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Raj Heritage Walk provided by Kolkata Story Tours

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Overview
This is a Story Walk & one of our most popular tours, certified by so many travelers through the years! If you like listening to stories about the Raj days and Kolkata then this is your tour! It is a very interesting story of how the British started trading in this part of the world rivalling earlier European entrants. Many a booming cannon later, they became the leading traders. What followed was a small fort, a big port, a great battle, many changing fortunes and lots of colonial cunning & politics. The East India Company & later the Flag of the Empire gave a lot of importance to Calcutta for its trading, political and administrative clout. She was after all the Capital of British India for a long time & arguably the second most important city in the Empire. Along with Defense & Administration came institutions for Entertainment, Education & Emancipation. The light of European renaissance came as an ambient source & later cascaded into its own indigenous, self generating brightness.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    11a, Sido Kanhu Dahar
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Writers' Building
    General Post Office
    Kolkata Collector Office
    Calcutta High Court
    Town Hall
    Raj Bhavan
    Treasury Building (AG Bengal)
    Central Telegraph Office
    Currency Building - Ghare Baire
    Lal Dighi Park
    Royal Insurance Building
    Metcalfe Hall
    Standard Life Assurance Building
    জোব চার্ণকের সমাধি
    Black Hole Monument (Holwell Monument)
  • You'll end at
    জেনারেল পোস্ট অফিস (জিপিও)
    Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
    As marked in Google Maps
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Important Information
Departure Point
11a, Sido Kanhu Dahar, Maidan, Esplanade, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069, India
Duration
3–4 hours
Return Details
জেনারেল পোস্ট অফিস (জিপিও), Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Gratuities, expenses of a personal nature, etc.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dave Weiß wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Headline: Go to Kolkata and have a tour with Kaushik! What an amazing city, and what a great introduction to it through this walking tour. I have family links to Kolkata, but didn't really know a lot about it until now. Going on this tour was a perfect way to start to learn
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kunal D wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The walk gives you a deep understanding of the history, society, and architecture of the Colonial Kolkata. Plus get priceless recommendations of places to visit depending on personal interests.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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JosefM wrote a review Feb 2020
London5 contributions4 helpful votes
This is one of the best city tours I have been on anywhere in the world. Kaushik is incredibly knowledgeable about Kolkata and its history, and this tour is the perfect introduction to one of the most picturesque and interesting parts of Kolkata. In three hours we covered an
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Sid Banerjee wrote a review Feb 2020
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Thanks to Kaushik we ended up spending an outstanding morning in the streets of Kolkata. His knowledge about every nook and corner of this city is surreal, his style of narrating is unique and his ability to connect the dots between history, geography and sociology simply stands
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Pratima B wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts16 contributions23 helpful votes
My husband and I did a private tour with Kaushik around Kolkata for the Raj Heritage walk - and it was amazing! He was very well-read on the history of Kolkata and managed to weave it into a memorable story. He walked us through Dalhousie Square, Tank Square, covered all the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Amazing, fulfilling experience! Must try
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A Great Way To Get To Know Kolkata
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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