Ms Joan Kosove , President-Kosove Travel , Wyncote , USA
We have just returned from a superb journey to India, one of the greatest adventures of our life. The trip was organized and Shantanu Roy Chowdhury, the director, personally accompanied us on this five-week journey through Rajasthan and Kerala. The trip was outstanding because of its variety, its contact with people and animals, its artistic, cultural, and historical experiences, and the superb organizational skills with which Rare Holidays planned the itinerary. The hotels were excellent and varied, from deluxe tents on sand dunes to restored 16th-century palaces. We were treated royally–the respect, grace, and sense of hospitality everywhere make a trip to India special and memorable. Travel to India is special because one experiences a unique way of life while one can also have the luxury of staying in exquisite accommodations, eating delicious food, and enjoying a warm, affable, and delightful group of people.
Note : Joan traveled to India with her husband , Dr Paul Korshin
, a senior Professor in English with the University of Pennsylvania. She is the proud mother of the leading Hollywood Film Producer-Andrew Kosove who has produced blockbusters like Blind Side, an Oscar nominated films starring Sandra Bullock, Insomnia starring Al Pacino. He runs Alcon Entertainment , a leading Film production house in Los Angeles.
Professor Glenn T Webb, Director of Asian Studies, Pepperdine University in Malibu,USA
“I recommend the services of Rare Holidays, and his company, to anyone who is planning a trip to India. In my case, as the director of Asian Studies at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and as the leader of a fieldtrip made in May 2000 (with my wife, who is also a professor, one graduate assistant, and nine American students), Rare Holidays first followed to the letter my instructions for a Buddhist-focused trip across northern India, from New Delhi to Calcutta, and then booked excellent accommodations and additional experiences for us, even accompanying us cross-country, to make sure that our needs were met. Our trip was challenging — in terms of the intense heat and humidity of summer, as well as in the combination of culture shock and awe-inspiring beauty that India automatically offers — but Rare Holidays was always there with practical and professional assistance to ensure that we met the challenge with a minimum of difficulty. Our comfort and safety were his constant concerns. I look forward to other fieldtrips in the future under his management.”
Ms Renata Busettini , CEO Vinelli and Scotto, Turin , Italy
I travelled with my husband Massino Ferrero, a photo journalist travelled two times to India visiting North East and Rajasthan & again visited the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad through Rare Holidays in 2012 and 2013. My husband did his job well without any problems as Rare Holidays organized everything for us a clockwork and we got the best from them as per the budget we had. We would always travel to India with Rare Holidays and would recommend them to friends and colleagues always at the first opportunity.
Mr & Mrs Roberto Cossu, Milan – Italy
We contacted Rare Holidays directly through their lovely website and inquired if they could organize us a tour to Nagaland where we wanted to cover a Festival to make a videos and photo shoot , then again a photo shoot in Mathura , Abha Neri in Rajasthan. The company organized everything for us including accommodation, transportation at all places with excellent drivers. They can be trusted with any kind of travel services one needs and can also trust them with paying in advance. After doing our video coverage and photo shoot, they organized us for an exotic Beach Holiday in Goa. We stayed at the Holiday Inn which was just lovely on the beach.
I wish Rare Holidays the very best and recommend them to anyone planning a holiday in India.
Ms Simonetta Cervelli, Owner Gelateria Splash , Rome- Italy
I was very happy to meet Mr Shantanu Roy, Director in New Delhi whose company Rare Holidays organized our Group of 9 persons from Delhi-Agra-Chambal Sanctuary-Bharatpur-Jaipur Pushkar-Jodhpur.
Organizing the group directly through Rare Holidays was a positive point as we saved a lot of money which we otherwise would have paid to an Italian Operator. Rare Holidays had their own contact in Milan – Ms Caira who was very professional each day before we boarded our plane to India
The itinerary was suggested by Shantanu Roy and we specially enjoyed visiting Chambal Sanctuary which is lesser known wildlife destination and Pushkar. Tajmahal was just so gorgeous. We enjoyed the nice hotels booked for us and had some real great food. Shantanu Roy accompanied us to Chambal Sanctuary and it as great fun and education for the whole group. We had Italian speaking guide and communication was so easy.
We love India and Rare Holiday’s personalized services and wish to come again when we have the money !!!
Dr Rohit Goel, New Delhi
Thanks for arranging a wonderful trip for our small group of 4 persons to Thailand from 14th November to 21st Nov. Mr. Kamal and Mr. Addi , your representatives in Bangkok, both are very cooperative persons. We faced some problems as we forgot to carry our vouchers given by your company but they managed us very well. The Hotels were excellent. Overall its amazing tour.and we all had a great experience during this 1st Visit to Thailand through Rare Holidays.
Keep it and we wish you all the vesy best.
Mr David Conner from United Kingdom ( Wildlife lover)
We enjoyed a lovely and comfortable Wildlife and Cultural Tour of North and Central India through Rare Holidays in December 2013 visiting Delhi , Jaipur , Ranthambore , Agra , Khajuraho , Bandavgarh , Kanha , Mumbai. We flew, took train ride and drove by private Car with an excellent driver, Ramesh Kumar, who was always at our beck and call. All hotels recommended by Rare Holidays were excellent with great food variety….Would come back again. I thank Rare Holidays Management for arranging the tour.
Ms Mamta Sharma and Saurabh , Honeymoon Couple, Delhi
We just came back from our honeymoon in Thailand arranged by Rare Holidays…November – December is a good time to go there and everything was arranged so well in Bangkok and Pattaya. The representatives o Rare Holidays in Thailand were very friendly and assisted us at each step to make us feel at home. This was our first international trip but we never felt scared or concerned about going to a different country ..all because of Rare Holidays and Mr Shantanu Roy. I am planning to go Bali soon with them. Ciao
Ms Rohini Sharma, New Delhi
I had a very limited budget for my honeymoon. Rare Holidays organized my wonderful honeymoon to Manali by Volvo Bus. I traveled in a shoe-string budget and enjoyed Manali for 4 days and everything was excellent. I will recommend their services to everyone and I will always travel through Rare Holidays.
Ms Jane and Mr Bruce Weide, USA
We had a great tour yesterday. Everything went smoothly except getting on the train in Delhi, which I want to tell you about for your information. The guide, Ashish, in Agra was terrific. The driver there was excellent, and after we asked explicitly to be accompanied until the train arrived in Agra, one of the office staff from the driver’s company stayed with us on the platform even though the train was almost a hour late. Very helpful.
Best wishes, and thanks again for arranging the nice tour and pleasant driver for the return from Delhi train station in the evening.
(And thanks for calling this morning; this is the email I mentioned.)