Explore Kolkata, the second largest city of India, its rich cultural and spiritual past in this full-day tour of the city which takes you to some of the oldest temples, churches, and synagogues representing the beautiful culmination of different religions.
Tour Duration: 8 Hours
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Explore the City of Joy and its rich spiritual background in this full-day tour of Kolkata which begins and ends in the city This 8-hour long tour will get you acquainted of the rich cultural history of this city which was home to many communities together! Start your day at around 8:00 in the morning with your guide picking you up from your hotel The first stop on the tour is the Dakshineshwar temple, one of the most revered temples of Kolkata dedicated to goddess Kali
The second spot on the itinerary is the Belur Math temple which is separated from the earlier one by river Ganga Take a fun ferry ride like a local to reach this site which attracts people of a different faith from across the world! The temple is a place for pilgrimage for people of different religious faith and exudes a sense of peace like nowhere else! After this, take the ferry back to reach your car and head towards your next destination, the Magen David Synagogue One of the largest synagogues around Asia and an important site tracing the origin of Jews in Kolkata, the place will have you swooning with its architecture and the intricacies
Travel further, to the next destination, the Kalighat temple One of the 52 shakti paths (places where the various parts of Sati's body are believed to have fallen, in the course of Shiva's Rudra Tandava) of India An extremely important pilgrimage site this temple is dedicated to goddess Kali and attracts a huge number of devotees around the year Explore this site as your guide acquaints yours further with Hindu mythology
Next on the line is the pristine and utterly stunning Parasnath Diagmbar Jain temple One of the most revered shrines for people of Jainism faith, this temple has a scenic appearance to itself with beautiful garden decorated with glass mosaics and silver European styled deities Don’t forget to see the lamp which has been perpetually burning since the inception of the temple, i e 1867! Before proceeding to your last stop, stop for a hearty Bengali lunch (at your own expense) at one of the best-known local restaurants and once you through proceed further to your last stop at the St John’s Church
One of the first few buildings erected by the East India Company, the Church is also called as the Stone Church built in the Neoclassical architectural style with its interiors decorated with beautiful wood carvings and marble bass relief work The Church also holds many important memorials including Job Charnock, the founder of Kolkata End your tour with a flavorsome masala chai in earthen cups with your guide before the driver drops you back at your hotel
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