Quintessential India – Experiences by Cox & Kings allow you to unveil the India you choose. She will embrace you, as you revel in her myriad cultures, ethnic and rural life, heritage and art as you visit historic forts and palaces, hear her music, taste the spice of her food, and understand her strong roots and traditions. Feel the richness of this vast, varied land and experience a destination that will leave you, at the same time, breathless yet yearning for more.
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Banganga & Beyond in Mumbai

Chronicles of Belief, History and Culture

In the shadow of one of present-day Mumbai's most prosperous neighbourhoods, Banganga can be easily called a timeless devotional hub and an oasis of tranquillity. Let our curator take you through to what is considered to be one of the holiest sites and also the oldest surviving structure in the city. With several small crumbling stone-turreted temples, the tolling bells and mantra chanting pujaris (saints) drawing devotees to worship the divine - is truly a vivid representation of the paradox of traditional life coexisting with unbridled modernisation. Get to know the many legends associated with Bangaga, one of them being that the tank emerged from a natural spring created by an arrow shot by Lord Rama (from the epic Ramayana), who rested here while on a mission to rescue his beloved wife from the demon king's abode in Lanka.

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Capturing the various flavours of this diverse region, Cox & Kings offer custom-made experiential tours that highlight specific focus areas. We specialize in organizing unique, unforgettable travel experiences for the discerning traveller — follow your passion and discover an India of your own:
Beyond Curry Adventures

Beyond Curry Adventures

More than just the Chicken Tikka Masala! Discover the cuisine of India as the scents of cumin, coriander and ginger; the tang of tamarind, mustard and mango powder mix with the fragrance of saffron, turmeric and cardamom. Indian food presents a range of flavours, subtle and intense, as vast as the country itself. Regional influences range depending on climate and elevation as well as history and religion. Throughout your travel, experience India’s warm hospitality and sample exotic culinary creations as you explore varied regions of the subcontinent, immersing yourself in ancient history and appreciating the ultramodern development of the 21st century.

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The Art of Times

Explore a part of India’s kaleidoscopic past as you discover the India of today. As you stroll through bustling city streets and bazaars, your guide will help you decipher the layers of history and culture now hidden behind dusty facades and crowded signboards. Experience the pomp and magnificence of western India as you delve into the art and culture of the city of Mumbai, and the kingdoms of Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Udaipur and Jaipur. As you walk through royal palaces, forts and fascinating museums that contain the treasures and magnificence of glorious empires, you’ll tread the path of kings and conquerors as you marvel at the rich tapestry of Indian history.

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Warp & Weft of Indian Tapestry

Woven textiles of cotton, silk and wool — dyed, printed, painted or exquisitely embroidered — have made the craft people of India famous. On this fascinating journey, explore the marvels of Indian urban and rural textile as you travel from handpicked workshops where you can learn about the art and science of this ancient industry. Discover the silk wedding saris of Varanasi, Lucknow’s intricately embroidered cottons, Kanchipuram’s hand-woven silk saris, the stunning zardozi embroidery work on Mysore silks, and the block-printed cotton fabrics of the royal city of Jaipur. Throughout your journey, experience the creativity and expertise of craftsmen that follow age-old techniques in bringing to you the spectacular creations only India offers!

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The Soothing Sojourn

Soothe and pamper your mind, body and soul as you journey on an unforgettable exploration of India’s exquisite opulent spa hotels and resorts. The spa retreats in India offer traditional ayurvedic treatment programs, various kinds of massage, aromatic rubs, aura imaging and herbal body pummelling to relax and rejuvenate you in an ambience of languid charm. If you’re looking for peace, healing and an extraordinary sense of well-being, embark on this journey of self-fulfilment and self-discovery in one of the world’s most ancient lands.