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 hills of
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Saving up to £150 on specific departures when booked by 30 Oct 18
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Delhi with Virgin Atlantic. (N)
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Taj Palace (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including the Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. (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. Visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra fort. Evening visit to Mehtab Bagh, 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 and exquisite Abhaneri Stepwell. Stay 3 nights at Ramgarh Lodge. (B, L, D)
Visit the ancient palace of Amber fort and then the City Palace in the afternoon, home of the present maharajah. (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)
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.
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
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