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Kolkata Day Tours

Price – Starts $ 30.00

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), capital of the Indian State of West Bengal, was India’s capital under the British Raj. Kolkata is known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and an array of cultural festivals. Popularly known as “The City of Joy” Kolkata is in every sense, the artistic, cultural and intellectual capital of the country. Kolkata’s streets are vivid, hectic, chaotic and yet brimming with life and creativity. There are plenty of Ghats all over the city where you can sit and enjoy a sunset sipping on tea or enjoy a cruise on the River Ganges. Kolkata has a wealth of architectural marvels to offer like Victoria Memorial, Mother’s House, Rabindranath Tagore’s ancestral house, Indian Museum, Kalighat – Temple of Goddess Kali and many more. You can enjoy day trips to Santiniketan - Mayapur – the headquarters of ISKCON, Bishnupur – known for its terracotta temples, the colonial towns of Srerampore, Chandannagar and Bandel.

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Arrival / Departure Transfers

Transfer Overview

Exotiqtours will be more than happy to welcome you to Kolkata and provide you with the best transfer services with well maintained, comfortable, air conditioned chauffeur driven vehicles for all your needs of arrival and departure transfers.

Destination: Kolkata

Duration: Round the Clock (Arr/Dep details in advance)

Places Covered: Airport/Station to city hotels and vice-versa

Price: USD 30.00 per person

Inclusion: Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle (capacity 2pax)

Itinerary :

For all arrivals You will be picked up from the airport/station at a pre-designatedplace and pre-defined time from the respective terminals. For all departures You will be picked up from your hotel that needs to be confirmed at the time of booking and be dropped to the airport/station. In case of any delay in the arrivals/departures, you need to inform the company well in advance to be able to re-schedule the bookings.

Full Day

City tour Kolkata

Tour Overview :
Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal is a city of the colonial era. Kolkata is culturally a vibrant city with its blend of British and Indian architecture.

Destination : Kolkata

Duration : Full day (0830 hours – 1700 hours)

Places Covered : Mother’s House, Victoria Memorial, Parasnath Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Jorasankho Thakur Bari, Princep Ghat

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven Air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, English speaking guide/or Chauffeur cum guide mineral water, refreshments.

Price : USD 70.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, local English speaking guide, mineral water, refreshments.

Itinerary :

Pick up from your hotel at 0830 hours. You will commence your tour with a visit to Mother’s House headquarters of the International religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity which has been a home to Mother Teresa and her sisters since 1955, Continue to Marble Palace – a 19th century palatial mansion built in the Neo classical architecture. Then on to Victoria Memorial a large white marble building built between 1906 and 1921 dedicated to Queen Victoria now converted to a museum. Visit Parasnath Jain Temple built by Ray Badridas Bahadur in 1867 - one of the most revered shrines of the Jains in Kolkata known for its enthralling beauty with a scenic beautiful garden decorated with glass mosaics and silver European styled statues, and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Riverside (Princep Ghat), Jorashankho Thakur Bari (abode of the NobelLaureateRabindranath Tagore).
Drive Pass : General Post Office, Shaheed Minar, Eden Gardens, Akashvani Bhawan, Writers’ Building, Raj Bhawan, High Court, Maidan, Town Hall, Race Course, Lal Dighi Street,Andrews Church. Drive over : Howrah Bridge or Vidyasagar Setu.

Full Day

Trip to Santiniketan

Tour Overview :
Located in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur nearly 3 hours from Kolkata.

Destination : Santiniketan

Duration : Full Day (0800 hours – 1800 hours)

Places Covered : Vishwa Bharti University, Kopai River, Shilpa Gram, Khowai Mela

Price : USD 90.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, local English speaking guide, mineral water, refreshments.

Itinerary:

Pick up from your hotel at 0800 am and proceed to Santiniketan . Famousas the abode of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore whose vision transformed it into a university town, the Visva Bharati University - now more than a hundred years old, is one of the most prestigious universities of India with degree courses in humanities, social science, science, fine arts, music, performing arts, education, agricultural science and rural reconstruction.Visit the many buildings – Prayer Hall, China Bhawan, Hindi Bhawan, Patha Bhawan – School, Black House – mud building, Kala Bhawan – School of Fine Arts, Music Bhawan and Santiniketan Griha – the childhood home of the Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore. Also visit other buildings like Bichitra – a research centre and museum, and Dehali and Uttarayan Complex where the Poet lived and wrote many of his classics.
Also visit the Khowai mela – on Saturdays only, Kopai river and Shilpagram
Later Return to your hotel.

Full Day

Trip to Mayapur– ISCKON

Tour Overview :
Situated around 130 kms. (3.5 hours) From Kolkata at the confluence of the River Ganga and Jalangi, Mayapur is the spiritual capital of the world with the Headquarters of the ISKCON temples being located here.

Destination : Mayapur

Duration : Full Day (0800 hours – 1900 hours)

Places Covered : Mayapur – Radha Krishna Temple, Chaitanya Math, Kazi Samadhi, Gouranga Temple

Price : USD 100.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, local English speaking guide, mineral water, refreshments, Holy meals

Itinerary:

Pick up from your hotel at 0800 hours and drive to Mayapur . You will visit many temples, that are unique in their own way which are totally enchanted with the magic of Radha Krishna. You will also get a chance to taste the delicious holy meal (Bhog) served in the temple complex. Walk through the huge temple complex and visit the many shops displaying a variety of holy items. Take part in the aarti at the Radha Madhav Chandrodaya Temple amidst the chanting of mantra and singing of holy hymns. See the Sri Chaitanya Museum that displays the different works and the events of Sri Chaitanya’s life. Visit the altars of Pancha Tattva and Lord Narsimha Deva.
Continue to Visit the Sri Chaitanya Math - 1 km from the Main Chandrodaya Temple, Chand Kazi Samadhi, who was a devotee of Lord Sri Chaitanya, Visit the Sonar Gouranga Temple with a splendid Golden statue of Lord Sri Chaitanya.
Later return to your hotel.

Full Day

Trip to Dakhshineswar and Belur Math

Tour Overview :
Situated on the eastern banks of Hooghly River, Dakshineshwar is a Hindu Temple and the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali. Situated on the Western Banks is Belur Math founded by Swami Vivekananda.

Destination : Dakshineswar

Duration : Full Day (0830 hours – 1700 hours)

Places Covered : Dakshineshwar Temple complex and Belur Math

Price : USD 75.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, mineral water

Itinerary:

You will be picked up from your hotel at 0830 hours and proceed to Dakshineshwar. Visit the three storey nine-spired main temple, decorated with traditional Nava ratna which stands on a high platform - dedicated to Goddess Kali that is situated in the temple compound comprising of 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva-Kali’s companion . Along the river front, see a temple to Radha Krishna, a bathing ghat, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. Learn about greatest of Hindu sages Lord Ramakrishna Paramhansa and his consort Maa Sharada Devi spent their life along with the main Kali Temple.
From Dakshineshwar drive to the Western Ghat of the Hooghly river to visit the Belur Math, founded by Swami Vivekananda, chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. The temple is notable for its architecture which is a fusion of Hindu, Islamic and Christian motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions. See the Swami Vivekananda Temple and Ramakrishna Museum.
Later in the evening return to the hotel.

Full Day

Trip to Bishnupur

Tour Overview :
Situated at a distance of 140 kms from Kolkata, Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura district of West Bengal famous for its Teracotta temples and Baluchari Sarees.

Destination : Bishnupur

Duration : Full Day (0800 hours – 2000 hours)

Places Covered : Many Terracotta temples, Bishnupur Mela & Bishnupur Utsav (December)

Price : USD 110.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, mineral water, refreshments

Itinerary:

Visit The temples that are made of terracotta tiles with the scenes from the epic Mahabharata. Some of the temples are Madan Mohan temple - a square flat roofed building with carved cornices, Jor Bangla temple with ornate terracotta carvings in the Bengal classic chala style of architecture, then Poncho ratno temple with walls made of terracotta carvings depicting incidents from the life of Lord Krishna and Rasamancha – which is the oldest brick structure in the shape of pyramid in the heart of the city built in 1587. Also visit the Radhya Shyam Temple, Nandalal Temple, Radha Madhav Temple, The Stone Chariot and Nutan Mahal. Continue to Acharya Jogesh Chandra Museum – related to art and archaeology where on display you will see many ancient tools, metal ornaments and sculptures.
If you are visiting in the last week of December,you will get the opportunity to witness the Bishnupur Mela and the Utsav – a music and dance festival. At the end of your tour you can indulge in some shopping of terracotta artifacts including jewellery and the famous Baluchari sarees and dress material.
Later return to your hotel in Kolkata

Full Day

Trip to Gangasagar Island

Tour Overview :
Gangasagar or Sagar Island is an island in the Sunderbans region, in the Ganges Delta - about 100kms south of Kolkata at the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Holy River Ganga.

Destination : Sagar Island

Duration : Full Day (0800 hours – 2000 hours)

Places Covered : Kapil Muni Ashram, Bharat Seva Ashram, Ramakrishna Mission, Beach

Price : USD 130.00 per person (subject to minimum 2 persons travelling)

Inclusion : Chauffeur driven air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees, mineral water, refreshments, English speaking guide.

Itinerary:

You will be picked up from your hotel at 0800 hours and proceed to Kakdwip. Once you arrive at Kakdwip you will enjoy the boat ride to reach to the other side of the river and this is the place known as Kachuberia. The journey will take you not less than 30 to 40 minutes and a travel of another 40 mins will take you straight to Gangasagar.
If you are visiting during Makar Sankranti, first take the holy dip at the confluence of the River. Then Visit the Kapil Muni Ashram and pay homage to the Hindu sage Kapil Muni. See the selfless contribution of Bharat Seva Ashram Sangha, Ramakrishna Mission and Omkarnath to boost humanity. Visit the Gangasagar Mela during Makar Sankranti, where you will see thousands of pilgrims, and many local specialities on display will truly impress you. Walk on the beach and soak in the beauty of the calm sea and tranquil ambience.
Later return to Kakdwip where your vehicle will be parked and transfer to your hotel in Kolkata

Please note :

  • Please note the vehicle that will drop you at Kakdwip will be stationed there until your return.
  • Driving time may vary depending on traffic conditions.
  • Ferry services are available at regular intervals of 30 minutes in the morning / evening and 45 minutes in the afternoon (Costs not included).
  • Sailing time may vary depending on the tides.
  • Local transport on the other side of the river are all Non Air-Conditioned
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