Explore the diverse cultural influences that
have created the rich heritage of northern
India. This tour encompasses the holy city
of Varanasi, the resplendent Taj Mahal,
Jodhpur’s blue-washed houses, and the
beautiful lakes and palaces of Udaipur.
Also go in search of the elusive Royal
Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National
Park, India’s premier tiger reserve.
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Fly from London to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Transfer to the Lalit New Delhi (or similar) for
2 nights. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including
the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and Raj
Ghat. This evening, join your guide on an
extended walking tour of Old Delhi, taking
you through the bustling alleyways to discover
hidden monuments. (N)
Morning tour of New Delhi, including India Gate
and the viceregal residence, both fine examples
of British imperial architecture. Continue to the
tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun and the
Qutb Minar tower. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning flight to Varanasi. Stay at the Radisson
Hotel Varanasi (or similar) for 1 night. 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. After
breakfast, fly to Agra and transfer to the Trident
Agra (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. After
breakfast, visit the huge Agra Fort and the tomb
of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Afternoon at leisure or
optional excursion to Akbar’s Tomb at Sikandra
(payable locally). (B)
Morning drive to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted
16th-century, red sandstone city built by
Emperor Akbar as his capital and abandoned
just 15 years later. Continue to Bharatpur and take the train to
Sawai Madhopur. Transfer to the Dev Vilas (or
similar) for 2 nights. (B, D)
Early morning and late afternoon wildlife
viewing. (B, L, D)
Morning safari. Afternoon drive to Jaipur and
stay at the Trident Jaipur (or similar) for 2
Morning tour of the ancient palace of Amber
Fort. Afternoon visit to the City Palace and the
Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory. (B)
Full-day drive to Rohet via Jodhpur. Visit the
magnificent Mehrangarh fort and the imposing
Jaswant Thada at Jodhpur. Continue to Rohet
and stay at Rohet Garh for 2 nights. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. After lunch, take a 4x4 safari
to visit the Bishnoi tribal villages. (B, D)
Drive south to the lake city of Udaipur, visiting
the exquisite Jain temples at Ranakpur en route.
Arrive at the Trident Udaipur (or similar) in the
late afternoon for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning tour of the City Palace and Jagdish
temple. In the afternoon, visit a studio to learn
more about the traditional Rajasthani art form
of miniature painting. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi to connect
with the Virgin Atlantic flight to London. (N)
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
Typically based in 4- and 5-star
This itinerary can be
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shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your
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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.
Dev Vilas is set in 3.5 acres of land close to the entrance to Ranthambore National Park, one of the best tiger reserves in India and a habitat for a wide range of other fauna, flora and bird life.
Dev Vilas is designed in a traditional Indo-Saracenic style, recreating the atmosphere of the Maharajas' hunting lodge. Overlooking the Aravalli hills, it has 19 rooms, 7 tented bungalows and 2 suites. No two rooms are alike with each offering an individual style and ambiance. All rooms have a bathroom with a stand-alone shower and separate bath, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone and mini bar. Located in a grove of trees, the tented bungalows have air-conditioning, TV and hot and cold running water.
The facilities at Dev Vilas include a bar, a dining room serving Indian and continental cuisine and a swimming...
The centrally located Radisson Hotel Varanasi has 116 comfortable air-conditioned rooms all equipped with mini bar, telephone and satellite television. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming...
The majestic setting and ancient ramparts of this old fort capture the spirit of Rajasthan. Enter through the high walls into the intimate surroundings and beautiful gardens of this family home, still lived in by the town's ruling family. Rohetgarh Fort's traditional style is reflected in the 34 bedrooms and dining room. Unwind by the pool, watch the sunset from the terrace and enjoy traditional folk music and dance performances. In the surrounding area, it is possible to take desert safaris to local...
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...
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...
The Trident is located at the base of Amber Fort, 15 minutes drive from the heart of Jaipur. It is a modern hotel, carefully designed to reflect the style and atmosphere of Jaipur and all rooms have modern facilities with views of either Lake Mansagar or the Aravalli hills. The restaurant offers both Asian and European cuisine which can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the...
Enjoying an excellent lakeside location, the Trident captures the romance of the Rajasthani city of Udaipur. Set within its own gardens, the Trident is 10 minutes by boat or car from the city centre. The blend of architecture and service transports guests back to a distant age while still providing all the comforts of the modern day. The restaurant offers both Rajasthani and continental cuisine. Views of Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hills can be enjoyed from the terrace adjacent to the main restaurant where traditional events also take place. The hotel facilities include swimming pool and a...
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.
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GTR2016: 13 Nights
Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Even though everybody tells you that the Taj is amazing, you've read about the history and purpose of the building and its significance, and seen many images in the media, the moment you see the Taj Mahal, its presence on the landscape is overwhelmingly emotional. The sophistication of the building, feats of engineering including its numerous underground supports, pillar construction, decoration of unbelievable intricacy and beauty, waterways leave you curious to know more but at the same time exhausted by absorbing what you have seen.Mrs Sally Lowe
Varanasi is an assault on all senses - people, sound, noise smell, colour - and it is also a very spiritual place despite the huge crowds. Unmissable.Mrs Christine Love
[Inspirational moments include the] dawn boat ride at Varanasi, walking out to see the Taj Mahal early morning and the lakes at Udaipur. Dr Alan Watson
The earliest reference to Agra can be found in
the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...
Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was
founded in 1727. Popularly known as the...
One of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s
conservation efforts in Rajasthan,...
Rohet is a picturesque hamlet to the south-east of Luni, settled by the Bishnoi tribal...
Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and
surrounded by hills, Udaipur is possibly the
Set on the riverbanks of the sacred
Ganges, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities