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Kolkata Heritage Walk - Going Back to the Colonial Era

 Kolkata    5 Hours
Free Cancellation
5 Hours
Private Activity
English, Hindi, Bengali
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Trip Overview

Come walk amidst the beautiful colonial architecture of the 'City of Joy', take a pause and step back to the colonial era, let Kolkata enchant you.

Highlights

  • Visit the Writer's building the headquarters of the West Bengal Government, standing tall since 1777.
  • Take a tour of the Indian museum, the largest and oldest in India.
  • Witness the paintings of the 'Last Supper' on the walls of a Greco-Roman architectural beauty called the St. John's Church.
  • Company of an experienced guide to take you around the above-mentioned place and more.

 

Detailed overview

Kolkata (earlier known as Calcutta) is the capital of West Bengal and a major hub of East India. At one time Kolkata was the British capital in India and thereby had been greatly influenced by it. British style lamp posts and the yellow ambassador taxis that throng the streets are evidence to this. Commonly known as 'City of Joy', Kolkata is known for welcoming locals, street food, culture, literature and most importantly sweets.

 

Itinerary

  • You will be meeting your guide near the Writer's Building at 8:00 am.
  • Writer's Building was built in the year of 1777, this Greco-Roman masterpiece is the seat of the West Bengal state government.
  • Your guide will narrate you all the landmark events which took place in India’s freedom struggle with the Writers Building as the backdrop since this is a working office, you will see it from outside.
  • Next up you will be visiting the Mausoleum of Job Charnock the founder of modern Kolkata.
  • In 1690 Charnock bought the villages of Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata from Bengal subedar Azim Usman and over time Kolkata became the capital of East India Company.
  • Post the Mausoleum tour you will be heading to St John’s Church, built in 1787 by architect James Agg, this majestic stone and brick structure is the principal Cathedral of Calcutta since 1815.
  • At around 10:30 am you will be heading to the Governer's House, Marquess of Wellesley who came to Kolkata as the Governor General of East India Company in 1798 was the first occupant of this 1803 structure. 
  • After the Governor's House comes the turn of India's largest and oldest museum, the Indian Museum. This 1814 museum is the home to a massive collection of relics, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armours and paintings of different eras. 
  • The last leg of your tour will take you to the famous landmark of Kolkata, the Victoria Memorial, this architectural gem built in marble is a great place to experience the essence of Victorian-era.
  • Your tour will come to an end at 12:30 pm at the Victoria Memorial. You will be provided with some light refreshments during this walking tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Writer's Building, Kolkata
Finish Point
Writer's Building, Kolkata
Start time
8:00 am
Category
Family-friendlyTours & SightseeingWalking Tours
Trip Code
O844A2429

Inclusions

  • Service of an experienced guide
  • Any entrance charges to the monuments
  • Light refreshments during the tour

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up or drop 
  • Any beverages during the tour
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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Important Information

  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography
  • Children below 2 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free
  • Child prices are applicable for children of age 2 to 12 years
  • Adult prices are applicable to all members above 12 years of age
  • All members are required to carry a valid photo ID during the tour
  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera, and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Writers' Building, Binoy Badal Dinesh Bag, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, Kolkata
  • The trip coordinator's contact details will be shared post booking on an email
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