You better not bring any pre conceived notions about Kolkata, we – the hosts – feel responsible to graciously advise! Where else would you find such dramatic moments and buildings, chaos and serenity, curious colors and culture that blend so beautifully on the same canvas?
The city has vibrant, eclectic architecture – historical temples, and mosques, colonial mansions, monuments, Armenian and Portuguese churches, Jewish synagogues and Chinese quarters that will never cease to intrigue you. We want you to discover this magnificent city by foot. Kolkata has several walking tours that familiarize you with the city’s colonial past, its many busy bazaars, temples, churches, and heritage houses. From history to architecture to the arts, literature, and theatre, Kolkata lives and breathes through its roads and mansions. We suggest you discover the joys by going on the walking tours with our recommended local historian. You can even enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city in a helicopter joyride!
People from Bengal are gracious hosts who believe that if you eat well, you travel better. With this in mind, we have planned out an eclectic variety of restaurants for you to walk into. From the traditional Bengali fare of Bhapa Ilish (Tulsa fish marinated in mustard paste and steamed), Bhakti Paturi (local river fish cooked in mustard sauce and wrapped in banana leaf), and Mishti Doi (sweetened yogurt) to the magic of Kolkata Chinese (think Eau Chew for their fish in black bean sauce and Red Hot Chilli Pepper), the steaks and sizzlers in Park Street, the Iraqi samosas and the Awadhi mutton biriyani, food is religion in Bengal.
In Kolkata your day can start with a round of golf at The Tolly (officially The Tollygunge Club) or the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, your evenings can swing at Park Street and Esplanade to some jazz and blues, and all your debates, friendly or heated, can be over steaming cups of Darjeeling tea at Flury’s – the iconic 1926 Kolkata tearoom. Kolkata is home to the studios of famous Indian fashion designers like Sabyasachi, Sarbari Dutta, Kiran Uttam Ghosh and Kallol Dutta. From shopping for designer wear to exploring the rural Kantha embroidery, Kolkata is a treasure trove for connoisseurs of art and craft.
In this trip, we’ll also drive down to Shantiniketan – birth place of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore – where you will visit the Vishwa Bharati. Then we will set off for Mukutmanipur, by the banks of the second biggest earth dam in India on river Kangsabati. At Bishnupur, renowned for its burnt clay 17th-century temples and monuments, you will find yourself surrounded by mysterious forests, water, and hillocks.
As one of the leading tour operators of Kolkata, we take immense pride in taking the responsibility of planning the ideal holiday package for our hometown, Kolkata