Rudyard Kipling is the writer who perhaps more than anyone moulded British perceptions of India, in all its imperialism and exoticism, for half a century. This tour takes in Kipling's birthplace in Mumbai and Shimla where he reported on the summer season of the British Raj whilst Pench National Park inspired his most famous work "The Jungle Book."
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Fly to Mumbai. Transfer to the Taj Land’s End for
2 nights. (N)
Begin the day by visiting the stone and wood bungalow that was Rudyard Kipling's birthplace in 1865. Proceed to Crawford market, over-run with a riot of local colour and a tremendous variety of fabrics at hundreds of indoor stalls. (B)
Take a morning flight to Nagpur and transfer to Pench National Park for 3 nights at Jamtara. The park occupies a beautiful location that comprises teak forests, meandering rivers and open grassland. Jackal, wild dog, gaur, sloth bear and tigers inhabit the park. (B, L, D)
Twice-daily wildlife drives in search of Shere Khan
as immortalised in Kipling’s Jungle Book. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Nagpur for the flight to Delhi and 2 nights at Claridges, conveniently located close to historical landmarks of the city. (B)
Take the iconic toy train for the picturesque ride to the summer capital of the British Raj. Shimla is spectacularly set at 2,154 metres with the snow-capped Himalaya as a backdrop and with beautiful promenades, graceful colonial buildings and evergreen forests. Spend 3 nights at the Oberoi Cecil. (B)
Enjoy a morning guided tour of Shimla where highlights include the gothic Gaiety theatre where Rudyard Kipling once visited, the historic Mall and the Vice Regal Lodge. The lodge was formerly the summer seat of British government in India until the 1940s. (B)
Day at leisure. (B)
Visit the Rock Garden of Chandigarh, a 40-acre park of paths, courtyards, plazas, waterfalls and thousands of lively sculptures made from recycled materials, built in complete secrecy in dense forest over four decades. Board the train to Delhi and overnights at the Claridges. (B, L)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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