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Classic Rajasthan

Group Tour | General Interest 16 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £1995

Explore the glorious Rajasthani cities of Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, visiting the exotic palaces of the erstwhile maharajas. Cross the Thar desert visiting the fortified towns of Jaisalmer and Bikaner.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore Chandni Chowk & visit Agrasen ki Baoli
  • Visit the Anokhi museum of hand printing & enjoy traditional sweet tasting
  • Walk through the old bazaars of Bikaner & taste local delicacies
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with British Airways overnight. (N)

Day 2: Delhi

Arrive and transfer to the Radisson Blu Pashim Vihar for 2 nights. (N)

Day 3: Delhi

Take a guided tour of Old and New Delhi, including a drive past the Red Fort, a visit to Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia, a walk through Chandhi Chowk and Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhavan (the president’s residence), and visit the 14th-century Agrasen ki Baoli. End the tour with a visit to Qutb Minar and the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B)

Day 4: Shekhawati

Drive to the fabulous Shekhawati region, also known as the open-air art gallery of Rajasthan. Transfer to the Desert Resort in Mandawa for 1 night. Explore the beautiful havelis in this semi-desert region. (B)

Day 5: Bikaner

This morning, drive to Bikaner and transfer to the Narendra Bhawan for 1 night. In the afternoon, take a tour of Junagarh Fort, unusual for not being built on a hilltop. Later, take a walk around the local bazaar. (B)

Day 6: Jaisalmer

Drive to Jaisalmer and transfer to Gorbandh Palace (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)

Day 7: Jaisalmer

Explore Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest in the world. Also visit Gadisagar Lake, a rainwater reservoir built in 1367, the Folklore Museum and the famous Nathwon and Patwon ki Haveli. Later in the afternoon, drive to the outskirts of Jaisalmer to view the sun setting against the sand dunes. (B)

Day 8: Jodhpur

Drive to the blue city of Jodhpur in the morning. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur. Visit the formidable five-kilometre-long Mehrangarh Fort, set on a hill. Continue to Jaswant Thada, a white marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Transfer to the Indana Palace for 2 nights. (B)

Day 9: Jodhpur

Day at leisure. Choose from a range of optional excursions including a jeep safari to the local Banni villages; a walking tour of the old city and markets; a visit to 12th-century Ahhichatragarh Fort in Naguar; or an exclusive evening tour of Mehrangarh Fort with the museum curator.* (B)

Day 10: Ranakpur - Udaipur

Drive to the romantic city of Udaipur this morning, visiting the beautiful Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. On arrival in Udaipur, check into the LaLit Laxmi Vilas Palace for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 11: Udaipur

Take a city tour of Udaipur this morning, including a visit to the City Palace and the gardens of Saheliyon-ki-Bari. Walk through the old city and learn about the miniature art this region is known for. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 12: Pushkar - Jaipur

Drive to the lakeside town of Pushkar to visit the sacred ghats. After lunch take the Shatabdi Express to Jaipur for 2-night stay at the LaLit Jaipur. (B)

Day 13: Jaipur

This morning, make a photo-stop at the Palace of the Winds, with its spectacular facade, before a tour of Amber Fort. Continue to the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing before enjoying a traditional sweet tasting. Later, take a tour of the royal city of Jaipur; highlights include the City Palace Museum, the Jantar Mantar observatory and the colourful bazaars. (B)

Day 14: Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Drive to Agra this morning, visiting Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar en route. On arrival in Agra, check into the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre. Afternoon visit to the Taj Mahal. Farewell dinner at the Salt Cafe. (B, D)

Day 15: Delhi

Morning visit to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Afternoon drive to Delhi. Overnight at the Novotel Aerocity. (B)

Day 16: 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

Shimla extension: 4 days & 3 nights from £725 Spend 3 nights in the luxurious Oberoi Cecil in Shimla, set in the Himalayan foothills. Formerly the British summer capital, a scenic ride on its narrow gauge toy train is unmissable.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Private & tailor-made travel: 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 requirements.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar
    Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar

    Located on the outer ring road of west Delhi, close to many excellent restaurants and shops, the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar is a comfortable hotel with modern amenities. The rooms are designed in a neo-gothic style and blend beautiful design with comfortable furnishings. The rooftop restaurant offers views over the city and the two restaurants serve both Indian and international cuisine.

  • Desert Resort Mandawa
    Desert Resort Mandawa

    Situated just outside of Mandawa, the desert resort is comprised of a number of mud buildings - cottages and two storey buildings - constructed in a traditional tribal desert style. The exteriors are decorated with traditional lime paste, mandana, or rice flour patterns which are reworked daily by women from the village, while the interiors are decorated with mirror-work and glass beads. All rooms are air-conditioned and are ensuite. Facilities in the resort include a restaurant and a bar as well as a swimming pool, a health club and mini-golf.

  • Narendra Bhawan
    Narendra Bhawan

    A heritage property located in the desert town of Bikaner, the impressive Narendra Bhawan was home to the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner. Traditional Rajasthani decor can be found throughout the property, which continues in the guestrooms where elaborate ceilings, Bikaner terrazzo floors and traditional crafts can be found. The infinity swimming pool sits on the roof of the property, offering splendid views over the town. Mad Hatter - the Bake House produces traditional confectionary and baked goods whilst in the dining room you will be served dishes once favoured by royalty. Guests can enjoy seasonal evening entertainment and tours of the palace can be arranged. Features: 82 rooms, dining room, infinity pool, spa, games room, terrace, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, hairdryer.

  • Gorbandh Palace
    Gorbandh Palace

    Gorbandh Palace is ideally located in the desert city of Jaisalmer. The hotel has spectacular views of the fort and is close to the nearby sand dunes. Its design was inspired by the traditional Indian housing, and features a central courtyard with accommodation around it. In keeping with Jaisalmer's magnificent fort, the hotel is built of yellow sandstone. There are 64 de luxe rooms and 3 de luxe suites. The rooms are spacious with private balconies overlooking the lawns, swimming pool and the Jaisalmer Fort. They are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and mini bar. Suites offer the additional features of a king size bed and a large bar. Gorbandh Palace was the first hotel in Jaisalmer to feature a swimming pool, and guests can enjoy an array of Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine at either of the hotel's two restaurants. There is also a coffee shop for light ...

  • Indana Palace Jodhpur
    Indana Palace Jodhpur

    The Indana Palace Jodhpur is located 3km from the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and 10km from the Mehrangarh Fort close to Jodhpur airport. The property features architecture and interiors furnished with traditional carved furniture, hand-painted walls, marble floors and ethnic jali art work, aimed at creating the feel of a traditional Rajasthani haveli. The property offers 88 individually decorated, air-conditioned rooms equipped with satellite television, a minibar and tea / coffee making facilities. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the property. Dining options include the Indian, continental and Chinese menu of the main Anghiti restaurant and lighter fare served throughout the day at I Bar and the Lotus Café. Other facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, wellness centre and spa offering a full range of treatments.

  • 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.

  • The LaLiT Jaipur
    The LaLiT Jaipur

    Located close to the airport in the heart of the commercial district of the city, The LaLiT Jaipur is a modern property designed to reflect elements of the local haveli architecture. The hotel offers 244 elegantly designed rooms with wooden flooring and large spa-style bathrooms, complimented by traditional Rajasthan artwork and luxury furnishings. All rooms are equipped with all modern amenities including satellite television, minibar, in-room safe and wireless internet access. The hotel has a variety of dining options for guests to choose from serving a range of pan-Indian and international cuisine, both à la carte and as a buffet. Other facilities include a swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre and a spa offering a wide range of treatments.

  • 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.

  • Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
    Novotel New Delhi Aerocity

    Conveniently located adjacent to both international and domestic airport terminals, the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is a large comfortable hotel in close vicinity to several excellent restaurants and shopping malls. Guestrooms are spacious and contemporary in design with all the amenities you would expect from a modern hotel. The restaurant serves multi-cuisine dishes and the 2 bar / lounges (including one pool side) are excellent places to relax in the evenings.

Superior group tour extensions

Shimla
Shimla
3 Nights from £725

Spend three nights in the luxurious Oberoi Cecil in Shimla, set in the Himalayan foothills. Formerly the British summer capital, a scenic ride on its narrow gauge toy train is unmissable.

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


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Dates & prices

ICJ2022

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
15 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022 £2,095 £0 £595 Reserve
29 Oct 2022 - 13 Nov 2022 £2,195 £0 £0 Reserve
12 Nov 2022 - 27 Nov 2022 £2,195 £0 £595 Reserve
19 Nov 2022 - 4 Dec 2022 £2,095 £0 £595 Reserve
 

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.

 
  • * No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
  • * Small group tour - average 12 people (max 18)
  • * 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • * Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • * Direct international flights with British Airways
  • * Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • * 14 breakfasts & 1 dinner
  • * Experienced local tour manager
  • * Guided sightseeing
  • * All entrance fees included
  • * Porterage at airports & stations
  • * Day at leisure in Jodhpur

Destinations on this tour

  • Delhi

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

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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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  • Mandawa

    In the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the beautiful small town Mandawa...

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  • Bikaner

    The desert town of Bikaner was founded in 1488 by Rao Bika, a descendant of the founder...

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  • Jaisalmer

    The approach to the fortified 12th-century desert city of Jaisalmer is magical....

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  • Jaisalmer

    The approach to the fortified 12th-century desert city of Jaisalmer is magical....

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  • Jodhpur

    At the entrance to the Thar desert stands the bustling city of Jodhpur, which owes...

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  • Jodhpur

    At the entrance to the Thar desert stands the bustling city of Jodhpur, which owes...

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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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  • Udaipur

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

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  • Jaipur

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

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  • Jaipur

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

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  • Agra

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

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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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