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India Expedition: Tea & Tribes

From £1995 for 16 days
Trip Overview
Set off on a 16-day Expedition to the unspoiled wildlife reserves, spectacular wetlands and rambling mountain villages that make far-flung northeastern India so spectacular. Learn about the eclectic cultures of Sikkim, Assam and Nagaland, search for the iconic one-horned rhinoceros in Kaziranga National Park and take a winding journey on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. Explore the floating marshlands of Keibul National Park, visit Gangtok’s controversial Rumtek Monastery and check out a living root bridge – the handiwork of the Khasi people. Be prepared to be wowed by a side of the country few visitors see.
Essential Info
Starts: Kolkata
Ends: Kolkata
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHSI
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

No meals included

Transport

Plane,Private vehicle,Heritage train,Overnight sleeper train,Boat,Metro,Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (14 nights),Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Embark on a two jeep safari drives in Kaziranga National Park, home to two-thirds of the world’s one-horned rhinos, wild boar and incredible birdlife.

•   Wander through thousands of market stalls in Ima Keithel – a female-run bazaar where every vendor is a woman – and discover the local history of feminist activism.

•   Learn about the proud warrior traditions of the Naga people and their resistance against colonial forces, exploring hillside villages like Khonoma and Kigwema.

•   Visit a lush Khasi village dubbed the cleanest in India by the former prime minister, then hike to living root bridge that looks like something out of a fairy tale.

•   Gaze out at the Himalayas from the Darjeeling Toy Train as it winds its way through the mountains – it doesn’t get much more romantic than a steam-powered locomotive ride.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 10th Oct 2020
Returning: 25th Oct 2020
£1,995pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Oct 2020
Returning: 8th Nov 2020
£1,995pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 14th Nov 2020
Returning: 29th Nov 2020
£2,015pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Mar 2021
Returning: 21st Mar 2021
£2,090pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Oct 2021
Returning: 24th Oct 2021
£2,090pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd Oct 2021
Returning: 7th Nov 2021
£2,090pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Nov 2021
Returning: 28th Nov 2021
£2,090pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Namaste! Welcome to Kolkata. Vibrant Kolkata is a hub for Bengali theatre, dance, poetry, art, music and film, and there's usually plenty to choose from at the city's many venues. Your Intrepid adventure begins with a welcome meeting a 6 pm. If you arrive with time to spare, consider visiting the grand Victoria Memorial and spending some time relaxing in the attached park where locals sip chai and chat.
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