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To whom it may concern. After a three weeks individual car tour throughout Rajasthan we have the pleasure to confirm as following: We and our friends here in Austria - altogether 4 persons - had the idea to explore India in another way as usually done i.e. booking such journey via an Austrian travel office. We decided to use the services of an Indian travel office however. Our idea was to rent a car in India with an Indian driver and a German speaking escort throughout the whole Rajasthan tour. After selecting 8 Indian travel offices via Internet and tendering among these we finally chose "Package India Tours" as our partner for the following reasons: Although not being member of Tourist associations like IATA, IATO, TAAI etc, yet, 1. "Package India Tours" off from the beginning of our correspondence were the fastest in replying to our mails, 2. "Package India Tours" were the most flexible and kind enough to elaborate tailor made solutions 3. "Package India Tours" worked out 4 different route alternatives within short 4. giving us pieces of advice with regard to routes, driving and visiting times, hotel standards etc, 5. "Package India Tours" offered advantageous payment conditions contrary to other Indian competitors. (We did not want to having paid the full tour costs before having started here in Austria, not knowing what would expect us in India.) "Package India Tours" and we four in Austria commonly planned the route through India, using a mini bus called "Tempo traveller" (9 + 1 places, A/C, ice box). We proposed our hotels (Travel Guide "Rajasthan" by "Reise Know-how" and "Dumont Kunstführer: Rajasthan und Gujarat") and "Package India Tours" reserved those hotel rooms as proposed and available, if fully booked they found alternatives for us. The tour itself surpassed our expectations in almost any aspect. At Delhi airport we were expected by our tour escort, the driver and an assistant together with our mini bus. And then our tour started through the wonderful and interesting Rajasthan (approx. 3,800 kms + 9 kms on camel backs) with all its wonderful temples and palaces and nature. At the tour end all of us said goodbye to each other at the Delhi airport again. During the journey the Tour escort Jaidev Singh SHEKHAWAT continuously informed us on live, culture, socioeconomics, history and religions in India. Our driver Baghwati SHARMA drove carefully, even-tempered and with high perseverance. our assistant Virendra Singh RATHORE always was at our disposition, when there was need of anything. Our team was excellent, we finally felt like a big family as Mr. Narendra POONIA had predicted at the beginning of our correspondence, when he mailed: Quote Our endeavour is to make your holiday trip eternally memorable and we do so by providing you a perfect blend of utmost comfort, personal touch, best ushering throughout the trip, and all other things required for the real ecstasy out of the unwinding getaway. We also believe that you should carry with you happiness and memories of our togetherness after every holiday trip with us. For us you are not a customer or guest but an esteemed member of our family. Unquote It is much one could add to these explanations becoming too long already. Finally I should like to highly recommend Mr. Narendra POONIA and "Package India Tours" for their friendliness, promptness, efficiency and value of money. If some day I should plan another journey to India I would not hesitate to ask this company and Mr. Narendra POONIA for their kind services again. I wish Good luck and send my best wishes to you and the further development of your company. Guest Name : Dr. Gerhard and Gabriele Buchner Country : Austria / Europex Time of Travel: November / December 2007

Dr. Gerhard and Gabriele Buchner (Austria / Europex)

We contacted Colourful Indian Holidays to organize our trip around the Golden Triangle. We had never been to India before and were therefore keen to organise our travels through a reputable agent to ensure we would experience the most carefree and enjoyable trip possible. Colourful Indian Holidays met and exceeded all our expectations. From when we first contacted them to the day we left India to return home they ensured we were comfortable and very well looked after. The representatives took the time to meet us in person on our arrivalwere constantly in contact throughout our journey to ensure we were well and pleased with the service. They took care of all our transport and accommodation, and it was evident that they had put a lot of thought into planning our trip: our driver was a real gentleman reliable and completely trustworthy (an essential factor as we were just 2 girls on our own travelling across a country we had never been to!) they organised exceptional and knowledgeable tour guides - who were all local to each place we visited – which meant we got more interesting bits of information beyond the text book version of events. Also we never felt pressured or pressed for time and it was refreshing that the guides actually enjoyed showing us around to ensure our experience would be memorable. If it became evident that we had some time on our hands the agent was ready to provide us with suggestions for other small excursions (for example they had organised a last-minute trip to Pushkar so that we might see the famous camel fair). All in all we could not have imagined how the service could have been any better and we will most definitely contact them for any future trips to India . Colourful Indian Holidays are running a business where the needs of the traveller are of the utmost priority and where the main aim is for the traveller to leave India with truly special memories. Please do not add our email ids (for work reasons). Should anyone like any further information about your services directly from us feel free to forward us their queries and we would be very happy to answer Guest Name : Lynne And Monique Country : US. & UK. Time of Travel: Nov. 2007

Lynne And Monique (US. & UK.)

I was a little hesitant about taking the risk of booking our Indian Tour for a group of eight people from the Internet. However Narendra from Colourful Indian Holidays was so prompt and efficient to deal with, and his quote was so affordable for the quality of accommodation and inclusions that it seemed worth taking the risk. We were not one bit disappointed. When we traveled by train the new guide would be waiting right outside our carriage when we arrived at our destination. When we were driven the vehicles were extremely comfortable and spacious. The drivers were excellent and would go the extra mile to ensure we had the best possible experience even stopping for us to take photos when something unusual took our fancy. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. Narendra helped me to work out an itinerary that worked perfectly and allowed us to see everything possible within our time restraints. I would highly recommend Colourful Indian Holidays for their efficiency friendliness helpfulness and incredible value for money! I look forward to traveling with them again sometime in the future. I do not want to put my email address on the website. However I would be very happy for anyone to contact you and then you pass their email address on to me then I would reply to them. Good luck with that and I do hope your business is very successful for you. I would certainly love to travel in India again sometime. Kind regards Keryn Guest Name : Ms. Keryn Sanderson Country : New Zealand Time of Travel: Oct 2007

Ms. Keryn Sanderson (New Zealand)

It was the first time we trusted the internet to provide us with a travel agent, which made me feel a bit apprehensive in the beginning. But Narendra Poonia was so prompt and reassuring in his emails, that we took the risk and were rewarded with a wonderful roundtrip from Delhi to Varanasi, back to Agra, Jaipur and Delhi again. Not everything went smoothly all the time - you cannot expect that with so many different persons supposed to be at your service. But whatever happened, we were able to reach Mr Poonia day and night on his phone and he kept up his caring attitude right to the end when we finally met in his hometown Jaipur and his virtual presence materialized into a most charming person. Dr Katharina Schlegel, Germany Guest Name : Dr. Kathrina Schlegel Country : Germany Time of Travel: January 2008

Dr. Kathrina Schlegel (Germany)

I found it very difficult to try to source and arrange my holiday to India as I live in Dubai. I had already booked flights etc independently but was looking for someone to assist in the booking of excursions etc when we arrived. It was by pure chance that I found Colourful Indian Holidays on the Internet and from the very first contact I had with them nothing was too much trouble. I changed by mind and plans several times but they were always supportive and helpful. They arranged everything that I requested from them at a very reasonable price. Once we arrived their guides and drivers were fantastic and very professional and prompt. I even had an emergency whilst I was there with accommodation that I had booked direct with a hotel which was awful but the guys promptly re-arranged something else for me at an excellent price. I can recommend these guys highly enough, they are friendly and professional and I would definately use them again. Guest Name : Ms. Leslie Doust Country : Dubai Time of Travel: Oct 2007

Ms. Leslie Doust (Dubai)

Hello Narendra Thank you very much, Im well. The trip was unforgetable. I do not wish to share my email adress (its company adress and such things are prohbited) but Im ok with only name and country. Best regards Joanna Guest Name : Ms. Joanna Country : Poland Time of Travel: Sept. 2007

Ms. Joanna (Poland)

All the guys involved with Colourful Indian Holidays were fantastic. Of course i took a bit of a risk at first sourcing these guys on the web rather than someone local (who were much more expensive) but Narendra (Tour organiser) was extremely prompt professional and accommodating i felt immediately confident in their ability to deliver and it just got better from there (plus the prices were great). Every guide and driver we had throughout the journey was fantastic and we covered all the great sites i couldnot have hoped for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. I would happily recommend them to anyone. As a marketing manager i appreciate the power of word of mouth and these guys truly deserve the support. Cheers Mark Email : m_phillip_s@hotmail.com Guest Name : Mr. Mark Phillips Country : Australia Time of Travel: Sept. 2007

Mr. Mark Phillips (Australia)

To whom it may concern In August 2007, I independently booked a flight to India with no idea of where to go, where to stay and obviously at such short notice I was on a very restricted budget! I was introduced to many Tour agents! By process of elimination I arrived at the full disposal of Colourful Indian Tours, a very pleasant & colorful adventure it was indeed. I did experience a few disappointments but nothing that Narendra could not sort out. The tour guides and drivers were exceptional, their willingness to please and satisfy was most welcoming. Without a doubt I will engage in the services of Colourful Indian Tours again. I took with me the following, the need to help rather than be helped, the need to please rather than be pleased and most importantly make someone else’s day for someone is sure to make yours. Thank you Narendra and your team for the efficient manner in which you handled my holiday! It was well worth it! Guest Name : Sandy Rajpal Country : South India Time of Travel: August2007

Sandy Rajpal (South Africa)

In March 2007 we booked online the tour "Taj Mahal with Golden Triangle" including Delhi. We were kindly met by a representative at the airport, the hotels were nice (only in Agra we would have liked to upgrade the hotel). We had a wonderful guided trip through Delhi and Rajastan with a friendly, alert and safe driver. We feel, we have seen many highlights of this interesting area, and we can fully recommend Mr. Poonias company. PS. I would prefer not to have my email posted, but if somebody asks for a personal reference, you may forward my email address. Sincerely, J. Mimkes Guest Name : Mr. Judergen Mimkes Country : Germany Time of Travel: March 07

Mr. Judergen Mimkes (Germany)

We contacted Colourful Indian Holidays to organize our trip around the Golden Triangle. We had never been to India before, and were therefore keen to organise our travels through a reputable agent to ensure we would experience the most carefree and enjoyable trip possible. Colourful Indian Holidays met and exceeded all our expectations. From when we first contacted them to the day we left India to return home, they ensured we were comfortable and very well looked after. The representatives took the time to meet us in person on our arrival, were constantly in contact throughout our journey to ensure we were well and pleased with the service. They took care of all our transport and accommodation, and it was evident that they had put a lot of thought into planning our trip: our driver was a real gentleman, reliable and completely trustworthy (an essential factor, as we were just 2 girls on our own travelling across a country we had never been to!); they organised exceptional and knowledgeable tour guides - who were all local to each place we visited – which meant we got more interesting bits of information beyond the text book version of events. Also, we never felt pressured or pressed for time, and it was refreshing that the guides actually enjoyed showing us around to ensure our experience would be memorable. If it became evident that we had some time on our hands, the agent was ready to provide us with suggestions for other small excursions (for example, they had organised a last-minute trip to Pushkar so that we might see the famous camel fair). All in all, we could not have imagined how the service could have been any better, and we will most definitely contact them for any future trips to India . Colourful Indian Holidays are running a business where the needs of the traveller are of the utmost priority, and where the main aim is for the traveller to leave India with truly special memories. Please do not add our email id. (for work reasons). Should anyone like any further information about your services directly from us, feel free to forward us their queries and we would be very happy to answer Guest Name : Lynne(New York) And Monique( London) Country : United Kingdom Time of Travel: Nov. 2007

Lynne(New York) And Monique( London) (United Kingdom)

31 day unique Indian tour Dec-Jan `08 It is fair to say that there may well be many other holday companies from within the UK and elsewhere that would have undertook to arrange the above vacation.However we are hugely convinced that there is nowhere to be found, a team to compare with the group at Colourful Indian Holidays. Working with Narendra we compiled a tour that included- Delhi-Jaipur-Agra Kerala Express Kerala houseboat-hillstation Goa Express Goa-beach retreat Goa-Delhi int. flight We are so glad that we took that leap of faith when we made contact with Narendra through the website last year.Assurances were given and together we finalised the above itinenary to include: representatives at every step of the way all hotels personal chauffeur/air con taxi personal tour guides train travel arrangements (dont go without it!) houseboat Xmas eve/day internal flight s. Goa relaxation beach resort personal meeting with Narendra in Jaipur where we thanked him for his expert advice and gentle guidance surrounding the above. To reflect I must say that absolutely all our needs were met ie genuine company personal service local expertise/connections remarkable philosophy/approach to the business favourable terms So, without hesitation I would recommend Colourful Indian Holidays to everyone who loves India. Chris and Janice UK To Narendra, I am opening a new e mail account for the above. will forward it soon regards chris dobloslob@supanet.com Guest Name : Chris & Janice Country : UK. Time of Travel: December 2007

Chris & Janice (United Kingdom)

I was a little hesitant about taking the risk of booking our Indian Tour for a group of eight people from the Internet. However Narendra from Colourful Indian Holidays was so prompt and efficient to deal with and his quote was so affordable for the quality of accommodation and inclusions that it seemed worth taking the risk. We were not one bit disappointed. When we traveled by train the new guide would be waiting right outside our carriage when we arrived at our destination. When we were driven the vehicles were extremely comfortable and spacious. The drivers were excellent and would go the extra mile to ensure we had the best possible experience even stopping for us to take photos when something unusual took our fancy. Our guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. Narendra helped me to work out an itinerary that worked perfectly and allowed us to see everything possible within our time restraints. I would highly recommend Colourful Indian Holidays for their efficiency, friendliness, helpfulness and incredible value for money. I look forward to traveling with them again sometime in the future. Guest Name : Keryn Country : New Zealand Time of Travel: Oct. 07

Keryn (New Zealand)

Vor vier Jahren haben wir eine Südindienreise unternommen und waren jetzt sehr daran interessiert etwas Vergleichbares im Nord Westen Indiens zu finden. Nach einer Internettrecherche buchten wir eine 14 tage Rajasthan Tour bei Package India Tours. Schon der erste Kontakt war sehr freundlich und wir haben telefonisch und via Mail korrespondiert.Mitte November 2008 sind wir dann gestartet und wurden nachts um3.00 Uhr am Flughafen in Delhi abgeholt. Die Reise verlief völlig problemlos wir hatten einen netten Fahrer und die Guides vor Ort waren immer gut informiert. Die Übernachtungen in den prächtigen Palästen und 5 Sterne Hotels waren schon etwas Besonderes. Die Reise ist prima verlaufen und wir würden immer wieder bei Package India Tours eine Reise buchen. We have done a South India Tour four years ago and were keen to do acomparative tour in North West India. So we booked a Rajasthan Tour at Package India Tours.After an obliging and helpful booking of the 14 day tour we started mid. of Nov. 08. The tour was exiting we had gorgeous heritages and 5 Star hotels the driver drove with caution and the local guides were well informed. Each individual wishes were fulfilled and we felt very comfortable at any times. Thanks for the 14 colourful days in India. Guest Name : Harald Keller Country : Germany Time of Travel: Nov. 08

Harald Keller (Germany)

Thank you Narenda for putting together a very enjoyable tour for us. The tour guides and local agents in each area met us promptly and our driver was wonderful. Our driver acted as a tour guide himself answering our questions and showing us interesting things along the way. I cannot recommend him highly enough The hotels we stayed in varied in quality but this was largely to do with our budget constraints. I loved our Heritage Hotel in Agra and want to thank Narenda for finding this one for us. It was a beautiful hotel I wouldnt recommend the Raj Palace in Ranthambore to other guests and would not recommend a full day safari there as this was far too long (and we spent an uncomfortable 3 hours lying on make-shift beds in the middle of the reserve without a toilet while we waited for our afternoon safari). The tour was good value and though the driving we tried to achieve was perhaps a little too much for a 5 day tour the company worked so hard to ensure we could do everything we wanted. We met 3-4 tour guides on our way and only one did not meet our expectations. The others were really informative and so friendly. I really enjoyed all the places we saw on our route and thank Package India very much for all their work in planning this. Narenda was so patient with all my changes and requests and treats his customers very well. I will be recommending the company to Lonely Planet too Guest Name : Kathryn Thomson Country : U.K Time of Travel: Nov. 08

Kathryn Thomson (United Kingdom)

I ve arrived safely back to Germany on Sunday 16 Nov 08 and I have been raving about this trip to everyone...Everyone has been asking... People are so envious and fascinated by the once in a lifetime experience that we had in India and I will recommend your tour services to friends. Thanks to your perfect organziation we had drivers guides and hotels avaliable to us throughout the trip and your flexibility when I needed to head back to Delhi early helped me immensely. I had a positive impression thanks to you and you eased our stress before the trip by getting back to our emails promptly and clearly. Our driver was also very key on our trip due to the long distances between locations. He kept us safe took us to clean places was always helpful with our baggage and ALWAYS had a smile on his face. The three of us had a few days in Delhi before starting the tour and you were flexible to accomodate our individual wishes. We also wanted a specific hotel in one location which you were happy to help us with and offer specific advice regarding Pushkar fair. Thank you so much for your kindness helpfulness flexibilty and hospitality. I had the experience of a lifetime and I will be coming back again and I will be contacting you for help again. Thank you so much Guest Name : Jenifer Richard Country : Germany Time of Travel: Nov. 08

Jenifer Richard (Germany)

We had a fabulous time in India. It was great to have our own driver at our disposal and Raju went out of his way to be helpful. Everyone was very keen to help. We were keen to make some changes to our itinerary for example, to ensure we had some time to relax by the pools as well as to sightsee, or to view the Taj Mahal without a guide so that we could take our time to soak it all up, and Colourful Indian Holidays were happy to accommodate our wishes. The hotels that we stayed in were very good and modern. I was impressed with the organisation from the start with rapid responses to our emails and everything ran smoothly from start to finish. Once we had finished the tour, Narendra still provided us with transport from Delhi airport to the airport hotel free of charge. Guest Name : Helen and James Country : U.K Time of Travel: Oct. 08

Helen and James (United Kingdom)

Hi Narendra..We have arrived home safe and sound..I am just writing to thank you and all your team for helping to make the whole trip so pleasant and easy..Please especially thank our driver on our behalf He was endlessly patient and kind. I also thank you for your gift and for your hard work which ensured our lovely holiday. I am sure Lynda will share my thoughts (She is back to work today) She may send her own message! Best wishes to you all....Janet Guest Name : Janet Hoper Country : England Time of Travel: Oct. 08

Janet Hoper (United Kingdom)

Hi Narendra, I just wanted to write an email to say a big thanks to you and your team. We got back to the UK last Saturday and I have not had a moment to write until now. I especially wish to thank Mr Raju who was a fantastic driver and also extremely helpful at every moment. I have attached some photos that we took to remind him and his family of our stay. Please could you pass these onto him. The hotels we stayed at were great the food was always super. All in all we had a fantastic time. We will certainly recommend you and your company to our friends and family. We are missing your beautiful country and will try and visit again. Thank you for the gift of the painting it is great and will be hung on our wall at home as another reminder of our great holiday. I hope you have a great year and that your business is successful as it certainly deserves to be Guest Name : Neil Scoble Country : England Time of Travel: Oct. 08

Neil Scoble (United Kingdom)

We have nothing but praise for Colourful Indian Holidays (CIH). Not only did they comply with everything promised we were impressed with the following 1. We contacted several tour groups in India that we found on the Internet. CIH was the first to reply. Within a half hour CIH replied both via email and phone. Their prices were very competitive and someone always responded quickly to all our emails even though it might be the middle of the night in India. 2. We needed in addition to the tour to make reservations on a small airline to Dharamsala. We could not do so directly from the United States even by phoning the airline which could not accept credit cards from outside India. CIH handled this for us and collected from us after we were in India. 3. CIH was very flexible in meeting our changing needs/wants. Here are some examples (a) we first wanted to do just the golden triangle but were able to add Kashmir to our itinerary (b) we were able to add a friend to travel with us at the last minute and CIH accomodated her and provided a larger vehicle c) when we missed our flight to India and arrived a day late because of weather CIH rearranged all our itinerary and also contacted our friend who arrived in Delhi on schedule via a different flighty : USA Time of Travel: May 08

John & Letty Daniels (USA)

We booked Golden Triangle (Delhi/Jaipur/Agra/Delhi) tour in April/May 2008 based upon the web site of Colourful Indian Holidays. We were glad that we chose them. Mr. Narindra Poonia was prompt responsive and attentive to our needs. He even modified our tour to include Mathura Krishna Temple darshan for us. He also personally escorted us to memorable ethnic dinner at Choki Dhani. Entire tour was well planned. A/C car the driver guides and hotels all were excellent. We highly recommend them. In a highly competitive India travel business, it is rare to find such professionalism. jay1patel@verizon.net Guest Name : Jayanti & Sushila Patel Country : U.S.A Time of Travel: MAY 08

Jayanti & Sushila Patel (USA)

Mabuhay I am a travel agent from the Philippines before knowing about Colourful Indian Holidays i had a very big problem regarding the arrangement of the tour package in India of my very important client. As i was surfing the net Ive found the site of Colourful Indian Holidays asking me to input some details regarding the package. Mr Narendra Poonia was the one who replied to me and then we had constant communications regarding the package tour requirements of my client. I was so glad and very thankful that ive found Colourful Indian Holidays in the person of Mr Narendra Poonia for they are really flexible. At first i was quite nervous dealing from someone whom i didnt met in person but because of the trust that Mr Narendra Poonia showed i was able to trust him also Below are the comments/message of my client regarding their trip. Lei we enjoyed the tour very much...well worth the price I paid. The tour guides were very respectful friendly and knowledgeable. I couldnt ask for anything more. Thank you Lei. By the way.....The Taj Mahal is a sight to behold....you should see it yourself. I am wishing that there will be many Mr Narendra Poonia from other places whom i can deal with and do more business transactions. One thing more i could say that Mr Narendra Poonia really knows how to take care of his clients with all sincerity and trust and do gives service more than enough And to all the people of Colourful Indian Holidays keep up the good work and may you have more business to come Guest Name : Lei Roda Country : Philippines Time of Travel: April 2008

Lei Roda (Phillipines)

We were planning to organize our travels through a reputable agent to ensure we would experience the most carefree and enjoyable trip possible. We contacted Colourful Indian Holidays to organize our trip around Delhi and Agra. Colorful India met and even exceed all out expectations. The driver was prompt at the airport to meet us and take us to our hotel. The hotels we stayed both in Delhi and Agra were magnificent and our tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. Our driver Mr. Raju was very helpful and always makes sure we were comfortable and pleased with the service. Also Mr. Poonia was in contact throughout our journey to ensure we were well and pleased with the service. Our trip was a memorable one as they promise and will definitely use them in the future. We recommend Colourful India for anyone who plans to visit India and I’m sure that they wont be disappointed Once again I want to thank Mr. Narendra Poonia to arrange our memorable trip. With Regards The Thomas’ Guest Name : CHACKO THOMAS Country : U.S.A Time of Travel: MAY 08

CHACKO THOMAS (USA)

To whom it may concern: My wife and I travelled to India in May 2008 to visit her son who was selected for a two-month exchange with a sister university near Delhi in late March. Our intention was to visit him before his exams in mid-May and tour northwest India, but we had only a few weeks to prepare for this unexpected trip. We contacted several Indian tour operators by email but Colourful Indian Holidays representative Narendra Poonia was the only one to follow up by calling us in Canada to ensure that the tailor-made itinerary he proposed was satisfactory to our needs. This level of customer care is what led us to contract Colourful Indian Holidays services. Our driver, Balwinder Singh was prompt and courteous and our guides were well informed, providing good to excellent service. I am very satisfied with the tour we enjoyed with Colourful Indian Holidays and can say that in our experience the service was professional and met our needs. Gilbert (Canada) Guest Name : Gilbert Country : Canada Time of Travel: April 08

Gilbert (Canada)

"Our trip that your organised was fantastic, our every wish catered for, always a driver ready to whisk us off somewhere and the guides were excellent and very informative. We shall certainly be recommending your company to friends and colleagues and hopefully will be returning next year." Thank you again and best wishes to everyone we met and for all their help, we will be forwarding copies of photos taken of them. Kind regards Geoff & June Grover Guest Name : Geoff & June Grover Country : UK Time of Travel: March 08

Geoff & June Grover (United Kingdom)

Hi Narendra, I just wanted to send you an e-mail and tell you how much I enjoyed my time in India . It was quite an interesting trip and gave me so much perspective and appreciation. One of the highlights was definitely spending time with you in Jaipur. Thank you again and I’ll let you know the next time I find myself in India or Nepal . Best, Ginger Smith Guest Name : Ginger Smith Country : USA Time of Travel: Feb. 2008

Ginger Smith (USA)

Dear Fellow Travelers: I am writing this note to tell you about my wonderful experiences in India while using the services of Colorful In India. I found Colorful In India to provide not only a great service but at the same time found them to be very reputable and honest. Here’s my story: I am an independent traveler. I do not do the group tours or get on the tour buses. When I first contacted Narenda at Colorful In India I assumed that when I told him I was a solo traveler he would simply send a note saying sorry they couldn’t help me. I was surprise to find out that they were willing to develop my own private tour with guides and drivers in several cities. I was able to choose the places I wanted to visit and they also took me to other sites that I hadn’t heard of or read about and would have never found on my own. I had days with a driver and guide and I had days when I was off on my own, by my own choosing. They were very flexible and were willing to work with whatever schedule I choose. All of the cars were newer models with air-conditioning and all of the guides were friendly and knowledgeable as well as speaking perfect English. There was one day where the local representative thought I had only hired a driver and as a result a trainee guide accompanied me. I mentioned this to Narenda and he immediately contacted the local representative and expressed his apologizes. That same day I was reimbursed for that days cost. I was quite surprised to see that they took immediate action to correct the problem. Colorful In India aims to please and they sure did in my case. They go above and beyond to make your journey a pleasant experience. I would urge anyone, whether you are an independent solo traveler, a family or a group to use Colorful In India. Guest Name : Mark Swimelar Syracuse, Country : New York Time of Travel: Feb. 2008

Mark Swimelar Syracuse (USA)

The trip that Colorful Indian Holidays organized for me and my friend was a great experience. We had a nine days private tour and saw the Golden Triangle, plus Khajuraho temples and Mandawa village. Everything was perfectly done, we were having a guide or an agency representative waiting for us in every single site or place we were visiting. Very courteous people, good guides to give us lots of interesting information about the places we were visiting. In all, Colorful Indian Holidays made our trip a very pleasant and unforgettable event. " Irina Iacobescu Dubai, UAE Guest Name : Irina Iacobescu Country : Dubai Time of Travel: Feb. 2008

Irina Iacobescu (Dubai)

I have recently returned from a trip to India where a part of my trip was orchestrated by Narendra Poonia. This was my second trip to India the first i did as a teacher and traveler on my own. I had planned to do the same this time but to accommodate a friend we coordinated a tour of Rajasthan and through online searching I found Colourful Indian Holidays and began to negotiate with them about creating a trip for 2 people that would include the highlights of that region. My friend and I were amazed by the generous nature of Narendra from the beginning he was willing to help us in ways that far exceeded any expectations I may have dreamed of having. He helped us to set up the perfect excursion which was no small task as we were coordinating right up to departure time! We had our own flights to India, and were arriving from different points but met in Delhi. We were met at airports provided with exceptional accommodationsdriven and always supported by guides who were knowledgeable and personable. We chose to upgrade to 5 star hotels at what seemed an impossibly small difference in the price of our tour in fact we couldnt have booked the hotels alone for the price that we payed to be driven everywhere and guided, including flights to from some cities!! We had breakfast included each day and were invited to choose our travel we spent most of the time with one driver but also took trains and some smaller regional flights. (our tour: Delhi to Udaipur by plane Udaipur to Jodhpur to Pushkar to Jaipur to Agra by car. Agra to Jhansi by train then to Khajuraho by car and a flight to Varanasi. Each step of the way was supported unquestionably. I have learned a great deal from this trip; about how the travel industry works, and met other travelers along the way who did NOT have the same responses as we did. There are people who are not to be trusted and people who are but who charge exorbitantly for that privilege. Narendra and Colourful Indian Holidays are in a class apart. Without question I can recommend Narendra and his company to anyone traveling in India. He will ensure a safe beautiful inspirational and educational trip. It is my intention to recommend him to anyone planning to travel to India. We had the freedom to direct our trip in the moment. I cannot more heartily recommend someone to you. Guest Name : Jo Corbett, Deana Allen Country : US Time of Travel: Feb 08

Jo Corbett, Deana Allen (USA)

Colorful Indian Holidays and in particular Narendram did a phenomenal job in organizing a Golden Triangle tour in three days for my fiance and myself. Despite numerous emails with our plans changing along the way, Narendra was patient and prompt in his responses. The only thing we did not like was the hotel that was chosen in Jaipur. Otherwise the guides and drivers did a great job in showing us the highlights of India. They were always on time and willing to take us on a detour to quaint shops when we got overwhelmed with the historical aspects. I would happily recommend this companys services to future visitors. Melissa Moo-Young 1302 North Santa Catalina Circle North Lauderdale, FL 33068 954-559-4721 Guest Name : Melissa Moo Young Country : Florida US Time of Travel: March 08

Melissa Moo Young (USA)

Hello Narendra, Namaste Our trip to India in February of this year, now seems but a distant happy memory. What a holiday! It was my first trip to India a country of contrasts, bright, vibrant and busy. The Indian people are so industrious and enterprising. We travelled safely, all around Rajastan, staying in many beautiful palaces and havelis chosen for us by Colourful Indian Holidays who looked after us extremely well. The cities of Rajastan were rich in fine architecture and paintings and I was amazed by the intricacy of the beautiful textiles made by the desert women. However the best part, for me, was our trip to the desert where we rode camels into the sunset and stayed overnight in a tent (this tent had a very comfortable double bed and hot and cold running water in the desert In the evening we were entertained by a group of musicians and a folk dancer and treated to a delicious meal cooked by the people who looked after the camp.The stars were so bright after the lights went out and in the morning, when it was time to say goodbye,we were very sorry to leave this beautiful, calm, quiet place. I cannot close this letter without saying a very big Thank you to our excellent driver, Paja, who was so helpful and whose kindness and companionship made our holiday one that we will never forget. Kind regards Carol & Ken Guest Name : carol kirk Country : United Kingdom Time of Travel: 09- Nov.09

carol kirk (United Kingdom)

Last year we planned a trip to Northern India as it was something we always wanted to do. So we went on-line, and after several different contacts ended up with Narendra Poonia and Colorful Indian Holidays. It was an excellent choice as eventually we found out how important they became to us throughout our short trip. Our visit started on 4th Dec. in Jaipur, then on to Pushkar, Agra and finally left Delhi on the 10th. The hotels were we stayed were quite good, except maybe the one in Delhi. Our personal driver with air-con taxi , our pleasant and competent tour guides, specially Mr. Sodu in Delhi, were all extremely helpful and friendly which made our trip even more enjoyable. Whatever small problem we might have had was immediately solved – no doubt by the mysterious and kind hand of Narendra Poonia. Top marks for Narendra Poonia and Colorful India – we will certainly recommend their services to our friends here in Portugal. Guest Name : Edna Lopes Country : Portugal Time of Travel: Dec. 2009

Edna Lopes (Portugal)

Dear Narandra: Namastey! You are right about me being so busy I can hardly see my mails and even talk to my friends. Even before you wrote to me I was eager to write already for a long time. I want to thank you very much for you generous hospitality. We had a great time in India and Nepal. You were extremely attentive to all details and always very helpful at times we needed you. It was also very nice to meet you personally in Jaipur and I remember how patient you were with us. I have surely only good memories about our stay in India and I think your service has a big responsibility over this. The itinerary you suggested was great for a first timer in India, the hotels were always according to our needs. I have a special recognition for our good companion Peza who was not only the best driver in the wild Indian traffic, but most a good friend with a subtile and special sense of humor, always in a good mood and ready to go anywhere anytime. We realy hope we ´ll meet him again some time and have the chance to be again “taken for a ride”. Please give our special regards to Peza and tell him that all our friends in Brazil know about his dids and achievements so that he is firmly recommended. Our friends from formula 1 are willing to contract him for the races. Give my regards to Peza . We had a little accident during the trip back with the presents you so kindly gave us so they broke and we lost them. In fact if you are able to send us even a small piece of this art we are ready to pay for transportation or other charges. Well Narandra this is just a small communication basically to express how greateful we feel for the nice treatment you offer us. Thank you people you are very nice people and you sure make foregnairs feel confident with your support to go through India experience. Very sinsirely. Ernesto Duvidovich Guest Name : Ernesto Duvidovich Country : Brazil Time of Travel: Dec. 2009

Ernesto Duvidovich (Brazil)

Hi Narendra My fiancé and I travelled to Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur and Ahmadabad. During our travels with Colourful India we were driven in very clean and comfortable cars and our driver Raju was excellent and very friendly. All the tour guides spoke good English and were knowledgeable. I would highly recommend booking with Colourful India. Many thanks once again. Simon Guest Name : 11 December Country : UK Time of Travel: December 2009

Simon (United Kingdom)

Dear Mr. Narendra, Namastey and tanks for your mail. On behalf of my wife too we would like to confirm that we definitely enjoyed our trip and your organization. Here below please find my feedback. The organization in general of Colourful Indian Holidays was pretty good. In particular the sightseeing was well planned, and the selected hotels were well chosen. It was a good merging of a Five Stars Hotel in Agra and characteristic Heritage Hotels in Jaipur and Mandawa, where it was possible smelling the unique scent of India. Also the location of the hotels was always good. I would like to add that our different guides in all the places were well prepared and friendly, and in particular, without wishing to make any standing, we really appreciated Mr. Gowin Singh in New Delhi. A really felt thanks to our driver, Mr. Rana, taking safely us from Delhi to Agra, Fatehpur, Jaipur and Mandawa. He was always prudent and on time. I highlight his prudence because it is not always like that, and instead such attitude is very important in order to overcome all the difficulties faced on the Indian roads, due to unexpected events and not equivalent behavior of many drivers. Last but not least I guess it is useful to add that all the agreed terms and conditions were honored by Colourful India without neither any surprise nor unscheduled additional expense. Let me conclude stating that when we have another opportunity to visit India we would like to use your services again, and for sure we will give the same advice to our friends planning their journey to India in the future We do hope to meet you again for a different tour, Mr. Narendra. Kind regards, Dimitri Zannoni Florence Italy Guest Name : Dimitri Zannoni Country : Italy Time of Travel: Nov. 2009

Dimitri Zannoni (italy)

Dear Narendra bhai, Trust you are well and the same extends to your family too. We just returned from Mumbai earlier this morning, after a very enjoyable 3-week break. I would like to thank you for all your assistance, not just organising the holiday package but also assisting us with all our bookings for internal flights as well as the Burhanpur-Mumbai train. Most of all, it was a pleasure meeting you in person for the visit/dinner at Choki Dhani. Thanks you very much indeed...Perhaps, we will have the pleasure of meeting your family for dinner the next time we visit your part of the world! Please do keep in touch. Best wishes and warm regards, Abbas Guest Name : Abbas Hussein Country : Qatar Time of Travel: Dec. 2009

(Qutar)

Colorful Indian Holidays did an excellent job customizing a trip for my family and me( extremely flexible to all our needs ). Their service was over the top and their prices were very reasonable (actually much better than the other tour agencies we contacted ) So the bottom line is if you are going to India and you want someone to organize a great tour with great pricing , you should contact Colorful Indian Holidays and be assured you will have a tremendous time in beautiful India. Good luck with your business. The kids are still talking about what a great time we had in India . Thanks again Dan Flaherty danF@Gemmy.com Guest Name : Dan Flaherty Country : USA Time of Travel: October 2009

Dan Flaherty (USA)

Dear Narendra, Finally got the time to write you, because I wanted to have the proper time to describe how much I enjoy my trip to India . It is true that upon arrival, I was not sure how thing will go as we got contact by internet, but now I can happily say that everything was perfect. You have a team of professional in tourism!!!!! I will resume my trip to India as one of my best trips within the last years. You were always there when I called for any question or doubt, even at 4am in the morning. I will never forget our driver Bijan who was always nice, always on time, and always very respectful to all our desires (which were not few). I am very happy to recommend your services as one of the best in India . We visited most of the typical places, but also some others which are not often visited by the tourist as the border of Pakistan , it was a great experience. Amritsar should be one of the seven wonders, it is a very mystical place that make people feel very good all the time. I will soon go back to India with all my family and be sure that “Colourful Indian Holidays” will always be my choice. Best regards and keep in touch, María Ramos Guest Name : María Ramos Country : Peru Time of Travel: October 2009

María Ramos (Peru)

Colorful Indian Holidays did an excellent job customizing a trip for my family and me( extremely flexible to all our needs ). Their service was over the top and their prices were very reasonable (actually much better than the other tour agencies we contacted ) So the bottom line is if you are going to India and you want someone to organize a great tour with great pricing , you should contact Colorful Indian Holidays and be assured you will have a tremendous time in beautiful India. Good luck with your business. The kids are still talking about what a great time we had in India . Thanks again Guest Name : Florent HAMEL Country : France Time of Travel: Sept 2009

Florent HAMEL (France)

Colorful Indian Holidays did an excellent job customizing a trip for my family and me( extremely flexible to all our needs ). Their service was over the top and their prices were very reasonable (actually much better than the other tour agencies we contacted ) So the bottom line is if you are going to India and you want someone to organize a great tour with great pricing , you should contact Colorful Indian Holidays and be assured you will have a tremendous time in beautiful India. Good luck with your business. The kids are still talking about what a great time we had in India . Thanks again Guest Name : Dan Flaherty Country : USA Time of Travel: Nov 2009

Dan Flaherty (USA)

Dear all, I would like to spend some lines to share with you our experience in India and Colourful Indian holidays. We had no many days to spend in India and we decided to get in touch with some agencies to get their help in organizing our trip. Finally we choose Colourful Indian Holidays for the kidness of Narendra, always availability with the last minute changes, and his underestanding in organizing a very nice trip with a small budget. I strongly recommend that if you have the experience of spending some days in India and you want to trust in somebody...Colourful Indian holidays are your friend... Thanks Narendra for making us that the trip so easy, we will never forget the experience in India and we are looking forward to coming back very soon. Carmen y Borja. Guest Name : Carmen Fdez de Valderrama Country : Spain Time of Travel: October 2009

Carmen Fdez de Valderrama (Spain)

Hi Narendra, Namastey! Thanks for the excellent service that you and your team had provided. We really enjoyed our trip in India. We would certainly consider your team for future trips to India and defenitely recommend our family and friends. PS: Pls. Send my regards to Mr. Gurpez for his excellent service - No Doubts! Many thanks, take care and have a nice day! Best Regards, Azryn Guest Name : Azryn Joe Country : Singapore Time of Travel: Dec 2009

Azryn Joe (Singapre)

Dear Narendra bhai, Trust you are well and the same extends to your family too. We just returned from Mumbai earlier this morning, after a very enjoyable 3-week break. I would like to thank you for all your assistance, not just organising the holiday package but also assisting us with all our bookings for internal flights as well as the Burhanpur-Mumbai train. Most of all, it was a pleasure meeting you in person for the visit/dinner at Choki Dhani. Thanks you very much indeed...Perhaps, we will have the pleasure of meeting your family for dinner the next time we visit your part of the world! Please do keep in touch. Best wishes and warm regards, Abbas Guest Name : Abbas Toprawalla Country : Dubai Time of Travel: Dec 2009

Abbas Toprawalla (Dubai)

Dear Narendra, I want to thank you for arranging a very eventful and well organized 6 day vacation thru the golden triangle for me and my family this March. I was a little worried when the trip began because my mom, who is 73, was with us and I was not sure how she was going to handle it. This was going to be one of her trips of a life time and we were all very excited. However, being from Canada, where there are relatively few people and it not so busy, I was worried about how she was going to react to all the people and the culture shock. I thought it might be a bit overwhelming for her. But as soon as we landed in Delhi and we were met by our guide, the driver and his assistant, I soon discovered that we were in very good hands. Everyone was very kind and understanding and they answered all our questions and they made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The hotels were also comfortable and we were reasonably close to most of the attractions. We especially liked the Fern Hotel in Jaipur and the Howard Mansing Hotel in Agra. Very comfortable. We were very busy during our 6 days and we saw many beautiful sites and we shopped to our hearts content. The Taj Mahal was even more amazing in person than I expected. I also was very pleased with some of the locations we visited in Delhi and Jaipur. Also, we were able to shop everywhere and we ended up with some beautiful gifts at a reasonable price for our family and friends. Finally, I was really impressed with our driver. The driving was very safe and he made sure that our valuables were looked after and secure when we were away from the vehicle. At the attraction sites, he also went out of his way to make sure that we had good access points so as to be as close as possible. Our driver even went out of his way to get his friend in Jaipur to take us to the local market and shopping street..his friend was a real gentlemen and he helped us know the local prices. We had several guides and they treated all very well, but one guide near Agra took us to too many shopping areas where his friends had businesses. it was OK to begin with but then it got to be a little too much but when we told him that we needed to go, he listened to us. Thanks again for the helping us with a great holiday to India. You can post this feedback on your web site, but please withhold the email address. Best Regards, Martin Whetter Guest Name : Martin Wheeter Country : Canada Time of Travel: March 2010

Martin Wheeter (Canada)

Dear Mr. Poonia, It has been a while since we returned from our Golden Triangle Tour with Coloutful Indian Holidays.I often reflect on our trip and the many wonderful sights we had the pleasure to encounter. I cant imagine attempting such an adventure without the assistance of your very capable driver Raju. He was a careful protective and considerate gentleman whose company we greatly enjoyed. I would think that more careful consideration should be taken with planning the logistics of each day of the trip.The planning seemed somewhat disappointing since we missed several sights because we started out too late or our guide spent too much time talking or bringing us to shops or we were taken to a sight on a day when it was closed or we were advised by the guide not to see a key sight that in retrospect we really should have seen. This really was a once in a lifetime trip and I will mix my had there been a little more careful planning. Sincerely Nick Menninga Guest Name : Nick Menninga Country : U S Time of Travel: Feb. 2010

Nick Menninga (USA)

Namastey ! yes it was very good to meet you sorry that it was only brief ! as yo know we had a very big and tight schedule !! we had a fantastic time and i would def recommend the hotels you booked for us to others....especially sher bagh in ranthanbore that was really fantastic ! we did see a tiger and have some wonderful photos ! for any furture trips to india (which we do have) we will definately use your goodselves again and will recommend you to others. best regards James and Claire, chelmsford , essex, uk take care james fleet Guest Name : James Fleet Country : UK Time of Travel: 27 Feb. 2010

James Fleet (United Kingdom)

Narendra- I am writing to you to let you know what a fantastic time we had in India. Your tour package was perfectly organized and tailored to our requests and the time allotted at each tour site was perfect. We visited Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Jaipur, and Amritsar, The hotels we stayed in were nice and clean and the food provided was excellent. Our driver, Jeet, is probably the best driver I have had the pleasure of traveling with. He made us feel safe on the road. He was friendly, always on time, and was knowledgeable about the regions. During our tour, we had to make a stop at a pharmacy for some medications and Jeet went with me and made sure we received the correct items we needed. The train ride to Amritsar was a fantastic recommendation.Your drivers made sure we were in the correct train car .The train was very comfortable and we met interesting people on the train. We are glad we went to Amritsar. The tiger safari was so exciting. We saw a tiger our first jeep ride out.We enjoyed meeting you in Jaipur as well as the cultural dinner show that you treated us to. And of course the Taj Mahal was breath taking. Please feel free to share our email and phone number with anyone interested in visiting India via your tour company. Thank you again for organizing our tour. We would absolutely recommend anyone to use your agency. Bob and Maria Yane, Guest Name : Bob and Maria Yane Country : USA Time of Travel: Jan.2010

Bob and Maria Yane (USA)

Namestey Narendra; It is very nice to hear from you . Hope you and all of your associates are doing well.We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to India with your company. We would definitely want to write feedback about it. In my opinion, the feedback would have more meaning if I included a way for the readers to respond. Perhaps an e mail address or a telephone number.I can speak from experience that I would have loved to be able to talk to a fellow American about their experience with a tour company.Unfortunately, i had no way to do that and just took a chance. It certainly worked out. So what do you think? Is it wise to post my e mail address? How about a phone number instead? And I do want to praise our driver in the feedback.He was the most important factor in the success of the trip. Do you spell his name "Jeet"? Tell him we said "hello" and sincerely hope he is doing welll. Thanks...Bob Guest Name : Bob Yane Country : USA Time of Travel: Jan. 2010

Bob Yane (USA)

Dear Narendra, Namastey We would like to thank you for planning our Indian holiday- it was enjoyable and informative. Our driver Raju was excellent. He was helpful, courteous and a skillful driver and enjoyed his company. We are hoping to visit the Punjab next year and if all goes well, we will definitely be contacting you to organise our holiday. We would also like to have Raju be our driver- if he is available. Again thank you. Regards, David and Helene Walker. Guest Name : David Country : Australia Time of Travel: Feb. 2010

David (Australia)

Mr Narendra Poonia Just to let you know that I have returned back from India only last week and I thought that I feed back to you about our holidays. We had a reasonably good holidays except that we had some bad weather in Delhi and Agra and it did spoil our itinery especially in the morning period. Your reception staff at the Ahmedabad airport and your guide in jaipur were excellent.On the contrary we were not impressed with the guide in Agra,he was more interested in filling his time only.He was walking at a distance from us.(not very professional) Your driver in Agra and Delhi was excellent, polite ,pleasant and very safe driver.I would recommend anyone to travel with him. Please give our regards to him. Once again our thanks for organising our holidays. Good luck with business. Regards Narshi Anita Jashu Guest Name : Narshi Patel Country : UK Time of Travel: Jan. 2010

Narshi Patel (United Kingdom)

Hello guys, I've made it back to Singapore, safe and sound and would like to thank Colourful Indian Holidays for a great job in organizing my trip to India! Please feel free to use me as a referral. Arthur Arnov Guest Name : Arthur Arnon. Country : Singapore. Time of Travel: Dec 2010.

Arthur Arnon (Singapre)

I write to thank you for all of your efforts and good work on behalf of my family. Our time in India and Nepal was amazing. It took us a while to understand how things worked -- with drivers and guides and contact people, and We were overwhelmed on occasion, I admit. But we came to realize that we could completely trust your people to meet us where we needed to be met and to drive us safely from one place to another. We made all of our connections and saw a LOT. We met your contact in Kathmandu and paid him the remainder due on the $1,00,000 rupees. I noted that he received nearly half of the total, even though we spent many more days in India than in Nepal. I hope you received your portion! I will be glad to recommend your business to any time it would be helpful to you. God bless you. Lisa Guest Name : Lisa Fishback Country : USA Time of Travel: Aug 2010

Lisa (USA)

Dear Mr Narendra, We have reached home safely. We have reached home with great peace of mind, it was really a memorable experience. Thank you. We plan to come India again. And will certainly refer your company to people I know who are planning to visit India. Thanks, Hasib Guest Name : Hasib Muyen Country : Bangladesh Time of Travel: Feb 2011 Hello Narendra -- I hope this finds you well and that business is good as the tourist season picks up once again.

Hasib Muyen (Bangladesh)

Dear Sri. Narendra Poonia ji, We have returned from our Rajasthan visit and would like to place our appreciation of your effort to prepare a nice itinerary covering most of elite Rajasthan State. We had a comfortable trip and fortunately the climate was ideal for our visiting many places. You had been nice to re-schedule our trip so that it did not result in total cancellation. Sri. Prabhakar and family joins me & my wife in thanking you and your team to have planned nicely our visit and had been helpful at times of need. With regards, H S Rajamohan Guest Name : H S Rajamohan Country : South India. Time of Travel: Feb 2011

H S Rajamohan (South India)

Hi Our trip was wonderful. The most impressive was Jaipur . We both love that city and certainly go back there again ( probably in november). We were amazed by the colours in Rajasthan Especially we want to thank our fantastic driver Gurbhej Singh. Thank you all for the excellent tour. We enjoyd it so much best regards Kat and Janne Guest Name : Kat and Janne Country : UK Time of Travel: Jan 2011.

Kat and Janne (United Kingdom)

Hi Narendra As discussed, I would be happy for you to add a testimonial from us onto your website, as follows: We first contacted Colourful Indian Holidays in 2008. Unfortunately changes in our children's schooling schedules meant we had to delay, and we picked up the plan again this year (2011). Through all the back and forth of our plans, CIH always responded promptly and courteously, and helped to arrange a fantastic itinerary. Though not backed by any Association, it was this prompt attention and willingness to accommodate our (ever changing) requests, that made me totally comfortable about booking with Narendra and we are so glad that we did. You can read many a tour guide about the beauty, history and spirituality of North India (Delhi, Varanasi, Agra and Rajasthan). But having good guides, an excellent driver, lovely hotels, keen attention and assistance at all locations allowed us to fully immerse in the trip and to really enjoy each location. In particular, the services arranged by CIH - the guides and drivers - deserve a special mention. The guides were each local to the city we were visiting, and so had superb knowledge and fantastic enthusiasm, bringing to life the basic histories we had read in our guide books. And our driver through Rajasthan, Ravi Singh Bhati, was friendly, fun, trustworthy and attentive, and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. This made our trip ever so relaxed even though we packed so much into two weeks. All in all we cannot recommend CIH highly enough. We have already recommended them to friends and relatives since returning home. And have no concerns about making that a general recommendation to anyone reading this review. Thanks Narendra. We look forward to a future India trip (south India next time) and calling on your services again. Best wishes and kindest regards Sanjiv and Nehal Guest Name : Sanjiv Shal (NRI) Country : UK Time of Travel: Aug 2011

(United Kingdom)

Narendra - Even though it took me some time to get around to it, I just wanted to convey the Perez' family and my family's satisfaction with the tour organized on our behalf by Colourful Indian Holidays. For the most part, the tour exceeded our expectations and we had a great time. Please extend our thanks to Sanjan who drove us safely for 2100 kms!! We enjoyed his company and comments throughout the trip. We are already planning a second visit to India in 2013 and will most definitely contact you again. Best regards, The Estevez and Perez Families Guest Name : The Estevez and Perez Families Country : Saudi Arabia (Mexican) Time of Travel: Nov 2011. P.S. Sorry I couldn't talk some more with you while in Jaipur, but the arrival has kind of hectic.

The Estevez and Perez Families (Mexico)

Hi There Narendra my apologies for taking so long to get back to you! but we have been very very bust since we got back! thank you for the fantastic tour! it was really wonderfull, and i think that we got to see the most that we possibly could considdering the circumstances and time. all the hotels were fantastic!! and Raj was fabulous, a tour guide in his own capacity! he really made a great effort and drove great! -- we will be returning to india in january 2011 and might be wanting to take a trip to goa - kerala do you have any tours there? keep well Stephanie Guest Name : Stephanie. Country : South Africa. Time of Travel: June 2011

Stephanie. (South Africa)

Dear Narendra, Hope this mail finds you in the best of health and jovial atmosphere. As I was very busy after the trip, hence could not contact you. Thanks for arranging our tour in a satisfied manner and found all your staff very co-operative. Special thanks for providing us a well experienced and very cooperative driver Mr. Vijay. Please convey our best wishes and regards to him. We look forward to more and more tours with CIH. We wish you and your company Grand Success in all endeavors. God bless. Rgds, Naveed Guest Name : Naveed Sharif (NRI) Country : Dubai. Time of Travel: Mar 2011.

Naveed Sharif (NRI) (Dubai)

Namaste Narendra, thanks for your mail: we are now back in Germany and we started again with our work. We are really thankful for the good trip you organized for us. We appreciated that the organisation per mail didn´t take to much time and that you had the possibility to upgrade some hotels. Everything was perfectly organized and took place like originally planed. We never had to wait for the guides or drivers. Our last driver Babu Singh was by the way very kind and helpful. The tour guides provided insight and were all very nice. The selection of hotels was great. We liked India a lot and were really impressed with all the contrasts we saw over there! We will especially recommend Jaipur and Udaipur, which we liked the most and for sure Taj Mahal! We will recommend everyone who has interest for an India trip Colourful India Holidays!! Thanks again and best regards Michael Stamos & Meyghol Farhadian Guest Name : Michael Stamos & Meyghol Farhadian Country : Germany. Time of Travel: April 2011

Michael Stamos & Meyghol Farhadian (Germany)

Namaste! Dear Sir, I'm home after a long trip from India to Thailand to my province here in Phils. and finally back here in Manila, just tonight I/We would like to thank you for the service you provided during our trip in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It's really a nice trip even we don't like the climate. In behalf of my friends, even we have a written report gave to our driver Mr. Komal Singh already, I would like to inform you that WE (not Komal) decided not to have a tour guide in Sikri and also in Agra, since we already knew the information regarding the listed places in our itinerary, so we're interested only for picture taking. Komal is a very good driver and speaks english well. We hope that he will not terminate by his employer because of our decision not to meet the guides in sikri and agra. Best Regards. Bojo Macaraig Associate Guest Name : Bojo Macaraig. Country : Phillipines. Time of Travel: June 2011,

Bojo Macaraig (Phillipines)

Hi Narendra We had a wonderful trip---thanks for your help! I will send you my passport page on monday when I am at my office. Thanks again, Amita Guest Name : Amita Vyas (NRI) Country : USA Time of Travel: Aug 2011

Amita Vyas (NRI) (USA)

Dear Narendra Poona This is Tong and Lee, 4 pax from Penang Malaysia. We went on your tour to Rajasthan from 19 June to 27 June. We had a wonderful time. I spoke to my friends about the wonderful tour you arranged for my family in Rajasthan for 9 days, and am forwarding your address and contact to my friends who are interested in your tours. A family from Malaysia with YEAP as surname will be contacting you soon. Also, another three families (WONG,CHAN and CEDRIC) all from Malaysia, will also be contacting you soon about tours for end of this year and next year. I will write to you again. I just got back from China just 4 hours ago! Thank you. (Lillian Tong) TONG AND LEE Malaysia Guest Name : Tong. Country : Malaysia. Time of Travel: June 2011.

Tong. (Malaysia)

Dear sir Thanks we are doing fine. We enjoy the trek in Leh, that was really great with a fantastic nature, we can recommend the markha trek. Good guide and Crew, all worked perfect. We would like to visit Leh another time. Mumbai is ok, big City, good location with the hotel near to central shopping and culture. Tomorrow is our last day here in Mumbai, and time for departure to Denmark. The driver will Pick us up at 07:30 pm for the airport. Kind regards John and Hanne Guest Name : John and Hanne. Country : Denmark. Time of Travel: Sept 2011.

John and Hanne (Denmark)

Dear Mr Narendra , WE are back to luxembourg .. and I would like to tell you how much we have appreciated the organization of the whole trip .. every thing was fine .. timing , hotels , guides ,driver ( we have just to get used to the way of driving in India , which is sometimes very riski !!) Any way , I will recommend you to friends of mine who wish to discover India , ans we will come back to you for another trip to India !! best wishes !! Martine Charriot and Nic Reyter Guest Name : Martie Charriot. Country : Luxumbourg. Time of Travel: Oct 2011.

Martie Charriot (Luxumborg)

Dear Mr. Narendra, I am sorry for getting back to you late but as you said I am really busy these days with a group of people from our HQ. Anyways, following is my comments on the Indian trip. " The whole trip was arranged prefectly, right from the pick up at the airport till the drop off. The staff and especially our driver was fantastic. Many thanks to Mr. Narendra Poonia for the great arrangements. Besides being a good manager he had been an excellent person. The hotels we stayed in were outstanding and all with a reasonable price. I am difintely doing this again with the Colourful Indian Holidays in the near future. Two thumbs up guys !!!" Please let me know if you want this to be on your website or something. Best regards Javed Guest Name : Javed Khan. Country : Afghanistan. Time of Travel: Dec 2011.

Javed Khan (Javed Khan)

Dear Narendra, Thanks for the wonderful service provided by your team during our recent Delhi-Jaipur-Agra trip. It was a friendly service with utmost personal care. We are very much pleased with the service we received and will recommend to anyone who needs travel assistance in India. Thanks again, Hari Kuchibhotla. Guest Name : Hari Kuchibhotla (NRI). Country : USA. Time of Travel: Dec 2011.

Hari Kuchibhotla (NRI) (USA)

Dear Narendra Apologies for the delay in replying My family and I were impressed with the arrangements made by yourself which allowed us to have a relaxed and lovely time in India Our thanks to you for the arrangements made by you for your agents and the driver to meet us at the various places .The driver Dinesh Kumar Guar was excellent we would not hesitate in recommending your company to anybody to make use of the services you offer which has contributed to our wonderful journey in India Regards Shafik Guest Name : Shafik Mia. Country : South Africa. Time of Travel: Dec 2011.

Shafik Mia. (South Africa)

Hi naren We had a nice time in India.. Thanks for everything you arranged for us. Many thanks again Suresh sent from my iPhone Guest Name : Suresh (NRI UK). Country : UK. Time of Travel: Jan 2012.

Suresh (NRI UK). (United Kingdom)

Dear Narendra, I have been meaning to write to you to commend you on organizing and executing a fantastic week long trip for my family last month. We had an absolute fantastic time and all our guides were phenomenal! Our driver Sanjay was a wonderful person and resource as well as being a great driver. We especially enjoyed our time in Jaipur and of course the time we spent at the Taj Mahal. This was my third time to northern India and I thought I would revisit some of the places I have toured before and show my kids how beautiful it was. I never dreamed I would learn so much more and see so many things I had not seen previously. My three boys ages 6 to 11 had the time of their lives riding elephants and camels, charming snakes, and touring the old forts and mausoleums. The guides all took the time to pay special attention to our boys and for that we are very grateful. We were also made to feel very safe and attended to at all our stops and site visits. I am more than happy to recommend your guide service to anyone wishing to go to Northern India. It was truly a wonderful experience and we thank you and your staff again so very much. Warmest regards, Kevin and Carey Clahan Guest Name : Kevin and Carey Clahan. Country : Hongkong Time of Travel: April 2011

Kevin and Carey Clahan (Hongkong)

Dear Mr Poonia I'm more than happy to offer a few words by way of testimonial - From the first point of making enquiries, CIH were very responsive and accommodating, which did a lot to help me overcome my anxiety about booking a holiday with a company I knew little about half way across the world. I received responses to all my questions by e-mail usually within hours. The holiday itself went completely according to the itinerary, from airport collection to drop-off, and delivered the promise of the amazing description that had attracted us in the first place. Our wonderful driver, Ajay, was always where he said he'd be when he said he'd be there. He spoke very good English and was incredibly informative about sites on route, as well as sharing more general insights about India and its people, which was an important part of our cultural experience. He was also amazingly good with our kids (aged 10 and 7), which put us all at ease immediately and allowed us to fully enjoy the richness, diversity and breath-taking sites and experiences of Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambhore and Agra. The tour guides CIH arranged for us were also good, as were the hotels (our favourite was the Mansingh Hotel at Jaipur where we had two beautiful adjoining rooms and the service was excellent). Probably the highlight of the trip was our brief stay in Ranthambhore, combining the serenity of relaxing on the lawn in front of our cottage while the kids played badminton with the excitement of driving through the reserve, with its "Jungle Book" setting, looking for the elusive tiger. Mr Poonia - it was a pleasure meeting you in Jaipur, and finally putting a face to the excellent customer service. Having had the CIH experience, I don't think I'll need to worry about finding other trave future holidays in India, and will have no problem whatsoever giving your company the strongest possible endorsement to friends and colleagues. I would be grateful if you would pass on my heartfelt thanks to your staff - particularly Ajay! Best wishes...and I look forward to doing business with you again some day. Robin Guest Name : Robin Chatterjee (NRI). Country : UK. Time of Travel: Dec 2011.

Robin Chatterjee (NRI). (Robin Chattertgee)

Dear Narendra, Thank you very much for your trustable service. Your driver was also excellent so please pass my sincere regards to him. Regards, M. Zamzam Guest Name : M. Zamzam. Country : Egypt. Time of Travel: Jan 2102.

M. Zamzam (Egypt)

Our journey of three weeks in Rajahstan, Varanasi, and Khajurao was perfectly organized and our driver AJay was wonderful. I highly recommend Colourful Indian Holidays for your trip. Radu Guest Name : Radu Stern. Country : Switzerland. Time of Travel: Dec 2011 / Jan 2012.

Radu Stern. (Switzerland)

Hi Narendra, was a pleasure meeting you in Jaipur as well, and we really enjoyed our trip! We had an amazing trip to India that was flawlessly organized by Colourful Indian Holidays. The owner, Mr. Narendra Poonia, stands out from other tour organizers - he understands the importance of prompt replies and consistent contact when working with his clients remotely. Narendra helped my wife and I create an itinerary which covered all the important landmarks we wanted to see, as well as unique places that were off the beaten path. All of our drivers and tour guides were friendly and professional, which added to our enjoyment of the trip, and our prior requests were fulfilled to the last detail. One more thing that impressed us the most was the way that Narendra was monitoring the status of our trip as it was happening and ensured that we were on track from the beginning to the very end of our itinerary. On a foggy day in December, the train we were planning to take from Varanasi to Agra got delayed by 18 hours, which would throw the rest of our schedule off track. Before we were even aware of the delay, Narendra rebooked us on a different train and was in touch with our driver up until we boarded it. Colourful Indian Holidays made our trip unforgettable and we will recommend it to all of our friends who are planning to visit India! Guest Name : Reuben. Country : Canada. Time of Travel: Dec 2011 / Jan 2012.

Reuben. (Canada)

Good morning Narendra Just thought I’d let you know that we have arrived back safely to freezing cold Scotland after our trip to India. We also want to thank you for the wonderful trip you put together for us. We had a fantastic time and all the hotels were superb. We absolutely loved Kerala and it was all so different, from the Hill Station, to the Houseboat, to the beach. We can’t decide what was our favourite, they were all fantastic. It was lovely to have a car and driver which made everything so easy for us and Mr Vinod, our driver was extremely helpful and informative. The hotel in Mumbai was great and it was a bonus to have the pool, we would go out and wander in the morning and then come back and relax by the pool in the afternoon. The hotel staff in Mumbai were very good and looked after us so well. All the meetings at airports took place without a hitch – what more can I say – it was fantastic and a great big thank you for making it all happen for us. We really do appreciate it. Next task it to try to persuade my husband to come to India some time in the future. Once again Narendra we want to say a great big thanks for the wonderful trip. Regards Catherine & Frances Guest Name : Catherine. Country : UK Time of Travel: Feb 2012.

Catherine & Frances (United Kingdom)