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