We had an excellent time on the trip.
The driver was great. Always on time, polite and safe.
Both hotels were good. We enjoyed having a pool in each as we had some time to relax as well. The planning and organising of the tour was excellent especially as it was a bit last minute.
Overall, we had a fantastic time and felt well looked after and would thoroughly recommend your company.
Jane Lalljee, Lighting Designer/Production Manager , United Kingdom .
Meera and Madhur,
Thank you for being such consummate professionals. Every detail of our trip was handled so well and so thoughtfully, and there was never a moment when we did not feel fully supported by you. We knew you had our backs and that we could contact you for help or with questions any time. Nothing was ever left to chance, and your efficiency and timelines in all matters allowed our trip to go off without a hitch.
It is clear that Monarch International is made up of a great team — cohesive in its philosophy on excellence in travel and culture. It is also evident that you uphold a true belief in providing the best options for your clients. You are a company that has taken the time to understand what each client is looking for and can therefore provide amazing and beyond the norm options because of a thorough knowledge of what is available at all price points. Similarly, your experience in the field and the research that you have done to keep abreast of which hotels, resorts, sites, monuments, guides, and other travel services would be most interesting and the most viable options for your clients make you a leader in the business. We will travel with you again and surely recommend you to our friends who travel to India.Thank you ,
Sabra & Anthony Garner, USA .
Really enjoyed the trip and the guide.
We arrived a little early in Mathura and had a nice quiet boat ride, which we all enjoyed.
Thanks for setting this up.
Spencer Watts,USA .
Hi Meera and Madhur,
I wanted to thank you for putting together an incredibly wonderful trip to India over the holidays for myself and my family. Everything went very smoothly and we were in good hands with Monarch every step of the way. There were a few specific highlights that I wanted to pass along:
• Our guide in Agra, Asif, was fantastic. I’ve never had a guide who was so thorough and took the time to explain the history behind everything we were seeing in a compelling way, especially during such a busy time in Agra. I do hope you consider him as a guide for future clients.
• The Brunton Boatyard hotel in Kochi was a true gem. Thank you for that suggestion that we otherwise may have missed.
I’ll be sure to be in touch for the next trip in India sometime in 2018, and to recommend Monarch to any friends/family who may be traveling on a different itinerary in the future.
Charlie Post, USA .
Thank you for charting out the plan for us, otherwise we would’ve not seen this many places in this short duration. Will make use of your service again in future.
Geetha Somasekharan, USA .
We had a great holiday in Coorg!
Thanks for all the arrangements , which were perfect!
Poonam Kalra,Gurgaon,India .
Over the weeks making our travel plans you were so patient and accommodating. This was a special trip for Jodi and me. She was celebrating a special birthday and I was returning to India for the first time in many years. It was especially helpful to Skype with Meera, who helped me to appreciate the help Monarch could provide. I had many questions, and you and Meera answered them all, no matter how basic they were. Both Jodi and I appreciated the help provided by all of your agents, but especially enjoyed the advice and guidance from your excellent drivers. We began planning the trip long before the currency crisis, and were worried about how we would change money. Your help with the money, and and quick response to any other small problems that arose helped to make the trip worry through.
Monarch recognizes that all travelers are different and require different services. Our trip was designed to fit the needs of Jodi and me. Thank you for arranging hotels with pools and gyms where possible.
We especially enjoyed the trip to Bharatpur and would recommend the bird park to any tourist. Udaipur was also a special part of our trip. The heritage hotel was well located and charming. The side trip from Jaipur to see the block printing and pottery making were also wonderful suggestions. This trip surpassed my expectations. It was well planned by you and your staff, but still left room for adventure — and we even saw a tiger, a special bonus. It was a trip full of trains, planes and automobiles but lots of time to relax and enjoy the unexpected temple procession and cultural shows.
Nancy Russell, USA, .
At first, I was hesitant about working with an agency to help arrange our trip to India. I am more of a fly by the seat of your pants kind of traveller. But, never having been to India and unsure of what to expect, we went for it. I cannot tell you how glad I am that we worked with Monarch and you two incredible women. Having someone at each location when we arrived was such a wonderful welcome. Having someone waiting for us to take us to our hotel in a new city after a long or trying train or plane ride was golden. There is so much stimulation in india all around – lots of people, cars, traffic, etc that it can be overwhelming. A welcome face ready to help us with our bags and get us to our hotel was perfect. All of the staff – but especially the drivers – were so charming, thoughtful, and informative. They made our travel so much easier and fun. In fact, all of the hotels you arranged, the staff you provided, the assistance you gave us to help change money, provide guides when we asked for the, etc made this one of the most memorable trips I have ever taken. I know a lot of people struggle with India – it is busy, loud, but also colorful, rich and friendly – and we were able to enjoy all of its wonders and not get caught up in the challenges – even the money situation was manageable with your help.
I would recommend Monarch and especially both of you to anyone planning a trip to India. You are both kind, smart, and caring women and I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you and to experience India with your help. I loved every minute of my trip.
Jodi Reid, USA .
I write this note to place my thanks to you and your entire team for such a wonderful holiday that you organised for us. It has been a memorable one for the entire family. Everything was planned and organised in great detail and it all worked without any glitches. This was important because I had both young kids and elderly in laws travelling with us and any slips-ups would have been difficult for me to manage. I would like to detail a few decisions you and your team took which made the trip real special. All pick up and drops during the trip including choice of a very comfortable vehicle. Not a single delay or any other issue. Not packing the itinerary with too many tours and keeping enough free time which allowed us to soak in the place.
So Meera thank you once again and I will soon bother you with our next trip. Even though the bar has been set so I high I am sure your team will find a way to delight us again.
Udayan Sharma, Kotak Investment Advisors Ltd, Mumbai, India .
Everything was great! Thanks Madhur!
Our guides were great, everything was well organized, and we really enjoyed our trip. It was particularly nice having a female guide in Agra given it was just my mum and myself.
Thanks again for all your help!
Erin Gregor – Gates Foundation USA .
I traveled with a group of 8 colleagues to the Taj Mahal and we had the most wonderful trip thanks to Meera and Madhur at Monarch International Travel Services. They were incredibly helpful in planning the excursion and remarkably responsive to questions and comments. The tour guide they arranged for us at the Taj Mahal was exceptionally good and my group learned more than we even expected. Meera and Madhur paid great attention to all the details and were clearly invested in my group having a fantastic experience. I would certainly use them again and highly recommend them. Many thanks for everything,
Caroline Rosenberg and the group Gates Foundation USA .
Dear Meera / Madhur,
First of all I would like to extend my gratitude by thanking you for organizing such a wonderful offsite trip for us.
On behalf of Innocean Worldwide Communication Pvt. Ltd., I would like to thank you and your entire team for all the efforts that went behind making our offsite workshop successful, it was a wonderful experience for all our employees to be in Dubai. Everything was exceptionally well managed and each member was delighted by all the services provided during our visit.
I wish Monarch International Travel Services luck for all its endeavours and hope to work with you soon in the near future.
Ravi Manglani, Client Services Director – Events & Sports Marketing,Innocean Worldwide Communication Pvt Ltd. .
Dear Ms. Sawhney,
This to convey our heartfelt gratitude on behalf of my family and I for the excellent travel arrangements made for our Pune-Delhi-Udaipur-Delhi-Pune journeys and the bookings made at Trident Hotel, Udaipur. Because of the great arrangements all round, our holiday was all the more special.
Thank you very much and particular thanks to Mr. Pradeep for arrangements for the wheel chairs at the different stations and the convenient seat reservations on the various flights. I can now well understand why my daughter, Aneesha Wadhwa, speaks in such superlative terms of the arrangements you make for her and her family’s travels.
I wish you and your organisation all the very best for the New Year and always.
A.K. Das Gupta,Pune, IND .
” Many thanks Madhur for the wonderful program organised by you and your team. We enjoyed every moment in Dubai with tremendous comfort level of you and your colleague Mr.Jennifer being there for us.
Please also do convey our thanks to Mr.Jennifer for his support and very special thanks to Mr.Ramesh because of whom we enjoyed variety of food in Dubai, to Mr. Mansoor who made our Bhurj Khalifa visit comfortable and also Mr.Shakeel who gave us a fond farewell to the airport. These were three amazing guys who made us feel at home.
I also wish to add a special mention of Mansoor who is so caring and truly understands the requirements of his guests. He goes out of the way to ensure the comfort in every which way making the moments enjoyable and memorable.
Thanks Madhur once again and will always be grateful to you for your support and cooperation in giving a wonderful holiday time to us.
Our best wishes for the new year and hope the new year comes with loads of love, health and happiness for you and your family.
Parul Diwan, IND .
I so enjoyed getting to know you over this weekend. I had heard such wonderful things about you from Beverly and am very glad that we were able to spend so much time together. Ofcourse seeing the monumnets was extraordinary, but getting to see these through your experienced eyes made it much more enjoyable. I neverfor a moment thought that I was missing out on anything and had full confidence that your were showing me the absolute best of Jaipur and Agra.
Grace Philipp, USA .
Monarch International accomplished exactly what we wanted: they found us fun events, off the beaten path, that don’t appear in most guidebooks. They made the process of pulling off a packed trip easy, with helpful and prompt staff.
David Gainsboro, USA .
Many thanks to you and all at Monarch (especially Madhur Priya) for the excellent arrangements for the Collery’s trip and ours to Agra. All enjoyed the trip immensely and there were absolutely no complaints on the arrangements / venues / activities etc. etc..
Even potential disasters like passport left at Amar Vilas, flight Dehradun / Delhi were instantaneously and professionally sorted out.
Well Done and look forward to many more such arrangements.
Joy Mukerjee, Dubai .
Now that we’re safely back in the US and have had a few days to reflect on our trip, I wanted to thank you for everything you did on our behalf. The itinerary you prepared for us was exquisite both in the sense that the places you sent us were extraordinary, and in the sense that things worked almost flawlessly.
I’m joined by the rest of my family in this expression of gratitude.’
Appreciation as this makes us strive even more to ensure all go back with great memories and having had a good time in India. Peter Collery (USA) .
Thank you very much Meera Sawhny for organizing a beautiful varied holiday with every little & large taken care of. Children really enjoyed India and saw life from all angles which help them learn and appreciate our rich cultural heritage.Everything went smoothly and as we had expected. Sorry have been meaning to call you but as you know how it is back to work. Madhu and all the rest of the staff at your firm Monarch International Travel Services were always in touch with us and took care of us like how a family would do. Unnat Patni (Kenya) .
Hi Madhur and Meera
So sorry it has taken a while to get back to you. We all wanted to say a very big thanks to both of you for all that you did for us and the help you gave us when we were in India. Madhur you were like a wonderful mother – always making sure we were well cared for and everything was running smoothly- we couldn’t have asked for a more generous and efficient ‘mum’! And Meera – you spent a whole day looking after us – and l know that was very generous of you as you had many other commitments to attend to. We loved Varanasi and the hotel- it had such character and what a great position. Our driver Raju was lovely and very kind, friendly and honest. We really enjoyed having Ajay as our guide in Varanasi- a very lovely and knowledgeable man. We loved Kolkata and l would like to spend more time there. Our guide Leena was really lovely and very helpful. We loved all the pandals. You were all wonderful. I look forward to seeing you again when l return to India.Helen Lenga ( Australia) .
Monarch International Travel Services is a must when traveling to India. Meera Sawhny, the director, is an exceptionally talented travel professional who specializes in designing and conducting small group tours to India. She organized and conducted our tour to the Agra and the Taj Mahal as well as selected tourist sites in Delhi. She is a problem solver. When we were having problems acquiring our visa to India she contacted the Minister of Tourism and our visa application was processed immediately. She and her staff have a comprehensive knowledge of India and will work with you to design and conduct that trip of a lifetime. She uses knowledgeable cultural guides who speak English fluently, and uses upscale hotels and comfortable automobiles. If you are looking for a reliable and talented travel professional to design your trip to India contact Meera.David Johnson,Adventure Bound Expeditions, Inc., Colorado .
As Americans, even as experienced world travelers, we had concerns about traveling in India regarding safety, logistics and health. Now, after our 3 week vacation, we are eagerly planning our next trip to India through Monarch International. Madhur fully prepared us and then made sure, multiple times daily throughout our trip, behind the scenes and with us directly, to assure every detail was executed perfectly. We have never had anyone so involved with every aspect of our trips anywhere in the world. The end result was an incredible vacation, excellent health, 100% perfect execution, and a feeling that we have added a new family member. Everyone should experience the vacation Monarch provides!! Rich and Becky Budke, Bellevue, WA USA (25th March-11th April’2012).
“Thank you for your efforts in arranging the trip for myself & Murad. Everything ran like clockwork. The hotel in Udaipur was fantastic, the owner & the staff really took care of us, it was so friendly. Udaipur became my favourite place of the trip and I’m so pleased you recommended it to us. Overall we had a wonderful holiday in India and look forward to visiting the country again.”
Mark Edwards (UK).
"I would like to say that Monarch staff were great – Madhur was in touch with us constantly and they accommodated the various changes with a pleasant manner which I am sure was not easy at time. We will travel to India again more of Rajasthan and Kerala with Monarch – nice bunch of people."
David Purcell (C/O Into India).
“A dream came through! 16 days in November we spent some memorable days in India. Thanks to Meera Sawhny and her travellling agency, we went to Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan in a safe, comfortable and adventurous way. Pleasant accommodations, clever guides, good drivers in airconditioned cars, and a very nice tour leader, we were very well taken care of. We will never forget the exotic villages, the noisy colourful cities, the grandiose palaces and forts, the beautiful people and children. We will recommend the trip to everyone who will experience a bit of India in a safe and comfortable way.”
Olaf and Kisten Varslot, Oslo, Norway.
We had a fantastic two weeks tour in Rajasthan. Being six friends, we travelled by minibus, train, plane, elephants and camels and visited cities, villages, temples, forts and palaces, national parks and much, much more, all very well arranged by Monarch International Travel Services and our excellent, charming and well-informed guide Meera. From the first day we were taken exceptionally good care of. Everything functioned perfectly. We were nicely introduced to Indian culture, life and manners, and felt a warm hospitality throughout the journey. India was a continuous bombardement of impressions but we felt that we got something extra. Thanks to Meera and her colleagues for arranging such an unforgettable journey!.”Eili and Sjur Sponheim, Oslo, Norway.
“Our trip to India was excellent. The students and myself really enjoyed the trip and the overall experience.”Ambica Prakash- Faculty Member University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).
“Meera did a great job, keeping us safe helping us with all our needs and making us feel welcomed. The succession of events was in perfect order especially the movie being on the first day.”Andrew Barrette- Student University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).
“The trip was such a great experience. I really liked the visit to different manufacturers to really see and understand where and how things are made. It is really good for Americans since a lot of things we buy are made here.”Emily Elizabeth Dubay- Student University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).
“Loved the whole experience and different activities we did. Rooftop dinner at Jaipur and celebrating Holi were really exciting.”Courtney Kleckner -Student University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).
“My trip to India has been so exciting and fun. Meera was the best tour guide. I will definitely be coming back soon. I LOVE INDIA. Thank you guys for helping me realize that.”Jared Johnston- Student University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA).
“We are really excited about your attention and excellent services! I thank you A LOT, you are really great.”Mr Stanislav Skripec(Tour leader of the Dusek Group for Golden Triangle tour).
We had a fantastic trip. We have great things to say about Monarch. You were very helpful and we are super happy with your service. We are really happy with everything.”Simon Peterson and Emma Barton (Australia).
“The trip to Golden Triangle organised by Monarch International Travel Services was spectacular! I don’t think there could have been a better itinerary and going from delhi to Agra and then to Jaipur worked out very well as each place was more lovely that the one before. the hotels were all very comfortable and the staff were friendly and helpful. Alsisar Haveli in Jaipur, in particular, was a hidden jewel and we throughly enjoyed our stay there: i would definitely book all your guests to Jaipur there! The driver was polite, courteous and punctual. I will definitely be recommending the services of Monarch to my friends who wish to visit India in the future, Again, a great trip and an incredibly memorable experience!!.”Murad Antia (Canada).
“Thanks to all staff of Monarch International Travel Services for all their help and efficient services in organising our trip To Rajasthan.”Joanna & Robert Staples (UK).
Our trip to Bhutan in October 2006 with Monarch International Travel Services was very interesting and an exciting one. We met people so kind and friendly and so little damaged by tourism till now. One thing is true, the trip with Meera as a tour escort, so thoughtful about everything, that such trips can take care of the undamaged life of the people and their religious way of thinking.”Gudveig H Aaby- Group Leader (Oslo).
“Thank you for enriching our lives … unforgettable experience with people we will never forget … All of us had a wonderful time at the rafting Camp.”Nakul Shetty (Bangalore).
“In year 2002 I was in India for ten weeks. I spent two weeks in a rafting camp with Monarch International Travel Services. It was some of the best weeks of my trip. The people who work in the company are very professional but at the same time very down to earth. They give an excellent service and they really make you feel welcome. I really feel that I got my money worth. I made a lot of friends on the trip and I really miss the people I met at Camp. I had the best time.”Dennis Oversøe, Denmarkdennis_oversoe@hotmail.com.
“The itinerary designed by Monarch International Travel Services was excellent. Particularly as it was at such short notice. Thank you very much for all your help which made our visit to India very comfortable and enjoyable.”Deidre & David Phillips, Boston DPL42@aol.com.
“The China trip organised by Monarch International was simply wonderful. I, my wife Pushpa Narula and our friends Mr Vijay Kumar and his wife Nalini enjoyed the trip very much. The arrangements were very good.”R.K. Naroola, Delhi.
“The trip to China organised by Monarch International Travel Services was very well organized. In a span of six days we went to five different destinations. We received the best of reception at every place. All the tour guides were very courteous. We got Indian dinners in China almost everyday. Overall it was a very comfortable & enjoyable trip.”Sandeep Jain & Shalu Jain, Sundar Vihar, Delhi.
In spite our last minute request for a Rajasthan tour, close to the high tourist season, Monarch International Travel Services managed to make all the air, transport, hotels and private car arrangements with a superb and knowledgeable driver. At no point did we have any difficulties or delays, making it an unforgettable and unique tour of the best of Rajasthan.”Capt. and Mrs. Samuel Ezekiel, Haifa, ISRAEL.
“Our trip to South India was very interesting with top services organized by Monarch International Travel Services.”Woldsund George, Norway.
“Our trip to Rajasthan was superbly organized by Monarch International and they went out of their way to take our all our preferences and likings into consideration. Selections of hotel and transport arrangements were just perfect.”Dr Zia Islam, London.
“We all are very very pleased with the trip to Tamilnadu and Srilanka organised by Monarch International Travel Services. The itinerary was well designed. All of us just travel to learn about people, culture, architecture and religion. I know for sure that everybody was very pleased and liked the trip very much.”Gudveig. H. Aaby ( Oslo, Norway).
“Thank you for organising a wonderful trip to Kerala. Everything went off without a hitch and the whole holiday was enjoyed by us all. Emerald Isle is a charming house and the hosts are very welcoming and friendly. It is a very peaceful place and an experience not-to-be missed. I will not hesitate to ask Monarch to organise our next trip within India, whenever that may be. Thank you for all your help.”Isabel Sahni, India.
“We would like to thank Madhur and all the team members of Monarch International Travel services for their professionally organized tour and warm welcome. We spent a very nice stay in your country at every place. This trip has been very exciting, not only about buildings, palaces and red forts but also for the quality of its people. Finally we hope for coming back in your country and continuing to discover the magic India. Perhaps next year.”Alain Du Colombier & Catherine Du Colombier, France .
“Monarch International Travel Services and their planning of our trip to India (September/October 2004) were simply perfect. They showed such flexibility and enthusiasm that all our ideas and wishes could be realized. Above all they made us feel welcome as their guests and even friends. Hope to plan our next trip soon – of course through Monarch travel.”Eva Rajah-Schmid, Switzerland, Sundrares Casipillai, Canada.
“Itinerary designed by Monarch for dealers incentive trip to Shimla was excellent. The trip was very well organised and all the services given were very good and satisfactory.”Shweta Sharma, Max Newyork Life Insurance Ltd.