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Testimonials
 

VAIBHAV & SHAILY ACHARYA

(drove around the gorgeous fjords of Norway in Sept 2019)

A travel passionate team’s work reflected in the form of a very detailed and well planned holiday which was tailored to our preferences with a daily support at all times.The team is excellent at making sure that each day is memorable. Our trip to Norway was very well spent and a good itinerary and planning credit goes to the team at Happy Monk.. looking forward to using their services from now on for any small/big vacations.. a big thank you to Rishi and Priyadarshini for making the trip the most memorable one for us.

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ADITI DALMIA

((witnessed the Great Migration of wildebeests in Tanzania in June 2019)

Thank you Rishi and Priyadarshini for a very well planned itinerary, great suggestions and attention to details:) we had a Lovely trip!

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CHARU VAISHNAV

(partied hard in United Kingdom to bring in the new year)

Happy Monk Holidays ! A big shoutout to you guys ! Happy and Rishi you guys are really amazing , we had an incredible time in United Kingdom , all thanks to the “Detailed” itinerary, oh my God it was so meticulously drafted, keeping all our tastes in mind and contained instructions & details upto the minute level. 
And guys a well deserved bow to your patience and calmness , going out of the way to help us with last minute changes and making things so smoot
h for us !

We will surely recommend Happy Monk Holidays to all , as these guys are masters in creating beautiful memories . 
Keep up the good work guys. Wishing you lots of success and happiness 
Cheers!

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ABHISHEK JAIN

(explored Rajasthan with his family in December 2018)

We all want to say thank you Happy Monk Holidays for everything you did to ensure we had the best vacation!! We had a Fantastic time. Everything was arranged professionally and worked out well for us. 
The best part of the trip was the information We received from Rishi. He had all the details about the cities we all visited n he planned things accordingly. Thanks once again Rishi n Happy, looking forward for many more memories with you guys.

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SHIVIKA RATHORE

(loved every minute of her quick getaway to Dubai & Maldives in December 2018)

Thank u so much guys for planning our trip to Dubai & Maldives in such a short span of time. We enjoyed every single minute of it. Thank u for answering our queries 24*7 and arranging everything so well. We would love to plan more such holidays with your team. 
Shivika & Jitendra

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DEEPIKA JAIN DUGAR

(found happiness in the land of happiness – Bhutan – in April 2018)

Happy Monk Holidays, Thank you for organising such a superb trip to BHUTAN!! 

It most definitely is the land of happiness! The people of Bhutan specially, we have fallen in love with, along with the beauty of the country..

Special mention here to our guide Mr Sagar and our driver Mr Namgey.. the most amazing and helpful souls I have met.. they did not flinch when it came to assisting the group for anything during the entire trip..always smiling and helping us in every way possible 

The highlight of our trip was when we met the King and the Queen of Bhutan at a monastery in Wangdue where the king had hosted a lunch for the entire village!
For a nation that values its Gross National Happiness above everything else, it is amazing to see the King trying to bring peace and prosperity by bringing the Bhutanese together and mingling with all the villiagers..More than a lesson in governance, it’s a lesson in humanity!

Last but not the least, I will not hesitate in recommending Happy Monk Holidays to anyone who is interested in a trip to Bhutan!!

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SHILP​I PATNI

(Had a memorable honeymoon with Sheetal Kumar Ajamera in Europe in June 2017)

How I wish I had an option to extend my holidays and ask you guys for more. Thank you HappyMonk for an amazingly detailed itinerary with the best possible options that we could actually go for during our 12 days holiday. Every minutest detail was well taken care of (I was actually surprised to see such a lengthy document initially and was unsure if I would really use it, but to my surprise it was like real time support to us on the road). While language became a challenge, the itinerary served as a perfect guide to choose from the local transport & directions- to the extent that we knew which bus/ tram/ train to take even at midnight. 
Hotel locations were perfectly chosen to make it convenient for us to travel anywhere and visit all attractions comfortably. 
Thanks for guiding us through the vegetarian meal options, places to visit and things to do. 
I loved the key note section everywhere and special tips mentioned for him 😉 
While our special interests were very well considered, we loved the thermal spa in Budapest very much. It was truly amazing. 
And how can i miss the surprise element ! The sparkling wine made it even more special;) 
Thank you for your consistent support throughout! We actually never hesitated to bug you with our queries at any time of the day. From the moment we left mumbai to the time we reached back home, you guys have been with us completely. From “what to pack”, mobile connectivity, hotels, transit, places to visit and things to do, where to eat (n drink;), shopping – i dont remember if anything was missed out. 
This was a very special trip to both of us. Thank you once again for giving us a perfect memory for lifetime. 
It was surely more than just planning our travel but helping us till the last moment. I really look forward to coming back to you with our next plans soon:) 

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VIKRAM SINGH NATHAWAT

(Loved every minute of his trip to Europe in June 2017)

At the outset, Thank you Happy Monk Holidays for arranging such a mesmerising and best ever holidays for us. Indeed , we were little sceptical looking at 34 page itinerary when we booked with you but as we went along , we realised to what perfection Happy Monk Holidays take their job…every minutest of the detail was mentioned and that made every minute spent worth in our 16 days long ( We never realised when it came to end.. you planned it so power packed) tour covering Milan, Venice, Capri, Florence, Rome, Annecy and Paris….aahhh … did I miss anything … Yes I did… how can we forget small “MUST TO DO “ list which you perfectly included in our itinerary right from “Panzerotto, at Luni, Bepi’s House, Leaning Bell Tower, Caffe Florian Venezia ( Oldest café in Venice) , Leaning Tower of Pisa, Gelato at Amorino ( Rose one I really loved) , Leather bag shopping, amazing stay at Capri with myself trying my hands on cooking.. though my wife ate out only :) . Blue Grotto timing was perfect, not only it gave best view, it saved wait time basis your suggestions. I cant even write about our experience in Rome, at day 3 end we felt like romans do… 40 Km of walk covering each and every Piazzas made us feel local . We really loved street performances and even captured few of them and relish them now. Annecy was beautiful and appreciate your recommendation to include the same in itinerary. Paris again was great fun especially Pierre Herme for Macarons and falafel at the most famous place. We cannot forget view of Eiffel Tower from secret platform you suggested. 

Amazing, beautiful, Mesmerising holidays came to end but every moment is inched deep in our memory forever … Thank you Happy Monk Holiday…. Take a Bow, you deserve it. #Besttravelcompany #Recommededtravelcompany #Besteuropetravel

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GAYATRI NATHAWAT

(Explored Italy & France in June 2017)

Thanks so much Happy Monk Holidays for planning such a wonderful and amazing holiday to Italy and France for us. Each and every detail about places to visit with their history and relevance, precise information of how to reach there, famous restaurants was mentioned in the itinerary. Had great time and definitely recommend you to our family and friends.

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MINNAKSHI YADAV

(Chilled with her girl gang in Chikmagalur in February 2017)

Chikmanglur coffee trails…

Thank you Priyadarshini for this amazing and well coordinated trip. This was my second trip with Happy Monk Holidays and we thouroly enjoyed it. Appreciate the way you guys kept in touch throughout the schedule.keep up the good work
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PRIYA SAHANI VARMA

(Celebrated her 2nd anniversary in Singapore in January 2017)

Happy Monk Holidays thank you so much for such an amazingly planned Singapore trip. Each and everything was planned very minutely. Right from transport, restaurant options, shopping, entertainment everything was taken care off we need not had to worry about anything. Our day at sentosa resort and universal studio was well routed we could complete each and every attraction/ride. We just had to refer the itinerary given by you thanks for such well planned customised itinerary. Explaining / Guiding us for every single destination and getting back to hotel (like GOOGLE) was beautifully managed. Thank you. Cheers 🍻

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AKSHAT LOYALKA

(Caught the Northern Lights in Finland with Astha Agarwal Loyalka in February 2017)

We did our tour of Finland with them.
It was nicely planned. The timings n the transportation details were most accurate !
It was an excellent holiday filled with amazing activities !!

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SANDEEP DESAI

(Overcame his apprehensions of a road trip in India in December 2016)

A road trip in Rajasthan to get closer to the history of the Raj, experience the sand dunes of Jaisalmer and provide our kids a flavour of India – while the idea was exotic, we were unable to move to planning and execution and had reconciled to another regular holiday. That was before I got in touch with Happy Monk. After getting only a short brief on what we had in mind, Rishi and Happy put together an itinerary that satisfied almost everything on our wish list. Rishi also k…ept us grounded on the practical aspects of quality of roads etc so that the travel time in the car was super efficient. As the trip drew closer, Rishi and Happy were our Consultants available 24X7 on tips regarding packing, shopping, food for kids, demonetisation implications etc.

And then the trip. Rishi and Happy were with us every step of the way from the time we landed with the beautiful welcome gifts, reminders and practical suggestions on every place. Jaipur, Udaipur, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh, Jodhpur, Khimsar, they were with us every place. And also a source of great moral support when I got my wallet picked. From the sunrise and sunsets in the deserts of Jaisalmer and Khimsar, the incredible Rajput history that makes the Game of Thrones seem boring, to the colourful culture with its folk songs and dances, it was a truly memorable trip. Now even the kids say “Incredible India”.

Thank you Happy Monk!!

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TANUSHRI VIJAYAVARGIA​​

(Relaxed in sunkissed Koh Samui in Dec 2016)

Marvelous, The planning, the execution, and the overall vacation.. 
Vacations with a toddler are not vacations, they are just change of locations, even more are difficult to plan them as all the factors keeping them mind makes your choices very limited. We were at a total loss in choosing anything right from the location to other details, and in comes Happy Monk Holidays, they not only suggested us the location but also ensured that all our toddler requirements were taken care of, the trip, along with our stay and itinerary was very well planned. They personalized our vacation to suit not only our needs but also to make it enjoyable for our toddler. They also suggested us good Indian restaurant nearby our resort which was a big help because we easily sourced food for our son from there, 
Our day trip was very well planned and we could enjoy without worrying about self exploring nearby areas as we had received a detailed guide before our trip about what can be done, All we had to do to pack our bags and show up at the location. 
The surprise gift that we received when we were checking in was very thoughtful and we ended up using it throughout our trip for our beach excursions. I must say they thought it all ☺
All in all, Happy Monk Holidays put in a lot of effort for our vacation and we had lots of fun. 
Good Going …Thanks Happy and Rishi for putting in so much effort.

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Prof ​​MJ BHENDE

(Took that long awaited holiday to witness the gorgeousness of the Golden Temple, Taj & Delhi in Oct 2016)

​Dear Rishi, today was the last leg of our week long tour. It was nice experience. Unlike other tour operators, you and your team are trying to establish personal rapport with your customers. This is really a good gesture. Similarly, you are mentoring / grooming the taxi operators & more specifically the drivers. This will go a long way in developing good will among the tourist.

We enjoyed our trip and look forward for many more in near future.

We wish you and your team a very happy Dipawali in advance.

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​PATRICIA FUSCO

(Flew from Perth, Australia only to be stunned by the Taj Mahal in Sept 2016)

Thank you so much for organising an amazing stay on our recent trip to India. Our guide from Agra to the Taj Mahal, Fort and other sights was by far one of the best we have encountered anywhere in our travels. Nothing was too much trouble. Our sincere thanks to him.  Our driver, who drove us around for two days made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Thank you Happy Monk Holidays, keep up the good work.

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MINNAKSHI YADAV
(Loved her all-girls getaway in Coorg in May 2016)

Wonderful!!! 
I was planning an all girls trip to Coorg for a long time but for some reason or other it was not getting materialised. It was then I was came to know about Happy Monk Holidays. Wish I could give them 10 stars. Let’s start with the planning stage. For a lazybum like me in planning, our travel agency was of great help as it reached out to us quickly and proposed an itinerary that included everything we wanted plus additional options to consider. The itinerary was detailed, and listed activities and destinations, accommodations in the various destinations and included proposed meal/restaurant options. They were extremely responsive to my emails and requests and provided valuable advice based on local knowledge. Once we landed in our Resort at Coorg we were greeted by our the attendant there who briefed us about our schedule and also about all the events which they hv planned for us. From start to finish everything ran efficiently. We visited locales we wanted to see and even saw some places we didn’t expect to see. Our breakfasts were included and and other food which we ordered were also reasonably priced with great taste. Our accommodations were also well-chosen. And the best part was that there were surprises which the our travel agent and resort people had arranged along the way which added that touch that they genuinely cared about our experience. We were so happy from start to the end of our trip. Thank you HMH for making this vacation a memorable one!!!!

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RITI DAS DHANKAR

(Traveled solo to Prague & Paris in May 2016)

For someone who manages to trip and fall on every third step that is taken, travelling alone that too in Europe seemed to be quite a scary thought. Well… Not for me, but for my family. So, i had to make sure that i assure them that their jigar ka tukda would be safe and sound and would be making all the right choices. But again, they know me.. So my choices being the guarantee for the places i stayed and the travels i made would be a nightmare for them.

I racked my brains and suddenly remembered speaking with a senior of mine from school about the travel agency that she opened with a partner. I had seen the pictures and knew Happy Monk Holidays would be the perfect option since i would be comfortable with them too.

I was surprised and pleased to see that even though my travel was planned at the last moment, Happy Monk Holidays not only gave me ALL the things I had asked for but also gave me such a customised and well planned itinerary that by the time i left for the trip, i was confident and knew they had my back.

From explaining me the route from the bus stand to chalking out the exact location of my hostel to explaining which metro to board to telling me all about the fun things happening around the places i stayed to giving an amazing list of all the eating joints, every single thing was painstakingly planned with great details.

Thanks to Happy Monk Holidays that i had such an awesome time in Prague and Paris and for giving me the best options for travel from Berlin to Prague to Paris to Essen.

You are so warm and so detailed that its been a pleasure to have my travel planned by you and i am sure i would again come to you whenever i travel next (that is, if you guys would still have me 😉

Awesome work!! Loved it. Cheers!

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RHYS EAPEN

(Traveled with Priyanka Sahani to Central Europe in Feb 2016)

Let me start with how very well was the itenary planned ! Thank u you guys for one hell of a trip! We had the time of our lives . The live support u guys gave us while we were on the trip was so amazing. Every little detail was taken care of by YOU. And like the saying goes, “Perfection lies in the little things that we do.” This trip was nothing short of perfect. It was basically a hassle free travel. U’ll  predicted the glitches before the trip and made the necessary arrangements. It was superbly organised. The best part was you made it really easy for non frequent travellers and first time visitors to enjoy the various destinations planned. Oh and yes we did nothing except for showing up for the visa interviews and giving our constant approvals from time to time. 
Almost forgot the personalised touch made it so very memorable for us. Keep it up! 

HMH are our official HOLIDAY MAKERS now on. And we can’t wait for u’ll to plan our next vacation or rather make our next holiday.

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SHWETA MAHENDRU
Although I had planned a trip to Italy, I thought of taking a second opinion from a good friend, Priyadarshani and I am glad I did.
One of the highlights of my Italy trip was the time my husband and I spent in a 
colourful city built on a cliff, Sorrento – the birthplace of Limoncello liquor. We would have missed it if Priyadarshani had’nt recommended it strongly.
She even helped us sort out the appropriate time we must spend in each city and the economical modes of transport. 
I will certainly be calling her again when I plan my next trip within India or abroad because you just need to name a place and be assured that she has already explored it. After all, there is nothing better than first hand information! Thank you Priyadarshani.

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MANMEET KAUR
A trip to remember – Sri Lanka
I got my chance to visit srilanka for our honeymoon, getting married during indian winters comes with a limited options of honeymooning destinations and we wanted to go to a combined place with exposure to beach, sand, hill station, night life and ofcourse lods of shopping and that’s where Priya helped us to finalize Srilanka as our honeymoon destination. We choose the package which she has designed for us  keeping both of our interests in mind and by also looking that itenary should give us ample time to relax and enjoy. She included gorgeous beach destinations, picturesque hill station and Colomo as a party place and shopping destination….overall thanks to Priya,  it was an amazing experience with luxury and comfort.

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VINEET JAIN
My trip to New Zealand was an eventful one as it comprised of all the components to make it perfect. We self drove to most of the places to not to miss the most scenic roads and sights in the world and they indeed were! In those 20 days we were able to explore quite much from dolphins to endless stretches of beach, from the northen most point of the island nation to natural geysers & springs, from trekking a glacier to guided ferry tours, from adventures sports to ambling in picturesque sleepy towns. Not to miss, the rare hot water beach. With no compromise on activities and staying in some of the best accomodation in NZ, Rishi delivered this and more for less than Rs 150000 per person, making this experience a cherry on the cake. Above all special thanks to Rishi for his perfection in planning and  coordinating the trip so perfectly..  three cheers for you Bro. ..

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​​RITU SHARMA
​My mom was turning 60 and I wanted to give her something special.. Though she had explored Africa, Europe and the U.S., she wanted to see Singapore. With a limited moolah at my disposal, I wanted to take her to Singapore and Malaysia and at the same time wanted her to have a lifetime experience. But I was really unsure about my ability to take her around S’pore and Malay and at the same time never wanted to do a group tour!! And wolah! Came my Alladin as Priyadarshini who  made an amazing tour itenary for 8 days trip which was in my budget, allowed me to make my mom feel special and made us cover all the places well in the time to our disposal!!
Now I am planning my Bali trip with my husband and I now that only have to rub my magic lamp (Make a phone call to Priyadarshini) and we shall be having a lifetime experience again!!​

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​​PARVATHI RAMANANDAN
Priyadarshini was a great help in planning my short escape to Srilanka. Me and my husband were in search of a romantic get away for our wedding anniversary and the itinerary and the hotels recommended by Priyadarshini were perfect. The hotel in Colombo was a dream by the beach side. We even did our first scuba diving experience as suggested by her. Altogether it was such a fun and relaxed trip and we strongly recommend her.I would definitely get back to her for my next trip.

 

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