Experience a taste of India on this
outstanding introductory tour of the
country’s most celebrated sights.
Exploring the Golden Triangle, this
journey combines imperial Delhi with
the legendary Taj Mahal at Agra and a
3-night stay in the princely city of Jaipur,
culminating in the beautiful hills of
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Delhi with Virgin
Arrive in Delhi in the morning and transfer to the
Eros Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour
of Old Delhi, including the Jama Masjid mosque
and Raj Ghat. (D)
Morning tour of New Delhi with a drive past
India Gate and the former viceregal residence,
both very fine examples of British imperial
architecture. Continue to the tomb of the Mughal
emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar tower.
Afternoon drive to Agra where you will stay for
2 nights at the Trident Agra (or similar). (B, D)
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast,
visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra
fort. Evening visit to Mehtab Bagh, a 400-yearold
Mughal garden on the banks of the Yamuna,
to see the sun set over the Taj Mahal. (B, D)
Continue to the pink city of Jaipur via the
deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Stay
3 nights at Ramgarh Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)
After breakfast, visit the ancient palace of Amber
fort and then the City Palace in the afternoon,
home of the present maharajah. (B, D)
A day at leisure to relax or explore Jaipur’s many
bazaars. Alternatively take an optional tour of
the ghost town of Bhangarh, visit the elephant
camp at Dera Amer or take a sunrise balloon
flight over the peaceful countryside*. (B, D)
Drive to Delhi in the morning and stay overnight
at the Eros Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
Take the morning express train to Kalka followed
by the narrow gauge mountain railway toy
train ride to Shimla. Stay at the Oberoi Cecil in
Shimla, the British summer capital during the
Raj era, for 3 nights. Upgrade to a Premier Valley
View room from £70 for 3 nights. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Shimla. Remainder of time at
leisure. (B, D)
Drive to Chandigarh this morning and connect with the express train to Delhi. Stay overnight at
the Eros Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
Morning transfer to the airport. Fly to London
with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and
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.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5073 or
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...
Built in the late 1930s, The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur (previously Ramgarh Lodge) was once the favourite hunting retreat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Located around 40 km from Jaipur, this rustic lodge set in the forested Aravalli exudes an air of history. The lodge was converted into a hotel in the late 1980s and is now managed by the Taj group of hotels. All 13 rooms and suites are spacious, comfortably furnished, combine history with contemporary style and overlook either the rugged Aravalli Mountains or the landscaped gardens. Other facilities include a dining room with a colonial atmosphere, outdoor swimming pool and tennis...
The hill stations provided a cool retreat for the Raj during the heat of the Indian summer. This heritage is captured by the Oberoi Cecil, which provides a luxurious base from which to explore the surrounding town and countryside. A view of the hills and forests is offered from many of the hotel’s 71 rooms. The restaurant serves both Continental and Asian cuisine other facilities include a health club, which offers massage, herbal treatments, sauna and steam...
The Trident Agra is set in beautiful gardens and is only a short distance away from the Taj Mahal. The hotel is built of red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, and is designed around a landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. The hotel features a multi-cuisine informal brasserie as well as an alfresco Italian restaurant.
Features: 138 rooms, Wi-Fi, 2 restaurants, bar, fitness centre, beauty salon, gift shop.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, television, safe, en suite...
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.
Amritsar, the holy city of the Sikhs, is the location of their most sacred shrine – the Darbar Sahib, or Golden Temple. Fashioned in marble, mirror work and gold, it is beautifully reflected in the surrounding expanse of water.
Drive to Chandigarh and take the train to Amritsar. Transfer to Taj Swarna and stay for 2 nights. (B)
Morning visit to the famed Golden Temple, Jallianwalla memorial and the Ram Bagh gardens with the summer palace of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. This afternoon, transfer to Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat ceremony. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London via Delhi. (B)
The former Portuguese colony of Goa, India’s smallest state, is a perfect place to relax as it offers long stretches of beautiful beaches lined with palm trees, world heritage architecture, and rich flora and fauna.
Fly to Goa. Transfer to Taj Exotica* in south Goa for 4 nights. This luxury resort is set in lush greenery and overlooks the Arabian Sea. (B)
At leisure or enjoy a tour of Old Goa and Panjim or alternatively visit Dudhsagar falls and a spice plantation. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via Mumbai (Bombay). (B)
Extend your tour with a visit to the sacred towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh and picturesque Corbett National Park, a renowned tiger reserve.
Drive to Chandigarh and take the train to Haridwar. Overnight at the Haveli Hari Ganga. Evening aarti ceremony. (B)
Drive to Corbett National Park. Afternoon wildlife drive. Stay 2 nights at Jim's Jungle Retreat. (B, L, D)
Full-day wildlife viewing. Look out for tigers, large elephant herds, marsh crocodiles, wild boar, deer and prolific birdlife. (B, L, D)
Early morning wildlife drive. Drive to Delhi for an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Aerocity. (B)
This extension offers an introduction to the
ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal, focusing
on its capital, Kathmandu, the medieval city of
Bhaktapur and the Himalayan views from the
mountain retreat of Nagarkot.
Packed with colonial-era architecture and home to India’s most prolific film industry, the ‘City of Dreams’ is a melting pot of vibrant bazaars, temples, galleries and excellent restaurants.
Fly to Mumbai (Bombay). Transfer to Trident Mumbai, located on Marine Drive, for a 3-night stay. (B)
At leisure or spend your days wandering through Chor bazaar, known as the ‘thieves market’ and one of the largest flea markets in India; exploring Asia’s largest slum in Dharavi; strolling through the heritage village of Khotachiwadi with its Portuguese-inspired dwellings; taking a Mumbai culinary tour; or visiting Kala Ghoda, an area that houses some of the city’s finest art galleries and museums. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
Ranthambore is a stunningly beautiful reserve dominated by its majestic fort and home to a dazzling array of tigers, sambhars, panthers, marsh crocodiles and sloth bears. As a result of the stringent conservation efforts, tigers are more active in Ranthambore during the day than in any other park in India. The park’s popularity is due, in no small part, to the sightings of tigresses with their cubs.
Travel to Ranthambore for 2 nights at Dev Vilas. (B, D)
Early morning and late afternoon drives to search for tigers. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife viewing. Return to Delhi for 1 night at Claridges. (B)
Varanasi is set on the riverbanks of the sacred Ganges. For Hindus, it is believed that bathing in the river will purge all sins. A dawn boat trip along the ghats reveals an intoxicating blend of incense, chimes and morning rituals.
Morning flight to Varanasi. Stay at the Hotel Madin (or similar) for 2 nights. Afternoon tour of Sarnath. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh ghats to witness the Ganga aarti ceremony. (B)
Early morning boat ride on the Ganges. Later this morning visit Chunar fort and Ramnagar fort. (B)
Fly to Delhi and stay overnight at the Radisson Blu Dwarka (or similar). (B)
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IGT2018: 11 Nights
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...
Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was
founded in 1727. Popularly known as the...
A century ago the British selected Shimla as their summer capital, using it as a...