What our guests share about their RIH travel experience
We had the most amazing trip to India. Our concierge Alok met us at Mumbai airport and after that everything was just perfect. We were given a phone with WiFi with a hotspot, so we could keep in touch if needed, this was a really nice idea and really made the experience feel all that more personal. In another personal and impromptu moment, Alok even organised a surprise cake for our 42nd wedding anniversary, this was so unexpected and really added to the personal experience. The trip included the service of having Alok personally follow us throughout the entire trip from arrival in Mumbai right through to our departure in Delhi and this gave us the peace of mind for the safety and comfort one would otherwise be very hard to find when exploring a country unknown to us.
All the guides were informative, particularly the guide we had in Kochi who not only knew the history of the area but also told us very interesting facts about the flora and fauna.
The accommodation was more than up to standard and we particularly loved Maidens Hotel which was grand in a colonial way and extremely comfortable, an experience that will last for a long time to come. The one hotel in Jaipur was not up to standard but this didn't spoil our holiday, the staff were very, if not over attentive but all that was really needed was to keep the place clean and hygienic. We mentioned this to Alok who we have every confidence will sort out for future tours.
All the guides and drivers were polite, respectful, and friendly, even to the extent of making the driver available to take us to a restaurant and waiting until we had finished our meal.
We, when all said and done, had an absolutely amazing holiday which will stay in our memories forever. It gave us just a solid taste of India and we look forward to returning to explore in more detail in the future.
Thank you for running such a professional and classy service and for making our first ever India trip a lifetime experience that we will treasure forever!
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this trip with Ravishing India to anyone.
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Team of Ravishing India Holidays especially to the partners, Dr Felicia Tan and RK, Mohan the jeep driver, Gandhi Ram, Ashfaq for making my India Holidays a memorable and enjoyable one. A special thanks for planning all Itinerary, the booking of air tickets and visa applications, hotel arrangements, etc. It is indeed a very pleasant & wonderful trip for my son, James and myself. Without your detailed planning things wouldn't have worked out so well. I have been telling my friends about Ravishing India Holidays and i hope to invite some of them to experience a well spend holidays in India with your Company and your team. I must really thank everyone for the great efforts that you all have put in.Full TestimonialClose
Following the delightful trip to India, what remains are the vivid memories amidst the ever-growing wanderlust to return. With so much we had to see and do, Ravishing India Holidays planned a truly relaxing Mother and Son trip. From the exceptional service in Trident Gurgaon, to the majestic sunrise and sunsets views of the Taj Mahal from our balcony at the Oberoi Amarvilas, and possibly the most unique accommodation and remarkable service quality at Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambhore, Ravishing India Holidays had it all planned to perfection. We were well taken of throughout the trip as we were chauffeured around in safety, dined in elegance, guided through renowned Mughal architecture and briefed in detail on their history. The highlight of the trip even culminated in Ranthambhore at the sightings of the majestic and elegant Bengal tigers roaming free. Our sincere gratitude goes to the team at Ravishing India Holidays, Felicia, RK, Bikky, Mohan, Ashfaq and Ganesh for their hospitality and professionalism. You’ve certainly changed our perceptions of India and made us your loyal customers. We highly recommend Ravishing India Holidays for anyone considering a trip to India. Look no further than the best in this business.Full TestimonialClose
My family and I went to India on a 10-day tour of Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur. We had an amazing time! Many thanks to our concierge, Alok who looked after our every need, even inviting us to his home and arranging for a picnic on top of Ranthambore Fort. Our driver, Maheveer, was very professional, thoughtful and punctual. We really fell in love with India during the trip and we can't wait to go back soon! We highly recommend RIH for their unbeatable hospitality and attention to detail.Full TestimonialClose
It was our greatest pleasure to have known you through our trip to Rajasthan 20-25th December. We thank you sincerely for your dedication, hospitality and thoughtfulness throughout the trip. You always had a friendly smile from the early hours of the morning when you would come to pick us up from the hotel, to the late nights dropping us back after a long day. Your enthusiasm for your city and country is so great!
Thank you for sharing your culture with us; your personal stories and explanation of the history of Rajasthan allowed us to appreciate your city evermore. We thank you for trying your best for us in searching for restaurants for us, and introducing foods that were personal to you, like the deep fried lentil ball and tea by the street! Thank you for translating for us in restaurants, cafes and tourist spots, and watching over us the entire time to make sure we were alright! We felt very safe with you around, and definitely well taken care of! Please convey our biggest thanks to RK, Monu and our driver (I'm sorry I did not catch his name!).
RK - Thank you for the hardest work and greatest effort to find that tiger for us on our 3rd and final safari drive! It was an exhilarating experience for all of us! It was unforgettable!Manu - what a great guide you are! You explained the details of the forts and palaces in such great detail for us to understand the vast history that we would not have gotten if it weren't for you! Thank you!Our driver - Thank you for driving through the tiredness, for hours and hours. The traffic in India is quite overwhelming, very different from that in Singapore, and we could never do what you do! Monu, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Wherever you choose to go, whatever you choose to do, regardless of the outcome of those choices, we hope that you will have peace, contentment, enthusiasm, joy, laughter, good health, new friends and exciting experiences. You are a kind and cheerful person, and you will touch the lives of many! We will recommend Ravishing India Holidays to our friends and family because of the wonderful experience we had with you. Till we meet again, in India and/or in Singapore, we cherish our memories in Rajasthan and look forward to coming back in the future to discover new things with you. Many, many thanks,Sarah, along with Mr & Mrs Wong, Tai Shen and Tai Siang
I can not thank Ravishing India enough for the fantastic time on my holiday. My very last minute booking with very specific requirements was perfectly arranged by the team at Ravishing India. From the moment I first met them nothing was too much trouble. Special thanks to Neelam and suresh who provided fantastic service. Looking forward to booking my next trip with Ravishing India Holidays!Full TestimonialClose
A perfect intro to Rajasthan! The trip was so varied, and we were constantly enthralled at each stop. You made the Taj trip simple and efficient, without any queueing, and that continued on to all our stops along the way. Pushkar town itself was lovely, and we saw a spectacular sunset, and Orchard Tents was a beautiful stay. Only trouble here was a funeral celebration that went on until 5am with very loud music - we didn’t sleep too well. In the middle of the desert you don’t expect that! Food here was very good. Manvar desert camp was close to perfect. Great accommodation and enough activities to keep you busy. The food wasnt great, but definitely acceptable. Jodhpur fort was pretty spectacular - we ate on the rooftop restaurant with a view of the fort at night. We also did the flying fox zip line - different again from the rest of the trip and great views back to the fort. Final day in Delhi was just the right amount of time. We went to Khan market (good shopping and drinks) and ate near Haus Kaas - Italian called Artiso - I recommend if you have guests who fancy a change of cuisine. The traveller is the ONLY way to do this! highly recommend this - we had enough space to relax and not get in each other's hair. Minor tweak - ensure it's not overloaded with a lot of time at forts and temples - we had guides arranged at each, and it tended to be a little too long (2 hrs) vs an hour of wandering around, tempered with a little history on the place. Last but not least, Monu was a fantastic concierge all the way through! Always available, early or late at night, and always on time to collect us - we felt like VIPs being collected in the Traveller and not having to lift a finger. I think his personality and local knowledge is ideal for travellers of our age or younger as he did know what we'd enjoy and what we might not. Jaipur for example, was our favourite part of the trip as we could zoom around in rickshaws, see some funky tea places, and visit great restaurants. He even took the girls to get a blow dry which they raved about! It was great to have Monu to guide us on the areas, and stay out of trouble. We were keen to try street foods and Monu came into his own there - he took us to places he's been and tested, and knew what would be safe for the foreign belly vs what to stay away from - he kept us all well the whole trip, not an upset tummy amongst us! He was flexible when we needed food at different times, and even got a friend to deliver Samosas to the Jaipur fort! Now that is going over and above! Overall he should definitely get 5 stars!Full TestimonialClose
India is a place that I never thought I will like let alone visiting so when I start telling my friends & family that I am going India for holiday. Everyone thought I was crazy like; why would I go India? That is the kind of mentality that most people have. Needless to say, I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous place. I was really taken away by the beauty of India. Ravishing India holidays has not only provided us with the super comfortable tours & hotels, they also provide the best concierge services for us. It’s all gals trip for us, 3 adults & 1 little boy. We enjoyed ourselves so much during this trip! Is truly one of the best trip I have taken! Our road trip start when we were in Delhi, the concierge drove the 4 of us from Delhi to Ranthambore. We packed loads of titbits with us during the road trip & was happily enjoying the scenery as RK, our super guide cum driver drove us. Ranthambore When we get into Ranthambore, we were greeted & given warm welcome by the luxury chain hotel, Oberoi Vanyavilas. Truly super luxury glamorous tent from room down to the staffs, super attentive services provided by Oberoi. Ranthambore is notably known for one of the largest national park in northern India. The wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers & is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. We were led by RK, the super experienced naturalist to the safari for tigers chasing. We chase the tigers & other wild animals to take pictures, enjoyed the beautiful landscape of the park. The views to the landscape in ranthambore makes you forget about the chaos in urban living. Safari never been more fun than these. We enjoyed the safari so much that every morning at 4.30am sharp, we will leap out of the bed to get ready for the safari. It’s truly the highlight & unforgettable of this trip for us. Jaipur From Ranthambore to Jaipur took about 3 hours’ drive. We stayed in another luxurious hotel, Fairmont Jaipur. We were there for some shopping & the highlight of this is the hot air balloon ride we took in Jaipur. We were really lucky the weather was good for take-off. Fantastic & breath-taking view as they blend beautifully with the historical Forts & hidden palaces nestled amongst the Aravalli Ranges. Captured the privileged view of traditional Rajasthani villages & the smiles of friendly people looking up at you when the balloon went passed. It was indeed a well worth to experience this! Udaipur We took a 6 hours’ road trip from Jaipur to Udaipur, this time round we blended in so well together with RK. We completely went insane during the road trip! RK blast the music, we sing along Hindi songs (even although we have no idea how to sing), dance with the catchy beats, making so much noise during the drive. It is truly a precious memory that I will never forget. Udaipur, Venice of the East acclaimed as the most romantic & heritage city in the world, is settled in the state of Rajasthan in India. It is known for its history, culture, scenic location & the Rajput-era palaces. We stayed in the Taj Lake Palace, the most romantic hotel in India. Our stay was very pleasant & memorable. The staffs, amenities, food, entertainments were all amazing. RIH arranged for us to take the vintage car ride around the city. It was absolutely awesome. The stroll around the city was just as good as we visited other palaces, restaurants, shops, bazaars or soaking ourselves in the scenic gorgeous views with cool breeze. On the whole, this trip to India have gone beyond my expectations. The mind-blowing landscapes, foods, palaces, the wonderful luxurious hotels stay, etc. We are all very teary when it’s time to say goodbye to RK, our beloved naturalist cum guide cum driver cum bodyguard cum DJ. You won’t want to leave, but when you do, you’ll have so much to remember & you can’t wait till go back there again! It’s been a week since I’m back from India but I have been keep thinking about the places, the fun, the laughter, the bonds & the memories we shared during our time there. It’s truly an incredible charming magical place you’ll want to visit over & over again. Having to say this, I have already booked my next trip with RIH.Full TestimonialClose