Further to my telephone conversation with you today, this is to confirm our profound thanks to you and your team for the amazing tour of the Deccan and Kerrela.
As you know it was a profound disappointment when our train was cancelled – the Deccan odyssey with such short notice. However your reorganised itinerary did not disappoint.
Everywhere we went; we were met by highly efficient teams who whisked us to our hotels and picked us up to return to the airports. They even checked us in, waiting until we had passed security.
Our guides were knowledgable, the sightseeing amazing, the hotels first class, the house boat wonderful. What is more none of us became ill! One small improvement would have been two nights on the boat rather than one, but one night was our suggestion.
It was fortuitous that we alighted on your company. I cannot praise you enough.
Hope that you will look after us again in the not too distant future.
Dr Warren Hamilton Perks Family & Friends UK
Congratulations on a excellent tour, all went seamlessly.
A special mention to our driver who was fantastic in all ways.
A good/safe driver and also guide. We saw many other sights specially requested because of him.
Most of my friends are now back in the US. Everyone enjoyed the trip thoroughly on board the Luxury Palace on Wheels . Thank you for everything & arranging such a fantastic holiday.
We had a wonderful holiday on the Maharaja Express
The staff were wonderful especially our valet.
We were treated like royalty.
The trips were excellent and the food lovely.
All of our Guides were so interesting and we learnt so much about India.
Our Dutch friends where very impressed with everything too.
What more can I say a great trip enjoyed by us all.
Doreen and Alan Hambleton
TO all concerned
My wife and I just completed a tour on Palace on Wheels and I must say it was a brilliant experience
From Rajiv and the girls in bookings prompt helpful and obliging, they were excellent.
Rushid Singh who met us at airport Introduced guides and met us at train coming back and taking us to airport
Always on time courteous, helpful and really good. A pleasure.
The guide on 8th and 9th Manchu was his name. He was also extremely, good helpful and accommodating.
The hotel booked for us was good, food good and service also.
Re the Train journey it was extremely good, comfortable (for a train) service brilliant especially Virendah who looked after us
And Mr Kumar too.
It was well organised, well run and certainly will recommend to all
Douglas and Raelene Schirripa
We’ve been back a few days now, and I thought I would drop you a line to tell you how thrilled we were with the holiday and all the arrangements made for us.
It exceeded even our highest expectations, and certainly makes us want to return and explore further. Everything went to schedule, and all of the agents, guides and drivers were where they should be at the right time. I don’t know where to start with the Maharajahs Express, suffice to say we were treated like royalty, and for a first trip to India and a special birthday holiday to boot, it was the only way to do it.
Thank you again for the seamless arrangements.
Hi Rajiv and Team, thanks you for all your help on these tours. We were most happy with your product (timely drivers and clean transport) and services (guided tours).
I would like to personally recommend how well the tour guides were and happy to review on line. Please advise how / where to do so for each of the guides;
Jaipur: Kailash Arora
Agra: Azhar Khan
Delhi: Anil Sharma
We have just returned from our holiday and wanted to write and thank you very much for all your work in organising such a wonderful trip.
From the moment we contacted you about the possibility of our venture in Indochina, we have felt incredibly well looked after and well informed. Your attention to every detail is much appreciated even to the degree that before we travelled we had received information on everything we would need even including what the welcome notices would look like at each airport .
We really liked everywhere we stayed, each hotel was perfectly located, near, if not in the centre of the towns and not in the midst of the tourist areas. They were all interesting and had a local flavour to them, they felt relevant to the area rather than the homogenous big chain hotels.
Each of the four guides were truly wonderful, Mr Ha, Mr Lup, Mr Vu and Mr Chin, were all charming and helpful whilst imparting useful and interesting information, they followed your well-structured and thoughtful itinerary, as well as being open to adjust it as we felt necessary on arrival in each place. We felt incredibly well cared for, and really valued the small considerate details, as well as the ready supply of bottled water which was always much appreciated. The guides were wonderful in being aware of particularly busy routes or times when visiting the sites, and managed to lead us away from these to make the most of everything we saw. We would like to mention that all the drivers were really good too…
The choice of meals in interesting restaurants with local food was fantastic too (we had 2 not so good meals and fed back to the local guides our thoughts on this which they seemed pleased to hear as they were keen on getting things right for the next travellers)
Extraordinarily, we received a message when we were on the boat in Halong Bay to let us know that our flight was delayed a little. What amazing communication!
We have been impressed by th organisation every inch of the way, resting certain in the knowledge that all was taken care of, which allowed us to enjoy a fantastic and memorable trip at every moment.
With our gratitude and thanks and we are already thinking about when we can be in touch again for another adventure…
Antony, Jessica, Tobias and Minnie (Barnett)
Just a short email to say ‘thanks’ for making all the great arrangements that made our recent holiday to Kerala so enjoyable.
Everything went to plan and we had a super time.
Finally I have written a review of our : South India Highlights
January –February 2019
From start to finish the trip was superb.
Booking and communication with Tailormade Journeys was excellent. Rajiv was always just a helpful email or phone call away.
The trip was very well organized, from the first moment when we were met by a representative at the airport and our fantastic driver for the next 3 weeks , Anbu – a true gentleman and ambassador for South India; knowledgeable, friendly, kind, caring and helpful.
The Hotels were generally excellent, particularly worthy of mention for service and quality :
Tanjore -Ideal River View
Houseboat Deluxe Air Conditioned Houseboat – wonderful staff
Periyar -Cardamom County (Periyar Cottage) – excellent staff and restaurant
Munnar -Tall Tree (Cinnamon Cottage) -Location
Mysore Radisson Blu Plaza – Outstanding Restaurant staff.
The trip was a tremendous opportunity to visit parts of India new to us and to revisit parts we had previously visited. The contrasting scenery, sights and sounds of cities, lakes, waterways and the sea, temples and the tranquility of the hills.
An outstanding trip from start to finish. We wholeheartedly recommend this company .
Please use this review in any way you wish. I am happy for people to contact me for verification.