Monday, June 23, 2014


Temples and Tea

Executive summary by darmansjah

The cultural capital of India and onetime seat of the British Raj, Kolkata kicks off a quirky itinerary through the state of Orissa, home to numerous historic temples, notably Puri’s 13th-century sandstone Sun Temple, which legend says was constructed by Lord Krishna’s son, and the tea highlands, the summer stomping grounds of the raja. Immersion Journeys: “East India: Temple Mythology and Mountain Peaks,” 15 days; $6,250

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