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Having worked in the luxury travel industry in both India and the UK, I continue to love the new experiences and new knowledge I constantly gain. Even though I was born and brought up in India, I still love discovering something or somewhere new. My eyes really do light up when I hear the word 'India' and I love conveying my passion.
It is not just the sights, destinations, hotels, food or people but a real combination of all of them that makes a trip to India & the Sub-Continent special.
Where I have travelled recently
On my most recent adventure to India, I journeyed to Delhi, Shimla and Rajasthan including a visit to the beloved Taj Mahal in Agra. I loved my stay at the Amanbagh in Alwar where I received the high levels of service Aman properties are famed for. I would highly recommend a stay in this palatial style property.
Most Memorable Experience
I have had some amazing and fascinating experiences but spotting a Royal Bengal tiger at close quarters in Central India, and dining with members of the Indian royal families in a palace has to be my most memorable! I also loved my journey on the Maharajas Express.
My Favourite Destination
As my home town, Delhi for me will always hold a special place. There is so much more to be discovered here than people realise. I also love Jaisalmer for its rich history and, the surrounding environment of the Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka where I can enjoy real and natural beauty.
My Favourite Accommodation
My favourite hotels would have to be the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur for the most romantic and unique stay and the Vivanta by Taj Madikeri in Coorg for its position in such scenic beauty. Having grown up in Delhi, I think the The Imperial New Delhi is one of India's finest hotels.
Destination Expertise & Hotels Visited
M Henry says:
Our guide in Amritsar was excellent as were all our transfers. Special mention to Rupak and his colleagues for the superb service given to us at all times especially when we had an issue with our internal flights.
March 19, 2015
A Gershinson says:
We had a wonderful 9 days in Sri Lanka, we felt so confident booking through Western & Oriental. We've used you before and will use them in the future. Thank you to Nikhil in particular, you are a real professional!
March 14, 2015
N Davin says:
Nikhil Chibber is always fantastic to deal with.
March 14, 2015
R Christopher says:
The way we were met, transferred to our hotels and returned to airports was particularly efficient and pleasant in both India and Oman. All our guides were expert and flexible and our driver throughout the India sector was outstanding.
March 12, 2015
A Powell says:
Our driver was excellent and the whole trip was excellent and well organised. The level of service was outstanding and we would use Western & Oriental again.
March 6, 2015
P Wyatt says:
A wonderful holiday. Excellent service from your company - trip was well planned and executed. I would definitely recommend you.
Thank you for looking after us so well.
March 1, 2015
R Bullen says:
Our whole experience was amazing and we couldn't fault anything!
February 25, 2015
V Walsh says:
Niraamaya Retreats was excellent, personal and intimate service and so, so relaxing. Perfect peace! Vivanta by Taj was of the usual Taj high quality.
February 25, 2015
R Brown says:
High praise for an excellent team and top class travel operators. We have a few special mentions, in particular Nikhil Chhibber who put together a first class programme for us that balanced our time and our wishes perfectly. Rupak and his team in India looked after us brilliantly, especially when I had a bout of food poisoning - they organised immediate medical attention and still managed to keep the whole trip on track so no one missed out on anything.
February 13, 2015
G Hathaway says:
Great locations in Kochi Thekkady, houseboat from Alleppey and our transfer driver and hosts were excellent. Chenganda was slightly less attractice, however the staff in each location were superb and unussually helpful. They truly made our holiday a wonderful journey.
January 21, 2015
P Kinch says:
Another excellent holiday - thanks to all! Our driver, Roy, was fantastic and the hotels were all great. The guides were also very informative. The whole trip ran very smoothly, even when we had to make last minute changes due to a strike in Cochin.
January 14, 2015
D Tadiello says:
We wanted a relaxed but interesting holiday in Sri Lanka. You listened to our requirements and helped us to put together a private driver and guided tour which gave us a memorable and wonderful holiday. You organised the route giving us ample time to enjoy the wonderful scenery and way of life in Sri Lanka. The standard of the hotel was outstanding.
January 14, 2015
K Ozer says:
I found Western and Oriental extremely professional, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable in everything they arranged for us. The local representatives where generally good, but where the company, in my opinion excelled, was in London through Nikhil. Amazingly thorough and professional. It was a pleasure working with him and his team.
January 5, 2015
D Lawrence says:
An exceptional holiday, brilliantly organised. The Indian office, their guides and the drivers were first class in every respect and we would not hestiate to recommend this tour. The Oberoi hotels and the Taj Mahal Palace were all 5 star plus and finally many thanks to Nikhil Chhibber for making this all possible.
November 3, 2014
G Ross says:
The trip was amazing, it exceeded my expectations. The hotels were all fabulous particularly the Samode, and the Raas. The Western & Oriental team in India looked after us very well and the entire trip went by with no problems. We travelled by cars, trains and planes and the representatives were always there to see us off and meet at each new city. It was a memorable time....
October 29, 2014
Louise Allison says:
Excellent holiday! All hotels very high standard & excellent level of care.Guides all very good & informative. All reps punctual & helpful. Very pleased & looking forward to our next trip with W&O!
October 20, 2014
L Short says:
We would like to thank Nikhil and his team for the wonderful trip and all the extra efforts. All the hotels gave us excellent service.
October 10, 2014
Sally Thompson says:
Just a quick email to say a huge thank you for all your help with our Indian holiday this month. We both fell in love with India and the package you arranged for us was wonderful with amazing hotels, first class guides and brilliant service and attention to detail.
The sights and sounds of the places we visited will stay with us for a long time and we will certainly use your company again (next year I hope!) and would be happy to recommend your company to anyone.
Many, many thanks
April 1, 2014
Robin Hewes says:
As ever Nikhil Chhibber organised everything for us and our family perfectly and Angsana Ihuru gave excellent service.
March 28, 2014
Lindsey Fisher says:
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in India, perfectly orchestrated by yourselves. We flew to Delhi on the 4th February and as soon as we arrived we were taken care of very efficiently by your local representative. We’d not been to India before so were a little nervous, but we need not have worried. The idea of the phone for emergencies was very reassuring. When we booked in July 2013 we went with your hotel recommendations … which were excellent. All the transfers between trains, hotels, tours etc worked like clockwork. Our driver, Nitin, was superb and we were able to sit back and enjoy the ‘road experience’ !
You managed to capture in our tour all the things we wanted for our first visit, even my husband’s request of something ‘Bollywood’. The show at the Kingdom of Dreams in Delhi the night before our return was great fun – and a very happy ending to our trip.
There is just one complaint ….we never saw a Tiger on any of our 3 Game Drives. Other people did, but luck wasn’t with us on this trip. Therefore we have a good excuse to return.
We look forward to organising something else with you in the future.
February 24, 2014
Mr Waddington says:
The holiday was excellent, the itinerary was spot on. In each destination the guides were excellent, we would have given them all 11 out of 10! Because of each of them and the way the holiday was arranged we felt we had a real flavour of India. We learnt so much and saw so much. We would recommend the holiday to anyone who wants to see India.
January 10, 2014
Andy Patmore says:
Fantastic from start to finish. In fact from before we went with the expert advise given and the time taken to identify our needs and requirements. Everything was done with attention to detail and extra little touches that made our whole trip so wonderful. I cannot recommend highly enough the quality and service that we have experienced by booking through Western & Oriental. Absolutely first class.
December 1, 2013
Hilary Mathews says:
What a fantastic holiday arranged so successfully by Nikhil. We were quite apprehensive about visiting India but it was a holiday of a lifetime. The country is everything we had been promised - vibrant, colourful, dirty, welcoming, noisy, bustling, historic, unforgettable. The hotels were a perfect have. Thank you.
November 27, 2013
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