If you are in for some good-natured camaraderie with the cultural capital of India, and the wild allure of the mangroves, Highway Dreams International’s ‘Explore Kolkata with Sundarbans’ travel package awaits you.
Kolkata, or the ‘City of Joy,’ is a rich tapestry of history, politics, culture, architecture, music, food, and cinema. Kolkata is an erstwhile British capital from the colonial era, and one of the chief ports in Eastern India.
The sacred river, Ganges, Is one of the primary arteries of the city and boosts its spiritual essence just like as the several famous places of worship do.
Kolkata offers you a bioscope view into the lives of some of the greatest personalities known to the world. Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose, Amartya Sen, and Satyajit Ray, to name a few.
Marvel at the imposing Victoria Memorial, a magnificent architectural memento from the British period. Lined with beautiful gardens, this monument is a museum housing art, coins, stamps and famous paintings from the British Raj. Elaborate your rendezvous with history as you explore the Indian Museum, the Town Hall, The Howrah Bridge, The National Library, the Park Street Cemetery, and Fort William.
If that doesn’t fulfil your thirst for colonial architecture, check out old Kolkata in all its brilliance as you pad through Park Street, Bow Barracks, and Esplanade.
The cultural rollercoaster does not end there. Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of the Tagore’s, is your gateway to learn more about noble laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. Same goes for Sovabajar Rajbari, the erstwhile home Raja Baba Krishna Deb, Lord Clive’s accountant and close friend.
If education and a bustling college communities enthrall you, then pay a visit to ‘boi para’ or College Street. This place houses some of the prestigious colleges in Kolkata—the Presidency College, and Calcutta Medical College, amid others.
Do not miss ‘Coffee House’, the famous ‘adda hub’ of the city’s intellectuals and artistic geniuses. Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Amartya Sen, Ritwick Ghatak, Sunil Gangopadhyay—those are just a handful of names that have honored its hallowed halls.
Spend some peaceful moments as you visit the Mother House, the head office of international religious congregation for Missionaries of Charity, lead by Mother Teresa.
Our holiday package also ticks off some of Kolkata’s most popular worship spots. Belur Math, Dakshineswar Temple, Kalighat, the Birla Temple, Nakhoda Mosque, Tipu Sultan Masjid, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. John’s Church—this city nurtures secularism marvelously.
Traipse to Princep Ghat and Outram Ghat—places built during the British era, offering calming views of the rivers Ganges and Hooghly. A boat ride on Ganges will stir your soul. We promise you.
For family picnics, there are tons of interesting options. Bunch up your kids and take them to the Alipore Zoo. Watch them clap as they watch their favorite animals. The Science City, Nicco Park, Birla Planetarium, and the Eco Park are joyous places if you love theme-parks. Movie buffs and theatre lovers should visit Nandan, a center that celebrates the best of global cinema. Rabindra Sadan hosts some theatric masterpieces of all times. Book lovers should not miss out on Kolkata’s renowned Book Fair, held every year.
No visit to Kolkata can be complete without a mention of the Durga Puja celebrations. If you wish to meet the masters who carve out Mother Goddess from clay, head to Kumar Tuli.
Holiday planning is barren without a fabulous culinary experience. Park Street is home to vintage, as well as new age restaurant chains in the city. China Town tops the list for reasonably priced Chinese cuisine. Of course, do not skip the world famous rasgullas and other sweetmeats from Kolkata’s celebrated confectioners.
Alongside Kolkata, you will also visit the land of the ferocious Royal Bengal Tiger, Sundarbans. The largest mangrove delta in the world preserves a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Get on a cruise and click the King of the Jungle, estuarine crocodiles and Irawadi dolphins. The watchtowers, Sudhayakhali, Sajnekhali and Buridabri offer spectacular views of these mangrove forests, and an opportunity to track the wildlife. The Sundarbans National Park is your ticket to a thrill ride and homes several species of mammals, reptiles and birds other than Tigers. Lose yourself in the natural abundance of Henry’s Island and Haliday Island Wildlife Sanctuary. And while you are at it, do not miss out on the local seafood.
Book this exclusive trip with Highway Dreams International and feel Kolkata and Sunderbans in your veins.
Kolkata city tour
Kolkata Heritage walk( winter special)
Street Food testing of Kolkata
Arrival In Kolkata, Airport / Station Pick up a Local city tour of Kolkata with Iconic Places like Victoria memorial, Birla Planetarium, Kali Ghat Mileium Park, River Bank, etc. Later Drop at the hotel
Kolkata Heritage walks, ( available in winter,) or Local sightseeing of Kolkata with Jorasanko, marble Palace, Kumartuli, Collage street coffee house, eco park. Dakhisewar temple, Belur Math, later drop at hotel
Kolkata to Sundarban travel, Explore the Mangrove forest by boat and arrive at hotel Hotel, evenign enjoy local cultural program .
After breakfast explore the mangrove the home of Royal bengal tiger with a boat safari on the Delta, visit Sanjnekhali tiger reserve watch towe, enjoy a thrilling boat safari through the small creeks, and rivers, covering Pirkhali, do banki,sudhanno khali, Bonbibivarani etc, if you are lucky you will witness the Royal Bengal tiger but the forest is also have Spotted deer, Crocodiles, Wild Boar,snakes, Turtles water monitoring lizard, and Fishing cat, and birds. later evening return to hotel. overnight at hotel.
After breakfast we will take you Back to Kolkata for your onwards journey.