Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is also known as 'City of Joy' due to its vivacious and lively culture. It is a mind-blowing amalgamation of traditional lifestyle with contemporary thinking. It is known for holding the baton of cultural heritage and literature. When the religious tour to Kolkata is mixed with trip to East India, the experience becomes amazingly pleasant and heartwarming. East India is one of the most-beautiful regions on blue planet and boats unsurpassed natural exquisiteness.
This 12 nights and 13 days itinerary incorporate touring Kolkata along with savoring nature's opulence in Bhubaneswar, Konarak, Puri, and Gopalpur. It is a perfect tour package for the tourists in quest of exploring natural beauty, culture, temples, beaches and historical monuments.
On arrival in Kolkata, meet with our representative who will be there to greet you and take you to your pre-booked hotel in Kolkata. Check in at the hotel to rest and enjoy an overnight stay.
Today in the morning, we will proceed for the city tour of Kolkata in order to explore the rich colonial heritage of the city. We will be visiting the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul's Cathedral. Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
The day is fixed to undertake a heritage tour in the Kolkata city. We will visit the Ramakrishna Math, from where Ramakrishna's famous disciple Vivekananda spread his message of Vedanta across the globe in the morning. Further, we will visit the Kalighat, the main shrine of Kali and close by the hospice of Mother Teresa. An overnight stay at the hotel in Kolkata.
Today we will fly to Bhubaneswar. On arrival in Bhubaneswar, check in at the hotel to relax and enjoy a night stay.
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for a full day excursion tour to visit some of the Holy city's 500 temples, many dating from the 7th C. Also, we will see the much older Jain and Buddhist Caves of Khandagir. The hills are literally filled with caves excavated by religious ascetics over the generations. Later, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, we will drive to Orissa's most famous temple, the 13th C. Sun Temple on the coast at Konarak, with its erotic and spiritual sculptures. Later, we will drive to Puri. An overnight stay at the hotel in Puri.
Today, we will visit the magnificent Jagannath Temple. The temple is famous for its annual Rath Yatra or Chariot festival when the three main temple deities are hauled on huge embellished chariots thought the crowded streets of devotees. After exploring the temple, return back to the hotel for a night stay.
In the morning after breakfast, we will leave for a city tour to explore Puri with its bazaars, sculpture workshops and beach, which is considered as one of the best in India. Enjoy a night stay at your hotel in Puri.
Today, we will drive to Gopalpur in the morning. On arrival in Gopalpur, check in at your pre booked beach resort to relax and enjoy a night stay.
The day is free for leisure. You can enjoy your free time may be on the popular beach or simply relaxing in the delightful hotel grounds.
Morning time is free for relaxation followed by an afternoon drive to Bhubaneswar. On arrival in Bhubaneswar, check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.
Today, early in the morning we will take flight to Kolkata. On arrival in Kolkata, check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Enjoy an overnight stay in the hotel.
Early in the morning, we will transfer to the airport to catch the flight for international departure.