Calcutta is truly a melting pot of cultures and communities… truly a kaleidoscope of various shades, flavors and sights that make Calcutta what it is today! This tour will help you understand a little bit of India and how so many religions and faith form the very fabric which is India. Find out amongst others about the Chinese who made Calcutta their home and gave Calcutta its amazing Chinese food. Find out the oldest surviving Christian tomb in the city, walk into synagogues which have stood for centuries within whose walls time still stands still. Taste local food and witness life as it unfolds right in front of you. Discover amazing facts about the Parsis and find hidden gems in the middle of nowhere. So many cultures and so many communities co-existing side by side, reminds one of the famous 1982 number one by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory.

Come and see the various communities that made Calcutta their home on this tour with us.

Special Instructions:
Wear comfortable footwear. Since we would be visiting a few religious places it is recommended that you wear conservative clothes and carry a scarf or handkerchief to cover the head where required. We recommend an early morning start to avoid noise, heat and chaos and to appreciate the beauty of this place.

Recommended start times:
Summers : 6:00 a.m. Winters : 6:30 a.m.
This tour is available throughout the year.

Duration of tour:
Approximately 3 hours.

Meeting point:
Indian Airlines city office, Central Avenue. See map

Tariff:
A basic shared tour will cost INR 1,750 (adults) & INR 1,000 (children below 12 years)
without pickup and INR 2,350 (adults) & INR 1,350 (children below 12 years) with pickup.
You need a minimum of 2 people to book the tour.
An exclusive tour can be yours for INR 3,500 (adults) & INR 2,000 (children below 12 years)
without pickup and INR 4,500 (adults) & INR 2,700 (children below 12 years) with pickup.
You need a minimum of 2 people to book the tour.

Cancellation policy : Full refund 1 week prior. No refund if less notice is given.

Note : Note: A shared tour is one which may have more people from other groups joining in while in an exclusive tour it will be limited to your own group.

Inclusions:
Water, some local snacks and all entries.

Itinerary:
Some of the neighborhoods and places we cover on this tour include Bow Barracks, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Old Chinatown, Old Jewish neighborhoods, Jain Temple, Portuguese Church, Armenian Church and the Chitpur neighborhood.


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