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Culture Kaleidoscope Tour provided by Calcutta Photo Tours

Culture Kaleidoscope Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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. Minimum 2 pax required if there are no scheduled tour for the day you are looking to book the tour on. Please message.
You'll start at
Indian Airlines Office
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    Stop: 3 hours -
    Some of the neighbourhoods and places we cover on this tour include Bow Barracks, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Old Chinatown, Old Jewish neighbourhoods, Jain Temple, Portuguese Church, Armenian Church and the Chitpur neighbourhood.
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You'll end at
Brabourne Road
Brabourne Rd, Bara Bazar, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
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Important Information
Departure Point
Indian Airlines Office, Central Ave, Bowbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700012, India
Return Details
Brabourne Road, Brabourne Rd, Bara Bazar, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
  • Street side local food
  • Bottled water
  • Local chai
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gemini Man wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was my first tour with Calcutta Photo Tours and Manjit and when it ended, I really wished it hadn’t. Calcutta has been a home to so many vivid cultures and varied communities over the years and it is simply amazing to see them blend into each other in the neighbourhoods and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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OrangeSunset441 wrote a review Aug 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel247 contributions29 helpful votes
"Cultural Kaleidoscope" is my favourite "Calcutta photo tours" walk. Unless you don't stay in the city for years, there's no alternative way to discover how cosmopolite it is. On "Cultural Kaleidoscope" tour, you will expose yourself to the lives of six-seven completely
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Danielle wrote a review Apr 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is not your average walking tour. Not 5 hours after I landed in India for the first time in my life, I found myself on a Calcutta Photo Tour walking the streets of a city thriving with history, culture and life. I was nervous and jet lagged. In India as a camera person
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Bhalo meyee wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fabulously informative tour, Manjit was warm, knowledgable, funny and kind. He knew the local people. Manjit knows the history of the mixed cultural settlements, their places of worship, their food habits very well.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stephen Milne wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Manjit has an engaging personality and the rare ability to distill encyclopaedic knowledge into a coherent and memorable tour. It's a rare treat to walk with a local who knows exactly which street food to indulge in.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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A riot of colour
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I have known Manjit for a few years now- he is a great photographer and has a massive knowledge of his hometown.. H
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Linda S
A great way to bring daily life in Kolkata more vividly to life
Doing four tours with Manjit was the highlight of our trip to Kolkata: he’s very funny and entertaining and his tou
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Easy to award this experience 5 stars and SO worth the early start ! Manjit was an excellent and very personable gu
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Manjit arranged for our transport from our hotel to meet him at the flower market at 6:30am. This is well worth
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Claire C
A bit of Europe in Calcutta!
I recently did the European Calcutta with Manjit after reading all the amazing reviews and having also met a couple
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Kolkata is indeed majestic. Visiting Kolkata on a holiday is one thing but taking a leisurely holiday to see Kolkat
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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