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India by Cox & Kings Travel Ltd

India can make a strong claim to be the most exciting and rewarding travel destination in the world. From the exhilarating pace of life in its colourful and vibrant cities to its exquisite temples and superb scenery, few visitors ever leave disappointed. There are not many countries where you could stay in a former palace and receive first-class service without breaking the bank, yet India offers a superb range of luxurious and characterful hotels at excellent value for money. Add the delightful food and the fact that with English as an official language it is easy to interact with the locals and it is no surprise that so many of our clients return again and again to the country, whether

India can make a strong claim to be the most exciting and rewarding travel destination in the world. From the exhilarating pace of life in its colourful and vibrant cities to its exquisite temples and superb scenery, few visitors ever leave disappointed. There are not many countries where you could stay in a former palace and receive first-class service without breaking the bank, yet India offers a superb range of luxurious and characterful hotels at excellent value for money. Add the delightful food and the fact that with English as an official language it is easy to interact with the locals and it is no surprise that so many of our clients return again and again to the country, whether it’s to take an epic train journey, take a tiger safari in one of its national parks or simply live like royalty. For most, the biggest problem is where to start.

India Holidays

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This 15-day tour combines the highlights of northern India with a two-night stay near Ranthambore. Certain departure dates coincide with some of India's most colourful festivals - Holi and Divali.

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Stay in a converted tea factory as part of this 14-day escorted tour of Sri Lanka. Focusing on the cultural highlights and including a visit to Yala National Park, this comprehensive holiday offers a real insight into this fascinating island.

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Travel from the city of Chennai on the east coast to the western coastal city of Kochi, on this new tour of southern India. Among the inclusions, it includes the night ceremony at the Temple of Meenakshi in Madurai, two nights' relaxation on the shores of Lake Vembanad in the Keralan backwaters and a stay in the French Quarter in Pondicherry.

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Combining Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - India's famous Golden Triangle - with Shimla, the British summer capital during the Raj era, this 13-day introductory tour explores some of the country's most famous sights. Highlights include travelling on the toy train from Delhi to Shimla and staying at a former maharaja's hunting lodge in Jaipur.

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Highlights of this 13-day tour through the Himalayan foothills include a ride on the Kangra Mountain Railway and the toy train to Solan, a visit to a working tea plantation as well as the Changing of the Guard ceremony near Amritsar on the Pakistan border.

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