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Heritage Walks , Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018

The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2018 celebrates the spirit of books, art and culture for which Kolkata is famous for. As its Holiday Partner, Flying Squirrel Holidays is proud to present three wonderful heritage walks in the city that will tell you exciting stories of Kolkata’s historical neighbourhoods and communities, showcase her beautiful architecture, talk about the men of letters and relive a slice of history. And if you are lucky enough, you might be joined by writers, poets and artists participating in the festival.

INR 2,500 for each walk (including refreshments). Limited availibility.

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Chitpore Road Walk

Chitpore Road is older than Calcutta. Under the East India Company’s rule, this part of Kolkata was known as “native/black” town where both poor and affluent Indians lived. We will walk this historic route to explore its colourful past. The tour will take you through Kumartuli, the...

Dalhousie Square Walk

In this heritage walk we will retrace the steps of British administrator, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Wood to explore streets and identify buildings that were depicted in Wood’s detailed map of 1784 of the European Settlement in Calcutta. Several streets and buildings that the map depicted still s...

South Park Street Cemetery Walk

In this walk we take you inside the South Park Street Cemetery, the largest non-church cemetery outside the Anglo-American world in the 19th century, where you learn about life and death in colonial Calcutta and and identify different types of grave architecture; visit the graves of pioneering perso...

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