India & Nepal
|Package Name||Description||Season||Category||Land Only||Air & Land|
9 Day Golden Triangle of India
||3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra||May '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$649||$1459*|
10 Day Golden Triangle of India
||3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra||Nov '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$1349*|
12 Day Kaleidoscope of India
||3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Khajuraho, 2 Varanasi||Oct '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$1249||$2049*|
15 Day Classic India with Ranthambore
||2 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Ranthambore, 2 Jaipur, 1 Jodhpur, 2 Udaipur, 1 Mumbai||Sep '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$1449||$2269*|
15 Day Golden Triangle of India with Nepal
||3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Gurgaon, 3 Kathmandu, 2 Chitwan||Sep '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$2269||$3099*|
16 Day Deluxe India with Nepal
||3 Delhi, 3 Kathmandu, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 2 Udaipur, 2 Mumbai||Oct '16 - Mar '17||Luxury||$6589||$7399*|
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal
||3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Khajuraho, 2 Varanasi, 4 Kathmandu||Oct '16 - Mar '17||Classic||$2269||$2939*|
16 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal
||4 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Khajuraho, 2 Varanasi, 3 Kathmandu||Sep '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$2319||$3119*|
16 Day Spiritual Southern India
||2 Chennai, 2 Mahabalipuram, 1 Pondicherry, 2 Thanjavur, 2 Madurai, 2 Periyar National Park, 3 Kochi||Sep '16 - Apr '17||Small Group||$1749||$2539*|
18 Day Classic India with Ranthambore & Nepal
||3 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Ranthambore, 2 Jaipur, 1 Jodhpur, 2 Udaipur, 1 Mumbai, 3 Kathmandu||Sep '16 - Apr '17||Classic||$2299||$3129*|
18 Day Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan
||5 Kathmandu, 2 Chitwan National Park, 2 Pokhara, 3 Thimphu, 1 Punakha, 3 Paro||Mar - Oct '17||Small Group||$4689||$5739*|
18 Day India & Bhutan, Tradition & Majesty
||4 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 1 Samode, 3 Thimphu, 1 Punakha, 3 Paro||Mar - Nov '17||Small Group||$5129||$6009*|
19 Day Incredible India & Nepal
||4 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 1 Samode, 4 Kathmandu, 2 Chitwan National Park, 2 Pokhara||Feb - Nov '17||Small Group||$3369||$4179*|
Land Only: $649
3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra
Tour Type: Classic
Season: May '16 - Apr '17
3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Nov '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $1249
3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Khajuraho, 2 Varanasi
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Oct '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $1449
2 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Ranthambore, 2 Jaipur, 1 Jodhpur, 2 Udaipur, 1 Mumbai
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Sep '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $2269
3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Gurgaon, 3 Kathmandu, 2 Chitwan
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Sep '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $6589
3 Delhi, 3 Kathmandu, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 2 Udaipur, 2 Mumbai
Tour Type: Luxury
Season: Oct '16 - Mar '17
Land Only: $2269
3 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Khajuraho, 2 Varanasi, 4 Kathmandu
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Oct '16 - Mar '17
Land Only: $2319
4 New Delhi, 2 Jaipur, 2 Agra, 1 Khajuraho, 2 Varanasi, 3 Kathmandu
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Sep '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $1749
2 Chennai, 2 Mahabalipuram, 1 Pondicherry, 2 Thanjavur, 2 Madurai, 2 Periyar National Park, 3 Kochi
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Sep '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $2299
3 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Ranthambore, 2 Jaipur, 1 Jodhpur, 2 Udaipur, 1 Mumbai, 3 Kathmandu
Tour Type: Classic
Season: Sep '16 - Apr '17
Land Only: $4689
5 Kathmandu, 2 Chitwan National Park, 2 Pokhara, 3 Thimphu, 1 Punakha, 3 Paro
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Mar - Oct '17
Land Only: $5129
4 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 1 Samode, 3 Thimphu, 1 Punakha, 3 Paro
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Mar - Nov '17
Land Only: $3369
4 New Delhi, 2 Agra, 2 Jaipur, 1 Samode, 4 Kathmandu, 2 Chitwan National Park, 2 Pokhara
Tour Type: Small Group
Season: Feb - Nov '17
We had a wonderful time. The tour guide, Mansi, was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained. Visiting both India and Nepal was amazing. The sites, the culture, the history, the people who were so friendly, everything was very interesting. We would recommend Gate 1 to our friends. We're hoping to plan another trip with Gate 1 next year!Pierina B. Bernardston, MA
Our trip to India was amazing! In fact, I'd have liked to continue to visit more. The guide, Vineet, was so informative, well-organized and flexible, had a great sense of humor and many anecdotes to fill in our understanding of the culture and society. All the accommodations and transportation were superb. We couldn't have asked for anything more. This was our second Gate 1 trip and were not disappointed.Laura M. Hermosa Beach, CA
The trip was totally amazing. We are still processing the entire experience. It was terrific from start to finish!Michael C. Highland Bch, FL
Our trip was amazing! Sights,food,and the people. I've never met more friendlier people. We're still trying to catch up on sleep. Looking forward to doing another one in 2 years. Gate 1 was great. So far my favorite.Dolores M. Danbury, CT
Our trip was great! We really enjoyed getting to know India and Nepal, our tour guide was very good as well as the hotels, food, and service!! Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1 that we'll be starting this Sunday!Marcela D. Jamaica Plain, MA
The trip was great. The Taj Mahal is awesome; takes your breath away. The Chitwan Forest was impressive. Our guide, Davindar, was the best I have ever had.Douglas D. Kemah, TX
This was my husband's first organized group travel and my 4th with Gate 1. We both think it was stupendous!! India is amazing and he people are wonderful, but what made our trip perfect was our tour leader Aparna!! She is amazing in every way! Thank you for using her at Gate 1.Kathryn R. Paradise, PA
Wonderful! Anu was a great guide! Our driver and helper were wonderful too! The hotels exceeded my expectations and the included meals were tasty. The tours were organized great and we were not rushed.Penelope S. Jefferson, LA
Love the tour & Sandeep the tour guide was excellent. The Hotel's, food & people where great...couldn't fault the trip in any way. INDIA was amazing. Thank you Gate 1 TravelBeth J. NSW, Australia
Our trip to India was great. Melly was a wonderful and kind guide. We were thrilled with the Taj Mahal. Good hotels and food. Excellent drivers!Barbara L. Reseda, CA
Our trip to India was remarkable! A tremendous kaleidoscope of color and contrasts. We were both humbled and awe-inspired by the things we experienced. A trip we’ll never forget. The six cities and four villages we visited embodied such sharp differences in material culture, unlike anywhere we’ve ever seen. Most fascinating is how obvious and paradoxical those differences are the moment you arrive. Camels, elephants, goats, and monkeys, for example, share the streets with the latest model cars and air-conditioned buses. Long lines of beggars burn trash and publicly urinate outside elegant, marble palaces and luxurious hotels. Amid squalor and dirt spill there are colorful bazaars, impressive forts, enchanting gardens, and beautiful mosques and temples. The anarchy of big city traffic counterpoints the spacious yet peaceful setting of the jungle. Decay and neglect in one area portends beauty and innovation in another. It was utterly fascinating to walk the streets of each city just soaking it all in. For a country half-buried in rubble and ruin, I was immensely humbled by how spiritually rich the culture is, how warm and open the people are, and how resilient the effort has been to rebuild and preserve some of the planet’s most sublime monuments. If you’re looking for a dream resort vacation near the beach and palm trees, look elsewhere. If you’re looking to have a spiritual or life-changing experience, go to India. More Americans need to visit this country too. We’re too spoiled and self-serving in the States. An elderly woman on a beachfront in Mumbai told me, “America has everything and yet has nothing, whereas India has nothing and yet has everything.” What a humbling, inspiring insight. No words or pictures can really replace the experience. You need to see it for yourself. And you will be blessed to go with a Gate 1 tour guide like Davinder. What a remarkable, well-informed, humorous guide. He was so warm and friendly and answered all of our questions. We learned so much about Indian history and culture, more than we ever would if we had traveled by ourselves. And that’s what’s so great about Gate 1?—?they get these amazing local tour guides who are intimately familiar with the landscape, the food, the history and the monuments, and they immerse you in them. They don’t just take you to all the touristy places either. You spent time in local, remote villages, as well as have time to explore each city on your own, if you choose. The itinerary is set up in a way to accommodate a lot of flexibility. We certainly did not have enough time to explore even a fraction of everything we wanted, but what we did experience was simply amazing. One of the great educational experiences of our lives.Brandon H. Sandy, UT
The trip to India was good, well organized, everything worked. The tour guide and hotels were very good.Guenakh M. Gainsville, FL
Our trip was amazing! I loved every minute!!! We saw so much in the short time we there. The hotel choices were wonderful. The food was unbelievably delicious. The bus was very clean and new. The bus driver and porter were so wonderful. Our tour guide, Manu, knows his country inside and out... I doubt that any other tour guide could do a better job. He has a clear love of his country and respect for his fellow people. I felt very safe and secure with him as our tour guide. As someone who is also in their thirties, I found him very relatable as well. He definitely deserves a raise!!!! I hope to take another Gate 1 tour in the future!Katherine J. S Portland, ME
This was my second trip with Gate 1 travel. Taj Mahal view was outstanding and flight over Mt Everest was unbelievable. Our guide Manu was the best guide ever. Was very knowledgeable and helpful for us. He was able to answer all of our questions about history and life in India. Manu took very good care of us and we felt very comfortable. Hotel accommodations and service were very good. Food was a bit spicy but still delicious. I'll think about my next trip :))Antonina L. Garfield, NJ
My trip to India was awesome and our tour guide was exceptional. Gate 1 never disappoints. We hope to travel to New Zealand and Australia 2017 with Gate 1.Elena B. Mayfield Heights, OH
Excellent trip. Our tour guide, Kapil, was fantastic. Everything was very well organized and adapted smoothly to circumstances such as weather and flight delays. We were very pleased with the whole experience.Carl K. Vienna, VA
It was a wonderful and completely amazing trip. I have no complaints and have had nothing but wonderful things to say about it to everyone at home. Our tour guide was great and handled everything for us so we didn't have to worry or think about anything. The schedule and pace of activities was perfect. Our tour guide arranged for a special birthday cake to celebrate my mother's birthday. The hotels and food were satisfying, and the other group members were a joy to travel with. Furthermore, the bus driver and his assistant were a pleasure to travel with as well. I can't wait to book my next trip.Brenda B. Houston, TX
The trip was amaaaazzzinnngggg... We had an awesome group, good weather, nice hotels, delicious food, great people that we interacted with, very knowledgeable guide, it's more than I expected!!!! Totally satisfied with Gate1travel!!!!Jose L. Wylie, TX
The trip to India was fabulous! A little hectic but we saw and learned so much! Our guide, Mely, was the best guide we've ever had. He regularly went way beyond to keep us on track, together, informed and safe.Diane J. Quebec, Canada
Once again Gate 1 has provided an outstanding experience! Everything promised in the brochure was there and even better than promised. I especially want to thank our guide, Mr. Banerjee. He is a truly cosmopolitan individual with a positive outlook and sense of humor which made it a better trip for the entire group. I really appreciated his efforts to give us a knowledge of his country and his willingness to utilize personal anecdotes to illustrate his points. I also would like to mention our driver, Mr. Veer, who kept us safe under the most trying driving conditions I have ever seen. His assistant Kushi is also worthy of mention for the many small services and kindnesses he provided to our group. Gate 1 has come up with a winning formula for selecting its personnel and providing sterling service to its customers. I will be back.Christopher S. Lansing, KS
I had great time. The tour was excellent! Our tour leader, Samir, was fantastic. I would like to congratulate Gate 1 for hiring such a knowledgeable, caring tour leader. I will definitely will travel with Gate 1 again for my next vacation. I do not know when and where yet!Farzin L. Los Angeles, CA
This was overall the very best trip we have taken with Gate 1 or any other travel company. The great success of this trip was very much due to the exceptional skills of our tour manager/guide Aparna (Anna) Thakur. She is just an amazing person. This was our third tour with Gate 1. Our tour manager and guides were also very good on other trips, but Anna is exceptional.Patsy B. Santa Fe, NM
OMG! India/Nepal adventure was so outstanding!!! I can't give enough praises about our main guide, Aparna. She was out of this world in every way. Her commentary was excellent with historical knowledge and all preparations were perfect with our transports, lodging, flights. She was "personality plus" with a great sense of humor. John, when I first called inquiring about the India trip last March you mentioned the add on of Nepal and I must tell you that the Nepal visit was really a highlight for me. Thanks so much for offering that to me. I will certainly travel again with Gate 1 Travel and will recommend you folks to my friends.Priscilla F. Eureka, MT
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The itinerary was good, with visits to beautiful, interesting and memorable places. Our guide was fantastic……..knowledgeable, friendly, well organized and helpful. The food was wonderful and the accommodations were comfortable. This was my second trip with Gate 1 Travel and I’m looking forward to my next Gate 1 excursion, wherever that might be.Louis C. Phoenix, AZ
Our trip was fantastic. The tour lead, Kapil, is wonderful, warm and witty. He brought the group together and we acted as a family. That takes real skill! The driver, Yashpal, could drive that bus through the eye of a needle. He kept us safe and navigated us through some very challenging situations. He is definitely a keeper! Raju, his assistant, we loved very much. He does not speak English so be sure to get the message to him in Hindi that we appreciated his hard work to keep the bus in good order, his kindness during the trip and we suspect that he is a great cook too!. I personally appreciated the "down" time in the schedule. The days in Delhi and Mumbai allowed me to explore the cities on my own. If I had been better prepared, I would have spent an additional day in Mumbai. It is so easy to navigate and very cosmopolitan. Great trip experience.Mary H. New York, NY
Had a great trip. Everything went well. The tour guide was very informative, the site seeing was beautiful and informative of what a great country India is becoming. The accommodations were perfect. Thank you.Joanne W. Ontario, Canada
Lovely time, a great group of travellers. We had an amazing timeGregory M. NSW, Australia
It was terrific. The most interesting of all trips. It was such a stark difference in cultures and our guide really made the trip such a great learning adventure. Bhony went above and beyond to share is country and culture with us. I am a changed person do to him and now have a greater appreciation for India and Nepal. My only regret is that we didn't see a Tiger.Leo S. Narragansett, RI
Our trip was wonderful, the Taj Mahal was especially breathtaking. Davinder, our leader, was excellent. He gave us an insider's view of life in India and was always warm and welcoming. Nepal was also very interesting and of course the flight over Mt. Everest was unbelievable. A dream fulfilled for my husband.Karen S. New City, NY
The trip was wonderful. Sheng (not sure how to spell) was the perfect tour guide. He took such great care of all of us. He is very knowledgeable about the different cities. It is hard to say what a liked best. Of course the Taj Mahal was something I will never forget. The flight to see Mount Everest was spectacular. The people of each country were so friendly and it was interesting to learn about each culture. The hotels were top notch. Gate 1 travel always does a top notch job for an affordable price. Thanks again for another trip to remember.Thomas S. Mathias, WV
Amazing. We loved it. Singh was the best. He made this trip for us. He is well educated, intelligent, and knowledgeable. He really took care of us every day in every situation. Never let him leave your company. Hotels were better than I had expected. We will use Gate 1 again.John S. Mill Creek, WA
The trip was nothing short of fantastic. What an amazing part of the world to see. Our escort, Singh, was the best to date with Gate1. All aspects of the trip met, or exceeded, our expectations. We were pleased to see the tigers in Ranthambore National Park and the weather was clear on the day we flew to Mount Everest. The hotel accommodations were outstanding and the service was very good. The food was a bit spicy, but it was expected to be that way. This was our 4th trip with Gate 1. Some of our fellow passengers had traveled with Gate 1 on more than 10 trips. That says a lot about your itineraries, cost, service, etc. Keep up the excellent work!Robert W. Rochester, NY
The trip was great. We really enjoyed our time touring India and Nepal with a great group of people. The travel arrangements, including transfers, etc., were all seamless. Additionally, our Gate 1 guide was very helpful and took good care of us. Thanks for all of your help with our arrangements. We are already looking ahead to our next trip and I will be sure to call you once we decide where to go next.Stephen R. Ontario, Canada
India has long been at the top of my travel bucket list and it exceeded my expectations! I enjoyed every minute of the trip, with the Taj Mahal being the highlight. Our guide, Davinder, was fantastic and was very knowledgeable and helpful. This was my second tour with Gate1, but my first time travelling solo. I never felt alone as everyone in the group was very friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to go again as a single traveller with Gate1. Everything from the hotels to the guided tours was wonderful and I couldn't have asked for a better experience of this beautiful country. I hope to go back someday to see more!Jennifer B. New Brunswick, Canada
My wife and I had an absolute wonderful stress free experience in India...thanks to Gate 1 for awesome job organizing everything for us!!! We have recommended Gate 1 to our friend and family and will definitely use you in the near future!Bonnie R. Columbia, MD
It was excellent. It was hassle grebe from the time I spoke to you until the time I got back. Gate 1 is the best and I will definitely recommend it to my family and friends. In fact we are thinking about using Gate 1 for an trip to Italy. Thank you so much for your help. Our tour guide was excellent in knowledge. Best vacationBhanmattie S. Port St Lucie, FL
We had a wonderful time! The added 2 days for Dubai were terrific.We went up the Burj Khalifa and took the train to Palm Island. India is hard to explain but was an unforgettable experience. In Nepal we took a flight to Mt. Everest. Thank you for all the arrangements you made for us.Joyce O. Jim Thorpe, PA
Thanks we had a wonderful time and were very impressed with the tour and Kapil. We will be recommending Gate 1 to friends.Nicola W. Doha, QA
We really enjoyed our trip to India. Our guide was excellent, adding personal details about life in India, which helped us appreciate all that we were seeing. He was very flexible with any issues that arose. He was knowledgeable on the history, and able to cover any questions that arose. The transfers worked smoothly with both arrival and departure. Loved it.Ian H. Mountlake Ter, WA
It was really a wonderful experience. I can't say enough good things about Gate 1. The guide and the quality of the accommodations and the bus was incredible. I can't imagine seeing anymore than we did. The group was also fantastic. We all became fast friends. I am already planning to book another gate1 tour for early next year. I'm thinking of the affordable China with the river cruise.Jason S. Philadelphia, PA
India was a great destination and Gate1 delivered one more fabulous trip.Janet O. Salem, NH
Our trip was just wonderful, thank you very much! This is our second trip with Gate 1 and, as our first one, it did not disappoint a bit. Very well organized tour from picking us up at the airport throughout the rest of it. Excellent accommodations and fantastic Indian food, which we are very fond of. Our tour guide Mansi was absolutely adorable and enthusiastic, very knowledgable and helpful, she took care of all our needs. It was a pure delight to have her as a guide. Taking into consideration short duration of our trip I'm amazed how much we were able to see and to get a lot of historical information. Special thank you to our driver, he was just incredible. So, once again, I'm very impressed with the entire trip with Gate 1 and I recommend your agency to everyone I know.Natalia T. Olympia, WA
I really enjoyed the India trip. I learned the culture and loved the food there. Our tour guy was great. Thanks.The V. Sacramento, CA
My trip was amazing! The entire trip was perfect and my sister and I had the time of our lives. Our tour guide Singh was hands down the best part. He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and made us all feel very safe and secure. I give him the highest reviews possible. Gate 1 did an excellent job with India and I look forward to looking at more Gate 1 travel trips in the future.Meaghan K. Westfield, MA
Our trip was changed as you must know and we went to south India and it was really wonderful. The tour guide was really organized nice and vert good. He was pending of everyone all the time. We are thankful.Ligia C. Ponte Vedra, FL
This was my second time traveling with Gate 1, and my first trip was absolutely amazing so I had a lot of high expectations going into this trip. I was in no way disappointed by it either! Everything was so wonderful from the food to the hotels to the excursions. It's always nice to have everything planned for you so that you don't really have to think about anything but having a good time, and Gate 1 does an exceptional job with planning everything out and orchestrating it all perfectly. I am always amazed at how much goes into putting a trip like this together, but how Gate 1 makes it seem so natural. There really aren't enough good things that I can say about the whole experience. India has always been a bucket list country for me, and the country was everything that I had imagined it would be and more. Though, if it wasn't for Gate 1 making these incredible trips also affordable, I might not have gotten the chance to experience the wonderful things that I did. I highly recommend anyone that gets the chance to visit this amazing place will take the opportunity because it was 100% worth every penny! Finally, I want to praise our tour manager, Singh, because he was unbelievably great! He was so knowledgeable about all the history and anecdotes about the country, and was always eager and willing to answer any questions. He had a great sense of humor and was so friendly. I could honestly go on and on about how wonderful he was, and while the trip was great on its own, he certainly made it even better!! Singh truly is a great asset to the Gate 1 family! Overall, there was nothing that I would have changed about this trip and the time that I had there. I truly love the Gate 1 trips, and already have next year's vacation planned with you, so thank you for making travel an even more incredible experience!!Rebecca S. Perkasie, PA
The trip was AWESOME!! and our guide, Alok, the BEST!!! Truly, India is not a country that I will visit again but it was on my Bucket List and I am glad that I had the opportunity. Alok is so professional, knowledgeable and obviously proud of the positive changes that are going on in his country. Very considerate, he took our individual needs into consideration and was just outstanding. So to answer your question, the trip was a 10 plus. Thank you Gate 1 for continued wonderful service!! Be blessed.Martha A. Lithia, FL
Sony was such a good Tour Manager as she was extremely personable, cheerful, and calm. Her stories were heartfelt, personal, and funny. She made us all feel like family. India is a must-see. The Taj Mahal was beyond words and much more beautiful than any picture can convey. The Indian people are warm and friendly. Food was fantastic.Victoria B. Rosemount, MN
It was a very good trip thank you.Tammy G. Eastwood, Australia
I can not begin to tell you what a wonderful time I had on my trip to India. The country is fascinating....rich in culture, religion, history and of course food choices. My guide Vineet was wonderful and shared his knowledge of India with us, especially regarding marriage, dowries, and caste systems. He also took us to his house to celebrate with his family and friends the unusual holiday of Holi. Such a fun way to start the tour and have everyone dance and throw paint. Another highlight was that we were also fortunate to see a tiger in the game preserve of Ranthambore. Such a thrill for those of us who are animal lovers. The temples and forts were all exciting and the itinerary kept us very busy. This trip went so quickly. The bus was clean and efficient. Our bus driver and his helper were wonderful with water and hand sanitizer. It is no easy task to maneuver a large bus through the streets of India and over the roads we traveled. I learned so much and met very nice people on the tour. (There are always a few who do not follow the rules such as the suggested tipping for our drivers etc. You might need to address that at some point.) I am trying to get back on "Phoenix" time after the trip home, but am already planning my next Gate 1 trip. Great job on this one. I just love India!!!Susan M. Phoenix, AZ
Kudos to Gate 1 Travel----again!!!! We have had several trips with Gate 1 and Gate 1 never disappoints. Gate 1 continues to provide affordable but quality vacations. Gate 1 continues to develop fascinating itineraries at intriguing locations for its vacation destinations. The process Gate 1 implements to locate and hire the best qualified Tour Directors is unsurpassed! Gate 1 continues to delight us with high quality hotels and their locations, the choice of excellent restaurants, and food and superior service at those hotels and restaurants. In addition, all the special little things which are part of tours, but not recognized by the casual traveler, includes the superior coaches and driving teams on every Gate 1 trip that we’ve been fortunate to experience. We should also include the zillions of ‘behind-the-scenes’ activities by Gate 1 employees that are taking place to ensure that each traveler has an enjoyable experience. Along this same line is the massive amount of coordination required for the smooth running of every trip----every minute of every day of every trip, for every traveler. The processes that Gate 1 has designed and implemented for its tours are working and their employees must be very busy executing them! Also, we cannot forget the little serendipitous surprises that set Gate 1 apart from its competitors. As an example, we have just returned from the Classic India and Nepal Tour and we loved every second of that 18-day tour. Our little ‘present’ which Gate 1 gave each traveler was a gorgeous white marble frame with beautiful gemstone inlays forming colorful flowers. Color us very surprised, and delighted, when we were presented with that gorgeous hand-carved, white marble picture frame which displayed our group picture taken at the Taj Mahal----what a wonderful memory----capturing a reminder for us of the beautiful marble mined in the area, as well as our visit to the magnificent marble Taj Mahal! One more very important aspect that we have noticed on every Gate 1 tour is the amount of respect that each Gate 1 traveler, as well as its Tour Director, receives at every stop----whether it’s at the hotel, a restaurant, a rest stop, a museum, a temple, a store, or any place! It’s obvious that Gate 1’s reputation, and that of the Tour Director, along with their professionalism, secures for us a warm welcome and unanimous respect! As Gate 1 Travelers, we benefit directly from that quality reputation and professionalism. We would be remiss if we ended this communication without mentioning what a gem Gate 1 has in our Tour Director, Vee-Kay. However, we suspect that Gate 1 is already cognizant of the many talents of this incredible individual! He was so amazing that words are difficult to find to describe his vast knowledge, his easy manner, but efficient handling of EVERYTHING, his love of India and his respect of each one of us and Gate 1. He was an incredible listener, educator, and solver of all problems, requests or issues. No question, request or issue posed any sort of concern to him. He also provided a very special memory for each of us by coordinating our participation in the Festival of Colors activities at a private home in a lovely neighborhood. Aside from the very short time available in which to create this adventure for us, he was tasked with having to purchase the white clothing for each person----how he was able to guess all our sizes, purchase the clothing and effectively coordinate all the other minute details is mind-boggling! Yes, Vee-Kay is truly amazing indeed! This is not the entire list of accolades due both Gate 1 and Vee-Kay, but it is representative of the quality both provide for a truly memorable travel experience! We are already reviewing Gate 1’s tours in anticipation of choosing our next great adventure!Jean P. Arlington, TX
Thank you. The trip was fabulous. We loved India and enjoyed all the sights, sounds, and colors of the country. I can't say enough about our guide/tour manager, Sony. She was always ready to answer questions, help out with problems, enlighten us about the country, and was ever patient with some of the cringe-worthy comments that members of the group might make. All of the activities provided were fun and the sites visited were fascinating. My favorite was probably Ranthambore--we actually saw both a tiger and a leopard while on our morning safari. We have already taken a trip with Gate 1 to China and after India, we definitely want to take another Gate 1 trip in the future. In both cases, the guides/tour managers you provided have been outstanding, demonstrating extensive knowledge of the history, politics, economy, education system, and culture of the countries we visited.Andrew R. Randolph, NJ
Arrived in Sydney at 9:30pm Sunday night then 2 hour drive to Newcastle. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Gate 1. We were fortunate to come together with a group of wonderful people all from OS. The Indian tour Manager Vikus was very knowledgable organized to a tee and made us feel safe & welcome in his country. I can't say enough good things about him and I'm sure the others would all agree. He was also witty and kept us entertained with his jokes as he learned very quickly that we like a good joke or 1000. I would not hesitate to travel with Gate 1 if this is your standard of guides. Also we are telling all our friends about him.Kim B. Floraville, NSW
We had a great time. Our tour guide, Alok, was fabulous, giving us lots of information about the things we saw and taking excellent care of the group. We especially appreciated the hotel accommodations. They were of high quality and to be recommended. We will consider traveling again with Gate 1.Harry K. Richardson, TX
Thank you for asking. Our trip was fantastic, a real learning adventure. Our eyes and ears were open to a different way of life, a beautiful people. We especially enjoyed our visit to Nepal and its village. We lucked our into witnessing 2 weddings there. I give Sameer, our Tour Guide, 5 stars. He had so much knowledge and a great sense of humor. We were well taken care of. We do love Gate 1 Travel. Now where will we go next year?Simone D. Hollywood, FL
Thank you for asking. Our trip was fantastic, a real learning adventure. Our eyes and ears were open to a different way of life, a beautiful people. We especially enjoyed our visit to Nepal and its village. We lucked our into witnessing 2 weddings there. I give Sameer, our Tour Guide, 5 stars. He had so much knowledge and a great sense of humor. We were well taken care of. We do love Gate 1 Travel. Now where will we go next year?Simone D. Hollywood, FL
Our trip to India and Nepal was fantastic. India/Nepal are intriguing, the culture and people brought this trip to another amazing dimension. Sandeep was a wonderful guide. He was informative, patient, and it was obvious that he loves his country, and our guide for Nepal, along with Sandeep was also great. Chitwan was another delight. We admired the skill of the drivers, the friendly support of the assistants. This was truly a trip to remember with very fond memories. Now we would like to see Southern India,,,,, maybe soon.Ila L. Elk Grove, CA
This was my BEST trip yet! I have been to India 9 times and like this itinerary! My daughter, Laurie Klinger, went along with me and she loved it too! Even though we had taken the same main tour last year, this had some different hotels, restaurants and and lots of new information on India and its culture. The extension to the South, Cochin and Alleppey was delightful! All our flights were good, no delays or lost luggage, You guys did a good job! They gave us a meal on every fight even if it was only an hour. As you know, the guide makes the trip and ours was outstanding. He was full of interesting information on history, culture , and Indian people. He was so helpful to everyone, and we really enjoyed his knowledge of his country. He was a good teacher and friend for us all and I thank you for assigning him to our tour. His name is Lalit, and he is a good representative of Gate1 and of India. So helpful and always polite and friendly to all of us. His patience must have worn thin with some of the silly complaints he had, but he handled them all with care. Cheers to Lalit! Since I have been to India 9 times, I have a request. I have 5 people including myself and my daughter who would love to come next year or the next. (2018) I would like to have Calcutta and the Toy Train to Darjeeling as an extension. I have never seen Calcutta and it is so interesting to me. And then we could join with the main tour of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. Could you arrange that extension? In Feb, best weather. Or go after the main tour. And the hotel in Alleppey , the Pearl, was the most delightful one of all! No TV, showers outside, perfect weather, good food, caring staff. Thanks you for putting us there and we LOVED it. A perfect place for a getaway, for touring, for relaxing, and to go to the Arabian Sea. Beautiful place, I was sure I would not like it, but it was my FAVORITE! A person could stay there for weeks and love it. Wish we had more nights there. Thank you again for a great tour and education of India. Still love it !! Still encouraging people to use Gate 1.Bonnie S. Huntingtn Bch, CA
Having now taken a number of Gate 1 trips in the last six months, you have made me a believer in escorted tours! That is something I never thought I would hear myself say, but it's true. The high value with each tour vs. the actual cost is phenomenal - Gate 1 delivers everything promised and then some. India was a delight. Your tour manager Bhanu was knowledgeable, extremely pleasant and always ready to assist whenever needed. He enabled the cohesion of our 13-person group and his assistance gave everyone memories of a lifetime. I can't wait for my next Monday newsletter of discounted deals, to see where I will go next!Linda C. Henderson, NV
The trip was excellent. India is an extremely interesting place. Our tour guide was top notch as always.Margaret H. Naperville, IL
The India trip was amazing, all we hoped for and more. The guide Sameer really made the holiday special and his driver Rakesh and assistant Vinod were both amazing...The most helpful and protective people you could hope for. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We will certainly be recommending Gate1 for this trip to all our friends. Now looking forward to the 3rd June holiday at Peru and Brazil, if its as good as this one we will be booking all our future trips with you guys.....Maureen T. Queensland, Australia
The trip was absolutely fantastic cannot praise Gate 1 enough really good value for money. Everything worked like clockwork. Group were lovely people and we all got on really well. Sameer (the guide) was exceptional. My daughter-in-law who is Indian by birth loved it too and was amazed how great it was as she had not been on a tour before. The Hotels were 5* and were fabulous. So yes I can thoroughly recommend this tour. Quite a few people on this tour had travelled with Gate 1 before. I would not hesitate in recommending Gate 1 to family and friends. Thanks again for a remarkable trip.Gillian R. NSW, Australia
It was absolutely perfect. Gate 1 staff and guide were excellent. Trip was well coordinated. Hotels and food excellent and India was unbelievable.Cynthia M. Butler, PA
The trip was great. We received excellent service from the Gate1 tour guide. She was very attentive and provided a clear and concise overview of Indian history as it pertained to the areas we visited.Zoltan S. Rockland, Ontaria CA
The trip was amazing and we experienced so much. Gate 1 organized a wonderful look into India ~ it's history, culture, religion and sites. Our guide, Anirudh "Singh" was the best. He is knowledgeable, interesting, fun and took care of all our needs from transportation, to hotels, to sightseeing. He was top notch, and brought the whole experience to life! He guided us smoothly and stress-free though a busy and bustling country. This is my second Gate 1 experience and I will be back.
Many thanks to Gate 1 and to our wonderful guide; Singh.Pamela St C. Spring, TX
I enjoyed the trip very much. The accommodations were top-notch. Our guide Mr. Singh was quite knowledgeable and he and the other staff on the bus made the vacation a pleasurable experience. The shows and the meals were enjoyable. As with my other Gate 1 tours, I will be recommending the Gate 1 India vacation to my friends and colleagues.Dennis R. Bronx, NY
From the time we arrived in Delhi to the time we left from Delhi I can't really describe what a wonderful time we had. Our guide Davinder was just fantastic making sure we missed all the crowds wherever there were queues to contend with. He constantly entertained us on the bus with his quick wit, funny stories and information about the history of India and information of all the places we visited. We all very quickly relaxed and knew we were going to be well looked after. I can't speak highly enough of Davinder, he really was extremely professional and knew his stuff.
Of course for me the thrill was seeing the Taj Mahal and it was quite different to what I expected. I have seen ‘An Idiot Abroad in India' so was constantly looking for the junk and rubbish and the destruction to the walls. Not so! The building and surrounds were absolutely pristine. We were only allowed a camera and a water bottle to enter the grounds and all had to be scanned for metal objects. It seems not that long ago people were taking knives and gouging out the semi-precious stones for souvenirs. We had to wear shoe socks if we wanted to enter the building and no photos were allowed inside. I was very happy to comply with all this so that the Taj Mahal can be around for many generations to come.
The optional extras, the Jaipur and Agra tour were well worth the money and the two entertainment nights had many of the group dancing along with the Indian dancers and the Bollywood ladies. All had a great time and we were surprised to receive our lovely scarves for the ladies and turbans for the men on the Jaipur cultural evening. The puppet show was very funny but I think the puppeteers need to go back to the puppet master for more tuition - the mistakes were hilarious.
I can't think of anything really negative about the trip except for the initial flight delay which was soon forgotten when we arrived in Delhi to see the Gate 1 transfer driver. So everything concerning Gate 1 was exceptional. The price of the tour was unbelievable. My friend thought the price excluded the air fare.
And of course the Gate 1 present given to us by Davinder was such a shock. We had all been to the marble shop so we knew the quality and prices. Unbelievable!! Thank you Gate 1 Travel for a wonderful tour of the Golden Triangle of India.Kaye S. VIC, Australia
It was an incredible experience. Loved every moment. Well, maybe not so much the 7 hour bus drive but WOW, India is an incredible country with so much culture, history, interesting sites and people.
Enjoyed the food. Never dreamt it was possible for me to become a vegetarian until I ate Indian food on a daily basis. I am craving it right now. Davinder, our guide, was fantastic and knowledgeable. He kept all his wild children in line. Already thinking about my next trip to India!Beverly W. Eagle, MI
It was wonderful!!
Our guide, Mr. Singh was above and beyond. He took care of everything very professionally. Our team members became friends at the end. The weather was little hot but it wasn't a problem. I was very impressed with the Gate 1's service and the way handling things. My husband I will plan another trip with Gate 1 again!Soon C. Portland, OR
It was amazing! I thought about going to India on my own without a tour guide, but after experiencing with our tour guide Singh, I definitely wouldn't have been able to navigate India without him.Gary L. San Leandro, CA
Travel was there and back was REALLY tough. So much time on planes, as well as a couple of the bus trips. However, knowing that I was going to see the Taj Mahal, as well as the Ghandi's museum, the Sikh Temple (which feeds hordes of people every day, no matter their status), made it SO worthwhile. I have been fascinated by the Taj Mahal for some time, after seeing a documentary about it and knowing the story behind it. On the other hand, the filth, squalor and crumbling buildings in which the people live is too sad. Also, India has THE craziest traffic system --- which is NO system at all and one puts one's life in jeopardy to cross a street.
Our guide was exceptional. Very good at keeping his chicks in line and had a great system for the "attack of the street vendors" by getting us on the bus and then bringing each vendor's trinkets in the bus to give us a chance to look at the items and decide whether or not we wanted them. This made good sense, as otherwise the vendors are extremely aggressive and one just wants to get away from them, even though one may want to take a look. Also, this group was a very nice group -- must be 'cause they were Aussies!!!!! Everyone had nothing but good things to say about Gate 1 Travel. Kudos to you and Gate 1, Sharon!!!Donna P. Eastlake, OH
I had an amazing time! My tour group became very special to me. Our tour manager (Aparna) was so informative and she really helped my mother and I to understand the rich history, culture, religions, and languages of India. They even surprised my mother with a birthday cake in New Delhi. Thank you so much for helping me book this trip for my mother and I.Diana A. Richmond Hill, NY
It was fabulous! Our first escorted trip with Gate 1; I cannot say enough good things about what your company offered, the quality of the hotels, the daily schedule, the food you offered, the little extras along the way.
And as for our guide, Anna, she was the finest guide one could ever have. Her knowledge communicated through marvelous lectures, her ability to build a cohesive unit out of 33 people who did not know one another, her willingness to share her own life, her thoughtfulness of every traveler's need was exceptional. She even taught us Bollywood dancing!
The trip was absolutely delightful in every way. Thank you for putting it together for us. And thanks to Gate 1 for assigning us a top quality guide.Nan N. Fredericksburg, TX
I loved every second of my trip and I was not ready to come home yet! The trip was so well organized and our guides, Singh and Anoup, were amazing. I can't believe how much we learnt and the amount we got to see and experience in two weeks. I have travelled a lot the past 11 years but had never been on a tour. I'd recommend 15 days Golden Triangle and Nepal to anyone!!!
Loved it, loved it, loved it. I only wish we got had one more day in each city where there were no excursions planned so we could just explore on our own.Robyn T. Winnipeg, CA
This was our first trip with Gate1. It was so fantastic! We loved everything about the trip. The hotels were great, wide selection of food and our guide was patient and knowledgeable. My husband, my sister-in-law traveled together and none of got sick. Our guide was great at pointing out how to avoid "Delhi Belly". I am raving about our trip and Gate1 to all my friends. So glad we have two more trips booked.
Thank you so much for providing excellent affordable travel.
The only suggestion I would have is to provide an opportunity to learn about Saris in India.Kimberly L. Fulton, MD
It was absolutely wonderful! I LOVE Gate 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a trial trip to see if I would like Gate 1---my first trip with the company. It was absolutely over the top!
Our tour guide was perfect--I can't wait to do my survey. In all my years of travel I have never experienced such a true professional, caring, intelligent guide.
And I want to thank you for all your help and assistance. You were there if I had any questions and made setting up the trip very comfortable. And you know your travel stuff!
We have booked a tour to South Africa with Gate 1. We were going to cancel our travel experience with Gate 1 was not a good one and reschedule with another tour company. No need! Gate 1 is the way to go!Patricia N. Clyde, NC
We are both just so impressed with Gate 1. This was our 3rd trip with Gate 1 and we just couldn't be happier . The service, quality of guides, and what Gate 1 provides are just the best. We are already planning our next trip and I must say we are always looking at the Gate 1 newsletters for our next trip.
We normally don't write reviews so this is a first for us, we do a lot of travel and would class ourselves as very experienced travellers. Just have to comment on our Gate 1 guide Lelit. Cannot give this guy enough praise. He simply just made the trip. The best guide we have had for a long time. With people like this, Gate 1 cannot be anything else but successful.
Looking forward to the next trip, China or river cruise in Europe.
Last year at this time, we traveled to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam with Gate 1. We were very impressed and happy with how organized you were and how smooth everything went. We just returned from our second trip with Gate 1, your 18 day tour of India and Nepal.
A very special tribute goes to your guide, Lalit, who through his tireless, ever so patient, endless efforts into getting the most out of every day and made the tiresome days fun and carefree.
He went far beyond his assigned duties to make sure we understood all there is to know about the culture, the government, marriages, school systems, etc.
Also, every day he presented us with a surprise gift such as ladies scarfs, mens turbans, little ladies purses, momentos to hang up at home, cookies, candies, all of which were paid for out of his pocket.
We have traveled to 120 countries and never encountered a person such as Lalit and would like for you to be aware of what an unbelievable human being and treasure to Gate 1 you have in him!
We can only hope you will acknowledge his special gift for being a tour manager and reward him accordingly.
Our next trip in 2016 will be to Japan, and we could only wish we could have him there, too.Peter P. Newport Beach, CA
The trip to India and Nepal was amazing, and Gate 1 really made it the best it could be. Our guide in India, Mansi was the BEST. She was customer service from end to end. Mansi went the extra mile for each one of us when individual needs arose. Her personal stories and advice before we entered certain areas really prepared us for the adventures ahead. The hotels and food were first rate. I could not have asked for better accommodations.
The extension to Nepal was also very good. Our local guide, who went by Sam, was perfect. He took me to a family owned maker of real hand-made singing bowls. (Not the machine made ones you see in every shop.) And the tour manager who took over in Nepal, her name was Sony, she made sure we had everything we needed and got us through customs with great care.
This was my second trip with Gate 1. I enjoyed Peru so much with your choices of hotel and guides, I decided to give the company another chance. Boy am I glad I did! This trip was even better. I am now putting Gate 1 at the top of my choices for travel next year to China and Tibet. There are some other competitors, but you can bet I will be favoring your fine company in the decision.
Thank you for your email and follow up. I could not be more satisfied with my India Nepal experience with Gate 1.Stephen W. Austin, TX
The Classic India with Ranthambore tour was awesome!! I absolutely loved it, and my mother Bonnie did, too. We were very sad when our journey ended earlier this week.
Our guide, Alok, was seriously the best tour director ever, so knowledgeable and very adept at handling the group and its needs. The itinerary was a great mix, packed with beautiful sites, exciting cultural activities, and interesting experiences. Gate 1 does a wonderful job with this tour, and I would highly recommend it to others.
I appreciate all your help in coordinating our adventure! Thank you so much.Laurie K. Huntington Beach, CA
I loved the trip and so did my daughter, Laurie Klinger. All the hotels were really nice, first class! Food was delicious, Entertainment good, and our guide was the BEST! (Alok) A very good itinerary, and followed every plan. Alok went out of his way to make it a memorable trip and the bus driver and his helper worked so hard to keep us all safe and made sure we got everywhere in good time. And three stays at the Trident Hotels were great!
I have been to India 8 times, my daughter 4. This is our favorite trip. Thank you for all the hard planning for a wonderful time. Even on the flights in and out, there was someone from Gate1 to help us out at the airport. That made us feel safe in a very different country!
Thank you again for all the planning and hard work for a major trip. We did not go to Nepal because I have been there before, but if Cochin was an option, we would have gone.Bonnie S. Huntington Beach, CA
My trip was amazing. Everything went soo smoothly. I was extremely happy with Gate 1 and the package they offered. The hotels, bus everything was excellent. I also wanted to say that the tour guide Mr. Singh was exceptional. A very friendly, caring, knowledgeable guide. Nothing was too much... He was very good.
Thank you once again. Everyone on the trip from what I heard was also very happy with their trip. Well done Gate 1 and thank you, I look forward to taking future trips with you!Katrina L. Queensland, Australia
The trip to India was outstanding! Our guide Vineet was phenomenal. Food, hotels, bus drivers (I don't know how they do it), bus driver assistants, transfers and all the sights were top-notch. Visiting the school was also very special. How nice of Gate 1 to sponsor it. Overall, an incredible value. This was my second tour with Gate 1 and I'm sure there'll be moreRobert K. San Diego, CA
Trip was fantastic! Wish the trip had been longer, as it was nearly perfect. Sandeep was an excellent tour guide with a great sense of humor. He was very approachable and took great care of us. The driver and assistant were very professional- took care of a blown tire with no fuss and made sure we were comfortable.
Loved all but 1 of the hotels we stayed at- beds at The Park were so comfy and The Trident was beautiful. Would not recommend the Ramada in Jaipur- nearly our entire group got food poisoning after dinner there and the beds were lumpy and uncomfortable. My group of 4 are still recovering from the after effects of this, and we all missed out on some of the sightseeing in Jaipur due to symptoms.
The Taj made illness worth it. We all wished we had another hour there (and I have been there before but just can't get enough)
I think Gate 1 has won over some clients. My husband and I have toured in the past, with Globus, an upscale competitor. But now I question what we pay for, as Gate 1 did a lot of little things that really stood out as far as service- bottled water and anti-bacterial hand sanitizer on the bus everyday, gifts of scarves and group photo, henna at our farewell dinner, tips taken care of at pay toilets and places where we had to take off our shoes- all at no additional charge to us. As I have been to India before I know the hassle some of these things can be, and having traveled with another carrier, I know these things make Gate 1 stand out. This was not expected and really impressive. Sandeep had told us a little about the company and the focus on customers, but this really proved his point. My husband and I will definitely be looking at Gate 1 offerings now for our next vacation.
I would like to thank you personally as well. You put up with 4 over excited young ladies when we initially purchased this trip and optionals, and you talked me off the ledge when I got paranoid about the weather prior to our departure. This may be your job, but your abilities and attention to detail are appreciated.Jennifer G. Ballston Spa, NY
The trip was fabulous, one of my favorites so far. I loved India and Nepal. We had the most wonderful guides, Madan in India and Nepal and Bijou in Nepal.
The sites, sounds and adventures (rickshaw ride in Delhi, Elephant ride in Agra, the Taj Mahal, the evening and then morning on the Ganges River, flying over the Hymalalayas and seeing Mt. Everest to name a few) were life changing.
I would recommend this trip for an experience of a lifetime.Sandra G. Williamsville, NY
The trip was great! We enjoyed it very much even though at times it was a little exhausting getting up early and finishing quite late but the payback was that we got to see a lot.
Highlights for me were the Amber Fort in Jaipur, the rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, driving thru villages between cities and obviously the Taj Mahal. The food was good and we had no problems even though the jet lag was though.
We have travelled more than most and for me this was the first organized trip. The tour guide Davinder was great. He had great wit, good control on details, years, history and he also shared with us a good insight on his own life and routines at home.
Davinder made a very good case for trying Gate 1 again in the future.Sven N. Hastings HDSN, NY
The trip was awesome! All accommodations were very good. Of course, the sights were fabulous! The optional tours were worth the investment. Davinder, our guide, was superb--knowledgeable, entertaining and caring. The meals were abundant and yummy! This tour is a great way to get an affordable introduction to India. Now, to sort through over 1000 photos...! :-)Yolanda H. Bartlett, TN
Really wonderful. Gate 1 came through A+ again. Our solo guide, Alok, should receive Guide Of The Year. So informative and helpful. His passion for India ,architecture, and Indian history is simply amazing. Whatever he is paid it is not enough. He answered many of my questions (or found the answers) that had nothing to do with the tour eg.wheat production.
Our small group(19) were one happy family with friendships formed. India should be foremost on bucket lists given its beauty, dynamic change and friendly people. I hope to return to India within two years.John R. Austin, TX
Our trip was fantastic, everything was very well organized and went smoothly. We loved our time in India and Nepal, what a heart-opening experience! Our tour guide Anirudh was amazing, so was Suresh our local guide in Nepal. Looking forward to take another trip with Gate 1 sometime in the future.Zuzana S. Ottawa, ON
The success of the trip was owing to our guide and tour director, "Sing." All in the group were embarking upon their first trip to India, many of us having trepidation about that decision--fearing the challenges of maintaining good health, hydration, and hygiene.
However, from the first, Sing's good humor, patience, and confidence (and his status as a "native" of Northern India) were comforting, and gave us confidence amidst our journey's new sights, smells, sounds. We were given courage for our adventure, also, by Sing's explanation of what we would encounter--preparing us for the many differences of India from "western" norms. We especially benefited from Sing's first-hand anecdotes; they were a welcomed addition to his skillful recounting of India's history and the significance of sights within tour.
Several of us interested in Nepal discussed among ourselves (and with Sing), that we would feel most comfortable going to Nepal only with Sing as guide. His command of the English language, and voice, were especially helpful in crowds. Often, when guides with high-pitched soft voices (and heavy accents) are part of a tour, those guides cannot be heard by the group! We felt secure with Sing, he looked after his "flock" well, always looking out for us, individually, and collectively.
Many who had taken 10 organized tours commented that Sing was the best they had ever encountered. If Gate 1 could clone him, it would be a boon to the company and to its clients.
Based upon my experience with Gate 1 in India, I would certainly consider another Gate 1 tour, and suggest a separate tour of Nepal (of 3 to 5 days' duration), as many could not extend their travels from the India tour.
To the delight of all, bottled water was generously provided in hotel rooms and on the tour bus (which was immaculate). The assistants to Sing did a wonderful job in providing water to us. Gate 1 should underscore the availability of water, as I used precious room in my luggage by bringing bottled water.
Most of all, we left India with a far better understanding of the country, its customs and culture, and that was due, in large part, to the sensitivities with which Sing approached the subjects.
Thank you, Gate 1, for a well organized and memorable trip to India.Jo Edda R. Bal Harbour, FL
Our trip was great and most enjoyable. Truly a memorable experience. Vineet, our Tour Manager was outstanding. He was very helpful, pleasant, professional, always available and most accommodating. His commentary was interesting, well presented and researched. The driver and assistant were continually concerned about our safety and comfort and did an excellent job. I would highly recommend this tour and look forward to our next trip with Gate 1 Travel.
Thank you for a wonderful tour which we will long remember.Patrick D. Washington D.C.
The India trip was great. I learned so much about the religions of India, visited many beautiful palaces, forts, temples, and mausoleums, saw 5 tigers in the National Park, and ate a lot of delicious Indian food. Some of our hotels were outstanding and all were more than adequate. The weather was cool (almost cold in the early morning) except for our brief time in Mumbai where it was warm - which is why I wanted to be there in January. Our group was exceptional, too - interesting, well traveled, intelligent, pleasant folks all. What's not to like?
Now, where shall I go next?Nancy K. Englewood, CO
The trip went exceptionally well. It was informative and very interesting. Gate 1 did a great job of organizing the trip. The hotels were very modern and comfortable and the itinerary was excellent for such a short time. The guide was excellent and the people were very nice.Jack M. Bronx, NY
The trip was absolutely wonderful. Gate 1 did an awesome job in coordinating the travel. It was a jam-packed trip, and we saw many fascinating sights in India & Nepal. Our tour guide Singh was a gift. He kept us safe and organized. He taught us so much about the culture of India, and was very patient with us. I'm glad I had the stamina for the trip, because we had little down-time. That is not a complaint because we had to keep going to see so much of the country. But I was really tired when I got home. Saying that, I wouldn't change a thing.Cheryl W. Hawley, PA
Absolutely perfect in every way. Most of the group were frequent Gate 1 devotees, traveling many times with Gate 1. Our guide, Lahlit was kind, wise, easy going, knowledgeable, generous and attended to our every need and then some. India was amazing, Nepal was spectacular.
I love Gate 1. Please pass on my comments to Lahlit and make sure he knows how much the whole group thought so highly of him.
You rock, Gate 1. I'll be booking my next trip through you.Roxanne R. Tucson, AZ
Our trip was wonderful - mostly thanks to our tour manager Vikas. He is very knowledgeable, good-educated, friendly person. He is proud of his country and knows its history and culture. If Gate 1 Travel has any award for tour management, Vikas should get the first prize!Maria D. Sylvania, OH
Trip was excellent, we had great time and got to see so much. Our guide Lalit was extremely knowledgeable and we felt very safe with him. The tour was well organized, hotels and food were great,
We will definitely use Gate1 again.Eleonora K. Dunedin, FL
Our trip to India exceeded our expectations! From start to finish the trip was well organized, took in key sights and was lead by one of the BEST tour managers we have ever had. All in all, a wonderful experience. I would like to give recognition to our tour manager Bhanu - he made our trip special. His knowledge of culture, history, customs and ability to deal with any situation was much appreciated. He truly cared whether we were happy, as we were visiting his "home". He was a great ambassador for his country and your company.
This was our first trip with Gate 1, it will not be our last.Betty M. Kirkland, WA
I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our guides were. They went above and beyond to make sure we were cared for and having a good time. I can not say enough about Singh and what a wonderful job he did. He really cared and looked after all of us and we all commented constantly about how grateful we were to have him as our guide. He taught me so much about India and always answered all my questions (even though he has probably heard them a thousand times) with a smile and a detailed answer. We always felt safe and organized and well prepared for the days outing. I loved it, but what really made it was having such a great person in charge. I hope he gets all the kudos he deserves!!
Also, there is one more person I should mention. Lucky, who works in Delhi for Gate 1, I think as a porter was really helpful too. He helped me retrieve a lost credit card, and helped me get on the plane home with such a great last impression. I was pretty embarrassed because by the time I got to him, I was almost out of cash and no ATM in site. I did not give him the tip he deserved, in fact, it was very small compared to what I wish I could give him. He was so friendly and helpful.
Thank you for a great and memorable trip. I will look forward to my next Gate 1 vacation, as it was a wonderful experience. Please pass on to his supervisors how wonderful Singh was. We all loved him.Sarah G. Jackson, WY
I think that "Incredible India" is an understatement. The tour was excellent and everything was efficiently handled. Accommodations were all very nice and our guide was a pleasure to know. Both of us had a wonderful time and I'm pretty sure that 95% of the group felt the same. We became good travel companions and all interacted very well together, thanks for assisting in the behind the scene work that goes into making everything happen so seamlessly. I'm seriously disappointed to be back and even after 25 days in India I was ready for a longer stay. Hope that Gate 1 sends a feedback form so we can assist in evaluating the tour. I will continue to recommend Gate 1 Travel to friends and family and hope to travel with your company again very soon.Lawrence B. Aptos, CA
My "15 Day Kaleidoscope of India with Nepal" through Gate 1 Travel was incredible! Each of the 15 days was packed with rich cultural experiences that left me with sights, sounds and smells whirling in my mind that I'm still trying to process. Believe me there was not a day without adventure! Our guide, Davinder, was, without question, the best: intelligent, knowledgeable, articulate, humorous, attentive. The highlights for me were the ones mentioned in the Gate 1 itinerary: city tours, Jaipur (with the elephant ride), Taj Mahal, train ride, Ganges boat ride. And Nepal is not to be missed! The three days there left me wishing that I had more time. There are enough cultural differences between India and Nepal to make this extension worthwhile even without the breathtaking sight of Everest and the Himalayas. The "monkey temple" was quite the experience, but the highlight in Nepal was definitely the optional Mount Everest flightseeing. I can say as did my t-shirt, "I did not climb Mt Everest...but I touched it with my heart!" Hotels provided by Gate 1 were excellent; the food was outstanding; the trip was well-organized. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who wants a sense of India culture and has stamina enough for the fast pace of these 15 days.Joyce B. Cullman, AL
I wish to thank your company for organizing such a wonderful India trip for my fiancé and I. The Trip was truly inspirational, engaging, eventful, memorable and life changing. I would also like to say that our guide, Bhanu, was a huge part of this experience being the most unforgettable and wonderful experience of a lifetime. He is an amazing human being. He is extremely knowledgeable of the historical sites and Indian culture. Plus his charm, wit and patience with the group was absolutely remarkable! Bhanu is a true professional and his personality made the trip 'over the top' awesome!
Thank you for this wonderful trip! We loved it!Brenda D. Windermere, FL
It was a most pleasant and rewarding trip, thanks to a competent and entertaining tour director. Any trepidation I had quickly vanished. I was eager to experience India in all its facets and was not disappointed. Sameer was more than a tour director to us but also a reliable friend who had great enthusiasm in showing us incredible India. We were all so happy to be a part of the unique experience. Thanks so much. And, thank you Sameer for your patience. Now I've seen all new seven wonders. And more. We are all safely home, and richer in our knowledge of India.Norma M. Lake Jackson, TX
My trip was wonderful. Alok was an excellent tour manager. I felt safe the entire time. I enjoyed all of the information and knowledge that Alok was able to share, and I felt that I had nothing to worry about from the time the tour started.
I have been on trips with other tour companies and they do not compare to Gate 1. I will absolutely select Gate 1 again in the future.Amber R. Baxley, GA
As always, and just how Gate 1 always has done, the tour was incredible.
The group couldn't have been better and we have no words to describe how good our tour guide Vikas was.
Looking forward for our next trip!Maritza R. Weston, FL
My trip to India with Gate 1 was amazing. It was well planned, well paced, and well managed. The tour was extremely interesting and our guide, Vikas, was very knowledgeable. Our group of 24 travelers was the perfect size. The Khajuraho Temples were definitely one of the highlights of the tour. I'm looking forward to another trip to India in the near future.Vanessa R. Burbank, CA
The trip was awesome! Gate 1 was on point since the very first moment, as soon as we got out of customs in New Delhi there was a representative with transportation. The check-in and out of the hotels as well as porterage was great and the transportation between cities was very good too. The best part of the whole tour was our Tour Manager Anirudh Singh, who was very approachable, knowledgeable, always smiling and very clear with instructions and always making sure the group stays together.Julio P. Boca Raton, FL
Our trip was great. The hotels were wonderful and the food was excellent. Our guide, Singh, couldn`t have been better. He was entertaining and informative as well as taking wonderful care of all the people on the tour. The driver was amazing the way he navigated the traffic. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it 10 all the way. Again, Gate 1 didn`t disappoint us. Both my husband and I had the trip of a lifetime.Judi H. Morrison, CO
It was an amazing trip and we met so many awesome people. India is fascinating and so colorful. Also, I can't say enough about how wonderful Gate 1 was. Starting with the reservation process to the airport drop-off at the end, everything was perfect and handled so professionally and courteously!
Everything was effortless and our guide, Mr. Singh was incredible! Many of the people on the trip, had gone with Gate 1 to other places, and only had fantastic experiences to share. I would definitely use Gate 1 again and thank you so much for all of your help in planning this incredible trip!Charlotte B. Oak Park, IL
The trip was amazing. We were impressed by the quality of the properties, what was included, and most of all, our guide Lalit. Being in the travel industry, I have had numerous opportunities to experience guides, and they all speak multiple languages and are knowledgeable about the destination. However, while Lalit speaks 7 languages and has in-depth knowledge of the history, culture and religions of India, what makes him different is his big heart and genuine caring for people.
He looks after his tour passengers like a mother hen. For example, when entering a hotel we were usually greeted with drinks. Lalit would not let us touch them until he had determined that they were made only with bottled water (not filtered) and contained no ice. During city tours, we would be bombarded by street vendors trying to sell us local souvenirs, which at times became overwhelming. Lalit would negotiate the price with the vendors, bring the items on the bus for us to look at, and he would handle the transactions.
We stayed in Mumbai while he led 9 people to Nepal; yet he made sure that all transfers were in order from the hotel to the airport. He also talked freely about himself, his family, and his life creating a living history, while giving us an in-depth look and greater understanding at this very complex culture. Lalit is a rare individual with a deep understanding of both the American culture and the Indian culture. The world needs more people like Lalit who have the ability to focus on our human similarities, while creating bridges between different cultures without judging either.Diane H. Tamarac, FL
We enjoyed out very interesting trip to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra as well as Nepal. The Taj Mahal was the highlight of our trip- all we could say was "wow". Our guide, Sameer, was excellent as was the local guide for Nepal, who showed us and told us about villages, temples and other points of interest. We did not do the flyover of Mt. Everest, but those that did said it was spectacular. We are looking forward to our next Gate 1 tour, which will be our 8th with them.Margot M. Cortlandt Manor, NY
Our trip to India and Nepal was amazing! If anyone is hesitating about doing
a trip to India and Nepal they should cast aside their concerns and just do it
with Gate 1!
As we found on our previous trip with Gate 1 to China everything was professionally managed and our smallest needs were taken care of. Our well-informed guide, Verindra, took care of us extremely well and all travel arrangements fell into place including the internal flights and our train trip on the Shatabdi Express.
India and Nepal are countries of many contrasts and it was this experience that made it so worthwhile. The Gate 1 itinerary was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves with our small group of only 13. Hotels and food were first class and we thoroughly recommend this trip with Gate 1. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 adventure.
On a scale from 1 to 10 I give the trip a 9.5 only because I didn't see a tiger. The people on the trip were the best I've ever travelled with - all adventurous, smart, artistic, well-travelled. I enjoyed them very much. Vineet was an excellent tour director. He arranged many things for me and my friends that we felt compelled to do like visit an elephant sanctuary. The hotels were excellent and the itinerary was interesting. I truly loved the trip.Ruth N. Rivervale, NJ
Our trip to India and Nepal was an adventure and gave us a perspective on a world so very different from our own. Singh, our program director was a very good guide and gave us his insight and information and really took good care of us. Our hotels were all very good. This was quite an intense trip as far as energy and being "on the go" at all times. The planning and efficiency by the guides, drivers, assistants and all Gate 1 personnel was completely professional, and we were also very fortunate to have a wonderful group of travel companions. We will be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.John S. Morrison, CO
We had a wonderful time on our trip. Our guide in India, Aparina was amazing. We have always had excellent guides from Gate 1 Travel, but Aparina was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable about the history, culture and historical sites. She regularly made sure our visit to India ran smoothly and was available if anyone had difficulties or problems. Aparina had a professional photographer with us at the Taj Mahal. The photos of my husband and myself will give us happy memories for years to come. She went over and above to make sure our entire tour was problem free and enjoyable.Carold D. Reno, NV
We had a fantastic time on our "Golden Triangle of India" tour. India is a beautiful, vibrant, hectic, exciting, fascinating, and varied country. It blew our minds, trying to absorb so much in a week. The most impressive thing was the quality of services from the Gate 1 team in Delhi. There was always someone to meet us even we turned up 3 hours late on arrival having been delayed at Delhi airport by fog.
The whole experience in India was definitely enhanced by the quality, humor and patience of our tour guide, Sameer. He was well organized, helpful, and went beyond his responsibility at all time to create an incredible experience and trip. He is very knowledgeable about all sorts of topics regarding Indian customs, rituals and practical information. The coach driver was truly amazing in his skill. The highlight of the trip of course was the legendary Muslim Taj Mahal. It's a very enjoyable tour. We have learned a lot about India, its people, culture and history. We thank Gate 1 enormously for all your help with putting this trip together and we are now looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1 to Ireland.Chiu J. Bristow, VA
My trip to India & Nepal was just stupendous and could not have been better! The structure of the trip, the sights, the timing, as well as the personable, efficient and professional manner of our guide, Vineet, was nonpariel - perfect in every way!
I'm already looking forward to my next trip with Gate 1 to China and Tibet!Cherie P. Atlanta, GA
Holiday was great, our guide, Rachna, was excellent, very knowledgeable and very proficient. We felt safe and confident with her in control. Hotels were good, especially the Hilton in Delhi, the one we stayed in in Kuala Lumpur had definitely seen better days but the food was very good. Would recommend this Gate 1 trip, very well organised and Rachna is a gem.Sue F. East Perth, Australia
Thanks and the trip was fantastic. India is a place where your every move is an experience. Incredible and exotic. The tour guide Padmaja and his crew in every location was excellent in all provisions and very well organized. Hotels and food was way beyond what I expected. All and all, it was indeed spectacular and memories that will stay with me until. I look forward to do more other cities in India.Ram T. Weston, FL
My sister and I had a fantastic time on our Indian "Golden Triangle trip. Our tour guide - Saparna "Anna" - was phenomenal. She was not only funny, knowledgeable and organized, but she made us all feel like family. She did anything and everything to make our tour more enjoyable.Robyn K. Plainview, NY
It was awesome and I can't offer enough praise for our tour guide, Aparna.
She was knowledgeable, warm, funny and managed to make each guest feel special.
The trip would not have been the same without her. The tour was so fast paced
and intense it felt as if I had been away for a month! I would certainly
recommend this to anyone who wants to have a "taste of India" .
Trip was great! Better than we expected in terms of hotels, etc. Will definitely travel with Gate1 again!Robin C. Nova Scotia, CA
We had a fabulous tour with the excellent help from our tour guide Vikas. It was our first Gate1 Tour and I can assure you it will not be our last. Now that we have found you and get your regular e-mails we will be well prepared to find our next tour. We were really impressed with all the extras that were included in the package that we weren't aware that we would receive so every day ther seemed to be some little surprise extras that weweren't expecting so this made us and all our fellow passenges feel special. My wife and I would like to say thanks to Gate 1 for helping us have a great holiday.Jeff W. Queensland, Australia
What can I say it was an amazing trip. From the pick up and drop off at the
airport everything was so smooth. The hotels were excellent. Great choices. The
staff there were courteous and efficient.The food was delicious. They catered
to all our needs. Spicy or non spicy.
The tour was amazing. Loved seeing the monuments/temples etc. Highlight of the trip of course was the Taj Mahal. I loved that it was one of the last things we saw. The anticipation was worth it.Getting to visit the school was a very humbling experience. Thank you for including it in our tour.
Rakesh (driver) and naresh (assistant) were amazing. They kept us safe. Vikas- what a phenomenal tour guide/manager. He was knowledgeable, witty, and kept us engaged through out the tour. I have been on tours where the guide was just going thru the motions. With Vikas you can tell he loves his job. His enthusiasm is contagious. He made us feel like we were family. This helped us bond with members of our tour group as well he is asset to your company.
I will be recommending Gate 1 to my friends and family; and will be taking more tours.
The trip was fantastic...I can't say enough about the tour guide Padmaja and really the whole operation...it was first rate. My niece has been staying at a small village outside of mumbai and she hadn't had a hot shower in months. The hotels were just right and the food was great...but it was our tour guide that made the biggest impression. She was so professional and thorough and always answered questions of all. She should be awarded tour guide of the year! She always had a plan B if plan A didn't work. She was awesome!Nancy J. Alberta, Canada
Awesome! We loved the trip- Gate 1 is awesome! Thanks for everything!Martha D. Arlington, VA
It was fabulous. Our tour guide, Padmaga was the best! She made the trip so special and organized. There are a lot of things in India that pose challenges, like religious occurrences that they close off part of the city for. She would make a "Plan B" so that we would not lose any time or miss seeing anything. It was a lot more work for her, but it made our trip run so smoothly.Anne M. Ft Myers Beach, FL
Had a wonderful trip to India and Nepal. Loved all the hotels and really enjoyed the Double Tree hotels at both locations. But most of all, Sandeep was a wonderful guide. He was very professional and knowledgeable, and held the group together. When I come back to India, I would certainly ask to be on one of Sandeep's tours, since I know by experience that it will be a unique adventure.Eve D. Ontario, CA
Our trip was absolutely magical thanks to Gate 1! The service was impeccable, the accommodations were phenomenal and the knowledgeable guides made this trip one of the BEST. It was the perfect pace. Special thanks to Raaz, the local guide in Nepal. He was intelligent, informative, knowledgeable, entertaining and a true professional. Even the apprentice that accompanied us in our tour Anirouh was magnificent, extremely helpful, friendly and a great asset to Gate 1.
We will absolutely recommend Gate 1 to everyone we know and of course we look forward to plan our next trip with you. Keep up the great work!Oyuki F. Denver, CO
The India/Nepal trip was amazing. I am really impressed with Gate 1. The itinerary was changed twice due to Air India, and Gate 1 was very accommodating and generous. The accommodations were very good. Overall, the itinerary was full, extensive and our guide, Sandeep, was EXCELLENT!!! Our group was very manageable and fun.Elfi E. Kelowna, Canada
Well, overall, my wife and I are satisfied with
the tour in India and Nepal. The hotels were decent, with several outstanding;
the transfers to and from hotels went rather smoothly; our tour guide was fairly
helpful; the overall program was pretty rich. Also, as it turned out, the
particular people on
this tour were a delight to travel with - flexible, good-spirited, and cordial.
My trip was wonderful! I had a great time, saw so much and made some connections with people in my group. Now I have friends in many places! Jayanta was phenomenal..funny, outgoing and informative. He knew so much and made us all feel so welcome and comfortable. Krishna was wonderful, too.Kathy D. Romeoville, IL
Fantastic! A life-changing experience. We saw so much, and learned so much from our guide, Padmaja--about the religious, cultural, economic and political history of India. She also took care of a lot of the little details that have been confusing in other tours (for example, she took care of paying for us as a group to use the public restrooms, as well as tipping in the excursions). And she has a wonderful sense of humor.
So much to remember--the rickshaw ride in Delhi was a wonderful introductory experience to exciting India, to be followed by the elephant ride, Taj Mahal and the other historical sites, the shops, and most of all, the people--we were fortunate to have wonderful fellow tour group members, and the people we met in the country were gracious and helpful. The food was terrific as well!Charlsie C. Silver Spring, MD
Our trip to India and Nepal was wonderful! Let me say up front, we especially enjoyed our tour coordinator, Mr. Lelit. Simply put, he was OUTSTANDING!!! My husband and I normally travel independently (at least three or four countries every year) and this was our very first experience traveling with a tour. Mr. Lelit's professionalism, extraordinary knowledge, and congenial personality guarantees we'll be returning customers with Gate 1!Natasha S. Seattle, WA
My trip was one of the greatest. It was much more exciting because of our knowledgeable tour guide, Verandra. He was like Captain Kirk of the Star Ship Enterprise! The trip was well planned, and I will not hesitate to do it all over again.Thakoor J. Lindenhurst, NY
The trip was absolutely amazing. We learned so much, and the people in the group were terrific. But it would not have been so extraordinary if it wasn't for our guide, Vikas. He was fabulous and deserves a raise. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, he was funny and entertaining. It was the best trip we have taken in a long time. Looking forward to our next journey!Cindy B. Andover, MA
Definitely good! We learned a lot; it was an experience to remember. Our
guide Arpana was absolutely fabulous. She enhanced the experience a
thousandfold! She is accommodating, has a wealth of knowledge & a great
sense of humor. She is interesting, dynamic, kind, solicitous, flexible,
enterprising & resourceful. Arpana is also quite adept at anticipating
I am grateful that I had this opportunity, first to see the Taj Mahal and Ganges river ceremonies, and then to have our extraordinary tour guide and a very compatible group of travelers. Perhaps my 500 + pictures illustrate the impact it made on me. The contrasts are immense, the people are very warm, friendly and caring.
I will definitely travel with Gate I again; I feel as if I have seen the jewels of India and Nepal through very capable leaders' efforts and knowledge....Anna, our tour guide, and the company will get high marks from me.Sue S. Hudson, WI
It was a wonderful trip. The itinerary was great. Our tour manager, Virendra Kohli, and local guides were knowledgeable and courteous. The logistics were well run. I am deeply impressed by my first Gate1 trip. I will definitely consider taking Gate 1 tours again in the future.Chi-Ming H. Barrington, RI
Our trip was wonderful we had a great time under the circumstances of the country. The guide we had is the best guide we ever had in any of our trips before, his name is Vikas and he took extremely good care of all of us. He is very considerate, helpful, funny, and with guides like him your tours will always be good. The hotels were very good and the transportation was also very good considering that the roads in India are not the best.
We are very happy to have chosen Gate 1 for this trip .Moises E. Miami, FL
It was a fabulous trip! We really did enjoy it. It was so educational
and very interesting, and the Taj Mahjal was the definite highlight! Our guide
was also fantastic!
Thank you so much. We are now looking forward to our next trip with you in March to Prague, Budapest & Vienna.
My trip to India was awesome!!! Thank you, Gate 1 Travel, for giving me an affordable view of the world. I love you guys!Sharon C. Philadelphia, PA
It was a great trip and we had an incredible guide that really enhanced the adventure and put us at ease, as well as, expand our cultural knowledge often times through his own personal life experiences. We plan to travel Gate 1 in the future.Mary C. Birmingham, AL
The trip was great. Our guide was excellent and coordinated the always
changing situation masterfully!
We are looking forward to our next Gate 1 experience...number 5!!
This trip was really a bargain compared to other similar trips-of course, I do compare. I cannot believe that Gate 1 can do this trip so reasonably and so well. We are looking forward to our next Gate 1. You folks did a great job, and I appreciate it all. Thank you.
My trip to India was indeed AMAZING ! I can see why it is promoted as "Incredible India".
The sites are breath-taking and the large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites was surprising. Our tour director, Sandeep K., was a joy and very helpful in anticipating our every need. He organized additional evening events that complimented our visits to wondrous cities and handled efficiently any slight problem that surfaced.
Once again, I was very pleased with Gate 1 Tours and will continue to recommend your services to friends.
The trip was most unique and interesting. We had a wonderful guide. He
was so knowledgeable and such an historian. You need to keep him on as part of
Everything went well and we also enjoyed our trip and stay in Pune and Hyderabad. It gave us another look at crowded and a bit smaller population of India.
Thanks for all your help in making it possible.
We had a great trip, thanks to Gate 1. India and Nepal were amazing and unusual. The hotels were lovely and our guide, Davinder, was exceptional. I don't know if I would ever go back, but I am definitely glad I went. Such a totally different culture! Thank you for all your help. Gate 1 is great.Judith C. St Pete Beach, FL
Incredible India is a fitting national marketing slogan because that's exactly what our sentiments are, too! We had so many memorable experiences that it's difficult to summarize. However, we would like to say that our tour guide, Aparna, made our trip most enjoyable! Her warm, effervescent personality made us feel safe and well taken care of. She even assisted me in obtaining my tailor-made suit via courier after we left Jaipur to Mumbai. Our entire tour group thought I'd never receive it before our flight home, but she persistently called the tailor to insure it's arrival at our hotel.Byron M. Newark, DE
|Had a very good trip. Ave was an excellent guide.
Everyone on the tour got along exceedingly well. The
accommodations were generally very good. The weather
was better than expected. Got a little wet a couple
of times, but couldn't be helped--figured it just came with
Enjoyed the venues--good balanced trip between old and new India. Our guide went the extra mile to ensure we saw more of Mumbai than I had expected. Of course, the Taj Mahal the highlight of the trip--just stunningly beautiful.
|The Gate 1 people were awesome, especially Vee-Kay! He is an amazingly intelligent man, and was kind to all, even the complainers! The hotels were palaces of refuge, and the food there was amazing. Some of the food outside was very overspiced, as was the food on the plane. But the castles and mosques captivated everyone and gave us pictures to share with family and friends that inspire.|
|We had a great experience. Our guide, Lalit, did an
excellent job, as did the driver and his assistant. Our hotels and
meals were outstanding, and the trip more than lived up to our
expectations. We will travel again soon with Gate 1.
It was an amazing trip! Gate 1 is the best!! This is our second trip with Gate 1 and the hotels, food and hospitality were superb. Our tour guide, Avi, in India was excellent, very informative and helpful. Thank you and we are looking forward to booking our next vacation with Gate 1.Maria E. Yorba Linda, CA
The trip was wonderful, your in-country rep, VK, was awesome. Thoughtful, knowledgeable, unflappable, a genuine travel industry pro. And thank you for all of your help and kindness, your hand-holding of me meant a lot. I'm looking at Galapagos next, so you may be hearing from me sooner than you think.Joseph K. Eatontown, NJ
Our trip was terrific! Emirates Air lines was great, the hotels we stayed in were very nice, clean and in good locations, and our tour guide, V.K., did a great job. India and Nepal were more than I could have ever expected, and I would describe the experience as life-changing in some ways. Visisting those places was a realization of a lifetime dream for me, and left me wanting to see even more of that part of the world. I would like to return to India and Nepal someday, and I would definitely choose Gate 1.Steve S. Phoenix, AZ
This trip was the best ever. I loved It. We had the best guide ever, Naveen, who made sure we were as comfortable with our surroundings as possible. He got us out everyday before the maximum heat of the day. He knew the history of everything and conveyed so that we understood and could appreciate the Hindi religion and it's stories and beliefs. I would recommend this trip to everyone. The hotels were great, the time at the sights was perfect and Naveen the best.Pat B. Alexandria, VA
The trip was perfect in every way! I've been on a couple of tours before; one with Grand European and one with Grand Circle. They were both excellent but Gate 1 still comes out on top to me. I liked the other tour leaders but our leader on this trip, Aparna, was beyond incredible in how hard she worked and to what extent she would go to ensure a perfect trip for us. Can't give her enough praise for her performance. Thank you for your extra help with my group on some of our scheduling needs. I very much intend to travel with Gate 1 again!!David B. Berkely, CA
Thank you so much for the great trip. You guys are the best. I had a great time in India. Everything was very well organize. The tour guide, Rajiv, was very good and did everything to make this trip a very pleasant one. The bus driver -incredible. The hotels very ,very good. I am very pleased with all and will highly recommend you to all of my friends.Judy V. Boulder, CO
My wife and I couldn't have had a better experience! It was an unbelievable trip! From the moment we arrived to the airport, Gate 1 was very organized, cordial and informative. Our accommodations were outstanding, they couldn't get any better, the bus was very comfortable and our tour guide, bus driver and aide were extremely helpful. The actual tour was so well put together, that we could visit the majority of the most amazing places in India in just a few days. You definitely made our visit to India an unforgettable experience.
We are so delighted with our trip that we are actually ready to book our next vacation with Gate 1. I'm also planning to refer a couple for that trip.Juan T. New York, New York
Thank you so much for the great trip. You guys are the best. I had a great time in India. Everything was very well organize. The tour guide, Rajiv, was very good and did everything to make this trip a very pleasant one. The bus driver -incredible. The hotels very ,very good. I am very pleased with all and will highly recommend you to all of my friends.Ani V. Forest Hills, NY
We are very happy that we have now visited India, especially the Taj Mahal!
It is a mad yet fascinating country. We were very happy with our guide Vee-Kay's
service for our tour. He had a great wealth of information for the tour group,
and he was very patient with 'difficult' tour members.
He also got us to our destinations in a very timely manner, with of course our great bus drivers help, as well as the great help of our bus boy too! It is amazing that we fit in that whole itinerary into that short space of time (that's how we like to travel) with Vee-Kay and the tour bus driver/bus boy's skills!
Great trip!!!! Our Guide, VK, was great. He really took great care of us all, especially me and my vegan food needs. Everything was great! The hawkers all wanted our "Gate 1" lanyards. We were all surprised at how valuable they were. Love Gate 1!Marianne B. Pearl, MS
We had a somewhat scary flight as we landed during a monsoon and it took Air India three attempts to land on the runway, but the tour itself was wonderful. I actually called Gate 1 and left a message saying how much I enjoyed both the tour and the people traveling with us.Jessica P. Santa Barbara, CA
I enjoyed the trip even though is was very hot on some days. There are many temples, palaces, mosques and forts to visit and the Elephant ride to the Fort was outstanding. The downside was the Air India plane seats; very uncomfortable and no cushion for your rump or back. On the upside, we were fed tasty meals 3 times during the flight and the service aboard the plane was excellent.Stephen J. Brooklyn, NY
Wonderful!! Unforgettable!!! The hotels were great, sspecially the one in Agra (Mughal Hotel). Everyone agreed that we could just stay there and be pampered like a Maharajah.Evangeline D, Arvada CO
Classic - First class accommodations, balance of included sightseeing and free time, transfers & multiple meals included.
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