Known as the intellectual and cultural city of India, Kolkata is a blend of ancient and spiritual India. Kolkata served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911 and till date retains colonial-era architecture and heritage. One can find some of India’s finest museums, galleries and colonial buildings, from Dalhousie Square to grand imperial buildings, Chowringhee Mansions to Victoria Memorial. Kolkata’s unending choices of food also makes it a preferred tourist destination.
Arrive at Kolkata Airport. The Cloud Itineraries representative escorts you to the pre-booked hotel for staying overnight. You would have the rest of the day free to explore the city or just relax at the hotel.
Start your day with a visit to Jain temple (Jewel Box Temple of Calcutta built in 1867), Marble Palace Street (a palatial mansion, built in 1835 by a French architect for Raja Rajendra Mullick, an affluent Bengali merchant and art connoisseur) and South Park Street Cemetery (one of the first non-church cemeteries in the world, open since 1767). Later during the day visit Kumortuli (traditional potters’ quarter), Mother Teresa House and Kalighat temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali.
After breakfast explore the Malik Ghat Flower Market and proceed with a heritage walk of Dalhousie Square. Later visit Botanical garden and Victoria memorial.
Post breakfast leave for Babughat for a boat cruise on Hooghly River. After which take the metro to the local fish market. Later in the day, enjoy the hand pulled tanga rickshaw ride around the Victoria Memorial.
Leave after breakfast for an excursion to Belur Math, which was founded by Swami Vivekananda and later visit Dakshineswar Kali temple. After lunch, proceed to the Bay of Bengal to see the meeting point of Hooghly river.
Explore spice market and fruit market in the morning, where you can indulge in finding the secret to mouthwatering Indian cuisine. Later visit College Street Book Market (Asia’s largest second hand book market). Rest of the day is free to relax.
From the airport in Kolkata, take your onward flight.
As at Cloud Itineraries we believe in letting you ‘live the journey’, please do not hesitate to speak to us to tweak your holiday or change the route. You could also ‘create your own experience’ with our expert help. So hop on and let’s build the most memorable trip together.
Without a doubt, your trip will give you a memory of a lifetime. In addition to a dedicated tour manager/coordinator, your holiday trip is laced by assistance on arrival and departure at the airport, soothing stays at suggested hotels, quick transfers with a driver, all government and road taxes paid for along with driver’s allowance, splendid sightseeing as mentioned, English speaking guides for tours in plan and delish meals as per your itinerary. Please note, that all applicable taxes and service charges will be included as well.
(Exclusions- international airfares, visa charges, meals outside of plan, monument fees, camera charges, insurance and personal expenses).