1. India
  2. West Bengal
  3. Kolkata
  4. Victoria Memorial

Kolkata: Full-Day Private City Tour with a Local

Product ID: 296105
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Explore the best of Kolkata on a private sightseeing tour. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off, an air-conditioned car, and a local guide to capture the best the City of Joy has to offer. Savor a traditional lunch and visit Mother Teresa's former home.
About this activity
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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from any hotel, airport, or station within Kolkata. Please arrive at your agreed meeting point location 15 minutes prior to the arranged time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the historic city of Kolkata through its heritage and architecture
  • Discover the spiritual importance of the Goddess Kali for the people of Kolkata
  • Take a ferry across the river Hooghly and get a photograph of the iconic Howrah Bridge
  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and the services of a local English-speaking guide
Full description
Discover the highlights of Kolkata on this private sightseeing tour with a local English-speaking guide. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned sedan or SUV (allotted depending on the number of passengers) and explore famous landmarks such as the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Kalighat. Get a complete insight into locals' lives by also visiting lesser-known areas, such as the flower market and Belur Math.

Start at a time convenient for you with pickup from your hotel. Setting out early is recommended to avoid rush-hour traffic. First, make your way to the Mullick Ghat Flower Market and watch a mass of people at Asia's largest flower market. Then, admire the Victoria Memorial's galleries, statues, and gardens. Continue to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the first Anglican Church in the eastern world, whose unusual “Indo-Gothic” design has survived a series of massive earthquakes.

Next, head to Princep Ghat to marvel at the views of the Vidyasagar Setu Bridge. From there, visit the fascinating Dakshineshwar Kali Temple on the banks of the River Hooghly, and learn about the significance of this deity to the Bengalis.

After exploring the temple, board a ferry to Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, which preaches the unity of all religions. Pay homage to Mother Teresa at the Missionaries of Charity's Mother House, where she lived for over two decades. Finally, capture images of the famous Howrah Bridge as a wonderful memory of your day in Kolkata. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all sights except the Victoria Memorial
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to Victoria Memorial

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Please wear modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees as this tour visits places of worship
• You must remove your shoes in the temples and places of worship
• Please provide complete location and arrival details at the time of booking to arrange pickup
• Pickup is available from any hotel, airport, or station within Kolkata

From US$ 58 per person

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Product ID: 296105