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Taj Mahal and Wildlife with Royal Stay at Castles - Swastik India Journeys
Taj Mahal and Wildlife with Royal Stay at Castles - Swastik India Journeys
Tony "We had an amazing time on our trip round Rajasthan! Our driver was great - calm and very helpful. The guides were welcoming, informative and flexible to our needs and the hotels were lovely. In particular Sardargarh was stunning and we could have stayed two nights. Also Rohetgarh was a wonderful stay. We saw so much in eleven days; I would thoroughly recommend this tour to any travelers! Five sta..."
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Starts
New Delhi
+6 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

  • Visit Mahatama Gandhi's cremation site
  • Explore the heart of Jaipur
  • Journey to Mehrangarh Fort
  • See the world famous Taj Mahal
Age range
18 to 75 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
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6
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Start and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Taj Mahal and Wildlife with Royal Stay at Castles, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Taj Mahal and Wildlife with Royal Stay at Castles is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • SR
    Written on May 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Feeling safe and cared for. Flexibility with itinerary
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  • M
    Written on May 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I booked a private tour with Swastik India for my family. Everything was very well planned and itinerary was as per our interest. Once we arrived, Swastik proved to be highly organized, and our trip was smooth and stress free from start to finish. Accommodations were of top class and our driver took very good care of us.We had an incredible trip to India and whole credit goes to the wonderful team of Swastik .
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  • TE
    Written on April 23, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    My sister and I could not have seen all that we did without this tour and our amazing driver Pradeep and our wonderful guides! We knew we would see a lot but did not realize how much driving was involved because of how far everything was from on another. We enjoyed seeing the countryside and just life in India. Since it was just the two of us we were always with the driver or a guide most of the time so we always felt safe. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants a taste of this part of India!
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  • BD
    Written on April 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Brilliant - we loved this tour. Great itinerary with amazing sightseeing. The local guides made our sightseeing very interesting and indeed entertaining. We learned a lot about the history and culture of India. Hotels were very good ( we had upgraded to the 5 star offering ), and an additional bed for our daughter was always placed in the room. Especially the 2 castles were amazing with the owner of both castles personally greeting us and taking very good care of us. During our safari at Ranthambore NP we did see tigers ( mum and cubs ) and a leopard. Last but not least, our driver was really really good. His name is Takath SIngh. Very dependable, helpful and skilful ( at no point in time did we feel unsafe in the sometimes crazy traffic situations ). We had a great time and highly recommend this tour. Only area for improvement is maybe the timing - if you are flexible at all, try and go in the oct-feb period when the temperatures are lower ( now we did not have one day under 35 degrees ).
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  • F
    Written on April 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We loved this tour.The itinerary was very unique. Sightseeing places were amazing.Guides made our sightseeing very entertaining.We learned allot about the history and culture of India.Hotels were very good.Stay at castles were amazing.Hosts of both castles were friendly and tool very good care of us.We felt special during the whole tour.Everybody was very welcoming and helped us allot in selecting restaurants for meals and suggesting extra sightseeing places.Our safari at Ranthambore NP was very nice we saw one tiger.We had an amazing time and highly recommend this tour.
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  • Taj Mahal and Wildlife with Royal Stay at Castles reviewer 6
    Written on April 6, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Overall the tour was good. I know it should go without saying but Rajasthan has a lot of desert (semi-desert to be precise) so during your drives between cities be sure to bring something to keep yourself occupied . The accommodation was very average however the accommodation in the forts (Sadargarh and Rohet Garh) was great. The hotel in Udaipur was rather poor with the room having views of ventilation shafts, the neighbour's clothesline and the room had an overwhelming smell of mothballs. The staff at the hotel in Udaipur were very welcoming and helpful at all times though. I considered raising the mothball odour issue with the hotel staff but reviews on Tripadvisor indicated they wouldn't do anything. The hotel in Agra was not great. The bathroom looked like it was falling apart and the hot water is only turned on in the mornings and evenings. Otherwise the hotels were OK for a shower and sleep. The restaurants "recommended" by the guide in each city (a new guide in each city btw) were the usual tourist haunts, nothing special. And of course each stop in a new city with your new guide isn't complete without a visit to a "local handicraft" store selling their wares to naive tourists. The most disappointing part of my tour was in Pushkar when my guide tricked me into going off with one of the fake Brahmans by the lake and was pretty much held there until I coughed up some money. My driver had warned about this scam so I was wary of it happening. The fake Brahman came up to me and I rejected the offer of flowers however my guide told me it was legitimate and not fake and that I should go along with it. I was having an OK time in Pushkar until that happened and the guide had the hide to seek a tip from me. The hotel in Pushkar was so far from the centre of town and there were no transport options between the hotel and town I was more or less stuck there. The hotel room was pretty average. The positives were my drivers over the 11 days (Bajran and Pradeep). They were fantastic. We did a lot of driving and we managed to have some good conversations despite the language barrier. Bajran got a little involved with the Holi fun in Jaipur before I went off with a few other people also on tour. Another positive I should mention is the tour company's flexibility in accommodating my request to take part in some of the Holi festival activities which were not actually part of the itinerary. I didn't realise there was a 6 hours drive between Jaipur and Jodphur afterwards, and without being able to wash off all the Holi colour, so it was a messy and uncomfortable drive that day. Something the tour company should address in future I think. The safari in Ranthambore was excellent. Everyone wants to see tigers on the safari and we got incredibly lucky when we found a mother and at least 2 adolescent cubs having breakfast. Awesome to see and very lucky otherwise it would have just been an early morning to see birds and antelope. The final thing to mention is the need to pay for entry to almost every attraction. The tour details do make mention of "monument entry and camera fee" so I'll take the blame for not being more attentive to this. I think the tour company could be more explicit about what this actually means. As an FYI for anyone considering taking this tour it means you will need to pay to enter every single castle, fort, monument, temple, etc. you visit on this tour. I recommend anyone considering the tour to research how much each castle, fort, monument, temple, etc. costs to enter before taking the tour so you know what you're in for
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  • J
    Written on April 3, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a very well organised trip.Itinerary was very well designed.Inclusion and Non inclusions were clearly mentioned on the tour and we had clear idea about the additional charges. We had an amazing time on this tour.
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  • EC
    Written on March 24, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    My driver was fridely and very helpful. My stay at both royal castles was wonderful. I saw a tiger in the wild on Safari, one of 80 only. People in India were very nice. Food was not too Spicey and tasty.
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  • TC
    Written on March 14, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had an amazing time on our trip round Rajasthan! Our driver was great - calm and very helpful. The guides were welcoming, informative and flexible to our needs and the hotels were lovely. In particular Sardargarh was stunning and we could have stayed two nights. Also Rohetgarh was a wonderful stay. We saw so much in eleven days; I would thoroughly recommend this tour to any travelers! Five star!
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  • OE
    Written on March 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful time on our tour.It was very well organized. Accommodations were of good standards. Our driver Kamal took very good care of us.Guides were very knowledgeable and professional. We highly recommend Swastik India for a hassle free journey to India.
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  2. Day 01:Delhi - Jaipur
  3. Day 02: Jaipur
  4. Day 03: Jaipur - Jodhpur
  5. Day 04: Jodhpur - Rohet Garh(Castle of Rohet) 
  6. Day 05: Rohet - Sardargarh
  7. Day 06: Sardargarh - Udaipur
  8. Day 07: Udaipur
  9. Day 08: Udaipur - Pushkar
  10. Day 09: Pushkar - Ranthambore
  11. Day 10: Ranthambore - Agra
  12. Day 11: Agra - Delhi Drop

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • April 24, 2018

      What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Lotus Temple (New Delhi). Price: Free
      Akshardham Temple (New Delhi). Price: Free
      Stepwell (Jaipur). Price: Free
      Birla Temple (Jaipur). Price: Free
      Albert Hall (Jaipur). Price: Free
      Zip lining (Jodhpur). Price: USD $30 per person
      Dinner at Jag Mandir Island (Udaipur). Price: USD $89 per person
      Horse Safari at Castle Rohet. Price: USD $60 per person
      Village Safari at Castle Sardargarh. Price: USD $40 per person

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and that all prices are subject to change.

    • April 17, 2018

      When and where does the tour end?

      After sightseeing in Agra on the last day of the tour, you will be taken to Delhi, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport in Delhi around 5 pm.

    • April 17, 2018

      What is the age range?

      The age range of this tour is travellers ages between 18 to 75 years old. Due to the nature of the tour, it is not suitable for children under the age of 18 however if you are over the age of 75 years please contact our customer support team.

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      Booking was very easy, the forms to fill out very clear. We had a few questions after booking and the messages we sent were answered quickly and fully explained.

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    Start and end in New Delhi.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,532 km.
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 238 km
    • Jaipur (India)
    • 283 km
    • Jodhpur (India)
    • 201 km
    • Udaipur (India)
    • 230 km
    • Pushkar (India)
    • 202 km
    • Ranthambore National Park (India)
    • 198 km
    • Agra (India)
    • 179 km
    • New Delhi (India)

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