'During school holidays, the Cook family travel to India, led by Kim their fearless Jack Russell Terrier.Places explored include: Hong Kong (on the way), Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mandawa, Fatehpur, Sikar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, and Udaipur 'The Venice of the East'.After a thrilling visit to the the Taj Mahal, Charlie and Kim amuse the tourists by playing tricks in the gardens, which results in their being kidnapped by a travelling gypsy circus! They are taken away and forced to perform circus tricks at different locations, with the family in hot pursuit.En route, Charlie makes friends with one of the gypsies, Divya. It soon turns out that the circus is managed by cruel tyrants. Divya and Charlie plan how she can break away with some of the other circus performers.The final showdown occurs at the island of the Jag Mandir Hindu Temple on Lake Pichola.Can Kim save the day? (publication blurb).