Kolkata – Founded in 1690 by the Englishman Job Charnock, the ‘chance erected, chance directed’ city of Calcutta is inextricably linked with modern Indian history, particularly the history of imperial India. Known as the Second City of the British Empire, it was till 1910 the capital of British India. Indeed, the colonial flavor lingers to this day in the architectural splendor of the magnificent buildings of Calcutta.
How Calcutta got its name is however, a mystery. It may have been derived from kali kata, a reference to the art of producing limestone from burnt snail shells. Possibly the origin is khal kata, in view of its canals. Or, it could have been an anglicized version of kali kotha, meaning the abode of the goddess Kali, the presiding deity of the city. Calcutta’s heritage has many facets: historical, social, cultural and intellectual. Under the British, the city flourished economically and socially. Before independence, the city led India’s intellectual and nationalist movements. Art or philosophy, entertainment or science, it has been the birthplace of the country’s leading lights for well over two centuries. The best time to visit is between October and January, when the weather is cool and charming. This is also the season of festivals, with the annual Durga Puja transforming the city with its vibrancy, light and color.
Destinations to be covered in this trip: Kolkata – Ganga Sagar – Kolkata
Airport/hotel transfers by air-conditioned vehicle.
Air-conditioned vehicle for land travel.
All interstate taxes, gasoline, parking, toll taxes and driver allowances.
All luxury taxes and value added taxes.
Any International/ Domestic Air/Train fare.
Any Monument/activity/guide fee, extra meals & expenses.
Tips and gratitude to drivers, representatives, guides etc.
Applicable Government taxes (GST).
Minimum of 02 persons required.
All rates & bookings will be subject to availability.
Tour confirmation only on receipt of 50% advance payment.
Balance payment to be deposited 01 month prior to travel date.
Ashoka India Tours carries no insurance whatsoever for the tour participants. Hence it is advisable to get travel insurance by your own.
Mentioned special package rates are valid till 31st October 2021.
What to Expect
Tour Highlights: –
Sightseeing of Ganga Sagar
Day 1Kolkata – Ganga Sagar – Kolkata
In the morning, pick-up the guests from Kolkata Airport/ Railway station. Meet & greet with our Company representative and start your journey from Kolkata for full day excursion to Ganga Sagar (Also known as Sagardwip located about 120 km south of Kolkata. It is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal where the Ganga drains into the sea which attracts millions of pilgrims every year specially during Makar Sankranti festival when people to take a dip and make a wish in the holy water and offer prayers in the temples). Reach Harwood ferry Ghat from where take the ferry for Kachuberia. On arrival take the local cab for Ganga Sagar. It is considered to be of great religious significant & explore the Kapileshwar Muni Ashram (one of the Punya Tirtha among five Punya Dhams). Later return back to Kolkata in the evening and your will be transferred to Kolkata Airport/ Railway station to board the flight/train for onward journey and tour terminates here but sweet memories remain for forever…