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Lead Price
From £2995pp
Duration
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Passage through Rajasthan

The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best. Here, medieval forts gaze across the Thar Desert, Bengal tigers roam forest reserves, and sandstone palaces reveal a regal legacy. Following a tour of the imperial sights of Mumbai (Bombay), travel through the heart of Rajasthan, exploring magnificent forts and ornate palaces, finishing at the astounding Taj Mahal in Agra.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: London - Mumbai
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London - Mumbai

Direct flight from London (regional connections available) to Mumbai (Bombay) with Virgin Atlantic. (N)

DAY 2: Mumbai
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Mumbai

Arrive and transfer to the Trident Nariman Point for 1 night. Afternoon sightseeing in Mumbai visiting the imposing Gateway of India, colourful Chor Bazaar, Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus. (N)

DAY 3: Fly to Udaipur
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Fly to Udaipur

Fly to Udaipur. Stay for 2 nights at Fateh Niwas Palace. Enjoy a welcome dinner at Ambrai Restaurant overlooking Lake Pichola. (B, D)

Accommodation: Fateh Niwas
DAY 4: Udaipur
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Udaipur

Sightseeing in Udaipur visiting the City Palace, miniature painting studios and Jagdish temple. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Evening cultural performance at Bagore-ki-Haveli. (B)

Accommodation: Fateh Niwas
DAY 5: Ranakpur - Deogarh
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Ranakpur - Deogarh

Travel to Deogarh, visiting the magnificent Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Spend 2 nights at Deogarh Mahal, a former palace and now a superb heritage hotel. Late afternoon village walk. (B)

Accommodation: Deogarh Mahal
DAY 6: Deogarh
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Deogarh

Day at leisure or choose from a range of optional activities, including a 4x4 safari to local villages, a gentle walk with a picnic, or an Indian cooking class. This evening, dine on typical Mewari cuisine on the hotel terrace. (B, D)

Accommodation: Deogarh Mahal
DAY 7: Jodhpur
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Jodhpur

Take a scenic 1.5-hour rural train ride from Khamil Ghat to Phulad. The train chugs through tunnels and past waterfalls in an area that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s story The Man Who Would Be King. Continue by road to Jodhpur for 2 nights at Ajit Bhawan Palace, a heritage palace. (B)

Accommodation: Ajit Bhawan Palace
DAY 8: Jodhpur
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Jodhpur

Visit Jaswant Thada and continue to the formidable Mehrangarh Fort. Take a heritage walk through the streets dotted with temples and bazaars and learn more about the 'Blue City' Brahmins. (B)

Accommodation: Ajit Bhawan Palace
DAY 9: Bikaner
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Bikaner

Drive to Bikaner in the heart of the Thar Desert for an overnight stay at the magnificent Narendra Bhawan, a grand residence that was home to the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner. Late afternoon, embark on a 4x4 safari into the desert to witness the spectacular sunset over the dunes accompanied by Indian high tea. (B)

Accommodation: Narendra Bhawan Bikaner
DAY 10: Jaipur
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Jaipur

Visit Junagarh Fort and walk through the old city. Later, drive to the royal city of Jaipur. En route, visit the town of Fatehpur and its ‘open-air gallery’ of beautiful havelis. Transfer to the Devi Ratn Hotel for a 2-night stay. Based on the design of the famous Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, Devi Ratn is a contemporary hotel with traditional Jaipuri features and beautiful views over the surrounding Aravalli Hills. (B, D)

Accommodation: Devi Ratn
DAY 11: Jaipur
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Jaipur

Start the day with a visit to the 16th-century Amber Fort. Spend the rest of the day exploring the royal city of Jaipur, including the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and colourful bazaars. (B, D)

Accommodation: Devi Ratn
DAY 12: Ranthambore National Park
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Ranthambore National Park

Travel to Ranthambore for 2 nights at Dev Vilas. Afternoon safari† in Ranthambore. (B, D)

Accommodation: Dev Vilas
DAY 13: Ranthambore National Park
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Ranthambore National Park

Early morning safari† in search of Bengal tigers. Afternoon at leisure or visit Ranthambore Fort and the NGO-supported Dastkar foundation, where local women produce handicrafts.* (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Dev Vilas
DAY 14: Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
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Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Morning drive to Agra, visiting the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri en route and stopping at the lavish Laxmi Vilas Palace for lunch. Overnight at the Trident Hotel Agra. (B, L)

Accommodation: Trident Hotel Agra
DAY 15: Delhi
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Delhi

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort before departing for Delhi and an overnight stay at Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka. (B)

Accommodation: Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka
DAY 16: Delhi - London
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Delhi - London

Transfer to the airport for the Virgin Atlantic flight to London. (B) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: London - Mumbai
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London - Mumbai

Direct flight from London (regional connections available) to Mumbai (Bombay) with Virgin Atlantic. (N)

DAY 2: Mumbai
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Mumbai

Arrive and transfer to the Trident Nariman Point for 1 night. Afternoon sightseeing in Mumbai visiting the imposing Gateway of India, colourful Chor Bazaar, Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus. (N)

DAY 3: Fly to Udaipur
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Fly to Udaipur

Fly to Udaipur. Stay for 2 nights at Fateh Niwas Palace. Enjoy a welcome dinner at Ambrai Restaurant overlooking Lake Pichola. (B, D)

Accommodation: Fateh Niwas
DAY 4: Udaipur
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Udaipur

Sightseeing in Udaipur visiting the City Palace, miniature painting studios and Jagdish temple. Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola. Evening cultural performance at Bagore-ki-Haveli. (B)

Accommodation: Fateh Niwas
DAY 5: Ranakpur - Deogarh
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Ranakpur - Deogarh

Travel to Deogarh, visiting the magnificent Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Spend 2 nights at Deogarh Mahal, a former palace and now a superb heritage hotel. Late afternoon village walk. (B)

Accommodation: Deogarh Mahal
DAY 6: Deogarh
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Deogarh

Day at leisure or choose from a range of optional activities, including a 4x4 safari to local villages, a gentle walk with a picnic, or an Indian cooking class. This evening, dine on typical Mewari cuisine on the hotel terrace. (B, D)

Accommodation: Deogarh Mahal
DAY 7: Jodhpur
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Jodhpur

Take a scenic 1.5-hour rural train ride from Khamil Ghat to Phulad. The train chugs through tunnels and past waterfalls in an area that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s story The Man Who Would Be King. Continue by road to Jodhpur for 2 nights at Ajit Bhawan Palace, a heritage palace. (B)

Accommodation: Ajit Bhawan Palace
DAY 8: Jodhpur
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Jodhpur

Visit Jaswant Thada and continue to the formidable Mehrangarh Fort. Take a heritage walk through the streets dotted with temples and bazaars and learn more about the 'Blue City' Brahmins. (B)

Accommodation: Ajit Bhawan Palace
DAY 9: Bikaner
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Bikaner

Drive to Bikaner in the heart of the Thar Desert for an overnight stay at the magnificent Narendra Bhawan, a grand residence that was home to the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner. Late afternoon, embark on a 4x4 safari into the desert to witness the spectacular sunset over the dunes accompanied by Indian high tea. (B)

Accommodation: Narendra Bhawan Bikaner
DAY 10: Jaipur
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Jaipur

Visit Junagarh Fort and walk through the old city. Later, drive to the royal city of Jaipur. En route, visit the town of Fatehpur and its ‘open-air gallery’ of beautiful havelis. Transfer to the Devi Ratn Hotel for a 2-night stay. Based on the design of the famous Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory, Devi Ratn is a contemporary hotel with traditional Jaipuri features and beautiful views over the surrounding Aravalli Hills. (B, D)

Accommodation: Devi Ratn
DAY 11: Jaipur
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Jaipur

Start the day with a visit to the 16th-century Amber Fort. Spend the rest of the day exploring the royal city of Jaipur, including the City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and colourful bazaars. (B, D)

Accommodation: Devi Ratn
DAY 12: Ranthambore National Park
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Ranthambore National Park

Travel to Ranthambore for 2 nights at Dev Vilas. Afternoon safari† in Ranthambore. (B, D)

Accommodation: Dev Vilas
DAY 13: Ranthambore National Park
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Ranthambore National Park

Early morning safari† in search of Bengal tigers. Afternoon at leisure or visit Ranthambore Fort and the NGO-supported Dastkar foundation, where local women produce handicrafts.* (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Dev Vilas
DAY 14: Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
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Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Morning drive to Agra, visiting the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri en route and stopping at the lavish Laxmi Vilas Palace for lunch. Overnight at the Trident Hotel Agra. (B, L)

Accommodation: Trident Hotel Agra
DAY 15: Delhi
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Delhi

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Visit Agra Fort before departing for Delhi and an overnight stay at Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka. (B)

Accommodation: Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka
DAY 16: Delhi - London
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Delhi - London

Transfer to the airport for the Virgin Atlantic flight to London. (B) Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Dine on typical Mewari cuisine on the rooftop of an historic fort
  • Take a scenic train ride through rural Rajasthan
  • Enjoy two 4x4 safaris
  • Watch the sun set behind the sand dunes of the Great Thar Desert
  • Stay in grand forts and palaces

Important information

Optional activities
* These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional cost.
Ranthambore safaris
All our safaris are by 4x4 and not canters (open-top buses).
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, 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.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 12 people (max 18)
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Internal flights in India
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 6 dinners
  • 2 included safaris in Ranthambore National Park
  • Guided sightseeing
  • All entrance fees included
  • Porterage at airports & stations
  • Balanced pace

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £3,345 | Guide price month: March

High season from £3,445 | Guide price month: February

Single supplement from £995

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