Kanpur Mutiny Tour
Revisiting Cawnpore of 1857 – This tour is recommended by :
Believed to have been settled by an ancient Hindu king, referred as Kanpur, the area was of little significance till about 1765. By the treaty of Faizabad, in 1775, the East India Company engaged to supply a brigade for the defence of the frontier of Oudh, and Cawnpore was selected as the station for the forces, with a subsidy being paid by the protected country (Oude) for the maintenance of the troops. Subsequently, in 1801 Lord Wellesley commuted this payment for the surrender of the district to the company’s territory, thus it gained an important barrier against the threatened invasion of the south, from Kabul and Afghanistan. Cawnpore immediately rose into one of the most important of the company’s garrisons.
Cawnpore Cantonment, that was quite distinct from the native city, was spread over an extent of six miles, in a semicircular form, along the banks of river Ganges. Hundreds of colonial bungalows, residences of British officers, standing midst well laid gardens, interspersed with forest trees. The barracks of the troops, with a separate bazaar for each regiment were a treat to ones eyes. The breadth of Ganges at Cawnpore, in the dry season, is about five hundred yards, but when the rains filled it up, its bed stretched more than a mile.
On this very exclusive curated tour – ‘Revisiting Cawnpore of 1857’, we take you through the areas that were the focus of the siege. We try and understand, how this bloodiest siege progressed to a conclusive end, when General Havelock freed Cawnpore of the shadows of the rebels.
INR 8500 Per guest
(this is an exclusive independent tour and operates every day. Ideal time of starting would be 0800 hrs, while we return to our hotel by 1800 hrs)
- An exclusive Innova car.
- Services of an exclusive Mutiny Specialist Guide and entrances.
- Visit : Wheeler’s Entrenchment, All Soul’s Church, Sati Chaura Ghat & Bibi Ghar.
- Mutiny related reference material shown during the drive (hand-outs, maps and pictures).
- Lunch at a local restaurant.
- A book on Indian Mutiny as giveaway.
This tour is recommended by :
Also see : Revisiting Lucknow of 1857-58