Your friendly guide will meet you at your Kolkata hotel, where you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort to Mother Teresa’s Mission and Mother House. Learn about this incredible woman and her humanitarian efforts from your knowledgeable guide, who will share stories and anecdotes as you explore the grounds.
From there, venture to the Jain Temple—one of the city’s most-visited religious structures. Stand in awe of the interior, which is decorated with impressive stained-glass windows, statues and towering pillars.
After a short car ride you will arrive at one of the top academic institutions in the country—the University of Calcutta. Walk the grounds like a student as your guide explains the history of the place and names some of the most influential students, like Nobel Prize winning economist Amartya Sen.
Between destination sample Indian-Chinese fusion during lunch at local restaurant, Flavours of India. After enjoying delicious fare, visit the Magen David Synagogue, one of the largest Jewish temples open for worship in the Asian Pacific.
Enjoy a bit of time at Eden Gardens, where you’ll learn about the nation’s favorite pastime at the largest cricket stadium in India. After checking out what is arguably the most iconic stadium in the country, make a stop at the Victoria Memorial, a museum that’s home to a vast collection of sculptures, manuscripts, paintings and other items from the time of British rule.
Finally, make a stop for photos on the Howrah Bdirge—the sixth largest cantilever bridge on earth—as you make your way back to your Kolkata hotel after a day of taking in the city sights.
Please note: Monday tours visit Victoria Memorial Gardens, as Victoria Memorial is closed.