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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 hill station of Shimla.
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Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, where you will find the mighty Mughal-built Red Fort, the vast Jama Masjid Mosque and, between the two, the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk where a bewildering array of wares are traded. Evening welcome dinner. (D)
Morning tour of New Delhi with a drive past India Gate and the former viceregal residence. 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, known for its array of forts, palaces and mosques. You will also stop at the exquisite Abhaneri Stepwell, a geometric wonder with 11 visible levels. Stay 3 nights at Ramgarh Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Amber Fort. Amber served as the capital of the Kachhawa Rajputs for over 700 years until the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh founded Jaipur in 1727. Afternoon tour of the City Palace which is still the home of the Maharaja of Jaipur and showcases an extensive collection of art, carpets, textiles and weapons, all beautifully preserved. (B, D)
A day at leisure to relax or explore Jaipur's many bazaars. Alternatively, 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 Taj Palace (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 £375 for 3 nights. (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Shimla. Remainder of time at
leisure. (B, D)
Drive to Chandigarh and connect with the express train to Delhi. Stay overnight at the Taj Palace (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 based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional charge.
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.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
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