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  West Bengal (Cultural Tours)
Location East
Number of Days 12
Number of Nights 11
Start Place KOLKATA
End Place Siliguri.
Tour Schedule
 
Day Schedule
 1  Arrival Kolkata Transfer to Hotel. PM : Visit to Kumartooli to see how typical Bengal Potteri are made, Bengali Sweet Making Centre, Jorasanko ( Rabindranath Tagore’s House ), Marble Palace.Overnight at Kolkata
 2  Visit to Fulia, Shantipur weaver’s Village (known for cotton weaving of Bengal).Later on proceed to Krishnanagar famous for Clay doll making & scroll painting work at Ghoorni.PM : Half day at Mayapur ISKCON Temple.Overnight at Kolkata.
 3  Drive to the Terracota Town – Vishnupur, enroute visit Jayrambati, Kamarpukur (Native of Ramakrishna). At Vishnupur Visit these temples are full of old palaces, Baluchori Silk weaving Centre, Conchshell work center, Dasavatar Playing cardmaking Centre which is a typical centre for traditional play card making. Lunch at Vishnupur Tourist Lodge. Later proceed to Panchmura village for Terracota work centre. In the evening live Hindusthani Clasical Music Programme ( Famous Vishnupur Gharana ) Overnight at Vishnupur.Vishnupur :The old capital of Malla kings (from the 8th Centuries) is famous for Terracotta Temples -The Typical Village Hut style of Bengal Temple Arcitecture. Some of the important Temples are Jor-Bangla, Shyamrai, Rashmancha are full of exquisite terracotta panels.
 4  Visit to Shantiniketan enroute visit Kenduli & Joydev. At Shantiniketan visit Vishwa Bharati University, Kalabavan & Museum, later visit Shantal (Tribal) village to enjoy the Shantal musical Dance performance & Baul (Balad Singer of Bengal ) song and Dance performance at the Baul village. Dinner at Hotel with authentic Bengali food Overnight at Shantiniketan.Shantiniketan “ The abode of Peace” , an Open Air School in harmony with nature founded by Noble Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore’s father Shri Debendra Nath Tagore, later which was promoted by Rabindranath Tagore and presently known as Vishwa Bharati University.Rabindra Bhawan - a Museum of Tagore Memorabilia, Uttarayan a complex of five houses in different architechtural style, Sriniketan – a rural development center added more attraction. Shantiniketan is also the home of another Noble Laureate Economist Prof. Amartya Sen.
 5  Departure from Hotel for Kolkata. Eroute visit some Butik & Handicraft Centres PM : Boat ride on Ganges. Overnight at city hotel.
 6  Drive to Murshidabad enroute visiting the Historic Plassey Monument, Ranaghat Church & tour of Village Architecture, Muslim Architecture of 17th & 18th Century of Bengal. Sight seeing of Murshidabad.Murshidabad : The Old Capital of Bengal is intimately related to evernd that ultimately changed the history of India after the War of Plassey in 1757. Rich in Historical relics like Hazariduari Palace, Katra Mosque, Imambara etc are worth visit. Overnight at Berhampur.
 7  Drive to Malda, Once know as English Bazar. Visit of Gaur famous for Dakhil Darwaza, Lukochuri Darwaza, Barasona Mosque, Loton Mosque & many more sites. Gaur has typical mixure of Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic & Bengal Architecture, developed during early Eslamic Period of Bengal 14th to 15th Century. Few Architecture remains are of 09th to 10th Century of Pala Period.Visit of Pandua, famous for Typical Islamic & Buddhist Architecture. The most important sigte of Pandua is Adina Mosque.Overnight at Malda.
 8  : Drive to Siliguri to visit Monastic Architectural Places. Drive to Darjeeling via Mirik Overnight at Darjeeling.
 9  Early morning Witness the Amazing Sunrise effect on the Mt. Kanchendzonga, at Tiger Hill.Visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop, Rock Garden, Refugee center, Tea Gardens & other places of interest in Darjeeling. Overnight at Darjeeling.
 10  Visit of Mirik.
 11  Board the Toy train to Siliguri. Overnight at Siliguri.
 12  Departure transfer for onward connection.

 
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