Rudyard Kipling and The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling and The Jungle Book

  • Bengal tiger, India
    Bengal tiger, India
  • Fatehpur Sikri, India
    Fatehpur Sikri, India
  • City street, India
    City street, India
  • Amritsar, India
    Amritsar, India

4 March - 22 March 2023 (18 days)

Dr Sarah Shaw
Faculty Member, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
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Price per person


Tour deposits are £250 per person until further notice and Indus have made it possible to request a refund or postpone travel plans at no extra cost, in the event that a trip can’t go ahead due to Foreign Office advice or overseas government restrictions. All tour payments to Indus Experiences are 100% protected by our ATOL and ABTA Licences.

Tour type  
History and Architecture
Activity level  
Follow in Kipling’s footsteps

Join us to explore India through Rudyard Kipling’s eyes, gaining a better understanding of the culture, characters and setting of The Jungle Book, as well as Kipling’s poetry. Expert lecturer Dr Sarah Shaw, Faculty Member at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute, will accompany the tour, which takes in the bustling metropolis of Bombay (now Mumbai); and the wild jungles of Maharashtra with their tigers, monkeys and leopards. The journey will then continue by train to Shimla in the foothills of the Himalayas – a popular summer holiday retreat and well known for its Victorian architecture.


  • Stay at The Bagh a orest retreat and luxury resort in Kanha National Park and witness Indian wildlife at first hand
  • Visit a tribal village market
  • Encounter Kipling’s inspiration for Shere Khan in the Bhandavgarh National Park, renowned for its Royal Bengal and White Tigers
  • Ride the toy train of the Kalka-Shimla railway, with its 120 tunnels and breath-taking mountain views
  • Find inner peace at Amritsar’s magnificent Golden Temple, also referred to as ‘Sachkhand’ (abode of God) and a marvel of excellence that bejewels the sparkling legacy of Indian architecture
  • Enjoy a series of short lectures about Kipling and his work, as well as carefully chosen poetry and short story readings from your trip scholar, Dr Sarah Shaw
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