Experience a taste of India on this
outstanding introductory tour of
the country’s most famous sights.
Exploring the Golden Triangle, this
journey combines imperial Delhi with
the legendary Taj Mahal at Agra and a
3-night stay in a former royal hunting
lodge near the pink city of Jaipur.
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Overnight flight from
London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic / Jet
Arrive in Delhi in the morning
and transfer to the Eros Hotel (or similar) for 1
night. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including the
Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. (N)
Morning tour of New Delhi,
including India Gate and the former viceregal
residence, both fine examples of British
imperial architecture. Continue to the tomb of
the Mughal emperor Humayun and the Qutb
Minar tower. Afternoon drive to Agra and stay
for 2 nights at The Gateway Hotel Agra (or
Early morning visit to the
Taj Mahal, arriving in time for sunrise. After
breakfast, visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah
and Agra Fort. This evening, visit Mehtab
Bagh, a 400-year-old Mughal garden on the
banks of the Yamuna, to see the sun set over
the Taj Mahal. (B)
Morning drive to the
deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Continue to the former royal retreat of the
rulers of Jaipur, The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh
Lodge (or similar), for 3 nights. (B, D)
After breakfast, visit the
ancient palace of Amber Fort and then the
City Palace in the afternoon, home of the
present maharaja. (B, D)
A day at leisure to relax, explore
Jaipur’s many bazaars or take an optional tour of
the ghost town of Bhangarh. (B, D)
Drive to Delhi via the
exquisite palace at Samode, an impressive
blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
Following a sightseeing tour and lunch
(optional), continue to Delhi. Stay overnight at
the Eros Hotel (or similar). (B)
Morning transfer to the
airport. Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic / Jet
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Typically based in 4- and 5-star
This was once the favourite hunting
retreat of the maharaja of Jaipur. Built in
the late 1930s, the lodge, set in the forested
Aravalli hills, exudes an air of history.
All 14 rooms and suites are a seamless
blend of history and contemporary
style, and overlook either the mountains
or the lush landscaped gardens.
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...
The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra (previously the Taj View) has 100 rooms, some of which have views of the Taj Mahal, which is located only 1 kilometre from the hotel. Facilities include 2 restaurants serving a range of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine, and a swimming pool and...
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...
Located in Connaught Place, Delhi's prime business and shopping district, The LaLiT New Delhi is only minutes away from cultural attractions, shopping malls, government offices and trade fair grounds. The hotel has 460 guests rooms including 47 designer suites located in an exclusive atrium tower, all with modern amenities. Dining on offer is an array of Indian, Chinese, and Mediterranean cuisine. Other facilities at this hotel include a fitness club and outdoor swimming...
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.
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. Stay 4 nights at the Alila
Diwa in south Goa, inspired by traditional Goan
design and set amid lush paddies leading to
the Arabian Sea. The Majorda beach is about
10 minutes’ walk from the hotel and the hotel
operates regular tuk-tuk shuttles to and from the
beach. Return to London via Mumbai.
Leave the group this
morning and fly to Goa. Transfer to the Alila
Diwa Goa for 4 nights. (B)
At leisure or take optional
Morning flight to Mumbai
(Bombay) and connect with the international
flight to London with Jet Airways. (B)
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
The Kathmandu valley has a rich cultural
heritage and offers magnificent views of
Fly from Delhi to
Kathmandu and transfer to the Soaltee
Crowne Plaza / Dwarika’s Hotel* for 2 nights.
Afternoon tour of Kathmandu, including
Durbar Square and Swayambhunath. (B)
Morning at leisure.
Afternoon visit to Bodhnath. Continue to the
eastern bank of the Bagmati river for a view of
Pashupatinath Temple. (B)
Transfer to Bhaktapur,
Nepal’s most traditional medieval city. Continue
to Nagarkot and stay overnight at the Club
Himalaya. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
view of sunrise over the Himalaya (weather
permitting). Transfer to Kathmandu and stay
overnight at Soaltee Crowne Plaza / Dwarika’s
Hotel*. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Fly to London, via Delhi,
with Jet Airways. (B)
The characterful Dwarika’s Hotel may be booked, subject to
availability, for a supplement from £80 pppn
(twin) or from £160 pppn (single).
Ranthambore is a beautiful wildlife reserve,
home to tigers, sambars, panthers, marsh
crocodiles, sloth bears and leopards.
Take a half-day drive
from Jaipur to Ranthambore and transfer to
the Dev Vilas (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)
Early morning and late
afternoon drives to search for tigers. (B, L, D)
Morning wildlife viewing.
Afternoon return by train to Delhi. On arrival,
transfer to The Claridges (or similar) for 1
Fly to London with Jet
Airways / Virgin Atlantic. (B)
1 Jan – 31 May & 1 Oct – 31
Dec. The reopening of the park on 1 October
is subject to weather conditions.
Drive to Udaipur and stay 2 nights at the
traditional Fateh Prakash Palace* , inspired
by the many grand palaces dotted around
Rajasthan. Udaipur, arguably the most
picturesque city in Rajasthan, is set on the
shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills.
Its winding streets are filled with people in
colourful costumes, merchant houses and shops.
Drive to Udaipur for a
2-night stay at the Chunda Palace (or similar). (B)
Morning tour of the City
Palace and Jagdish temple. (B)
Transfer to the airport
and fly to Delhi to connect with the Virgin
Atlantic flight to London. (B)
The Taj Lake Palace hotel may be booked, subject to availability,
at a supplement from £175 pppn (twin) or
from £300 pppn (single).
Varanasi, regarded as one of the oldest living
cities in the world, 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
people going about their morning rituals.
The town is also recognised among Buddhists
because Sarnath, the town where Buddha gave
his first sermon after enlightenment, is only a
short drive away.
Morning flight to
Varanasi. Stay at The Gateway Hotel Ganges
Varanasi (or similar) for 2 nights. Afternoon
tour of Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first
sermon. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh
Ghats to witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti
Early morning boat ride on
the Ganges. Later this morning visit the Chunar
Fort and the Ramnagar Fort. (B)
Fly to Delhi and stay
overnight at the Radisson Blu Dwarka (or
Fly to London with Virgin
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The first sight of the Taj Mahal was a really magical experience.Mrs Sally-Ann Hart
The ordinary people of India were an inspiration in themselves with their poise, dignity and friendliness in difficult living conditions.Mr Robin Ross
The local guide (Arvind) really made this tour memorable. His local knowledge was as one would hope - very good - but it was the extent to which he went beyond this that made such a difference. He gave us a lot of insights into Indian life, social habits and history.Mrs Suzanne Cosgrave
There were almost too many highlights to single out just one. However, I would have to include the first sight of the Taj Mahal in any shortlist. There were so many other wondrous buildings. We also greatly enjoyed the trip to the local village in Jaipur as it gave us a better insight as to how the rural community live.Mrs Gwendoline Wilkins
The observatory in Jaipur - I could have spent all day there. Once I had figured out how things worked, I was staggered by the beautiful simplicity and also complexity of the various pieces. Amazing.Mr Brian Snell
The Taj Mahal was fantastic, the people in India were overwhelming, they made me feel very humble.Mr David Bonham
The Nepal extension was fantastic and awe inspiring, especially Kathmandu and Baktapur.Mrs Lily Lindsey
It was all amazing. The guide was excellent and everything was organized so well it was seamless.Mrs Felicity Kelly
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