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Alain Templier
From: Alain Templier Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:38 PM To: sanskriti Subject: informations sur voyage NAMASTE Nous sommes rentrés en France depuis 10 jours. Nous avons fait un agréable séjour à Ahmedabad puis à Udaipur dans un contexte différend puisque nous étions dans une famille. Nous tenons à dire que le circuit que vous aviez organisé s'est bien passé, que nos guides et chauffeurs étaient efficaces et à notre écoute pour nous faire plaisir et apporter toutes les informations utiles. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié le guide de Jaipur. Nous gardons un très agréable souvenir de ce séjour en Inde. Cordialement Alain TEMPLIER
Maggie Vollenweider
On 13/04/2014, 23:01, "Maggie Vollenweider" wrote: Dear Mr Raikhy thank you for sending me a copy of the feed back. It is actually not very surprising, that everything worked out perfect. I know, that you always succeed ;) ! To be honost, I am proud to know such a good agency in India and will gladly recomend you to everybody, that asks me. Wish you all the best Maggie Vollenweider Von meinem ipad gesendet
Ennio Casarotto, Italy (2008)
Dear Mr. Bharat
We are safe back home with still in mind and on the eyes the beauty of our tour on your Country.
We want to express to you and your Staff our gratitude for the services you provide us. Your organizations of my stay and of the Rajasthan tour was absolutely FANTASTIC.
Both my wife and myself we can said that this was the best trip we never had in our life, and we visited more than 60 different Country in the world up to now, and absolutely we want to come back to India for a better and deeper knowledge.
We have also appreciated the efficiency and discretion of our driver Mr. Singh Sarwan, able to manage every kind of different situations we find along the roads.
Thanks again and keep in touch.

Ennio Casarotto
Mrs. & Mr. Stephane Lefrere, France (2003)
Maria Jose Clemente (2006)
Dear Tarun,
Thanks you for you mail, it is vey nice to "hear" you. Our flights and connexions was very good but we arrived very, very tired!!
I wanted to send you some lines last week, but I started to work last Tuesday and last week I was very busy after a complete month of holidays.
First of all I would like to thank you for your kind , warm and helpful attention during all our trip.
All the arrangements made by Sanskriti tours was simple perfect: the driver and car ready always on time, confortable car, all the connexions between the differents cities made on the time scheduled, the meetings with correspondents was perfectly arranged and they gave us a helpful support in every city, helping us to make check in and check out and any other thing we may need, all the guides was also very kind and we received good and clear explanation (in Spanish language!!!) about cities, monuments or about India during all the trip. The hotels during all the tour was also excellent, and we reveiced in all of them the kindest attention.
Despite the perfect attention we received during all the tour , let me make a special appoint to the guides we had the pleasure to meet in Jaipur and Agra, and to your correspondents in Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Regarding the hotels, once again, I would like to thank you for your arrangements because all the hotels we stayed during the trip was perfect. Special appoint to the Imperial Hotel in Delhi - beautiful room, charming halls, luxury stay -, Raj Palace in Jaipur - lovely ancient havely, as from a fairy story, with the kindest staff -, and Radisson Khajuraho - just renovate, with very beautiful and conformable room, and very nice staff.
Sanskriti made our stay in India - for 12 days - simple perfect, the only thing we had to do during our trip was just to worry to enjoy as much as possible about such beautiful, different and enchanting country. Hope we have the opportunity to visit again in the near future to discover more of the India's treasures.
Please remit our of thanks and kindest regards to Khrisna, all the guides and correspondents for their help. And please ask excuses again to your correspondent in Varanasi for our "bad humour" after our "train experience" .
We'll keep in touch!!!! Kindest regards,

Maria Jose Clemente
Spain
Mme Halima Fassi-Fihri (2006)
bonjour monsieur tarun,
nous sommes bien arrivÈs et nous tenons ‡ vous remercier de votre merveilleux acceuil, nous avons ÈtÈ trËs touchÈs par votre attention et le sejour s'est passÈ dans les meilleures conditions, encore une fois merci! aussi nous remercions votre femme pour s'etre deplacÈe pour nous rendre visite ainsi que pour le beau sarie offert.
notre joie sera Ènorme quand vous viendrez au maroc avec votre famille vous serez nos invitÈs et serons heureux de vous le faire visiter, informez moi des que vous pouvez cela nous fera grand plaisir.
nos salutations a votre charmante Èpouse, des bisous a vos adorables enfants ainsi que nos respects a votre famille. monsieur abdelhamid guessous et madame fassi-fihri halima Morocco
Jean Pierre Bonnefon (2006)
Bonjour, M Tarun Raikhy. Bientôt 2 semaines que nous sommes rentrés. Après le beau temps et la chaleur que nous avons connu, le retour a été très difficile. L'hiver nous attendait, a l'atterrissage à Roissy il faisait 1°C, et sur la route pour retourner chez nous, nous avons subit une tempête de neige. Nous avons mis 8 heures pour faire le trajet au lieu de 5 heures habituellement, et depuis nous avons la pluie. Je tiens encore à vous remercier pour la qualité du circuit que vous nous avez composé, tant dans la variété des hôtels (avec les petits aléas que nous avons vécus, mais qui font partis du 'folklore' local), de la richesse des sites et monuments visités , et surtout des guides accompagnateurs qui ont fait preuves de disponibilités de gentillesses et de compréhensions j'ajoute même de patience. Ceci m'amène à vous présenter mes excuses, pour le comportement d'une personne du groupe. C'est la raison pour laquelle je vous ai demandé si vous pouviez, organiser un circuit pour seulement deux personnes.(Il es préférable de voyager seul que mal accompagné). Dans l'immédiat, je vous joint que deux photos, parmi toutes celles que nous avons faites. Le couché de soleil dans le désert près de Jaisalmer.Un puit entre Udaipur et Puskar. Encore merci pour tout. Très cordialement J-Pierre Bonnefon
Robin Berkeley (2006)
Dear Paddy, In my email yesterday I gave you some general comments on how well the overall trip went. I knew that it was a challenging itinerary and so it turned out. There were moments towards the end when I felt a shorter tour would have been preferable. But then I would have been reluctant to have missed out on Bangalore and Mysore so, all in all, I wouldn't have wanted to have changed the towns/cities selected for the tour. My more detailed comments are as follows: 1. invariably the local arrangements for meeting, airport/station/hotel transfers, guide and car driving were very good. Only in Mysore were we not met by our carriage on the platform and, as that had been the form elsewhere, we wasted 45 minutes inside the station while the driver was waiting outside. The guides in Khujaraho, Varanasi, Chennai, Kanchipuram/Mahabalipuram and Mysore were all knowledgeable, generally aimed to please and spoke fluent if at times somewhat impenetrable English. In Calcutta the guide was quite a sophisticated chap who spoke excellent clear English, as did the friendly guide in Bangalore, Pande, who had the presence of mind to introduce us to the glof club memeber, which led to the interesting dinner invitation. Hotels : obviously the Raj Palace and surrounding arrangements in Jaipur set a very high initial standard against which to judge all the rest. Tikli Bottom and the magnificent Royal Bombay Yacht Club ( which we were so fortunate to get introduced to as guest members at the end of our tour) , not to forget the uniquely charming Fairlawn in Calcutta, all were splendid in their different ways. Of the hotels which you/Sanskriti booked, some were good, others less so. One major lesson about the Nemrana group heritage hotels was that the agent must make a determined effort to book only the best rooms available. Generally, as the heritage hotels we stayed at were relatively cheap, the price difference betwween best rooms and worst was 1,500--2,000 Rupees, so that the total additional cost for staying in the best rooms in Pondicherry/Bangalore/Mysore would not have been material. As an example, in Pondicherry we had what seemed the worst room at the Hotel de l'Orient, small, lowish ceiling, no view and small uncomfortable bed, all costing 3,000 Rs. A much larger room, with two windows opening onto the inner courtyard, with two separate and much larger single beds, cost 3,500 Rs. If we had been allocated that one I would have enjoyed the Hotel de l'Orient, as it was I didn't. The same applied at Villa Pottipatti but to a lesser extent, as we had a small, uncomfortable double- bed in a room with no view but Alice was able to sleep on a single bed upstairs. I wonder how great the extra cost would have been to stay at the Taj West End, definitely fine compromise between the Raj style and modern comfort? In fact we had lunch there,which was enjoyable. At the Green Hotel, I also felt the bed was on the small side, although in the end we didn't spend the night there. Of course, the one great exception to the complaints about lack of comfort at the hotels mentioned was the Taj Connemara, where we had probably the best room in the hotel, a ground-floor corner suite opening onto the pool.The local Travel Point rep proudly told us that Clipper Tours were responsible for getting such a good room in Chennai. Fine, but why didn't they get the best rooms in the other Nemrana hotels thereafter? We weren't very impressed by the MGM on the beach, particularly as we had to drive back a long way towards Chennai. While I agree that the greater expense of Fisherman's Cove wouldn't have been worth it ( also the location near Chennai), we would have preferred, had we known, to have stayed at the Temple Bay Hotel at Mahabalipuram, even though some 3,000 Rs more expensive.However,all the preceding comments should be seen against the background of the Varanasi fiasco. Originally I thought I had checked your proposed Shiva Ganges View on the internet and it sounded OK. At Varanasi airport, we were met by the local Travel Point rep and also, mysteriously, by a dishevelled driver sent by the guesthouse, whom we told we didn't need. We went off with the Travel Point guide and driver to Sarnath and then drove into Varanasi. We got further and further into the bazaar, when the rep announced the car couldn't go any further so we put Alice and our luggage on a rickshaw and went into the labirynth of dark evil smelling lanes avoiding cows and other animals, with the rep asking for directions as he and his colleagues had nenevr heard of the Shiva Ganges view. Finally we abandoned Alice on the rickshaw as the rep and I tracked down the Shiva Ganges View. It turned out to be little better than a backpackers' guesthouse, with very basic facilities. I inspected our room, which admittedly had a splendid view of the Ganges, but decided we had to find somewhere else ( not easy at 7.30 pm). Looking in the guide-book I saw the Ganga View at Assi Ghat and realised that I at least had confused that place with the Shiva Ganges View. The rep was able to get us a room at the Palace on Ganges, another heritage hotel with some minimal pretence at comfort. The great advantage of that place and the Ganga View next door is that they are on Assi Ghat and have car access. For future reference, unless tourists want to go to Clarks in the cantonment area and thus miss being by the Ganges, I think the Assi ghat solution with car access is the only choice. Transport Arrangements : we were very satisfied with the drivers, particularly from Gurgaon to Jaipur and then Chennai/Pondy/Chennai. As for the other travel arrangements, we didn't much enjoy the overnight train from Varanasi to Calcutta ( Alice wasn't feeling her best already). Apart from the adventure element of an overnight train journey, I assumed the reason we were not booked by plane from Varanasi to Calcutta was that there was no convenient flight to get us to Calcutta on the afternoon of Feb 3rd...? The only other questionmark was over the timing of travel from Mysore. Your original itinerary showed us coming back by train in the afternoon of Feb 14th and catching a plane to Bombay at 20.00. Of course that wouldn't have got us into Kolaba until around midnight which would have prevented us from dining with Julian Barrow on Alice's last night. In fact the Sanskriti itinerary made a change from yours, with us on the same plane to Bombay in the evening but travelling from Mysore at 11.00 am. When we got to Mysore on Feb 14th, I began to worry about the late arrival in Bombay the next day and why the Sanskriti itinerary had us hanging around for 6 hours in Bangalore the next afternoon. Consequently after much phoning to Clipper Tours in Bangalore we were able to return on the evening of Feb 14th ( 20.00 train Mysore/Bangalore), spend the night in the New Magrath Grand ( a very comfortable and inexpensive hotel near the Clipper office) and catch the 11.40 plane to Mumbai, which got us to Kolaba and the RBYC in the early afternoon.....much better than the original plan. Raghu at Clipper was very helpful in making those last minute changed arrangements. Well, I hope, Paddy, those comments are helpful and I hope you will pass them on, with our thanks to Tarun. As I said yesterday, it was a memorable experience and we learnt a lot about India and saw some wonderful sights. Best regards Robin Berkeley U.K
inez and wim (August 2004)
Hi Tarun, Our tour was a big success, thanks for everything. The nicest room was the last one in Udaipur in Karkawa Haveli (room 207). Also nice was indeed the Chawna Fort in Luni and the Raj Palace in Jaipur, we felt like maharadja's. We looked afterwards also in Rohet and talked with the owner who lost his wife. Also a very nice place. Desert Boy Guest House in Jaisalmer had a nice athmosphere and the room had a good view, but do not eat or breakfast there (dirty) and without an AC it was a too hot place for this time of the year. The car was perfect and the driver Raju also, very accurate and safe. We wish you a very good season, see you another time, greetings, inez and wim
Marc Thouvard & Mr. Alain Le Grignou (2004)
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