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KOLKATA & THE NORTHEAST HOLIDAYS AND TOURS

Unlike much of India, large swaths of the north and northeast are still to make their way onto the mainstream tourist trail. At Wild Frontiers that's a red rag to a bull. Northeast India is waiting to be discovered, and we intend to explore it. Whilst the Ganges River plain, with such iconic destinations as Rishikesh, Lucknow, Varanasi and Khajuraho, are well-known to Western travellers, far away in the northeast corner of the Indian subcontinent, is a world removed from the main tourist trails. ...

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Classic Northeast: Sacred Ganges & Holy Cities

An offbeat journey that will take you all the way from the east of the country to the colourful streets of Kolkata. Travel through wonderful culturally rich locations, exploring vibrant ancient religious sites along the Ganges river, through to the fascinating historic city of Lucknow and ending in the tranquil foothills of the Himalaya.
14 days from $5,530
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Sikkim Village Walks & Eastern Himalayan Odyssey

Get off the beaten track and journey through small Sikkimese villages, forested mountains and beautiful valleys as you discover some of the most pristine and unspoiled regions of the Eastern Himalaya.
10 days from $11,781
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Undiscovered Northeast: Wild Landscapes & Ancient Tribes

A wonderful trip that explores some of the less-visited parts of Northeast India. From the rich landscapes of Meghalaya and Kaziranga to the tea plantations of Assam and remote corners of Nagaland, discover unique culture, beautiful landscapes and stunning wildlife.
16 days from $6,125
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Complete Bhutan

This two-week adventure explores most of the country, from the highlights to more remote areas that have barely changed in 500 years, giving you an insight into a fascinating history, stunning rural mountain scenery, and local people whose culture will leave you captivated.
14 days from $7,734

HIGHLIGHTS OF KOLKATA & THE NORTHEAST

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Kaziranga National Park

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1985, Kaziranga celebrated its one hundredth anniversary in 2005. Lady Curzon is credited with persuading the then British Indian Government to create the National Park. It is probably India’s foremost in terms of conservation…

Kolkata

Kolkata, the City of Joy, is a thriving, colourful and artistic place; described by many as India's cultural heart. Though the city is home to some of the most impressive architecture of the British Raj, it also carries a distinctly Bengali soul. Bengal is home…

Puri

Situated in the eastern part of Orissa, Puri is one of the four holy dhams of Hinduism. Revered as the hallowed seat of Lord Jagannath, it lies besides the white beaches of the Bay of Bengal and draws pilgrims from all over India to its famous 12th century…

Varanasi

Varanasi, once known as Benares, is an incredible city in northern India, sacred to Hindus and overflowing with history and culture. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, in many ways Varanasi epitomizes the very best and most…

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Brijrama Palace, Varanasi

Located on the banks of the Ganga River, the Brijrama Palace and the Darbanga Ghat are one of the oldest landmarks of the city. The palace was commissioned in 1812 and features the first ever lift in…

Diphlu River Lodge, Kaziranga National Park

Only opened in 2008, the Diphlu River Lodge has already created buzz, with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge here in 2016. Located along the banks of the Diphlu River and overlooking…

The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

The Oberoi Grand, a five star deluxe option, located in the commercial centre of Calcutta, creates a secluded haven of luxury that will give its guest a truly magnificent experience of Indian…

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CALCUTTA AND NORTHEAST INDIA TRAVEL GUIDE

Wild Frontiers' Jonny Bealby presents a guide to Calcutta and the Northeast of India. As far as Wild Frontiers is concerned Calcutta and the Northeast is a region that comprises pretty much anything…

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