Holiday review by Ms. Claire Pretty

Name: Ms. Claire Pretty

Date of trip: 24/10/2019

Number of people: 2

The sunrise in Bandipur was amazing. As was the rest of the holiday.

  • The roof terrace at Colonels Retreat


  • Colonels Retreat bedroom


  • The entrance to Colonels Retreat


  • Colonels Retreat pictures


  • Kantipur Temple House


  • Deluxe room at Kantipur Temple House


  • Gardens and terrace at Kantipur Temple House


  • Kantipur Temple House people at the window


  • Fishtail Lodge


  • Gaun Ghar


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Tribes Overall:

The whole experience was fantastic.


Most of our guides were amazing but some of the days (especially in Delhi) when our itinerary suggested we would get some choice about how were spent the day was not really an option when we got there. I had a couple of places I would have liked to have gone but we got told he had an itinerary given by the travel company and that was what we were doing. We enjoyed the day and got to visit a lot of places just felt a bit like a school trip or a large tour.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

There was still quite a push on the elephant ride when we got to the Amber fort, which is my only negative.
TRIBES REPLY: We are disappointed,
however, that you were offered an elephant ride. This is something that we do not condone and our partners in India know this.
The guide in question that pushed the elephant ride will be re-trained to be
clear about this so that this does not happen again. We’re sorry you were put
in an awkward position on this point, but obviously delighted that the trip as
a whole was so good.

The places you stayed

The roof terrace at Colonels Retreat

Colonels Retreat


One of my favourite hotels that I have ever stayed at

Kantipur Temple House

Kantipur Temple House


We loved the old buildings and all the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Fishtail Lodge

Fishtail Lodge


This feels like a slightly unfair rating for any other holiday but it is being compared to some truly excellent hotels.

Gaun Ghar

Gaun Ghar


Nice place and good idea, however it all felt a little dirty. We were quite glad it was only one night which was a bit of a shame.