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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Castle Bera undoubtedly will continue to remain as one of the top destination holiday places I’ve ever visited. Superb stay and even better hospitality by the entire team. Hats off to the management and owners of this magnificent property which till date continues to leave us spell bound by offering us one astounding experience after another. Take it from us, you will leave with a heavy heart wanting more. Do visit! Loveliest place ever.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
1  Thank MadhuraP55
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Castle Bera was a real highlight of our month in India, we loved the delicious food, warm hospitality, exciting Gypsy jeep rides, stunning landscapes and of course the leopards. The warm welcome on our rather late arrival with flowers and tea set the tone for a terrific three day adventure.
Baljeet is the consummate host and having grown up here knows every rock and leopard in the area. He is keen to come with us on our jeep safaris. We drive way out into an exciting rocky landscape and round the base of a huge outcrop of mottled grey rock with sparsely scattered bushes and cacti over its surface. The jeep stops on the steep side of the hill. And there is a leopard lying just on top of the rocks.
By the end of the morning we have watched two young but grown leopards from various vantage points and seen countless peacocks and eagles.
Later in the day Fatheram, the chief helper at Castle Bera arranged a walk around Bera village taking us to meet so many interesting people - a Camel breeder, sheep herds, pottery workshop and his own house too where we enjoyed tea. There are huge lake areas too with great populations of water birds.
Time passed so quickly and we were really sad to be checking out at the end of our stay.
Thank you all for making our time at Castle Bera so special.

Room Tip: Room 2 is our favourite.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MrandMrsBen
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We arrived at Castle Bera after an eight-hour car journey and, even though the other guests had already left for the evening safari, and we hadn't booked to go out until the next morning, the Castle's owner, "Winku", offered to drive us out to see if we could find a leopard. Thank goodness we said "Yes." We had an amazing evening, joining a couple of the other guests and finding a beautiful leopard amongst the rocks. Winku, his son, Yadu, and their jeep drivers know just where to go to find these superb creatures. Special thanks to Yadu for using my husband's memory card in his own camera, when my husband's was playing up, so we could have some memorable shots of the leopardess.
My husband bought the same camera at the first opportunity!!
To my surprise, the safari continued even after the sun had set and we spotted more leopards in a different location, helped by the flashlights which the drivers and guides used. I don't know how they spotted (!) the leopards in the dark, but they are so familiar with the terrain and the animals' habits that they do know where to look. We saw more leopards on the evening safari the following day, too.
When I'm reviewing a hotel, I don't normally say so much about the activities or sights that are around, but Castle Bera is renowned for its leopard-spotting and, rightly, has a good reputation for its success rate. It's probably what most guests hope to see when they visit.
Having said that, we also enjoyed a village walk near to the Castle, full of opportunities to meet local people at work and leisure and with some great photo opportunities. It felt very real:- not at all contrived.
Our room and bathroom at the hotel were spacious, clean and well equipped. The bed was comfy and we slept well. Wifi was a bit hit and miss during our stay, but not a surprise considering we were out in the middle of nowhere: and not a problem for us.

The other thing that makes Castle Bera special is the hospitality and kindness of Winku and his son, Yadu. They create a friendly, relaxed environment for guests to enjoy. Sitting in the garden in the evening before dinner (which was served in the dining room and was delicious), enjoying a sundowner (or two, if Winku had his way!) and chatting to other guests from India and abroad, was a lovely experience.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen M
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Our original intention when we booked this place was to stay in another heritage place during our one month loop around Rajasthan. In the end the accommodation itself was the least important reason to stay here, but I don't mean the castle itself wasn't nice, we had a great room that was hundreds of years old with very old frescos on the ceiling and stone pillars. It is EVERYTHING ELSE however that will stay in our memories for a very long time. We were excited to learn during our booking process that the price included game drives to see the leopards. Turns out this place is THE best place on the planet to see leopards and indeed was part of a Discovery Channel film called "Jawai - India's Leopard Hills". We stayed here two nights and had four game drives altogether, each about 3 to 4 hours. We saw leopards on every drive and they tried to show us different areas on each drive which is great because the scenery around here, especially near the Dam area is stunning, almost other-world like. So, the place is nice, the scenery beautiful and the leopard spotting is almost guaranteed. Now put on top of this the owner, Mr Baljit Singh and his son Yaduveer, of royal lineage, who are both passionate about leopards, Bera itself and incredibly interesting to talk to. The food was very good too and the drinks by the fire pit in the evening before the meal were great too. I could easily have stayed here longer if we'd had time, but it's given us a reason to come back I guess. This place is an absolute bargain, so do come and stay here for beautiful scenery, amazing leopard spotting, a great castle and spending your time there with royalty is always nice too!!

Room Tip: Rooms in the main building, either top floor or room under.
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gary P
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

My wife and I flew in from California to do some Lepoard Spotting. We had heard from some friends who live in Melbourne Australia regarding the wonderful experience that they had while visiting Bera. Needless to say our three day stay at castle Bera was an out of body experience from the get go, from the time we were greeted in true Rajasthani tradition with a flower garland, very colorful turbaned and the tikka on our foreheads. The room was excellent and so we're all the amenities. The staff bent backwards to cater to all our requests with a sile on their face.
The food was very tasty and easy on the palate and I thoroughly enjoyed the "rumble tumble" for breakfast (scrambled eggs). The morning and afternoon safari were fantastic and we had a couple of sightings on each occasions. The vehicles were well maintained and the drivers were experts at their craft driving uphill at very steep inclines over rock formations but at same time keeping their passengers heart rates and blood pressure at a manageable level.

The evenings were spent in the garden with other guests at a open bar with top shelf alcohol while reminiscing about the day and sightings. Thakur and his son were very gracious hosts spending time with each guest, making sure that they were comfortable and all their needs were met.

When we were leaving, we felt sad as we had melded in the fabric of Thakur Balwant and his family. We will cherish this once in a lifetime experience and definitely recommend the awesome experience to our friends. It is not often that one can say they lived with the "royals" and had a "Royal experience of a lifetime"

Room Tip: Sleep quality was excellent and so was the cleaniness
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank flyingraja
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