Joanna and Alejandro’s two week trip to the North-east

Ravangla,Himachal Pradesh
Darjeeling,West Bengal
Kolkata,West Bengal
Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh

Joanna and Alejandro had explored North India on their first trip to India. On their second trip, they wanted to try something different and go off the beaten path. We were happy to recommend the North-east. Very few travelers choose to visit the North-east during their time in India, but those who do are glad they did.

Why go there?

Darjelling, hill station in Northeast India
Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful hill stations of the north-east. Credit: Pierre Le Bigot

The North-east is consists of seven small states. Each has a unique culture. The environment is lush and the food delicious. Since it’s relatively undiscovered, it’s also quite affordable. You can go trekking, sight-seeing, rafting or just idle away with a mug of millet-beer. The region has very friendly locals and some interesting tribes. It’s a perfect destination to get to know the people and their rich culture and heritage.

Alejandro and Joanna chose to visit one of the seven sisters, the state of Sikkim.  They also traveled to Darjeeling and Kolkata in West Bengal, and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Being on a budget trip they stayed in a combination of home-stays and hostels and used local buses and trains as their main mode of transport.



What they felt

Here’s what Alejandro had to say: “I had the best of the experiences traveling with the company, the hotels were always excellent.”

If you’re looking for an exciting off-beat trip, then the North East is for you. We can customise the trip to your budget and length of stay. You can even choose a more active trip of trekking and adventure sports.

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Joanna and Alejandro's two week trip to the North-east

1-3    Gangtok
Hotel Pandim, Gangtok
4-6    Ravangla
Hilltop Rabong Retreat, Ravangla
7-8    Pelling
Elgin Mount Pandim, Pelling


9-10    Namchi
Hotel Kava Suites, Namchi


11-13    Darjeeling
Hotel Shangri La Regency, Darjeeling
14-15    Kolkata
Red Brick Residency, Kolkata

Once the capital of Colonial India. Kolkata is a city stuck in time known for it's grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals

16-17    Varanasi
Aashray Homestay

Varanasi is not for the faint hearted.Its chaotic, crowded and surreal. You will either love it or hate it, but it will definitely blow your mind! Often referred to as the spiritual capital of India, it is the most important pilgrimage site of Hindus who come here to bathe in the holy river or perform funeral rites.

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