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A perfect way to gather the archaeological gems spread across the city. Calcutta (now Kolkata) is called the
“City of Palaces”. The second city of British Empire, Calcutta is home to one of the world's finest existing specimens of British imperial architecture. This tour combines Calcutta’s iconic monuments and buildings, the bazars of Calcutta and a sneak peek into the daily lives of the natives. A unique window to the vibrant lifestyle of the city.
In the early 17th century, India’s opulence and riches, starting from the varied spices to its silk, to pottery and jewelry attracted the Europeans to establish outposts nestled in the little towns by river Ganges within the 80 km stretch from Kolkata. The first European colony to obtain permission to set up trading outposts in Bandel was the Portuguese followed by the Dutch in Chinsurah, Danish in Serampore, French in Chandannagar and finally the British in Kolkata.
Exploring the colonial heritage of Bengal is a once in a lifetime kind of experience that traces its roots to legacies that have withstood the ravages of time, and a day excursion trips at each of these pre-colonial cities stooped in history digs deep highlighting the growth and the downfall of the European colonization in the subcontinent, which taking local know-how and innovative travel ideas is handcrafted by our local experts.
Kolkata is filled with buildings that reflect its time as the British Raj’s capital during the 18th and 19th centuries. On this walking tour, view the sights as you retrace the history of the British in the city. See the Governor’s House, Victoria Memorial, and more; and hear stories about the Raj and India’s independence struggle you might miss otherwise. If you wish, upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
You will have the opportunity to explore the religious portion of the town in this visit. Visit Nakhoda Mosque–a gigantic, fancy mosque that operated in 1926, Jain Temple, one of the most religious structures in the city, a strikingly unexpected nineteenth opposite, Victoria Memorial–a magnificent gallery for Indian history and St. Paul's Cathedral, a prominent church that dates back to 1847,Visit Kali Ghat Temple, mid-nineteenth-century temple of Goddess Kali, as well as Missionaries of Charity, a sacred place of journey and veneration for those who are scanning for a more significant presence.