We have just returned from our 7 day whirlwind golden triangle tour (18-26 April 2014).
We researched on the web (mostly tripadvisor) and contacted 2 tour companies and also made contact with a couple of tripadvisor Destination Experts. We ended up choosing Hari Mangal to book our trip as he was always the first to respond and had no problems changing a host of things as we personalised the trip. Communication was excellent.
The trip included 5 hotels, 2 overnight trains, cars, drivers and guides plus some admissions.
The whole trip went off like clockwork. Every single thing that was discussed was delivered in full, on time and then some more. The drivers and guides Hari chose were all excellent - especially our main driver, Ramesh, who was with us most of the trip, and believe me, if you've seen Indian traffic you know you need a good driver :) Ramesh was safe, friendly, knowledgable and always courteous.
If you want to spend your limited time in India emersing yourself in the culture and not stressing about the details, let Hari take care of the planning. We had a completely stress free trip and fitted in way more than we would have if we did it on our own, Costs were also very reasonable.
Hari is a DE for New Delhi and can be contacted through the forum or via a PM.
Alternatively, you can find Hari at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Hari for a very memorable holiday.
Here is a link to our trip report