Make it at least a week shorter and add more time in Pondicherry. We only had one night there and we didn't see much at all.
TRAVEL COMPANY COMMENTS
Namaste! I hope that you've settled back to your time-zone after the flight home.
First - I wanted to thank you for entrusting us with organising your trip in India. I know that this trip was triggered by your son's wedding and I hope the central purpose of your trip went off well. On behalf of the folks at Zicasso and the team here - let me add that it is good of you to take the time to fill out the feedback on the Zicasso site. Real traveller reviews are invaluable in this space. It also enables travellers to map their expectations with the reality on the ground.
For example - traffic in India can sometimes be daunting. Not to mention that driving on the left of the road - a legacy of the Commonwealth system, is scary for those who may not be used to it. And traveling on a private trip with a guide and driver is a new experience for many. While this allows a closer interaction with the people and allows impromptu stops - which is usually never possible if it were done as a group, it can sometimes mean being deliberate in requesting such stops, and being part of the serendipity-driven experience.
Thank you for pointing out in your feedback that with the many changes and iterations that the routing went through. You have rightly pointed out that we could well have rerouted to continue from Pondicherry to Madurai. The constraint that we would have been up against, was securing the right accommodations at the right places along the route. With more planning time at disposal - that will definitely be something we will take into account in future.
You had also mentioned that one of the hotels on the trip did not meet your expectations - which was then resolved and we shared your feedback with the owner of the resort. On the positive side, I am happy to note that you liked the stay in the other places we arranged for you. My positive take on this is that you are hoping to get more depth into your explorations at each place - now that you have a broader perspective of the destination.
Thank you for rating the trip as 4 Stars. This is indeed a worthy rating (at 80%) in a world that is never perfect, and gives us scope for improving the way in which we design, and sometimes redesign and adapt our itineraries and the routings.
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