Kali Temple (Kalighat) Tours

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Kali Temple (Kalighat), built in 1809, is Kolkata’s (Calcutta) holiest Hindu site and a major pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees from around the country; with over 20,000 people visiting each day. The name of the city is said to have been derived from the temple’s name.

Kali Temple, a complex devoted to Kali, the patron goddess of Kolkata, is steeped in history and legend as violent and grisly as the goddess herself. According to myth, as the Lord Shiva was performing a dance of destruction with the corpse of Kali on his shoulders, her body was sliced into several pieces and scattered across the land. The Kali Temple is said to have been built where a toe of her right foot landed.

Human sacrifices were supposedly performed in Kali’s name on the grounds of the temple during the nineteenth century, and if you visit today, vestiges of this ancient practice remain in a daily goat sacrifice in the enclosure just to the south of the temple. Non-Hindus may not enter the inner sanctum of the temple, but you can still explore the surrounding courtyards and flower markets.
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Address: Kolkata, India
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Hours: Open daily: 5am-2pm and 5pm-10:30pm. It is closed from 2pm to 5pm for Bhog. There are Aarthis in the morning and evening.
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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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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Kolkata

Cover the top sights of Kolkata with your own private guide, leaving you free to set the itinerary. Customize your stops based on your unique interests, from stately Victorian landmarks to thumping goddess temples. You’ll travel between attractions in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, stopping wherever you wish. Tours are capped at 12 people, making this a great option for friends and families.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$38,00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Excursion: Same Day Gangtok To Namchi (Sikkim) Trip

Welcome to Gangtok -   Special Day Excursion: Full Day Gangtok To Namchi Trip Discover the city of Sikkim on this 8 Hour Day trip sightseeing tour. See the most visited Things to do   Hotel Pickup and drop in Gangtok. Car and Driver for your Full day City Sightseeing To Namchi Trip . You will Get a Tours To Namchi Ropeway, Phur Tsa Chu, Tarey Bhir, Ngadak Monastery, Char Dham, Sai Mandir, Tendong Hill , Siddheswar Dham in Nimchi
  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 8 hours
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