The events in 1857 led to the bloodiest uprising in parts of India and the very fate of the British Empire hung in the balance. This uprising, quite often referred to as the Indian Mutiny of 1857 or the Sepoy Rebellion, was for many Indians the First War of independence. This time of great upheaval led to the dissolution of the East India company and the creation of the British Raj. This historical journey takes you to sites of importance during the 1857 events. You will explore Delhi, Gwalior, Kanpur, Agra, Lucknow and Jhansi.
Fly to Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit to the Parliament House (Viceroy’s House). Overnight stay in Delhi.
Fly to Lucknow. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. First of three nights in Lucknow.
Lucknow played a central role during the 1857 mutiny. Located on the banks of River Gomti, Lucknow is home to grand colonial buildings and Muslim monuments. Today with your guide you will visit the key sites of the 1857 mutiny; the ruins of the Residency, Wingfield Park, Christchurch and the Kaisarbagh Palace.
Today half day sightseeing of the city with your guide visiting Bara Imambara, Rumi Darwaza and the magnificient Hussainabad Imambara with its golden dome.
This morning drive to Gwalior enroute visiting Kanpur (former Cawnpore). Kanpur was an important garriston town for the East India Company forces. The siege of Kanpur was a key episode in the Indian Mutiny of 1857. In Kanpur, visit the All Saints Memorial Church, the remains of the Wheeler’s Entrenchment site and Nana Rao Park (the Memorial Well). Later drive to Gwalior. First of three nights in Gwalior.
Today morning visit the majestic Gwalior Fort with its many interesting temples and the impressive Man Mandir Palace.
This morning visit to the impressive Jhansi Fort. Notable sights in the fort are the Shiva temple, Ganesh temple at the entrance, and the Kadak Bijli cannon used in the uprising of 1857. Later visit to the imposing 17th century Govind Mandir Palace. Evening return to Gwalior.
Drive to Agra. Visit the imposing Agra Fort, where a thousand British troop took refuge for four months in 1857 before crossing across the Yamuna river to the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula, here thousands. First of two nights in Agra.
Sunrise visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal. Continue to Fatehpur Sikri, the city founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar and now a UNESCO heritage site.
Drive to Delhi. Afternoon explore New Delhi and its British built administrative buildings. First of two nights in Delhi.
This morning, with your guide visit Old Delhi. This part of the city was founded by the Mughal rulers. A walking tour of Old Delhi takes you to landmarks associated the 1857 mutiny. Later visit to the majestic Red Fort, the main residence of the Mughal Emperors until 1857.
Fly back home.
Rajasthan- one of the most colourful regions in India- also called the land of the kings – ....
This is a fantastic tour that takes in all iconic sights of India....
A concise tour combining the iconic Taj Mahal, the spectacular Khaju....
On this extraordinary tour you journey from the cool misty hills of ....
This tour offers a fascinating blend of colonial history, Indian Her....
Steeped in rich and varied history, Iran is the birthplace of one of....
This extraordinary tour offers a fascinating blend of colonial histo....
This fabulous tour is ideal for those looking to combine culture and....
Start your boutique journey in Colombo where your stay is at Maniump....
A perfect tour if you are sure you want to simply explore the key cl....
With India’s leading luxury Maharajas Express train, you can embar....
Dramatic landscapes, a plateau surrounded by Himalayan peaks and an ....
This new tour takes in the incredible locations where the film ‘Vi....
For centuries, East of India attracted the British, Dutch and Portuguese to establish trading cen....
The events in 1857 led to the bloodiest uprising in parts of India and the very fate of the Briti....
On this incredible journey, explore colourful and vibrant Kolkata, b....
Bhutan, the serene mountain kingdom. Untouched by modernity still re....
Inviting luxury explorers to immerse in Bhutan’s cultural heritage....
A trip of a lifetime offering a unique opportunity to witness the mo....
Time your visit to India during the month of March and witness the f....
A luxury break to Kerala to spend idyllic days along serene stretche....
An interesting and exciting odyssey through the best sights, cultura....
Discover on this tour, the rich temple history of the southern state....
A South India discovery tour that introduces you to the classic site....
It can be daunting thinking of your next family holiday and maybe yo....
Discover Myanmar’s cultural gold mine with its Bagan plains strewn....
This cultural North India tour starts with the holy city of Amritsar....
This leisurely luxury Kerala tour journeys through a part of India f....
Famed for its tranquil streches of serene backwaters, lush hill stat....
Embark on a journey offering a unique and unforgettable experience a....
An ideal holiday to Rajasthan to explore and relax amidst waves of s....
This brilliant South India tour from the Coromandel coast in the east to the Malabar coast in the....
An extraordinary journey, a unique experience in the Indian state of....
Definitely one of the most extraordinary tailormade holidays to Indi....
This tour of sheer indulgence and luxury gives you an opportunity to....
An alternative Christmas break sourrounded by historic monuments and....
A highly popular first timer trip to India designed to give the best....
Ideal for couples and honeymooners, this journey starts with the bus....
A perfect introduction to the rich historical and cultural past of I....
We would love to hear from you, whether it is to find out more about our current tours, or if you would like create your own personal tour. Give us a call or simply fill out your details and questions in the form.
One of our destination specialists will review your questions and will revert to you within 48 hours, either with a proposed itinerary or answers to your queries.