Our Enchanting Travels Guest Antavia Hamilton, was so blown away by her experience with Enchanting Travels that she wrote a letter to Managing Director Parik Laxminarayan.
She agreed to share her heartfelt words with others as she hopes that “my feelings about India will inspire others to journey there. The media does not reflect what India is truly about.”
I am just an average person, with an average life. I don’t often get to feel special, and I am rarely pampered. I am the person who takes care of everything for everyone.
I sought out Enchanting Travels mostly because I have always wanted to see India, but I was afraid to do it on my own. I had no idea what to expect. I just wanted to be safe.
Enchanting Travels went way beyond that. I felt treasured.
Every hotel I stayed in was divine.
How can I begin to tell you how special your service and staff are? From start to finish I was surrounded by the most delightful people. I just emailed Ishaan, our Trip Coordinator, to thank him for his attention during my trip.
I also let him know that I’m experiencing quite a bit of heartache now that I am home. A large piece of me was left in India. I never imagined I would fall in love with that country so completely.
When I arrived at each new destination I thought, “All this for me?”.
The hotel staff, the guides, and my dear Jijo, took care of me in ways I never thought about caring for myself. It was nourishing for my soul.
It is the first time I felt like I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I could just relax and enjoy. I could make any request and somehow, someone would make things happen – even going beyond what I could dream for myself.
I wanted to see a school. I got to teach at one! I even got the contact details of the headmistress so I can keep in touch and possibly go back again. I wanted to be off the beaten trail and away from the tourist traps and I was obliged.
My friends and family keep commenting that in all my pictures I am glowing in a way they have never seen before. The glow is still with me. It is because for the 11 days I was in Enchanting Travels’ care I have never known peace like that.
My heart soared to new heights. I experienced the very best of India. And it brought out the very best in me.
Once I can sit down and write about my time in India and with Enchanting Travels without bursting into tears, I will most definitely write a fantastic review about your services.
This is definitely the way to go when traveling to unknown exotic lands.
I got as little or as much assistance as I wanted. I can’t even name my favorite part of the trip because each experience was so “enchanting”. I am truly charmed.
I will try very hard to save money to come to India again next year. This trip was to be a trip of a lifetime. However, I think it has turned into the start of an annual pilgrimage.
I wrote this to my mother-in-law during my trip: “I‘m extremely happy and at peace here. So much so, I know I can’t help but take the feeling back with me. The Indian people have a way of making me feel treasured in an inexplicable way. It’s a shame about the negative press about India. It overshadows the collectively kind spirit of the country. I honestly feel as though the people I’ve encountered would be full of heartbreak at the thought that something happened to me or any person in this land. I smile, they light up. I express gratitude, they do more. I’m leaving behind friends in a land that seemed so foreign before I arrived.”
Bless you and all who work with you. You may never truly understand how your service impacts the lives of your customers forever.
Enchanting Travels has forever changed how I think of vacationing and what happiness really means.
Thank you Antavia, it was an honor to host you in India and we look forward to doing so again in the future. Your words have brought smiles to the entire Enchanting Travels team.
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