Kolkata Small Group Walking Tour with Hotel Pick up

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What To Expect

Tour India's cultural and intellectual capital and enjoy a jam-packed trip through the chaotic and charming city streets. Browse the flower market, check out historic artwork and architecture, and learn how modern potters still shape clay idols by hand. 

Highlights

  • A fully-guided tour around Kalkota with hotel pick up and drop off for convenience

  • Spend your morning getting a feel for the chaos of local life in Kolkata

  • Stop and smell the marigolds and other colorful flowers at a popular market

  • Visit historic landmarks such as the mausoleum of the city’s founder

  • Check out the dazzling architecture of the Jewel Box Temple

  • Stop at a local potters’ colony and see how clay idols are crafted by hand 

Specifications

Type:
Tours in Kolkata
Departs From:
Kolkata
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up
Duration:
4 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
14253
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Once you've been picked up from your hotel, we'll dive right into city life on your Kolkata tour! We'll go first to the famous flower market and observe the fast paced life in Kolkata and the local Bengali culture.

Among the array of flowers are the vendors themselves, selling golden-yellow marigolds and wearing the strands of flowers around their waists like long flowery skirts - a perfect photo opportunity, indeed!

We'll proceed from here to Lal Dighi (meaning "red water" in Bengali), known as Tank Square or Dalhousie Square, located in the heart of Kolkata. It's believed this water tank was constructed during the British era, and so named because of the color the water turned during the festival of Holi or Dol in Bengal. We'll also walk past various government buildings and the Writer's Building.

Next up, we'll visit one of the oldest churches in Kolkata, built on the old burial ground where Job Charnock, the city's founder, was laid to rest. The church is known for its intricate wood carvings and marvelous glasswork, as well as a da Vinci-inspired painting of The Last Supper by artist John Zoffany.

From there, your Kolkata tour will take you to Jain Temple, also known as the "Jewel Box Temple," situated in the northeast corner of the city. This exquisite temple is an ornate mass of mirrors, colored stones, and glass mosaics.

We'll finish off our city tour with a visit to Kumartuli, where idols of gods and goddesses are made out of clay. You'll get to see the craftsmen at work, carving by hand without using any machinery. We'll end our tour here and you will be driven back to your hotel, free to spend the rest of your day exploring Kolkata on your own.

Includes

  • *Pick up and drop off at hotels in Kolkata city center

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • 4-hour city tour

  • St. John's Church Museum and Jain Temple's entrance fees

  • Bottle of water

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • *For guests staying outside the city center, you may proceed to the main gate of St. John's Church.

  • Participants must be 6 years old to join this tour.

  • This tour operates as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 people.

  • Please dress conservatively as the tour includes visits to religious temples and historical sites.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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