Home to five Nobel laureates, Kolkata is the nerve center of intellect and human values, where many modern movements began in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry. The city is the gateway to Eastern India with a rich heritage, bustling streets and bewildering variety of facets.
Day 01: Arrive Kolkata
Home to five Nobel laureates, Kolkata is the nerve center of intellect and human values, where many modern movements began in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry. The city is the gateway to Eastern India with a rich heritage, bustling streets and bewildering variety of facets. Meeting and assistance on arrival by TOTAL HOLIDAY OPTIONS representative at the arrival lounge holding plaque card and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at Kolkata.(No Meals)
Day 02: Kolkata
Start your day with Heritage Walk of Dalhousie Square, now a World Heritage Site. The walk takes place in the morning so that you can leisurely take in the architecture and history of the city's many unique and spectacular buildings without any traffic on the roads. It starts from the Governor’s House (Raj Bhavan) goes past the Treasury Building to St. John’s Church, up to the Kolkata General Post Office (GPO), and around past the Collectorate Office and the Writer’s Building – the seat of the state government. Then you can take a quick round of St. Andrew’s Kirk, take a straight walk down the Old Court House Street and go past the Old Currency Building. Cross over to see the Postal Sorting Office, the Central Telegraph Office. Then turn left into Wellesley Place (now Red Cross Place), past the Raj Bhavan outhouses and left again to the Great Eastern Hotel. This would bring you out very near Curzon Park where you would have started off from. Return back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast continue your sightseeing tour visiting, Jain Temple- Temple dedicated to Paresnath, who was the 23rd Jain Tirthankaras ,Marble Palace- an age-old art gallery owned by the Mallick family, Indian Museum(Closed on Mondays)--One of the oldest and largest museum founded in 1814 ,Victoria Memorial(Closed on Mondays)-white marble monument which continues to be Kolkata pride . .Finish your day with a short Chariot Ride and return to the hotel. Overnight Kolkata. (B)
Day 03- Kolkata
Start your day to make your way to Howrah Bridge and the neighbouring flower market for a peek into the morning rituals of local Bengalis. after visiting the flower market take a short walk on the Howrah bridge which spans over river Hooghly and is considered to be a marvelous engineering work by the British. Continue to Kumartuli (Potters Colony)the unique artisan village dates back 400 years, making it perhaps the oldest of its kind in the world. Next visit the Tagore House (Closed on Mondays) and the museum – where the world-famous poet Rabindranath Tagore was born and died. Walk tour through College Street Book Market and University Campus . Have some refreshment at Indian Coffee House also known as "Albert Hall", happens to be the most favourite gathering place for the writers, intellectuals, artists and students for many decades. Next enjoy Tram ride though from College Street to Bowbazar, though it is bit slow, yet, it carries its own charm. Tram is the Kolkata's old tradition at effect. Kolkata is the only Indian city which maintains such rich heritage. Continue your tour with visit to legendary Mother Terasa House (Closed on Thursdays) base for Mother Teresa´s Missionaries of Charity & Shishu Bhawan (Orphanage) and feel the holiness of the place. Return back to hotel. Overnight Kolkata. (B)
Day 04- Kolkata/Departure
Morning transfer to airport for onward destination (B)
03 nights hotel accommodation, meals as specified, arrival/departure transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned vehicle, services of Local English Speaking Guide for sightseeing, entrance s to the monument.