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Heritage Walking Tour of Kolkata

Highlights
  • Walk past many of Kolkata's prettiest old buildings

  • Learn about the city's history with an expert guide

  • Take a ferry ride across the Hooghly River

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Heritage Walking Tour of Kolkata
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Heritage Walking Tour of Kolkata
$49.99
Overview

Learn about Kolkata's rich heritage on this walking tour of the East Indian city. You'll spend two to three hours with a guide, checking out some of the city's most beautiful colonial-era buildings as your guide tells you all about Kolkata's history. You'll also get to take a ferry ride across the River Hooghly, great for taking photos of the city's bridges.

What to Expect

Calcutta (Now Kolkata), the second most important city of the British empire only after London. In this momentous walk we take you into the spirit of British Calcutta. Take a sneak peek into the making of the Colonial Capital of India and walk down the history lane to explore the old charm of the Raj.

The walk begins outside The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel, the first five-star hotel of Asia.

Walk pass the colonial buildings made during the British Era. To name a few The Writer’s Building (which originally served as the offices of the clerks of the East India Company), The Telegraph Office / The Dead Letter OfficeRaj Bhavan / The Governor’s House (the official residence of the Viceroys of India during the Raj), St. Andrew’s Kirk (a beautiful Scottish Kirk), Currency Building (which served as the Reserve Bank of India till 1937) and many more.

Our tour expert would share the history and interesting fun facts about the place and the era in the course of the walk, which can surprise even a seasoned traveller.

We also take you for a ferry ride across the river Hooghly (Ganges) to get a picturesque view of both the landmark bridges of Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge & the Vidyasagar Setu. Feel the placid breeze and get a panorama of the city while crossing the river. Get a view of the Howrah Station from outside, the busiest railway station in India.

We conclude our tour at St John’s Church (which also houses the grave of Job Charnock, founder of British Calcutta & the Black Hole Monument)

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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile
Relaxed and informative walking tour

Our guide Mark made the experience! He was relaxed and flexible in his approach and was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and heritage of Kolkata. It some ways it was like walking round the city with an old friend

Thank Chris M
CalcuttaCaravanTours, Owner at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you Chris for the nice words. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and showing you around. As you said, it was like walking with an old friend, I can't agree more. Thank you again for being so fantastic.

Reviewed April 4, 2018
City of joy heritage tour.

Had a great time with family, a must do for everyone who visits Kolkata. I would recommend Calcutta Caravan to everyone, they take really good care of their customers. They treat local customers and international customers the same way and provide individual attention. They even...More

Thank Arunim B
CalcuttaCaravanTours, Manager at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful words. Hope to meet you again. :)

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile
Walking Down The Memory Lane

We took a Heritage Walking Tour with Calcutta Caravan. This was a fascinating walk taken by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who gave us a lot of interesting information about Calcutta (Kolkata Now). I have been to Calcutta many times earlier too, however never got...More

Thank israrul h
CalcuttaCaravanTours, Manager at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful words. Truly appreciate the encouragement. Hope to meet you again. :)

Reviewed March 28, 2018
A fantastic experience Kolkata Walking Tour.

I have lived and traveled in India for over 5 months now and my experience with Calcutta Caravan was definitely one of the most amazing experience I have had. Initially, I was hesitant about the walking tour but I am glad I let my friend...More

Thank Ashley V
CalcuttaCaravanTours, Manager at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful words. Hope to meet you again. :)

Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile
A happy clients testimonial

Hi Deep, my aunt and family have been delighted with the Calcutta Caravan's hospitality during her last month’s trip to Kolkata. Do send me the pics that you had clicked so that I can share with them. I thought it is important I share her...More

Thank priya n
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