Starting from India’s historic capital,
Delhi, this journey for single travellers
continues to Agra to see the sun rise at
the Taj Mahal. Search for elusive Bengal tigers in
Ranthambore, and continue to the
majestic forts and grand palaces of
princely Rajasthan, the land of the
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Overnight flight from London to Delhi with British
Airways (regional connections available). (N)
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Eros Hotel
(or similar) for 2 nights. Late afternoon tour
of Old Delhi exploring Chandni Chowk by
cycle rickshaw. Welcome dinner at the Haveli
Dharampura in Old Delhi. (D)
Morning visit to the President’s Palace for the
Changing of the Guard ceremony. Continue on
your tour of New Delhi visiting the tomb of the
Mughal Emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar
tower. Afternoon at leisure – perhaps explore
one of Delhi’s many markets or simply relax at
the hotel. (B, D)
Drive to Agra. In the afternoon, visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra fort. The tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is often referred to as the 'baby Taj' and was built by the Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father. Stay overnight at the Courtyard by Mariott (or similar). (B, D)
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal arriving
in time for sunrise. After breakfast, drive to
the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Continue to the train station and travel by
train to Sawai Madhopur. Stay 2 nights at the
Ranthambore Regency. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Morning and afternoon wildlife viewing. Look out for tigers, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, leopards, deer and an array of prolific birdlife. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to the pink city of Jaipur. Stay
2 nights at the Alsisar Haveli (or similar). (B, D)
Explore the ancient Rajput capital of Amber on a full-day excursion. In the morning visit the palace of Amber Fort which displays many examples of Mughal influenced architecture. In the afternoon visit the City Palace. (B)
Morning departure for Deogarh visiting Pushkar
and its temples and markets en route. Stay 2
nights at the Deogarh Mahal, a former palace
and now a superb heritage hotel. Afternoon at
leisure. (B, D)
This morning take a scenic ride on Deogarh’s
metre-gauge train passing waterfalls, lush
landscapes and rural life. Afternoon jeep safari
visiting local Bishnoi tribal villages. This evening
enjoy an evening of traditional Rajasthani folk
dancing. (B, D)
Drive to Udaipur, set on the shores of Lake
Pichola and arguably Rajasthan’s most
picturesque city. Visit the magnificent Jain
temples at Ranakpur en route. Stay 2 nights at
Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace. (B, D)
Enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful lakeside
town of Udaipur including the magnificent City
Palace, which was built in 1559AD and sits on
the edge of Lake Pichola, the Jagdish Temple
and the Garden of the Maid's Honour. End the
tour with a cruise on the lake. This evening enjoy
a farewell dinner overlooking Lake Pichola. (B, D)
Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) to connect
with the international flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
group tours have been specially created for solo
travellers. Benefits include single occupancy
of double / twin rooms as standard and at
sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from
arrival in Delhi.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star
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
Due to changes to seasonal
schedules and opening times, there are minor
itinerary variations for certain departure
dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings tour
consultant for details.
Located within a short driving distance from the Taj Mahal, the Courtyard Marriot Agra offers and spacious rooms and suites decorated with modern touches. The expansive lawns and the outdoor swimming pool provide the perfect setting to relax in and the hotel has four different dining options, featuring both Indian and international cuisine.
Features: 194 rooms, Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, gym, 4 restaurants and a bar.
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar and en suite...
Deogarh Mahal, a unique family residence, overlooks the delightful village of Deogarh in the Aravalli Hills. This exquisite property is owned and lived in by the ruling family, who play an active part in the running of the hotel. The 60 rooms and suites, all with modern attached facilities, are individually decorated with stained glass, sumptuous colourful fabrics and antiques, each shaped and furnished in traditional style. The accommodation and facilities are laid out over several floors; there are no lifts and access between the various facilities is via a series of stairways. Evening drinks are normally served on the terrace before a traditional Mewari dinner either on the terrace of in the regal dining...
In the heart of south Delhi's prosperous business district, the Eros Hotel managed by Hilton (InterContinental Eros) offers magnificent views of the Lotus Temple and has 224 guestrooms. Facilities include 24-hour room service, 24-hour broadband connectivity, and a 24-hour business centre to name just a few. There are five dining options and, when it comes to recreation, there is an outdoor pool and a nine-hole putting...
Originally the residence of the scions of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, Shahpura House is set in a relatively quiet residential area in downtown Jaipur. This converted hotel with its colourful Shekhawati frescoes and domes reflects the fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal-style architecture. Each of the 38 individually decorated rooms and suites are simply furnished and tastefully decorated by combining traditional features with essential modern amenities. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a rooftop restaurant, which is open for dinner, a well-stocked bar serving Indian wines and liquor, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering a selection of treatments and...
Built by Maharana Bhupal Singh as a royal guesthouse, this hilltop retreat overlooks the serene Fatehsagar Lake. Today, The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur recreates the courtly and graceful ambience of a bygone era. There are 55 well appointed guest rooms and suites with private bath, hot and cold water, telephone and colour television. The restaurant in hotel serves Continental and Indian...
Showcasing a fine example of Rajasthani architecture, Vanya Mahal is a beautiful building located on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park. Rooms reflect the traditional décor of the Mughal era and feature wooden jaali work furniture and traditional Rajasthani wall paintings. The superb restaurant offers an array of Rajasthani and continental dishes.
Features: Swimming pool, restaurant and bar, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, television, tea & coffee making...
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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The earliest reference to Agra can be found in
the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...
The Indian capital, is steeped in a glorious, but turbulent, history. In the pulsating old city...
The attractive little town of Deogarh, or Castle of the Gods, is an excellent place to...
Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was
founded in 1727. Popularly known as the...
One of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s
conservation efforts in Rajasthan,...
Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and
surrounded by hills, Udaipur is possibly the