Bengal is a beautiful land boasting ancient culture and literature and displays the best insignias of prehistoric traditions of well. It is the symbol of modernity blending with ancient cultures and traditions. There are several intriguing destinations in Bengal that behold several distinct reasons for visiting. Some of these must-visit destinations are Kolkata, Gangasagar, Dakhineshwar, Belurmath, Sunderban, etc.
This 08 Nights and 09 Days itinerary covers the royal heritage prevailing in the land of Bengal. This tour is perfect for all the travelers who want to get drenched into ancient traditions, exquisite panoramas and lush green forests offering spectacular sites of exotic flora and fauna.
On arrival at Kolkata Airport/ Hwh Railway station, our representative will transfer you to your already booked hotel. Check in at the hotel. The evening is free at leisure. An overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.
After breakfast, we will proceed for the city tour of Kolkata covering High Court Building, Oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, Howrah bridge, Vidyasagar Setu, National Museum, Victoria memorial, Kali Mandir, etc. Thereafter, we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in hotel.
Today, early in the morning after tea, we will leave for a full day excursion tour to Gangasagar where the Ganga drains into the sea & is considered to be of great religious significant & explore the Kapileshwar Muni Ashram- it is one Punya Tirtha among five Punya Dhams. Later return back to the hotel in Kolkata for an overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, we will visit Dakhineshwar & Belurmath by boat cruise on river Hoogoli to visit Ramakrishnan mission. Also, we will visit the popular Jain Temple and the Mother Teressa House- Nirmal Hirdaya. The afternoon is free for shopping by your own. An overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.
In the morning after breakfast, we will board the train to Shantiniketan. It was founded in 1901 by Noble Laureate Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore who visualizes a perfect harmony of humanity with nature. Art gallery & museum are important to be seen. On arrival, get transfer to your pre-booked hotel. After lunch, we will visit the Santal villages. The evening is free at leisure for shopping. An overnight in the hotel in Shantiniketan.
After breakfast in the morning, we will explore Shantiniketan area & the open air classes, Visva Bharti Campus, Rabindra museum, Deep Park, Amarkuthi, Kantalikota (a place of small temple but mythological interest). Later, we will board the train to Kolkata. On arrival, check in at the hotel for a dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Today, early in the morning we will departure from Kolkata & reach the largest Litoral Mangrove belt in the world. It is a nature interpretation centre where one can gather experience about the different species & projects on Sunderban. We will also visit crocodile projects. Full day excursion inside the forest to search the world famous Royal Bengal tiger & crocodile. Departure by boat to Sajnekhali Tiger Projest, area for viewing wildlife, sajnekhali Museum, Mangrove Interpretation Centre & Watch Tower. An overnight saty at the hotel/resort in Sunderban.
Today in the morning after breakfast, we will take an onward journey to Dobanki Forest Reserve & various islands & creeks. A thrilling boat cruise inside creeks and dense forest through numerous rivers while visiting Dobanki Watch Tower where the canopy walk inside the forest sends chills down your body (experience the life in which caged animals live in, while getting an all around view of the forest). Also, we will visit the spotted Deer Rehabilitation centre. Thereafter, we will cruise through Matla – Sea face (the point from where the Bay of Bengal can be seen)- Cruising back the 5 river junction to Pitchkhali. Later return back to the resort for Lunch. In the evening, we will =promenade around the neighboring villages to interact with the local community at a typical Sunderban settlement their local art, Culture & Way of life (how man & tiger coexist in such a difficult terrain. In simple words a rendezvous stay the rural Bengal. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel/resort in Sundarban.
In the morning after tea, we will departure for Sudhanyakhali & various creeks & Islands, breakfast onboard Brunch. Later, checkout from the hotel to reach the Basanti Port. Drive to Kolkata again with the unforgettable experience. After reaching Kolkata, you will get transfer to the airport/ Railway station for onward journey.
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