Calcutta or Kolkata had been the capital of India in the British Era. Thus, it has a rich and illustrious history to boast of. The fascinating architecture, the enticing art and the declamatory literature of the city bear testimony to its rich past. The city is dotted with many colonial walls and heritage buildings that speak of a lingering British impact upon the city. The literary legacy and vibrant culture of Kolkata also makes it fit into another metaphor that the city has to its credit; that of being the country’s intellectual and cultural capital. Furthermore, Kolkata is often referred to as the ‘city of joy’ aptly exuding the warmth and typical hospitality of the Bengalis who live here. The city is famous for many things among which there are things like ‘the Tant Sarees’, ‘the Rosogollas’, ‘the Durga Puja’, ‘the trams’ to name a few. The typical Bong culture that you get to see here is actually the culture of people who are in love with music, fine arts, food and literature. If you wish to explore this unique city with uncountable temptations, make sure to avail our 2 Nights / 3 Days Calcutta sightseeing tour package. Read on to learn more.
Kolkata Sightseeing Tour Itinerary Package
Day 1 :Arrive Kolkata & Sightseeing
Upon arriving at Howrah railway station, our representative will pick you and then take you at your pre-booked hotel. After check-in take a short break to freshen-up and get ready for the sightseeing of the day. The places we visit on this Day 1 of the sightseeing trip are: Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Howrah Bridge, Writer’s Building and Shaheed Minar. We begin our city tour with Victoria Memorial; a white marble museum built in the year 1921 in honor of Queen Victoria. The museum stands amid a lush green landscaped garden sprawling across an area of more than 57 acres and showcases marvelous architecture and a vast array of artifacts, paintings, manuscripts, lithographs, stamps, sculptures etc. dating back to British era. Next, we visit the Birla Planetarium. This is a stupa-shaped planetarium set up in the year 1963 by Jawaharlal Nehru.
The planetarium presents amazing sky shows to generate awareness about the science of astronomy. After Planetarium, we visit Fort William, a magnificent monument of historic importance built in the year 1781. Fort William comes with an impressive Colonial architecture and had been a witness to a multitude of historic battles associated with India’s struggle for freedom. Today it serves as the Eastern Zone Army Command’s Headquarters. After Fort William we proceed to visit the Howrah Bridge; an iconic landmark of the city of Kolkata. This robust bridge, also referred to as the ‘Harbor Bridge of India’ is one of the busiest cantilever bridges in the whole of the country. It is built across River Hooghly and connects the two most significant cities, that of Kolkata & Howrah.
You could get the most mesmerizing views of the bridge from the midst of the Hooghly River. Next, we move towards Writer’s Building, another very significant landmark of historic importance. The building comes with an amazing Greco-Roman architecture that reminds one of the colonial eras. This building that had served as the servants’ quarter during the British period now serves as West Bengal Government’s Secretariat building. Lastly we visit the Shaheed Minar. This pristine white towering monument rising to a height of 158 ft has been dedicated to the martyrs who lost their lives fighting for freedom against the Britishers. After the sightseeing we will return to hotel.
Day 2 :Sightseeing & Shopping
Day 3 :Kolkata Departure
|Kolkata Sightseeing Tour Package
|3 Days / 2 Nights
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- Welcome to the city of joy
- Start your visit with Victoria Memorial, Birla Planetarium, Fort William, Howrah Bridge, Writer’s Building and Shaheed Minar
- The defense headquarter Fort William is a must to see place
- Visit to the Writer’s building the Greco-Roman architecture historical government building
- Fulfill your shopping spree at New Market, the biggest hog market in Asia and old big Bara Bazar the wholesale market
- The Disney land of Bengal, Nicco Park
- Enjoy the local Bengali cuisine
- All car / taxi / cab service
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, parking fees, fuel charges
- Pick up and drop off service
- Medical and travel insurance
- Any expense of personal nature
- Monument entrance fees
- Tipping, phone bills, etc.
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section