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Kolkata Shantiniketan Tours

Kolkata Shantiniketan Tours itinerary start from dumdum airport or howrah or sealdah rail station cover kolkata sightseeing  and shantiniketan excursion tour. Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur and about 212 kms distance from north of Kolkata. It is famous due to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a University town - Visva-Bharati University. The place now attracts thousands of visitors each year. Shantiniketan was earlier called Bhubandanga (named after Bhuban Dakat, a local Dacoit), and was owned by the Tagore family. In 1862, Maharishi Devendranath Tagore, the poet’s father, while on a boat journey to Raipur, came across a landscape with red soil and lush green paddy fields. He decided to plant more saplings and built a small house. He called his home Shantiniketan. He founded an ashram here in 1863 and became the initiator of the Bramho Samaj. 

Places Cover: Kolkata, Shantiniketan 

3 Nights4 Days

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Day 01: Dumdum Airport / Howrah or Sealdah Rly Station (Kolkata)
On arrival at airport / Rly. Station you will be received by our representative, who will be waiting for a warm welcome just outside of the airport (customs area) / Rly. Station by your name plate /your referral and proceed to your hotel at Kolkata. Kolkata is the gateway to Eastern India. A city with a rich heritage, bustling streets and bewildering variety of facets. . From October to March, Kolkata wears a radiant look. Sunshine, mild winter, lights, colours, fairs, festivals, galas and excursions, the mood is infectious and spirit sweeping. Overnight halt in Kolkata. 

Day 02: Kolkata Sightseeing
Today after breakfast visit visit Kalighat Temple, one of the most oldest and important temple in India for Mata Kali devi beside the temple visit the home of unsheltered people made by Mother Teresa as known mother of the world. Zoological Garden, Kolkata's interesting zoo-the oldest in India. It was opened on Jan 1st 1876, by the Prince of Wales. The 16 hectare grounds house a wide species of animals & birds including the rare white Bengal Tiger. Directly across the main zoo is an aquarium, with a variety of aquatic life around the world. Later proceed for Indian Museum, a huge piece of Italian architecture on Jawaharlal Nehru Road, which was built in 1875. The largest museum in the country and is popularly known as Jadu Ghar (Magic House), this is the premier national collection in the subcontinent. Also visit Victoria Memorial, This is one of India's most beautiful monuments built between 1906 and 1921 on the lines of white marble. All monuments of this memorial were designed in Italian Renaissance-Mughal style and build of white marble from Rajasthan. The memorial was the inspiration of Lord Curzon, who in 1901, felt that his lately departed Queen Empress, required a suitable monument to her memory.  It took 20 years to build at a cost of 10 million rupees. Later proceed for Science City, This 21st Century marvel of science, communication and environment is the first and only institution of its kind in India and has a Space Theatre. The main attraction of the Science City is the Space Flight, Dinosaurs Alive, Dynamotion, Life in Water, a world of Insects and Reptiles, walkthrough Aviary, Butterfly corner, Convention Centre, four seminar halls, Mini Auditorium, Musical fountain etc.

Day 03: Kolkata – Shantiniketan (4 hrs). Back to Kolkata.
Today early morning proceed to Shantiniketan. Shantiniketan was founded in 1901 by Noble Laureate Shri. Rabindra Nath Tagore who visualized a perfect harmony of humanity with nature. Day excursion to Santiniketan. Later drive to Kolkata. Arrive & Check in at hotel & rest of the day leisure. Overnight stay will be at Kolkata.

Day 04: Free for shooping & transfer to Rly. Station / Airport.
Today is the free day to visit local shopping area of Kolkata / sone own activity. You can have a chance to experience Tram Ride / Metro Train Ride. The Metro system or the Underground Railway Network in Kolkata started about 20 years ago. It is very clean and run efficiently. It is the only underground railway in India.
 
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