The princely state of Rajasthan is India at
its colourful best. Following a tour of the
imperial sights of Mumbai (Bombay), travel
through the heart of Rajasthan exploring
magnificent forts and ornate palaces,
finishing at the astounding Taj Mahal.
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Fly from London (regional connections available)
to Mumbai (Bombay) with British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Trident Nariman Point for an overnight stay. Rudyard Kipling described Mumbai as 'the Mother of Cities' and the city's history is the story of an incredible transformation from its foundation to the present day. In the afternoon take part in a sightseeing excursion with highlights including the Gateway of India erected to commemorate the visit of King George V in 1911. After visit the bustling Chor bazaar, Dhobi Ghat and the impressive Victoria Terminus. (N)
Midday flight to Udaipur, set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills. Udaipur is arguably Rajasthan's most picturesque city. Afternoon boat cruise on the picturesque lake before dinner at Sunset Restaurant overlooking Lake Pichola. Spend 2 nights at Fateh Prakash Palace or upgrade to the Oberoi Udaivilas (Premier room) from £265. (B, D)
Sightseeing in Udaipur through the winding roads of the old city. Visit the impressive City Palace which was built over a period of over 400 years. Continue to a miniature painting studio and Jagdish temple before a Thali lunch at the Garden Restaurant adjacent to the Vintage Car Museum. Optional evening cultural performance at Bagore-ki-Haveli, encompassing music, dance and puppets. (B, L)
Travel to Rawla Narlai visiting the magnificent Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. This impressive temple complex is acclaimed for its intricate architectural style and is one of the five major pilgrimages for Jains. Spend 2 nights at the heritage resort of Rawla Narlai, located in the Aravalli hills. Late afternoon village walk to see rural life. (B)
Choose from a range of optional activities
organised by the hotel, from jeep safaris in
search of leopards to a guided walk exploring
the nearby villages*. This evening, dine at the
16th-century baori (stepwell), illuminated by
hundreds of oil lamps. (B, D)
Take a scenic 1.5-hour rural train ride from
Khamil Ghat to Phulad. The train chugs through
tunnels, past waterfalls and tiny railway stations
in an area that inspired Rudyard Kipling's book
The Man Who Would Be King. Continue by road
to Jodhpur for 2 nights at Ajit Bhawan. (B)
Visit Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II replete with an array of whimsical domes. Continue to the formidable Mehrangarh fort. Take a heritage walk through the streets dotted with temples and bazaars. Optional evening meal on the rooftop of the Chokelao Restaurant, set on the ramparts of the Mehrangarh fort. (B)
Drive to Bikaner in the heart of the Thar desert for
an overnight stay at the magnificent Narendra
Bhawan, a grand residence that was home to
the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner. Late
afternoon jeep safari into the desert to witness
the spectacular sunset over the dunes. Enjoy a
barbecue dinner and cultural show in the heart of
the dunes. (B, D)
Morning visit to Junagarh fort, built in 1588
by Raja Rai Singh. Later drive to the royal city
of Jaipur. En route, visit the town of Fatehpur
and its 'open-air gallery' of beautiful havelis
decorated in colourful frescoes. Transfer to
Shapura House (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning photo stop at the Palace of Winds,
before a tour of the Amber fort. Afternoon
tour of the royal city of Jaipur. Highlights
include the City Palace Museum, the Jantar
Mantar observatory and the colourful
Travel to Ranthambore for 2 nights at Kipling
Lodge. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Early morning safari in search of Bengal tigers.
Afternoon at leisure or visit Ranthambore fort
and the NGO-supported Dastkar foundation
where local women produce handicrafts*. (B)
Morning drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the
deserted sandstone city, en route. Overnight at
the Courtyard by Marriott. (B)
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After breakfast
visit Agra fort before departing for Delhi and an
overnight stay at the Trident Gurgaon. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the British Airways
flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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pre-booked or booked locally and incur an
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The Ajit Bhawan was originally built for Maharaja Ajit Singh, the younger brother of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, in the 1920's. A red sandstone structure, it features arched windows, carved balconies, cupolas and a quadrangle with exquisitely carved latticework. Accommodation is provided in 39 air-conditioned cottage rooms and 11 deluxe rooms located around the swimming pool. Breakfast and lunch is served in the restaurant while dinner is served in the garden with a selection of Indian and Continental cuisine...
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...
Fateh Prakash is a royal residence decorated in the traditional style in the heart of Udaipur over looking Lake Pichola. A durbar hall, antique furniture and an extensive crystal gallery all keep the ancient charm of the palace alive. The hotel consists of nine suites in the former state rooms and the Dovecote Wing. Guests staying at the Fateh Prakash Palace have full access to the facilities of the nearby Shiv Niwas Palace, including swimming pool and...
On the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, overlooking the idyllic Aravalli Hills and surrounded by lush fields and trees, Kipling Lodge is a warm throwback to the old-world charm and hunting lodges that once inspired Rudyard Kipling. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and come with a private garden or terrace while the large courtyard is the perfect spot to dine alfresco.
Features: 16 rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, library, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, mini-fridge, safe, tea & coffee...
A heritage property located in the desert town of Bikaner, the impressive Narendra Bhawan was home to the last reigning Maharaja of Bikaner. Traditional Rajasthani décor can be found throughout the property which continues in the guest rooms where elaborate ceilings, Bikaner terrazzo floors and traditional crafts can be found. The luxuriously infinity swimming pool sits on the roof of the property offering splendid views over the town. Mad Hatter - the Bake House produces traditional confectionary and baked good whist in the dining room you will be served dishes once favoured by the royals. Guests can enjoy seasonal evening entertainment and tours of the palace can be arranged.
Features: 82 rooms, dining room, infinity pool, spa, games room, terrace, Wi-Fi
Room amenities: Air-conditioning, television, minibar,...
An ancient palace set at the foot of a hill dotted with caves and temples, the Rawla Narlai has been converted into a heritage property by its owner, the Maharaj of Jodhpur. The hotel has a warm and homely atmosphere, a delightful garden, and the charming rooms are all individually stylized from references to the village’s...
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...
The Oberoi Udaivilas opened in December 2001. The hotel is located on the famous Pichola Lake and has been designed as a traditional Rajasthani palace. It is located in 30 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with decorative fountains and pavilions, which give it a genuine Rajasthani ambience. Udaivilas offers superb standards of luxury, service and comfort. The hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the fabled city of Udaipur, renowned for its palaces, lakes and colourful...
Set in seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, the Trident Gurgaon is characterised by domes, long walkways, inner courtyards, reflection pools and fountains. The hotel has 136 rooms, which include a Presidential suite and six executive suites, overlooking the garden, courtyards and...
Towering above the skyline and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Trident Mumbai is located in the heart of Mumbai's central business district with the city's main shopping area only a short distance away. The Mumbai International Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel while the domestic airport is a 45-minute drive. The nearest railway links are 10-15 minutes from the hotel.
The hotel has 541 well-appointed guest rooms that are tastefully decorated. Superior rooms have a view of the Nariman Point business area and are equipped with air-conditioning, a work table, wireless Internet access, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities. Premier rooms have views of either city or Arabian Sea views and suites face the ocean and have a separate living area. Trident Club rooms have panoramic views of the ocean and offer access to the Trident Club with express check-in, breakfast, high tea...
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.
Extend your stay with an extra night at the Trident Gurgaon and enjoy a day's sightseeing
Morning tour of Old Delhi driving past the Red
Fort and visiting the Jama Masjid. Afternoon
tour of New Delhi with a drive past India Gate
and the former vice regal residence, both fine
examples of British Colonial architecture. Visit
the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun. (B)
Transfer to the airport for the British Airways
flight to London. (N)
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The earliest reference to Agra can be found in
the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...
The desert town of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by Rao Bika, a descendant of the founder...
Rudyard Kipling described Mumbai as 'the Mother of Cities' and the city’s history is...
Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was
founded in 1727. Popularly known as the...
At the entrance to the Thar desert stands
the bustling city of Jodhpur, which owes...
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