In search of a holiday in India, we must have consulted more than 20 websites to discover various formulas and itineraries.
We didn’t want to be part of a group, rushed around tourist sites, eat set group meals or get up at the crack of dawn to spend most of the day travelling by coach. Instead, we wanted to take our holiday at our own pace, choose the tourist sites that interested us, and most importantly chose our own menus.
Mystic India stood out because they are a small company that specialise in India. Their tours are not set in stone, and so they were able to organise our trip to suit our personal interests. Not travelling in a group also enabled us to choose each hotel to suit our style and budget.
We chose their Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Tour (the Golden Triangle with a twist) and added on a few days in Jaipur and Udaipur in the hope of visiting a few sites in our down time that did not appear to be included. After discussing these extra visits over the phone and in emails, we discovered that Mystic India had subsequently included them in our itinerary. It was so satisfying to be able to have such a large input at the planning stage and then be able to hand over the organisation!
We opted for heritage hotels, all of which surpassed our expectations be it for rooms, service, restaurant, or location and setting.
Our driver was extremely competent and professional as were our guides and we were able to relax throughout the entire trip.
At no point during the holiday did we find ourselves out on a limb, but at the same time, we were given space to ourselves. Mystic India made our holiday unique thanks to their warm, personal approach.
Richard and I are home safe and sound, and I have to give you an A+++ for all your trip arrangements! Everything worked out so beautifully, even though I know some of our locations and logistics were not easy to arrange. Your contact people in India could not have been better……all of them….guides, drivers and meet and greet people. Your hotel choices, too, were wonderful, with the exception, of course, Mon……but even that was probably the best available and it was not their fault that the town’s electricity was out, meaning also no water.
Anyway, I couldn’t be more pleased with your services and with your associates in India. I’m sure Richard feels the same. I certainly will recommend Mystic India to any friends looking to make an independent trip to India. Thanks for everything, Sharon. It was just a really great trip and memory! You are an excellent travel agent.
Thank you, Sharon, you arranged a super trip for us, everything ran like clockwork. Bhutan is a very special country we had the most amazing time. All the hotels you suggested to us were excellent and exceeded our expectations, and your local guide was informative and a really nice person, we enjoyed travelling with him. Bhutan really is the last Shangri-La, we would recommend anyone to travel to this unique country. Will be in contact again as we now want to travel to Rajasthan and Kerala in India.