Pilgrimage Special Programme 2024 (Gnagasagar)

The visiting places will be at famous Gangasagar , Dakshineswar Temple, Belur Math, Kalighat Kali Temple and Swami Vivekananda House.


Breif Description Of The Program : In view of celebrating Platinum Jubilee of YHAI, WB State Branch is intending to organize a special Pilgrimage program surrounding Kolkata of W.B. The visiting places will be at famous Gangasagar , Dakshineswar Temple, Belur Math, Kalighat Kali Temple and Swami Vivekananda House.
Gangasagar : Gangasagar is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Many people from different states of India come here Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti, lakhs of devotees gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers (puja) in the Kapil Muni Temple.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple: Located in the northern part of Kolkata, is one of the most significant and popular Hindu temples in India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction and creation, and attracts thousands of devotees and tourists every day. The temple’s architecture, history, and religious significance make it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Kolkata.
Belur Math : Situated on the west bank of the Hooghly River in north Kolkata, lies Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, a representation of one universal faith. The Math celebrates all faiths equally and is visited by people from all over the world to seek spiritual fulfilment. Even the architecture of the temple speaks volumes about its non-sectarian and spiritual approach. Our erstwhile President, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam had mentioned Belur Math as the place of heritage and National importance.
Conceptualized and founded by sage Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa’s chief disciple, Swami Vivekananda at the turn of the twentieth century, the Math exercises the principal ideology of ‘selfless service of God in man.’ The Math is spread across an area of 40 acres, surrounded by manicured gardens and palm trees. The campus includes individual temples dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, the wife of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda with their respective relics enshrined and the central monastery of the Ramakrishna order.
Day wise Schedule:
Day 1 : Reporting at Youth Hostels Moulali Yuba Kendra after 3.00 P.M (Base Camp), Registration & orientation at evening
Day 2 : In Morning journey for Gangasagar by Bus/Train & Ferry, at evening enjoy the calm & quite beauty of Sagar Iceland viewing sunset & by leisure walking through lonely sea beach. Night stay at Gangasagar Yuba Abas/Youth Hostel
Day 3 : Holy dip in Sagar at morning, enjoy local sightseeing tour, Evening participate in blissful Arati at Kapil Muni Ashram. Night stay at Gangasagar Yuba Abas/Youth Hostel
Day 4 : In Morning return journey towards Kolkata by Ferry & Bus/Train, Night Stay at Moulali Yuba Kendra (Base Camp), Kolkata
Day 5 : Full day tour Visit Dakshineswar Temple, Belur Math, Kalighat Kali Temple, Swami Vivekananda House by reserved vehicle
Day 6 : Camp breaks after breakfast
Who can Participate: Only YHAI Member can be participated.
How To Reach The Base Camp : Nearest Railway Station Howrah / Sealdha / Kolkata / Santragachi / Salimar and Nearest Airport Dumdum. By Bus or Taxi to State Youth Centre, Youth Hostel Moulali, 142/3, A.J.C Bose Road, Moulali, Kolkata – 700014
How To Join : Online booking is available through Schedule & Seats of the program. (www.yhaindia.org)
N.B: Without Admit Card, valid Membership Card / receipt and Medical Fitness Certificate your registration cannot be claimed as confirmed.
Name Of The Program Corrdinator / Fd : Mr Biplab Kumar Bhadury
Contact Number : 7980614943 / 9433532868
Email Address : wbstateyhai@gmail.com
Complete Postal Address : Room No-14, 3rd Floor, Standard Charterd Building, 19, Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
Accommodation Facilities : Shearing Basic.
Food & Water Supplies : Only Nutritious Vegetarian Foods will be provided.
What participants should bring along : Shirt and pant , Wincheater, Inner Garments, Shoe and Chhaple, Sun Cap, Sun Glass, Sun Crème, Torch, Water Bottle and water purifier, Toilet Paper, Medicine ( which you normaly use at home) , Vaseline, Soap, Pen And Book, Camera, Etc.
Safety & Security : Extensive and painstaking preparations have done into the planning of routes for your safety. Our Field Staffs have been visiting the area to check all in details, every care has been taken to ensure safety. Youth Hostels Association of India West Bengal State Branch Can Not Be Held Responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen casualties. If Participants desire to join and other activities they may do so at their own cost and responsibility and only after finishing the program and checking out.
Additional Notes : Smoking and Use of Alcohol and Narcotics or any description are strictly prohibited during the trekking program. Camera Charges and Entry Ticket for some places will be provided by the participants only. Carry your address proof and Photo Id.
Cancellation Policy : In case you are unable to join this expedition you will get a refund of 50% Rs.4250/- provided your request is received Clearly One Month Before (Excluding Day Of Reporting) From The Day Of Reporting. After this date no refund application will be considered. Any unforeseen event /strike or natural calamity will not be considered as a cause of cancellation. Refund will be given after completion of the program 30 to 40 working days.
For cancellation of booking against online booking please visit the link below http://www.yhaindia.org/program-cancellation.php
N.B: Without admit card, original membership card & medical certificate do not claim your registration as confirmed.
Note: Cancellation must be cancelled online only, any other medium will not be accepted.

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