India    21.01.2024    Transindus

The tour of a lifetime:

22 February – 09 March 2025


India was an outstanding jewel for Victorian Britain. Many of the characters in the tales of Sherlock Holmes – not least John Watson – have strong links to India, and it is not unlikely that Holmes himself visited India during the Great Hiatus. It seems entirely proper, therefore, the Society should undertake a pilgrimage to India.

Sherlock Holmes in India is a bespoke trip tailored for Society by specialist tour operator TransIndus not only to visit the sights but also to enjoy special events relevant to the world of Sherlock Holmes and Victorian times that resonate with our interests. Our provisional programme is as follows:

  • 22 February: We arrive in Kolkata, the former capital of British India, to explore its historical sites and party on the river, in costume.
  • 25 February: Fly on to Lucknow, known as much for its cultural heritage, architecture and famous Avadh Cuisine as for the tumultuous events of 1857.
  • 28 February: Travel by coach to Agra. No trip to India is complete without a visit to the Taj Mahal, but there is much else of historical interest to enjoy, including Agra Fort, which plays a significant in ‘The Sign of Four’.
  • 02 March: We move on to Delhi by coach the vibrant heart of India.
  • 05 March: Travel by train to Shimla, the summer capital of the Raj, set in the foothills of the Himalayas.
  • 08 March: Return to Delhi by train, ready for departure on 09 March

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