Many of our guests, delighted with a beautiful holiday enjoyed with their near and dear ones give us an opportunity to provide our services the next time they plan a trip. They drive us on and make sure that we deliver them not just newer and a better itineraries but the best possible vacation. Over the years, our guests have encouraged us to explore new regions, open up new routes, provide new itineraries and recommend them the trips that have never been offered before. They are the source of encouragement and the reason why we are able to give them the best and provide them with all that they fancy and more..
Should you need reference or would like to speak with any of our guests who have been on a particular trip with us, we'd be happy to put you in touch with them.
Name: Gerard Calais, France 13 April 1979.
I have nothing but praise for Nazir, every time I sent a request for a quote or reservation, I have received quick and informative replies with hours and no body can ask more. We had great holiday thanks once again.
Name: Mr. & Mrs. Williams, USA 11 May 1979
Finding a genuine and experienced tour operator is a must to enjoy the travel. If it is traveling to Kashmir India I rely upon a travel agent Nazir for my travel needs. They are offering their efficient service in this sector for more than years with vast knowledge about all destinations in n around. They have been arranging my travel to Kashmir & Ladakh for about 69 years and i am very much satisfied with their service. I can recommend this company for your travel deals. regards & happy holidays
Name: Susan , Belgium 19 June 1980
We had a beautiful journey with many impressions and experiences, which went much too fast to end, us however still for a long time in memory will remain, particularly Ladakh, not least because everything were so well organized. Thank you! A good new year wishes for your family.
Name: Hide Flakk , Norway 14 August 1981
Hello, as we've now been home just a week, I wanted to share with you the experiences in Kashmir with your company. This trip represented almost three years of dreaming and planning, and I have to say we were nervous about it. The remarkably talented, humorous, and bright Nazir surely put our fears to rest! I imagine that all of your guides are competent and friendly, but Nazir is really something special. You are very fortunate to have such a flawless English speaker, passionate historian, and tremendously likable person as Nazir to represent this company. Thanks and wish you luck.
Name: Kathy and Allison , Austria 12 November 1982
Our trip was an unparalleled success, and I hope that telling of our experience will help increase responsible tourism in beautiful Kashmir so that others will come to love the country as we do. Again, thank you for a wonderful vacation that we will never forget. Great holiday planers.
Name: Laura, Paris 12 July 1983
How can we praise you enough for the fantastic trip that you arranged for us? We were expecting to have a wonderful time but everything exceeded our expectations. We had the time of our lives.....both my husband and I enjoyed every minute of every adventure. We were so happy to get to share the Kashmir Festival with you. You were great to take us to all the events and spend the time with us. It was such a great experience that we'll never forget. I am trying to get my pictures so that I can post some to you. Nazir, thank you so very, very much for everything you did to make our trip so special.
Name: Robert , Victoria , Marry, Julia, Jaime Bloxom & Jeanne, Australia 27 June 1984
Hi Nazir & Kolu Family, trout fishing trip in the Pahalgam Kashmir is a true challenge. The fisherman is a globe-fisher and the sporting fish has all it sense and merge the geographical variety, cultural and human of the deeply felt Kashmir . Beautiful country, fantastic adventure and fishing trip. Thanks once again for such a lovely trip to Kashmir.
Name: Gina Beck, USA 19 July 1985
Hey Naaz, "The trip was an awesome experience in so many ways: thrilling rafting, friendly people, fabulous food. An experience I would heartily recommend to anyone interested in pushing themselves & encountering unique environment. Intense days on the river with restful nights camping alongside the river; meeting friendly & generous locals, all aspects of the trip flow like a series of snap shots forever etched on my mind". Kashmir & Ladakh is really Paradise on Earth.
Name: Barbra , England 17 Feb 1985
Nazir, Just a short note to thank you for your assistance during our bookings etc, everything you arranged for us was perfect. We have recommended you to our friends and will certainly be contacting you for our planned trip to Kashmir & Ladakh next year.
Name: Brooks and Family - Cusco Peru 9 July 1986
"Abdul was an excellent guide, I would highly recommend him to my friends. His knowledge, attitude and friendliness was commendable. Nabha was an excellent cook and went to a lot of trouble to feed us well and help keep our energy levels up. The Sonmarg trek itself was awe inspiring - everyday different and very beautiful. The horsemen were also very helpful.
Thank you to the whole team!"
Name: Michal and Group, Sweden 6 August 1987
Excellent focus on safety and comfort of the whole group. Exceeded expectations and friendliness / hospitality and also the food. Now know that just around the corner sometimes takes an hour!!, but enjoyed every minute of a challenging hike." "Very good experience that will always be remembered. Very good team + excellent service. Highly recommend. Overall, excellent experience. Will come back again sometime."
Name: Lida Serrano, Rome Italy 29 September 1987
Yes, everything is in order: the late checkout arrangement & the food for the past 2 days were very good. My group is very happy with your tour and service provided by you Nazir.
Name: Janet & Michal Jones, USA 06 November 1987
We both enjoyed the trip, the guide and everything what you included in the program. The people there are unbelievable friendly and it is a pleasure to see how hospitable they are. the houseboats stay was a great experience for me.
If its is okay with you, I will distribute your details to my friends, who are interested in the same or a similar tour. I will contact you again in the next couple of weeks, because I would like to do a tour with you in the Ladakh region, as I now know, how professional your tour planning and program is, thanks for lovely trip and we will see you soon again.
Name: Ruthey Proctor, Atlanta Georgia , 24 May 1988
Hello, My wife and I recently enjoyed your houseboats and sightseeing Tour of Kashmir city with two of our friends, we would like to express our thanks for the high quality of support and organization delivered by your company. The guides and drivers that accompanied us need to be congratulated for the high standard of their input over the whole journey. I have no hesitation in recommending your company to friends and colleagues who are interested in visiting Vietnam , I intend to revisit two of the locations we saw this year and will definitely be in touch to arrange that.
Name: Zalaihah BT. Hussain, Malaysia 13 March 1989
In between we are safe and sound back in the Kuala Lumpur . We like to thank you once again for the excellent Grand Package Tour. We are experienced travelers but we never did a trip which was so well organized. We got a good impression of your beautiful country and its charming people and we will recommend Kashmir Open Tour to our friends and once we'll be back.
Name: Toshika Hurakami, Tokyo Japan , 9 September 1989
I would like to say thanks for the great trip. Our tour guides (Lan Yin and Duong in Sapa) done a very great job and I would like to say thousand thanks for the great hospitality. I really enjoy during my 8 days visit there. Thanks
Name: Pat P. Feiffer, USA 10 May 1990
KASHMIR WAS FABULOUS! Thank you for the expertise and the assistance of STS for making our vacation so very memorable.
Name: Clandette Calais , France 24 August 1990
I'm sorry I did not have time last week to write to tell you how satisfied we were with the trip to Kashmir . The whole group was very happy with the programme, for most of them it was their first time in Kashmir and many of them want to come back some time and visit further.
Name: Suzanne Salomon, Isreal 2 September 1991
I would like to thank you for your fine service to us during our short trip. Since then, I have introduced a few friends to your company and you had also given my contact to some lady, who called me to ask about your services. I hope she did take the tour. I am happy to be of help to you.
Name: Jean Wong, Taipei Taiwan 11 June 1991
I am back in the office (Monday), and wanted to say "thanks" that you did come through with a great driver: - Ahad. Thanks so much as everyone on the tour really enjoyed his commentary, driving, humor, and kindness. He was great with all. The houseboats were great, and all had a wonderful trip.
Name: Peter Johnson, England 5 May 1992
The trip your company helped us plan was a truly wonderful experience that I know I will never forget."
Name: Kelly, Paris France , 16 October 1993
Kathy & I had a great time on the trip. We had many good laughs with the challenge of driving, the Sonmarg Mountain 's were spectacular and the Houseboats Stay was wonderful!
Name: Mr/Mrs. Nicolas , Victoria , Australia 17 June 1994
I would highly recommend your services so far. The day tour in Pahalgam, Gulmarg & Sonmarg was informative and also very flexible. I was very happy not only to experience the important Gardens and Shrine's in Srinagar, but also the local activities, cuisine and way of life in Kashmir. I found Mr. Nazir exceptionally helpful and a pleasure to see Nazir.. Thanks for lovely trip we will come back soon.
Name: Mr. Schrijver & Family , Belgium 5 May 1995
I have spent wonderful vacations with the help of your company that in a very short time organized for me a trip to Kashmir and Ladakh. The organization of the trip was impeccable and I recommend your company to any traveler. The staff of the agency even found for me a lost photo camera and Houseboat it to my home in Belgium.
Name: Mr. Ja Pang & Family , Taiwan 16 October 1996
We have arrived back in Taipei yesterday and had a great time. I must particularly compliment your company and you on the fantastic level of service you have provided and to my friends and me.
Name: Mr. John Peterson & Family , USA 6 November 1997
We have just returned home after spending 4 wonderful days in Kashmir . We cannot thank your staff enough for the personal attention. First I want to thank Mr. Nazir for the many months of planning. Our guides were great. They made everything so easy and they were so knowledgeable about the country.
Name: Michal Jones, USA 15 January 1998
I have used your services the 2 ND time I visited Kashmir (specifically Nazir) and I have also used them again this time around. As usual, Mr. Nazir and staff have always been courteous, prompt, and very professional in handling all of my travel and booking needs. I simply cannot say enough about how great their services are and I will continue to use them so long as they maintain their current service level. I hope you will enjoy your trip in beautiful and exotic Kashmir.
Name: Mrs Hoang-Yen Luong-Si, California , USA 17 December 1999
My family of 5 had a great time in Kashmir , and I want to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the excellent and personal service you have provided to us. You always tried to get us the best of sightseeing tours & houseboats stay, and we truly appreciate this. Rest assured that your company will receive excellent review from us. Again, thank you very much for your help in making our travel successful and memorable.
Name: Mr. Chan Lee, Beijing China, 15 April 2000
We enjoyed our trip to Kashmir very much. We were impressed by the excellent service from your company. The guides were very knowledgeable and reliable, everything worked out as planned. Overall was a great experience. I will certainly recommend your company.
Name: Mr. Jenny Wong, Taipei Taiwan 15 June 2001
We would like to thank you both for your co-operation and professional manner in which you handle our accommodation bookings for our trip throughout Kashmir and will not hesitate to pass on your website to people that we know who will be travelling through Kashmir in the future. Thank you again.
Name: Madelaine Faltin , Switzerland 19, October 2002
We had an awesome time in Kashmir . We learned a lot about this fantastic country. We truly enjoyed travelling with your company. The guides were very friendly and caring. It was an eye-opening experience for us to stay in houseboats. Thanks again for your great planning and organization. We will definitely revisit Kashmir in the future.
Name: Judy Lee Yan Hong Kong 7 September 2003
What a magical country! We loved Kashmir and the trip could not have been more perfect... Thanks Nazir
Name: Wendy, Terry, Mick, & Peter England - 24 September 2004
This trek was so cool! I loved the mountains and valleys! This was the best holiday ever! The scenery was amazing and the stars were beautiful also. Everything was so exciting and new and different! Also a lot of fun! Thank you Nazir and team!! For such a beautiful holiday and last stay in beautiful houseboats we will come back soon.
Name: Ajay Garg, 12 December Mumbai India 2005
Hi Nazir & Hilal,
This must be the best services I've ever had online. I'm sure I'll be back for more holidaying in your state.
Name: Lee Wong, Hong Kong 11 January 2006
Received your vouchers promptly and thank you once again for your excellent service and attention, Your website is excellent and I would definitely use Travel Excellence again should the opportunity arises and I would definitely recommend my friends to you. Thanks once again.
Name: Michal & Jean, Italy 2 October 2007
Thanks so much for following up on this for me. Yes, we had a marvellous time and would very much like to return soon. The service from Travel Excellence & Kolu Houseboats was efficient and responsive and we wouldn't hesitate to use your services again or recommend you to others. Mr. Kolu in this age attended us personally felt like you are home Many thanks & regards to Mr. Kolu,
Name: Mr. Malik & Family New Delhi India, 2 May 2008
Hilal, Just a quick note to thank you for your courtesy, and professionalism. If every one I dealt with in business was the same, I would be a very contented and a happy man. Thanks once again, Thanks for wonderful holiday designed by you
Name: Mr. Lu Yuanqiang, China 25 May 2008
Nazir our Tour was fantastic and better than we could have hoped. Our guide was funny and kept us entertained always, very informative as well. The lunch was the best so far. The thing we saw, gave us a real insight to life in Kashmir . Nazir you are very special person. We can not wait to come back and meet you next year, we hope
Name: Joan, Denmark 16 September 2008
Just a great big thank you from me and my companion for the excellent service you and your firm had provided us. Our stay at the Srinagar in your houseboats was the best experience you made our holiday memorable for rest of out life.
Name: Rauf Omar, South Africa 25 December 2008
Hilal we would like to thank you both for your co-operation and professional manner in which you handle our accommodation bookings for our trip throughout Kashmir and will not hesitate to pass on your website to people that we know who will be travelling through Kashmir in the future. Thank you again.
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