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Testimonials From Our Travellers

Praise for India Unbound

This has been by far our best overseas holiday experience. Lincoln’s impeccable attention to detail, meticulous planning, research and knowledge combined with his manner and caring nature made this  a unique and a wonderful experience. –  Wendy & Barry Moule, South India Group Tour, August 2015

Being a group of 8 was excellent as were able to experience out of the way places and enjoy personal contact with hosts. – Rosemary Stewart, South India Group Tour, August 2015

Incredible India lives up to its name in every way – the people, so gentle and charming, the scenery so diverse, the colours so vivid. The entire experience made so very special by your knowledge and endless patience and understanding. – Jeannie Acaster, South India Group Tour, August 2015

India Unbound has arranged and delivered a truly remarkable and memorable trip to India – in every way. – Penny Johnson and Erica Solomon, March 2015


Lincoln, again a fabulous experience. Your knowledge and contacts are invaluable. Great driver, hotels and activities and the perfect length of time at destinations. – Grady family, Kerala, Feb 2015

India Unbound understood what we were looking to do in India and delivered an outstanding program for us. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to anyone interested in a tailored tour of India. They met the brief perfectly and helped make our trip one of our most memorable ever. The telephone call from Lincoln mid-way showed us they are serious about service. Thank you sincerely for a most wonderful holiday. – John and Sally Tolmie, Himalayas, North and South India, Mar 2015

Thanks to Lincoln at India Unbound we enjoyed five wonderful weeks in India. We simply gave him an idea of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do and he came up with a fantastic personalised itinerary, which ran incredibly smoothly. – Tammy and Jacquie Garret, Banjar Valley Walk & Kerala tour, Oct 2014

Having spent weeks searching internet sites to try to organise our first trip to India it was a great relief to discover India Unbound and Lincoln. He was able to organise a wonderful 4 week trip which was tailor-made to meet our interests and preferences. His extensive knowledge of the regions, hotels and sights was evident in our varied itinerary. Thank you Lincoln! – Amanda Palmer, North and South India, Jan 2015

We would like to thank you for your exemplary organisation of our family holiday to India. We have our oldest boy going in to Year 12 and I have spent a reasonable number of years living abroad, so I was looking for a totally different experience for us all which would hopefully broaden our horizons. You achieved all of that and more. You specifically asked about our boys and you got them down perfectly. Nick had the most unforgettable time in Mumbai, meeting new friends and he so loved teaching what he could re Australian football, and Will just got so much out of the cooking classes. Every aspect of the trip worked out perfectly – it was all like clock work and every place you suggested to stay was fantastic. It was the very best holiday I have ever had and I’m pretty sure Paul and the boys would say the same. – Griffin family, North and South India, Jan 2015

India Unbound knows India like the back of its hand. Lincoln has made excellent choices and judgement on our behalf – has clearly formed excellent relationships in India – we benefitted from this familiarity and expertise. We recommend India Unbound highly and are keenly considering the next adventure. – Bill, Sophie, Jenny and Jane, Rajasthan, Feb 2014


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We would like to thank Lincoln, first of all for his efficient and professional management of our travel in India. His obvious organisational skills ensured we had a seamless and most memorable experience. We shall recommend India Unbound to all of our friends. – Penny and Eric Boon, Gujarat & Rajasthan, Jan 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and hope to do another trip with India Unbound in the near future. – Elisabeth Marris, North and South India, Jan 2014

This tour allowed us to the colour, character and vivacity of India with the ease of having all arrangements organised.– Richard Hopson and friends, Myanmar, North and South India, Jan 2014

We would totally recommend India Unbound for the thoroughness of support and organisation both pre-trip and during the period of travelling. Thank you for a fabulous and memorable travel experience. – 
Noelene and Marcus Ward, North India, July 2013

We had an awesome adventure in India thanks to India Unbound! We have no hesitation recommending them. We chose to honeymoon in India and will use India Unbound when we plan our next trip. Thank you! –  Aaron and Kelly Horrocks, north India and Uttarakhand village walk, April 2013

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We just wanted to send you a short email to express our sincere thanks for the way in which you organised our recent trip to India. Travelling with three children to India is not an easy thing to do and we did set off with some trepidation. On arrival we discovered that it was unfounded as the way in which everything was organised enabled us to shed any reservations or anxiety and truly enjoy the beauty of India. You were extremely accessible and knowledgeable with the planning of the itinerary and consequently the places we visited and the things we saw and did when we were there, were perfect. The local representative met us at the arrival place of every destination and ensured that everything we needed was attended to. The guides were well informed and facilitated our enjoyment by listening to what we wanted and tailoring it as we desired. Your choice of where to stay was outstanding and whilst I asked you for a more traditional experience and selected what I thought were lower standard hotels turned out to be better than I have experienced elsewhere. They were perfectly located, clean, safe and quiet. More we could not have asked.

Our enjoyment could not have been made any better and much of this was due to the expert manner in which you considered the details and executed the logistics. We saw more than we expected and whenever a minor issue arose, help was always immediately present and away we went. Special mention must be made of Sanju our driver, friend, part-time guide and local interpreter. He was a pleasure to spend nearly 20 days with and no doubt extended himself more than his duty obligated. I would appreciate it if you could covey our thanks to him once again.

I would have no hesitation in not only recommending India Unbound to anyone who asks but indeed recommending they go to India and use India Unbound to amplify their experiences. We had a wonderful family holiday, a brilliant experience and a lifetime of memories. We placed our faith and trust in you and you delivered; for that we are very grateful.

You did not ask me to write this, however, it was impossible not to do so, given that the entire family marvelled at how well it all went. I will admit that as times I sought to claim some responsibility but my family knows me only too well and insisted I write and convey my appreciation to you!! Feel free to use this whenever and wherever you wish – your professionalism and service was exemplary and people would be crazy to use anyone else. – Glenda, Gary, Jessie, Maggie and Eliza Jacobson, Rajasthan January 2013

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If you are looking for a well organised, dependable, informative and most enjoyable holiday in South India, Lincoln Harris of India Unbound is the man to contact. – Ivan Kaplan, South India April 2013

Just back from a dream trip to India – made hassle free by India Unbound! Lincoln is patient and helpful at the itinerary planning stage and his suggestions turned out to be every bit as wonderful (and more) than we had hoped. Thanks! – Elaine Kealy, Kerala, Jan 2013


We found India Unbound to be an excellent agent. The Assisted Independent Travel arrangement was a great way to explore India. We had a fantastic driver and knowledgeable guides – it put our minds at ease, knowing we were in their capable hands the entire trip. – Dr Mosses Lee, North India, November 2012

Lincoln – our recent trip to India was outstanding. Travel in India can be challenging but with your local knowledge you made ours a great experience. All arrangements by you and your local partners were faultless. The Taj and Oberoi groups provided outstanding facilities and wonderful staff. Our Indian driver Pradeep was a treasure. We have done a bit of travel including a fair bit of ‘high end” and the organisation and experience of this trip was one of our best. Thank you. – Bob and Vicki Grady, Mumbai and Rajasthan, Nov 2012

Totally recommend India Unbound – never had service like it. We have travelled in China and East & South Africa with similar arrangements – neither as good as this company. – Trish and Alan Golding, Nepal, North and South India Nov 2012

I had difficulty organising my trip to India and finding people with real experience and advice. Thankfully, I found India Unbound’s excellent website and contacted Lincoln. From this point on everything was taken care of. The organisation of our holiday was faultless. Safety was paramount and I am still amazed at how professionally our every need was met. – Denise Gardner and family, North and South India Nov 2012

We appreciated the two phone calls from Lincoln, the thorough, detailed itinerary with appropriate back-up plans if necessary and the knowledge that Lincoln and his team knew our whereabouts at all times. Lincoln was awesome throughout the entire process! – The Powell family (USA), North and South India, Feb 2012

My girlfriend and I were interested in visiting Kerala for its National Parks and beaches and the North-East for its parks, mountains and people. We contacted Lincoln from India Unbound 3 weeks before we departed. He gave us advice and assistance and put together 2 tours that covered these places and our interests. The trips ran very smoothly and took us to amazing places with great accommodation, friendly people and amazing food. Considering these were semi-personalised tours, they were great value. All in all India Unbound helped us have a hassle-free, culturally rich trip in which we’ve created some fantastic memories. Thanks! – Phil Rance, South and North East India, March 2012

We’ve travelled in Europe, Asia, and of course Australia, always self-organised. India, from the outside, just seemed too daunting to do it ourselves; and the last thing we wanted was to join a large tour group over which we had no control. IndiaUnbound was the solution. We nominated places we wanted to go, themes we were interested in, and Lincoln did the rest. From arrival and transfer services, to drivers, guides and accommodation, even restaurant recommendations – everything was taken care of. Having experienced India at first hand, I can’t imagine arriving in any city without all of those arrangements in place first, and if we have the opportunity to travel to India again, it will certainly be with India Unbound. – Ian Swan, North and South India, February 2012


Six of us travelled to South India in early 2011. We had basically worked out where we wanted to go, and were looking for someone to bolt it all together. After some searching we found India Unbound, and from then on it was plain sailing. During the planning stage Lincoln was a mine of information and suggestions and with his help, and after a few iterations, we custom-built a 21day itinerary staying in a range of different accommodation from 5-Star to Homestay. The arrangements ‘on the ground’ all worked seamlessly, including our ever so reliable and safe driver Sasi. We would wholeheartedly recommend India Unbound to anyone considering an Indian holiday. – Peter and Sally Holder, Mel and Linda Butler and Ann and Steve Maloney, South India Feb 2011

What wonderful memories we have of India! We were so well looked after at all times. Our detailed itinerary prepared by Lincoln was our ‘bible’ – we loved all the tips – we even had a cocktail at ‘Apollo 96’ in Madurai. Thank you for everything Lincoln. – Tim and Mary Readman, north and south India Feb 2011


I would absolutely recommend India Unbound, their guides are the best, and arrangements reliable. Our Central North India and Kumaon Villages homestay trips were a delight . . . thanks to the care and attention of very caring guides. – Len and Alyson Gillett, Central North India and Kumaon village walk and homestay, Feb 2011

Lincoln – we loved India and all that we saw and experienced. Your organisation was superb and we commented frequently how smoothly everything went and how ideal all your recommendations were. Many thanks from us all. – Bill and Susanne Steele & Ian and Sue Martens, Rajasthan, Feb 2011

What a sensational 30 days! This was our second trip to India and our first with India Unbound. We wanted to visit our World Vision sponsored child whilst in India, which meant arranging an itinerary to suit. Lincoln and his team on the ground organised our trip with precision and patience and his advice was invaluable. Great variety of sights, experiences, accommodation, including home stays, all modes of transport and our guide handled everything with cheerful expertise. We highly recommend Lincoln and his team. – Dennis Murphy and family, South India Jan 2011

Booking through India Unbound was a good experience. Lincoln really listened to our needs and set the itinerary accordingly. We will definitely recommend India Unbound’s services to our family and friends. Thanks again Lincoln – Cheryl Cook and Chantel DeSylva, Rajasthan June 2011

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Excellent itinerary, wonderful service from all staff, India was a wonderful experience for the whole family. Thank you! – James Cameron and family, South India, Sep 2011

We felt the balance of being watched out for and being left alone was perfect. Thank you for a memorable trip. –  
Liza and Benjamin Zablocki (New York), South India Nov 2011

Lincoln Harris and I spent nearly a year planning our trip to India. It became a complex itinerary with transfers after our volunteering and arrival of family for last 2 weeks. The plans become more complicated by my daughter cancelling due to her pregnancy. Lincoln calmly rearranged itinerary and changes. Lincoln planned well with no hiccups in transfers and the hotels were always a delightful experience. Our sincere thanks. – Jenny Kelly and Sheri Browne, Nov 2011

We chose India Unbound to organise out trip to Rajasthan, our first trip to India. The arrangements and plans all went extremely well and we had a wonderful and hassle-free time. – 
Barbara and David Mushin, Nov 2011

The experience surpassed our high expectations. We were given a marvellous insight into Indian culture and spirituality. I could not have wished for more.  – George Sykes and Katalin McDonald, Nov 2011


Thank you for organising our recent holiday in India, together with Donna and Ron, Helen and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had a 100% positive experience with all the people associated with your company. Everything went according to plan and we always felt that we were being treated like royalty. We have no hesitation in recommending India Unbound to any one, in fact we already have. We will certainly be using you again when next we travel to Asia. – Helen and Greg Hunt, south India Feb 2011


Back from India now. The tour of Rajasthan was fantastic, went off without a hitch and the hotels, guides, driver and car were all first class…thanks very well organised and enjoyable tour. – Steven Duce and Catherine Skellern, Rajasthan Oct 2010

We had an amazing time in South India. Many thanks to you and your local partners for organizing our trip. – Ingrid Kocijan, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Oct 2010

Lincoln, thanks again for your organisation and advice. We will certainly be recommending your services. – Judy and Andrew Bunn, South India Oct 2010


Travelling with India Unbound enabled us to travel safely and to see the glorious chaos and appreciate the underlying beauty of India. – Annette and Robin Wendleman, North India Feb 2010

We would recommend India Unbound to anyone. Lincoln was patient, flexible and gave good advice. Trip exceeded everyone’s expectations. – Ann Karslake, 3 families/18 people tour of Rajasthan Jan 2010



We have enjoyed a wonderful month in India, from Rajasthan to Kerala. All arrangements handled efficiently and courteously. – David and Lyn Bingham, Rajasthan and Kerala Feb 2010

We had a fantastic holiday. India Unbound organised us exactly the itinerary we wanted, found us really interesting (and comfortable) hotels, provided excellent guides and drivers, and somehow set up an infrastructure around us which was faultless. When we wanted something extra arranged right at the end of the trip, this was no trouble. If you want to travel “on your own” but be treated like royalty, go with India Unbound. – Tom and Libby Wood, South India Feb 2010

Just wanted to send you a BIG THANK YOU for helping Sue and I to fulfil our dream of experiencing India. I had such an amazing time and your insight into this awesome country made out trip the best. Everywhere we stayed holds a special memory for me, and I know that one day I will go back! Can I just say that our trip would not have been the same without our dear friend Mohan, our driver for most of the trip. He was the most genuine, thoughtful person who looked after Sue and I like we were his daughters. I look forward to organising my second trip to India through you one day. – Tracey Clegg, North and South India January 2009.

Our experience in Incredible India, facilitated by India Unbound, was memorable and professionally handled in every aspect. We would recommend India Unbound to anyone, but especially recommended for first time India travellers. We’re looking forward to our next Indian adventure! – Diane and Ian Maddison (Melbourne), Rajasthan 2008

Travelling with India Unbound was as I would travel with family and/or friends. The small group was perfect, the leader friendly, flexible and lots of fun. The itinerary was comprehensive but with flexibility and it certainly gave us an understanding of what India is about. – David and Brenda Ayers, (Melbourne), Rajasthan 2008


The service provided by India Unbound has enabled us to see India in all its many aspects. I thoroughly recommend them as tour organisers. Thank you. – Bob Ramshaw and Rosalie Lindley (Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Rajasthan 2008

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India Unbound is essential for an enjoyable, valuable trip for the India-uninitiated! – Chris and Kate Wild (Melbourne) Kerala, June 2008





The trip you planned for us gave us the most amazing range of experiences. We lived in absolute luxury at the Imperial Hotel and at Amar Villas. We lived in a tent ( albeit the most flash we’ve ever been in!). We lived in palaces and havelis. We lived in a fort. We slept in a train sleeper. We rode a horse, camels and an elephant. We met a huge range of wonderful people – Padam, our driver, Saleem the 10 year old camel driver, Jamal the dhurrie man, the kids at Khichan all high amongst them. We saw, felt and smelt India. We had a terrific experience that neither of us will forget. Thank you so much. – Geoff and Andrea Trezise (Launceston), Rajasthan January 2008


India has been better and easier than we thought due to the assistance of our driver who went out of his way to help us and the excellent Itinerary prepared by India Unbound. – Noel Renouf and Robyn Duff (Melbourne), Kerala and Karnataka, Nov 2008

India is a very busy and at times stressful country, especially when visiting for the first time. I cannot imagine travelling in India without the help of India Unbound as absolutely everything was organised like clockwork for us, which made the trip really memorable. – Adrienne McMullin, north and south India Novemebr 2008

We would recommend the services of India Unbound to other people without hesitation. You attended to all aspects very promptly. – Michael and Jean Trinick, Ladakh, Oct 2008

During the planning process we were impressed by Lincoln’s throroughness, local knowledge and flexibility regarding our itinerary. In India itself, India Unbound representatives, drivers and guides were professional and personable. Overall, the trip exceeded our expectations – especially when Lincoln called from Melbourne to make sure everything was satisfactory. – David and Gaynor Nichols, Rajasthan, Dec 2008


Learning about the Tibetan culture and its people, visiting the Tibetan Children’s Village and the museum of Tibetan exile were all very moving and a privilege to experience. – Di Ulbrich (Flinders, Victoria), 2008

I have dreamt of going to India for many years and now I have done it! One of my fears was that I would just end up a tourist and not experience the spiritual, or that I may not learn about the Indians and their way of life. I was delighted with the tour’s balance of presentation. – Victoria Parsons (Sydney, Australia), 2008


The whole Assisted Independent Travel experience was ideal for us. Giving us confidence to know we had a firm plan, with the ability to influence the fine detail. – Jim & Pamela Carter (Sydney, Australia), 2008

What a way to see Rajasthan – we decided what we wanted to see and Lincoln arranged the rest. Fabulous hotels, guides in each city, a desert camp experience and best of all with our own driver and air-conditioned car, and then a train trip back to Delhi we had an ‘Incredible India’ experience. Definitely the way to go for a hassle free India trip. – Lee Jones, (Sydney, Australia), 2008

Thank you for laying the groundwork for our own Incredible India experience. We could never have anticipated the journey we have made along with our driver . . . five stars are not enough (for him). – David McCaw and Linda Loh, (Melbourne) 2008

The worry of organising the trip was taken out of our hands and to top it off it all went beautifully. If you want a personalised, worry free trip without the high price tag. THIS IS IT. – Sandy & Dick Pelling, (Melbourne, Australia) 2008


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