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Mumbai, Kolkata & Sunderban Mangrove Forest

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Product Code : AGORA655

Mumbai, Kolkata and Sunderban Mangrove Forest, private tour will begin in Mumbai. The heart of the city contains some of the grandest colonial-era architecture on the planet, unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster enclaves and Indias premier restaurants and nightlife. Fly to Kolkata & witness the culture that fused European philosophies with Indian tradition & discover colonial buildings the British left behind. Then drive to Sundarbans to explore worlds largest coastal mangrove forest by cruising in buffer zone. The delta is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is one of the largest reserves for the Bengal tiger. It is also home to a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species, including the salt-water crocodile.

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

On arrival at Mumbai airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability). 
Mumbai is a city that is disciplined by no time frame neither day nor night. It is also the country's financial powerhouse, the nation's industrial heartland, and its economic nerve center. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, nightclubs & discotheques, theater & music, gourmet restaurants and interesting sightseeing. It offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more.

Rest time free for personal activities relax, you can take a walk to have a glance of the city, visiting local markets and restaurants. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 2: Mumbai

Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Mumbai. Drive to Marine Drive: one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city. Afterwards visit to Elephant caves (Monday closed), from Gateway of India here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set.

Afterwards in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India and then city tour starts visiting Parliament House: The Maharashtra State Assembly (view from outside), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (view from outside), Dhobhi Ghat: to see the city's famous open-air laundry in action, Prince of Wales Museum (Monday closed): is a heritage museum comprises of a number of ancient artifacts, Mani Bhawan: Known also Gandhi Museum, here Gandhi laid the foundation for many independence movements; The three storied building has now converted into a museum in honour of Father of Nation.

If time permits visit to Bandra and Juhu area where bollywood celebrity houses are located like Shahrukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan etc, (can be seen from outside). Mount Mary Church, an ancient church, built in 1640 and then rebuilt in 1761, The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is also an important religious place in Mumbai. In the evening, visit Iskcon Temple: dedicated to Lord Krishna, The architectural splendour of the ISKCON Temple is adorned with murals and sculptures. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.


 
Day 3: Mumbai – Kolkata (flight)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport to board flight for Kolkata. On arrival at Kolkata airport assistance and transfer to resort. Rest of the day is free and easy to relax on the beach. Overnight at resort.

 

Day 4: Kolkata

Breakfast at hotel, full day city tour of Kolkata. Visit Fort William built during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India, Extends over an area of 70.9 hectares on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly one of most enduring Raj-era edifices. Victoria Memorial the immaculate white memorial bounded by verdant greenery and broad roads is dedicated to Queen Victoria. Inside the memorial there is a museum where you can see the dresses of the queen as well as different kinds of weapons used during that era. Netaji Bhawan a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose. The house, built by Bose's father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. Howrah Bridge one of the most popular bridges of India also known as the gateway of Kolkata. Built on the river Hooghly it is one of the major Kolkata attractions and people from different part of the country come here especially to witness this amazingly structured bridge. Dakshineswar Kali Temple one of the major pilgrimage center in the city that is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Located on the bank of River Hoogly, the temple compound maintains a large courtyard with rooms along the boundary walls, twelve shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, a bathing ghat on the river and a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5: Kolkata – Sunderban National Park (130km/ 3hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Sunderban National Park, the natural abode of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers and numerous crocodiles, snakes and deer. This forest with entwining rivers is one of the last strongholds of the wild world. Boat cruise in the park. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel/ resort. 

 

Day 6: Sunderban National Park

After breakfast, cruise with the vessel along the creeks and take a village tour. Meet the fishermen, the Honey Collectors as well as the woodcutters and share their experiences of the Jungle. Next, visit the Sudhanyakhali watch tower, most of the Royal Bengal Tigers are sighted from this tower. Lunch, dinner & overnight at hotel/ resort. 

 

Day 7: Sunderban NP – Kolkata (130km/ 3hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel motor boat transfer to Sonakhali/ Godhkhali jetty. From here drive to Kolkata, direct transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport

6 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels.

Only breakfast at hotels in Mumbai & Kolkata

All meals at hotels/ resort/ lodge in Sunderban National Park.

Transport by private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.

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

Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.

Permit to visit Sunderban National Park

Ferry transfer and boat safari in Sunderban National Park as per program with naturalist.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels used or similar for 6 nights accommodations 

Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

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

Sunderban x 2 nights
3* - Sundarban Residency/ Solitary Nook Resort
4* - Sajnekhali Tourist Lodge/ V Resorts Mangrove Retreat Sundarbans
5* - Sunderban Tiger Camp- Wildlife Resort

There are no 3* /4* / 5* certified hotels/ resort in Sundarban. We have given the star standard based on guest service.

Mumbai - Kolkata flight fare approx INR 5500 per person.

Gratuities & optional activities.

Camera charges at any monuments.  

Meals other than mentioned in inclusions.

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

Anything not mentioned in inclusions.