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The White Town Guided Walk in Kolkata

 Kolkata    2.5 Hours 29 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Take a walk through the colonial buildings made during the British era which culturally and historically remain part of modern Kolkata.

Highlights

  • A walk through the history lanes, once the colonial capital of India.
  • Witness the architecture in the buildings constructed by Britishers.
  • A short boat ride to get a picturesque view of the two most important landmarks of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge and The Vidyasagar Setu.

 

Detailed Overview

Kolkata previously known as Calcutta is the capital city of the state West Bengal. Kolkata was also the capital of British India. After the independence of India in the year 1947, Britishers left India leaving behind the buildings with British architecture which later became famous among the visitors not only in India but across the globe. Calcutta (Now Kolkata), the second most important city of the British empire only after London. In this momentous walk, we take you into the spirit of British Calcutta. Take a sneak peek into the making of the Colonial Capital of India and walk down the history lane to explore the old charm of the Raj.

 

Itinerary

  • You are required to report at the entrance of The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel at 10 A.M. and meet the guide.
  • The walk begins from The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel, the first five-star hotel in Asia.
  • During the walk, you will be passing by of Colonial British era buildings which include:
  • The Writer’s Building: The building originally served as the offices of the clerks of the East India Company. This building was also used to train writers in languages such as Hindi and Persian, until 1830.
  • The Telegraph Office: Also known as The Dead Letter office, it serves as the sorting office of all incoming mail to Kolkata and if the letter cannot be delivered due to an incorrect address or the addressee is deceased, the letters are stored here at The Dead Letter Office.
  • Raj Bhavan / The Governor’s House: The building served as an official residence of the Viceroys of India during the Raj.
  • St. Andrew’s Kirk: The first Scottish Church in Kolkata. Kirk word comes from Scottish meaning Church
  • Currency Building: This building served as the Reserve bank of India until 1937 and now is turned into an exhibition hall for the National Gallery of Modern Art.
  • There will also be a ferry ride across the river Hooghly (Ganges) to get a picturesque view of both the landmark bridges of Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge & the Vidyasagar Setu.
  • The tour will conclude at St John’s Church which also houses the grave of Job Charnock, founder of British Calcutta & the Black Hole Monument.

Basic Details

Start Point
The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel, Kolkata
Finish Point
St John’s Church, Kolkata
Start time
10:00 am
Category
Cultural & Theme ToursWalking ToursFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O1025A2759

Inclusions

  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Packaged drinking water.
  • Tour as per the itinerary.

Exclusions

  • Any meals during the tour.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Important Information

  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • The tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Kids below 12 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Member of 12 years or above will be charged at adult pricing.
  • 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* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The entrance of The Lalit Great Eastern Hotel.
  • The local person details and phone number will be shared in the booking voucher, sent to you via email.
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