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Cox and Kings Golden Triangle & Shimla

Cox And Kings Golden Triangle & Shimla

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Explore India’s most iconic sites on this 13-day tour visiting some of the country’s most beautiful regions. From watching the sunset over one of the seventh wonders of the world to marvelling at the grandeur of the Red Fort and the majestic Amber Fort, get ready to soak up the rich cultural heritage of what was once the jewel of the empire.

– 4- and 5-star accommodation
– Flexible extensions, room and flight upgrades available
– Small group size – average 14 people (max 18)
– Direct international flights with British Airways
– Express train travel in air-conditioned executive class
– Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles (10+ people in Volvo coach)
– Experienced local tour manager
– 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 11 dinners
– Guided sightseeing & all entrance fees
– Porterage at airports and stations
– Ride first class on Shimla’s toy train
– Free day in Jaipur & Shimla for independent exploration

– Explore Jaipur while staying in a family-run heritage hotel
– Watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh gardens
– Ride the toy train to Shimla
– Rural Rajasthan village walk and lunch
– Half-board
– Small group size – average 14 people (max 18)
– Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Delhi.
(No meals)

Day 2: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi in the morning and transfer to the Taj Palace for 1 night. Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including the Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. In the early evening, dine at Haveli Dharampura.

Day 3: New Delhi • Agra

Morning tour of New Delhi with a drive past India Gate and the former viceregal residence, both very fine examples of British imperial architecture. Continue to the tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar tower. Afternoon drive to Agra where you will stay for 2 nights at the Trident Agra (or similar).
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 4: Agra

Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. After breakfast, visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra fort. Evening visit to Mehtab Bagh, a 400-year old Mughal garden on the banks of the Yamuna, to see the sun set over the Taj Mahal.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 5: Fatehpur Sikri • Jaipur

Continue to the pink city of Jaipur via the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. En route, enjoy lunch at the Laxmi Vilas Palace. Stay 3 nights at Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 6: Jaipur

After breakfast, visit the ancient palace of Amber fort and then the City Palace in the afternoon, home of the present maharajah.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 7: Jaipur

A day at leisure to relax. Explore Jaipur’s many bazaars or choose from a range of optional excursions.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 8: Delhi

Travel to Shahpura for lunch at the 300-year-old palace and walk through the local village. Continue to Delhi and stay overnight at the Taj Palace
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 9: Shimla

Take the morning express train to Kalka followed by the narrow gauge mountain railway toy train ride to Shimla. Stay at the Oberoi Cecil in Shimla, the British summer capital during the Raj era, for 3 nights.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Days 10: Shimla

Explore the historic mall and listen to the stories behind its many colonial buildings while making your way to the Vice Regal Lodge
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 11: Shimla

Day at leisure. Option to explore Shimla on a nature walk. Alternatively, enjoy afternoon tea at the Oberoi Wildflower Hall or take an optional visit the princely state of Dhami to spend the day with the noble family, birdwatching and enjoying their stories over lunch.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 12: Delhi

Drive to Chandigarh this morning and connect with the express train to Delhi. Stay overnight at the Taj Palace.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 13: Fly to London

Morning transfer to the airport. Fly to London.

Taj Palace, Delhi

The Taj Palace is spread out over two and a half hectares of lush gardens in New Delhi. Guestrooms are spacious and elegantly designed with subtle touches of Mughal-era influence. Guests have a wide variety of dining options to choose from, including several multi award-winning restaurants.

The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur, Jaipur

Built in the late 1930s, The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur (previously Ramgarh Lodge) was once the favourite hunting retreat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Located around 40 km from Jaipur, this rustic lodge set in the forested Aravalli exudes an air of history. The lodge was converted into a hotel in the late 1980s and is now managed by the Taj group of hotels. All 13 rooms and suites are spacious, comfortably furnished, combine history with contemporary style and overlook either the rugged Aravalli Mountains or the landscaped gardens.

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

The hill stations provided a cool retreat for the Raj during the heat of the Indian summer. This heritage is captured by the Oberoi Cecil, which provides a luxurious base from which to explore the surrounding town and countryside. A view of the hills and forests is offered from many of the hotel’s 71 rooms. The restaurant serves both Continental and Asian cuisine other facilities include a health club, which offers massages and herbal treatments.

The Trident Agra, Agra

The Trident Agra is set in beautiful gardens and is only a short distance away from the Taj Mahal. The hotel is built of red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, and is designed around a landscaped central courtyard with swimming pool and fountains. The hotel features a multi-cuisine informal brasserie as well as an alfresco Italian restaurant. Features: 138 rooms, Wi-Fi, 2 restaurants, bar, fitness centre, beauty salon, gift shop.

Amritsar – 3 days, 2 nights

Spend time in Amritsar, to visit the sacred Golden Temple and observe the outlandish retreat ceremony at Wagah on the India-Pakistan border.

Day 12 – Amritsar
Drive to Chandigarh to board the express train to Amritsar. Spend 2 nights at the Taj Swarna.

Day 13 – Amritsar
Visit the Golden Temple and witness the Wagah border closing ceremony.

Day 14 – Fly home
Fly to London via Delhi

Hardiwar and Corbett National Park

Extend your tour with a visit to the sacred town of Haridwar and picturesque Corbett National Park, a renowned tiger reserve.

Day 12 – Train to Haridwar
Take the train to Haridwar. Overnight at the Ganga Lahiri. Witness the evening aarti ceremony.

Day 13 – Corbett National Park
Drive to Corbett National Park for a 2-night stay at Riverview Retreat.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 14 – Corbett National Park
Full day wildlife viewing.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 15 – Delhi
Early morning wildlife drive. Drive to Delhi and stay overnight at Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka.

Day 16 – Return home
Fly to London.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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