Experience the rich culture and fascinating colonial history of Kolkata on this half-day city tour. Visit bustling Dalhousie Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral Church, Victoria Memorial, and South Park Street Cemetery on this tour of the West Bengal capital.
What to Expect
Start your tour of Kolkata at Dalhousie Square, located near the Hooghly River in the western part of central Kolkata. The square is built around the old Lal Dighi tank and continues to be the 'heart' of Kolkata.
Next head to St. Paul's Cathedral, associated with the Anglical community of Kolkata. The church is constructed in an Indo-Gothic architectural style. Inside the cathedral are exquisite mural paintings that vividly describe the life and works of St. Paul.
From there visit the Victoria Memorial, which serves as a museum and a tourist attraction. All of the beautiful monuments of this memorial were designed in Italian Renaissance-Mughal style and built with white marble from Rajasthan.
Your last stop will be the South Park Street Cemetery, one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world. Opened in 1767 on what was previously a marshy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site. It still houses the remains of the colonial elite-bureaucrats and military officials. As one of the oldest Christian burial grounds in the city, it bears the testimony of many colonial settlers who lived and died here in Kolkata.
- Sightseeing and excursion as per itinerary with English-speaking tour guide
- Monuments fee
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- All applicable taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
- Any air and train fare
- Medical insurance
- Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delays/cancellation/fare hike, strike or natural disasters
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, drinks, meals, tipping, etc.
- Camera fee at monuments
Know Before You Go
Note: Victoria Memorial remains closed on every Monday and gazetted holidays. South Park Street Cemetery remains closed on Sunday.