In the footsteps of the Raj
an obscure trading post on the coast of Gujarat, British involvement in the Subcontinent
plotted an historical path, which would make India the jewel in the crown of the greatest
land Empire the world has ever known.
history is a fascinating one and although the British left India in 1947 there remains an
extraordinary legacy, which this tour will enable you to experience.
did 100,000 British coming from and obscure island on the edge of Europe become masters of
a country, which at their departure numbered in excess of 300,000,000 And further how were
they able to retain and maintain their control over this the most complex of nations.
Kipling, Herbert Kitchener, Warren Hastings, William Jones, Robert Clive. Great characters
in the history of British India all come to life in this an outstanding historical tour.
attempt to answer these questions whilst travelling through areas of the country where the
British legacy is most in evidence.
visit Bombay, with its beautiful location, known as Urbus Primus in India and is the most
dynamic and exciting city in India today. The architecture and town planning of the Fort
area and Flora Fountain is the quintessence of Victorian architectural taste.
to the imperial city of Delhi the capital of 9 separate empires the last of which was
constructed for British India and is undoubtedly one of the grandest urban spaces in the
world thence to the hill station of Shimla from whence the empire was ruled during the
period of oppressive heat during the hotel season, scenes from Kiplings Plain Tales
from the hills, the house of Lord Kitchener Khartoum the Gaity Theatre, the Anglican
in these home away from home that the British tried to recreate in a climate not
dissimilar to Scotland.
to the plains we visit Lucknow scene of one of the most dramatic episodes of the Mutiny
before arriving in Calcutta, the capital of British India for most of the period in
Nostalgia, history great
architecture fascinating tales of love and war. This tour takes you through the range of
our counties involvement in the subcontinent.