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KOLKATA- SHANTINIKETAN

TRIP DATES – 21st to 24th Nov 2019 (4 Days and 3 Nights)

COST – Only Rs. 16000 per person

Sightseeing inclusions:

Kaalighat, Belur mutt, Dhakshineshwar temple, Howrah bridge, princep ghaat, Eden bagh, Gariya haat, Biswa Bangla gate,Victoria memorial hall, Tram bus ride, Shantiniketan.

Note: Ganga Saagar is nearly 125 km 4hrs from Kolkata. 3500/ extra with one day extra stay.

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in twin sharing basis in 3☆ hotels
  • All days breakfast, lunch, dinner and water bottles
  • Sight seeing by AC vehicle depending on the number of members
  • Pick up and drop from Kolkata railway station/ airport
  • Entry fee for Sight seeing at mentioned places, toll and parking charges at all locations, local tourist guide & driver charge.

Note : Flight/ train charges from home town to Kolkata airport extra. We can book the flight/ train tickets for you as per actuals.

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Itinerary

DAY 1

Pick up from Kolkata airport/railway station, Check-in to hotel. After lunch visit Victoria memorial, Princep ghaat, Tram ride dinner at Park street. Back to hotel.

DAY 2

Early morning after breakfast visit Dakshineshwar Kaali temple, Belur mutt, After lunch visit Garia haat Kaali Baari and then back to hotel for dinner

DAY 3

Morning after breakfast proceed to Shantiniketan ( nearly 140km) Enroute visit Howrah bridge and Eden bagh. Check in to hotel at Shantiniketan. Visit Shantiniketan Vishwa Bharati, and Shantiniketan fair, night halt at Shantiniketan.

DAY 4

Early morning proceed to Kolkata enroute visit Biswa Bangla gate. Drop at Kolkata airport/ Railway station.

Note : If interested to visit Ganga Saagar, arrive one day early on 20th Nov. From airport proceed to Ganga saagar ( 125/ km 4hrs) Night halt at Ganga Saagar.

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Kolkata

The city Kolkata is widely regarded as ” The cultural heritage of India”. It was home to the head quarters of the British East India Company and later became the capital of India during British Raj. The city is popular for its colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. Durga Pooja is the most awaited and fascinating festival of Kolkata. The entire city gets illuminated with numerous Pooja pandals. It is also second home town of mother Terressa.
The city is not just well known for its Rasgullas, tram bus and Howrah bridge but also for renowned persons like Mother Terressa, Rabindranath Tagore and many more. The Kolkata city is also known as ” The City of Joy”. To experience it one has to visit the city.

Shantiniketan

The word Shantiniketan means ” The abode of peace” In 1863 Maharshi Debendranath father of Rabindranath Tagore founded Shantiniketan.It is a small town near Bolpur.
Tagore founded Brahmo Vidyalaya school later he established open air school which is now a famous Vishwa Bharati University, completely residential taking care of various subjects and also artistic subjects like music, dance,drama, art and sculpture. The university is also dedicated to patronize the local handicrafts and art to support the small scale industries.
At Shantiniketan the tranquil nature and the mesmerizing ambience of red soil region can be the ultimate destination for those who are looking forward to escape from the city hustles and bustles. The famous Vishwa Bharati University, the open air school of Shantiniketan dream of Tagore and the famous handicraft industries are the most interesting things to explore.

Victoria memorial

Victoria memorial is a large white marble building located at the heart of the city Kolkata.
Queen Victoria who was the queen of great Britain and Ireland and also empress of India passed away on January 1901. Lord Curzon conceived the idea of constructing a colossal and grand building with museum and gardens, where one and all can have a glimpse of rich past.
There are 25 galleries including royal gallery, sculpture gallery and Calcutta gallery. It is a house of remarkable collection of paintings, artefacts,weapons, textiles,coins and many more. The museum also has collection of few possessions of the queen like her writing table,chair, scrapbook etc.

Dakshineshwar Kali Ghat

This temple is located at Dakshineshwar, the presiding deity is Goddess Bhavatarini a form of Goddess Kali which means ” She who liberates her devotees from the ocean of existence i.e samsara” This temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali.
The history of Kali temple is Rani Rashmoni in the year 1847 set out for pilgrimage with a convoy of 24 boats carrying relatives and servants to the city Banaras. Just before the night of pilgrimage Goddess Kali appeared in her dream asking her to built a shrine for her on the banks of river Ganges. It took nearly 8 years to built the temple. The temple complex consists of shrines of Goddess Kali, Lord Shiva and Radha Krishna.
Ram Kumar was appointed as the head priest of the temple but within a year he died then his brother Ramakrishna had to take his place. He sat hours for meditation and became the seeker of Goddess Kali and attained Moksha.

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Exclusion:

  • Roundtrip Flight/Train Tickets from your hometown to Kolkata.
  • Pickup or drop from any other airport or stations than mentioned in the inclusion section.
  • Tickets for sightseeing and joy rides which are not mentioned above.
  • Personal expenses like porter, laundry, beverages, camera fee at sightseeing places, medical expenses, meal not part of the group menu, insurances etc.
  • Additional charges for extra day/night stay at hotels.
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, land slides, accidents and any emergency evacuations.
  • We are not responsible for the valuables carried by the individuals