Explore the history and culture of Kolkata on this exciting day tour. Board a tram, the oldest in all of Asia, before visiting the remarkable monuments and statues of the Victoria Memorial Hall. Finish off with a Tonga ride through Kolkata's busy streets!
What to Expect
Welcome to Kolkata!
After picking you up from your hotel after breakfast at 08:30, we will head to the Esplanade depot to board a tram.
The city’s trams are Kolkata's old traditions in effect today, and Kolkata is the only Indian city that maintains this rich heritage. The first tram rolled out on the tracks way back on February 28, 1873, and the oldest operating electric tram in Asia began in Kolkata on March 27, 1902, which is running till date.
Enjoy a heritage tour on tram starting from the Esplanade depot to College Street. This will take about 20 minutes. From College Street you will be picked up by car and taken to Victoria Memorial.
Officially the Victoria Memorial Hall, this is a memorial building dedicated to Victoria, once the Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India. Opened in 1921, it currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction, featuring pictures and statues of key historical figures.
All of the monuments in this memorial were designed in the Italian Renaissance-Mughal style and build of white marble from Rajasthan. The Victoria Memorial also features a large bronze statue of the Queen Empress, along with many more impressive statues throughout the hall.
All of these statues were brought from Italy when the Victoria Memorial of Kolkata was built. The magical lighting effect every evening brings charm and beauty to the structure of Victoria Memorial.
From there, enjoy a Tonga ride (Victoria Ride), after which we will return to your hotel in Kolkata.
- Sightseeing and Excursion as per itinerary
- English-speaking tour guide
- Tonga ride
- Entrance fee
- Transportation in air conditioned car
- All applicable taxes and service charges
What's Not Included
- Any airfare or train fare
- Medical insurance
- Any additional or unforeseen expenses
- Personal expenses including drinks, meals and tips
- Camera fee at monuments
Know Before You Go
Note: Victoria Memorial is closed on Mondays. If the tour is run on a Monday, only the Victoria garden can be visited.