India’s second-biggest city is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate. By its old spelling, Calcutta conjures up images of human suffering to most Westerners. But locally, Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual and cultural capital.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Kolkata
Arrival at Kolkata round 14:55 hrs. On arrival assistance by our airport representative and transfer to hotel. If client want they can visit Dakshineshwar Kali Temple before checking in at the hotel. (From airport to Dakshineshwar is less than 30 Mins drive, but if they want to come to the hotel first and post check in they want to visit the place it will take 1:30 hrs minimum). If they do not want to visit Dakshineshwar they can first do the check in and later can enjoy a drive pass in the Esplanade area or can explore the local nearby markets, all monuments get closed by 5 PM. Overnight at Kolkata.
Day 2: Kolkata To Sunderban
Post breakfast guest will be transferred to Godkhali jetty which is approximately a drive of 3.5 hrs from Kolkata by an exclusive car. At Godkhali jetty, they will be boarding to the mechanized boat [02 hrs ride] to reach the Sunderban Mangrove Retreat at Jamespur which is located at Satjalia Island. Post lunch a sunset cruise will be commenced, evening tea-snacks and dinner will be served at the resort. Overnight stay at hotel.
Travel from Kolkata to Sunderban
Day 3: Sunderban National Park
Post breakfast visit of Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali, Donbaki watch towers and explore the natural beauty of Sunderban by visiting the creeks and rivers. Lunch on board, later by afternoon or early evening transfer to resort. Highlight - bright chances of spotting the royal Bengal tiger.
Day 4: Sunderban To Kolkata
After an early breakfast [may be it will be served on boat only]. You will be transferred to Kolkata via Godkhali [this transfer will depend on water-tide] by 1:30 to 2 PM reach Kolkata, rest of the day free to explore the city.
Travel from Sunderban to Kolkata
Taxi via Kavi Subhash
Day 5: Kolkata To Shillong
Arrive Shillong. Our local office representative shall meet and greet you at airport / station and you shall be transferred to hotel in Shillong. Enroute visit Umiam Lake - more popularly known as Barapani, this is the biggest artificial lake in the State. Surrounded by sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines and the azure blue skies is the majestic Umiam Lake. Developed upon the reservoir of the Umiam Hydro Electric Project, the Water Sports Complex provides a choice of row-boats, paddle-boats, cruise boats, sailing boats, water scooters and speed boats. One can enjoy water sports activities here (optional cost). Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
Located on the National Highway 44, near Shillong, the Umiam lake is one of the most beautiful and picturesque artificial lakes. Built as a reservoir for a hydroelectrical ...
Umiam Lake, Meghalaya, India
Travel from Kolkata to Shillong
Fly to Shillong
Fly to Gauhati, taxi
Day 6: Excursion To Cherrapunjee
At 06:00 hrs departure to visit the Asia’s Cleanest Village Mawlynnong – located in the East Khasi hills, this village is known for its ‘Cleanliness’ and it’s a community based eco-tourism initiative. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a short trek to the Living Root Bridge at a neighboring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. Later continue your journey to Cherrapunjee. Cherrapunjee - blessed with many breathtaking views of nature in her pristine beauty with cool springs, mind soothing waves of thick green jungle foliage, gurgling mountain streams finding their way through rocks, enthralling milky white waterfalls leaping into deep gorges in a thunderous applause to the record breaking rainfall that resounds through the valley. Cherrapunjee has the distinction of being the wettest place on Earth, having the highest recorded rainfall, year after year. Later visit Mawsmai Cave (option for having Lunch). Later return to Shillong. Evening visit Local markets in Shillong (Bara Bazaar and Police Bazaar) for the best shopping experience. Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
Meghalaya's double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been ...
Living Root Bridge, meghalaya
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Day 7: Shillong Sightseeing
Full day local sightseeing in Shillong - The ‘Gleneagle of the East’ lies in the center of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. The gorgeous city offers amazing tourist spots. The city’s own Ward’s Lake is popular for short garden walks and boating. The Botanical Garden offers plethora of indigenous and exotic plants and rare collection of orchids. Butterfly Museum is a storehouse of finest and rarest species of butterflies and moths. Lady Hydari Park is a Japanese style landscaped park endowed with stretches of roses and exquisite flowers. The Mini zoo adjacent to the park has about 73 birds, 140 reptiles and mammals. One of the largest Golf courses in Asia is an 18 hole Golf Course is charted amidst a surging valley full of thick pine groves and rhododendron trees. Spend the evening in the splendid arena ! The State Museum is a display of the lifestyle and heritage of the people of Meghalaya. Shillong and its surrounding is dotted with splendid waterfalls cascading down deep valleys forming misty sparks as they break the silence of the surroundings. Elephant Falls is a mountain stream gorging down two successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks. Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
A beautiful manmade lake named after Sir William Ward, the then, Chief Commissioner of Assam. A beautiful little lake with short garden walks and boating facilities - this is ...
East Khasi Hills District, Shillong, India
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Day 8: Shillong City Tour
Morning post breakfast visit Don Bosco Museum - a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco in North East India to develop expert facilities for the preservation and promotion of numerous beautiful and diverse indigenous cultures of the region. The museum exhibits cultural artifacts thematically arranged from floor to floor in the different galleries along with excellent paintings depicting various aspects of the cultures of North East India forms the first and most visible aspect of Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Afternoon visit the Elephant falls and Shillong peak. Must visit - Archery show - the archery gambling is a sort of lottery with the local archers shooting at a target. People all over Meghalaya place bet on the last 2 digits of the number of arrows sticking to the target. It is really a fascinating mixture of sport, culture and gambling you must experience gambling here. Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
A popular local sport is Archery where teams compete to hit a cylindrical straw target mounted on a bamboo pole. Archery is also a popular form of gambling where the bets are ...
Day 9: Shillong To Kaziranga
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga. Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. It is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many Mammals, including Tigers, Elephants, Panthers and Bears and thousands of birds. Later on arrival in Kaziranga, check into the hotel. Afternoon, enjoy a jeep safari in the Kaziranga National Park along with our expert naturalist. Return to the hotel late evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kaziranga.
Morning 06:30 and Afternoon 14:30 time to visit into the National Park, jeep safaris are accompanied by a guide/escort and last for 3-4 hours in the morning and 3-4 hours in ...
Kaziranga National Park , Assam , India
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Travel from Shillong to Kaziranga
Day 10: Departure
Early morning go for Elephant ride at 5 AM. This is one of the most enjoyed safari to explore the wide varieties of wildlife in the Kaziranga National Park. Return to hotel and post breakfast. Drive to Guwahati airport to depart for onward destination.