Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country's most remarkable sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the country's capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri and the Pink City of Jaipur.
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Overnight flight from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Arrive in the historical city of Delhi and transfer to the Eros Hotel Nehru Place (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi including a drive past the Red Fort; a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia; and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President's residence. End the tour with a visit to Qutab Minar tower, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B)
Drive to the Mughal city of Agra. On arrival, check into the Radisson Blu (or similar) for 2 nights and relax for rest of the day. (B)
Enjoy a guided tour of Agra, which includes a visit to Itmad-ud-Daulah, the beautiful tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Explore the massive red sandstone Agra fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal empire under successive generations. Continue to the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world's most celebrated landmarks. (B)
Drive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Jaipur, check into the Hilton, Jaipur (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Tour the fabulous hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, en route taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade. Located at the top of a hill, Amber Fort offers spectacular views of the old town below, where Akbar stopped on his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and Mughal and Rajput armoury, and the Jantar Mantar observatory. You may want to walk around the colourful bazaars later in the evening. (B)
Drive back to Delhi and transfer to the airport for your return flight with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 4-star accommodation.
We can arrange extensions to Amritsar, the holy city of the Sikhs and home to the Golden Temple; Goa, the former Portuguese colony, famous for its beautiful beaches; Shimla, set in the Himalayan foothills; or to the Kathmandu valley, which has a rich cultural heritage. Please ask your tour consultant for details.
Located in the heart of the town with convenient access to the historical and cultural sites and the shopping and business districts of Jaipur, the Hilton Jaipur is a modern hotel. Each of the 179 rooms and suites, elegantly designed and stylishly decorated in warm natural tones, overlook either the bustling city or the rugged Aravalli hills. At Hilton Jaipur, dining options include a multi-cuisine restaurant that is open all day and a speciality restaurant with an open display kitchen serving contemporary Indian cuisine (open for dinners only) by the poolside. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness...
Situated in South Delhi, the 5 star Eros Hotel Nehru Place overlooks the renowned Lotus Temple and is a short drive from Delhi's principle attractions. Modern decor blends with traditional Indian charm.
Features: 218 rooms, tea lounge, lounge, bar, café, 3 restaurants serving international, Punjabi and Chinese cuisine, spa and health club, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, outdoor swimming pool, gym, shopping gallery, currency exchange and ATM.
Room amenities: satellite television, DVD player, high speed internet access, safe, tea & coffee maker, en suite bathroom and sitting...
Located near the east gate that leads to the renowned Taj Mahal, the Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate is a modern hotel. Each of the 141 rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and decorated in soft shades to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour coffee shop with international flair, a tea lounge for a quick bite and a liquid lounge with an extensive wine list. Other leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and...
Located just south of central Jaipur, the Radisson Blu offers stylish accommodation and spacious rooms. The attractions of Jaipur's Pink City, lie within a 30 minute drive. With the onsite "Market Place" restaurant, "West 56" bar and the popular rooftop pool and bar, there are a plenty of opportunities for relaxation after a day's sightseeing.
Features: 178 rooms, free internet access, restaurant, coffee shop, health club, bakery, rooftop pool and bar, spa, shopping arcade and sauna.
Room amenities: free internet access, minibar, satellite television, ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower and tea &coffee...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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