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.
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.
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.
BOI PARA WALK( THE RENNAISANCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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…
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
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.