What People Say

Jayne Runnels-Moss
Managing Director,
ETA Business Travel Ltd.,Colchester, UK


It is our great pleasure to work with Greater India Tours, Raaj and his team have the ability to create tours to suit the individual, their knowledge and attention to details is superb. Our client’s return full of praise and happy memories.
David Hill
Mill Valley,
San Francisco, USA


My wife Paola and I have relied on Raaj Kapilla to plan and orchestrate three visits to three different areas of India, and we can only say that his efforts on our behalf redefined what it means to "go beyond the call of duty." But that's not the half of it. Yes, the quality, convenience and comprehensiveness of his services are important and distinctive. But even more important - and THE reason we will always work with him when we visit India - is his amazing ability to fix things when they go wrong, as they often do when one travels in India. Time and again, when we confronted a situation that threatened to disrupt Our trips - a cancellation, a lost reservation, an errant guide - we would call Raaj, often late at night, and he would somehow make things right. You can breathe a lot easier - and enjoy your travels a lot more – when Raaj Kapilla is on your side.
Paola Giaturco
Author of “In Her Hands” (www.inherhands.com) & “Celeberating Women”
Linda and Mark

Mark and I would like to thank you for making our recent trip to India so memorable. The attention to detail was as always perfect, all internal flights; transfers and hotel bookings went extremely smoothly, the standard of the guides was very high and they were all most obliging and happy to accommodate our business side of the trip, escorting us to various antique shops. Thank you especially for organizing the evening of our 25th wedding anniversary, it was a wonderful evening and one which neither of us will forget, particularly as we have the DVD to remind us! Thank you once again and we look forward to visiting your beautiful country again very soon.
Marie-France Mutti
Paris, France


In august 2002, Raaj Kapilla, made of our 5 week holidays in India an unforgettable experience. RAAJ KAPILA, not only knows his country perfectly, but he loves it and he loves the people (travellers) we are and he gives his guests the best of INDIA in any field they may wish. The whole team took care of us, as we could not have dreamed of. They are all high professionals and we can rely on them 24 hours/7 days. They will find very quickly an alternative solution to any unexpected event, such as a late flight cancellation by the air company. They will respond even to the most foolish demand, people sometimes asks, because their main concern is to please you. We can attest that guests are not only guests but friends. We shall come back soon to see all of you again and to enjoy more of Great India." Ganesh bless all of you.
Johnson Yip
President
Pacific Protour Inc.
139 Kinderkamack Road
Park Ridge, NJ 07656, USA


I've known Mr. Raaj Kapilla, President of Greater India Tours, for over 10 years now and have been working with his company for our clients to India. I am very happy and satisfied with the expert services Raaj has provided us and found him to be an honest, professional and reliable working partner.
Simon Wooley
An Avid Bird Watcher and Geography Teacher
Winchester College


"I have known Raaj Kapilla since 1994, and I have booked three Indian holidays with him as ground agent. He has arranged trips for me to the cities and National Parks of Rajasthan, a journey from Chennai to Goa through Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, and most recently a tour of the Himalayan foothills, including Corbett NP.
Throughout, his personal attention to detail and willingness to cater for our exact (and sometimes unusual) requirements has been commendable. I would not hesitate to recommend him and his services to any visitor to India.
Tracey Rowe
Director – Silverscreen Productions Limited
Sydney , Australia


"Raaj organised a fabulous tour of the major towns of Rajashtan, we wanted to stay in a mix of accomodation from the very grand to the clean and comfortable. He did a terrific job, we had a car with a very helpful driver this, plus Raaj's extensive knowledge of the state ensured a very enjoyable and trouble free experience. We travelled with our small child and had the most amazing adventure."
Frank
Former Editor of Houston Chronicle and Director of Communications (Mayor's Office, City of Houston) Texas


I traveled to India as a working journalist. That means one cannot afford to miss a connection or fail to make an appointment. Excuses simply won't do. Ask any editor. I've also traveled the world, from war zones to world capitals. The travel services provided me - from Delhi to Calcutta to points far and wide across India - by Raaj Kapilla and his expert colleagues was exceptional. I made my deadlines around the world. I was able to concentrate on my duties as a journalist and not have to worry about getting where I needed to be. I traveled in comfort and on schedule. Mr. Kapilla is a real professional. Also, I am from Texas, where we pride ourselves on our hospitality. Raaj Kapilla made me feel very much at ease and showed me true Indian hospitality.
Barbara

Dear Raaj,
Thank you so much for your email and the Video now received.
We viewed the Video last evening. What a splendid idea of yours. Although we remember with great pleasure our trip to India and your attentiveness to our well-being the Video vividly brought back all the colour and splendour of the trip.
It was a indeed a wonderful and memorable experience made even more so by your care and attention so courteously given to our every need. You excelled yourself and whomsoever takes advantage of your services ,so sincerely provided, not as a tour operator but more as friend, will indeed ,we are sure, feel as we do.
Thank you again, so much, for organising such a ‘magic’ India trip. With all good wishes,
Nigel Young
Divisional Chief Executive
Halma Specialist Products Division
Wolverhampton, UK


Dear Raaj,
On behalf of Margaret and I, I would like to thank you most sincerely for making our short trip to Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra so memorable. We had a wonderful time, and your immaculate organization, attention to detail and thoughtful attentiveness all made it very special for us. We have memories I am sure we will treasure for many years. It was also a great pleasure to meet your family.

Thanks also for your tireless work to make the HEDP CONFERENCE a SUCCESS – everyone commented on how well it was all organized, and how you attended to their needs. It was very reassuring to have such professional support for the week – you can be sure we will want you to help with any further meetings we hold in India.

Again, thank you very much, and we look forward to seeing you again, either in India, or in the UK when you are next over.
Ms Kim Redman
Regional Director
(MIDDLE EAST COUNCIL OF SHOPPING CENTRES- DUBAI)


Raaj and his team at Greater India Tours organized a marvelous 10 day trip through Rajhastan. From the personalised meet and greet service at the airport on our arrival in Delhi complete with fragrant flower garlands through to our final day of departure the trip was a wonderful odyssey through one of India's most fascinating regions. Raaj's personal attention to detail is flawless and he made sure that every component of our holiday was perfect.

The best part for me was that I was traveling with my parents who are in their 70's and not in the best of health. Before arriving in India I was a little concerned how things would go for them. However I need not have worried. Raaj made sure that they were accommodated and taken care of like VVIP's wherever we went. "It was a magical trip and one that we will remember for years to come."
Des Morrissey 24 NOV 2007

Raaj,
Thank you very much for your hospitality during our stay in Mumbai. You are a gracious and knowledgable host. I very much enjoyed our dinner conversation Saturday night. It must have been difficult for you to be apart from your family for that period of time, and we appreciate this sacrifice. Best wishes to you for continued success with your business. Best regards,
Des Morrissey ( 24 NOV 2007)
VP Sales
Perma Pure LLC
USA
Warren Rees 26 NOV 2007
( Managing Director - Crowcon Detection Instruments ltd) uk


Hi Raaj,
Just wanted to say thanks to you for all the time and great attention that you paid to our many needs during our recent conference in Mumbai. For most of us, it was our first visit to India and your help and advice was invaluable to us in ensuring that we obtained maximum benefit from the experience. India is a complex and very different place from any other that I have visited and it was fascinating to hear your explanations about the way that society operates and many other insights into the culture. Thanks, Raaj, and I hope that one day, in the not too distant future, I can use your services again on a personal basis in order to see more and learn more about your vast and enthralling country in holiday mode.
Mike Flynn 09 FEB 2008
( Prof of IT, Stanford university)CALIFORNIA


Raaj, well I finally finished a CD of my trip to India. I'm sending it to you by air. There are way too many pictures but it gives a nice slide show (it has the Picasa software from Google built in). I'll also send a copy to Lisa who I believe should be returning home shortly. We had a wonderful trip. The week that you arranged, Raaj, will be indelible on our minds for many years to come. India is different in a most spectacular way. And the thoughtful itinerary, accommodations and overall hospitality was greatly appreciated. I've traveled over much of the globe over the years and I haven't had a better tour manager. Also give my very special best wishes to our driver, Poppy, for his infinite patience, skill and thoughtfulness. Many thanks and best wishes for your continued success.
Kathleen Gallen 07 MARCH 2008
(Massage Therapist & Yoga Teacher from Florida:)


Thank you Raaj for such a memorable trip! You were truely a 'cool dad' making it a smooth & amazing journey through North India and Nepal, which were both life long dreams of mine. You listened to our budget and the places we wanted to see and fit them into a magical trip. Further, you were able to read our different personalities and please us both! Being an outdoor & animal lover, I really enjoyed horseback riding in Udaipur, hiking in Nepal and the camel safari at Osian, Of course, Varanassi has made an impression that touched my soul! It was a truely amazing experience I will have for a lifetime. Now that I have seen & felt India, I hope to come back and deepen it even more through my love for the culture, food, and spiritual practices. I have attached a few photos from Jaipur, Nepal and the Taj Mahal. Let me know if you recieve them OK.
James&Judith (07 Jan 2009)
Youde & Family


Thanks for all your arrangements, help, support and friendship during our fantastic India trip!!! You indeed were like part of the family to us.
Christina Cooper (07 Feb 2009)
President Willamette Intl. Travel -Oregon USA on behalf of James Youde & Family-


They LOVED the trip. They have very high praise for you, your operation, and for the driver-guide they had with them the entire time. Their son is now back in the USA. They will be good ambassador's for India. Thank you, thank you, for making this trip a once in a life time for the Youde's. Although they did say they are thinking family trips every two years may be in order, as they had such a good time together. They are going to write a report for our upcoming newsletter which will be out end of February.
D.V.Awesti (21 Mar 2009 )
YOGA TEACHER SHRI KRISHNA MANDIR
LEAMINGTON - WARWICKSHIRE UK


Namashkar Raaj JI,
Arrived safely in UK, good Air France flight service. Every yatri enjoyed sharing happiness of well arranged yatra, credit goes to you for making it comfortable and enjoyable.
BURKE & DONNA JACKSON (29 June 2009)
( PROF AT BYU, PROVO - UTAH USA)
Raaj- We’re finally back and settled. You were a great help throughout. Thanks for all you did for us and for Donna and me especially. Everyone loved the trip,
JASON/MATT/CAMERON/DAVE/CHRIS (MAY 2009 )
( MEMBERS BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - EMBA FOREIGN BUSINESS EXCURSION TO INDIA)


(www.byuindia.com) MBA Foreign Business Thanks for a fabulous trip. by the way, you were our favorite tour guide!. we enjoyed your guided tour of India. It was a pleasure to meet you. It was a great trip. India was fantastic. we really enjoyed ourself. Thanks for everything. WE had an incredible time in India. It was a wonderful experience and WE appreciate your help while we were there.
Dr. Stephen Huyler

Raaj Kapilla is a delightful human being whose knowledge, expertise and fascination with Indian travel is unexcelled. I have had the good fortune of traveling in India for 33 years in the pursuit of my profession as a researcher, photographer and writer. During that time I have also led many tours, several of which have been organized by Raaj and his organization. I can say unqualifiedly that he is a superb person for this job: deeply honest and reliable, good natured, flexible and persistent in meeting his client's needs. He knows India like that back of his hand. You can rely upon him to give you the best tour possible. If you are lucky enough to actually travel with him, your trip will be a joy.

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