Trips & Visits

Trips and Visits

Kolkata, the City of Joy, has several marvellous historical destinations. Explore the charm of Kolkata with a day trip during EGCON 2022. The start and end place for this trip will be the conference hotel at Kolkata.


Start Date: 18.11.2022
Pick Up Timing:
Participants: Minimum 15 heads
Duration: 7 - 8 hours.
Trip operated and managed by: Calcutta Capsule (
Spots to be covered: Belur Math, Dakshineswar, Kumortuli and Princep Ghat (including a country boat ride). This will also include a drive through Dalhousie square area and other prominent spots of the city. A halt for Lunch at one of Calcutta's Best Bengali Cuisine Restaurant.
Cost: 2500/ - per head inclusive of all.

Interested persons may send their consent to Dr. Saibal Ghosh, Dy. Director General, GSI, Kolkata & Organising Secretary, EGCON, 2022 at by 30th September, 2022.



Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant tourist destinations in Kolkata.

Dakshineswar Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a Hindu navaratna temple in Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, a form of Parashakti Adya Kali, otherwise known as Adishakti Kalika. The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a Zamindar, philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. The temple is known for its association with Ramakrishna and Ma Sarada Devi, mystics of 19th Century Bengal



Kumortuli is a traditional potters' quarter in northern Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The city is renowned for its sculpting prowess. It not only manufactures clay idols for various festivals but also regularly exports them.

Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. The Palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Prinsep was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843. Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata. People visit it in the evenings on weekends to go boating on the river, stroll along the bank and purchase food from stalls there.



Trip Overview: The Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located at the South eastern tip of the 24 Paraganas district. It got its name from one of the mangrove plants known as Sundari (Heritiera Minor). Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta, formed by the mighty rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal, the Sundarbans is criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries. It is one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth, a truly undiscovered paradise. The Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal, halophytic mangrove forests in the world. The name can be literally translated as beautiful jungle. It spans a vast area covering 4264 sq. km in India alone. It is the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park. Explore the charm of The Sundarbans with a 2 day, 1 night trip during EGCON 2022. The start and end place for this trip will be the conference hotel at Kolkata.

Start Date: 18.11.2022
Pick Up Timing: 06: 00 AM
Participants: Minimum 5 heads
Duration: 2 Day, 1 Night.
Trip operated and managed by: Calcutta Capsule (
Spots to be covered: Parts of the Sundarbans including expert guide, bird watching, jungle safari and boat rides

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