Kolkata ,the former capital of British India, was
previously known an Calcutta till 2001. It is an muster of three villages-Sutanuti,Gobindapur and Kolikata. Her situation on the east bank of
River Hooghly provided a very suitable position for trade. The Port of Kolkata is
India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The
geographical setting, the craftsmanship and the alluvial land have lured the
foreign traders from time to time and they established their settlement here.
Together with them arrived their culture and religion. These
diverse cultural assemblage have made Kolkata unique. The city has
always welcomed all communities with open arms. The melting pot of various
culture and communities, their various shades, flavor and sight has given Kolkata
her present look.
KOLKATA CHURCH TOUR
Kolkata is home
to several churches catering to different sects and sub – sects of
Christianity. Apart from the well known Protestant and Catholic sects Kolkata
also houses churches belonging to the Orthodox sect including Armenian, Syrian
and Greek orthodox sub – sets.
A four hour tour to the
well-known churches of Kolkata on a sunny Sunday will definitely give make you
spiritually strong and perceptually clear about the culturally enriched Kolkata.
MAY THE SOUL REST IN PEACE
(Kolkata Cemetery Tour)
A spooky yet intetellectually stimulating
experience as you “unearth” the realms of the long gone through the cemeteries
In this guided tour, you will
explore the colonial cemeteries of Kolkata with us, each of them housing graves
of unique and special people.
In the interest
of curiosity let’s not disclose the names of the cemeteries now!! You
will visit the grave of the man who was traditionally known as the founder of
Kolkata, the grave of famous Indologist, the grave of the son of
English novelist, the grave of Ruskin Bond’s father the Commonwealth Burial of
First World War and Second World War and many more.
SOUTH KOLKATA HERITAGE TOUR
Kolkata is a
land of heritage. Each and every corner of the city has a story to say, keep
two of your sense organs open and the city will never cease to amaze
you!! South Kolkata Heritage Tour starts from getting to know the Zamindar from whom the
British East India Company got the lease of three villages for an annual rent
of Rs. 1,300 followed by the Heritage buildings and temples along the bank
of Adi Ganga, (old
Ganges),whose holy water once blessed the inhabitants of Kolkata and served as
an outlet to the Bay of Bengal. Let’s explore the rich history and unique
NORTH KOLKATA HERITAGE TOUR
The ever-vital hub of
traditional Bengali culture,”the native’s area”, the stretch from Sovabazar to College
Street is all this and much more. This area contains a fascinatingly
cosmopolitan blend of seemingly odd architectural forms (from Islamic to
Baroque, from Victorian to Bengali).The area which was the settlement of the
British initially gave way to the dwellings of the city’s wealthy Bengalis.
If you want to
relish the authentic flavor of Bengali culture and cuisine then this tour is a
“not to be missed” by you!!!.
The city of Kolkata has always
welcomed every community with great affection. The city has witnessed many more
communities in the past than most others in todays globalized present.
In this tour you can
trace the origins and remains of the varied communities who with all right and
love call Kolkata their home. This tour is recommended to get a glimpse of
the cultural mosaic of the city.
RIVER CRUISE TOUR
The country is full of rivers,
channels, streams, swamps, marshes and morasses. River Hooghly have been a part
of Kolkata’s life line for many years. It provided the perennial supply of
water and was navigable and acted as a major transport system in the region
with a large traffic flow. For a long time, the Calcutta Port was the
biggest port of India. Although in the past its significance had gone down,
recently it has reached the 3rd position in the list of Indian Ports.
River Cruises are held on the
River Hooghly four times a day, avail anyone to enjoy the beauty of this river.
The beauty changes with the changing hour of the day.
BOAT MUSEUM (except Saturday,Sunday and other National and State Holidays)
In a water bound country like
India water boating has always been the principal means of all the purpose of
life. A visit to the Boat Museum in Kolkata, the only one in its kind in the
whole of India will make our River Cruise tour complete.
Boats have been
an integral part of Bengal history and culture we have references to the boats
from 6th C BCE onwards. The Boat
Museum contains 46 scale models of boats and ships dating back to the days of
Indus Valley Civilization and covering areas from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West
Bengal and Bangladesh.
KOLKATA CITY TOUR ( Both Half
day and Full Day)
Visit the Colonial,Rennaisance,Native, Culural Confluence,Bazar Kolkata together with
Kolkata’s own Kali Ma. Those who have less time in hand can surely opt for our
Half Day tour where you will get the glimpse of places which have enriched the
city ,and thus are Kolkata’s very own.
A Full Day city tour will
surely make you fall in love with the city.
RAMAKRISHNA VIVEKANANDA TRAIL
Following the Holy Path of
Ramakrishna Vivekananda: A Tour to Purify your mind and soul. Spend a day
visiting the places which have become famous by the auspicious presence of
these great souls.