Cover the top sights of Kolkata with your own private guide, leaving you free to set the itinerary. Customize your stops based on your unique interests, from stately Victorian landmarks to thumping goddess temples. You’ll travel between attractions in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, stopping wherever you wish. Tours are capped at 12 people, making this a great option for friends and families.
A customizable private tour of Kolkata’s top sights, with hotel pickup
Cover the city’s highlights in a single ride, with tailor-made stops
Full flexibility: you decide where to go and how long to stay there
Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle, with tours capped at 12 people
Our guide met us promptly at our pickup location and was very friendly with excellent English. He came across as a little pushy with regard to the itinerary as we had a set number of things we wanted to see in our limited time. Unfortunately, one of our two priorities, the Mother House, is closed from 12-3 every day and all day Thursdays, which he was apparently unaware of as well, so we only got to see one of the two places we really wanted to go. Took an interesting drive around the city though, so feel like we got to at least see Kolkata from the car.
We were able to do some research and provide our guide with a list of our interests ahead of time. This enabled him to plan a route and determine what there would be time for and what was within a reasonable driving distance. We expressed interest in the wetlands as we're interested in birds and the guide, who is also a naturalist, took us to a fantastic bird sanctuary within the city and we got some totally fantastic pictures. We were in Kolkata during a festival that jammed up the roads and on a day when it was raining. Both the guide and the driver made super human efforts to enable us to at least get photographs of the places in which we were interested. This was a phenomenal tour, partially due to the skills and enthusiasm of our guide. BUT kudos to Viator for making something like this available - it was hard to find a tour where we were interested in everything that was included and this facilitated a wonderful experience tailored to our interests.