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Cox and Kings Grand Tour of India

Cox and Kings Grand Tour of India

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Explore the diverse cultural influences that have created the fascinating heritage of India. This tour encompasses holy cities, the resplendent Taj Mahal, Jodhpur’s bluewashed houses, and the beautiful lakes and palaces of Udaipur

– 4- & 5-star accommodation
– Flexible extensions, room & flight upgrades available
– Small group size – average 12 people (max 18)
– International flights with British Airways
– Internal flights in India with 20kg luggage allowance
– Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
– Experienced local tour manager
– 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
– Guided sightseeing & all entrance fees
– 2 included wildlife safaris
– Porterage at airports & stations
– Festival departures

– Evening Palki Sahib ceremony at the Golden Temple, Amritsar
– Breakfast overlooking the Ganges
– Varanasi’s hidden alleys and markets
– Holi celebrations at the Maharajah’s Palace, Udaipur
– Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
– Small group size – average 12 people (max 18)

Day 1: Fly to Amritsar via Delhi

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Amritsar via Delhi.
(No Meals)

Day 2 – Amritsar

Transfer to Taj Swarna for 2 nights. Welcome dinner and optional evening visit to the Golden Temple for the auspicious Palki Sahib night ceremony.

Day 3: Amritsar – Wagah – Atari

Morning visit to the Golden Temple and the community kitchen called Langar. Weave your way through Qila Ahluwalia, a fort replete with colonial architectural features, before arriving at the Jalebiwala Chowk. Late afternoon visit to Wagah-Atari for the changing of the guard ceremony.
(Breakfast)

Day 4: Fly to Varanasi via Delhi

Morning flight to Varanasi. This evening, visit the Dasaswamedh ghats to witness the magical Ganga aarti ceremony from a boat on the Ganges.  On the 3rd November 2023 departure, enjoy the Dev Diwali celebrations, when the steps of the ghats are lit with more than a million earthen lamps.
(Breakfast)

Day 5: Fly to Delhi

Serene early morning boat ride on the Ganges, followed by breakfast at Brijrama Palace overlooking the river. Walking tour of Varanasi’s hidden alleys and its markets.. Take the afternoon flight to Delhi for a 2-night stay at the Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka.
(Breakfast)

Day 6: Old & New Delhi

Morning tour of Old Delhi, including a drive past the Red Fort, a visit to the Jama Masjid, and a walking tour of Old Delhi. Afternoon tour of New Delhi including a drive past India Gate and the viceregal residence before visiting Qutb Minar and the tomb of the Mughal Emperor, Humayun.
(Breakfast)

Day 7: Agra

Take the Gatimaan Express train to Agra for an overnight stay at Trident Agra (or similar). Visit the huge Agra Fort and enjoy the highlight of sunset at the Taj Mahal.
(Breakfast)

Day 8: Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambore

Early morning visit to the Methab Bagh Gardens to see the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Drive to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted 16th-century sandstone city. Continue to Bharatpur for lunch at the Laxmi Vilas Palace and take the train to Sawai Madhopur. Transfer to Dev Villas (or similar) for 2 nights.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 9: Ranthambore

Wildlife drives in the early morning and late afternoon in search of the elusive Bengal tiger. Although well known for its tiger population, Ranthambore is also home to sambars, panthers, marsh crocodiles, sloth bears and leopards, as well as being a bird watcher’s paradise.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 10: Jaipur

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and stay at the Trident Jaipur for 2 nights. Afternoon at leisure. Evening aarti ceremony at a local Hindu temple.
(Breakfast)

Day 11: Jaipur

Morning tour of the ancient palace of Amber fort. Afternoon visit to the City Palace and Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory.
(Breakfast)

Day 12: Jodhpur – Rohet

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 for 2 nights.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 13: Rohet

Day at leisure. Optional 4×4 safari to visit the Bishnoi Tribal Village.
(Breakfast and dinner)

Day 14: 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.
(Breakfast)

Day 15: Udaipur

Morning tour of the City Palace, Jagdish temple and a miniature painting studio. Afternoon at leisure. Evening Bagore-ki-Haveli cultural show. Holi festival departures will witness the celebrations at the Maharajah’s Palace.
(Breakfast)

Day 16: Fly to Delhi

Transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi for an overnight stay at the Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka.
(Breakfast)

Day 17: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for a direct flight to London with British Airways.
(Breakfast)

Taj Ganges, Varanasi

The Taj Ganges Varanasi is a comfortable, centrally located hotel situated on Raja Bazaar road. The hotel is set amid 5 hectares of verdant land, making it an oasis of greenery in the bustling holy city. The hotel’s restaurants are renowned as some of the finest in the city and offer a delectable array of cuisines.

Trident Hotel, Jaipur

The Trident is located at the base of Amber Fort, 15 minutes’ drive from the heart of Jaipur. It is a modern hotel, carefully designed to reflect the style and atmosphere of Jaipur and all rooms have modern facilities with views of either Lake Mansagar or the Aravalli hills. The restaurant offers both Asian and European cuisine which can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the pool.

Rohet Garh

The majestic setting and ancient ramparts of this old fort capture the spirit of Rajasthan. Enter through the high walls into the intimate surroundings and beautiful gardens of this family home, still lived in by the town’s ruling family. Rohetgarh Fort’s traditional style is reflected in the 34 bedrooms and dining room.

Trident Hotel Udaipur

Enjoying an excellent lakeside location, the Trident captures the romance of the Rajasthani city of Udaipur. Set within its own gardens, the Trident is 10 minutes by boat or car from the city centre. The blend of architecture and service transports guests back to a distant age while still providing all the comforts of the modern day. The restaurant offers both Rajasthani and continental cuisine. Views of Lake Pichola and the Aravalli Hills can be enjoyed from the terrace adjacent to the main restaurant where traditional events also take place.

Kerala – 5 days, 4 nights

Complete your Indian adventure by exploring the colourful, scenic and laid-back state of Kerala.

Day 16: Fly to Kochi via Hyderabad
Fly to Kochi, and drive to the backwater region of Kerala, for a 2-night stay at the Rhythm Kumarakom.
(Breakfast)

Day 17 – The Backwaters
Day at leisure.
(Breakfast)

Day 18 – Kochi
Enjoy a backwaters cruise before travelling to Kochi for a 2-night stay at the Fragrant Nature.
(Breakfast)

Day 19 – Kochi
Explore the highlights of the enchanting port city of Kochi.
(Breakfast)

Day 20 – Fly home
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London, via Dubai with Emirates.
(Breakfast)

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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14 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners included

Duration

17 days

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