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India By Car and Driver
Ranked #1 of 312 Tours in Jaipur
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ramesh Meena whom his friends call Ram was born in a remote village of Rajasthan in a poor household. When he was barely 17 years old, his father met with a mine accident and was paralyzed and confined to bed for the rest of his life. Having lost the sole bread-earner of the family and faced with a highly precarious financial condition, Ram had to drop out from his school and start earning to support his family. Having initially starting working as a blue-collar worker in various capacities, he worked for a few travel and tour companies as a driver with a meager monthly salary for about 4 years. When he was working for his last employer, he met , an American civil rights lawyer during her tour to north India with her family in the winter of 2008. Before meeting Ram American family had quite a frustrating experience with the other drivers of that company. Ram greeted her and the family with flowers in the morning and gave them a ride in the in one of the western states of India and the family started enjoying their trip. As a result of her interaction with Ram and the highly professional services received from him, she was so impressed with him and suggested him that Ram should start his own company. With a small amount received from family which she gave it to him generously as tips for his services along with lone received from a financial agency as well as borrowed money from some friends, and a strong motivation from the family , Ram finally started his own company, namely, India by Car and Driver with only one small car of his own. e initially drove the car himself for more than a year. During this period he was able to pay most of the mortgage of the car and save a littile bit of money to by one big car with a decent amount of lone from a bank. With a positive feedback from his clients, most of whom being the Western customers, he was able to get more and more business and now within the third year of starting his own company since January 2009, Ram owns 8 cars which include three small cars to cater to the budget travelers and five SUVies to cater to the needs of those who travel with the family and can afford to spend little more than a budget traveler. Ram attributes the success of his business to his sincerity, honesty and professionalism, the traits which he expects his drivers to possess as well. In addition to these traits, Ram gives the greatest credit for his success in the business to several of his clients whom he served and who took the pain to take out time and document a positive feedback about his services. Several of the past recipients of his services even agreed to interact with his prospective clients and answer questions about the services of India by Car and Driver. Some even made the videos of their trip and agreed to share their pleasant experience with others by upload their videos on the net. One of such recently uploaded video can view by clicking here:
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This was the first time we visited India and we wanted to see most of it. Hence, we decided to book a tour with India by Car and Driver and we were amazed by the service and support by this company. Our driver, Jile Choudhary, was the kindest and most helpful driver you can imagine. He was our driver for 3 weeks and literarily was at our service for 24/7.
Also, Ramesh who organised the tour was very, very nice and flexible with our tour. Whenever we wanted to change something, he was more than happy to help us and give us some good advice as well as hotel deals.

We can recommend India by Car and Driver with no hesitation, but mostly we recommend our AMAZING, FRIENDLY and TRUSTWORTHY driver, Jile, who showed us some amazing places in Rajasthan. We were overwhelmed by his hospitality: It seems that every wish was anticipated by Jile.

Christina and Michel

4  Thank Christina E
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Overall super experience. We booked India By Car and Driver for a 4 day trip of the Golden Triangle in June/2013 could not be more pleased. The entire process including the planning and execution were handled in a very professional manner. Right from picking us up from Delhi airport, to dropping us off at Jaipur airport we had a great, stress free experience. The staff was extremely understanding and accommodating.
Surinder who was our driver for the length of the trip was safe, polite, prompt and wonderful in every way. The car was clean, cool, comfortable, and always stocked with cold water. The accommodations provided at each of the stops were also clean and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the hotel in Jaipur. The guides that took us around at each place (Delhi, Agra, Fatepur Sikri, and Jaipur) were informative and articulate - they added a lot of value to our visit.
One thing we wish we could have included in our trip was some shopping at the local markets. The stores that the guides did take us to seemed very touristy and pricey. Since we have no idea of the local bazaars – giving us an option to include these as part of the trip would be appreciated.
Having said that, I would recommend India-by-Car, without hesitation to anyone planning a trip to the golden triangle and would definitely consider using their services for any other trips we take in the future.

1  Thank Vindhya B
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Raj was an excellent diver, kind, available for our requests and a very good guide. We did a 7-day trip and really enjoyed travelling with him. Amazing service.

2  Thank Deirt
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We booked a car and driver with Ramesh's company to explore Rajastan for three weeks with out two teenage sons. Reading all the positive reviews we were convinced that it was the right decision and the right company.

The professional service started way before our holidays did. When asking for a quote, Ramesh answered nearly immediately with a detailed answer and a very reasonable offer. We finalized the deal and when we arrived at Delhi airport, late at night, we were greeted by the smiling driver Rajesh Singh. After some friendly words of welcome (his English is amazing, btw) he took us to the comfortable car, handed us some bottles of cold water and a mobile phone with his number on it. "I am at your service 24 h, just call me when you need my assistance." And during the following 21 days he proved that this promise was indeed true as he looked after us and made our India experience fantastic.

Whenever we needed something, we just asked Rajesh and he'd help us find it. Whenever we wanted to go sightseeing, he took us there, gave us tips and background information and even took us to places we had not heard of and would have never found without his help.

Rajesh looked after us when we were sick, helped us find the best possible accommodation (we booked a tour without hotels) when we asked for his advice and became more of a friend than just a driver. He was very flexible (so is the company) to our constant changes of plans and spontanous wishes. Rajesh told us so much about the everyday life of Indians, about the problems people face and the pleasures they have. He spoke of the rituals and celebrations, of the religion and lots more. We learned more about his country in the three weeks than we had done travelling India for months before.

We cannot thank Rajesh (and of course Ramesh) enough for this great experience and time. Rajesh has set a great standard for drivers around the world.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

My wife and I decided to take my semi-elderly parents on an Indian Adventure for their 50th wedding anniversary. This was to be a 3 week trip which included a lot of miles from Delhi to Rajasthan and South. From the very start of planning the trip and the itinerary with Ramesh and his Co-workers, I found the team to be professional, punctual and organized in their approach. I expected more of the "Indian" time line when it came to email responses but I was pleasantly surprised. The trip itself had some ups and downs like any trip in a foreign land, however, India car and driver was very supportive with any of the so called bumps in the road and tried to be as accommodating as possible in our adventure. Rajesh, our driver was superb and kept us safe throughout our journey. I can't directly compare them to other company's but can say that we were very happy with this company and would recommend them to anyone in our situation that would like to have a driver for their journey through india. One final point, I am a photography nut and spend much travel time behind a camera. This was a truly awesome way of catching some great pics that you may not get if you didn't have a car and driver at your disposal !!!

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