Bottom line up front: I am a dedicated Five Senses customer and a big fan!
Actually, I should say that I’m a repeat Five Senses customer, as I now rely on them exclusively to help me plan all my travel in India.
Most recently, I took a trip to Jodhpur. Now, I’m not the typical foreign tourist. First, I live in India six months out of every twelve, so I’m reasonably comfortable and familiar with things. More importantly, I love Indian food – all of it – from Andhra to Rajasthan to Goa, and everything in between. Next, I’m a huge history buff, and India’s history, its kingdoms and empires, battles and conquests, customs and innovations, are all fascinating to me. However, it’s difficult to find a tour company or a guide who in India who understand how to craft an experience for someone with my particular interests, both historical and gastronomical.
I should say it WAS difficult! Until I found Five Senses. All of my trips with 5 Senses have been carefully planned and curated to satisfy not only my historical curiosity, but also my culinary interests. On this trip, the Five Senses staff were experts in navigating around Jodhpur, explaining the significance of everything I saw, from forts to palaces to the stark beauty of the desert, all while making me feel less like a client and more like an old friend with whom they wanted to share their India.
In a nutshell – the tour was great, the city was great, the places they took me to eat were great, the guides were great…for what more could one ask?