The Story of Bengal- A Secret Retreats journey -
This journey has been personally designed by Darshan Dudhoria owns Bari Kothi in Murshidabad, located on the bank of the Holy Ganges, once inhabited by local Nawabi and Sheherwali families.
He shares with us his work to revive the rich heritage of Bengal.
Highlights of the Journey:
- fabulously restored palaces
- rich artistic culture
- vibrant live in the streets and riversides
- one of the most delectable gastronomy of India
Once upon a time, 12% of the World’s GDP came from this part of North-East India: Bengal. Merchants came from across the world and settled to access silk, muslin, chintz, indigo, jute, tea and spices produced here. 18th Century’s European battles were fought to control the rivers here, as controlling the trade of Bengal meant controlling the world. 19th century was the one of Bengal Renaissance with some distinctive architecture encompassing Greek, Roman or French features. Today Bengal is a place of many festivals, where communities and religions colive, where intellectual debate last over endless cups of chai. This is the extraordinary history of Bengal that our hosts want to share with you through this journey.
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Later, back to the hotel to rest and dinner will be served at the property.
You will check in for 3 nights at Bari Kothi, a restored palace full of character on the bank of the Ganges. Sheherwali cuisine, possibly the finest vegetarian cuisine, mélange of the cuisines of the West and East of India, will be served for dinner.
Check in at The Rajbari for 3 nights, a 250 years old Palace. That saw 170 years of grand living and was forgotten also until the passionate restoration of the ruins to reflect again the opulence, style and grace of the Zamindars of Bengal. You will be warmly welcomed in the impressive court yard before settling in your room. Dinner will be served at the property
The Story of Bengal
based on 2 person sharing the same room
The total price includes:
9 nights at the 3 hotels
All meals mentioned in the program
All transfers and sightseeing using AC Innovas (up to 3 pax per vehicle)
All experiences as mentioned in the itinerary at each destination.
English speaking guide for the tour on Day 03 (Bansberia/Chandannagore)
Assistance during airport transfers
The total price does not include:
VISA – Most countries need a visa for India (available online). Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses.
Options and other activities not included in the program.
Any Airfare / train fare
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