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Temple Tours suggestion

Question:  HI I was wondering if you have any information on temple tours in India.  I have sent you a copy of my general idea of an Itinerary that my wife and I could follow.  What are you thoughts on it?  In return I could send you something for your website about the tour and things we found helped us. I look forward to hearing from you Nick and Anna Answer: Hi Nick & Anna My suggestion to you would be to first spend 10 minutes and read an article on Travel India Smart to help tourists make informed decisions when planning their itinerary for touring India either independently or with a tour operator. The link to the page is http://www.travelindiasmart.com/articles/tour_operator_select.htm A particular travel schedule may suit some people while others may find the same schedule hectic or too rushed to enjoy. Age, likes & dislikes etc. play an important part of travel planning and that is something both you and your wife must decide. The itinerary you sent is a standard itinerary that is offered by several tour operators. I looked at the names of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary and I would caution you to be a bit careful. Don’t go by the star rating hotels or tour operator’s show on websites. They are misleading in most cases. Do an extensive search of hotel reviews before confirming, may take some time but you will enjoy your vacation. Good luck with your holiday and anything you wish to share with others is always welcome and will be posted on our website.

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi trip planning

Question:  Hi There,  Please could you help with some travel queries . We are flying to Delhi , and visiting Jaipur and Agra. We would like to go to Varanasi as well , but don't want to fly back to Delhi. Is there a way to get back to Jaipur or Agra without spending hours on a train or bus? How long would you recommend staying in Varanasi? Many thanks for your help. Theresa Answer: Hi Theresa   There is no way to get back to Delhi from Varanasi without having to spend long hours on a train or bus if you don’t want to fly back to Delhi.  If you don’t want to fly then train may be the better option as 12 hours or so on a bus in India sounds scary! Delhi – Agra – Jaipur is a common tourist itinerary offered by many touring companies. Some prefer to do this by hiring a private taxi. The problem comes as you may have already found out is your desire to visit Varanasi, which is not easy to connect to by air and is about 700 Kilometers from Delhi which would take about 18 hours to cover in India by bus.   Your best bet would be to do the golden triangle Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi tour and then opt for a flight for the Delhi – Varanasi – Delhi portion of your trip. Delhi – Varanasi flight is about a two hour flight and several domestic airlines such as Spice jet, Indigo, Jet Airways and Air India service this route. So flight should not be a problem for this leg of your tour. Delhi – Varanasi – Delhi flight price ranges from US$70 to US$ 400 depending on the dates selected and how far ahead you make your reservation. Don’t make the mistake of being talked into flight reservations that are not direct flights from destination A to B otherwise you two hour flight can turn into an 8, 10 or 12 hour flight! Yes this does happen. If traveling around India in the winter season fog can delay or cancel flights especially in and out of Delhi. So plan your flights where you won’t be effected with onward travel in case of missed or delayed flights. Also keep in mind that there is generally no refunds if you decide to make any changes to your travel itinerary once a reservation is done. Changes even minor will cost you the price of almost a new ticket! So plan ahead. I have a page on Travel India Smart with some information to help tourists visiting India make informed decisions when planning their travel itinerary if you have time do take a look, the link to the article is http://www.travelindiasmart.com/articles/tour_operator_select.htm If you wish to share any travel photos or hotel reviews etc. we will gladly post them on this website so that other tourists will get the benefit of your experience. Good luck with your trip.

Hire car & driver in India for 9 day trip - Driver contact details in Kerala

Question:  Hello I am planning with my wife a trip to India in March 2017 ,arriving Trivandrum and departing Kochin , around 9 days trip I need a driver and a car for the trip The idea is visit Varkala, Allepley , Periyar , Munar and Kochin I saw in your web , some driver like Rihaesh Do you have contact email of this driver , or other you recommend All ideas you consider are welcome Regards Ignacio Caballer Answer: Contact email for driver in India Rihaeesh is emraneesh@gmail.com I have added his email also to the website page on Travel India Smart. The link to the page is: http://travelindiasmart.com/car_driver_rental.php  During our visit to India in 2013 we had arranged through a travel agency for a car and driver to pick us up on arrival and stay with us for the duration of our trip which was four to six days in each city that we visited. For our Kerala leg of the trip, we luckily ended up with this driver [Rihaesh].  My wife and I were so impressed by this driver that we mentioned the names of the drivers with their direct contact numbers so they could get business directly instead of paying commissions of almost 60% to their employers. Many tourists such as yourself visiting Kerala have contacted him directly and this driver directly. Rihaesh now works for himself and is doing very well business wise. A very reliable person, during our visit we left expensive camera equipment and our belongings in the car with this driver without any problems. The car this driver owns is well maintained, clean and seats up to six people. During our trip to Kerala my wife and I used this driver and were very happy that we did. Good luck with your trip and thanks for visiting Travel India Smart.  
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Temple Tours suggestion

Question:  HI I was wondering if you have any information on temple tours in India.  I have sent you a copy of my general idea of an Itinerary that my wife and I could follow.  What are you thoughts on it?  In return I could send you something for your website about the tour and things we found helped us. I look forward to hearing from you Nick and Anna Answer: Hi Nick & Anna My suggestion to you would be to first spend 10 minutes and read an article on Travel India Smart to help tourists make informed decisions when planning their itinerary for touring India either independently or with a tour operator. The link to the page is http://www.travelindiasmart.com/articles/tour_operato r_select.htm A particular travel schedule may suit some people while others may find the same schedule hectic or too rushed to enjoy. Age, likes & dislikes etc. play an important part of travel planning and that is something both you and your wife must decide. The itinerary you sent is a standard itinerary that is offered by several tour operators. I looked at the names of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary and I would caution you to be a bit careful. Don’t go by the star rating hotels or tour operator’s show on websites. They are misleading in most cases. Do an extensive search of hotel reviews before confirming, may take some time but you will enjoy your vacation. Good luck with your holiday and anything you wish to share with others is always welcome and will be posted on our website.

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi trip

planning

Question:  Hi There,  Please could you help with some travel queries . We are flying to Delhi , and visiting Jaipur and Agra. We would like to go to Varanasi as well , but don't want to fly back to Delhi. Is there a way to get back to Jaipur or Agra without spending hours on a train or bus? How long would you recommend staying in Varanasi? Many thanks for your help. Theresa Answer: Hi Theresa   There is no way to get back to Delhi from Varanasi without having to spend long hours on a train or bus if you don’t want to fly back to Delhi.  If you don’t want to fly then train may be the better option as 12 hours or so on a bus in India sounds scary! Delhi – Agra – Jaipur is a common tourist itinerary offered by many touring companies. Some prefer to do this by hiring a private taxi. The problem comes as you may have already found out is your desire to visit Varanasi, which is not easy to connect to by air and is about 700 Kilometers from Delhi which would take about 18 hours to cover in India by bus.   Your best bet would be to do the golden triangle Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi tour and then opt for a flight for the Delhi – Varanasi – Delhi portion of your trip. Delhi – Varanasi flight is about a two hour flight and several domestic airlines such as Spice jet, Indigo, Jet Airways and Air India service this route. So flight should not be a problem for this leg of your tour. Delhi – Varanasi – Delhi flight price ranges from US$70 to US$ 400 depending on the dates selected and how far ahead you make your reservation. Don’t make the mistake of being talked into flight reservations that are not direct flights from destination A to B otherwise you two hour flight can turn into an 8, 10 or 12 hour flight! Yes this does happen. If traveling around India in the winter season fog can delay or cancel flights especially in and out of Delhi. So plan your flights where you won’t be effected with onward travel in case of missed or delayed flights. Also keep in mind that there is generally no refunds if you decide to make any changes to your travel itinerary once a reservation is done. Changes even minor will cost you the price of almost a new ticket! So plan ahead. I have a page on Travel India Smart with some information to help tourists visiting India make informed decisions when planning their travel itinerary if you have time do take a look, the link to the article is http://www.travelindiasmart.com/articles/tour_operato r_select.htm If you wish to share any travel photos or hotel reviews etc. we will gladly post them on this website so that other tourists will get the benefit of your experience. Good luck with your trip.

Hire car & driver in India for 9 day trip -

Driver contact details in Kerala

Question:  Hello I am planning with my wife a trip to India in March 2017 ,arriving Trivandrum and departing Kochin , around 9 days trip I need a driver and a car for the trip The idea is visit Varkala, Allepley , Periyar , Munar and Kochin I saw in your web , some driver like Rihaesh Do you have contact email of this driver , or other you recommend All ideas you consider are welcome Regards Ignacio Caballer Answer: Contact email for driver in India Rihaeesh is emraneesh@gmail.com I have added his email also to the website page on Travel India Smart. The link to the page is: http://travelindiasmart.com/car_driver_rental.php  During our visit to India in 2013 we had arranged through a travel agency for a car and driver to pick us up on arrival and stay with us for the duration of our trip which was four to six days in each city that we visited. For our Kerala leg of the trip, we luckily ended up with this driver [Rihaesh].  My wife and I were so impressed by this driver that we mentioned the names of the drivers with their direct contact numbers so they could get business directly instead of paying commissions of almost 60% to their employers. Many tourists such as yourself visiting Kerala have contacted him directly and this driver directly. Rihaesh now works for himself and is doing very well business wise. A very reliable person, during our visit we left expensive camera equipment and our belongings in the car with this driver without any problems. The car this driver owns is well maintained, clean and seats up to six people. During our trip to Kerala my wife and I used this driver and were very happy that we did. Good luck with your trip and thanks for visiting Travel India Smart.
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