Explore the iconic sights of India’s famed Golden Triangle, from the magnificent forts of Amber and Agra to the marble magnificence of the Taj Mahal, and experience one of India’s most beautiful national parks - Ranthambore. Find your spiritual side and extend your stay to witness an aarti ceremony at Rishikesh.
On the outskirts of Jaipur, a stone's throw away from Amber fort, Khas Bagh is a farm retreat tucked away in the Aravali hills. The property has been built in the style of a traditional Haveli with open courtyards, verandas and intricately carved pillars. The luxurious rooms have all been individually designed and are fitted with antique furniture. The polo lounge adds to the authentic Rajput stately home-stay experience, with its fireplace, piano and wooden floors reminiscent of an old country club. Features: 18 rooms, dining room, polo lounge, swimming pool, outdoor terrace. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television,...
Located near the east gate that leads to the renowned Taj Mahal, the Radisson Blu Agra Taj East Gate is a modern hotel. Each of the 141 rooms and suites are comfortably furnished and decorated in soft shades to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Hotel facilities include a 24-hour coffee shop with international flair, a tea lounge for a quick bite and a liquid lounge with an extensive wine list. Other leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and...
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...
Located in Connaught Place, Delhi's prime business and shopping district, The LaLiT New Delhi is only minutes away from cultural attractions, shopping malls, government offices and trade fair grounds. The hotel has 460 guests rooms including 47 designer suites located in an exclusive atrium tower, all with modern amenities. Dining on offer is an array of Indian, Chinese, and Mediterranean cuisine. Other facilities at this hotel include a fitness club and outdoor swimming...
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. Room amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, television, safe, en suite...
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Jaipur via Mumbai with Jet Airways. (N)
Afternoon arrival in Jaipur. A former capital of the Rajput empire, Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Transfer to Shahpura House / Khas Bagh (or similar) for 3 nights. Welcome drink and dinner with the group. (D)
Morning tour of Amber fort. After lunch explore the City Palace, home of the present Maharajah, the fascinating Jantar Mantar observatory and local bazaars. View the exterior of the iconic Hawa Mahal, or 'Palace of the Winds'; the five-storey structure with over 900 latticed windows was designed to allow royal women to observe street festivals without having to reveal themselves to the public. (B)
Morning aarti ceremony at a local Hindu temple. Rest of the day at leisure to relax by the hotel pool or in the spa, explore Jaipur’s many bazaars or take a sunrise balloon ride over the peaceful countryside. Alternatively, visit the craft village of Sanganer, famous for textile printing, its handmade paper industry and exquisite Jain temples*. (B)
Travel to Ranthambore National Park for 2 nights at Hotel Abhyaran (or similar). Once the private hunting ground of royalty and a fine example of tiger conservation efforts, the park is celebrated for its tiger population, currently estimated to be 80, including 18 cubs. The presence of leopards, sloth bears, striped hyena and sambhar deer is also increasingly reported. (B, L, D)
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. (B, L, D)
Take the train from Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur and continue to Agra visiting the ancient citadel of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Afternoon visit to the magnificent Agra fort. Overnight at the Radisson Blu / Trident Agra (or similar). (B)
Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Travel to Delhi where you will spend 2 nights at the LaLit (or similar). This afternoon explore Humayuns tomb and the magnificent red sandstone edifice of Qutb Minar. (B)
Morning tour of Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid mosque and Chandni Chowk. Enjoy lunch at Haveli Dharampura overlooking Old Delhi. Drive through Lutyens’ New Delhi passing Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. Rest of the day at leisure to relax at the hotel or sample the local markets. (B, L)
Transfer to the airport for a direct flight to London with Jet Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These activities can be pre-booked or booked locally and incur an additional charge.
Due to changes to seasonal schedules and opening times, there are minor itinerary variations for certain departure dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings tour consultant for details.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
• 4- & 5-star accommodation
• Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
• Small group size - maximum 26
• International flights with Jet Airways
• Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• Experienced local tour manager
• 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
• Welcome drink & dinner
•2 included safaris in Ranthambore
• Guided sightseeing & all entrance fees
• Porterage at airports and stations
• Balanced pace
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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