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Lead Price
From £5320pp
Duration
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Grand Tour of Northern India

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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Delhi
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Fly to Delhi

(N)

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

DAY 2: New Delhi
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New Delhi

Transfer to the Claridges New Delhi 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
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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
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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)

Accommodation: Taj Ganges
DAY 5: Khajuraho
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Khajuraho

Travel by rail and road to Khajuraho for two nights at the Radisson. Explore Khajuraho’s majestic temples with their exquisite carvings. (B)

DAY 6: Khajuraho
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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
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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)

Accommodation: Trident Hotel Agra
DAY 8: Agra
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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)

Accommodation: Trident Hotel Agra
DAY 9: Jaipur
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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)

Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur
DAY 10: Jaipur
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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)

Accommodation: Trident Hotel Jaipur
DAY 11: Jodhpur • Rohet
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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)

Accommodation: Rohet Garh
DAY 12: Bishnoi tribal villages
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Bishnoi tribal villages

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

Accommodation: Rohet Garh
DAY 13: Ranakpur • Udaipur
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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)

Accommodation: Fateh Niwas
DAY 14: Udaipur
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Udaipur

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

Accommodation: Fateh Niwas
DAY 15: Fly to Delhi
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Fly to Delhi

Transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi. Overnight at Claridges New Delhi. (B)

DAY 16: Fly home
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Fly home

(B)

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

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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
Low Season
From £5,320 per person
High Season
From £5,930 per person

What's included

  • 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 local guides
  • 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

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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