Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Delhi-India by Tour Guide Shanoo A. (Guide #558)


Alan Anderson

United States
Rating

Tour: #4611, 3 Day Delhi Agra and Fatehpur Sikri Trip From Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 4/20

Great tour. Very flexible guide and organized. Furnished a great driver Denise who I would request on any tour. Shanoo conducts a great tour and can line up any kind of tour you need. If you need anything from a couple hours to a week or longer he can make it happen

Linda Hoffman

United States
Rating

Tour: #79131, Sunrise and Sunset Tour of Taj Mahal from Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 9/20

Excellent guide, highly recommend him.

Avner Gilat

Israel
Rating

Tour: #128041, Best of Delhi and Taj Mahal, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 3/20

We had toured Delhi and Agra highlights with Shanoo and have enjoyed it a lot. Shanoo certainly gets the "5 out of 5" rating not only for being truely very knowledgable but also for being very attentive and adjusting his explanation and the general pace of the tour to his audience. It was very interesting listening to his inteligent explanations on the history and the evolution of the sites visited to be what they are today. Anybody who is interested in

Edward Johnson

United States
Rating

Tour: #79131, Sunrise and Sunset Tour of Taj Mahal from Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Jan 23/20

Alexander Walter

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #228873, Private 4 / 5 Days Golden Triangle Trip, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Jan 14/20

Real India tour Just finishing a tour with this company that was first class + Shanoo our own personal guide was wonderfully knowledgeable and informative with the popular places that we had the fortune to visit but for me it was the hidden gems that really stood out! Saw some spectacular places, listened to some amazing stories and met some wonderful people. Also like to add a special note to Sunil our driver who handled the roads like a master and also gave an extra special service! Namaste �� ������

Pamela Reuter

United States
Rating

Tour: #4610, Private Day Trip to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Dec 25/19

Shanoo met us in Agra, which was a change from the original understanding at booking. The driver was terrific and we were with him for the very long drive to Agra. The only thing that was a little unsettling was the little amount of English of our driver, should we have had a problem. We stopped for bathroom/food break where the driver ate something and stretched his legs. We met Shanoo outside the Taj Mahal. The tour around the area with Shanoo was eye opening and a nice day. Back to Dehli with driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thanks a lot for your rating! And especially, for taking the time to write this review for me. Most appreciated! Many thanks for your patronage, Warm regards, Shanoo

Jay Radhakrishnan

United States
Rating

Tour: #1822, Same Day Taj Mahal Trip from Delhi by the Fastest Train of India, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Shanoo is one of the best guides in the world. He was extremely prompt to all my communications prior to and during our trip. His knowledge of India combined with his friendly personality made him the perfect guide and friend for our entire family. Highly recommend him to anyone considering a trip to India.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Pamela, Thanks a lot for your rating! And especially, for taking the time to write this review for me. Most appreciated! Many thanks for your patronage, Warm regards, Shanoo

Daniel Cohen

Israel
Rating

Tour: #128041, Best of Delhi and Taj Mahal, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

From the beginning, Shanoo was fast to respond and communicate and built an itinerary that was suited for us. The tour ran like clockwork and the personal driver was great as we could keep our luggage in the car without needing to carry it around. The highlight was obviously the Taj Mahal which was absolutely breathtaking. We got up very early and we're amongst the first to enter. Shanoo's knowledge and intimate knowledge of the grounds made the difference with stories and great photo locations. If you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Guest, Warm greetings from India and thank you for sharing with us and the Tours By Locals community how much you enjoyed your tour with me. Service is an integral part of our team and we take pride in providing heartfelt service for all our guests. We thank you once again and hope to welcome you back soon! Warm Regards, Shanoo

Cynthia Addonizio

United States
Rating

Tour: #128041, Best of Delhi and Taj Mahal, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Sep 7/19

My parents, sister and I spent 2 days with Shanoo. He picked us up in New Delhi and we then drove to Agra. He was very friendly and attentive. The first night in Agra he arranged our tickets to a nice stage show with dancing and singing. The next day he took us to the Taj Mahal.

Jonathan Wang

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #128041, Best of Delhi and Taj Mahal, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Shanoo was very responsive to my emails before the trip. As this was my first trip to India, I had a bunch of questions and Shanoo was both helpful and expedient in his replies. He was also very flexible to my schedule and interests. They were on time and everything ran like clock work. Taj Mahaj was amazing and a lot bigger in person. I recommend him to anyone visiting. He will work with out to customize the tour based on what kind of things you want to see. Thanks a lot Shanoo!

Frank Cummings

Menasha, WISCONSIN, United States
Rating

Tour: #4611, Overnight Agra and Fatehpur Sikri Trip From Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 21/19

Shanoo was an awesome tour guide and host. He seemed very knowledgeable about his city (Agra) as well as the history and culture of India and several religions. There was a slight problem with the driver picking me up from the hotel in Dehli for the trip to Agra. Also, some other guides will take you to expensive souvenir shops under the pretense of "educating" you, but they also get a kickback from the shop. Be leery of them! I would definitely hire Shanoo again. Namaste

Edward Heath

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #79131, Sunrise and Sunset Tour of Taj Mahal with Skip the Line Entry, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 20/19

Shanoo's english is excellent and we highly recommend him as your guide. He has very good knowledge and knows the best places to stand to see the best views. He is very calm and no pressure selling. He also has a lot of knowledge about the different monuments that maybe you wouldn't get out of a travel book. An excellent day. Thank you Shanoo.

Mary Wanless

United States
Rating

Tour: #128041, Best of Delhi and Taj Mahal, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

We had 2 wonderful days with Shanoo. He is very knowledgeable about the hustory and culture. He was flexible and communicated thru whatsAp so we always knew what was happening. We highly recommend him!!!

Joseph Ting

Canada
Rating

Tour: #228873, Golden Triangle Trip 3/ 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 Days, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 25/19

We were lucky to have Shanoo as our guide during our visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. He catered to our needs and was flexible with the daily schedule. He is knowledgable about the history of the places we visited. He has a good sense of humour. Shanoo brought us to clean and safe eateries/restaurants to have our meals. Shanoo is polite and respectful. He gave us a heads up prior to each visit, for example, no footwear, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip with Shanoo and the good and careful driver.

Naif Saad

Saudi Arabia
Rating

Tour: #79131, Sunrise and Sunset Tour of Taj Mahal with Skip the Line Entry, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 23/19

The most important and the most beautiful tour everyone must do in India. The guide Shanoo has all the history knowledge about India and is fun to spend the day touring with. Thank you for making my day. Naif,

Byron Harris

United States
Rating

Tour: #110136, One Day Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour from Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 18/19

This went off flawlessly. Shanoo not only taught me about the Taj Mahal but about the politics, history and culture of the period. Highly recommended. Byron Harris, Dallas

Chadia King

United States
Rating

Tour: #4610, 1 Day Private Tour of Agra from Delhi via New Express Way, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 13/19

I highly recommend Shanoo to guide your next trip to Agra! My friends and I had an incredible time sightseeing the area, and with Shanoo's knowledge, we left completely fulfilled with the experience. He was extremely attentive to our itinerary wish list and went above and beyond to meet our expectations. Additionally, for my fellow bloggers or Instagram enthusiasts out there, Shanoo knows the greatest spots for photos! This was surely an added plus for me.

Fatima Ben ahmed

France
Rating

Tour: #4610, 1 Day Private Tour of Agra from Delhi via New Express Way, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Dec 30/18

Shanoo is a great and attentive guide, he is very professional and take his trade seriously. He has great knowledge about the sites we visited in Agra. We had a great day with him, the drivers came to pick us up from our hotel on time, once in Agra Shanoo was there to welcome us and to take us through the visit of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Beautiful experience .

Elizabeth Lien

Singapore
Rating

Tour: #79131, Agra Private Guide Service, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Dec 25/18

Shanoo is a wonderful guide who speaks very eloquently and knowledgeably about the history and architecture of Agra. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know travelling to Agra. He and the driver also had very good communication so we never had to wait for the car or walk too far. Thank you for a lovely tour Shanoo!

Ryan Smith

United States
Rating

Tour: #1822, Same Day Taj Mahal Trip from Delhi by the Fastest Train, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Nov 25/18

I found Shanoo from a popular YouTuber. I research all of my trips thoroughly before i got on them. My trip to Agra was no different. This was a trip for my wife and I. Shanoo answered all of my questions beforehand and put me at ease. He was very adaptable. I had a few things I wanted to do off the beaten path and he obliged. We were really able to customize our time with him. I was also able to have our private driver drive us back to Delhi rather than to wait for the train. Thanks Shanoo!!!

Mr Peter Smith

Australia
Rating

Tour: #79131, Agra Private Guide Service, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Nov 17/18

Shanoo is the best guide we have had in India! His command of English is first rate and he has a wealth of knowledge which he gladly shares. It was a delight to spend the day with Shanoo! Nothing was too much trouble! Could not fault him in any way.

Lionel Dumont

France
Rating

Tour: #228873, Golden Triangle Trip 5 Days, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Jul 11/18

Very good tour with a very good guide! Easy going and totally adapted to my wishes! I higly recommend Shanoo!

Emil Zola Farkhan

Indonesia
Rating

Tour: #4611, Overnight Agra and Fatehpur Sikri Trip From Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: May 1/18

Shanoo is really helpful, He has history background which is compelling for me. He immediately know what we want to do in Agra and point out the history facts in compelling way.

Simon Zweighaft

United States
Rating

Tour: #1822, Same Day Taj Mahal private tour by Express train, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Apr 8/18

Shanoo did an excellent job getting us to the Taj Mahal and assisting my wife who has difficulty walking. He helped us to hire a wheelchair for a reasonable price and my wife was able to use it as required on our tour along the grounds. We would certainly use him again. Also he was very accommodating to some last minute schedule changes which we threw at him.

David Mace

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #110136, Full Day Agra Tour with Yamuna Boat Ride, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Our recommendation, do not use this guide. He showed no real interest in wanting to show us around. Nearing the end of the tour and with only the boat trip to go, he told us he would be going home and that his brother would take us to the boat trip. The brother walked at least 25 meters in front of us, hardly spoke, on his mobile all the time. He got very nasty at the end of the tour regarding a tip for the driver. We would recommend this tour in what it has to offer but with a different guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sir , I regret any inconvenience caused. Despite , there was paralysis attack in my family a day before , I did tour with you from Sunrise to Sunset, fulfilling my commitment. I explained you whole day history of Agra and told you during the tour that, in evening i have to visit Doctor , So I sent my brother for boat ride. He was there to help you to hire a boat. I am deeply sorry to know about your experience. In future , I will take care personally.Many Thanks for choosing my services.

Tamy Ozeki

Japan
Rating

Tour: #4611, Overnight Agra and Fatehpur Sikri Trip From Delhi, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 6/18

I have to say i was a bit scare to come as a single woman to India.But Shanoo Ali made the trip pleasant ,he explain all the sites really well and helped me in my private runabouts for shopping.The driver Anurag was also very nice!!Im very happy to have the opportunity to have met them.

Taira Foster

United States
Rating

Tour: #79227, Delhi Private Tour, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 3/18

Our tour was absolutely wonderful. Shanoo made the experience very special and tailored everything to our desires and needs. We saw the Lotus Temple, the Gandhi Smriti Museum and India Gate, we went to a local shop, had a delicious lunch at a nice restaurant, and took a rickshaw into Chandni Chowk to the spice markets. Shanoo and our driver were very flexible and made sure we got to do and see everything we wanted to. We loved our day in Delhi with Shanoo. A must do if you're visiting!

Li-Ann Lim

Australia
Rating

Tour: #4611, Jaipur and Agra Trip, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 27/18

Shanoo was very kind, helpful and always on time. His driver Gurmit was delightful, helpful and drove us to our destinations safely. Overall, we had a lovely time. Would have loved to have experience more 'local' activities which we have mentioned a couple of times but other than that, Shanoo was accomodating with our change in plans over the days.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lim, Thanks for taking your time out and sharing your experience with us. It was our great pleasure to serve you. I opologise for anything you did not like or enjoyed. It was a Holi festival period, so many local area were closed. For female travelers, we have to take care of their safety also. Many Thanks again for choosing our services. With lots of love from India

Mark Attrill

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: Full Day Delhi Sightseeing, Delhi, Delhi, India
Date: Feb 20/18

Hemanth Reddy was our tour guide and was outstanding. His English was perfect and he took us to some great places. His knowledge was excellent. He took us for lunch at a great place, food was lovely. He tailored the tour as we had seen much of the old town the day before. The Humuyans Tomb and Qutub Minar both Unesco world heritage sights were well worth the visit. Hemanth made our visit lifelong memorable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dear , Thank you for taking the time out of your day to post your comment, I'm glad to know that you had a great time with us! Our goal is to provide excellent services for our clients, it is rewarding to see our efforts recognized in your review. Hope to see you back soon. With lots of love from Team India

Emma Bowen

United Kingdom
Rating

Tour: #110136, Full Day Agra Tour with Yamuna Boat Ride, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 11/18

What a brilliant tour; Shanoo was knowledgable, flexible, and a really lovely guy. He took us to all the tourist hotspots of Agra, have us plenty of time to do our own thing, and then helped us make some purchases by whizzing us all over the city. Thank you!


...