We found a very helpful, reasonable travel agent in Delhi: Highland Tours
& Travel; 2,Bhagat Singh Market, New Delhi. Phone (11)334-3430 or
336-0217. Ask for Hanif or Kamal Gupta. They are able to arrange trips
to Rajisthan, trekking tours of Kashmir, tours of Delhi area, etc. They
can set up the Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi-Agra-Jaipur if you want. Highland was able to arrange for reasonable hotel rates for us--it seemed that they got a discount--and they picked us up at the airport and train station. This was a great service, as in Delhi, most of the taxi drivers
are waiting to rip you off big time. Even if you don't go on a tour
through Highland Tours, they can set up drivers for you and can do airport/train station pickups, as well as hotel reservations. You can get
a driver for half a day, all day, or a driver to drive you on a tour of Rajisthan, etc. Best of all, Hanif and Gupta were very nice people--very friendly and easy to deal with. This is the reason we are recommending
them. They helped us a lot on our trip to India in October-December 1996.
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to have your travel agent
or hotel send a driver to pick you up at the airport when you arrive in
the country. The touts really will rip you off. There are stories of
people being driven to Agra "because there are no hotel rooms in Delhi"
and we met people who had paid $100 cab fares. When we made our hotel reservations for the first night in Delhi, we asked the hotel to send a driver. It cost about $10 U.S. After that, we had our travel agent pick
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