CULTURAL AND HERITAGE Night Stay (2n/3d) around kolkata

Category: Kolkata

2N/3D HISTORICAL BENGAL TOUR


NADIA




NADIA

Stay awhile amid nature; orchards, farmland, green fields and gardens, friendly langurs atop high tamarind trees.
Stay in an early 19th century villa, French by provenance, the architectural heirloom of a distinguished Bengali Zamindari familiy, who still live there on a 16 acre estate.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST:

Shantipur, Since ancient times, Shantipur and the surrounding region has been famous for handloom saris.

Ghurni  is the centre for the production of clay dolls often referred to as Krishnanagar clay dolls.

Nabadwip and Mayapur: associated with Sri Chaitanya who was not only a religious leader preaching Vaishnab ideas and Bhakti cult but also a social reformer in the 16th Century.

Archaeological remains, Ballal Mound, which is a reminiscent of Bengal king Ballal Sen and the tomb of Chand Kazi.



MURSHIDABAD

 


The last capital city of independent Bengal before British rule was named after Nawab Murshid Quli Khan, the Dewan of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. It was made the capital of Bengal in 1717. The British shifted the capital to Kolkata in 1773. Plassey (Palashi), where the historic battle was fought in 1757 between Nawab Siraj-ud-Doula and Lord Clive of the East India Company, is only 40 km south of Murshidabad.

 

PLACES OF INTEREST:

There are some beautiful palaces, mosques and monuments here, apart from beautiful handloom silks and handicraft. The Hazarduari Palace, or the palace with a thousand doors is the chief tourist attraction of Murshidabad, together with places like Katra Masjid, Namak Haram Deori.Imambara,Motijheel, Nasipur Palace,Jahan Kosha Canon, Murshidabad District Museum, Tomb of Shiraj ud Daula,Kosh Bag, Baronagar Temple Complex, Kathgola Palace, Kathgola Jain Temple


 

2N/3D CULTURAL BENGAL TOUR


SHANTINIKETAN



 


Santiniketan is a small town near Bolpur in the Birbhum district of West Bengal, India, and approximately 180 kilometres north of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).


It was made famous by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, whose vision became what is now a university town    (Visva-Bharati University) that attracts thousands of visitors each year.


PLACES OF INTEREST:

Plan your tour to Shantiniketan. Visit the place to see the spread of greenery . At Sonajhuri you can enjoy the lost charm of Shantiniketan with the winding village roads, untouched forests, Adivasi Villages, the Kopai River and the Khoai region(canyon created by water and wind erosion).The traditional life of the Santhali community with their local art and culture make Sonajhuri a heritage destination. Moreover, you can find the local crafts along with the traditional delicacies being sold at the famous Shonajhuri Haat (weekly market) on every Saturday. The famous Baul singers of Shantiniketan also perform in this Haat. Amidst all these stand the ideals of Rabidranath Tagore- Visva Bharati, a platform of exchanging India’s ideals and culture with world culture and thought.

 

Sriniketan, started to empower the villagers and Patha Bhavan- the open air school, characterized by its philosophy of learning with the heart in closeness to nature without any superficial barriers between teachers and students.

 





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