Days 1-3 - London to Kolkata
We depart from London Heathrow and fly to Kolkata via Dubai. On
arrival on Day 2, we transfer to the Oberoi Grand
Hotel for a 2 night stay.
On Day 3, we explore this magnificent
metropolis on a guided tour. We begin by exploring the city's
flower market, the largest in India, where hundreds of vendors
gather every morning with wreaths and bouquets of seasonal flowers.
We move on to see Mother's House, the orphanage set up by Mother
Teresa, whose philanthropic activities put the city on the global
map, before heading towards Victoria Memorial. We explore the
fascinating potter's colony, where artists sculpt idols of Hindu
deities out of clay and straw before painting them with vibrant
colours. Later we take the circular railway train to see the
memorial of James Prinsep, an English scholar who specialised in
ancient Indian scripts and numismatics.