• Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price & Dates
  • Hotels
  • Pre / Post Trip
  • Optionals
  • Extensions
  • Terms & Conditions

Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

Experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country's most fabled sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from India's capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri, the dense jungles of Ranthambore National Park and the royal city of Jaipur. Savour the flavour and spirit of this astonishing land of contrasts

Journey Highlights
[All Included In Price]

  • Travel to India during Diwali, the festival of lights
  • Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride and heritage walk through the bustling bylanes of Chandni Chowk
  • Visit the UNESCO listed Humayun's Tomb in Delhi
  • Pay tribute to the world's most revered monument of love, the Taj Mahal
  • Explore Agra's local market and witness the intricate marble inlay work
  • Chase the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger in Ranthambore National Park
  • Admire Jaipur's hilltop citadel - Amber Fort and Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal

Itinerary

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  • Day 01 - Depart U.S.
  • Day 02 - Arrive Delhi
  • Day 03 - Delhi
  • Day 04 - Delhi to Agra
  • Day 05 - Agra
  • Day 06 - Agra to Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri
  • Day 07 - Ranthambore
  • Day 08 - Ranthambore to Jaipur
  • Day 09 - Jaipur
  • Day 10 - Jaipur to Delhi
  • Day 11 - Depart for U.S.
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Optional Sightseeing and Excursions to choose from

  • Jaipur - Excursion to Samode with lunch .
  • Jaipur - Excursion to Sanganer .
  • Jaipur - Cooking demonstration and dinner with a noble family.
  • Jaipur - Visit to City Palace with visit to Jantar Mantar.
  • Jaipur - Heritage walk of walled city of Jaipur .
  • New Delhi - Dinner at an Indian specialty local restaurant.
  • Agra - Musical dance-drama show Mohabbat-e-Taj followed by dinner of local specialties.
  • Agra - Gems of Agra (Agra Fort & Itmad-Ud-Daulah)
  • Agra - Mehtab Bagh at Sunset .
  • Ranthambore - Crocodile Safari at Pali Ghat near Ranthambore & village visit .
  • Ranthambore - Afternoon jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared canter) .
  • Ranthambore - Afternoon jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared jeep) .
  • Ranthambore - Morning jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared canter) .
  • Ranthambore - Morning jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared jeep) .
Terms & Conditions

Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

  • Day 1 - Depart U.S.

    Embark on your journey to India with an overnight flight to Delhi.

    Overnight Flight

    Meals - On Your Own

    Rashtrapati Bhavan
  • Day 2 - Arrive Delhi

    Welcome to the Historic city of Delhi!
    Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building. Do look out for the Cox and Kings signboard, after which you will be transferred to your hotel for 2 nights stay. Check-in time is 1400 hours.

    Rest of the day is at leisure to unwind and relax in the comforts of your hotel.

    Overnight in Delhi

    Meals - On Your Own

    India Gate
  • Day 3 - Delhi

    Activities - Enjoy full day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi (Seat in Coach).

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and proceed on a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi, drive past the Red Fort; visit Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia. Continue on a fun cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk where you can savor the sights, smells and sounds of the fabled streets. A short walk in the narrow bylanes is full of legends and unfolds many historic tales of Shajahanabad. See the quaint shops with incredible wares from food stalls to jewelry.
    Note: Visitors are required to take their shoes off before entering Jama Masjid. Shorts, sleeveless tops, revealing clothes are not allowed inside Jama Masjid.
    Later in the afternoon, get ready to explore imperial Delhi. Drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's residence). End the tour with a visit to UNESCO World Heritage listed tomb of Emperor Humayun. The tomb was the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent, a wonderful example of early Mughal architecture. In the evening, you may enjoy an optional Indian specialty dinner.

    The rest of the evening is at leisure (on your own).

    Overnight in Delhi.

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast

    Raj Ghat
  • Day 4 - Delhi to Agra

    Activities - Drive to the Mughal city of Agra

    After the buffet breakfast, drive to the Mughal city of Agra (125 miles / approx. 5 hours). On arrival in Agra, check into your hotel for a stay of 2 nights. The afternoon is at leisure or you may want to wander through the local bazaars.

    This evening, you may take any of the optional activities.

    Overnight in Agra

    Meals - On Your Own

    Agra Old Town
  • Day 5 - Agra

    Activities - Guided tour of Agra which includes a visit to the Taj Mahal (Seat in Coach)

    After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Agra which includes a visit to the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world's most famous landmarks.

    The rest of the day is at leisure or you may take one or both of the following optional activities.

    Overnight in Agra.

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast

    Taj Mahal
  • Day 6 - Agra to Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri

    On arrival in Ranthambore, check-in to the hotel for 2 nights.

    Activities - Drive to Ranthambore en route visit Akbar's abandoned capital, Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site

    Enjoy a buffet breakfast and proceed on a drive to Ranthambore (150 miles / approx. 7 hours). En route visit Akbar's abandoned capital, Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site.

    The rest of the day is at leisure or you may spend your time on an interesting local optional activity.

    Overnight in Ranthambore.

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast, dinner

    Fatehpur Sikri with Diwan-i-Khas
  • Day 7 - Ranthambore

    Activities - A thrilling jungle safari in open top canters through Ranthambore National Park (Shared canter)

    Wake up early today to undertake an experience you'll never forget, a thrilling jungle safari in open top canters through Ranthambore National Park. Drive to the dense jungle of Ranthambore for tiger tracking and bird watching accompanied by a naturalist. The scrub woodlands of Ranthambore were the erstwhile hunting reserve of Maharajas of Jaipur. Today, it is a sanctuary for India's exotic wildlife, and famous for spotting the majestic predator - the tiger. The park is also home to a large variety of other animals, including sambar deer, panthers, marsh crocodiles, jungle cats, civets, wild boar, sloth bears and leopards, as well as being a birdwatcher's delight with more than 250 species of birds nesting there.
    Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast.

    The rest of the day is at leisure or you may take the following optional activity subject to seat availability.

    Overnight in Ranthambore.

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Ranthambore National Park
  • Day 8 - Ranthambore to Jaipur

    On arrival in Jaipur, check-in to the hotel for 2 nights.

    Activities - Drive to the abode of Rajahs - Jaipur

    Enjoy a buffet breakfast and proceed on a drive to the royal city of Jaipur (105 miles / 4 hours approx)

    The rest of the day is at leisure or you may take one or two of the following optional activities.

    Overnight in Jaipur.

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast

    View to Old Jaipur City Sight from the Roof of Hawa Mahal Palace
  • Day 9 - Jaipur

    Activities - Photo-stop at Hawa Mahal

    After breakfast, proceed on a city tour taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade

    Activities - Enjoy a tour of the fabulous hilltop citadel of Amber Fort (Seat in Coach).

    After breakfast, proceed on a tour of the fabulous hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade. Situated on a ridge in the outskirts of Jaipur, the fort-palace complex of Amber is surrounded by fortified battlements overlooking the Maota Lake. Known for its artistic style, it blends both Hindu and Mughal elements, as seen in its large ramparts, monuments and series of imposing gates and cobbled pathways. Highlights include the Shila Devi Temple (dedicated to goddess Kali) with its silver doors, the glass mosaics of the Mirror Palace and the filigreed marble windows

    The rest of the afternoon is at leisure or you may choose one or more of the following optional tours.
    In the evening, celebrate the festival of lights 'Diwali' with an Indian Family (with dinner)
    The festival of lights is one of the most lively and revered festivals in India and commemorates the return of Lord Rama - the hero of epic Ramayana, to Ayodhya after a fourteen-year exile. The flickering lights of the traditional clay lamps or 'diyas' illuminate houses and fireworks resound through the night. Exchanging of gifts and sweets among friends and relatives is an integral part of the celebrations.
    Guests visiting India on the auspicious occasion of Diwali are invited to join the festive celebrations in authentic style with an Indian family.

    Inclusions:

    • Invitation to be personal guests at a private Indian resident
    • Traditional prayer ceremony
    • Lighting of earthen lamps
    • Festive snacks and dinner (vegetarian fare)

    Overnight in Jaipur

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast, dinner

    City Palace Museum in Jaipur
  • Day 10 - Jaipur to Delhi

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and proceed on a drive to Delhi (170 miles / approx. 6 hours) and transfer to the international airport in Delhi.

    Meals - Included in your trip: breakfast

    Aerial View of New Delhi
  • Day 11 - Depart for U.S.

    Early this morning, board the international flight for your journey back home.

    Meals - On Your Own

Terms & Conditions

Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

Inclusions

  • Economy class round trip flights with airline taxes & fuel surcharges to and from Delhi.
  • 08 Nights accommodation on double / twin sharing basis.
  • Accommodation will be on bed and breakfast basis in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur where breakfast will be served in the coffee shop of the hotels.
  • In Ranthambore, the hotel accommodation will include stay and all meals. All meals will be served in the coffee shop of the hotel.
  • Buffet farewell dinner farewell dinner in Jaipur. (Drinks will be extra on direct payment basis)
  • All transfers, sightseeing tours and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary will be provided by an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Services of English speaking guides during sightseeing.
  • Shared jungle safari in open top canters through Ranthambore National Park
  • One time entrance fees to all the monuments listed in the enclosed itinerary.
  • English speaking Cox & Kings representative at arrival / departure airport transfers in Delhi.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Exclusions

  • Visa fees.
  • Insurance fees.
  • Expense of a personal nature like tipping, laundry, and telephone / fax calls, alcoholic, beverages, camera / video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.
  • Breakfast ordered in the room.
  • Optional activities, prices for which are quoted separately.
  • Any other services not mentioned under 'Your package includes'.

Notes

  • HOTEL INFORMATION:

    • Official Check-in time at hotels: 1400 hours ' Official Check-out time at hotels: 1200 hours
    • The hotel has the right to charge the client directly for any damages in the room. All personal bills should be settled in sufficient time before departure, as to avoid any delay in transfers.
    • Guests should settle their personal bills (laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages etc) well in time to avoid any delay in their schedule.
  • PORTERAGES / HANDLING OF LUGGAGE / BAGGAGE ALLOWANCES

    • Porterage is not included in the package cost; it is the responsibility of the guest to ensure care of their personal luggage and belongings. Cox and Kings Ltd. bears no responsibility of the same.
  • TRANSPORTATION

    • The transportation service in this package is based on an air-conditioned vehicle; the size of the coach may vary depending upon the number of tourist travelling on the particular date.
    • Tour pickup is from the hotel lobby. The pickup and drop off service from the hotel may cause a time delay due to traffic and other hotel pick-up; hence service is slower than private services.
  • NON-UTILIZATION

    • There will not be any refund of non-utilization of any services.
  • The transportation service in this package is based on an air-conditioned vehicle, the size of the coach may vary depending upon the number of tourist travelling.
  • Tour pick-up is from the hotel lobby. The pick up and drop off service from the hotel may cause a time delay due to traffic and other hotel pick-up, hence service is slower than private services.
  • Services of English speaking guides during sightseeing.

Trip Price Per Person
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Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

Hotels

  • New Delhi - 2 Nights

    Radisson Blu Hotel Paschim Vihar or similar

    STANDARD

    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Internet
    • Business Center
    • Swimming Pool
    • Air Conditioner
    • Conference

    Welcome to the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim Vihar, an upper upscale accommodation conveniently located on Outer Ring Road in West Delhi. You'll be close to Delhi metro stations and the bustling city center without the hassle of city congestion, perfect for business travelers who have meetings in India's capital. Take ...

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  • Agra - 2 Nights

    Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar

    STANDARD

    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • Bar
    • Room Service
    • Internet
    • Business Center
    • Swimming Pool
    • Air Conditioner
    • Conference

    Conveniently located in Agra's tourist hub, Fatehabad road, Crystal Sarovar Premiere hotel offers a calm and peaceful oasis for business and leisure travellers. Its strategic location offers a magnificent view of the Taj Mahal. The hotel is easily accessible to guests, being close to the city's airport and railway station. Th...

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  • Ranthambore - 2 Nights

    The Pugmark or similar

    STANDARD

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Room Service
    • Internet
    • Business Center
    • Swimming Pool
    • Air Conditioner
    • Conference

    The Pugmark, sprawling over an area of more than 5 acres is situated at the edge of the Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan. It's set amidst trees on a private estate, overlooking Aravali Ranges. It is a five minute drive from the main entrance of the reserve. The facade of the resort is a harmonious mix of modern archite...

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  • Jaipur - 2 Nights

    Lemon Tree Premier or similar

    STANDARD

    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Room Service
    • Internet
    • Business Center
    • Swimming Pool
    • Air Conditioner
    • Conference

    Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur, located in the heart of the city, is a short distance away from Collectorate Circle and MI Road. The hotel is easily accessible from the railway station (2.50 kms) and the Ajmer-Delhi National Highway (3 kms). It is in close proximity to major tourist attractions like Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Cit...

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Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

Pre Trip

Hotel Location Double Single Triple Child no Bed Child with bed
New Delhi Radisson Blu Hotel Paschim Vihar 55 110 50 - 55
New Delhi Eros Hotel 85 170 75 - 85


Post Trip

Hotel Location Double Single Triple Child no Bed Child with bed
New Delhi Novotel New Delhi Aerocity 70 140 60 - 70

**Note the above prices are on basis of per person per room per night inclusive of hotel stay only.

Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

Trip Optionals

Location Name Adult Child
Jaipur Excursion to Samode with lunch .

Excursion to Samode with lunch (at USD 90 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
Proceed on an excursion to the quaint village of Samode, about 40 km from Jaipur. Visit the magnificent Samode Palace (a heritage hotel); famed for its exquisite grandeur and notable architecture, it is a superb blend of the Rajput and Mughal style. Stately corridors, frescoed walls, intricate marble work, the antiques and the colorful art with traditional artifacts, harmoniously reflect the skill of master craftsmen. The highlight of the palace is the extravagantly ornate, hand-painted Durbar Hall and the overlooking gallery, which forms the incredible Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors). Enjoy a sumptuous lunch thereafter.

90 90
New Delhi Dinner at an Indian specialty local restaurant.

In the evening, enjoy an Indian specialty dinner at a local restaurant (at USD 55 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
Feast your taste buds as you choose from the selection of culinary delights - known for the fresh, natural ingredients, vivid regional cooking style, the restaurant guarantees a meal filled with gastronomic pleasure and true Indian hospitality

55 55
Agra Musical dance-drama show Mohabbat-e-Taj followed by dinner of local specialties.

In the evening, visit the Kalakriti theatre for a musical dance-drama show Mohabbat-e-Taj followed by dinner of local specialties (at USD 80 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option).

Witness a dance-drama musical theatre, Mohabbat-e-Taj to be transported back to the times and lives of the Mughals, their grandeur and mystifying stories. Enjoy the show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The highlight of the show is a replica of the Taj Mahal in Makrana marble with inlay work. Embellished costumes and the extravagant stage settings makes for a fascinating portrayal of the 16th century and allows one to witness Mughal grandeur coming alive amidst music, act and dance.
Note: The show is not operational from 1st May to 31st July for annual maintenance.

80 80
Agra Gems of Agra (Agra Fort & Itmad-Ud-Daulah)

Gems of Agra tour (at USD55 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
Proceed on a guided tour of the spectacular Itmad-ud-Daula, also known as Baby Taj, the mausoleum built by Nur Jahan, the wife of Mughal Emperor Jehangir, in memory of her father, Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Continue to the red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and Royal Pavilions.

55 55
Agra Mehtab Bagh at Sunset .

Mehtab Bagh at Sunset tour (at USD 35 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
At sunset, explore the exquisite Mehtab Bagh, the manicured garden, a part of the Taj Complex with a local guide. This classical Mughal garden with some of the aesthetically chosen trees and the octagonal pond is the representation of Jannat (paradise) on earth and offers magnificent views

30 30
Ranthambore Crocodile Safari at Pali Ghat near Ranthambore & village visit .

Boat safari on River Chambal at Pali Ghat followed by village visit (at USD 90 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)

Get ready to experience the best of terrestrial and aquatic wildlife safari. Moving away from the mainstream safaris, get ready to visit Pali Ghat Crocodile Park, situated on the banks of Chambal River. Embark on a boat ride on the shimmering waters of the river, which hides many secrets in its depths. Watch the green 'gharials' - an endangered species living alongside marsh crocodiles and get to know the difference between the two. Get a chance to witness predators and preys thriving in the natural habitat of the park. Afterwards, go for a village visit to know about the rural set-up in the midst of wild, and how is it different from other villages elsewhere.

90 90
Ranthambore Afternoon jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared canter) .

Afternoon game drive (on shared canter) with a naturalist (at USD 45 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)

45 45
Ranthambore Afternoon jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared jeep) .

Afternoon game drive (on shared Jeep) with a naturalist (at USD 60 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)

60 60
Jaipur Excursion to Sanganer .

'Excursion to Sanganer (at USD 45 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
The colorful town of Sanganer is entered through the ruins of two Tripolias or Triple-gateways. Renowned for its block printed cotton, it owes its success as a printing centre to a rivulet whose waters have a mineral content that fixes dyes. It is also a centre of handmade paper, and of Jaipur's famous hand-painted Blue Pottery. Sanganer is now a busy suburb of Jaipur and makes an interesting visit in company of your local guide.

45 45
Jaipur Cooking demonstration and dinner with a noble family.

Cooking demonstration and dinner with a noble family (at USD 70 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
This evening, discover the dynamic cuisine of Rajasthan as you visit a local family. Witness the play of spices and flavors at a cooking demonstration by a culinary expert. Dishes like Dal Bhati Churma (traditional pulses and bread), Laal Maas (mutton dish), Bhoondo raita and pulao (rice dish) are some of the delectable items that may be prepared. Observe the distinct cooking style, method and ingredients used. Learn the properties of every spice and the role it plays in producing the desired taste. Later, savor a perfect Rajasthani meal with your host.

70 70
Ranthambore Morning jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared canter) .

Morning game drive (on shared canter) with a naturalist (at USD 45 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)

45 45
Ranthambore Morning jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park (by shared jeep) .

Morning game drive (on shared Jeep) with a naturalist (at USD 60 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)

60 60
Jaipur Visit to City Palace with visit to Jantar Mantar.

Pink city tour (at USD50 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
Enjoy city tour including a visit to the royal City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajput kings. Continue to the UNESCO listed awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century.

50 50
Jaipur Heritage walk of walled city of Jaipur .

Heritage Walk (at USD 35 per person, minimum of two guests taking this option)
Explore the walled city of Jaipur which has an interesting history to learn about. The Maharaja of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh constructed 20 feet high fortification walls to cover the city from all sides, for security purpose and designed seven entry gates.
Wander the streets of the old city and learn the history of Jaipur, its culture, tradition, beliefs and other aspects that make up Jaipur.

35 35

*Based on a minimum of 2 passengers. Please inquire for single supplement pricing


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Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

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Unravel the Spirit of Varanasi.

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Taj and Tigers with Air - Festival of Lights (Diwali)11 Days / 8 Nights

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  • Triple share with a separate bed
  • Child between 5 to 12 years with bed (Maximum one child)
  • Child between 5 to 12 years sharing bed with parents (Maximum one child)
  • Child up to 5 years sharing bed with parents
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Days before Departure Cancellation Charge

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Passport

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Visa

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  1. You can contact the Indian Consulate visa processing agency ‘CKGS' directly by visiting their website at https://www.in.ckgs.us
    OR
  2. You can also apply for an e-Visa to enter India on the authorised Government of India website on https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

Please Note:

The client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all travel documentation, including but not limited to passport, entry visa and permits prior to commencement of travel and is solely responsible for any consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by Cox & Kings regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, what to pack, baggage, etc., is purely advisory and provided as a courtesy. Cox & Kings is not responsible for any errors or omissions as to the information provided by third parties.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance at partner.allianztravelinsurance.com.

Alternatively you can call on numbers listed below:

Allianz Customer Service:
866-390-9733
Cox & Kings Accam Reference Number: F024290
OR Call 1-800-999-1758

Travel Warnings

It is the responsibility of the Traveler to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department's travel website at www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, should the Traveler still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the Traveler assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

What Your Program Price Includes and Excludes

Please refer to each program which lists the Inclusions & Exclusions. There are separate Inclusions & Exclusions for land + air programs and separate Inclusions & Exclusions for land only programs.

Cox & Kings' Limits of Responsibilities

Except where otherwise stated in these Terms & Conditions, neither Cox & Kings nor any Third Party Supplier can accept liability or pay compensation where our performance of our or our supplier's contractual obligations is affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of force majeure. In these terms and conditions force majeure means any event which we / the supplier of the service(s) or the third party supplier could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include but not be limited to; actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, fire, and all similar events outside the control of the party concerned.

Cox & Kings makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodation, transport or other facilities used in connection with our programs. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Cox & Kings is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God. Cox & Kings cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses are to be borne by the traveler. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are the subject of International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability. Your travel agent or airline can advise you of these conditions. The participant waives any claim against Cox & Kings for any damage to, or loss of, property, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Cox & Kings cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointment, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services.

The participant assumes and understands that all travel has an inherent risk that may result in injury or death from participation in activities, including but not limited to, driving, hiking, walking, touring, visiting archeological sites, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing riding in helicopters, on trains, boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding and any other activities. Participant knows and is familiar with the activities in their itinerary and is able to confirm that they meet the physical requirements to participate.

All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A., whose courts, using California Law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Cox & Kings shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Cox & Kings assumes no responsibility for representations made by others including, but not limited to, any employee of Cox & Kings or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Cox & Kings travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.

United States Tour Operators Association - $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Cox & Kings, The Americas, as an Active Member of USTOA, is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Cox & Kings, The Americas' customers in the unlikely event of Cox & Kings, The Americas bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Further, you should understand that the $1 Million posted by Cox & Kings, The Americas may be sufficient to provide only a partial recovery of the advance payments received by Cox & Kings, The Americas. More details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 345 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1801, New York, New York 10001, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.