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Weekend Getaways From Kolkata


Weekend getaways

Weekend getaways around Kolkata are found in aplenty and are ideal for a quick retreat to the caresses of Mother Nature. Away from the chaotic city life, these weekend getaways around the city of Kolkata are well connected with the main city and are great escapes. Their relaxed ambiance and serene scenery are captivating sights providing great opportunity to enjoy a vacation away from the melancholy of city life.

Weekend Getaways From Kolkata
Here are some of the ideal weekend retreats around Kolkata
Sunderban
The name itself means, “beautiful forest” and Sunder ban is accordingly one of the most serene jungles located in close proximity to Kolkata. The name of the park was derived from Sundari trees and the park is thus flanked by these trees mainly along with various other species of plantation. 
Weekend Getaways Near Kolkata
The forest was announced a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its freshwater swamp forests and one of the three largest single tracts of mangrove forests in the world. The park is renowned for being home to the endangered species of tigers- Bengal tiger and other wild creatures such as crocodiles, snakes, rhinoceros, spotted deer and more. The park is situated on the feet of River Ganges and is covered with thick foliage ideal for an adventurous vacation in the jungle.
Weekend Getaways Around Kolkata
Shantiniketan
For a peaceful weekend break around Kolkata, one must visit this small town located about 180 kilometres away from Kolkata. The town of Nobel Prize winner, Rabindranath Tagore Shantiniketan is now a university town. The Vishva-Bharati University as the university is named by the legendary writer is one of a kind as it offers a fantastic foundation for learning Indian tradition under most modern ambiance.
Weekend Getaways From Kolkata
The idea is to study Indian literature and tradition while combining positive qualities of Western life. The region was made famous by his famous literary classics that were written here and had various influences on his work. Also, his former place of residence is of historical importance to the country and attracts thousands of lovers of literature to the region. While in the vicinity one must visit the highlight of the region- Tagore’s Ashrama, Rabindra Bhaban Museum, Kopai River and more.
Weekend Getaways in Kolkata
Darjeeling
The beautiful town of tea gardens, Darjeeling is situated in West Bengal. The humble town is renowned for its tea estates, tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway which has been honoured one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. This quaint town is located in the Lesser Himalayas providing it breath-taking views and soothing ambiance. 
Weekend Getaways From Kolkata
Your weekend getaways around Kolkata are incomplete without a visit to Darjeeling’s gorgeous vistas. Touring the city one must visit places such as Buddhist monasteries, Japanese Peace Pagoda, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Mount Kanchenjunga. Observatory Hill is one of the spots one must visit to witness the awe inspiring natural splendour of the region. Also, the early morning view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from Tiger Hill is gorgeous as it is the time the entire valley appears alive. 
Weekend Getaway From Kolkata
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is popularly known as Toy Train connects Siliguri to Darjeeling and is admired for it passes through some of the most enchanting views of the region.

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Nagaland Tours


Nagaland Tours

Explore the Glorious Nagaland Tour


Tour Details: The unique craftsmenship of Nagaland has always fascinated tourists from across the globe. On this week long tour to Nagaland, get to explore the tribes and their excellent hand work, that speak for their culture and tradition.
Highlights: Plan your 7 days tour to Nagaland covering the destination of Kolkata, Dibrugarh, Mon, Mokokchung, Kohima, Dimapur, Kolkata.

Nagaland Tours

Day Wise Breakup

Day 1 Kolkata: In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, meet a Travelmasti representative and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Kolkata – Dibrugarh (by air) – Mon:In the early morning, drive to the airport for the flight to Dibrugarh. Upon arrival, meet and assistance by Travelmasti representative and drive to Mon. It is interesting to see the tattoos covered faces of people wearing feathered headgears and traditional dress. Here you can find excellent wood carvings, daos (Machetes), guns, gunpowder, headgears etc. Overnight stay in tourist lodge.

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Day 3 Mon: In the morning visit typical Konyak tribal village, Shangnyu. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8 feet. in height and 12 feet. breadth which is believed to be constructed by heavenly angels. The carvings of human beings and other creatures are engraved on this monument. You can also visit the Konyak Murungs, where one can still see the collection of human skulls.

Day 4 Mon – Mokokchung: Today drive to Mokokchung- the cultural centre of the AO Nagas. In the evening stay in the circuit house.

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Day 5 Mokokchung – Kohima (about 180 kms.): This morning drive to Kohima-the capital of Nagaland and the hill station. In the evening reach Kohima and stay in the hotel.

Day 6 Kohima: Today visit the Khonoma, an Angami tribal village, about 20 kms. towards the west of Kohima. In Kohima, visit the War Cemetry, the state Museum treasures rare collection of articles of different tribes which speak about the history and tradition of the Nagas and later visit the local market.

Day 7 Kohima – Dimapur (about 74 kms.) – Kolkata: Today, drive to Dimapur airport to take the flight to Kolkata.

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TOUR COST ( FOR INDIAN NATIONALS ONLY )

Cost validity (01 September 2009 – 30 March 2010).

For 02 PAX : Price Per Person: Rs. 25500

Extra Bed: NO EXTRA BED IS AVAILABLE IN THIS REGION.

COST INCLUDES

* Transportation by 01 Tata Sumo
* Accommodation on twin sharing basis for 05 nights
* Inner Line Permits for Nagaland
* All sightseeing

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COST EXCLUDES

* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
* Guide / Escort
* Mineral water
* Any expenses of personal nature

Assam and Meghalaya Tours


Assam Tours

North East Experience – Assam and Meghalaya
Tour Details: Tribal life is indeed the fascinating story that you might have only read about. Now, come and explore the most unmanned places of Nagaland, where distinctive tribes still reside, and their culture and tradition will definitely surprise you.
Highlights: Plan your 11 days tour to Assam and Meghalaya covering the destination of Delhi/Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Cherapunjee, Mawsynram, Jaintia Hills, Kaziranga, Jorhat, Majuli Island, Dibrugarh, Kolkata/Delhi.

Assam Tours

Day Wise Breakup

DAY 1 Delhi/Kolkata – Guwahati: On arrival in Guwahati, you will be assisted and transfered to the hotel. Later in the afternoon, visit the famous Kamakhaya Temple and Navagraha Temple. In the evening, you can take a boat ride in India’s largest river, the Brahmaputra. Also pay a visit to Srimantha Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Assam’s biggest art complex. O/N stay at the hotel.
DAY 2 Guwahati – Shillong: In the morning, undertake a 100-kms road journey to Shillong. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Reserve a visit to the Rock Gardens for the evening. O/N hotel stay.

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DAY 3 Shillong-Cherapunjee-Mawsynram-Shillong: From Shillong, a full day excursion to Cherapunjee and Mawsynram. The former has a number of amazing limestone caves some of which are yet unexplored. And, the latter is the place that receives the world’s heaviest rainfall. Later drive back to Shillong hotel for O/N stay.
DAY 4 Shillong-Jaintia Hills-Shillong: From Shillong, drive to Jowai and then take a full
day excursion to the Jaintia tribal villages in Jaintia Hills. Here, you can see tribal life from close quarters. Drive back to Shillong for O/N hotel stay.

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DAY 5 – Shillong – Kaziranga: Today, drive to Kaziranga and transfer to the hotel. Later visit to the Kaziranga National Park. Here you can see a variety of animals and birds amidst boundless natural beauty. Return to the hotel for O/N stay.
DAY 6 – Kaziranga: Today, visit Kaziranga National Park, as there might be lot of things left unexplored. Take an elephant safari inside the park. Also try the jeep safari. Return to hotel for O/N stay.
DAY 7 – Kaziranga – Jorhat – Majuli Island: This morning, drive to Jorhat. From Nemati
Ghat in Jorhat, take a steamer for Majuli Island. This is the biggest island in the world and has been declared as a National Heritage Site. You can stay at the Circuit House in the island for the night.

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DAY 8 – Majuli Island: This day is meant for fun at the Majuli Island. Visit the Xatras of Vaishnava culture. There are quite a few Mishing travel villages here. The place is picturesque and serene. Strolling on the island is great fun.Return to hotel for O/N stay.
DAY 9 – Majuli Island – Jorhat – Dibrugarh: Next on your itinerary is a drive to Dibrugarh via Jorhat. Hotel check-in followed by O/N stay.
DAY 10 – Dibrugarh: This morning, drive to Rukmini Island. This beach island is located in Vidarbha, a mythological place in the midst of River Brahmaputra, and around 11 kms from Dibrugarh. Rukmini has amazing sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and hordes of migratory birds. The sunrise and sunset look splendid from here, as do the majestic Himalayan ranges. Return to Dibrugarh for O/N stay.

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DAY 11 Dibrugarh-Kolkata/Delhi-Onward Destination: From Dibrugarh, transfer to the airport that has connecting flights to Delhi or Kolkata.
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Manipur Tours


Manipur Tour

Quick Escape To Manipur Tour
Tour Details: A short escape to Manipur, where you will get to discover the beautiful hills and valleys as well as the nearby regions, which still remain unexplored.

Manipur Tour

Highlights: Plan your 5 days tour to Manipur covering the destination of Kolkata and Imphal.
Day Wise Breakup

Manipur Tour

Day 1 Kolkata: This morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Kolkata. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for O/N stay.
Day 2 Kolkata – Imphal (by air): In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Imphal. Upon arrival, meet and assistance by Travelmasti representative and transfer to the hotel. In Imphal visit the Shaheed Minar, Museum and woman market. The eye-catching Minar also serves as an ideal background for photo shoots.
Day 3 Imphal: Today, you will visit Metei tribal village.

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Day 4 Imphal: Today visit Loktak lake and Keibullamjao National Park. The Loktak Lake is like a miniature sea and the largest fresh water lake in the North-east. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is located in the south western part of the Loktak Lake. Keibul Lamjao National Park is the only floating park in the world.
Day 5 Imphal – Kolkata (by air): In the morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Kolkata.
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