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Eastern India Hotels

Hotels in East India tend to have a colonial feel especially in the tea country of Darjeeling and Assam. Here the undulating tea plantations give way to picture perfect Tea bungalows, filled with an old world charm.

The lovingly restored Glenburn Tea Estate, in particular has won many awards and offers the quintessential tea plantation experience. Overlooked by the imposing Mount Kanchenjunga, this working tea estate offers the perfect retreat and base for Darjeeling and the surrounding region.

On to Assam where the quaint heritage properties and river cruises allow a glimpse into some of the more rural and rewarding parts of the country. The Diphlu River Lodge is the perfect base to explore the Kaziranga National Park and its unique wildlife, such as the one horned rhino.

The Assam Bengal Navigation operates 2 river cruise vessels, which navigate the mighty Brahmaputra and backwaters of Bengal. While further south, the Vivada Cruises which offer the opportunity to explore the mystical mangroves of the Sunderbans.

Kolkata, the centerpiece of the British Raj offers some wonderful hotels including the Taj Bengal and colonial grand dame, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

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