Lucknow tends not to appear in many traditional tours of India and yet it is a fascinating city, full of history, culture and fabulous food. We strongly suggest including a few nights at this much under rated city in a tour of North India.


Known as the Constantinople of the east, Lucknow was a hub of Nawabi art, music, dance and architecture. Now the busy capital city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow sits in the centre of the state on the north-western shore of the Gomti River. A major centre of the Indian rebellion of 1857, Lucknow’s population participated actively in India’s independence movement, cementing its role as a major city in north India. Dining out in Lucknow is highly recommended, and a local delicacy is the traditional North Indian kebab, with many variations to feast on. Spend your days here admiring British era buildings, mausoleums, and the bazaars of the bustling old town.



Deolo (Dello) Hill


Dr Grahams House


Durpin Monastery


Flower Nursery

Visit one of the many flower nurseries such as Pineview or University Nursery which has large and beautiful collections of Cactus plants, Orchids, Amaryllis and Succulents. 

Mangal Dham

One of the most beautiful temples in India and one of the best in Kalimpong. It spans over a sprawling 2 acres and is located close to Thongsa Gompa.

Thongsa Gompa

Also known as Bhutan Monastery, this is the oldest monastery in Kalimpong. It was built in 1692. 


Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

To Follow


Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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