What To Expect
Start your famous temple tour of Kolkata by visiting the Dakshineshwar Temple, which is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic in the 19th century.
Dakshineshwar Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali, is a campus of Hindu temples located in the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. The compound has a nine-spire main temple that consists of a large courtyard and rooms along boundary walls. In addition to that are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva, Kali's companion along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river, a Rani Rashmoni shrine, and the Nahavat-Khana chamber.
Next, we'll proceed to the Jain Temples, also known as Pareshnath Jain Temple, located at the northeast side of the city. The temple is a striking place of worship, decked up with colored stones and mirrors. It has a lush garden and houses of four different temples, with the main one dedicated to the 10th Jain Avtaar, Sri Sital Nath Ji.
We'll head over to the Kalighat Kali Temple, a very famous temple of Kolkata which is dedicated to the goddess Kali who is believed to be the destroyer as well as a liberator. The temple is around 200 years old and is regarded as one of the Shakti Peethas of India.
Proceed to the Birla Temple, also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, it houses the idols of Radha, Krishna, Shiva and Durga. It's a majestic and grand white marble temple that towers over 160 feet and is situated at the busy junction of Ashutosh Choudhury Avenue.
Our last stop will be at Agni Mandir, a Parsee temple built in 1912. Located at Metcalf lane, a visit to this temple reveals the religious beliefs and rituals of the Parsee community (people who worship the Agni, god of fire). The temple is famous for its eternal fire* that burns continuously.
Sightseeing and excursion as per itinerary
Fixed menu lunch at a local restaurant
Services of an English-speaking guide
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Optional activity costs
Tips and gratuities
Children below 5 years old are free of charge.
The order of the temples' tour may change depending on the location of the guest's hotel.
*The Agni Mandir Temple's eternal flame is closed for public viewing however, you may view a photocopy of the flame that's displayed on the first floor.
Some of the temples are closed during lunch hour. It is recommended that guests have lunch during this time.
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