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Calcutta Contrast Tour
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Calcutta Contrast Tour

By Calcutta Capsule
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$37.31
per adult
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$37.31
per adult

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Ages 0-70, max of 6 per group
Duration: 4h
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  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Kolkata (Calcutta)
What's not included
  • Internet handling Charges


Departure details
  • College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Return details
  • Burrabazar Police Station, Road, No. 8, Mallick St, Kesoram Katra, Bortola, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91558P3

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Calcutta Contrast Tour?
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How much is Calcutta Contrast Tour?
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What is the Calcutta Contrast Tour cancellation policy?
Calcutta Contrast Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Calcutta Contrast Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Calcutta Contrast Tour?
Calcutta Contrast Tour is hosted by Calcutta Capsule. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Calcutta Capsule on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Calcutta Contrast Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 91558P3

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    College Street
    College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    See address & details
  • 1
    College Street (Boi Para)
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Indian Coffee House
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Bara Bazar
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Burrabazar Police Station
    Road, No. 8, Mallick St, Kesoram Katra, Bortola, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India
    See address & details
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463shilpas
463shilpas
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the BEST way to experience Kolkata
This was by far the most memorable experience I’ve had when exploring a city. I can’t tell you how glad I am to hav
mattssolomon
mattssolomon
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A must do while in Kolkata!!
The alleyway food your is a must do while in Kolkata. Soham Was an amazing tour guide and very knowledgeable! The f
ShilpiS42
ShilpiS42
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Magic hour tour!!
Definitely a tour worth doing !! Soham is a wonderful guide with so much knowledge on the history of all the places
Kurt G
Kurt G
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Great insights of non touristic parts of the city
The tour is fantastic. Soham takes you to places that alone you probably won’t find or even know the existence of.
Companion2344556
Companion2344556
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Kolkata Visit would be incomplete without Alleyway Food Tour
Our Tour Guide Soham was amazing. It is one of the best food tours I have been to. Soham not only gives you a takes
Flyer775146
Flyer775146
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A street food feast for the senses
A perfect evening in Calcutta with Soham as our guide. The route covered Calcutta’s best-loved food stalls, with a
Yjalali
Yjalali
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Enthralling!
In 4 hrs you get a microcosm of life in Calcutta, a masterful composition of experiences in this city that's teemin
Green M
Green M
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Expert Highly Quality Fun Tour
My first visit to Kolkata proved to be a fabulous surprise and revelation. I connected with Soham in February after
Alicecotter
Alicecotter
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Must do when in Kolkata!
This is the 3rd tour I have been on with Soham and all have been fantastic. He is so informative and gives so much
anjali_sharma7
anjali_sharma7
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Don't miss it!
The Magic Hour Tour by Soham from Calcutta Capsules is my number one recommendation if you're visiting Kolkata and
peterbennion
peterbennion
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A magical magic hour tour
An absolutely brilliant experience with Soham, an exceptional guide. We saw a lot without being rushed. I’ve been c
soroa_25
soroa_25
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Entertaining, fun.
I did not like one parte of the tour on top of another. All the tour was great. I trully enjoied watching and loste
860taraa
860taraa
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Amazing foodie walking tour
Amazing and interesting walking tour! Soham is an enthusiastic and engaging guide, who loves and knows all the secr
Ryan D
Ryan D
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Great tour!
One of the best food tours I have done! Great good, informative and great conversation. Highly recommend this tou
Arch_Travel_07
Arch_Travel_07
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Felt like a Local!
This is a long pending review of the Calcutta Capsule. I got a free Magic Hour tour as a gift from a friend and it
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Lore R
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Soham is such a wonderful guide! He was very helpful, flexible, and a real professional throughout the entire process (booking, the tour itself, communication, etc). He took us to places we would have never seen as a tourist on our own, and explained everything in a very passionate way including interesting trivia about the city, its culture, its history, and the country as a whole. He took great care of us, considering this was our first trip outside Europe, and was extremely helpful. He listened to all our inquires, and made us at ease from the very beginning.
In other words, we recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kolkata!
Jan & Diane 🇧🇪
Written August 13, 2022
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Neal A
2 contributions
Mar 2023
From start to finish Soham was just excellent. He was kind and careful for us around traffic and obstacles and showed much concern and kindness. The tour was really wonderful. We saw so many different aspects of the Bara Bazaar market area, and tried different food and drinks along the way. From the publishing/book sellers all around the university area to the markets, vegetables, clothing, etc etc we saw the colours, sites and sounds of Kolkata, definitely the City of Joy. The area is very busy and there is a real buzz of activity. We noticed how friendly and warm the local people were. They smiled and nodded and always responded to a hello from us. Soham told us that people in the area are known for their joy of life and of living a good life not necessarily a life just to make money. That was the feeling. Warmth and happiness. Soham really showed this too in all his help and guidance on the tour. Much appreciate. Highly recommended.
Written March 15, 2023
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Rebecca
Warwick, UK10 contributions
Feb 2020
I am so glad I did this tour - definitely a highlight of my time in Kolkata. Soham is so passionate and knowledgable about this city and you can't help but fall in love with Kolkata afer spending a few hours with Soham.
I would never have experienced some of the things I did if I hadn't taken this tour. If you prefer to really experience a place and it's people then this is definitely for you. Soham couldn't have been a better guide, and as a solo female I felt completely safe and at ease throughout the whole tour.
We meandered through the hustle and bustle of the city, with stops for amazing food and drinks, and Soham even managed to find a space of calm and peace in the middle of all of this at a Buddhist temple - amazing.
And at the end of the tour we were able to watch the movements of the city from far above, with views far and wide.
A truly fascinating tour and one I would highly recommend to anyone visiting this city.
Written February 27, 2020
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Irina K
6 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
It was my second tour with Soham (first one I did was Magic Hour which was amazing as well). The tour is nicely structured, even we covered busy areas, I didnt feel tired as we had some nice breaks. Soham loves the city and very passionate to share the taste of Kolkata with us. I highly recommend to book the tour!
Written March 2, 2023
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Mrs. Rose
Hürth, Germany2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
1000 thanks to you Soham, for your amazing tour! We appreciated your special kindness in dealing with us. It's a great idea to take personal pictures of your participants during the tour.Thanks again for escorting us into the metro and waiting for us to get in. We will keep everything in a very good memory. Kinds regards from Edda und Benita
Written February 22, 2019
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Peter's S
3 contributions
Sep 2019
Soham is a wonderful guide, he loves Calcutta and showing the city to visitors. We visited places I would never find on my own and at some fantastic food. The tour was accompanied by a very intelligent commentary on the history, society and economy of Calcutta. Soham is very sensitive to the comforts of his clients and constantly checks that everyone is happy and comfortable. We tasted many different street foods with confidence and Soham has a great formula where he pays for all of your food and drink along the way (comes out of your tour fee) to save on these hassles. He is a very generous and authentic person and I highly recommend you take his tour!
Written September 15, 2019
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Ben
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
We had an amazing experience with Soham's Calcutta Contrast Tour. Soham was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the city. We were the only two guests on this particular tour, so we were able to take the tour at our pace, soaking in our favorite places, and moving more quickly through other spots. My fiancee's mother grew up in Calcutta, and growing up she visited often. Soham took us to many spots even my fiancee's mother had never seen. When we told her what our itinerary had been, she was extremely impressed.

Our Calcutta Contrast tour ended with us sharing beers with Soham amidst a beautiful view of Calcutta. We had a lovely chat, sharing stories about Calcutta, our families, favorite movies etc. At the end of the day, we really felt we had connected with a new friend. Soham even sent us a list of movies that connected to the places and history we saw on the tour!

Soham's thoughtfulness was really impressive throughout the process. We were originally planning to do the Magic Hour tour, but family circumstances prevented it. When we explained the situation to Soham the night before the tour, he was very gracious and understanding, and we booked the Calcutta Contrast tour instead.

The tour ended on a busy street where it is difficult to get an uber, so Soham went out of his way to take us to a different spot and make sure we were safely in an uber on our way home.

You can’t go wrong with Soham or with Calcutta Capsule-- seeing the city this way is a hugely worthwhile experience.

-- Ben
Written December 30, 2018
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Alicecotter
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
This is the 2nd tour I have done with Soham and Calcutta Capsule and it was fantastic! I learnt so much and had so many interesting conversations! Would recommend to any visiting Kolkata!
Written April 11, 2023
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Shital P
4 contributions
Calcutta Contrast Tour took us through the contrasts in the Bengali side and Marwadi side of businesses....we visited a very iconic coffee house ... learnt the backstories and anecdotes about many places and shops ... learnt about the fruit market , saw so many book shops ....relished many savouries....in a nutshell had full fun. Mr Soham is a thorough gentleman, has high energy levels , knows how to keep everyone engaged , took beautiful pics of us ....took care of us at each and every step ...he ensured safety and was kind enough to see that we reached our hotel safely after the tour .... Mr Soham comes from a very good educated and intellectual background and it reflects in his knowledge and behaviour. At the end of the tour , he was no longer a tour pilot , but more like a family member showing us around . Kolkata is so beautiful and people are so honest and helpful . I am taking Kolkata with me , and a piece of me will always remain behind in Kolkata.
Written January 7, 2023
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Linda g
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
I learned so much about Calcutta through listening to stories, visiting tea shops, eating delicious street food, and walking through many neighbors hoods. The stories and about different groups of people and how they manage to make a great city together. The stories are filled with great respect for all and are sometimes funny, sometimes heroic and always put Calcutta in your heart. I loved trying different modes of transition and sohams care to small details. He is attentive and kind along the way. His excitement is infectious. I only had to think about a cup of tea and there we were at a delicious tea stand. I’m so happy I went on this tour.
Written October 10, 2022
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