An Amazing 11 Days Kolkata Cultural Tour
Kolkata is one of the religious, cultural and beautiful places to go to in India. The city features amounts of holy places, monuments, museums parks and gardens exist to create the city beautiful and wonderful.
The Kolkata is the houses of diverse population who’re the followers of Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Christianity. In this regard you will find amounts of worshipping places like churches, mosque, temples, and synagogues. A number of the major holy places in Kolkata include Belur Math, Dakshineswar Kali temple, Nakhoda Mosque, St. paul Cathederal, Portuguese Cathederal and Paresnath temple.
This ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata is the heart of Bengali culture and this cultural travel tours can create immense fun. People of Kolkata are joyous in nature and they begin their morning having a sip of tea and then leave to savor cool and fresh morning breeze while walking down the lanes or while jogging and exercising in their nearby playgrounds.
Tourist Attraction in Kolkata
Birla Planetarium :
Only the second available in the commonwealth and much like that in London. Regular astronomical shows are presented here with commentaries in different languages. Shows are held on all days excluding Mondays.
Based on the legend, when Lord Shiva’s wife Parvati’s body was chop up, one of her fingers fell here. Rebuilt in 1809, it is really an important shrine of Hindu Shakti worship. The temple is in the southern a part of the city.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple Belur Math :
Built in 1847, on the banks of the Hooghly, north of Calcutta, the temple is assigned to Shri Ramakrishna, the eclectic 1800s saint who revived Hinduism during the British Raj. Across the river stands Belur Math, headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission. The Monastery is really a haven of peace and religious harmony.
Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture :
Commemorates the birth centenary of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Religious discourses and cultural exchanges are held here among international scholars. The institute is situated at Golpark.
Nakhoda Mosque :
Modelled on Akbar’s tomb in Sikandra, the red sandstone mosque has two minarets 46 mts high, a brightly painted onion shaped dome and can accommodate 10,000 people. Built in 1926 and found on Chitpur Road.
St. John’s Church : Built in 1787 with Grecian columns. The burial ground has the mausoleum of Job Charnok, founding father of Calcutta. On the north-west side of Raj Bhavan.
Kolkata Cultural Tour Itinerary
Kolkata + Darjeeling + Sikkim
Routing : Kolkata (Calcutta) – Darjeeling – Pemayangtse – Gangtok – Kolkata (Calcutta)
Day 01:- Arrive Kolkata (Calcutta)
Arrive Kolkata. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Jain Temple, Zoological Gardens, Victoria Memorial & drive past Howrah Bridge, Dalhousie Square, Fort Williams, Secretariat Building and Old Court House Street.
Day 02 :- Kolkata New/Jalpaiguri
Day free. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail station for brand new Jalpaiguri night train. Overnight aboard the train.
Day 03 :- New Jalpaiguri Darjeeling
Morning arrive New Jalpaiguri and drive to Darjeeling. Remainder of the day free. Darjeeling is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in Eastern India and has the highest Race track in the World. Place worth visiting are the Lablong village, the Mountaineering Institute and Tenzing Norgay House – The first Everest Hero. .
Day 04 :- Darjeeling
Day free in Darjeeling or morning hours optional tour of Tiger Hill & Ghoom Monastery. At the Tiger Hill, the morning hours Sun rise displays a panorama of colours and sunsets are purple and gold. Beyond in the distance are the Himalayan Peaks. Return via the famous Ghoom Monastery. You can spend the remainder of the day walking in the bazzars of darjeeling or visiting one of the Tea gardens. Darjeeling teas are known world over because of its fine flavor.
Day 05 :- Darjeeling Pemayangste
Morning drive to Pemayangste. Afternoon visit the onastery. Pemayangste can be found in Pelling, West Sikkim. It’s perched in a height of 2085 mts and is the second oldest and perhaps the most significant monastery in Sikkim.
Day 06 :- Pemayangste Gangtok
Drive to Gangtok. Remainder of the trip to leisure. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 07 :- Gangtok
Morning city tour. Gangtok – The capital of Sikkim and a town of great scenic beauty, is encompassed by green forests. There are a variety of monasteries in and around Sikkim, each symbolic of Himalayan Buddhism.Afternoon free. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 08 :- Gangtok
Morning visit Enchey Monastery, The Residency – to have an excellent look at the mountains, the White Memorial Hall, Institute of Tibetology and Deer Park. Still visit the famous Rumtek Monastery owned by the RED HAT sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Afternoon free. Overnight Gangtok.
Day 09 :- Gangtok New Jalpaiguri Kolkata
Drive to New Jalpaiguri for Kolkata night train. Overnight aboard train.
Day 10 :- Kolkata
Morning arrive Kolkata. Transfer to hotel. Remainder of the trip to leisure. Overnight Kolkata.
Day 11 :- Departure
Morning transfer to airport