Dakshineswar Kali Temple Tours

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Located in the northern Kolkata (Calcutta) neighborhood of Dakshineswar along the Hoohley River is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. The temple complex, dating back to the nineteenth century, consists of one large temple to Kali and 13 smaller temples dedicated to the worship of other deities in the Hindu pantheon.

The main temple, built in 1855, is an important pilgrimage spot for devotees of Kali, the patron goddess of Kolkata. It is also the temple where spiritual leader Ramakrishna had a vision that prompted him to turn against the caste system and preach religious unity instead. The small room where he lived much of his life is now a small museum celebrating his life.

The temple complex tends to get crowded on Sundays. Visit in the early morning hours to beat the heat and watch the locals feed the pigeons or browse the small flower market just outside the temple grounds.
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Address: Kolkata, India
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Hours: Oct-March: 6am-12:30pm & 3pm-8:30pm; Apr-Sept: 6am-12:30pm & 3:30pm-9pm
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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

Uncover Kolkata’s spiritual heart on this private full-day tour of the city’s temples and places of worship, including lunch, hotel pick-up and entrance fees. Cruise along the Hooghly River to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple; visit Mother Teresa’s tomb at the Mother House; and admire the striking Kalighat Kali and Jain temples. Finally, discover Kolkata’s multi-faith heritage with a visit to the Nakhoda Mosque and the British-built Victoria Memorial and St Paul's Cathedral.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Evening Excursion: Sailing towards the Goddess Through Sunset River Cruise

Take an chilled-out evening cruise along the Hooghly River at sunset and enjoy seeing the city of Kolkata from a different angle. This ticket will save you the time and hassle of lining up to buy a ferry ticket. Although Kolkata is a big, busy city, you’ll leave all that behind as you cruise down the river, spotting the silhouettes of temples and grand colonial-era buildings along its banks. Receive a welcome drink and evening snacks, too.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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