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Ingrid Milton - Delhi to Kovalam Holiday Tour, India

Ingrid Milton

Ingrid Milton took part in our Customer Delight Programme and was kind enough to share her holiday adventures with us. She visited India in February and had an elaborate itinerary that took her from Delhi to Kovalam, with many stops in between. Find out more about her holiday in India and all that she has to say about her experience with Southall Travel.

You booked a luxury holiday to India. Was it your first time in the country and what inspired you to visit India?

I always wanted to visit India and explore some of the country!

You stayed at some of the best-known hotels during your journey across the country. How was your experience at the different resorts?

Your itinerary hints towards your fondness for the wildlife. How was your time spent at Ranthambore National Park and Shikarbadi, Udaipur? What would you share with our readers and fellow travellers about exploring wildlife at these places?

You visited some of India’s most well-known palaces, monuments and forts. Which impressed you the most and why?

You spent considerable time in Kovalam. How was your experience there?

As per your feedback, you really enjoyed the Indian food. What impressed you more - the rich north Indian fare or the flavourful southern delicacies?

We ate Indian food during most of our stay and enjoyed the great variety of curries. We stuck to vegetarian food which was imaginative and never got boring!

As we ate most of the time in our hotels it is difficult to say what food is like in families and local eateries. The guides warned us off eating out.

How happy were you with the great value deal you booked for your holiday to India in February, which is a peak season when the country attracts lot of tourists?

The weather was favourable from the cold wet English temperatures but we paid the price of many tourists in all the places of interests. The Indian tourists far outweigh the European tourists.

What tips would you like to share with travellers who are planning a trip similar to yours to India?

Although we liked the knowledgeable guides in all the places of interests, we were sometimes over loaded with information.

The tipping got on our nerves I would rather that the guides are paid by agents and a cost added to itineraries.

I suppose tipping is the nature of India!

You are recommending Southall Travel already. What did you like the most about dealing with us

The most I like about dealing with Southall was their polite, patient agent William. He always got back with answers to all my questions!

Thank you William!

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