Explore the best destinations in the West Bengal with Sotc Travels. Book your 6 Days 5 Nights of Kolkata with Mayapur tour package with Sotc Travels. Visit the best tourist places in West Bengal including Jain Temple, Victoria Memorial, Navadwip, Sri Chaitanya Candrodaya Temple.
Assistance at the airport/STATION on arrival and transfer to hotel. Kolkata, on the Hooghly, retains the aura of days long gone, weaving the past and the present, the intense and the fun-loving into a charming fabric. Home to four Nobel laureates - Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen, Kolkata is the nerve centre of intellect and human values, where many modern movements began in art, cinema and theatre, science and industry. India's quest for freedom began here. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing in Kolkata. Visit Jain Temple, set like a jewel amid miniature landscaped gardens, drive past BBD Bagh (commercial Area) St. John’s Church, Raj Bhavan (the residence of the Governor of West Bengal), High Court, Legislative Assembly, Eden Gardens, Strand (River Side), Race Course. Visit the Victoria Memorial, (closed on Mondays) an imposing marble edifice, the picture-postcard symbol of Kolkatta. It stands serene and unmindful of the bustling commercial quarter nearby, a tribute to Queen Victoria. Inside are the memorabilia of the British Empire. Drive past Chowringhee, visit the Indian Museum. (closed on Mondays) which houses some priceless treasures of ancient civilizations and an excellent art gallery. Also, visit Mother Teresa house. (Closed on Thursday).Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to MayapurMayapur is situated on the banks of the Hooghly near the confluence of the Hooghly and the Jalangi. It is one of the nine islands of Navadwip. Founded by Bakti Vinod Thakur, Mayapur was earlier known as Miyapur. It holds a special significance for followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism since it is the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and hence is an important religious centre. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was the one who started the Hare Krishna movement and taught the widespread mass chanting and singing of Hare Krishna.
Being an important religious centre, Mayapur has many temples dedicated to Vishnu and to other deities. The most important of all, however, is the beautiful Iskcon Temple also known as Sri Chaitanya Candrodaya Temple that attracts thousands of devotees and tourists from different parts of India and world. The temple has a statue of Lord Radha Krishna along with the eight gopis. It also houses an exhibition section, which depicts the life and work of Sri Chaitanya The temple’s timings are from 7.30 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8.30 pm. Another place of interest is Sri Chaitanya Math located one kilometre past Sri Chaitanya's birthplace.
Murari Gupta's House located behind the Sri Chaitanya Math near the bank of the Ballal Dighi is the place where deities of Rama, Sita and Hanuman were worshipped by Murari Gupta and his family. The Chand Kazi's Samadhi is another main landmark in Mayapur. Chand Kazi was the Muslim magistrate of Navadwip, who with his men broke the mridanga of Srivash Pandit. He had opposed the sankirtana movement where people collectively chanted Hare Rama, Hare Krishna on the road, but he later became the disciple of Sri Chaitanya. The Jagannath Mandir is another place worth checking out in Mayapur. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning enjoy Aarti at the temple. After breakfast return to the temple for morning aarti and then proceed to Kolkata. Overnight at the hotel.
The morning after breakfast visit to Belur Math and Dakshineshwar Temple. Belur Math is the international headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission which is 16.5 km from Dakshineswar across the Ganga. It was founded in 1899 by Swami Vivekananda, the world-famous yogi and disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. This International tourist attraction is located near Belur in Howrah district.
Its sprawling prayer hall with a statue of Ramakrishna is remarkable. The Belur Math shrine represents a church, mosque and temple when viewed from different angles. It's a peaceful and calm atmosphere is befitting the gravity of the place. Take a boat to cross the river and visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple Dakshineswar Kali Temple -It is famous for its association – with Ramakrishna 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 Paramhansa achieved his spiritual vision and preached the unity of all religions. Afternoon vehicle at disposal for 04 hours 40 km for shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to airport/station in time for onward connection.
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