Places Visited: Kolkata, Hooghli River, Kamlimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Darjeeling
Popular with those having past links with the region and those seeking the solitude of the Himalaya, the tour offers spectacular mountain vistas, lush rainforests, exotic orchids and tea plantations.
Darjeeling and Kolkata evoke fond memories of the Raj, while Sikkim’s unique topography, which includes the world’s third highest mountain peak, cradles a Tibetan-Buddhist culture.
A ride on the World Heritage railway in Darjeeling, seeing arguably the most spectacular sunrise in the world from the Tiger Hill, savouring an authentic Bengali meal in a traditional “thali”, make the experience that much more special. Kaziranga Park, home to the one-horned rhino, is a popular extension.