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Our Wetlands Tours

    • Timings: 0800 hrs onwards.
    • Meeting Point:Your hotel lobby.
    • Price:INR 3500 per person for a Half Day and INR 4500 per person for a full day inclusive of car, guide and all entry fees.

    Kolkata City Tours

    Colonial Calcutta | Bazaars | Rennaisance Bengal | Kali Temples

    In case you want to see much more in far lesser time then we have car and coach based Kolkata city tours for you. In about 4 hours from pickup to drop we can offer you glimpses of our city along the following themes:

    Colonial Calcutta
    Flit around the city taking in the legacy left behind the former colonial power.
    As you explore this side of the city you understand why they said that the sun never sets on the British Empire and how they reached the peak of their prowess and made more than enough show of it.

    Rennaisance Bengal
    This is why they used to say, “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow.”
    Just like Europe, Bengal had its Rennaisance too, which took it out of the clutches of the ‘dark’ age and threw away the old to create a new world order. Some of the most important proponents of the Bengal soil reached the peak of their individual talents thanks largely to the friction between the East and the West.

    Bazaars of the old city.
    ‘Coz the city emerged from one – Sutanuti
    The many Calcutta markets give the city its distinctive character. From its emergence at Sutanuti, a bazaar of cotton thread, Calcutta developed along the lines of its many bazaars and the localities like Kumartulli, Shyam Bazaar, Radha Bazaar, Colootola, and the like. Explore the various markets of the old city from the oldest to the newest.

    Myriad Calcutta Cultures
    There had been quite a few, as exemplified by the Confluence of Cultures Walk
    Hundreds of cultures made Calcutta its cosmopolitan self. Among the most prominent of them being Armenian, Jewish, Chinese, Islamic, Jain, Buddhist coupled with the old influence of the Portuguese, the Scottish, the Greek and so on. We show you the same through a tour of their various worship and cultural centers.

    Kali’s Calcutta – Temples and around.
    They never said ‘Jai Kali Calcutte-wali’ for nothing.
    Calcutta, in a way belongs to Kali, and the fact that city came up along the pilgrimage route between the most sacred place of Kali worship at the Kalighat Temple and one of the oldest at Chitpur Chitteswari Temple, stamps the final seal on it. Explore how Goddess Kali pervades the lives of the people of the city.

    • Timings: 0600 hrs to 900 hrs.
    • Meeting Point:Indian Airlines Building
    • Price:INR 3000 per person.

    Pedalling through the Old City / Bicycle Tour

    White Town | Black Town | Grey Town | Riverside | Wetlands

    We set out early morning, much before the rules against bicycles kick in, on an exploration of the old city of Calcutta – through its unique and interesting localities. Comfortable clothing, average biking ability, hugging corners while riding and listening to directions should give you a great exploration of the old city.

    Based on the morning’s choice we can do:
    Colonial areas / the Black Town / the Grey Town / Localities By The River / East Calcutta Wetlands or a mix of everything.

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