Explore colonial architecture left by the British Raj and a 17th Century monastery said to have been left by Guru Rinpoche, who flew in on a tigress!
This one of a kind itinerary will really feed the appetite of curious travellers who love to experience new cultures whilst taking in awesome scenery and historical contrasts. Visit the Himalayan tea plantations of Darjeeling in West Bengal, then embark on an adventure in the neighbouring Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan - a country that is literally governed by a philosophy of happiness! You’ll also take in India’s vibrant, eclectic cultural capital, Kolkata.
- Snaking through West Bengal on the overnight Darjeeling Mail Train
- Taking on the challenge of hiking to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan, with the option to camp along the way
- Sipping fresh hand-picked tea whilst gazing out to the Himalayas from your heritage hotel in Darjeeling
- Getting under the surface of Kolkata, the hub of Bengali culture
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