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Half Day Kolkata Tour - Explore the City of Joy

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Stop At: Mother House A J C Bose Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016 India

Mother House or Missionaries of Charity is a religious congregation that was established by Mother Teresa in 1950. An area of the house is reserved for followers to pay their respect to Mother Teresa. Here, one can find Mother Teresa's Tomb and an exhibition that displays her work through photographs, awards and articles. Some of her belongings like her cloths, her sandals and her bag are also displayed. (Closed on Thursday)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta) India

The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1 Queen's Way, Kolkata (Calcutta) India

The Victoria Memorial is a magnificent marble building, located in the heart of the City of Joy, Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) in West Bengal, India. It is one of the most famous monuments in West Bengal that has become a museum and popular tourist spot of the state. It was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. (Museum Closed on Monday)


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. John's Church, 2/2 Council House Street Opp Dewars Garage, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001 India

Take a walk around Colonial city that was developed by East India Company. You will be driven / walk pass the colonial buildings built during British reign - High Court, St. John's Church, Black Hole Monuments, The Writer's Building, Governor House, General Post Office & Eden Gardens, one of the largest Cricket stadium in the world.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Malik Ghat Flower Market, Southeast end of Howrah Bridge, Kolkata (Calcutta) India

Kolkata's Mullick Ghat Flower Market, said to be India's largest Flower Market and contain more than a century of history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Howrah Bridge, Jagganath Ghat 1, Strand Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001 India

Howrah Bridge, the historic bridge is a engineering marvel & one of the busiest bridge in the world. Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kumortuli, Hatkhola, Kolkata (Calcutta) India

Kumartoli, is a traditional potter's quarter in Northern Kolkata. Clay idols are manufactured here for various festival & also export them to other countries.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: College Street (Boi Para), Kolkata (Calcutta) India

College Street, also known as “Boi-Para” (Colony of Books), is a prominent center of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is the largest second-hand book market in the world and largest book market in India. People from Kolkata and different parts of India gathers here for their books. The street is also dotted with countless very small book kiosks which sell new and old books.

David Hare established the Hindu college in 1817. Thus, the street on which the Hindu College was located came to be known as “College Street” under the Governorship of Lord Wellesley.


Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Indian Coffee House, No.15 Near, Sharda Book Stall, Bankim Chatterjee St, College Square West, College Square, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073, India

We will stop at Kolkata's famous Coffee House for Coffee & snacks.

Indian Coffee House is a cafe. The history of the Coffee House at College Street can be traced to Albert Hall, which was founded in April 1876. Later, the Coffee Board decided to start a coffee joint from the Albert Hall in 1942. Notable citizens were frequent visitors to the place. The place became a renowned meeting place (Adda) for the intellectuals, students, poets, artistes, literati and people from the world of art and culture. It has played an important part in Calcutta's (Kolkata) cultural history and known as the hub of intellectual debates. Kolkata’s Indian Coffee House is quite a nostalgic hot-spot in the city.

Duration: 15 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from your hotel / any other preferred location (within central Kolkata)
Duration
4h
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Hotel
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - South Park Street Cemetery
  • Entry/Admission - Victoria Memorial Hall
  • Entry/Admission - St. John's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Indian Coffee House
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Available on purchase
  • Victoria Memorial Museum entry fee
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

This was a very informative tour. Mr. Khan was very flexible with the scheduling as well. Many sites were visited and the hotel pickup was very convenient.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Noland L
tourdekolkata, Manager at Tour De Kolkata, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Dear Sir, Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback. We are delighted that you were happy with our tour. It was my pleasure to get an opportunity to serve you. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks & regards, M. Khan Tour de...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I only had half a day spare so decided to do a tour. Great decision. Mr Khan was very knowledgeable and flexible, and great company. I was the only one on the tour so it was tailored to my preferences. I saw so much in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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tourdekolkata, Manager at Tour De Kolkata, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Dear Madam, Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback. We are delighted that you were happy with our Kolkata tour. It was my pleasure to get an opportunity to serve you. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks & regards, M. Khan Tour...More

Reviewed July 4, 2019

The tour visited a good variety of different places. Mr.Khan included even more than what was described in the package of the tour. He is a very nice person and knows a lot about the history of Kolkata. I definitely would go again with him.More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DaBeMu
TourdeKolkata1, Manager at Tour De Kolkata, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2019

Dear Madam, Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback. We are delighted that you were happy with our tour. It was my pleasure to get an opportunity to serve you. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon. Thanks & regards, M. Khan Tour de...More

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