Monday, March 03, 2008
This morning we received an e-mail from Mukul Pandya, our Indian guide and friend, with a subject of "photos national tourism awards 2006-2007". We thought "Oh, how nice, Mukul sent us some award-winning photos of India." Imagine our surprise and delight to find that they were not award-winning tourism photos, but instead photos of Mukul receiving a National Tourism Award! He won the Indian National Tourism Award for Best Tourist Guide! We are so delighted for him! He is truly deserving of this award. We were only with him for two days, but he filled us so full of information that we couldn't even retain it all. We really enjoyed his camaraderie, and his personality and enthusiasm for Indian culture were inspiring. We are already planning our next trip to India, and we can think of nobody better to spend our time with when we get there! Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Mukul! We look forward to visiting you again soon!