Holiday review by Mrs. Dawn Robinson

Name: Mrs. Dawn Robinson

Date of trip: 05/11/2015

Number of people: 2

Pramod took me to Gaitore in Jaipur - it was getting gloomy so very mystical. Train ride from Delhi to Jaipur, fabulous! Spoke to the Indian families on board. We regret not visiting Pramod the driver's family.

  • The Claridges

     

  • Samode Haveli

     

  • Elegant lounge at Samode Haveli

     

  • Dining in the courtyard at Samode Haveli

     

  • The pool at Samode Haveli

     

  • Chambal Safari Lodge outdoor dining

     

  • Imli Serai bedroom at Chambal Safari Lodge

     

  • Rear sitout at Chambal Safari Lodge

     

  • Indian skimmers near Chambal Safari Lodge

     

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Tribes Overall:

Way beyond my expectations!
The whole process from enquiry to leaving India was so very well organised I cannot praise all involved highly enough.
We both felt like royalty while in India, all our guides were excellent, but our driver was a Superstar!

Tribes Service:

Amazing and awesome value for money.
Sara found you, so glad she did!

Guides:

Pramod's driving was sublime.
Vik in Delhi was great, we were a bit overwhelmed by the history lesson but we should have read a bit before we came.
However it was a superb introduction to India.
Najenda was an intelligent, relaxed chap who took us to a great place for lunch. Jaipur history was again a huge subject to cover in a day but he recommended we read 'A Princess Remembers' which was fascinating.
Taron made me cry! The Taj Mahal probably makes others do the same but his history lesson as we walked closer was emotional, I can't believe he does more or less the same every day. He made the whole Agra visit special, visting other sites that were quiet with few others there.
Our guide at Chambal whose name escapes me, was an enthusiast and his enthusiasm was infectious. He took us on the river twice, patiently walked around the mamouth horse fair and to the temple for the evening ceremony.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

I didn't feel we caused any problems. I hope we benefited the people or areas we visited.


The places you stayed

The Claridges

The Claridges

India

We enjoyed our stay at this atmospheric hotel. The Sevilla restaurant was great and had a lovely ambience, even though it wasn't very Indian!


Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli

India

Our favourite hotel. It had such character and was very comfortable. The swimming pool was beautifully situated and we just wish we had longer to relax there.


Chambal Safari Lodge outdoor dining

Chambal Safari Lodge

India

A lovely peaceful environment where we relaxed between sightseeing. The food was the best we had in India and the staff really took pride in their cooking.
It would have been nice to have had the option of a light lunch, such as soup or a sandwich rather than the full buffet.


The Claridges

The Claridges

India

The staff were lovely. The Sevilla was a lovely evening out.


Samode Haveli

Samode Haveli

India

Heaven
Restaurant fab, staff a bit disorganised in a charming way, food terrific.
Spa was just great, can recommend it.


Chambal Safari Lodge outdoor dining

Chambal Safari Lodge

India

Whole experience awesome. No tv, phone, and limited wi fi with drinks around the fire in the evening was all so very relaxing. I loved the food here. The staff very organised and caring. Chef took us into the kitchen to show us round.