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Eastern India

Visit Eastern India


Eastern India is a land of temples, stupas, wildlife parks, spiritual cities and the snow-covered summits of the Himalayas. The ancient city of Varanasi and the sacred River Ganges draw pilgrims from across the world, while Kolkata, the capital of western Bengal, is a fascinating mix of imperial edifices, teeming bazaars, museums, elegant hotels, and other monuments, such as the Victoria Memorial.

Top itineraries in Eastern India

Hill Stations & Tea Plantations

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,695 pp incl. flights

This luxury holiday takes you to the beautiful hill stations in the Eastern Himalayas, and to Darjeeling where you'll learn about tea production

Indian river cruise: the Brahmaputra

11-day luxury river cruise from £3,220 pp incl. flights

Head off the beaten track with a luxury, small-ship cruise through India’s northeast, taking in unique wildlife, stilted villages and ancient island cities with a range of included excursions, from elephant-backed safaris to cooking courses.

India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

15-day stay and cruise from £5,979 pp

An ideal journey for culturally curious travellers, spiritual seekers, photographers, and adventurous souls looking for a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.

Lower Ganges Cruise with Pandaw

11-day tailor-made cruise from £2,275 pp incl. flights

This spectacular itinerary will see you travel in traditional style on the RV Orient Pandaw as you explore the incredible Lower Ganges.

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Top places to stay in Eastern India

The Maharajas’ Express

Luxury train

The Maharajas’ Express combines some of India’s most enticing destinations with a raft of Raj-like experiences, from champagne breakfasts at the Taj Mahal to travelling by canopied camel cart for sundowners in the sand dunes of Bikaner.

Taj Gateway Hotel, Varanasi


Situated in the ancient city Varansani, the Taj Gateway hotel is regarded as one of the top five-star hotels in the city, complete with two restaurants, comfortable rooms and a gym and spa

Suryauday Haveli, Uttar Pradesh

Historic hotel

Hidden away in the labyrinthine alleys that fringe the Ganges in Varanasi lies this gem of luxurious tranquillity right in the middle of one of India’s most vibrant and spectacular landmarks. Formerly a retreat, the hotel has been lovingly refurbished to provide a boutique space amongst the bustle.

RV Orient Pandaw

Luxury cruise ship

The resplendent RV Orient Pandaw has explored the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Burma, and has now also started sailing the spectacular waterways of the Ganges, its design blending perfectly with the exotic destinations to which it sails.

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Where to go in Eastern India


Ancient Varanasi is dominated by the stone ghats, which line the sacred River Ganges, drawing pilgrims from across the world who come for their daily ritual ablutions.

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