Name : Barrie Jolliffe / Christine Marry
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Country British (London)
Car Toyota Innova (RJ 14- TA- 6487)
India travel report :
My wife and I have been to India with Karni twice. We found him 100% straightforward and reliable and very pleasant character. For our first visit we contacted four Indian websites and chose Karni because, at that time, he was a very small business and admitted as much but promised good personal service. We toured Rajasthan and Nepal on that first visit in 2004 and some parts that we missed out in Northern India in 2009. The two trips totaled 43 days and the hotels chosen by Karni in all that time ranged from excellent to exquisite. Each trip began with Karni and/or his representative meeting us a Dehli airport, escorting us to our hotel and discussing the arrangements for our visit in order to ensure that we were satisfied with them.
One of our main concerns when planning our first trip to India was the ability of the drivers used to drive safely. When we went with Karni in 2004 he had just one driver and two cars - an Ambassador and a Toyota. He now employs ten or more drivers and has 18 vehicles. He carefully selects his drivers and all are very safe - a very significant factor in India - (I don't think that we ever travelled in excess of 50mph on any trip) and they do not take you to their brother's silver or jewelry workshops!!. Having met others of Karnis team on our second visit we were impressed with the overall quality of his workforce. We were well looked after, even after the driver should normally have finished his day's work. If we asked to be taken to a restaurant or club after freshening up after a day's traveling the driver would oblige and collect us afterwards. They normally report to Karni at the end of the day by phone, just to let him know that all is well or to check any queries that you may have.
Karni has modern vehicles - I should guess that none are more than 3 years old. Certainly the two which we travelled in were less than a year old and Karni sets great store in his clients' safety so they are regularly serviced! We do know that Karni had a party of seven or eight Italians in his minibus on out last trip who really enjoyed their holiday - we met up with them at a dinner which Karni hosted in Jaipur.
In conclusion, Karni is a really good person with good contacts and a reliable and accomodationg team and we have had two excellent, value for money trips with him. He knows Rajasthan extremely well and seems able to get very good deals in some excellent hotels. Of all the beautiful places that we stayed the Lake Palace (Udaipur), the Samode Palace (Samode), the Samode Haveli (Jaipur) and the Radisson at Khajuraho spring to mind, although we are doing a misservice to many other excellent establishments.
Rating: 10 out of 10, a wonderful experience. If someone from Britain or from Canada or USA, wants to travel to India and wants to know more about Karni and his organization, they can write me directly at - email@example.com
ARRIVAL 22ND OCTOBER 2009 AT 06:20 HRS BY BA 0257
DEPARTURE 10TH NOVEMBER 2009 AT 03:30 HRS BY BA 0142
22nd October Arrival and night in Delhi Hotel the Park
23rd October Mandawa Hotel Castle Mandawa
24th October Khimsar Hotel Khimsar Fort
25th October Jodhpur Hotel Ajit Bhawan
26th October Deogarh Hotel Deogarh Mahal
27th October Deogarh Hotel Deogarh Mahal
28th October Pushkar Tented Accommodation
29th October - Pushkar Tented Accommodation
30th October Roopangarh Hotel Roopangarh Fort
31st October Samode Hotel Samode palace
01st November Jaipur Hotel Samode Haveli
02nd November Amber / Jaipur Hotel Samode Haveli
03rd November Ranthambhore NP Hotel Nahargarh Fort
04th November Orchha Hotel Orchha Resort
05th November Khajuraho Hotel Jewel of Jungle at Panna
06th November Khajuraho Hotel Radisson
07th November Gwalior Hotel Usha Kiran
08th November Agra Hotel Clarks Shiraz
09th November Delhi Hotel The Park
10th November Early in the morning departure