Greaves India

“This is a specialised service above and beyond any other current operator, from the moment you land in India and a Greaves representative meets you at the door of the aeroplane“ .

Victoria Mather Travel Editor Vanity Fair

  • Got back this morning after just about the best trip we've ever been on and don't know how to begin to thank you both for making it all possible.

    All the hotels were wonderful. Greaves, as ever, did us proud. Our driver, Rajesh, was a model of serenity and composure: a brilliant driver in extremely daunting conditions, a genius at navigation and delightful company.

    We also had a terrific guide in Jodhpur. Everything worked seamlessly, and I honestly can't remember ever having enjoyed a trip or finding so much to be inspired by.

    Claire Wrathall, Freelance Journalist for Conde Nast Traveller & The Financial Times

  • Greaves are quite honestly the bee's knees of travel to India. I've found their expert knowledge and insight invaluable when planning a trip and throughout my visits have appreciated their discreet care and efficiency. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the deserts of Rajasthan, Greaves have shown me the best of India in the best possible way.

    Diana Preston, Author and Freelance Journalist for The Sunday Telegraph

  • I would like to comment that the service we have received from Greaves has always been impeccable

    Bonnie Burnham, President of World Monuments Fund

  • Greaves Travel under the brilliant leadership of Mala Tandan of Greaves in India, has ensured that British Museum traveling in India is perfectly organised in every detail. The staff are unfailingly efficient and thoughtful and plan for every eventuality. We cannot recommend Greaves Travel more highly.

    Joanna Mackle, Director of Public Engagement, The British Museum

  • The ease and convenience of Greaves' private plane is changing the way I can sell India travel to my clients by inspiring them with an exceptional opportunity to explore more of the country while saving time and journeying in comfort. As always, everything Greaves does is to perfection. These exciting private plane itineraries are another feather in their cap certainly appealing to sophisticated travelers seeking the bespoke experience of a lifetime.

    Manny Beauregard, CEO, Hallmark Travel, Inc.

  • The service provided has been flawless.  It would be difficult to suggest anything that could improve the experience.   Thank you

    Mrs Miller Travelled September 2016

  • We have had a lovely, smooth and well organised trip.  Everyone was kind and extremely helpful.  Thank you.

    Mr kelly and Ms Thompson Travelled September 2016

  • Good to Excellent level of service overall.  We liked our guides who were al knowledgeable and nice.  Our driver was very safe and competent.  We were well looked after and would recommend Greaves to friends and family.

    Mr and Mrs Brown Travelled September 2016

  • The trip was a great experience for my family.

    The hotels selected were excellent. The drivers were courteous and skilled at their jobs. The guides were all individuals and performed their roles to a high standard. The Greaves representatives that met us at each stop were very supportive and helped us with our particular requirements.

    We will recommend the trip to our friends.

    Well done Greaves!

    Mr Paul Templeman Travlled May 2016

  • We have had a brilliant holiday.  Everything was organized down to the last detail.  The reps that met us were wonderful especially Antony who met us in Kochin.  Very informative.  Our driver that took us to Kochin, homestay then to the rice barge and then to the Marari resort was a fantastic driver we all felt very safe.
     
    The Homestay at Dewalokam was amazing, the food, guided tours and family were excellent.  The rooms were 5 star, they thought of everything.  Would highly recommend them.  The beach resort was perfect, very quiet as the season is closing, staff, grounds, food all top notch.
     
    We had an upgrade to the palace suite in the Old Fort Hotel in Kochin, check us out.  Also when we got to the Taj the rep asked for an upgrade there to the palace side not the tower. Very spoilt.
     
    The rice boat was fab and the food wonderful.
     
    The guides were knowledgeable and very obliging, brilliant.
     
    We could not fault one single thing.  So a huge thank you Sheetal for all your organisation and a big thank you to everyone involved.
     
    Perfect holiday loved it.

    Mrs Taylor Travelled March 2016

  • Thank you - I had a fabulous trip.

    Many thanks for helping us with the extra bags that were kindly dropped off at your Delhi office and I know Louise was delighted to be reunited with her kindle, so again thank your team for organising this.

    We also appreciated that we had twin beds in all but one of the hotels and all the rooms were excellent.

    A BIG thank you to Sanjay who was an excellent driver and very patient with us.

    Mrs Soper Travelled March 2016

  • We had the most wonderful adventure in India, thank you for arranging our itinerary, everything was just fabulous! The Greaves representatives we met on our trip were wonderful too and couldn't have been more helpful & smiley. As too was our driver and his assistant, who were always prompt and willing to be flexible with timings etc.

    Thank you for everything and I will definetely be in touch when planning my next India adventure!

    Ms Eastham Travelled March 2016

  • Greaves and their representatives were always at hand at every stop to greet and assist us. Always very welcoming and willing to modify any changes to our itinerary, making our whole trip a wonderful experience.

    Mrs and Mrs Hughes Travelled March 2016

  • Firstly may I say what a wonderful trip we had and Greaves were superb every step of the way! Thank you for all the effort and organisation you put into putting the trip together for us.
     
    We'd highly recommend Greaves for anyone that is looking to arrange a trip to India, it certainly wouldn't have been so smooth without you.    
     
    Lastly our driver Sunil was amazing, he is a credit to your company and we would definitely request him again should we ever be lucky enough to return!

    Ms Phaure Travelled March 2016

  • The whole process from establishing an itinerary to completing the holiday worked extremely well.  The choice of hotels fitted our needs perfectly.  Our driver for the majority of the trip was excellent: knowledgable and offered additional sight seeing extras - I now know where peanuts are from!

    We appreciate the care you took to plan and book our holiday for us and we will use you for our next trip to destinations you cover.

    Mr and Mrs Ormston Travelled March 2016

  • We had a wonderful holiday and all went very well.  The boutique hotels you recommended were very good.  We were upgraded to a pool room at Coconut Lagoon which was really special.

    Bandos Island in the Maldives was lovely and the reef afforded really great snorkelling.

    I would like to return to both Kerala and the Maldives - we shall see!!

    Mrs Harris Travelled February 2016

  • It was a great trip with all of your Greaves representatives being helpful, reliable and informative. All the guides in the different places were good. I called it our singing trip as each of them gave us a song or chant at different shrines temples or forts !

    We were especially grateful to Sunil our driver in Kerala. He did a lot of driving for us and took the time to stop at points of interest which he thought we might enjoy.

    I can't think of anything that we could offer as a help improving your service.

    I would certainly highly recommend Greaves from beginning in London to end of trip as a company to use when visiting India.

    Mr and Mrs Keeling Travelled February 2016

  • Our holiday was perfect, we couldn't have had a better itinerary.

    Greaves tour itinerary, meet and greet, guides and driver, are all outstanding . We would have no hesitation recommending your company (as we did on numerous occasions to people we met on our travels) to other people, if any of your clients would like a first hand experience from one of your customers we would be happy to provide.

    I close by once again stressing how easy Greaves made the whole trip for us, your helpful ideas and suggestions (and in letting us personalise the trip to meet our needs), to your agents, guides, meeters and greeters in India, you have all made a fantastic trip, truly memorable, thank you .

    We are already thinking of our next Greaves trip when we would like to do northern India, a revisit to Goa, and Sri Lanka.

    Mr and Mrs Cameron Travelled February 2016

  • I do want to thank you for the role Greaves played in making our trip to India so great.  I don't think I appreciated how much we would depend on Greaves during our holiday.  I sort of thought we had booked it and then that would be that - we would be on our own.  It wasn't the case at all as your representatives were at our side from the moment we arrived till our departure.  Each person we met was charming, professional, knowledgeable and interesting.  They tailored everything to our needs and did it with pleasure and a smile.  They provided information and insight and throughout made me feel secure and happy to be led around to enjoy our trip.

    Your company has excelled and I will be certain to recommend friends to use you in future.
    Thank you and with best regards

    Mrs Magie Markwick Travelled February 2016

  • Thank you we had a wonderful trip and everything ran very smoothly.

    The highlights for me were seeing a tiger at very close range in Ranthambhore.  All the hotels were great but I particularly enjoyed staying at Sher Bagh Camp and absolutely loved the Devi Garh Hotel - what an amazing place.

    Mrs Soper Travelled February 2016

  • Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful tour to India. Your attention to detail is second to none and very much appreciated by us, particularly all the airport assistance with a special mention to the most welcoming golf cart practically at the airplane door on arrival in Delhi airport. I thought that was amazing and very much appreciated by us all, particularly when you are feeling a bit weary and jaded.
    All the guides were amazing, a particular mention should go to the guy who showed us around the Taj Mahal and the guy who was our guide in Udaipur, Camel I think.

    Many thanks for all your hard work in making it such an enjoyable trip. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends and would hope to return to India one day with your assistance.

    Ms Amada Mills Travelled February 2016

  • Thank you for your kind enquiry on our holiday - we had a superb time, everything was very well organised, friendly, exciting and with great comfort/customer care. I must single out Singinawa as being "excellent/superb plus".

    Thank you Greaves Travel for a great experience holiday.

    Mr Mick Cocker Travelled February 2016

  • Just wanted to let you know that we had a fabulous holiday, thanks so much for facilitating it for us. All the accommodation was first rate and we left all locations wishing we could have spent more time there.

    Special mention to our driver Rayul who drove us from Nagpur Airport to both game reserves and back to Nagpur. Driving in India is very difficult as you know and he did not take any risks or make us feel uncomfortable at all.

    Also the staff at Shillim were all excellent and could not have made us more welcome.

    We are already planning to return to India as we have been recommended a game reserve in Assam so something to look forward to in a couple of years so will be in touch!

    Many thanks to all at Greaves Travel for helping to make a memorable holiday.

    Lynda and John Travelled February 2016

  • We had a fantastic holiday thank you -Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and we had a really interesting, varied and relaxing time!
     
    Jay, our guide was extremely knowledgeable on a wide range of subjects, a very safe driver (essential!) and willing to adapt the schedule to our wishes. He arranged a trip to a cinnamon farm that we particularly wanted to see and took us to a supermarket!

    Mr and Mrs Chinn Travelled February 2016

  • We thought the whole Greaves experience was really good and obviously a lot of work had been done and was being done on a daily basis to ensure that everything went smoothly which it always did.  Some of the drives were very long but the driver always drove effortlessly.  
    The itinerary and accommodation choices felt as though you had met us!  The cookery experience in Delhi with its Gupta was very special, also the bird watching experiences and village experiences were very different and will remain with is always.  We loved India, the food is amazing and the people friendly, kind and very welcoming.

    Mr and Mrs Young Travelled January 2016

  • Our three weeks in Rajasthan, which ended yesterday morning,  were absolutely delightful and enchanting.We want to take this opportunity to thank you personally and all your colleagues whom we met on this voyage for the  friendly, efficient and professional assistance through out. Whether in Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur or Agra, we felt extremely well looked after and very secure and confident. Your very kind and knowledgeable representatives and guides went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and made sure that we got the best rooms in each hotel. Most pleasant and enjoyable, aside from the Imperial, was the overnight stay in the tent at Chhatra Sagar and most enjoyable and highly to be recommended is the Samode Haveli and its staff in the beautiful authentic setting.The literature festival in Jaipur is very much to be recommended and you should also take up in your program the 'face to face with old Jaipur" walk organised by students, I believe.

    We were also very lucky to have had such a competent, reliable and truly likable driver named Vinod from Udaipur onwards until the very last day.He is an expert! Very much agreeably surprised and relieved were we when your representative in Mumbai greeted us at the national terminal, accompanied us to the international terminal and at the same time made sure that our luggage would be handled with priority. It did indeed arrive in Basel at the same time as we did. We didn't expect this extra treatment in Mumbai because, after all, that part of the trip was organized through our travel agency in Basel. Hence another reason to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

    We hope to be back in north India next year as we have made reservations in Nagaur and Jodpur for the Sacred Music festival in February 2017. We will get in touch with you, if we may, for that occasion and hopefully we can have Vinod again as a driver!

    Again, many thanks for your very kind services which made every moment of our journey most memorable.

    Mr and Mrs Langloh Travelled January 2016

  • Thank you for organising another fabulous holiday. The Maldives is the ultimate beach/diving destination. It exceeded our expectations and is Paradise. Viva at by Taj came up to the usual excellent Taj standard - staff, service, food, water villas were superb. We loved the Open Grill and the head barman was very attentive. The all inclusive option was the right choice.The water villas were  the best option for us. Swimming from our villas into the lagoon was very special, especially seeing the eagle rays.

    Ibbotson Family Travelled January 2016

  • Greaves Travel continues to exceed our expectations whenever we travel to India.  We remain impressed with the level of service on the ground, our custom tailored itineraries, the hotels chosen for us and our chartered planes.  Thank you Greaves for your consistently reliable high level of service.  We are grateful that we can always count on your team to deliver us a magical Indian experience.

    Marjorie and Joe Walsh Travelled in December 2015

  • We are writing the email to say thank you to you for the lovely trip in India. We received highly professional service from both the agents and the guides in India. It was such a wonderful experience and will be a great memory for both of us. 
    Given our amazing experience, I recommend you to my parents and their friends. They would very much like to do a trip to India with you as well.

    Ms Gong Travelled December 2015

  • The trip went very well, your arrangements were excellent, all the meet and greets with your representatives were most professional and ran smoothly.
    The Maharajas Express was an excellent way to get around and the standard was very high. There were only twenty five of us on the train which holds about eighty guests so that was an added bonus.

    The stay at both hotels were very good. India is certainly unlike anywhere I've been before and I've been many places! Perhaps one day I'll return and go North.
    If I hear of anyone planning to go to India I will certainly recommend you.

    Ms Smith Travelled December 2015

  • We are home now and reflecting on our trip to incredible India, it certainly lived up to its name. The smooth transits through Delhi airport were really appreciated especially the meeting airside when we first arrived. Sahil Dawar from the Dehli office who we met four times was exceptional and really made things easy.

    All of your co-ordinators were really good and the guides that they arranged were really professional.

    We were delighted with our trip and events have demonstrated that we made a wise choice of travel agent. Greaves were superb. We are already planning our next trip which will definitely repeat Amritsar and Jaipur together with more in Rajasthan.

    Thank you in particular to you and your colleagues for making our trip so seamless.

    

    Mr and Mrs Edwards Travelled November 2015

  • Fabulous trip with a spotting of a leopard and tigers! We saw the real India, but maybe not a trip for first timers.  Once again thank you Greaves.

    Mrs and Mrs Ibbotson Travelled October 2015

  • The transition from one location to another was amazingly smooth and trouble free due to the Greaves team.  Excellent and interesting hotels throughout Rajasthan and the itinerary was spot on.

    Mr and Mrs Maund Travelled October 2015

  • Just to say I am back and had the most wonderful trip to India.  Thank you so much for your excellent organisation. Everyone in India was amazing and so helpful.

    I shall be booking again for next year!

    Travelled October 2015

  • Most satisfied with the services you provided. All accommodations were very good especially the Samode Haveli and Singinawa.
    Game drives were also very good with either just the 2 of us or sometimes one other couple - no Cantaars thankfully.

    Wouldn't have made it without your help, thanks again.

    Mr Lemon Travelled October 2015

  • I am now back to the "real world" but the magic of the trip still lingers on.

    I was extremely happy with the choice of hotels all along the trip and the service in every one of them was remarkable.

    The guides you provided were all highly professional, knowledgable and helpful. I especially liked Punam in Delhi, however all guides were excellent.

    The representatives who came to meet me me in the various destinations as well as the airport were also highly professional, helpful and courteous.

    The driver throughout my journey was excellent both in terms of his driving skills as well as general knowledge.

    The level of service and attention to detail by Greaves Travel is outstanding truly having traveled with many high end agencies you rank right at the top and I will definitely recommend you and would choose to travel with you again hopefully in the future.

    Ms Mourey Travelled July 2015

  • The hotels were fabulous particularly in Agra and Jaipur and the service was impeccable - fewer guests meant very individual attention.

    Travelled June 2015

  • I was well taken care of at all stages of my trip and would definitely use Greaves again and would recommend to my friends. Thank you

    Travelled May 2015

  • Our driver was excellent, safe, thoughtful, and we felt very comforted by his capable driving.  He also attended our every need very effectively.  Altogether an excellent holiday and we would highly recommend Greaves.

    Mr and Mrs Jonathan Travelled March 2015

  • Just to say we have had an absolutely fabulous holiday.

    We would particularly like to thank Puneet and his team for looking after us.

    In a trip like this with so many moving parts it is inevitable that things will not always go to plan.  In this situation it is the resolution of issues that make the difference. Puneet and his team delivered an excellent result in managing any issues that occurred and we felt valued as customers.

    We look forward to our next India trip.

    Mrs MacAulay Travelled March 2015

  • We had a really fantastic time, the arrangements all went well and the whole journey was smooth and effortless thanks to all your attention to detail, the great reps and guides and a really special mention to our fantastic driver Munna Singh who went that extra mile to look after us and made our trip so memorable and special.  Your hotel recommendations were great too with just enough time to relax and enjoy ourselves round the pool after a hard day sightseeing.  We really did have a trip of a lifetime and loved every minute.   Thank you for helping to arrange a really lovely holiday which we will always remember.  I am smiling as I write this - so many wonderful memories.

     

    Ms Lloyd Travelled March 2015

  • We enjoyed every moment of our time in country and we are very appreciative of the efforts made on our behalf by Greaves. There are no real aspects where we would suggest change - our guides were unfailingly excellent, the accommodation was outstanding and the itinerary you helped to arrange was just what we were after. Thank you so much for the excellent support.

    We would have no hesitation in recommending Greaves to anyone intending to travel in India. Our experience after two extensive tours, in different parts of the country, has been nothing short of exceptional.

    Thank you again for looking after us so well.

    Mr Shalders Travelled February 2015

  • Our trip was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Greaves' organisation is impeccable and we were not let down once - every connection made and every rep and guide waiting for us. We appreciated the lovely accommodation and the upgrades you had suggested made it even better. 

    We enjoyed our few days in Mumbai and as Ann said the slum tour was amazing.

    And no Delhi belly!

    Mr and Mrs Taylorson Travelled

  • Thank you so much for arranging this beautiful trip to India for us, I can't tell you how much my family and I enjoyed it.

    To start with Greaves Travel representatives were always there to receive us and great us and make sure all arrangements are in place for us with the hotel and guides.

    The hotel arrangements not only met but exceeded our expectations.

    The guides were deep with knowledge and history background and pleasant to be with.

    The car and driver were an excellent arrangement and the driver knowledge and navigation skills were outstanding.

    The choice of route and timings were perfect.

    So thank you for everything and rest assured I will recommend you to all my family and friends.

     

    Mr Alzabin Travelled January 2015

  • Thank you for making such excellent arrangements on our behalf. We had a truly memorable second visit to India and would have no hesitation recommending Greaves Travel.

    Every appointment ran perfectly with your agents and the driver and the excellent guides. We were fortunate indeed to have the wisdom and scholarship of Joli in Agra, Shailendra in Jaipur and Kamal in Udaipur, all performed superbly and provided exactly the guiding services which we had requested. 

    The agents met us on time on every occasion and handled our transfer flight from Udaipur to Delhi so that we were never anxious for our connections.

    We look forward to working with Greaves Travel on another occasion with our best wishes.

     

    Mr and Mrs Bevan Travelled January 2015

  • I just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time in india. Everything just went perfectly and the trip was amazing. Thank you so much for all of your help. 

    Whilst all of the guides were good, Atul, our guide in Agra, and Vikram, our guide in jaipur stand out the most to me. Not only were they knowledgeable and thorough on the tours, but their personalities and conversation added to the fun of the day.

    Of course The Oberoi Hotels and staff were amazing as well.

    Thank you again for all of you help and we'll be in touch for our next trip to india.

    Ms Peterson Travelled December 2014

  • Arriving at Chennai airport, alone, at night is daunting but being met by my lovely guide and driver, arriving at The Taj Hotel where absolutely all the staff were extremely kind, friendly and helpful and where they attended to every request, no matter how small, along with terrific food, all made my trip even better then expected. 
    The service at Greaves is fantastic, could not have been better.

    Ms Wilder Travelled December 2014

  • We had a great time, thank you. When we arrived at Mumbai airport we were approached immediately by Tony who was brilliant. Food on train was excellent staff wonderful and we ate lots of Indian dishes without having any tummy problems. Enjoyed all the trips on the coach, the driver was really good. Enjoyed Goa relaxing.

    Can't wait to go back again. Thank you for all your help

    Mrs Mulvihill Travelled December 2014

  • Our trip was truly memorable and went like clockwork with Greaves waiting and attending to our every need. The hotels were the very best and at the Lake Palace, as repeat clients, we were upgraded to a royal suite and given some really charming goodies. We were made to feel really special. I wish could remember the names of the guides and drivers who were so great. When we decide to go again, it will certainly be with Greaves. 

    Mr Campbell and Mr Vera Travelled November 2014

  • Very good trip, packed itinerary which ran very smoothly.  All of our guides were excellent.

    Travelled November 2014

  • I just wanted to say a huge thank you!!! My friends and I would thoroughly recommend Greaves. The service from my initial booking with you to throughout the entire trip was fantastic.

    L Cheung Travelled October 2014

  • Since landing in India we have been looked after superbly.  All the hotels have met or exceeded our expectations.  The guides were informative and interesting and our driver excellent.

    Travelled October 2014

  • A very enjoyable holiday, well organised and with wonderful accommodation and guides.

    Mrs Miles and Mrs Greeman

  • The Palaces were spectacular, well chosen, the service exemplary and food fantastic.  The sightseeing was marvellous and I enjoyed every single minute of it. 
    The meet and greet also ensured a hassle free arrival and departure to and from each venue including airports. 

    Lady Goldsmith Travelled September 2014

  • We had the most fantastic time!  It was a truly spectacular trip - where we were treated like Maharajahs at every destination.  Greaves was amazing - we felt so spoiled with all the upgrades you arranged and the incredible service.  We sang your praises everywhere we went.

    Thank you so much for all your hard work putting it together, and making it all so seamless and easy for us.  Thank you for changing the itinerary for me as well - it worked really well having one less place, and we loved everywhere we went.

    It was a really wonderful trip - one to remember forever. And we are now plotting when we can go back to India and where to!!

     

    Mr and Mrs Goldsmith Travelled August 2014

  • Our tour was superbly organized and superbly executed.  Please extend our thanks to your excellent staff on the ground, they were wonderful, thoughtful and efficient and we so enjoyed meeting them all and sharing their experiences and expertise.  An extra gold star plus goes to our delightful, unflappable driver who has eyes in the back of his head and looked after us so well.  Also to Roy, our charming guide in Agra - his breadth and depth of knowledge and his enthusiasm were a joy - he is a great credit to Greaves.

    Mr and Mrs Cave Travelled April 2014

  • I want to thank Greaves for everything. It was perfect from start to finish.

    We were met at each destination by your agents who stayed with us till we arrived at the hotels.

    The driver Navtesh was terrific. Was a pleasure to have him drive us, he showed and talked about the areas as we drove. All the guides were good too.

    You thought of everything.

    Thank you again for giving us a special experience and look forward to our next journey with you.

    Mr and Mrs Lever Travelled in March 2014

  • We had an absolutely perfect time! Not only that I thank you at Greaves for organising it so brilliantly. We had no worries at all on the whole trip which went like clockwork from start to finish.

    All the hotels were fantastic and so was the whole itinerary. Ending our trip at the Aditya resort was perfect because that hotel in particular was spectacular in every respect, in particular the service and the cuisine, which was the best we have ever had.

    James Sanders Travelled March 2014

  • Firstly can we thank you for a wonderful trip, the service we received in the UK and India was fantastic. The agents, guides and especially our driver Kuldeep were first rate. The hotels were beautiful and we were looked after very well indeed. It was difficult to pick out one hotel as they were all very, very good. However we shall single out the Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace which was simply breathtaking.   The tour was spot on and we visited some fascinating sights.  We would absolutely recommend you as a tour operator - we delighted with the whole experience.  It will be hard to beat. We shall return to India and when we do we will travel with Greaves again. 

    Mr and Mrs Marsh Travelled March 2014

  • With regard to Greaves we have nothing but high praise from beginning to end. 

    As you know, David was very impressed with your own knowledge and efficiency from the very start of the planning process. This meant that even arriving in India 2 months after leaving the UK, we felt confident that all would be well.

    The various  guides were also very good being both knowledgeable on their area, but also willing to discuss much more about themselves and what it is to be Indian in 2014. For us this was probably the most enjoyable and valuable part of the trip and made us realise how advantageous it is to have access to your own personal source of information.

    Finally, I have saved my highest praise for Jitender our driver. It was a concern that we might be stuck in a car for 3 weeks with someone that we could not connect with but Jitender was wonderful. A good and careful driver, he was always on time in his immaculately clean car. When we were with reps or guides he was quiet,but as soon as we were on our own he talked, practising his English, imparting knowledge and answering all the questions that occurred to us along the way. He looked after us when we were ill, he bought us a rose for Valentine's day and won our admiration for his quiet determination to improve himself. If it makes any difference we would really like his employer to know what an asset he is. 

    Throughout the trip we felt able to relax knowing that we were in safe hands. We had help when we were ill and felt like a precious parcel being carefully passed from hand to hand along the way with each rep having been fully informed of our current situation.

    We came to Greaves on the recommendation of my sister and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you to anyone planning a trip to India.

    Thank you for all your help and hard work.

    Mr and Mrs Nicholson Travelled February 2014

  • I had a spectacularly WONDERFUL holiday... the best ever!  It was even better than I had dared to hope.   Truly the trip of a lifetime.  

    For the entire tour, the organisation was exemplary - I was taken care of so well, and felt entirely safe.   Everything ran so smoothly and efficiently.  All the reps were very helpful and friendly, and every request or enquiry I made was met in a really positive fashion.  

    I had the MOST amazing time.  I will of course recommend Greaves most highly to anyone contemplating visiting India.

    Warmest thanks to everyone who helped make my stay so memorable.

    Ms Meade Travelled February 2014

  • We had a fabulous time, really loved it and the hotels selected were excellent bar none!

    Hope to be travelling to India again in the not too distant future.

    Thank you for your help with the arrangements, as always the service from Greaves was excellent.

    Mr and Mrs Stewart Travelled February 2014

  • Yes we had a very enjoyable holiday and everything was managed very smoothly from your India Office, from meeting us at the airport to seeing us off on to the Palace on Wheels. The Hotel was super and we were upgraded to Taj Club rooms which we have assumed was thanks to Greaves, so we appreciate that very much. 

    Overall it was a great adventure, organised extremely professionally by you and your team in London and those in your local office.

    Mr and Mrs Noel Travelled February 2014

  • I am pleased to say that we had a superb holiday and would just like to say that we were extremely impressed with the overall service provided by Greaves from start to finish. The trip you designed was just what we wanted as was the choice of hotel and time allotted for each stay.

    We did have one instance where the treatment from an hotel - the Taj, Mumbai - was not good; your local team took it up with the management and as a result on our return visit last Saturday we were given a "triple" upgrade to a magnificent suite - so well done to your team in Mumbai.

    Client Travelled January 2014

  • What an amazing trip to India.  It's difficult to know what we enjoyed most, but we wouldn't have enjoyed anything half as much without knowing that at every turn there was a Greaves employee waiting to make our life easier.  The roll of honour is headed by Raj, who drove us safely, securely and cheerfully for ten days.  At no stage were we worried or concerned for our safety on India's very busy roads. 

    All of the guides were excellent:   Punam, in Delhi, Guru in Agra, Maneesh in Jaipur, Kamal in Udaipur and Jasmine in Mumbai.  We had very little to do with your representatives (as nothing went wrong!), but Khush looked after us very well in Udaipur, where we made some changes to the itinerary and where he was most helpful in getting us smoothly onto the plane to Mumbai as was your representative in Mumbai.   

    The hotels were fantastic.  Perhaps the only niggle was that we ended up paying for breakfast as we took it in our suite-part of the reason for having a suite.  But we'll know for next time. A fantastic recommendation from Victoria and , all in all, a wonderful two weeks.  Please pass our thanks on to whoever else was responsible.

    Mr and Mrs Hawser Travelled January 2014

  • The whole flow, ease and quality of service from the Greaves team was fantastic.  I organised this trip to show my family around a country that i lived in 10 years ago.  They were always there when needed, gracious, accommodating and always smiling.  Thank you for making this special trip for us a remarkable one.

    Mr Kellaway and Family Travelled December 2013

  • The most enjoyable and wonderful trip of our lifetime, we saw all the sights worth seeing plus a few others extra to those expected.

    Mr and Mrs Hosp Travelled December 2013

  • I've not felt the need to write an endorsement before, but for anyone seriously interested in Indian food… Jonty Rajagopalan rocks.  I recently had the good fortune to spend a couple of days in her witty company during a Greaves Travel culinary tour of India for the Daily Mail.  She's an expert on regional Indian cuisine, eloquently fusing its history - both developmental and political - with cultural & religious significance into a fascinating whole.  Her passion and knowledge takes some beating.  It's simple, I defy you to find a more erudite or personable companion for eating obscure street food or banqueting like Bollywood prince.  Enjoy!

    Nick Maes, Travel writer and Broadcaster. Travelled November 2013

  • We are unusual travellers in that we had a specific itinerary in order to explore our separate family histories.  All the guides embraced our quest with enthusiasm.  The excellent service, provided by Greaves, took care of all the practical aspects and we enjoyed our trip very much.

    Ms Bachelard and Ms Hughes Travelled November 2013

  • Thank you for the holiday, I couldn't have dreamed it better. Neeleshwar is perhaps the most soothing place I've ever been - and the houseboat was phenomenal. The backwaters were so beautiful and the staff on the boat were incredibly lovely. Actually, the staff were the highlight everywhere - each and every Greaves person was charming and helpful, and the hotel staff were so friendly and made us feel so comfortable. The only thing I would have changed about the whole trip was to cancel the work I'd gone to India to do, and to spend longer in Kerala! We're both already desperate to go back.

    Thank you so much.

    Francesca Segal Travelled November 2013

  • Overall the company offered us a fantastic experience. It was professional, well organised, and efficient and we felt looked after at all times. We didn't have to concern ourselves with anything apart from enjoying our holiday.

    With many thanks for a memorable holiday.

    Client Travelled November 2013

  • Dear Greaves, we had a wonderful time, you organised it perfectly! Everyone was helpful and kind and it ran very smoothly.

    Many thanks and we will come to you again. 

    Mr Swain Travelled November 2013

  • We chose Greaves Travel because of their perceived knowledge - which has proved to have been correct.

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our itinerary.

    Mr and Mrs Jubert Travelled November 2013

  • Our challenge to Greaves was to put together a budget conscious "off the beaten track" introduction to Rajasthan that would satisfy a small group of jaded travellers whose real life concept of " out of the way"  is to enter Peter Jones from the back door.

    All of Greaves's itinerary suggestions provided the perfect level of comfort, adventure and seemless co-ordination.  5 Star India is bling on steroids and must be seen but it was the little tucked away heritage hotels,  our early morning walks in the local villages ( mind the cow dung) and weaving through the potholes of an Indian highway that was our real introduction to another world.   It was wonderful we could boast to the Mumbai elite we were going to places they had never heard of; score one for us at the dinner table.  

    As for service I am afraid Greaves has to take second place behind the cobbler of Raipur village who measured our feet at 11:00am and produced hand stitched goat hide moccasins for delivery to Lakshman Sagar in the Badlands of India  ( Maharajah's former hunting lodge of course )  at 6 the next morning for under a tenner. 

    Mrs Michelle Han Travelled October 2013

  • Your arrangements for our visit in October worked like clockwork and your choice of hotels spot on. A big thank you to all your Team.

    I was so impressed with the country that I am now planning a month's visit in 2015 and will certainly be asking Greaves to handle my arrangements

    Mr Dunn Travelled October 2013

  • We had a wonderful tour of India, with so much to see.  Having everything organised by Greaves meant we wasted no time, saw much more and never had to worry.  Thank you Greaves.

    Ms Williams Travelled October 2013

  • Greaves is well organised, courteous, efficient and made the trip highly enjoyable as we did not have to worry about any arrangements.  I would unreservedly recommend Greaves and would certainly use them again.  The programme Greaves put together made very good use of our time we had available and ensured we saw all the major sites.

    Ms Susan Handley Travelled October 2013

  • I would, and indeed do, highly recommend the Greaves team, to anyone looking to travel to the Indian sub-continent. We will definitely be in touch with you for our next trip to India and would also like to visit Nepal and Bhutan sometime.
    Thanks once again for creating magical experiences. 

    Ms Hindle Travelled October 2013

  • I just arrived back to Hong Kong this morning and want to thank you for all your help with this memorable expedition.   It was just a glimpse of the beauty of India and I hope to go back for more.

    Ms Moss Travelled October 2013

  • A wonderful celebration of my 60th Birthday, a trip of a lifetime beautifully organised.  Well done all at Greaves Travel.

    Mr Porter Travelled October 2013

  • I don't think our holiday could have been bettered and I hope we will be able to
    repeat our trip with some of our grandchildren next year.

    Mr and Mrs Pratt Travelled September 2013

  • We had a wonderful trip and cannot fault the consummate professionalism of Greaves from the moment that you first took my enquiry call to the moment when your representative said goodbye to us at Delhi airport-everything was first class and ran very smoothly.We loved India and are keen to go back there again at xmas with our three children, and will definitely be using Greaves again.

    Mr M Crosbie Travelled March 2013

  • Greaves surpassed themselves and it was an incredible, and memorable, visit - thank you so much.

    Mrs H Watson Travelled in March 2012

  • I felt I was in the arms of the most expert and smoothly conducted operation concerned solely with my enjoyment and experience of India. For virtually one month I was transported, met , advised, consulted and seamlessly cushioned in every practical detail which freed me up to get on with my own agenda (collecting material for paintings) totally unhindered. I felt very looked after in the most discreet almost invisible manner which gave me a sense of safety as I channelled my energies into my own interests.

    Mr B Looney Travelled February 2013

  • Outstanding Service by Greaves in every aspect.  I will definitely use Greaves on my next trip to India.

    Mr Hurbe Travelled March 2013

  • I had the most memorable and interesting holiday ever!  Every day was magical and exciting and every hotel booked was an EXCELLENT.  I can't wait to do North India with Greaves and thank you for everything.  Ms Grant travelled Feb 2013

    Ms Grant Travelled February 2013

  • We were delighted with Greaves Travel and will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends etc.  Thank you for creating such a wonderful holiday.

    With best wishes,  

     

    Mrs Sonia Hancock Travelled February 2013

  • Firstly thanks for all your planning. It was a great holiday and we really enjoyed all the Tamil Nadu sites and people.

    The driver was brilliant…the best we have every had : good enough English, very relaxed and extremely knowledgeable and helpful all round.

    Your ground staff were all excellent - our flight was rescheduled to leave Mumbai earlier than slated and your team got us ready and there in time and without any panic at all

    We really enjoyed the train journey : whetted our appetite and we will not shy away from this type of class accommodation for a long journey (though of course not overnight).

    The new hotel in Pondicherry was superb: great room, extremely good staff, super pool, excellent location : quite faultless really. They were a little bit disorganised on the food side but that was understandable as they had only been open a month. We stayed there an extra night because we liked it so much.

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Very best,

     

    Mr Moross Travelled January 2013

  • We really had a fantastic holiday thank you.  We were keen to travel with Greaves again, having had a great time in Northern India 7 years ago.  It was great to see that your standards are still just as high and the people you work with in India still just as outstanding as before.  We very much hope that we'll be able to travel with you again in the future.

    Mr Donkin and Ms Milton Travelled January 2013

  • We are very grateful. For the way you organised this beautiful trip and look forward to planning a new one next year.

    Travelled January 2013

  • We are very grateful. For the way you organised this beautiful trip and look forward to planning a new one next year. Maybe in Aurangabad, Gujarat.

    Travelled January 2013

  • We had a great time and I would like to thank you for your excellent personal service in arranging our trip (and my birthday cake!)

    I must say that all the connections and interactions with your various representatives in India were first class - prompt, polite, helpful and professional. Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to all concerned.

    I would have no hesitation in using you again and recommending Greaves to others - a fantastic job.

    Travelled December 2012

  • My feedback is very positive. Everything went smoothly and we were very pleased with the service that Greaves provided. In particular:

    The service when booking and before we travelled was excellent.

    The standards of the hotels you recommended was very high. We liked them all but the hotels in Varanasi and Bandhavgarh were outstanding.

    The representatives were always helpful. I would mention in particular Girl in Delhi and Tony in Mumbai who got us a room upgrade. Perhaps the one exception was in Khajuraho where we were not met on our return from Bandhavgarh and the flight was delayed for some hours but we appreciate that the representative here was not from Greaves itself and it is only a small town. Otherwise, everything was done for us and at the airports at Delhi and Mumbai, Greaves had someone on hand to get us through all the formalities - small things like that make all the difference to a holiday.

    So overall, it was great and we will certainly use Greaves again when we go back to India. And thanks to you personally for all your hard work.

    Mr Willis Travelled December 2012

  • We had a wonderful holiday as everything was so well organised and planned.  We were very well looked after and Greaves came to the rescue when our flight was cancelled and got us to Delhi just in time for our flight home. 

    We would certainly use Greaves again.

    Mr Marczyski Travelled November 2012

  • India is an incredible country with so many contrasts, which I am sure I don't need to tell you about.

    Our only regret is that we never visited the beautiful country sooner.

    Your agents were there every step of the way and the guides and drivers on the whole were excellent.

    Greaves did a superb job and I am sure you will be pleased to know that our stomach's behaved themselves too.

    We really felt we were spoon-fed all the way through.

    Thank you all once again.

     

    Travelled November 2012

  • Once again the excellent arrangements for our India tour were of the best.

    Thank you for your attention to detail, and also for the unexpected and lovely upgrade at the Taj in Bombay.

    We felt very spoilt and pampered at every stage of our journey through India. Everywhere was different and interesting in it's own unique way, and all staff could not have done more to make sure we had wonderful memories to take home with us.

    I know my friend is now just as 'hooked' on India as I am, and so I'm sure another trip will be on the agenda some time in the future.

    Once again, my grateful thanks for making our 'Passage to India' so enjoyable.

    Ms E Fleming Travelled October 2012

  • A really fantastic trip in every way.  We loved it all and it went so well. No hitches at all, everything first rate.  The only thing we added to the schedule was an elephant experience, walking, washing and being washed by it (her), near the Spite Lodge.  Our driver took us on request.  It was terrific fun.

    Hotels were all terrific as was everything else.  Staff, agents and guides were all excellent, what a high standard you maintain.

    You are a star at organising everything so well. - and up-graded to a Palace room in the Mumbai Taj Mahal.  Well, another WOW!  It was lovely and such a super surprise, thank you so much.

    Home and exhausted now - about 4am in our old time!!

    Thank you again.

    Ms Leckie Travelled October 2012

  • Just a short note to thank you and the Greaves organization for making our visit to India a most memorable and well-arranged holiday.  

    Mr M Stern Travelled March 2012

  • First of all the trip was wonderful and perfectly well organised thanks to you and your excellent agents in India, in Delhi and on the field. Truly a superb organisation.

    Agra: of course praise for the magic view at the Oberoi. But bigger praise indeed for the manner in which the Archeological Department of India has "cleaned" and organised tourism at the Taj Mahal and at Fatehpur Sikri. When we visited both sites twenty years ago they were crowded, dirty and hectic. Now in spite of the thousands of visitors, it is clean, very well kept/restored and extremely well organised.  The same can be said at Amber Fort in Jaipur. 

    A very special word must be said about our driver Abhy Singh who drove us all the way from Agra to Jodhpur airport on our last day. A great, safe, polite and experienced driver. A key element of success for our trip in view of the time we spend , happily, on the road.

    All transfers upon arrival and departure in every city was perfectly organised and totally reliable.

    Once again our warmest gratitude for having made this beautiful trip such a success.

    Kind regards

    Travelled February 2012

  • Our tour of Rajasthan was absolutely magical and far exceeded our expectations.

    Although we have widely travelled throughout the world, this was our first time in India and we will definitely go back - perhaps next time to Kerala. All the Greaves representatives were excellent, particularly the gentleman who met us when we first arrived in Delhi. The guides were all very good and the one that stands out was again the one in Delhi on our initial sightseeing tour. All the hotels were absolutely outstanding but special mention must go to the Rambagh Palace and the Umaid Bhawan. It was such a privilege to stay in such magnificent palaces and we truly felt we were being treated as royalty!

    When we got to Delhi on our last night we checked into the Trident - another beautiful hotel. At reception, we were treated to another astonishing surprise when they upgraded us to the presidential suite which we could happily live in full-time!

    Overall this trip has left us with so many magical memories. Thank you so much once again for all your help. We will definitely come back to Greaves.

    Fiona Travelled November 2011

  • Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the trip of a lifetime!

    Raymond and I had the most wonderful holiday. We adored India which was certainly helped by all the Greaves staff which made everything run so smoothly without a hitch the entire time. We felt like a Maharajah and Maharani - difficult to come down to earth. Another pleasant surprise was that we were upgraded in every hotel we stayed in. The hotels were outstanding and we were very glad to take your advice and stay in the Nimaj campsite, Samode and Devi Garh, very relaxing to rest in the countryside for a few days.

    We also loved the Rass hotel in Jodhpur.

    We will definitely return to India in the near future. Once again many thanks for all your advice and expert organisation.

    Heather Travelled November 2011

  • I wanted to take the time to thank you for all the hard work you put in to arrange a magical honeymoon for Gayle and I. We had a ball. All the transfers worked like clockwork, the hotels were great and the route planning excellent.

    We will be back.

    DD and GD Travelled March 2011

  • We had a wonderful time in India last month. You were very helpful and efficient in all the planning and booking stages - thank you very much.

    We were also impressed by the efficiency of Greaves and their agents on the ground at different stages of the trip; we were always met, and moved on to the next place, on time, and given helpful advice.

    The driver and guide in Hyderabad were both excellent. They were both very flexible in accommodating slight deviations from the fixed programme. The driver was very responsible and careful and courteous, with good English and interesting to talk to. The guide was quite exceptional; extremely knowledgeable about the history, art, culture etc and very good at putting across his knowledge. We learned an enormous amount from him and really enjoyed his company and his sense of humour.

    All in all a wonderful trip. Many thanks again.

    Jonathan and Liz Rawes Travelled March 2011

  • We have recently returned from a 4-week tour of Sri Lanka and southern India arranged by Greaves. We feel we have to write to say how fabulous the holiday was. Our tour of these two countries was quite complicated - our choice! Nevertheless, all your arrangements went just like clockwork. Throughout the entire tour we were treated like royalty (or should we say 'like maharajas'!) by the local drivers/guides/representatives. Never once did we feel a little lost or insecure.

    After doing our homework, we approached 4 tour operators including yourselves, and must say that Varuna Gandhi was by far the most helpful and knowledgeable travel adviser of any of the companies we dealt with. She gave us some excellent advice when it came to tweaking the itinerary before the final result was arrived at. She frequently went "that extra mile" to make our tour the great success that it turned out to be.

    AND on top of all this, Greaves quotation for the tour was highly competitive. So as far as we were concerned, the choice of tour operator was obvious. If we ever travel to the Sub-Continent again, and we do so hope to one day, we will without question use your services again. We have also heaped our praise about you to our family and friends, so we hope that this will put more business your way in the future. Very many thanks to Greaves, and in particular to Varuna, for arranging such a perfect, unforgettable tour.

    Peter and Penny Booth Travelled March 2011

  • Just a short note to thank you for all your help and expert advice in planning our trip to India. We had a fantastic time and everything worked perfectly. The hotels were all wonderful and although the little Padmini Haveli in Chittorgarh was a total contrast to the 5-star luxury of the Taj palaces, it was nice to experience the 'real' India - incredibly friendly, excellent food, and in a unique location within the old fort. Chittorgarh was a good place to break the journey from Jaipur to Udaipur and well worth the detour.

    Andrew Slatford Travelled February 2011