Kolkata, Bodhgaya & Varanasi Tour
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Product Code : AGORA90
Embark on a private tour of Kolkata, Bodhgaya, and Varanasi, delving into the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of these captivating destinations. Explore Kolkata's iconic landmarks and vibrant markets. Discover Bodhgaya, the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, visiting sacred temples and monasteries. Experience the spiritual ambiance of Varanasi with its ancient ghats and the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti ceremony. This personalized tour promises a blend of history, spirituality, and immersive cultural experiences, leaving you with cherished memories of India's diverse heritage.
Day 1: Kolkata
Upon your arrival at Kolkata airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative who will assist you with immigration and customs procedures. They will then transfer you to your hotel in Kolkata. Take some time to relax and settle in after your journey.
Day 2: Kolkata City Tour
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day city tour of Kolkata. Visit iconic landmarks such as the magnificent Victoria Memorial, the architectural marvel of Howrah Bridge, the historic Indian Museum, the elegant Marble Palace, the grand St. Paul's Cathedral, and the revered Kalighat Kali Temple. Immerse yourself in the bustling markets and soak in the vibrant culture of the city. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Kolkata.
Day 3: Kolkata - Patna - Bodhgaya (120Kms)
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before checking out. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Patna. Upon arrival at Patna airport, you will be greeted by a driver and guide who will accompany you on your journey to Bodhgaya. En route, visit the ancient ruins of Nalanda, famous for Nalanda University, and explore the historical city of Rajgir, known for its Buddhist and Jain sites. Afterward, continue your drive to Bodhgaya. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 4: Bodhgaya Sightseeing
After a satisfying breakfast, embark on a spiritual journey through Bodhgaya. Visit the sacred Mahabodhi Temple, which marks the spot where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. Witness the revered Bodhi Tree under which he meditated, and explore the tranquil Tibetan Monastery. Marvel at the exquisite Burmese Temple, the serene Chinese Temple and Monastery, the enchanting Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, the elegant Thai Temple and Monastery, and many other significant sites. Take some time to relax and reflect, and in the evening, attend the temple aarti, a devotional ceremony. Retire for the night at your hotel in Bodhgaya.
Day 5: Bodhgaya - Varanasi (250 km)
After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Varanasi, a city revered for its spiritual significance. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and take some time to relax. In the evening, witness the mesmerizing Holy Ganga Aarti, a sacred ritual performed on the banks of the River Ganges. Soak in the divine atmosphere before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 6: Varanasi Sightseeing
Begin your day with an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges, where you can witness the mesmerizing sunrise and observe the rituals and activities along the ghats (steps leading to the river). Afterward, embark on a city tour of Varanasi, visiting significant sites such as the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath (where Buddha delivered his first sermon), the Bharat Mata Temple, and the bustling markets. Immerse yourself in the spiritual and cultural aura of Varanasi. Return to your hotel and overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day 7: Varanasi - Kolkata/Delhi/Mumbai
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and, as per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Kolkata, Delhi, or Mumbai, marking the end of your memorable journey. Depart with cherished memories of the rich cultural and spiritual experiences from your visit to 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.