Kolkata, principle city of eastern India, is a place of extreme contrasts, the forward-thinking intellectual capital of India and home to some wonderful landmarks of the British Raj. To the north of Kolkata, in the shadows of the mighty Kanchenjunga, lie the old Raj hill station of Darjeeling and the small Buddhist Himalayan state of Sikkim with its monasteries and high-altitude scenery. It is possible to cruise the Hugli River between Kolkata and Patna opening up a huge swath of India’s interior and allowing access to Barrackpore, Murshidabad, Plassey and Monghyr. Some cruises now continue further to Varanasi as well. Visits can also be made to Bodh Gaya, site of Buddha's enlightenment, or travel south to Odisha to visit Bhubaneshwar, Puri and the local tribal villages surrounding Jeypore. With our knowledge and experience we can help to create a unique holiday to Eastern India that is tailored exactly to your requirements.