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One of the best holidays we have had! It's a full on experience-packed adventure from start to finish.
Every day contained many inspirational moments. They varied from the magnificent tranquility of an early morning trip to the Taj Mahal to a happy, colorful and welcoming Hindu festival (the people were truly lovely) to the lively experience of a Bollywood cinema trip. Travelling around by Tuk-tuk was a fantastic way of immersing yourself in among the busy crowds of people (and cows and other animals!) getting on with living their everyday lives.
We cannot praise Chandra our group leader enough. He was outstandingly good. He was a very efficient organiser, incredibly knowledgeable and likable person who always went that extra mile to ensure that each person on the holiday had maximum enjoyment. We think that it is fair to say that Chandra made the holiday for us and without him our holiday would only have been a fraction of the experience.
We are not big shoppers on holiday, but with hindsight we almost regret not taking full advantage of the wonderful variety of desirable and inexpensive handicrafts, art, jewelry and other goods available (especially in Jaipur).
If you are worried about Delhi Belly, then don't. Sensible precautions like using hand sanitiser before eating, drinking only bottled water etc kept all our group healthy. Chandra always chose well with regard to restaurants so that they were all of a good quality with freshly prepared food. This allowed us to enjoy the food without concern.
It has to be said that July/August is probably not the best time of year to visit Rajasthan, as the heat and humidity can be oppressive. However, the hotel rooms and Mr Singh's air conditioned mini-bus were welcome havens after busy hot days. It was supposed to be Monsoon season while we were there, but we only saw rain a couple of times as the rains were late this year. Other travellers may not be as lucky as we were.
This holiday was excellent for older teenagers and adults, but maybe less suitable for younger travellers who may also find the long journeys hard to bear.
Don't expect to see tigers in summer!
If you like to experience very different cultures from our own, including different food, forms of transport (tuk-tuk, tricycle rickshaw, camel, elephant, train, bus), architecture, scenery etc then this is a hard holiday to beat It was very enjoyable as well as fantastically educational in a very relaxed way.
What a fabulous experience for myself and my 12 year old son. A great mixture of hectic city and relaxing times e.g bird santuary and tiger park. Exodus looked after us brilliantly, nothing was too much trouble to ensure that the children had a great, memorable time. Dinesh, our tour leader even allowed us fireworks during our desert stay at Pushar. We saw 3 tigers at Ranthambore on our first drive. We were first at the Taj Mahal to get the best photos before the tourist arrived. My son cried when Dinesh left us at Delhi airport for our flight home. India is not the easiest place to tour and pulls on your emotions and values in many different ways - but wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Sighting of 3 tigers on our first game drive.
Fantastic and fascinating story teller. Extremely helpful.
Accept India for what it is and remember to soak up every experience.
I have booked to go on Cocunuts and Chopsticks tour next Easter.
The tour was an excellent introduction to India, from the colourful chaos of Delhi to the quiet, spectacular landscapes of the games parks to the beautiful temples and palaces. The organisation was good throughout and our guide was knowledgeable, personable and always engaging to ensure we enjoyed ourselves to the full.
The Taj and Amber Palace were particular highlights but the most memorable moment for both my son and me were the tiger sightings in Ranthambore. We were lucky enough to sight a tigress on the morning drive but in the afternoon we came within a few yards of a second tigress which we followed for about 40mins watching while it strolled through open forest and road tracks totally indifferent to all the humans in several trucks and Jeeps. We were even able to watch as it fed on a kill it had made earlier and were close enough to smell the carcass!
I cannot recommend our guide Raj Sharma highly enough. His knowledge, organisation and enthusiasm was excellent throughout and he was always at hand if required. He was very good with the children and organised a cake and puppet show for my son who celebrated his birthday while on tour. Every family in the group commented on how good he was and appreciated his inclusiveness.
Try the food on the trains, you'll be surprised at how good it is! The market in Pushkar was very good for cheap gifts and you could browse without being hassled.
My son (14yrs) thought this was the best holiday he has been on. We have travelled widely so this was praise indeed!
India has delicious food to cater for all preferences but, like anywhere in the world, hygiene is important. Keeping your hands well washed before eating, staying as hydrated as possible and sticking to bottled water is the best protection against an upset tum. Otherwise, mashed potato is apparently a good cure!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
No. Indian visas must be pre-arranged in advance. Check the Indian embassy website for details.
Will Shoubridge - Agency Sales
Caroline Northcott, one of our clients, travelled on this trip a few years ago. Please read her inspirational article to get a personal viewpoint of the holiday.
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Child prices: Applicable for children up to the age of 11 at the time of departure.