We booked a full day tour with Sushma and totally enjoyed the experience. She was flexible, had good suggestions on things that would interest both my 15-year old daughter & I, and had interesting stories to tell along the way. She's truly mastered the art of engaging with her audience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Verdayne, Thank you so much for your feedback! It was a pleasure taking you and Soniya around the city. I truly enjoyed both your company as well!
Sushma was an incredible guide. We travel often and this was by far our best tour EVER!!! Sushma tailored our experience exactly for what we wanted to see and do. We ventured into the heart and soul of Bengaluru and it's facinating and beautiful people. Thankyou Sushma, memories for a lifetime and we will be back ���� Rod and Andrea Tucker AUSTRALIA
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rod and Andrea, Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. I truly enjoyed taking you around my city as well. Your involvement and openness made the tour more enriching. Hope to see you'll again! Regards Sushma
Harry LafnearUnited States
I had a fascinating tour. Sushma is knowledgeable, articulate, and obviously loves showing the city sights of Bangalore as only a local can. She tailor-made my excursions, and even when Bangalore had other ideas (one closed shop and later a quick summer squall), even those led to adventure. I highly recommend this tour to anyone game for the magic of this place. One tip, however: footwear isn't allowed in temples, so bring sandals or shoes that are super easy to slip off and on.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Harry, Thank you so much for your feedback. It was indeed an exciting day, specially towards the end at the graveyard temple! I should have given you a heads up about the footwear at places of worship, which I will mention in the tour pages now. Thank you once again!
Catherine WitherspoonUnited States
Engaging and colorful tour. I'm a photography fan so it was right up my alley. The ancient Shiva temple, old city market and dobi ghat (laundry) were particularly memorable. I also enjoyed the traditional lunch on a banana leaf. Comfortable AC vehicle and very competent driver (Kiran). Sushma is a charming and knowledgeable guide who adjusts her tour to suit each the interests of each participant (within the limits of time and traffic). Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thankyou for your review Catherine. Glad you enjoyed the day with your camera as much as I feel enlightened with your field of work:)
Deana R.United States
Sushma was a wonderfully well informed guide. She had a wonderfully interesting running narrative throughout the day AND she was able to answer all of our questions. She was also flexible and able to accommodate all of our requests. I highly recommend any tour by Sushma!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Deana, Thank you so much for the review! It was indeed a pleasure for me also to take you around the city with the astrology being the highlight of that day! Hope to see you again.
Anthony KortensUnited States
Sushma is an outstanding personality, quickly realized when observing how local people greet her with delight. She offers a unique cultural tour that she has researched and designed with great care to provide guests with so much more than the standard historical accounts. If you are looking to go "beneath the surface" of the Indian and local Bangalore culture I cannot over recommend her private "offbeat" tour. Deeply interesting and full of (pleasant) surprises. The menu at Green culture cafe was great!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Antony! Thank you so much for your review! It was great meeting you and conversations were always interesting and delightful as well. Have a great time in Bangalore and India and keep exploring!!
Debbie WilsonNew Zealand
I had an amazing day with Sushma having spent the previous day trying to find my own way around Bangalore. I really felt like I got to see an authentic side of Bangalore and Sushma was knowledgable and easy to talk to. There were lots of opportunities for great photos, good food and coffee. My impression of Bangalore was all the richer for being on the tour and it was nice to visit places without a high tourist presence. I would have to rate this as my best experience in Bangalore.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Debbie, thank you so much for your review! I had a great day taking you around as well, specially at a time when a local festival was being celebrated. I hope your conference went well, and that you come back to India again:)
Limor TomerUnited States
Shusma is a wonderful guide and extremely knowledgeable. I had a wonderful tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Limor, Thankyou for your feedback! I had a wonderful time showing you around as well! Hope to see you again when you come for your art expeditions to India.