On this tour of East India, experience the captivating regions of West Bengal and Orissa in this two-week trip. West Bengal is a thrumming center of humanity where, over the years, Indian ideas have flourished. It was home to the freedom movement, and has a long history of drawing the finest artists, spiritual thinkers, writers and revolutionaries. This sliver of a state houses a dense population and a remarkable diversity of geography, from the flat Ganges plains to the towering Himalayas.
Orissa is renowned for its temples, the grand remembrances of when this region was flourishing in the 13th century. Hordes of pilgrims visit this area and its fascinating collection of ornate temples, infusing the region with a rippling energy. Yet it also has deep tribal roots—many of the tribes here live on the fringe of mainstream society, still maintaining their vibrant traditions in a world that has largely moved on.
Enjoy this fascinating glimpse into two of India’s most enigmatic states on this tour to East India with Geringer Global Travel.