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Negombo's beach, canals and old Dutch architecture
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Anuradhapura - the largest and most important ancient site in Sri Lanka
The rock-carved Buddha statues of UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient city of Polonnaruwa
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dambulla Rock Temples
Matale Spice Garden
The 'Temple of the Tooth' in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sacred City of Kandy
Old British hill station of Nuwara Eliya
The World’s End at Horton Plains
Swim the streams of Beautiful Belihul Oya
The Elephants of Pinnawela
Unawatuna Beach
Chaotic Colombo
Houseboat backwater cruise in Kerala
The Ganges and Varanasi
Delhi
Chandelao - medieval fortress turned heritage hotel
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Taj Mahal
When you absolutey, positively have to sleep
Train travel - a quintessentially Indian experience
Nothing beats a campfire singalong. These guys know what we're talking about
Jaipur’s Amber Fort
Ranthambore's tigers
Gwailor’s millennium-old fort
The ancient trading town of Jaisalmer
Cochin's diverse history
Varkala on the Arabian Sea
Goan cuisine
Pushkar's cultural treats and camel fair
Colonial Old Goa
Hampi's boulders and ruins
  • Trips & tours in India

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    Found 9 trips displayed below
    21 days
    from US $1440

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Countries visited: Nepal, India
    Fill your face with momos in Kathmandu and get ready for a HUGE trip. Rafting, beach camps, Pokhara lake chill times, Annapurna trek (awesome), animal guys in Chitwan National...
    15 days
    from US $945
    Sale price from US $803

    Curry on Cruising

    Countries visited: India
    A rollicking, rip snorting jaunt through India’s lush interior. Head from Trivandrum up to Varkala for prime beach gallivanting. Take a boat ride through the Kerala...
    22 days
    from US $1255
    Sale price from US $1,067

    North India Mixtape

    Countries visited: India
    India has embraced the power of the horn: short blasts let the drivers know you're there, long blasts tell someone to hurry up and continuous beeps from motorbikes happen for no reason whatsoever.
    15 days
    from US $1100
    Sale price from US $935

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Countries visited: Nepal, India
    Head from bustling Delhi to remote Tordi Garh, get down and dirty with the best street food in Jaipur, gape at the Taj, cruise down the holy Ganges in Varanasi, hang in Buddha...
    19 days
    from US $1510
    Sale price from US $1,284

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Countries visited: Nepal, India
    India, Nepal… We’re comin’ for ya! Kick off in Kathmandu, hang with the animals in Chitwan, check out Buddha’s birthplace (Lumbini), visit beautiful...
    13 days
    from US $1385
    Sale price from US $1,247

    Spices of Ceylon

    Countries visited: Sri Lanka
    Start your trip in Negombo, swing past the best ancient sites (ie sacred bodhi tree). Next up is Cave Temples and Kandy. Then Nuwara Eliya and World’s End for trekking,...
    14 days
    from US $975
    Sale price from US $878

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Countries visited: Nepal, India
    Embrace your inner hippy in Kathmandu, search for Bengal tigers at Chitwan, check out Buddha’s hometown, fall in love with Varanasi, ogle at the Taj, hang in a palace at...
    7 days
    from US $575
    Sale price from US $489

    India Recon

    Countries visited: India
    Seven days of India epicness, starting and finishing in Delhi.  Melt Instagram at the Taj Mahal, get your arse kicked at cricket by local kids in Tordi Garh, and stuff your...
    11 days
    from US $915
    Sale price from US $778

    Infra-Red India

    Countries visited: India
    Get your haggle on in Delhi before legging it to Varanasi for a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges. Next is the Taj Mahal (it’s even better than the pics), a camel cart...
  • Five facty-things about India & Nepal

    • Is there a shortened version?
      India’s longest train station is called Venkatanarasimharajuvaripeta.
    • Widow’s luck:
      A widow is considered bad luck in India – otherwise her husband wouldn’t have died.
    • Touchy:
      It’s considered offensive to touch anything with your feet in Nepal (shoes and floors are obvious exceptions).
    • The ancient art of plastic surgery:
      Apparently the first recorded account of plastic surgery was found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts.
    • Individuality:
      Nepal’s flag is the only one in the world that’s not rectangular or quadrilateral (that means a four-sided shape).
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    The Road to Kathmandu

    James - Australia, 7 Apr, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The value for money was excellent, I doubt that we would've been able to pay for the accommodation, transport and activities for less than the cost of the trip, even if we were to organise the trip ourselves. I felt safe at all times.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Shelby - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was incredible. Definitely recommend doing as many optional extras as possible so you get the most out of your trip.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Elizabeth - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The "Ain't no mountain high enough " tour was an amazing experience. Starting in Nepal settled us in to a different culture and we emersed ourselves into what the beautiful country had to offer including Buddhas birthplace and momo's! We then headed into the land of Papadums and butter chicken and fell in love with the bright and always suprising India . Our great tour guides always went that extra step to make our trip a memorable experience that I will take away with fond memories.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Bobbie - Australia, 1 Jan, 1970
    5
    Overall Rating

    An incredible experience that I'd thoroughly recommend to anybody!

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Gillian - New Zealand, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was all that I expected and more. The professionalism of the two guides - Pradeep and Binod - was amazing. They were so organised, informed and helpful, and went over and above their duties to ensure that we were looked after at all times - this even extended to getting medications when anyone fell ill. There were 2 members of our tour who elected from the onset to be 'Independent" of the group, making things very difficult for both tour leaders, as well as the rest of the group. The way that Pradeep and Binod handled this was a real credit to them both. They ensured that the rest of the group were in no way compromised by the actions of these 2 ladies. I would really like to thank both of them for making this trip so fantastic. A lifetime experience that I will dwell on for many a year. I would not hesitate to use Gecko Tours again if all their guides are as good as the two we had!

    India Recon

    Peta - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic! Some of the restaurants were a little pricey but otherwise good food Would like more street food and another day in Tordi would be great! The success of our trip however was directly due to our guide!

    India Recon

    adam - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Trip was paced very well and included some essential parts of India including the jeep ride from Agra -Tordi-Jaipur being a highlight. Bhupati was a fantastic guide who had great knowlwdge and was very friendly and extremely helpful.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Adam - Canada, 25 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    I can't say enough good things about this trip! The leaders, group, sites, sounds, tastes and even the smells truly made this trip one to remember and worth going with Geckos. It was well paced and we were well taken care of allowing us to truly experience Nepal and India.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Colleen - Canada, 26 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazing trip! There was lots of travel involved, but that's what we signed up for and all that we saw was totally worth it!

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Briar - New Zealand, 31 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved the trip! Fantastic value for money. So happy to have travelled this region in a group rather than a lone female; so much safer and met some amazing people. Having a tour guide is a lifesaver!

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Susan - Australia, 1 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    Travelling with Geckos we really experienced the culture or the countries we visited. Our tour leaders were local and enthusiastically kept us informed of history, safety precautions and took us to places where we could best experience the country and its people. Don't expect luxury as the price doesn't include this but using varying modes of transport and staying in a variety of accommodation all added to the experience.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Chloe - Australia, 1 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazing trip, naggi is a very passionate knowledgable tour leader who made us fall in love with India

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Lisa and Johnny - Australia, 2 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great experience led by excellent leaders who cared for us and gave us great advice. Covered the major parts of Nepal and Northern India and if not, suggestions were made by the guides as appropriate.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Sarah Emily - United States, 3 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour. Local transport was well arranged. Tour was 9 people which was a great size for moving around train and bus stations quickly. Optionals were inexpensive and easy to do with the help of our guide. Local guides were extremely knowledgable.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Stephen - Australia, 4 Feb, 2104
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic giving a great sense of Sri Lanka's past and present. The first week was particularly busy to the point that I'd suggest a little more free time.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    David - New Zealand, 6 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall a great trip and a good way to see this country for the first time. Perhaps a couple of the places would have been nice to stay longer so it wasn't quite so rushed.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    freya - Australia, 6 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    our trip was fantastic.. we had amazing tour leaders who made us feel safe and welcome in their country. The sight seeing was awesome and we saw so much in such a short time. Our guides knew what to do and when to do it which was really reassuring.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Sky - New Zealand, 6 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was absolutely amazing. Every place we stayed at was beautiful and so different. I enjoyed tordigarh, Nimaj and udaipur the most. Definitely would have liked to spent more time in all these city's/villages so will definately be back again soon.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Mary - United States, 20 Jan, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    This was my first 'big bus' tour. It was so well organized, Sujee was a fantastic and funny guide, and I was happy with all but two of the accommodations, which is why I said good instead of excellent. I loved that we had a bit of free time, especially at the beach, and that once inside the monuments we could venture off on our own or stay with Sujee. I felt we were given plenty of time to enjoy the sites, except when we went to Galle. I could have spent all day there, or at least another hour. Our bus driver and the assistant, Nisa, were fantastic. Ready with umbrellas when needed. It was nice to sit back and relax and let someone else take care of the details. One of my favorite things were the roadside cafes where we ate. They were cheap and delicious, spicy, vegetarian. Loved this and the meal the local family cooked for us especially. And Sujee? Sujee is the man. There is no problem he cannot solve.

    North India Mixtape

    mark - United Kingdom, 20 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Chime Dolkar was one of the best leaders I have ever travelled with. Very friendly, helpful and knew the country, culture and local people which helped travelling India a pleasure. Her care towards the customers to get the full taste of india was the best I have seen from a leader. Places we stayed were perfect and locations were great

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Simon - Australia, 19 Jan, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall we were very happy with the tour. Would we book with Geckos again-Yes Would we recommend Geckos to others:Yes

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Shelby - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was incredible. Definitely recommend doing as many optional extras as possible so you get the most out of your trip.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Tegan - Australia, 1 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our trip was incredible. We started off in Kathmandu a few days prior to the tour starting. We were greeted by our tour guide at the hotel and he helped us to arrange a few day trips and pointed us in the right direction for places to eat. Our tour guide in Nepal was incredibly kind, knew a lot of history and did all he could to make our trip amazing. Our guide for India had a passion for food and gave us the most incredible experiences.

    India Recon

    David - Australia, 10 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was an incredible experience. I felt like a saw a great deal in only 7 days and am definitely considering coming back to explore the South sometime in the future.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Andres - Australia, 16 Feb, 2014
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was amazing, but ot would be better to include some meals in it, specially breakfast. Keep up with the good work

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Jennifer - South Africa, 8 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    What I enjoyed mostly about the trip is that we mixed with the local people by using local transport. The tour guides were extremely passionate about their countries. The food at the restaurants we went to was absolutely delicious. Enjoyed the tour immensely.

    North India Mixtape

    Lucas - Australia, 11 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Mayank is a fantastic guide, very friendly and informative.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Carl - Australia, 15 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent tour that covers a good amount of attractions for the time given.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Someone - Algeria, 27 Apr, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    I found the trip to be interesting and insightful .We were taken into the real India and met the locals which was so memorable and interesting.We also stayed in a Palace which was magnificent and the Ganges was a beautiful experience watching the sun set and sun rise in little boats in the middle of the Ganges.I liked the lighting of the candles and watching them float with our prayers was magical.It was one trip I was glad I did.A big THANKYOU.

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Hazel - Australia, 26 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was everything I'd hope it would be. The group I travelled with were fantastic & our group leaders were fun & looked after us every step of the way. I've made some amazing friends & memories to last a lifetime.

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Shinnyi - Australia, 26 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Nepal Trip 2013 I couldnt recomment these two guides enough and they were just professional and efficient in their duties at the highest levels.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    family - New Zealand, 1 Jun, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Trip was perfect length of time and went to a variety of places to cater for all. A balance was struck between amount of time in each place and the number of places visited. At each place, there were plenty of optional activities on offer, which the gecko guide helped arrange. You could have lots of down time or be kept busy the entire trip - the option was yours to chose. I travelled as part of a family, three adults in 50s and two in 20s. It was our first visit to Nepal/ India. Was perfect tour for us! The rest of our groups were very embracing and easy going fun.

    Infra-Red India

    Joshua - New Zealand, 5 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall a great trip but I felt that the standard of accommodaton was inconsistant, some hotels were great and some were not. Also I think the pace of the trip was abit too much, some of the early mornings and overnight trains definately affected the tiredness level. I think the trip should have an additional night in Jaipur as our guide was more interested in taking us shopping on our last day rather than sightseeing. I felt like I missed out on Jaipur

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    katie - Australia, 1 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Both guides, Bimal Kumar Dhungel (Nepal) and Pravar (India) were fantastic. The two were both so very passionate and we all felt extrememly safe. I would suggest not to use Hotel Perfect in Delhi as we had issues with the bathroom even by India standards. There was also a lot squeezed into the India part with not much time to relax and enjoy the sites. Chitwan in Nepal was beautiful as was Tordi Garh in India!!!!

    North India Mixtape

    Carol - Australia, 30 Apr, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    I enjoyed the trip but particularly enjoyed an IPL cricket match and Indian wedding that we were invited to attend. Found the cremation on the banks of Ganges a moving experience. Tordi Gard was another great little place to visit the locals were very engaging. Our travel companions were also excellent, engaging the kids in street cricket and teaching them how to kick an AFL football

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Marina - Russian Federation, 27 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip overall was excellent. We have very positive impressions and it's mainly thanks to our tour leader. He made our deep diving in local culture smooth and exciting. What we didn't like is that "optional' meals during our track. We know that meals are not included in the most of our days but when we were in the village it was clear that optional meal is our only possible option. So you could improve these details and include their price in tour.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Lopa - United States, 17 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    I wish to state that this tour has made a lasting impression on me more than the other tours as I felt the role of our tour leader, her management skills in handling the numerous problems and requests made by the group members and her tenacity to work tirelessly with the group was beyond anyone's expectations. A lot of tour leaders convey knowledge, but Ish bought her wisdom to our best interest, yet not compromising on the values of an international tour company. I think she makes an excellent brand ambassador to her Country and we commend you for selecting her to lead the tour.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Justine - Australia, 13 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent Tour Leaders. Bikash and Bimal were fun, enthusiastic, informative and extremely helpful. They both went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing trip.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Jaime - United Kingdom, 17 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a really fun trip and the things we did were really enjoyable. We had a lovely group and the tour leader was exceptional.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Kathleen - United Kingdom, 23 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip as a whole was amazing. The places we visited were awesome and the scenery fantastic. We were lucky enough to get caught up in Holi..lucky we didn't value our clothes too much. We were also quite lucky that the group got along really well. The tour guide in India was fantastic and took us to some places that felt like only the locals would know about.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Kate - Australia, 24 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall the people I met; the group leaders, the group members and the locals were all fantastic, wonderful people. We had so many amazing experiences and I am already looking up gecko tours for my next trip this year!

    Spices of Ceylon

    PATRICIA - Australia, 17 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I enjoyed the diversity that the tour offered: visiting modern and ancient cities, rural and coastal towns and villages, activities - climbing stairs, riding bikes, elephants, train, boat & tuk tuks, visiting Spice Garden, tea factory, gem & batik shops, sea turtle rehabilitation etc and even different snacks that were bought for us from the kitty.

    Home of the Kings

    Jennifer - Australia, 9 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was just excellent the historical sites were something else to see, the accommodation was very good. the only thing is that a lot of travelling between towns and villages took up lots of time it would have been great if we had 2 days at each location. the rickshaw and tuk tuk was something i had never experienced before and I liked this. the hustle and bustle of India is just something that has to be seen to believe. overall I had a great holiday and thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Lopamudra - United States, 17 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Exceeded my expectations, there was a lot to learn in Sri Lanka and Isanka our tour leader was well informed.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Bethnie - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an amazing time. India and Nepal has made a lasting impression on me! We accomplished so much in a short period of time. I would definitely recommend it to others. I cannot wait to return and spend longer there, learning more about the complex culture, religion and lifestyle.

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Tanya - Australia, 2 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic trip. Really glad we did India first as Nepal was much quieter and I realised how much I needed the slower pace of Nepal once we got there. The trip offered just enough free time on most days to feel like we could be independent. Catching local transport where possible and the orientation tours were an excellent introduction to each city and gave some of us more confidence to go back out in to the craziness and enjoy it on our own. A good balance between busy sightseeing and flexibility to be independent or rest if needed. Both tour guides (we changed in Nepal) were fantastic ambassadors for their countries, very personable and obviously enjoyed their jobs enormously. Other than that, all of the accommodations exceeded our expectations and were generally well located within the cities.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Christa - United Kingdom, 9 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Dan - United Kingdom, 9 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Jo - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    GEOFFREY - Australia, 6 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Stuart - Australia, 6 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Justin - Australia, 24 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Vanessa - Australia, 20 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Rhonda - Australia, 16 Feb, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Stephen - Australia, 17 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved the tour, best way to get an introduction to Sri Lanka and its amazing people, culture, food, and heritage.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Lisa - Australia, 17 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I like the way you allow the participants some time to themselves to explore. Its great having the security of a guide without being treated like a total baby.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Lesley - United Kingdom, 16 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was excellent value for money. The stops were well chosen, a mix of large towns, small villages and always interesting activities. It matched the itinerary set out beforehand and the leaders were of five star quality. It really was an adventure and wonderful insight into the lives of Nepalese and Indian people.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Rhonda - Australia, 16 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip is really good value for money and a great introduction to the culture, history, architecture and people of India - mainly Rajasthan.

    Home of the Kings

    jiyoon - Korea, Republic of, 9 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed my holyday with gecko's. especially, I felt "safe" and relaxed in the trip.

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Gael - New Zealand, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was an excellent trip, I enjoyed every moment of it, the standard of guides throughout, accommodation, transportation, and sightseeing experiences all exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to do another Gecko's trip!

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Kristina - Australia, 22 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    India can be very overwhelming, providing any traveller a real cultural shock. However, the activities planned were excellent and perfectly spaced across the duration of the trip. If I was to really pick on anything about the trip, it would be that I did at times feel like I had to pay for a lot of optional extras. Would have preferred these costs to be included into the tour package price.

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Kelly - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    3
    Overall Rating

    The tour itinerary was exactly what we were looking for. It covered everything that we wanted to see plus more. Also, with only being 2 weeks it left time for travel before and after. In a place like india 'time is abstract' by going through geckos i was able to utilise my time efficiently and safely.

    North India Mixtape

    Jeremy - United Kingdom, 22 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    EXCELLENT TRIP, A FANTASTIC INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN INDIA FOR ME AND WAS BETTER THAN MY EXPECTATIONS. VARANASSI WAS THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME GIVING AN INSIGHT TO SPIRITUAL INDIA AND THE CHANCE TO BE CLOSE TO REAL PEOPLE AND NOT JUST ANOTHER ANONYMOUS MODERN CITY. THE OFF PISTE VISITS TO NIMAJ BAGH AND TORDI GARH ADDED A FURTHER DIMENSION SETTING THE TOUR APART FROM ITS PEERS. EXCELLENT !

    Spices of Ceylon

    Adele - Australia, 6 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Absolutely loved Sri Lanka. Everyday got better and better with so much to see and do. It's an amazing country in every aspect - people, culture, food and history. I will definitely be back!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Thomas - United Kingdom, 20 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We very much enjoyed this trip. The tour guide was excellent to say the very least - without hesitation the best we have ever come across. The activities and itinerary were very good (the highlights for us were the trekking, Sigirya, the ruins at Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and the optional activities - safari and whale watching). All activities were well organised. The quality of accommodation was also generally very good and the transport was ideal. We would definitely use Gecko's again off the back of this trip.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Dawn - Australia, 20 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Thoroughly enjoyed tour. Saw and did some amazing things. Accommodation far superior to that expected. Main transport was 8 seater van for 6 of us. Leader/guide was exceptional young man. Good English, excellent organiser, thoughtful, knows his country's history, customs, always smartly dressed and I am sure he went the extra mile to give us a trip we will never forget. A top guy.

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Jason - New Zealand, 5 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was made amazing by our tour leader with all his enthusiasm, honisty and care. I found that India is not an easy place to travel and having someone you can trust is important. The only change I would make is not back tracking on the night before the Taj Mahal because if we had not changed our trip we may have missed this site.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Gary - United States, 23 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent tour! Checked off almost everything of what I wanted to see and do.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Stephanie - Australia, 22 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    India is nothing less than an assault on the senses! Our Gecko's guide was well organised, informative and a lot of fun. Everyone need's to experience this at least once in their life time!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Tom - Australia, 6 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip - would consider ending with a meal in the Old Dutch Hospital rather than at Galle Face Green. It would be a nicer way to finish.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Kate - Australia, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a wonderful time on The Road To Delhi and can't wait to go on another tour with Gecko's and our guide Ajay! He was so helpful and knowledgable, as were the other guides that we travelled with, and they all really made the experience perfect, memorable and left me determined to get back to this beautiful country asap!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Lyne Madeleine - South Africa, 23 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a most wonderful time. The trip was amazing. Our guide Deva was fabulous and so helpful. One of the best tours I have ever been on with a great crowd as well.

    Spices of Ceylon

    lyne madeleine - South Africa, 23 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was one of the best tours i have ever been on. Deva our guide was fantastic and so helpful and organised. The hotels were fabulous and I was very impressed with all the kindness and help. We had a wonderful group. I will definitely recommend the trip to my family and friends and colleagues.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    adrian - Ireland, 1 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Road to Delhi was an excellent trip, it was fantastic that we seen so much in such a short space of time!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Thomas - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was very good. We were always doing something different each day and the climate/environment was continually changing as well. It made the trip more exciting and I did not get tired or bored with the activities. The food was also very good. I had no problem with hygiene in both the restaurants and the hotels. The tour leader was always approachable.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Heather - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Wonderful, jam packed with lots to do and see, maybe slow the pace to absorb or have downtime to follow up on some of the sights or cultural experiences

    Infra-Red India

    Kate - Australia, 27 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This tour was the most wonderful introduction to Northern India. Our tour leader, Shaitan, was both extremely professional and friendly. Knowing that he had taken care of all the logistics meant that we could relax and take in all the colour and chaos of this most magical country. Thanks to Geckos and particularly thanks to Shaitan for a fantastic time.

    Spiritual India

    Katharina - Germany, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Definitely the best tour I ever did. What a great experience. Would definitely do it again.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Marina - Australia, 14 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Sri Lanka is a very diverse country with lots to offer and I had a great time visiting. Only thing I would love to see more of though is a greater selection of Sri Lankan food on menus in hotels/restaurants!

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Kelly - Australia, 8 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I loved Nepal even more than India. Really liked the balance the tour had with included monuments and 'down time' to do as we wish. I loved that I got to travel by overnight train as well as local (tourist) bus and tuk tuk. I think your guides are great and liked that we used local guides wherever we went, they really knew their stuff. I was pleased the group was just 6 and that Geckos didn't have minimum numbers like 8 or 10.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Karen - Australia, 30 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    It was a good trip though a little different from what I expected. I thought it would be a little more grass roots but we spent a lot of time on an air-conditioned bus. In saying that, I think that was the quickest way to see everything. Otherwise, very well organised trip.

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Aileen - United Kingdom, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A fantastic trip, interesting, varied and an showed many aspects of the "real" India . The small group size was a bonus and made travel and organisational things easier.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    TRILL - Australia, 8 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had an amazing trip both in Nepal and India. Our tour leaders were both great and had a wealth of knowledge. The accommodation was generally of an above average standard.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Andrew/Anne - Australia, 1 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    well organised, exceptional guides,fascinating countries

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Michelle - Canada, 25 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Lovely opportunity to get a glimpse into Nepal. Chitwan NP is a real highlight- lots of beautiful things to see there!

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Lauren - Australia, 9 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I was on the 7 July departure but this wasn't an option in the drop-down menu. This tour through India was a perfect introduction to the country which included all the major highlights. Our tour leader Rajesh was the best tour leader I've ever had. He looked after us all so well and went above and beyond all expectations.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Kasey - Australia, 22 Dec, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

     The trip was really good. Very relaxed and a slow pace for Kathmandu and then when we got to India it was probably a little rushed. Apart from that it was an amazing trip that took us to all of the must see places of the area.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Ela - Australia, 7 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    had an absolutely fantastic time! Our guide in India was simply phenomenal!! he had a wealth of knowledge and obvious passion for his country and culture and this allowed us to see India in a way which otherwwise would not have been possible. The trip of a lifetime, THANK YOU GECKOS!!

    Infra-Red India

    Geoff - Australia, 27 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    All places good,the overnight trains to & from Varanasi make this more difficult, but worthwhile. Accomodation good

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    Vesna - Australia, 1 Dec, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A good mix of city and country, chilling out and full on and it's nice having someone else take the reigns and organise everything so it's relatively stressfree.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Janine - Australia, 30 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A wonderful experience! Highlights include Chitwan, Jaipur and Tord Grah. That being said, the other cities weren't far behind with regards to the sites and experiences they had to offer. It was also a great opportunity to ride various modes of transport (elephant, camel, sleeper train, rickshaw, canoe, boat...)

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Nicole - Australia, 9 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip to Nepal and India was a great experience and having Gecko Adventures organising everything was fantastic. Travelling alone, it was a great way to meet friends and see local villages and sites I would not be able to do so on my own. I would travel again with Gecko- just in the right season, as it was extremely hot! Would definitely recommend trekking in Nepal also.

    Spices of Ceylon

    jeremy - Australia, 8 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A good trip excellent staff. 16 pax group is too big as was the bus. Slow to get such a big group organised and the big bus was a negative in terms of the group getting to know each other - too much space and high seats isolated people. Loved all the walking, more would suit me better. Food was nice but not local spicy which was a shame

    Spices of Ceylon

    Peter - Australia, 8 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip but highly intensive with early starts and long days. OK for active people up to age 70 but probably more suited to active people up to age 50 due to high level of activity.

    Ladakh - Little Tibet

    Sue - Australia, 15 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    One comment from me about the trek to Rumbak where the information/write up about this trip in the guide classes this as an easy walk. In my opinion, this is not an easy walk and I found it very strenuous in fact. I think more information about the altitude and rigour of this activity needs to be noted in the blurb so that people can be better prepared for it.

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    Nikki - United Kingdom, 19 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Jacqueline & Bryan - Ireland, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Jacqueline & Bryan - Ireland, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Sam - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

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    Margaret - Thailand, 4 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    An interesting trip with many exciting experiences - the potholed roads of Kathmandu, the smiling Nepalese, elephants in Chitwan, Wonder of the Taj Mahal, chaos of India and the serenity of the Ganges.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Cheryl - Korea, Republic of, 11 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an amazing time on this trip. The tour guides in both Nepal and India were excellent and went out of their way to make sure we all had a great experience.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Michelle - Canada, 1 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Get ready for a busy holiday! There is so much to see and do on the Indian segment of the trip. There is something for everyone, from tiny villages to the grand Taj Mahal. Wonderful trip!

    Spiritual India

    Loraine - Australia, 13 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Small group (5) but all got on very well. Tour Leader, Ankur, kept everyone happy and gave each one individual attention. We did and saw a lot in the 12 days and all had a great time. I had been concerned about the long train trips but Ankur kept us entertained and the time passed quickly. Made some new friends and had a great time.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Daniel - Australia, 16 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I highly recommend this trip for travellers wishing to obtain a great insight into Sri Lanka as a whole. The trip was well organised and featured a most competent guide who really made the trip well worth while. We had a medium size group (10 persons) and I believe that this is the maximum amount of people you could have on a tour such as this. In terms of transport I felt that there was a good mixture of transport services such as local buses / trains to get an insight on how people move around the country. I would recommend however including a few days over on the east coast of the island as the beaches down south were nice, however from what I have read and speaking with other travellers, it would be nice to include such places to the tour.

    Spiritual India

    Emily - Australia, 28 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Carol - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    the entire experience was excellent, i would recommend it to any adventerous person.

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    kate - Australia, 30 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    fantastic trip - both tour leaders (Passan - Nepal & Shaitan - India) were the best we could hope for. Always going above and beyond to really enhance our experience - best trip of our lives. if we ever return (which we hope to do) we will request either of these guides as they made the trip very memorable. Itinery was awesome - always something to look forward to with each day an absolute gem - though the overnight train is marked more under "experience" than awesome :)

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Amanda - Australia, 27 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip that provides a lot of free time to explore and everything is optional so you can really pick and choose what you want to do in each place.

    Spiritual India

    Tyson - Australia, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    All I can say is I got to see everything I wanted to see. Had a beautiful group and don't forget the tour leader who was fantastic :)

    Spices of Ceylon

    Patricia - United Kingdom, 11 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An excellent mix of sightseeing, activities and relaxation. What a terrific trip - with a great group of people.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Richard - Australia, 11 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Good group/mix of people and range of activities organised over the 2-week tour.

    Spices of Ceylon

    Jenni - Australia, 30 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A really great tour at a really good price!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Robert - United Kingdom, 11 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    One of the best Gecko trips we have been on

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    David - France, 3 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our trip to central Nepal and northern India was first rate and made even better by our superb indian tour leader, who ensured we made the best of everything, and the group itself.

    The Taj & Wildlife

    Courtney - Australia, 20 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a fantastic tour around the Goden Triangle!!!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Enda - United Kingdom, 11 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great holiday. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. An added bonus is that a lot of people speak English and signs are also in English making it very easy to communicate with the local people. This tour was action packed and we were always on the go. The variety of activities, cycling, walking and train and bus made for a varied and enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this trip. I would also like to add that the other people on the trip were great and I laugh to myself when I remember some of the most humorous bits!!

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Rachel - Australia, 9 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had the best time ever. Both Bhannu Singh (Indian tour guide) and Krishh Lama (Nepal tour guide) were the best ever tour guide anyone could of wanted. Nothing was too much for either of them. I felt entirely safe at all times, and anything we requested or asked if we could do was successfully organised by them both. Geckos are extremely lucky to have such reliable guides:)

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Charlotte - Australia, 9 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    It was a really good experience! India was a bit different to how I expected but we had a great trip. Our tour leader great too and answered all of my many questions!

    Home of the Kings

    Rae - Australia, 2 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Rajasthan at a Glance was an excellent tour for my first visit to India - it was amazing to visit the Palaces, Forts and Temples plus the stays in small villages gave a great introduction to Indian culture.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Leanne - Australia, 14 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    To the management of Gecko tours      Last March, Nine friends and I travelled to Nepal and India. Last night we had our first reunion since our remarkable trip, . It prompted me to finally send you my greatest compliments for our guides . Binod and Lockie were just amazing  travel  companions, nothing was a problem for them and managing nine women was not an easy feat . I always felt so protected and at the same time felt as though I was having such an adventure. They all had an incredible sense of fun and were a constant source of information and advice.   Our beautiful guides were a reflection of all things unique and brilliant of these amazing countries and an outstanding representation of your company. Congratulations on getting the balance  right of providing outstanding fun and adventure with informative , Spiritual and a nurturing environment Fondest appreciation

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Alena - United Kingdom, 26 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great time. The time well spent!!! and would recommend to anyone. Tour leaders in both Nepal & India were excellent always going the extra mile! The only think I did not like, due to low budget is the fact we relied on hotels food or home-stay food. In many cases the food was excellent, just the prices were a bit too high, in my eyes

    Infra-Red India

    Katherine - Australia, 29 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was great! Only suggestion would be to add an extra night in Jaipur, perhaps taking from either Varanasi or Delhi.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Nick - Australia, 19 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the tour. A few things i felt were: The trip in general was not long enough and the Delhi and Jaipur legs felt very very rushed. It would be nice if there was a few more activites inlcuded. It was a tad annoying always having to pay to do extra, it was never a lot of money, but regardless it would have been nice

    Spices of Ceylon

    Nicholas - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent trip,just long enough.Many temples and ancient sites in the first few days and then more varied with more of the country and the people for the rest of the trip.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Samantha - Australia, 24 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our trip started in Kathmandu on the 3rd of March 2012.... We met our tour guide Binod Maharjan at the introduction along with 5 other travellers... there were 15 of us and we had the most amazing adventure!!!! I have always travelled independantly and have avoided tour groups.... I reluctantly said yes to a tour with the group of friends I was travelling with, mainly due to being time poor! Best decision ever!!! I would now tell anyone wanting to see Nepal or India to join a Gecko tour as not only was the tour designed to encompass everything we wanted to experience, the wealth of knowledge our tour guides had along with their eye to detail and our comfort and safety was AMAZING!!!! I have come home with the most amazing memories and am now back working hard to save to join another Gecko tour next year!!! The most wonderful adventure!

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Robert - United Kingdom, 5 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was an amazing experience in Nepal, and our tour leader Bimal was probably the best I have ever had in all the tours around the world I have ever done. He was so knowledgable and helpful and friendly he actually made the holiday even better than it was turning out to be anyway.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Thi thu Maria - Australia, 28 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the trip. Our tour guides did the best they could. Our tour guide in Nepal did a good job. However I did not understand him most of the time. Therefore I was unable to take in any information regarding the sites we went to. However he did his best. I really enjoyed India. Our tour guide here was much better. His home town was in jaipiur and he introduced us to his family & friends. He took a further step to make the trip more personalized. He also brought us to have dinner with a royal family which I thought made the trip that extra special.

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    Shelley - Australia, 21 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Road to Delhi was an absolutely amazing experience!! Every day we would find our new favourite experience! There was the perfect balance of organised activity and free time. A once in a lifetime experience was definately the visit to Tordi village.... it was truly an amazing grassroots experience!

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    alexander - Australia, 21 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This is the second tour I have done with Gecko and it has far exceeded my expectations. The guides were excellent and the locations were fanatastic. The pace of travel was spot on and the experiences were unforgetable. A totally RAD time

    Kathmandu to Kerala

    Buck - United States, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip is a very good way to see a broad area of Nepal and India in a short time period with out having to arrange transportatuion and rooms along the way.

    Infra-Red India

    Nina - Australia, 20 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This tour was my first trip overseas. I'm nineteen and I joined the tour alone. Dheerendra, our tour guide, made me feel incredibly cared for and safe for the whole duration of the trip. He answered all of my annoying questions and was always perking us up with some good jokes and a smile. I really appreciated it. The tour itself was well organised. There was a good amount of free time and flexibility in terms of activities. I just really want to say thank you to the whole team at Gecko and most importantly to Dheerendra for the experiences that I had during the tour.

    Infra-Red India

    Qassim - Canada, 6 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the tour. We had an excellent leader and an interesting cast during the 10 days. I liked that people joined and left the tour as it went along - it kept things fresh and interesting.

    India is a beautiful country and it was nice to see it at a "closer-to-ground-level" way with the local transit.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Kate - Australia, 14 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our Hindi tour guide, Abhay Gupta was so fantastic. He was enthusiastic, informative and very caring. He went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a good time. I loved India as a result of our guide. The Nepali guide, Sundar was understandable less informative, although i must consider he was filling in at the last minute when our scheduled guide was unable to make the trip.

    India Encompassed

    Margaret - Australia, 3 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

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    Georgina - United Kingdom, 21 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip exceeded my expectations by ensuring we travelled safely through Nepal and India. As a group we had a lot of fun and shared similar interests in activities, meals and photography. Our tour leader Harish in India went out of his way to ensure details were planned to the minute including taking us to the IPL cricket and an old Bollywood movie which were not cultural activities on the plan.
    The drives were very long on really bad roads, with a very early start most mornings, but he kept us going.
    Best guide so far on my last 4 Gecko trips!

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Tracey - Australia, 7 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Alison - United Kingdom, 1 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    What a trip! Brilliant from start to finish! Highlights had to be trekking in the Himalayas, not falling in the water when white water rafting (but still getting very wet!) spotting rhino whilst riding elephants in Chitwan National Park, riding a on a camel cart, playing cricket with the local children in Tordi, surviving the madness of Delhi, watching the sun rise and set from a boat on the river Ganges, visiting the Taj Mahal, and going to see a Bollywood movie Indian style! And I have to admit to even loving our overnight train experience!

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Rosa - United Kingdom, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an amazing time on the Road to Delhi trip and was very impressed with Geckos overall. It was my first time traveling on an organised tour, but the mixture of organised activities and free time was perfect. Everybody on the tour was lovely and our guides were fantastic. Great experience, thanks very much!

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    cherazade - France, 7 Apr, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    The group of traveller was really great; the itinerary accomodation and places were we have been too was good. i had a wonderful time.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Martinus - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Michelle - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Kim - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Sarah - Canada, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall the trip was amazing and well worth the money, but I would have appreciated a more detailed cost breakdown before booking the trip. I knew there was going to be a tipping kitty, but the amount caught me off guard. Maybe if you could include a guesstimated 'extras' price (including the tipping kitty amount) along with the overall price of the trip. For all us travelers on a tight budget! Otherwise, I was completely satisfied with the entire trip!

    Infra-Red India

    Gabriel - Australia, 20 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    India Encompassed

    Megan - New Zealand, 6 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Northern trip excellent, southern trip could miss Pondicherry, definitely Auroville and less time in Madurai. In Cochin we would have liked more info on optionals such as visiting tea plantation, etc. Maybe the possibility of going to a National Park such as Periyar before Varkala. Southern trip was disappointing in comparison.

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Sam - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A good way to be introduced to India and Nepal.

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Amy - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    What a great experience, got to see as much of Northern India as we could in a short amount of time. Brilliant place, brilliant people!

    Classic South India

    Cindy - Australia, 19 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I enjoyed this trip it was fairly layed back, it is a little pedestrian so if you are looking to be on the go seeing things all day every day then this is not the trip for you. However if you want a little sight seeing and lots of free time to swim, browse the markets and have massages then this is probably for you. Personally I didn't think there were enough activities for my liking but thats just me. If I had my time again I would do the south of India first then the North, not the other way around. I hope you get Vishal as your tour leader he was lovely.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Liz - Australia, 24 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour started 29/3/12. Guide was ShaktiSingh . Shakti excelled at all aspects of the tour - good local knowledge/ always there for us even when other clients being difficult. He certainly gave me a great introduction to India and I will definitely go back to do more tours with him. Thank you Shakti. He was my 3rd leader and the best for Road to Delhi

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Louise - Australia, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour guide in Nepal (Binod) was exceptional, he was constantly answering questions, keeping us together on the move and laughing with us our entire trip, he was faultless!
    Our tour guide in India (Lokendra) was also amazing even though he came down ill he went out of his way to make our trip to India an experience we will always remember with great memories!

    Infra-Red India

    jenise - Australia, 20 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Best overall tour experience. Great guide, itinerary and inclusions.

    Spiritual India

    Edel - Ireland, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent trip! All positive feedback as the tour was wonderful - so much was seen and done (and so much amazing Indian food was eaten!!!) .. and so many laughs shared with fellow travellers in the 13 day trip!

    Infra-Red India

    lucas - Australia, 20 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    great trip perfect amount of time in india, good guide, great hotels, and awesome people on the tour

    North India Mixtape

    Gill - India, 21 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Home of the Kings

    Deryk - Australia, 25 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    India Encompassed

    Christopher - United Kingdom, 7 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I went on tour GIIE-05.
    I had Sam for the second part of my tour.
    I found him to be very approachable. Well organised and very knowledgeable about the area we were travelling through. He looked after us well for the two weeks we were together. I would recommend him to others as a good guide.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Chris - Australia, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Spices of Ceylon

    Alan - United Kingdom, 4 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The only qualm I have would be that the hotels (though fantastic) were sometimes a bit out of town which meant that at nights you had to eat there. Other than that it was a SUPERB adventure.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Catherine - Australia, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Would like to thank geckos for another grest trip. What an breath taking amazing place. The personalised experience of the tour leader made to feel like a part of the counrty. Will be back to discover. Norbu interacted well with all the group from experiencing foods to local cultures. Will be back to do more trips in Nepal. Thanks Again

    North India Mixtape

    Iris - United Kingdom, 21 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A Taste of Rajasthan

    kerry joy - Australia, 10 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Kathmandu to Kerala

    andrew - Australia, 4 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    India Encompassed

    Soemya - Australia, 7 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Classic South India

    John Gordon - Canada, 23 Jan, 2012
    3
    Overall Rating

    A Taste of Rajasthan

    Craig - Australia, 10 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Huge thanks to Geckos the place we stayed in were fantastic and the trip was very well paced. Thankyou

    A Taste of Rajasthan

    Ai - Australia, 10 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Taste of Rajasthan

    Jordie - Australia, 10 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    North India Mixtape

    Tegan - Australia, 7 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was amazing. I was able to experience the real India. It was great to go on so many different modes of transport. There was no place I could leave out of the tour.

    North India Mixtape

    Mary - Australia, 7 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a great holiday with wonderful experiences. Rani was a great tour guide. he always went out of his way to make our holiday great. The only complaint I have is the 3 different tours that travelled together. So instead of having a tour with 13 people we had a tour with 39 people.

    India Encompassed

    judith - Australia, 10 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

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    Kimberly - Australia, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the trip and feel that we got to see the things that we wanted.
    Think an optional Taj Mahal early morning (first in the gates) option should be an option.

    Felt like a lot of time was spent travelling. The train would have been better if everyone on the tour was in the same area.

    A Taste of South India

    Maro - United Kingdom, 26 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A Taste of South India

    Andreas - United Kingdom, 26 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Very basic therefore the price. This trip would be more suitable to younger people.

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Laurel - Australia, 19 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A Taste of South India

    Julie - Australia, 26 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    This was a good trip, but the three of us on the tour felt the trip advertised didnt reflect the reality. of what was advertised. No activities
    were included in the cost and this was a surprise to us all. The wording needs to be clearer. Our leader, Vishi, was excellent and really made the trip for us allHe was so helpful , friendly and organised a lot for us.He was an excellent leader.The wording on the advertisement may need to be clearer.Had a ball regardless.

    Classic South India

    Dianne - United Kingdom, 23 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The quality of the places we stayed was variable, some were very good but others weren't acceptable. The highlight was the homestay for 2 nights in the Kerala backwaters and the family we stayed with was very hospitable

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Trevor - Canada, 28 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Good trip, you get to see a great variety of places. Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu, and Agra were real highlights. It would be nice if the local payment were included in the trip cost though. Otherwise, it forces you to travel with an extra 300$ (600$ for a couple), let alone your spending money for the trip. This, combined with numerous optional activities, significant tipping in India, and the tips for the tour leaders, makes it difficult to budget your spending money for the trip and requires you to carry a larger sum of money on hand..I also feel that the trip description does not adequately describe the amounts of money required for tips in India..probably another 3-4$ per person/ per day which we did not budget for. On tours with other companies it was largely taken care of for included activities/transportation and optional if you thought it was merited.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    leura - Australia, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    North India Mixtape

    Philip - Australia, 21 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very enjoyable and interesting trip.
    A good mix of free time, designated activities and optional activities.

    Infra-Red India

    Fiona - Australia, 21 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was everything I hoped for and more, really great balance of organised activities and free time, excellent guide and group - would definetely recommend

    Classic South India

    Nicole - Switzerland, 20 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was very well organized and mixed. We had beaches, cities, backwaters, organized time as well as freetime. I enjoyed the trip a lot, because everything was organized and i had nothing to care about. I would do the tour with this tourleader every time again!

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Peter - United Kingdom, 11 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Gecko provided the perfect balance allowing us to witness and experience real India (WARTS AND ALL)whilst moving around and living at a standard that was, at all times perfectly acceptable to an adventurous elderly couple and was at other times utterly delightful. We never felt that we were taking advantage of the Indian people and could see the direct benefit to them of our visit.

    Classic South India

    Annatina - Switzerland, 20 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was a perfect combination of sightseeing, culture, history, relaxing and getting an idea of the local life.

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Linda (Lyn) - United Kingdom, 11 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had the most amazing tour of India, in a small group of 12 people, with a very knowledgeable guide

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Margaret - United Kingdom, 11 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Absolutely packed with diverse, fascinating and unexpected venues - from palaces, forts, national park,village life, hotels, homestay and restaurants. The wealth of our tour guide's intricate knowledge of the unusual and hidden places opened up this tour to an unknown depth, creating a definite wow factor to one and all on the tour. Every effort was made to fit in as much sightseeing combined with local information and history as possible at each venue on route.

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Gillian - United Kingdom, 11 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This superb trip was so enjoyable largely as a result of our outstanding guide, Harish. We experienced a taste of the wide panoply of Indian life on afast-moving tour: wonderful landscapes and buildings, every kind of transport but most of all the real people of India. Harish was tireless in his efforts to secure our comfort and enjoyment. he went far beyond what was expected of him, makng this a truly wonderful experince.

    A Taste of South India

    Fiona - Australia, 5 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I have been on numerous tours in the past (two of them were in India).

    Gotta say this one was the best in terms of the pace of the trip, the accommodation we stayed in and the expertise and personality of our guide Santosh. Another contributing factor was that the other tour participants were all on the same wavelength and got on very well together.

    Thanks to Santosh and Geckos for a great trip. Thanks also for making my birthday very special and memorable

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Rob - United States, 11 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!! It was a great tour. I really was Impressed with INDIA and the places the tour took us. One of the best getaways I ever had in my life!!

    Infra-Red India

    Garry - Australia, 7 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An easy paced trip for those wanting to experience India, its culture and way of life. Be prepared to be taken out of your comfort zone.

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Chris and Sue - Australia, 24 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    First tour we have ever done after years of travel in Asia, we really enjoyed the experience, it was good to see so many sites with so much background information, and with a minimum of fuss.

    Home of the Kings

    Kevin - United Kingdom, 14 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I had a good time on my trip with Gecko. India can be an intense place with people badgering you to buy things, but once you get past that you will really like it.

    Spiritual India

    Denise - Australia, 7 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A wonderful trip and trip leader - and I am even say that having only managed half of the trip due to breaking my elbow in McLeod Ganj!

    Classic South India

    Denise - Australia, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Thoroughly enjoyed the trip - excellent leader, group, locations and experiences.

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Hilary - Australia, 25 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was an excellent way to see the highlights of Nepal and India. Our guide in India was amazing and I made great friendships on the trip.

    Infra-Red India

    Caitlin - Australia, 10 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great time on tour. Our trip covered a lot of ground for a short amount of time but never felt rushed. The sites and cities covered were all very intersting and worthwhile. Loved the hetitage stay in Tordi Garh, very nice and saw a different side of India.

    The Taj & Wildlife

    Monique - Australia, 14 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Tour was more than I expected for India. cThank you and I will definately look at Geckos for future travels.

    Infra-Red India

    simon - United Kingdom, 10 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    great trip, our local guide taj made our trip he was funny very knowledgable and went to great lengths on our behalf to make our stay in india so special, all the destinations were amazing and beyond our expectations, a bit foggy and chilly at times, but hey what can you do. i would throughly recommend the jewels of the north trip as an introduction to india,

    Infra-Red India

    Tori - Qatar, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic and I would definitely take a gecko tour again. I really enjoyed the integrity of using local people as guides and how you include an 'off the beaten track' destination. Tordi Garh was inspired.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Matthew - Australia, 7 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, saw so much, learnt so much about the real India!

    Infra-Red India

    Christina - Germany, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was way better than I expected and I felt I experienced India well enough in only 11 days.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Matthew - Australia, 31 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Nepal was beautiful and our guide was great at making sure everyone felt safe, comfortable and informed

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Kat - Australia, 24 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The booking process was really easy - Peter was very efficient and helpful on the phone/

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Irina - United States, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I was impressed with how well organized and comprehensive the whole tour was. There was time to catch some sleep and also see many sights and do things.

    The Taj & Wildlife

    Kathy - Australia, 17 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    What a wonderful trip. We were expecting a holiday, but never thought it would be such an amazing adventure, with laughs, tears, friendships, headaches, and everything in between. Thank you Ranny. Thank you Gecko's, Amazing value for money. I will be back!

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Jeff - Australia, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great destination and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Well organised and great value for money. Your trip notes are better than most.

    Infra-Red India

    Abby - Australia, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip. Covered the very best of North India.

    The Taj & Wildlife

    Natalie - Australia, 17 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip showed many sides of India. It was a great introduction to the country and its traditions and food and culture without rushing around or being too shocked.

    India Encompassed

    Tishul - United Kingdom, 13 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    We found the tour very insightful and our guide (Shaitan Singh Rathore) was excellent. He was a wealth of knowledge and he always put our needs first. Overall we were very pleased with the tour.

    My only negative was the itineray wasnt clear on what is included (ie food, tipping, transport) so it was very difficult to assume what type of budget we would require. For us it was fine but for those traveling on stricter budgets can prove to be a big problem.

    Classic South India

    Richard - United Kingdom, 28 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The quality of some of the hotels was less than I expected and lower than I have experienced with you before

    Infra-Red India

    John and Fran - United Kingdom, 29 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Better if all members of tour start and finish together.
    More time needed in Tordi Garh
    Less in Hotel Pefect!
    SShould include transfer to/from Airport and start/finalhotel.

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Joshua - United States, 19 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic tour leader. He listened to feedback and genuinely wanted every single one of us to have the best time possible.

    Backroads of Rajasthan

    Kim - Canada, 12 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The overall trip was fantastic, I'm now in love with India! The cities chosen were perfect, the hotel was still good (for the criteria of India). The hardest thing was to finish this trip! For cons, I think my trip has been fantastic in large part because of my guide! If I compare the side price vs quality of Gecko's, is a company that stands out!I recommend this trip to all those who want to discover a part of Indian culture without the side too touristy!

    Kathmandu to Kerala

    Patricia - Australia, 12 Nov, 2011
    3
    Overall Rating

    Too many days of non-stop travelling - particularly in Nepal and North India.
    Some hotels were well below standard - particularly Madurai - dirty sheets, fight for towels, toilet paper, very run down location.
    Guide in Nepal ok, South India excellent but for Northern India Tour Leader was inadequate and we felt we missed a lot because of his inability to communicate.
    Very muddled tour with travellers coming and going from various trips. No continuity.

    Hidden Secrets of India

    Rebecca - United Kingdom, 19 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I would recommend this tour to anyone! It had the total wow factor with something different around every corner! A brilliant tour to experience the sights, sounds and smells of India!

    Infra-Red India

    Stuart - Jersey, 15 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a great trip and a good first experience of India for me. The guide was very informative and looked after us well. The hotels used were all much better than I expected, all clean and comfortable with hot water and friendly staff. I would recommend this trip to all my friends.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Sarah - Australia, 19 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Loved everything apart from Delhi hotel think you could do better with that hotel. Tour guide from kathmandu to chitwan spoke nothing to us the whole time wasnt impressed

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Jennifer - Taiwan, 29 Oct, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall, I had a good trip. If I weren't sick for 2/3 of the trip, it would have been much better.

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Emma - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was amazing !! Had a fanatic time and would recommend to anyone. You do so much in the 2 weeks that you would never be able to do by yourself. The home stays in both india and Nepal were amazing.

    Ain't no Mountain High Enough

    Paul & Sharon - Australia, 29 Oct, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our trip far exceeded our expectations. Whilst the countries were fascinating it was our tour leaders who really brought the places, people and experiences to life. We were fortunate to be travelling with a great group of people and each day proved to be more amazing than the day before.

    Spiritual India

    Kimberley - Australia, 12 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was amazing! It was definatley the one to choose if you wanted to dig into the spiritual side of the culture and learn about their history and how the locals got from where they were to where they are now!

    Maharajas & Mountains

    Aaron - Australia, 7 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Jimmy and Hiren made the trip so easy for everyone. Both of them considered the individual needs of the tour group and interacted positively with all group members. They both possessed extensive knowledge of the history and culture of each of their home countries and I learnt so much from them. I would recommend both of them to any person visiting India or Nepal.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    David - United Kingdom, 7 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A wonderful trip with impressive organisation.

    Infra-Red India

    Diana - New Zealand, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I loved India - an absolutely amazing country of many contrasts. Having a local guide made the experience all the more enriching.

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Sabrina - Australia, 7 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was excellent! A lot if fun, so great to see Varanasi and the Ganges, a different side of india! Jaipur was great and the accomodation there fantastic!! Lots of excellent activities!! then heading over to Nepal was perfect because we could see that amazing country too and wind down from the insanity of india! LOVED lumina, the perfect place to start just after india, so peaceful and beautiful! Chitwan was great too, loved the area and the accommodation, great to see thd national park on elephant back and in canoe!

    The Road to Kathmandu

    Daniel - United Kingdom, 7 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Absolutely the best holiday of my life. It was an incredible experience to travel and visit places, with out this tour I'd have never dreamed of actually being able to do! Would definitely recommend to any one!

    Spices of Ceylon

    Kylie - Australia, 8 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great range of experiences to get the most out of this wonderful country.

    Tales of Rock & Masala Chai

    Rochelle - United Kingdom, 25 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    A well organised trip taking in all the highlights of both India and Nepal. Would recommend this route to people wanting to visit this area

    Infra-Red India

    Alex - New Zealand, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a wonderful time on tour in India. It was truly stunning; an unforgettable experience. Thanks Geckos.

    Infra-Red India

    Mariya - United Kingdom, 01 Nov, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an amazing trip! This was my first such trip and I was nervous before joining the tour, but I had great time.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Kristina - Bulgaria, 29 Oct, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip really exceeded my expectations. The real advantage of the tour were the local tour leaders who showed us the beauty of their countries as no other can. We were exceptionally lucky with the tour leader in India who took such great care of us that we did not feel any of the negative experiences everybody warned us about travelling to India. He also did so much on top like showing us great otional places to visit, recommended good resaurants and great meals, and told us so many stories about India that we truly fell in love with this country.
    The only reasons I rated the experience Good (and not Excellent) are 3: a little improvement in transportation, some more time in Jaipur and better organized activities in Delhi.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Robert - Droughty Point, TAS, 24 Sep, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Both tour guides, Kris in Nepal & Rakesh in India were brilliant.   We encountered a few transport issues & disruptions in Kathmandu, but this was handled well & Kris even organised a driver to take us out to Bahktapur when we had just about given up.   Rakesh took us out to see a Bollywood movie in Varanasi (but I don't want to make it sound like he didn't work hard!)   The point is he was flexible around our needs & more than happy to help.   Both tour guides allowed us plenty of free time as well as providing interpretation & guiding in organised activities - both were inspirational characters & an asset to Gecko's.   We also got to meet some fantastic local people.   Gopal & Hari in Chitwan were especially knowledgable & invaluable as local contacts.   We will be back at some stage & hope to meet up once more with some of the people we met on this wonderful trip.

    There's Nothing Sub About This Continent

    Tara - Cloncurry, QLD, 24 Sep, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Both of our local Leaders were great. I have the fullest respect and gratitude for both of these people. Nepal, I loved it I will go back to nepal one day. I did not see enough of it.  I also loved Rajastan the colour and people in this area are beautiful.

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