7 independent reviews for India vacations, The Golden Triangle, tailormade

Reviews for India vacations, The Golden Triangle, tailormade

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review 12 Nov 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

It is very hard to pick one part as we did so much. But hiking in Nepal was amazing and defiantly the but we would consider doing more of.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Do it!!!!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think so, we stayed mostly in local family hotels. Although there was a push for the elephant rides in India which I didn't agree with.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Amazing

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for the lovely feedback. Were delighted you had such a good time. We are disappointed, however, that you were offered an elephant ride. This is something that we nor Responsible Travel 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. Were sorry you were put in an awkward position on this point, but obviously delighted that the trip as a whole was so good.

review 3 Mar 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Too many to say. Was exciting from beginning to end.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Keep an open mind, be prepared for long days and just enjoy it.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Tourism definitely benefits local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Would recommend this operator.

review 23 Jan 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Gwalior Palace and Khajaraho Jain temples

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't travel to Central India between Dec 15 and Feb 7th it is Foggy and Cold Don't take early morning flights because they will be fog bound. Don' stay at the Amar Mahal Hotel in Orchha,it is dreadfully unfriendly,the staff don't know how to treat customers

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

yes it did as we took guides at each city.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Badly planned weather wise by the agent and some distances quoted by the agent as being 5 hours by car were in fact 8 hour drives, too long.

Read the operator's response here:

Its a real shame that this trip was disrupted by bad weather which did indeed make a couple of already long drives very tedious, and we sympathise with our client. We do, however, have a vast knowledge of India and experience stretching over two decades. We do not consider central India to be a no-go area between Dec 15th and Feb 7th and whilst fog is a possibility around this time of year we disagree that the severity of the weather can be this accurately predicted.

review 20 May 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Indian train travel. Sumptuous hotels. Beautiful new Delhi

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

End of May in India is probably too hot

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not particularly but we did pay for a lot of guides and visited local historical monuments

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Custom built - met all our requirements

review 25 Nov 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing tigers in the national park, visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise, sunrise in Udaipur lake, seeing the life of the local, boat ride in Udaipur lake (not booked through agency), visit to local markets and possibility to have time to experience cities on our own

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Good idea to have a mix of car and train.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, appreciated staying in smaller local hotels, but keeping quality standards.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The vacation was very good.

review 28 Apr 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Seeing a tigress walk right past our jeep in Ranthambore Park - awesome!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Take plenty of mossie spray and if you get a dodgy tum don't take Immodium - seek medical advice immediately to get the appropriate antibiotics.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I hope so.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fabulous - incredibly well organised and unforgettable.

review 3 Mar 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Our stay at Bhainsrorgarh Fort, with its idyllic location, spectacular views and outstanding hospitality and cuisine.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Plan your vacation to include several 2 or 3 day stops in a tranquil location to relax and absorb your impressions.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Most of the hotels were Indian owned and not part of international chains. The lodges at the nature reserves we stayed in were eco-friendly and worked towards the preservation of nature and the good of local communities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A very exciting and rewarding experience. We were impressed by the help we received from the operator when planning the vacation, and by the efficiency of the local travel company in India.

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