A perfect tour for the history buff, following the fortunes of the British Empire in India. Starting off as a British trading company, the East India Company was to change the course of India’s history. They began in Chennai on the Coromandel coast when the East India company bought a sliver of land from a local trader and set up their base in 1639. As trade flourished, so did influence and ambition, and the company began wielding political power too. Kolkata was their next bastion. The city was constructed by the British from three villages and became the administrative heart of the British Raj till the British moved their capital to Delhi in 1911.
At Lucknow you will revisit the tumultuous year of 1857, before proceeding to Darjeeling, a favourite summer destination. End the journey in Delhi where the British Empire rose to its zenith and witnessed its ultimate denouement.