The entire 18 day trip was extremely well organised, with hotels carefully selected to meet the needs of our family of 4 teenagers, myself and my husband. From the beginning to end our tour was filled with adventures, experiences, unforgettable sights, animals and we were fortunate to meet the most humble, courteous and friendly people along the way. The ground staff and drivers were excellent all speaking a high level of English and allowing flexibility to meet our various needs! Jane’s knowledge of the different cities was excellent, enabling us to enjoy every moment of trip in a relaxed and fun filled life changing way.
The Goss family – April 2019
Jane, you are a star! What a holiday we have had! A brilliant itinerary of Rajasthan you created for us and which was perfect for all our needs in exploring India for the first time. Converted royal palaces, heritage properties, ancient forts, iconic hotels, excellent city guides, seeing wildlife, witnessing rural village life, experiencing varied means of transport (flights, trains, cars) and yet time to chill and fall in love with the people and their culture. Thank you for such a memorable trip. We shall be back!
Martin, Nicola and Charlie Hicks. April 2019
Swa swara (Ayurvedic retreat) in Karnataka provided exactly what we expected. The pace of the place slows you right down. I loved the (almost) absence of wi-fi, TV and phones. And the absence of children and families. Food was brilliant – I had three sessions in the kitchen. The massage was astonishing. Yoga at 07:00 for a beginner was a bit of a surprise on Day 1, but it has had such a beneficial effect that I have maintained the regime since returning, and intend to continue. The entire process took half a stone off me in a week, with no effort – simply sensible, managed eating and exercise. The swimming pool is as good as it gets. All told it was a powerful antidote to, and restorative from, a sometimes overly busy life here. Wouldn’t hesitate to warmly recommend.
Mr & Mrs Snipe- April 2019.
A fantastic three week holiday in Sri Lanka. different from what we expected but exceeded our expectations, what a beautiful country. The itinerary and organization were perfect.
Mr and Mrs Puxley- February 2019
The service and the people were faultless, very impressive customer service. We loved the whole trip of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, each place different with their own style. On the whole outstanding food, especially in the home stays and Maison Perumal in Pondicherry.
Mr & Mrs C Nevile – February 2019
We would like to say that you put together an incredible trip for us and that your attention to detail was second to none. The choice of hotels, excursions and restaurants were all excellent and information around other aspects, such as things to take, what to wear and tipping was very helpful.
Mr & Mrs Sellens, November 2018
Let Jane take the strain!
Just returned from a great trip to Sri Lanka and Jane Points and her Ground Agent in Sri Lanka could not have been more helpful. Her pre trip briefing notes and suggested itinerary ensured that we got the best out of our stay in this most engaging country. The drivers supplied were knowledgeable, friendly and very experienced. Jane’s suggested hotels fitted our requirements exactly. A big thank you.
Mr and Mrs I Thompson, July 2018
Jane suggested a stay at Swa Swara, a magical place full of beauty, harmony and utmost relaxation. I spent 10 days there and I could have not wished for a better place to unwind and replenish myself.
The rooms were spacious, nicely decorated and secluded. The food was delicious and even better when we joined the chefs in the kitchen to learn more about the various ingredients. The day to day schedule was full of wonderful classes, ranging from basic to more advanced yoga, relaxation and creative art and crafts. And the spa facilities were fantastic – the staff take care of you, are welcoming and the different spa treatments are beyond blissful. I spent many days and nights just in a peaceful relaxation, strolling down to the sea or learning about the ways the hotel tries to limit water waste and live in tranquillity with its environment. Suffice to say I will return and recommending this to anyone who needs some R&R!
Ms J Kressner, June 2018
Outstanding holiday to Rajasthan, perfect to be off the tourist trail. Great choice of hotels and routes, that really brought Rajasthan to life for us. Where do we go next?
Mr & Mrs G Eversfield, March 2018.
From the time that we were met at Chennai airport by Sanal, it was evident that Jane had organised a journey that had met both our need and expectations- in fact exceeded them! Our visit to Tamil Nadu and Kerala was a total success mostly thanks to Jane’s great knowledge of the area and thoughtfulness. We enjoyed a great mixture of culture with Tamil Nadu’s fascinating temples and amazing nature with the gentle beauty of Kerala. Our guide in Periyar Park was amazing.
Everywhere the people were exceptionally friendly and welcoming and we ate delicious food. Our driver Sanal was fantastic, always punctual, cheerful, and full of good ideas on what to do and where to eat. The whole experience was memorable enchanting and relaxing. Thank you.
Mr & Mrs G Henley-Price, March 2018.
Our trip to Karnataka and Kerala was an extraordinarily wonderful trip, plenty of variety to keep everyone happy (6 of us), we stayed in fabulous hotels and home stays.
The Southern Indian people are charming and gentle, and we were able to begin to understand their way of life.We had an excellent driver, Bennet, his mini bus became our second home! Jane was so helpful in helping us to plan our trip, she understood what we wanted from this holiday and completely delivered.
Mr & Mrs J Petty, March 2018
This was probably our best holiday-ever to Sri Lanka, brilliantly organised with a wonderful balance of history, culture & wildlife together with a relaxing stay on a lovely beach at the end.
Mr & Mrs T Sherston, January 2018
I can’t recommend a family holiday in Kerala organised by Points South more highly.
The five of us had the most wonderful time staying in home stays, really getting a flavour of Kerala, thanks to Jane’s comprehensive knowledge of India and our wonderful driver, Bennett, who couldn’t have done more for us. Everywhere we stayed was different. One had staggering views, one had a spice farm, one had an amazing view of a festival boat race but the one thing they all had in common was that the owners would bend over backwards to show you everything you should see in the area.
Jane took on board exactly what sort of holiday we wanted and sorted it accordingly. We stayed a couple of days in each place and packed in a huge amount so that all five of us felt that the holiday had been tailored for us individually. That is no mean feat. If you want to go to India, go to Jane, tell her what you want and she does that and more.
Mr & Mrs Black September 2017
Thank you Jane for organising (and I quote from each member of the family) “the best holiday of our lives”. It was such a treasured holiday in Sri Lanka, for us all – you totally understood what we all needed. What more can i say, except a very, very big thank you from all of us.
The Gore Family, February 2017
We had a lovely two weeks in Kerala, very much because of Jane’s planning. For us, the idea of “home stays” is perfect, allowing us to meet local people – as well as like-minded visitors. But it does depend on knowing where to go and which to choose. Here Jane’s great expertise is what you need – partly, of course, to protect you from the vagaries of the internet!
Mr & Mrs Herbert January 2017
We’d like to thank both of you for everything you did to ensure our trip was a success; it was fantastic. The destinations, the hotels and the transport were marvellous. And Bennet our driver, just overcame any minor issues, such as the absence of bank notes, Jaya’s death (chief minister of Tamil Nadu) and the cyclone!!
Thank you so much for such a perfect trip.
Mr & Mrs Manning, December 2016.
A wonderful holiday, very cleverly designed by you Jane, highlights Diwali in Mumbai, Houseboat and Paradisa plantation. Shibu our driver was such a nice man.
Mr & Mrs Frewer, November 2016.
Firstly, lets congratulate the three boys for their respective roles as drivers through Sri Lanka, The south and Rajasthan: Jerry, Jess, Sunil…all in their own way were brilliant and became great friends.
In the main we had an awesome time on our 6 week honeymoon, and much of that is down to your sage advice and great organisation, along with the partner agencies you chose to work with.If we were to change anything, that’s probably down to what we know now, that we did not know then!
Mr & Mrs Haley, November 2016.
We had the most fabulous holiday with an excellent driver, and loved every minute of seeing part of Southern India(Karnataka and North Kerala). Many thanks Jane for your attention to detail-amazing.
Mr & Mrs J Capo-Bianco, October 2016.
We had as two families, with seven children ranging from eleven to twenty, the most wonderful adventure during our first trip to India organised by Points South.
It was a breathtaking adventure with sights and experiences we will never forget. From the bustle of the cities and the sheer numbers of people to the peace of hill tops and then the magic of seeing a tiger and a leopard in the Nagarhole forest before finally the tranquility of the back waters. It really was the perfect introduction to this extraordinary country and the attention to detail, the variety of the sights and the modes of transport from trains to rice barges that Jane organised and achieved for us was an absolute triumph. We simply can’t wait until for our next Points South adventure!
Mr & Mrs G Eversfield & Mr & Mrs J Laidlaw -May 2016.
We have had a wonderful time, our tour has run like clockwork. We have been treated like royalty everywhere, which I’m sure is due to your connections.
Mr & Mrs V Brown, January 2016.