A Tour of India

Thursday 2 to Sunday, 19 November 2017

Optional extension – Monday, 20 – Sunday, 26 November 2017

This tour is travelling between the two great Capital Cities of 19th and 20th Century India and the itinerary includes important Mughal buildings and sites of historic interest.

It will begin in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta, the capital of British India until its transfer to New Delhi in 1911), where we will visit the 19th century buildings, palaces and government buildings. The group will travel to the city of Patna, capital of Bihar, to view the 1916 Government House, Law Courts and Admin Buildings, built at the same time as New Delhi in the classical style. The tour will also take in Nalanda, a 5th century university, Rajgir, a small hill town, and Bodhgaya – home of the Mahabodi Temple. Continuing the tour, we will travel to Sasaram and the tomb of the Sher Shah Suri; Varanasi where we will view the burning ghats; the holy Buddhist city of Sarnath; Jaunpur; Allahabad and Lucknow – the former residency and 18th century palace of La Martiniére (now a school). Then on to Kanpur; the Taj Mahal at Agra and finishes in New Delhi, looking at Lutyens’s work there, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly Viceroy’s House) and his 20th century palaces for the Maharaja of Baroda and Nizam of Hyderabad.

The optional extension carries on from New Delhi to cover the hill station of Shimla and Le Corbusiers work at Chandigargh. Please find attached Greaves fuller itinerary with details of the sites visited, transportation and hotels.


To view the full itineraries for both the main trip and the extension, click on the buttons below:


The tour price is:

£3,195 per person sharing a double/twin room including international flights or

£4,220 per person staying in a single room including international flights.

£1,225 per person for the optional extension sharing or £1,730 per person in a single room

There is also a £200 per person voluntary Gift-Aidable donation to the Lutyens Trust.


Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please note that there may be changes to the itinerary, including visits, which will be beyond our control.  There may be small price adjustments as not all the hotels are confirmed and we may need to upgrade the hotel. Once I have confirmed your place to you, I will invite you to give the donation to the Lutyens Trust, either by cheque or directly to the Trusts bank account.  Also on confirmation, a deposit payment of £750 per person will be due to Greaves Travel and I will detail the balance payment schedule.   Travel Insurance must be arranged, Greaves offers this facility, and the travel insurance details must be communicated to me.

The optional donation to the Lutyens Trust of £200 per person.  Cheques should be made out to “The Lutyens Trust” and returned with the completed application form.  Alternatively you could pay the money directly to the Lutyens Trust account with the reference “India tour 2017” and add a note to the booking form.

HSBC plc, 69 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EY
Sort Code 40-05-27
Account name:  The Lutyens Trust
Account number 21100009
IBAN number: GB05MIDL40052721100009
Please note BIC and SWIFT numbers are the same

The deposit to Greaves Travel of £750. Cheques should be made out to “Greaves Travel under reference Lutyens November 2017”.  Alternatively you could pay the money directly to Greaves Travel account with the reference “Lutyens November 2017” and add a note to the booking form.

Account name: Greaves Travel Limited
Account number: 80323209
Sort code: 20-91-79
Barclays Bank PLC, P.O Box 87, 22-24 Upper Marlborough Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3HJ
IBAN – GB62BARC 2091 7980 3232 09

Please return the form and any payments directly to me at 20 Ingelow House, Holland Street, Kensington, London W8 4NF, or by email to pjdwaite@hotmail.com NOT to Greaves, the Travel Agent.  Upon receipt of the deposit, I will confirm your place on the tour and/or extension.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email me on pjdwaite@hotmail.com or on 07483 173 700.

Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly Viceroy’s House, New Delhi, and now the official residence of the President of India)

Beautifully crafted ironwork gates – the main entrance to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.