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Jaipur, India

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Flight duration, time difference, explore a vast nation of dazzling colour and contrasts.

India is among the world’s most rewarding destinations, from the exhilarating pace of life in its cities to its inspiring nature and exquisite temples.

On our India escorted tours and holidays, it’s as if you’re exploring an entire continent. In the north, you can visit the snow-dusted hill stations of the Indian Himalaya , and take a scenic rail ride aboard the Kalka-Shimla toy train. Or follow India’s Golden Triangle between lively capital Delhi , the desert city of Jaipur , and Agra – home of the Taj Mahal. Southern states such as Kerala offer further contrasts, with tropical backwaters and golden beaches. Wherever you go, English is an official language and widely spoken, making it easy for you to interact with the locals.

In India’s national parks , you can see the wildlife that so inspired Rudyard Kipling. Embark on Bengal tiger safaris, spot exotic birds, and watch elephants as they tramp and trumpet in the forests and rivers. Then there is the cuisine – one of the country’s great cultural exports. There is no more authentic place to sample it than at India’s sizzling street-food stalls.

There are few destinations where you can stay in a former palace and receive first-class service without breaking the bank: India is an exception. We include stays in luxury hotels and heritage havelis throughout our India escorted tours, ensuring a high level of comfort.

For most visitors, the biggest challenge is deciding where to start. That’s where Cox & Kings comes in. India has been at the heart of our story for over two and a half centuries, and our specialists know this country inside and out. Choose from our range of India escorted tours, or let us design a private holiday for you from scratch. Considering a solo India holiday? We welcome solo travellers on our group tours, and some 20 per cent of our guests are travelling solo.

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13 days 11 nights

From £2,995

Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country’s most celebrated sights

16 days 14 nights

From £2,895

The princely state of Rajasthan is India at its colourful best. Here, medieval forts gaze across the Thar Desert, Bengal tigers roam forest reserves, and sandstone palaces reveal a regal legacy

Exotic India: Solo Travellers Tour

14 days 13 nights

From £3,695

This journey for solo travellers covers the 'Golden Triangle' of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, as well as other pretty cities and tiger-prowled parkland

17 days 16 nights

From £3,795

Explore the diverse cultural influences that have created the fascinating heritage of India

From £2,875

The delicate scent of spices, the sound of temple bells and a rich tapestry of ancient arts and craft all characterise Tamil Nadu and Kerala

From £2,945

Southern India offers lush greenery and waterside tranquility that contrasts with the arid north

Journey through the Himalayan Foothills

13 days 12 nights

From £2,495

Travel to the holy city of Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, home to the Tibetan government-in-exile. Continue through the foothills of the Himalaya to Shimla

Taste of India

9 days 7 nights

From £2,315

Spend a week soaking up the sights and sounds of India’s famed Golden Triangle

The Jungle Book: Wildlife of India

12 days 10 nights

From £3,955

Travel into the heart of Kipling’s India and follow the trail of the endangered Royal Bengal tiger

Rajasthan in Style

19 days 17 nights

From £7,295

Explore the highlights of the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan while staying in the very best accommodation India has to offer

Kerala at Leisure

From £3,325

Travel through Kerala in style and luxury, at a pace which enables you to make the most of this colourful, scenic and laid-back land

Indian Splendour

9 days 8 nights

From £9,585

Ride the Maharajas’ Express on a whistle-stop tour of North India, encompassing the Golden Triangle and beyond

India: A Walk Through The Himalayan Foothills

11 days 9 nights

From £3,725

This journey provides an insight into the culture and scenic beauty of this little-visited region, with leisurely walks in the Himalayan foothills combined with tracking exotic wildlife in Corbett National Park and a visit to the sacred city of Haridwar

Highlights of Kerala

14 days 12 nights

From £3,345

A striking contrast to other regions of India, Kerala is the ultimate destination for relaxation in India

India: Colours of Gujarat

From £4,125

Explore the vivid colours, architecture and landscapes of little known Gujarat

Eastern Himalayan Trails

From £4,375

This journey captures the highlights of the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim, uncovering remarkable religious monuments, Tibetan culture and spectacular mountain scenery

Heart of India

15 days 14 nights

From £4,795

Madhya Pradesh in central India contains a number of hidden jewels including the silent Buddhist ruins at Sanchi, the abandoned citadel at Mandu and temple ghats that line the Narmada river at Maheshwar and Omkareshwar

Hampi & Beyond

From £4,465

Uncover the rich culture and heritage of central India on a comprehensive tour filled with regal splendour, exquisite forts and palaces, boulder-strewn ruins, rolling hills and national parks teeming with wildlife

Cruising the Lower Ganges

11 days 10 nights

From £3,575

Cruise the sacred Ganges for seven nights aboard a luxury riverboat, discovering remote towns, timeless villages and ancient temples on the water's edge

Assam, Darjeeling & Bhutan Odyssey

From £6,175

A spectacular private journey that begins in the historic and cultural heart of West Bengal, taking you from the old colonial capital of Kolkata (Calcutta) and deep into the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, one of the most unusual and spectacular destinations anywhere on Earth

Ladakh: Land of the Lamas

From £3,815

Discover the magnificent scenery and centuries-old culture of Ladakh

Heritage Rajasthan

17 days 15 nights

From £4,995

Journey back in time, to a bygone era of pomp and luxury, experiencing the opulence and extravagance of the royal houses of Deogarh, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur and the colonial jewel of Delhi

From £5,645

Explore Rajasthan’s most captivating sights, visit quaint local villages and relax in the wilderness in breathtaking rural locations and luxury tented accommodation where leopards roam wild and free

Golden Triangle & Ranthambore

10 days 9 nights

From £3,075

Combine the iconic sights of India’s Golden Triangle, from the Amber Fort to the Taj Mahal, with safaris in Ranthambore National Park – home of the Bengal tiger

Grand Tour of Northern India

From £4,595

Explore the diverse cultural influences that have created the fascinating heritage of northern India

Taj Conemara

Renovated in 2018, the Taj Connemara is located in the heart of Chennai’s (Madras’) business district and combines old world charm with excellent facilities

Indana Palace Jodhpur

The Indana Palace Jodhpur is located 3km from the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum and 10km from the Mehrangarh Fort close to Jodhpur airport

Fortune Park Moksha

Located just 6km from McLeod Ganj, in a quiet and scenic corner of the Strawberry Hills, the Fortune Park Moksha is an elegant hillside property with beautiful views of the snow-capped Dhauladhar mountain range

Fragrant Nature Munnar

Located in the hills of Munnar and offering panoramic views of valleys, villages and mountains, Fragrant Nature is an excellent choice for those wanting luxurious comfort in a remote location

Jim’s Jungle Retreat

On the southern edge of Corbett National Park, Jim’s Jungle Retreat, set in close proximity to a seasonal river, is an eco-conscious lodge

Sawai Vilas, Ranthambore National Park

Just 10 minutes from the gates of Ranthambore, shadowed by the idyllic Aravalli Hills, the Sawai Vilas offers 60 comfortable standalone villas spread over 2.5 hectares of verdant garden

Taj Lake Palace

The Taj Lake Palace Hotel, originally known as Jag Niwas, was built in 1754 by Maharana Jagat Sigh II as his summer palace

Madin Hotel, Varanasi

Located in the popular and peaceful Cantonment area of Varanasi, the Hotel Madin offers a refreshing mix of opulent design and traditional local service

Shahpura House, Jaipur

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

Opened in January 2017, the Taj Swarna is a stylish and contemporary hotel located in the heart of Amritsar

Mantra Koodam

Tucked away in the peaceful village of Veppathru, close to the temple town of Kumbakonam, the Mantra Koodam offers elegant cottages and bungalows surrounded by a serene verdant garden

The Judge’s Court

Set among 4.8 hectares of exotic trees and fruit orchards, the Judge’s Court comprises a colonial-style country manor that was built at the turn of the 20th century and an ancestral cottage, which is nearly 300 years old

Narendra Bhawan, Bikaner

A heritage property located in the desert town of Bikaner, the impressive Narendra Bhawan was home to the last reigning maharajah of Bikaner

The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace, Udaipur

The hill stations provided a cool retreat for the Raj during the heat of the Indian summer

Novotel New Delhi Aerocity

Conveniently located adjacent to both international and domestic airport terminals, the Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is a large comfortable hotel

The Leela Palace, Bengaluru

The Leela Palace is set in three hectares of lush gardens alongside a sparkling lagoon

Palais de Mahé, Puducherry

A quaint hotel in the heart of Puducherry’s French quarter, Palais de Mahé is minutes from the area’s famous promenade, historic temples, cathedrals and colourful boutiques

The Oberoi Cecil, Woodville Palace Hotel

Pullman new delhi aerocity.

Conveniently located adjacent to both the international and domestic airport terminals, the Pullman is a modern, comfortable hotel with large rooms

Trident Hotel Jaipur

The Trident is located at the base of Amber Fort, 15 minutes’ drive from the heart of Jaipur

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore

Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Chamundi Hills, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel is a 140-room property lying in close proximity to Mysore’s most famous attractions including the opulent Mysore Palace and the bustling city markets

Trident Hotel Udaipur

Located in the depths of the rainforests of Lakkidi, the gateway to the picturesque Wayanad district, the Wayanad Wild is a family-friendly resort offering luxury cottages in beautiful surroundings

Alila Diwa Goa

The Alila Diwa Goa is a deluxe property located 20 minutes’ drive south of Goa airport amid lush paddy fields leading to the Arabian Sea

Heritage Madurai

Heritage Madurai (previously Heritance Madurai) is a seamless blend of traditional elegance and modern comfort set among lush gardens

Wayanad Wild

Andaz delhi aerocity.

Conveniently located just two miles from Delhi airport, the Andaz is an elegant and modern hotel perfect for stays before and after international flights

WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace

In 1931, the Nawab of Bahawalpur built a large European style summer residence up in the cool Himalayan jungles of the Kangra district

Fateh Niwas

Situated in Udaipur, just 2.5km from Lake Pichhola, Fateh Niwas is a luxury boutique hotel with spacious and elegant guestrooms

Taj Ganges, Varanasi

The Taj Ganges Varanasi is a comfortable, centrally located hotel situated on Raja Bazaar road

Taj Hari Mahal

Spread over six acres of landscaped gardens, the centrally located Taj – Hari Mahal is an architectural blend of age-old Rajasthani motifs and contemporary design

Situated within 14 hectares of luxurious gardens, the ITC Mughal is a luxury hotel that blends modern and minimalistic touches with ancient Mughal architecture

Taj Hotel & Convention Centre

Located on the Taj East Gate Road and within walking distance of the breathtaking Taj Mahal, the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre is a stylish property with excellent facilities

The Serai Kabini

Located in the small village of Karapura, between Nagarhole National Park and Bandipur National Park, the Serai Kabini is a brand new property offering luxury cottages and a serene and tranquil ambience

Trident Hotel Agra

The Trident Agra is set in beautiful gardens and is only a short distance away from the Taj Mahal

Marari Beach Resort

Situated on golden sands in a sleepy fishing village between Kochi (Cochin) and Alleppey, the Marari Beach Resort is spread over 12 hectares of coconut groves, lily ponds, fruit trees and a large organic farm

Rambagh Palace

The Rambagh Palace was once the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and is a fine example of grand and ornate Rajput palace architecture

Trident Nariman Point

Towering above the skyline and overlooking the Arabian Sea, the Trident Mumbai is located in the heart of Mumbai’s central business district with the city’s main shopping area only a short distance away

Wildflower Hall, Woodville Palace Hotel

The Oberoi Group’s elegant resort is situated approximately 8,250 feet above sea level

Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur – IHCL SeleQtions

Built in the late 1930s, Ramgarh Lodge Jaipur – IHCL SeleQtions (formerly The Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge) was once the favourite hunting retreat of the Maharaja of Jaipur

Ajit Bhawan Palace

The Ajit Bhawan was originally built for Maharaja Ajit Singh, the younger brother of the Maharaja of Jodhpur, in the 1920s

Rhythm Kumarakom

Located just 20 yards from Vembanad lake, the Rhythm Kumarakom is a luxury resort in the picturesque backwaters area of Kerala

Chidambara Vilas A Luxury Heritage Resort

Originally built during the late 19th century by the Chettiyars of the Karaikudi region, Chidambara Vilas is a mansion that has been converted into a hotel

The majestic setting and ancient ramparts of this old fort capture the spirit of Rajasthan

Savoy – IHCL SeleQtions, Ooty

Savoy Hotel is located amid lush green lawns and overlooks the surrounding valley and hills of Ooty

Chitvan Jungle Lodge

Set among 14 acres of land, Chitvan Jungle Lodge is surrounded by hills, thick woods and open grasslands.

Deogarh Mahal

Deogarh Mahal, a unique family residence, overlooks the delightful village of Deogarh in the Aravalli Hills

Coconut Lagoon

Coconut Lagoon is set on the shores of Lake Vembanad, in the heart of the Keralan backwaters

Gorbandh Palace

Gorbandh Palace is ideally located in the desert city of Jaisalmer

Eighth Bastion, Kochi

Set in the heart of Fort Kochi, Eighth Bastion is a small, chic property that effortlessly combines contemporary and colonial styles

Gateway Coonoor

The Gateway Hotel Church Road Coonoor (previously the Taj Garden Retreat), in a world of rolling mountains and drifting mists, exudes an old-world charm

Hyatt Regency Amritsar

Set in the heart of the city with easy access to the Golden Temple and other important sites, Hyatt Amritsar is a modern contemporary style hotel

Maidens Hotel

Built in 1903, the Maidens Hotel is a jewel of colonial architecture set within three hectares of emerald-green lawns and has retained its old-world charm through the years

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