Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Agra Uttar Pradesh India by Tour Guide Monika (Monica) (Guide #7012)


George Purvis

Australia
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Tour: #259987, Private tour guide for Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Apr 12/18

Monica proved to be the highlight of our time in Agra. She was punctual, concerned at all times with our well being and eager to reveal all that can be enjoyed in Agra. We now have a far better understanding of the history of THE BABY TAJ, THE TAJ MAHAL and THE RED FORT. We regard Monika highly. She is thoroughly professional and a fine ambassador for your organisation!

Steven Read

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: Apr 5/18

Our wonderful guide Monika was extremely knowledgable and totally charming. Our daughter was very happy to have such a sympathetic guide around the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, her advice on seeing the Taj at dawn was spot on and she gave us plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere as well as take some of our best photos for us!! Highly recommended Thank you Monika.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Steve thanks a lot for liking my work and quick response, I hope you will enjoy your further journey too :) Thanks with regards Monika S. Agra

James Fowler

Germany
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Tour: #200283, Amazing tour of India, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Mar 25/18

Monika was wonderful, we can't say enough good things about her and the tour. She was very accommodating; making changes to our itinerary as we requested. She arranged several activities beyond the scope of our "official" tour - special meals and outings. She took us to behind-the-scenes localities, and provided in-depth history and stories. Our driver Shiva was also very dependable and safe, and again went above and beyond. Overall, our visit to India was perfect, in large part due to Monika.

Sangita Lal

New Zealand
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Tour: #200283, Amazing 5 days tour of golden triangle with elephant ride (optional), Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 28/18

Happily recommend her to anyone. Super star. Five star to her n her driver.

Sangita Lal

New Zealand
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Tour: #142672, Private cultural day tour of Delhi, past to present with air-conditioned car and guide, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 22/18

I will recommend her for anyone who needs guide. Very accommodative and went out of her way to do things what I wanted. Very happy with her guidance and service.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Sangita, I hope you are well, thanks for writing:) I told you it was first time that I did this much shopping even not in my wedding I did like this. I hope you liked the videos of Holi I sent you, next time stay with us now you are like family everyone talks about you at home specially my mother in law because of your superb Hindi. Regards Monika

Shaun Crawford

United Kingdom
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Tour: #259987, Private guide for Agra only, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

Monica was a fabulous guide. On meeting her initially she had pre booked our tickets to the Taj Mahal saving time. Her knowledge was excellent. She spoke very good english and took time to ensure we understood her descriptions and information. Monica was happy to take us 'off piste' away from the tourist sites so that we could experience the 'Real India'. We will be recommending her to our friends that intend to travel around Rajasthan.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Shaun, Thanks for your feedback:) Regards Monika

Edward Shapiro

United States
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Tour: #200283, Amazing 5 days tour of golden triangle with elephant ride (optional), Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Jan 30/18

I spent 5 days with Monika. Her English is very good but not perfect. She's extremely nice. Very professional. On time. Rented a great car for us to tour in. She charges a little more than others but part of that is because the car she gets is so good. Don't underestimate comfort in India. She gave me a lot of tips and advice. Very flexible too. Great driver was hired. If there is somewhere you don't want to go, speak up because some places are pre set souvenir shops one of which ripped me off

Bernard Loddo

Beckenham, United Kingdom
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Tour: #152218, Private tour of Delhi and Agra sightseeing by car, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Jan 28/18

Rajeev Dixit

United States
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Tour: #259987, Private tour guide for Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Jan 2/18

It was a pleasure working with Monika who we selected as our selected guide in Agra. Our family from the US thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with Monika. Monika took us to the Agra Fort followed by the Taj. She was fluent in English, very knowledgeable about Indian history and was able to communicate that well to my inquisitive son. An additional benefit was that she guided us to a safe arrival at our next destination. I would heartily recommend Monika as a guide in Agra. Rajeev Dixit, MD

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Rajeev :)

Rolando Sanz

Bolivia
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Tour: #259987, Private tour guide for Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Jan 1/18

Helle Willandsen

Switzerland
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Tour: Tour of Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: Dec 30/17

We just came home from a wonderful trip with Monica in Agra. Her knowledge and personality gave us an unforgettable experience. The conditions because of the season with a enormous many people on Christmas holiday was no problem. All entrances were done smoothly and we got in a very short time a good description of life in the time when the beautiful buildings were active. Our best recommendation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Helle, Thanks for writing, this is the best new year gift, for me time is precious and you gave me your time to write, thank you that you recommend me for future guest, I hope future guest will enjoy the tour as you did. Thanks with regards Monika :)

Rebecca MacKinnon

United States
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Tour: #87557, Private day tour of Agra including guide service and car, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

Monika is fabulous! We couldn't have had a better guide for our day in Agra. Met us right outside our train car and brought us back to our platform when it was time to go. She tailored the day completely to our interest and energy levels. Her knowledge of the history of the Taj, other sights, and the whole area, added layers of depth to the experience. Navigating queues and crowds can be daunting but she knows the drill and all the right people to make everything smooth. Plus special places not in books!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Good morning :) thank you for you quick feedback it's more quick than my expectations and thanks a lot that you liked my services, I had a great day with both of you, have a happy life ...!!

Lizzie Mcclare

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142672, Private cultural day tour of Delhi, past to present with air-conditioned car and guide, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

We learnt so much on this tour and have some amazing photos from our trip. We got to see the authentic Delhi which we would not have done had we not booked this trip with Monika. We went to a spice market and got to sample local items which are not available in the UK. We got to experience a lot of culture which we feel helped us in learning about important landmarks that were only a drive away from us. Monika timed everything very well as were always ready to move on to the next part of our tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Lizzie, Thank you so much write your important feedback:) and thanks that you liked me and my work your appreciation is the best gift for me, thanks again.

Lizzie Mcclare

United Kingdom
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Tour: #87796, Taj Mahal in full Moon night - Private tour, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

Amazing and once in a lifetime. Monika went above and beyond in delivering this trip. She was always very friendly and answered all questions about practicalities and culture in a kind and informative way. She made us feel very relaxed and comfortable in a place we had never been before. We highly recommend Monika for future trips. Thank you Monika

Ann Elise S.

United States
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Tour: #142672, Private tour of Delhi, with air-conditioned car and guide, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Oct 23/17

Monika was a great guide/translator who adapted quickly to the specific needs of our unique project. She selected appropriate and interesting locations for our project and worked enthusiastically to help make the project a success. We enjoyed learning from her so much about the people and culture of Delhi, and we appreciated her flexibility in support of our project. She is a pleasure to work with, and we highly recommend her as a smart, knowledgeable, and pleasant guide in India.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thanks a lot to write I am happy to know that you liked my services, I hope your project will be about to complete, please inform all your guides when you have that exhibition so that we can enjoy this online. Thanks Monika

Eugene Sahota

Auburn, CA, United States
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Tour: #200283, Amazing tour of golden triangle with elephant ride, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Oct 13/17

Monica was outstanding, full of energy and personality and a welcome part of our adventure. My son and I asked Monica to customize a trip to India and she did a amazing job. Monica coordinated 4 airport pick-ups, 7 different hotels with 8 different locations with our driver Ajay flawlessly. Monica's love of her country and of being a guide transcends nationality and culture. Monica is educated in history and a gifted story teller. She will live in our hearts and stories for the rest of our lives.

Stephen Anstice

Australia
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Tour: #87557, Private day tour of Agra including guide service and car, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Oct 11/17

Monika clearly communicated leading up to our trip and was helpful with our planning. She was waiting for us right at our coach at the Agra rail station, highly recommended. Her historical knowledge was excellent and her local experience assisted greatly at the major sites. Monika was able to answer a wide range of questions both historical and cultural. Monika recommended a trip to Fatehpur Sikri and this was a great idea. Monika's choice of drivers was excellent. Choose Monika with confidence.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Stephen, This is so nice of you, I was expecting it will take time to write reviews but you are so quick, thanks dear thanks a lot to give your precious time to write:)

Cameron MacKenzie

Canada
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Tour: #259987, Private guide for Agra only, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Oct 4/17

Monika was fantastic. She was fun, knowledgable, interesting and flexible. She covered the typical sites in Agra and then took us to some markets that we requested! I can highly recommend Monika and this tour. Excellent value.

Lakota Quanah

Honolulu, HAWAII, United States
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Tour: #142672, Private cultural day tour of Delhi, past to present with air-conditioned car and guide, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Sep 28/17

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Susan Parry

Canada
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Tour: #200283, Amazing 4 days tour of golden triangle with elephant ride (optional), Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Sep 13/17

Monika is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. She was flexible and willing to change the itinerary to align with our preferences. The driver was extremely professional, courteous and always precisely on time. The sites that we visited were fascinating, and well described, but the driving time between the cities was very long. We saw fewer sites than we had hoped.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Respected Susan, Thank you for your feedback and your valuable time, yes I agree that car journeys are long here and in this case we have limited time for sightseeing. I hope you will keep good memories in your album:) you both are very nice and good humans otherwise who helps the unknown people on their own expenses, but you did foundation work for those people who lost their homes in Nepal it was proud to have tourists like you. Thanks and regards Monika

David Costello

United States
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Tour: #87557, Guide services in Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Apr 9/17

Monika was EXCELLENT. We originally requested a midmorning time to see the Taj. She emailed us back and suggested an early morning time to see the Taj because it would be cooler and the lighting would be better. She was absolutely correct. It was a great suggestion. She then took us back to our hotel for a rest before we completed the tour later in the morning. Monika was accommodating, personable, and knowledgeable. We absolutely cannot say enough positive regarding the quality of Monika's tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello David, Thanks a lot to write about me, I am happy to know that you enjoyed your tour with me, I really want to make tours memorable for my guests with my best efforts, I am very thankful that you gave yourprecious time to write. Thanks Monika

Joyce Binnie

United States
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Tour: #87557, Guide services in Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Monika is a great guide. Communication was good and she knows a lot of ways to adjust the tour to the guests' desire. Monika was also very adept at getting us through queues quickly and had a wealth of knowledge about the places we visited. Highly recommended!

David Rodgers

United Kingdom
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Tour: #211724, Jaipur tour, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Nov 29/16

Monika was the ideal guide - she was friendly, knowledgeable and responded willingly to our requests. She was always at meeting points early, fully prepared for the day's activities, being flexible wth the plan when the weather looked as if it might be a problem.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear David, Thank you to give your time to write about me from your busy schedule, and thanks that you like all arrangements on tour. Regards Monika

Bruce Anderson

United States
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Tour: #152218, Delhi Agra Delhi by car, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Nov 29/16

Monika was excellent. Everything according to plan where possible and alternatives provided when weather got in the way. Excellent English, and knows how to cut through Indian red tape. Even better was the way she was able to arrange specific requests before the tour such as a visit to the Railway Museum and train journey to Agra. We couldn't ahve done it ourselves.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Dear, thank you soooo much, I am happy to know that you enjoyed this tour even after having problems like heavy fog and money problem we did it somehow without missing anything. Regards Monika

Susan Bennetts

Australia
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Tour: #87796, Taj Mahal in full Moon night, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

Great experience and Monika was the perfect tour guide. Friendly, knowledgeable I thoroughly recommend her and should I return to this beautiful country India I shall request her as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you sooooo much Susan to give your precious time to write about me.

Rachel Dreyfuss

United States
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Tour: #200283, Amazing tour of Agra,Ranthambore,Jaipur,Mandawa, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Nov 6/16

This is one of the best trip I have ever taken, and I have been to 52 countries. Monika is the best tour guide! We had a great trip. We traveled around north west India for 6 days. Monika had great ideas and surprises. She really knows the area, people, and history. We often received special treatment, even rooms in completely booked hotels - as everyone knows Monika. She took us to restaurants and helped guide our choices to keep us from getting sick. Rishi our driver was amazing. We felt like family!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh Dear! Thank you so much and I really miss u all and hope you will visit again. Even I really enjoyed this tour it was like I was on holidays not on work and you are very true it was like a family:) Regards Monika

Oliver Zissman

United Kingdom
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Tour: #200283, Amazing tour of Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Oct 26/16

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Arranged a car and driver and was on time to meet us at our hotel. New all the spots to go, which is simply not possible to do on your own.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you dear for your time.

Benson Yang

United States
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Tour: #201850, Private cultural tour of Delhi past to present, Agra and Gwalior, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Oct 9/16

Monika was a top notch guide! Communication was solid prior to the trip. She was very accommodating as my husband had a very detailed (and long!) itinerary that he had suggested, and she was able to make it all happen with a few tweaks. She was very approachable and down to earth, as well as very knowledgeable throughout our trip. Her history knowledge is impressive! Extremely punctual. She also was always attentive to the little things, and was just really enjoyable to be around!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Oh dear thank you so much for the feedback ��

Carla Fox

United States
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Tour: #215397, Over night tour of Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

Monika is an EXTRAORDINARY guide in every way. Her bubbliness and enthusiasm about every aspect of our experience made the trip 10x more enjoyable. Her knowledge (from Masters in history) brought everything we saw to life. Her knowledge of the Taj was wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed being with her and could not have had a better guide. She is also an excellent and creative photographer and ensures that you capture your experience in fun and memorable ways. I endorse her with the utmost of enthusiasm.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Robert and Carla, Thank you soooo..... much for your feedback, actually I learned in other way lots of from you, you were very knowledgable and your history was very nice, thanks to bring Carla here, please tell her that she has a lovely smile :) Regards Monika

Touria Barouni

United States
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Tour: #142672, Private cultural tour of Delhi, past to present with air-conditioned car and guide, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: May 2/16

Wonderful tour of Agra and Delhi. I was a single female traveling by herself, Monika arranged everything for me and made my trip to Agra and Delhi safe and relaxed. She is an excellent guide and specks excellent English. She's very knowledgeable, informative, and passionate about India History. My driver was always on time, patient, and very professional. I have booked a tour guide and gain a friend for life. I'm happy to recommend Monika and her driver as a guide and a Chauffeur!!

Touria Barouni

United States
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Tour: Guide in Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: May 1/16

Wonderful tour of Agra and Delhi. I was a single female traveling by herself, Monika arranged everything for me and made my trip to Agra and Delhi safe and relaxed. She is an excellent guide and specks excellent English. She's very knowledgeable, informative, and passionate about India History. My driver was always on time, patient, and very professional. I have booked a tour guide and gain a friend for life. I'm happy to recommend Monika and her driver as a guide and a Chauffeur!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Touria, thank you for writing so nice about me, it was my pleasure to have you here in the city of love, you are fabulous with positive vibrations, actually the best part was that when you came at home to meet Lavya, everyone likes you soooo much. Thanks Monika

Lilly Parker

United States
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Tour: #87557, Guide services in Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Feb 15/16

Monika was a wonderful tour guide! She coordinated with our bus driver, and expertly guided him to the best parking places. We barely had to wait in lines, as Monika smoothly guided us through the crowds so that we didn't feel overwhelmed. At the Taj and Agra Fort, Monika gave our group great information - her love of Agra was contagious! It was very important for me to book a female tour guide - Monika is one of only a few female guides and we were very impressed with her!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lily, I really enjoyed the tour with you and with your friends, I hope that you enjoy the Indian wedding of your friend. Thanks Monika

James Dunn

The Villages, FL, United States
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Tour: #200283, Amazing tour of golden triangle with elephant ride, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Feb 8/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James, I hope everything is fine there and you enjoyed your tour, I really enjoyed that small time I could spent with you I learnt a lot from you. Thanks Monika

Jason Wynne

United Kingdom
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Tour: #142672, Private cultural tour of Delhi, past to present with air-conditioned car and guide, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Nov 12/15

Monica is fabulous,informative, flexible, good fun, superb knowledge of the area, Delhi or Agra, gave us a superb day, thank you and good luck with the Baby, the Wynnes xx

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jason, Thank you for your feedback on Toursbylocals, I really enjoyed my time with you in the city and hope to have further support from you for your next friends who are coming to visit India, as you told me all your bookings you did through toursbylocals were excellent, you will recommend me and toursbylocals to your friends also, thank you again. Regards Monika

Suzan Ballsun

United States
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Tour: #87557, Guide services in Agra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India    view tour
Date: Oct 25/15

Monica is a superb guide. She gives 100% to her goal of making your tour both informative and fun! I felt like a total VIP as she whisked me to the front of long lines, and always made certain our car and driver were right there ready for pick-up. She knows all the best insider information on shopping and restaurants. Monika is warm, considerate and extremely responsible-She hits the gold standard for what it means to be a great guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Suzan, Thank you sooooo..... much to write a review here, it helps the future tourists, I read your small letter in an envelop you gave me thanks for writing so nice about me. Regards Monika

Brian Arcese

United States
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Tour: #142672, Private cultural tour of Delhi, past to present, Delhi, Delhi, India    view tour
Date: Sep 11/15

Monika is a wonderful tour guide; she listened to what I was interested in seeing and designed a tour highlighting those specific areas. She is incredibly knowledgable about Indian history broadly and had detailed answers to every question I asked. Monika also arranged a great car and driver and organized the entire day. I learned a lot, saw wonderful sites, and also really felt like I made a new friend. Monika is a fantastic tour guide and I highly recommend her!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Brian, Thank you so much, you gave some time to write about me from the busy schedule of life and work thanks again. Regards Monika

German Gomez

United States
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Tour: Golden Traingle Tour, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: Nov 22/14

Monika did a great job organizing all the sites to visit , she is really professional and shows a lot of knowledge on history and religion. You can tell that she is an experienced guide that knows all the shortcuts, even best picture spots. Highly recommend her as a guide and friend. Thank you we had a great time while visiting Agra and Jaipur.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey German, thanks a lot to appreciate my services i just tried to do the best and will do so for all my travelers always, even i enjoyed my Jaipur trip a lot specially last day when we discussed about cooking, thanks again. Regards Monika

Wan Jawahir H.

Malaysia
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Tour: Golden Triangle, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: Oct 7/14