Holiday review by Ms. Valerie Green

Name: Ms. Valerie Green

Date of trip: 29/09/2014

Number of people: 2

I've never been someone who gets excited by buildings, but I can't look at my photos of the Taj Mahal without getting that feeling of sheer wonder again that I experienced when standing in front of it in the early morning light.

  • The roof terrace at Colonels Retreat

     

  • Colonels Retreat bedroom

     

  • The entrance to Colonels Retreat

     

  • Colonels Retreat pictures

     

  • Mansingh Palace

     

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The Qutub Minar was the first tourist site I visited in India. The extreme heat, intensely blue sky and the monument itself gave me a perfect introduction to the tour.

Tribes Overall:

This was the first time I have travelled on my own, and I was very apprehensive about it. However Organising it through Tribes was so easy, and everything went so smoothly from the moment I arrived, I was able to relax and enjoy myself very quickly.

Tribes Service:

Paul was amazingly helpful, adapting my tour to fit my changing needs without question, and it all worked perfectly, which I came to realise in the part of my trip that wasn't organised through Tribes, is really difficult to achieve in India!

Guides:

Everyone was amazing. My driver managed the Indian roads with consummate skill, the guide in Delhi was good company and I really felt he wanted me to enjoy the City and I did; my guide in Agra was very confident and made me feel very safe in what can be a very intimidating environment, and the guide in Jaipur was again very knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. The constantly changing guides made it a bit unsettling, but having the same driver throughout was really helpful in pulling the tour together. I thought he was outstanding.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

I like the way the tour uses local guides, restaurants, hotels etc.


The places you stayed

The roof terrace at Colonels Retreat

Colonels Retreat

India

Comfortable accommodation, a bit lacking in information, so on my first morning I had no idea where breakfast was and had to go online to find out something about the facilities available.


Mansingh Palace

Mansingh Palace

India

Beautiful room. Again, needed more information.