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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.
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Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Jaipur via Mumbai with British Airways. (N)
Afternoon arrival in Jaipur. A former capital of the Rajput empire, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Transfer to Alsisar Haveli for 3 nights. Welcome drink and dinner with the group. (D)
Morning tour of Amber Fort. 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 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)
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)
Enjoy morning and afternoon safaris. (B, L, D)
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)
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Travel to Delhi where you will spend 2 nights at the LaLit (or similar). This afternoon explore Humayuns tomb and the magnificent red sandstone edifice of Qutb Minar. (B, D)
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)
Transfer to the airport for a direct flight to London with British Airways. (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 travel consultant for details.
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