Introduction

This 14 night tour explores the highlights of Kolkata (Calcutta), the Sundarbans, Darjeeling and Kurseong. From ‘mountains to mangroves’, West Bengal has a lot to offer and offers a truly authentic experience amongst some of the friendliest people in India.

Kolkata is a city often overlooked by tourists and yet we think it is packed with interest and ambience. Once the capital of India under the British Raj, it retains an element of colonial charm and a wealth of history. It also has a fascinating wholesale flower market, friendly people and fantastic Bengali cuisine.

The Sundarbans is the largest tidal mangrove forest in the world and home to around 400 Royal Bengal Tigers. A three night cruise allows you to spot local wildlife, visit local villages and explore the myriad of inter-connecting creeks.

In Darjeeling, spend time at the idyllic Glenburn located on a working tea estate with magnificent views of the Himalayas. There are some lovely treks through the beautiful countryside and surrounding villages with opportunities to interact with the local people. Visit Darjeeling town and take a ride on famous narrow gauge Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Finally, a chance to explore the hill station of Kurseong, the land of the white orchid, before heading back to Kolkata and your return flight home.

PLEASE SELECT THE TABS ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ACCOMMODATION, DAILY INFORMATION ETC.

Start

Day

Accommodation

Type

Destination

Duration

Basis

Start

Day 1

Day 0

Overnight Travel

 

1 night

B&B

Day 1

Day 2

Day 1

The Oberoi Grand Kolkata Hotel   Kolkata

3 nights

B&B

Day 2

Day 5

Day 4

M.V. Paramhamsa    

3 nights

FB

Day 5

Day 5

Day 4

Sundarban National Park

day stop

Sundarban National Park

day

 

Day 5

Day 8

Day 7

Swissotel Kolkata Hotel   Kolkata

1 night

B&B

Day 8

Day 9

Day 8

Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel   Darjeeling

4 nights

FB

Day 9

Day 13

Day 12

Cochrane Place   Kurseong

1 night

HB

Day 13

Day 14

Day 13

Overnight Travel

 

1 night

Day 14

Key

B&B: Bed & Breakfast

FB: Full Board

HB: Half Board

 

Kolkata : The Oberoi Grand Kolkata Hotel

M.V. Paramhamsa

Kolkata : Swissotel Kolkata Hotel

Darjeeling : Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel

Kurseong : Cochrane Place

Fast Facts

15 Days / 14 Nights

Special Interests: Kolkata, Sundarbans, Darjeeling, Kurseong

Price

From £2,781 per person
based on 2 adults sharing one room in high season

Includes:

* International flights in economy class between the UK and India (please enquire about departures from other countries)
* Domestic flights in India in economy class
* 13 Breakfasts
* 7 Lunches
* 8 Dinners
* All guided excursions, activities & sightseeing as per itinerary
* Transport in private air conditioned Toyota Innova with English speaking driver
* All currently applicable taxes

Excludes:

* India Visa Fees
* Meals other than those specified
* Gratuities
* Travel Insurance
* Expenses of a personal nature

Kolkata : The Oberoi Grand Kolkata Hotel

M.V. Paramhamsa

Kolkata : Swissotel Kolkata Hotel

Darjeeling : Glenburn Tea Estate & Boutique Hotel

Kurseong : Cochrane Place

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