Kolkata Darshan (Premium)

2N Kolkata
3 days

From

US$ 178

per person

Operated by Tirath

About the tour

A lively city, Kolkata is wondrous when it comes to the list of things you can see and experience here. It’s a zealous location, especially around the Hooghly River where people flood to the temples to show their reverence to the Gods at locations with religiously and historically significant meanings. The Kalighat Temple in Kolkata is one of 51 Shakti Peethas as worshippers believe this was where the right toes of Sati, or Goddess Kali, fell when Lord Krishna performed his Divine Dance of Destruction. Not far from here is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, well-known for its impressive naravatna architecture and a witness to India’s First Independence War just two years after it was established. Don’t miss Belur Math, a twin organization with temples that represent one universal faith and earned praise from erstwhile President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. The trip ends on the last day after we visit the Victoria Memorial, a beautiful white marble structure surrounded by gardens to remember the Empress of India, Queen Victoria.

Highlights

  • Hand-picked Premium accommodation
  • All transfers and sightseeing with Innova Crysta or Similar on Private Basis
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Shakti Peetha of Kolkata, Kalighat Temple
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple - Mystics of 19th Century Bengal
  • Belur Math - Pilgrimage for people of different religious faiths
  • Souvenir shopping in New Market - Sir Stuart Hogg Market
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Service of a Registered Guide for 3 days from the pick up at airport and till drop to the airport.

Meals

02 Breakfast, 02 Lunches & 02 Dinner

Accommodation

Ibiza The Fern Resort and Spa Kolkata or Similar

2 night(s) in Kolkata

Room Type: Fern Club Room
Meals Included: All Meals

Included in the price

Kolkata

  • Belur Math - Pilgrimage for people of different religious faiths
  • Victoria Memorial
  • Souvenir shopping in New Market - Sir Stuart Hogg Market
  • Shakti Peetha of Kolkata, Kalighat Temple
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple - Mystics of 19th Century Bengal

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival Airport And Transfer To Hotels

  • After taking your flight from your respective hub, you’ll land in Kolkata. Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You have the rest of the day for yourself before spending an overnight at the hotel.
  • (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: Kolkata Darshan Tour - “ Faith Restored In Kolkata”

  • Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the hotel before we start a full-day enlightening Kolkata Darshan tour. The first destination of the day is Kalighat Temple, a popular religious site that overflows with tourists due to its status as one of the 51 Divine Seats (Shakti Peethas). The historically prominent Hindu temple was built for Goddess Kali, built inside the traditional neighbourhood of Kalighat that was a sacred Ghat to Goddess Kali and the old course of the Hooghly River. Zealous worshippers would tell the story of how the right toes of Goddess Kali – who was Sati at the time – fell there when Lord Shiva performed the Dance of Destruction (Rudra Tandava). Enraged Lord Shiva held the body of Sati, who immolated herself at her father King Daksha’s holy pyre of yagna, during the dance and Vishnu dismembered her body into 51 parts to calm him down, creating 51 Divine Seats (Shakti Peethas) across India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Pakistan.
  • Then we head to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, well-known for its architecture and renowned for being built just two years before the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 – India’s first Independence War. It was built in 1855 and founded by Rani Rashmoni of Bengal. Now it’s a sacred temple complex with historical and religious significance featuring naravatna architecture, a must-see Hindu temple located on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River if you ever travel to Kolkata.
  • Still around the Hooghly River, but on the west bank this time, is Belur Math. On the northern part of Kolkata is the Headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, a twin organization founded by Swami Vivekananda that strives to represent one universal faith. It is a 32,900-square feet wide Hindu Temple complex and campus completed in 1938, where the relics of Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda are enshrined. The 112.5-feet structure’s principal architect was a monastic disciple of Ramakrishna, Swami Vijnanananda, the brother monk of Swami Vivekananda. An annual celebration is held at The Math, which celebrates all faiths equally and receives thousands of visitors from all around the world during the celebration alone. The architecture over the chunar stone and concrete material has been hailed for representing the non-sectarian approach while retaining spiritual value, earning it a mention from the erstwhile President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam as a place with heritage and national importance.
  • And to end the day on a high note, we’ll go shopping at New Market and visit souvenir shops. Kolkata has become a popular city for tourists, prompting its development that includes a lot of stores selling local specialties you don’t want to miss. Chamba Lama is a popular jewellery and handicraft store, known best for its silver accessories. Foodie people will probably enjoy popular food stalls, restaurants, or bakeries like Nahoum & Sons, an iconic Jewish Bakery dubbed as one of the best in Kolkata. Stroll through the bustling market area as tenders vie for your attention. Enjoy a cup of refreshing Indian-style lemonade, Nimbu Pani, with Badshah’s roll in your other hand. Exploring this area during Christmas brings a whole new experience and sight as the New Market will be decorated and create a festive atmosphere with bangles, dry flowers, and dress materials in every corner.
  • After a fulfilling darshan tour, we’ll return back to the hotel for delicious lunch. We’ll have an overnight stay at Kolkata.
  • (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Departure Day

  • We’ll start the day early by visiting the Victoria Memorial, featuring one of the best architecture and designs, located within the heart of Kolkata. It is a large white marble structure that was built around the early 1900s in memory of Queen Victoria, Empress of India who died in 1901. The beautiful white marble structure was built from a concept that Lord George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Viceroy of India started. Built within the area was also a memorial gallery and gardens where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll and read about the colonial grandeur that was during the rule of the first Empress of British India.
  • We return to the hotel for breakfast and prepare to check out as we’ll transfer you to the airport before your departure from Kolkata.
  • (Breakfast)

Exclusions

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  • Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
  • Entry charges to Monuments, Museums and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
  • Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.

Terms and Conditions

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  • CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
  • A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
  • · 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of total price
  • · 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of total price.
  • There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
  • BAGGAGE
  • It is allowed 02 suitcase normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passenger shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding to land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If client suffer any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceed this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
  • TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
  • Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Passenger must have valid passport, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty that will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at time of reservation.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • We recommend for you to purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc.

Starting from

US$ 178

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