We spend 18 wonderful days travelling around Rajasthan in 2013 with India Private Driver's Kuldeep Kumar. All in all we did about 2000 km. We planned the trip and booked the hotels ourself. The car was a Toyota Innova, very clean and comfortable. Kuldeep is an excellent driver. He speaks very good English, is very knowledgeable , polite and always took good care of us. Never chatty but always prepared for good advice. When he made a recommendation for a restaurant or shop we never felt pushed , and we never regretted to take his advise. We very much enjoyed the trip with him and highly recommend India Private Driver and especially Kuldeep to anyone seeking reliable and comfortable driver service in India.
I toured the Rajasthan area of India in of 2006 with three other friends. We hired our driver, and now friend, Bunty! He is an excellent driver and very knowledgeable of the area. He can provide you with several recommendations on lodging, restaurants, and sites based on your needs; or you can provide him your agenda and he is always happy to accommodate you! He has a wonderful demeanor and I would highly recommend utilizing his services. Bunty�s knowledge of the English language is excellent; he is smart, funny, and honest; and his smile and laugh will make you very happy! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
"Bunty" What an experience! I realized the first day that he sees to your safety and comfort and allows you to set the pace. His attention to detail is amazing. He intuitively appears when needed and helps navigate you to wonderful experiences. He is more than a driver. His sense of humor and familiarity with India makes a long drive rich in experience and most enjoyable. He is generous with his time and patient with requests. He understands English and is quick to make sure he is understanding you correctly. Most importantly he is fun! You can trust Bunty for good choices in food, shops, stops and suggesting accommodations; Just explain what you are hoping for! What a good friend I made in India! Most affectionately, Moms.
Bunty came highly recommended from a friend of ours whom had used his services a number of times. Not only does he get you where you need to be, but he'll give you insight on the places and the people. His English is excellent and his good-natured and fun-loving demeanor only adds to the experience. We highly recommend him!
We spent a fantastic 2 weeks as Bunty's guests. From the very start he was extremely helpful, friendly and great fun. He was always very diligent about our safety, and we always felt safe while in his care (and car). Bunty is a lot of fun and we all enjoyed his company for dinners, drinks and the camel safari in Jaisalmer, as well as the drive around Rajasthan. Despite missing some parts of our sarcastic Aussie humour, he has a great hold of English and a great sense of humour of his own. Nothing was too much trouble and he made us feel like he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his. Thanks for making my last 2 weeks in India so unforgettable. I really enjoyed our time together and am glad I've found a friend for life. I highly recommend Bunty. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Bunty was our driver for two weeks in Rajasthan. He designed our trip, took us to interesting places, chose nice hotels for us and took us to very nice restaurants. I do not hesitate to recommend him to everyone as a good driver and tour organizer. He made our first visit to India very enjoyable.
My husband and I just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the service of your brother Amit and your company for our quick 4-day tour of the Golden Triangle of India. We were well taken care of by your brother and we felt safe with him throughout the 4 days. We were able to see all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra and we wouldn't hesitate to use your company in our future travel to India. We highly recommend your service and company to all of our friends. We have been raving about our trip ever since we got back from the trip. Our friends are jealous that we got to see everything in this area for such a good price. Once again, thank you for your patience throughout all the emails. Best wishes for the growth of your company.
My husband and I visited India for business for a few short days and didn't have time to see the Taj Mahal. But somehow, with only hours to spare before catching our plane home, we found ourselves in Bunty's backseat for a journey to Agra, one round of the monument, and back again. The Taj Mahal was of course beautiful, but what really made the sudden journey and our whole experience of India alight and transcendent was, strange to say, hurtling through dangerously crowded towns and obstacle-filled country roads as if we were guided by nothing less than pure and enveloping intent. For this to be true, I know that it must have been due to a strong combination of Bunty's uncommon driving skill, unforced sureness and clued-in personal philosophy. No nicer or more suitable companion/guide can be found, if you wish to go into the unknown and emerge from it as safely as possible, and as gratefully as possible too. Bunty made it possible for me to enjoy India and remember it in a way that I could not have done otherwise. He helped me to bring away not just memories but also a sense of a trip well done, and of having met a remarkable person who is truly well-fitted for his environment and his work. I'm jealous of everyone who gets to meet Bunty next.
Eleven years ago, when I arrived in New Delhi I was alone, newly divorced, it was 102 degrees and there were thousands of Indians wanting to give me a ride...I was freaked out and ready to head back to the States. I asked the first driver to take me to a travel agent, and that gentleman hooked me up with Bunty. Twelve hours after I had arrived I started to relax, by the end of the day I had a good friend, and by the end of my trip I had a friend for life, Bunty, aka Satvinder Singh. After one week I had my act together enough to set out on my own for Varanasi and then up to Kathmandu, down and over to Calcutta, and back to New Delhi, all arranged for by Bunty. As a typical American, I packed twice as much as I needed, and when I left Bunty, I left him with the majority of my possessions....three weeks later I returned to New Delhi, and met Bunty at our preassigned time and place. In my remaining 24 hours I hung out with his friends, received a shave and a haircut as well as a meal, and was dropped off at the airport. Enjoy your trip, you are in good hands. Gratefully and respectfully,
Our first time in India, and we were so lucky to have help from Bunty. We have just arrived home after two weeks in India, which has been a really good experience, thanks in part to the good job of Bunty. He gave us a lot of information about the places to visit and the most recommended spots everywhere we have been. We felt very safe on his hands. We were four "girls" (40 years old each) and it was our first time in this wonderful country and we were very lucky to find Bunty as a driver. He has been really nice, very sensible and very professional from the first moment we met. He is honest, confident, and he gave us very good and practice advices. A great guy you can trust, very responsible and always kind. REALMENTE RECOMENDABLE AUNQUE NO HABLE ESPA�OL, PERO SI TU HABLAS INGLES, NO DUDES EN PONERTE EN SUS MANOS. ESTAMOS MUY CONTENTAS DE HABERLO TENIDO COMO CONDUCTOR, NO PRESIONA Y PROPONE SIEMPRE LUGARES INTERESANTES.
We feel so fortunate to have connected with Bunty for our driver in India. He assisted us with our itinerary prior to our leaving our home, booked hotels for us, suggested safe places to eat, was flexible if we wanted to stop an see something or to take pictures, etc. He speaks excellent English, is so very kind, respectful, honest, always on time and has a wonderful sense of humor. His prices are extremely reasonable. We can't say enough positives things about his excellent driving skills in the horrendous India traffic. We are thinking of returning to India just to have Bunty as our driver and to show us more off the Indian culture. He is the BEST!!
I booked Bunty for a trip from Delhi to Agra and then into Rajasthan. I had some ideas for an itinerary which I shared with Bunty at the start, and he made some great suggestions based on his experience to make the most out of my time. Bunty's driving is excellent and I always felt safe with him, despite the chaos of the roads in India! His English was excellent and his sense of humour and local knowledge made my time with him an absolute delight. He was incredibly helpful even after my stint with him ended, helping me to organise transport and keeping in touch via phone. I felt very lucky to have found such a great driver, as there are so many in India and sometimes it can be a bit of a lottery getting one that speaks good English or whose tour company is not trying to charge you too much. I would recommend Bunty to absolutely anyone, and when I come back to India he's the first person I'll call.
My friend and I travelled with Amit, Bunty's brother. Before going to India, we were a bit worried as two young girls travelling a foreign country alone is always a challenge! However, a friend of mine back home, who had previously used Amit as a guide, suggested we contact him and he was fantastic! We contacted him only a month before we were scheduled to arrive in India, and by the time we got there, he had our whole itinerary planned for us. Train tickets, car rides, tour guides in certain monuments... EVERYTHING! Even down to where was good to eat local food in each place we went to, whether it be in a large city or on the side of the road on the way to another place. Amit made mine and my friends trip to India truly memorable and I assure you I will be back one day using his services again! Friendly faces make the world of difference in a foreign country, and Amit ensured that we encountered them every step of the way! After all, holidays are about relaxing, and we barely needed to lift a finger! HIGHLY recommended!
India was a trip of a lifetime! I feel so fortunate to have found Bunty as my 'India Private Driver.' Before my trip even started, Bunty devoted a lot of time emailing with me about a potential itinerary. My friend and I traveled for two weeks throughout Rajasthan, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. We journeyed from the capital to the desert to the mountains! As you can imagine, that is a lot of time in a car with a stranger. I am proud to say that Bunty is now a life-long friend. Considering the distance we covered, he never complained or rushed us. I am very grateful because I was able to understand the Indian culture through Bunty. He would sometimes burst out in a Hindi song and instantly bring a smile to my face. He is knowledgeable, genuine, reliable, punctual, trustworthy, and funny. I became ill two times and Bunty was very supportive and took me to a reliable doctor right away. I felt safe, happy and excited throughout my entire trip. Bunty is happy if his customers are happy. I can ensure that you will be happy. He is truly a very special person who found the right profession! He�s perfect for the job. Enjoy Majestic India!
We can whole heartedly recommend Bunty as a driver. He is trustworthy, reliable & professional and made a great guide, helping us to cut our teeth in India. He taught us lessons that were invaluable, to this day, about travelling. He took us on a tour of the Rajasthan area and gave us an experience we could never have had, had he not been with us. Thanks for all your help Bunty!
Often when you plan a trip to India, most of the travel agents provide a myriad of quotes which doesn't give any control on your budget. Bunty's business model is a breath of fresh air. No qualms but a simple service. Once I gave the details of itinerary, Bunty provided an all inclusive fixed price quote including toll taxes. He was prompt in answering any queries and can be contacted on email on a regular basis. Kumud deserves a word of praise. He is not only a chauffeur but also has got a good knowledge about history and doubles himself as a great guide. Any foreign traveller shouldn't find a problem as Kumud speaks fluent English. He arranged good guides for us during our trip to Amer fort in Jaipur as well as for Taj Mahal in Agra. I recommend the services of both Kumud and Bunty.
My friend & I traveled for a couple weeks in Northern India, and Amit was our driver for several days. He is an outstanding driver. It�s tough to navigate the streets in India and Amit handled it well -- always calm, cool and collected. He was very professional, courteous and always arrived on time. He gave us great ideas and advice throughout our time with him. I highly recommend Amit & Bunty.
My daughter and I hoped for a week of exploration in India. We wanted to visit gardens and museums, and toss in some shopping and exploring as well, all in an effort to learn more about the history and culture of this wonderful country. Together, Bunty and Amit planned for us the trip of a lifetime, keeping us busy and happy, always comfortable (such good recommendations of hotels and restaurants that we never suffered from the anticipated "Delhi Belly!"), and constantly learning. Numerous small things might have upset our stay; however, always anticipating problems, Amit was patient and prepared. These two wonderful men represent their family and their country brilliantly. I can't wait to return for my next trip with them in India!
We travelled with Bunty's brother Amit for about 2.5 weeks in 2007 through Rajasthan (Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Deshnok, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi) and had a great time. Amit is an excellent and experienced driver and we felt safe all the time in the sometimes mad traffic of India. What we appreciated very much is the fact that Amit never pressured us to visit touristy shops etc (what you sometimes hear about other drivers who do that to get commission). Also, he is very knowlegeable and could give us good information regarding the various places we visited. Especially on our trip from Jodhpur to Udaipur, he recommended to visit 2 places that we had not put on our agenda (Ranakpur temple & Kumbalgarh fort) and it was very much worth it. Everything was easy for him and with him, and we called him the 'no problem man' as everything was 'no problem' for him! All in all it was more like travelling with a friend than with a driver and we can definitely recommend him to other visitors coming to India! We were so happy and satisfied with his service that we booked him again when we came to Delhi and Agra for another visit in 2008. He had booked train tickets for us from Varanasi (we flew there from Delhi for 1 night) to Agra and was waiting for us at the train station very early in the morning when we arrived in Agra. Also, when my friend's nephew got sick in Delhi (a stomach bug he had brought along from Australia) he drove us to a doctor and helped us to get medication etc. We have no hesitations in recommending Amit to anyone who wants to have a great time in incredible India!
We have had the great pleasure of Bunty driving us through various parts of northern and western India. I travel with a wheelchair and my assisting companion Alee and I demand greater comfort due to my disability; we met Bunty by a lucky chance on the first trip and he was the natural choice for the second. He made good company driving safely and showing endurance on long stretches of bad and busy roads. We experienced Indian music and culture through him and he taught us about life in India. We hope to have him drive us next time.
Bunty was highly recommended to me, and now I am happy to recommend him to you. Before travelling to India I did some research on hiring a driver and got quotes from at least seven different drivers. Bunty's quote stood out not only for the price but for the easy to understand information supplied with the quote such as what was included - driver's accommodation, state taxes etc. I had also ready lots of good independent reviews of Bunty's service on various travel forums � and they were all right. My husband and I had come up with an itinerary and had not booked accommodation at any of our destinations; Bunty helped to refine our plan and helped us find decent, clean and nice priced accommodation at each of our destinations. We packed a lot in to two short weeks, most of which would not have been easily achievable and been very stressful on public transport. With Bunty we had a safe, competent and very reliable driver which took the stress out of travelling and made for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
Amit was the best driver I had my entire stay in India. In Bangalore, the drivers were all very impatient, and they would constantly speed up and slow down to intimidate slow vehicles to move aside. When we got to Delhi, the cab ride to our hotel was driven so fast that it felt like it might tip over on turns, and the driver was so absent minded he kept almost running into things. He also could not find our hotel, even though we gave him an address, and started yelling at us. So when Amit picked us up the next morning, it was very relieving. He drives very steady and safe, but knows how to get around obstacles when they come. That might not seem important, but on those long trips, it means a lot to have a good driver that is skilled enough that you can trust their driving. The ride was relaxing, and we could enjoy the sights along the way. But Amit was not just our driver. He helped out in many ways along the way. We had not booked hotels along the way, and so he helped us find good hotels to stay at. He used contacts throughout the trip to make suggestion that were always very helpful to us. When we got to public attractions, he warned us about the guides and other ways we might get taken advantage. We had already learned about many of these things from our stay in Bengaluru, where a guide had already taken advantage of our time and money, but Amit was the first person to actually warn us about them. Everything about the trip went very well, and we really owe Amit our greatest appreciation. He worked long days to make sure we had the best time possible up north. I really hope our tip conveyed to Amit our gratitude for this experience. There is so much about this trip I will not forget.
We arrived in New Delhi in the middle of the night, and got the drive of our lifetime to Agra. It was cold, foggy, and streets were full of trucks, most of them without lights. Our driver, Bunty's good friend Deepak has great experience on the road and we felt safe. We arrived in Agra on time for the sunrise at the Taj Mahal. With our constant changes in plan, Deepak made it all possible with his knowledge and recommendations and was able to adapt to our likings. We therefore recommend him!
Hi Bunty, Please accept our apology for not getting back to you earlier, after our trip through Rajasthan we were back in the office again and got really busy! Still we would like to thank you again for the great trip we had with you. Even if we had only 11 days to spend in India we enjoyed every single minute, specially because we felt you gave us good advice where to go and how to best use our short time. Also during the trip we felt save driving with you through the crazy streets filled with cars, bikes, cows, dogs and whatever you can imagine. Every place you were making sure we find our way around the place and what we need to take care of, which made it even more enjoyable. We are more than happy to recommend you to our friends travelling to Rajasthan and also everyone who visits your website. We wish you all the best, lots of guests and of course no accidents :-)
Bunty took very good care of me during my first trip to India this fall. He helped me choose a route from Delhi to Jaipur, Vrindavan and Orcha and bought my train tickets for Hardiwar based on the things I wanted to do and see. I chose him based on referrals on indiamike.com, his website and his quick response to my first email. He was always timely with contacting me and I felt like I knew him already by the time I arrived. Coming to India is quite an experience, especially the first time and Bunty made the transition much easier than it could have been. As a woman traveling alone, I always felt comfortable knowing Bunty was never too far away and looking out for my well being. Bunty's kindness is genuine and he has a way of making you feel like you are his personal guest, which is very reassuring in a new environment. I would absolutely call on him anytime I return to India. He's the best! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
Hi Bunty, we were very happy with Amit as our driver around Rajasthan. He was courteous, a responsible driver and also very good company. We enjoyed talking to him about various aspects of Indian culture, and the fact that he was able to answer our many questions about the country as we travelled made the trip altogether more interesting. By the last day of our journey we felt we had made a new friend and said good-bye with regret. Within a day of reaching Delhi we were recommending your company to people and will continue to do so. The only improvement we would suggest is for Amit to get a new map! We are already looking forward to planning our next trip to India.
Bunty, I'm writing to thank you for arranging our private driver tour of Rajasthan. I wanted to let you know that Phil & I had a fabulous time in India & we had a truly memorable experience whilst driving through Rajasthan with Deepak. He made every effort to make us feel comfortable and very safe, at all times. His English is very good and he has a great sense of humour! He was happy to share his knowledge of both Rajasthan & India with us along the way. Phil & I are very keen on food & love eating! Deepak kindly helped us to choose the best of Rajasthan's local foods during our journey....needless to say, we had a fabulous time and ate very well indeed! Deepak's time-keeping was spot on! In fact, he was always early to meet with us (whilst Phil & I were always slightly late to meet with him!!) Deepak was professional at all times.A big thank you from Phil & me.
We visited India in 2008, on a tour organized over the internet with Bunty. We were very fortunate with our choice of tour company, and I would recommend them 100%. We were met at the airport by Amit (Bunty's younger brother), and we were given excellent service throughout our holiday. Amit is a very well presented, personable young man, and is a safe and courteous driver. (If it's your first trip to India, you might find the roads an interesting experience!) Amit cleaned the car, inside and out, every morning and was ready to go whenever we were. Nothing was too much trouble for Amit. During our trip my cards were stopped by the bank, which to say the least caused us a little inconvenience! Amit helped me sort the matter in a calm and unhurried manner. Both my wife and I would trust Amit completely. His service levels were just right, not pushy but always giving good advice, and he was also good company. We gained an insight into Indian life through Amit. I don't think you would get that if you toured with a large party. We hope to return to India, possibly Ladakh, in the future. I would not consider using any other company and we would be delighted if Amit was our driver.
In early 2009, a chance to travel to India with my son and my friend presented itself at short notice. Not having much time to organise I started searching the net and was flooded with information. Fortunately I chanced onto Bunty�s web page, www.indiaprivatedriver.com. Being somewhat cautious, I contacted a few of Bunty�s customers noted on his reference page and received nothing but glowing reports. This inspired me to contact India Private Driver. I found Bunty to be a very personable man with whom to deal. He is articulate, friendly and very knowledgeable. His approach and reputation persuaded us to use his company. We were met at the airport by Manu, who was to be our driver for our two week trip. From the onset, nothing was too much trouble for Manu. He introduced us to Delhi and we felt safe with his driving and local knowledge. As we had only a rough itinerary for Rajasthan, we found Manu�s knowledge of cities, hotels and restaurants invaluable and he constructed a holiday for us which perfectly suited our budget. We cannot speak highly enough of Manu. His driving is first class, he is very friendly and courteous and most importantly he is very honest. He ensured we found good quality yet affordable accommodation, great restaurants, the best places to shop and provided handy tips when dealing with possible tourist traps. For anybody considering a trip to India my advice is travel independently to fully appreciate the country and to do this safely, use this wonderful company (www.indiaprivatedriver.com).
We spent a week travelling Northern India with Bunty, and had a wonderful time. Bunty is an excellent driver and we felt safe at all times. His advice about what to do at each stop was excellent. He also advised us about how to handle the people when we were shopping, booking things, sightseeing, etc. and he was always spot on!! He was delightful company and we had a lovely time chatting to him and learning all about his county. We have no hesitation in recommending him as a driver and travel guide and wish him every success with his business.
Our two week holiday in Rajasthan was certainly made very enjoyable by having Amit as our driver. We can highly recommend Amit as an extremely competent, careful, safe and honest driver, and we thoroughly enjoyed his delightful company. He has a great sense of humour and we found him very interesting to talk to. His command of the English language was excellent. Nothing was ever too much trouble - everything was always "no problem." In fact, Amit couldn't have been more helpful and on two occasions also helped two of our friends back to their hotel one night when their own driver was unavailable. This only confirmed what we already knew - Amit was the perfect driver and we had struck gold when we booked him! Amit has a sound knowledge of the road network in Rajasthan and also knows exactly which restaurants are safe to eat at in between destinations. He listened carefully to the type of food we wanted to eat and his recommendations for restaurants in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur made our holiday. Bunty who we had organized our tour with, kept in touch with us throughout our holiday to ensure we were having a good time. We also benefited from Amit's recommendations as to what we should see, including the sequence and timing of some of our visits to various palaces, forts, temples etc, which was invaluable. We will certainly be recommending the outstanding service of both Amit and Bunty to all our friends.
I just returned from a two week trip to India. I had been there 20 years ago and fell in love with India on that trip. This time around I was taking my two children, ages 12 and 16. I found Bunty through the Lonely Planet website and was impressed with his credentials. Best decision I ever made!!!! Bunty was fun to be with, for me and my sons, and expertly routed us all over northern India. He had a wealth of good information about which sites and markets to see and how best to access them; directed us towards clean, delicious restaurants; and to lovely little guesthouses. My boys had a terrific experience which they will remember forever, and as much as I loved exploring India the first time around, I had an even more wonderful time showing it to my children. The fact that I could turn the details of the trip over to Bunty allowed me to just focus on the kids and see the country. I give Bunty my highest recommendation as a driver and tour guide.
To Mr. Bunty�s Future Clients, After researching into hiring a private driver for our travels throughout India in 2008, we were very fortunate to connect with Mr. Bunty. He is an impressive young entrepreneur who offers independent travelers an opportunity to visit India without the structure of escorted tours. After conversing by email and confirming our arrangements with a personal telephone call with Mr. Bunty, we were anticipating a fantastic trip through out the Golden Triangle. We weren�t disappointed. From our initial pick up at the airport to our final farewells, we were extremely pleased with Mr. Bunty�s services. He is a safe driver, always on time and offered good suggestions in increasing the flexibility of our itinerary. A bit leery about a language barrier? Don�t worry, Mr. Bunty speaks very good English. He is articulate, polite and has a great sense of humor. Mr. Bunty is happy to share his knowledge of India, its culture and customs. Whether you are a backpacker or middle aged tourists such as ourselves, Mr. Bunty will make you feel welcome in India.
We had a wonderful time in Delhi, thanks to the driver that Bunty organised for us, Suresh. He was courteous, always on time, safe driver, happy to go the extra mile to show us places or find things at reasonable prices. Our young kids felt comfortable having him around, and by the time we left Delhi he was like a family member to us. Our kids still talk about him, a month-and-half later, and they are just 8 and 6 years old!! The cost of the trip was very reasonable, based on the fact that we had hired drivers at 4 different cities in India after our stay in Delhi. Suresh provided us the best �feel-good� factor compared to the 4 other drivers we had during our trip. Additionally Bunty was prompt in responding to our e-mails and phone calls while planning for the trip, and during our stay in Delhi. Thanks for making our trip a fun and comfortable one.
We were initially disappointed that, due to the success of Bunty's business, we were not able to have him as our driver for our 3 week trip in Rajasthan recently. However we were extremely happy with Manu, the driver that Bunty organised for us, and it was with a tear in our eye that we farewelled Manu at the conclusion of the trip as he had become not only a driver but companion and advisor. Manu was always punctual, flexible and offered sound recommendations for hotels and restaurants, but above all he was a safe and cautious driver on the mad Indian roads. In organising our trip Bunty was always prompt with his replies, extremely reasonable with his rates and patient with our constantly changing plans. We will be recommending Bunty to our friends.
I booked a trip with Bunty over the internet. During this process Bunty replied to my emails promptly and arranged the trip exactly as we requested. I also changed what we wanted to do a number of times and Bunty accommodated this. We arranged to meet at the airport and Amit (our driver) was waiting for us. We were driven in a comfortable air conditioned car. Amit had pre arranged stops for us but would also stop as and when we wanted. Amit was very professional and was able to answer all our questions. In our opinion the whole trip was great value for money and made this part of our holiday to India extremely enjoyable.
We spent four brief but busy days in India, with Amit as our driver/guide. From the moment we wrote to Bunty to book a car, to the smooth pick up at the airport and then four days in Delhi and Agra, everything went very smoothly to plan. It completely eradicated the stress that India can be. Amit was great, always cheerful and conversational, and particularly helpful at recommending us Indian dishes to try, or good places to eat. We were sad to leave India but had an amazing time, and I would recommend anyone and everyone to book with Bunty and then just relax!
The best way to see the Taj. Bunty was very helpful and accommodating in sending his brother (Amit) to fetch me at the airport at 3AM and then drive me directly to the Taj. Amit found me a local guide for a great price and then the day was mine to see what I wanted on my own schedule. So much better than a large tour! I would recommend Bunty and Amit to anyone coming in for a one day trip (like me) for several weeks or anything in between. They are flexible, professional, and very accommodating at a reasonable price.
We made a tour of 28 days to Rajasthan and Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi in December/2008/2009 with Deepak. First of all, the itinerary was planned well by Bunty. Deepak was a very good driver and always guided us carefully (in the sometimes crazy traffic of India) to our location. He helped us find the right hotels and guesthouses and always helped us with our choice. Also, we could always count on him when we wanted to have dinner somewhere late in the evening, or wanted to leave very early in the morning. He always made sure he was on time and arranged that the car was clean again. Very nice! Moreover it was very important to us, that he always made sure that we were not brought to shops when we didn't want to and warned us about hassling situations. We trust him very much and see him as a friend now. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Namaste Bunty, We have been back in Australia for 6 days and we are already thinking about our next trip back. We cannot praise Suresh enough for how wonderfully he looked after us while we travelling around. When we first saw his smiling face waiting for us at the airport we knew we were in good hands. From beginning to end, Suresh displayed a very high standard of care and attention for all 4 of us. His driving is amazing and we felt safe at all times without exception. He always gave us good information on where to find safe food, ATM's, places of special interest, shopping etc, anything that we required. We are very pleased to recommend India Private Drivers as first choice for anyone wishing to travel in India. My husband and I will definitely be return customers in the future and will request Suresh as our driver again. We will always have very fond memories of our special time in India and have made a good friend of Suresh. Namaste until 2010 when we will return.
We were a party of six in 2008 wishing to tour the 'Golden Triangle' with extra time in Rajasthan, before moving south to Kerala. We found Bunty from the Web with many glowing client references and contacted him by email. He replied immediately and suggested an 8 day itinerary. He was very patient despite our frequently changed plans and replied promptly to all our email requests with excellent English. He was able to suggest alternative hotels when our choice was unavailable - they proved equally fantastic. Bunty organised his colleague Kumud to drive us. He was brilliant, with his knowledge of the area second to none. He was courteous, patient and flexible, and above all his driving was safe on the manic Indian roads. Kumud collected us from the airport in a 9 seater mini bus which was very spacious and comfortable for six travellers plus luggage. We had a 'Bus Boy' at all times who looked after our possessions whilst we were away from the bus during the trip, and replenished our ice box with drinks as necessary. Kumud got us to all the major sites and cities with ease and organised knowledgeable local guides for us on arrival. Changes to our travel arrangements on our return North from Kerala, required a rapid transfer time to the International Terminal. We asked Bunty and Kumud for help and they stepped up to assist us and facilitate a successful stress free transfer. I have no hesitation in recommending Bunty & Kumud to those intending to undertake independent travel in India. Many thanks from all of us.
I have just returned from a vacation in northern India, which was made all the more special thanks to Bunty and his brother Amit. I contacted Bunty a month before my trip, having read good reviews about him on the Thorn Tree forum. He provided helpful feedback on my plans. He and arranged for his brother Amit to serve as our driver. Amit was wonderful! He safely navigated through the chaotic traffic conditions and gave us sound advice about dealing with touts and bargaining for purchases. He enriched our experience by sharing stories about the culture and traditions, and recommended things for us to see and do at each of our destinations. It was a pleasure to spend time with Amit; he has a warm and engaging personality and a good sense of humor. In every way, Amit was committed to ensuring that we had a good experience and that our needs were met. On our last day, he waited with us at the train station for the overnight train to Varanasi, and negotiated with a porter to check in on us and help us find our way to the right compartment. He even asked us to text message him upon our arrival in Varanasi, wanting to know for certain that we had arrived there safely. In a place that felt so different to us, it was wonderful to know that Amit was watching out for us and willing to do whatever it took for us to be happy and comfortable. Over the two weeks we spent in India and Nepal, we had several other drivers. I have to say that Amit was by far the best driver we had; I'd go so far as to say he sets the gold standard for what a driver should be! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or want to know more.
Dear Bunty, we would like to thank you for arranging our vacation in Northern India. We were delighted with the services of Deepak who successfully navigated us through traffic that would have otherwise seemed impossible. His skill was a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. He got us everywhere we wanted to go, and many places we would not have known about. He showed us some of the real India, not just the tourist sites. The guides that he arranged in some places were most helpful. Deepak was always on time and had an amazing knack for finding us at the end of an expedition. He also has a good knowledge of where to get things. Rearranging part of our trip he took in his stride. We were most grateful for his kindness and consideration on the trip. He became a friend.
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in India and the private driving tour we booked with Bunty stands out as the highlight of our time there. We contacted Bunty via email and we were immediately impressed with how professionally and promptly he responded. We read the excellent references on his website, and also Lonely Planet and India Mike forums. From the first day in Varanasi when he picked us up, I knew we were in excellent hands and we had made a very good decision. Bunty is a very safe and courteous driver, speaks excellent English and has a terrific sense of humour! For two and a half weeks we drove from Varanasi � Agra � Delhi � Jaipur � Pushkar � Udaipur � Jodphur � Jaisalmer � Bikaner - Amritsar - Delhi. A hectic schedule, but with a good driver like Bunty, the long hours in the car never felt like a chore. Bunty was very patient with our endless requests to stop for chai, food and photos and always happy to answer (my) never-ending questions about India. Nothing was ever too much trouble. He was always on time to pick us up and always stayed in communication with us via SMS. We always felt very safe in his hands and trusted him 100%. Rachael, David and myself would not hesitate to recommend Bunty as your driver in India. And I would like to personally thank Bunty for being a true friend, for looking after us so well on our drive and wish him all the best both professionally and personally.
Suresh was unfailingly polite and good humoured, always on time (which can't be easy with Indian city traffic to contend with), and was very helpful. It was great travelling with someone from India who knew all the best places to go, and who could make recommendations and also answer my questions about what it is like living in India. As a woman travelling alone for the first time, it was the ideal introduction to India. I always felt safe, and I had absolute confidence in Suresh's driving skills, whatever was thrown at him on the roads! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company to others, and would definitely consider using your company again on my return to India (which I think is inevitable!).
I had come across Bunty's travel agency by chance while browsing travel websites. They are a small tour operator but with vast experience and equally bigger service commitment. His operations might be small but his service is on par with operations of larger tour operators and yet have the personalized feel that you come to expect from a small tour operator. I had initially recommended a family member to use this travel agency and he was not disappointed . I had the opportunity this year (October, 2009) to avail his services for touring Delhi and Agra along with four friends. Bunty had assigned Prem Singh as the driver and Prem was a true professional--punctual, polite, courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable. When traveling a new country, two things that are of paramount importance is security and trust, and within few moments of interacting with Bunty and his associates, one gets a feeling that the right choice was made. One thing I liked the most about this travel agency is that there are no unexpected charges at the end of the journey. I have availed the services of well-known travel agencies before but after my latest trip, Bunty will always be my first choice for North India.
We arranged our car and driver through Bunty very last minute. We are independent travelers who seldom do much advance planning. Instead of this being an obstacle, Bunty made our arrangements in less than 30 minutes and called us back with a confirmation in 10 minutes. We were very impressed. He was very straightforward, answered all of our detailed questions, and was easily understood in all of our communications. While Bunty was not personally available, he did arrange a very capable driver who took us on an 11 day tour of Rajasthan. Anil spoke good English, was very reliable and punctual, and most importantly a safe driver. The testimonials regarding his service and delivery are well deserved. We were very satisfied.
I have been able to travel through Rajasthan in 2009, with my American collegue Susanne. She has made an extensive search on private drivers, and finally we came to the conclusion that Bunty was the best bet. We were very pleased to see, that he himself was the one to drive us around, although we understood that his collegues are equally reliable. We had a very precise plan in our mind, but Bunty was able to influence it with his good suggestions. We felt very safe in his car, it was like a safe haven for us during our trip. Rajasthan was very exciting, but sometimes very crasy place to be. It was very pleasant to get into his car and feel that we were in good hands. I would suggest him and his company to everyone who would like to have a special treat on a decent price.
Hi Bunty - A big thank you for the great itinerary you put together for us in Rajasthan. Deepak was a wonderful driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable about the destinations, life in India and recommended some terrific restaurants. It was a pleasure to be able to meet you in Delhi as well. I had some trepidation about booking a car and driver over the internet, but was very impressed with the suggestions and speed at which you replied to my many emails. If I know anyone coming to India I will definitely be giving them your details. All the best to you and your team.
Even before we left, Bunty helped us with our itinerary, which really put our minds at ease. We were only in India for a short time and some of the places we wanted to go were off the beaten path, and it was great to rely on someone like Bunty to get us where we wanted to be. Bunty gave us much-treasured advice about must-see places, and also what to look out for when we were exploring the shopping areas. When we wanted to take a quick visit to a place that wasn't originally on our itinerary, Bunty took us there no problem. We loved our time spent in India for so many reasons, and the best decision we made was hiring Bunty. Not worrying about wasting time figuring out how to get around or getting lost really helped us have a fantastic, stress-free trip. We will definitely recommend Bunty to any would-be travelers, and will look to India Private Driver the next time we visit. Thanks, Bunty!
Perhaps the moment of greatest trepidation on our recent 24 day trip to India was exiting customs at Delhi Airport around midnight and wondering what we would do if our driver was not there. The worries were groundless. Our driver, Amit, was there to greet us. My husband has been to India before, but this was my first time. It was rendered trouble-free by the excellent planning, responsiveness and advice of Bunty, and the terrific services of Amit, a safe and patient driver in a country where by US and UK standards, traffic is crazy. He was however, far more than our driver. He looked out for us. He made great suggestions on itineraries, guides and restaurants. He kept us informed about historical, cultural and local issues. He was invaluable in aiding me with an independent train trip to Varanasi and stayed in touch by phone in case I needed assistance. His English is very good and he is a comfortable and reassuring person to travel with. I could go on for longer, but suffice to say I would definitely recommend Bunty and Amit to anyone thinking about travelling in Northern India, whether or not it is their first trip. Please feel free to contact me. One tip: If you don�t have and international mobile, get a prepaid cell phone while you are in India. Bunty, Amit and Airtel made for a positively unforgettable trip! Or as Amit would say, a trip with �no problem.�
My name is Shannon Smith and I'm an elementary school teacher from Canada. My friend Jennifer and I went on a holiday to India for our break (2009). A friend of ours recommended that we contact Satvinder "Bunty" Singh. ~Am I ever glad we did.~ Bunty made everything so easy. He planned out the perfect itinerary based on the amount of time we had (which wasn't long enough!!). He booked really nice hotels based on our budget. Bunty was always full of useful tips and advice. He is a very trustworthy, honest and genuine man who made us feel safe; which was very important for two girls travelling in India. He is very flexible and willing to adapt your travel plans according to your personality, needs, budget, and interest. I highly recommend that if you are planning to visit India that you contact Bunty and let him be your guide.
We are two students who planned a trip to India for a month travelling from Delhi all the way south to Kerala. The first major section of the trip was Rajasthan and after looking at recommendations on the internet we came across this website and emailed Bunty to organise a private driver for our ten-day tour of Rajasthan. Over a number of weeks of email correspondence and research we finalised an exciting itinerary which meant we really didn't miss much. Bunty was very sensitive to our requests. Before the tour began we were harassed by other agents in Delhi to take a larger tour operator but we were very pleased to honour Bunty's agreement as it was a blessing to have such a trustworthy and reliable driver in India - which is exactly what the delightful Bobby was! We never once felt unsafe, he was never pushy but always useful, and nothing was ever too much trouble for him. Hiring India Private Driver was a great way to get around without stress, to cover long distances without missing the 'real India', of getting to know a new person, and reaching places you might not be able to otherwise. It really enhanced our experience of Rajasthan and we had tears in our eyes as we said goodbye to Bobby. If you're thinking of booking India Private Driver, feel free to email us, and certainly don't hesitate to email Bunty and see for yourself how good his service is!
My wife, daughter and I visited the Golden Triangle, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in of 2009. We had read the good reviews of Bunty online and decided to give him a try. Bunty handled the transportation arrangements for us and provided our driver, Avtar. From the moment of our first contact via email, Bunty was quick to respond, and gave us suggestions regarding our itinerary, which proved very helpful since we did not fully understand the time required to visit certain areas. Bunty reminded us shortly before our arrival that Avtar would be waiting for us at our arrival at the airport in Delhi. Thank goodness Avtar was there as promised, with a smile on his face, because the scene was chaos. There is one thing most important in a driver in India, as in no other country I've been. They must be constantly vigilant for wrong way drivers, livestock, motorcycles, potholes and numerous other obstacles. It is a job that requires inordinate patience and awareness at all times. Avtar never lost his patience and always seemed to anticipate trouble before it arose. As the days passed we became much more thankful that Bunty had provided us such a great driver, and such a nice person. Avtar drove us in a Toyota minivan, which was perfect for us and our luggage. He was completely knowledgeable of the areas we visited, and kept us informed of important sites at every step along the way. Whenever we wanted to stop to eat or use other facilities, he always found a clean and pleasant place to do so. In every instance Avtar was always waiting for us at the pre-arranged time, ready to go where we wanted, and offering suggestions on the best places to visit. One particular highlight was the Taj Mahal, where he arranged a knowledgeable guide. Our guide there really knew the ropes and kept us clear of the hustlers and beggars. He also took some amazing pictures of my family with the Taj Mahal as the backdrop. These photos were the best of our trip to the Philippines, China and India. Thanks Bunty for providing such a great service. When we visit India in the future we will use you again, and recommend you to all who need a knowledgeable and safe driver.
I was fortunate to meet Bunty in 2004 - on my first day in Delhi. There are literally hundreds of travel & tour agencies there, and it was my good fortune to find Bunty. He is really something special, and it�s no surprise that his small tour business continues to grow every year. His success is based on happy tour guests, like me, who recommend him to others as well as rely on his services every time they return to India. I�ve visited India five times in five years, and wouldn�t dream of booking my travel through anyone but Bunty. With Bunty, you will get a very fair deal and a reliable driver - either himself or one of his trusted colleagues. Although you find other tour operators who quote a slightly cheaper price, you'll be taking your chances on their ethics and character and "surprise" extra charges. I have recommended him to many of my friends, family, and travel forum users, and everyone who uses his services is delighted. In Portland, Oregon, we�ve started what we call �Friends of Bunty Gatherings.� There are now a small, but growing number of people who meet up for Indian food, and share travel stories, photos, and recommendations from time to time. Some of us have become quite good friends. All of us share at least two things in common: 1) We�ve traveled in India and 2) We�ve booked travel plans through Bunty (www.indiaprivatedriver.com). If you ever travel to Portland � email me in advance, and we�ll organize a Friends of Bunty Gathering while you�re here!
What a great resource! Before we even arrived in India, Bunty helped us plan our travel itinerary, making sure we were able to visit our entire list of 'must see' sights and suggesting a number of others. He provided great travel advice, worked within our budget, and lined up hotels and flexible stop-over points. (You never know when you'll fall in love with a place and want to stay an extra day or two!). Bunty lined us up with a knowledgeable driver - his brother, Amit - who was invaluable in helping us enjoy all that India has to offer (our 2 year old still talks about Amit!). And throughout our trip, Bunty remained in contact with us regularly to ensure that all of our needs were being met. It's a great feeling knowing that you have someone like Bunty handling all of the logistical details of travel so you can concentrate fully on enjoying India's non-stop feast for the senses. We couldn't have asked for a better experience - this is definitely the way to see India!
Manohar was a great driver. He was always willing to meet us for early starts, was always on time, knew the attractions and best of all had many suggestions for hotels. We also appreciated that it didn't bother him if we wanted to see a few options for hotels or places to eat. We always felt safe with his driving, we always made good time, and he was always willing to stop if we saw something interesting. A great trip!
In October/2009, we spent 25 days travelling around Rajasthan. For convenience, we wanted to travel with a private driver. Fortunately, I stumbled across recommendations for "Satvinder Singh (also known as Bunty Singh) who trades as India Private Driver". Thank you Bunty, we are so glad we found you! Prior to even making a booking with Bunty I felt very comfortable; he seemed very sincere, genuine and honest and eagre to deliver a high quality service to his customers. Emails were answered promptly and questions were answered clearly. Most importantly, his quoted price clearly stated inclusions (eg: A/C vehicle (specified type), driver (plus driver's allowance for accommodation and meals), border taxes, road tolls, parking and petrol). It is very important to know there are no "hidden extras"! From what I have read, Bunty is not the cheapest, but he is certainly not the most expensive either! As the saying goes "you get what you pay for"! We designed our own Itinerary and booked all accommodation separately (we wanted to stay at specific hotels). For trips starting in Delhi, Bunty doesn't require an "up front" deposit. Our trip started in Udaipur (some 700km from Delhi) so he asked us to send a deposit (one quarter of total price) 4-6 weeks before departure. We happily obliged (very easy process with Western Union) and thought this most reasonable. Immediately Bunty received the deposit he acknowledged receipt (nice to know it hadn't disappeared into the ether)! The day before our trip commenced, Amit (our driver and also Bunty's brother) phoned our Udaipur hotel to confirm he would pick us up the following morning at "x" time. What service! It also meant a restful nights sleep, knowing we would be collected, as intended, the following morning. Amit arrived punctually; actually he was early (all part of the prompt service). We were met with warm welcoming smiles and from the first hand-shake we felt confident we were in safe hands and that we were going to have a great trip. Amit was our driver for 19 days and he was a pleasure to travel with (it felt like we were travelling with a close friend rather than a "driver" / "customer" relationship). Travelling days were generally 3-4 hours but the time passed quickly as we were always engrossed in conversation. In cities where we stayed multiple days, Amit always assured us that he was available for us to call on him at any time. Amit was always punctual and the car was always spotlessly clean (there were a couple of minor mechanical issues (couldn't have been avoided) and we happily assisted Amit to ensure he got them resolved). When travelling, we are not avid shopper; Amit respected our wishes that we didn't want to visit every shopping emporium along the way. There were a couple of cities where we wanted to make specific purchases and Amit happily assisted with these transactions. We enjoyed several enjoyable meals together; though respecting Amit possibly didn't want to eat with us every single night! We felt safe with Amit's driving ability; he certainly navigated the chaos of busy Indian cities with ease! Overall, the service we received (both the booking process and once in India) was exceptional and accordingly we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending India Private Driver. Bunty has a fleet of drivers working for him, but from the glowing reports from his many satisfied customers, it appears each of his drivers are equally as highly recommended as Amit.
It was my first trip to India, I was travelling alone and felt quite apprehensive about being hassled on my arrival in Delhi and not knowing who to trust. Some good friends of mine have booked their travel with Bunty several times and recommended him to me. I'm so glad that they did. Bunty suggested an itinerary that covered most of the cities I wanted to see. He organised my hotels for me, was very prompt with his emails and answered my many questions patiently. When I arrived in India I was met by Amit who is such a good and careful driver that I always felt safe on roads where you must expect the unexpected. He knew a lot about the cities I was visiting and advised me on what to see, where to eat, where to be careful of pickpockets and where to bargain hard. I knew that if there was ever a problem he'd only be a phone call away and would be there to help me out. On top of all that he was excellent company and very honest. He was upfront from the start about which shops would offer him a commission and never pressured me to go to those places. I learnt a lot about Indian culture and life from my chats with Amit. It is quite an amazing place to be. Thanks to Amit and Bunty, I went from being quite anxious about travelling in India alone to having one of the best experiences of my life.
On April 2016 me and my wife went to India with 3 friends. In a first moment we were planning to travel throughout Rajasthan by train but then we changed our minds and decided to hire a native driver. It was the best decision we had thanks to Bunty's support. Having a native driver made us enjoy our time in a better way, going straight to the places we would like to visit, helping us with those who didn't spoke english, suggesting tour guides when it was necessary, even saying the places where a guide wasn't needed. Our driver, Amit, was a very kind guy and helped us in everything we needed. I really suggest travellers to hire a native driver when knowing India. Bunty and Amit, thank you for the wonderful and unforgettable experience of visiting India.