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Charismatic Kashmir with Gulmarg 6 Nights - Land Only

7 Days 6 Nights

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Darjeeling

North East Delight with Namchi - With Flights

6 Days 5 Nights

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Charismatic Kashmir with Sonmarg - Durga Puja Special

7 Days 6 Nights

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Shillong

Thrilling Shillong with Cherrapunjee - With Flights

4 Days 3 Nights

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Romantic Sojourn to Kerala (Honeymoon Special) - Land Only

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Honeymooners Paradise in Bhutan - 6 Nights - With Flights

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Things to Do in Kolkata

  • Kalighat Kali Temple

    One of the Kolkata's most sacred sites, Kalighat Kali Temple is known as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas on Earth. About 200 years old, this historic temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. As legend has it, this is the place where Sati's toes of the right foot fell. Countless devotees, regardless of sectarian differences, visit this holy temple to offer prayers to the goddess. Enhancing the beauty and sanctity of the temple is the Hooghly River's tributary - Adi Ganga that flows right next to it.

    Originally a small hut, this temple was later built by King Manasingha in the beginning of 16th century. The present structure of the temple was completed under the Sabarna Roy Chowdhury family's patronage in 1809. Spectacular and unique, the sandstone idol of Kali was crafted by two saints - Atmaram Giri and Brahmananda Giri. It features three big eyes, four hands and long protruding tongue. The tongue and the hands - two of which hold a scimitar and a severed head of 'Shumbha' (Asura king) are made of gold.

    Sosthi Tala, Harkath Tala, Radha-Krishna Temple and Kundupukur are important highlights of the temple. Also known as Monosha Tala, Sosthi Tala is a 3 feet high rectangular altar with a small cactus plant. Beneath the plant, there are three stones representing the Goddesses Sosthi, Mongol Chandi and Sitola. Harkath Tala is the site where animal sacrifices are done, and Kundupukur is a sacred tank, measuring 669 sq ft in area. Built by a Zamindar named Udoy Narayan Mondal in 1843, Radha-Krishna Temple contains four Shiva temples within the premises. During your visit, do not forget to step in the ancient Nakhuleshwar Mahadev Temple, which lies right opposite to Kalighat Kali Temple.

  • Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

    Exuding palpable spiritual energy, the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple of Kolkata was built by Rani Rashmoni - an ardent devotee of Goddess Kali. It rests favourably on the Hooghly River's eastern bank. There is an interesting story associated with the origin of the temple. It is said that Rani Rashmoni, who was famed for her philanthropic activities, planned to set off for a long pilgrimage to the holy city of Kashi. Just the night before the commencement of the pilgrimage, Rani Rashmoni had a vision of Goddess Kali in a dream. The goddess asked Rashmoni to install Her statue on the Ganga River bank and arrange for Her worship there, instead of travelling to Kashi. Deeply affected by the dream, Rani bought a 20-acre plot from an Englishman named John Hastie and started the construction of the temple in 1847, which took eight years to complete. The idol of Goddess Kali was installed on 31st May 1855 on the Snana Yatra day.

    Spanning across three floors, this temple reflects traditional Navaratna style of Bengal architecture. It rests on a raised platform that is approximately 100 feet above the ground. From the flight of stairs to the nine exquisite spires that are distributed in the upper two storeys, every architectural feature of this temple is simply awe-inspiring. The idol of Goddess Kali, in the form of Bhavataraini, is placed upon a silver thousand-petal lotus in the garbha griha. In proximity to the main temple, there is a row of a dozen of identical Lord Shiva temples - each of which is built in Aat Chala Bengal architecture. A Vishnu Temple that houses idols of Lord Krishna and Radha is built towards the north-west of the complex. Within the compound, there is also a bathing ghat, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni and Nahavat-Khana, where Ramakrishna (temple priest) spent a considerable part of his life.

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How to Reach Kolkata

By Air

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is situated at Dumdum, which is about 17 kilometres away from the heart of the city. This airport has good connectivity across major cities in India and abroad. From the airport you can take a taxi or a bus to your final destination. Volvo buses ply on multiple routes so just confirm at the airport the bus you should be taking for your address.


By Train

Kolkata has an efficient network of railways and is well linked to cities across the country. Superfast trains such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express connect Kolkata from Delhi and nearby places. There are two major railway stations in the city – one is located in Howrah and the other at Sealdah.

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Best Time to Visit Kolkata

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is situated at Dumdum, which is about 17 kilometres away from the heart of the city. This airport has good connectivity across major cities in India and abroad. From the airport you can take a taxi or a bus to your final destination. Volvo buses ply on multiple routes so just confirm at the airport the bus you should be taking for your address.

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