Textile and Terracota Tour
Kolkata- Bishnupur- Shantiniketan- Murshidabad- Krishna Nagar- Kolkata
Day 01 :
Arrive Kolkata. On arrival meet and assistance at Kolkata Airport and then transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight at hotel in Kolkata .
Day 02 :
After breakfast, full day city tour of Kolkata covering High Court Building, Oldest Catholic Church in Calcutta, Howrah bridge, National Museum, Victoria memorial, etc. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 :
Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of Flower Market, Belur Math, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Mother Teresa House etc. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 :( 160 Kms. and 3- 4 Hrs. Drive)
Bishnupur was existing from Gupta Period. The name Malla Dynasty known as “Malla” or “Wrestlers” are depicted on those Terracota panels, there are many Wrestling figures are on the panels. On the way visit “Antpur” where the Terracota Temple situated, having Stories of Ramayana & Mahabharata on walls. Also one can see some Rural Textile weaving centre. Proceed for Bishnupur through beautiful Bengal Villages on the way .Post lunch visit to see more Temples made of Terracotta and Laterite Stone. Dinner and overnight Bishnupur.
Day 5 :
After Breakfast visit the most Important Teracota Temples of Malla Dynasty made in 16th Century. Then visit “Panchmura” Village where the whole village make the Famous Terracota Horses and toys.Post Lunch visit the weaving village of famous “ Baluchori Sarees” of Bengal,outstanding presentation of mythological stories on those Silk sarees, which is a speciality. Overnight in Bishnupur.
Day 6 : (120 Kms & 3 Hours Drive )
Shantiniketan, After Breakfast start for Shantiniketan, the place is famous for Rabindra Nath tagore and his university “Biswabharati”. Work of “Batik” on Cotton and Silk fabric, can be seen in this area, Post lunch visit University Campus, Museum and “Batik” Printing places, and village of Famous local folk Singers called “ Baul’. Baul Song and Shaotal dance can be organized.Overnight at Shantiniketan.
Day 7 : (130 Kms. 3.00 Hours drive )
Post Breakfast Start for Murshidabad, Check in hotel, Post lunch visit Sericulture Institution with Prior appointment and have exclusive visit of Murshidabad Silk Centre and some weavers, Return to hotel by evening, Dinner, overnight Murshidabad
Day 8 :
Post Breakfast do local sightseeing of the Historical places of Murshidabad, visit most famous Terracota Temple of Barranagar across the River Ganges, then visit Jain complex where Jain Temples are situated, Katra Mosque and the famous Hazar Duari Palace (having 1000 Doors),of Devi Singh, there are also few abandoned interesting Palaces we may see from outside, Back to hotel, Dinner, Overnight Murshidabad.
Day 09 : (100 Kms and about 2.30 Hrs)
After breakfast drive for famous Textile weaving villages of Samudragarh, walking through Textile village to witness how they weave Sarees, also visit Kalna Terracota Temples and Guptipara Temple, Most people in this area are Vaishnavite by religion, drive to Krishna Nagar for overnight stay.
Day 10 :
Post breakfast depart to Kolkata. Visit famous “Tant” weaved Cotton Sarees of Bengal at Shantipur, Fulia & Ranaghat, these all places will be on the way back to Kolkata, arrive Kolkata and departure transfer for onward Destination.
Bishnupur : WBTDC Tourist Lodge, there is no other choice
Shantiniketan : Chhuti Resort / Mark & Meadows/ WBTDC Tourist Lodge
Murshidabad: WBTDC Tourist Lodge / Hotel Samrat / WBTDC Tourist Lodge
Krishna Nagar : Hotel Haveli ( no other choice)