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Grand Tour of Northern India

Private Travel | General interest 16 Days & 14 Nights Lead-in price: £2795

Explore the diverse cultural influences that have created the fascinating heritage of northern India. This tour encompasses the holy city of Varanasi, the resplendent Taj Mahal, Jodhpur’s blue-washed houses, and the beautiful lakes and palaces of Udaipur. Also go in search of the elusive Royal Bengal tiger in Panna National Park, a reserve noted for its increased number of tiger sightings.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • 2 nights in a leading heritage hotel
  • Evening spiritual aarti ceremony
  • Lunch overlooking the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the majestic temples & palaces at Khajuraho & Orchha
  • Track tigers in Panna National Park
  • Witness rural village life with the Bishnoi tribes
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi


Day 2: New Delhi

Transfer to the LaLit for 2 nights. This afternoon, visit Humayun’s tomb and take an evening stroll in the Mughal gardens of the Sunder Nursery. (N)

Day 3: Old Delhi

Tour Old Delhi by rickshaw. Stop for lunch in Connaught Place before heading to the centre of Lutyens’ Delhi to see the President’s Palace and India Gate. Visit the medieval Haus Khas district for dinner with its array of restaurants and quirky shops. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Varanasi

Morning flight to Varanasi. Stay at the Taj Ganges for 1 night. Afternoon walking tour of the northern bazaars and hidden alleys. This evening, witness the Ganga aarti ceremony from a boat on the Ganges. (B)

Day 5: Khajuraho

Fly to Khajuraho for 2 nights at the Radisson. Explore Khajuraho’s majestic temples with their exquisite carvings. (B)

Day 6: Khajuraho

Full-day tour to Panna National Park, which has a growing tiger population. The park is also home to leopards, sloth bears and nilgais. (B)

Day 7: Orchha • Agra

Travel by road to Orchha, visiting its beautiful palaces and shrines, before taking the Gatimaan Express from Jhansi to Agra for a 2-night stay at the Trident Agra. (B)

Day 8: Agra

Early visit to the Taj Mahal for sunrise. After breakfast, visit Agra Fort and the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Lunch at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Taj Mahal. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)

Day 9: Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur and stay at the Trident Jaipur for 2 nights. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri to marvel at the ancient citadel. (B)

Day 10: Jaipur

Morning tour of Amber Fort. Afternoon visit to City Palace and Jantar Mantar observatory. Evening walk through the local bazaars to enjoy the culinary delights with a local expert. (B)

Day 11: Jodhpur • Rohet

Full-day drive to Rohet, via Jodhpur. Enjoy lunch at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the fort before a walk in Sadar Bazaar. Visit the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. Continue to Rohet and stay at Rohet Garh for 2 nights. (B, D)

Day 12: Bishnoi tribal villages

Morning at leisure. After lunch, take a 4×4 safari to visit the Bishnoi tribal villages. (B, D)

Day 13: Ranakpur • Udaipur

Drive to the lake city of Udaipur, visiting the exquisite Jain temples at Ranakpur en route. Arrive at the Trident Udaipur for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 14: Udaipur

Morning city tour. Afternoon at leisure. Evening Bagore-ki-Haveli cultural show. (B)

Day 15: Fly to Delhi

Transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi. Overnight at the Pride Plaza. (B)

Day 16: Fly home


Meal basis:

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

Important information Superior tour

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

Single supplement

Available on request.

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

  • Trident Hotel Udaipur
    Trident Hotel Udaipur

    Enjoying an excellent lakeside location, the Trident captures the romance of the Rajasthani city of Udaipur. Set within its own gardens, the Trident is 10 minutes by boat or car from the city centre. The blend of architecture and service transports guests back to a distant age while still providing all the comforts of the modern day. The restaurant offers both Rajasthani and continental cuisine. Views of Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hills can be enjoyed from the terrace adjacent to the main restaurant where traditional events also take place.

  • Trident Hotel Jaipur
    Trident Hotel Jaipur

    The Trident is located at the base of Amber Fort, 15 minutes' drive from the heart of Jaipur. It is a modern hotel, carefully designed to reflect the style and atmosphere of Jaipur and all rooms have modern facilities with views of either Lake Mansagar or the Aravalli hills. The restaurant offers both Asian and European cuisine which can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the pool.

  • Trident Hotel Agra
    Trident Hotel Agra

    The Trident Agra is set in beautiful gardens and is only a short distance away from the Taj Mahal. This luxury hotel is built of red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, and is designed around a landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. Trident features an informal, multicuisine brasserie as well as an alfresco Italian restaurant.

  • The LaLiT New Delhi
    The LaLiT New Delhi

    Located in Connaught Place, Delhi's prime business and shopping district, The LaLiT New Delhi is only minutes away from cultural attractions, shopping malls, government offices and trade fair grounds. The hotel has 460 guests rooms including 47 designer suites located in an exclusive atrium tower, all with modern amenities. Dining on offer is an array of Indian, Chinese, and Mediterranean cuisine. Other facilities at this hotel include a fitness club and outdoor swimming pool.

  • Taj Ganges, Varanasi
    Taj Ganges, Varanasi

    The Taj Ganges Varanasi is a comfortable, centrally located hotel situated on Raja Bazaar road. The hotel is set amid 5 hectares of verdant land, making it an oasis of greenery in the bustling holy city. The hotel's restaurants are renowned as some of the finest in the city and offer a delectable array of cuisines.

  • Rohet Garh
    Rohet Garh

    The majestic setting and ancient ramparts of this old fort capture the spirit of Rajasthan. Enter through the high walls into the intimate surroundings and beautiful gardens of this family home, still lived in by the town's ruling family. Rohetgarh Fort's traditional style is reflected in the 34 bedrooms and dining room. Unwind by the pool, watch the sunset from the terrace and enjoy traditional folk music and dance performances. In the surrounding area, it is possible to take desert safaris to local villages.

  • Radisson Jass Khajuraho
    Radisson Jass Khajuraho

    The Radisson Jass Hotel is a comfortable hotel set in spacious, landscaped gardens close to the Chandela temples. The hotel has 94 rooms all of which have private balconies and overlook the gardens. Facilities include a large swimming pool, which is an ideal place to unwind following a day of sightseeing.

  • Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity
    Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity

    Pride Plaza Hotel offers a comfortable stay just 2.5 miles from Delhi International airport. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and spa as well as modern amenities.Features: 385 rooms, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Air-conditioning, minibar, television, hairdryer.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2795 per person

High season from £3125 per person


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.

  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • Direct international flights
    • Internal flights in India
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced, English-speaking localguides
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles1-3 people: AC Toyota Innova Crysta4-6 people: AC Tempo Traveller
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports and stations

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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  • Varanasi

    Set on the riverbanks of the sacred Ganges, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in th...

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  • Khajuraho

    A thousand years ago, in the heart of India, artisans of the Chandela dynasty built...

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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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  • Jaipur

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

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  • Rohet

    Rohet is a picturesque hamlet to the south-east of Luni, settled by the Bishnoi tribal...

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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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  • Delhi

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

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