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Name: Elaine
Hi Sid,

I have put a few memories together. The guides at all the places we stayed were very good. I particularly enjoyed the company of the guide in Dharamsala and Jaipur. The guide at Jodhpur was very kind to me when I felt ill. The hotels we stayed in were all of a high standard. The Delhi hotel was superb. We were pleased with all the rooms we had, some were very different. I loved Castle mandawa as it had a sense of past grandeur as did Gajnar palace. Our drivers were superb, both Ajay and Ashok. We felt very safe and that was a big concern for me.

All the experiences we had will have live on as special memories for us. The forts, palaces and the history. Of course on a personal note, meeting our Indian family was a real highlight.

here are places we still want to see in both India, Nepal and Bhutan and when that time comes I will most certainly be in touch.

Thank you Sid, and all your team in India for the organisation that made our holiday stress free. Thank you too for your personal input and contact especially when I was ill. We loved all the food we ate but you can never escape without one upset stomach. We ate so many different dishes but enjoyed them all.

I have attached a few photos of our memories, I hope you enjoy seeing them.

I will have to send some photos separately as they are too big.


Name: Serdar

Dear Sid,

Just a little note to say thank you for arranging a wonderful holiday for Izbel and I. We had a lovely time and we were very well looked after by our driver, Ashook in the North and all our various tour guides, especially Vasou in New Delhi.

I'd also like to recommend that Journeys And Discoveries should possibly try to promote the hotel we stayed in Calangute to your other customers, the Pousada Tauma. There we had the most amazing hotel experience one could ever wish for. The staff were incredibly friendly and the hotel itself it beautiful, unique, relaxing and it comes with a personal touch.

Kind regards

Name: Ernie Mirfin

Hi Sid,

We have attempted to put a review on the Surveymonkey site but not sure if we were successful, however let me just give you our feelings on the trip in this email.

From the time we arrived in India everything worked like clockwork, there were backup staff everywhere we went and even though my wife Janice needed some medical assistance it was all taken care of and we were able to carry on with our journey as if nothing had happened.

Our driver from the outset was excellent, taking us through some of the most challenging roads we have ever experienced. The hotels were marvellous and provided five star luxury service, even the country hotel at Nimaj done its very best to see that our needs were catered for. I speak for the four of us when I say that we had a marvellous holiday experiencing the true side of India. It was much more rewarding than the usual cosmetic India experienced on the usual package tour, I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending your company to any future clients wishing to travel to India.

Yours truly
Ernie Mirfin

Name: Wendy and Neil

Hi Sid,

We really enjoyed our holiday in India, was out and about every day, always plenty to see.

Thank you for your phone call whilst on holiday, we would recommend this tour to any one everyone should go on this tour to see life in India,

Our personal driver was very good, ASHOK KUMAR always on time, polite and professional.

We would use your company again, what other destinations do you have brochures to send us.

Wendy and Neil

Name: Cheryl and Malcolm Anderson

Dear Natasha,

We had a wonderful six weeks . From our arrival in Cochin to our departure from Mumbai everything went well. We were met at airports, our hotels were good generally and some were superb. All of the drivers were friendly, the cars were clean and most important we felt safe on the roads and looked after. India lived up to our expectations. After the houseboat on the backwaters of Kerala we could not imagine anything as good but each new place was different and had its individual delights. We were guided carefully to good places to eat and offers of shopping opportunities were made but not forced. We were very impressed by the efficiency of individual contacts and were pleased to have help to buy new tickets when a Kingfisher flight was cancelled. Is there any way to reclaim for these tickets? It was only a short local flight. The guides were great- we learned so much from them. We have to mention Mr Ashook who was a star driver and the guide in Bandhavgarth who was so determined to find tigers for us and took the photographs for me so that I could just watch and wonder at them. There are so many high spots it is impossible to mention them all. I will be happy to recommend a holiday in India and your organization to my friends and anyone contemplating booking with you.

Yours sincerely
Cheryl and Malcolm Anderson

Name: David Thompson

Hi Shalini,

We've just returned from our Golden Triangle Tour + Udaipur.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip, everything went like clockwork. We had good guides at each location whose knowledge of their city helped tremendously.
However, our greatest asset was our driver 'ASHOK', who looked after us like a son would look after his parents.

His vehicle was always clean, he was always polite and on time and during long journeys he kept us informed and updated on the areas we were travelling through. He was the 'gem' that made a good holiday into a GREAT holiday.
Can you please pass on to your Delhi office our greateful thanks for providing us with such a super driver. When we return we will definitely be requesting him again!!!!!

Kindest Regards,
Dennis & Sandy Lydon
p.s. Could you please provide us with a rough estimate for the following tours 1. The Jungle Oddesey, 2. Kerala Backwater Tour
Many Thanks

Name: David Thompson

Good morning Natasha,

Got back home on Friday night after a wonderful holiday in Kerala.
Everything went according to plan, the hotels and guides ect. were great.
Would definitely recommend the holiday to a friend.
What do you know about Bhutan. Do you do trips there, if so let me know.

Thanking you once again
David Thompson

Name: Mario Federici

Dear Shalini,

I on behalf of ARCOR take immense pleasure to thank you all for a warm welcome we received in India. The whole organization of Mr Pagani's visit was perfectly done.

We would like to extend special thank to everybody who allowed that the visit to India of Mr. Pagani and his family visit was very good in all the aspects.

Thank you again and receive my kind regards,

Mario Federici
ABM India & Middle East
International Division
Arcor Group

Name: Ms Julie Petrie and family

Dear Shalini and Natasha, and everybody at Journeys and Discoveries,

Also to everybody in your offices in England and in India.
I have just returned with my family after experiencing the most wonderfull holiday in India.

I must make a very special mention to our wonderfull.... guides...Drivers....Tour operators... Meet and greet at the airport....
Our Hotels and all the staff were outstanding....The tours....The hospitality from the Indian people was second to none...

From Shalini guiding me through all my worries....And Natasha just finalising everything so perfectly....
And if you are reading this Shane...A very big thank you for making our first 5 minutes in India so reassuring...and welcoming...( We were so happy to see you)
Also to your workmate Shaheen for smoothing over all our little niggles.... and rearranging our super day out in Mumbai...

Our guides were so knowledgable...I dont think they realised just how many photographs can be taken by just one family...

The weather was so kind to us.
Very little rain, no scorching sun, and the humidity was very comfortable...
We were even able to fly over Everest and the Himalayas... How good was that....

Again a big thank you to everybody who made our holiday so perfect...
I will certainly reccommend you to anybody who may be thinking of going to India...

And finally...Most importantly...Nobody became ill with Delhi Belly....

With all our love and best wishes....
Ms Julie Petrie and family.

Name: Carol Carolan
Hi Sheenam,

I just want to say thank you to you and your colleagues for being most helpful to us on the matter of my daughter's tourist visa - which I have been told today has been completed and is being posted to us.  Your efficiency and courtesy was excellent and I shall tell others.

Also when we next want to go to India, I will be in touch with your firm about travel arrangements.

Thank you again.
Carol Carolan
Name: Dave & Ann Sutton
Hi Natasha,

I just wanted to say thank you for organising a super trip for us in India.
As you will recall parts of our trip were already sorted so I only asked your company to arrange part of our itinerary.
Everything went extremely well.
The accomodation you arranged for us was excellent and our driver Mr. Ashok was first class.
The car was very comfortable, he was punctual on every day, very patient regading our sightseeing visits and drove extremely safely.
We were very impressed with him.
Thank you once again for your assistance.
I will certainly look again at using your services should we decide to make a similiar trip in the future.

Please feel free to add my comments to your website if you wish.

Kind Regards,
Dave & Ann Sutton
Name: Allan Wilton
Dear Sheenam,

having just arrived back from the holiday arranged with yourselves, I would like to thank you and the team who looked after us for making our holiday so memorable. All of the arrangements worked like clockwork. We were met at airports and hotels, and made to feel very special guests. The hotels were just what we hoped for, and the guides were very knowledgeable and happy to make minor changes to the itinerary to suit our needs. Having said all that the one person who made our holiday special was our driver Mr Ratan Singh. He was very protective of us, prepared to explain many aspects of Indian life, and went out of his way to stop at various villages, monuments etc to show us the real India. Over and above that he was a very careful driver. Please pass on our thanks to him.

Name: Andrea and John
Dear Vishal,

We're approaching the airport in Delhi and wanted to thank you for a very well organized trip, we have very much enjoyed it and will certainly recomend your agency.

We also lost the feedback form for Akshot, our driver, so please accept the below as his feedback
- He has been an excellent driver in the difficult roads in India, we have felt safe during the trips
- The car was always clean and we appreciated that he carried cold water for the way
- He was always on time
- He gave us helpful advice re: security
- He stopped at appropriately clean places on the way
- Overall we are very happy with his service

Kind regards,
Andrea and John
Name: Adonica Gieger
Dear Shalini,

Dana and I are back to London, re-adjusting to British time -- and to British cuisine, the harder challenge! Thank you for a wonderful trip to India. You and your partners were brilliantly responsive and resourceful. I especially appreciate your smooth handling of our last-minute changes and the small hiccups.

Please give extra thanks to Divya and Rakesh, and to Mr Ajit Patil in Pune. They all did double-duty by being available throughout the Diwali holiday. We were also especially impressed by our Delhi-based driver, Suresh. His calm, careful driving meant that we could relax and soak in beautiful India as we drove through the cities and the countryside.

Among our guides, Sanjay in Agra and Ajit in Aurangabad deserve special mention for the depth of their knowledge. Dushyant in Delhi was also good, and gave us an overview of the major Hindu gods and myths. Our only small complaint was the guide, Raj, in Jaipur, who seemed... well, unimaginative at best, almost indifferent at worst. Perhaps he was not feeling well?

I appreciate also the skill with which you chose hotels. The staff at the Country Inn Suites (Gurgaon) and Shah Pure House (Jaipur) were lovely. The kitchen at Shah Pure House was also excellent.

So all in all, it was a magical holiday, and my Aunt Dana loves India as much as I do, now! We will definitely contact you again, and will recommend you to friends.

Thank you again, and very best wishes,
Name: Tony, Lesley, James, Dawn and Rebeka
Dear Natasha,

What an amazing trip!!!

We all enjoyed every second.
You promised so much and delivered it all. 

Your colleagues in India met us on schedule at every location, your drivers were courteous and friendly. The travel arrangements worked like clockwork.

I was a little nervous on the plane, but at the airport your representative met us and the holiday began and ended without a problem.

I have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends and will definitely be using your services in the future.

The children did not want to go to India but have now decided that once they are older they will without doubt visit again. 

Many Thanks
Tony, Lesley, James, Dawn and Rebeka
Name: Saeed Ahmad
To Natasha,

Just to let you know on some feedback for the trip we arranged through you.

The flight from Dubai to Luxor via Kuwait was fine except for a little damage to one of our cases where the lock / zip was broken. Nothing was missing though.This happened to a few of the other passengers. We suspect it was due to some rough handling by the baggage handlers in Kuwait as these passengers only joned us in Kuwait. Otherwise the Jazeera airline seems to be exc & the pilots both produced extremely smooth take off's & landings. Probably the best I've ever experienced. The planes look to be very new & have plenty of legroom.

Airport transfers in Egypt were exc. The travel company staff in both cities did everything for us at both hotels & sorted the checking in at each location for us. They were all very friendly & accommodating. The luxor office also informed the cairo office of our intending arrival in cairo. The original flight from luxor to cairo was delayed & then cancelled but our contact booked us onto the very next flight leaving luxor which only caused a 30 min delay. He remained with us until we went through to the boarding area.

Tour guides - Mohammed In Luxor,Ashraf in Cairo. Both had exc knowledge, gave us good advice & were very friendly & easy going. Both were fluent in english. They also provided useful information about other things to visit & how best to do things. I would recommend at least half a day at each major site to allow time to see everything without rushing. Weather was exc in luxor & just a little cooler / breezy around the pyramids.

Both hotels were clean & friendly. The inclusive breakfast was very good in both. The Luxor hotel was in an ideal location. Hotel room was a good size.

The Cairo hotel was in an exc location for reaching the pyramids (especially Giza) but is a little distant from the islamic / old cairo / museum areas. Most of the taxi drivers we asked knew the location of the hotel. This is amazing considering the size of cairo and it looks as though it's a newish hotel. This was helped by the fact that Ashraf wrote the location down for us in Arabic which we could then show the taxi drivers in case they were unsure. It was also useful to mention that it was in Giza near the flyover. The hotel does suffer from some noise due to the elevated highway just in front of the hotel. The room was very nice & very large inc the bathroom & had lots of storage space.

Everyone was surprised at how good the trip price was, even the tour guide was shocked. One small thing to be aware of - We arrived in Luxor at 1am Sat morning but our room booking was for Sat night only. Check in times are normally early afternoon eg 2pm. So technically we were booking in one night extra as we were sleeping in the room from 3am Sat. Ahmed who was the J&D company rep took care of everything & only left once we were allocated our rooms. I think we all missed this point, the hotel would have been within their rights not to grant us a room for Sat morning. Hope this helps Thanks for everything.

Please pass on my complime to J&D & their staff. I will recommend you all to anyone who asks.

Saeed Ahmad
Business Analyst
General Insurance CIO Lovell Park Level 1 Phase 1
Name: Ms. Marianna (U.K)
Dear Shalini,


I am writing to you to let you know that everything about the car trip you had arranged for my daughter and myself worked very well indeed.

I can only recommend Sandeep. He is an excellent driver and safe. He is courteous, friendly, helpful, always there when arranged and always willing to be of assistance. I also felt perfectly comfortable with him on our drive back to Delhi to Manish' house. And he somehow always managed to find the various addresses.

So we had a great time. India is a wonderful country with lovely people. And my son and daughter and I would love to come back.

It was good to meet you and I wish you all the best.

With best regards
Name: Dr. S. N. Misra (India)
Dear Shalini,

Sorry for the delay. Below is our feedback.

What was good -
The ease of getting everything organised before the trip was excellent. Your organisation made all the arrangements very well and we did not feel the pressure at all. Would rate it as excellent. This includes-
a. Details of the package
b. All hotel arrangements
c. Tickets and Visa
d. Insurance
e. Foreign exchange etc

In Singapore -
a. Everything went as per planned schedule including sightseeing, and local travel.
b. The pick-up from airport in a separate car was very good and an added value services.
c. All costs were as anticipated.
d. The local agent explained everything right at the beginning after we landed.
e. Hotel stay was ok and the biggest advantage was its central location.
f. Over all a very enjoyable trip, particularly when travelling with small children.

Everything went off smoothly and we had a very enjoyable time . Thank you and your team for all the efforts.
With regards,
Dr. S. N. Misra
Public Health & Infectious Diseases Expert
Futures Group International
Name: Miguel & Beryl Llana
Hi Shalini,

I send a email to your company among others things you will hear from me in my next trip to India.

Overall the whole trip was very nice, we both enjoy the sites,hotels and more than anything the great.

People working for you company. Our driver excelent, very caring and professional, so the representatives of J&D in all our stops. To our friends and relatives I do recomded you company for very nice job.

Thanks for everything,
Miguel & Beryl Llana
Name: Aspa & Salem
Dear Shalini,

Myself and salem wanted to thank you for all of your help and to say that we really enjoyed our holiday in the Sharm. The hotel was brilliant and we look forward to going back there again.

aspa and salem.
Name: Brendan Merrigan (USA)
Hello Manish,

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and all your team for a wonder and memorable experience that Joan and I have had, we will be returning to India in the near future and will be booking our holiday Via your company, we had the best time of our lives, special thanks to Ashok for looking after our welfare along our journey, and to you for the great package.

All our Love.
Joan and Brendan Merrigan
Name: Donald Gregory (New Zealand)
To Sheenam,

I,m writing to you on behalf of my husband and self. We completed our tour of India and Nepal on the 23rd Nov. and flew home to N.Z. via HongKong. I would just like to say that we loved every minute of our holiday, even the bad bits. Your company did an amazing job and we will not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends who may wish to visit your country. We were very pleased with the standard of accommodation and service from all hotels we stayed in and also all the guides and drivers were exceptional. We have no complaints what-so-ever. We would like to mention one man in particular, and that would be Ashok. He did a wonderful job with his driving and we both became very fond of him. would like to say a big thank-you from us both and to wish you all the best in the future, and should we ever return to your country I shall be in touch with you again.

Delice and Donald Gregory
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