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India has a large and extensive transportation system. The country has one of the world’s largest railway and roadway network transporting millions of people every year. A travel in the Indian Subcontinent provides you an opportunity to experience the contemporary as well as some classics in transport: steam locomotives, narrow-gauge railways, the Ambassador car and the Enfield Bullet motorbike.
With rapid economic growth, air travel in India has become more affordable. This has greatly benefited India's travel and tourism industry. Jet Airways, Indian (formerly Indian Airlines) and Air Sahahra are full service brands in domestic air travel. These airlines also operate overseas routes after the liberalisation of Indian Aviation and connect more than 80 cities across India. Some new companies like Kingfisher Airlines, Spice Jet, Air Deccan, Paramount Airlines, IndiGo Airlines and Go Air have also entered the domestic market and rapidly gaining popularity due to the low cost airfares being offered.

For air travel within India, it is Cox & Kings policy to use flights on airlines with strong reputation for service, reliability and punctuality.

Flight Delays & Insurance: Unfortunately, due to the increase in air traffic, government restrictions and changing weather conditions, flight delays have become more commonplace. Domestic flights in India can incur last minute schedule changes, delays, over flying, and/or cancellation without any advance notice. During the months of November through January early morning fog can also create delays at all airports in Northern India, causing flight postponement or cancellation for domestic and international flight arrivals and departures.

Flight delays can cause problems with onward connections, hotel and holiday arrangements, which need to be rescheduled. Although the airline will sometimes make alternative arrangements to get you to your next destination at no extra cost, costs may be involved for you after your arrival, in the form of additional accommodation costs, transfers and onward tickets. Unfortunately, since most services are paid for in advance, any services missed due to delays are non-refundable. Please also bear in mind that many international flight tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. Therefore, Cox & Kings requires that you are insured against such eventualities, and recommends travelling with a comprehensive travel Insurance Policy from your point of origin.

Early Starts: Many flights to, from and within the Subcontinent depart and arrive very late at night or early in the morning. Although Cox & Kings will endeavour to book you on a domestic flight which travels at a reasonable time, often there is little or no choice and some very early check-in times may be necessary. Sometimes it is necessary to leave your hotel before 6am in order to maximise the opportunities for sightseeing during your holiday.

We wish to re-emphasize that travel within the India Subcontinent is an adventure at every moment. Cox & Kings will endeavour to keep all clients apprised of any changes and or alterations to the program due to flight arrival or departure re-scheduling or other situations that may occur throughout your travel.

Important Note: Airlines and train schedules and fares are subject to last minute change, and in the event that any amendment or cancellation arises or increase in fare, Cox & Kings cannot be held liable for the same.