Namaste India Tours
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Namaste India Tours
We serve as a clearing house for information. You travel at your own risk. We strongly encourage traveler's insurance no matter where in the world you plan to go or whether you use our service or not. (See link on Travel Tips page.) Some drivers are salaried employees of Namaste India Tours; others are independent contractors hand selected by us. All maintain appropriate insurance on their cars. You can ask to see proof of insurance. The name "Namaste India Tours" is registered with the government under the Indian Registration Act of 1908. No kidding. We haven't raised our prices significantly--the rupee is weaker than it was four years ago. You agree not to hold us responsible for the condition of the roads in India. If you insist on staying in a 100 rupee room, you can't complain if it smells bad. We pride ourselves on our customer service. In the unlikely event that you have a problem with a driver, phone us at the earliest possible moment. We are not responsible for the weather. We don't take credit cards. Monument prices change. Delays are inevitable. Diesel vehicles are no longer allowed in Delhi. Our vehicles aren't diesel. We don't post our phone number on this website on purpose. Our lawyer doesn't think this paragraph is funny.
Aw, shucks, You're making us blush!
All quotes used by permission. If there's an email address, they told us they didn't mind getting questions about Namaste India Tours.*
"Dear Jawahar -
Thank you again for a wonderful trip in India. We were completely satisfied
and appreciate Namaste India Tour's attention to detail. Your advance
planning made all the logistics smooth for us. I also want to tell you
Yesterday I also posted this on Trip Advisor .....
"8. Re: Review & cost of Namaste India Tours-rental of car and driver...
I also used Namaste India Tours and was completely satisfied. My friend and I did the Rajasthan Legacy tour in the Innova Dec. 25 - Jan. 9. Especially for two women traveling in India, this was an excellent solution. Our driver, Prem, was superb. He was an excellent driver - under very challenging conditions - and also helpful and informative. He had a smile for us every morning and throughout the day. Whenever he dropped us at the attractions, he watched for us to come out and was always there and ready to move on when we were. He was at the airport when we arrived and with us until he took us back to the airport for our departure. The trip was exactly as described on the web site (http://www.namasteindiatours.com) no surprises, no omissions. All logistics are handled by Namaste India Tours. Our hotels were all comfortable and extremely clean. Read the web site thoroughly; it explains exactly what they do and why. Yes, you pay the entire fee on day 2 before you leave Delhi, but this is the first payment you make - no early deposit. (You also pay the driver 10% at the end, exactly as described on the website.) The owner met with us in Delhi to review our itinerary and accept the fee, exactly as agreed. He also checked in by phone several times during our trip to make sure that we were satisfied with all the arrangements. I recommend Namaste India tours without reservation and I believe it is by far the best way to travel in northern India. I also would ask for our driver, Prem. He is a gem."
I also added this today as a *new thread* in the Trip Advisor India forum:
Namaste India Tours Strong Recommendation
My friend and I have just returned from Namaste India Tour's Rajasthan Legacy Tour, and I highly recommend them. Our driver, Prem, was superb; an excellent driver and sensitive to our responses and preferences. Our accommodations were all comfortable and very clean. We never had a problem with logistics - every detail was handled by Namaste India Tours. No glitches or surprises - all was as the website describes. For two women traveling in India, having a car and driver throughout the trip was by far the best solution. All the usual trip hassles with negotiating costs and details of rides and accommodations and any concerns about safety were completely eliminated. The itinerary is very interesting and adds a number of fascinating destinations and experiences to the usual Golden Triangle. We were completely satisfied.
Later today I will add a similar post to forums at Lonely Planet and India Mike, since these are two places where I found your services when i was doing my initial research.
In short, I am an enthusiastic fan. Feel free to share my contact info with anyone seeking additional information."
"I would like to thank you for the excellent car and driver we organised
through you on my recent trip to India. Annu was a wonderful driver who
we always felt extremely safe with. He was prompt, polite and could locate
any attraction or shop that we requested. The car was always immaculately
clean. Because of Annu we had a wonderful week in Rajasthan. I will highly
recommend your services and Annu to all my friends."
"Hi, just a note to say thank you very much for organising our recent
trip. We had a fantastic time, it exceeded our expectations and our accommodation
was excellent. Sanjay was a brilliant driver and went out of his way for
us and was very patient....."
"Thank you very much for all your help. Prem was fantastic - a safe
driver and gave great advice. You really have a good service happening
and I will be recommending you to anyone who I hear is going to India.
Thanks once again. Hopefully one day I will return to your country and
I can travel with you again."
"Hi Jawahar and Lu Ann,
"Dear Lu Ann & Jawahar,
"Thank you so much for all the work that you did for my stay in
India. It was without a doubt the best vacation I have ever had. Mintu
was incredible from day one. Doing a long tour can be difficult when you
are with someone you don't know and he made it so easy. He has a great
sense of humor and very knowledgable. I am also thankful that he was a
great driver. I really can't express how great it was to have him there
and the great job he did. Jawahar was also great. Even after I went south
and he was no longer my problem, he was more than willing to help me with
problems and make sure that I was taken care of. Having him contact me
throughout the trip, really made me feel comfortable. Please feel free
to use me as a reference in the future."
"Hallo, Lu Ann and Jawahar,
"We have just returned from a most amazing trip through Rajasthan...We were picked up at the airport by our very proficient and pleasant driver/guide, Manesh, who stayed with us every day and returned us safely to the airport 13 days later. Our air-conditioned minivan was comfortable for two adults and two tall adult children. The roads were chaotic, with pedestrians,camels, scooters, and huge trucks vying for space, but I never once felt uncomfortable due to the professionalism of our driver. Jawahar came through on each of his promises: our hotels were clean and comfortable, he checked in with us almost daily by cell phone; he even once changed our hotel at our request, and even though he would not geta refund, refused to allow us to contribute to his loss. We selected namasteindiatours.com after seeing dozens of rave reviews on indiamike.com. They totally came through; they were reasonable, efficient, and totally service-oriented. I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking of motoring through Rajasthan. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want any further information."
Judge Katherin Mader, California
Greetings from chilly England
I thought I'd just write to say how very much we enjoyed our tour with you. We had a great time once we became acclimatised to the Indian style of driving! Our driver, Raju Singh, was great company and a very patient driver (thank goodness) and we loved his infectious laugh and constant good humour.
He couldn't do enough to help and is a credit to your company. At one point I noticed that the stitching on one of our suitcases was coming undone and Raju found a tailor sitting on the roadside in downtown Delhi who not only re-stitched it whilst we waited but also did some other repairs for us. Whilst he was working an Indian approached him and I gathered from his gestures that he had a problem with the zip on his trousers. Next thing was he'd taken his trousers off and waited patiently for our job to be finished before the tailor sorted him out. All this in broad daylight with thousands of people and cars going by. The total cost for this amazing show was 35 rupees! Only in India!
Thank you very much and please feel free to use this recommendation on
your brilliant website.
"I would sincerily like to thank you for the excellent service you
"I would like to thank you once again on behalf of myself, my wife and my daughter for the excellent organization of our trip to India! We have had remarkable experience and unforgettable impression during those 10 days in January. Everything was planned and executed professionally and with perfect competence.
Our driver/companion....was extremely helpful in absolutely all ...respects.
He was giving us practical advises on arranging the best possible schedule
for the next travel day including proposed visits to monuments and stops
for lunch. His information about what to do and
especially about what not to do in various situations was always highly
respectful, exact and useful.
"We got back from India on Saturday and I felt I had to write as
soon as possible to thank you for the service provided. (Our driver's)
obvious experience and knowledge of the roads made us feel safe and comfortable.
He was polite, always on time and seemed to have endless patience........I
have to say (our driver) played a big part in making it a memorable, safe
and often very funny trip. We would recommend you to anyone travelling
Thank you so much for our wonderful tour of Delhi and Agra. Nimtu our
guide was wonderful and our driver outstanding.
We were very concerned since we did everything on line but it turned out
"Dear Mr Jawahar,
"You did great! You're driver was really helpful and nice and polite,
even when my wife got sick in the back of the car...)"
"Dear Lu Ann,
"We were delighted with the service we received from you. The airport
meet and greet, the tour of Delhi, the meet at the Delhi station and our
18 day trip in Rajasthan all went smoothly. Our
drivers were well presented, proficient, friendly and always on time with
a clean vehicle.....We were impressed with the way Jawahar kept
in contact throughout our trip.....Thanks for your part in making our
recent trip our best holiday yet!"
"........our discussions in the car with you about life, about religion,
about India, about yourself, were not expressable in money. I hope that
you - a honest man, with a honest word - stays the way you are, the way
i remember you. And for my travelling with you,
i would give my recomedations to all other turists, but also, to the travellers.
I love to hear from you one day and wish you luck and hapiness.......
And of course, thanks for the experience of you and rajasthan."
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