How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Pradeep was excellent. In addition to the spontaneous stops above, he also arranged for some of us to visit local schools, take part in a home cookery demonstration, visit a factory which made paper, etc. He was unfailingly courteous and friendly towards everyone.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
I went in Dec/Jan, and the weather was colder than expected, with mist/fog in parts...not good for the Taj Mahal. It was also very wet...not good conditions for spotting tigers. So, my main advice would be to avoid the Dec/Jan months. With that proviso, this was an excellent trip, well organised with good leaders and, for me, an excellent introduction to the sights, sounds and people of this fascinating country.