East India, one of the least explored regions, surprises with unexpected delights.
Culturally and traditionally, the region takes cues from Tibet and Southeast Asia as much as it does from the rest of the country – thus presenting quite a contrast to mainstream India. Kolkata, best known for Mother Teresa’s good work, was at one time the biggest colonial trade center in Asia and the capital of British Raj. Its European influences are evident in splendid Victorian buildings, stone-paved footpaths, esplanades and more. Immerse in the refreshing Darjeeling, India’s most famous hill station and from here journey into remote Sikkim and its incredible Himalayas panorama. Discover the brilliance of 13th century Orissa, home to some of the most exquisite and architecturally unique Hindu temples in India and aptly known as the soul of India.
Home to some of the most exquisite and architecturally unique Hindu temples, the Golden Temple Triangle of Orissa draws thousands of pilgrims and tourists for a glimpse of these treasures. This is also the very site of one of the bloodiest battles in ancient India was fought – and King Ashok converted to Buddhism.
This is a soft adventure program for anyone seeking an exploration of the pristine Eastern Himalayas while basing in comfortable and charming accommodation. Set below the world’s 3rd highest mountain Kangchendzonga, Sikkim is among the most strikingly beautiful regions in the country.