Capital: New Delhi
Currency: Indian rupee
Time Zone: GMT +5.5 hours
Stretching from the southern Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal, India’s East is its most unique and rural region. Vibrant temples, tribal villages, tea plantations and river ways, make up a vast majority of the East, making for a culturally rich journey experienced nowhere else in India. The colonial city of Calcutta with its literary and artistic heritage is home to museums, galleries and breathtaking architecture; whilst the National Parks make for wonderful wildlife spotting – you may even get a glimpse of the elusive Indian one-horned rhinoceros.
Tropical and spiritual, Kerala and the south is notably different to the rest of the country. With a history dating back over 3000 years, this slower paced region is rich in ancient relics and steeped in traditions. Abound in cultural and natural beauty, the people and architecture will inspire and delight, whilst the pristine beaches, serene backwater lagoons and lush jungles will relax the mind body and sprit. Renowned for its vast wildlife sanctuaries, the south is also a great place to go in search for India’s unique flora and fauna.