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Reviews for Alluring India Tour

Thank you very much for your kind mail and for your follow up to our journey in India.

We are still in London in the last day of our trip; a trip that was really fascinating. We enjoyed every minute. You are right with respect to Felipe's previous balloon experience in Turkey but each flight is different and he loved it as much as we did. And having Francisco as our pilot was amazing!!!

We enjoyed the ride very much because it was a very pleasant trip and a really quiet landing. Marvelous balloon safari.

Ranthambhore was unbelievable!! Having seen six tigers was unexpected and really we were extremely lucky. Nobody could believe how lucky we have been. And that figure represents 10% of the total population of tigers in Ranthambhore, Amazing isn´t it?

The second spot was so beautiful. It was the mother with two cubs and on some moment the mother caressed one of her cubs in a very tender way, which was unbelievable. And they were very close to us; no more than five meters!! Wonderful I enclose the image of the tigresse, the Mother.

With respect to the overweight charges, it was a small amount, so there was no problem with that. It´s rare today in the world that airlines allow only 15 Kg. As you know average is 20, but that´s the way it is.

I loved the new folder. As you said, the former one was a bit big. The new one is very comfortable and easy to handle. Great job!!

Back to the trip, the Guides were excellent, they spoke very good Spanish and their knowledge was very good indeed. Bollywood was quite interesting and amazed us the visit to the digital company where they make the movies to look real using computation technology. Very interesting and the guide was excellent. He brought us to the Mall and that visit was also a very good one. And a word to the drivers. Very nice people and prudent conductors.  Great job driving us all over the different places we visited.

Finally, a word to your services. They are superb and every single detail was supplied according to the programme. We enjoyed every single minute in India. Your country is amazing. We still have questions unanswered but we admire the way your people live their lives. No matter how poor they could be, they are happy people and very nice in their interchange with foreigners. And your Company deserves big success. You are preoccupied of so many details and all work. Excellent service, excellent organization, superb outcome. Congratulations to you and all the people involved in delivering us the best of their possibilities.

For sure, we will comeback in the future. Goa and the South must be a place to visit and will be placed in our agenda to plan the next trips in the future.

Thank you very much for everything. And have a great and safe trip back to Mumbai. We are setting off in one hour to take the Eurostar to Paris and tonight we fly back home.

Warm regards

You guys are amazing!  My pleasure and so much love to you all at Alluring. Thank you for all your hard work – I have no words to describe your professionalism and transparency. 

Tonnes of love to your whole team- I know it takes many hands to make dreams come true. Chat soon. Take care.

Dear Unaizza,

Happy Easter to all of you.

We had an absolutely amazing time and the organization was incredible, we loved our guides and we loved India and we will definitely be coming back next year. 

kind regards and thank you for everything,

jessica

Hello, 

Thank you very much for arranging both tours and accommodating our changes.  We had a really good time.  For the other two ladies, in the pictures this was their first time in India so it was very interesting for them to see so much.  I am happy to report that they really enjoyed India.  The guy, Nate, has been several times but he was happy to get out and see everything again.   I had a great time, here is some of our feedback, (I am afraid to spell anybody's name because I am sure I would get it wrong);  

 1.  We really enjoyed the driver from New Delhi to Agra.  In general, we find driving in India to be insane but he was one of the calmest most cautious driver we have seen in India.    We have been using drivers all week from our hotel so we felt like we have a good pool to judge from. Our security team warned us that drivers love to speed on the toll road so we watched him closely and he was exactly on the speed limit the whole time, not one km over.  He was very nice and it was very enjoyable to ride with him.  We would definitely request him again. It doesn't hurt he's really cute. 

2. The guide in Delhi was enjoyable and we had a good day. I really liked Old Delhi and I liked seeing him again.  

3. We enjoyed the tonga ride. It was a fun way to travel and my friends really haven't been around horses so this was a unique experience for them.  

I was honestly wondering if I would love India as much as I did the first time.  I am happy to say, I really have.  Since I am here for work I have seen a lot more of the business districts and highways.  It's really exciting to see the explosive growth that India is experiencing.   I told my co-workers I want to come back to India every year at least the next 20 years.  I really hope I can make it back sooner than I did last time.   

When I get back to the hotel I will send some more pictures of us.  As usual, I have posted my pictures on Flickr under mypicturetime.  I will send some of my other pictures from my big camera too. 

Have you ever arranged a photography tour?  I would be very interested in that. My aunt and I are looking to come back soon.  (This will be her first time in India) What are the best months?  

I hope you are doing well and your travels were productive.  It has been great being in India again. 

Thanks, 

Nikki 

I appreciate very much your mail with all the information regarding our evaluation of our trip and I am glad to have the opportunity to send you more details about our stay in India.

Our hotels were incredible. The Oberoi hotels are marvelous and their service extraordinary. We enjoy our stay in all of them and it’s really difficult to choose which one is the best. Also the Hotel in Jaisalmer was excellent as well and Jodhpur was lovely. We had a great Kebab Grill dinner there and the facilities are beautiful! In regard to the road trip to Udaipur, indeed it was strenuous and if exists the possibility to fly from Jodhpur to Udaipur it would be better. But the rest of the road trips were good and we enjoyed the landscape.

You mentioned that you would like to know about our experience in India and I am happy to share with you our impressions. India is a unique country in many aspects. We are extremely impressed by the marvelous historical heritage your country has and we mentioned to all our guides that we didn’t understand why India is not promoting abroad the wonders you have. All the Palaces, Fortresses and historical sites we visited are marvelous and astonishing.

It’s not just the Taj Mahal but so many different places which are fabulous that we have no words to express  our admiration. In regard to the Taj Mahal, it was an emotional experience to be there. Sincerely, I had dreamt in my life many times to have the opportunity to visit the Taj and of course I had seen many movies about it. But being there is totally different than watching a picture, movies, etcetera. When we passed the building where you see it for the first time, it was absolutely emotional. It’s so beautiful!! And the architecture is so  grandiose that gives you chills. I couldn’t believe what I was observing. It was great!!!

But then is the Red Fort. And the Amber Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and Qutub Minar and the Jodhpur Fort and the blue city and …… endless wonders!! Of course we enjoyed very much in the Thar desert and the Camel ride to admire the sunset in the dunes. Everything was magnificent. Expression apart is the admiration for your ancestors’ architecture. Extraordinary everywhere!!!

Notwithstanding, our admiration  it’s not just for the places. It’s also the people! We love the people, their peace, their friendliness and their spirituality and religiosity and we admire the way the people accept their fate as well as the way of coexistence with the animals. Walking in the streets of the markets is fascinating and the whole trip made me accountable for 2500 photos!!

Varanasi was another incredible experience. This city is unique and impressed us very much. Again, the devotion observed there is amazing. Navigating the Ganga Ma was fascinating and so interesting. To summarize, I can tell you that we have not been in any other country in the world such as India. I have to add that of course the poverty we have seen in many places and the contrasts experienced when we arrived to the hotels, impressed us as well. We in Chile have also a portion of the population  suffering  poverty but in absolute numbers is not comparable. Our total population represent maybe the population of Delhi. We are 17MM no more and then we are talking of a very different reality. Another difference is that here there is not a religion base that makes them accept their fate.  The devotion of the people of India to their Gods  and the way their destiny is accepted is so different with respect to our country, that cause us a big  impact and admiration.

I could be writing the whole night about our impressions but to summarize and not bore you, this has been one of the most interesting trips we have made in our lives. We have been in the five continents last year and this was the first time in India. As a conclusion I can tell you that we never have had an experience such as this one before.

Reviewing the trip, we would have loved to stay one more day in Agra, enjoying the Oberoi and relaxing a bit more. The schedule was a bit too tight and I think that in the future, the same program should be done in more days or some cities, such as Bikaner, could be skipped. This is not a complain believe me, but a recommendation.

With respect to your service, it’s the best in the world I ever experienced. We love travelling and personally I attend all the details with our travel agency when organizing our trips. We have been in many places in the world, but never had before  a service like yours. You have done a marvelous work and your organization is fascinating. All the details you consider and put attention to are sensational. The folder with all the details of the trip, extremely useful. Well, I cannot describe all the singularities that you were preoccupied  about that surprised us every day during our journey. And for all that, our greatest appreciation and thanks.

We would love to come back in the future and visit the South of India. And then, we would like to apply to your advice and services to organize such a trip. Many people mentioned to us that Kerala is wonderful as well as Goa, but I think that being you the experts, you can give us better ideas than we can find out.

Thanks again for an incredible vacation in an incredible Land of fascinating people.

Jaime & Gaby

Hi Sonal, 

I have to say that the vegetarian food at Rishikesh (as in all the hotels) was fantastic and I am sure we are much healthier. The management at the hotel was also most helpful. We also loved the yoga. I would also like to comment on our guide in Amritsar( I think his name was Preet) as he was an exceptional guide and very knowlegable. He really made the visit to the Golden Temple memorable.  

Again, thank you for arranging this trip for us. It has left us with many wonderful memories and experiences.

Regards, 

Jacque & Paul Harrison

Hi Anishaa and Sonal,

We had a great time on the trip - I would definitely recommend a visit to India to any of my friends and would recommend that they use Alluring India Tours. All guides were amazing. Well-spoken, good at interacting with the group, good at adapting the plan to the wishes of the group. The planning was seamless, and we were never waiting for our guide/chaperone. If I come back to India, I will be in touch.

Best,

Chris

We are now home and resting up and again sharing many wonderful stories of India. Hotels were of an excellent standard & comfy. Food was fantastic. Info on dry area would have been helpful after a long days traveling. Drivers are excellent. Car very comfy. Guides well informed. We are enlightened once again. Plan to return.

Barbara & Ian

Dear Sonal

We are now back in the UK and would like to respond to your request.Generally we thoroughy enjoyed our 6 days in Kerala.

Anish was a highly competent driver and a very nice helpful man. Other guides, Charles in Chinnar, Babu in Munnar and Shyam in Kochi were all excellent and such nice people. The Arches hotel was an excellent choice - very helpful and good restaurant  - and well placed close to the sea shore and other attractions.

So, all in all, a succesful tour! Thanks for all your organization. We send best wishes to all the staff at Maglev and thank you all for yet another experience

Regards and life's best

Averil and Tony Harford

Hello, we arrived back In Canada yesterday.  The WHOLE trip was excellent.  It will take us awhile to take it all in. 

We want to thank you and everyone involved with your  company.  We were continually amazed with the high level  of service in every part of the trip. 
Your drivers, guides and reps are exceptional. 
We wouldn’t have changed anything!
Thank you for helping to create such wonderful memories and experiences
We have been singing your company’s praises everywhere we’ve been. 
Hopefully we’ll be back soon
Ann Marie Charette

Hello from Canada,

Thank you for your email - we have arrived home safely after a few hours delay with flights in Zurich and Toronto.

We had an amazing trip!!  So many wondeful experiences...so many wonderful family memories.  Thank you so much for your great attention to all the details of our trip, everything went very smoothly.  We really appreciate that you, yourself were personally checking in on us with your local reps every step of the way!!  :)  I'm in the travel industry and that kind of attention to detail and care for your clients is the same kind of service level we deliver.  It is what sets companies apart from the rest, and the Maglev Group/Alluring India Tour is certainly above the rest.  I will not hesitate to recommend you and your company to friends and family.

I commend you on your handling of the cancelled flight in Udaipur - that you arranged for 2 cars to take us by land, and for the air ticket refund. We appreciate the hotel upgrade and the vehicle to take us to dinner that night.  We had a wonderful dinner by the lake with a great view of the lights of the palaces and city.  At the end of the day we really enjoyed our overland trip - it was very scenic.

We are satisfied with our Bollywood Tour refund and that you have taken action against the tour supplier.  It was unfortunate that the tour wasn't as expected but we are happy with the actions you took to make this right for us.  Please let me know if I can send comments by email that would assist in your dispute with the tour supplier.

Please rest assured that all ground representatives were professional and represented Maglev in a most positive manner.  We very happy with all the hotel selections that you made for us.  I will send a more detailed email in the next 2-3 days with feedback on the local representatives/guides/drivers and hotels. 

I just wanted to send a quick email that we had arrived home, and that we feel we have had a trip of a lifetime thanks to you!

Namaste,

Dawn

Dear Danish,

Where do I begin...it was the most wonderful trip I could ever have imagined.  You all put together the BEST guides and drivers, the accomodations, too, were very comfortable.  AND, my birthday was a fabulous delicious surprise!!!  I can't begin to thank you enough.

 Being in India filled my senses and my heart with all kinds of emotions.  I felt so protected and so secure with the attentiveness of the guides.  I must commend, in particular, Shailly, who was in Varanasi with us.  He was excellent!!!  Sundar, the driver to Pokhara, and Mr. Singh, who we had for 8 days were superb.  they all were so patient and such excellent drivers.  they stand out!!  They felt like family....Our dinner at the home of (can't remember her name, so sorry) was so delicious and so much fun.  It was a special treat to be in a home of such lovely people.

 I am still settling in, the trip is long.  Your immediate response to any comment we may have made was so impressive and appreciated.  I would recommend that you explore Orchard Tent in Pushkar.  It was very unique, lovely, clean, and the manager/owner is a very special man.  Being on a Skik property, in a Muslim community with a Jewish synagogue nearby was a beautiful reminder that we are all people under the same sky!

 THANK YOU, THANK YOU for a dream come true.  For an experience that we all should have...to understand the people of India, to experience the spiritual connection, to live with appreciation..

 Your company is #1...and would be highly recommended.  You can always use us as a reference.  I really can't thank you all enough for the professionalism, the attentiveness, the birthday memories, and the perfectly planned program.  The memories are deeply embedded...

 

My best,

Sharon

On behalf of Murray and myself, thank you for arranging a wonderful tour.  Our guides were knowledgeable and our drivers got us safely from one city to the other – not sure how they do it as the traffic is absolutely insane compared to that in Canada!! We are now safe and sound back at work in Calgary and will have stories and memories for a lifetime. Very best wishes to you and your team.

Thanks very much for all your help and patience. The tour went very well, and I will recommend you to others.  We may also start sending groups of our members to India, but that is probably a year or so down the line.

The Guides were all excellent. Yunis in Periyar and Sanjeev in Bharatpur are both excellent. I was very happy with the overall organization of my visits to Kerala and Bharatpur, and by the hotel, guide and driver selection. Well done !

Thanks very much for your email, and we want to assure you that everything has gone so smoothly.  We were pleased with Mr. Chandra, a very safe driver, and all the hotels were fine.  Count us among your most satisfied  clients! It's been a pleasure to work with you.  You are the perfect ambassador for Maglev!

Sincerely, Margery

I wanted to mention about both the guides in Delhi and Jaipur and our two drivers.  They were excellent, full of knowledge, amiable to our wants and patient with our questions.  Everyone had a sense of humor, obviously loved their job, and seemed genuinely interested in our well being!!  and tetuk? not sure of the spelling, our driver from Agra throughout Jaipur and back to Delhi said -"Incredible India!!".  India is indeed incredible and it was a trip my daughter and I will cherish and talk about the rest of our lives.  India becomes part of you once you have visited.  Erin and I would actually like to return and fly into Mumbai and then visit Goa. Thank you for all the planning and attention to detail, we could not have asked for anything more. 

Thank you,
Cathy

Hello Manisha, we wish to thank you for a fantastic experience on our holiday in India. It was superbly organised and everything was very smoothly handled, we were very impressed with your complete service and wish to offer our utmost thanks for all your efforts. we are highly recommending you to all our friends for the great job you did and the quality of guides and drivers, and are looking forward to a return trip. Please keep me in touch with any special offers you may have coming up as we would love to travel again with you. Thankyou again, we loved India thanks to your help!

sincerely ,
Jo and Mick Bedford

We are now home after spending some time in Kuala Lumpar after India. Thank you so much for all the arrangements. The trip was wonderful and everything went so well. It really exceeded our expectations. All of your staff and guides were really helpful and a wealth of knowledge. Harry in Delhi was an absolute delight. Again, thank you so much. We will certainly recommend your company to friends and maybe look at another trip next year. Again, many thanks.

-Paul & Jacque Harrison

Life for us on arrival home as always, has been hectic and all consuming. We are still enjoying sharing our trip with family, it truly was amazing and memorable.  Maglev played a very important part in our joy, with efficiency and attentive, to our needs very grateful for this. Easter is upon us,  and is tradition here a time for family and usually a camping experience in country areas. Will send some more pics from the Taj Mahal....Cheers to all the fabulous team !

-Barb and Ian Beissel

Thanks for your email. I've attached my post-trip questionnaire. I really enjoyed my time in India, and the 6 days in Kerala were a wonderful part of that. Thanks to you and your company for making that trip trouble-free. In particular, Sumesh did an outstanding job, as my driver!

Regards,
Steve Netemeyer

Just to say how much we enjoyed our holiday. We particularly enjoyed our time at Kumarakom and on the houseboat. We found all the arrangements worked perfectly and we had an excellent driver - Sumesh - who was most helpful. We felt well looked after all the time and were extremely grateful to you for all your attention ensuring we had a memorable holiday.

-Averil and Tony Harford

We have been very happy with the arrangement and your ability to change the schedule around, when we had to delay because of the visa problems.  We will be happy to use your services again and also recommend you to any friends who want to travel in India. Thanks again. BR Carsten Hallas p.s. We are considering East India for next year. Can you arrange anything in Nagaland?

Firstly, I want to tell you that we are having a wonderful time in India. It is probably the most incredible trip I have had in my life and I have been to quite a few destinations around the world. We were very impressed with our driver, Radeesh, in Kerala.

Warm Regards,
Anne Pogson

First of all, we would like to thank you and Maglev Team for your excellent work with regards to our recent trip to India. We truly enjoyed our experience with Maglev. We received a 5-star service from start to finish. We would highly recommend your services to anyone planning a private tour to India. More specifically, all hotels suggested by you were, as promised, clean and comfortable. We were impressed by the professionalism and courtesy of all hotel personnel. Although our first impression was doubtful, the Florence inn proved to be very correct. Our coup de coeur was the Old Harbour Inn. The only deception was the Clarks Shiraz on account of the food and the view (could not see the TAJ). All our chauffeurs were extremely professional and the cars were always clean and comfortable. Our guides were, generally speaking, very informative. We especially liked the guide in Varanasi and the one in Agra was most literate. But, again, overall, our trip to India was memorable and we will always keep a good souvenir of Incredible India. And, on a more personal note, we really appreciated your counsel and cooperation.

Best Regards,
Robert and Lucie Girouard

Overall, we are very satisfied with your service.  Your contacts, guides and drivers were all professional, efficient, accommodating.  Everybody were excellent but special commendation goes to Harry, Suresh, Rajetsing, Basant and the person who took care of us at the Jodhpur airport.  The hotels were excellent.  We were especially happy with The Imperial in Delhi and the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur.  Rambagh Palace upgraded us to a suite and our experience with them was very memorable.  Both rooms were amazing and the service was excellent. 

If I have to make a suggestion, I would suggest the following:  The stay in Agra should have been 2 nights.  After having driven for 4 hours from Delhi, it would have been better if we just stayed at the hotel on the day that we arrived and relax the rest of the afternoon.  The tour to Agra and the Fort could be done the next day.  We like to take things leisurely and not be overwhelmed by the tours.  Also, we would like to have time to enjoy the hotels.

We are very grateful for all of the options that you offered us.  In Udaipur, the guide and driver were excellent.  When your representative came to the airport in Jodhpur to help us, we were all impressed by the service of your company.  We came home satisfied with a lot of appreciation for India..

Thank you for everything.

Regards,
Estela

We had a wonderful holiday and were delighted by the excellent service from all of your staff. 


Yours sincerely,
Bryan