9 Days covering Calcutta - Sundarbans Biosphere - Puri - Konarak - Chilka Lake - Bhubaneshwar


Day
Program
 
01


Arrive Calcutta

Hotel check-in is at 12.00 noon. Met on arrival by the Tour Master's Representative and transfer to your hotel.

02


Calcutta

Early this morning we visit the Flower Market and later collect our permits from the Forest Department to visit the Delta Land of the Sunderbans. Visit the Victoria Memorial and the House of Mother Theresa, founder of the Creed of the Sisters of Charity.

03




Calcutta - Basanti - Sajnekali

South of Calcutta are the Sunderbans, "beautiful forests" in Bangla, formed by the delta of the rivers Ganga and Bhramapurtra. It extends across the entire northern shore of the Bay of Bengal sea. They are the largest estuarine forests in the world. This morning we leave for Basanti from where we take a motor-launch over the delta waters to Sajnekali (2 hours), all the while looking out at the plethora of wildlife that abounds in these rich waters. On arrival check-in at the Tourist Lodge. Overnight at the Lodge.


04
 

Sajnekali - Calcutta - Puri

The morning begins with a boat ride through the various creeks to experience the Sunderbans in all their pristine glory. In the afternoon you return to Calcutta in time to board your overnight train to Puri.


05


Puri - Konarak - Puri

On arrival in Puri, transfer to your hotel. Later in the day we take an excursion to Konarak. Konarak was once a center of Orissan Buddhism, but is now more famous for its Sun Temple erected in the 13th century. Leisure on the beach.


06

Puri

This morning we visit Puri, one of the biggest pilgrimage centers in India. The afternoon is at leisure on the beach.


07
Puri - Chilka Lake - Bhubaneshwar

Early this morning we leave for the Chilka lake, a 1100 sq. km shallow inland sea, spreading 75 kms from north to south. Enjoy a boat cruise on the lake. Later continue back to Bhubaneshwar.


08



Bhubaneshwar - Calcutta

This morning we visit Bhubaneshwar, city of over a 1000 temples. Hotel check-out is 12.00 noon. The afternoon is free for independent shopping. In the late evening we transfer to the railway station in time for the overnight train to Calcutta.

09
 
Calcutta - Departure

Assistance on arrival and transfer for your onward flight to depart India. Bon Voyage !


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