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Calcutta Photo Tours

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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About Calcutta Photo Tours
Heritage, Cultural, Special Interest, Photography Tours.Explore Calcutta (Kolkata) like a local. Get under the skin of this awe-inspiring city. Learn and appreciate the heritage, culture & history even if you are not crazy about photography. And if photography makes you smile, THIS is the one to do! Calcutta's BEST special interest tour operator. Experience us to experience what all these wonderful people felt!
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Culture Kaleidoscope Tour
$44.00 per adult
Overview
Calcutta is truly a melting pot of cultures and communities… truly a kaleidoscope of various shades, flavors and sights that make Calcutta what it is today! This tour will help you understand a little bit of India and how so many religions and faith form the very fabric which is India. Find out amongst others about the Chinese who made Calcutta their home and gave Calcutta its amazing Chinese food. Find out the oldest surviving Christian tomb in the city, walk into synagogues which have stood for centuries within whose walls time still stands still. Taste local food and witness life as it unfolds right in front of you. Discover amazing facts about the Parsis and find hidden gems in the middle of nowhere. So many cultures and so many communities co-existing side by side, reminds one of the famous 1982 number one by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory.
Come and see the various communities that made Calcutta their home on this tour with us.
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Manjit’s kaleidoscope tour of Kolkata was informative, funny and eye opening! Having pottered around the area the day before on our own we hadn’t quite appreciated the unique charm Kolkata has to offer- that all changed after an afternoon with manjit! We had a wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank AliceC1990
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Manjit took us to a quiet corner of Calcutta in the early morning to catch the soft light. Wonderful images that I would not have got. Absolute joy and rightly proud of his captivating city, a real 'City of Joy'. A real must for those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Slaphead41773
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We have had the pleasure of spending 8 days with Manjit at Calcutta Photo Tours exploring this amazing city during the Durga puja festivities. This is our second time in Kolkata and with Manjit. He is something quite unique. A treasure for Kolkata and India....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kaandpa
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Kolkata is not on the usual tourist route and it can be hard to get to know. Walking tours give an insider view. This one with Manjit was both fascinating and engaging. Within a small area we did indeed see a cultural kaleidoscope of every...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jane W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Did two photography tours with Manjit, the tour of the wholesale veg market (in the afternoon) and the cultural kaleidoscope tour (early morning). They were different, but both incredibly interesting, rewarding and in parts of Calcutta well off the tourist trail. Manjot is an excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank savvy_dave
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This evening with Manjit was pretty much the highlight of the 3 weeks we spent in Kolkata. We took the 3-ish-hour tour to the Kumartuli potters’ area, and it was utter magic. Admittedly we got there on a special night — Mahalaya, right before Durga...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Vicky B
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I have been living in India for a year and a half and this was my first street tour. It completely surpassed my expectations. Thanks to Manjit we were able to get a taste of the real India, the daily lives of people, try street...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Andrés S
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

It has been a magical experience. Thanks to Manjit, I was able to see the real Kolkata and get a sense of the people, traditions and culture. This city is an extraordinary melting pot, full of colors and beautiful people. You can’t miss this tour!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Paola C
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

I joined the Culture Kaleidoscope tour with Manjit and had a fantastic time. There is so much to see, taste, and photograph that it is almost overwhelming at times. The tour moves through the alleyways and markets at a relaxed pace, allowing you to appreciate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MaxW1211
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

On a business trip, my husband and I took out a few hours on a weekend morning to walk with Manjit through the history overflowing lanes of Bow Bazaar and came out with a completely different feeling towards this amazing city. It was surreal to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from AsiaFanCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
The cost varies with the number of people on the tour. It is best to contact Manjit directly. There is no hard-sell. He will be happy to answer your questions and his prices are VERY reasonable. Tripadvisor won't let me post... More
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Hello there. The details about the tour, charges and everything else are mentioned on the website. Do have a look at it. Thanks!
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