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Lead Price
From £2315pp
Duration
9 days & 7 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Taste of India

Spend a week soaking up the sights and sounds of India’s famed Golden Triangle. You begin in the lively capital, touring both Old and New Delhi. Continue to Agra and its awe-inspiring Mughal architecture, including the Taj Mahal – which you see in the soft glow of sunrise. Then explore the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Delhi
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Fly to Delhi

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

Meal basis:

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

DAY 2: Delhi
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Delhi

Arrive and transfer to the Claridges New Delhi for 2 nights. (D)

DAY 3: Delhi
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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
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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)

Accommodation: Trident Agra
DAY 5: Agra
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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
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Fatehpur Sikri • Jaipur

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

Accommodation: Royal Heritage Haveli
DAY 7: Jaipur
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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)

Accommodation: Royal Heritage Haveli
DAY 8: Delhi
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Delhi

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

DAY 9: Fly to London
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Fly to London

(B)

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

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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
Low Season
From £2315 per person
High Season
From £2725 per person

What's included

  • 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

Important information

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