Gems of West Bengal

9 Nights / 10 Days | 1 Countries / 4 Cities

Gems of West Bengal

9 Nights / 10 Days - 1 Countries / 4 Cities

Kolkata (1N)/Shantiniketan (2N)/Malda (2N)/Murshidabad (2N)/Kolkata (2N)

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Kolkata (1N)/Shantiniketan (2N)/Malda (2N)/Murshidabad (2N)/Kolkata (2N)

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Day 1

| Kolkata

Welcome on arrival at Kolkata and Transfer to Hotel, Overnight at Hotel. Evening free for leisure. Kolkata is the city of Joy, contrast and culture. Once it was the capital of India and now is the capital of Bengal. A visit to Kolkata may bring visitors to be in touch with combination of a rich 300 years old cultural heritage, vibrant modern life and cultures of different communities. Situated on the banks of river Hooghly, Kolkata was the first headquarter of the East India Company and later served as the capital of British India until 1912.

Day 2

| Shantiniketan

Morning after breakfast transfer to Bishnupur (145 KM / 3.30 Hrs). Bishnupur is a town in the Bankura District of West Bengal. It is famous for its terracotta temples and baluchari sarees. The town has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving. It prospered in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Ruled by a line of Hindu Rajas of the Malla dynasty, Bishnupur developed a unique form of architecture and has perhaps the most brilliant and detailed terracotta work in Eastern India that has withstood the ravages of time. The history of Bishnupur can be traced back to 694 AD, when King Raghunath I founded the Malla dynasty. However it was much later in 994 AD that the place was named Bishnupur. The name is derived from the name of the Hindu God ‘Vishnu'. The majority of the people belong to the ‘Vaishnava' sect. Followed by Half Day Bishnupur local sightseeing covering – Rasmancha, Jorebangla Temple of Keshto Rai, Pancha Ratna Temple of Shyam Rai, Madanmohan Temple, Lalbandh, Krishnabandh & Pokabandh. Post lunch transfer to Shantiniketan (113 KM / 3 Hrs). Shantiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. 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. Evening free for individual activity. Over night at Hotel.

Day 3

| Shantiniketan

Morning after breakfast full day Shantiniketan local sightseeing covering Uttaryan Complex (houses of Tagore- Udayan, Shyamali, Konarak, Udichi, Punashchha & Bichitra Museum), Visva Bharati University Campus, Khoai, Kopai River, Saturday’s & Sunday’s Haat (handicrafts fair), Amar Kutir & Deer Park at Ballavpur, Bird Sanctuary (Prokriti Bikhon Kendra), Prantik, Shyer Bithi (Eco-park) at Lahabadh, Srijani Kankalitala (Sati Pith Temple), Siksha Bhavana, Vidya Bhavana, Sangeet Bhavana, Patha Bhavana, Nippon Bhavana, Sriniketan, Chhatimtala, Rabindra Bhavan, Kala Bhavana. Evening free for individual activity. Over night at Hotel.

Day 4

| Malda

Morning after breakfast transfer to Malda (198 KM / 4 Hrs). Malda is a base for visiting Gaur and Pandua. Gaur, capital to three dynasties of ancient Bengal - the Buddhist Palas, the Hindu Senas and the Muslim Nawabs - has seen three distinct eras of glory. Pandua, once the alternate seat of power to Gaur, has the third largest concentration of Muslim monuments in Bengal. Historical monuments include the mosque Jami' Masjid (1566) and the landmark Nimasari tower across the river. During the 18th century it was the seat of prosperous cotton and silk industries. Mulberry plantations and mango orchards occupy large areas; mango trade and silk manufacture are the main economic activities. Evening free for individual activity. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5

| Malda

Morning after breakfast full day Malda local sightseeing covering Gaur, 12 km south of Malda, right on the Indo-Bangladesh border is one of the most important Historical places of 14th and 15th century Bengal having immense value from the archeological point of view. The relics particularly worth seeing are the Bara Sona Mosque, Dakhil Darwajah (built in 1425), Qadam Rasul Mosque, Lattan Mosque and the ruins of the extensive fortification. There are colourful enameled tiles on the Gomti Gate and Firoz Minar. Gol Ghar, Chika Masjid, Qutwali Gate, 12 gated Mosque and Qudm-e-rasul are the other point of attraction. After Lunch proceed to Pandua, 18 km north of Malda, another important site of archeological importance has some impressive Muslim architecture including the vast Adina Mosque built by Sikander Shah in 1369. It is one of the largest mosques in India, built over a Hindu temple, and has 378 small domes. The Eklakhi mausoleum and several smaller mosques are the other places of attractions in Pandua followed by Adina Deer Park, Nimasarai Tower, Jami Masjid, Pandua Shrine, Piran-e-Pir Shrine, Lost monastery of Jagjivanpur and Ramakrishna Mission Temple. Evening free for individual activity. Over night at Hotel.

Day 6

| Murshidabad

Morning After breakfast transfer to Murshidabad (135 KM / 3 Hrs) through beautiful rural Bengal. The last capital city of independent Bengal was named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. It is situated on the banks of the river Bhagirathi. A city of splendors & famous for its silk, was made capital of Bengal in 1717. The British shifted the capital to Kolkata in 1773. Afternoon visit local markets & Bhagirathi River. Evening free for individual activity. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7

| Murshidabad

Morning After breakfast proceed for a full day Murshidabad local sightseeing covering The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace with a thousand doors is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad. This three-storied palace was built in 1837 by Duncan McLeod for the Nawab Najim Humaun Jah, descendent of Mir Zafar. It has thousand doors (among which only 900 are real) and 114 rooms and 8 galleries, built in European architectural style. It is now a museum and has an exquisite collection of armoury, splendid paintings, exhaustive portraits of the Nawabs, various works of art including beautiful works of ivory (Murshidabad School) of China (European) and many other valuables. The Armoury has 2700 arms in its collections of which only few are displayed. Swords used by Shiraj-ud-Daulla and his grandfather, Nawab Alivardi Khan, can be seen here. The other attractions in this floor are Vintage Cars and Fittan Cars used by the Nawabs and their families. Between the palace and the Imambara is a small mosque, ‘Madina’, with colourful tiled verandahs. The Mosque has an ornamented replica of Hazrat Muhammad's tomb at Madina. Around the palace are other attractions like the Imambara, Wasef Manzil, Katara Mosque, Jahankosha Canon, Jafarganj Cemetery, Khosh Bagh, Katgola, Nasipur Palace, Footi Mosque, Moti Jheel, Nimak Haram Deori (The Traitor’s Gate). Evening free for individual activity. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8

| Kolkata

After breakfast transfer to Kolkata (235 KM / 5.30 Hrs) through beautiful rural Bengal via Plassey, where the historic battle was fought in 1757 between Nawab Siraj-Ud-Daula and Lord Clive, of East India Company. En-route lunch at local restaurant. Evening free for individual activity. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9

| Kolkata

Morning at 9.30 AM starts the full day city tour, drive by the old heritage building of BBD Bagh and visit the bank of the River Ganga to understand the significance of the mighty river in our life. Also visit the famous Howrah Bridge, Victoria Memorial (museum closed on Monday and National Holidays), St. Paul’s Cathedral and Kalighat Temple; you will finish the day’s tour at the Mother Teresa’s House, the headquarter of the Missionaries of Charity. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 10

| Kolkata

Transfer to airport to connect your flight to the next destination, Tour Ends.

Standard :

  • Kolkata - De Empressa / Similar

    Shantiniketan - Camellia / Mayas / Similar

    Maldah - Golden Park / Similar

    Murshidabad - Fame Hotel / Similar

Deluxe :

  • Kolkata - Jameson Inn / Similar

    Shantiniketan - Camellia / Mayas / Similar

    Maldah - Golden Park / Similar

    Murshidabad - Fame Hotel / Similar

Premium :

  • Kolkata - Radisson / Similar

    Shantiniketan - Camellia / Mayas / Similar

    Maldah - Golden Park / Similar

    Murshidabad - Fame Hotel / Similar

Inclusions

  • 09 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels.
  • All transfers and sightseeing by exclusive sized AC vehicle
  • All parking and driver charges as per itinerary.
  • Assistance on arrival at Kolkata.
  • All currently applicable Taxes except 5% Goods and Service Tax.

Exclusions

  • Guide Charges, Porter Charges
  • Entry Fees
  • Personal Expenses: such as Laundry, Telephone Calls, Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic Beverages, Food (if not included)
  • Additional Sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • High Season Surcharge
  • Goods & Service Tax @ 5%.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:Cancellation Charge:
10 days100%
10 to 15 days75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment PolicyOnline Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour100% of total tour cost
  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.

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  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • Child below 02 years are Free

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

  • Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • Child below 02 years are Free

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

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About Explore Tour

Pretty much indisputably the most vibrant country on Earth, India can conjure up a multitude of conflicting emotions during any stay. As a result, it's not everybody's cup of chai, but those who fall for the subcontinent fall hard, and become lifelong devotees. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site. Next is Sundarban. The Sundarbans is a vast forest in the coastal region of the Bay of Bengal; considered one of the natural wonders of the world, it was recognized in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bangladesh.

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