Mr.Iain Moody & family, Kerala Tour, India December - January 2017
We would like to give you some feedback from our holiday.
We would like to thank you for all your organisation. We had a lovely holiday and that was largely down to the work that you did. It was, of course, very disappointing not to have our luggage for the first day and a half and we did regret losing two or three hours going back to the airport to pick up our bags. I don’t think that Jet Airways were particularly helpful but we couldn’t have managed without your assistance.
Gokalum Park was very comfortable and the food was very good. The only issue there was that it was impossible to go for a short walk in the evening due to the location and the works going on. It was great to go up to Munnar and to the Silver Tips. That was also a great choice although the evening meal on the first night was the only disappointing meal that we had on all our holiday. We went in to Munnar town to eat the second night and would recommend that to other guests.
Treetops at Thekaddy was another step up and the Christmas Eve buffet and entertainment was a highlight. The houseboat was a memorable experience and two nights at Cocobay rounded the first week off nicely. Again, the food here was good and the staff were very helpful and friendly, as they were everywhere we stayed.
Vythiri Resort really was outstanding. The setting was terrific and, again, all the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good. We probably wouldn’t recommend the safari trip but we did see a lot of wildlife in the area thanks mainly to our driver We thought that Sree was a very good driver and although the Indian roads were a new experience for us we never felt concerned. We were disappointed that his command of English wasn’t a bit better and that he couldn’t tell us much about the country that we were driving through. Shafeez (?), who took us from Cocobay to Calicut was also a very good driver and he was both friendly and a fantastic help at the station for us. Shafeer, who I think Vythiri organised for us, was the perfect choice for looking for wildlife up in Wayanad. We saw more with him than we did on the organised wildlife safari. We have to say that our final driver, Sunil, who took us back to the airport was the best of all. He was not only a good driver but kept us informed with lots of interesting information during the short time we spent with him. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
We would be very happy to use your services again if we were to plan another trip to India and we would have no hesitation in recommending your Company.
With kind regards,
Venkat & Arasu - Singapore, Singapore, Jyotirlinga Tour, September 2016
This is our short testimonial for our recent trip.
From the time we four landed at Ahmedabad on 10 Sep 2016 to the time we boarded flight at Indore on 13 Sep everything went well. Thanks for making it again to happen for us Dharshan of 3 jyotirlinga Somnath, Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar. Arrangements done by SP holidays were nice and went as planned. Highlight was Niskkalank Mahadev at Koliyak which was added in last minute. Hotels at Somnath, Ahmedabad and Omkareshwar were good. With the mention of SP holidays everything was taken care at hotels. Our mind was just on Dharshan without any worry about travel or stay. Keep it up Sunil
Venkat & Arasu - Singapore
Prof.Nurit & Family, ISRAEL, Golden Triangle Tour, MAY 2016
Hi Sunil & Pradeep
Altogether the trip was a success and we felt welcome and well taken care of. The beautiful arts and crafts centres we visited were on our own demand. Also places like Sikh temples, Ghandi museum, Indian cinema and colourful markets were not part of the plan. The driver Manuch was excellent, both as a driver and as a guide. And he never tried to tempt us to go shopping. His English is perfect and his knowledge is vast.
So thanks again
Ms Sweta Gadhigaonkar & Family, Agra Mathura Vrindavan Tour, May 2016
Sorry for late reply, was busy a bit.
Thank you so much sunil for this trip of ours to Delhi Agra Mathura Vrindavan. It was beautifully arranged and we really really enjoyed a lot. Will surely recommend s.p holidays.
Looking forward to such trips with you again in the near future
Mr. Nilesh Bannatwala & Family, AGRA MATHURA VRINDAVAN, May 2016
We have enjoyed the trip. Thanks a lot for the wonderful trip.
Ms. Kirti Raval & Family, Mumbai Agra Mathura Fatehpur Sikri, March 2016
Dear Mr Sunil and Pradeep,
I, Mr Kirti Raval residing in Mumbai toured to Delhi Agra and FatehpurSikri from 24th March to 27th March, 2016 with SP Holidays. We are very hppy with all the arrangements right from the planning of the tour to the transport provided to us. Our driver was a gentle person always coming on time and being patient with us during our local sightseeing. Your response to our queries were solved very much timely without any delay.
The hotels at Delhi and Agra were good and decent with comfortable stay. The tour package was at reasonable cost with a quality experience. We shall recommend your service to our friends and family a well. Thank you for the trip. Looking forward to get associated with you in the future.
Mr.Vinkesh & Family, Singapore, South India Tour, February 2016
Hi Sunil & Pradeep,
I should start off by saying that Gopan was an excellent driver. We felt very comfortable with him around and he took efforts to ensure that our needs were met. He suggested how we could plan our itinerary and took the imitative to find out new attractions or cheaper alternatives. He also gave nuggets of information on the various places we visited. Overall, it was a excellent experience having him around.
The trip as a whole was good. We enjoyed all the places we went to. We especially loved Munnar and hope to visit it again one day.
Thank you for planning and putting this trip together. It was a good experience overall. I'd consider engaging your company should I travel to India again.
chris & jacky, Uk, kerala tour india,January 2016
Everything was fine during the trip. We had great time in Kerala. We will surely recommend your company to our friends
Chris & Jacky
Mr.Venkat & Friends, Singapore, Jyotirlinga Tour, January 2016
Thanks for the wonderful arrangement for me along with two friends. You were willing to listen to me when I suggested many options and quote accordingly for every option. Entire trip is around 2000km which is tough and tiring. We were received by a tour manager with a placard with my name holding outside Mumbai airport. The hotels were very good at Bhimashankar jungle resort. Shridi, Aurangabad and Nasik. In Triambakeshwar and Parli we wanted to stay near temple and happy with the lodges chosen according to our request. The driver Raj was a good and always ensured that we were travelling in right direction by enquiring at junctions. We loved that approach. He was accommodative of our requests for stops and dynamic change of plans. With the calm mentally of driver we were at peace.
Half a day on start and on end day Mumbai trip was fantastic. Covered Temples, India Gate, CST terminus and other main places.
This is our second trip with you after our first in north India in 2013. Once again SP holidays proved their professionalism with a personal touch for arranging the tours. We will be back to you for any of our travels in India and recommend to our friends also.
Thanks Sunil for making this happen to get the blessings of 5 Jyotirlingas.
Sue Olmstead & Family, Canada, South India Culinary Tour, January 2016
Dear Sunil & Pradeep,
Our tour of southern India ends bright and early tomorrow morning. As we are still traveling I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for organizing such a wonderful tour! We really enjoyed ourselves. The trip was made even more exceptional by our driver and friend Siydat...I'm sorry if I have misspelled his name. He truly is a great asset to your company. He is very professional, personal and caring.
We hope that he may go far in the tourism business.
Sue Olmstead & Family
Madan Mohan, Agra Day Trip, December 2015
Thank You Very Much.
We had a memorable tour.
Mr.Sameer Rathi was very cooperative.
The vehicles and the drivers were very good and cooperative.
Once again thanks for everything and being patient with me.
Zvi & Michal Rozenfeld, Israel, North India Tour, October 2015
I rated 5* to your company.
Sorry of my delay, just was very busy after my long vacation.
We will come back.
We also highly recommended you to our close friends that intent to visit india.
Ms Sieglinde Worndle, Italy, 02 Weeks tour of Rajasthan Villages, August 2015
my journey is ending, first of all I would like to thank you for having given us the very good driver, he did a great job and was very very helpful, he gave us the most charme full attention.
In order to follow the itinerary we had some bad roads and for the driver it was really difficult to come in and out from the very deep wholes on the roads, as I said he drove very very well! The road was good from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer and from there to Barmer, good also from Jodhpur to Pali and Jaipur area, but the rest really hard!
All the Hotels were good, some very good like Ranwas and Suryagarh! Not good, I would say bad, was Mansing palace and Alsisar haveli. This last one my fault, I did not think that when one makes long hard drives, one needs an international comfort and doesn't care about heritage atmosphere if I would have known, I would have taken the Sheraton as per your first suggestion. In any case the Alsisar is really dirty, dusty and the staff does not care about the guests! Very bad! The Sanchal fort in Barmer was also a simple hotel, but the staff was so charming and helpful that they made my stay nice although the simple surrounding!
I do not know if I meet you in Dehli in any case thank you for your assistance as usual.
All the best
Pauline & Laurent Blanchard, Spain, 03 Weeks tour of Rajasthan, April 2015
Hello Mr Pradeep, and SP Holidays team!
Here is our feed-back for a 3 weeks tour in Rajasthan with your company. Our name are Pauline Rigaud & Laurent Blanchard. Devraj drove us.
1. Dev is perfect as driver. We can feel that he has experience, respect and friendship for his guests! So it was a pleasure to be with him. Really. He is always happy. Everyday. And he saved my health. I'm very slim. I had lost kilos before our trip in India. And in India, I've lost 4 kg. So I was 53 kg unlike normally I'm 60. I was sick because of a bad papaya eaten in Jaisalmer. Sick during 5 days. And I felt better only because of Dev: he bought me Glucon-D! After that, I've taken my forces back. So he bought 4 packs!!! So nice to him to take care of us.
2. Some hotels were very good with surprises:
Haveli in Mandawa because of the architecture and paintings
The Palace in Bikaner because of the immensity of the building
Hotel Holiday Inn in Jaipur -- because of the bedsheets, so soft and because I was sick so I slept a lot. That's why I enjoyed it! The restaurant were very good and the waiters we're worry about my health. Was nice from them. They manage meals as I wish. Only steamed vegetables or ratatouille with steam rice. Or no spicy clear soup!
Hotel Taj Vilas in Agra-- because of the room and the restaurant! Very very good restaurant. And there was a discount all the time: -25%! Perfect!
3. Mr Pradeep, you were available on Whatsapp all the time. So was good to know we could have help and support if we needed it. And he trusted us all the time. Good that he waited for us at the airport as first meeting. And good to see him at the end of the tour.
Thanks for all, take care,
Pauline & Laurent Blanchard
Rafael Pascual, Australia, Trip to Jaipur, Ajmer & Pushkar, April 2015
It was a very productive and insightful trip.
Our guide was always in charge, continuously letting us know what was important in each case. Including many Indian history remarkable. Always willing to help, not in an intrusive way. Very professional.
And thanks place we visited in Ajmer was simply amazing.
Overall it was an experience we will remember for very long time.
Mr.Chris Jacobi, U.S.A, Trip to Agra,Jaipur, Ajmer & Pushkar, April 2015
Thank you so much for making our trip to India all that much more amazing. Both trips, the taj mahal night viewing and the ajmer/pushkar trips were great !!!!
Bally,Canada: North India Trip, March 2015
Thank you for providing an excellent service. Please note that Dave Raj is a great driver and we enjoyed his company very much. We would love to have him again in the fall.
Armin Roelcke,Mexico: Golden Triangle & Ranthambore, March 2015
Thanks for your email and sorry for the late reply. I wasn't working on the weekend.
First of all, I would like to say a big thanks to you, on behalf of myself, Laurent and Paul. We had an amazing time in Agra and Jaipur.
I would like to say that we were very happy with your service. Firstly, it's very important to have good communication between us and our suppliers (ie. quick replies to emails). You always reply very quickly to our emails and that is great!
Secondly, our tour in Agra also went very very well. The guide was friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He was able to really explain the history of the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. He also arrived on time, and was very professional. He didn't rush us, and gave us free time to look around. The mini van was in very good condition as well.
The car from Agra to Sawai Madhopur was also really good and the driver was very friendly and professional.
The tour in Jaipur was the same. The car came extremely punctual, and the guide was again very very good. Just like in Agra, he was friendly, he was helpful, he was knowledgeable. For both tours in Agra and Jaipur, I really cannot fault the tour in anyway.
In other words, we are very happy with your service.
I look forward to continuing a very fruitful relationship. Take care.
Isabel, Jessica and Markand,UK : Golden Triangle & Rajasthan Trip, February 2015
I wanted to thank you because once again you achieved our expectations. We recommend your services to our close friends Markand and Jessica Bhatt and they travelled with you and they really enjoyed. We will continue recommending your services because they are always great and a trip with you is always perfect.
Amal Chakravorty & Family, South India Tour January 2015
There were lot to do after I am back from the holiday and that is the delay sending you few lines. First our driver cum guide Umesh was a nice person with good driving skill.Kept his car clean and was attentive to our needs. He manages at least four languages. But as guide he was short of local knowledge in some cases. And we never pursued him to take us many places as most of the times he has to drive long distances just to go from one hotel to the other.
All hotels were as per our expectation, except at Thekkady. One more thing about hotels, most hotels did not have driver's accommodation. Overall I would say you have delivered as promised and I am happy about it, as the whole tour has gone smoothly.
Thanking you and best wishes.
Nila and Adri,Amsterdam,Netherlands,Central India and North East India Tour, December - January 2015
Dear Mr Sunil,
How are you? After a long time I am here to inform you that we had a very nice Arunachal tour. No comments, it was again perfect organised, sometimes not so good hotels as there wasn't better. But the nature and the people were fantastic, we enjoyed enormous. The driver and guide were very nice people.
Adri had sent you a link of his photo's.
Nila and Adri
SP NZ Group, New Zealand, North & South India Tour, November - December 2014
Thank you Pradeep & Sunil
for all your cheerfulness and help with my group. It has been an amazing good time for all of us. Hopefully we will see you again in the very near future. The Indian outfits are really great.
Gail Anthol, New Zealand
John, Marian and Phillippa, New Zealand, North & South India Tour, November - December 2014
Thank you Pradeep for all your help good will and helping with our trip to India. All the best from John, Marian and Phillippa. Hope to see you in New Zealand some time.
John, Marian and Phillippa, New Zealand
SP KL Group, Malaysia, North India Tour, November 2014
I have been to India before but this was something different and eventful. I must confess that this was the greatest trip I have ever enjoyed. I had booked north India trip with SP holidays for my family & friends and appreciate their professionalism. We have traveled many places but in Manali we truly saw paradise. SP holidays done a superb job organizing city tour for more than 30 people along with really small kids in all places, especial mentioning Varanasi. We have traveled for more than two weeks in India but seeing Taj Mahal and Manali are the top of my list and worth every single penny spent to do so.
I would like to thank Mr. Sunil and Mr. Pradeep on behalf of group members for organizing amazing India trip for us..
Selection of hotels for tour was great, guides were interesting at all cities. Driver was skillful and strong personality , we liked him for his knowledge about the places. Above all. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will be going to India soon with SP holidays.
Great job SP
Swami & all KL group members.
Mr. Hugo Neto, Portugal, North India Tour, November 2014
Our feedback is great. You did a fantastic job and I´ll recommend your agency to everyone.
We would definitely repeat a trip with you.
Mr & Mrs Guna and Family,Singapore, North India Trip, September 2014
I wanted to send you an email yesterday but we were too tired and not feeling very well. I want to express my deepest appreciation to you for a well organised trip and for providing excellent service.
Once again, we thank you for making our trip a pleasant and memorable one for us and we look forward to use your services again. We will also recommend your travel agency to our friends if they are planning for a trip to North India.
Can you also work out an itinerary for the 12 Jyotirlingas pilgrimage trip for us in Sep 2015? Let us know the cost per pax so that we can start to save the money now.
Do keep in touch with us.
Mr & Mrs Guna and Family
Mr. Sudi Garimella & Family, London, UK,Delhi Agra Tour, August 2014
We have used SP Holidays for our trip Delhi - Agra - Delhi. The trip was the most memorable of our many trips to many parts of the world. Their professional, personal attention paid to us throughout our trip. SP Holidays provided us with excellent accommodations, competent and very human drivers, and good food. Mr. Sunil at SP Holidays took a great care in arranging and communicating throught out the trip and their driver Mr. Devraj is also very kind and down to earth. Without them the trip wouldn't be a great success.
Due to some personal reason we couldn't complete the entire trip and Sunil compenstaed by providing the taxi to drop us at the Delhi airport next day and didnot charge any amount.
The driver was very prompt and dot on time. I would use their services whenever I visit Delhi and also recommend them. The car was always kept clean and tidy. Sunil is very humble and understands what the customer wants.
Andy and Tracey Robinson,UK, Golden Triangle Tour, April 2014
We had a fabulous time in India on our tour with you. All the accommodation, tours and guides were excellent!
We would like to mention our driver Devraj who was wonderful , very professional and a great friend to us.
Thank you for a very professional and high quality service in all departments. We would definitely book with you again.
Andy and Tracey Robinson
Mr/s.Francis HENRY, Belgium, One Month Madhya Pradesh Tour, March-April 2014
My dear friend Pradeep,
We are back home now and I would like to thank you for our memorable journey in Madhya Pradesh.
The hotels you have chosen were very good.
The Innova was comfortable and the driver Devraj was very kind and most helpful for my wife Nicole !
India was again a pleasure for the eyes and due to the many contacts we had with local people.
Many thanks to you and Sunil !!!
About Himachal Pradesh : have you been able to get information about the three festivals I told you in Delhi ?
Have a nice week-end.
With friendly regards,
Keith and Juliet Perry, UK, Kerala and Taj Mahal Tour, April 2014
Hi Sunil and Pradeep,
Just like to say a big thank you from us for a fantastic holiday ! We enjoyed every bit of the trip, your staff were excellent especially Prasaad in Kerela and Ramesh the guide at Taj Mahal. All the hotels were great, especially the ones with a pool although the one you changed at the end in Delhi. The houseboat trip was a highlight
Would like to come next year to watch some IPL and then make another big trip in 2016. More trains and planes next time also as we both found the long car journeys back breaking at times, especially Dogra's suspensionless Tata trip from Delhi to Jaipur.
Trust wedding preparations for your sister are going well and hopefully we can meet up next time. Will look forward to that, once again many thanks for making our holiday very memorable.
Yours in sport
Keith & Juliet
Dr. V.N. Mangayarkarasi and Family, 12 Jyotirlinga Tour February 2014
LETTER OF APPRECIATION
Thanks for all the care you have taken for us.
S - SPECIAL CARE FOR EVERYONE
P - PERSONAL CARE ON EVERYTHING
H - HIGH LEVEL PERFORMANCE
0 - OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER CARE
L - LEAVES NOTHING UNFINISHED
I - INDIVIDUAL CARE
D - DAY AND NIGHT SERVICE
A - ALWAYS FOR YOU
Y - YEARNING TO GIVE SERVICES
S - SIMPLY SUPERB
GOD BLESS YOU
Dr.Mangayarkarasi and Family
Mr.Bally Khunkhun, Canada, Golden Triangle and Himachal Tour, February 2014
Dear Sunil and Pradeep,
I've been meaning to write you a letter to thank you a million. We had the best holiday ever. Your prompt responses and arrangements were so good that many friends and relatives are excited to see beautiful India through your offerings.
I must tell you that the drivers and the guides were just awesome. Both Dave Raj and Veenu were always on time to meet us. Their communication skills in English, Hindi and Punjabi were exceptionally good and they had very good knowledge of visiting sites. We felt very safe traveling with them as they are very good drivers.
First trip with Veenu to Delhi, Jaipur, Fatepur Seekree and Agra was just excellent. Our second trip with Dave Raj to Dharmsala, Manali, Lullu and then to Shimla showed us the paradise of the planet. Your arrangements are greatly appreciated. I'm keeping all the info to keep in touch with you for more seeing of India!!!
Mr.Paolo Colonna and Family,Milano Italy,Odisha and Goa Tour,January 2014
Mr.Sunil and Mr.Pradeep
Many thanks. I think everything went very well. A few comments
1) Kolkata The Oberoi is better than Taj
2) Orissa: everything fine. To go to Nasik it is not worth the time and the trip, but we asked for it.
3) Mumbai Perfect guides Great hotel
4) Ajanta & Ellora: everything fine
5) Goa: perfect. Great place on the return on Jet Airways was late, we lost the plane to Italy and had to stay 1 day more in Mumbai.
In general very positive.
SPH NZ Group, golden triangle, odhisa and kerala trip, January 2014
Sue and Bruce
Thanks for all your Precision organizing skills. Its been a great Holiday and well never forget you.
Jan and Teresa
Thanks Sunil for being the most amazing tour guide and for looking after us. all so well. We will miss your smiling face.
Kay and Kathryn
You have been the best ever tour guide. You have taken such good care of us. Its been an amazing Holiday.
Krysia and Maraea
Very impressed with the services provide by you, Services were efficient and sunil was most helpful, even when there was a family crisis. He is also friendly and very approachable. His ability to get things done very quickly was amazing. We would happily recommended his services to anyone venturing to India.
We wish him and his family health and prosperity and a big thank you for being with us during our time in India.
Mrs.Gisela Behrndt,Germany, Kerala Trip, December 2013
Sorry for not writing earlier. thanks for the wonderful trip. I enjoyed the trip very much, the organization was perfect, he silence great and the people very nice. I'm happy that I could do the trip.
Mrs .Gisela Behrndt
Mr.B.N.Prasad and Family,North India Pilgrimage Tour,October 2013
Dear Sunil & Pradeep
It is with great pleasure I am thanking you guys on behalf of all my friends for arranging such a lovely and beautiful package to Vaishnodevi.
Your simplicity and efficiency in arranging things was appreciated by one and all in the tour. Though the package had little tight schedule, we could able to see the places we had planned. Please convey our special thanks to Sri Dalvir and Guddu. It is very rare to find such people.
I am sure your company will reach great heights. I wish all the best in all your endeavours as one of the patron.
Keep in touch and let our association grow.
Prema Sankaran Nair and Family, Malaysia, North India Tour September 2013
Dear Sunil and Pradeep
Thank you so much to Sunil and Pradeep. We landed safely at 12.50am. My son liked the criket bat but he said the ball is very soft. Looking forward to see both of you after Devali in November. Thank you and best wishes Sunil and Pradeep.
Mr. VICTOR CARRILLO/Mrs. MARIA ISABEL- GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR – BARCELONA SPAIN
Dear Sunil and Pradeep,
The trip was very well organized and tailored to the available time. The choice of monuments to visit in the time available has been very good. There was not a lot of time to enjoy the facilities of the hotels, but the trip has not been exhausting. The coordination was superb; we never had to wait for the arrival of the vehicle or a guide. Hotels have been very good. Regarding hotels, the Delhi hotel is the most austere of them, it had few amenities, but the room was very good.
The neighborhood was quiet and behind the hotel there is an outdoor mall with nice shops. The Hotel Wyndham of Agra is wonderful.The guides have been very polite. Their Spanish knowledge is good enough to guide someone during the visit to the sites. I would like to underline the approach of Mr Devra´j, our driver. I think you have a great value with this employee.
When people arrive to India, the circulation seems a chaos; several days later you realize that it is not a chaos, but the rules are different. However, from the first moment there, with Mr Devra´j you feel safe and secure. This is not only due to his preventive driving, but also because he is quiet and prudent and never takes a risk. Besides, in order to avoid any kind of inconvenience or problem, Mr Devra´j was always taking care of us and our comfort. To sum, he had an outstanding behavior.
The Chokhi Dhani resort deserves to be enjoyed with some local (from India) person (the guide?) that explain the different meals during the Rajasthani dinner, the activities ..., in this way it will be possible to appreciate better the ethnical Rajsthani style.The restaurant of Delhi, the last night, was charming.We really enjoyed the trip and, without any kind of doubts, we advice to visit India and to contract your services. Thanks a lot, it was a perfect journey.
Thanks and Best Regards.
MR.LEE BREWER & FAMILY - SOUTH INDIA TOUR, NEW JERSEY USA 2013
Hi Sunil / Pradeep,
We are back in New Jersey and reflecting on what a wondeful trip we just completed. I want to thank you for your care and efforts to make our India touring excellent.
Our hotel, and guide in Mumbai were good. The flight to Goa was on time, and the Godwin hotel was terrific to allow us to go into our room so very early. Not only were their staff excellent, the Godwin facilities were excellent. You should know that the dinner at the A'tona following the river boat trip was great. Our Goa driver was talented and attentive. He added some fun activities to the tour on his own that were very nice. Because our guide was attentive and good, I am not sure whether he or you arranged to have dinner at that beautiful riverside restaurant, but being exactly on the river and having excellent food quality made the evening superb. The Goa river boat trip was funny, because my wife and I were at least 2 or maybe 3 times as old as the rest of the passengers, but it was fun seeing them have so much fun. Our trip to Gokarna had that very sad accident event. We hope that the fellow injured is doing well. The lodging in Gokarna made a major effort to make our room nicer, and after my call to you, all was well. They brought in a second mattress to stack on top of the one in the room, and the 2 mattresses combined to make the bed comfortable. You should know that we have never before complained about a hotel, and I think my wife and I were still upset by the accident. I would recommend that hotel again, if they provided the double mattress as they did for us.
Jog Falls was amazing and stunningly beautiful and the Royal Orchid in Shamoga was very nice. Mysore was a beautiful setting excellent and our Guide was terrific and obviously loved being a guide. His knowledge and attitude made him a pleasure to be with. Bangalore was important to visit because of its fame, but was probably the least exciting of the entire trip. The Aloft in Coimbatore was an excellent very modern hotel filled with hospitality and good food. They kindly gave us a 3 pm late check out, so my wife relaxed at the hotel while I visited my friends business. The Cardamon County hotel in Thekkady was also excellent. The Copper Castle in Munnar had a beautiful room view overlooking the valley 300 meters below. I loved that Munnar speed boat ride on the dam created lake. The White Fort hotel in Cochin was older but clean and its first breakfast was so-so. They had new staff and even getting a cleared table was difficult. However its dinner was excellent, and the second breakfast we had there was much better because for that meal, they had trained staff. The pool was nice, and we were the only people that used it. The 2 hr. boat trip around the Cochin harbor was terrific and the scenery was elegant. The Allepany houseboat cruise on the lake was just outstanding. The local tour agent Thomas Mathew made every effort to assure that we would enjoy our night on the houseboat, and we certainly did enjoy it.
I know I called you about the train cabin, but I thought you earlier had called to tell me you had gotten a private cabin. It turned out that the 3 other people in our cabin were there incorrectly, so they left and 2 other people came in to replace them. In all, the experience went very well and our co-cabin mates were all very nice. So my concerns about the cabin were unwarranted. Chennai was very nice - but it is really a big city. Our flight from Chennai to Mumbai went well. You might want to know that you will never be able to have a private cabin without other cabin mates. There is a long waiting queue for those cabins - so you did well just to get us the cabin with 2 other cabin mates.
Our driver from Gokarna to Bangalore was excellent and did a wonderful job of showing us both sides of Jog Falls. Our driver (who had the accident) was really quite excellent although his English was limited to about 200 words. Yet he was safe and cautious, which was reassuring and I would highly recommend him.
Except our guide in Cochin, the rest were excellent. Our Cochin guide apparently booked another guide job for the afternoon, and she rushed us through the church, museum and temple, and was ready to leave us at 11:30. I showed her that she was supposed to be a day, and so she took us to their laundry and that was interesting. But she left us at 12:30 and we were on our own with our driver until the boat ride.
The day after the Munnar boat ride I received your 1500 Rupees back from the driver - the 300 rupees in Gokarna were not there but I have no concern about them. I consider them as part of the cost of the sad accident, and not your problem.
Anyhow - I thought you might find this recap useful from an American point of view. My summary is that the drivers were skilled, safe, and cautious, the events and sites you set up were excellent and lots of fun, and the guides were great, patient and knowledgeable with the one exception. We loved all hotels, but the Aloft and the Chennai Accord were truly exceptional. The Accord was such a nice way to end our India trip. We swam in their pool 2 times. So I thank you again for your work in making this trip memorable. Kind regards, Lee Brewer - Middletown
New Jersey USA
Mr - Manickam, Venkatesan - Singapore Chardham & Golden Triangle Tour June 2013
Hi Sunil and Pradeep,
Thanks again from our heart for organizing our trip well. Though the trip couldn't go as planned, behind it there must be a reason from Almighty, alternate arrangements were done well with dynamic change in the itinerary. We were supported very professionally with a personal touch all along this trip by SP Holidays. A special note of thanks to Pradeep for going extra mile in accepting our request to drop myself and Arasu at Airport. We would like to appreciate Sandeep (Driver) for his driving skills, attitude and his ability coupled with willingness to understand our requirements and act accordingly. We will be definitely looking for you for any of our trip plans in future as and when necessary.
Dear Sunil Ji,
thank you so very very much for your amazing support for the trip, we apologise for the inconvenience caused during the trip with many changes..
trust you pardon us for the same, we must admit, we had an amazing trip..
we thank you for the same..
You guys are fantastic..
Dear Sunil Ji,
we had a Great Trip..
reached mumbai last night safely
thank you so very very much for such an amazing experience provided by you..
thank you once again..
Ms. Monika Tapadia and Family Valley of Flower - September 2012
Dear Mr. Sunil,
We want to thank you from bottom of our hearts for wonderful arrangements done by you for making our Himalayan tour a great success. Your neatly designed web site, testimonials and quick response for laundry list queries had given us lot of confidence to go ahead with you and we are happy to say that you lived up to your promises.
The vehicle, driver Mr. Devraj, guide Mr. Shailesh Pawar, all hotels were just perfect.
We look forward for many more tours with SP.
We are sure that this kind of performance with take SP to great heights of success. All the very best.
You can include this testimonial in your website.
Thanks and Regards,
Dr. Swapneshu Baser
Keith Montgomery Delhi - Agra - Mathura - Delhi, UK August 2012
Cameron has returned from his trip to India and it is clear that he and Annabel thoroughly enjoyed the tour from Delhi - Matura- Aggra - Delhi. I am very grateful for your excellent service in setting up and organising this tour. The arrangements were all excellent as was the service you provided.
Many thanks for organising this for the 2 of them in such an efficient way.
Please pass this e mail on to your supervisor or line manager to let him or her know how pleased I was with the service you provided.
Many thanks again and all best wishes.
MS. ISABEL CARRILLO DELGADO -BARCELONA SPAIN, JUNE 2012
Sorry for the late reply but after two weeks in India we had so much work waiting for us in our offices.
I wanted to send you this email from the moment we left India in order to thank you for your work. Our trip was amazing, we really enjoyed it. India is a fantastic country and we would like to be back one day but above all your service was just perfect. We loved our hotels (we had amazing hotels with very nice rooms) and the schedule was just perfect: drivers, guides, etc everybody was always on time, nice, polite .. IT WAS JUST PERFECT.
We really want to thank you and we will recommend you to every person who goes to India, promise, because I think you are a very good professional and we are really happy with your services.
Our drivers were very nice, our guide in Jaipur was just amazing, we loved him (could you send us his address? We would like to send him a postcard from Barcelona), our driver Dev Raj was really nice and he drives very well. Hotel in Kumarakom, Jaipur and Agra are fantastic, so nice.
We really enjoy our trip and we are thinking about saving and coming back to visit another part of India. And, of course, we will contact you if that happens. We have talked about you to our friends and family so if someone is going to India we will contact you.
Thank you very much for everything. I was worried about the schedule, the plannings, everything but I do not have to worry if you are in charge of our trip.
THANK YOU SUNIL!!!!
Gail, and Athol Parlane Dec 2011 New zeALand
A MESSAGE OF GOODWILL, HAPPINESS, AND GOOD HEALTH, TO PRADEEP AND SUNIL, FROM GAIL AND ATHOL PARLANE IN NEW ZEALAND.
Dear Pradeep and Sunil,
We were so happy with your wonderful services to us and our group of 'intrepid travellers' that I sincerely hope that I (being the organiser) manage to get together another group to visit this year, more probably through the Sept-Oct, or Oct-Nov period rather than as late as this last year's visit.
We both send blessings for you and your families, and especially so for baby Lakshiga, and Sunil's baby boy, for a happy, healthy, and successful year.
Let us know how the pilgrimage went!!!
Kind regards to you both,
Gail, and Athol Parlane
Esther & Wido & Tess & Max Dec 2011
We like to let you know that we arrived safely in Holland.
Thank you for arranging our India-tour; we had great fun.
All was arranged according to our expectations, we are very happy with the personal way your agency handled everything.
Special compliments for our driver; he managed to get us safely through Indian traffic, what’s a challenge according to us Europeans.
We really liked the atmosphere in the lodges; so personal and warm. The personnel there did their utmost to make us at ease.
We also liked the fact that you arranged local guides in the different places; their English was very good en they had so much knowledge of the sight seeings. Very good.
If you are open for ideas for improvement, just a few remarks (which didn’t affect our trip in a negative way but may help you to keep your service as high as it is right now):
The schedule for the safari’s should be less stressfull; it’s not possible to do the last morning safari in location 1 and the afternoon safari in location 2; travelling from location 1 to 2 takes too much time.
The hotel in Agra was very deluxe but so unpersonal and big. It really lacked service.
If guests in future plan safaris in Ranthambore please convince them to pay extra for a jeep instead of a canter. It’s so much more comfortable and the chance of seeing tigers is bigger. We would have never seen the two we spotted when we would have been in the canter as it couldn’t reach the place we saw them.
Hope to help you with this information.
If we can be of help in future with our recommendation, please let us know. We are happy to provide this as we are very satisfied with your services.
Kind regards from Holland,
Esther & Wido & Tess & Max
Berry Aarnoudse aug 2011 Holland
We were very satisfied with the trip you arranged, thank you very much for that!
Rajendra Chikkerur October 2011
This email is to express our sincere appreciation for your extremely professional manner in which you organised the Golden Triangle tour for my wife and i recently. Your car driver Shri Kartar Singh was one of the most polite and gentlemanly person that we have come across, and we thank him for his courteousness throughout. My wife and I also thank you for your kindness in providing us the free service to collect us from our Regent Contintental Hotel to the Airport this morning. Our thanks also to Shri Kartar Singh for obliging to do so.
I will certainlly be contacting you in the near future for further Himalayan Tours that my wife and I are planning. I will certainly convey your contact details to all my friends and to our Indian community groups.
I sincerely thank you once again for all your help and wish you and your organisation the very best of everything.
Phaedra Dean Petersen & Benno Salvatore Amormino
Sunil...we loved it. Our guide was very nice and we LOVED our driver...he was such a wonderful man. Thank you both for your time and effort and thank you for honoring us with your presence at breakfast, we loved that you joined us.
Soo Yean Jan2012
Since my return from Kerala, I have been very bogged down by work. I meant to write you feedback and to thank you for all the kind assistance during our vacation. Sorry for the late response.
On the whole, we had a very wonderful experience. We are very appreciative of your prompt response to see to our needs and follow up with phone calls to ensure that everything was all right. Thank you very much.
We are pleased with the overall accommodation except the resort at Munnar. I would like to emphasize that we are very satisfied with your service. In short, thank you very much for adding the personal touch and making India an unforgettable place.
Yasuo Nakamura Jan 2012
Thank ou very much for your services.
Just returned from Taj Mahal!
Mr. Pradeep Kala and the manager in Agra are both so nice!
I and my colleagues will recommend your company to our friends and others.
Nila and Adri March 2012
Dear Mr Sunil,
How are you??? Hope everything in warm India is oke. Here it is now 7 degrees and windy cold/cold!!!!! and hard live has begun.
We arrived safely at home. In Mumbay our family picked us up at the station and also dropped off at the airport.
Our experience with your company was excellent, driver was oke, hotels oke , cars oke everything was correct fixed,what we heartly appreciate.
Recommendable to other people here what I shall try to do it. Especially Kamal our driver from Gwalior to Aurangabad was very nice man.
We had fun with him and he was also very careful. We have seen very nice things especially the nat.parks [safaris] was great and Panchmarhi, good organized. It was also a fun with the local peopel most of them wanted on foto with Adri. We enjoyed it. Next time we book again by your company as we also want to see other parts of India.
A very special greetings from cold Holland
Nila and Adri
Jaikishan April 2012
Dear Mr. Sunil,
Thank you for the arrangements made by you for my parents trip in Delhi.
Looking forward for more such opportunities. Thanks once again.
Mac Francis May2012
FAO: Pradeep Kala & Sunil Kumar
Hello Pradeep & Sunil
I am Katherine Steele’s father and Louise Steele’s husband.
I write this email on behalf of our family to express our sincere gratitude for arranging both Louise’s and Katherine’s travel throughout India.
I am extremely grateful for your very professional supervision that ensured us of their safety and wellbeing as you transported them to and from their various destinations.
Louise and I are going to take Jaspal and his wife to dinner soon to thank Jaspal for all the connections he made for us including introducing us to yourselves.
When you are next coming to England, particularly to the north east, you must let me know as it would be an absolute honour to meet you and to thank you personally.
I am recommending, www.spholidays.com to everyone I know who travels to India.