Flying into Calcutta (Kolkata) you will see that it is a vast and crowded city of both ancient and modern. It is India’s second biggest city and a feast for the eyes at every moment of the day. Calcutta sprang up from a rural backwater and within a couple of decades a miniature London shot up. Many of the former buildings and English churches still stand today. A feast of colonial-era architecture.
Orissa (Odisha) is rarely seen by outsiders as it was closed off to tourism for years. It provides a fascinating glimpse into tribal life and traditions with tribes still living and working on the land with their animals, as they have for centuries. A unique insight into a fast disappearing and fragile way of life. Filled with exquisite temples and monuments, home to thousands of artists and craftsmen, beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and natural landscape of often-enchanting beauty, Odisha (Orissa) is a fascinating and largely undiscovered land.
One of the best ways to see India is by train and in this tour you will experience a spectacular train journey through part of the Eastern Ghats on one of the rare broad gauge hill railways of India. Gently rolling along the winding track you will see breathtaking and stunning scenery throughout: lush and verdant foliage, mountains, valleys, forests and waterfalls.
Itinerary / Route
A Calcutta.> B Vizag. > C Chandoorai. > B Vizag. > A Calcutta