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Kolkata Guided Sightseeing Day Tour

 Kolkata    7 Hours 75 people interested today
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Trip Overview

Explore Kolkata's famous tourist attractions, historical buildings and monuments on this 7 hours tour with a knowledgeable tour guide.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sightseeing of major tourist attractions in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • The tour comes with the service of knowledgeable tour guide for the entire tour.
  • Visit historical buildings like Mother House and St. Andrew's Kirk.

 

Detailed overview

Kolkata, previously known as Calcutta is the state capital of West Bengal. Calcutta (now Kolkata) is called the “City of Palaces” was the second most important city of the British Empire after London. Calcutta is home to one of the world's finest existing specimens of British imperial architecture. This 7 hours guided tour is a perfect way to gather the archaeological gems spread across the city.  This tour combines Calcutta’s iconic monuments and buildings, the bazaars of Calcutta and a sneak peek into the daily lives of the natives. A unique window to the vibrant lifestyle of the city.

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will receive you from your hotel or residence in Kolkata at 9:00 AM.
  • The guide cum host for the tour will meet you at your hotel's lobby and after a quick introduction, the tour will start.
  • You will be visiting the following places on this tour:
  • Mother (St. Teresa) at Mother House:  It is here that Mother Teresa lived, prayed, worked & guided her pious family of sisters.
  • The Writer’s Building: Originally served as the offices of the clerks of the East India Company, the building was also used to train writers in languages such as Hindi and Persian, until 1830.
  • St. John's Church: Originally the cathedral, St John's Church was the first public building constructed by East India Company after Kolkata became the capital of British India.
  • Governor's House: This building served as an official residence of the Viceroys of India during the Raj.
  • St. Andrew’s Kirk: The first Scottish Church in Kolkata built during the colonial rule of East India Company.
  • Currency Building: This building served as the Reserve Bank of India until 1937.
  • You will also take 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.
  • Get a view of the Howrah Station from outside, the busiest railway station in India. Add more charm to your tour, get mesmerized by the scintillating view of the largest flower market of Kolkata, second largest in Asia.
  • After a short halt for lunch at Park Street, you will proceed to Victoria Memorial, a magnificent and grand marble palace with beautiful gardens and a museum.
  • Afterwards head towards Princep Ghat, one of Kolkata's earliest recreational spots and a photographer’s paradise. Resting on the banks of the beautiful river Hooghly, this place is adorned with lush trees and expanse of green lawns.
  • The tour concludes at New Market, the fashion street of Calcutta. Walk around the New Market area to explore the spice shops and oldest tea shops in the city. You may buy a few souvenirs as mementoes of the tour.
  • After the completion of your tour, you will be dropped at your hotel or residence.

Basic Details

Start Point
Kolkata Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Kolkata Hotel/Residence
Start time
9:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingSightseeing Tickets & PassesFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O1025A2762

Inclusions

  • All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle (car or coach).
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Packaged drinking water.
  • Monument entrance fees (as per the itinerary).
  • Tolls & Parking charges.

Exclusions

  • Any meals during the tour.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Museum entry fees at Victoria Memorial.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Important Information

  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • 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 5 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free, no separate seat would be allotted to them. They would need to share the seat with the parents or guardian.
  • Member of 5 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).
  • This guided tour is of 7 hours.
  • After 7 hours, additional per hour charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the guide):
  • For adult Rs 300 per hour (additional hour charge).

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

  • Hotel / Residence in Kolkata city limits.
  • The contact number and other details of the tour operator are shared in the booking voucher, sent to you via email after booking.
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