Cultural and Religious Tour
Kolkata is india's intellectual & cultural capital, also the City of Joy. Kolkata, the land of many spiritual edifices, is popular for its amalgam of holy places. Kalighat Kali Temple In Kolkatta is regarded as the holiest peeth or pith of the 52 Shakti Peethams of India
Daywise Itinerary for Cultural and Religious Tour 3 Night 4
Day 01: Kolkata to Tarapith via Bakreswar :- 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 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 In the morning after breakfast drive back to Kolkata with sweet memories to transfer to airport or railway station.
Note: It is advisable to arrive Kolkata one day earlier or reach by early morning flight/train latest by 08 AM to start your tour and book your departure train/flight during evening only after 6 PM.
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