Day 1 : Kolkata
Pick up early evening from Kolkata airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of day free. Overnight in Kolkata.
Meal plan: n/a
Discover the hidden secrets of India's colonial gem on a fascinating walking tour of Kolkata, visit Kumartuli's master sculptors who craft thousands of Hindu deities, and stop off in one of the largest flower and fruit markets in India. Cruise through the Sunderbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, home to swimming Bengal tigers, reptiles and birdlife.
Kolkata - Sunderbans
Marvel at India's most incredible forts and palaces
Discover colonial Kolkata and the Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
Experience the best of North and South India
Spot lemurs, tigers & orangutans
Discover iconic sights of India, Nepal & Bhutan
Get under the skin of Asia's two best wildlife spots.
Travel through the Himalayan foothills to Ladakh
Himalayan mountains, unseen tribes & amazing wildlife
Experience Bhutan's rich culture, colonial Kolkata and rural life in Assam
Visit the two most populous countries on Earth.
Nomadic tribes, traditional textiles, crafts & Mewar Festival
India's Golden Triangle & the best of Sri Lanka.
Golden Triangle and the Himalayas
Fort cities, rural villages & camel fair
Aoling Festival, wildlife in Assam & natural beauty of Manipur
Tropical mountains, tea & spice plantations, and backwaters
Spot tigers, lions, leopards, buffalo, rhino & elephants
Wildlife, tribes & rural life in Assam, Nagaland and Manipur
Experience the flavours and exotic spices of South India
Temple towns of Tamil Nadu to backwaters of Kerala
Diverse wildlife in Assam and the Sunderbans
An intoxicating immersion into India's diversity
Coffee farms, wildlife and stone temples
Remote tribal cultures in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Nagaland
Uncover the religious diversity of India
Discover the huge diversity of North India's cuisine
Experience the thrill of the Indian jungle ...
Villages, temples, salt flats & the world's last Asiatic lions
Idyllic backwaters, tropical forests & ancient temple towns
Lucknow, Varanasi & the wonders of Madhya Pradesh
Distinct tribal cultures, unique temples & traditional textiles
Houseboats, Himalayas & Hemis Festival
Colonial Kolkata, Darjeeling toy train & Buddhism
Rural villages, grand forts & wildlife
Set foot in Ladakh's hidden Himalayan valleys
Golden Triangle, tigers & exotic Goa
Tea, spices, backwaters & beaches
Discover the forts, palaces, villages and desert of Rajasthan
Waterfalls, hills and living bridges in North East India
Nigel & Margaret Turner , Tailormade India Wildlife & Birding tour
This trip was very well put together and ticked all the boxes that we had requested. The accommodation throughout the tour was of a high standard and our experiences in the national parks was wonderful spotting many different animals including tigers, leopards, sloth bears, lions, jungle cat plus countless number of birds. Thank you Rahul for tailoring this trip to our requirements.
Jennifer , Raj, Tigers & Mangroves, India
Kolkata is a real eye-opener. The walking tour was a real highlight and our guide was great at showing me places I`d never have found otherwise. The Sunderbans was just beautiful. The guide was very friendly and the boat cruises were relaxing. My cottage was delightful and the food at the Tiger Camp was delicious. A great way to end the trip!
Danny , Tigers, Lions & Rhinos of India, India
I thought I missed the name of this tour when I was looking for wildlife trips, lions in India! Not only was I lucky to see a tigress and her cubs in Kanha, Satpura was also magical, particularly the walking safari. I saw a leopard dragging its kill away. Gir was so different, and yes, I can confirm lions do live in India! Thank you Travel The Unknown for a very different wildlife trip.
Joan Edmunds (USA) , Tailormade India
I have been on 3 tailor made trips with Travel The Unknown and have found them to be knowledgeable and reliable. We`ve stayed in some wonderful places and have had some unusual and satisfying experiences that go beyond the standard tours.
Hazel & James Frost , Tailormade India
Another fantastic trip with this company. WE really managed to get off the beaten track and have seen some amazing sights. Well put together. We will travel again with Travel the Unknown
Ken Sankey , Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India
Wow, India is incredible and Travel The Unknown put together a trip that really showed the diverse nature of the country and cultures, from the busy capital Delhi to the splendour of the Taj Mahal and then off the main tourist trek with an overnight sleeper train to Varanasi on the Ganges, the Hindu religious capital with bathing , washing and cremations alongside the river - an astonishing experience. We then moved to the forgotten North East corner where there is a tribal culture in an area seemingly cut off from the rest of India. Our destination was the Living Root Bridges which are unique and remote. Just want to go back to India for more...
Christina Taft , Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India
Travel the Unknown put together an Itinerary in North East India - Living Root Bridges for me and a travelling companion. The accommodations, transportation, promptness of drivers, and knowledge of our guide was excellent. Easy booking from office and good pre trip information. Thanks TTU!
Mary Trubek (USA) , Tailormade India
I thoroughly enjoyed my tailor made tour of northwestern and central India. Guides and accommodations were excellent and we saw as much of the area as could be packed into two weeks. I look forward to another tour with Travel the Unknown.
Penelope Smith , Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival, India
What an excellent service! Rahul adapted, extended and improved our trip so many times without a qualm and we ended up with the trip of a lifetime. The destinations are unusual and interesting but everything has been checked out by the team and works brilliantly. I can`t wait to do another trip.
Lori Martin , Assam & Nagaland Hornbill Festival, India
This trip was my first time travelling with Travel The Unknown, but definitely not my last!
Christian Noni , Tailormade North East India
I had been studying the Apatani Tribe for quite some time… I’m talking roughly 7 years! Travel The Unknown made my dreams come entirely true. They organized every aspect of my experience in the most minute detail. I have never felt such confidence in an agency nor worked with one more knowledgeable about their destination. Because of them and their kind efforts, I will continue to travel with Travel The Unknown for all future expeditions to this or similar regions. Thanks, Travel The Unknown, for everything!
Stephen , Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India
Gotta say thanks to Travel The Unknown for organising my fascinating trip to a little-known area of the world. The scenery was fantastic, food was amazing, the guide was great and the living bridges were inspiring. An India not many get to see. Thanks again.