We were extremely happy with our decision to utilize Bunty’s services, and in particular, our driver, “Bobby.” Bobby was very reliable, courteous and punctual. I always felt comfortable knowing that I could count on Bobby to get us to our destinations. Our stay in India consisted of visits to various cities. This would have been an extremely difficult undertaking, had it not been for Bobby’s truly professional services. He performed his duties with enthusiasm and made our trip a wonderful experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Bunty’s services to anyone in need of a driver. Thank You!
Maureen, Camilla and Vincent Cannon
We had a super trip and were delighted with India Private Driver
Deepak was an excellent driver, and we got on with him very well. We never felt unsafe and were totally confident in his driving. He made good suggestions about visits and in what order. He was always clear about where he would be parked, and was always waiting for us. He was polite and his English is pretty good and we did have fun with him. If asked, he also made good recommendations of where to eat at lunchtime but was never pushy and we were happy with that. He is a good driver and we can recommend him. We had a super trip and were delighted with India Private Driver. Bunty answered all our questions prompty and efficientlyand came up with good suggestions - we would be happy to recommend them to others.
Mrs Andrea Douglas
Leeds, United Kingdom
We would not hesitate to recommend India Private Driver to anyone considering a trip to India
We contacted Bunty at India Private Driver when we were starting to plan our trip to India. Bunty was very helpful with ideas on what to see and patient throughout all of the back and forth communication we needed to settle on our itinerary. Bunty even arranged for our train tickets, all at a reasonable price and with speedy responses. We were happy to feel confident that all would go as planned once we arrived in India and weren’t disappointed. Our driver, Manu, picked us up at the airport after midnight, took us to our hotel, and made sure we were properly settled before heading home. Manu was an amazing driver throughout our tours of Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Bharatpur (don’t miss the fabulous Keoladeo National Park), Agra, and back to Delhi. We never felt unsafe no matter what was going on around us. Manu was always a calm and courteous driver, allowing us to enjoy the beauty of India and the “functional chaos” of its roads without worry. We greatly appreciated Manu’s ideas on places to see, restaurants to try, willingness to take us anywhere, musical taste, and his ever-watchful eye and pointers to keep us safe. We would not hesitate to recommend India Private Driver to anyone considering a trip to India. Bunty and Manu combined to make our tour both memorable and enjoyable, one that we’ll remember with pleasure throughout our lives.
Linda & Peter
Calgary, AB, Canada
Bunty's India Private Driver was the best we could have asked for
Our experience with Naresh was wonderful. Naresh was very informative when it came time to eat and bathroom breaks. I would very much recommend Naresh in the future to anybody travelling to India. His english was very strong, and he was able to explain everything we saw on the way to Agra. Naresh was also helpful when it came to hiring a tour guide. Our group would ask Naresh if he would recommend hiring a tour guide or is this something we can observe on our own. When we were at the Taj Naresh recommended that we use a tour guide, and our group was very happy that we did. There were so many small details that one would miss if not for a tour guide. Naresh was also very informative about what to give for tip to the tour guides as well as in restaurants and people we may have took pictures with. Bunty was also very accommodating to change our itinerary to view the monuments we wanted to see. Our group was able to personalize what we saw and when. Overall our experience with Bunty's India Private Driver was the best we could have asked for and would recommend hiring his company for all your private driving needs.
Can't imagine a better host to take you around India
I just want to say thankyou for providing such a great experience for us on our tour of North India. From when we started to put the itinerary together , your responsiveness and helpfulness with customising exactly what we wanted assisted in choosing your services. From the moment that Kulbir (Mr Cool) our driver met us at the airport he was very professional, punctual, with a great sense of humour and great customer service. Kulbir was also flexible by giving us options to see and do things that suited us at each city. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Kulbir. He prepared us for each tour site by advising us of what to be wary of which put us at ease. The car was very clean and comfortable. Can't imagine a better host to take you around India. Highly recommend Kulbir as a driver and would use him again next time we visit North India. Regards
Wayne and Mileva from Australia
We highly recommend traveling with Indian Private Driver
Gian was a fabulous driver and made our trip around Rajasthan very enjoyable. He was a gentleman and made every effort to make us comfortable. He even went above and beyond, calling around hotels in Jodphur when our own booked accommodation was suddenly unavailable. We highly recommend traveling with Indian Private Driver. Thanks Bunty. Regards to Gian as well. Cheers,
Daniella and David
If you trust yourself to Bunty and his drivers you are assured of a wonderful trip
In planning our first ever trip to India we came across Bunty's website for a driver and were immediately impressed by all the positive recommendations he had received. We had just been stung by another website by finding out that the recommendations had all come from the owner of the site so it was refreshing to see independent recommendations from people all over the world. The communications we had with Bunty in organizing the Rajasthan part of our month long trip were excellent. He advised us as to the best way to organize our very limited time to see the best of Rajasthan. Our Driver Mishra ji was a better driver than we could have imagined. Mishra ji is a consummate professional. He was our driver, our historian, our interpreter, our guide, our friend and companion. A driver with 27 years experience, he immediately intuited our likes and dislikes and when he discovered we liked spicy street food would walk right into the kitchens of the places we ate and direct how we liked our food prepared! To me Mishra Ji is like one of those English butlers you see in the movies where is profession is his life. I could not recommend Bunty and Mishra Ji any more highly. If you trust yourself to Bunty and his drivers you are assured of a wonderful trip.
Judith and Andy,
From the moment we first made contact with you, you handled our requirements and requests perfectly
Having just returned from 2 weeks working and holidaying in India we would like to thank you for organising our car and driver so efficiently and helpfully. From the moment we first made contact with you, you handled our requirements and requests perfectly. Our driver was called Avtar and I would recommend him to anyone - he was exceedingly polite, kind and helpful and looked after us so well. As three women travelling alone he made sure we were safe at all times. He was also able to answer our many questions about India. He drives so carefully negotiating the chaotic Indian roads with patience and humour. Our car was comfortable and clean and having originally thought we would travel by train, we were so happy we switched plans to a car as it allowed us to fit much more into our limited time and to get to exactly where we wanted! If we return to Delhi we would definitely want Avtar as our driver again and would recommend this company to all friends. Kind regards
Bunty and Pawan made our trip one we'll remember fondly for the rest of our lives
My wife, adult daughter and I traveled through India for 3 weeks this past December. We were absolutely delighted with the service provided by India Private Driver. From planning our trip to the traveling itself, we found Bunty and our driver, Pawan Kumar, to be simply spectacular. We have traveled all over the world and usually do so independently, renting cars, taking public transportation, making all the arrangements ourselves, etc. However, we suspected that India would be especially challenging, and we were right. As experienced as we are, there is no way we could have traveled as extensively throughout India, seen half as much or done it all safely without Bunty and Pawan. As we were planning our trip we emailed often and Bunty was always very helpful with suggestions. For example, as the trip approached we were having trouble getting in touch with one particular hotel. I emailed Bunty and within 24 hours had received a reply noting that he had called the hotel in question and confirmed the details of our trip. When we arrived in Delhi, Pawan was waiting for us at the airport as promised. From that moment on, we relied on him and he never let us down. Pawan was simply spectacular. India can be incredibly chaotic and confusing but we always felt comfortable that Pawan had things under control. He was always on time to pick us up each day (in fact he was always early and would be waiting for us). There seem to be very few road signs in India but even though we were going to a number of rather obscure locations, Pawan was always able to find our destination. I frankly don't know how he did it. His long years of experience traveling through India clearly paid off for us. Pawan was unfailingly pleasant and friendly. It was fun getting to know him and to learn about his life and his family. But he also gave us enough "space" to allow my wife and my daughter and I to be a family; he never was intrusive or made us feel uncomfortable. He was entirely flexible regarding our plans, would make suggestions that we could take or leave. Finally, it's critical to add that we always felt completely safe with Pawan. There is no getting around the fact that the roads in India are dangerous. Not only are they in generally very poor shape physically, but one has to contend with extremely busy traffic, vehicles of all kinds, ranging from camel-drawn carts and autorickshaws to huge trucks - all often in no discernible lane or going the wrong way. Adding to that you have cows, buffalo, pigs, dogs and myriad people crossing the road and walking along it in totally unpredictable ways. Pawan navigated all of this with calmness and competence. We felt completely safe in his hands - and that is saying something given the conditions. He didn't use excessive speed but still got us where we were going in good time. And in long hours of driving he never once seemed sleepy or tired. He was also great about stopping whenever we needed to for any reason. In summary, if you are planning a trip to India we cannot recommend India Private Driver highly enough. India is a challenging place to travel; Bunty and Pawan made our trip one we'll remember fondly for the rest of our lives. They were simply great. Thanks,
Jim Evans, Marion Putnam and Margaret Putnam-Evans
You both made the whole process seamless from start to finish
Having just arrived back from a fantastic holiday in India with my family using India Private Driver, I would like to pass on my gratitude to both yourself and Gurvinder (our driver) for providing such an exceptional and professional driving service. We travelled with two young children aged 3 and 5 so our primary concern was for their safety and to travel with as few complications as possible. You both made the whole process seamless from start to finish allowing our family to thoroughly enjoy our time in India. Gurvinder is an outstanding driver. He always drove safely, was very informative and courteous, and went out of his way help us with our requests (of which there were many travelling with young kids). Gurvinder was fantastic with the children and very patient . Bunty, I would even have to say that he is without a doubt the best driver my husband and I have ever experienced. It is clear that you have set a very high standard for your drivers. Our trip in India was quite short - only 9 days - so we feel like we have merely just discovered your incredible country and after such a positive experience we now wish to come back and explore it! Without a doubt when we have the opportunity to return we will be using India Private Driver once again. Bunty it would be our utmost pleasure to recommend your organisation to anyone travelling to India. If they wish to contact me via email with any questions, I am more than happy to help. Thank-you so much for making our trip so wonderful! Best Regards
Perth, Western Australia
I enjoyed the freedom to plan our own itinerary
Over the years, I have visited India many times, but this was the first with a private driver. For my family's recent trip (December 2012) my niece recommended Bunty at www.indiaprivatedriver.com. I decided to take her advice--and urge every prospective traveler to do so as well. Prior to our departure, I consulted with Bunty by email and he was always responsive and clear. His prices are reasonable and he is dependable and honest--very precious qualities to a traveler. I enjoyed the freedom to plan our own itinerary, the day-to-day flexibility and comfort. Even though I know India well, I learned a great deal from Manu who handled the congested roads with great skill. India is very dear to my heart and am already looking forward to my next visit. Hope to see you soon, Bunty!
Diana R. Chambers
I will never forget it and the beautiful color that Mukesh brought to our experience
My daughter and I have just returned from the most wonderful trip to Rajasthan with Mukesh as our incredible driver/guide. Immediately, upon meeting him at the airport, we could tell that it was going to be an easy trip. I was very pleased that prior to my arrival you took the initiative to contact me with information on a hotel that I had previously booked in Delhi which received a very negative review from a previous client of yours. I then changed my reservation. When we arrived at the new hotel we had a bit of a problem (I would recommend that anyone have YOU make the reservations instead of doing what I did and make them myself) but you and Mukesh intervened and all worked out well. I also followed Mukesh's advice and changed our hotel in Jodphur which was definitely the right decision. His knowledge of the layout of the city of Jodphur was important in the recommendation. Our itinerary was 10 days: Delhi to Agra, Agra to Jaipur (for 2 nights), Jaipur for Udaipur (for 2 nights) and then Ranakpur, Jodphur, Pushkar and back to Delhi. Your recommendations of the amount of time to stay in each place was totally accurate. Also, your recommendation of Rankpur instead of my original plan of Mt. Abu was correct.....the temples at Ranakpur were our favorite part of the trip. We had plenty of time to see everything in a relaxing time frame. And the guides that were provided for us, particularly the guides in Agra and Jaipur were wonderful. The stores that we visited (and purchased articles of course) were of very high quality but reasonably priced and most of all, were not "high sell" environments. But what was an added bonus was how very good a guide Mukesh was. I assumed he would be a good driver but he was so much more than that. He added so much information to our trip....from showing us how to feed wild monkeys, to encouraging us to sample special sweets and lassi in Jaipur and Jodphur to buying us even more sweets along the way. All of his recommendations of restaurants were wonderful and he always made sure that we were happy and comfortable at the restaurant before disappearing and then reappearing at exactly the right time when we finished. And his driving was amazing.....It was a wonder how he could get through all the traffic so easily and quickly without losing his patience. He approached the driving as he did everything, with good humor and professionalism. Winding through the little streets in Jodphur in particular was very impressive. And we appreciated the fact that he negotiated the time streets in the old city so that we could see the wonderful dance performance and puppet show in the museum in the evening. So, I would highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking for a driver in Northern India. You and Mukesh made it all so simple and easy. My communication with you prior to our arrival reassured me that you had everything under control and that impression was borne out once we arrived. My daughter and her husband live in Chennai and she wants to return to Rajasthan with him at a later date. You can be sure that if they do, they will be contacting you to request Mukesh again.
Thank you very, very much for this experience. I will never forget it and the beautiful color that Mukesh brought to our experience.......
Amit showed us much more than I expected
I emailed Bunty a week before getting to Delhi asking for a driver who wouldn't smoke during our driving tours as we are a family with three kids. He responded promptly telling me he would send us one of his very best driver called Amit. We spent two weeks driving through Rajasthan and with the help of Amit we experienced an awesome trip and got to learn Rajasthan from all its beautiful sides. It would take me more than a typed page to describe our Rajasthan trip but I am sure Amit showed us much more than I expected and was actually planned. We drove through mountains and hill tops, deserts, green juicy landscapes, crowded cities and beautiful villages. He organised us a guide for the Taj Mahal, a desert tent camping in Khuri, elephant rides in Amber, camel rides in Pushkar, seeing monkeys in Galtar, suggesting good restaurants for lunch or dinner, showing us all the highlights of all cities. India is a truely a fascinating country with so many contrasts and I'm glad I could show this to my kids and have seen it with my own eyes. Amit as I told you before you are a 100% and Bunty kept his promise sending me his best driver. Thank you very much for making this trip so unforgettable. Thank you again! BTW we're going to miss our fresh coconut cocktails!
Sandra & Dirk Bartels, Shadi (13), Eric (12) and Marc (6)
Avtar really made our experience much more special by telling us about many facets of the Indian culture
We have just returned home from our fantastic trip across Rajasthan and I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your great service and provide some comments and feedback for the benefit of your potential customers. Firstly, I would like to say that the communication initially following our enquiry and leading up to our trip was great and very thorough. We were very fortunate to be provided with Avtar as our driver for our 15 day trip- from day 1, we felt very comfortable and happy in his company and more importantly, very safe with him behind the wheel, his driving was really very good. Before the trip, we were a little unsure how we would feel being driven very long distances by somebody that we had never met but we need not have worried at all as Avtar was at all times very discreet and seemed to have a natural understanding of when we wanted to chat and when we were happier to be quiet for a while. This was a great asset as we never felt like we were being forced into conversation, it just flowed between us very naturally and without being intrusive to the trip. Avtar really made our experience much more special by telling us about many facets of the Indian culture and sharing experiences and stories - political, social and cultural which brought everything to life. I was also ill during our trip and Avtar was really kind and helpful. Having travelled in India before via trains, buses and planes, I found your service to be vastly superior with no wasted time and fantastic views at all times, I would not hesitate in recommending your company to friends and relatives and would definitely travel with Avtar at the wheel next time we visit India.
Wendy & Andrew Milburn
November / December 2012
We enjoyed all the places we went to
Hello Bunty, We are back home safely after a wonderful trip. Amit was great – very patient (3 women who like shopping and taking thousands of photographs!!) He gave us good suggestions along the way about eating, sightseeing, things to do etc. He also stayed over in Udaipur to take Nicola to the bus the next morning, after we had left – thanks Amit! As far as our itinarary went, we enjoyed all the places we went to. However, if we did it again, I would spend only 2 days in Delhi and 2 in Jaipur and an extra day in Pushkar and Udaipur – those were the highlights for us!! Our accommodation was great everywhere except Bharatapur (stayed at Swaraj Resort) and the best was Jagat Niwas in Udaipur!!!
Gian is so polite, considerate, genuine and has such a caring, calm and friendly personality
We cannot thank Bunty enough for providing us with the wonderful Gian as our driver for 12 days through Rajasthan. From the moment my husband and I met Gian, we were so pleased to have someone who was an excellent driver who navigated the chaotic traffic with ease and care, who was extremely knowledgeable about the places we were visitng as well as a variety of other topics (history, politics, sport, Indian culture etc.), who was able to provide handy advice, sightseeing recommendations and restaurant suggestions in each city for us tourists and who took care to ensure we not only arrived safely in each city but knew what to see and do and ensured the hotels we had booked independently were acceptable to us. When issues arose, as they are often likely to in India, Gian went above and beyond to sort things out for us and ensure we were happy. One instance of this was when an independently pre-booked hotel in Jodhpur wouldn't send a rickshaw to meet the car or give directions to find them, Gian, who was meant to leave us at 3pm to start his long journey back to Delhi, took us to an alternate hotel (Pal Haveli) and ensured we had somewhere pleasant to stay. The Pal Haveli was full but had a room at its sister hotel, the Pal Garh which was just 8km from the city and a beautiful oasis to stay at. Gian stayed with us until well past 5pm to ensure all was in order with moving to the new hotel and drove us there himself to check we were happy to stay there. Most importantly, as well as being a professional, safe driver and knowledgeable guide, we felt Gian was instantly our friend and enjoyed long chats in the car and had dinner on our last night. Gian is so polite, considerate, genuine and has such a caring, calm and friendly personality, I think anyone would find him a pleasure to spend time with. We hope to keep in touch and recommend Gian a thousand times over for anyone planning a trip to India. We were also very happy with the communication from Bunty, from my initial email and queries about which itinerary to follow through to an end-of-tour follow-up to check we had been happy with the company's services. Please email me if you would like further detail.
Michelle Hessels and Darren Hogg
Australia & UK
It was great having a car at our disposal to serve all of our transportation needs
We just came back from a trip to India and hired India Private Driver as our car service. Making reservations and working with Bunty from the U.S. via email was efficient and easy. Bunty responded very quickly to all of my emails and the communication was clear and helpful. Our driver, Sushil, met us in Udaipur and drove us around the State of Rajasthan to Jodpur, Jaipur and back to Delhi. It was great having a car at our disposal to serve all of our transportation needs. Sushil was an excellent driver, very proficient in navigating the roads in India. He was professional, kind, prompt and helpful with all of our requests. Sushil made our trip easy and fun. I would highly recommend this car service to anyone traveling to India, and especially, Sushil, as a driver. It was a great trip!
Andi, Robin and Mindy
"India Private Driver" is a completely reliable and highly recommended company
I want to thank Bunty and "India Private Driver" for the professional organisation of our 20 day trip. We started out from Delhi to Rishikesh and then on to Amritsar and to Rajasthan. We travelled more than 4,000 kms. (not bad for +-60 year olds!) Thanks to our driver, Avtar, we were made to feel comfortable and safe. Avtar's driving skills on these crazy roads, were quite remarkable. Avtar was always punctual and pleasant. He was knowledgable about sights and local traditions and we could discuss anything with him. He speaks a great English and we always felt at ease in his company. We booked most of our own hotels before the trip but managed to remain flexible to a certain extent. "India Private Driver" is a completely reliable and highly recommended company. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
October / November 2012
We always felt safe and 'looked after' while we were in his care & company
Namaste - My wife and I used India Private Driver for our 12 day trip across Rajasthan. Communication before we arrived was very professional, prompt and gave us confidence that Bunty had our unique trip planned and ready to go upon arrival. Our driver was Sushil - He was amazing. Very friendly, professional and knowlegable about the areas we were visiting. He had great food and shopping recommendations as well. We always felt safe and 'looked after' while we were in his care & company. He even went out of the way to stop at random roadside temples and sites at our request for a photo opportunity. In conclusion, if (and when) we visit Delhi again - we will undoubtedly request Sushil - he made our trip extra special.
Josh & Marna Cutler
He was a very careful driver, always on time, speaks English and gave useful hints regarding places to visit
I really enjoyed my first vacation to the North of India and my Golden Triangle Tour. Special thanks to Bunty for the organisation and fast replies beforehand and special thank you to my driver - Kuldeep. He was a very careful driver, always on time, speaks English and gave useful hints regarding places to visit. In addition there has been time for stories and jokes during a long drive! He has chosen wonderful restaurants for lunch, organised drinking water and took great care. I fully recommend the service of the organisation and I'm looking forward to come again.
The driver Bunty arranged for us, Pawan, was easily the best we have had
We have travelled to India 3 times on holiday and have had three different firms organise cars and drivers for us. The driver Bunty arranged for us, Pawan, was easily the best we have had. His driving was steady and safe (essential on Indian roads); he was friendly, punctual and courteous; he spoke several North Indian languages in addition to Hindi and decent English, which was very useful since we were travelling outside the main Hindi speaking area; best of all he was funny - he kept us amused with a succession of funny stories and jokes. Bunty himself was helpful and responsive from the moment I sent him my first email. I would have no hesitation in using Bunty and Pawan on future trips to India and thoroughly recommend them both.
This trip with Deepak was a breeze, where we could enjoy the best India has to offer
First of all, I would like to thank you for your excellent service. I was impressed with the quality of your communication, your prompt replies by email, your sensible suggestions regarding our proposed itinerary and overall, your friendly professionalism. Our 3 weeks in the care of your company were fantastic. Deepak was a very responsible driver and we always felt safe with him. We had a very good contact with him and enjoyed his sense of humour, his patience and his punctuality. I will definitely recommend your company to all my friends. The car was well looked after, clean and comfortable for the 4 of us. When the horn stopped working, it was even better! It may have been more dangerous for Deepak to drive through the crazy traffic without the help of his horn, but for us passengers, it was definitely more enjoyable! Even without horn, we felt safe with Deepak and I would like to congratulate him on his extraordinary driving skills. He was always on time, always polite and always patient. We often changed our plans unexpectedly and he was always accommodating. I have been to India many times in the last 20 years and I know how slow things can be, and how difficult things can become when travelling through places one doesn’t know. This trip with Deepak was a breeze, where we could enjoy the best India has to offer, without suffering any hassle. It was such a luxury to be able to retreat to the cool a/c of the car and be able to go wherever we felt like going. It was such a luxury to have all our luggage safely packed on the roof of the car. All the hotels (mid-range) were more than we had expected and we felt blessed! I am planning another shorter trip in February and will definitely book a car with you.
Thank you Bunty for an excellent service. Absolutely outstanding!
Pascale Eva Sameli
Amit, our driver, was friendly, professional and a very pleasant person
We have traveled with Bunty's business for 10 days from New Delhi to Ahmedabad, via Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur and we had a great time! Booking process has been easy and very fast. Amit, our driver, was friendly, professional and a very pleasant person. He was always on time and drove very safely. Moreover, he suggested amazing restaurant for our dinners and very interesting trip in the local area.
I would recommend Bunty’s agency to my friends and if we come back to India we will travel with them again for sure!
Manu was an excellent safe driver
Manu was an excellent safe driver. He picked us up from the airport and drove us to Agra - a very difficult and challenging road, because of so many big trucks. The hotel was beautiful and breakfast was good. He took us to the Taj, and back to Delhi, on the freeway. We arrived at the airport in good time for our flights. We recommend Bunty and indiaprivatedriver very highly. Bunty always answered my emails promptly.
He and your services based on our terrific experience were wonderful
My friend and I hired your services for a September, 2012 17 day India trip which mostly took part in northwest India called Rajasthan province. Depaak was our driver for the entire trip. He and your services based on our terrific experience were wonderful. Depaak, from the second he greeted us at the airport to the second we had to say good bye at the end of our trip was 100% reliable, dependable, respectful, well prepared, helpful beyond 'the call of duty'. Overall his great personality, intelligence, concern for our well being and seeing that we had a meaningful and enjoyable trip including but not limited to being flexible as our excursion unfolded, and his absolutely great sense of humor was beyond my already high expectations. Depaak made sure the vehicle (Toyota) was always in good working order, clean, and comfortable. Depaak's precise knowledge and diligent efforts all along the way attested to his dedication regarding his responsibilities and to his concern for our having a successful trip. Further, the hotels India Private Driver 'lined up for us' were all 'very good'. Based on our experience, India Private Driver, is in my opinion 'top notch' and Depaak being 'top notch' himself is just 'a great guy'. Thank you and Depaak for a terrific and wonderful trip.
USA (east coast)
At all times we felt safe and looked after
My friend, Shannon, and I were incredibly happy with Amit. He was courteous and professional. As two single girls, it's always a gamble to hire a private driver. At all times we felt safe and looked after. When I left the trip to go back to Delhi, he made sure that I had a bus to get on. Shannon felt completely safe riding on alone with him and I felt comfortable leaving my friend with him. He never pushed us to go anywhere we didn't want to. When we did ask for his opinion or suggestions, we were always happy with what he offered. As a result, Shannon visited places she hadn't previously considered in Jaipur, and was able to find a lassi stand in each city to satisfy her newfound craving. Amit even endured a very long drive back to Delhi through the flooded parts of Rajesthan, the whole time staying in good spirits despite the weather. We could not be more grateful for his hard work, thoughtfulness, and professionalism.
Thank you again for all your professionalism and service. I will definitely be keeping you in mind for future trips.
Saratoga Springs, NY
I would highly recommend your Private India Driver tours to my friends and family
We had a great time during our golden triangle tour. Avatar, our driver was very professional, courteous and knowledgeable of the local area. He was good with his English and we did not have any problem communicating with him. Every day we have choose the places to visit after discussing with Avatar. Finally if I come back to New Delhi area, I would like to have Avatar as my driver. I would highly recommend your Private India Driver tours to my friends and family.
He knew just the right places for everything
We have traveled with Bunty's business for 8 days in Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi. In planning the trip Bunty was very flexible and responded very quick. We only had contact via email and telephone but it felt very safe. Arrived in Delhi our driver Manu was already waiting for us and the whole week he was always on time, he drove very safely through the crowded Indian traffic, he knew just the right places for everything for example when my camera broke he knew just were to go. The hotels booked for us were all very good and Manu was always happy and making jokes. We can definitely recommend Bunty's services and if we come back to India we will travel with them again for sure!
Saskia & Lieke
Our walk with Avtar was more than we could have wished
Our walk with Avtar was more than we could have wished. We were stranded in Varanasi when we found this company online. We sent an email and got an immediate reply. A few days later, Avtar run from Delhi to Varanasi to pick us up. From there we went to Agra, Jaipur and then back to Delhi. It was an awesome and safe ride. the driver was very good and we got away without any close encounters with other cars. The hotel we booked for us in Jaipur was awesome, cheap and served good food. Hotel in Delhi was so-so, but it worked. Along for the ride was Avtar good with finding good places to eat along the way, and found nice places we could buy what we needed. When we were sick, we got good recommendations about doctors and got tips on what we should eat and drink. I'm going to India again, I would definitely take advantage of this company.
We were completely free to decide where we wanted to go at what time
We based ourselves on the many good reviews available on TripAdvisor and booked a private driver via Mr. Bunty. We were amazed with the ease of making this reservation. Everything was taken care of very quickly although we booked quite last-minute (10 days in advance of our arrival in India). Once we left the airport Mr. Deepak (our appointed driver) was waiting for us right on time and took us to a car with an amazingly clean interior. Mr. Deepak was very friendly and in general a very pleasant person to spend our two week road trip with in Rajasthan. We were completely free to decide where we wanted to go at what time. Although we had a lonely planet with us, Mr. Deepak was a walking guidebook and seemed to know Rajasthan by heart.
I would recommend this company to anyone!
Most of all Avtar was a very positive influence on our trip
We have travelled in august 2012 with 2 adults and 2 kids (14 year) in a Toyota Innova with Avtar our driver. The car was big enough and in an excellent condition with western safety standards. Most of all Avtar was a very positive influence on our trip. A safe and steady driver, and this is most important in India where traffic is like a video game in advance mode. Avtar is an educated debater and he knows all about India. He took good care of us, the car and himself. He helped us arranging hotels in our budget, always for the best price. His tips were very helpfull, from restaurant choice to the right camel-ride-booking, it was always perfectly handled. He topped our highest expections. India is a very beautiful country, but also difficult sometimes. With Avtar on our side it was a piece of cake. We invited him on our table many times, he always politely rejected. We still don't know why, probably a cultural thing.
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Jannet and Roel
Manu is a true professional
We had a great time travelling through Rajasthan and Agra. Our driver, Manu, was very knowledgeable about the area. He did a great job tailoring the trip to our wants, and was able to advise us when and when not to be discrete about being an American/Indian couple. We enjoyed his music and his conversation, and the car was comfortable. Manu was always flexible and on time. We highly recommend him, and would use the service again.
Hendrik & Shruti
Our driver Avtar and the car were more than we had expected
Why choose India Private driver aka Satvinder “Bunty” Singh and his team? As far as we’re concerned there is no other way to travel in India, especially in the low season where temperatures soar to above 49 Celsius. Why choose this company above any other? From start to finish Bunty and then our driver Avtar remained professional, friendly, courteous and went out of their way to make sure our stay was as wonderful as we had hoped. Having decided to hire a car and driver for our Delhi-Agra-Rajasthan trip in May/June 2012, the arduous task of finding a reliable company began. Having trawled the internet, books and tour companies, taken numerous quotes and spoken to countless others, we chose Bunty because his friendly manner, super-quick email response, impeccable English and thoughtful suggestions re: itinerary instilled us with confidence. Bunty suggested that we book the hotels ourselves once we arrived because prices would be lower in the off-season. However, after driving round and seeing a number of the guidebook recommended hotels in several towns, we soon realised that Bunty and Avtar’s initial suggestions were the best, we would have no worries in asking Bunty to do it from London next time. Once we landed at 6.30 am in Delhi, we were not disappointed. Our driver Avtar and the car were more than we had expected. The car was clean, very comfortable and felt safe. Avtar was professional, spoke perfect English and was patient and informative at all times. He was an extremely safe driver (more than most in London) and his care for our well-being and enjoyment extended well beyond his duties as a driver. Avtar always made sure he warned us of any scams, tricks or hazards ranging from local water, to hawkers, to “fake” priests. Not once were we ever left feeling lost or overwhelmed. The hotel and restaurant recommendations were all excellent. We truly felt looked after every time we sat back in the A/C-ed safe haven of the car, which always left us refreshed and ready to go for the next part of our day. We would have no hesitation in recommending India Private Driver and will be using them again next time we go to India.
Annabelle & family
I had two great weeks with my driver Manu
In April 2012 I spent two weeks with Manu, travelling through Rajasthan (Delhi-Bikaner-Khuri-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Ranakpur-Udaipur-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Agra-Delhi). I contacted Bunty via mail 3 days before I arrived – he replied within 15 minutes and arranged everything in less than 4-5 hours. The flexibility with the tour was perfect. My driver Manu expected me on the airport, everything worked out very well. It was a pleasure to travel with Manu who drives safe, was always on time, organized nice hotels, had good recommendations, took me to nice local restaurants and was always friendly and definitely very funny.
Thanks for a great trip to both of you!
Avtar our driver was very alert and good company
Our 15 day trip with your company was good. Especially Avtar our driver was very alert and good company. He knows to find good hotels for every budget, was always on time and has a good sense of humor. I can recommend him to everybody.
Having a driver like Deepak definitely made our trip far easier and more enjoyable
Our trip to India was just wonderful. We were extremely pleased with our driver Deepak. He is an excellent driver, always reliable and punctual and was extremely patient with our requests and questions. All his suggestions and recommendations were much appreciated. Having a driver like Deepak definitely made our trip far easier and more enjoyable. Thank you so much and I would recommend your company to anyone without reservation.
Bobby was the perfect driver, very friendly, spoke perfect English and very knowledgeable
We would like to thank Bunty for arranging our driver before we arrived into Delhi by the internet. We were on a tight schedule so having Bobby our driver there to meet us on time at the airport when we landed started our drive to Agra on a perfect note. Bobby was the perfect driver, very friendly, spoke perfect English and very knowledgeable. The car was perfect for the roads, clean and tidy. Bobby drove so well on these busy roads with various forms of transport to negotiate around...well done Bobby. On arrival at our hotel in Agra Bobby arranged a guide for us at the Taj Mahal and the local transport to get us to the Taj when the taxis couldn't go any further. Then he took us to the Palace with our guide and we had a wonderful tour around this too. Then Bobby drove us safely back to Delhi and stopped to sight see when we asked, it was the perfect trip. Thank you very much to Bobby and Bunty, we would defiantly recommend this company and use them again when we return to India.
Jane and Josh Ting
It was a worry free experience
The whole process of communication, planning and paying a deposit was easy and helpful. Thank you Bunty. We undertook a 17 day tour in Rajastan. Manu was our driver - a very very safe and punctual driver, vastly experienced. He got to know where 'we were at'....and we had a very relaxing time in what was a pretty busy itinerary. Manu's tips and recommendations were spot on and was good humoured.... Lots of good roadside chai stops. The hotels chosen for us were all very well located and suited us well. I would recommend this company. We are in our fifties from New Zealand and like to be independent and do things for our selves and were a little apprehensive about this part of our seven week Indian trip, but it was a worry free experience.
Martin & Robyn Hickley
Wonderful holidays in Rajasthan!
From the first email until the end of our trip we were 100 % happy with Bunty's service. We booked a 12-day-tour through Rajasthan and organized the hotels on our own. Bunty was always extremely fast in answering my emails, so we had a very good impression from the beginning. Our driver Amit is a wonderful and safe driver and a great person. It felt like traveling with a friend. He was absolutely reliable, knowledgeable and punctual - we had a great time with him! I would definitely recommend Indianprivatedriver to anyone planning a trip to India. This is really the only way to travel India. Thank you Amit and Bunty for making our stay unforgettable!
Sonja & Matt
We always felt safe in his company
My friend Pamela and I spent 10 days travelling round Rajasthan and had a really fun time. Our driver, Ramesh, had excellent knowledge of the local areas and was able to show us all the favourite (and some hidden gems) sites of The Golden Triangle. He was a very safe driver and remained calm amongst, what we considered, chaos! His English was very good which allowed for free flowing conversations. Ramesh shared many of his driving experiences with us and allowed us to pick and choose what we wanted to do at all times, always making suggestions and recommendations. We always felt safe in his company. We would definitely recommend using one of Bunty's drivers if planning a trip to India. We had an incredible time in what we saw of this beautiful part of the world. Book it!
Ruth McFetridge and Pamela Stevenson,
Deepak was absolutely fabulous
Hi Bunty, We just want to thank you again for such a great experience in India. Deepak was absolutely fabulous. He always made us feel safe, protected, comfortable and was ALWAYS on time and professional. Our long drives were made so much easier because of the nice car, the good company, and the safe driving. The rate was more than reasonable, too. We really got to form a nice relationship with Deepak and would recommend your services to anyone traveling to India from the US.
We would highly recommend the services of Bunty and his team
I found Bunty's website online and sent an email with my ideas for a trip around the Golden Triangle. In between all of this we also had daytrips to Relgious Programs and a family wedding which was in a suburb outside Delhi. We had fantastic email communication from Bunty prior to leaving for India and everything was confirmed in writing/email. We were picked up from our Hotel by our driver Ramesh in his very clean and comfortable car to start our adventure. Ramesh was a great driver with an excellent knowledge of the roads, places we visited and also spoke great English. We were very happy with the service standard we received from Ramesh and would highly recommend the services of Bunty and his team. We also used a driver named Deepak for a one day trip to get to and from Wedding celebrations and he too was a great driver who waited for us and was very patient. All in all a job very well done.
Mark and Rajvinder
His stories helped with the bumpy roads
KP is a very nice person. He's punctual and kept his car clean at all times. He was very helpful in providing us information about temples, forts and touristic attractions, so we did not have to hire a separate guide. Although distances were long and we spent long hours in the car, trips seemed short as he's a funny person and his stories helped with the bumpy roads. He drives well and safely and I would definitely recommend him to other travellers and use him if I ever come back to the region.
Hala and Omar
It was a pleasure to travel with the driver Manu
Once again thank you for the tour that I made with your company. Like I said we only spoke by email and phone but your approach and the flexibility with the tour was really appreciated. It was a pleasure to travel with the driver Manu who drives safe in the Indian madness called roads (for us tourist then). Besides that he is a very nice person with a good sense of humor and he has a nice selection of Indian music in the car people can't miss out on. Wish you all the best for the future and next time I will travel India it will be with your company again for sure.
We chose India Private Driver which is both trustworthy and efficient
My husband and I and a friend of ours have recently returned from a trip to India. We had planned our personal itinerary and asked Mr Bunty at India Private Driver to organize our one week tour in Rajasthan. We are very glad that we chose that company which is both trustworthy and efficient. We only payed 10 persent of the total fee in advance and half of the remaining fee on the first day of our trip. The remaining amount was paid at the end of the tour. Our driver, Mr Manu, is a safe driver and he was always punctual and available to us. Together with him we made un unforgettable tour in Rajasthan. We can recommend Indian Private Drivers and Mr Manu to anyone planning a trip in a private car in India.
Britt and Ulf Bergkvist, Stockholm, Sweden
Allan Norberg, Ljusnedal, Sweden
Overall I had a great time and would definitely book with you again
My Mother and I both enjoyed our trip very much. Pawan was an excellent driver. Even if he wasn't 100% sure of the way he would always contact a friend, or ask around till he did. So it was not a problem that he didn't know the route well. I know I couldn't have stayed as calm as he did in that traffic. His anecdotes were also very amusing and gave some insight into life in India. One thing I do regret is not going to Fatehpur Sikri. Sometimes Pawan's version of 'just another fort' and mine differed quite a bit. But I have learnt that stubborness is a good trait in India and you shouldn't let yourself be talked out of something. That is why we were stubborn about Gwalior and were richly rewarded! So, I don't blame him at all. Our Fortview hotel in Orchha was Pawan's tip and a great one! Thanks Pawan! Overall I had a great time and would definitely book with you again.
Renee and Joan
I can recommend India Private Driver for touring Rajasthan without reservation
We found Bunty on the internet and followed up some of the references as well as comparing other similar services before we booked a two week tour of Rajasthan for four of us (two couples each celebrating 40 years of marriage). For weeks beforehand Bunty helped us to plan and refine our trip. Nothing was too much trouble and he always responded promptly to our queries and requests. We had a wonderful driver, Avtar, who was professional, courteous, patient, friendly and at times very amusing. He was very well informed and we had many interesting discussions about life in Northern India. We have travelled often in Southern India with different drivers and we were prepared for a hair raising experience but I can honestly say that we always felt very safe with Avtar. When a young man skidded and fell from his motorbike almost under our wheels Avtar reacted quickly,calmly and skillfully avoiding what could have been a very nasty accident. He is an excellent driver. In addition Avtar was happy to suggest activities, arrange a guide when we needed one, help us with shopping etc. without being pushy. He waited patiently for us for hours and always had a smile on his face. I can recommend India Private Driver for touring Rajasthan without reservation. Bunty and Avtar made our trip a very special experience and wish Bunty every success with his business. India can be very exhausting and we were able to relax knowing that we were in safe hands.
Nothing was ever too much trouble for Deepak
Finding someone to drive you around India for 3 weeks over the Internet has GOT to be a bit risky! However, from the conversations we had with Bunty from the moment we started planning, we knew we were in good hands. For the price, I think anyone wanting to do a tour in India would be mad not to consider using India Private Driver. Our driver was Deepak. He was reliable, punctual, polite, but friendly with a good sense of humour. If we wanted to talk to him that was fine. If we wanted to talk to each other he zoned out. If we wanted to sleep he let us. We had great chats with him and learnt so much about society, which we wouldn't otherwise have done. The brilliant thing about this method of travel is that, although you have an itinerary, you can be totally flexible once you have arrived in each destination. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Deepak. Using this service really made our holiday. Thank you.
Rob and Donna Fleming
We look forward to further trips in India in the future
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour through Delhi, Rajasthan and Udaipur and would certainly consider doing further trips using the "India Private Driver" tour service. Our driver, Ramesh, was excellent and we felt very safe driving with him. He was extremely knowledgeable and had an extremely pleasant and friendly demeanour. We look forward to further trips in India in the future!
I definitely recommend organising a driver through Bunty
We found Bunty through google in late December 2011. We requested a driver for a 10 day trip through Rajasthan. Bunty replied promptly and was extremely helpful and negotiated a very reasonable price for our trip. Our driver Manu was amazing!!!!!! Manu has to be one of the safest drivers in India. My boyfriend and I felt extremely comfortable to fall asleep in our long car rides, we were not kept up by the anxiety of Indian roads. We had complete trust in Manu. He never took any unsafe risks and always avoided unsafe roads and night driving. Manu was also so helpful with tips and advise when we got to our designated places. When we were unsure of where to stay he recommended places to stay which were great. He was not pushy at all and was more than happy to drive around to many hotels until we found one that we liked. My boyfriend, Daniel and Manu got along great and became good friends. His english was good and had a great sense of humour! :) Bunty was very helpful throughout the whole process of organising our dates, a sensible route, a safe car and a english speaking driver. There was absolutely no problems!!!! I definitely recommend organising a driver through Bunty. The next time i come back to India I will definitely speak to Bunty first!!
Katrina and Daniel
We had a perfect holiday in Rajasthan
We were very happy with Avtar – we had a perfect holiday in Rajasthan and Avtar very much added to that experience. He was professional and friendly and made the whole trip run smoothly and safely. He helped provide insight into all the new and wonderful things we saw and was very easy to communicate with and an enjoyable companion over our three weeks.
We thoroughly enjoyed my trip and Deepak was a big part of that
We were really happy with our choice of private driving service. The hotels we stayed in were all clean and comfortable and the service we received was always very friendly and helpful. Deepak picked us up at the airport when we arrived and took us to all the places we wanted to go. It was great to get local advice about places to buy trinkets and get the washing done. Deepak was an excellent driver. He navigated the busy roads calmly and with caution. He is a very happy person who always answered our questions. We thoroughly enjoyed my trip and Deepak was a big part of that. We would highly recommend using Bunty and his team of private drivers.
Patrick and Jay
Professional, insightful, considerate of our needs
Our journey around the North of India could not have been possible without the services of Bunty and our driver Sudarshan (Sud). We arrived in Delhi in the evening and needed to find the best possible way to Agra. Our driver Sud drove through the later hours of the night to ensure we were able to safely arrive in Agra to meet our accomodation deadline. The next day, we were accompanied by an experienced and professional tour guide in visiting the monuments of Agra as we were guaranteed fast entry into the amazing Taj Mahal where we were able to catch the sun setting on the amazing monument (the highlight of our trip). We continued our journey through Agra and onto Jaipur and again Sud ensured we were transported safely and with courtesy, as he was professional and took our best interests into consideration throughout. After taking us through the sites and monuments of Jaipur, Sud was able to organise an elephant ride (another highlight of our trip) before safely getting us back to Delhi well in time for our flight, later that day. Overall, the service provided by Bunty and Sud was professional, insightful, considerate of our needs and it was a great pleasure to be provided with such a helpful driver. I would need hesitate to recommend Bunty's services to anyone looking to travel around India!
He is a reliable person with very good knowledge of all locations and the historical information
Herewith I would like to express our very positive feedback on the high quality driver. He is a reliable person with very good knowledge of all locations and the historical information. We appricated his support in helping us out when my wife became ill. His good english languange was an advantage to have interesting conversations during the trip. We would recommend your service to orther tourists.
Kind regards and many thanks.
Joyce & Niels
We always felt safe with Mukesh behind the wheel
My husband and I and a couple of friends were in India in December. We used Bunty’s services for the first leg of our trip – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur. From the time we were picked up from our hotel, we felt safe and appreciated having someone accompanying us on our trip. Mukesh, our driver was friendly, funny and very personable. Driving in India is crazy mayhem, but we always felt safe with Mukesh behind the wheel! We would highly recommend booking a trip with Bunty and his company.
Jane & Scott
Our whole trip was well organized
We really appreciated our time in India with Mukesh. He is a very pleasant and good driver. We would have no problem recommending him. He is friendly and reliable. Our whole trip was well organized. We liked the fact that Mukesh would accommodate any changes to our program. The children really liked him. The restaurants he proposed were all excellent. All the guides we had on various visits were also very good. We will happily recommend your services to any friends planning to visit India.
UK, (staying in Thailand)
His knowledge made the whole trip so enjoyable that we can't wait to come back.
We couldn't have made a better choice than hire a private driver with Bunty. From the beginning, months before travelling to India, they were very helpful organizing the route through Deli, Agra and Jaipur. They always kept us informed of all the updates and arrangements. Our driver Manu, who picked us up from the airport, was a perfect company for the week we spent in India. He was helpful and very professional. He safely took us to all the places we wanted to see and added a few surprises that made everything even more special. His knowledge made the whole trip so enjoyable that we can't wait to come back. I will definitely recommended your business to my friends and do wish you all the best.
Maria Jose Ramirez
I can’t imagine going to India without hiring a personal driver
Thanks again for all of your help and guidance leading up to our amazing trip to India. We had such a great time and are already talking about when we will be traveling back! Deepak was a great driver; highly professional and incredibly personable. We shared great conversations, meals and not to mention some long car rides together! I would highly recommend him and your services to any other individuals planning a trip to India. I was quite impressed with Deepak’s knowledge of the towns and cities we visited - in addition to all the historical sites we saw. All in all, I can’t imagine going to India without hiring a personal driver.
We can recommend your services to anyone desiring to have an unforgettable experience in India
My wife and I just spent great moments in Rajasthan this December. One of the reasons that lead to this is the great professionalism of our driver, Bobby. He drove us safely around Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra during 13 days and was always gentle and on time. It was also great to have the opportunity to get insider tips about the places we have visited there and to talk about life in general there in India. Many thanks for everything Bobby and Bunty, we can recommend your services to anyone desiring to have an unforgettable experience in India!
Frederic and Angela
We had (15) incredible days in Rajasthan
I found Bunty's Indianprivatedriver online and after a number of checks and competitive quotations, we selected his services for our family vacation in December 2011. We had (15) incredible days in Rajasthan - all made possible by our driver Pawan and Bunty. Our driver was punctual and ensured our safety and concerns were promptly addressed. He was also very knowledgeable about Rajasthan and helped us in planning our daily activities. I would definitely recommend Indianprivatedriver for anyone planning a trip to India.
I was very lucky to find your agency
I am writing to express my gratitude for the exemplary services that you provided during my recent visit to India. The tour that you suggested was just perfect, and I appreciated your flexibility in allowing me to customize certain trip aspects. My driver was professional and SAFE!!! Considering the driving conditions, I was grateful to be transported without fearing for my life. All my pickups were on time. I also enjoyed getting to know Amit and learning more about life in India. He was very knowledgeable - and gave me great overviews of the sites, as well as insider's suggestions. I was very lucky to find your agency.
Dr. Barbara Kuczen
Everything exceeded my expectations
I wanted to thank you very much for such an excellent trip. Everything exceeded my expectations. As you know we were traveling with my parents who are over 70 so it was important that things went smoothly and everything did. In no particular order: i) Avtar was just brilliant. A safe driver and a very comfortable presence. He never imposed himself but was always available to help. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and my Mother was very comfortable with his driving - a massive compliment as she was terrified by the driving of everyone else on the road! ii) the hotels exceeded our expectations. We had never expected pools and enjoyed escaping from the heat on occasion. Most of the breakfasts were excellent and we had not expected our tiger tour to be included in the price - that was great. iii) Finally but in no way least - your responsiveness and professionalism were wonderful. I work as a project manager and spend my working life managing people and deadlines and am forever chasing people for responses. I have never worked with anyone as responsive as you and it made the whole organization of the trip so much more relaxing. I also appreciated you working out a way for my husband and I to continue our trip without returning to Delhi with my parents. I had asked another agency if this was possible and they basically told me "no". It was very possible because you were prepared to make it work. So thank you very much! I will of course recommend you wholeheartedly whenever I get the opportunity and if we come to India again you can expect to hear from us.
Deepak ensured we saw everything we had planned
I made initial contact with Bunty in September 2011 for a trip in early November. Bunty was very prompt with replies and suggestions. He fully understood that our trip was to be independent in that we had a route and knew what we wished to see and do. The car and driver was of great importance to us as one traveller has a disability and this was a first visit to India. We arranged pick up from Delhi airport on 3 November, keeping our driver for sightseeing until the airport drop on 6 November for a flight to Varanasi. It was a joy to meet our driver Deepak at Delhi airport. He could not have been more professional, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful during our first few days. He even recommended a tuk tuk driver in Varanasi to get us started. As arranged before our departure, we met up with Deepak again when he picked us up from the overnight train in Agra on 10 November. Once more everything was just right; even ensuring that a wheelchair would be available if walking at Taj Mahal became too difficult. After a one night stay in Agra, Deepak drove us to Jaipur, via Fatepur Sikri, for a two night stay. Throughout our time with Deepak he ensured we saw everything we had planned and was always keen to provide extra insight and information into his country. He also recommended some great places to eat. Our comfort and safety was clearly very important to him. I think the time spent with Deepak increased our confidence and ability to continue our journey by ourselves to Udaipur, Jodhpur and Kerala. I would not hesitate to use this company again.
Julie Day & Lorna Hold
Golden triangle in a tight frame
The only way to travel India is with a driver, especially when you want to make the most of your time. From the e-mails months before hand to the drop off at Delhi airport, Bunty and our driver Lankhan were courteous and professional. Lankhan was always punctual and knowledgeable during the four days we spent driving around Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. We had a fantastic time and I would highly recommend Bunty's services.
Anil Gademsetty, London
We will always remember the meals and conversations we shared
My wife and I visited India in November 2011, on a drive tour arranged and organized over the net with Bunty. Meeting us at New Delhi’s airport was his good friend Mukesh, who made our week in Rajasthan a very memorable one. Mukesh is not only a safe and courteous driver but one who is very knowledgeable and has got us everywhere we wanted to go. He’s very punctual and flexible in accommodating our needs and interests. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mukesh for making our visit to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur a real good and memorable holiday. We will always remember the meals and conversations we shared. We have made a friend. Should you visit Singapore, we will drive you around!
Malcolm & Junie Tan
His service was outstanding value for money
We took a driving trip with "Bobby" in Nov/Dec 2011- 5 days taking in the key sights in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. As well as being a good driver in the very challenging conditions posed by North India, Bobby is a thoroughly nice chap, who gives some information about the sights, Indian life, etc., when prompted, but without being at all intrusive. Also had an amazing ability to pick us out in hugh crowds outside the attractions! In the lead-up to our adventure, Bunty could not have been more responsive or helpful. Moreover, his service was outstanding value for money. We would highly recommend India, very highly recommend doing it with a private driver, and most certainly advise using Bunty's firm to provide this service.
Many thanks Bunty and Bobby.
Victoria and Allan (young couple from London)
Surinder went out of his way in general to make sure we had a good experience
Surinder was an excellent driver. His car was immaculate and roomy. All our big luggage fit easily in the trunk. He kept cold drinks on hand and made sure we were comfortable. We felt very safe with him, not only because of his driving skills but his people skills as well. If anyone was bothering us, he shooed them away. And he advised us what to do in several sticky situations. He arranged great guides for us (even a bicycle rickshaw driver/bird spotter par excellence at Keoladeo National Bird Sanctuary), took us to good restaurants, and went out of his way in general to make sure we had a good experience. He also has a good sense of humor and is fun to be with. If we ever come to India again, Surinder's our man.
Helen Honse & Bert Cornick
We were sad to leave but hope to come back and use your company's services again soon
Just sending a note to thank you for a wonderful experience in Delhi and Agra. Viki Vinod was a wonderful driver and more. He got us around safely, was flexible in our itinerary and showed us everything we wanted and more. We were sad to leave but hope to come back and use your company's services again soon! Thank you again.
Megan and Brian Tucker
Pawan continuously looked after us at all times providing useful advice what to do and what not to do
First of all Thank You very much a wonderful trip to India. As you know, we planned this trip a year ago and wanted to make sure it went smoothly, which it did. My husband and I selected India Private Driver after careful review of the blogs at Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor. We wanted a company that provided not only a safe driver but one that cared about their customers. One important point was in the planning where you helped providing useful information about the realistic number of kilometres that could be covered each day. Given our roads in the US, it is easy to miscalculate the distances. Pawan our driver met all expectations. He was not only a safe driver on the roads of India which were in many places quite challenging, but he continuously looked after us at all times providing useful advice what to do and what not to do. He also recommended good restaurants where everything was made fresh so that we would have no concerns getting sick. If we visit India in the future, we will be sure to contact you and ask for Pawan. In fact, you can rest assured that we will most definitely recommend India Private Driver.
Thank you again for a terrific trip to India.
Peter and Maria Droste
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. USA
Our holiday was more than we could have wished for
Just a quick thank you for our holiday which was more than we could have wished for. We are very happy we chose to use your company. Sushil was a knowledgable and excellent driver who went out of his way to accommodate all our requests and made our holiday unforgettable.
We hope to use your company again in the future.
Peter and Cathy Aitken
My trip with private driver was one big pleasure ride
We really have to say that bunty is on the case. We did get a real nice aircon car for a very okay price and he is always responding on any question you have. He seems to sleep with his blackberry under his pillow, building up faith all over before you even enter the car. The driver he did send to me “Bobby” is one of these guys you like from the beginning, and at the end you like to stick him in your suitcase and take him home to work for you...
Do yourselves a favour and ask for an offer.
Rudolf + Rory
Kuldeep was all we hoped for, and much more
Kuldeep was all we hoped for, and much more. He was right on time to pick us up, and we found his driving to be very smooth, safe, and comfortable, especially when compared to the craziness of Delhi traffic! He was very quiet and respectful, but full of information, and suggestions when called upon. His English was very good, and we had no trouble understanding each other at all. We made a well timed rest/lunch stop at a rather expensive, very touristy place on the way to Agra. I suppose it would have suited the majority of your clients, but my friend and I would have preffered something less expensive, more Indian, and less touristy. We went past many dhabas which looked more like our kind of place. But this is a very minor point, and I know we only have ourselves to blame, as Kuldeep was very responsive to our other requests. We had originally planned to see Fatepur Sikri on Day Two, but Kuldeep suggested visiting on the way to Agra instead,and this turned out to be a wonderful change of plans,with everything fitting in perfectly time-wise. My friend was very happy with his return journey to Delhi airport the next day,and was relieved to not have to deal with navigating his way by himself. I would highly recommend your, and in paricular Kuldeep's, services to anyone I know, and hope to use your company again myself in the future.
Bobby our driver has become a friend and I'm sure we will keep in contact
I was going to drive myself in India but when I saw a TV programme in the UK about driving in India I quickly changed my mind! So, I contacted Bunty and with impeccable speed he had me an itinerary and a properly costed quotation - so we all knew where we stood from day one. Bobby our driver has become a friend and I'm sure we will keep in contact. What really helped get us going was Bobby's profound interest and passion for cricket and before we even got to the car at Delhi Airport I was happily reminding him of England's 4-0 thrashing of India a few weeks earlier! Throughout our 3 weeks Bobby was wonderful company, attentive, always on time and always there when you needed him. He has this knack of suddenly appearing out of a crowd when you need him! Unlike other tours we have taken in the Far East, Bobby did not intrude. We were a bit worried that he would take us to endless shops and factories that we did not want to go to - this never happened. Instead, each day we discussed where we wanted to go and he would offer further ideas. We had some great meals out with Bobby and, like I say, regarded Bobby as a friend. When he told us that he had become a dad we were almost as excited as he was. When we said he should go home to be with his family he was having none of it and insisted that he completed the tour with us. He was a great driver and dealt calmly with all the things that Indian roads throw at you - be it a camel. cow, dog or another car coming up the same carriageway towards you.
So thank you Bobby and Bunty.
We have many wonderful memories (and photos!) of all the sights we saw and the people we met
Hi Bunty, We have just returned from our trip to India. We had a wonderful time due in no small measure to your arrangements and our excellent driver Avtar who did so much for us. Most of the hotels exceeded our expectations both for facilities and for the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. We particularly liked Khajuraho and Ranthambore. A special mention for the Hotel Sohi Residency in Delhi who allowed Jenny to stay in the room until 6pm as she wasn't feeling well which was much appreciated. We have many wonderful memories (and photos!) of all the sights we saw and the people we met. Thank you again.
Jenny and Don (The Old Couple!)
Our driver was extremely professional and handled all that Indian driving could throw at him
My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to India and booked it on only a few days notice. We decided with our limited 13 day timeline we would need a private driver to see the most in the quickest time and maintain flexibility. We found India Private Driver online and requested intinerary and quote from the service after also checking with alternative services. Within an hour we got the quote from Bunty and we found it to be straightforward and the price was reasonable for the flexibility it provided. Once we decided on the service Bunty was very responsive in the subsequent emails to help us organize a itinerary for the trip. He then gave us our driver's phone number and arranged for him to pick us up in the airport at 1am in Delhi which was really nice after flying all day from the U.S. Having traveled all over the world and seeing how people drive in many countries, nothing compares to the driving in India. The road has many obstacles including aggressive drivers, cows, monkeys, goats, bikes, rickshaws, trucks, potholes, and whatever else you could imagine and can't imagine. An experienced, quality private driver is a requisite for survival on the road. Our driver was extremely professional and handled all that Indian driving could throw at him. He took us anywhere we asked him and helped us navigate the country. Our trip wouldn't have been the success it was without the service and quality driver. Bottomline: If you are on a time crunch and need a driver, you will get professional service from India Private Driver.
I have no hesitation in recommending your services to others
We are now back in England after a very enjoyable trip to India and hope to return next year to travel North this time, (after Manu's recommendation). After being promptly being picked up at the airport by our driver, Manu, we very soon came to realise within a couple of days, that your experience of India can pretty much be made or broken by your driver. Having a good, reliable driver with excellent recommendations that are trustworthy, is key to enjoying a trip in a place like India and that is exactly what we received with Manu. We opted for a tour of Rajasthan from Delhi travelling down to Ahmadabad where we were dropped off. This was a long trip and at all times, Manu was reliable, patient and drove safely. He also went the extra mile to locate points of interest that were off the beaten track and not often visited by tourists and therefore were not easy to locate. In addition, he also organised hotels in a couple of the places we had not arranged accommodation which were all excellent. I could go on and on about the small things such as the fact he was never, ever late, and gave us many tips to avoid hassles in the towns, and so on, but I think these things should be experienced first hand. I have no hesitation in recommending your services to others and I will be happy to be contacted by any potential clients to discuss. When we return to India, I will not be doing any research on drivers as I will be coming directly to you to organise my next trip to ensure the best experience possible in India.
Many thanks and I wish you both all the success.
Kirsten and Adam Arts
London, United Kingdom
I cannot praise them enough for the wonderful trip we had
We just want to thank you for a wonderful 9 day tour of Delhi, Pushkar, Udaipur, Jaipur and Agra. There were a lot of back and forth emails from Bunty and us and Mr. Bunty gave us a lot of suggestions regarding our itinerary. Our driver Mr. Amit Singh (We found out that he is the brother of Mr. Bunty) was very helpful and informative about everything. He used to inform us one day earlier, what we would be doing the next day, which places would we be going to and always gave us tips about avoiding the fake guides and suggested many places where we wanted to taste some particular food. In some cities, where we wanted to visit some specific places which were not included in the original plan, Mr. Amit was very helpful in finding out about the places and taking us there. We had our 2 year old son with us and Mr. Amit was helpful in getting us bigger rooms wherever possible so that our son could have some space to play. After spending 9 days with Mr. Amit, he became more like a friend rather than our driver. Our whole trip was wonderful with lots of great memories and I completely credit Mr. Bunty and his company for this excellent experience. Mr. Bunty provides an excellent service from the point of landing at Delhi airport till the drop off at Delhi airport. It’s hard to say in words how much good service we had received from Mr. Amit and Mr. Bunty. I cannot praise them enough for the wonderful trip we had. When we told our friends about our trip, they did not believe that we received such a great service for such a great price. I will definitely recommend Mr. Bunty to everyone for their next trip to India and if we had to do it again in the near future, we will definitely contact Mr. Bunty again.
We felt very comfortable and relaxed our entire trip
After speaking with a few different private drivers for India my friend and I decided to use Bunty's service. We booked the longest trip (34 days) they had ever done and we were very happy with it! We started in Delhi then went to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Our driver Bobby spoke great English and was more than capabale to handle the crazy roads of India. We felt very comfortable and relaxed our entire trip in India thanks to Bunty and Bobby. If you are looking for a great and affordable company that will help you love your trip in India, then please go with India Private Driver and Bunty! Thanks again for a great trip,
Gena and Ilana
What a wonderful trip!!!
Bunty and his Drivers are great. We had a great trip. Our kids enjoyed it very much. The driver was very polite and most importantly a professional. Bunty's team is very organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Their communication skills are excellent.
He was always there to help and provide some suggestions
A friend and myself traveled for 7 days in Northern India and Bunty arranged everything for us. What I truly appreciated is that he always responded by email and was always there to help and provide some suggestions. He has a no-nonsense approach and what he promises he delivers, no more no less. We spent 7 days with Manu, a wonderful driver and a happy man. He would recommend things we did not know and he was always on time and with a happy face. He is an excellent driver, which is very important when driving in India. I fully recommend using Bunty's services.
We were incredibly impressed with every aspect of our trip
My friend and I just returned from a ten day trip around Rajasthan. We traveled with Amit from India Private Driver. We were incredibly impressed with every aspect of our trip from the planning stages with Bunty to the final drop off at Delhi airport. Bunty was incredibly patient and accommodating as we made tweaks to our itinerary right up to our arrival in India. Amit was wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable, patient and flexible. He was very organized and would make a list of all of the sights and shops we would visit the following day so we would not miss a thing! He kept the car in impeccable shape, cleaning it daily. He was able to fix a minor problem with the car in a matter of minutes. He also took precautions when it came to our safety. Amit noticed a tiny bulge in the tire (I certainly would not have ever seen it!) And decided to get a brand new tire just to be safe. Amit made great restaurant suggestions, the hotels were wonderful and the shops were all interesting. I highly recommend this company, they were wonderful!
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Day after day he became like a friend, not a simple driver
Our sincere thanks to Bunty, perfect organiser of our three week trip to Rajasthan. It is not easy to find a reliable man like Bunty. We proposed our itinerary and he fine-tuned it with us. Our driver was Pawan Kumar. He was friendly, smart, skillful, prudent and drove us with expertise through the chaotic traffic of Indian roads. Every day he was on time and his patience was invaluable to fulfill all our needs. Day after day he became like a friend, not a simple driver. Now we are sad because we have flown back home, but we are going to visit again India, obviously with the support of Bunty and his fantastic drivers.
We can highly recommend your services to anyone needing a personalised tour
Just a note to say a big thank you for making our recent visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur so successful. Our driver Avtar was extremely supportive in making sure that we were comfortable and experienced all that we were interested in seeing. We are glad we chose the larger vehicle option as it made the trip that much more comfortable and visual, so glad we did not take the train. We can highly recommend your services to anyone needing a personalised tour. Thank you again and see you when we are next in India.
Max and Tara
Brilliant, professional and friendly service
A big thank you for your reactive, brilliant, professional and friendly service during our trip to India last June. The trip to Rajasthan went smoothly, and all the hotels booked through you were perfect. The advice on the itinerary was highly appreciated too. We spent 10 wonderful days with a our great driver Chaman. The car was in great condition with AC and to travel in Rajasthan during the summer, you need this!! Chaman was a good driver, always on time and very keen on giving advices, bringing us to rare places. He knows how to be discrete also and he was always on time. Next time, we will of course call you for our stay in India and we also will recommend you to relatives if they need a good address :o) Please do not hesitate to use Bunty's services, good price, great service!
Our expectations were more than filled
We want to thank you for your professionalism while organising our holiday in Rajasthan via many emails. Avtar Kumar that you arranged as our driver for our 18 day holiday was absolutely brilliant. With Avtar our expectations were more than filled. Avtar is a very careful driver, who uses common sense and a tremendous amount of concentration on the long drives through Rajasthan. He is friendly, helpful and provided us with attentive assistance always. The car (Toyota Innova) was in a very good condition and for two people very comfortable and spacious. And the ice cooler provided was just fantastic. We would have no hesitation recommending your service to friends and family. Thank you ever so much for the uncomplicated, competent and friendly service we received from both you and Avtar! We now have wonderful memories of India. We wish you both every success. Best regards,
Stephen and Belinda Banks
Brilliant, reliable and friendly driving service
Dear Bunty, Thank you for your brilliant, reliable and friendly driving service while I was in Delhi. The drivers were always on time, spoke very good English and drove air conditioned and reliable cars. I was very happy with the service and if I was ever back in Delhi I would definitely give you a call.
You truly made our time in India very special and unforgettable
From our first day waiting to meet our driver 'Sushil' at Delhi airport, we knew we were in good hands. Having finally met Sushil, we were never happier and more relaxed knowing we had someone so kind and patient to take us on our Rajasthan adventure. He was energetic and was a source of information and facts about his beautiful country, we were always eager to know more about India and Sushil did his job very well. Bunty we never met, but we did contact by phone and he was very helpful with everything. All in all they make a great team, and I'm sure all the drivers are as reliable as Sushil. I don't think we could have experienced India so well if we hadn't taken this tour. There are many tour companies offering the same service in India, but we can honestly say with Bunty you're in good hands, we did check some other tour companies before hand but none had such fantastic references and a simple website with an abundance of information to satisfy anyone's curiosity. If you're considering a similar tour or anywhere else in India, don't hesitate and simply contact Bunty and make an inquiry, and you'll undoubtabely be satisfied. We would of course recommend Sushil as a driver of choice, he was very patient and polite and his best interest was always in us. He made good recommendations and always advised us well on everything. Thank you so much Bunty you have a great company, and thank you so much Sushil, you truly made our time in India very special and unforgettable. Namaste! :)
Ottavio, Amelie, Stan, Davina
Scotland, Canada, France
I had a great experience with Bunty's services
I found Bunty's website on google, and contacted him via his website and asked for information on a driver from Delhi to Agra for a weekend trip. I was a little skeptical at first, but I read through his references and they seemed very good. Bunty responded extremely quickly and gave me a quote, which was more than fair. He confirmed my arrival details with me, answered all my questions (again, very quickly) and gave me the information on my driver and where he would meet me. My driver was waiting for me right outside the departures area with a sign with my name, and got me to the car and we were on the road! I felt safe along the whole trip and it was an amazing journey. Anil, my driver, arranged for a guide in Agra, who was fabulous in showing me the sights. Anil even drove me around part of Delhi when I returned, making sure I got to my hotel that evening. I know there are people out there reading this reference, and I can tell you that I was in your shoes, not knowing who I could trust to plan out a trip like this. I can assure you though, I had a great experience with Bunty's services, and I would definitely use his services again when I return to India.
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Our experience with them was a joy from start to finish
India Private Driver is a safe, reliable and friendly service with the intention of making your visit to India as pleasant and easy as possible. Our driver, Amit, was punctual, informative and became a good friend over the course of our holiday. I will definitely be using India Private Driver on my next trip to India- our experience with them was a joy from start to finish.
I think I will definitely contact Bunty for my next trip to India
I've found out Indiaprivatedriver.com through Google, and I've contacted Bunty for my 12 days trip to India during last may. My request to Bunty was a driver and an a/c car for a trip from New Delhi to Varanasi. I've had the pleasure to try the high value services of Bunty's company. He provided me a driver, Mr. Amit who was my driver until Khajuraho and Mr. Dinesh, my driver In Varanasi. They were very professional and nice persons to deal with and precise, honest and polite in their services and help.
I think I will definitely contact Bunty for my next trip to India.
This is undoubtedly the best way to visit Agra
I used India Private Driver for a day trip from Delhi to Agra, on the recommendation of a friend. This is undoubtedly the best way to visit Agra. The driver, Anil, was an excellent driver, very safe and knowledgeable and spoke good English. He also arranged a excellent, good value, guide in Agra, who came with us to the sights, which as useful for not only the information he provided, but also in avoiding the various touts and sales people at Agra! The service provided by Bunty before the tour was excellent, his responses to emails were always very quick and he answered all my questions. I would have no hesitation using his services again, whether for a similar trip or a longer trip.
My advice - use this company, they are the best!
Bunty and our driver Avtar from India Private Driver made our recent tour of Rajasthan so much better, hassle free and more relaxed that it would have been with another company, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a driver for trips in this part of the world. From the outset, Bunty was friendly, helpful and full of insightful and thoughtful suggestions upon how to make our itinerary work for us. He is prompt in replying to messages and he has a wealth of knowledge about a range of different things that you might need to know about. When we met Avtar, he was courteous, calm and also knowledgeable (even though he was suffering from a terrible cold!) and his balanced driving kept us safe in many dangerous situations on India's crazy roads. The most important thing about this company and driver - we felt safe throughout our trip, and we took comfort in the fact that we were receiving a fair price for a good service throughout. My advice - use this company, they are the best!
All in all, India Private Driver is a very professional business
My friends and I used Bunty’s service to go from Delhi to Agra and back. My Driver, Avtar was very pleasant and easy to get on with. Avtar was very knowledgable and always made sure that we were comfortable on the journey. His driving skills were outstanding, which gave us a sense of security. I found it amusing that he only used the horn once on our way to Agra. When there was traffic chaos all around, Avtar remained cool, calm and collected. Bunty was very responsive to our enquiries. His quoted price was very fair. All in all, India Private Driver is a very professional business, and I would have no hesitations recommending it to fellow travellers.
Bunty and Bobby make the experience so enjoyable and stress free
I highly recommend India Private Driver. I would not have had such a hassle free trip without the professional services of Bunty and the wonderful driving skills of Bobby. From my first email of inquiry to Bunty I was very impressed by his promptness, understanding and friendliness. Whenever I emailed Bunty a question about my trip he would respond immediately and provide thorough answers. His quoted price for the trip was very fair and he clearly identified what was included in the price. Bobby was absolutely amazing. He was a very skilled and patient driver as well as excellent company on the many long road trips we went on. He was knowledgeable and always managed to choose the most interesting places to visit. Importantly Bobby made events such as a visit to the bank so much simpler. He always made sure I was safe which is very important. I am quite confident in saying that my trip to India would never have been as enjoyable if I had not been so fortunate to have used the services if India Private Driver. India can be a difficult place to negotiate but Bunty and Bobby make the experience so enjoyable and stress free.
Gold Coast, Australia
Professional, Affordable and all around positive experience - recommended!
We found out about Bunty through online references (India Mike). We had compared services and prices from other companies as well, but the immediate response and professionalism from Bunty was what set him apart from the others. He said he would contact us before our trip and did so as promised. The driver (Avtar) was waiting for us in Delhi at the airport. We planned our schedule with Bunty before hand (Delhi-Agra-Delhi) but when we got to Agra, decided to spend an extra day. Also decided to extend our trip by one day. No problems at all. Driving was very good (given the chaotic roads), sight-seeing was also very good with commentary from Avtar. Avtar also told us what is an average price to pay for tour guides, etc... Avtar found us a guide at one of the attractions and clearly told the guide "not to mess with us" by taking us to other places, forcing us to buy things, etc... In Delhi, we wanted to do some specific shopping and Avtar used his contacts to find one of the only shops that had what we were looking for. A very good service and recommended. Will use Bunty's services again when next in India. One suggestion for all - don't change money at the airport. Bunty and his driver's will get you a better exchange rate through their contacts!
Sanjay Sethi (2 adults + 3 children)
We felt safe with his driving skills
Overall we would say Avtar has been a good driver & prompt in his service. We felt safe with his driving skills despite the challenging road conditions of Delhi/Agra. With this, we would like to compliment his professionalism & recommend him especially for first time travellers to India.
Ms Nor & Family
Great service and reasonable price!
I know Bunty from forums on the Internet. I used his service to tour Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur for around a week. Great service and reasonable price! Driver is always on time and knows where to go. He also gave advices where the good place to eat and arranged tour guides in every monuments. Recommended.
We thoroughly and highly recommend this company, they tick all the boxes!!
My girlfriend and I recently returned from India where we engaged the services of Bunty's company... We'd just like to say what an amazing and patient driver we had ( Sudarshan ) he not only was polite and punctual but always drove very safely. We found Bunty's details on tripadvisor and I am so very glad we did. Driving in India is truly a memorable experience and we saw so many amazing and beautiful sights. Sudarshan always stopped wherever we wanted, found experienced local guides throughout and generally made our vacation a trip of a lifetime. We thoroughly and highly recommend this company, they tick all the boxes!!
Wendy Spivey & Nerissa Williams
Dakar, Senegal, West Africa
We will certainly again ask for the services of Bunty, whenever we come back to India via Delhi!
We (four persons) found the internet site of Bunty by chance, when checking the possibilities to book a driver for our two weeks round trip in Rajasthan. We wanted to book a driver, who drives carefully and respects the traffic rules and on the top of all that, knows the country and is friendly towards the guests – not at all an easy bunch of demands indeed! All Correspondence and services, which were to be agreed was exchanged in a very speedy manner and we got all of our demands fulfilled in return! With Avtar Kumar our expectations were more than filled. Avtar is a very careful driver; he respects the traffic rules (which seem with most of the people driving not to be the case in India…) and has an defensive style of driving. He also knows a lot of the history of different cities and has a wide number of good restaurants in mind, where we could make a stop during the quite long transfers we had in between of our travel destinations. With the assistance of Avtar we could even stand out the roads, which were partially in quite bad condition after the intensive monsoon season of last year. Our route consisted of Delhi, Barathpur, Agra (Taj Mahal), nature reserve (tiger) Ranthambore in Sawai Modhpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Nimaj, Udaipur, from where we flew further to Kerala after two interesting, demanding and exhausting weeks, which we could stand out with the friendly and attentive assistance of Avtar Kumar! The car (Toyota Innova) was in a good condition and spacy enough for four persons and luggage. We will certainly again ask for the services of Bunty, whenever we come back to India via Delhi!
Thank you ever so much for the uncomplicated, competent and friendly service we could enjoy with you!
Peter Resch & Silvia Roos Resch
Brigitte Forrer & René Juen
The Only Way to Go!!
This was my first trip to India and I can't imagine seeing India any other way than having a private driver. Firstly, your suggestions as to where to go and the time-line (it would take) of each place were so very very helpful in planning our trip. Also I appreciated the flexibility that our driver had when we made changes. Your speed of implementation before and during our trip in terms of communication was extraordinary. You did everything you said you were going to do and I not once felt worried about anything. To instill such confidence in someone strictly via e-mail is quite remarkable...and you did just that. Our driver Deepak was great. Firstly his driving is to be commended. Driving in India is an experience in itself, and I felt confident that we were in good hands at all times with Deepak at the wheel. His English was fluent, he was very personable and informative, and at the same time seemed to innately know when we wanted to just sit back quietly and take in the view. He had a great sense of humour, was very patient and always on time (even though we often were not). His energy seemed endless, and we were always greeted with smile. As well the driver and guide you arranged for us in Varanasi were both wonderful. Our guide was fluent in English and very helpful. If you should have any future customers who are looking for a reference, please feel free to pass on my e-mail address to them. I would be happy to communicate our experience. I can honestly say our trip through New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Varanasi would not have been as good as it was had we travelled any other way. Bunty, you have a great thing going...keep it up!!! I feel so confident in referring you, that you are going in my newsletter to all my clients this month.
With much appreciation for a wonderful experience
Toronto, Ontario Canada
I commend you for a great service you offer tourists
I used IndiaPrivateDriver through a recommendation on Trip Adviser. As I started my process of planning my short 6 day Golden Triangle tour, Bunty promptly sent me several suggested itineraries and price guidelines. I choose to book my own hotel/homestays, as I wanted to use accommodations that, again, had been recommended to me. (and ultimately, I'd have no one to blame but myself if they were unsatisfactory). I changed my itinerary several times...and Bunty would quickly adjust the package. My biggest compliment during this process, is the efficiency of our correspondence. Next, the timeliness of my driver, Manu. I had a day tour of Old Delhi on my first day in India, before, I left for a dive trip to the Andaman Islands. On my return, it was Manu waiting at the airport to continue my whirlwind tour. We left at 0800 the next morning for Jaipur, and I was so impressed that Manu was always on time! And, that we survived the insane driving!! I'm still hearing "Honking" in my head!!! He gave me tips on "need of a guide", or, avoiding touts...especially, necessary for what was awaiting the unsuspecting tourist at Fatehpur Sikri. I commend you for a great service you offer tourists. I'm happy for the experience of using a car/driver, and, will gladly recommend you to anyone.
We won the lottery by connecting with Amit Singh thru India Private Driver
We recently undertook a month long trip thru Northern India and won the lottery by connecting with Amit Singh thru India Private Driver. Amit was the difference between having an OK experience and having a fabulous experience. We were looking to have someone drive us but ended up with a driver, an interpretor, an advisor and ultimately a very good friend. Amit is a skillful and careful driver but also an honest, caring, conscientious, punctual, courteous, knowledgable, informative, compassionate, likeable, happy, helpful and patient individual. Amit, you are a 10 out of 10. Thanks for a fabulous experience.
Traut and Peter Barber
Chamman made our three week drive a perfect introduction to Rajasthan
The driver, Chamman, was fabulous, a perfect “host” on our three week wander thru Rajasthan. I was constantly amazed at his ability to remain unfazed by the worst of India’s driving (by others). I can only recall a single short beep of the car horn on one occasion, he always remained cool and calm in all conditions. Even on the execrable roads of Shekhawati! He also has the best dry sense of humour, a boon in sometimes difficult driving conditions. He became a friend after the first few days and we looked to him to provide all the additional background and detail that is just found in any guide books. He constantly suggested additional side excursions to see extraordinary sights, temples, forts and the interesting. Nothing he suggested was a time waster. This insider info only comes from knowing and travelling the miles over many years. I particularly liked the sedate driving style, I can’t recall ever seeing the speedo showing over 80 k’s an hour! We also appreciated the fact Chamman found time to clean the car, inside and out, every morning and that room always seemed to be found for our growing assemblage of parcels and the like. Chamman also knew when we needed a few hours to quietly chill out and when we all needed to talk about all we had seen. His knowledge of exactly where and when to find a perfect pitstop for chai, snacks and a decent washroom break was uncanny. All in all, Chamman made our three week drive a perfect introduction to Rajasthan, so much so, that we have already commenced planning another more far reaching trip next year.
Thanks Bunty and Chamman,
Amit and Bunty really went out of their way to make our honeymoon a special one.
My wife and myself travelled Rajastan with Amit for 17 days in January/February 2011 and we had a fantastic time! Amit and Bunty really went out of their way to make our honeymoon a special one. Amit was a great driver and introduced to the real India that many tourists on group tours don't see. This was my second visit to India and having a private driver makes all the difference in the world. Being able to drive to temples and visit restaurants and attractions a little off the tourist map was fantastic. We'd really like to thank Amit for introducing us to the dabas, roadside chais, lassis and other amazing foods on our journey. The hotels Bunty booked for us (3 and 4 stars) we're all very clean and included breakfast. The viewing on monuments such as the Taj Mahal and the forts in Rajastan, the camel and tiger safaris, and the temples were unique and we'll remember them for the rest of our lives. While in Udiapur I had a little bit of a medical issue, Amit woke up at 4:30am drove us to the hospital and waited with my wife until I was discharged. Amit is a true friend. He's very honest and tells you exactly how you should bargain, prices you should expect to pay and more. After traveling with India Private Driver/India Driver Tours we spent another week traveling on our own and we can say it wasn't even remotely as enjoyable as having a driver. It's really nice to be able to visit where you want, avoid hassles and know you're going to enjoy a fantastic dinner and clean, comfortable room. We have been recommending Amit and Bunty's company to our friends here in the U.S.A. We both hope to travel with them again soon!
Zach and Jen
We would have no hesitation in recommending India Private Driver.
We used this company for a 2 week tour of Rajastan following a separate tour with another UK based company in another area of North India.They provided a vehicle and driver but neither was of the same quality. Our driver, Avtar, was both courteous, humorous and friendly often pointing out things to us on our route which we would have passed by without his guidance. He was also a very safe and considerate driver which given some of the situations we had found ourselves in earlier in our holiday was a huge bonus. Avtar also made a point of being punctual. We also appreciated how quickly you responded to any of our queries which, considering that you were probably driving clients around, was amazing. We do hope your business continues to thrive and we will unreservedly recommend you to anyone who needs a car & driver. We also thank you for the upgrade to a larger car which was generous of you.
Margaret & Colin Boulton
You have definitely lived up to everything you had committed and represented to us
Dear Bunty, Thank you for assisting me and my travel consultant, Linda Hoffman, in planning my recently completed vacation trip to India. The service you provided was excellent on every level. You have definitely lived up to everything you had committed and represented to us as far as service and suggestions. I was extremely pleased and comfortable with my driver / tour guide Sudarshan. He made my trip so relaxing and enjoyable. He was professional, friendly, respectful and knowledgeable at all times. He is an ASSET to your company. I can see why your company is growing having someone like Sudarshan working for you. I will definitely recommend your company to business associates and friends who are planning a vacation trip to India.
Again, thank you for everything.
Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
If I make another north India trip in future, I'd not have any second thoughts about using your agency
Overall my trip was very enjoyable which would not have been possible without your planning and coordination and your driver, Kuldeep. He is quite knowlegable about the areas we visited, very courteous always maintaining a very professional demeanour and very punctual. He was also very accommodating and would honour our requests everytime we made one. My nephews and my mother liked him a lot and even called him once from Kolkata after our trip. I really appreciate doing business with you and I'd definitely recommend your agency to my friends and relatives. If I make another north India trip in future, I'd not have any second thoughts about using your agency.
Austin, Texas, USA
Everything worked just like clock work
I have only one word for the fifteen day experience that I was provided by my driver Bobby....'PERFECT'. Bobby was wonderful! He was always prompt. It was apparent that he ALWAYS had my best interest at heart. He was knowledgeable. His English was excellent. He was patient, and never rushed me. His driving skills were superb, and all round, he was just an incredible person. He is a definite ASSET to your company, and now has become a lifelong friend of mine. I also want to tell you how very impressed I was by YOUR professionalism, and the wonderful experience that you provided for me. The hotels were great...the car was excellent, and everything worked just like clockwork. It was so very kind of you to trade my train ticket for the room in Delhi. I really appreciate your understanding my decision to shorten the trip. (Honestly, I wouldn't even have WANTED to finish it without Bobby's assistance.) Thank you so very much for all of the hard work that you put in to making my dream come true. I will indeed refer your company to ANYONE interested in seeing beautiful India. Namaste, and thank you again!
Feeling safe with honest and very friendly people adds up to making your trip an unforgettable one
As I always do when I travel, I look up some guides/drivers on sites such as Tripadvisors and IndiaMike and you're not always lucky with what you get but this time, it was perfect. I wrote to Bunty who seemed to be the best around and told him what I wanted to see and do. He advised me to make a few little changes in my plans which I must thank him for because he really made me save time and money. We settled on a price and there I was, coming out of Delhi airport where Amit, our driver had patiently waited for us holding up a paper sign with my name. Amit is a very nice young man, very polite, drives safely, knows his way around Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh very well, he was always happy to make little changes in our itinerary to please us. He also always recommended nice restaurants, took us to small places he usually eats at which was awesome. Moreover, as we were going to Varanasi on our own, he called his friend Dinash, a local tuc-tuc driver, who met us there and made our trip really enjoyable. The fact of feeling safe with honest and very friendly people adds up to making your trip an unforgettable one. I will undoubtably hire indiaprivatedriver again on another opportunity.
Comme je fais toujours quand je voyage, je cherche des guides et chauffeurs sur des sites comme Tripadvisors et IndiaMike, cependant, vous n'avez pas toujours de la chance avec ce que vous obtenez, mais cette fois, c'était parfait. J'ai écrit à Bunty qui semblait être le meilleur et lui ai dit ce que je voulais faire et voir. Il m'a conseillé quelques modifications dans mes projets et je dois l'en remercier parce qu'il m'a vraiment fait économiser temps et argent. Nous avons fixé un prix et puis j'étais là, l'aéroport de Delhi, où Amit, notre chauffeur avait patiemment attendu avec sa petite affiche en papier avec mon nom. Amit est un jeune homme très sympathique, très poli, qui conduit prudemment, connaît très bien son chemin autour de Delhi, Rajasthan et Uttar Pradesh , il était toujours heureux d'apporter de petits changements dans notre itinéraire lorsque nous le lui demandions. Il a également toujours recommandé de bons restaurants, nous conduisait à de petits endroits oú il mange habituellement . En outre, comme nous allions à Varanasi seuls, il a appelé son ami Dinash, un chauffeur de tuc-tuc local , qui nous a rencontrés et qui a rendu notre voyage très agréable. Le fait de se sentir en sécurité avec des gens honnêtes et très sympas aide à transformer votre voyage en une expérience inoubliable. Je vais sans aucun doute engager indiaprivatedriver à nouveau lors d'un autre voyage.
Como sempre faço quando viajo, procuro guias / motoristas em sites como o Tripadvisors e IndiaMike e você nem sempre tem sorte com quem você contrata, mas desta vez, foi perfeito. Eu escrevi ao Bunty que parecia ser o melhor havia encontrado e lhe disse o que eu queria ver e fazer. Ele me aconselhou a fazer algumas pequenas alterações nos meus planos, devo agradecer-lo porque ele realmente me ajudou a economizar tempo e dinheiro. Acertamos um valor e lá estava eu, saindo do aeroporto de Delhi, onde Amit, o motorista estava esperado pacientemente por nós segurando uma placa com meu nome. Amit é um homem jovem muito bom, muito bem educado, dirige com segurança, conhece muito bem Delhi, o Rajasthan e Uttar Pradesh , ele estava sempre disposto em fazer pequenas mudanças em nosso itinerário para nos agradar. Ele também sempre recomendou bons restaurantes, nos levou em pequenos lugares onde ele custumava comer, o que era ótimo. Além disso, como nós estávamos indo para Varanasi por nossa conta, ele chamou seu amigo Dinash, um motorista de tuc-tuc local que nos encontrou lá e tornou a nossa viagem realmente agradável. Sentir-se seguro com pessoas honestas e muito simpáticas contribue em tornar a sua viagem inesquecível. Sem dúvida, contratarei a indiaprivatedriver novamente em outra oportunidade.
Daniel Beeson (British residing in Sao Paulo, Brazil)
One can easily see why your business is thriving
Dear Bunty, Thank you for being so resposive to all our needs, but most of all, thank you for Chandan, our lovely, skilled driver who made us feel secure at every turn. He even knew the right places to stop on our long journeys. One can easily see why your business is thriving. India is quite an adventure and we loved our journey with Chandan.
Cheryl Slobod and Richard Glanz
Los Angeles, Calif.
Their professionalism, integrity and trustworthiness in this business is notable and highly commendable.
My family and I had the priviledge of travelling through Delhi, Agra, Hariduwar and Jaipur in December 2010 with indiaprivatedriver.com. The service from the outset was impeccable. Bunty answered my e-mails promptly and professionally, offering suggestions so to make our itinerary practical and get the most of our holiday in India. We travelled in a group of 5 with 2 young boys and our driver Avatar was very mindful of this, making stops and enquiring about children's well-being at all times. He had waited for approx 3hrs in Delhi winter as our flight from Mumbai had been delayed. His English was very good and was a fountain of knowledge when it came to local customs, good restaurants, bargaining, being wary of security and unsavoury characters to avoid. On long journeys, Avatar was excellent by pointing out places of interest, local cultures and interesting people. His good sense of humour made tiring journeys worthwhile. Avatar was especially kind when my 7 year old became nauseous and car sick en route to Hariduwar on a 6.5 hr journey. His compassion and understanding was appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending Bunty and his team for travel and tour needs when in India. Their professionalism, integrity and trustworthiness in this business is notable and highly commendable. Thank you for a wonderful family holiday and we will definitely recommend you to all our family and friends.
Durban, South Africa
Having a car and driver certainly made a tremendous difference to our travels
Dear Bunty, Now that we are back from our visit to India I must write and thank you for playing an important role in the success of our visit. Having a car and driver certainly made a tremendous difference to our travels. I particularly want to say how pleased we were with our driver, Pappu. To begin with, he is an excellent driver and very good at handling the many unexpected challenges posed by the roads of India. He has a good command of English, knows his country well and was able to explain many things of interest to us. We knew that at all times we were in the hands of someone who was utterly trustworthy. We very much valued Pappu's reliability and patience and appreciated his willingness to change plans when this was necessary. It was a pleasure travelling with someone who was unfailingly good humoured and who took such trouble over our comfort and always kept the car neat and clean.
Avtar was always prompt and flexible
I contacted Bunty after reading a few reviews on his website as it seemed to be a professional and well managed business, I can now say that I am happy we did. We communicated via email and set out our itinerary with where we wanted to travel between and what we would like to see, on arriving in India we decided to change our trip slightly to include 1 extra location and this was achieved with a little extra cost. One of our concerns was that none of us travelling could speak the local language and Bunty ensured that we had an English speaking driver. Our drivers name was Avtar and was always prompt and flexible, suggesting places to see and where to eat. We felt that we were in safe hands and would recommend booking a driver through Bunty to anyone travelling to India.
Dependable, professional, and courteous
My girlfriend and I recently spent 2 weeks touring the Rajasthan region, and hiring a driver through Bunty was the best decision we made. Bunty was very fast to reply to the emails, and was able to book us a tour with hotels at the last minute, which was greatly appreciated. Our driver, Suresh, was always very dependable, professional, and courteous. We always felt safe around him, and his driving skills allowed us to enjoy our trip without being stressed about the typical traffic in India. He was very knowledgeable about his country and answered all of our "touristy" questions. I would highly recommend him and Bunty's services to everyone traveling in India.
Mathieu and Ally
Houston, Texas, USA
He was helpful and informative and really helped make the trip such a pleasure.
My boyfriend and I booked a trip during November for seven days. We were picked up in Delhi and travelled to Udaipur via Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar and Jodhpur. Our driver was Manohar "Manu". Although the car itself was not great by Western standards, it had air conditioning and was always very clean and tidy. Manu was polite and friendly, and really helped with the trip, taking us to some real sights off the beaten track and even ensuring that we got some great samosas at local prices. He was helpful and informative and really helped make the trip such a pleasure. Needless to say he did take us to a few shops that weren’t on the itinerary but all were of a high quality and he was perfectly accepting of the times when we didn’t want to purchase anything. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the company again although I would bear in mind the obligatory tip (of at least 10%) isn’t included in the quote.
We felt like we were in very safe hands
We decided to book our two week trip to Delhi, Rajasthan and Agra independently and not through a travel agent. Having booked our hotels, we found Bunty on the Internet, and, on the back of the recommendations on his website, booked a driver with his company for the full trip. Bunty was extremely responsive and helpful during the booking process. Our driver, Avtar, was excellent. We felt like we were in very safe hands on the road, and his English was excellent. He was waiting for us when we landed at 3am in New Delhi, although Bunty had previously provided his contact details in case there were any problems. Avtar was very good with suggestions of things to see, very flexible and always on time (even though we often weren't!). We would definitely recommend booking through Bunty for anyone travelling to India.
Charles and Anna Lilley
UK (working in Abu Dhabi)
A wonderful trip enhanced by the services of Bunty and our driver, Sudarshan
We contacted Bunty after reading the recommendations on the website, and were very pleased we did. We had very prompt and helpful replies to all of our queries and were very happy with the service provided before leaving for India to the trip itself. We felt the price was good, the service was friendly and covered everything we needed which assured us in our booking. Our driver was Sudarshan. He was a great driver and a lovely person to spend our trip with. He was always on time and was polite and helpful. His English was good and he was able to give us interesting information on the journey. On occasions he suggested additional places to visit, which were lovely, but if we chose not to take up his suggestion he was quite happy with that and was never pushy. We felt very confident in his driving and felt we were in very safe hands. Thank you for a wonderful trip - we will certainly be in contact again for our next trip to India and would happily recommend this company to anyone visiting India.
Steve & Al
A Hassle Free Trip with Great Driver
We hired Bunty's services for a period of 7 days to travel from Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Pushkar. Our driver Anil was waiting for us at the airport upon arrival, despite our flight having been delayed for an hour. A safe driver is absolutely necessary on the chaotic streets of India. In Anil's car we felt absolutely safe and had a very smooth ride in his car. Besides his impeccable driving skills, Anil went above and beyond what was necessary from answering any questions we had, to driving from 9am-3am at one point, and proved to be a great companion on the trip. Utilizing a service such as Bunty's makes things simple in that the hotel, driver, parking, tolls, and guides were all included. While the service was efficient and very smooth, the only caveat I would put is to make sure to do sufficient research beforehand so as to ensure no suprises - whether this is from price, attractions, or closing hours of the places you'd like to visit. For a hassle free trip, Bunty will be a safe bet.
Alice Lin (American residing in Singapore)
David Meade (British residing in Singapore)
True to his word
This was our first trip to India, November 2010, and we wanted to arrange a tour that didn't involve being stuck with a package tour. After researching the internet we found Bunty's website and booked. True to his word, Bunty had arranged for our driver Deepak to meet us from the airport and for the agreed fixed price, Deepak was our driving companion for the next week. Hugely entertaining, friendly, funny and knowledgeable, Deepak took us safely (despite the best efforts of the rest of the road population) from Delhi to Amritsar, Simla and back. Despite some very early starts that we needed in order to get from A to B and notably to catch the train from Kalkar to Simla (a must...!), he was always punctual, good humoured, trustworthy and raring to go. We had a fabulous time and because we could relax knowing that Deepak would do everything possible to make the best of our short visit, I would recommend him to anyone. Bunty also called a couple of times to confirm everything was going well. If you are searching the internet for this type of service, then look no further.... Bunty is your man.
Tommy & Sonya Tank
(Cornwall UK, but working in Saudi)
India Private Driver was able to arrange absolutely anything we wanted to do
We found Bunty's Services of India Private Driver very helpful, efficient, honest right from start to finish. From the very beginning Bunty was very honest regarding what is included in the program and was able to provide helpful alternatives along the way. Our driver was Bobby who was extraordinarily helpful from beginning to the end. I was very nervous booking the private driver from the start but as soon as I got off the train there was Bobby with our sign and we where whisked off to begin a whirlwind trip for two weeks. Bobby was very reliable and extremely punctual (unfortunately I was not!!) and was able to provide us with handy hints along the way and able to arrange absolutely anything we wanted to do. I would definately recommend Bunty and his services and I believe having a private driver is definitely the way to go - it enables flexibility in your itinerary and you are able to create your own holiday and move at your own pace. I am a travel agent in Australia and I also believe the pricing is very good value for money - and the service is even better.
A good reliable companion on our fantastic trip around Rajasthan
We used Bunty’s service and found Bunty helpful, efficient and totally honest from start to finish. Manu was our driver around Rajasthan for two weeks in November 2010. An excellent, safe driver. Manu was always punctual, pleasant, polite and well-presented. He offered advice and assistance with hotels and visits but was not pushy and was happy to adapt to our wishes. A good reliable companion on our fantastic trip around Rajasthan. Unintrusive and really quite funny at times! We would thoroughly recommend him.
Sarah Rice and Ann Bartholomew
We knew we were in the best of hands
Dear Bunty, I wanted to say thank you for an amazing trip. After horrible experiences using a driver in Southern India, my friend and I arrived in New Delhi unsure of what to expect. From the moment Amit met us at the airport, we knew we were in the best of hands. Amit is an incredibly skilled, punctual driver who is completely fluent in English. Further, he is a genuinely nice person with an amazing sense of humor. He made sure our trip (Agra–Fatehpur Sikri) was a wonderful experience. He even found us a knowledgeable guide to show us both of the sites. When our trip took less time than expected, he showed us around New Delhi and found us a bar where we could get a drink before whisking us off to the airport to catch our flight. Add to this the reasonable fixed rates for the car service and it adds up to a first-class trip. Thank you so much for making our final days in India so memorable. When we return to India, we will only use indiaprivatedriver.com.
New York City
We would not have seen so much without India Private Driver
Dear Bunty, Thank you very much for the organization of our trip which included an excellent sightseeing tour through Delhi, the drive to Agra and Jaipur and back to Delhi. Our driver Suresh was really fantastic. He did a wonderful job, never lost his patient with our various requests and was always the full day on duty and addjusted the tour to our individual needs. Moreover, he had an excellent knowledge about the area and gave us useful tips. We would not have seen so much without him. In Agra and Jaipur he organized excellent tour guides for us and we never had to wait for him in any moment. He was always there with the car when we had finished the visits - already looking out for us.
Melanie and Francesco
In a nutshell, we had a wonderful visit to Rajasthan
In a nutshell, we had a wonderful visit to Rajasthan. Avtar made the adventure truly remarkable. He was a pleasure to be with. Knowing his way around helped quite a bit plus he knew great local restaurants in most of the towns we visited. He is an excellent driver and never once were we uncomfortable riding with him. It was wonderful having a cooler iced down every day and stocked with sodas, water, etc. Not having to worry about luggage was a major relief. Avtar would instruct the hotel staff then make sure the bags were back in the car before we took off for our next destination. No muss no fuss. In all we would recommend Bunty and his services to anyone who cares to contact us. We can't wait to get back to India.
Dennis and Laurie Chase
Dana Point, CA
We couldn't be more pleased
My husband, two of his daughters, and I spent sixteen days in India in October 2010. Our driver, Bobby, was booked through Bunty, and we couldn't be more pleased with him. At all times, Bobby was pleasant, courteous, and professional, and navigated us with ease through seemingly impassable streets teeming with a mixture of automobiles, rickshaws, bicycles, motorcycles, cattle, goats, camels, elephants, and pedestrians. From the beginning, we all felt very comfortable with Bobby, and with his ability to guide us to wherever we wished to go. Having a private driver in India is absolutely the best way to experience the culture, the people, the sites, and the natural beauty the country has to offer. This also allowed us to create our own itinerary, and to have the flexibility to make changes at whatever point we might choose. Bobby was an invaluable resource in his ability to explain his country's customs, religions, history and politics, etc., and his knowledge of the region made navigation to our desired destinations a breeze. We would not hesitate to recommend Bunty's services, and our driver, Bobby, to anyone who might be planning a holiday to India.
The Miller Family
Overall a great experience beginning to end.
My friends and I were travelling to Udaipur for a friend's wedding in the fall, and we stopped off in Delhi for a few days. Getting in touch with Bunty was very easy and we got a prompt response back. After a few back and forth emails we agreed on a very reasonable rate for Bunty to provide us with a driver from morning to night in Delhi for a few days, and the same driver to take us to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and do some shopping. We were provided with a wonderful guide by the name of Sudarshan, who spoke great English and was able to answer a lot of our very tourist-y questions about Delhi and Indian culture in general. He was great at taking us to various shops and restaurants, and considering that the Commonwealth games were happening at the same time we were there, he was fantastic at navigating all the extra heavy traffic in Delhi. Overall a great experience beginning to end. Would definitely call Bunty again when I go back to India!
From the first moment on we felt safe with our driver
We - two girls - also found Bunty by chance on the internet and have chosen to book our 10-days Rajasthan tour through him. And glad we did so! Our driver Manu did not only show us the most popular tourist places but also places "off the beaten track" which would have been hard to reach by public transport - especially if you're only around for ten days. From the first moment on we felt safe with our driver, and as we have never been to India before we were quite shocked about the busy streets - as probably most tourists are. But thanks to Manu we also felt safe on the streets and survived. He is an incredibly good and experienced driver and always found his way through cows and camels. Thank you again for your professional service, all your prompt answers, the good intinerary for that short time we had for our trip and the very easy way of handling everything beforehand. India is a lovely beautiful country with amazing people and charm. Thank you for showing us all that nice places and for many many unforgettable memories!
Best wishes to you and Manu!
Kathrin & Marina
Austria & Germany
India Private Driver is a great way to see and to get to know India.
India Private Driver is a great way to see and to get to know India. We found the business through internet, and are very pleased with them. They met our expectations, and they fulfilled all our needs. Bunty is professional, and gives a good price for what they offer (inc tax, fuels etc). Our driver, Avtar, was a responsable driver and we never felt unsafe. He showed us nice hotels and resturants, but was also open for our suggestions. We got to see what we wanted, and were free to skip the tourist places we did not want to visit. Over all we are pleased with Bunty and his crew, and can highly recommend India Private Driver!
Good luck with your business.
I have really gotten to know some of the 'real' India
I found India Private Driver through internet forums and decided to use their services because of all the good word of mouth I read about it. And I'm glad I did! I told Mr Bunty the places I wanted to see, and he took care of the rest...mapped out the whole trip for me and arranged hotels and everything...perfect! While arriving at the airport I met my driver Deepak. He is a great guy...very funny, spoke perfect English and knew a lot about the country...and last but not least he was a great driver. And I was very glad for that, because for outsiders the Indian traffic seemed near-impossible to navigate to me (watching it from the car was great fun and a touristic attraction in itself to me :) We drove a very nice and clean (airconditioned!) car, and I felt very safe and relaxed being driven around by Deepak through the Delhi and surrounding areas. He took me everywhere I wanted to go and was open to every trip wish I had. He also gave me great tips at the touristic attractions, for instance how to outsmart the touts which was very helpful :) Deepak was always on time and took care of everything for me. Because of him and the way of travelling I also felt so much more like I have really gotten to know some of the 'real' India...it was sometimes quite an adventure, but in the end always extremely worth it and a great experience I will never forget ! India is a very interesting country. Although quite a cultureshock at first to me, after settling in I had great fun and an amazing time! I recommend it to everyone who likes a little adventure, great food, beautiful history and very nice people! I feel really blessed to have experienced it, and a great part of that is because of India Private Driver! When I go back I will use them again, and I recommend you do too :)
Our trip to India couldn't have been better
Thanks for the wonderful service provided to us. Amit, your brother has been a great host to us, we admire his patience and such great hospitality he provided. Our trip to India was magnificent except for the fact that we were conned by this one private tour guide in Fatehpur Sikri - we do hope Amit will tell him off the next time he sees the guy, Amit recognised his face. Our trip to India couldn't have been better, thanks to Amit's wonderful hospitality in entertaining us. I will definitely recommended your business to my friends and do wish you all the best.
India Private Driver: The only way to travel alone!
We spent 15 days travelling around Rajasthan in august 2010 with our daughter of 13 years. Private driver was the only way to travel alone in India and we appreciated our driver Deepak. He was very professional and careful through the chaotic traffic. He was pleasant with a good sense of humor and he spoke English better than us, so it was sometimes funny! Deepak was a good guide and made us recommandations for visits, restaurants and even hotels. We enjoy his company and made a safe and pleasant trip all together.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company to French friends.
Best regards to you and your team.
Philippe (brother Jack) Laure and Raphaëlle
From South of France
We really enjoyed hearing all his stories and sharing ours
My boyfriend and I are both Travel Agents, and were referred to India Private Driver through one of my clients. We were very happy with their services from beginning to end. Bunty was very helpful and answered all my questions through email quickly and efficiently. We changed our schedule many times before leaving and he was always very accommodating. When we arrived in India, our driver Amit was there to greet us with a smile. He had many suggestions for us along the way, and we had so much fun! It was great to have such a friendly driver who knew the areas we were going to well. We really enjoyed hearing all his stories and sharing ours. Thank you India Private Driver!
Becky and Brian
The perfect Rajasthan tour with a fabulous driver
Bunty was very professional and prompt in responding to all our emails full of questions, and was certainly instrumental in helping us arrange the perfect Rajasthan tour with a fabulous driver. We have to say that our driver Avtar is worth his weight in gold. Seriously! Our holiday was made so much better by having an experienced, friendly driver that speaks very good English. We always felt safe and in very good hands throughout our trip. Avtar was also our savior by going above and beyond to help us when we were stranded in Delhi as our train was cancelled at the last minute due to foggy conditions. We’d also like to add that the car was perfect, great size, in excellent condition, spotless and well looked after. We would not hesitate to recommend Bunty’s services and in particular Avtar. If you want a great driver who is safe, speaks good English and is a pleasure to travel with, go with Avtar. You will not be disappointed.
Glen and Bec Davidson
A comfortable way to visit amazing India
I booked a 13 day trip around Rajasthan with India Private Driver for myself, my wife and her parents. Right from the start Bunty was a real help, suggesting an itinerary that included all the major highlights, plus some lesser known but fascinating stops.
Our driver Avtar was wonderful and gave us some real insight into life in India. He was punctual, a careful driver and great fun to be with. He was also kind enough to include many stops outside our original itinerary — a really nice touch.
The hotels Bunty booked for us were all fantastic. It was great to stay in such a variety of places, everything from a restored Haveli to a real-life Palace!
We'd thoroughly recommend Bunty, Avtar and India Private Driver to anyone looking for a comfortable way to visit this amazing country.
The Jordan and Shannon families
Traveling to India alone – No problem with India Private Driver!
When I first realised I would be traveling to India alone, after some friends pulled out at the last minute, I had serious thoughts about canceling my trip.
I had been to India before and loved it, so after remaining in contact with Bunty and being assured that I would be safe, I decided to go ahead with my holiday.
I am so glad I did. Not only did Bunty provide great service in helping to organise my itinerary, but he also provided a terrific, (and as I soon found out) humorous driver named Deepak who navigated me safely through the hectic and busy traffic, managed to take me to all my destinations and activities, kept me entertained with his unique personality and who I now consider a friend.
Whenever I decide to return to India there will be only one company I will contact and that is India Private Driver (Bunty) and I will also request the driving skills of Deepak.
I appreciate the way Deepak has kept in contact with me even after my trip was over. That shows professionalism!
Thanks guys for a wonderful and safe Indian experience and all the best for 2010.
Happy New Year!
3 girls travel to India and become major fans of Bunty and India Private Driver
Bunty came highly recommended to us by others that had travelled to India and used his services, and we were so happy that we went with Bunty around India! Bunty helped with planning our trip and recommending a suitable itinerary. We had a few special requests before our trip and during the trip, and he did his best to make them all happen.
He told us exactly what we needed to know at every place we visited, which made the trip incredibly easy for us. He even seemed happy to spend many days shopping with 3 girls! Bunty helped to make us feel very safe in India. He stayed in touch with us when we went off for a few days without him and made sure we were ok.
Our trip to India would not have been the same without Bunty. We definitely would recommend him to anyone that is traveling to India.
Without hesitation, we recommend India Private Driver
In October/November 2009, we spent 25 days travelling around Rajasthan. For convenience, we wanted to travel with a private driver. Fortunately, I stumbled across recommendations for "Satvinder Singh (also known as Bunty Singh) who trades as India Private Driver". Thank you Bunty, we are so glad we found you!
Prior to even making a booking with Bunty I felt very comfortable; he seemed very sincere, genuine and honest and eagre to deliver a high quality service to his customers. Emails were answered promptly and questions were answered clearly. Most importantly, his quoted price clearly stated inclusions (eg: A/C vehicle (specified type), driver (plus driver's allowance for accommodation and meals), border taxes, road tolls, parking and petrol). It is very important to know there are no "hidden extras"! From what I have read, Bunty is not the cheapest, but he is certainly not the most expensive either! As the saying goes "you get what you pay for"!
We designed our own Itinerary and booked all accommodation separately (we wanted to stay at specific hotels). For trips starting in Delhi, Bunty doesn't require an "up front" deposit. Our trip started in Udaipur (some 700km from Delhi) so he asked us to send a deposit (one quarter of total price) 4-6 weeks before departure. We happily obliged (very easy process with Western Union) and thought this most reasonable. Immediately Bunty received the deposit he acknowledged receipt (nice to know it hadn't disappeared into the ether)!
The day before our trip commenced, Amit (our driver and also Bunty's brother) phoned our Udaipur hotel to confirm he would pick us up the following morning at "x" time. What service! It also meant a restful nights sleep, knowing we would be collected, as intended, the following morning. Amit arrived punctually; actually he was early (all part of the prompt service). We were met with warm welcoming smiles and from the first hand-shake we felt confident we were in safe hands and that we were going to have a great trip. Amit was our driver for 19 days and he was a pleasure to travel with (it felt like we were travelling with a close friend rather than a "driver" / "customer" relationship). Travelling days were generally 3-4 hours but the time passed quickly as we were always engrossed in conversation. In cities where we stayed multiple days, Amit always assured us that he was available for us to call on him at any time. Amit was always punctual and the car was always spotlessly clean (there were a couple of minor mechanical issues (couldn't have been avoided) and we happily assisted Amit to ensure he got them resolved). When travelling, we are not avid shopper; Amit respected our wishes that we didn't want to visit every shopping emporium along the way. There were a couple of cities where we wanted to make specific purchases and Amit happily assisted with these transactions. We enjoyed several enjoyable meals together; though respecting Amit possibly didn't want to eat with us every single night! We felt safe with Amit's driving ability; he certainly navigated the chaos of busy Indian cities with ease!
Overall, the service we received (both the booking process and once in India) was exceptional and accordingly we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending India Private Driver. Bunty has a fleet of drivers working for him, but from the glowing reports from his many satisfied customers, it appears each of his drivers are equally as highly recommended as Amit.
Heather Langskaill and Craig Courtney
Our advice: Book your driver with www.indiaprivatedriver.com and you will be assured of a safe and pleasant trip!
Planning a family trip to India with my husband and our 3 adult children (all in their 20s) was an exciting time for us. I really wanted and needed everything to go very smoothly! And thanks to Bunty and his advice, that's exactly what did happen. With the help and suggestions that were made by Bunty we were able to create and adjust our itinerary to include all the sights on our list. We traveled in December 2009 and Bunty and I communicated via email for several months prior to that.
He assigned one of his excellent trustworthy drivers to us and we had a terrific tour in India. Our driver, Prem, was waiting for us at the airport even though our flight was delayed by several hours! His car was always spotless, comfortable and in perfect condition. I cannot say enough wonderful and kind things about this professional and polite gentleman, Prem Singh. The most important... his driving skills were excellent! He always remained calm, which helped to create a very relaxed atmosphere for us and that is hard to do while every other car is following "India's road rules!!”
We sadly said our goodbyes to Prem on the last day of our 8 day tour. We had shared stories and asked tons of questions about life and customs in India. He was wonderful!
At another point in our India travels, our plans changed and we needed to hire a driver again. Since Prem was not available we had to hire an entirely different driving company. We got a car and a non-English speaking driver. The car seats were dirty, a seatbelt broken, the side mirrors had been ripped off and one tire was very bald. Not good!!
Our advice: India is not a place to take chances with driving companies. Book your driver with www.indiaprivatedriver.com and you will be assured of a safe and pleasant trip!
Baltimore, Maryland USA
Thanks to excellent service, we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in India
We contacted the driver services of India Private Driver and Bunty arranged everything to perfection. His brother Amit waited for our arrival at the airport and accompanied us on our travels.
Amit proved to be one of the best drivers in the whole country! He's an excellent and safe driver, he guided us to our hotels, had an absolute sound knowledge of the road network, organised local guides, and provided interesting information. He's a charming, friendly and service-minded man.
India is an absolutely beautiful country, but we are sure that thanks to this excellent service we truly and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in full. We will not hesitate to contact www.indiaprivatedriver.com again, if we have the opportunity to return to this wonderful country. We highly recommend their service!
Nina & Dirk Mertens
I've taken an overseas holiday every year for the past 10 years in countries all over Asia and Africa, but my holiday in India with Bunty was easily the best value of them all
I heard about Bunty and India Private Driver via a friend, and at first I had little more than an email address to go on. But I fired off a query, and received a very quick, clear and useful response within a day. Just a couple more emails, and Bunty had a complete itinerary worked out that covered all the things I wanted to see, as well as some helpful suggestions about other local attractions that could be easily included.
I thought I'd double-check Bunty's quote by seeing how cheaply I could book the same itinerary myself, but after comparing quoted hotel prices on the Internet for three or four places, and struggling with the complexity of Indian train timetables, I soon realised Bunty's prices were staggeringly better than reasonable.
So the price was right, but would the service be any good? Well, from the moment we touched down in Delhi until we boarded our flight home in Mumbai. Our driver, Amit, was always on time, always attentive to our needs, always ready to adjust the schedule if some sight was really interesting and we wanted to spend more time in a palace, and always full of helpful advice on where to eat and how to handle Indian social niceties such as baksheesh.
I've taken an overseas holiday every year for the past ten years in countries all over Asia and Africa, but my holiday in India with Bunty was easily the best value of them all. In fact, I regret not having left all of my travel arrangements to Bunty; I think he could have saved me considerably more money, time and angst.
I went from being quite anxious about travelling in India alone to having one of the best experiences of my life!
It was my first trip to India, I was travelling alone and felt quite apprehensive about being hassled on my arrival in Delhi and not knowing who to trust. Some good friends of mine have booked their travel with Bunty several times and recommended him to me. I'm so glad that they did.
Bunty suggested an itinerary that covered most of the cities I wanted to see. He organised my hotels for me, was very prompt with his emails and answered my many questions patiently.
When I arrived in India I was met by Amit who is such a good and careful driver that I always felt safe on roads where you must expect the unexpected. He knew a lot about the cities I was visiting and advised me on what to see, where to eat, where to be careful of pickpockets and where to bargain hard. I knew that if there was ever a problem he'd only be a phone call away and would be there to help me out. On top of all that he was excellent company and very honest. He was upfront from the start about which shops would offer him a commission and never pressured me to go to those places.
I learnt a lot about Indian culture and life from my chats with Amit. It is quite an amazing place to be. Thanks to Amit and Bunty, I went from being quite anxious about travelling in India alone to having one of the best experiences of my life.
Michelle de Silva
The Taj Mahal was something I had wanted to see since I was 12 years old!
Bunty, first of all, thank you very much for your services. We are all very satisfied. We are very pleased with the 4-day tour of the Golden Triangle. Taj Mahal was of course breathtaking. I have wanted to visit this magnificent palace since I was 12 (when studying India at school) and now finally it became true!
The whole tour gave us many facts about India - Avtar could answer all our questions about India and the different regions. We enjoyed the varied provinces and the rural areas. We also appreciated the safari very much, to be in nature with different birds and animals rather close. And so totally different from what we have in Sweden.
Excellent service, helpful suggestions, and great restaurant recommendations
Bunty replied to our e-mails promptly and before we left the UK for India he gave us the mobile number of our driver to contact on our arrival, and so it was that we met Amit (Bunty's brother) and we travelled for 14 days through Rajasthan in January 2010 with him. Amit's driving was excellent, always on time, courteous and nothing was too much trouble. His English was very good and he had a good command of the language and had a good sense of humour and we did enjoy his company. He is honest, reliable and I would not have any hesitation in recommending him as a driver.
He would make suggestions about different places we may like to visit en route to our next stop and also recommend a restaurant we may prefer to eat at rather than at the hotel for a change. If you ever travel to Jodhpur you must experience the Omelette Shop in the market (a recommendation by Amit) – and sit amidst the chaos enjoying an omelette between 2 slices of bread made on the spot, quite an experience.
When we next travel to India we will certainly contact Bunty once again, and we wish him every success for the future.
Pat and Brian Hewland
Portsmouth - UK
4 women from Australia and one masterful driver from India
What an amazing 16 day driving trip around Rajasthan. Our fabulous driver Avtar had to contend with 4 women - two 'mature' ladies and two 23 year old girls. He managed to balance everyone's needs with consideration and respect. We all felt very at ease and safe in Avtar's hands. Avtar spoke English perfectly and had even mastered the nuances of the Australian humour. Avtar was very familiar with all the destinations and was able to offer 'local' knowledge wherever we went. I would not hesitate to recommend Bunty's team and in particular our driver, Avtar.
Julie, Margaret, Lauren & Gena
We had a fabulous experience with Bunty & Amit of India Private Drivers!
Prior to the trip, Bunty answered all of my emails promptly and was very helpful in providing itinerary suggestions. He was committed to ensuring that we had a great vacation while experiencing all of the highlights of Rajasthan. We felt like we knew Bunty before we even arrived in India, because of all the communication we shared.
When we arrived in Delhi at 5 am, Amit was there smiling and holding our name card. He understood our initial shock in a new environment with new people and new sights, sounds, and smells and he immediately tried to make us feel more comfortable by explaining more about the things we were seeing around us. This made us feel at ease very quickly.
Every day for 9 days, Amit went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we enjoyed every possible moment of our vacation! Unlike other tourists, we did not want to see all of the monuments and eat in fancy restaurants daily. Instead, we wanted to experience the local culture, language, markets and food. Amit quickly adjusted his itinerary and took us to places he personally enjoys for meals, snacks, and shopping.
Some of our most fond memories are of exchanging stories and experiences with Amit, which allowed us to learn so much more about India.
Thank you to Buntyji and Amitji for creating an amazing experience for us.
Nooreen & Farzana
Enjoy India’s feast for the senses & leave logistical details to Bunty
What a great resource! Before we even arrived in India, Bunty helped us plan our travel itinerary, making sure we were able to visit our entire list of 'must see' sights and suggesting a number of others. He provided great travel advice, worked within our budget, and lined up hotels and flexible stop-over points. (You never know when you'll fall in love with a place and want to stay an extra day or two!).
Bunty lined us up with a knowledgeable driver - his brother, Amit - who was invaluable in helping us enjoy all that India has to offer (our 2 year old still talks about Amit!). And throughout our trip, Bunty remained in contact with us regularly to ensure that all of our needs were being met. It's a great feeling knowing that you have someone like Bunty handling all of the logistical details of travel so you can concentrate fully on enjoying India's non-stop feast for the senses. We couldn't have asked for a better experience - this is definitely the way to see India!
Levi, Heather, and Asher
South Carolina, USA
Bunty is #1 on my list of India recommendations. I’ve visited India five times now and book all my trips through Bunty!
I was fortunate to meet Bunty in 2004 - on my first day in Delhi. There are literally hundreds of travel & tour agencies there, and it was my good fortune to find Bunty. He is really something special, and it’s no surprise that his small tour business continues to grow every year. His success is based on happy tour guests, like me, who recommend him to others as well as rely on his services every time they return to India. I’ve visited India five times in five years, and wouldn’t dream of booking my travel through anyone but Bunty.
With Bunty, you will get a very fair deal and a reliable driver - either himself or one of his trusted colleagues. Although you may find other tour operators who quote a slightly cheaper price, you'll be taking your chances on their ethics and character and "surprise" extra charges.
I have recommended him to many of my friends, family, and travel forum users, and everyone who uses his services is delighted. In Portland, Oregon, we’ve started what we call “Friends of Bunty Gatherings.” There are now a small, but growing number of people who meet up for Indian food, and share travel stories, photos, and recommendations from time to time. Some of us have become quite good friends. All of us share at least two things in common: 1) We’ve traveled in India and 2) We’ve booked travel plans through Bunty (www.indiaprivatedriver.com). If you ever travel to Portland – email me in advance, and we’ll organize a Friends of Bunty Gathering while you’re here!
Portland, Oregon USA
Bunty and his drivers provide exceptional customer service, knowledge and safety
My wife, daughter and I visited the Golden Triangle, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in August of 2009. We had read the good reviews of Bunty online and decided to give him a try. Bunty handled the transportation arrangements for us and provided our driver, Avtar. From the moment of our first contact via email, Bunty was quick to respond, and gave us suggestions regarding our itinerary, which proved very helpful since we did not fully understand the time required to visit certain areas. Bunty reminded us shortly before our arrival that Avtar would be waiting for us at our arrival at the airport in Delhi. Thank goodness Avtar was there as promised, with a smile on his face, because the scene was chaos.
There is one thing most important in a driver in India, as in no other country I've been. They must be constantly vigilant for wrong way drivers, livestock, motorcycles, potholes and numerous other obstacles. It is a job that requires inordinate patience and awareness at all times. Avtar never lost his patience and always seemed to anticipate trouble before it arose. As the days passed we became much more thankful that Bunty had provided us such a great driver, and such a nice person. Avtar drove us in a Toyota minivan, which was perfect for us and our luggage. He was completely knowledgeable of the areas we visited, and kept us informed of important sites at every step along the way. Whenever we wanted to stop to eat or use other facilities, he always found a clean and pleasant place to do so.
In every instance Avtar was always waiting for us at the pre-arranged time, ready to go where we wanted, and offering suggestions on the best places to visit. One particular highlight was the Taj Mahal, where he arranged a knowledgeable guide. Our guide there really knew the ropes and kept us clear of the hustlers and beggars. He also took some amazing pictures of my family with the Taj Mahal as the backdrop. These photos were the best of our trip to the Philippines, China and India. Thanks Bunty for providing such a great service. When we visit India in the future we will use you again, and recommend you to all who need a knowledgeable and safe driver.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA
Two Students from UK Recommend India Private Driver
We are two students who planned a trip to India for a month travelling from Delhi all the way south to Kerala. The first major section of the trip was Rajasthan and after looking at recommendations on the internet we came across this website and emailed Bunty to organise a private driver for our ten-day tour of Rajasthan.
Over a number of weeks of email correspondence and research we finalised an exciting itinerary which meant we really didn't miss much. Bunty was very sensitive to our requests. Before the tour began we were harassed by other agents in Delhi to take a larger tour operator but we were very pleased to honour Bunty's agreement as it was a blessing to have such a trustworthy and reliable driver in India - which is exactly what the delightful Bobby was! We never once felt unsafe, he was never pushy but always useful, and nothing was ever too much trouble for him.
Hiring India Private Driver was a great way to get around without stress, to cover long distances without missing the 'real India', of getting to know a new person, and reaching places you might not be able to otherwise. It really enhanced our experience of Rajasthan and we had tears in our eyes as we said goodbye to Bobby. If you're thinking of booking India Private Driver, feel free to email us, and certainly don't hesitate to email Bunty and see for yourself how good his service is!
Patrick and Olivia
Cambridge University, UK
Going to India on holiday? Trust Bunty to provide the best service and recommendations.
My name is Shannon Smith and I'm an elementary school teacher from Canada. My friend Jennifer and I went on a holiday to India for our March break (2009). A friend of ours recommended that we contact Satvinder "Bunty" Singh. ~Am I ever glad we did.~ Bunty made everything so easy. He planned out the perfect itinerary based on the amount of time we had (which wasn't long enough!!). He booked really nice hotels based on our budget. Bunty was always full of useful tips and advice. He is a very trustworthy, honest and genuine man who made us feel safe; which was very important for two girls travelling in India. He is very flexible and willing to adapt your travel plans according to your personality, needs, budget, and interest. I highly recommend that if you are planning to visit India that you contact Bunty and let him be your guide.
Calgary, Alberta CANADA
Bunty provides excellent planning and advice for trouble-free traveling in India
Perhaps the moment of greatest trepidation on our recent 24 day trip to India was exiting customs at Delhi Airport around midnight and wondering what we would do if our driver was not there. The worries were groundless. Our driver, Amit, was there to greet us.
My husband has been to India before, but this was my first time. It was rendered trouble-free by the excellent planning, responsiveness and advice of Bunty, and the terrific services of Amit, a safe and patient driver in a country where by US and UK standards, traffic is crazy. He was however, far more than our driver. He looked out for us. He made great suggestions on itineraries, guides and restaurants. He kept us informed about historical, cultural and local issues. He was invaluable in aiding me with an independent train trip to Varanasi and stayed in touch by phone in case I needed assistance. His English is very good and he is a comfortable and reassuring person to travel with.
I could go on for longer, but suffice to say I would definitely recommend Bunty and Amit to anyone thinking about travelling in Northern India, whether or not it is their first trip. Please feel free to contact me. One tip: If you don’t have and international mobile, get a prepaid cell phone while you are in India. Bunty, Amit and Airtel made for a positively unforgettable trip! Or as Amit would say, a trip with “no problem.”
A Fantastic and Stress-free way to travel!
Even before we left, Bunty helped us with our itinerary, which really put our minds at ease. We were only in India for a short time and some of the places we wanted to go were off the beaten path, and it was great to rely on someone like Bunty to get us where we wanted to be. Bunty gave us much-treasured advice about must-see places, and also what to look out for when we were exploring the shopping areas. When we wanted to take a quick visit to a place that wasn't originally on our itinerary, Bunty took us there no problem. We loved our time spent in India for so many reasons, and the best decision we made was hiring Bunty. Not worrying about wasting time figuring out how to get around or getting lost really helped us have a fantastic, stress-free trip. We will definitely recommend Bunty to any would-be travelers, and will look to India Private Driver the next time we visit. Thanks, Bunty!
Jessica and Mario
If I know anyone planning to travel in India, I will definitely recommend they contact Bunty at India Private Driver
Hi Bunty - A big thank you for the great itinerary you put together for us in Rajasthan. Deepak was a wonderful driver and guide. He was very knowledgeable about the destinations, life in India and recommended some terrific restaurants. It was a pleasure to be able to meet you in Delhi as well. I had some trepidation about booking a car and driver over the internet, but was very impressed with the suggestions and speed at which you replied to my many emails. If I know anyone coming to India I will definitely be giving them your details. All the best to you and your team.
Jan & Chris
We were in good hands
I have been able to travel through Rajasthan in November 2009, with my American collegue Susanne. She has made an extensive search on private drivers, and finally we came to the conclusion that Bunty was the best bet. We were very pleased to see, that he himself was the one to drive us around, although we understood that his collegues are equally reliable. We had a very precise plan in our mind, but Bunty was able to influence it with his good suggestions.
We felt very safe in his car, it was like a safe haven for us during our trip.
Rajasthan was very exciting, but sometimes very crasy place to be. It was very pleasant to get into his car and feel that we were in good hands. I would suggest him and his company to everyone who would like to have a special treat on a decent price.
The testimonials regarding his service and delivery are well deserved.
We arranged our car and driver through Bunty very last minute. We are independent travelers who seldom do much advance planning. Instead of this being an obstacle, Bunty made our arrangements in less than 30 minutes and called us back with a confirmation in 10 minutes. We were very impressed. He was very straightforward, answered all of our detailed questions, and was easily understood in all of our communications.
While Bunty was not personally available, he did arrange a very capable driver who took us on an 11 day tour of Rajasthan. Anil spoke good English, was very reliable and punctual, and most importantly a safe driver. The testimonials regarding his service and delivery are well deserved. We were very satisfied.
Kathy and Jim Kennedy
Loomis, California USA
Good things often come in small sizes
I had come across Bunty's travel agency by chance while browsing travel websites. They are a small tour operator but with vast experience and equally bigger service commitment. His operations might be small but his service is on par with operations of larger tour operators and yet have the personalized feel that you come to expect from a small tour operator. I had initially recommended a family member to use this travel agency and he was not disappointed . I had the opportunity this year (October, 2009) to avail his services for touring Delhi and Agra along with four friends. Bunty had assigned Prem Singh as the driver and Prem was a true professional--punctual, polite, courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable.When traveling a new country, two things that are of paramount importance is security and trust, and within few moments of interacting with Bunty and his associates, one gets a feeling that the right choice was made. One thing I liked the most about this travel agency is that there are no unexpected charges at the end of the journey. I have availed the services of well-known travel agencies before but after my latest trip, Bunty will always be my first choice for North India.
It was the ideal introduction to India
Suresh was unfailingly polite and good humoured, always on time (which can't be easy with Indian city traffic to contend with), and was very helpful. It was great travelling with someone from India who knew all the best places to go, and who could make recommendations and also answer my questions about what it is like living in India. As a woman travelling alone for the first time, it was the ideal introduction to India. I always felt safe, and I had absolute confidence in Suresh's driving skills, whatever was thrown at him on the roads!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company to others, and would definitely consider using your company again on my return to India (which I think is inevitable!).
From the first day, I knew we’d made a good decision when we chose to travel with India Private Driver
We have just returned from a wonderful stay in India and the private driving tour we booked with Bunty stands out as the highlight of our time there. We contacted Bunty via email and we were immediately impressed with how professionally and promptly he responded.
We read the excellent references on his website, and also Lonely Planet and India Mike forums. From the first day in Varanasi when he picked us up, I knew we were in excellent hands and we had made a very good decision.
Bunty is a very safe and courteous driver, speaks excellent English and has a terrific sense of humour! For two and a half weeks we drove from Varanasi – Agra – Delhi – Jaipur – Pushkar – Udaipur – Jodphur – Jaisalmer – Bikaner - Amritsar - Delhi. A hectic schedule, but with a good driver like Bunty, the long hours in the car never felt like a chore.
Bunty was very patient with our endless requests to stop for chai, food and photos and always happy to answer (my) never-ending questions about India. Nothing was ever too much trouble. He was always on time to pick us up and always stayed in communication with us via SMS. We always felt very safe in his hands and trusted him 100%.
Rachael, David and myself would not hesitate to recommend Bunty as your driver in India. And I would like to personally thank Bunty for being a true friend, for looking after us so well on our drive and wish him all the best both professionally and personally.
Fiona Laughton, Rachael Mullins, David Jaffe.
See some of the real India, not just the tourist sites
Dear Bunty, we would like to thank you for arranging our vacation in Northern India. We were delighted with the services of Deepak who successfully navigated us through traffic that would have otherwise seemed impossible.
His skill was a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. He got us everywhere we wanted to go, and many places we would not have known about. He showed us some of the real India, not just the tourist sites. The guides that he arranged in some places were most helpful.
Deepak was always on time and had an amazing knack for finding us at the end of an expedition. He also has a good knowledge of where to get things. Rearranging part of our trip he took in his stride. We were most grateful for his kindness and consideration on the trip. He became a friend.
Joanne and Peter Joules
Bunty and Amit went above & beyond
I have just returned from a vacation in northern India, which was made all the more special thanks to Bunty and his brother Amit. I contacted Bunty a month before my trip, having read good reviews about him on the Thorn Tree forum. He provided helpful feedback on my plans. He and arranged for his brother Amit to serve as our driver.
Amit was wonderful! He safely navigated through the chaotic traffic conditions and gave us sound advice about dealing with touts and bargaining for purchases. He enriched our experience by sharing stories about the culture and traditions, and recommended things for us to see and do at each of our destinations. It was a pleasure to spend time with Amit; he has a warm and engaging personality and a good sense of humor.
In every way, Amit was committed to ensuring that we had a good experience and that our needs were met. On our last day, he waited with us at the train station for the overnight train to Varanasi, and negotiated with a porter to check in on us and help us find our way to the right compartment. He even asked us to text message him upon our arrival in Varanasi, wanting to know for certain that we had arrived there safely.
In a place that felt so different to us, it was wonderful to know that Amit was watching out for us and willing to do whatever it took for us to be happy and comfortable.
Over the two weeks we spent in India and Nepal, we had several other drivers. I have to say that Amit was by far the best driver we had; I'd go so far as to say he sets the gold standard for what a driver should be! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or want to know more.
Charlton, Massachusetts, USA
Independent group travel was possible thanks to Bunty and Kamud
We were a party of six in November 2008 wishing to tour the 'Golden Triangle' with extra time in Rajasthan, before moving south to Kerala. We found Bunty from the Web with many glowing client references and contacted him by email. He replied immediately and suggested an 8 day itinerary. He was very patient despite our frequently changed plans and replied promptly to all our email requests with excellent English. He was able to suggest alternative hotels when our choice was unavailable - they proved equally fantastic.
Bunty organised his colleague Kumud to drive us. He was brilliant, with his knowledge of the area second to none. He was courteous, patient and flexible, and above all his driving was safe on the manic Indian roads. Kumud collected us from the airport in a 9 seater mini bus which was very spacious and comfortable for six travellers plus luggage. We had a 'Bus Boy' at all times who looked after our possessions whilst we were away from the bus during the trip, and replenished our ice box with drinks as necessary. Kumud got us to all the major sites and cities with ease and organised knowledgeable local guides for us on arrival.
Changes to our travel arrangements on our return North from Kerala, required a rapid transfer time to the International Terminal. We asked Bunty and Kumud for help and they stepped up to assist us and facilitate a successful stress free transfer.
I have no hesitation in recommending Bunty & Kumud to those intending to undertake independent travel in India. Many thanks from all of us.
Andrew & Sandra - Cambridge, UK
Ali, Niveen & Khalid - London, UK
Shireen - Washington DC, USA
We'll be back to India in 2010 and will definitely book again with indiaprivatedriver.com
We have been back in Australia for 6 days and we are already thinking about our next trip back. We cannot praise Suresh enough for how wonderfully he looked after us while we travelling around. When we first saw his smiling face waiting for us at the airport we knew we were in good hands. From beginning to end, Suresh displayed a very high standard of care and attention for all 4 of us. His driving is amazing and we felt safe at all times without exception. He always gave us good information on where to find safe food, ATM's, places of special interest, shopping etc, anything that we required.
We are very pleased to recommend India Private Drivers as first choice for anyone wishing to travel in India. My husband and I will definitely be return customers in the future and will request Suresh as our driver again. We will always have very fond memories of our special time in India and have made a good friend of Suresh.
Namaste until 2010 when we will return.
Susan & Stephen Jones
We could always count on our driver Deepak
We made a tour of 28 days to Rajasthan and Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi in December/January 2008/2009 with Deepak. First of all, the itinerary was planned well by Bunty. Deepak was a very good driver and always guided us carefully (in the sometimes crazy traffic of India) to our location. He helped us find the right hotels and guesthouses and always helped us with our choice. Also, we could always count on him when we wanted to have dinner somewhere late in the evening, or wanted to leave very early in the morning. He always made sure he was on time and arranged that the car was clean again. Very nice!
Moreover it was very important to us, that he always made sure that we were not brought to shops when we didn't want to and warned us about hassling situations. We trust him very much and see him as a friend now. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Laura & Glenn
So much better than a large tour
The best way to see the Taj. Bunty was very helpful and accommodating in sending his brother (Amit) to fetch me at the airport at 3AM and then drive me directly to the Taj. Amit found me a local guide for a great price and then the day was mine to see what I wanted on my own schedule. So much better than a large tour! I would recommend Bunty and Amit to anyone coming in for a one day trip (like me) for several weeks or anything in between. They are flexible, professional, and very accommodating at a reasonable price.
Charlotte, NC USA
Book with Bunty and then just relax
We spent four brief but busy days in India, with Amit as our driver/guide. From the moment we wrote to Bunty to book a car, to the smooth pick up at the airport and then four days in Delhi and Agra, everything went very smoothly to plan. It completely eradicated the stress that India can be. Amit was great, always cheerful and conversational, and particularly helpful at recommending us Indian dishes to try, or good places to eat. We were sad to leave India but had an amazing time, and I would recommend anyone and everyone to book with Bunty and then just relax!
Our holiday to India was extremely enjoyable, with great help from Bunty and Amit
I booked a trip with Bunty over the internet. During this process Bunty replied to my emails promptly and arranged the trip exactly as we requested. I also changed what we wanted to do a number of times and Bunty accommodated this.
We arranged to meet at the airport and Amit (our driver) was waiting for us. We were driven in a comfortable air conditioned car. Amit had pre arranged stops for us but would also stop as and when we wanted. Amit was very professional and was able to answer all our questions. In our opinion the whole trip was great value for money and made this part of our holiday to India extremely enjoyable.
We had tears in our eyes, when we said farewell to our driver Manu
We were initially disappointed that, due to the success of Bunty's business, we were not able to have him as our driver for our 3 week trip in Rajasthan recently. However we were extremely happy with Manu, the driver that Bunty organised for us, and it was with a tear in our eye that we farewelled Manu at the conclusion of the trip as he had become not only a driver but companion and advisor.
Manu was always punctual, flexible and offered sound recommendations for hotels and restaurants, but above all he was a safe and cautious driver on the mad Indian roads. In organising our trip Bunty was always prompt with his replies, extremely reasonable with his rates and patient with our constantly changing plans. We will be recommending Bunty to our friends.
Sharyn and Guy Farrell
Our driver Sudershan was 100% reliable and his English was excellent
We found Bunty on the web and based on the many great references chose to utilize his services and we're glad we did. The car was very clean and comfortable. Our driver, Sudershan, proved to be not only a fantastic driver but our guide and friend as well. He was 100% reliable even at midnight when we needed to go to the airport. He was always very safety conscious and gave us tips about things to watch out for.
During parts of our trip to India my wife traveled alone and she was comfortable knowing that when she was dropped off at one of the sights in Delhi he would be there waiting when she returned. His English was excellent. We would definitely use Bunty again.
Our kids still still talk about our driver Suresh
We had a wonderful time in Delhi, thanks to the driver that Bunty organised for us, Suresh. He was courteous, always on time, safe driver, happy to go the extra mile to show us places or find things at reasonable prices. Our young kids felt comfortable having him around, and by the time we left Delhi he was like a family member to us. Our kids still talk about him, a month-and-half later, and they are just 8 and 6 years old!!
The cost of the trip was very reasonable, based on the fact that we had hired drivers at 4 different cities in India after our stay in Delhi. Suresh provided us the best ‘feel-good’ factor compared to the 4 other drivers we had during our trip. Additionally Bunty was prompt in responding to our e-mails and phone calls while planning for the trip, and during our stay in Delhi. Thanks for making our trip a fun and comfortable one.
The Taran Family
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
A great way to travel India independently, without the structure of escorted tours
To Mr. Bunty’s Future Clients, After researching into hiring a private driver for our travels throughout India in April 2008, we were very fortunate to connect with Mr. Bunty. He is an impressive young entrepreneur who offers independent travelers an opportunity to visit India without the structure of escorted tours.
After conversing by email and confirming our arrangements with a personal telephone call with Mr. Bunty, we were anticipating a fantastic trip through out the Golden Triangle. We weren’t disappointed. From our initial pick up at the airport to our final farewells, we were extremely pleased with Mr. Bunty’s services. He is a safe driver, always on time and offered good suggestions in increasing the flexibility of our itinerary.
A bit leery about a language barrier? Don’t worry, Mr. Bunty speaks very good English. He is articulate, polite and has a great sense of humor. Mr. Bunty is happy to share his knowledge of India, its culture and customs. Whether you are a backpacker or middle aged tourists such as ourselves, Mr. Bunty will make you feel welcome in India.
Joanne and Doug Burns
Independent Consultants with Travelsource Network Canada
My kids and I enjoyed traveling in India, thanks to help from Bunty
I just returned from a two week trip to India. I had been there 20 years ago and fell in love with India on that trip. This time around I was taking my two children, ages 12 and 16.
I found Bunty through the Lonely Planet website and was impressed with his credentials. Best decision I ever made!!!! Bunty was fun to be with, for me and my sons, and expertly routed us all over northern India. He had a wealth of good information about which sites and markets to see and how best to access them; directed us towards clean, delicious restaurants; and to lovely little guesthouses.
My boys had a terrific experience which they will remember forever, and as much as I loved exploring India the first time around, I had an even more wonderful time showing it to my children. The fact that I could turn the details of the trip over to Bunty allowed me to just focus on the kids and see the country. I give Bunty my highest recommendation as a driver and tour guide.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Outstanding customer service – nothing was ever too much trouble
Our two week holiday in Rajasthan was certainly made very enjoyable by having Amit as our driver. We can highly recommend Amit as an extremely competent, careful, safe and honest driver, and we thoroughly enjoyed his delightful company. He has a great sense of humour and we found him very interesting to talk to. His command of the English language was excellent.
Nothing was ever too much trouble - everything was always "no problem." In fact, Amit couldn't have been more helpful and on two occasions also helped two of our friends back to their hotel one night when their own driver was unavailable. This only confirmed what we already knew - Amit was the perfect driver and we had struck gold when we booked him!
Amit has a sound knowledge of the road network in Rajasthan and also knows exactly which restaurants are safe to eat at in between destinations. He listened carefully to the type of food we wanted to eat and his recommendations for restaurants in Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur made our holiday.
Bunty who we had organized our tour with, kept in touch with us throughout our holiday to ensure we were having a good time. We also benefited from Amit's recommendations as to what we should see, including the sequence and timing of some of our visits to various palaces, forts, temples etc, which was invaluable.
We will certainly be recommending the outstanding service of both Amit and Bunty to all our friends.
Sue and Alan Neilson
Our advice: Take Bunty’s advice – we did and are happy for it
We spent a week travelling Northern India with Bunty, and had a wonderful time. Bunty is an excellent driver and we felt safe at all times.
His advice about what to do at each stop was excellent. He also advised us about how to handle the people when we were shopping, booking things, sightseeing, etc. and he was always spot on!!
He was delightful company and we had a lovely time chatting to him and learning all about his county. We have no hesitation in recommending him as a driver and travel guide and wish him every success with his business.
Elyau and Louise Golshevsky
My advice to fully appreciate India: Travel independently and travel with India Private Driver
In early 2009, a chance to travel to India with my son and my friend presented itself at short notice. Not having much time to organise I started searching the net and was flooded with information.
Fortunately I chanced onto Bunty’s web page, www.indiaprivatedriver.com. Being somewhat cautious, I contacted a few of Bunty’s customers noted on his reference page and received nothing but glowing reports. This inspired me to contact India Private Driver. I found Bunty to be a very personable man with whom to deal. He is articulate, friendly and very knowledgeable. His approach and reputation persuaded us to use his company.
We were met at the airport by Manu, who was to be our driver for our two week trip. From the onset, nothing was too much trouble for Manu. He introduced us to Delhi and we felt safe with his driving and local knowledge. As we had only a rough itinerary for Rajasthan, we found Manu’s knowledge of cities, hotels and restaurants invaluable and he constructed a holiday for us which perfectly suited our budget.
We cannot speak highly enough of Manu. His driving is first class, he is very friendly and courteous and most importantly he is very honest. He ensured we found good quality yet affordable accommodation, great restaurants, the best places to shop and provided handy tips when dealing with possible tourist traps.
For anybody considering a trip to India my advice is travel independently to fully appreciate the country and to do this safely, use this wonderful company (www.indiaprivatedriver.com).
Rob and Chris Berry
Sawtell. NSW Australia
Nothing was too much trouble for our driver Amit
We visited India in November 2008, on a tour organized over the internet with Bunty. We were very fortunate with our choice of tour company, and I would recommend them 100%. We were met at the airport by Amit (Bunty's younger brother), and we were given excellent service throughout our holiday. Amit is a very well presented, personable young man, and is a safe and courteous driver. (If it's your first trip to India, you might find the roads an interesting experience!) Amit cleaned the car, inside and out, every morning and was ready to go whenever we were. Nothing was too much trouble for Amit.
During our trip my cards were stopped by the bank, which to say the least caused us a little inconvenience! Amit helped me sort the matter in a calm and unhurried manner. Both my wife and I would trust Amit completely. His service levels were just right, not pushy but always giving good advice, and he was also good company. We gained an insight into Indian life through Amit. I don't think you would get that if you toured with a large party.
We hope to return to India, possibly Ladakh, in the future. I would not consider using any other company and we would be delighted if Amit was our driver.
Lynn and David Coyle
Kingswinford, West Midlands, UK
Thanks to our driver Deepak, we had a fabulous time & ate very well indeed!
Bunty, I'm writing to thank you for arranging our private driver tour of Rajasthan. I wanted to let you know that Phil & I had a fabulous time in India & we had a truly memorable experience whilst driving through Rajasthan with Deepak. He made every effort to make us feel comfortable and very safe, at all times. His English is very good and he has a great sense of humour! He was happy to share his knowledge of both Rajasthan & India with us along the way.
Phil & I are very keen on food & love eating! Deepak kindly helped us to choose the best of Rajasthan's local foods during our journey....needless to say, we had a fabulous time and ate very well indeed! Deepak's time-keeping was spot on! In fact, he was always early to meet with us (whilst Phil & I were always slightly late to meet with him!!) Deepak was professional at all times.A big thank you from Phil & me.
Tamsyn and Phil
We look forward to our next trip to India, thanks to Bunty and Amit
Hi Bunty, we were very happy with Amit as our driver around Rajasthan. He was courteous, a responsible driver and also very good company. We enjoyed talking to him about various aspects of Indian culture, and the fact that he was able to answer our many questions about the country as we travelled made the trip altogether more interesting.
By the last day of our journey we felt we had made a new friend and said good-bye with regret. Within a day of reaching Delhi we were recommending your company to people and will continue to do so. The only improvement we would suggest is for Amit to get a new map! We are already looking forward to planning our next trip to India.
Catherine & Iain
As a woman travelling alone, it was a great comfort knowing Bunty was never too far away
Bunty took very good care of me during my first trip to India this fall. He helped me choose a route from Delhi to Jaipur, Vrindavan and Orcha and bought my train tickets for Hardiwar based on the things I wanted to do and see. I chose him based on referrals on indiamike.com, his website and his quick response to my first email. He was always timely with contacting me and I felt like I knew him already by the time I arrived. Coming to India is quite an experience, especially the first time and Bunty made the transition much easier than it could have been. As a woman traveling alone, I always felt comfortable knowing Bunty was never too far away and looking out for my well being.
Bunty's kindness is genuine and he has a way of making you feel like you are his personal guest, which is very reassuring in a new environment. I would absolutely call on him anytime I return to India. He's the best! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
With only 11 days to travel India, Bunty helped us make every minute count
Hi Bunty, Please accept our apology for not getting back to you earlier, after our trip through Rajasthan we were back in the office again and got really busy! Still we would like to thank you again for the great trip we had with you. Even if we had only 11 days to spend in India we enjoyed every single minute, specially because we felt you gave us good advice where to go and how to best use our short time. Also during the trip we felt save driving with you through the crazy streets filled with cars, bikes, cows, dogs and whatever you can imagine. Every place you were making sure we find our way around the place and what we need to take care of, which made it even more enjoyable.
We are more than happy to recommend you to our friends travelling to Rajasthan and also everyone who visits your website. We wish you all the best, lots of guests and of course no accidents :-)
Regards, Jens & Priska
Switzerland / Hong Kong
We felt safe with Deepak at the wheel
We arrived in New Delhi in the middle of the night, and got the drive of our lifetime to Agra. It was cold, foggy, and streets were full of trucks, most of them without lights. Our driver, Bunty's good friend Deepak has great experience on the road and we felt safe. We arrived in Agra on time for the sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
With our constant changes in plan, Deepak made it all possible with his knowledge and recommendations and was able to adapt to our likings. We therefore recommend him!
Romina and Tarya
With greatest appreciation to our driver Amit
Amit was the best driver I had my entire stay in India. In Bangalore, the drivers were all very impatient, and they would constantly speed up and slow down to intimidate slow vehicles to move aside. When we got to Delhi, the cab ride to our hotel was driven so fast that it felt like it might tip over on turns, and the driver was so absent minded he kept almost running into things. He also could not find our hotel, even though we gave him an address, and started yelling at us.
So when Amit picked us up the next morning, it was very relieving. He drives very steady and safe, but knows how to get around obstacles when they come. That might not seem important, but on those long trips, it means a lot to have a good driver that is skilled enough that you can trust their driving. The ride was relaxing, and we could enjoy the sights along the way.
But Amit was not just our driver. He helped out in many ways along the way. We had not booked hotels along the way, and so he helped us find good hotels to stay at. He used contacts throughout the trip to make suggestion that were always very helpful to us.
When we got to public attractions, he warned us about the guides and other ways we might get taken advantage. We had already learned about many of these things from our stay in Bengaluru, where a guide had already taken advantage of our time and money, but Amit was the first person to actually warn us about them.
Everything about the trip went very well, and we really owe Amit our greatest appreciation. He worked long days to make sure we had the best time possible up north. I really hope our tip conveyed to Amit our gratitude for this experience. There is so much about this trip I will not forget.
Bunty helped take the stress out of planning, so that we could relax and enjoy our trip
Bunty was highly recommended to me, and now I am happy to recommend him to you.
Before travelling to India I did some research on hiring a driver and got quotes from at least seven different drivers. Bunty's quote stood out not only for the price but for the easy to understand information supplied with the quote such as what was included - driver's accommodation, state taxes etc. I had also ready lots of good independent reviews of Bunty's service on various travel forums – and they were all right.
My husband and I had come up with an itinerary and had not booked accommodation at any of our destinations; Bunty helped to refine our plan and helped us find decent, clean and nice priced accommodation at each of our destinations.
We packed a lot in to two short weeks, most of which would not have been easily achievable and been very stressful on public transport. With Bunty we had a safe, competent and very reliable driver which took the stress out of travelling and made for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Travelling through India with a wheelchair
We have had the great pleasure of Bunty driving us through various parts of northern and western India. I travel with a wheelchair and my assisting companion Alee and I demand greater comfort due to my disability; we met Bunty by a lucky chance on the first trip and he was the natural choice for the second. He made good company driving safely and showing endurance on long stretches of bad and busy roads. We experienced Indian music and culture through him and he taught us about life in India. We hope to have him drive us next time.
We were so happy with his service, we booked another trip with him
We travelled with Bunty's brother Amit for about 2.5 weeks in December 2007 through Rajasthan (Delhi, Mandawa, Bikaner, Deshnok, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra, Delhi) and had a great time. Amit is an excellent and experienced driver and we felt safe all the time in the sometimes mad traffic of India.
What we appreciated very much is the fact that Amit never pressured us to visit touristy shops etc (what you sometimes hear about other drivers who do that to get commission). Also, he is very knowlegeable and could give us good information regarding the various places we visited. Especially on our trip from Jodhpur to Udaipur, he recommended to visit 2 places that we had not put on our agenda (Ranakpur temple & Kumbalgarh fort) and it was very much worth it.
Everything was easy for him and with him, and we called him the 'no problem man' as everything was 'no problem' for him! All in all it was more like travelling with a friend than with a driver and we can definitely recommend him to other visitors coming to India!
We were so happy and satisfied with his service that we booked him again when we came to Delhi and Agra for another visit in February 2008. He had booked train tickets for us from Varanasi (we flew there from Delhi for 1 night) to Agra and was waiting for us at the train station very early in the morning when we arrived in Agra. Also, when my friend's nephew got sick in Delhi (a stomach bug he had brought along from Australia) he drove us to a doctor and helped us to get medication etc.
We have no hesitations in recommending Amit to anyone who wants to have a great time in incredible India!
Bunty and his brother Amit represent their family and their country brilliantly
My daughter and I hoped for a week of exploration in India. We wanted to visit gardens and museums, and toss in some shopping and exploring as well, all in an effort to learn more about the history and culture of this wonderful country.
Together, Bunty and Amit planned for us the trip of a lifetime, keeping us busy and happy, always comfortable (such good recommendations of hotels and restaurants that we never suffered from the anticipated "Delhi Belly!"), and constantly learning.
Numerous small things might have upset our stay; however, always anticipating problems, Amit was patient and prepared.
These two wonderful men represent their family and their country brilliantly. I can't wait to return for my next trip with them in India!
Washington DC USA
Professional, courteous, and always on time – that’s what you can expect from Bunty and Amit
My friend & I traveled for a couple weeks in Northern India, and Amit was our driver for several days. He is an outstanding driver. It’s tough to navigate the streets in India and Amit handled it well -- always calm, cool and collected. He was very professional, courteous and always arrived on time. He gave us great ideas and advice throughout our time with him. I highly recommend Amit & Bunty.
Hidden Hills, California USA
Bunty's business model is a breath of fresh air
Often when you plan a trip to India, most of the travel agents provide a myriad of quotes which doesn't give any control on your budget. Bunty's business model is a breath of fresh air. No qualms but a simple service. Once I gave the details of itinerary, Bunty provided an all inclusive fixed price quote including toll taxes. He was prompt in answering any queries and can be contacted on email on a regular basis.
Kumud deserves a word of praise. He is not only a chauffeur but also has got a good knowledge about history and doubles himself as a great guide. Any foreign traveller shouldn't find a problem as Kumud speaks fluent English. He arranged good guides for us during our trip to Amer fort in Jaipur as well as for Taj Mahal in Agra.
I recommend the services of both Kumud and Bunty.
Newbury, United Kindom
We learned so much from Bunty!
We can whole heartedly recommend Bunty as a driver. He is trustworthy, reliable & professional and made a great guide, helping us to cut our teeth in India. He taught us lessons that were invaluable, to this day, about travelling. He took us on a tour of the Rajasthan area and gave us an experience we could never have had, had he not been with us. Thanks for all your help Bunty!
Suzi & Ryan
Bunty is happy if his customers are happy
India was a trip of a lifetime! I feel so fortunate to have found Bunty as my 'India Private Driver.' Before my trip even started, Bunty devoted a lot of time emailing with me about a potential itinerary. My friend and I traveled for two weeks throughout Rajasthan, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. We journeyed from the capital to the desert to the mountains!
As you can imagine, that is a lot of time in a car with a stranger. I am proud to say that Bunty is now a life-long friend. Considering the distance we covered, he never complained or rushed us. I am very grateful because I was able to understand the Indian culture through Bunty. He would sometimes burst out in a Hindi song and instantly bring a smile to my face. He is knowledgeable, genuine, reliable, punctual, trustworthy, and funny. I became ill two times and Bunty was very supportive and took me to a reliable doctor right away.
I felt safe, happy and excited throughout my entire trip. Bunty is happy if his customers are happy. I can ensure that you will be happy. He is truly a very special person who found the right profession! He’s perfect for the job. Enjoy Majestic India!
Nova Scotia, Canada
Traveling can be a challenge, but Amit made it so easy for us
My friend and I travelled with Amit, Bunty's brother. Before going to India, we were a bit worried as two young girls travelling a foreign country alone is always a challenge! However, a friend of mine back home, who had previously used Amit as a guide, suggested we contact him and he was fantastic! We contacted him only a month before we were scheduled to arrive in India, and by the time we got there, he had our whole itinerary planned for us. Train tickets, car rides, tour guides in certain monuments... EVERYTHING! Even down to where was good to eat local food in each place we went to, whether it be in a large city or on the side of the road on the way to another place. Amit made mine and my friends trip to India truly memorable and I assure you I will be back one day using his services again! Friendly faces make the world of difference in a foreign country, and Amit ensured that we encountered them every step of the way! After all, holidays are about relaxing, and we barely needed to lift a finger! HIGHLY recommended!
Bunty will be the first person I call when planning my next trip to India
I booked Bunty for a trip from Delhi to Agra and then into Rajasthan. I had some ideas for an itinerary which I shared with Bunty at the start, and he made some great suggestions based on his experience to make the most out of my time. Bunty's driving is excellent and I always felt safe with him, despite the chaos of the roads in India! His English was excellent and his sense of humour and local knowledge made my time with him an absolute delight.
He was incredibly helpful even after my stint with him ended, helping me to organise transport and keeping in touch via phone. I felt very lucky to have found such a great driver, as there are so many in India and sometimes it can be a bit of a lottery getting one that speaks good English or whose tour company is not trying to charge you too much. I would recommend Bunty to absolutely anyone, and when I come back to India he's the first person I'll call.
We learned so much about the Indian culture
We feel so fortunate to have connected with Bunty for our driver in India. He assisted us with our itinerary prior to our leaving our home, booked hotels for us, suggested safe places to eat, was flexible if we wanted to stop an see something or to take pictures, etc. He speaks excellent English, is so very kind, respectful, honest, always on time and has a wonderful sense of humor. His prices are extremely reasonable. We can't say enough positives things about his excellent driving skills in the horrendous India traffic.
We are thinking of returning to India just to have Bunty as our driver and to show us more off the Indian culture. He is the BEST!!
Sharon and John Brusegard
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Four girls in their 40s and one fabulous trip to India
Our first time in India, and we were so lucky to have help from Bunty. We have just arrived home after two weeks in India, which has been a really good experience, thanks in part to the good job of Bunty. He gave us a lot of information about the places to visit and the most recommended spots everywhere we have been. We felt very safe on his hands.
We were four "girls" (40 years old each) and it was our first time in this wonderful country and we were very lucky to find Bunty as a driver. He has been really nice, very sensible and very professional from the first moment we met.
He is honest, confident, and he gave us very good and practice advices. A great guy you can trust, very responsible and always kind. REALMENTE RECOMENDABLE AUNQUE NO HABLE ESPAÑOL, PERO SI TU HABLAS INGLES, NO DUDES EN PONERTE EN SUS MANOS. ESTAMOS MUY CONTENTAS DE HABERLO TENIDO COMO CONDUCTOR, NO PRESIONA Y PROPONE SIEMPRE LUGARES INTERESANTES.
I learned so much about India from Bunty
I arrived in New Delhi and was quite daunted by the number of people and traffic that inhabited the city. I decided to do a 5 day tour of the Golden Triangle and was most fortunate to be introduced to a very experienced driver, Bunty Singh.
As we drove from New Delhi to Agra, Bunty educated me on all aspects of the Indian culture and was most helpful with regard to extra information such as how to deal with the people who recognized that you were a tourist. His knowledge on the history and architecture of all the monuments and temples I visited was outstanding and I found myself quite happy to visit these places without an extra guide.
After visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal (Bunty arranged a superb guide which is necessary for this masterpiece) we drove to Jaipur and spent two days in this fascinating city. At all times Bunty was polite, helpful and extremely obliging and I could not have asked for a more professional person to take me round India. I recommend him very highly.
Cape Town, South Africa
I met Bunty 11 years ago on my day in India
Eleven years ago, when I arrived in New Delhi I was alone, newly divorced, it was 102 degrees and there were thousands of Indians wanting to give me a ride...I was freaked out and ready to head back to the States. I asked the first driver to take me to a travel agent, and that gentleman hooked me up with Bunty. Twelve hours after I had arrived I started to relax, by the end of the day I had a good friend, and by the end of my trip I had a friend for life, Bunty, aka Satvinder Singh. After one week I had my act together enough to set out on my own for Varanasi and then up to Kathmandu, down and over to Calcutta, and back to New Delhi, all arranged for by Bunty. As a typical American, I packed twice as much as I needed, and when I left Bunty, I left him with the majority of my possessions....three weeks later I returned to New Delhi, and met Bunty at our preassigned time and place. In my remaining 24 hours I hung out with his friends, received a shave and a haircut as well as a meal, and was dropped off at the airport. Enjoy your trip, you are in good hands. Gratefully and respectfully,
Dr. Jeffrey R. Hartling, aka, Jeff
New York, New York USA
We would have left India without seeing the Taj Mahal, but Bunty made it possible
My husband and I visited India for business for a few short days and didn't have time to see the Taj Mahal. But somehow, with only hours to spare before catching our plane home, we found ourselves in Bunty's backseat for a journey to Agra, one round of the monument, and back again. The Taj Mahal was of course beautiful, but what really made the sudden journey and our whole experience of India alight and transcendent was, strange to say, hurtling through dangerously crowded towns and obstacle-filled country roads as if we were guided by nothing less than pure and enveloping intent.
For this to be true, I know that it must have been due to a strong combination of Bunty's uncommon driving skill, unforced sureness and clued-in personal philosophy. No nicer or more suitable companion/guide can be found, if you wish to go into the unknown and emerge from it as safely as possible, and as gratefully as possible too.
Bunty made it possible for me to enjoy India and remember it in a way that I could not have done otherwise. He helped me to bring away not just memories but also a sense of a trip well done, and of having met a remarkable person who is truly well-fitted for his environment and his work. I'm jealous of everyone who gets to meet Bunty next.
Leong Tzu Ann
Manohar was a great driver. He was always willing to meet us for early starts, was always on time, knew the attractions and best of all had many suggestions for hotels. We also appreciated that it didn't bother him if we wanted to see a few options for hotels or places to eat. We always felt safe with his driving, we always made good time, and he was always willing to stop if we saw something interesting. A great trip!
My husband and I just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the service of your brother Amit and your company for our quick 4-day tour of the Golden Triangle of India. We were well taken care of by your brother and we felt safe with him throughout the 4 days. We were able to see all the highlights of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra and we wouldn't hesitate to use your company in our future travel to India.
We highly recommend your service and company to all of our friends. We have been raving about our trip ever since we got back from the trip. Our friends are jealous that we got to see everything in this area for such a good price.
Once again, thank you for your patience throughout all the emails.
Best wishes for the growth of your company.
Thuy and Ronald Lau
Whittier, California USA
Bunty was our driver for two weeks in Rajasthan. He designed our trip, took us to interesting places, chose nice hotels for us and took us to very nice restaurants. I do not hesitate to recommend him to everyone as a good driver and tour organizer. He made our first visit to India very enjoyable.
Cleveland, Ohio USA
We spent a fantastic 2 weeks as Bunty's guests. From the very start he was extremely helpful, friendly and great fun. He was always very diligent about our safety, and we always felt safe while in his care (and car).
Bunty is a lot of fun and we all enjoyed his company for dinners, drinks and the camel safari in Jaisalmer, as well as the drive around Rajasthan. Despite missing some parts of our sarcastic Aussie humour, he has a great hold of English and a great sense of humour of his own. Nothing was too much trouble and he made us feel like he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his. Thanks for making my last 2 weeks in India so unforgettable. I really enjoyed our time together and am glad I've found a friend for life. I highly recommend Bunty. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Bunty came highly recommended from a friend of ours whom had used his services a number of times. Not only does he get you where you need to be, but he'll give you insight on the places and the people. His English is excellent and his good-natured and fun-loving demeanor only adds to the experience. We highly recommend him!
Linda and Bruce
www.brucegcollier.com - Fine art travel photographic print galleries
"Bunty" What an experience! I realized the first day that he sees to your safety and comfort and allows you to set the pace. His attention to detail is amazing. He intuitively appears when needed and helps navigate you to wonderful experiences. He is more than a driver. His sense of humor and familiarity with India makes a long drive rich in experience and most enjoyable. He is generous with his time and patient with requests. He understands English and is quick to make sure he is understanding you correctly. Most importantly he is fun! You can trust Bunty for good choices in food, shops, stops and suggesting accommodations; Just explain what you are hoping for! What a good friend I made in India! Most affectionately, Moms.
Missoula, Montana USA
I toured the Rajasthan area of India in March of 2006 with three other friends. We hired our driver, and now friend, Bunty! He is an excellent driver and very knowledgeable of the area. He can provide you with several recommendations on lodging, restaurants, and sites based on your needs; or you can provide him your agenda and he is always happy to accommodate you! He has a wonderful demeanor and I would highly recommend utilizing his services. Bunty’s knowledge of the English language is excellent; he is smart, funny, and honest; and his smile and laugh will make you very happy! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Portland, Oregon USA