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Kolkata, Bodhgaya & Varanasi Tour

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Product Code : AGORA90

Embark on a transformative journey through the cultural and spiritual heartlands of India with our Kolkata, Bodhgaya, and Varanasi tour. Begin in Kolkata, where colonial charm meets bustling markets and iconic landmarks like the Victoria Memorial and Howrah Bridge await. Dive into the spiritual sanctity of Bodhgaya, tracing Buddha's footsteps at the Mahabodhi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, and the revered Bodhi Tree. Continue to Varanasi, the spiritual capital, where the Ganges' sacred waters, vibrant ghats, and ancient temples encapsulate the city's timeless allure. Witness captivating rituals, from the Ganga Aarti to the early morning boat ride, and explore the city's rich spiritual heritage at Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Sarnath. Concluding in Varanasi, this tour promises a blend of history, spirituality, and cultural immersion, leaving you with cherished memories of India's profound essence.


Day 1: Arrival in Kolkata

Upon landing at Kolkata airport, our representative will warmly welcome you. They will assist you through immigration and customs, ensuring a smooth transition. You'll then be transferred to your hotel in Kolkata. After settling in, relax and rejuvenate, soaking in the ambiance of this vibrant city, which blends colonial charm with modern vibrancy.


Day 2: Kolkata City Exploration

After a scrumptious breakfast, embark on a comprehensive tour of Kolkata. Begin your journey at the Victoria Memorial, an architectural marvel that showcases Kolkata's colonial heritage. Traverse the iconic Howrah Bridge, a symbol of the city's industrial prowess. Dive deep into history and culture at the Indian Museum, housing a vast collection of artifacts. Marvel at the neo-gothic grandeur of St. Paul's Cathedral and explore the artistic elegance of the Marble Palace. Conclude with a stroll through bustling markets like New Market, offering a blend of traditional and modern goods, before returning to your hotel.


Day 3: Kolkata - Bodhgaya via Patna (120Kms)

After a delightful breakfast, check out and head to the airport for your flight to Patna. On arrival, our knowledgeable guide and driver will greet you. As you journey to Bodhgaya, explore the ancient ruins of Nalanda, once a renowned center of learning with its impressive stupas and monasteries. In the historical city of Rajgir, discover Buddhist and Jain pilgrimage sites atop lush green hills. Upon reaching Bodhgaya, check in to your hotel, a tranquil haven in the midst of spiritual significance, and unwind for the night.


Day 4: Bodhgaya Spiritual Journey

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a spiritual exploration of Bodhgaya. Begin at the Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which stands as a testament to Buddha's enlightenment. Witness the revered Bodhi Tree under which Buddha meditated and gained enlightenment. Explore the tranquil Tibetan Monastery with its serene ambiance. Visit the Burmese Temple, showcasing exquisite Burmese architecture, and the Chinese Temple, reflecting Chinese cultural influences. Discover the Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, offering a unique architectural blend. Conclude your day with the mesmerizing evening temple aarti, a devotional ceremony filled with spiritual chants and lights, before resting for the night.


Day 5: Bodhgaya to Varanasi (250 km)

Post breakfast, embark on a scenic journey to Varanasi, a city revered for its spiritual significance and cultural richness. On arrival, check in to your hotel and take a moment to relax and refresh. As dusk envelops the city, head to the banks of the River Ganges to witness the captivating Holy Ganga Aarti. Experience the rhythmic chants, the flickering lamps, and the spiritual fervor that envelops the surroundings, providing a magical end to your day in Varanasi.


Day 6: Varanasi Exploration

Rise with the sun for a serene boat ride on the Ganges, where the shimmering waters reflect the golden hues of dawn. Sail past the ancient ghats, witnessing morning rituals, from sacred bathing to chanting and meditation practices. Later, delve deeper into the city's spirituality with visits to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon, highlighting the city's role in Buddhism. Explore the Bharat Mata Temple, a unique shrine dedicated to Mother India, and wander through the bustling local markets, offering everything from vibrant textiles to spiritual artifacts. Immerse yourself in Varanasi's rich tapestry of culture, spirituality, and traditions before returning to your hotel for a peaceful night's sleep.


Day 7: Departure from Varanasi

After breakfast, based on your flight schedule, transfer to Varanasi airport for your return journey to Kolkata, Delhi, or Mumbai. As you board your flight, carry with you cherished memories of the diverse experiences, rich heritage, and spiritual insights gained during your captivating journey through Kolkata, Bodhgaya, and Varanasi.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 6 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.

- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

- Bottled drinking water in car.

- Government taxes.

Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodation

Kolkata x 2 night
3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency
4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency
5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern

Bodhgaya x 2 night
3* - Hotel Taj Darbar/ Hotel Mahamaya
4* & 5* - The Royal  Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hot

Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj

- Kolkata - Patna & Varanasi - Kolkata/ Delhi flight fare approx INR 9, 500 per person in economy class.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc. 

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.