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page 52 | AUDLEY TRAVELLER | 17Historic Walking Tour of CalcuttaStart the day with a tour of the bustling flower market of Calcutta, which straddles the banks of the Hooghly River. Your guide will lead you through the chaos of the area, down to the bathing ghats where men and women perform their morning ablutions. You will then continue onto the Dalhousie Square where you can marvel at the grand architecture of British India. Next your guide will lead you into the old department store on Chowringhee and into the home of Bomti, a charming host with a wonderful art collection. Your day will be completed with a relaxing trip on the Hooghly, as you cruise upstream past Calcutta's grand waterfront and the beautiful temples of Belur Math, while sipping a cup of the finest Darjeeling tea.Explore the Dharavi slum in MumbaiA half-day tour of the Dharavi slum in Mumbai is a fascinating and eye-opening experience. The slum, the largest in Asia and home to more than a million people, is a place of hardship and poverty, but also one of humour, enterprise and activity; its many small businesses generate an annual turnover of around US$665million. You visit the residential area of the slum where people live in tiny accommodation along narrow dirty lanes. In a city where house rents are among the highest in the world, Dharavi provides a cheap option to those who move to Mumbai from the country. The tour is educational not intrusive, and is organised by Reality Tours, which invests most of its earnings in supporting those living and working in the slum.Death and Rebirth Walk in VaranasiYour walks starts early in the evening and will take you through the concepts of death and rebirth, and the importance of Varanasi (Benares), which is also referred to as Mahashramstana - the great cremation ground of Shiva. Your guide will take you to see sacred ponds that house healing waters; you will visit the home of Kali, a powerful mother goddess who drinks the blood of sinners; and you will step into the abode of the Aghors, renunciants who practice Tantric death rituals at the Manikarnika, Varanasi's main burning ghat. You will hear stories of the Bhairavas (ferocious forms of Shiva who protect the city) before concluding with a visit to the temple of Sankata Devi, known as the Goddess of Trouble who slays demons and destroys sorrow.Experiencing IndiaIndia

Why wait for a honeymoon?1. Try an east african safari with a unique twist KenyaLewa Wilderness Trails in Kenya offers a safari with a unique twist - as well as game drives, bush walks and horse rides, you can enjoy exploring the beautiful Lewa Conservancy by air. Fly in a traditional open cockpit biplane, the only one in East Africa, harking back to the "Out of Africa" era. The pilot, Will Craig, has more than 5,000 hours of flying experience and will not only point out landmarks you are flying over but also tell you more about the conservation work being done in Lewa, to benefit both the wildlife and local communities. The scenery here is dramatic and beautiful, comprising rolling plains, valleys and rocky hills with the backdrop of Mount Kenya. From the air you can also look out for some of Lewa's prolific wildlife which includes good rhino populations, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, Grevy's zebra and more. For more information please contact our Kenya specialists on 01993 838 510.2. Grizzly bear watching CanadaKnight Inlet in British Columbia offers some of the world's best bear watching. Observing these animals in their natural environment is very special; up to 50 can be seen during September's salmon run. After a day outdoors, relax in the cosy lodge and enjoy seafood harvested right from Knight Inlet's glacier-fed waters.For more information please contact our Canada specialists on 01993 838 700.3. morning trip to monks and waterfalls LaosA superb way to experience Laos' unique serenity is to rise early to give alms to the monks in Luang Prabang, and then head to the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Arriving before the crowds, you can enjoy one of Laos' most beautiful spots alone. A delicious breakfast will be laid out for you; then you can swim beneath the falls and bathe in the sun - a fine way to start the day in a fantastic country.For more information please contact our Laos specialists on 01993 838 125.Whether you're on honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or just want an extra special moment, our specialists pick 10 unique experiences that can make your trip unforgettable