1 Victoria Memorial
This monument to the British Empire in Kolkata is a dizzying blend of Mughal and Italian architecture.
2 Eden Gardens
Enjoy the chaos and spectacle of a match at Kolkata’s famous cricket ground.
Fascinating warren of lanes where artisans model lavish images of goddesses and demons out of straw, clay and pith.
Float through the endless mangrove forests, home to a profusion of wildlife, including the majestic Bengal tiger.
This tranquil university town exudes the spirit of its founder, the poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore.
A charming hill station with spectacular views and famously fine tea.
7 Singalila Trek
This Darjeeling trek features unforgettable mountain vistas, especially beautiful in April and May, when the rhododendrons are in bloom.
8 Toy Train
Take a leisurely journey on this Victorian railway, partly steam-driven, past the tea gardens that carpet the steep hillsides around Darjeeling.
The horticultural capital of the northeast, with quiet walks, orchid nurseries and colourful markets.