Gangasagar Tour Fair is the second biggest congregation of Hindu pilgrims after the Kumbha Mela. The Gangasagar Mela is observed annually and only on Sagardwip (Sagar Island). Every year during Makar Sankranti pilgrims from all over the country come to take a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and Bay of Bengal, followed by offering prayers at the Kapil Muni Temple. This temple is immersed in legendary tales and is highly revered among devotees.
Sagar Island or Gangasagar is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of the Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. Gangasagar is a charming tourist destination, which attracts both pilgrims and adventure lovers. Located on an island in the Sundarbans, Gangasagar offers the charms of an un-spoilt beach on the estuary of the river Ganges. Gangasagar offers acres of silver sand and clear blue sky and the calm sea for visitors who would like to spend their weekend in tranquillity.
This island has acres of dazzling silver sand and clear blue sky, Gangasagar is still relatively unknown and thus, unexploited. Gangasagar also finds itself in the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. The lighthouse at Gangasagar has great views of this beach and is perfect for watching the sunrise and sunset.
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
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On arrival at Kolkata Airport/ Railway station, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The evening is free for shopping. An overnight stay at the hotel.
After morning breakfast, you will leave for the city tour of Kolkata and visit the Oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, Howrah bridge, Vidyasagar Setu, National Museum, Victoria Memorial, Kali Mandir, etc. Then, you will return to the hotel for dinner, overnight stay.
Early in the morning after tea, you will go for a full day trip to Gangasagar (here the Ganga drains into the sea). Explore the Kapileshwar Muni Ashram - it is one Punya Tirtha among five Punya Dhams. Later return back to Kolkata in the evening. Overnight stay in the hotel.
After morning breakfast, we will visit Dakhineshwar & Belurmath by boat (cruise) on the river Hoogoli to visit Ramakrishnan's mission. Also, you will visit the popular Jain Temple. Then, you will go visit the Mother Teressa House- Nirmal Hirdaya. The rest of the day is free. Later return back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Kolkata.
After taking morning breakfast. Check-out from the hotel & get transferred to the Kolkata Airport/ Railway station drop. Tour and Services ends