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City tour Kolkata


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Tour description

Discover with us the different faces of Kolkata, India’s second largest city. Situated on the mighty Hooghly River, Kolkata was founded in 1690 as a trading post of the East India Company and quickly became the largest colonial trading center in Asia – as well as the capital of India. With its magnificent Victorian buildings, ornamental fountains, cobbled sidewalks and numbered lampposts, it reflects European architecture and sensuality. However, to escape the relentless summer humidity and heat in the swampy delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra, the capital was moved to Delhi in 1911 – and Kolkota was left to its own devices.

The monumental colonial structures here are not nearly as well preserved as in Mumbai – collapsing masonry, peeling paint and moss-covered walls dominate the picture of historical witnesses. However, the proud citizens of the city of 15 million people enthusiastically defend Kolkata’s advantages over other Indian metropolises. Warm, helpful, charming and with a keen sense of humor, the Bengalis love to passionately discuss the advantages of their city. Meet the people with us and take a look behind the scenes of this exciting city. We will also be happy to help you choose your accommodation in Kolkata.

We are happy to customize your tour to your needs.
Combine your tour with other destinations or activities. Contact us – we will be happy to help you.

Highlights

  • Kali Temple
  • French Colony
  • Flower market
  • Howrah Railway Station & Howrah Bridge
  • Take the ferry across the Hooghly River
  • Making quarters of Indian statues
  • Marble Palace
  • Tram ride
  • Lumiere show
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Victoria Memorial & Museums on request
  • Coffee house & college street book bazaar
  • Ride in hand-pulled rickshaw
  • Mother Theresa’s Home, Birla temple or Nakoda mosque
  • Fruit market Burabazar
  • Boat trip on the Hooghly at sunset

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival international Kolkata airport. Transfer to your hotel. Depending on arrival time: city sightseeing.
  • Day 2-3: City sightseeing according to your interests.
  • Day 4: Transfer to the airport. Continue with an India travel module of your choice, e.g. Assam, Nagaland, Arunchal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, etc.

Best time to travel

Ideal from November to April, at best also October to May. The stormy monsoon from June to September is not suitable for tours. Kaziranga National Park is closed from May to early November due to flooding from the Brahmaputra river.

Additional options

  • Integrate Kolkata sightseeing at the end and/or beginning of your tour of India
  • We integrate sightseeing that is completely geared towards your main areas of interest
  • We are happy to customize the visit to Kolkata to your wishes and the time of your stay. It’s easy to contact us!