- When to go: October - April
- Duration: 13 nights
Witness a spellbinding aarti ceremony on the holy River Ganges, take to the hills onboard Darjeeling’s famous ‘toy train’ and get breathtakingly close to Kangchenjunga – the world’s third-tallest mountain – on this eye-opening introduction to India’s east. Starting in Delhi before venturing into Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim, this two-week journey goes from Hinduism’s heartland to the bosom of Buddhism via time-honoured rituals, spectacular landscapes and arguably the world’s best-tasting tea.
- Walking tour of Delhi led by street children, courtesy of the Salaam Baalak Trust
- Traditional Punjabi family meal and cooking lesson at Mrs Kidwai’s Kitchen
- Witnessing a second aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi