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Kolkata 'City of Joy' Custom Sightseeing Day Tour

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Trip Overview

Take a tour of the city, which was once the capital of India during the Colonial era. Explore the charm of this jolly city, which is a blend of both old and new.


Highlights

  • Explore Kolkata as you wish; design your itinerary as per your convenience.
  • Visit places like the Victoria Memorial, Science City, Birla Planetarium, Park Street, and many more during this tour.
  • Service of an experienced driver and a well-maintained car.


Detailed overview

Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is a vibrant city located in the eastern part of India, in the state of West Bengal. It is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, historical landmarks, and literary contributions. The city is famous for its delectable cuisine, especially street food like phuchka and roshogolla. Kolkata's iconic Howrah Bridge and Victoria Memorial are among its most recognizable landmarks, attracting tourists from around the world.

 

Suggested Itinerary

  • Your tour begins with a morning pick-up from your hotel or residence in Kolkata city limits.
  • During this 8-hour tour, you may choose to visit the following suggested places or add a few of your own:

  • Victoria Memorial: A majestic white marble monument built in memory of Queen Victoria, showcasing exquisite Indo-Saracenic architecture and housing a museum with a vast collection of artifacts.

  • Howrah Bridge: an iconic cantilever bridge spanning the Hooghly River, connecting Kolkata with Howrah district and serving as a vital artery for transportation.

  • Dakshineshwar Kali Temple: A renowned Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, known for its traditional Bengali architecture and serene ambiance, is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River.

  • Kalighat: One of the oldest and most sacred temples in Kolkata, dedicated to Goddess Kali, draws devotees and visitors seeking blessings and spiritual solace.

  • Indian Museum: the oldest and largest museum in India, boasting a comprehensive collection of artifacts spanning diverse fields such as anthropology, archaeology, and art.

  • Park Street is A bustling thoroughfare renowned for its vibrant nightlife, lined with restaurants, cafes, and shops, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

  • Marble Palace: A palatial mansion adorned with exquisite marble sculptures and artifacts, offering a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of Kolkata's aristocracy during the colonial era.

  • Belur Math is A spiritual hub and headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, featuring a blend of architectural styles and serene surroundings on the banks of the Hooghly River.

  • Eden Gardens is one of the largest cricket stadiums in the world, hosting iconic matches and events. It is surrounded by lush greenery, offering a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city.

  • Science City is an interactive science center and museum featuring hands-on exhibits, a space theater, and a sprawling campus dedicated to promoting scientific education and exploration.

  • St. Paul's Cathedral is an imposing Gothic-style cathedral dating back to the British colonial era, known for its stunning architecture, serene atmosphere, and beautiful stained glass windows.

  • Birla Planetarium: An educational institution and planetarium showcasing astronomical exhibits, celestial shows, and interactive sessions on space science and exploration.

  • Tiretta Bazaar is a bustling Chinese neighborhood known for its vibrant street market, offering authentic Chinese cuisine, herbal remedies, and cultural experiences in the heart of Kolkata.

  • Birla Mandir is a beautiful Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, constructed with white marble and featuring intricate carvings and spiritual ambiance.

  • Indian Coffee House: An iconic establishment known for its historical significance as a meeting place for intellectuals and artists. Enjoy traditional Indian coffee and snacks amidst a nostalgic atmosphere.

  • Kalikata Cemeteries: historic cemeteries dating back to the colonial era, offering a glimpse into Kolkata's multicultural past with diverse tombstones and mausoleums.

  • Prinsep Ghat Railway Station: A charming railway station built in the colonial era, offering scenic train rides along the Hooghly River, provides a unique perspective of Kolkata's waterfront.

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy Memorial Museum: Dedicated to the social reformer and founder of the Brahmo Samaj, showcasing artifacts, documents, and memorabilia related to his life and contributions.

  • Indian Botanic Garden: One of the oldest botanical gardens in India, spanning over 270 acres and housing a vast collection of rare plants, trees, and orchids, along with tranquil lakes and walking trails.

  • Armenian Church: A historic church dating back to the 18th century, built by the Armenian community in Kolkata, features distinctive architecture, ornate interiors, and a peaceful ambiance.

  • Mullik Ghat Flower Market: One of the largest flower markets in Asia, bustling with activity and vibrant colors, offers a fascinating glimpse into Kolkata's floral trade and cultural traditions.

  • Rabindra Bharati Museum: Located within the Rabindra Bharati University campus, this museum is dedicated to Rabindranath Tagore, showcasing his personal belongings, manuscripts, and artworks.

  • College Street Boi Para (Book Market): A bustling hub for book lovers, with numerous bookstores, second-hand bookstalls, and vendors offering a wide range of books, academic texts, and literary treasures.

  • After the completion of your tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel or residence within the Kolkata city limits.

Please note

  1. This is not a guided tour; the driver will not be the guide for the tour.
  2. This is a local city tour; hence, the vehicle cannot be used for any outstation tour.

Basic Details

Start Point
Kolkata Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Kolkata Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:30 am See more
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O914A2434

Inclusions

  • All transportation using private air-conditioned sedan or SUV with the driver.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Kolkata hotel or residence.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • 10 hours and 100 KM of usage as per the itinerary (Extra hours and kilometre charges will be applicable after the limit, please refer Important Information Section for details).

Exclusions

  • All parking & toll charges.
  • Monument entrance charges.
  • Any meals during the tour for the guests.
  • Anything else not specified in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested for during the booking in "Special Request" section, though the same cannot be promised.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add a new place to the itinerary.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 300 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 10 hours and 100 kilometres.
  • After 10 hours and 100 kilometres, additional per hour and per km charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) Rs 190 per hour (additional hour charge) and Rs. 20 per km (additional kilometre charge).
  • For SUV (6-seater) Rs. 250 per hour (additional hour charge) Rs. 25 per km (additional kilometre charge).

Cancellation Policy

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

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3 - Add-on Available
Available during booking
₹ 300/vehicle
Airport pick up
You will be picked up from Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata
₹ 300/vehicle
Airport drop
You will be dropped back to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata
₹ 500/vehicle
English Speaking Driver
Please select if English-speaking driver is required

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Reviews (2)

4.8

Narasimha

30 Jan 2020

Overall it was a good tour.

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Veneet

21 Aug 2019

Excellent brand new car. The driver was also very nice and polite. Reported even before time. Drove us wherever we wanted to go in Kolkata. Wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Kolkata Hotel or Residence.
  • The operator will be in contact with you to coordinate the pickup time.
  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick up point. Please enter the pickup location at the checkout page.
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