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Group Tour | Solos 14 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3295

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • See the Changing of the Guard ceremony at the President’s Palace
  • Stay in a traditional haveli in Jaipur
  • Scenic ride on Deogarh’s metre-gauge train
  • Farewell dinner overlooking Lake Fateh Sagar
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Small group size - average 12 people (maximum 18)
  • No single supplement
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Taj Palacefor 2 nights. Late afternoon tour of Old Delhi exploring Chandni Chowk by cycle rickshaw. Welcome dinner at the Haveli Dharampura in Old Delhi, with views towards the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. (D)

Day 3: Delhi

Morning visit to the President’s Palace in New Delhi for the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Continue to 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)

Day 4: Agra

Drive to Agra. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Agra Fort. Stay overnight at the Taj Convention Centre. (B, D)

Day 5: Fatehpur Sikri - Ranthambore

Early morning sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, drive to the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Enjoy lunch at the lavish Laxmi Vilas Palace. Continue to the train station and travel by train to Sawai Madhopur for 2 nights at Sawai Vilas. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Ranthambore

Early morning and late afternoon wildlife drives in search of tigers. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Jaipur

Drive to the pink city of Jaipur. Stay 2 nights at the wonderful heritage hotel, Shahpura House. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 8: Jaipur

This morning visit the ancient Amber Fort and then the City Palace, home of the present maharajah. (B, D)

Day 9: Pushkar - Deogarh

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. Evening cookery demonstration. (B, D)

Day 10: Deogarh

Take a scenic ride on Deogarh’s metre-gauge train passing waterfalls, lush landscapes and rural life. Optional afternoon 4×4 safari visiting local Bishnoi tribal villagesdotted throughout the surrounding countryside.* (B, D)

Day 11: Ranakpur - Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur, arguably Rajasthan’s most picturesque city. Visit the Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Stay 2 nights at LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace. (B, D)

Day 12: Udaipur

Enjoy a guided tour of Udaipur including 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)

Day 13: Fly to Delhi

Morning at leisure. Afternoon flight from Udaipur to Delhi for an overnight stay at Pride Plaza Aerocity. (B)

Day 14: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for the British Airways flight to London. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

TOUR EXTENSIONS

Goa extension: 5 days & 4 nights from £675 Finish your tour with a 4-night beach extension staying at the Alila Diwa in the former Portuguese colony of Goa, with its long, idyllic beaches lined with palm trees.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Solo Travellers group tours: 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.

* Optional activities: These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional cost.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Taj Palace
    Taj Palace

    The Taj Palace is spread out over two and a half hectares of lush gardens in New Delhi. Guestrooms are spacious and elegantly designed with subtle touches of Mughal-era influence. Guests have a wide variety of dining options to choose from, including several multi award-winning restaurants.

  • Taj Hotel & Convention Centre
    Taj Hotel & Convention Centre

    Located on the Taj East Gate Road and within walking distance of the breathtaking Taj Mahal, the Taj Hotel &amp; Convention Centre is a stylish property with excellent facilities. The beautiful rooftop infinity pool offers uninterrupted views of the Taj and is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with an array of useful amenities. There are two restaurants, an all-day buffet-style diner serving worldwide cuisine and an award-winning Indian specialist restaurant.Features: 239 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, rooftop terrace with infinity pool, gym, Wi-Fi, sun terrace, spa.<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, electronic safe, tea &amp; coffee making facilities.

  • Sawai Vilas
    Sawai Vilas

    Just 10 minutes from the gates of Ranthambore, shadowed by the idyllic Aravalli Hills, the Swai Villas offers 60 comfortable standalone villas spread over 2.5 hectares of verdant garden. Rooms are elegantly designed, spacious and safari themed with thoughtful touches and amenities. The dining room serves an array of delicious regional, national and international dishes. Features: 60 villas, restaurant, swimming pool, spa, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, tea & coffee making facilities.

  • Shahpura House
    Shahpura House

    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 massages.

  • Deogarh Mahal
    Deogarh Mahal

    Deogarh Mahal, a unique family residence, overlooks the delightful village of Deogarh in the Aravalli Hills. This exquisite property is owned and lived in by the ruling family, who play an active part in the running of the hotel. The 50 rooms and suites, all with modern attached facilities, are individually decorated with stained glass, sumptuous colourful fabrics and antiques, each shaped and furnished in traditional style. The accommodation and facilities are laid out over several floors; there are no lifts and access between the various facilities is via a series of stairways. Evening drinks are normally served on the terrace before a traditional Mewari dinner either on the terrace of in the regal dining room.

  • The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur
    The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur

    Built by Maharana Bhupal Singh as a royal guesthouse, this hilltop retreat overlooks the serene Fatehsagar lake. Today, The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur recreates the courtly and graceful ambience of a bygone era. There are 55 well-appointed guestrooms and suites with private bath, hot and cold water, telephone and television. The hotel restaurant serves continental and Indian cuisine.

Superior group tour extensions

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Goa
4 Nights from £675

Finish your tour with a 4-night beach extension staying at the Alila Diwa in the former Portuguese colony of Goa, with its long stretches of idyllic beaches lined with palm trees.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


Haridwar
Haridwar + Corbett National Park
4 Nights from £810

Extend your tour with visits to the sacred towns of Haridwar and Rishikesh, then continue to picturesque Corbett National Park, a renowned tiger reserve.


Take the train to Haridwar. Overnight at the Haveli Hari Ganga. Witness the evening aarti ceremony at Rishikesh. (B)


Drive to Corbett National Park for a 2-night stay at Jim’s Jungle Retreat. (B, L, D)


Full-day wildlife viewing. Corbett is famous for tigers, but it is also home to large elephant herds, which congregate around the picturesque Dhikala Camp. Marsh crocodiles, wild boar, deer and prolific birdlife can also be found. (B, L, D)


Early morning wildlife drive. Drive to Delhi and stay overnight at the Pride Plaza. (B)


Fly to London. (B)

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


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Dates & prices

XOT2022

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Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • * Small group size - average 12 people (max 18)
  • * 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • * Twin / double rooms for single use
  • * Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • * Direct international flights with British Airways
  • * Internal flights in India with 20kg luggage allowance
  • * Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • * Experienced local tour manager
  • * 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 11 dinners
  • * 2 included safaris in Ranthambore
  • * Welcome & farewell group dinners
  • * Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • * Porterage at airports & stations

Destinations on this tour

  • Agra

    The earliest reference to Agra can be found in the epic Mahabharata. It was in the...

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  • Ranthambore National Park

    One of the prime examples of Project Tiger’s conservation efforts in Rajasthan,...

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  • Jaipur

    Jaipur, which means ‘the city of victory’, was founded in 1727. Popularly...

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  • Deogarh

    The attractive little town of Deogarh, or Castle of the Gods, is an excellent place to...

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  • Udaipur

    Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur is possibly the mos...

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  • Delhi

    The Indian capital, is steeped in a glorious, but turbulent, history. In the pulsating old city...

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