KOLKATA CITY TOUR BY WALK

Category: Kolkata



TOUR 1

COLONIAL WALK

 

Covers the entire Dalhousie Square area which is the finest example of colonial heritage. Starting from the Great Eastern Hotel, we see the colonial buildings and also regale you with stories regarding their construction, history and architecture.

 

TOUR 2

FAITH WALK

 

A walk where we take you through an area which is an amalgamation of various faiths. We see Buddhist temples, Parsi temples, Chinese churches, Jewish synagogues etc. We also pass through old neighborhoods like Bow Barracks and Tireeti Bazaar. 



TOUR 3

EARLY CALCUTTA WALK

 

This walk takes you through the typical Babu area of the yester years, Beadon Street. We show you the bazaars and a couple of old houses, Minerva theatre, Chaitnya library, 200 years old Shiva and Kali temple.



TOUR 4

BOI PARA WALK( THE RENNAISANCE KOLKATA WALK)

 

Walk through the College Street area where we cover known places like Calcutta University, Presidency College and few unknown places in Bankim Chatterjee Street and its heritage, Basu Mallick Bari, etc.



TOUR 5

SAHITYA WALK (LITERARY WALK)

 

This is a walk in the Maniktala area which is replete with the history associated with the scions of Bangla literature. We cover Bose Institute, Parsi Bagan area, Raja Ram Mohan Roy's house ( now Police Museum), Satyajit Ray's ancestral house, Bangiya Parishad, Vidyasagar's house.

 

TOUR 5

KUMARTOLLI WALK (WALK  DOWN THE POTTERS HUB OF KOLKATA)

 

Here we cover the Shobha Bazaar Rajbari, Kumartolli, Abhay Charan Mitra's house, Shiv mandir at Banmali Sarkar Lane and Shova bazaar Kumartolli Ghat.

 

TOUR 6

NIMTALA WALK

 

Starting from Central Avenue we cover Chatu Babu Latu Babu's house, Minerva theatre, Chaitnya library, Jorabagan thana, Hathkhola Dutta bari, Buro Shib Mandir, Nimtala mosque, Nimtala ghat to see the funeral point of Rabindra Nath Tagore.



TOUR 7

BAGBAZAR STREET TOUR

 

Bagbazar, the citadel of the Bengali aristocracy, has played an active role in growth and development of Kolkata.

 

Bagbazar, which was once within Sutanuti (one among the three villages which later made up the city Kolkata) has witnessed the early British settlement as also the shift of British Colony from Sutanuti to Kolikata. It was a hub of Nationalist movement, Bengali art and culture and the “babu culture” of colonial Kolkata. The “babus” (and not to leave out their bibis) were the neo-urban race of high-class, flamboyant Bengali gentlemen, who came into being as a result of intimate interaction with the British in the late 18th and 19th century Kolkata. 

The world famous religious leader Sri Sri Ramakrishna spent many of his years at Bagbazar. The first school for girls by sister Nivedita, disciple of Swamy Vivekanada was founded here. It still bears the history of the first community Durga Puja of Kolkata, Bagbazar Sarbojanin.

 

The single street bears all the attributes which collectively form Bagbazar and helped the development of Kolkata.

 

A two hour walk along Bagbazar Street will take one to the past…. Its Pre colonial-Colonial- Nationalist and Post Colonial phases will be expounded through story telling, and visiting the heritage places along the single street.

 

And yes!!!!!! Of Course!!!! No walk is complete without tasting the food of the place!!! Bagbazar is famour for Misti Doi, Rasogolla and Tele Bhaja (deep fried pakoras)…We will have these also…

 

TOUR8

HERITAGE OF KALIGHAT


As goes the saying “Jai Kali Kalkatte Wali”, the city of Kolkata is always identified with Goddess Kali. Kalighat, the oldest neighbourhood of South Kolkata houses the famous Kali temple, built by the member of Sabarna Roy Choudhury family around 15th C AD in Bengali aat-chala form 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. The temple is still visited by number of pilgrims from around the world every day.

Other than Kali temple, Kalighat preserves various other architectural remains and art forms, a garden built in South Indian Style, an age old dilapidated mosque  built by the members of Tipu Sultan family, a five pinnacle memorial temple, church, gurudwara, a home for the dying, maternal home of a famous Bengali poet who was born there, the famous potua para of Kalighat  where originated the Kalighat painting  in the 19th century Bengal, the paintings over a period of time developed as a distinct school of  Indian Painting.

Come, walk with us through the lanes and by lanes of Kalighat, each and every corner of the place has a story to say, keep two of your sense organs  open and Kalighat will never cease to amaze you!!! Let’s explore the rich history and unique architecture together.


                                                                                                                      




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