would all just like to thank you so much for
the tour you arranged for us recently.
Everything went well (well mostly) from start
we must commend our driver Paul. He is a
gem and you should be very proud of him.
Nothing was too much trouble. He was polite
and friendly and we liked him very much. His
driving was immaculate even on the most
testing of mountain roads. Please pass on
our thanks and very best wishes to him!
bird guide you sent with us too was one of the
nicest we have ever had. Although quite young
he was definitely an expert in his field and
made the whole trip interesting with his
knowledge of both the birds and other natural
history and geography of the area. It was like
having an extra friend on the trip with us and
we felt as if we had known him for a long
time. Throughout the whole trip he was jolly
yet polite and attentive. We thoroughly
enjoyed his company.
accomodation was, in places, interesting.
Sattal tourist rest house was probably the
coldest room i have ever stayed in but with
the addition of a lot of clothes to sleep in
we got by. The staff there were very good and
although not english speakers we had a good
time with them. Binsar was a very nice place
and the mountain views were spectacular. West
View at Ranikhet was a nice hotel even if a
little faded in its glory but again the staff
were excellent. Tiger Camp in Corbetts was
first class. The food was good, the rooms warm
and comfortable and the staff the best of the
whole trip. Naini Retreat at Nainital was
everything we had hoped. Beautiful rooms, with
even a hot water bottle at night, something we
could have done with in Sattal! Again the
staff were excellent with one exception who
refused to talk to or acknowledge us ladies,
to the extent of offering omelettes to the men
and ignoring us. We were not impressed!
Metro Heights in Delhi was not the best of
places. The location was not good and on our
second visit they tried to tell us we had only
one room booked. After insisting on speaking
to the manager and with Pauls help we did get
two rooms. For the most part it was adequate
and the food was good and dining room staff
shall be writing a trip report about the
birding and will forward you a copy so you can
pass it to any other prospective birders
wanting to use your services. We will also add
it to a birding site with a recommendation of
your services. We are considering a trip to
the North East in a year or two and will not
hesitate to use your company again if you
cover this area. Please let me know - we would
want to visit Kaziranga and other places in
that approximate area.
I would like to contact Raju at some time - i
assume we can do this via the Binsar tourist
rest house. Do you have his full name please
so we can add it to our trip report??
again for your help and first class service.
and Monica Kirby, Pat and Garry Hughes