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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was the first time we had travelled to India and we were on a mission to see the wild side of India. Our first tiger encounter is something we will never forget It was amazing (more)Louise Knop
5 stars all round. The vacation was so unique .......... busy, relaxing, fun, massively interesting and a huge privilege. (more)Claire Martin
Highlights have to be the Puri ceremony at the temple at Bhoramdeo (not for the feint hearted). The abundance of amazing home cooked, freshly prepared, organic food. The local market at Neur, which was beautifully vibrant and colourful. The train ride was a great experience...it was all fabulous!
The most memorable moment was staying at the lodge, in the buffer zone, listening to the night around a bonfire with wonderful snacks and a gin and tonic, then visiting the local villages on a walk the following day. The jungle safaris were amazing particularly the elephant back experience and of course seeing the tigers. (more)Julia Killick
I feel that I was looked after very well, Neelesh who organised my itinerary was most attentive. Where I stayed was beautiful and relaxing. Staff were excellent and very attentive (more)Kerrie Griffin
Outstanding, we loved every minute of it and were blessed with fantastic people to guide us through the whole vacation. (more)caroline huxford
The Taj Mahal, seeing 8 tigers in the wild, the lovely people we met and the great Indian vegetarian dishes we ate. Everything was memorable.
Make sure you have really warm clothing for early morning safari drives. Wear a hat unless you want to end up with tangled and dusty hair. Be prepared for giving lots of smallish tips to drivers, guides and hotel staff. You don't need any 'smart' clothes everyone dresses informally
Overall... (more)Barbara Thompson
Seeing a tiger in the wild was simply amazing, but another heart stopping experience happened a few days later. While having an outdoor supper at the hotel, a tiger nearby started calling. It sounded so close and the area was so dark. Simply amazing to be that close to wild tigers. (more)Lorinda Semeniuk
Seeing tigers was heart-stopping! (more)TINA JOHNSON
It was a trip of a lifetime and to experience tigers at such close hand was an experience we will never forget. India is exhausting but the wildlife of the parks was amazing. (more)Julia Gallagher
Watching the tigers in the wild. They are truly majestic creatures.
Take warm clothes in winter. The accommodation and morning Safaris can be really cold.
The operator and Saurabh made the entire trip perfect. It was very well organized and catered to all our needs. Would recommend the operator to anyone who wants to discover India. (more)Shweta Stadler
Seeing tigers in the wild - we had a few really good sightings, meeting like-minded fellow travelers, fantastic food, stunning sunsets.
There are tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms so take your favourite tea, coffee, chocolate etc with you.
For winter departures:
- take good warm layers and also gloves - I forgot to take my fingerless-gloves-with-mitten-covers whch would have been ideal to keep wamr but still use the camera.
- also take a warm (pref... (more)Wendy Pountain
The dramatic and different landscape, environment food hospitality of the Russian far east...
Prepare well for the cold,minus 30 having said that they provide extra clothing appropriate..
Be fit, one in our party of 4 was not, caused unfortunate compromise...
All of the above!!
Wonderful!! (more)Brett Murray
It was a very memorable experience. There are so many things to take in and I have heard many say that it is an assault on the senses, the sights, sounds and smells can be overwhelming in both good and bad ways. We are really pleased we have been able to experience India. (more)Julia Bolton
Best bit: seeing a leopard and 2 tigers! (more)Andrew Conisbee
The most memorable parts were 1) Kanha Wildlife park and 2) Monkey Temple Jaipur.
Don't bother to take a book to read as you'll spend all your time looking at India passing you by. (more)Janet Morris
A great experience. Lots of traveling, not easy or relaxing or luxurious but it's India and it is an amazing place, wonderful people and a lot to see. This trip is tiring but worth it. (more)Charlotte Beer
Most memorable? Dawn boat trip at Varanasai, the Taj Mahal, a visit to the Sikh temple, the food and the shopping! (more)Lisa Phillips
Architecture and scenery are superb. Visit to Tiger's Nest Monastery was as good as expected, a magical place. Tango Monastery outside Thimpu was lovely too, as you could enjoy the atmosphere without the crowds. (more)Henry Kronsten
The most memorable part was seeing a tiger when on foot in Bardia - only 30m away! There are to many wonderful memories to mention them all. Bhutan was absolutely wonderful. (more)Beatrice Claire Potter