Hello Prabhu (and Manjit too !)
We're home and in between unpacking, washing etc. while the memories are fresh just wanted to thank you and your Company for our wonderful trip - all so well organised, no slip ups at all and of course what can I say about "our special driver". Besides his great expertise at the wheel he was great company - our so called "free time" never seemed to happen as we were off on shopping of our choice, rick-shaw rides through the busy markets (Jaipur), searching for sports shops for Max ( yes, he bought 4 cricket bats!!) decking out Trevor with a new wardrobe ! - I could go on and on !
So many highlights - the Palace Hotels ( we were upgraded to de-luxe suites at The Samode Palace Hotel); You were apprehensive about The Imperial in Agra -we loved it ! Old fashioned, regal and a lovely lawn.
We loved Calcutta & Darjeeling even more ! So pleased we had that interlude. The Windamere is unbelievable - great people, great food, great New Years Eve party - met an Australian couple who have been going to the Windamere for 17 years for Christmas and New Year and onto Goa for 3 months.
Funnily in Calcutta they always stay at The Fairlawn - Amanda and I took a taxi there as it was an option for us at the time - we were curious ! Can see why you steered us away !!
And we remember our experience at The Deogarth - we met The Marajah ( he even invited us to view his cars on the way out) and his son The Prince joined us on the balcony for drinks the evening before - such charming people.
Hi, Manjit - we missed you after Agra - somehow the "others" didn't measure up !
"The Aussies" (Trevor, Jan, Amanda & Max)