Explore India’s Remote Eastern Region

Embark on an enchanting journey through the hidden gems of India’s eastern state of West Bengal with Big Five Tours & Expeditions. Delve into the lesser-known regions, where vibrant traditions color the daily life of its rural communities, and experience a side of India untouched by overtourism. From the bustling city of Kolkata to the serene temples of Kalna, this 11-day itinerary offers a captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.

Your adventure begins in Kolkata, where you’ll spend seven days immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of the city. Explore its colorful streets, visit the famed tea estates, and witness the masterful artistry of sari weavers as they create exquisite silk garments. Gain a deeper understanding of India’s complex colonial trade history through discussions with a local family managing a former indigo plantation. Your knowledgeable Kolkata resident and tour guide will provide valuable insights into the city’s vibrant past.

Embarking on a three-day river cruise along the Bhagirathi River from Mayapur to Chandannagar, you’ll discover the tranquility of the waterways. The pace is unhurried, allowing ample time for contemplation and appreciation. Marvel at the architectural marvels of Kalna’s terra-cotta temples, revered for their intricate designs and historical significance. Immerse yourself in the traditional village life of Tantipara, where skilled weavers produce exquisite textiles using age-old techniques.

Throughout the journey, indulge in a variety of culinary delights. Experience the fusion flavors of one of Kolkata’s oldest Chinese restaurants, Eau Chew, during an afternoon tea session. In Murshidabad, savor a delectable dinner of Sheherwali cuisine in the grand hall of an ornate mansion.

Beyond the well-trodden tourist spots, this tour creates unique opportunities for sustainable tourism. By venturing into small villages, bustling markets, and historical sites, Big Five Tours & Expeditions ensures that local communities benefit from tourism. You’ll have the chance to learn directly from the source, gaining insight into centuries-old traditions and fostering a deeper connection with the rich heritage of this captivating region.

Choose any day for your departure and embark on this unforgettable journey through the hidden treasures of eastern India. Rediscover the essence of exploration as you unveil the lesser-known wonders of West Bengal.