Tours in West Bengal; Eastern India is all about spirituality, arts, music, and culture. Kolkata in West Bengal, the historic capital of the British Raj, is the largest and most popular city here. Kolkata has often been called the cultural and intellectual capital of India, and it boasts a thriving theatre and cinema scene. The city’s architecture has a distinctly British feel it is also home to numerous Victorian buildings such as the stunning Victoria Memorial and the Gothic St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The local Bengali cuisine is mouth-wateringly delicious, and it’s mildly spiced, and fruity flavours are sure to leave you craving for more. Visit the city during Durga Puja (think of it as the Carnival of the East) for a cultural experience unlike any other. Nearby Shantiniketan is most famous for its contributions to art and culture. Home to the world-famous Visva Bharti University, founded by Bengal’s favourite son, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the university was where the east and the west could mingle. It represents traditional Indian values while incorporating the very best of other cultures to present an adobe of peace, an oasis full of beautiful murals, paintings, frescoes and stories of Rabindranath.
Visit Darjeeling to escape the Indian summer. Surrounded by tea plantations, this is the perfect place for nature walks and laid-back mountain adventures. Built on a ridge in the Eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling presents mesmerising views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, one of the tallest mountains in the world, and boasts of being a gardener’s paradise due to the 139 odd species of magnolia, orchids and rhododendrons found here. Moreover, whatever you do, don’t miss out on the century-old steam engine powered Toy Train as it chugs through the scenic hillside.
Nagaland and Hornbill Festival Tribal photography tour – Nov 2021
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Late November through to mid December 2021
KOLKATA - MON - DIBRUGARH - ZIRO - MAJULI - JORHAT - KOHIMA - KOLKATA
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15 days from £3591.00
KOLKATA - BHUBANESHWAR - PURI - HYDERABAD - MUMBAI
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13 days from £2941.00
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The very name suggests the core idea behind this rather unusual and interesting tour full of adventure and pleasures the two most expected components of a good holiday. The tour starts in Delhi, Indias capital city and an open aiMORE
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19 days from £2989.00
KOLKATA - KURSEONG - DARJEELING - PELLING - KEWZING - GANGTOK - SAMTHAR - KALIMPONG - KOLKATA
Our North East Treasures tour happens to be one of those perfect tours if you are a pure rambler at heart. It takes you to some of the most heavenly landscapes on the eastern side of this subcoMORE
India Toy Trains and the Hill Stations – Shimla & Darjeeling
16 days from £2912.00
DELHI – SHIMLA – DELHI - KURSEONG - DARJEELING - GLENBURN - KOLKATA
India Toy Trains and Hill Stations, covering two regions of the Himalayan Foothills in both North and East India. Experience and enjoy the two Toy Trains that ply these old British Raj hill stations. Travel back inMORE