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 to Delhi with Virgin
Atlantic (regional connections available). (N)
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. (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)
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, D)
Morning drive to the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, known for its array of forts, palaces and mosques. Continue to the pink city of Jaipur for 3 nights at the Shahpura House. (B, L, 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, 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 where it is possible to see the original streets of the abandoned town, featuring shops along the main road, havelis, a mosque and palace. (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. (B, L, D)
Enjoy a morning guided tour of Shimla where highlights include the gothic Gaiety theatre where Rudyard Kipling once visited, the historic Mall and the Vice Regal Lodge. The lodge was formerly the summer seat of British government in India until the 1940s. Remainder of time at leisure. (B)
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 fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 4- and
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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 the red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era, and is designed around a landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. It has 138 elegantly furnished guest rooms, all centrally air-conditioned and equipped with a minibar, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone, data port connectivity, television set with satellite transmission and a safe. The hotel features a multi-cuisine informal brasserie, a bar and a swimming pool. Additional facilities include 24-hour room service, a fitness centre, beauty salon and gift...
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.
Ananda in the Himalaya is set in a magnificent
location in the Himalayan foothills. This is the
ultimate ‘get-away-from-it-all’ destination. With
numerous spa and wellness packages on offer, it
is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle
of Indian life.
Drive to Chandigarh and take the train to
Haridwar, followed by a 90-minute drive
to Ananda in the Himalaya for 3 nights.
This award-winning spa retreat is set in the
Himalayan foothills on a 40-hectare maharaja’s
palace estate, overlooking the spiritual town of
Rishikesh and the Ganges river valley. (B)
At leisure to enjoy the vast spa menu and range
of complimentary activities, or witness the
spectacle of the Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh. (B)
Transfer to Dehradun airport and fly to London,
via Delhi, with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
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, a luxury resort set in lush greenery
and overlooking the Arabian Sea. (B)
At leisure or enjoy a tour of Old Goa and Panjim
or alternatively visit Dudhsagar Falls and a spice
Transfer to the airport and fly to London, via
Mumbai (Bombay), with British Airways. (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 at Rishikesh. (B)
Drive to Corbett National Park. Afternoon wildlife
drive. Two 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)
Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
This extension offers an introduction to the
ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal.
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to the Soaltee
Crowne Plaza for 2 nights. Afternoon city tour. (B)
Afternoon visit to Boudhanath stupa and
Pashupatinath temple. (B)
Visit the temples and palaces of Bhaktapur.
Continue to Nagarkot. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at the Club Himalaya. (B)
Watch the sunrise over the Himalaya (weather
permitting). Transfer to Kathmandu. Afternoon
at leisure. Overnight at Soaltee Crowne Plaza. (B)
Fly from Kathmandu to London, via Delhi, with
Jet Airways. (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 Radisson
Varanasi (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
Fly to Delhi and stay overnight at the Radisson
Blu Dwarka (or similar). (B)
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IGX2017: 13 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...