Cultural Tourism

Durga Puja 1

Durga Puja 1

This week long autumnal festival of Bengal is a shinning example of secularism and the most vibrant , artistic , colorful with immense human interaction event of the world which is why it has been termed as the biggest Socio Cultural event of the world.

It is more than a festival or carnival. It is a power of rejuvenation , reunion , unabashed fervor , mother of joy , happiness and love among people from all religion , caste and creed. It is an opportunity to step out of the drudgery of everyday life and experience spiritual joy , a philosophy that does not distance religion but embraces people closer.

This event is a year long involvement & planning of conceiving a theme from ancient mythology to modern arts and executing and commissioning into temporary structures of around 400 of them in the entire city which are made of bamboo , cloth , decorative items , straw , earthen and wastage material are called “Pandals” with the help of artisians & skilled craftsman who work for at least six months every year to give it a shape.

Durga Puja is a platform of art which is an expression of the society and is nourished & enriched by the existence of creative , expressive and innovative community which you will experience while exploring Durga Puja with its creation of awe inspiring Pandals , thematic lights & idols , festive cheers and participation which easily runs short of superlatives to describe the beauty of it in all fashions.

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IMPORTANT DAYS

Mahalaya

Beginning of Durga Puja

Shashti

City explodes with more than thousand thematic and colourful pandals.

Maha Saptami

Maha Saptami is the day when the Maha Puja starts

Maha Ashtami

The day when Maa Durga slew the buffalo devil “The Mahishasura”.

Maha Navami

Maha Navami is completed by the execution of “Maha Arati”.

Vijay Dashami

All married women throw vermilion on each other; this is popularly known as “The Sindoor Khela”.

Rath Yatra1

Rath Yatra1

The Jagannath Temple in Puri is one among the most sacred temples in India. The Puri Rath Yatra is world famous and attracts more than one million pilgrims every year, not only from India but also from the different parts of the world. This festival is a symbol of equality and integration.
The festival begins with the invoking ceremony in the morning and the chariot pulling on the roads of Puri in afternoon which is the most exciting part of the festival. The 3 deities have 3 different chariots – the chariot of Lord Jagannath, Nandighosa, has 18 wheels and is 45.6 feet high, the chariot of Lord Balabhadra, Taladhwaja has 16 wheels and is 45 feet high and the chariot of Subhadra, Devadalana has 14 wheels and is 44.6 ft high. Every year the wooden temples like chariots are constructed newly. The idols of these three deities are also made of wood and they are religiously replaced by new ones in every 12 years.
The 3 deities, Lord Jagannath, his elder brother Lord Balabhadra and their sister Subhadra are worshipped within the temple, on this festival they are taken to the streets of Puri so that everyone can have the fortune to see them. The celebration brings millions of people to the street and is a sight to watch.

Journey Plan

Day1- 21 Sept ( Thursday ):

Depart from Madrid by Air India 136 departing at 2250 hours and arriving Delhi at 1100 +1 on 22 Sep Fri ( Delhi Local time). Flying Hours 08:40 Hrs. Immigration and customs clearance in Delhi. Will take the luggage and check in on the First level at departure gate to take Jet Airways ( 9W 745 ) departing at 1410 Hours and arriving Varanasi at 1535 Hours. Flying 01:25 hrs.Transfer from Airport to Hotel by A/C Coach. Check in at Taj Gateway Varanasi 4*.

Day 2- 22 Sept ( Friday ):

Welcome to the spiritual City of India, the oldest living city of the world. After the check in, we will quickly assemble at the Lobby at 5pm and head towards the Ganges for the evening Ganga AArti, a ritual followed every morning before the sunrise and after the sunset. Dinner at hotel.Overnight at hotel.

Day 3- 23 Sept ( Saturday) :

Wake up call early in the morning at 3.30 am. We will leave for the Early Morning Aarti and Prayer at the Dashashwamedh Ghat and also visit the Vishwanath Temple. Cruise on the river Ganges. at the Hotel. Rest for some time. Assemble at the Lobby for Visit to Sarnath, where Gautam Buddha preached his First Dharma after attaining enlightenment . Lunch at the Hotel. Rest for some time. Check out of the Hotel and proceed to airport to connect AI 405 departing at 1650 Hours and arriving Delhi at 1830 Hours. Transfer from Airport to Hotel. Check in at Hotel Maidens Hotel, a heritage hotel since 1903. Dinner at Hotel.

Day 4- 24 Sept ( Sunday ) :

Breakfast. Visit different places of Tourist interest in and around Delhi like India Gate, a war memorial arch built in honor of 90000 soldiers who died in First world war. The Rashtrapati Bhawan, designed by the Lutens where the viceroy once stayed and now the President home. The Jama Masjid built in 1656, a Friday Mosque of huge gathering, The Red Fort. Lunch at the Hotel.
Check out of the Hotel and Proceed to Agra, 250 Kms and check in at Trident / Taj Gateway. Dinner at the hotel.

 

  • Accommodation on twin sharing Basis / Single occupancy in Taj Gateway / Maidens Oberoi / Trident / Oberoi Grand for 8 Nights / 9 Days.
  • All Meals Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner and applicable taxes.
  • Transfers by A/C New Coach.
  • VVIP Entry in Pandals with warm reception. Common people Que time is at least 2 hours.
  • Cultural show.
  • Cruise in Ganges.
  • All sightseeing as mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Round Trip Air Ticket Madrid – Delhi – Varanasi- Delhi-Jaipur- Kolkata – Delhi-Madrid in Economy Class.
  • All Table Drinks, telephone, laundry, tips etc.
  • Personal Items.
  • Visa Charges.
Day 4- 24 Sept ( Sunday ) :

2500 euro(per person on double room)
600 euro(individual supplement)

Day 4- 24 Sept ( Sunday ) :

1350 euro(per person on double room)
500 euro(individual supplement)

 

Kolkata : OBEROY GRAND

Adress : Dharmatala, Taltala, 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala .Kolkata. West Bengal – 700013

Delhi : MAIDEN OBEROY

Adress : 7, Sham NathMarg, PremaKunj, Civil Lines, New Delhi, Delhi 110054

Jaipur : TRIDENT HOTEL JAIPUR

Adress :Fort Road, Opposite, JalMahal, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

Agra : TRIDENT AGRA

Adress :Fatehabad Road, Agra 282 001, India, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001

Varanasi : WELCOME HERITAGE JUKASO GANGES

Adress :CK/14, PatniTolaChowk, Between Mehta Hospital & BhosleGhat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh -221001

 

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