Magical Bengal, where artists bring the Goddess Durga to life, where monks in Mayapur island take you to another world of Hare Rama Hare Krishna, where the mangrove forests invite you to meet the tigers, where the artisans create a world of terracotta in Bishnupur, where Mother Teresa is always alive in everyone’s memory. Inviting? Come Beyonder and experience this magical land with us
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Arrive at Kolkata airport and get transferred to the hotel. Explore the city at leisure. Overnight stay at Kolkata
Kolkata city tour
Dalhousie Square, Flower Market , Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, St. Paul Cathedral, Mother Teresa’s House. The Dalhousie Square is surrounded by some of Kolkata’s most enduring British-era monuments like the magnificent GPO (General Post Office), the regal Raj Bhavan, the St. John’s Church and the Gothic style Writer’s Building. Overnight stay at Kolkata
More of Kolkata Artistry and Gastronomy
Visit Kumartuli, a unique artisan village which is almost 400 years. Around 250 artists work to produce 40,000 idols a year, including 3500 images of Durga. Kumartuli is a mini industry which exports Durga idols to virtually all the corners of the world. Visit the Jain Temple dedicated to Parshvanatha, who was the 23rd Jain Tirthankaras. Binge on the Bengali food from starters to sweets. Overnight stay at Kolkata
Kolkata – Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
Drive to the jetty and cruise through the river towards Sunderbans tiger reserve. Walk through the native village of Dayapur, explore the lifestyle, local crafts, cuisines, and way of life of the local villagers. In the evening spend some time with the birds at the Camp. Overnight stay at Tiger Camp Sunderbans.
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve
Get ready for a thrilling cruise towards the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Forest through creeks and dense forest and numerous rivers. Get adventurous with the canopy walk at Dobanke Watch Tower inside the forest, and enjoy the forest view. Cruise back through Matla – Sea Face (the point from where Bay of Bengal can be seen) to Sunderbans Tiger Camp. In the evening, enjoy Bonbibi Yatra, theatrical performance about Bonbibi (forest Goddess), which narrates the interesting story about the tiger, forest god & goddess, fisher man, honey collectors.
Sunderbans Tiger Reserve- Kolkata
Cruise towards the Watch tower and then walk through the caged walkways after disembarking, searching for the elusive tiger. You can also sight a deer or a water monitor lizard basking by the sun as well as monkeys and wild boars. Head back to Kolkata by late afternoon. Overnight stay at Kolkata
More of Kolkata
Visit Belur Math, the international headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission, founded in 1899 by Swami Vivekananda. The Belur Math shrine represents a church, mosque and temple when viewed from different angles. Head to the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, a place where the famous spiritual thinker Ramakrishna Paramahansa achieved spiritual vision.
Mayapur is quaint and beautiful village located on the banks of the Ganges river and the headquarters of ISKCON are situated in Mayapur. It is also the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahapraphu regarded as an incarnation of Lord Krishna. He is the one who started the Hare Krishna movement- he was the first to teach widespread mass chanting and singing of the Hare Krishna mantra. Participate in the various activities of the Ashram and overnight stay at Mayapur.
Get transferred to Kolkata airport for your flight back home
Optional: Day trip to Bishnupur- the Terracotta Paradise