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The service we received was absolutely fantastic – everything worked like clockwork and Ms Sindhu deserves extra special praise since she went out of her way to give us personal attention and help even when on holiday – she was a real star! Please accept our warmest thanks for making this a very special trip for us – the organisation of the visit to the Fort Gloster jute mill was fantastic and will remain with me for the rest of my life – it was very emotional for me. We were treated like royalty and it was very moving sitting in the office where my father had almost certainly been and visiting the compound where I probably spent the first three years of my life. Jai and the guys in Kolkata need special thanks for taking such good care of us.
— Hamish Will, UK
Time has flown since we returned from our visit to Kerala in August but we did want to thank Indian Panorama, and especially Smitha Nair who organised everything, and our great driver Vinod, for such an excellent short tour before we stayed put for two weeks in a house at Poovar. Our specifications were vague but what you came up with was just what we wanted – and better – and excellent value. We have already recommended you to friends and would do so again, and again! Many thanks to you all.
— Debbie, Rob and Grace Clement, UK
I’m now back in France after a more than 3 weeks of a much enjoyable trip in south india. I wanted to thank you very sincerly for your very good and truly efficient organisation which has definitely contributed to the perfect smoothness of this trip. Everything was perfect: a very efficiently planned schedule, an itinerary perfectly adapted to what I wanted to see, a nice car …
I want to have a special thanks for the excellent driver I had : Noel is a very skillfull driver which is, in respect to the common way of driving in India, very comforting ! He takes very good care of his car which was every morning spotless. He has a very nice conversation without being intrusive and he has perfectly adapted to my way of visiting (ie let me have all the time I wanted in the temples and understanding that I did not want to see everything but selected spots where I could enjoy spending time) and he has never tried to drag me to handicraft shops. I must say that I’ve been particularly pleased to have him as my driver for the 2nd part of my trip from Madurai to Chennai which was not originately scheduled.
South india is definitely wonderful : the temples in Karnataka are truly amazing as are those in Tamil Nadu. I was really pleased to go as far as Rameneshwaram, even if it is a “long” return trip because the temple was very interesting to visit. Thanks again. I will be happy to recommend Indian Panorama to my friends.
— Vincent, France
We wanted to take a little time to digest and reflect on our Indian adventure before sending our evaluation of the trip. The short answer is, it was a fabulous trip! The local agents were terrific. The one who met us in Delhi at the beginning and end of the trip deserves special mention for his enthusiasm and warm welcome, as does the driver who accompanied him at the end of the trip. As to guides, we were particularly impressed by those in Delhi and Agra, who were informative and, in Agra, proactive not only in getting Andrea a wheelchair at the Taj, but also in getting the wheelchair to the head of the line! As we hope Andrea’s notes reflect, the trip was fabulous, all in all, and we very much appreciate all your efforts on our behalf. We’ve been singing your praises to our friends, and we hope to have the chance to arrange another trip for ourselves some day.
— Bobby & Andrea, USA
THANK YOU! I’m writing this note to let you know that my family had a wonderful time in the week-long tour that Moorthy organized for us. Our driver, “Mr. Bala” really did a superb job in making our Tamil Nadu tour full of happy, enjoyable memories of the south. He seemed to go out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and were enjoying our trip. He reminded us a few times that we were on vacation, and that we should relax and not worry about rushing to get out of hotels “on time” for the next leg of the journey. He was great! In addition, the hotels that you suggested and selected for us were Amazing. Not only were they clean and comfortable (as hoped), but they were actually Beautiful and Elegant. Thank you again for a wonderful, well-planned, enjoyable drive and stay in Tamil Nadu. I have already recommended your company to several people who I’ve talked to after returning from our trip.
— Rene Xavier, Canada
Very nice car and very reliable. It is also comfortable, even for long drive. We are very satisfied with Indian Panorama. The driver as well as the car were perfect.
Senthil was all the time available for us, and showed us in addition to the standard tourist places, Kerala and Tamil Nadu “beyond the books”. He also explained us the local lifestyle, which was very interesting.
— Charles Morin, France
It was a wonderful trip and the pace was perfect. Even the unexpected things were handled well. The driver was without a doubt, the best driver I have ever had.
With everyone we meet , who was outstanding, he still stood out above the rest. Professional, prompt, neat, and very protective of us. My daughters adored him. I have had other drivers in India, China, the Middle East etc and he is the best I have ever had. I have already recommended your group to several friends and will continue to.
— Florence, USA
We just wanted to express our thanks to you for such a wonderful holiday, thanks to Indian Panorama’s impressive organisation. From the moment we were met by Amit at Delhi to being returned there by him again – we always felt we were in completely capable hands and could relax and enjoy the fantastic sights – even the anarchic traffic – of Rajasthan. We really appreciated Ravinder keeping in touch, direct to hotels or through Parkash Ran, our driver. The hotels in Rajasthan were fantastic – each one having its own different appeal and character. You can tell that we had a truly wonderful time in Rajasthan with so many happy memories of the colours, the people, palaces, forts and temples that will stay with us. All best wishes and you know we will recommend you to all our friends.
— Merren and Angus, UK
My wife and I recently spent two weeks visiting parts of South India with Indian Panorama. The reason for this message is to congratulate you and your company for the excellent service provided to us during our India visit. Mr. Baskar was always very prompt in responding to our questions and concerns by e-mail, and kept in touch with us by telephone from time to time even during the course of our tour. We also had the pleasure in meeting him while in Madurai. It takes a team of dedicated individuals to make a successful organization, and we congratulate you all for the excellent service. We have no hesitation in recommending Indian Panorama to anyone planning a visit to India. Finally, let us take the opportunity of commending Bala Murugan who not only was an excellent driver, but also a true example of what your company believes in. It is wonderful to know that there are such dedicated individuals. Thank you.
— Don & Vicki Beddage, Canada
Back home now and reliving our trip through our photos and film. We both want to thank you for such a beautifully organised tour. We were so impressed by the efficiency of all the staff and the care taken to make our trip so enjoyable and interesting. Being met by representatives of the company throughout the tour meant that we never felt isolated and help was always a phone call away! Not that we ever needed assistance because our driver took excellent care of us, going above and beyond the call of duty to make our trip as comfortable and hassle free as possible. We cannot stress enough how much Jay enhanced our enjoyment and experience of India. His kindness and warmth we will not forget. A truly special soul. We are making plans for a return trip in the near future and will not forget our time in the South. We look forward to our next trip with Indian Panorama!
— Cherie and Kathy Mills, Australia
Gandhi (our driver), helped me understand so much about Indian culture. I think having a knowledgeable driver who shares information and helps with the culture gap makes the experience very worthwhile and more interesting.
— Sondra LeGrand, USA
Thank you very much for arranging such a fabulous holiday…there are quite a few women like me who, for one reason or another, would like to go on holiday alone but are afraid to do so. It took me a while to pluck up courage too, but I’m very glad I did.
— Adriana Morris, UK
We had a lovely morning in Cochin. When we were leaving the Haveli there was a group of school children queuing on the steps to go in. I think we shook hands with everyone! They were lovely. Later we saw them again and they were calling our names and waving madly. A wonderful memory.
— Monica Kirby, England
Thank you and your team for a wonderful holiday — it surely ranks as one of the best we have ever had. From the start we were made to feel so welcome, we loved fort Cochin and our driver really looked after us.
— Ken and Carole Abbott, UK
We would like to thank you and everyone involved for organising our recent tour to India. Our driver was marvellous. His driving skills were meticulous and he was interesting companionship. We found the tour to be a perfect pace for us and the upgrade to the Innova the right choice. The guides all provided very comprehensive and interesting commentaries together with some humour thrown in. We enjoyed the variety of accommodation and the locations which were each special in their own way. Throughout the whole of our journey we felt safe. well looked after and everything happened perfectly without a glitch. We have some wonderful photos and memories to remember our journey. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to India and would highly recommend Indian Panorama to any prospective travellers.
— Joanne & Dean McRae, Australia
We are very happy with all the people that work in Indian Panorama. There are very good and kind professionals at your company. Really, the first and second trips have been enjoyable and memorable. We hope that next one will be also as excellent as previous ones.
— Marcelo de Jose i Maria Romero, Spain
In May 2008 for the first time I visited India for one-week work purposes. I was fortunate to be able to add an additional week onto this week to partake in a holiday. Indian Panorama was the travel agency that prepared my itinerary for me. I was extremely impressed by the support given to me particularly by your representative Prince. Prince devised for me a fantastic weeks tour of southern India that enabled me to not only have a relaxing time but to visit many of the wonderful attractions that southern India process. The tour was very well organised and planned. The guides were knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. The accommodation selected was first rate. I will have no hesitation in recommending Indian Panorama to friends who plan to travel to southern India. Thank you Prince and your company’s representatives for a wonderful experience.
— Shane Cornelius, Australia
Cannot say enough good things about Raja, our driver. He is kind, funny, very thoughtful and an excellent driver. We always felt very safe and well taken care of. We will definitely request Raja in the future. Guides were all good, especially lucky in Madurai. Places of interest pointed out by Raja along the way we appreciated the effort and time it took to see Alvar Thirunagiri temple Karthik’s gracious and welcome hospitality, his flexibility and planning created a beautiful holiday for us.
— Norma & Sachiko Hoshide
We have returned to a very wet and cold England! We wanted to email you to say ‘thank you’, as everything that you arranged went so smoothly. Our driver in the North, Mr Singh, was particularly helpful and obliging and our driver in Tamil Nadu and Kerala also did all he could to make our trip a pleasant experience. Our thanks to them both. The Kalaketty plantation was also fantastic. Anuja and Kurian were wonderful hosts. In fact there were so many highlights it’s difficult to know where to start when people here ask ‘how was it?’. It was the experience of a lifetime and we’d love to come again – this time to explore further west into Rajasthan and the far north foothills, and then more of Tamil Nadu. So we must start saving now! Indian Panorama have been great and we will certainly tell everyone about how helpful and professional you are.
— Lyn Palmer, England
We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the wonderful arrangements that you made for our holiday. It was the best holiday we’ve ever had and we’ve had a great many holidays in our 33 years together. The reliability of the agents and drivers and guides was outstanding. There wasn’t a single moment when we were left waiting or worrying. Two guides in particular were excellent – the naturalist at Bharatpur and the guide at Jaipur. We are all set to return next year – probably to Kerala. We’re keen to visit more bird sanctuaries and the Periyar wildlife reserve. It’s very hard settling back into life here. It is so very grey! Thank you again for your wonderful organisation of our holiday. We will have no hesitation in recommending your company to our friends.
— Carol & Roy, England
While in Mysore, sitting on the roof top enjoying a late drink and the evening stars and lights, Ellie said she would like to just stay and not return home. That means it really was a success.
— Steve White, USA
A big thank-you to you and all of your staff who helped to make our holiday such an enjoyable and fascinating experience.
— Andrew and Irene Mansell, UK
(India) was fabulous, interesting, mysterious – so many new sights to take in.
— Marsha Garfinkel, USA
Thank you again for such a well organized and wonderful tour — it was perfect. India is certainly a place to learn about yourself.
— Katya Haub, USA
(We) extend our thanks and appreciation for the excellent itinerary you had planned for us for a month for India/Nepal.
— Patricia Brown, Australia
We both enjoyed the tour you organised very much. The driver was friendly, careful and punctual. The house boat was superb.
— Oliver Dawes, Belgium
This is to thank you for the very well organised trip in South India. We did not know before we arrived in India how our trip will be since we booked via internet without having any references about your agency we were extremely happy about the whole organisation during the whole trip.
— Jean-Louis Smets, Belgium
Thank you very much for a well organised and truly enjoyable holiday.
— David Soman, Russia
Thank you so much for an amazing Xmas holiday, and if I am ever in South India again, I will look you up, and I will definitely recommend you to friends across the world.
— Stephanie van Drunen Littel, Singapore
Thank you for the excellent service that you and your company provided to us. We didnÕt have any problems and everything was just perfect.
— Minerva Rossi, Italy
It would take time to fix in our minds all the wonderful things we have seen and we thank you very much.
— Francesca, Italy
The tour was a big success!!! Everything worked perfectly … in all, it has been a wonderful experience.
— Manu, Spain
I just loved the food everywhere. We expected to have a bout of sickness but did not and both came home several kilos heavier! It did not seem to matter whether we ate in a hotel, roadside cafŽ, or in fact a houseboat, the food was always excellent. I was blase about the heat or otherwise of the curries, until I got to Goa and got a really hot curry, but I learned later that the Goan curries have a reputation for being hot. I am now practicing my Indian cooking at home.
— Rae and Ian Wilshire, Australia
The organisation was absolutely first class – everything worked exactly as scheduled. It always impresses me how India works when the initial impression is of absolute chaos.
— Ian Henderson, UK
Thank you for the great arrangements which made our trip so wonderful. We all had a great time. Everything went very well, and we all treasure happy memories. We hope to return to India soon and would wish to use your services again. I am also happy to recommend you to others. For ourselves and our children it was the trip of a lifetime.
— Martin Harvey, UK
Anuja and Kurian at Kalaketty Estate made us very welcome in their wonderful home. Our accommodation was top quality, the food superb, and they were such excellent hosts, taking us on various visits both on the estate and in the local area. This homestay should be A MUST for every visitor to Kerala.
— Tony Beck, UK