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The Bengal Experience

Standard : INR  24,900
06 NIGHT/ 07 DAYS Deluxe : INR  28,500
1N Tarapith – 2N Shantiniketan – 3N Kolkata – Gangasagar Premium : INR  31,900
Day 01: Kolkata to Tarapith via Bakreswar (295 kms / 7 hrs drive)
Early morning you will proceed to Tarapith, one of the famous pilgrim places of West Bengal. Enroute visit Bakreswar (Shiva) Temple, Ma Bhavatarini Temple and famous hot springs where you can take a bath in the mineral enriched water which is said to have several therapeutic effects. Later you will drive to Tarapith, regarded as one of the 52 Shakti Peethams of India devoted to Ma Tara (another form of Kali). It is a small temple town, known for its Tantric temple and its adjoining cremation (Maha Smashan) grounds where sadhana (tantric rituals) are performed. On arrival check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Tarapith.
Day 02: Tarapith – Shantiniketan (70 kms / approx 1 & half hrs)
Today early morning visit the Tantric Hindu Temple is dedicated to the goddess Tara, a fearsome Tantric aspect of the Devi, the chief temples of Shaktism. After breakfast check out from hotel & transfer to Shantiniketan. This place was founded in 1901 by Noble Laureate Shri. Rabindra Nath Tagore who visualized a perfect harmony of humanity with nature.  Arrive & Check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Amar Kutir (Handicraft Center) near Kopai River & rest of the evening at leisure to enjoy the peace & serenity of this place. Overnight stay at Shantiniketan.         
Day 03: Shantiniketan Sightseeing
After breakfast visit, Visva – Bharati University Campus, the complex at “Uttarayan” (Udayan, Shyamali, Konarak, Udichi & Punaschha houses of Tagore), Art Gallery, Museum. Afternoon visit Khoai Hat near Sonajhuri forest to experience the tribes and their life, art, song and dance. Evening free at leisure Overnight stay at Shantiniketan.
Note: University and Uttarayan Complex remain closed on Wednesday (fullday) & Thursday (halfday)         
Day 04: Shantiniketan – Kolkata (210 kms / 4 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast drive back to Kolkata approx 210 kms. On arrival check inn at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Gangasagar Excursion (110 kms / 4 hrs)
After early breakfast start for full day excursion to Gangasagar – An island in the confluence of River Ganga & Bay of Bengal & famous for Kapil Muni Ashram which is considered to be a great religious significance. Evening return back to Kolkata. Overnight stay at hotel.
Note: We will provide Ac vehicle for Kolkata to Ferry Ghat i.e. Lot No. 8 / Harwood Point (90 Km.) & back to Kolkata. After reaching Lot No. 8 you will board the ferry to cross the Muriganga River for Kachuberia. From here you will be transferred to Sagar island and back to Ferry Jetty by a private vehicle (ac sumo/similar car). Please do not forget to reconfirm the return ferry timings (Kachuberia to Lot No 8) with the authority as it depends on the tide timings.
Day 06: Kolkata City Tour
After breakfast start for full day Kolkata city tour. Eden Garden Stadium*, Akashbani Bhavan*, High Court*, GPO*, Writers Building*, Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple, Jain Temple (optional), Town Hall (Kolkata Panaroma), St. Pauls Cathedral Church and Victoria Memorial Hall. We can arrange a River Cruise on Ganges (evening cruise with snacks or dinner) as per your choice (optional). (*Drive Pass)
Day 07: Kolkata Hotel – Kolkata Airport / Rly. Station
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to the Airport / Railway Station for onwards journey.
                                   Package Rates are per person in INR and details as below
Rates Per Person Standard Deluxe Premium
Per Adult upto 2 Pax ( Per person rates)  24,900/- 28,500/-  31,900/-
Per Adult upto 4 Pax ( Per person rates)  19,900/- 24,500/-  28,900/-
Per Adult upto 6 Pax ( Per person rates)  18,900/- 23,500/-  27,900/-
Extra Adult  7,900/- 9,900/- 12.900/-
Child (5-11 Yrs.) 3,900
Food Included  Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Taxi – Swift dzire upto 2 pax./ Innova for 4 Pax/ Tempo Traveler for 6 Pax & Above A/c A/c A/c
Hotel in Tarapith Yashoda International / Similar Larica Holiday Inn  Hotel Sonar Bangla Tarapith
Hotel In Shanti Niketan Santiniketan Tourist Lodge (AC Dbl) / Similar Shantiniketan Residency / Similar Mark & Meadows / Raktokorobi Karugram
Hotel In Kolkata Dee Empressa / ExecutiveTower / All Fresco / Similar  Niharika / Mark / Ivory Inn / Majestic Suites / Similar  Park Prime / Fern Residency / Barsana Boutique (Veg) / Similar
60 Days early Booking advantage  333/- 666/- 999/-
Lean Season Discount
25th July to 30th Sep
 05% 08% 10%
High Season Supplement
Durgastami, Christmas, New Year and Long Weekend
10% 15% 20%
Inclusions

  • Accommodation in above mentioned or similar hotels
  • Meals as per above Table
  • Ferry tickets and private transfer from Kachuberia to Sagar Island & back.
  • All permit fees & sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Any personal and nature expenses
  • Private Transfers and Sightseeing as per the itinerary by AC Vehicle
  • Taxi cost includes Toll, Entry & Parking
   Excludes

  • Airfare /Train fare
  • Any meals other than specified in above table
  • Any sightseeing other than specified above
  • Entrance Fees & Guide charges.
  • Any items of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • 5% GST.
Please Note :-

  • Vehicle is not at disposal. Kindly note that the drive is not a guide
  • If the above hotels are not available similar category hotels will be used
  • Itinerary and price is subject to change. Additional charges will be applicable for extra sightseeing
  • The quotation is based on Standard room. You can upgrade to a higher room category by paying an extra cost depending on availability
  • The hotel rooms are subject to availability. The above given prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • Hotel check in is 1200hrs. and checkout would be 1000hrs. Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability
  • Vehicle will be provided for transfers and sightseeing as per above table. Ask us for other vehicle options