Duration: 09 nights / 10 days
Destinations: Kolkata – Gangasagar – Dakhineshwar – Belurmath – Sunderban – Kolkata
On arrival at Kolkata Airport/ Hwh Railway station, our representative will transfer you to your already booked hotel. Check-in at the hotel. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.
After breakfast, proceed for the city tour of the Kolkata High Court Building, the Oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, Howrah bridge, Vidyasagar Setu, National Museum, Victoria memorial, Kali Mandir, etc. Thereafter, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, early in the morning after breakfast, proceed for a full-day excursion tour to Gangasagar where the Ganga drains into the sea & is considered to be of great religious significance & explore the Kapileshwar Muni Ashram- it is one Punya Tirtha among five Punya Dhams. Later return back to the hotel in Kolkata for an overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, we will visit Dakhineshwar & Belurmath by boat cruise on river Hugli to visit Ramakrishnan’s mission. Also, visit the popular Jain Temple and the Mother Teressa House- Nirmal Hirdaya. The afternoon is free. An overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.
In the morning after breakfast, board the train to Shantiniketan. It was founded in 1901 by Noble Laureate Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore. Art galleries & museums are important to be seen. On arrival, get transferred to your hotel. After lunch, we visit the Santal villages. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight in the hotel in Shantiniketan.
After breakfast in the morning, explore the Shantiniketan area & the open-air classes, Visva Bharti Campus, Rabindra museum, Deep Park, Amarkuthi, Kantalikota (a place of small temple but mythological interest). Later, we will board the train to Kolkata. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for a dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Today, early in the morning, depart from Kolkata & reach the largest Littoral Mangrove belt in the world. It is a nature interpretation center where one can gather experience about the different species & projects on Sunderban. We will also visit the crocodile project. Full-day excursion inside the forest to spot the world-famous Royal Bengal tiger & crocodile. Departure by boat to Sajnekhali Tiger Project, an area for viewing wildlife, Sajnekhali Museum, Mangrove Interpretation Centre & Watch Tower. An overnight stay at the hotel/resort in Sunderban.
Today in the morning after breakfast, take an onward journey to Dobanki Forest Reserve & various islands & creeks. A thrilling boat cruise inside creeks and dense forests through numerous rivers while visiting Dobanki Watch Tower where the canopy walk inside the forest sends chills down your body (experience the life in which caged animals live while getting an all-around view of the forest). Also, visit the spotted Deer Rehabilitation center. Thereafter, we will cruise through Matla – Sea face (the point from where the Bay of Bengal can be seen)- Cruising back the 5 river junction to Pitchkhali. Later return back to the resort for Lunch. In the evening, we will visit the neighboring villages to interact with the local community at a typical Sunderban settlement their local art, Culture & Way of life (how man & tiger coexist in such difficult terrain. In simple words a rendezvous with rural Bengal. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel/resort in Sundarban.
In the morning after tea and breakfast, we will depart for Sudhanyakhali & various creeks & Islands. Later, check out the hotel to reach the Basanti Port. Drive to Kolkata again with an unforgettable experience. After reaching Kolkata, check in to your hotel and evening free.
Day 10: Kolkata: In the morning after breakfast check – out from the hotel and transfer to Kolkata airport for your onward journey.
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