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Walking Tour in Old Culcutta with Busy Markets and Heritage Residences

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Starting From  USD 51 View Pricing Guide
Tour Code 21MFTCCU1021
Location Kolkata
Duration 3 hours

The Kolkata Walking Tour will take you past some old Bengali reseidences and interesting streets of Kolkata. You will be received from the hotel. And will cover around 4kms of distance in this walking tour. The places covered on this tour are Chitpur road, a variety of wares, Nakhoda Mosque, fruit market, old Bengali residences, Jorasanko, Pathuriaghata street, P. K. Tagore and Sovabazar street. You will be assisted by an experienced guide approved by the tourist department.

Highlights

  • Explore one of the largest mosques in Kolkata which is Nakhoda Mosque.
  • Head towards the popular fruit market of Kolkata.
  • Explore a variety of musical instruments.
  • See the Old Calcutta residencies wherein you can feel the Babu culture of Kolkata.
  • A local tour guide will assist you on this walking tour.

The Kolkata walking tour will take you to Chitpur Road, which lies next to Cossipore. As per some, the road takes its name from printed cotton or Chitrey as Chitpur was a main center in the seventeenth century. While others say, that the name of the road comes from the Chitteswari temple, built by Manohar Ghosh in 1610. After this you will walk to see a variety of wares. Across the corner at Lalbazar we have shops selling musical instruments. It is a best place for music lovers. Here, you will find a variety of musical instruments such as shops selling musical instruments, trumpets, clarinets, to a variety of percussion instruments such as the table, and the native Dholak or two-ended drum.

After seeing the variety of wares, the Kolkata Walking Tour will take you to Nakhoda Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Kolkata. The large dome of the mosque looks beautiful in the morning sun. Post experiencing the architectural beauty of Nakhoda, head towards the fruit market. Here you will see large numbers of fruit sellers and buyers coming together. Buy fruits at a price lower than the downtown markets.

From the colorful market of fruits, move to see the Old Calcutta residencies. Here, you will see the real culture of Kolkata. Especially the Babu culture which typically date back to the eighteenth century. You will learn about the established families which dealt in gold, silk, salt, cotton yarn and cloth. Walk through the classical Doric or Palladian and Neoclassical styles of mansions lined up here.

The next spot in the walking tour is the house of the Tagores which is now converted into Rabindra Bharati University, where art and music is learnt. From here, head towards Pathuriaghata street on the left. This is followed by P.K. Tagore Street. Its name being derived from Prasanna Kumar Tagore, grandson of Darpanarayan Tagore. Move towards the Sovabazar Street wherein you will find several houses belonging to the family of Raja Janikanath Roy. With this the walking tour comes to an end. Now head towards the hotel.

Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop by air conditioned private car
  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Mineral Water
  • All taxes
Exclusions
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Meals or Beverages other than specified in program
  • Expense arising out of unexpected circumstances like natural calamities, flight cancellation or delay

Cancellation Policy:

  • 30 days prior commencement of tour, No cancellation charges.
  • 29-10 days prior commencement of tour, 25% of travel cost.
  • 09-03 days prior commencement of tour, 50% of travel cost.
  • Less than 03 days prior commencement of tour, No Refund.
Really A good experience!
June 06 2018
Emma

The tour guide was incredible! What an experience! The driver almost fell asleep at the wheel on the way home, at least it looked that way. I made a comment and that seemed to wake him up. Kind of scary! But the guide was absolutely amazing. Spoke fluent English and easy to understand, got waters for us throughout the day, navigated the sites and the people for us. Really good experience!

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