Trans India Holiday Srinagar Review
Trans India Holiday, located in Srinagar, is not a reliable tour operating service. We have tried their service first hand and regret it till date. Trans India Holiday is operated by Mr. Sohail and he is supported by Mr. Wasim. Together, they will try and fool you, threaten you and will leave you in a way that you never wish to travel again.
SpineTourer especially wants everyone to know our story. This Review of Trans India Holiday Srinagar will help you to plan your Leh trip by not choosing them as a tour operator. You can check the google reviews for Trans India Holiday – Srinagar here – Click Here
We were a bunch of people who wished to explore Leh and had dreams to visit Pangong lake and Khardung La pass. Just like everyone else, we started looking for local tour operators around the region to arrange a tour for us. To our back luck, we found Trans India Holiday (Kashmir Holidays) and decided to book the trip from them.
The Tour coordinator, Mr. Sohail spoke to us and was very sweet on the call. Everything was planned, emails were exchanged officially. Details of passengers were sent and the itinerary was confirmed. As agreed upon, we transferred 25% of our amount to them. The day we arrived Srinagar, the driver took us to the office of Trans India Holiday and we paid the rest of the amount as Mr.Sohail convinced us that he needs to pay the hotels for booking.
That was a bad judgement call of paying upfront rather than waiting till the completion of the tour. After the payment, we were given a stay at a boat house along with the instruction to leave for Leh the next morning. No one showed up the next day. We tried calling the offices of Trans India Holidays – Srinagar, but no one picked up. After waiting for hours, Mr.Waseem showed up and took us to some other hotel and told us that he will make some arrangements till night and we shall leave for Leh the next morning at 4 AM.
At night, we got a call from Trans India Holidays – Srinagar stating they have failed to make arrangements but will surely TRY again the next morning. This continued for 3 days. We were stuck in Srinagar for almost 4 days and now we couldn’t visit Leh because we had our return flights booked.
Sohail knew we had our flight tickets booked and stalled us for three days. This Review of Trans India Holidays – Srinagar is to make every reader aware that they are not legit tour operators. They are not to be trusted and lack professionalism
We were offered a compensation trip to Gulmarg and Pahalgam. We did that trip in 4 days, came back to Srinagar and took a flight home; leaving Srinagar, wishing to come back never. People like Sohail and Wasim ruin the tourism of Kashmir.
After few weeks of this horrible experience, we received a call from one of the hotels from Pahalgam, demanding money for the stay we had. We had no clue what was going on, we paid Sohail on the first day. The hotel from Pahalgam, during the last conversation, said, “We never received the money for the stay. The tour agent fooled us.”
We at Spinetourer feel sorry for them, but we were equally cheated. We have written this review for Trans India Holidays – Srinagar so that every reader should know their true intentions and avoid booking trips from them.
Few points to avoid debate over the review of Trans India Holidays – Srinagar:
- Paying the entire amount –
We never wanted to pay the entire amount, but Sohail insisted and we had no choice as we were already in Srinagar in his office. We wanted this trip to go smoothly and decided to pay him up front.
- Were any Leh booking made from them –
No. We called up all the hotels that Mr.Sohail had promised us in the itinerary. No bookings were made under TIH-S, the passengers or any of the agents (dates confirmed).
- Did we ask for a refund?
Yes. Before going to Gulmarg, we did ask for a refund. We knew full refund was not possible but we needed 80% of the amount we paid as we never went to Leh. Mr. Sohail gave us an option, either take 10% of the amount or go to Gulmarg and enjoy a mini vacation.
- Why did we go to Gulmarg? –
We literally had no option. Our flight was after 5 days. With the 10% amount, we could not have survived another 5 days in Srinagar. Hence we decided to take everything in writing from Trans India Holidays – Srinagar stating that we will not pay for this trip and later left for the same.
- Was it because of some critical political thing in Kashmir valley because of which Mr. Sohail failed to arrange the trip to Leh? –
No. Many tourists made it to Leh on the same day. Many did before that and many did after. But if we specifically see the same dates as our itinerary was planned, many tourists made it to Leh. There was no political tension during that time. All the problems were made by Sohail to make us fear.
- Is Trans India Holidays – Srinagar recommended? –
No. We highly suggest that you do not plan a trip with Trans India. The entire motive to write this review of Trans India Holidays – Srinagar is to make everyone aware that they are not professional tour operators. We do not recommend them.
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