2012 Reviews

PROFESSIONAL, INSIGHTFUL, CONSIDERATE OF OUR NEEDS

Our journey around the North of India could not have been possible without the services of Bunty and our driver Sudarshan (Sud). We arrived in Delhi in the evening and needed to find the best possible way to Agra. Our driver Sud drove through the later hours of the night to ensure we were able to safely arrive in Agra to meet our accomodation deadline. The next day, we were accompanied by an experienced and professional tour guide in visiting the monuments of Agra as we were guaranteed fast entry into the amazing Taj Mahal where we were able to catch the sun setting on the amazing monument (the highlight of our trip). We continued our journey through Agra and onto Jaipur and again Sud ensured we were transported safely and with courtesy, as he was professional and took our best interests into consideration throughout. After taking us through the sites and monuments of Jaipur, Sud was able to organise an elephant ride (another highlight of our trip) before safely getting us back to Delhi well in time for our flight, later that day. Overall, the service provided by Bunty and Sud was professional, insightful, considerate of our needs and it was a great pleasure to be provided with such a helpful driver. I would need hesitate to recommend Bunty's services to anyone looking to travel around India!

PROFESSIONAL, INSIGHTFUL, CONSIDERATE OF OUR NEEDS

Daniel Van, Melbourne, Australia dannyy_v85@hotmail.com

WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED MY TRIP AND DEEPAK WAS A BIG PART OF THAT

We were really happy with our choice of private driving service. The hotels we stayed in were all clean and comfortable and the service we received was always very friendly and helpful. Deepak picked us up at the airport when we arrived and took us to all the places we wanted to go. It was great to get local advice about places to buy trinkets and get the washing done. Deepak was an excellent driver. He navigated the busy roads calmly and with caution. He is a very happy person who always answered our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed my trip and Deepak was a big part of that. We would highly recommend using Bunty and his team of private drivers.

WE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED MY TRIP AND DEEPAK WAS A BIG PART OF THAT

Patrick and Jay, Australia nofx9999@hotmail.com

NOTHING WAS EVER TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR DEEPAK

Finding someone to drive you around India for 3 weeks over the Internet has GOT to be a bit risky! However, from the conversations we had with Bunty from the moment we started planning, we knew we were in good hands. For the price, I think anyone wanting to do a tour in India would be mad not to consider using India Private Driver. Our driver was Deepak. He was reliable, punctual, polite, but friendly with a good sense of humour. If we wanted to talk to him that was fine. If we wanted to talk to each other he zoned out. If we wanted to sleep he let us. We had great chats with him and learnt so much about society, which we wouldn't otherwise have done. The brilliant thing about this method of travel is that, although you have an itinerary, you can be totally flexible once you have arrived in each destination. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Deepak. Using this service really made our holiday. Thank you.

NOTHING WAS EVER TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR DEEPAK

Rob and Donna Fleming, UK donna.angell@hotmail.co.uk

I CAN RECOMMEND INDIA PRIVATE DRIVER FOR TOURING RAJASTHAN WITHOUT RESERVATION

We found Bunty on the internet and followed up some of the references as well as comparing other similar services before we booked a two week tour of Rajasthan for four of us (two couples each celebrating 40 years of marriage). For weeks beforehand Bunty helped us to plan and refine our trip. Nothing was too much trouble and he always responded promptly to our queries and requests. We had a wonderful driver, Avtar, who was professional, courteous, patient, friendly and at times very amusing. He was very well informed and we had many interesting discussions about life in Northern India. We have travelled often in Southern India with different drivers and we were prepared for a hair raising experience but I can honestly say that we always felt very safe with Avtar. When a young man skidded and fell from his motorbike almost under our wheels Avtar reacted quickly,calmly and skillfully avoiding what could have been a very nasty accident. He is an excellent driver. In addition Avtar was happy to suggest activities, arrange a guide when we needed one, help us with shopping etc. without being pushy. He waited patiently for us for hours and always had a smile on his face. I can recommend India Private Driver for touring Rajasthan without reservation. Bunty and Avtar made our trip a very special experience and wish Bunty every success with his business. India can be very exhausting and we were able to relax knowing that we were in safe hands.

I CAN RECOMMEND INDIA PRIVATE DRIVER FOR TOURING RAJASTHAN WITHOUT RESERVATION

Pam Morris, Wells, Somerset, UK pamelaroaming@yahoo.com

HE IS A RELIABLE PERSON WITH VERY GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ALL LOCATIONS AND THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Herewith I would like to express our very positive feedback on the high quality driver. He is a reliable person with very good knowledge of all locations and the historical information. We appricated his support in helping us out when my wife became ill. His good english languange was an advantage to have interesting conversations during the trip. We would recommend your service to orther tourists. Kind regards and many thanks.

HE IS A RELIABLE PERSON WITH VERY GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ALL LOCATIONS AND THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Joyce & Niels, The Netherlands, nielshegge@hotmail.com

OVERALL I HAD A GREAT TIME AND WOULD DEFINITELY BOOK WITH YOU AGAIN

My Mother and I both enjoyed our trip very much. Pawan was an excellent driver. Even if he wasn't 100% sure of the way he would always contact a friend, or ask around till he did. So it was not a problem that he didn't know the route well. I know I couldn't have stayed as calm as he did in that traffic. His anecdotes were also very amusing and gave some insight into life in India. One thing I do regret is not going to Fatehpur Sikri. Sometimes Pawan's version of 'just another fort' and mine differed quite a bit. But I have learnt that stubborness is a good trait in India and you shouldn't let yourself be talked out of something. That is why we were stubborn about Gwalior and were richly rewarded! So, I don't blame him at all. Our Fortview hotel in Orchha was Pawan's tip and a great one! Thanks Pawan! Overall I had a great time and would definitely book with you again. Thankyou

OVERALL I HAD A GREAT TIME AND WOULD DEFINITELY BOOK WITH YOU AGAIN

Renee and Joan reneevm@powersurf.li

WE CHOSE INDIA PRIVATE DRIVER WHICH IS BOTH TRUSTWORTHY AND EFFICIENT

My husband and I and a friend of ours have recently returned from a trip to India. We had planned our personal itinerary and asked Mr Bunty at India Private Driver to organize our one week tour in Rajasthan. We are very glad that we chose that company which is both trustworthy and efficient. We only payed 10 persent of the total fee in advance and half of the remaining fee on the first day of our trip. The remaining amount was paid at the end of the tour. Our driver, Mr Manu, is a safe driver and he was always punctual and available to us. Together with him we made un unforgettable tour in Rajasthan. We can recommend Indian Private Drivers and Mr Manu to anyone planning a trip in a private car in India.

WE CHOSE INDIA PRIVATE DRIVER WHICH IS BOTH TRUSTWORTHY AND EFFICIENT

WE CHOSE INDIA PRIVATE DRIVER WHICH IS BOTH TRUSTWORTHY AND EFFICIENT ubkvist@hotmail.com

HIS STORIES HELPED WITH THE BUMPY ROADS

KP is a very nice person. He's punctual and kept his car clean at all times. He was very helpful in providing us information about temples, forts and touristic attractions, so we did not have to hire a separate guide. Although distances were long and we spent long hours in the car, trips seemed short as he's a funny person and his stories helped with the bumpy roads. He drives well and safely and I would definitely recommend him to other travellers and use him if I ever come back to the region. Best Regards,

HIS STORIES HELPED WITH THE BUMPY ROADS

Hala and Omar, UK dhala.2006@gmail.com

WE ALWAYS FELT SAFE IN HIS COMPANY

My friend Pamela and I spent 10 days travelling round Rajasthan and had a really fun time. Our driver, Ramesh, had excellent knowledge of the local areas and was able to show us all the favourite (and some hidden gems) sites of The Golden Triangle. He was a very safe driver and remained calm amongst, what we considered, chaos! His English was very good which allowed for free flowing conversations. Ramesh shared many of his driving experiences with us and allowed us to pick and choose what we wanted to do at all times, always making suggestions and recommendations. We always felt safe in his company. We would definitely recommend using one of Bunty's drivers if planning a trip to India. We had an incredible time in what we saw of this beautiful part of the world. Book it!

WE ALWAYS FELT SAFE IN HIS COMPANY

Ruth McFetridge and Pamela Stevenson, London UK, Ruthmcfetridge@yahoo.com

WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS IN RAJASTHAN!

From the first email until the end of our trip we were 100 % happy with Bunty's service. We booked a 12-day-tour through Rajasthan and organized the hotels on our own. Bunty was always extremely fast in answering my emails, so we had a very good impression from the beginning. Our driver Amit is a wonderful and safe driver and a great person. It felt like traveling with a friend. He was absolutely reliable, knowledgeable and punctual - we had a great time with him! I would definitely recommend Indianprivatedriver to anyone planning a trip to India. This is really the only way to travel India. Thank you Amit and Bunty for making our stay unforgettable!

WONDERFUL HOLIDAYS IN RAJASTHAN!

Sonja & Matt, Germany sonja.hanowski@web.de

HAVING A DRIVER LIKE DEEPAK DEFINITELY MADE OUR TRIP FAR EASIER AND MORE ENJOYABLE

Our trip to India was just wonderful. We were extremely pleased with our driver Deepak. He is an excellent driver, always reliable and punctual and was extremely patient with our requests and questions. All his suggestions and recommendations were much appreciated. Having a driver like Deepak definitely made our trip far easier and more enjoyable. Thank you so much and I would recommend your company to anyone without reservation. Best wishes,

HAVING A DRIVER LIKE DEEPAK DEFINITELY MADE OUR TRIP FAR EASIER AND MORE ENJOYABLE

Nina (Fletcher), Boston, USA ninafletcher4@gmail.com

AVTAR OUR DRIVER WAS VERY ALERT AND GOOD COMPANY

Our 15 day trip with your company was good. Especially Avtar our driver was very alert and good company. He knows to find good hotels for every budget, was always on time and has a good sense of humor. I can recommend him to everybody.

AVTAR OUR DRIVER WAS VERY ALERT AND GOOD COMPANY

Leon Gommers, The Netherlands lgommers@telfort.nl

WE WERE COMPLETELY FREE TO DECIDE WHERE WE WANTED TO GO AT WHAT TIME

We based ourselves on the many good reviews available on TripAdvisor and booked a private driver via Mr. Bunty. We were amazed with the ease of making this reservation. Everything was taken care of very quickly although we booked quite last-minute (10 days in advance of our arrival in India). Once we left the airport Mr. Deepak (our appointed driver) was waiting for us right on time and took us to a car with an amazingly clean interior. Mr. Deepak was very friendly and in general a very pleasant person to spend our two week road trip with in Rajasthan. We were completely free to decide where we wanted to go at what time. Although we had a lonely planet with us, Mr. Deepak was a walking guidebook and seemed to know Rajasthan by heart. I would recommend this company to anyone! Best regards

WE WERE COMPLETELY FREE TO DECIDE WHERE WE WANTED TO GO AT WHAT TIME

Simon Sterck simon.sterck@gmail.com

OUR WALK WITH AVTAR WAS MORE THAN WE COULD HAVE WISHED

Our walk with Avtar was more than we could have wished. We were stranded in Varanasi when we found this company online. We sent an email and got an immediate reply. A few days later, Avtar run from Delhi to Varanasi to pick us up. From there we went to Agra, Jaipur and then back to Delhi. It was an awesome and safe ride. the driver was very good and we got away without any close encounters with other cars. The hotel we booked for us in Jaipur was awesome, cheap and served good food. Hotel in Delhi was so-so, but it worked. Along for the ride was Avtar good with finding good places to eat along the way, and found nice places we could buy what we needed. When we were sick, we got good recommendations about doctors and got tips on what we should eat and drink. I'm going to India again, I would definitely take advantage of this company. Recommended!

OUR WALK WITH AVTAR WAS MORE THAN WE COULD HAVE WISHED

Christian Blikeng Jokumzie@gmail.com

HE KNEW JUST THE RIGHT PLACES FOR EVERYTHING

We have traveled with Bunty's business for 8 days in Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi. In planning the trip Bunty was very flexible and responded very quick. We only had contact via email and telephone but it felt very safe. Arrived in Delhi our driver Manu was already waiting for us and the whole week he was always on time, he drove very safely through the crowded Indian traffic, he knew just the right places for everything for example when my camera broke he knew just were to go. The hotels booked for us were all very good and Manu was always happy and making jokes. We can definitely recommend Bunty's services and if we come back to India we will travel with them again for sure!

HE KNEW JUST THE RIGHT PLACES FOR EVERYTHING

Saskia & Lieke, Tilburg, Netherlands saskia.rongen@gmail.com

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR PRIVATE INDIA DRIVER TOURS TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY

We had a great time during our golden triangle tour. Avatar, our driver was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable of the local area. He was good with his English and we did not have any problem communicating with him. Every day we have choose the places to visit after discussing with Avatar. Finally if I come back to New Delhi area, I would like to have Avatar as my driver. I would highly recommend your Private India Driver tours to my friends and family. Regards,

HE AND YOUR SERVICES BASED ON OUR TERRIFIC EXPERIENCE WERE WONDERFUL

My friend and I hired your services for a September, 2012 17 day India trip which mostly took part in northwest India called Rajasthan province. Depaak was our driver for the entire trip. He and your services based on our terrific experience were wonderful. Depaak, from the second he greeted us at the airport to the second we had to say good bye at the end of our trip was 100% reliable, dependable, respectful, well prepared, helpful beyond 'the call of duty'. Overall his great personality, intelligence, concern for our well being and seeing that we had a meaningful and enjoyable trip including but not limited to being flexible as our excursion unfolded, and his absolutely great sense of humor was beyond my already high expectations. Depaak made sure the vehicle (Toyota) was always in good working order, clean, and comfortable. Depaak's precise knowledge and diligent efforts all along the way attested to his dedication regarding his responsibilities and to his concern for our having a successful trip. Further, the hotels India Private Driver 'lined up for us' were all 'very good'. Based on our experience, India Private Driver, is in my opinion 'top notch' and Depaak being 'top notch' himself is just 'a great guy'. Thank you and Depaak for a terrific and wonderful trip.

HE AND YOUR SERVICES BASED ON OUR TERRIFIC EXPERIENCE WERE WONDERFUL

Glenn, USA (east coast) glz78@aol.com

MANU WAS AN EXCELLENT SAFE DRIVER

Manu was an excellent safe driver. He picked us up from the airport and drove us to Agra - a very difficult and challenging road, because of so many big trucks. The hotel was beautiful and breakfast was good. He took us to the Taj, and back to Delhi, on the freeway. We arrived at the airport in good time for our flights. We recommend Bunty and indiaprivatedriver very highly. Bunty always answered my emails promptly.

MANU WAS AN EXCELLENT SAFE DRIVER

Ollie, Seattle, USA ollie_orca@yahoo.com

AMIT, OUR DRIVER, WAS FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND A VERY PLEASANT PERSON

We have traveled with Bunty's business for 10 days from New Delhi to Ahmedabad, via Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur and we had a great time! Booking process has been easy and very fast. Amit, our driver, was friendly, professional and a very pleasant person. He was always on time and drove very safely. Moreover, he suggested amazing restaurant for our dinners and very interesting trip in the local area. I would recommend Bunty’s agency to my friends and if we come back to India we will travel with them again for sure!

AMIT, OUR DRIVER, WAS FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND A VERY PLEASANT PERSON

Giorgio Braghini, Novara, Italy giorgio.braghini@gmail.com

AMIT, OUR DRIVER, WAS FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND A VERY PLEASANT PERSON

We have traveled with Bunty's business for 10 days from New Delhi to Ahmedabad, via Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur and we had a great time! Booking process has been easy and very fast. Amit, our driver, was friendly, professional and a very pleasant person. He was always on time and drove very safely. Moreover, he suggested amazing restaurant for our dinners and very interesting trip in the local area. I would recommend Bunty’s agency to my friends and if we come back to India we will travel with them again for sure!

AMIT, OUR DRIVER, WAS FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL AND A VERY PLEASANT PERSON

Giorgio Braghini, Novara, Italy giorgio.braghini@gmail.com

THIS TRIP WITH DEEPAK WAS A BREEZE, WHERE WE COULD ENJOY THE BEST INDIA HAS TO OFFER

First of all, I would like to thank you for your excellent service. I was impressed with the quality of your communication, your prompt replies by email, your sensible suggestions regarding our proposed itinerary and overall, your friendly professionalism. Our 3 weeks in the care of your company were fantastic. Deepak was a very responsible driver and we always felt safe with him. We had a very good contact with him and enjoyed his sense of humour, his patience and his punctuality. I will definitely recommend your company to all my friends. The car was well looked after, clean and comfortable for the 4 of us. When the horn stopped working, it was even better! It have been more dangerous for Deepak to drive through the crazy traffic without the help of his horn, but for us passengers, it was definitely more enjoyable! Even without horn, we felt safe with Deepak and I would like to congratulate him on his extraordinary driving skills. He was always on time, always polite and always patient. We often changed our plans unexpectedly and he was always accommodating. I have been to India many times in the last 20 years and I know how slow things can be, and how difficult things can become when travelling through places one doesn’t know. This trip with Deepak was a breeze, where we could enjoy the best India has to offer, without suffering any hassle. It was such a luxury to be able to retreat to the cool a/c of the car and be able to go wherever we felt like going. It was such a luxury to have all our luggage safely packed on the roof of the car. All the hotels (mid-range) were more than we had expected and we felt blessed! I am planning another shorter trip in and will definitely book a car with you. Thank you Bunty for an excellent service. Absolutely outstanding!

THIS TRIP WITH DEEPAK WAS A BREEZE, WHERE WE COULD ENJOY THE BEST INDIA HAS TO OFFER

Pascale Eva Sameli, Australia gruzzigruzzi@gmail.com

THE DRIVER BUNTY ARRANGED FOR US, PAWAN, WAS EASILY THE BEST WE HAVE HAD

We have travelled to India 3 times on holiday and have had three different firms organise cars and drivers for us. The driver Bunty arranged for us, Pawan, was easily the best we have had. His driving was steady and safe (essential on Indian roads); he was friendly, punctual and courteous; he spoke several North Indian languages in addition to Hindi and decent English, which was very useful since we were travelling outside the main Hindi speaking area; best of all he was funny - he kept us amused with a succession of funny stories and jokes. Bunty himself was helpful and responsive from the moment I sent him my first email. I would have no hesitation in using Bunty and Pawan on future trips to India and thoroughly recommend them both. Best Regards

THE DRIVER BUNTY ARRANGED FOR US, PAWAN, WAS EASILY THE BEST WE HAVE HAD

We have travelled to India 3 times on holiday and have had three different firms organise cars and drivers for us. The driver Bunty arranged for us, Pawan, was easily the best we have had. His driving was steady and safe (essential on Indian roads); he was friendly, punctual and courteous; he spoke several North Indian languages in addition to Hindi and decent English, which was very useful since we were travelling outside the main Hindi speaking area; best of all he was funny - he kept us amused with a succession of funny stories and jokes. Bunty himself was helpful and responsive from the moment I sent him my first email. I would have no hesitation in using Bunty and Pawan on future trips to India and thoroughly recommend them both. Best Regards

HE WAS A VERY CAREFUL DRIVER, ALWAYS ON TIME, SPEAKS ENGLISH AND GAVE USEFUL HINTS REGARDING PLACES TO VISIT

I really enjoyed my first vacation to the North of India and my Golden Triangle Tour. Special thanks to Bunty for the organisation and fast replies beforehand and special thank you to my driver - Kuldeep. He was a very careful driver, always on time, speaks English and gave useful hints regarding places to visit. In addition there has been time for stories and jokes during a long drive! He has chosen wonderful restaurants for lunch, organised drinking water and took great care. I fully recommend the service of the organisation and I'm looking forward to come again.

HE WAS A VERY CAREFUL DRIVER, ALWAYS ON TIME, SPEAKS ENGLISH AND GAVE USEFUL HINTS REGARDING PLACES TO VISIT

Iris, Austria, Europe irisplantosar@gmail.com

WE ALWAYS FELT SAFE AND 'LOOKED AFTER' WHILE WE WERE IN HIS CARE & COMPANY

Namaste - My wife and I used India Private Driver for our 12 day trip across Rajasthan. Communication before we arrived was very professional, prompt and gave us confidence that Bunty had our unique trip planned and ready to go upon arrival. Our driver was Sushil - He was amazing. Very friendly, professional and knowlegable about the areas we were visiting. He had great food and shopping recommendations as well. We always felt safe and 'looked after' while we were in his care & company. He even went out of the way to stop at random roadside temples and sites at our request for a photo opportunity. In conclusion, if (and when) we visit Delhi again - we will undoubtedly request Sushil - he made our trip extra special. Thanks!

WE ALWAYS FELT SAFE AND 'LOOKED AFTER' WHILE WE WERE IN HIS CARE & COMPANY

Josh & Marna Cutler, Margate, NJ jccjosh@aol.com

"INDIA PRIVATE DRIVER" IS A COMPLETELY RELIABLE AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED COMPANY

I want to thank Bunty and "India Private Driver" for the professional organisation of our 20 day trip. We started out from Delhi to Rishikesh and then on to Amritsar and to Rajasthan. We travelled more than 4,000 kms. (not bad for +-60 year olds!) Thanks to our driver, Avtar, we were made to feel comfortable and safe. Avtar's driving skills on these crazy roads, were quite remarkable. Avtar was always punctual and pleasant. He was knowledgable about sights and local traditions and we could discuss anything with him. He speaks a great English and we always felt at ease in his company. We booked most of our own hotels before the trip but managed to remain flexible to a certain extent. "India Private Driver" is a completely reliable and highly recommended company. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Wendy Cohen-Solal, Israel wen29isr@yahoo.com

GIAN IS SO POLITE, CONSIDERATE, GENUINE AND HAS SUCH A CARING, CALM AND FRIENDLY PERSONALITY

We cannot thank Bunty enough for providing us with the wonderful Gian as our driver for 12 days through Rajasthan. From the moment my husband and I met Gian, we were so pleased to have someone who was an excellent driver who navigated the chaotic traffic with ease and care, who was extremely knowledgeable about the places we were visitng as well as a variety of other topics (history, politics, sport, Indian culture etc.), who was able to provide handy advice, sightseeing recommendations and restaurant suggestions in each city for us tourists and who took care to ensure we not only arrived safely in each city but knew what to see and do and ensured the hotels we had booked independently were acceptable to us. When issues arose, as they are often likely to in India, Gian went above and beyond to sort things out for us and ensure we were happy. One instance of this was when an independently pre-booked hotel in Jodhpur wouldn't send a rickshaw to meet the car or give directions to find them, Gian, who was meant to leave us at 3pm to start his long journey back to Delhi, took us to an alternate hotel (Pal Haveli) and ensured we had somewhere pleasant to stay. The Pal Haveli was full but had a room at its sister hotel, the Pal Garh which was just 8km from the city and a beautiful oasis to stay at. Gian stayed with us until well past 5pm to ensure all was in order with moving to the new hotel and drove us there himself to check we were happy to stay there. Most importantly, as well as being a professional, safe driver and knowledgeable guide, we felt Gian was instantly our friend and enjoyed long chats in the car and had dinner on our last night. Gian is so polite, considerate, genuine and has such a caring, calm and friendly personality, I think anyone would find him a pleasure to spend time with. We hope to keep in touch and recommend Gian a thousand times over for anyone planning a trip to India. We were also very happy with the communication from Bunty, from my initial email and queries about which itinerary to follow through to an end-of-tour follow-up to check we had been happy with the company's services. Please email me if you would like further detail.

GIAN IS SO POLITE, CONSIDERATE, GENUINE AND HAS SUCH A CARING, CALM AND FRIENDLY PERSONALITY

Michelle Hessels and Darren Hogg, Australia & UK michelle_hessels@hotmail.com

WE ENJOYED ALL THE PLACES WE WENT TO

Hello Bunty, We are back home safely after a wonderful trip. Amit was great – very patient (3 women who like shopping and taking thousands of photographs!!) He gave us good suggestions along the way about eating, sightseeing, things to do etc. He also stayed over in Udaipur to take Nicola to the bus the next morning, after we had left – thanks Amit! As far as our itinarary went, we enjoyed all the places we went to. However, if we did it again, I would spend only 2 days in Delhi and 2 in Jaipur and an extra day in Pushkar and Udaipur – those were the highlights for us!! Our accommodation was great everywhere except Bharatapur (stayed at Swaraj Resort) and the best was Jagat Niwas in Udaipur!!!

WE ENJOYED ALL THE PLACES WE WENT TO

Barbara, South Africa mittonb@mweb.co.za

AVTAR REALLY MADE OUR EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE SPECIAL BY TELLING US ABOUT MANY FACETS OF THE INDIAN CULTURE

We have just returned home from our fantastic trip across Rajasthan and I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your great service and provide some comments and feedback for the benefit of your potential customers. Firstly, I would like to say that the communication initially following our enquiry and leading up to our trip was great and very thorough. We were very fortunate to be provided with Avtar as our driver for our 15 day trip- from day 1, we felt very comfortable and happy in his company and more importantly, very safe with him behind the wheel, his driving was really very good. Before the trip, we were a little unsure how we would feel being driven very long distances by somebody that we had never met but we need not have worried at all as Avtar was at all times very discreet and seemed to have a natural understanding of when we wanted to chat and when we were happier to be quiet for a while. This was a great asset as we never felt like we were being forced into conversation, it just flowed between us very naturally and without being intrusive to the trip. Avtar really made our experience much more special by telling us about many facets of the Indian culture and sharing experiences and stories - political, social and cultural which brought everything to life. I was also ill during our trip and Avtar was really kind and helpful. Having travelled in India before via trains, buses and planes, I found your service to be vastly superior with no wasted time and fantastic views at all times, I would not hesitate in recommending your company to friends and relatives and would definitely travel with Avtar at the wheel next time we visit India. Best wishes

AVTAR REALLY MADE OUR EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE SPECIAL BY TELLING US ABOUT MANY FACETS OF THE INDIAN CULTURE

Wendy & Andrew Milburn, UK wendymilbs@googlemail.com

AMIT SHOWED US MUCH MORE THAN I EXPECTED

I emailed Bunty a week before getting to Delhi asking for a driver who wouldn't smoke during our driving tours as we are a family with three kids. He responded promptly telling me he would send us one of his very best driver called Amit. We spent two weeks driving through Rajasthan and with the help of Amit we experienced an awesome trip and got to learn Rajasthan from all its beautiful sides. It would take me more than a typed page to describe our Rajasthan trip but I am sure Amit showed us much more than I expected and was actually planned. We drove through mountains and hill tops, deserts, green juicy landscapes, crowded cities and beautiful villages. He organised us a guide for the Taj Mahal, a desert tent camping in Khuri, elephant rides in Amber, camel rides in Pushkar, seeing monkeys in Galtar, suggesting good restaurants for lunch or dinner, showing us all the highlights of all cities. India is a truely a fascinating country with so many contrasts and I'm glad I could show this to my kids and have seen it with my own eyes. Amit as I told you before you are a 100% and Bunty kept his promise sending me his best driver. Thank you very much for making this trip so unforgettable. Thank you again! BTW we're going to miss our fresh coconut cocktails!

AMIT SHOWED US MUCH MORE THAN I EXPECTED

Sandra & Dirk Bartels, Shadi (13), Eric (12) and Marc (6), Essen, Germany sandra.bartels@bartels-gruppe.de

I WILL NEVER FORGET IT AND THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR THAT MUKESH BROUGHT TO OUR EXPERIENCE

My daughter and I have just returned from the most wonderful trip to Rajasthan with Mukesh as our incredible driver/guide. Immediately, upon meeting him at the airport, we could tell that it was going to be an easy trip. I was very pleased that prior to my arrival you took the initiative to contact me with information on a hotel that I had previously booked in Delhi which received a very negative review from a previous client of yours. I then changed my reservation. When we arrived at the new hotel we had a bit of a problem (I would recommend that anyone have YOU make the reservations instead of doing what I did and make them myself) but you and Mukesh intervened and all worked out well. I also followed Mukesh's advice and changed our hotel in Jodphur which was definitely the right decision. His knowledge of the layout of the city of Jodphur was important in the recommendation. Our itinerary was 10 days: Delhi to Agra, Agra to Jaipur (for 2 nights), Jaipur for Udaipur (for 2 nights) and then Ranakpur, Jodphur, Pushkar and back to Delhi. Your recommendations of the amount of time to stay in each place was totally accurate. Also, your recommendation of Rankpur instead of my original plan of Mt. Abu was correct.....the temples at Ranakpur were our favorite part of the trip. We had plenty of time to see everything in a relaxing time frame. And the guides that were provided for us, particularly the guides in Agra and Jaipur were wonderful. The stores that we visited (and purchased articles of course) were of very high quality but reasonably priced and most of all, were not "high sell" environments. But what was an added bonus was how very good a guide Mukesh was. I assumed he would be a good driver but he was so much more than that. He added so much information to our trip....from showing us how to feed wild monkeys, to encouraging us to sample special sweets and lassi in Jaipur and Jodphur to buying us even more sweets along the way. All of his recommendations of restaurants were wonderful and he always made sure that we were happy and comfortable at the restaurant before disappearing and then reappearing at exactly the right time when we finished. And his driving was amazing.....It was a wonder how he could get through all the traffic so easily and quickly without losing his patience. He approached the driving as he did everything, with good humor and professionalism. Winding through the little streets in Jodphur in particular was very impressive. And we appreciated the fact that he negotiated the time streets in the old city so that we could see the wonderful dance performance and puppet show in the museum in the evening. So, I would highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a driver in Northern India. You and Mukesh made it all so simple and easy. My communication with you prior to our arrival reassured me that you had everything under control and that impression was borne out once we arrived. My daughter and her husband live in Chennai and she wants to return to Rajasthan with him at a later date. You can be sure that if they do, they will be contacting you to request Mukesh again. Thank you very, very much for this experience. I will never forget it and the beautiful color that Mukesh brought to our experience.......

I WILL NEVER FORGET IT AND THE BEAUTIFUL COLOR THAT MUKESH BROUGHT TO OUR EXPERIENCE

Ann Lopata, USA ann_lopata@yahoo.com

I ENJOYED THE FREEDOM TO PLAN OUR OWN ITINERARY

Over the years, I have visited India many times, but this was the first with a private driver. For my family's recent trip (2012) my niece recommended Bunty at www.indiaprivatedriver.com. I decided to take her advice--and urge every prospective traveler to do so as well. Prior to our departure, I consulted with Bunty by email and he was always responsive and clear. His prices are reasonable and he is dependable and honest--very precious qualities to a traveler. I enjoyed the freedom to plan our own itinerary, the day-to-day flexibility and comfort. Even though I know India well, I learned a great deal from Manu who handled the congested roads with great skill. India is very dear to my heart and am already looking forward to my next visit. Hope to see you soon, Bunty!

I ENJOYED THE FREEDOM TO PLAN OUR OWN ITINERARY

Diana R. Chambers, California, USA www.dianarchambers.com

YOU BOTH MADE THE WHOLE PROCESS SEAMLESS FROM START TO FINISH

Having just arrived back from a fantastic holiday in India with my family using India Private Driver, I would like to pass on my gratitude to both yourself and Gurvinder (our driver) for providing such an exceptional and professional driving service. We travelled with two young children aged 3 and 5 so our primary concern was for their safety and to travel with as few complications as possible. You both made the whole process seamless from start to finish allowing our family to thoroughly enjoy our time in India. Gurvinder is an outstanding driver. He always drove safely, was very informative and courteous, and went out of his way help us with our requests (of which there were many travelling with young kids). Gurvinder was fantastic with the children and very patient . Bunty, I would even have to say that he is without a doubt the best driver my husband and I have ever experienced. It is clear that you have set a very high standard for your drivers. Our trip in India was quite short - only 9 days - so we feel like we have merely just discovered your incredible country and after such a positive experience we now wish to come back and explore it! Without a doubt when we have the opportunity to return we will be using India Private Driver once again. Bunty it would be our utmost pleasure to recommend your organisation to anyone travelling to India. If they wish to contact me via email with any questions, I am more than happy to help. Thank-you so much for making our trip so wonderful! Best Regards

YOU BOTH MADE THE WHOLE PROCESS SEAMLESS FROM START TO FINISH

Jeanette, Perth, Western Australia jpalumbo@smartrepairsystems.com.au

BUNTY AND PAWAN MADE OUR TRIP ONE WE'LL REMEMBER FONDLY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES

My wife, adult daughter and I traveled through India for 3 weeks this past December. We were absolutely delighted with the service provided by India Private Driver. From planning our trip to the traveling itself, we found Bunty and our driver, Pawan Kumar, to be simply spectacular. We have traveled all over the world and usually do so independently, renting cars, taking public transportation, making all the arrangements ourselves, etc. However, we suspected that India would be especially challenging, and we were right. As experienced as we are, there is no way we could have traveled as extensively throughout India, seen half as much or done it all safely without Bunty and Pawan. As we were planning our trip we emailed often and Bunty was always very helpful with suggestions. For example, as the trip approached we were having trouble getting in touch with one particular hotel. I emailed Bunty and within 24 hours had received a reply noting that he had called the hotel in question and confirmed the details of our trip. When we arrived in Delhi, Pawan was waiting for us at the airport as promised. From that moment on, we relied on him and he never let us down. Pawan was simply spectacular. India can be incredibly chaotic and confusing but we always felt comfortable that Pawan had things under control. He was always on time to pick us up each day (in fact he was always early and would be waiting for us). There seem to be very few road signs in India but even though we were going to a number of rather obscure locations, Pawan was always able to find our destination. I frankly don't know how he did it. His long years of experience traveling through India clearly paid off for us. Pawan was unfailingly pleasant and friendly. It was fun getting to know him and to learn about his life and his family. But he also gave us enough "space" to allow my wife and my daughter and I to be a family; he never was intrusive or made us feel uncomfortable. He was entirely flexible regarding our plans, would make suggestions that we could take or leave. Finally, it's critical to add that we always felt completely safe with Pawan. There is no getting around the fact that the roads in India are dangerous. Not only are they in generally very poor shape physically, but one has to contend with extremely busy traffic, vehicles of all kinds, ranging from camel-drawn carts and autorickshaws to huge trucks - all often in no discernible lane or going the wrong way. Adding to that you have cows, buffalo, pigs, dogs and myriad people crossing the road and walking along it in totally unpredictable ways. Pawan navigated all of this with calmness and competence. We felt completely safe in his hands - and that is saying something given the conditions. He didn't use excessive speed but still got us where we were going in good time. And in long hours of driving he never once seemed sleepy or tired. He was also great about stopping whenever we needed to for any reason. In summary, if you are planning a trip to India we cannot recommend India Private Driver highly enough. India is a challenging place to travel; Bunty and Pawan made our trip one we'll remember fondly for the rest of our lives. They were simply great. Thanks,

BUNTY AND PAWAN MADE OUR TRIP ONE WE'LL REMEMBER FONDLY FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES

Jim Evans, Marion Putnam and Margaret Putnam-Evans mimijim@bellsouth.ne