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The Golden Triangle & Ranthambore

Group Tour | General interest 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £2195 Current prices from: £2195

Explore the iconic sights of India’s famed
Golden Triangle, from the magnificent
forts of Amber and Agra to the marble
magnificence of the Taj Mahal, and
experience one of India’s most beautiful
national parks - Ranthambore. Extend your
stay in the former summer capital of the
British Raj, Shimla, and witness the spectacle
of the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 3 nights in a princely heritage hotel in Jaipur
  • Lunch overlooking Old Delhi
  • Aarti ceremony at a Hindu temple
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Half-board throughout
  • Small group size - average 12 people (max 18)
  • Stay in a room with a view of the Taj Mahal
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Jaipur via Mumbai

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Jaipur via Mumbai with British Airways. (N)

Days 2: Jaipur

Afternoon arrival in Jaipur. A former capital of the Rajput empire, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Transfer to Shahpura House for 3 nights. Evening aarti ceremony at a local Hindu temple. Welcome drink and dinner with the group. (D)

Day 3: Jaipur

Morning tour of Amber Fort, Anokhi Museum and Panna Meena ka Kund stepwell. After lunch, explore the City Palace, home of the present maharajah, the fascinating Jantar Mantar observatory and local bazaars. View the exterior of the iconic Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of the Winds’; the five-storey structure with over 900 latticed windows was designed to allow royal women to observe street festivals without having to reveal themselves to the public. (B, D)

Day 4: Jaipur

Day at leisure to relax by the hotel pool, explore Jaipur’s many bazaars or take a sunrise balloon ride over the peaceful countryside*. Alternatively, visit the craft village of Sanganer, famous for textile printing, its handmade paper industry and exquisite Jain temples*. (B, D)

Day 5: Ranthambore

Morning aarti ceremony at a local Hindu temple. Travel to Ranthambore National Park for 2 nights at Hotel Abhyaran. Once the private hunting ground of royalty and a fine example of tiger conservation efforts, the park is celebrated for its tiger population, currently estimated to be 80, including 18 cubs. Afternoon at leisure or visit the rural village of Devpura, home to the beautiful Blackbuck deer. Visit a local tie and dye textile artist to see the Bandhini and Lehriya artworks*. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Ranthambore

Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Agra

Take the train from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur. Enjoy lunch at the exquisite Laxmi Vilas Palace before visiting the ancient citadel of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Agra. Afternoon visit to Agra Fort. Overnight at Tajview Agra (premium Taj view room). (B, L, D)

Day 8: Delhi

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Travel to Delhi where you will spend 2 nights at the Taj Palace. This afternoon, explore Humayuns tomb and the magnificent red sandstone edifice of Qutb Minar. (B, D)

Day 9: Delhi

Morning tour of Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid mosque and Chandni Chowk. Lunch at Haveli Dharampura overlooking Old Delhi. Drive through Lutyens’ New Delhi passing Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. Rest of the day at leisure to relax at the hotel or explore the local markets. Optional visit to Akshardham temple for the sunset water show*. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Fly to London

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

Meal basis

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

Important information

Take the train from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur and continue to Agra visiting the ancient citadel of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Afternoon visit to the Agra Fort. Overnight at Tajview Agra (premium Taj view room). (B, D)

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

* Optional activities

These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional charge.

Tour variations

Due to changes to seasonal schedules and opening times, there are minor itinerary variations for certain departure dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings travel consultant for details.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra
    The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra

    The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra is a modern first-class hotel conveniently located only a short drive from the Taj Mahal. Some of the rooms on the higher floors offer views of the majestic marble mausoleum itself. Set within 3 hectares of landscaped gardens, the hotel has a restaurant serving traditional Indian and Chinese meals accompanied by live dancing or music performances. The rooftop terrace provides a small oasis from the buzz of the city of Agra below and offers views of both the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. Features: 100 rooms, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, spa, gym, tennis court, 2 restaurants, bar, rooftop terrace. Room amenities: Television, writing desk, hairdryer, safe, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, en suite bathroom. Some of the rooms offer views of the Taj Mahal.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clarks Resort Abhyaran
    Clarks Resort Abhyaran

    Located on the outskirts of Ranthambore, surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and lush countryside, Hotel Abhyaran offers immaculate rooms, a large garden and fantastic dining. The vast swimming pool has wonderful views of the surrounding area and is a perfect place to watch the sunset over the hills. Excursions into the local village can also be arranged.

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Dates & prices

GTH2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2295 per person

High season from £2395 per person

 

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

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.

 
  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • International flights with British Airways
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
    • 2 included safaris in Ranthambore
    • Guided sightseeing
    • All entrance fees included
    • Porterage at airports and stations
    • Balanced pace

Destinations on this tour

  • Ranthambore National Park

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  • Delhi

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  • Jaipur

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  • Agra

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