Group tour of India

Cathy's verdict
The sights, sounds and sheer excitement of a trip to India make it an unforgettable experience. The Exotic India tour from Cox & Kings includes not only the country’s most iconic spots, from the Taj Mahal to tigers in Ranthambore National Park, but it's also designed specifically for solo travellers.

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Cox & Kings says

India has been Cox & Kings’ heartland since we were founded more than 260 years ago. Our team of knowledgeable and passionate experts in the UK return to India regularly to refresh their knowledge so they can create the best possible itineraries for our guests. And we have our own offices in India itself, ensuring seamless service on the ground.

  • expert-guided groups
  • no single supplements
  • your own double room

We offer dedicated solo traveller tours to some of our most popular destinations, including India, enabling you to explore spectacular parts of the world in style, with complete peace of mind and in the company of like-minded people.

There are no single supplements and accommodation is based on the single occupancy of twin or double rooms in luxury, characterful hotels that offer sensible prices for solo travellers. Group sizes vary with an average of 12 people and a maximum of 18 – whilst there is no age grouping, most of our single clients tend to be over 50. As on all our group tours, we include Cox & Kings signature experiences to make each trip even more memorable.

Exotic India, for solo travellers only, is a popular 12-night tour of the Golden Triangle and beyond to explore some of the country’s most iconic sights. Beginning in the capital of Delhi, the tour includes sunrise at the Taj Mahal, visits to majestic forts and palaces in the princely state of Rajasthan and a chance to search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Signature experiences include a ride on Deogarh’s metre-gauge train and a stay in a traditional haveli in Jaipur.

Our other small-group tours in India attract solo travellers as well as couples; there is a moderate single supplement.

A walk through a Rajasthani village and ride on the ‘toy train’ to the hill station of Shimla are some of the highlights on our Golden Triangle & Shimla tour.

The Grand Tour of India is exactly that – a magnificent journey which will take you from the Taj Mahal to Jodhpur, the lakes and palaces of Udaipur to the backwaters of Kerala, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Varanasi and Ranthambore National Park.

If your bucket list includes the foothills of the Himalayas, we’ll take you to Amritsar and McLeod Ganj, home to the Tibetan government-in-exile, onwards to Shimla, Dharamsala and Chandigarh. There’s no single supplement on some departures.

Our Passage through Kerala takes you under the skin of this beautiful southern state, with time in Karnataka too. Highlights include the Maharajah’s Palace in Mysore illuminated by 100,000 lightbulbs, a safari in Nagarhole National Park, a cruise along Cochin’s backwaters, a ride on the Blue Mountain Railway, tea at a planter’s house and a culinary tour of Mysore.

Every tour includes a welcome dinner to allow the group to get to know each other, and a farewell dinner. Breakfast daily and some other meals are included but there’s also the chance to discover local restaurants. Experienced tour managers accompany each trip throughout, supported by knowledgeable local guides and drivers.

Our expert team would also be delighted to arrange a private tailor-made tour to suit your interests, available time and budget.

Find out more about our Exotic India escorted tour and other tours for single travellers.

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