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Old 2nd January 2008, 16:25   #16
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Old 2nd January 2008, 16:30   #17
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Well you can try SOTC.
My parents had gone with them 2 years back and were pretty happy with their service.
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We had a family trip last year to Europe through Thomas Cook. It was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend them without any doubt.
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Old 8th December 2009, 08:40   #19
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I would suggest to contact COX & KINGS or THOMAS COOK they sure would have such packages. And they sure are very good in hospitality.
Anyone used Cox & Kings for domestic individual tour bookings? How are they? How good are the hotels they book?

They seem to offer 3 kinds of hotel packages - economy, standard & deluxe - anyone have experience with how good economy & standard are.
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Is Kesari good only for old people? What about for middle aged people?
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Default Reliable Tour Operators in Bangalore

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planning to visit bangalore / mysore / ooty / kodaikanal / bangalore on mid november i.e. after diwali.

While going through tour operators review on the net i came across several horror stories & at one point dropped the idea of vacation.

Bangalore guys pls help me with a reliable tour operator from bangalore whose services are used in past.

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Old 10th September 2012, 22:26   #22
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I work for Wipro and my entire team uses Gopi Cabs as they are very reliable. This guy Gopi used to operate for Wipro and then running his own business. I have taken their service for my trip to Mysore and they are very genuine. One time I paid 1000 bucks extra accidentally(missed the money paid for oil) and those drivers came to me after two days and returned the money saying that this was missed while preparing the final bill. Prior to them I have hired green city cabs but it was not a nice experience.
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Hi all

planning to visit bangalore / mysore / ooty / kodaikanal / bangalore on mid november i.e. after diwali.

While going through tour operators review on the net i came across several horror stories & at one point dropped the idea of vacation.

Bangalore guys pls help me with a reliable tour operator from bangalore whose services are used in past.

Thanks in advance
Before I suggest some names, are you looking at a tour operator like SRS, Satya Sai, KSTDC ...or you want to hire a car with a good driver who can ferry you around ?
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Before I suggest some names, are you looking at a tour operator like SRS, Satya Sai, KSTDC ...or you want to hire a car with a good driver who can ferry you around ?
Thanks for reply guys

I am looking for a package tour Bangalore to Bangalore. As i am travelling with my kid i dont want to run around for transportation & hotels etc.

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Hi all

planning to visit bangalore / mysore / ooty / kodaikanal / bangalore on mid november i.e. after diwali.

While going through tour operators review on the net i came across several horror stories & at one point dropped the idea of vacation.

Bangalore guys pls help me with a reliable tour operator from bangalore whose services are used in past.

Thanks in advance
I suggest that you do your trip in two parts unless ofcourse you have a real big holiday planned out.you could do blr-mysore-ooty and back in one trip and on another one you could do blr-kodai-blr as the places are in different directions.

If you want a complete tour "package" then I would suggest that you go with MakemyTrip.They are very professional about the whole thing and is more or less the one stop solution that you are looking for.Right from hotel to transfers to local sightseeing they have everything bundled into their packages and depending on your budget they work around it.If this is the kind you are lookibg for I would suggest you go with them.If you have a choice of hotels ib mind,makemytrip customises your stay accordingly from my varied experiences with them.
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Old 11th September 2012, 06:28   #26
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Thanks for reply guys

What i need is a total package from Bangalore to Bangalore. As i am travelling with my kid so i dont want to run around for hotels & transportation, etc.

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I've been working with Escapades based out of Raheja Towers in Koramangala, both for my personal (for about 10yrs now) and official (for about 4yrs now) travel needs (cabs, hotels, air/rail ticketing, visa and help in planning a vacation). You could get in touch with them as follows:
Email: escapades@vsnl.net
Tel: 080-41216362

or reach the proprietor directly:
Email: pramod.sathya@airtelmail.in
Cell: 98450 61361

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I am looking for leeds to some tour operator who can arrange a two day trip to Agra and surrounding places from Delhi Airport.
A colleague is coming from the US and wants to see the Taj Mahal. So any tour operators catering to foreigners would be preferred. Even group tours are also OK, as long as the dates work out.
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I am looking for leeds to some tour operator who can arrange a two day trip to Agra and surrounding places from Delhi Airport.
A colleague is coming from the US and wants to see the Taj Mahal. So any tour operators catering to foreigners would be preferred. Even group tours are also OK, as long as the dates work out.
You might want to give http://www.india-csartours.com a call.

The owner, Beaty, is a good friend of ours. She arranged most of our travel during our four year stay in India. She can cater to your any of your need.

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The dream destination Ladakh turned into Nightmare for 17 travelers - Beware of the fraudulent FM Group

It was the 9th day of our trip. We all had reached the zenith of frustration with our tour operator. We clearly informed her that we needed our money (Rs 2000/person borrowed by Arun) back. There had been multiple instances of failed commitments before. Moreover, a co-traveler had lent Rs 20,000 to Ms. Chandani for refueling our backup vehicle which wasn't returned either. We told her and also Arun over phone that we would start our ride for Kargil only after our borrowed amount is refunded. We kept waiting in the hotel (Mount Castle) till late afternoon when we got to know that she had escaped, abandoning us to our respective fates!

The hotel owner at Leh drove us to the local police station for lodging complaint. After listening to our story, the police officer cleverly refused to accept any written complaint and politely shifted the blame on us for getting conned! The hotel and motorcycle vendors were not ready to let us go without getting their dues cleared and Leh police was on their side. We were already cheated by FM Group. What followed next was the extortion by bike-rental vendor Glacier Trek-n-Tour. Yes, we 17 losers double-paid to free our ass. That night itself we booked our Leh-Delhi flight for the following morning because few of us got psychologically traumatized by the entire chain of events.

What we did after returning to Delhi is beyond the scope of this article. Do not be optimistic my friend, we couldn't avenge those culprits in FM Group. We couldn't trace them either. In India, every year thousands of crores of rupees are stolen through various scams. Sometimes big-shots involved in those get caught. But the lost money is almost never recovered! I'm quite conditioned to this Indian way of justice. So, I do not expect to get any compensation. My only aim is to warn travelers against the dark face of FM Group/FM Rooms and any name associated with it. I had to literally fight hard to keep this article compact. In that attempt, most details had to be trimmed off. So, you're free to contact me for any clarification or details.
Read full article here - http://www.clickingphotos.com/2017/0...urned.html?m=1
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This is not specific to Ladakh, but applies to organized tours in general. Though it may not be so blatant and extreme as the above example, small level scams/disappointments do exist.

I'd never recommend putting a tour operator in charge your itinerary, its far too much of a risk specially in unknown names like this. As far as planning a trip in India is concerned, one can easily plan the accommodation and macro transportation on their own. Its usually the local transportation where the problem arises. Here too, usually the hotel owners are helpful in organizing one (if one isn't looking at driving). This at least minimizes the variables involved and the risk to 3 to 4 digit currency than 5 to 6 digit currency

Absolute bliss ofcourse is riding/driving ones own vehicle and go anywhere
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