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Eastern India Spiritual Sojourn: Kolkata, Deoghar, Bodhgaya & Varanasi

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Duration

6 Nights / 7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on the “Eastern India Spiritual Sojourn: Kolkata, Deoghar, Bodhgaya & Varanasi,” a profound journey through the heart of spirituality and culture. Explore Kolkata’s historic landmarks, pay homage at Deoghar’s sacred shrines, and experience the enlightenment of Bodhgaya. Finally, immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Varanasi as you witness rituals along the sacred Ganges. This transformative odyssey unveils the profound spiritual heritage of Eastern India.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the historic landmarks of Kolkata, including Fort William, Victoria Memorial, and Howrah Bridge.
  • Visit the revered Baba Baidyanath Dham in Deoghar and explore Nalanda's rich heritage.
  • Experience the spiritual aura of Bodhgaya, home to the Mahabodhi Temple and Bodhi Tree.
  • Witness the magical Holy Ganga Aarti on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Discover the cultural and historical treasures of Varanasi, including the Banaras Hindu University and Sarnath Temple complex.

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 41%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 54%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 53%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 61%

Itinerary

Day 1: Kolkata
Upon your arrival at Kolkata airport, our team will provide assistance and transfer you to your hotel (hotel check-in/out time is 12 pm). The remainder of the day is free for you to relax and engage in personal activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Kolkata
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a full-day city tour of Kolkata. Explore the historic Fort William, admire the grandeur of the Victoria Memorial, visit Netaji Bhawan, and marvel at the iconic Howrah Bridge. Your journey also takes you to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple and other prominent landmarks of this culturally rich city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Deoghar (Train No. 12023, JANSHATABDI EXP, HWH 1405hr / JSME 1817hr)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you have free time. In the afternoon, you'll be transferred to Howrah railway station to board the Janshatabdi Express train to Deoghar (Jasidih Junction). Upon arrival, meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Deoghar - Bodhgaya (268kms)
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Visit Baba Baidyanath Dham, a revered jyotirlinga temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and also a shaktipeeth (devotional shrine). Afterward, proceed to Bodhgaya, making stops at Nalanda, a renowned center of knowledge and learning established in the 5th century, and the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, a stunning marble monument situated atop a 400m high hill in Rajgir. Upon arriving in Bodhgaya, check in at your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Bodhgaya - Varanasi (250kms)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Begin your day by visiting the Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the Bodhi Tree, Vajrasana, and the Tibetan Monastery. Explore other temples and monasteries, including the Burmese Temple, Chinese Temple and Monastery, Buddhist Monastery of Bhutan, Thai Temple and Monastery, and more. Later, drive to Varanasi and check in at your hotel. In the evening, attend the mesmerizing Holy Ganga Aarti, a magical ritual held on the banks of the sacred Ganges during sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Varanasi
After breakfast at the hotel, embark on an early morning boat ride and visit the Ghats of Varanasi. Later, explore the Banaras Hindu University, Bharat Mata Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, and the Sarnath Temple complex, which includes the Great Dhamekh Stupa. If time allows, visit the Ram Nagar Fort and Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Varanasi - Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel. As per your flight schedule, we will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey to Kolkata, Delhi, or Mumbai, concluding this culturally enriching tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 6 Night's accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • AC Train ticket Kolkata - Deoghar.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?
5 Star below mentioned hotels or similar
Kolkata - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern
Deoghar - GenX Rameshwaram By 1589/ Amrapali Clarks Inn
Bodhgaya - The Royal Residency/ Lotus Nikko Hotel
Varanasi - Ramada JHV/ Radisson Hotel

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