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Heritage Walking Tour of Kolkata

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    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 Office, Raj 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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata, Dalhousie Square 1, 2,3, Old Court House St, Chowringhee North, Bow Barracks, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069, India
    Departure Time
    Duration : Upto 2.5 hours
    Time : Any 2.5 hours between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Return Details
    St. John's Church, 2/2, Council House Street, Opp Dewars Garage, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
    • Tour Expert
    • Packaged Drinking Water
    • Food
    • Insurance
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Available on request)
    • Tipping/Gratitude (Optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All itineraries are sample itineraries. We reserve the right to change the itinerary either before or during the tour due to weather conditions, safety issues, traffic and road conditions for the comfort of the participants.
    • We shall not be responsible for any delays and alterations in the programme or expenses incurred -Directly or indirectly due to natural hazards, accidents, breakdowns of machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, weather, political closure or any other causes beyond our control.
    • We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person or property during a tour. We do not have any insurance policy coverings the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal belongings are at the guest's risk at all time.
    • Ferry ride depends on the tide, it may not happen on some days instead we do a ghat tour.
    • For detailed T&C please refer to: http://www.calcuttacaravan.com/terms-conditions/
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 7 April 2018 via mobile

    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 852ChrisM
    CalcuttaCaravanTours, Owner at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 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 5 April 2018

    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

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank Arunim B
    CalcuttaCaravanTours, Manager at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

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

    Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

    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 4 April 2018

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

    Reviewed 28 March 2018

    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

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    CalcuttaCaravanTours, Manager at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

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

    Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

    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

    Date of experience: November 2017
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    CalcuttaCaravanTours, Owner at Calcutta Caravan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2018

    Dear Priya, Thanks for writing this incredible review of your experience with us. We appreciate sparing your time for us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour with us and were happy with our services. Thank you for being a wonderful guest. It was...More

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