Tea Gardens, trains and temples
The cool green Darjeeling hills are a pleasing contrast with the colourful commotion of Kolkata
A special charm awaits you in the east of India, from the engaging commotion of Kolkata through to the winding tributaries of the Ganges, and up to the Himalayan tea gardens of the Darjeeling hills. It’s a region that is distinctively vintage.
To truly appreciate the appeal of Kolkata, spend the day wandering the old city on a walking tour. Rummage around in book markets, sample the city’s signature fish dishes and sweets, before cruising up the Hooghly River to temples where goddesses rather than gods reign supreme. Once the capital of the British Raj, Kolkata is crammed full of sights and experiences that take you back to the olden days. Out of the city, take a cruise on tributaries of the Ganges and sail off the beaten track to experience the rural charms of West Bengal.
In Darjeeling sip the “champagne of teas”, ride the old-fashioned toy train, and stay in colonial era bungalows in the shadow of snowy Himalayan peaks. This region is an altogether different part of India just waiting to be explored.
Toy Trains & Himalayas
- 13 Days
- £2864 PP
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A Cruise on the Ganges and Tea in Darjeeling
- Ganges Cruise
- 13 Days
- £3615 PP
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Edible India – A Culinary Pilgrimage
- 17 Days
- £4540 PP
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