There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds... I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.
Keith Bellows, National Geographic Society
The land between the Great Himalayas and the Great Indian Ocean”. It is the most colorful and vibrant country. It’s actually not just a country, it’s a subcontinent. India has 29 states and 7 union territories. Each state has something extraordinary for everyone. Its ever expansive borders offer an incomparable range of landscapes, cultures, food and people.
India has the most fascinating and glorious history, it’s the land of rich cultures and traditions. The astounding temples and forts, mystical monasteries and monuments in India exist as an epitome of existence of great kings and ruling dynasties of India. These marvelous monuments tell the tales of that wonderful era, just give them an ear.
India is one such place that will get into your heart. The diversity in cultures and religions is quite surprising. So many different religions (Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian and Sikh), more than 28 languages and still they all share the brotherhood and respect for each other. Everybody shares the joy of festivals.
Walking in the Indian streets will give you a different experience. There is a wild, bright and infectious energy all around. The mesmerizing Ganga aarti in Haridwar takes you to another level. The regional food and drinks spice up your day. You can feel close to nature’s heart in Himalayas, Get up close with wildlife in Nilgiri Ranges of South India, Enjoy sun-bathe at happening beaches of Goa, and forget the world at enchanting backwaters of Kerala. There is so much more to explore and experience in India. Come out of your comfort zone and get a different, a new perspective on life.
WOW, where do I start? Firstly from the first email from Himanshu Maru I knew I was dealing with a very professional company. All the places that I asked to visit were tailored exactly to our wishes. The hotels were very good, the beautiful summer palace in Jodhpur was spectacular. All the guides were very knowledgeable and pleasant. The drivers and vehicles were great. The drivers took care of us and gave us a feeling of comfort and security. The cars were always spotless, with good supplies of cold bottled water We had the most amazing 18 days and Loved everything we did and saw. Himanshu met up with us in Agra and Jaipur, and kept in contact with us to make sure everything was going to plan. I hope to to go back to India and when I do it will be with Bout India. Thanks for a brilliant time.
We had a tour for 3 people at the 'comfort' level, and I can't imagine what additional service comes with the luxury level, because we were extremely comfortable. Himanshu and his team arranged beautiful hotels for us (including personalising according to our request of smaller hotels where we could get to know the staff), and everywhere we went we had local guides who really knew the monuments and had great pride in their city. We always had wonderful food (our favourite was when Himanshu took us on a street food tour of Jaipur), but were very well looked after and no one got sick throughout the entire trip. One of our tour members was an older lady who was not very fit, but our driver was able to take us basically door to door most of the time, so she was fine despite the heat. Everything about our trip was personalised according to our tastes - what we wanted to see, what kind of food we wanted to eat, how long we wanted to be out and about each day - I have never been so well taken care of on a holiday. It was a wonderful way to see this beautiful country, and I came back filled with happy memories.
I found Bout India through an internet search. Like anything unknown I was weary at first, but because of the immediate response I felt as though they were taking me seriously. Within days we had corresponded several times and had the basis of a tour. Himanshu was on hand at all times to help and advise - he was also not adverse to changing the programme, which happened several times. For 3 months we worked together to arrange our customised tour and when we arrived in India we were not disappointed. Everything that had been arranged - hotel reservations, flights, drivers - worked smoothly. The hotels were great and the driver very helpful. Kerala is a wonderful state; from the fishing port of Kochi to the Tea Hills in Munnar and Thekkady. From the backwaters of Alleppy to the Ayurvedic center at Kollam you could not ask for a more diverse place. A fantastic holiday which will live for ever in our memories - and a big thank you to BOUT INDIA for organising it.
The experience we had with “bout.india” was outstanding! We have never been in India and initially relied completely on the travel suggestions from “bout.india”. The itinerary later changed a few times because we wanted to go to some different places as well as skip some of the suggested stops. The communications with Himanchu, one of the owners of the travel agency, were frequent and detailed. The company provided a very detailed itinerary including descriptions, pictures and advice. We always had a driver who picked us up in a recent Toyota SUV at the respective airports or train station, frequently waiting with flowers or other welcome gifts. Another outstanding feature was that the company provided an Indian cell phone free of charge with unlimited calls and data transfer. We, therefore, were able to call and be reached at any time. One employee of “bout.india”, Divya, called every day to make sure that everything was OK. All together, it was an excellent trip that we enjoyed a lot. We always felt safe (even though driving in India is mindboggling) and were pampered in usually 4 and 5 star hotels throughout our trip. Oh, one last thing: The trip cost only about half what a well known competitor charged even though hotels and transportation were very similar.
In planning our very first trip to India, we were put in touch with Bout India Tours by Trip.Me. In all out pre-trip communications with our agent Himanshu, things sounded too good to be true. That said, every aspect of the trip lived up to expectations, from being greeted with a beautiful bouquet by our driver who met us at Delhi airport to finally meeting Himanshu and his lovely staff on in Jaipur on our last day. Our itinerary included Delhi, Agra, Ranthanbore National Park, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaipur. Bout India chose and organised all the guides, hotels and itinerary; we were extremely satisfied with everything they did for us. Highly recommended!!
In December 2018 I made a trip to India's golden triangle and two national parks. It was a custom-made private tour for two people. Himanshu was involved in the scheduling of this tour from the very beginning of this project. All his advices and recommendations were very helpful and allowed escaping many potential problems and pitfalls. As it was a first time in India we had a lot of worries, but Himanshu spoke with me many times by Skipe and Whatsup, responded patiently to all questions and made many very helpful recommendations. When arrived to New Delhi, we were met by very good driver wit flowers who escorted us to the hotel. Afterwards the drivers changed many times throughout our itinerary, but all of them were just perfect, helpful and did their best to fulfil all our needs. All attractions and activities selected by Himanshu were really worth visiting. Furthermore, the guides were perfectly selected - they did all efforts show each site in the best way and – what is quite important in India - to avoid waiting in queues. During all our stay Himanshu was always available to respond to all our needs and did his best to accomplish our requirements with regard to changing the initial program. Overall, the trip excided all our expectations and we will certainly return back to this wonderful country.
Himanshu designed a wonderful sounding trip, we checked references -all good-but still you're a bit worried. In the event he and his staff performed well above what we could have expected! At the beginning he leant us a cellphone, and they contacted us daily to check that all was well. The drivers and guides were excellent, the hotels were fine, and the fact that we were just two couples meant that we stayed at small hotels, often just 8-10 rooms, usually rajas' mansions converted to hotels. The trip itself was wonderfully varied, mixing town and country, and north (Rajastan) and south (Kerala) , which are like different countries ! I've tried to find something negative to say, but apart from Indian driving, which is hardly Himanshu's fault, we had a wonderful, fascinating, varied, and very important, secure time, secure because we had him at our shoulder the whole time. I couldn't recommend him higher !!
Thank you so much to Himanshu and colleagues for the most wonderful trip. The attention to detail you offered was beyond outstanding. From the moment we landed in Delhi, we did not have to think about anything. Our driver, Amrish was absolutely fantastic and made us felt safe at all times. Your company called us every day to make sure we were happy and comfortable. We have never experienced such professionalism before. It has opened our eyes to the magic that is India. We cannot wait to come back and will recoomend Bout India to all our friends.Lee, Megan & Pete, Perth, Australia
India is a huge country and an amazing potpourri of cultures & landscapes. It has been traveller's fascination since the ancient times. There is something for everyone! For mountain lovers, there are Himalayas. For Desert lovers, there is the "Thar Desert". For people who want to experience royal hospitality, there are palaces turned into heritage luxury hotels. There are exquisite forts, palaces, wild-life sanctuaries, backwaters, beaches, tea-plantations, spice-plantations, and awe-inspiring ancient architecture of temples in Tamil Nadu!