Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Delhi-India by Tour Guide Monica S. (Guide #7012)


David Mallinson

Kempsford, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #87557, Private Tour Of Taj Mahal Including Guide Service, Car And Driver, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 9/20

Monica was fabulous. She met us from the railway station, did an excellent job talking us around The Red Fort etc then to our first experience of the Taj (at sunset). Early start for a sunrise visit to the Taj with Monica taking us to the great photo places and talking us through the history. It was Holi so Monica took us to a Holi party where she joined with us as a great friend. We can't recommend Monica more highly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David, It was really life time experience, I hope you will remember this Holi all your life, I really enjoyed my favourite festival with my new friends. Thanks Monika

Mikhail Falkovich

United States
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Tour: #63874, Private Tour Guide Service Only For Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 8/20

Monika was absolutely amazing! She provided us with great historical background, and tailored the tour to our needs and time constraints, ensuring that we had enough time to see what we wanted. Monika navigated the lines expertly, saving us at least 40 minutes of waiting to get tickets/getting through security. She doubled as a photographer, taking great photos of us. Monika was very punctual, and super-clear in her communications. Highly recommend Monika to anyone looking for a guide in Agra.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mikhail and Irene, Thanks a lot for your feedback, I can see you liked your photos clicked by me, you have used it in your profile pic :) thanks a lot. See you in future for sure. Regards Monika

Matthew Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #259987, Car service, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 7/20

Matthew Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #63874, Private tour guide only for Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 7/20

A rich experience To see the Taj Mahal made even richer by the experienced and well informed tour guide, Monica. She illuminated and balanced the history with time for experiencing its Stunning beauty. A++ for this experience & guide.

Matthew Schwartz

United States
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Tour: #87557, Private day tour of Agra including guide service, car and driver, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 6/20

Simply the best ! From the moment I began my research 6 months ago when I was emailing Monica .. through to my visit in India, Monica and this company have been outstanding. I felt taken care of, a great experience and the price is fair and they took perfect care of all details and were communicative and I appreciated that there were no problems. Will for sure use this company again when situation arises.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Matt, You are so quick :) I am so glad to know that you liked us and our service, next time come with Nun, I hope to see, both of you together in the Taj, holding hands together ( a romantic walk) and of course me as a guide and photographer. Thanks see you in future when two of you become one. Have a great life, take care. Thanks with regards Monika

Sarah Colvin

Canada
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Tour: #63874, Private Tour Guide Service Only For Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 25/20

Monika took us to the Taj Mahal and we had a great time. She was helpful, informative and just really took care of us with expert service. She told us the history, helped us capture the moment in photos and got us water and the shuttle with great ease. It was wonderful to have her accompany us and be so helpful. It really made the trip worthwhile.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sarah, Thanks for your time dear, I hope to see you again :) Thanks Monika

Sarah Colvin

Canada
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Tour: #63874, Private Tour Guide Service Only For Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 24/20

Monika was an awesome tour guide for us while we were in Agra. She was informative, communicated well and armed with great stories and insights on the Agra Fort. Additionally she acted as our photographer and managed to capture some really great photos for us to keep. I would absolutely recommend her for your exploration of Agra.

Colleen Pieris

Australia
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Tour: Tour Guide Service In Agra and car for other cities, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: Feb 18/20

We cannot speak more highly about our experience in Agra, Monica is an outstanding tour guide who has left a lasting impression to both myself and my husband Brian. I was totally impressed with Monica from my very first email to her requesting a quote for a two day tour in Agra. Monica not only answered my questions she provided so much more valuable information and advice hence I decided to accept her quote. Monica was easy to communicate with before, during and after our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Hello Colleen and Brian, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed my service and my skills of photography, I appreciate that you wrote reviews for me thanks again for your time, till you are in India, any time you can call me for help, you have a friend in India now, not even this time when you hired me even for any future trip, you may ask me any help. Thanks with regards Monika

Barclay Bailey

Australia
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Tour: #87557, Guide services in Agra with transport, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 17/20

2 days in Agra with Monika was not enough. She is a little pocket rocket, while at the Taj she took my wife's camera and zipped round getting the best photos, took some great ones with us in them as well!!. Very knowledgeable on all subjects and a great sense of humour. Nothing was too much trouble, totally loved the 2 days wish it was longer. Thank you Monika!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dear, Thanks for your precious time to write about me, I love my job and photography because I meet very nice people like you, another reason, whenever you live those moments again you always remember me :) Regards

Arun Meka

United States
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Tour: #515276, Guide Service For Fatehpur Sikri and Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 14/20

We were so happy with Monika's services on day1 that we hired her for day 2 - Fatehpur Sikri and Agra fort tour. She is very knowledgeable and she has detailed stories of Mughals. We highly recommend her. She was very friendly and courteous

Arun Meka

United States
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Tour: #63874, Private Tour Guide Service Only For Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 13/20

Monika was an amazing your guide! She is so knowledgeable and engaging! We will definitely book our next tour with her when we return to India. Her explanation of Indian history was exceptionally detailed but understandable. But more importantly she has passion for her profession and for indian history.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Arun, Thanks for your valuable time to write about me, I really enjoyed tour with you :) Will wait for next tour of Royal Rajisthan. With regards Monika

Suhen Agarwal

India
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Tour: #200283, Amazing tour of Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 2/20

Had a wonderful tour with Monika. She is an amazing guide with wealth of knowledge on history and about places and more importantly, she explains everything in detail and in an interesting way. She is very friendly, always smiling and as she describes herself correctly "nuclear energy". She doesn't try to finish the tour quickly and is willing to show many additional places. My colleagues from US were very happy and satisfied with her. We highly recommend her and wish her lots of success. God bless her.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Suhen, Thanks for your time to write about me, I hope to see you soon with the same energy. Regards Monika

Suhen Agarwal

India
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Tour: #259987, Private Tour Guide Service For Taj Mahal And Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 1/20

Amazing,Exciting,Wonderful,Wow,Lovely. Words are not sufficient to describe our experience with Monika on our tour to Taj & Agra Fort. She is an amazing guide with wealth of knowledge on history and about places and more importantly, she explains everything in detail and in an interesting way. She is very friendly, always smiling and as she describes herself correctly "nuclear energy". She doesn't try to finish the tour quickly and is willing to show many additional places. We had a great tour with her.

Deborah Hajasi

Hong Kong
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Tour: #259987, Private Tour Guide Service For Taj Mahal And Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Jan 28/20

Monika is great and she definitely knows her way around the area and was able to give us guidance about what to expect or avoid. She is also a great photographer and would be very happy to give you plenty of ideas to pose!

Eileen B.

United States
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Tour: #200283, Amazing 5D & 4N Tour Of Delhi, Jaipur And Agra (Golden Triangle), Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Jan 23/20

We had a lovely time with Monika. She was very informative about local history and culture. We met in Agra rather than Delhi (wanted to experience the train). She arranged our tickets and met us at the station. We enjoyed local food all along the journey. We spent 2 nights in Jaipur (lot of local shops, so be sure that you let her know if that's your interest) then returned to Delhi for an additional sightseeing. She was very accommodating for any changes in our needs and was readily available by message

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Eileen and Maggie, I am very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with me :) these 5 stars and your happiness are my reward after my hard work. Regards Monika

Gopi Tummala

United States
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Tour: #215397, Over Night Private Tour Of Agra, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Dec 25/19

Monika was excellent in every regard - from initial communication, timeliness of responses, showing us around, her knowledge of Agra and all it has to offer, and a generally cheery demeanor. Also have to give a shout out to Rishi - the driver who works with her - we felt very safe in his hands from Delhi to Agra and back. He also has great communication skills and a wonderful sense of humor. Highly recommend Monika and Rishi.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Gopi, Thanks a lot :) I hope to see you again in future. With regards Monika

Nitin Puri

United States
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Tour: #63874, Private Tour Guide Service Only For Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Dec 24/19

Monika is a fabulous tour guide!! We learned so much in Agra because of her - she made all of the sites so enjoyable. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Nitin, Hope to see you again with new family members:)

Nitin Puri

United States
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Tour: #259987, Private Tour Guide Service For Taj Mahal And Agra Fort, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Dec 23/19

Monika was a wonderful guide around Agra for our visits to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. She is incredibly knowledgeable, has perfect English, and is super skilled at navigating larger groups. We are a group of 15 family/friends who often wander off in different directions, and Monika was incredibly patient giving everyone plenty of time to explore while still having structure. She quickly answered all of our questions too! Highly recommend Monika!

Pradeep Nagachandran

United States
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Tour: #201858, Delhi-Agra-Delhi- Day Tour Via New Express Way, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Dec 22/19

Monika is a very nice person, charming and superb tour guide. Communicates in perfect and clear English and gave my group a wonderful tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Pradeep thanks for your time, I appreciate:) With regards Monika

Jared Garcia

United States
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Tour: Overnight tour of Taj Mahal and other UNESCO sites, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: Dec 11/19

Monika was amazing! She was very knowledgeable on her history about India, the sites we visited and also current events that we spoke about. She was very polite and I wish she was our guide everywhere we went on our entire trip.. I felt very safe with her and hope to see her again when we come back to visit the Taj Mahal...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Jared, You are most welcome dear :) thanks for your time to write for me :))

Saranga Ranasinghe

Australia
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Tour: #200283, Amazing 6D&5Ntour of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra (Golden Triangle), Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Oct 1/19

Monika is a friendly, knowledgeable guide and helped us enjoy a wonderful tour of the golden triangle. Highly recommended

Terence Kee

Singapore
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Tour: #201858, Same Day Private Tour Of Agra From Delhi Via New Express Highway In Large Air Conditioned Toyota Innova Car, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

I had a personal tour to Agra guided by Monika and really enjoyed myself tremendously. Monika speaks fluent English and was very friendly. Monika made the entrance to the various tourist attractions seamless and helped me with buying souveniers at a local market. It can be overwhelming to do a tour on your own in Agra but Monika made the trip so painless and enjoyable. I highly recommend Monika if you are looking for a personal tour guide especially in India.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Terence:) hope to see you again with family. Regards Monika

Michele Begovich

United States
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Tour: #152218, Private Tour Of Two Cities, Delhi And Agra Sightseeing By Car, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

Monika was a FANTASTIC guide for our group of 4 women traveling alone!!! If I could give her 10 stars I would because she was fabulous! She is gracious & friendly. She is kind & knowledgeable. She was adaptable to the needs of the slower moving travelers in out group ( me ) & she was flexible to our changing ideas of what we wanted to see & where we wanted to stop along the way. Also, the driver we had was so very helpful & he also gets 5+ stars - so patient, so nice & kept us safe along the way

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Michele, I am glad to know , you enjoyed your tour and liked my service, I would appreciate your patience also, I could see you were so calm and smiling, you are as beautiful as your smile:)) so much positive energy:) Regards Monika

Vidyasagar Premkumar

United States
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Tour: #515276, Taj Mahal At Sunrise, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Sep 2/19

Monika was a great guide - had a great time and showed us also local places for shopping

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey thanks for your time to write :) Regards Monika

Carolyn Tsalos

United Kingdom
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Tour: #515276, Taj Mahal At Sunrise, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Aug 25/19

We booked Monika for a sunrise tour of Taj Mahal and not only was she great company but she was exceptionally knowledgable and flexible. After hitting the Taj and Agra Fort early in the morning we also did the marble and carpet making demonstrations which were exceptional. We highly recommend. Thank you Monika!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Carolyn, I hope you will enjoy Udaipur as well :) it’s beautiful, thanks for your time to write about me. Regards Monika

Naren Patel

United Kingdom
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Tour: #63874, Private Tour Guide Only For Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Jul 6/19

Wonderful guide, Very knowledgable and new her history well. Helped dispel a lot of myths and gave us all the facts

Roar Adland

United States
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Tour: #152218, Private tour of Delhi and Agra sightseeing by car, New Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: May 24/19

Monika definitely deserves her five-star rating! A fun, kind, knowledgeable and reliable guide with a good and safe driver. We thoroughly enjoyed our two days in Delhi and Agra with her as a guide. As a couple and highly experienced travelers in our forties we appreciated the ability to experience crazy India without any troubles or a commission-driven itinerary which other guides may be tempted to try. A tip: Do get up extremely early for Taj Mahal and beat the crowds - it is priceless when empty.

Michael Tibbetts

United States
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Tour: #87557, Private day tour of Agra including guide service, car and driver, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 23/19

Monika is a seasoned pro who made it easy for us to enter the locations and also provided insightful information. Overall a very pleasant day.

Wilma Sweeney

United Kingdom
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Tour: #215397, Over night private tour of Agra and Mathura, New Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 12/19

Monika was super amazing! Her attention to detail was excellent! You can feel her passion about her job in the manner she describes the monuments! She has extensive knowledge of the history behind the monuments. She went the extra mile to arrange a dawn visit for us to the Taj so that we'd capture the early light for my birthday pictures. She also took us to experience an Indian lunch with music, and a tour to the kitchen! We are so impressed with Monika and we'd use her again in a flash!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Wilma thanks for your time, I know you are on holidays even you took time for me dear. You are very special Wilma, you have very positive energy:)

Gerry Hare

United Kingdom
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Tour: #87557, Private day tour of Agra including guide service and car, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 4/19

Very friendly knowledgable guide who took us around all the Agra sights and made our visit very easy by meeting us at our train carriage, sorting tickets, taking the short cuts, arranging a lovely lunch etc. Her commentaries were spot on with just the level of history & background. We also appreciated an unscheduled stop at her parents house where we had tea & local biscuits/savouries freshly prepared by her mother. Highly recommended!


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