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Starting from India’s historic capital, Delhi, this journey for solo travellers continues to Agra to see the sun rise at the Taj Mahal. Search for elusive Bengal tigers in Ranthambore and marvel at the majestic forts and grand palaces of princely Rajasthan, in the company of like-minded travellers.
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Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with British Airways. (N)
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the LaLit (or similar) for 2 nights. Late afternoon tour of Old Delhi exploring Chandni Chowk by cycle rickshaw. Welcome dinner at the Haveli Dharampura in Old Delhi. (D)
Morning visit to the President’s Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Continue on your tour of New Delhi visiting the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar tower. Afternoon at leisure – perhaps explore one of Delhi’s many markets or simply relax at your hotel. (B, D)
Drive to Agra. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Agra fort. Stay overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott (or similar). (B, D)
Early morning sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, drive to the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to the train station and travel by train to Sawai Madhopur for 2 nights at Swai Villas (or similar). Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Wildlife drives in the early morning and late afternoon in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Although well known for its tiger population, Ranthambore is also home to sambars, panthers, marsh crocodiles, sloth bears and leopards, as well as being a bird watcher's paradise. (B, L, D)
Drive to the pink city of Jaipur. Stay 2 nights at the wonderful heritage hotel; Shahpura House (or similar). Afternoon at leisure. (B, 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)
Morning departure for Deogarh visiting Pushkar and its temples and markets en route. Stay 2 nights at the Deogarh Mahal, a former palace and now a superb heritage hotel. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
This morning take a scenic ride on Deogarh’s metre-gauge train passing waterfalls, lush landscapes and rural life. Optional afternoon 4x4 safari visiting local Bishnoi tribal villages*. Enjoy an evening of traditional Rajasthani folk dancing. (B, D)
Drive to Udaipur, arguably Rajasthan's most picturesque city. Visit the magnificent Jain temples at Ranakpur en route, despite being nearly 500 years old, the temples are in almost perfect condition. Stay 2 nights at LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace (or similar). (B, D)
Enjoy a guided tour of Udaipur including the magnificent City Palace, the Jagdish temple and the Garden of the Maid's Honour. End the tour with a cruise on the lake. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner overlooking Lake Fateh Sagar. (B, D)
Fly from Udaipur to Mumbai (Bombay) to connect with the British Airways flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These small group tours have been specially created for solo travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection at solo travellers.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star
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
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