City Trips and Tours
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site. Next is Sundarban. The Sundarbans is a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal; considered one of the natural wonders of the world, it was recognised in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bangladesh.
Welcome on arrival at Kolkata and Transfer to Hotel, Overnight at Hotel. Evening free for leisure. Kolkata is the city of Joy, contrast and culture. Once it was the capital of India and now is the capital of Bengal. A visit to Kolkata may bring visitors to be in touch with combination of a rich 300 years old cultural heritage, vibrant modern life and cultures of different communities. Situated on the banks of river Hooghly, Kolkata was the first headquarter of the East India Company and later served as the capital of British India until 1912.
Morning at 9.30 AM starts the full day city tour, drive by the old heritage building of BBD Bagh and visit the bank of the River Ganga to understand the significance of the mighty river in our life. Also visit the famous Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial (museum closed on Monday and National Holidays), St. Paul’s Cathedral and Kalighat Temple; you will finish the day’s tour at the Mother Teresa’s House, the headquarter of the Missionaries of Charity. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Mandarmani (180Km / 04 Hrs). Mandarmani is a seaside resort village in the state of West Bengal, India, lies in East Midnapore district and at the northern end of the Bay of Bengal. It is one of the large and fast developing seaside resort village of West Bengal. It is almost 180 km from Kolkata Airport on the Kolkata - Digha route. Red crabs crawling around the 13 km long beach is a special attraction of Mandarmani. It is argued to be the longest driveable beach in India. Lunch at Hotel. Evening free for individual activity followed by bonfire. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.
Morning after Breakfast, enjoy 13 km long spectacular sea beach followed by water sports activity like – Parasailing; Banana Boat Ride; Inner Tube Ride; Speed Boat Ride; Quad Biking; Jet Ski; etc. (On direct payment basis). Post lunch drive to light house & different part of the sea beach. Later drive back to Kolkata via Digha (195Km / 04.5 Hrs). Evening free for individual activity. Overnight at Hotel.
Transfer to airport to connect your flight to the next destination. Tour ends