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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 500 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. 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.

 

Our References.
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All quotes used by permission. If there's an email address, they told us they didn't mind getting questions about Namaste India Tours.*

"We are back home now with many happy memories and having had a fantastic visit to India. Please use this email as a testimonial of a fantastic service that you have offered.

Anyone who is lucky enough to have Hukam as the driver will benefit from a polite, experienced, knowledgeable and very professional driver and guide who did absolutely everything he could to make our visit and Journey around northern India so memorable.

I could not recommend him more highly along with the service from namaste this was first class, absolutely on time, a lovely car. Thank you for making our holiday so special."
Les and Janice
Innova car and driver services 2018

"Dear Jawahar
…Where do I start? I can honestly say that I have never had an experience like my trip with Namaste India Tours. From the moment I landed in Delhi with my dear friend Valerie I fell in love with your amazing country…
One of the most important factors in the success of our trip was our wonderful driver Kamil…He could not have been more helpful and was always so patient and happy.
..Valerie who is a seasoned traveller to India said that it was by far the most in depth tour that she had done. Although it was my first trip and I didn't really know how I was going to react I would come back tomorrow if I could. I loved every single day and am really missing being in your wonderful country.
I have been singing your praises to all my friends and hope that one day they will travel with you.
Many many thanks for an unforgettable time in Rajasthan.
Elisabeth"
Rajasthan Legacy Tour 2017

"Dear Mr Jawahar,

I just want to thank you for the spectacular tour we had in India. It was a fantastic trip mostly due to Namaste India Tours' professional and friendly service. Mr Dev, our driver, was skillful, punctual, and keen to show every aspect of Indian culture; car was always neat and clean. You were reliable and attentive. I highly recommend your company and I have just posted a positive review of it on Tripadvisor.
Keep up the good work.
Best regards,
Renato"
2016

"Hi Jawahar,
We are at Delhi airport...We have had a wonderful time. Prem has been great. His driving is excellent. He is full of information about Rajasthan. He has looked after us very well. My husband is not good at walking sometimes, and Prem has held his arm with a good grip, and my husband has felt very safe. Thank you very much."
Ruth & David
Rajasthan 2015

"Hi, We returned to New Zealand a week ago after two very good weeks with Kamal. I have just tried to send an email saying how good it was from the lovely hotels ( on a grand scale, nothing like them in NZ) to learning a lot about Mughal history art and architecture . Then there were bazaars as well !.... I am happy to be quoted in advertising or have NZ people ring or e mail about it all. Anne"
annechristine2014@JUSTREMOVETHISgmail.com
Rajasthan 2014

"Hi Lu Ann and Jawahar. Caroline and I returned safely to the UK last Thursday.

We'd both like to thank you very very much for organising everything for us. Everything was arranged exactly as you promised: being met at Delhi airport, hotel bookings, cars and drivers and so on. No hitches or delays or misunderstandings of any sort. Perfect service - we really are very
grateful.

We had a fantastic adventure, and of course as much as anyone else we have to thank our driver Mintu for this. He was absolutely excellent: very friendly and informative and keen to show us things; but also patient and happy to leave us to explore the things we wanted to see. We couldn't have asked for a better companion on our first trip to India, and hope very muc hthat we could get him to accompany us again.

And, oh yes, we will be back.

Thanks again to all at Namaste India Tours. We'll be very happy to recommend you to all our friends and family.

Kind regards from Tom and Caroline."
March 2013

"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
again how very pleased we were with Prem's service. He is an excellent driver as well as an extremely pleasant person. He was very attuned to our responses to different experiences, and made adjustments accordingly. I cannot praise him highly enough.

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. ..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."

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."

Kate Doyle
katedoyJUSTREMOVETHIS@gmail.com
Rajasthan Legacy Tour 2012

"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."
N.Campbell from Australia narelle.campbellremovethisbeforeemailing@iinet.net.au
(Rajasthan car and driver services, November 2012)

"Hi Jawahar and Lu Ann,
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our Golden Triangle Tour. Everything went really well, and everything we saw was just spectacular. Sanjay was terrific. Apart from being a very good and careful driver he is also a very nice man. Nothing was ever a problem and he went out of his way to ensure that every minute of our tour was enjoyable."
G. McConville
(Golden Circuit 2011)

"Dear Lu Ann & Jawahar,
I used your services in Nov 2008 to travel with our party of 6 through Rajasthan and MP. You might remember this trip as it was the one with probably your oldest client: the 92 year old Stase from the USA. She is still talking about how great the trip was and how much she liked the drivers (Prem and Suchil)! ........."
S. VanderKaaij (Excerpt from new inquiry in 2010)

"Dear Jawahar
Please would you let Sanjay know that we arrived with our homestay family in Kerala safely and they are very nice indeed. But that we are missing him and we hope that he got back to Delhi safely. Can you thank him again for an excellent service and already we have recommended Namaste India Tours and Sanjay to other travelers.Can you explain that we have tried to call but our mobile will not work."
J.Walls
(Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Pushkar-Udaipur, January 2010)

"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."
M.Lipsch
(Rajasthan Legacy Tour 2009)

"Hallo, Lu Ann and Jawahar,
We are now back in the UK, and would like to report that you sent us two very good guides, Raju and Magan Singh. We got to know Magan particularly, and he was incredibly helpful and full of very good advice in every field. He is a very good driver and I felt completely confident even when he was doing a 3-point turn on a road with a sheer drop of hundreds of feet on one side. He's very honest, and a generous and good man. Nothing is too much trouble for him, and in the Corbett National Park he took it upon himself to do all the bookings of safaris and to make sure that we were up in time ...

We are also very impressed by the punctuality and efficiency of the adminstrative side of your business.
J. A. (email can be provided upon request)
Northern India, Lansdowne and Ramnagar, April 2008

"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 nkulla@aol.com if you want any further information."

Judge Katherin Mader, California
(Rajasthan, January 2008)

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.
Kind regards
Andrew (Rajasthan October 2007)

Hi there,
We returned from our first trip to India (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Mumbai) on Monday, and I am writing to thank you for the huge role that Namaste India Tours (NIT) played in making our trip a huge success and an experience that we will always remember and cherish. Your services were excellent, and we are so glad that we chose you.
And now for some individual thanks:

Ms. LuAnn was extremely patient, pleasant and helpful – right from my first email inquiring about NIT's services. Thank you for always providing me with prompt, honest and direct answers to my questions.

Mr. Jawahar was very kind to us when we met in Delhi, and he did his best to help when my friend had an unfortunate incident with her visa (she did not check it properly when it was issued, and it expired during our trip).

… HUGE thanks go to the wonderful Mr. Sanjay Kumar, our driver for the duration of our tour of the Golden Circuit. Mr. Sanjay is such a gem, and NIT is very fortunate to have him. He was extremely patient and kind to us, and was full of useful advice and interesting/humorous anecdotes and information on a variety of subjects. He was always concerned about our comfort, and amenable to all our requests, always taking care to ensure that we were happy. He was always ready to move when we were he was consistently early for all our appointments and drives. He is clearly a very competent and experienced driver, and handled the car with great finesse even on dangerous stretches of road.

Mr. Sanjay was so caring and sweet, and treated us like his younger sisters – when my friend had the problem with her visa, although he had just returned from what must have been a totally exhausting trip for him, he did not grumble or quibble when Mr. Jawahar asked him to stay with us and help us. He drove us to the Nigerian embassy after midnight without a word of complaint, helped us to speak with the guards stationed there, and constantly reassured my friend (who by this time was quite upset) of his willingness to assist in any way possible. He went over and above the call of duty. Even after our Golden Circuit tour was over and we were no longer in any way his responsibility, he called us to make sure we were okay and that we arrived safely in Mumbai without any hitches. Who could ask for more? As I said earlier, he is a gem.

….. Our white Ambassador car was lovely, always sparkling and beautiful with no problems of any sort along the way, and we felt a bit like maharanis sitting pretty in it thank you! As promised, NIT gave us some lovely complimentary services the elephant ride at Amber Fort and the visit to Chokhi Dhanni (we loved it). And all the taxes, fees etc for our road journeys were taken care of by NIT, as promised. Thanks for doing exactly what you said on the box!

I hope to use your services again in the future, and I would be glad to recommend your company (in glowing terms) to anyone else whom you may wish to direct to me for a reference (you may use my email address for this purpose). Thanks again to all of you, bahut bahut shukriya, for helping us have a wonderful and unforgettable time in the Golden Circuit.
Yours sincerely,
Ogo patobiero@yahoo.co.ukremovethesewordsbeforeemailing
Lagos, Nigeria
Fall 2007

"Hi there
We're back home now after a fantastic holiday - thanks in no small part to
you and your company. Efficient, friendly, helpful and reasonably priced. I
would certainly use you again and would heartily recommend you to anyone visiting India. Your website is also an absolute delight.
Best wishes
Graham and Jenny" (Rajasthan/Manali April 2007)
UK

"I would sincerily like to thank you for the excellent service you and your
staff provided me during my stay in India. The trip went exactly as I wished and it seems you have adapted perfectly to my travel philosophy....Now, since my trip was so pleasant and my curiosity for India has increased I am thinking of changing my travel plans for the period Sept 15 to Sept 29 and coming back to India ....."
Fabrizio (Shimla, Mandi, Dharamsala, Jaipur April 2007)
Italy

"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.
Best regards,
Andrey" (Rajasthan January 2007)
UAE

"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 to India.
Thanks again!"
Brian and Geraldine (Rajasthan August 2006)
UK
brian.jentzremovethisbeforeemailing@btinternet.com

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
perfect. Thank you so much for the flowers upon our arrival and keeping us safe while visiting India.
N. Hadley
P.E.O. (January 2006)

"Dear Mr Jawahar,
I am writing to let you know what a marvellous time we had in India. We have just looked at the photos and can't believe we saw so much in a week.....However what made our holiday great was our driver. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He explained about your country and its customs and suggested we visit such places such as the bird sanctuary. He was always prompt and courteous. We had considered trains but feel we have learned a lot about the Indian way of life from being out on the road.
Thank you again,
R. Mckinstry (Golden Circuit December 2005)

"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...)"
H.Sitner (January 2004 City Tour)

"Dear Lu Ann,
I would like to say that I found the services of Namaste India tours outstanding. Pappu would have to be one of the warmest and friendliest persons I have met on my travels overseas. He has a loving and helpful nature and has good driving skills.I look forward to using your services again in the near future.
Mike Dickinson (Rajasthan)
mdickinson@removethisbeforeemailingdreampool.com.au

"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!"
J. Baker (Car hire for Rajashtan)
Joanandjohnbaker@removethisbeforeemailingaol.com
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"Namaste!!!!!!
Everything went very well with your service, in fact I think my first day in Delhi would have been manic without it. Please thank Jawahar for me. I'd be glad to tell people about your service as I'm sure there would be many people who would prefer being picked up from the airport in Delhi than having to go by the demon taxi drivers. And it is nice to see such a friendly face when you arrive."
Daniel Turner (Airport transfer)
dao@nme.comremovethisbeforeemailing

"Hello,
I hope you remember us; we are the Portuguese that were in India in April. We booked your services to go from the airport to Delhi and after that we rented a car with driver to visit Rishikesh. Well, finally I have some time to tell you that we really enjoyed your services and we can recommend them.
Jawahar Lal was really very nice and competent, he waited for us at the airport for a few hours, because our flight was late. And after that we sent him several e-mails and he answered in the most efficient way.
I send you a picture of our journey in the famous Ambassador, if you want you can put it in your site.
Best regards,
Teresa Marcos
tmarcos@(removethisbeforeemailing)iesf.pt

"........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."
Karen and Casper. The Netherlands (Rajasthan)
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