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Hello Rajiv,

We just wanted to thank you for the perfect arrangements for our recent vacation to India and also on board the Maharajas Express – The Treasures of India. The tour guides were excellent and the travel arrangements were perfect. The cars and drivers were always waiting for us even when our flights were late. We will definitely use your services during our next trip to India.



Barbara and Amitava Bose


Mrs Barbara and Mr Amitava Bose – USA

Dear Rajiv

Maharajas Express -The Indian Splendours 21/02/2020 – 29/02/2020

We spoke briefly yesterday about the above train journey that Mrs Joan Clay and myself took on the above stated dates.

I am writing to thank you so much for arranging this experience for us.  I do not have sufficient adjectives to describe how wonderful it was.  The guides and drivers in Delhi and Mumbai were helpful, professional and approachable.  We couldn’t have asked for a better service!

Thank you again for the travel arrangements you made on our behalf.  We would certainly go through you again for any further trips to India that we will hopefully take in the future.


Kindest regards

Anne Dunn – UK

Mrs Anne Dunn & Mrs Joan Clay – UK


We just returned from our trip on Maharajas Express Heritage of India 5 January 2020 and I wanted to say that I’ve never experienced such a well-organized vacation.  Every connection, transfer, tour and hotel booking was flawless arranged.


Tom Duerig


Mrs & Mr Duerig – USA

Dear Rajiv

I just want to thank you for organising what was a fantastic experience for us on the Maharaja Express train on 24 Nov 2019 . We had a great time in an amazing country full of amazing people and have already begun recommending it to many of our friend.

All the best



Mrs & Mr Guy Henderson – UK

Apologies for not emailing you sooner to say thank you for all your organisation and help in our trip to India.

My husband and I loved every minute of it, from the wonderful Imperial Hotel in Delhi which was sumptuous .   The Stepwell was fantastic and we recommended it to a couple of other friends and they agreed.

The room in Mumbai couldn’t have had a better view of India Gate and the sunrise and sunset, along with the boats and ships that my husband enjoys looking at.

The Maharajas Express – Indian Splendours 3 November 2019   train journey was epic, we really enjoyed meeting everyone on board – only 40 of us with 60 staff!  What we saw on those 7 days was amazing in every way, such a fantastic country.

Your agents and drivers were very good and reliable and their English was too, thank you for organising all the tours.

I will certainly recommend you and your team for any friends wanting to go to India.

With many thanks again Rajiv for your help

Best wishes

Sarah & Niall Denholm


Mrs Sarah & Mr Niall Denholm – UK

As I mentioned on the phone, we were delighted with the personal services we received throughout the trip. I especially loved our guide in Varanasi Parem and our driver in Delhi Mr. Rana (probably didn’t spell correctly) but they made our trip extra special they were so professional and delightful – and everyone on the Maharajas Express – The Treasures of India train on 20 November 2019 and all the guides and drivers were awesome! thanks for giving us the best!!

Ralph & Lori Mosca – USA

Mrs & Mr Ralph Mosca – USA

We’ve been back a few days now after doing the Maharajas Express – Heritage of India , and I thought I would drop you a line to tell you how thrilled we were with the holiday and all the arrangements made for us.

It exceeded even our highest expectations, and certainly makes us want to return and explore further. Everything went to schedule, and all of the agents, guides and drivers were where they should be at the right time.  I don’t know where to start with the Maharajahs Express, suffice to say we were treated like royalty, and for a first trip to India and a special birthday holiday to boot, it was the only way to do it.

Thank you again for the seamless arrangements.

Kind regards

David Colman


Mrs & Mr David Colman – UK

We had a wonderful holiday on the Maharaja Express – Indian Panorama

The staff were wonderful especially our valet.

We were treated like royalty.

The trips were excellent and the food lovely.

All of our Guides were so interesting and we learnt so much about India.

Our Dutch friends where very impressed with everything too.

What more can I say a great trip enjoyed by us all.

Thank you

Doreen and Alan Hambleton

Mrs Doreen and Mr Alan Hambleton

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for coordinating such a spectacular visit to India.  Every guide was excellent, and always where they were supposed to be at the appointed time.  There is always a bit of anxiety when traveling to a foreign nation, however, each of the guides were warm, gracious and welcoming.  The choice of hotels was also top notch and we enjoyed our stays in each city.

The Maharaja Express was such a unique way to explore India, and could not have been any more luxurious.

My first visit to India was more than I expected, and I am recommending it to everyone I know!

Barbara – USA

Mrs Barbara Howard and Mr Justin Barton

We would all like to thank you for organizing our wonderful trip to India. Everything went perfectly and the representatives, guides and drivers were very knowledgeable, polite and friendly.

The Maharajas Train was a true journey of a lifetime and all concerned made it so.

We will contact you when we plan our next trip to Asia.

Once again many thanks

All the best

John Bailey

Mrs & Mr Bailey

We just wanted to thank all those involved in arranging our Indian Luxury Maharajas Express Train Tour and The extension to Goa with Kim & John Bailey, earlier this month in October 2018.

Every detail of the planning was impeccable, the choice of hotels, guides and drivers excellent. We had a fabulous time, thank you so much, we will have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our friends who consider taking a similar trip and if we are ever fortunate enough to take a second ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’ you will be the people to plan it.

Best regards

Mac & Jacquie Court

Mrs & Mr Court

My wife (Jacqueline Evans) and I have recently returned from a holiday to India and Nepal in February this year which you organised for us and we have to say you did an excellent job

We travelled on the Deccan Odyssey during our stay in India and then toured Nepal.  The journey and experience on the train was just fantastic (as was everything else) and we have decided to return to it in 2020 to do another tour of Southern India.

Because you did such an amazing job for us with the last holiday we would like you to please  book for us another journey on Deccan Odyssey and add Kerala with it.

Charles & Jackie Evans – UK

Charles & Jackie Evans

We had a great holiday on board the Maharajas Express and thanks for sorting out our cabin, We were allocated twin cabin . It was a very comfortable trip and excellent venues. We would strongly recommend our friends.

Kind Regards

Anil Khosla

Mrs and Mr Anil Khosla – UK

Just a few lines to say thank you for organising a wonderful holiday in India.

The Deccan Odyssey brilliant!

The hotel, guide and driver in Mumbai were good, as was the guide and driver in Dehli.

The hotel in Delhi was ok and the Baluchi restaurant was superb.

We had a great time.

Thanks again.

Steve Chlopas

Mrs Pamela Jean Chlopas and Mr Iwan Steven Chlopas – UK

Thought you would be interested in how our trip went…The Maharajas Express  Gems of India was very nice trip and the service was A class. We were very happy with all guides and drivers for rest of our trip to Nepal and in Delhi .  Absolutely, could not have been nicer or more accommodating ,  Hotels were all very good in Nepal and in Delhi Leela Palace was amazing.  Thanks for all you did and we did like our special dinner at the ITC Maurya Bukhara very much!  Fondly, Charlotte Stallard

Mrs Charlotte Stallard and Friends – USA

Just to let you know that we are having THE most amazing trip, The Deccan Odyssey was without doubt the trip of lifetime, the itinerary, the food but most of all the staff who went over and above any expectation of what excellent service should be…..and we still have Nepal tomorrow, thank you for organising such a spectacular journey

Mrs & Mr Evans – UK

“Maharajas’ Express is a brilliant way to see marvelous parts of India in a short space of time”

– Lucy Slater

Mrs Lucy Slater USA

“An extremely luxurious way to travel – a bit over the top with the red carpets!! a very memorable enjoyable trip, thank you.”

– David & Susie Burall

David & Susie Burall – USA

“You stated at the beginning that we would be treated like kings and you kept your word. Colorful and magical. We are sad to leave but take with us many wonderful memories. Thank you very much.”

– Stephen & Robina Bolton,

Stephen & Robina Bolton – UK

“We have never received better service in any place around the world, thank you very much.”

– H.Wall

Mr H.Wall – USA

Hope you are well and looking forward to Christmas.

First sorry for delay in sanding my review  on our holiday in India Palace on Wheel.

That was excellent holiday the train was fantastic,  whole holidays was very well organised. We all enjoined it very much.

Thank you very much for organising our holiday. I will ask you to plan my another  holiday soon.

Thanks again

Kind Regards

Kalyan & Jasu Pindoria

Kalyan & Jasu Pindoria & Family – UK

Just an email to thank you and your team of Tailormade Journeys Limited UK & Personal Tours in India for organising such a memorable trip to Shimla and Palace on Wheels.

The whole team was efficient and they were flexible with us in some changes. They were outstanding and were available 24 X 7.

We will be recommending this trip to others and some of our friends have already asked us who we used. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and all the help provided and we really liked the upgrade to the Oberoi Wildflower in Shimla.

Thank you



Just a note to say we had a wonderful trip on the Deccan Odyssey. All the arrangements went like clockwork. The Air France flights worked out well. We were able to see more in Delhi than those travelling with other tour companies. The Personal Tours representative and driver in Mumbai were very good to us, taking us around various sights and shops in Mumbai before dropping us off at the hotel.

The staff on the train were excellent from the train manager down to the valets. Nothing was too much trouble in ensuring that our trip went well. Travelling mostly at night maximised time at the various places of interest.

Temperature was very pleasantly warm, no insects to speak of and great places to visit.

Thank you for your efforts on our behalf, which made the holiday such a great success.

Yours sincerely,

Roy and Ann Shearer.

Mr Roy and Mrs Ann Shearer – UK

Good Morning

Just a email to let you know how pleased we were with the holiday. Every thing went like clock work and as for your staff over there they were excellent beyond their remit, they just couldn’t do enough for us not once did they leave us wondering what we have to do next, they were always a step ahead. they can not take all the praise as your imput was excellent in every way from start to finish.

We will use you again and have recommended you to our friends, once again many thanks.



Terry Mills

Mrs Beverly Ann Head and Mr Terence William Mills

I want to thank you for the arrangements made for our India trip; everything went as planned from start to finish. The whole experience was fantastic and both my husband and I had a wonderful time.

Thank you very much

By the way, are you able to do something similar for South Africa?

Kind Regards

Esther Dominique

Esther Dominique

Just a quick note to thank you for your efforts in making our trip to India a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Everything ran like clockwork. All of the local guides were very knowledgeable and informative and allowed ample time for us to view the various sites and monuments visited.

I would particularly like to pass on our praise and thanks for our driver for the week, Rishi Ram, who was perhaps the best of the of the guides as well as being the driver, ensuring that we saw as much of the cities as possible by taking us to a number of additional sites once the official guides had concluded their tours. He also made sure that we ate in a range of very good restaurants each evening.

Thanks to all of your team in the UK and India for making this such a memorable experience. I will have no hesitation in recommending your organisation  to any friends who are considering similar trips.


David Kenny

Neil Smith

Graham Kingston

Mr David Kenny & Friends

We have just returned from a 19 day tour in southern India and i had to write to say how delighted we were with all the arrangements. Everything was exactly as planned .We had 8 different stopovers and it all ran like clock work even when the time of an internal flight was changed to 4 hours earlier. The transport, driver and guides were top class and all worked well. I cannot recommend highly enough and we will certainly use again.

Mrs Lynda Mary Humphrey & Mr Michael James Humphrey

I just wanted to say many thanks for organising our tour of India’s Golden Triangle with The Maharajas Express. My mum and I were met at the airport by Girish with beautiful garlands and I was presented with a lovely bouquet for my birthday. It was very thoughtful – we had a lovely time at our sightseeing tour. The train journey was simply fantastic and even my mum agreed that we should have booked the 7 day tour!

Thanks again for all your help in making our holiday one we will find hard to replicate.

Ms Katherine Liza Antoinetta Fernandes and Mrs Luisinha Tomesinha Fernandes – UK

We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip to India. From our first conversation with you until our return home.The hotel, Palace on Wheels train,and sites were exceptional. The service and warm heart of the Indian people_______________was SUPER.

The special attention that we received from our guide Girish and our driver Rishi was exceptional. They deserve a raise. I left my carry on suit case at the train and they were more upset than I was (if that was possible because we had all our medications in it) . They quickly jumped in the car and chased it down,which was no easy job. They are great representatives for your company.

We feel we were pampered the whole trip.

Now we are interested in Japan (which would include Hiroshima), Dubai and UAE with Iran. If you have trips to these locations we would like to hear from you.

Thanks again.

Bruno and Johnye Tarabocchia

Just to express our thanks to you and your team for giving us a lovely holiday on Luxury Palace on Wheels train. It was a lifetime experience.
Thank you

Mr Graham Sanger & Family

Mrs Linda Langrish just returned back from the Maharajas Express Train Journey and this is what she has to say.
The perfect way to see a large part of India without the packing and unpacking and of course “the traffic”. Just returned from a fabulous trip, thank you Rajiv for arranging all of the finer details of a once in a lifetime trip

Mrs Linda Langrish X 2

We’ve just returned from our trip on the Golden Chariot. We all had an excellent time and all arrangements worked perfectly. Thanks for organising everything so efficiently. We would definitely be happy to use your company again.

David Nichols

The attention to detail, the variety of activities, fabulous service has impressed the most during our stay at Maharajas’ Express.

Stephanie Campbell & Jankopic, Los Angeles, USA

It is now 2 weeks since we returned from our visit to the Golden Triangle and Goa. It was a fantastic trip and everything was very well organized both in the UK and India side. The choice of hotels was excellent. We were very well looked after in India, the drivers and guides were excellent and everything went to plan. We will have no hesitation in using your company for similar future trips.

AgainIan and Brenda Smith

We arrived home today after a very enjoyable holiday with no problems. The guides, drivers, hotels
etc were all very good. Many thanks for organising it.

Sue Woodward

Very well organized throughout the trip.

Mihoko, Japan & Paul Robertson, Canada

An extremely luxurious way to travel – a bit over the top with the red carpets!! a very memorable enjoyable trip, thank you.

David & Susie Burall, West Sussex, UK

You stated at the beginning that we would be treated like kings and you kept your word. Colorful and magical. We are sad to leave but take with us many wonderful memories. Thank you very much.

Stephen & Robina Bolton, UK

I just wanted to let you know we had a brilliant holiday in India, the hotels and the guides were all
excellent and very knowledgeable. I would recommend your services to anyone visiting India. India is a great country to visit and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends. Thank you for all your help with the itinerary etc.


We have never received better service in any place around the world, thank you very much.

H.Wall, UK

The Service, the creative programming and overall mix of activities fulfilled the mantra of Incredible India.

Clarence M Bishop, Oregon, USA

A short note to tell you – I am sure you will not be surprised – that we had an excellent trip to Kerala, returning yesterday evening exhausted but delighted with it all. Many thanks for making all the arrangements which worked without a single hitch. Since you know all the attractions I will not single one out but I would like to mention that our driver throughout – Yahiya – was quite outstanding and much enhanced our whole experience. If it is possible to put our appreciation of his service on record I should be most grateful.

With renewed thanks

David Harrison

Mrs and Mr Harrison

I apologise for lack of contact since we were escorted to Chennai airport as we have been at sea in the Maldives. We are just back to Heathrow.

Everything went really well, all the arrangements were perfect. Driver was excellent and great company.

I will send detailed comments when I have had a sleep, copied to your colleagues in India.

Many thanks for your services, we have many ideas for another India trip.

Well done!

Frank and Chris Jones, Nigel and Jenny Starr.

Frank and Chris Jones, Nigel and Jenny Starr

We returned from our holiday in India this week and would like to thank you for your help in organising our Golden Triangle tour.

We had an amazing time and cannot speak to highly of Mr Rishi. He was so lovely, helpful and knowledgable – he really made the holiday.

Thank you again for your faultless planning.

Paul and Sue Bing

Mrs and Mr Paul Bing

We arrived back from our tour of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia on Friday.

I wanted to write and thank you for arranging a wonderful trip. The organisation from start to finish was first class. We were met at every airport by our guides and the transfer to all the hotels and the drivers and vehicles were brilliant.

I will certainly recommend Tailormade Journeys to anyone who is considering a visit to South East Asia. It has been a memorable experience and that is all down to your ability and organisation.

Thank you


Mr John Bayley

I am safely returned from my month in India in one piece.

The trip was fantastic all round and very well organised, with all the agents / drivers / guides in the right place at the right time etc and of a high standard. The itinerary certainly afforded a wide cross section of different places in the country, and has wetted my appetite to go back and explore again, perhaps in more detail in some areas.

I particularly enjoyed the Heritage hotels, the most interesting being in Bissau Palace in Jaipur and The Castle in Mandawa. Of the more modern hotels on the route, the Golden Tulip in Udaipur has good facilities.

Thanks for setting it all up. I will not hesitate to recommend your service to others travelling in the area.

Mr Stephen Edwards

The feedback is best provided in 3 parts, i.e. by country. We will assess each of those parts in the following way: 1. Sight seeing 2. Hotels 3. Guide 4. Transport 5. Service Sri Lanka 1. All the sight seeing was excellent, in spite of the rain. You can see why these are UNESCO listed. Suggestion: for the itinerary we used your clients will need to be a little fitter than we are. In the last 2 days the travelling distances were too much – our fault as we particularly did not want to miss Yala. 2. The hotels were all round excellent and the food was consistently the best over the whole trip. 3. Viraj was excellent. Knowledgeable and accommodating. We recommend him to you for other travellers. 4. Viraj was also a good driver and we concluded that having a chauffeur guide is the best way to do Sri Lanka. 5. Service was consistently of a high standard and very friendly. India 1. Two of the wow moments of the entire trip were experienced on this leg: the Taj and the Himalayas at dawn. Darjeeling was our favourite location in India. The afternoon in Kolkatta was interesting. Kanha was a waste of time. 2. The hotels in Kanha, Delhi and Darjeeling were good. The rest were adequate 3. Guides in Agra, Darjeeling and Kolkatta were good. The meet and greet at the airports were perfunctary. 4. All our drivers in India were fine. Myanmar 1. The sights were extraordinary in every way. The 3rd and 4th wow moments of the trip were the pagoda in Yangon and Inle Lake. 2. The hotels were the best of all 3 countries, particularly the Pristine Lotus. The food was a little variable, but generally good. 3. All the guides were good. The one in Bagan (San) was exceptional. 4. Transport provided was excellent. 5. Service was attentive and friendly and overall the best on the trip. If you want any further details in terms of feedback, please let us know.

Mrs Ann Margaret Bradbury and Mr Sean Anthony Clancy

Just a quick call to say thank you very much for organising our holiday in Sri Lanka.
We had a great time, the hotels were excellent, the organised trips educational and enjoyable and above all the driver Wickey easy to get on with and affable.
Thanks again and when we have time we will be thinking about a trip for next year.
Best wishes Simon and Ruth

Mrs & Mr Vallance

In the past you’ve arranged trips to India and Vietnam for my wife – Heleen Mathijssen- and to Sri Lanka for our whole family. All these trips were fantastic experiences.

Mr Rob Koreneef & Family

Name: Mrs. E. Charlton
Comments about the Tour: I kept meaning to leave my feedback on our holiday to South East Asia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Here at last with a huge thank you to all for being so efficient. This was the first time we had an organised holiday abroad. It was wonderful, extremely well organised. The guides were all very professionnal and helpful. We had nice comfortable cars. The hotels were all excellent, we particularly liked the Laos hotels so refined. When we didn’t like the room in our last hotel in the holiday resort in Vietnam, you immediately arranged for us to be moved or upgraded. We were upgraded the next day enjoyed the rest of our stay. We have nothing but praise for the service we received and are contemplating our next trip. E. & B Charlton

Mr & Mrs Charlton

Good afternoon,
Would like to thank your office to conjunction with UK Tailormade Journeys Ltd for an amazing holiday to southern India from 20th November to 8th December. All aspects were well planned and the driver, Anbu excellent. Hotels and guides all different but equally impressive. As 2 women travelling we felt safe and secure at all times. So many experiences to look back on from palaces, temples, dance performances, elephant rides, boat trips and massages. Can thoroughly recommend to anyone.

Mrs Caralyn Shaw and Mrs Margaret Haq

We have just returned from Vietnam and wanted to drop you a short note to let you know that we really enjoyed our trip.

We were so impressed with everything that you organised for us not only the hotels, which were all fantastic, but also the transport and transfers between locations and at every destination and city. Absolutely everything went to plan with no hiccups.

A special mention must go to the extremely helpful and attentive tour guides who were so knowledgeable and looked after us so well ensuring that we had maximum enjoyment during our holiday. They were all brilliant but a special mention to Hoang Minh Tien who looked after us in Hue and Hoi An for his attention to detail and the care in which he explained both the ancient and modern history of the area. We would appreciate if you could pass on our thanks to him.

Thank you also for your assistance.

Peter & Catherine

Mrs Catherine Harrington and Mr Peter Harrington

Just returned from our holiday in India, just a quick note to say all your recommendations and itinerary were all we could have hoped for. Your staff, drivers, and tour guides all extremely helpful and most knowledgable . l have to however pick out one person who helped to make this trip memorable. Mr Rishi. In a sea of madness he took it all in his stride. Very helpful all hours of the day. And his knowledge on the temples and places of interest we every bit as good as the guides. You should consider him for this role !!! I have already been asked to pass on you details from friends who have seen my video clips. And I have said you charges are most reasonable.

Thank you once again for all your help.
Shaun Taylor

Mrs & Mr Taylor

Mike and I would like to thank you for the amazing trip to Vietnam. It is a most interesting and thought-provoking country.

It was a full-on, well organised trip, with very knowledgeable and kind Guides, who were courteous in answering our banal questions with patience.

The weather could have been kinder, but you obviously could not arrange that for us!!!!!

Thank you once again.


Mike and Gillian Crawley.

Mrs Gillian Crawley & Mr Michael Crawley

Thank you for that.
We had a great trip and were very happy with the service and the guides. This was our 4 trip with Tailormade Journeys and We loved Mynamar especially.
Karen wanted to get in touch with the nice guide we had in Bagan. Could you ask let us have his name and email address.
Thank you.
Kind regards

Mrs and Mr Blanckenburg

Just letting you know that we had another great trip, everything ran like clockwork with no problems! The hotels were of a very high standard as usual could not fault a thing! The Aureum Palace in Bagan was our favourite it was out of this world also the balloon ride was well worth doing,a must if you are in Bagan. The Burmese people were so friendly and there was so much to see and do. Myanmar is somewhere we would recommend to everyone to go.

Thanks for organizing another great holiday!



Miss Carol Duncan and Mr Charles Davidson

We are now back from our holiday in India and what can I say, apart from Tailormade Journeys Ltd did it again! It is the third time we have visited India through your company and the third time that we have had the most wonderful holiday experience. Your organisation of the itinerary went like clockwork, which is always so reassuring in a vast and overwhelming country like India. Thank you again for making our holiday so memorable and we will continue to recommend your company to anyone who is thinking of visiting fantastic India.

Peter Mills and Nigel Barker