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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Saving up to £300 on specific departures when booked by 15 Jul 18
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 £210 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 fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
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.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5073 or
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IGX2018: 11 Nights
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