India, as a land of great diversity, was known to allfor many centuries. Since then, it witnessed several wars, the most important of them being between the Mughals and the Britishers. The journey that totally led to the development of the country dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries when imperial rule had been firmly established,and a rebellion had just started to spark off. Once the East India Company had been established, various centres of the country were ruled by them and therefore, places like Meerut, Lucknow and even Agra, acquired nationalistic importance.
This tour is all about covering the destinations that take you through the various phases of the battle of Independence, the soldiers who fought bravely and what significance it holds in present-day society.
After you arrive at the Delhi airport, you would be greeted by our executives and will be escorted to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Our first destination is Meerut, which is considered to be the centre of the actual uprising in 1857. We visit the church, which goes by the name of St John’s Church, established in 1819 and dedicated to Bishop Wilson. Around 15000 people can be accommodated in the church. During the battle period, the church was the place of fighting between the armies of the British and the Indians. We then visit the cemetery of St John’s Church, where all the generals were buried. We then visit Lekha Nagar and go through the parade grounds in the cantonment area. The marshals who gave rise to the mutiny are stated to be John Finn, Carmichael Smith, all of whom are buried in the parade ground. Other important grounds along the mutiny road happen to be the Kali Paltan Temple.
We then go back to Delhi for an overnight stay.
Delhi is one of the old architectural capitals, known to have ruled by the Mughals in the 17th and 18th centuries. There are forts and mosques aplenty here along with the old lanes. We will visit the Red Fort, the Telegraph Office, Kashmiri gate, Willoughby’s Plaque, Skinner’s Church and also the tomb of St Nicholas. We will then see the Northern Ridge, Mutiny memorial, which is also made of red sandstone. We will continue onwards to the Hindoo Rao's House, then the Civil Lines, Kingsway Camp and ultimately the Coronation Park. We then head to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After having breakfast, we embark on our journey to Agra. In between, we will visit the Tomb of Akbar. We then see the famous 18th-century structure, the Agra Fort, where around 600 of the British men were incarcerated. There is the Pearl Mosque, the Public garden inside the fort. We then go for the grandeur beauty, the Taj Mahal, which was built by Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal. After Agra, we board the train for Lucknow. We reach Lucknow in the morning.
After arrival at Lucknow in the morning, we check in at the hotel. Lucknow is known for its grandeur beauty as this is the place that was ruled by the Nawabs and is historically very rich.
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we will start our Lucknow tour with the Residency, which was built by the Britishers. Considered to be themain centre of the uprising, the place is now a cemetery, where the slain soldiers were buried. We will see the gravestone of Sir Henry Lawrence, who died in the battle. We will then go-to Sikandar Bagh and then to La Martiniere School. There is an overnight stay at the hotel in Lucknow.
In the morning, we drive to Kanpur, which was a place of great significance during the mutiny. We will first visit the famous Wheeler’s entrenchment, and then the All Soul’s Church, in the cantonment area. The church has the engravings of the victims there. After that, we will see the Ganges in Kanpur and the Sati Chaura Ghat. After that, we will visit the Memorial Park, the hanging trees, the Bibi Ghar well.
On the same day itself, we return to Lucknow and stay at the hotel overnight.
The morning is totally free, and you can simply enjoy at your leisure. We will then ravel to Delhi by the Shatabdi Express in the later part of the day and check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
In the morning, we will see the Qutub Minar, which is an ancient landmark of the old city. We will then go back to the hotel for check-out, and our executives would drop you off at the airport for your onward journey.