DAY 01: KOLKATA
Upon your arrival in Kolkata, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel/resort. After a refreshing break, you are free to embark on your sightseeing adventures at your own pace, immersing yourself in the rich heritage of this captivating city.
Discover Kolkata, once Calcutta and famously known as ‘the city of joy,’ where colonial architecture, world-class museums, vibrant art galleries, traditional cuisine, music, and theatre converge seamlessly in a vibrant blend of tradition and modernity. With nearly 300 years of history, Kolkata stands as a cultural epicenter, where its splendid past harmoniously coexists with a promising future. It’s a foodie’s haven, akin to Bangkok for Thailand and Osaka for Japan, and a city adorned with heritage buildings showcasing captivating architecture, telling the story of its rich heritage.
A journey to the Victoria Memorial is a step into history and architectural grandeur, a vivid homage to Kolkata’s colonial legacy, with the marble masterpiece blending Mughal, British, and diverse cultural influences within its Indo-Saracenic design. The path then leads to Prinsep Ghat, where a harmonious blend of Greek and Gothic aesthetics frames breathtaking sunset views from its Palladian porch. As daylight transitions into the enchanting night, venture to Park Street, Kolkata’s vibrant nightlife hub, adorned with showrooms and dining establishments, truly defining the city’s heart and promising an unforgettable nocturnal adventure.
DAY 02: KOLKATA
After breakfast, set out to explore the treasures of Kolkata.
Discover Kolkata’s rich history and architectural wonders. Begin with the Indian Museum, a world-renowned institution dating back over 200 years, showcasing India’s cultural tapestry. Next, experience the British-era architectural charm of BBD Bagh, also called Dalhousie Square, to witness the architectural magnificence of the British era. Then immerse in the cricketing legacy at Eden Gardens, India’s oldest cricket stadium, built in 1864 under the stewardship of Lord Auckland. This iconic venue is the largest cricket stadium in India and the second-largest globally. Your next move to Nakhoda Masjid (Mosque) a stunning Indo-Islamic marvel mirroring Akbar’s Agra mausoleum. With three domes, two towering 151-foot minarets, and 25 smaller minarets, it’s an architectural gem. The granite structure’s gateway resembles Fatehpur Sikri’s Buland Darwaza. Inside, ornate details and a spacious prayer hall for 10,000 worshipers. Finally, the legendary Howrah Bridge, an engineering marvel and the face of the City of Joy. Whether crossing by road or river, this iconic bridge, renowned as the world’s sixth-longest suspended span cantilever, stands as the heart of Kolkata. Your journey through Kolkata’s history and architectural splendors promises an unforgettable experience.
DAY 03: KOLKATA
After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort. If you have some spare time, consider optional sightseeing to explore the vibrant city a bit further. Later, your transfer to Kolkata Airport for your onward journey.
Embark on an enchanting 3-day journey with our meticulously crafted “The City of Joy” itinerary. This extraordinary voyage unveils India’s captivating destination, where ancient and modern cultural heritage seamlessly merge. Explore a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, alongside splendid architectural wonders that stand as witnesses to a regal golden era. Immerse yourself in the serenity of a vibrant culture, historic streets, and the city’s charming atmosphere throughout your journey. All while enjoying a mesmerizing Halal-friendly travel experience that will make your trip unforgettable.