Battles of the Raj Tour

Love history and want to discover India, Anywhere Travel has a great trip – a 14 day Battles of the Raj Tour.

The tour will take travellers on a fascinating journey to India’s famous sites and into battlefields, cantonments and cemeteries to explore the drama of the Raj in its days of greatest danger and decades of its short-lived triumphs.

Professor Peter Stanley

Leading this exclusive tour will be Professor Peter Stanley from USNSW Canberra, one of Australia’s most active military social historians and an expert in the military history of British India. Professor Stanley has, in many stages of the tour, sought to combine elements of the long-gone British Raj amid the monuments of ancient India in the cities of the modern nation.

It includes Agra – a wonderful preserved example of what the Raj created – located virtually beside the magnificent Taj Mahal and within an hour’s drive of the Mughal city of Fatepur Sikri.

The 14-day journey from October 27 to November 9 includes Kolkata,  Barrackpur, Lucknow, Agra, including a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, then onto Agra Fort – both UNESCO World Heritage sites – and return for sunset at the Taj Mahal.

Then it is on to Delhi and Taj Mahal Hotel for three nights to visit the Red Fort, Kasmiri Gate, Telegraph Memorial, St James Church, Mutiny Memorial, Nicholson Cemetery, the President’s House, India Gate (War Memorial) and Delhi War Cemetery. All aboard the Kalka Shatabdi Express train to Chandigarh with a stop in Dagshai before continuing onto Shimla and Oberoi Clarks for two nights. The trip finishes in Mumbai with two nights at the Taj Mahal Hotel for two nights.

The 14-day Battles of The Raj is priced from $5799 per person twin share and includes:

5-star hotel twin share or single accommodation, daily breakfast, services of Professor Peter Stanley throughout tour, co-hosting by Anywhere Travel Managing Director, Barbara Whitten and Ray Whitten, Services of local English-speaking guides and experts in Kolkata, Lucknow, Kanpur and Mumbai, services of a local expert in Delhi and on day trip to Meerut and Raj Bhasin for sightseeing in Shimla. A Private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned deluxe coach for all transfers and excursions, a fleet of Toyota Innovas for transfers and sightseeing in Shimla (3 in each car), Monument entrances and still camera fees, bottled water and soft beverages in all vehicles.

Bookings

For bookings, please contact Anywhere Travel on 1300 130 464 or sales@anywheretravel.com.au