Holiday review by Doctor Colleen Ross

Name: Doctor Colleen Ross

Date of trip: 28/11/2014

Number of people: 2

First view of the Taj Mahal on the horizon. Watching cows in rush hour traffic navigating a roundabout. The Delhi traffic. Seeing a wild tiger for the first time, followed by a tigress and her 3 cubs. All the noise, colour and people who were equally as fascinated with us as we were with them.

  • The Claridges


  • Amarvilas at night


  • Amarvilas


  • Amarvilas dining room


  • Amarvilas view of the Taj Marhal at dawn


  • Samode Haveli


  • Elegant lounge at Samode Haveli


  • Dining in the courtyard at Samode Haveli


  • The pool at Samode Haveli


  • Luxury tent at Khem Villas, Ranthambore National Park, India © Khem Villas

    Luxury tent at Khem Villas, Ranthambore National Park, India

  • Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi lobby


  • Deluxe suite at Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi


  • Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Plaza Llounge


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Tribes Overall:

Our trip was amazing. We hadn't visited India before and we were bowled over by the noise, colour, smells and incredibly friendly people.
All the local staff, guides and drivers were excellent and everything went smoothly. The recommended hotels were also great.

Tribes Service:

Lots of helpful information. Both Paul and Guy dealt with all my queries promptly. Paul's recommendations on the hotels was great.


Our 3 guides in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur were all good and helpful as were all the reps who helped at each destination including Ranthambhore.
Our main driver and assistant were also incredibly helpful and gave extra local info on our journeys.

The places you stayed

The Claridges

The Claridges


Lovely food

Amarvilas at night



This was a real treat for us. All elements of the stay were amazing and celebrating my mother's 80th Birthday there was fantastic. They even spontaneously provided a Birthday cake.

Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli


Beautiful hotel with some much character. Very welcoming to our 8 yr old son.

Luxury tent at Khem Villas, Ranthambore National Park, India © Khem Villas

Khem Villas

Ranthambore National Park

We loved the experience here and wished we had longer as it was so tranquil. The staff were lovely and their naturalist was very interesting to chat to. They also offered our 8 yr old a complementary massage as the adults were all having one - he loved it.

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi lobby

Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi


Only had a night here but very nice hotel.