CULTURAL IMMERSION

What good is a beautiful place without its people? At Eastern Odyssey, we believe that people and their cultures, traditions, languages, cuisines, and religions make tha place. Our cultural immersion tours are designed to introduce travellers to an authentic, unaltered, visceral Eastern India – in all its beauty, glory and flaws. Learn, experience and get lost in the heart and soul of Eastern India.

These cultural immersion journeys are truly an adventure. It does not feature five–star hotels (there are none) and luxury services. Instead, this is one of those rare and singular journeys that offers a luxury of experience; where you will likely be one ofthe few or often the only Westerner in sight; where you will encounter utterly authentic tribal villages, most of whom live as simply today as their predecessors have for centuries.

  • DALAI LAMA'S TRAIL
    Trip length: 16 days | Kolkata – Nameri – Bomdila – Tawang – Dirang – Wild Mahseer – Kohima – Kolkata

    HIGHLIGHTS

    - Victorial Memorial, the British-Mughal building made entirely of white marble
    - The golden statue of Buddha at Tawang Monastery, the second largest    monastery in the world
    - One-horned rhinos at Nameri National Park
    - Tea-tasting in one of Assam's acclaimed tea gardens
    - Tribal village walks

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  • Eastern Ganga dynasty and mountain kingdoms
    Trip length: 16 days |Kolkata – Dhenkanal – Bhitarkanika – Bhubaneshwar – (Konark) – (Bagdogra) – Kalimpong – Gangtok – Yuksum – Pelling – Darjeeling – Kolkata

    HIGHLIGHTS

    - Marigold markets and boat rides on the Hooghli river
    - Bhubaneshwar, the Temple City with over 500 ancient temples
    - Buddhist monasteries and Himalayan vistas
    - Lush tea gardens in Darjeeling

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  • Off beat Chattisgarh to the land of the Naga Warriors
    Trip length: 18 days | Delhi – (Raipur) Kawardha – Kanker – (Raipur )Kolkata – Kohima – Jorhat (Majuli) – Kaziranga – Guwahati – Delhi

    HIGHLIGHTS

    - Discover the unexplored region of Chattisgarh and Nagaland in all its glory
    - Weekly tribal market visit
    - Elephant Safari and bathing
    - Unlock the off-beat treasures of Eastern India

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  • TRIBAL TOUR OF ODISHA
    Trip length: 7 days | Bhubaneshwar – Gopalpur – Rayagada – Jeypore – Taptapani – Bhubaneshwar

    HIGHLIGHTS

    - City tour of Bhubaneshwar
    - A visit to second largest lagoon in the world
    - Tibetan Settlement and Monastery
    - Tribal tour to a village near the foothills of Niyamgiri hills
    - Tribal market of Paroja tribes
    - Day trip to a silk village

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