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Explore the rich heritage and diverse
cultural influences of northern India.
This tour encompasses the holy city of
Varanasi, the intricately carved temples
at Khajuraho, the resplendent Taj Mahal,
Jodhpur’s blue-washed houses and
bustling market, and the beautiful lakes
and palaces of Udaipur.
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Fly from London (regional connections
available) to Delhi with British Airways. (N)
Transfer to the Trident Gurgaon (or similar)
for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Evening
welcome drink to meet the group and guide. (N)
Morning tour of Old Delhi, including a drive past
the Red Fort, a visit to the Jama Masjid, and Raj
Ghat and a walking tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon
tour of New Delhi, including India Gate and the
viceregal residence. Continue to the tomb of the
Mughal emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar
Morning flight to Varanasi. Stay at the Hotel
Madin (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of
Sarnath. This evening, visit the Dasaswamedh
ghats to witness the magical Ganga aarti
ceremony from a boat on the Ganges. On
19 Nov 2018 departure enjoy the Dev Diwali
celebrations when the steps of the ghats are lit
with more than a million earthen lamps†. (B)
Serene early morning boat ride on the Ganges.
After breakfast, fly to Agra and transfer to the
Trident Agra (or similar) for a 2-night stay. (B)
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. After
breakfast, visit the huge Agra fort and the
tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah. Lunch at a rooftop
restaurant overlooking the Taj Mahal. Afternoon
at leisure or optional excursion to Akbar’s tomb
at Sikandra*. (B, L)
Morning drive to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted
16th-century, red sandstone city. Continue
to Bharatpur and take the train to Sawai
Madhopur. Transfer to the Dev Vilas (or similar)
for 2 nights. (B, D)
Early morning and late afternoon wildlife
viewing. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and stay at the
Trident Jaipur (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Optional early morning yoga session*. Morning
tour of the ancient palace of Amber fort.
Afternoon visit to the City Palace and Jantar
Mantar astronomical observatory. (B)
Full-day drive to Rohet via Jodhpur. Visit the
magnificent Mehrangarh fort and the imposing
Jaswant Thada cenotaph. Continue to Rohet
and stay at Rohet Garh (or similar) for 2 nights.
On 27 Oct 2018 departure, enjoy the Diwali
celebrations†. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. After lunch, take a 4x4 safari
to visit the Bishnoi tribal villages. The Bishnoi tribe are known to protect the flora and fauna in the region with reverence and live in tiny tidy hamlets. Their history and customs are legendary and as far back as the 16th century they are known to have resisted royal edicts ordering the felling of trees, by literally wrapping themselves around them. (B, D)
Drive south to the lake city of Udaipur, visiting
the exquisite Jain temples at Ranakpur en route.
Arrive at the Trident Udaipur (or similar) in the
late afternoon for a 2-night stay. Or upgrade to the Taj Lake Palace
(Lake View room) from £565 for 2 nights. (B)
Morning tour of the City Palace, Jagdish
temple and a miniature painting studio.
Afternoon at leisure. Evening Bagore-ki-Haveli
cultural show. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Mumbai
(Bombay) to connect with the British Airways
flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and
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.
These activities can be
pre-booked or booked locally and incur an
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.
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