Kolkata: The City of Joy and Spiritual Marvels
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Product Code : AGORA306
Embark on a private tour in Kolkata to explore the city's rich cultural heritage. Your tour will begin with a visit to the iconic Victoria Memorial, a marble building commemorating Queen Victoria's reign. Next, you'll discover the historic St. Paul's Cathedral, a British-era church with beautiful architecture. After a lunch break, you'll visit the famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali, and learn about Hindu mythology. Then, head to Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, to explore the temple and learn about Swami Vivekananda's teachings. Finally, you'll visit the iconic Howrah Bridge and Flower Market before being dropped off at your hotel in Kolkata.
9:00 AM - Pick-up from your hotel: Your expert tour guide and chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kolkata to commence the day's exploration.
9:30 AM - Visit to Victoria Memorial: Your first destination is the iconic Victoria Memorial, a magnificent marble structure constructed to commemorate Queen Victoria's reign in India. You'll venture into the museum, which houses a rich collection showcasing Indian art, history, and culture. The galleries are adorned with paintings, sculptures, and artifacts that provide insight into India's colonial past.
11:00 AM - Visit to St. Paul's Cathedral: Next on the itinerary is St. Paul's Cathedral, a historic church built during the British colonial era. The cathedral boasts awe-inspiring architecture and a rich history. Your guide will share stories about its construction and the significance it holds in Kolkata's heritage.
12:00 PM - Lunch break: Take a pause and enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, where you can sample the region's culinary delights.
1:30 PM - Visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple: After lunch, you'll journey to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a renowned Hindu temple devoted to the goddess Kali. Explore the temple's exquisite premises, admire its architectural details, and discover the profound spiritual importance of Kali in Hindu mythology. Your guide will provide insights into the temple's history and traditions.
3:00 PM - Visit to Belur Math: Your next destination is Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. The campus includes a serene temple, offering an opportunity to learn about the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, who founded the organization. Discover the philosophies and ideals upheld by the Ramakrishna Mission and its role in promoting spirituality and social service.
4:30 PM - Visit to Howrah Bridge and Flower Market: Following your temple visits, you'll proceed to the iconic Howrah Bridge, an architectural marvel spanning the Hooghly River. Explore this engineering wonder, which is an integral part of Kolkata's landscape. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the lively Flower Market, one of India's largest, offering a vivid spectacle of vibrant blooms. Discover the cultural significance of flowers in Indian rituals and traditions.
6:00 PM - Drop-off at your hotel: At the conclusion of your day's journey, your driver will safely return you to your hotel in Kolkata. You can unwind and reflect on the diverse experiences and cultural treasures you've encountered during the day.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.