“Even though India had been a dream destination for me for many years, I must admit that I was slightly trepidatious about travelling through India (especially with my two precious travelling companions). My concerns were mainly regarding safety, getting around, overnight train travel, money exchanging, communication and food.”
Myself, my son 17 and daughter 15, we’re lucky enough to embark on a journey to Northern India.
After a lot of research, we happened upon Joji at ATI Travel, after my Dad saw an advertisement in the NZ Herald. Initially, I was going to book the entire trip myself but quickly realised that booking trains, drivers and securing Indian Visas from New Zealand were almost an impossible task without the assistance of someone who knew the ins and outs of India.
From the outset, Joji was onto the task and quickly drew up a draft itinerary for us. After fine tuning our wish list of destinations, Joji arranged the entire trip including; accommodation, excursions, drivers, private tour guides, entry fees, train travel bookings and tickets. Joji was always on hand, be it by phone, email or WhatsApp to change anything that came up or to answer any questions that we had. While on the move in India, we contacted Joji several times to clarify certain details and he was always available to assist.
Even though this had been a dream destination for me for many years, I must admit that I was slightly trepidatious about travelling through India (especially with my two precious travelling companions). My concerns were mainly regarding safety, getting around, overnight train travel, money exchanging, communication and food.
However, throughout the entire trip, we felt safe moving around, on trains and at money exchange bureaux, had no issues with communication at all and the food was exceptional. We didn’t experience the dreaded Delhi belly (which a lot of people had said was a fait accompli travelling within India). We were of course, always aware of our surroundings, kept our money and passports secure and bought and ate food and drink from reputable establishments.
We spent approximately 17 days in Northern India and visited many incredible places during our trip. At all points of arrival and departure, a driver was waiting to pick us up or drop us off at our accommodation or next train or car journey. All members of the team that we met were very informative, professional and helpful.
We highly recommend Joji at ATI Travel for his expertise, knowledge and professionalism. We’d like to thank him for organising our trip to Northern India and for being there every step of the way if we needed him.
This was an incredible experience for us all. We each took away different memories, which will stay with us forever.
Wellington, New Zealand
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