India By Car and Driver
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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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David T
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This was a very reliable service with friendly drivers, high quality cars and reasonable prices. Very professional to deal with - everything was easy.
Written 4 April 2024
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Isaac M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I had an incredible time. Was taken such good care of by our two drivers Monu and Inshaf, they were so easy to communicate with and made us feel safe and welcome in india! Ramesh was very attentive and available at all time.
Written 4 April 2024
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Pen10poppy
United Kingdom302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Simply the best way to tour India - from the initially booking phase to travelling on our tour, this was the best and easiest way to see this amazing but chaotic country.

We did a tour of the highlights of Rajasthan & Shimla (Delhi, Agra, Rathambore, Bundi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur & Shimla) in 2 weeks with our wonderful driver Raj. He made everything so simple and was accommodating to all our requests. Raj was the best driver in the chaos that is the Indian roads. He was always on time, the car was spotless and each and every day he kept our energy up with fun jokes and stories. By the end of the tour we felt like Raj was part of our family. Raj provided numerous excellent restaurant recommendations & helped with the booking of these when required. If you get him as your driver you will have won the jackpot for your time in India.

The tour booking process with Ramesh was simple and he was accommodating to all our suggestions for stops and sights as we like to pack a lot in our days. In each city we had excellent English speaking guides that helped us buy tickets for monuments, navigate markets and provide lots of useful information.

Highly recommend this company when looking to book travel to India - you won't regret it.
Written 3 April 2024
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María González
New Delhi, India2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed a lot and the trip was very well organised. Kerala is a very nice land at the south of India and we took many pictures and had a wonderful time. India by car and driver has done an amazing job.
Written 31 March 2024
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Eloy G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We have discovered the charm of Kerala, the color of its landscapes and the kindness of its people. Perfectly organized and carried out. We will travel with them again
Written 31 March 2024
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Vera M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This company do exactly what the name says. From start to finish we were in the capable hands of our driver, Raj. We had such confidence in the expert way he navigated the streets of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra that we always felt totally safe. Added to that he could tell us details about sights we were passing and give us helpful information about places to visit which we would not have found. Our itinerary had been organised before we arrived, with hotels booked and English speaking guides pre booked to take us around points of interest. Nevertheless, Raj was flexible when we asked to adjust our tour timings to give us more rest times. He soon got to know us well and then suggested visits that would suit our interests. He was what made this trip so relaxed, so enjoyable and so memorable. Thanks to India by Car and Driver and special thanks to Raj.
Written 10 March 2024
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Chateaurenard, France19,816 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I must admit I was somewhat reluctant to engage with an unknown company in a country I had only visited once before and that time by cruise ship. However any fears were quickly dispelled by Ramesh's excellent communication. He managed to save me around €300 for the hotels I had originally booked with other well-known hotel reservation websites, so don't hesitate to ask him for a quote. He was honest enough to tell me to keep my bookings when what I had found before was cheaper. The only irritating thing was the links he sent me to make a credit card payment never worked. However I was able to use my card to pay the balance once in India without problem.
Raju, our driver, also gave excellent service. He was always cheerful, patient and respectful. His comfortable car (a Scorpio) was always kept spotlessly clean. He was always punctual and of good advice when we requested it. He is an ace at mastering the anarchy that pervails on Indian roads (zero lane discipline, vehicles driving in the wrong direction, wandering pedestrians and cattle about whom Raju jokingly referred to as being the police).
Written 8 March 2024
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Ryan A
London, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We (my partner and I) had 4 days of touring planned with Rahul as our dedicated driver. Starting in Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.

Everything was excellent, from the pre booking experience to the quality of the vehicle and all the small details that went along with it.

Rahul was excellent. Very courteous, and we'll organised. Always on time and very accomodating. He did an excellent job reading our needs and energy levels, and balancing the tours, suggestions and then timings to suit.

Rahul was a safe and courteous driver with immense patience. His knowlege of good places to eat, stop, rest, etc was impeccable and he is a key part of why our trip was such a success.

A big thank you to Rahul and Ramesh for being an integral part of why we've had such an amazing experience in India. I can't recommend them more!
Written 5 March 2024
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Silhat
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We used India by car and driver to do a Rajasthan tour, 16 nights in total. Our itinerary : New Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Agra and New Delhi. We chose the Oberoi hotels throughout the trip except in Jodhpur (Raas hotel) and two nights at the taj palace in Udaipur.

The booking process was great.M. Meena listened to what we wanted, made us an itinerary suggestion and listen to all our ideas to modify it (hotels we would preferred, visits to add and so on). At the end, we got the perfect trip. Great communication with Ramesh Meena. Thank you.

When we arrived in Delhi, we were welcomed at the airport and the trip began. We had no issue : the guides were always on time, all the visits were made, there was no hidden cost. It was exactly what we planned.

Our driver, Sushil, was excellent. And, to be clear, you need to have a good driver in India. He was calm, very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful trip thanks to him. Sushil was always on time. He always listened if we wanted to change or add visits or shopping stops….The last day in Delhi, as our plane was in the evening, he added some visits that were not planned which was really nice. Thanks Sushil.

During our trip we were constantly in contact with M. Meena if we need some last minute changes or if we had some questions. He is very friendly and highly professional.

We highly recommend India by car and driver. Don’t hesitate to book with them. Thank you again for a wonderful trip. If / when we go back to India, we will definitely book with them.
Written 22 February 2024
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Explorer603646
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We’ve just finished our tour of New Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore and Jaipur, and it was absolutely fantastic. Using India by Car and by Driver was the best decision I’ve made. It couldn’t have been better. From the moment our wonderful driver Raju collected us from the airport, he made us feel welcome and very relaxed. He was always so happy, it was a delight to spend time with him. We booked a few excursions independently, and he always ensured we made it to the correct meeting point, and even took the guides number to ensure we were collected immediately after the excursion ended. Having never travelled India before, Raju made us feel so safe. He went above and beyond what we ever expected.
The roads of India can be quite overwhelming, but Raju’s driving made us feel completely at ease.
Me and my family cannot wait to explore other areas of India and we’ve already been in touch with Ramesh to discuss other trip options.
I’d 100% recommend using them to everyone.
Thank you again for making our whole experience so wonderful Raju!
Written 22 February 2024
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