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India By Car and Driver

Jaipur, India
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About India By Car and Driver
Ramesh Meena whom his friends call Ram was born in a remote village of Rajasthan in a poor household. When he was barely 17 years old, his father met with a mine accident and was paralyzed and confined to bed for the rest of his life. Having lost the sole bread-earner of the family and faced with a highly precarious financial condition, Ram had to drop out from his school and start earning to support his family. Having initially starting working as a blue-collar worker in various capacities, he worked for a few travel and tour companies as a driver with a meager monthly salary for about 4 years. When he was working for his last employer, he met , an American civil rights lawyer during her tour to north India with her family in the winter of 2008. Before meeting Ram American family had quite a frustrating experience with the other drivers of that company. Ram greeted her and the family with flowers in the morning and gave them a ride in the in one of the western states of India and the family started enjoying their trip. As a result of her interaction with Ram and the highly professional services received from him, she was so impressed with him and suggested him that Ram should start his own company. With a small amount received from family which she gave it to him generously as tips for his services along with lone received from a financial agency as well as borrowed money from some friends, and a strong motivation from the family , Ram finally started his own company, namely, India by Car and Driver with only one small car of his own. e initially drove the car himself for more than a year. During this period he was able to pay most of the mortgage of the car and save a littile bit of money to by one big car with a decent amount of lone from a bank. With a positive feedback from his clients, most of whom being the Western customers, he was able to get more and more business and now within the third year of starting his own company since January 2009, Ram owns 8 cars which include three small cars to cater to the budget travelers and five SUVies to cater to the needs of those who travel with the family and can afford to spend little more than a budget traveler. Ram attributes the success of his business to his sincerity, honesty and professionalism, the traits which he expects his drivers to possess as well. In addition to these traits, Ram gives the greatest credit for his success in the business to several of his clients whom he served and who took the pain to take out time and document a positive feedback about his services. Several of the past recipients of his services even agreed to interact with his prospective clients and answer questions about the services of India by Car and Driver. Some even made the videos of their trip and agreed to share their pleasant experience with others by upload their videos on the net. One of such recently uploaded video can view by clicking here:
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See the highlights of Agra—including the Taj Majal—in just one day with this private day trip from Jaipur for up to four people. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you out to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Itmad-ud-Daulah (aka the Baby Taj), with the opportunity to visit the Abhaneri Stepwell and the UNESCO-listed Fatehpur Sikri en route, time permitting.
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Mirtillo2005 wrote a review 16 Aug
Milan, Italy4 contributions2 helpful votes
We did a fantastic trip in Rajasthan plus Delhi and Agra. Our driver Dasrath was excellent under any point of view. Always on time and precise, he has well organized the trip, taking into account the traffic and the experience in the area. The guides in the various cities are prepared (in Jaipur and in Jaisalmer speaking a wonderful Italian). Dasrath has been always available to meet our expectations and to give an answer to our request. Highly recommended! And special thanks to our friend Dasrath!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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koby yosfan wrote a review 14 Aug
Holon, Israel9 contributions2 helpful votes
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Hello, I chosed "India By Car and Driver" after I contacted several recommended travel agencies . I checked prices, recommendations and most importantly communication via e-mail and WhatsApp. Ramesh contacted me in the best and the most professional way, I sent him my travel plan, 22 days in northern and central India, which includes 3 domestic flights and an attached driver everywhere. During the trip the communication was excellent, I was updated on the phone about the tel' numbers of the drivers, I spoke with them beforehand in order to get a sense of security. In short: perfect , 1 0 0 % s a t i s f a c t io n. I would like to mention our driver Nemi in North India, who works in the company for many years. Nemi is a careful driver who has our safety and sense of security at the forefront of his mind, he is cordial, gentle, polite and kind, an asset to the company, we enjoyed him very much.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Fiji Traveller 123 wrote a review Jul 2022
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We have used India By Car and Driver few times now - Ramesh and his team have delivered highest levels of customer services I have experienced. We always knew that we were in "safe hands". All drivers were on time, respectful and patient enough to adjust any change in plans. All responses to our queries were turned around very fast. Answers were clear and where necessary detailed enough for us to make informed decisions quickly. Also, all transportation were new and extremely reliable. Highly recommended - Thanks Ramesh - our family had a great time.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Manoj T wrote a review Jul 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands50 contributions61 helpful votes
I contacted Ramesh after a favorable referral from a close friend. Ramesh provided us with an SUV driven by Mr. Surrendera for two days for local Jaipur sightseeing and travel. There was none of the how many hours you need business. The car was available for the day as needed which was very practical. The car was neat and well kept, the driver, Mr. Surrendera was polite, extremely helpful, and knowledgeable. He navigated us to the places we wanted to visit and was a good source of tips and advice. I highly recommend “India by Car and Driver” for any travel/tour needs
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Ruth A wrote a review Jul 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
We travelled as a couple with this company. It was our first time here and admittedly we were wary about one or 2 things, but we needn't have been, we were very well looked after, our driver Raj was great, we cannot praise him highly enough.... We were picked up from the airport and warmly welcomed by Raj, who quickly introduced us to the mania that is Delhi traffic! However, he was a careful driver and we felt safe. He provided us with much useful information on all the areas we travelled, including dos and don'ts for the tourist sites. We stayed in Delhi for our first night, then onto Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and a few others sites, before moving on to Jaipur for a few days, then finally back to Delhi....The company provided a guide for us in Agra, and also for some sites in Jaipur....Both guides were good. Part way through our Jaipur stay we met Ramesh, the company owner, to finalise the payment, we enjoyed taking to him, and he treated us to some delicious saffron tea and nibbles.... A big plus in my I'd been a bit apprehensive about using public bathrooms in India, as I'd read some negative things, but we only stopped at clean facilities with available western style toilets...A small thing to some but it made a big difference to my overall enjoyment....Had we travelled alone we wouldn't have known where best to go for such things! The only slight blemish (which I add only in aim of a balanced review) was being taken to a rug shop by the guide in Agra, who presumably takes a cut of any sales. We felt obliged to buy something, even though we had no use for a rug - it's not really an impulse buy sort of thing. So we came away with a very small souvenir sized one.... I put this down to the guide, not the company though, I realise it's been difficult for those in the tourism industry so everyone is keen to make as much money as they can now. Overall, we've had an absolutely amazing holiday, which was made by the fantastic service we received from these guys, and at a very reasonable cost too! We wouldn't hesitate to use them again, and given how much we enjoyed it we certainly plan to come back and visit more of this vibrant country.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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