The City of Joy, Kolkata is otherwise known as City of Palaces and history of British era is evident in its almost every corner. Take this day trip to go back in time and feel the core of this great city of Indian intelligentsia.
What to Expect
Tour start from: Hotel (recommended) but it may customize as per location of pick-up point or guest request.
Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu), Writer’s Building, Raj Bhavan, Saheed Minar (Monument), Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Netaji Bhawan, Victoria Memorial.
Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu)- The bridge across the river Hoogly is a fine specimen of structural brilliance. The bridge is the 4th largest cantilever bridge in the world. It was completed in the year 1943 replacing the olded platoon bridge at an enormous cost.
Indian Museum- Situated at the Chowrangee Road (27, J.L.Nehru Road. Kol – 17). The largest museum in Asia. The richest collection of geological, archaeological, botanical, and textile objects and the skeletal remains unearthed from Harappa and Mahenjodara are preserved here. (Monday closed)
Jorasanko Thakur Bari- Situated at North Kolkata the Thakur Bari is the place where Nobel laureate and great poet Rabindranath Tagore was born and brought up. Poet’s father Maharshi Debendranath Tagore and his grandfather Prince Dwarakanath Tagore lived in this place. Rabindra Bharati University building has been built within the compound dealing with the study and research of dance, drama, music and fine arts. Light & Sound Show (Monday & Tuesday closed).
Netaji Bhawan- Situated at Elgin Road. Netaji’s own Table, Chair, Bed and dress are on display here. Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata, the ancestral house of Subhash Chandra Bose is a place of national pilgrimage for all Indians irrespective of religions and classes . Open Daily – 11.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. (Except Monday). A documentary film of Netaji is shown here every day.
Raj Bhawan- Located in B.B.D. Bag. The residence of the Governor of West Bengal. Earlier the House of Viceroy.
Victoria Memorial- Located in Red Road and Queen’s Way junction. Built in white marble on line of Taj Mahal in memory of Queen Victoria. It has a highly interesting collection of pictures, status, manuscripts, etc. related to the Nawabi and British times in Bengal. “ A Fountain of Light” has been created in front of the memorial on the northern side of it.
Sound and Light Shows- Oct. to Feb. 6.15 P.M to 7.00 P.M (Bengali) and 6.45 P.M. to 7.30 P.M. – 7.45 to 8.30 P.M (English) (Monday Closed).
- Transportation using air-conditioned Toyota Innova starting from meeting point.
- Services of English speaking guide.
- One bottle of water per person
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Monument entrance fees, to be paid directly at the monuments
- Anything else that is not mentioned as included
Know Before You Go
Do's & Don't:
* Please do not carry any valuables which are not important for tour.
* Wear decent cloths for this particular tour & we recommend sandals except shoes.
*Please be on time in each place to visit all places on time.