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Taste of India

Private Travel | General interest 9 Days & 7 Nights Lead-in price: £1695 Current prices from: £1695
Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country's most remarkable sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines the country's capital city, Delhi, with the awe-inspiring sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Explore India's Golden Triangle
  • Visit the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
  • Full-day tour of Jaipur
  • Visit the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Delhi. (N)

Day 2: Delhi

Arrive and transfer to the Eros Hotel Nehru Place for 2 nights. (D)

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; and Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Later, drive past the imposing India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the president’s residence. End the tour with a visit to Qutab Minar tower, a masterpiece of perfect proportions, and the tomb of Emperor Humayun. (B, D)

Day 4: Agra

Take the Express train to Agra. On arrival, check into the Trident Agra for 2 nights and relax for rest of the day. (B, D)

Day 5: Agra

Enjoy a guided tour of Agra, which includes a visit to Itimad-ud-Daulah, the beautiful tomb of Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Explore the massive red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Continue to the Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world’s most celebrated landmarks. (B, D)

Day 6: Fatehpur Sikri • Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted capital of Emperor Akbar. On arrival in Jaipur, check into Shahpura House for 2 nights. (B, D)

Day 7: Jaipur

Tour the hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, en route making a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a fivestorey palace with a spectacular pyramidal facade. Amber Fort offers spectacular views of the old town, where Akbar stopped on his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and Mughal and Rajput armoury, and the Jantar Mantar observatory. Walk around the colourful bazaars later in the evening. (B, D)

Day 8: Delhi

Drive back to Delhi and stay overnight at the Novotel Aerocity. (B, D)

Day 9: Fly to London

(B)

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 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.

  • Shahpura House
    Shahpura House

    Originally the residence of the scions of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, Shahpura House is set in a relatively quiet residential area in downtown Jaipur. This converted hotel with its colourful Shekhawati frescoes and domes reflects the fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal-style architecture. Each of the 38 individually decorated rooms and suites are simply furnished and tastefully decorated by combining traditional features with essential modern amenities. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a rooftop restaurant, which is open for dinner, a well-stocked bar serving Indian wines and liquor, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering a selection of treatments and massages.

  • 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.

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Dates & prices

XTI2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £1695 per person

High season from £1795 per person

 

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

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
    • Direct international flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles 1-3 people: AC Toyota Innova Crysta 4-6 people: AC Tempo Traveller
    • Train tickets for Delhi/Agra in best available class
    • Experienced, English-speaking local guides
    • Half-board throughout
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports & stations

Destinations on this tour

  • Delhi

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  • Agra

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  • Jaipur

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  • Delhi

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