Testimonials

Life Changing Trip

“Joshua worked closely with me to plan a trip of a lifetime for my family. We landed in a Delhi and went to Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai and Goa snd back to Mumbai. Every step of the trip was planned, every detail taken care of by Joshua. We stayed in exquisite hotels and had very knowledgeable guides throughout!
We especially enjoyed our visit to the Taj, Elephant ride to a palace in Jaipur, tour of Jewish Mumbai, visiting Bene Israel memorial on coast including synagogues, and then gorgeous goa. Our family fell in love with India and we would go again with Joshua and his team in a heartbeat!!
Joshua and his wife Hannah are exemplary caring people who ensure that your trip is meaningful and full of beautiful memories.” – Carmella

Perfect trip through Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan

“I have only great things to say about our week-long tour of the Golden Triangle. For context, it was scheduled for the weeks before the 2020 lock-downs started taking effect in earnest around the world. Ritu and the rest of the organizing staff were wonderfully proactive to make sure that all four of us had a wonderful time. Although we didn’t meet Joshua in person, we had three other amazing, fun, and informative tour guides on our trip. One in particular, Dilip, went above and beyond to give us a memorable Holi celebration at a time when large public events were unreliable due to the pandemic concerns. I’m very thankful to everyone!”- Adam Lee Jacobi

Mumbai

“We just spent 2 days touring Mumbai with Hanna. We couldn’t have hoped for a better experience! If I lived in Mumbai I would want Hanna as my new best friend! She was delightful to be with, very knowledgeable and professional, and extremely accommodating, adding sights to our trip last minute as we asked about them. She was so warm and caring, making sure we were comfortable and had water. We felt we received such a personal insight into the Jewish community of Mumbai Hanna was so informative and ready to answer any questions we had. She was equally flexible and informative on our day tour of other sights in Mumbai. Hanna, we cant thank you enough for such amazing experiences !”- Linda Gold

Fabulous trip to India​

“We just returned from a 10 day trip to India. We were in Mumbai Udaipur Jaipur Agra and Delhi. Thanks Joshua and Ritu for so perfectly orchestrating this whirlwind trip to this unbelievable country.”- Jeremy Phillip Wilson

Perfect tour

“Joshua is the best guide! We spent one week with him around Mumbai and could not have asked for a better experience. He took us to great sites and places to eat, is extremely knowledgeable, and is one of the kindest people I’ve met. There is no better way to see Jewish India”- Celine T.

Joshua is the man

“Joshua is a native of Mumbai and knows his city really well. Being a Jew, native to Mumbai, is a huge treasure to have when touring. He knows all of the spots and then some and can take you to really cool places you could never go alone or without his connections. On top of his expertise, he is just a joy to be around and he is one of the best tour guides I’ve ever used anywhere in the world!!”- Isaac K.

Such a Joy!

“Joshua is the BEST! He was my group’s tour guide for an entire week through India and every day got better than the next – incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, committed, engaged and warm, he made the experience come alive that much more. He’s also an absolute gem of a human. Can not recommend him highly enough.”- Jillian T

The very best

“Took a private tour for 2 people with Jewish India Tours last week. Our guide was Joshua. I have visited 103 countries and taken many tours and can honestly say that this tour was one of the best ever.

Joshua, being Bnei Israel himself, was very knowledgeable and full of personal insights into the Jewish history of Mumbai. The tour was supposed to take 3 hours but in fact ended up being nearly 6 hours and the time passed too fast. Joshua was very responsive and accommodating….. when he learned that my partner was a fashion designer he took us to see the home of celebrated local fashion designer and amateur chef James Ferreira – we met the him and it was fascinating.

If you want a great tour with a local guide with personal insights, then I wholeheartedly recommend Jewish India Tours and Joshua.”- Mike M.

Joshua was the best Guide

“Seriously have never fallen in love with a guide like I did with Joshua. If you are big group and lucky enough then you will get his wife Hannah as well. They are a dynamic team. Anybody looking for deep dive adventure full of love will hire them. Especially the Jewish community.”- Sarah

Amazing guide and human

“I got the pleasure to spend a week with Joshua and his Wife Hannah as they toured us, a group of 30, around Mumbai. Joshua is so knowledgeable on Indian culture, religion, politics history, politics and idiosyncrasies! He truly loves sharing his wisdom. So honored to have learned from him! He gave us a unique insight into Judaism in India! Can’t recommend enough! Thanks a lot!”- Virginia C

Joshua is the Best!

“Joshua is the best!! Full of knowledge and warmth, he showed us India and was an incredible guide. He has a special way of leading a group and sharing information and his passion for his country shines through. We had a larger group and he became family to us all. If you are traveling to India and want to learn about the country, and in particular the Jewish community, definitely book Joshua and his company!!”- Melissa S.

Amazing Tour of Kochi and Jewish Kochin

“Josh and Ritu did a superb job working with us to put together multiple days of touring in the Kochi area. They made great efforts to our interests and give us the perfect guides for our trip. Also, of note, we were never taken to a tourist market to shop for unwanted souvenirs and the tour company made sure we had a fantastic driver with a top notch air conditioned vehicle for our tours.

Our tour guide was fantastic. He knew all the right people to make our sightseeing run smoothly and was super friendly. In addition to seeing the sights of Ft Kochi, getting to operate one of the chinese fishing nets and experiencing the traditional kathakali dance, we really wanted a deep dive into the jewish history of the area. Our guide made sure to point out buildings that used to belong to prominent members of the jewish community before the mass emigration to Israel. Our guide also took us on a dedicated day touring the area to see synagogues that are still in some form of operation as well as those that are largely historic sites. I saw and learned a great deal about a historically prominent Jewish presence in Kerala and was truly amazed. Lastly, I was most privileged to even meet a kind member of the local Jewish community. This individual shared memories from his youth of the community as well as the songs and traditions of jewish life in Kerala. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great tour company or looking for jewish specific tours.”- Hodayah Finman

Joshua and Hannah are awesome

” We had an 8-day group tour in Mumbai and Ahmedabad with Joshua. He’s so super friendly, knowledgeable, fun, takes care of people, and has killer dance moves! He also speaks Spanish! I lost my bag at Ahmedabad airport, almost lost my passport in Mumbai, and he was trying so hard to help me talk to the hotel, airline, and airport staff. Super helpful and doesn’t think I’m a troublemaker 😀

Highly recommend!!”- Yiqing S

An Extraordinary Tour

“I used Jewish India Tours in both Mumbai and Cochin, they were the highlight of my trip to India. We visited offbeat and fascinating spots that were unavailable to the public at large. In each place my guides knew people who let us into their homes, or private establishments. Both were extremely knowledgeable about history, with Jewish history in India especially fascinating. Hanna and Saju were prompt, helpful, pleasant and delightful. The drivers were equally skilled ( not easy, especially in Mumbai) and the cars stayed cool despite the heat. They even supplied water!!
I highly recommend this tour company.”- Tamarsinger

Mumbai Jewish Tour

“The tour of Mumbai with Joshua was absolutely amazing. Not only did we view the Jewish sites of Mumbai, we received a detailed and interesting lesson in the Jewish history of Mumbai that was engaging to us as parents but also to our three teenage children. In addition, we were shown Mumbai’s main tourist sites as well. We lunched at a fabulous Indian restaurant and were introduced to Thali. Super delicious! We all learned so much and had a fantastic time as well. Thank you Joshua for a memorable day!”- Mark Gennerman

Unforgettable Trip

“Joshua organized the most wonderful trip for us to Nepal and India. He looked after every detail, was there for us when we had a flight issue (nothing to do with him), showed us sights most trips don’t see, and we learned so much from him and all the guides he provided for us. He and his wife are outgoing, knowledgable people – just a delight to work and travel with. Nothing was too difficult and organizing the trip was effortless on our part – they were always available, helpful and experienced. Definitely recommend Jewish India tours.”- Fernanda