A beautiful melting pot of the colonial past, a modern metropolis, and remote indigenous cultures, this is a fascinating part of India.
India’s second largest city, Kolkata is the intellectual and cultural capital. The beautiful mix of the colonial past and the modern day make this a delightfully photogenic city. A friendly welcome always awaits in Kolkata. Wander the streets and take in faded colonial delights and vibrant new neighbourhoods, tee off on some of the finest golf courses in the country or sail down the Ganges on a Kolkata river cruise.
For a real off the beaten track experience, head to the far north-east of the country and the state of Nagaland. This is the smallest and most remote state of India. Undiscovered and especially beautiful, it is inhabited by 16 main tribes, each with their own strong identity, customs, language and dress. A rich vein of folklore runs through this region with music and traditions an important part of daily life. There are numerous festivals throughout the year celebrating each individual tribe.
Nagaland is also one of the most beautiful parts of India. Lush green valleys, rolling hills and dense forests offer endless opportunities for hikers and climbers. For wildlife enthusiasts, there are populations of monkeys, buffalo and bears as well as the more elusive leopards and tigers.
Nagaland is a wonderful addition to a luxury holiday for those looking for a remote and authentic experience.