We want to thank you for arranging such a wonderful tour for us. India is indeed fascinating, and we are very grateful for your help in making our tour so interesting and successful.
There are two things for which we want to specially express our gratitude. First of all was that you assigned Raju as our driver. Raju’s oral English is very, very good, so we were able to converse easily. He was so much more than just a driver: he answered our many questions about culture and daily life, assisted us in many ways, and generally acted as our “guardian angel”. I hope you will convey our thanks to him directly, and especially to the transportation company that employs him, because he truly deserves acknowledgement for his excellent service.
Second I would like to thank you, Anil, for suggesting that we visit Bundi – which we would not have known about ourselves. It was in Bundi that we began to really fall in love with India: the Haveli was so charming(the rooms, and the owners both), and the Palace with its lovely murals and fabulous views of the town definitely worth a visit. The fact that the town was not overrun with tourists made it very special: no touts and hucksters. When we took a walk in the morning we were greeted with “Namaste” or “good morning”. A local man helped us to find the famous step well, and refused to take any tip for helping us. We were able to buy miniature paintings from an artist who spoke to us about his work, and then signed his work for us.
Being in Jaipur at the start of “wedding season” was an unexpected pleasure. The processions – with elephants, camels and horses – marching bands and fireworks were amazing. The Pushkar Mela of course was “over the top” in every way! (The crowding on the final day was so intense that it was actually a bit scary.) These are the things that make travel so enriching.
So again thank you. Fil Milangay (is that correct for – may we meet again?)
Joyce and Shalev Weinstein
United State of America