Once in a lifetime
Jul 15 - Jul 22, 2023
Our trip to India was amazing. A once in a lifetime experience. We visited Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi over 8 days. Our driver, Prakash, was excellent. I don't know how he managed to dodge all the autorickshaws, motorcycles, pedestrians, and assorted animals without a scratch on the car! We loved the Taj Mahal, the stepwells, and the Amber Fort. Shopping in Jaipur was outstanding - we probably spent too much! The hotels were all excellent. Thank you Ravi and team for putting this together!
One opportunity for improvement - we would like to have had the expectation to tip the driver and tour guides explained ahead of time. As it was, we didn't tip the Agra guide and we used up all our rupees at the end to tip the driver.
A relatively small and intimate hotel. Views of the Taj Mahal from every room. There is a great pool and the restaurant is outstanding. The evening Indian dance performances were beautiful. We would come again.
We loved this hotel, an oasis of quiet and beauty in a busy and messy city. Ask for a tour of the Queen Elizabeth room, a landmark.
This is a big art deco hotel, much larger than the other hotels on our trip. There are many rooms and 5 restaurants. The pool is big and we loved swimming before dinner. It's possible to walk to attractions such as Connaught Place and the Agrasen Ki Baoli stepwell, but when we tried we were attacked by hawkers. Better to take one of the autorickshaws which are plentiful, just remember that they officially can only charge 25 rupees/kilometer.