Just wanted to put a post on here recommending an Indian based travel company for anyone thinking of a trip to this amazing country. They are Legends & Palaces at http://www.legendsandpalaces.com and are run by an incredible man called V.P. Singh.
My wife and I had a wonderful trip in April 2012 with them. We went on the Foothills & Corbett tour with a few slight adjustments. From the moment that I first emailed Mr. Singh to the moment that we eventually left India everything about this company was first class. Mr. Singh could not have been more helpful in organising our trip and tailor made it to suit us perfectly.
He was in constant contact with us despite sometimes being on tour himself. The instructions that he sent out prior to our trip were superb and on arrival everything went exactly according to plan leaving us completely stress free. Mr. Singh remained in contact with us throughout our trip to make sure everything was OK and on the one day that we needed to change our travel arrangements due to a slight tummy upset all it took was one phone call and eveything was sorted.
The hotels that Mr. Singh selected were completely varied and, without exception, outstanding. The guides were generally all very knowledgable, fun & friendly and despite our driver having very limited English we wouldn't have swapped him for the world.
In Shimla we met the man himself (he spent a whole day travelling just to meet us!) and he even bought us dinner! India proved to be an amazing country and L&P an amazing company run by an amazing man at amazing prices! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.