Kolkata Is The Capital Of The Indian State Of West Bengal. It Is Also The Commercial Capital Of East India, Located On The East Bank Of The Hooghly River. Kolkata Has Been Nicknamed The City Of Palaces And Also The City Of Joy. City Of Palaces Comes From The Numerous Palatial Mansions Built All Over The City And City Of Joy Comes From The Lively And Friendly And Loving Behavior Of All The Citizens All Over The Places Making The City More Lively And Enjoyable.
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel and proceed full day Kolkata sightseeing visit to Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Belur Math, , Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
VICTORIA MEMORIAL: this is one of India’s most beautiful monuments built between 1906 and 1921 on the lines of white marble. It stands on the southern side of the maidan (ground) near Jawaharlal Nehru Road. 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. The Prince of Wales formally inaugurated it in 1921. Set in beautiful garden grounds, the Victoria Memorial houses a large bronze statue of the Queen Empress Topped with a moving angel this memorial faces the Kolkata Maidan. The statues of Motherhood, Prudence, Learning, Art, Justice, Architecture and Charity are brought from Italy. It also has a 5 meter tall bronze winged figure of Victory, weighing 3 tons. It houses paintings, manuscripts, and other objects of historic value in its Museum and Art Gallery.
Light show in Victoria memorial;
Month- October to March (Except Mondays)
Entry fee Rs.20/- per person
Shows: 1st show- Bengali – 6:45 to 7:30 PM
2nd show- English – 7:45 to 8:30 PM
HOWRAH BRIDGE: it is considered to be an engineering marvel, which took six years to construct in the 1940s. Over 2,590 metric tons of high tensile steel make up this unique cantilever bridge that joins the main Railway Station (for Kolkata) and the industrial city of Howrah with the city of Kolkata. Supported by two piers, each nearly 90 meters in height above the road level, the bridge has a span of almost 500 meters (no pillars in the middle). It was opened in 1943 and today it is one of the busiest bridges in the world. It is the third largest bridge in the world, has around 2 million people crossing over it daily. Visible from many places in Kolkata, the bridge is called ‘Rabindra Setu’
DAKSHINESWAR KALI TEMPLE: It is situated alongside the Vivekananda Bridge north of Kolkata, about 20 km. from BBD Bagh. It is famous for its association – with Ramkrishna who achieved spiritual vision here. Rani Rashmoni built this temple in 1847. The 12- spired temple with its enormous courtyard is surrounded by 12 other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a world famous place of pilgrimage. It was here the famous religious thinker Rama Krishna Paramahamsa achieved his spiritual vision and preached the unity of all religions.
BELUR MATH, sprawling over forty acres of land on the western bank of the Hooghly (Ganga), in Howrah district, an hour’s drive from Kolkata, is a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world professing different religious faiths. Even people not interested in religion come here for the peace it exudes. It was at Belur Math that Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902), the foremost disciple of Sri Ramakrishna (1836-1886), lived the last years of his brief life. He consecrated the grounds in 1898 by worshipping the urn containing the sacred relics of Sri Ramakrishna, which he himself carried on his shoulders to the place of worship. On that occasion he uttered these prophetic words about Belur Math: “The blazing light of universal harmony that will emanate from here will flood the whole world.”
Opening Time : 06:00 AM Closing Time : 07:20 PM
After sightseeing drop to Kolkata airport And Catch Your Return Flight To home town…………………………………………………….
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21400 + 3.63 % SERVICE TAX(RATE APPLICABLE FOR MINIMUM 6 TO7 ADULTS IN ONE CAR) PER PERSON EXCLUDING FLIGHT FARE