enjoyed the festivities on Republic Day. Our guide provided us with the best seats for Aarti on the Ganges.
In Delhi, we enjoyed the major attractions and our guide, Jitendra, took us for a wonderful walk in Old Delhi which was a highlight.
Our driver, Vijay Singh, was with us through our trip. From the moment he picked us up until we left for home, he took very good care of us. He was professional, courteous, prompt and entertaining. He was always ready to answer any question we had along our journey.
KimKim and Ravi managed to take our list of must do's and make them a reality. They provided us with knowledge that helped us hone our ideas into a workable plan. We would highly recommend their services to anyone considering a bespoke travel experience.

Hotel Reviews
Alsisar Haveli
Jaipur

Well maintained, good service, location was good and we enjoyed our breakfasts there very much. Our only regret was that we could not use the pool because the weather was too cold!

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Oberoi Amarvilas
Agra

A beautiful hotel with amazing Taj Mahal views. Impeccable service, lovely decor.

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Hotel Pride Plaza Aerocity
Delhi

Convenient location -- next to entertainment and dining.

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It was a basic airport property
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Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel had a very odd smell--there were signs of deferred maintenance throughout the hotel
Brijrama Palace
Dashashwamedh, Uttar Pradesh

LOCATION! Historic hotel with incredible service. Truly a special place. There were so many perks to staying here, special snacks in room, free high tea daily, free henna tatoos, free yoga, traditional dance performance...

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Taj Palace Delhi
New Delhi

Good location, beautiful modern luxury hotel.

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Activity Reviews
Arrival Delhi and Drive to Jaipur
Arrival Delhi and Drive to Jaipur
Jaipur

Great service by entertaining driver, Vijay Singh. The long drive was made enjoyable because he clearly loves his work and his country.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
The staff at Active India was helpful, polite and when we encountered a small glitch they were proactive and really quick to work out a solution. Guides were all very good--each one was able to show me something or tell me something new. Since I have visited India three times before that is not an easy task. Our driver, Vijay Singh, was such a joy to be around. He always was making sure we were comfortable, he helped us capture the best photos along the way, he found delicious meals on the road and in the cities we visited. He answered all of our questions about life in India, the customs and the people. The trip was enhanced by the time we spent in his car. We appreciated his command of English.
Transport
The car was immaculate and comfortable.
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour Including Nahargarh Fort
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour Including Nahargarh Fort
Jaipur

Traveling with a guide and driver helps make sightseeing very efficient. This allows for seeing lots of sights (and there are many in Jaipur!) Also, the guide and driver know how to group activities so no time is wasted.

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Jaipur Exploration
Jaipur Exploration
Jaipur

We were able to see several temples and learned so much. Also, we were able to see the local markets and experience street food. These are activities made much richer when you have a local guide and driver.

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Jaipur - Agra via Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - Agra via Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri
Agra
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Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Drive to Delhi
Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Drive to Delhi
Agra
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Delhi to Varanasi (Indigo Flight - 10:55/12:25 Hrs)
Delhi to Varanasi (Indigo Flight - 10:55/12:25 Hrs)
Varanasi

Indigo is a great airline--good service.

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The driver and the person who accompanied us to the hotel were very good. It was nice to have an English speaker take us on the boat to the hotel. We could have managed it but this was an added benefit.
Varanasi Sightseeing With Sarnaath
Varanasi Sightseeing With Sarnaath
Varanasi

Great experience--walk in the old city, seeing Banaras University and enjoying the Republic Day celebrations. Sarnath was wonderful to see. We also enjoyed the Aarti on the Ganges.

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Varanasi - Delhi (Flight - 12:55/ 14:30 Hrs)
Varanasi - Delhi (Flight - 12:55/ 14:30 Hrs)
Delhi
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Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi
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Delhi Sightseeing and Departure
Delhi Sightseeing and Departure
New Delhi International Airport (DEL)
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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Feb 12, 2023

Dear Susan
Thank you so much for taking out time and leaving your valuable holiday feedback . We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the holiday and we have met your expectations in delivering services of our guides, drivers , quality of accommodation and designing your tour . This would undoubtedly inspire other travellers. We look forward to welcome you again in India and design another experiential trip for you .

Best regards
Ravi

Great trip, unforgettable experiences and per...
India | Dec 16 - Dec 30, 2022

Aleksandar
Aleksandar P.
Portage, IN | Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023
Great trip, unforgettable experiences and perfect organization by Jay and Bespoke Team. Spent a whole day in Delhi . The highlight were Chandni Chowk, or ‘the Moonlight Square', with the amazing rikshaw ride and visit to Qutub Minar.
Spent two days in Varanasi. Our guide Mr Singh did a fantastic job showing us all temples and finding the best seats for us during the Aarti.
Agra - our guide Brijesh Joshi did a phenomenal job introducing us to Taj Mahal and everything that Agra has to...
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Great trip, unforgettable experiences and perfect organization by Jay and Bespoke Team.

Spent a whole day in Delhi . The highlight were Chandni Chowk, or ‘the Moonlight Square', with the amazing rikshaw ride and visit to Qutub Minar.
Spent two days in Varanasi. Our guide Mr Singh did a fantastic job showing us all temples and finding the best seats for us during the Aarti.
Agra - our guide Brijesh Joshi did a phenomenal job introducing us to Taj Mahal and everything that Agra has to offer. The best thing was visiting a local village, not far from Taj Mahal. What an experience!
Ranthambore National Park - this was something that I had been waiting my whole life. Seeing a tiger in the nature, just couple feets away from you is a once in a lifetime event. This is the MUST see if you are visiting Golden Triangle.
Finally Jaipur - the purple city. Fantastic guide Mr. Ajit Singh. We really enjoyed seeing sites in this city.

I have to say one thing. We had the best driver ever. Mr. Balbir Singh Rana was an absolute dream of a driver and we could not thank him enough for making this trip perfect. He was always smiling, so peaceful, pleasant and calm while navigating the insanity of Indian driving/traffic/animals and all forms of transportation found on the roads. He kept the car clean and guided up to wonderful rest stops while en route to all the sights.

Hotel Review
Taj Palace Delhi
New Delhi

Fantastic stay and great service. Food is just amazing.

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Local specialist: Jay Kajaria

A very pleasant trip
India | Dec 25 - Jan 3, 2023

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Victor R.
Mexico | Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

A very pleasant trip, made all the more pleasant by all of the attention given to us by our local, Ravi Tickoo and Active India.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 24, 2023

Dear Victor,
I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. This would undoubtedly inspire other travellers. We hope you decide to visit our region of the world again, it would be a pleasure for us to maintain our relationship with you and meet your travel needs.

Best regards
Ravi

3 night, 4 day Dehli Agra trip
India | Jan 11 - Jan 14, 2023

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Reinardt S.
South Africa | Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023
Was met in Dehli, on time, well spoken meet agent and friendly driver Lall.
Our Guide for Delhi was Samar, very pleasant and well spoken gentlemen, we saw all the sites we wanted to see and some hidden gems. Samar was very knowledgeable about the the Indian history and all the monuments. We really enjoyed our time with him. Samar also assisted us with what foods to eat and how to eat them👍🏽.
We then had a new guide for Agra. Ajay was also very accommodating and got us some real bargains... Read more

Was met in Dehli, on time, well spoken meet agent and friendly driver Lall.
Our Guide for Delhi was Samar, very pleasant and well spoken gentlemen, we saw all the sites we wanted to see and some hidden gems. Samar was very knowledgeable about the the Indian history and all the monuments. We really enjoyed our time with him. Samar also assisted us with what foods to eat and how to eat them👍🏽.

We then had a new guide for Agra. Ajay was also very accommodating and got us some real bargains at the market, our time was short in Agra so it did feel a bit rushed but no fault of the guide.

Overall we where very pleased with the Claridges hotel in Dehli. We had a poor night at the Crystal Savor as kids were running in the corridor until 1am and had the television on full blast the entire night. We did contact hotel management which did not solve the situation.

Hotel Reviews
The Claridges
New Delhi

Great facilities, although bathroom in rooms need a upgrade

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Grand Mercure Agra
Agra
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Could not sort out noise at night
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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 20, 2023

Dear Reinardt,
Glad to read your review. Thank you for your kind appreciation, especially for your Delhi and Agra guide. You have written beautifully and this would surely encourage other intending travellers.

It would be an honor for us to have this continued association with you and fulfill your travel needs whenever you plan to travel to our part of the world again. Please do keep us in your thoughts.

In the meantime, I send your way my best wishes.

Kind regards,
Ravi

Top notch!
India | Jan 1 - Jan 5, 2023

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Sara B.
Shaw, DC | Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023
Trip organize Ravi and trip liason Ajay were top notch! They made our trip extremely memorable and perfect in every way. Can’t recommend KimKim and Active India enough. Read more

Trip organize Ravi and trip liason Ajay were top notch! They made our trip extremely memorable and perfect in every way. Can’t recommend KimKim and Active India enough.

Hotel Review
The Oberoi Delhi

The best hotel I’ve ever been to

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 12, 2023

Dear Sara,
Greetings and good wishes !!
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. Your feedback is greatly valued and important to us. We appreciate your kind and encouraging words. It would be a privilege for us to design and serve your India trip.
Kind regards,
Ravi

Golden Triangle - India Trip was 10/10
India | Jan 1 - Jan 5, 2023

Meghan
Meghan F.
Ithaca, NY | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2023
Our trip to India in the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) was amazing. Leading up to and throughout the trip, our local specialist Ravi Tickoo was attentive and friendly. He answered right away whenever we had a question and helped us plan a trip perfectly catered to our group. Our tour guide, Ajay Gupta, was the best! He was knowledgeable, flexible to our needs and wants throughout the trip, and all around fun to be around. I would recommend kimkim to anyone and can't wait to plan... Read more

Our trip to India in the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur) was amazing. Leading up to and throughout the trip, our local specialist Ravi Tickoo was attentive and friendly. He answered right away whenever we had a question and helped us plan a trip perfectly catered to our group. Our tour guide, Ajay Gupta, was the best! He was knowledgeable, flexible to our needs and wants throughout the trip, and all around fun to be around. I would recommend kimkim to anyone and can't wait to plan my next trip through them.

Hotel Reviews
The Oberoi Delhi
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Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra
Agra
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Royal Heritage Haveli
Khatipura, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Activity Reviews
Arrival - Delhi
Arrival - Delhi
Delhi
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Old Delhi Sightseeing - Agra
Old Delhi Sightseeing - Agra
Agra
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Agra - Jaipur
Agra - Jaipur
Jaipur
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Jaipur Sightseeing Tour + Village jeep ride
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour + Village jeep ride
Jaipur
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Jaipur - Delhi - Departure
Jaipur - Delhi - Departure
New Delhi International Airport (DEL)

Three of us left earlier than the rest of our group, and the travel from Jaipur to Delhi for our flight was a little weird. Our driver stopped at one point at a rest stop, but then did not return to the car for half an hour. We had no way to contact him or find him which was off-putting. He eventually came back to the car and the rest of the drive was smooth.

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Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 10, 2023

Dear Meghan,
Thank you for your kind appreciation. You are so generous in making such a wonderful review. I am glad to know that you enjoyed your India trip.
We hope that we will receive the opportunity to serve your India tour again!!!
Regards
Ravi

AMAZING Golden Triangle, Ranthambore and Varanasi Trip
India | Dec 16 - Dec 30, 2022

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Maya K.
Atlanta, GA | Reviewed on Jan 08, 2023
Overall FANTASTIC trip! Jay and the Bespoke Team exceeded our expectations from the moment we landed in India. Simply magical from start to finish and one of the best/if not the best trip we have ever been on!
I am of Indian origin and have traveled several times to Southern India. This was our first trip to the North and my husband/daughter's first trip to India. Jay helped us plan a trip to the Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) + Varanasi and Ranthambore. He was very easy to...
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Overall FANTASTIC trip!

Jay and the Bespoke Team exceeded our expectations from the moment we landed in India. Simply magical from start to finish and one of the best/if not the best trip we have ever been on!
I am of Indian origin and have traveled several times to Southern India. This was our first trip to the North and my husband/daughter's first trip to India. Jay helped us plan a trip to the Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) + Varanasi and Ranthambore. He was very easy to work with and considered all our requests and concerns. We were met at every location by the company representative who helped us check in, reviewed the itinerary plan and start time. Guides were always early and greeted us each morning.

Driver---BEST DRIVER EVER!! Mr. Balbir Singh Rana was an absolute dream of a driver and we could not thank him enough for making this trip perfect. He was always smiling, so peaceful, pleasant and calm while navigating the insanity of Indian driving/traffic/animals and all forms of transportation found on the roads. He kept the car clean and guided up to wonderful rest stops while en route to all the sights. 

New Delhi--saw the Red Fort, Raj Ghat (Gandhi cremation site), Jama Masjid, Chandi Chowk, Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Our favorite was the rickshaw cycle ride through the streets of Chandi Chowk. Lunch was excellent at Kwality restaurant.

Varanasi--excellent guide Mr. Singh who took us for a boat ride to see the Ganga Aarti and funeral ghat to experience the cremations. Saw the Aarti from rooftop seating which gave us a great vantage point thanks to Mr. Singh. Really enjoyed the morning boat ride to see life on the Ganges, Lord Shiva temple and walk thru the old streets of Varanasi, Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas temple and especially Sarnath temple/museum and the gorgeous Lion Capital of Ashoka located. 

Agra--excellent guide Mr. Briijesh Joshi. Great trip to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, "Baby Taj" and fantastic Mughal Heritage Kachhpura Village walk. Lunch was in a beautiful garden with great food per suggestion of Mr. Joshi. Village walk and view of the Taj from a roof top across the river was a highlight!

Ranthambore--beautiful Sawaii Villas was a stunning hotel we loved staying at. Did 2 safari's (am and evening) and saw the male tiger "Rocky" on our evening safari in zone 4. Hotel gave blankets for the morning safari which was so important as it was freezing. Being in the wild and seeing a bengal tiger was a once in a lifetime experience!

Jaipur--fantastic guide Mr. Ajit Singh! BIG thanks to Ajit for taking us to the Hawa Mahal in the morning with less crowds and the sun shining onto the building facade--got great pics! Saw Amer Fort, Panna Meena ka Kund (stepwell), Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Nahargarh Fort. Highlight was Dera Amer -- spending time with rescued elephants and lovely organic home cooked dinner. 

Hotel Reviews
Taj Palace Delhi
New Delhi

Fantastic stay at the Taj Palace, New Delhi! Service was great from check-in! Room was clean, spacious, with a great bathroom making it easy to bath kids. Food for breakfast was perfect, so many choices and friendly servers. Best breakfast we had on our 2 wks in India. Will stay again when back in Delhi

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Radisson Varanasi
Varanasi

VERY POOR experience--NOT A 5-STAR HOTEL Stayed for 2 nights in December 2022 for a family trip to India, specifically here to see Varanasi. Hotel check in was challenging, you have limited internet access for devices, and street is not easy to walk to/poor location. Very noisy street all day long. Room: VERY VERY BAD SMELL AND FILTHY. I immediately found hair/dust/other dirt all over the floor. Went to the front desk and they had someone "clean" the room with almost no change--remained dirty. SMELL IS HORRIBLE.... most reminded me of ammonia tat was constant. Very humid in the room, water all over the windows. Had to ask for towels several times even though we were 3 people in the room. Food: Two good on-sight dining options for dinner as we did not want to venture out for food. The breakfast was good as well but service is POOR. You have to find someone for water, coffee and tea. Silverware was dirty and had to find clean ones.

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ITC Mughal
Agra

Beautiful Hotel! Great service and greeting while checking in, escorted to the room and room overall. Clean, quiet and nice rooms. Breakfast was great, lots of choices, good lcoation for visiting the Taj Mahal.

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Novotel New Delhi Aerocity Hotel
New Delhi

Stayed here <12h before a flight from Delhi to Chicago Check-in was challenging as there was not a clear line and as it goes in India, people have no sence in forming a cue. Recommend clear markings for lines and cues. Room was nice, clean and perfect for our stay. Only issue was the hair dryer was broken and started to burn my hand and smoke. We called the front desk, had it removed BUT they did not replace one. Food: good luck finding a cheap, quick option. Food buffet was expensive and more than we needed for the quick stay. We ended up going to the little cafe in the lower level but did NOT have a good experience. Lady did not write the order down, got it all wrong, chef was new and did not follow the menu. After discussing with the managers how the $13 hot dog was wrong, he comped a free dessert which our daughter loved. Overall--good for a quick stay before a long flight home

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Sawai Vilas
Sawai Madhopur

Gorgeous Hotel...5-star experience!! Just stunning grounds, pool is a dream and designed like a step well, gardens are lush and blooming. Great service on check-in, greeted with such kindness and showed to our room. All meals were amazing, service was excellent and lots of options for adults, vegetarians and kids. Staff made it easy to find our safari guides in the morning and evening. Provided warm blankets for the safari in the AM which was life saving. Rooms: beautiful inside, clean and spacious with lots of storage. Nice out door area for sitting. Only CON was the water was cold and had to call the staff twice to restore warm water. Weather was cold so this was important. Heat in the room was not great either, small space heater did not help much. Overall--really fantastic experience and would highly recommend this hotel! 5- star experience

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ITC Rajputana
Jaipur

Gorgeous Hotel...5-star experience!! Great exerperience with check-in, lobby and refreshments after a long day of travel. Had dinner for Christmas Eve which the hotel did an amazing job putting together. Room was spacious, clean and overall nice. Breakfast had many options and food quality was good. ONLY Negative comment is when going to breakfast, we were twice met with a unfriendly gentleman who did not want to seat us (party of 3) as the only tables he had left were for 6-people or more. And there were 10+ tables like this. I was persistant and he finally left us sit down. Also very hard to order coffee/tea unless you flag down someone. I guess the wait staff want to servce only those who provide large tips.

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Local specialist: Jay Kajaria

Amazing experience. Highly recommendable!
India | Dec 31 - Jan 7, 2023

Miguel
Miguel O.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jan 08, 2023
I've contacted Active India through Kimkim and I must say that I've really enjoyed my experience! As a start, and to make the communication easy during the trip, I was added to a WhatsApp group with Ravi and the Active India emergency number and I gave consistent feedback and requested to book for optional trips. The response to my queries were really quick. Active India are really attentive and I felt like they were looking after me during the trip. They've got the details from my... Read more

I've contacted Active India through Kimkim and I must say that I've really enjoyed my experience!

As a start, and to make the communication easy during the trip, I was added to a WhatsApp group with Ravi and the Active India emergency number and I gave consistent feedback and requested to book for optional trips. The response to my queries were really quick.

Active India are really attentive and I felt like they were looking after me during the trip. They've got the details from my emergency contact and of my insurance policy at the very start of the trip.
Also they hotels they booked for me were of really high standard and located close to the main places I wanted to visit.

I've had the chance to meet 5 tour guides during the trip and all of them were experienced and knew very well about the trip location as they were mostly locals and knew where the hidden gems were. My only advice is that if you are not willing to shop anything and you are more into visiting the cities or landmarks, then that you make clear from the very beginning that you don't want to go to any shop and that you would rather invest your time in visiting the city or other places of interest. You could end up stuck in one of these shops for an hour!

Finally, my special mention goes to my driver Umesh. He has been with me during all the trip and took me to all the places I visited (Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore and Agra). He has been really punctual and professional and also took good care of me.

If you're planning to book your holidays in India and want to book a guide and someone to book the hotels and transport on your behalf, don't hesitate to contact Active India!

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 09, 2023

Dear Miguel,
Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a great tour with us. Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us the feedback. We really appreciate your support. We have always sourced our identity from the goodness of our guests. In fact, all of us who came in contact with you found you very kind and approachable.
I hope that our paths would cross again in the future. We shall look forward to that with great anticipation.
Many Thanks and hope you see you in India again.
Kind regards
Ravi

Excellent trip! Only wish we had more time :)
India | Dec 11 - Dec 17, 2022

Meg
Meg G.
Landover, MD | Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022
Excellent Trip! Only wish we had more time :) Read more

Excellent Trip! Only wish we had more time :)

Hotel Reviews
Francis Residence

Mr. Francis and Ruby were very kind and thougtful. Clean rooms, good care, excellent location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel PepperVine
Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala

The sheets, curtains, shower curtain were initially moldy/dirty. We requested a clean change and they did this very quickly. However, the walls still had black mold and the sheets were wet with humidity. The service and food were good but I would likely not recommend for the cleanliness factor.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Humidity control. Better cleaning.
Marari Beach Resort - CGH

Very cool resort, right on the beach! Excellent, food, pool, activities, etc. Great place to wind down after a week of activities. Really greatful to the staff and resort for their hospitality.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fragrant Nature Munnar

Cannot beat the views! Very clean and comfortable. Munnar was the highlight of the trip because we had this hotel to relax in after a day of intensive hiking.

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

Sebastian, our guide, was great!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half Day Hike to Sevenmalai Hills - Tea Museum Tour
Half Day Hike to Sevenmalai Hills - Tea Museum Tour
Munnar

Great experience hiking in and around the seven hills. A real highlight of the trip. We had a bit of a rock scramble and would recommend proper shoes for this and Periyar. We're not athletes by any means and made the treck just fine.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Spice Plantation Walk in Periyar
Spice Plantation Walk in Periyar
India

Enjoyed this experience, wish I had brought proper hiking shoes for the mud. If I were to go again I would do both the Periyar hike + the raft ride. It was a bit far to travel (8 hrs) for the "plantation" tour (1 hr) and park walk (2 hr). Learned lots about spices and plants! Super fun!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jungle Walk in Periyar National Park
Jungle Walk in Periyar National Park
India
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marari - Alleppey: Day Cruise aboard Houseboat
Marari - Alleppey: Day Cruise aboard Houseboat
Marari

Did not do this.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free Day at Marari Beach
Free Day at Marari Beach
Marari

Could not say enough about how cool this resort is!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marari - Cochin - Delhi (AI834  - 20:30 hrs)
Marari - Cochin - Delhi (AI834 - 20:30 hrs)
Cochin
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Dec 30, 2022

Thank you Meg for this lovely review. we have taken note of all important points of your valuable feedback . We look forward to welcome you again for your next India holiday,

Best Regards

Trip to Leh November 2022
India | Nov 7 - Nov 11, 2022

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Will S.
Arlington, MA | Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on our guided tour in Leh and Ladakh in November 2022. The scenery there was breathtaking (literally - it's very high!), and all the monasteries and temples we saw were very interesting to see and learn about. We had an extremely knowledgeable guide with us the whole time, and a driver who navigated the city of Leh and the surrounding area with impressive ease. The guide knew all about everywhere we went and was really helpful in sharing his own... Read more

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time on our guided tour in Leh and Ladakh in November 2022. The scenery there was breathtaking (literally - it's very high!), and all the monasteries and temples we saw were very interesting to see and learn about. We had an extremely knowledgeable guide with us the whole time, and a driver who navigated the city of Leh and the surrounding area with impressive ease. The guide knew all about everywhere we went and was really helpful in sharing his own experiences growing up in the region and practicing Buddhism - it all made for what felt like a very personal welcome into the area and culture.

I unfortunately got sick from some sort of food poisoning, which forced us to miss the trip to Nubra Valley, but I was impressed with the agility of Ravi, my tour guide, and the whole Active India team to adjust the itinerary on the fly while making sure I had the help I needed while I was sick. I would recommend working with this team and our particular tour guide and driver for sure.

Hotel Review
Hotel Singge Palace
Ladakh

The Singge Palace was a great place to make our home base for our time in Leh.

Authenticity & Character
Location
5 minute walk to the main markets and shops in the town.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Dec 19, 2022

Dear Will,
We are pleased to know that your holiday experience with us was fantastic despite you falling sick during the tour. Many thanks for your appreciation of our guides , drivers and accommodation we had booked for you and your girlfriend.

I know first couple of days have not been so easy for you due to health issue, however, your positive attitude and our little effort made rest of your experience memorable. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.
We look forward to welcome you again for your next holiday to India,
Kind Regards,

Ravi

An Incredible Trip!
India | Nov 4 - Nov 14, 2022

Kristin
Kristin A.
Colorado Springs, CO | Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022
Pros: Our driver, Satish, was incredible and one of the best parts of the trip. He was always punctual, helpful, kind, and gave good advice. He was a careful and attentive driver, and I always felt safe though the driving conditions were very unusual for me. The guides who led the spice tour and the Munnar hike were our favorites from the trip. Both were very friendly and their knowledge level was impressive. Also the spice tour guide did recommend his brother's shop to us and the prices... Read more

Pros: Our driver, Satish, was incredible and one of the best parts of the trip. He was always punctual, helpful, kind, and gave good advice. He was a careful and attentive driver, and I always felt safe though the driving conditions were very unusual for me.

The guides who led the spice tour and the Munnar hike were our favorites from the trip. Both were very friendly and their knowledge level was impressive. Also the spice tour guide did recommend his brother's shop to us and the prices were very reasonable.

Favorite activities were the cooking demonstration, the martial arts demonstration, both the jungle and mountain hikes, and the house boat. The destinations were all beautiful and interesting, and the hotels in Periyar and Marari were both wonderful.

Cons:
Though our tours in Cochin were all very informative and interesting, it was clear that our guide had some arrangement with the shops and tuktuks that he recommended. The interactions were uncomfortable and the prices very high (70 USD/5700 INR for a simply made skirt). After the first store, I was put off from shopping during the rest of the trip.

I felt unprepared with regard to tipping, as it seems a very complicated issue in India. There was no information on what to bring/how to dress, and so we were also unprepared for leeches and the more rugged hikes.

The Thattekad Bird Sanctuary is not worth stopping unless you arrive in the early morning, and the hotel in Munnar was challenging with regard the smell/cleanliness and lack of AC.

Overall it was a wonderful experience, and I plan to return to India in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel PepperVine
Thekkady, Kumily, Kerala

The hotel and grounds are gorgeous, and the restaurant was one of the best we experienced while in India. They also serve beer and wine, which was not usual according to our experience.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abad Dutch Bungalow
Kochi, Kerala

This was a nice, clean hotel with a good restaurant.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clouds Valley
Munnar, Kerala

This hotel was the dirtiest that we experienced, with a strong sewage smell permeating the room. There was visible mold all over the bathroom ceiling and no AC.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Install AC in some rooms, improve ventilation in the bathrooms, remove the existing mold.
Royal Riviera Hotel

The hotel was beautiful but amenities and cleanliness were not on a level with some of the other hotels we visited.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Deshadan Cliff & Beach Resort
Kerala

The hotel was nice and the restaurant had a large menu. The staff here was incredible.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Closer to the beach
Staff
The staff were all very accommodating and helpful. Any and all requests were fulfilled immediately.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abad Turtle Beach Resort
Mararikulam, Alappuzha, Kerala

This resort was amazing. There was a beautiful, private beach and many amenities. While we were there, almost everyone from our group tried the spa and it was fantastic as well. The food was also good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Varkala - Marari
Varkala - Marari
Marari
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Arrival Cochin (Arrival at 9:05 AM)
Arrival Cochin (Arrival at 9:05 AM)
Cochin

It was very easy to find our driver, and he waited patiently for our friends to arrive and for us to have a cup of coffee. There was no stress involved.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cochin Sightseeing
Cochin Sightseeing
Cochin

Cochin was amazing and our guide was clearly very knowledgeable about the city. All tours were very informative, and he even pointed out interesting plants, trees, and landmarks as we walked around the city.

Quality of Experience
The tours were very interesting and the guide was very well informed.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
It was clear that our guide had some arrangement with the shops and tuktuks that he recommended. The interactions were uncomfortable and the prices very high ($70 for a simple skirt). After the first store, I was put off from shopping during the rest of the trip.
Transport
Visit to Thattekad and Drive to Munnar
Visit to Thattekad and Drive to Munnar
Munnar

At the time we visited the bird sanctuary, not many birds or other animals were active. It was just a hot hike and we had to pick leeches off of our skin at the end. It didn't seem worth the time spent.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Half Day Hike to Sevenmalai Hills - Tea Museum Tour
Half Day Hike to Sevenmalai Hills - Tea Museum Tour
Munnar

The hike was incredible, with some of the best views we saw throughout the trip. The tea museum was okay but not as interesting as other tours.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
The guide who did the hike brought along fruit for all of us to try and was very knowledgeable about the local plants and the life of the tea collectors.
Transport
Munnar to Periyar
Munnar to Periyar
Periyar

Scenery along the drive was nice and we were able to stop for some really nice photos.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jungle Walk in Periyar National Park
Jungle Walk in Periyar National Park
India

We saw many interesting plant and animal species. The guide was knowledgeable and kind.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Transfer to Kumarakom
Transfer to Kumarakom
Kumarakom
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Drive to Varkala
Drive to Varkala
Varkala
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free Day in Varkala
Free Day in Varkala
Varkala

Varkala was nice, but I felt like shopping was limited and would have preferred to have less time here overall.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Free Day at Marari Beach
Free Day at Marari Beach
Marari
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Marari to Cochin and Departure Tour Concludes (Departure at 7:55 PM)
Cochin

Again, the driver was one of the best parts of our trip. He was always very punctual and kind, and seemed a very careful and attentive driver.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Dec 19, 2022
Dear Kristin,
We’re so happy to hear from you! Thank you for your valuable feedback. We truly value honest feedback of our customers as it always plays an important role in the improvement of services for future guests.
We have an incredible team of highly trained professionals and certified Guides and we strive for 100% satisfaction to every guest and we try our best to make sure that we don’t compromise on our services. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the food, activities and... Read more

Dear Kristin,
We’re so happy to hear from you! Thank you for your valuable feedback. We truly value honest feedback of our customers as it always plays an important role in the improvement of services for future guests.

We have an incredible team of highly trained professionals and certified Guides and we strive for 100% satisfaction to every guest and we try our best to make sure that we don’t compromise on our services. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the food, activities and hotels.

I’m sorry to hear about your experience with the Cochin guide. At the first place it should have not happened,however, I hope you will appreciate the fact that as soon as you mentioned during our on the tour feedback call we immediately took proactive action with guide and got it fixed.

Tipping is of course entirely at your discretion, but is customary in India. Tipping is an accepted and expected part of Indian culture.The local guides, hotel staff , drivers etc. will probably expect some gratuity at the end of the trip. Since you were traveling with some Indian friends on this tour , so we thought they may guide you on this matter. However, I do agree we should have still shared tipping guideline/ information with you.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused . Thank you again for taking out time to share your feedback with us and for bringing this to our attention! –

Hope to welcome you again on next holiday in India with kimkim.

Best Regards,

Ravi

Lovely trip. Great help in planning the trip ...
India | Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2022

Sohrab
Sohrab G.
France | Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022
Lovely trip. Great help in planning the trip by Ravi who was knowledgeable, kind, gracious and really made us feel that he cared for us to have a great trip. Our guides were very insightful and welcomes d us with grace. Special mention for Giriraj, Harish and Jitendra. Our driver was also incredibly kind (Rahul) and brought a smile to my daughter every day. My only constructive feedback would be:
-just as restaurants in India ask westerners « how spicy do you want it » this should...
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Lovely trip. Great help in planning the trip by Ravi who was knowledgeable, kind, gracious and really made us feel that he cared for us to have a great trip.

Our guides were very insightful and welcomes d us with grace. Special mention for Giriraj, Harish and Jitendra. Our driver was also incredibly kind (Rahul) and brought a smile to my daughter every day.

My only constructive feedback would be:
-just as restaurants in India ask westerners « how spicy do you want it » this should be asked as well to the guests. We sometimes felt too protected , experiencing an abstract visit taking us by car from one historic site to another and then to a « hygenic » restaurant. The great service that Ravi offered was to pivot and allow us to change plans last second in order to get spend time in markets and just walk around with everyday people.m which was also important to us.

- just a slightly negative note on our hotel in Delhi. After great hotels across all other cities we visited, this was definitely a grade below.

That said, KimKim and using Active India was the best decision. Ravi was truly a marvelous host as were the individual guides who shared the love and knowledge they have of this marvelous country - INDIA.

WE HAD AN AMAZING JOURNEY

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Amet Haveli
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Royal Heritage Haveli
Khatipura, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Mercure Agra
Agra
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel Udman Ferns N Petals
New Delhi, Delhi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Udaipur Sightseeing
Udaipur Sightseeing
Udaipur
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jaipur Sightseeing and Spending time with elephants
Jaipur Sightseeing and Spending time with elephants
Jaipur
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jaipur - Agra via Abhaneri
Jaipur - Agra via Abhaneri
Agra

Abhaneri is worth the detour

Agra - Delhi (Train - 1745/1930hrs)
Agra - Delhi (Train - 1745/1930hrs)
Delhi

Part of a visit is trying to blend in and not being accompanied or guided. So we loved this experience.

Quality of Experience
Full Day Delhi Sightseeing
Full Day Delhi Sightseeing
Delhi

Great guide.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Nov 16, 2022

Dear Sohrab,
Thank you so much for taking out time to leave this fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear that you and your family have loved the tour and had wonderful experience while in India. thanks for your appreciation and special mention of our driver and guides . Thanks for your suggestion with regard to restaurants & food which is very helpful. It was indeed a great pleasure to organise your India holiday and thanks for choosing to travel with us.

We look forward to welcoming you again in future.

Kind regards

Ravi

India trip planning. Excellent experience ...
India | Oct 28 - Nov 12, 2022

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Deborah P.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

We have had an amazing experience planning our trip to India with Ravi. The itinerary suggested was perfect and met our brief so well. Suggested changes from us were implemented quickly with excellent advice and help from Ravi. Response to messages was alway quick and appropriate. I would thoroughly recommend Ravi and Kimkim for planning your trip.
Thank you Ravi and I hope we can travel to India soon once we have the visa issue sorted.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Oct 06, 2022

Dear Deborah,
Glad to read your review. Thank you so very much for your support and we will always be grateful to you. It would be an honor for us to have this continued association with you and fulfill your travel needs whenever you will obtain Indian visa.
In the meantime, I send your way my best wishes.
Kind regards,
Ravi

Jit, my guide in Delhi was excellent as was d...
India | Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2022

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Stefanos I.
Spokane, WA | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022
Jit, my guide in Delhi was excellent as was driver Pushkar. I particularly enjoyed visiting Pushkar. Read more

Jit, my guide in Delhi was excellent as was driver Pushkar. I particularly enjoyed visiting Pushkar.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Udman Ferns N Petals
New Delhi, Delhi
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Grand Mercure Agra
Agra
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dera Rawatsar
Jaipur
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Pushkar Palace
Bhattiyani Chohatta Udaipur, Rajasthan
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Arrival Delhi
Arrival Delhi
New Delhi International Airport (DEL)
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Delhi Full Day Sightseeing
Delhi Full Day Sightseeing
Delhi
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Very informative guide
Transport
Agra Sightseeing
Agra Sightseeing
Agra
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Drive to Jaipur
Taj Mahal at Sunrise and Drive to Jaipur
Jaipur

Sites were beautiful. Guide was good but not very personable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour + Village jeep ride
Jaipur Sightseeing Tour + Village jeep ride
Jaipur
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Jaipur - Pushkar
Jaipur - Pushkar
Pushkar
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Pushkar Drive to Ajmer -Delhi (Train 1545/2240hrs) - departure (Depart by Etihad Airways EY211 on September 21, 2022 at 0445)
New Delhi International Airport (DEL)
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trip Concludes in Delhi
Trip Concludes in Delhi
New Delhi International Airport (DEL)

It is not an easy airport to navigate including access to the free WiFi so it would be helpful to add some of that practical info to future travelers

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Sep 27, 2022

Dear Stefanos
Greetings and good wishes !!
Glad to read your review on our services. Thank you so very much for your support and we will always be grateful to you. This would surely encourage other intending travellers.

It would be an honor for us to have this continued association with you and fulfil your travel needs whenever you plan to travel to our part of the world again. Please do keep us in your thoughts.

In the meantime, I send your way my best wishes.
Kind regards,
Ravi

Tour to Taj Mahal
India | Apr 8 - Apr 11, 2022

Rick
Rick B.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on May 06, 2022

Ravi was quick to respond to our inquiry about booking a trip to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. Every detail, from our airport pickup in Delhi, the private car to Agra, our hotel in Agra and our guide for our tour of the Taj was perfect. Our guide took us to lunch at "Pinch Of Spice" in Agra which was wonderful! He was very knowledgeable and personable.

Local specialist: Ravi Tickoo
Ravi
Ravi Tickoo
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on May 09, 2022

Dear Rick,
Greetings and good wishes !!
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. Your feedback is greatly valued and important to us. We appreciate your kind and encouraging words. It would be a privilege for us to continue our relationship with you and to craft another trip for you whenever you return to our part of the world.
In the meantime, I send your way my best wishes.
Kind regards,
Ravi

This was our first trip to India. We are exp...
India | Mar 22 - Apr 18, 2022

Patricia
Patricia H.
Redmond, WA | Reviewed on May 05, 2022
This was our first trip to India. We are experienced travelers, but generally have local contacts that help us arrange a trip. For India, we had no idea where to start. We wanted a trip to see plants, orchids, and birds, along with natural settings, but also wanted a few cultural and historical places too.
After much back and forth, we had a trip planned, all tickets bought. Then covid hit. Two years passed and yet we still wanted this trip. This spring we took the leap and am...
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This was our first trip to India. We are experienced travelers, but generally have local contacts that help us arrange a trip. For India, we had no idea where to start. We wanted a trip to see plants, orchids, and birds, along with natural settings, but also wanted a few cultural and historical places too.
After much back and forth, we had a trip planned, all tickets bought. Then covid hit. Two years passed and yet we still wanted this trip. This spring we took the leap and am certainly glad we went. We were everywhere welcome and asked bring more foreign tourists. Imagine being at Taj Mahal and being one of a handful of people of northern European descent. Indians are touring their own country now.. and the Taj with all the colorful saris not tourists in kaki was lovely to see.
There did turn out to be a lot of driving, but that was required to get to the various places we wanted to go. we had various guides, and for all but one ( our "guide" at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary- I would have to give him a negative rating for many reasons) we had good to excellent experiences.
The accommodations arranged were sometimes over the top for we budget travelers but as we did not know the cost it and it was already paid for , we just enjoyed it.
Over all it was nice to just not have to arrange for anything. When we finished with a cultural site or were done with a hike, our car and driver were there, no walking to the car. We seldom carried our bags. Our biggest decisions were what to have for dinner. we have never traveled like this before and I will say it was nice.
We wrote a review of each day on the trip summary for specifics.

Local specialist: Rajendra Singh
Rajendra
Rajendra Singh
Local specialist in India | Replied on Jul 17, 2022

Hi Patricia and Jeff. Thanks for taking out time to write this detailed feedback and the day-wise points that you shared with me, it was so nice to read your feedback, it gives me pleasure to read and know that the job was well done and it can be made even better. Not everyone gets to design trips for experienced travelers like you, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to seeing you in a not so distant future. Happy traveling and stay safe !!!

Golden Triangle India - 4 day tour
India | Jan 2 - Jan 6, 2020

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Stephany A.
East Palo Alto, CA | Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
KimKim was great to work with to organize this tour. Priya, our local specialist was very helpful. Because of the time difference, it usually took 1 day to respond. My planning of this trip was revised (by me) many times, and Priya managed all of the changes easily. All of our transportation, accommodations, and tours was seamless. The guides were knowledgable and helpful. I most appreciated our driver, Puran. He was with us from the moment we arrived in Delhi, until we departed Delhi. ... Read more

KimKim was great to work with to organize this tour. Priya, our local specialist was very helpful. Because of the time difference, it usually took 1 day to respond. My planning of this trip was revised (by me) many times, and Priya managed all of the changes easily. All of our transportation, accommodations, and tours was seamless. The guides were knowledgable and helpful. I most appreciated our driver, Puran. He was with us from the moment we arrived in Delhi, until we departed Delhi. I felt that he was always looking out for us - our experience and our safety. I also learned a lot about India from him. I will definitely be looking to KimKim again whenever I need help planning another trip. They have local specialists in many countries.
Thank you KimKim, Priya, and Puran for a great 4 day, whirlwind tour of the Golden Triangle.

Local specialist: Priya Dikshit
Priya
Priya Dikshit
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 22, 2020

Dear Stephany,
Thank you very much for your precious feedback. We are glad and honored to plan and organize your India trip in a short time frame! It was great to have you in India and I hope you will come back soon!!
Regards
Priya

Great experience for a solo female traveler
India | Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2020

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Zhen L.
Hong Kong SAR China | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2020

Far beyond my expectations. It really brought me out of my bad mood. Warm welcome, quick response in WhatsApp group and considerate feedback calls en route, no harassment or traps. Thanks to my driver Mr Phrahalad, my guide Mr Verma and of course Mrs Priya, all excellent and professional. Overall, great trip, worth the price.

Local specialist: Priya Dikshit
Priya
Priya Dikshit
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 07, 2020

Dear Zhen Li,
Thank you for your kind appreciation. You are so generous in making such a wonderful review. I am glad to know that you had a very good time in India.
We hope that we will receive the opportunity to serve your India tour again!!!
Regards
Priya

Great driver, guides were good , wonderful to...
India | Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2019

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Irving R.
Bayonne, NJ | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2020

Great driver, guides were good , wonderful tour of interesting palaces, temples. Tag Mahal. Tiger safari

Local specialist: Priya Dikshit
Priya
Priya Dikshit
Local specialist in New Delhi | Replied on Jan 02, 2020

Dear Irving,

Thank you for your appreciation and the time you took out for feedback !
We would surely love to see you in India again.

Thanks
Priya
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