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Holiday review by Kay Tremellen-Frost

Name: Kay Tremellen-Frost
Date of trip: 12/02/2012
Number of people: 4
Country: India

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "The trip had variety and covered a fairly large part of a huge country in three weeks. It gave a wonderful insight into a different culture."
 
Tribes Service: "Outstanding. Very willing to listen to requirements at booking stage and adaptable to meet our needs. Also quick responses to all queries. Changeiver from Simon to paul was seamless."
 
Guides: "All the guides were phenomenal. All the 'meetings and greetings' were on time. All the guides had excellent knowledge, a very good manner in putting over information; they couldn't do enough to please."
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "Excellent"

Accommodation

 
Tree House Hideaway
Fantastic rooms, quiet private balconies. Food OK. Service was so so.
 
Shergarh
Tented camp very pleasent. No toiletries or hairdryer. Good to be supplied with mosquito repllent. The hot water bottles were very welcome. Food was excellent and we felt comfortable eating everything, which wasn't the case in some places.
 
Palace on Wheels
This served its purpose in covering a large area of the country in a week. However, it is tired. There was no observation car as on other trains and this was sadly lacking. Also, toiletries are not replenished for each new trip. Having said that it was clean and comfortable and the steward couldn't do enough for us. Food also was good. You would not have known there were 105 people on the train. You were kept in much smaller groups and rarely met the others.
 
The Claridges
perfect for the first couple of days while getting acclimatized. An 'international' hotel but just what we needed. Food was excellent.
 
Suryauday Haveli
Outstanding. A haven! The welcome here was the best. Brilliant location - had a fantastic view overlooking the Ghats. Could have stayed longer. Food excellent and the staff put themselves out to do whatever they could for us.
 
Baghvan
Outstanding. An &Beyond hotel and although expensive it lived up to expectations. Great food, all inclusive, interesting cooking lesson. Wonderful outsid showe - all facilities one could want and more. Could have stayed longer.

customer rating

5/5 from 94 reviews

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Time: GMT +5½ hours

Flight time: Flight time from London to Delhi is 8 hours 30 minutes and to Mumbai is about 8 hours.

Language: The official language is Hindi, which about 30% of the population speaks. English is very widely spoken and is used for official and commercial purposes.

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Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.

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