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- This is a belated review for a trip we took to New Delhi and Jaipur in January/February 2020, right before the pandemic. My boss, who travels extensively in India, recommended Castle and King to me, and my husband and I used their services for a day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Red Fort and a five-day trip from New Delhi to Jaipur and Samode.
Castle and King was truly outstanding in every way. The owner, Arvind, was extremely informative and helpful, providing detailed itineraries and patiently answering my many questions as we planned our visit. He and his colleagues are committed to giving you an amazing, hassle free experience - hotels, meals, drivers and guides were all first rate.
Agra/Taj Mahal: We were in New Delhi for a conference, and decided to go on a day trip to Agra before it started; i'd been to Agra before but it was my husband's first time. We had a very memorable, day, made extra special by our friendly, punctual, careful driver, Krishna, and Islam, our guide. We met Islam in Agra, where he lives, and he took us to the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort; we also visited a marble store, and had a very robust lunch. Islam was clearly an expert on all things Agra, and passionate about showing it to us. He was skilled at taking creative photos of us with the many historic sites, which made memorable keepsakes.
Jaipur: Krishna was our driver for our Jaipur trip as well and we met Dale, our guide, upon our arrival. Jaipur is a dream, full of unique sights and experiences, and Dale guided us through an amazing range of sites and activities, including an elephant sanctuary, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar and a textile factory. When I mentioned I wanted to see monkeys, Dale took us to the Sun Temple at dusk, where we were swarmed by monkeys and saw the sun set over the city. Dale was a wonderful guide, very informed about the sights and their history, and flexible and accomodating with our requests. We stayed at two spectacular hotels, the Raj Palace and Samode Palace hotels. We truly had an outstanding experience in every way with Castle and King - thank you, Arvind, Krishna, Islam and Dale !!Written 21 May 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This Mughal princess, daughter of Shahjehan, sister of Aurangzeb, is alone buried in this beautiful garden built by her.The story of Begam Roshnara is fascinating.
She was one of the fourteen children of emperor Shahjehan and Mumtaz Mahal. As it so happened Mumtaz Mahal died young in her child birth and left her children young. The eldest daughter Princess Jehanara and her brother Dara Shikoh were favourites of their father and Dara Shikoh was chosen to succeed as king. Aurangzeb ,third among the princes and Roshnara were close and supported each other.
While Shahjehanabad was being created pride of place went to Shahjehan, Princess Jehanara and Dara Shikoh, Roshnara got this beautiful garden constructed slightly away from main city.
As it turned out Dara Shikoh was killed in the war of succession, Shahjehan was imprisoned and Aurangzeb became the king. For sometime Roshnara played important role in his rule but later on there were problems.
Roshnara died in 1671 and was buried in the tomb which she had made for herself. This tomb is a beautiful Mughal architecture and consists of plastered roofless grave chamber in the center, surrounded by a hall, the four sides of which has arcaded dalans, with double storeyed domed chambers on the corners.
The gardens have gates on all four sides. A walk in the gardens and the tomb can make you think of the Princess Roshnara, her times, the rivalries of those times and she lying alone in her grave, far off from her relatives and friends.
Overall a beautiful Mughal Garden and the story of a lonely princess.Written 24 September 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The foot loose stands for great dance type. The dance troupe and teacher would make the team dance very well by their time tested dancing and teaching techniquesWritten 30 March 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.