Kolkata, the second largest city in India, is an ever-present festival of human life, simultaneously lavish and squalid, sophisticated and frenzied, pointedly futuristic, yet beautifully decaying. The capital of West Bengal, a vibrant 350-year-old metropolis located on the East Coast of India, thrives on contradictions and imposing spectacles; nothing is commonplace in this region.Known famously as the City of Joy, Kolkata is the country's musical, cultural and intellectual capital in every way.
The streets of Kolkata are vibrant, hectic, noisy, and yet full of life and imagination. Driven by the indomitable spirit of the self-made middle class, the city has produced a beautiful juxtaposition of the old colonial-era charm with the burgeoning upcoming hipster community that thrives amongst the city's millennial residents.
Kolkata has a distinct tinge of its royal past lingering in every nook and cranny of the city, formerly the capital of the British Empire before the government was transferred to Delhi.
Kolkata is home to the ancestral house of Rabindranath Tagore, which has now been converted into a museum and houses a beautiful collection of portraits and paintings by the family. Throughout the city, there are several ghats where you can sit and enjoy a sunset while sipping on tea, one of the most noted of which is the Prinsep Ghat, which offers amazing views of the Vidyasagar Setu in the backdrop. Nearby is Millennium Park, a beautified waterfront park from which boat rides can be accessed.
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The Victoria Memorial is another remnant of the British Raj in India and is situated in the heart of Kolkata, in West Bengal. Constructed in memory of Queen Victoria to celebrate her 25 years of rule over India, this white marbled opulent structure is almost a replica of the Victoria Memorial in London. The Victoria Memorial is an iconic structure synonymous with the city of happiness!
A lush green and well-maintained garden surrounds the memorial, which extends over 64 acres and has numerous statues and sculptures. Placed on ball bearings at the top of the monument, a sixteen-foot tall bronze statue of triumph helps to heighten the overall charm and grandeur of the entire complex.
The Victoria Memorial, especially at night, when it is illuminated, is breathtaking and wonderful. The Sound and Light shows are an added delight, and a must see, that take place in the evening. All in all, in order to relive the essence of the Victorian age in the modern world, the place is a must-visit for people.
The headquarters for the Ramakrishna Math and Mission is Belur Math in Kolkata. It is visited by people from all over the world, regardless of their religious views, sprawling over forty acres of land on the west bank of the Hooghly River. The temple is renowned for its distinctive architecture, which fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a representation of the unification of all religions.
Founded by Ramakrishna Paramahansa 's chief disciple, Swami Vivekananda, the temple is at the core of the Ramakrishna Movement. A museum and several other affiliated educational institutions are also housed in the temple complex. The evening of Aarti takes place at 5:30 PM, when an evening bell is rung to indicate that visitors are not permitted to loiter on the grounds of Math, nor are they permitted to visit any temple other than the temple of Sri Ramakrishna. Hymns of gratitude to Sri Ramakrishna and to Sri Sarada Devi are the Aarti songs performed. As one is expected to just sit and meditate, the Aarti here is different from those at other places of worship.
Howrah Bridge, an iconic Kolkata landmark, is a massive steel bridge built over the Hooghly River. It is considered among the world's longest cantilever bridges. Also known as Rabindra Setu, Howrah and Kolkata are connected. It carries over 100,000 vehicles and countless pedestrians in everyday traffic and is as historic as it is grand.
In the night time, however, the opulence of the bridge comes alive as it is all lit up. You can also take a ferry ride as it runs from the launch ghat, between Kolkata and Howrah. The view of the city from the ferry, particularly at night, is priceless, to say the least. At the time of its construction, Howrah Bridge was the third-longest cantilever bridge, but now it is the sixth-longest one of its types.
It was renamed after the name of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore as Rabindra Setu on June 14, 1965. It spreads over the Hooghly River, about 1500 ft, and is 71 ft wide. There are a total of 8 stranded road lanes, bicycles, and pedestrians. The fact that it was designed without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets is what makes this bridge unique.
Located right next to the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul's Cathedral on the popular Chowringhee Road, Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia and the world's second largest! Birla Planetarium, situated in the City of Joy-Kolkata, is a magnificent building set up on 2 July 1963 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is one of the three existing planetariums in India.
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The Birla Planetarium, also known as Taramandal, regularly holds numerous shows and programmes in different languages, including Hindi , English, Bengali, and other regional languages. Birla Planetarium also has an electronics laboratory and an astronomy gallery, which has a collection of paintings and astronomical models, in addition to being a planetarium.
An interesting way to spark your curiosity in science and the movement of planets is a visit to the Birla Planetarium. People , especially astronomy lovers, come to experience the amazing shows organised here from all over the world. A trip here involves a tour of the planets, where interesting details are discussed about them and the other intriguing celestial bodies present in our universe.
As the show goes on, silence rings loud, which in itself is a testimony to the mesmerising influence of the shows here. In the corridor, pictures of prominent astronauts and other celestial bodies are displayed. After attending the exhibition, one can have a look at them.
The Indian Museum, the ninth oldest museum in the world and the largest in India, is situated in the City of Joy — Kolkata. The Indian Museum's foundation stone was laid in the year 1814 and has since been a centre of multidisciplinary activities. The Indian Museum also boasts some of the finest collections of ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armour, and beautiful Mughal paintings.
The museum currently has 35 galleries, including History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany, which have been divided into six groups. There is also a library and bookshop within the museum premises for those who are inquisitive about history. The Indian Museum recently celebrated its bicentennial anniversary in February 2014 with great fervour. The museum brings you back in time with its splendid collection, to witness our fascinating history.
For devotees, the ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple is a highly spiritual location. The temple is also called Sri Sri Radha Govind Mandir and focuses primarily on spreading Lord Krishna 's teachings. As such, it is not limited to any specific religion and welcomes enthusiasts or individuals interested in learning with open arms about these teachings. The temple is beautifully ornamented idols of Radha the Goddess and Lord Krishna. The complex is very well maintained and provides devotees with a serene atmosphere to soak in the heavenly vibes of the gods.
- Welcome to kolkata! Upon arrival at airport, our representative will meet and assist you with your transfer to the hotel check-in, take little relax.
- Then proceed to visit Kolkata famous sightseeing such as Victoria memorial.
- Enjoy with Cruise dinner.
- Come back to Hotel.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
- On Second day,Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and then proceed towards Kali Ghat Temple Dharshan.
- Lunch at Hotel.
- After lunch then proceed to visit Eco park.
- Come back to Hotel.
- After Dinner, overnight stay at Hotel.
- On Third day,Enjoy a lavish breakfast and then check out from the Hotel.
- Then proceed towards Kolkata major attractions such as Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre is a museum and cultural centre.
- After lunch , then proceed to visit Howard Bridge.
- Then transferred to the airport, where you will depart for your destination with bags full of souvenirs and happy memories.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
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Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport