Best Locations To Stay In Kolkata
Kolkata is dotted with hotels, homestays, lodges all across the city. The most preferred place of stay for tourists are the central area of the town which include Esplanade, Park street, Minto Park, AJC Bose Road and adjoining areas. Reason for popularity is the proximity to all the major tourist attractions and shopping zones. Howrah has also some decent accommodations and very close to the main railway station. Dumdum, New Town, Rajarhat are far away from center of the city but close to the airport.
Public Transportation In Kolkata
Kolkata is very well connected by public transport. There are AC & Non Ac Buses, Underground metro railways & tram systems connecting different parts. There is yellow Taxis, both AC & non AC, Ola & Uber app driven cabs and of course chartered cabs to take you to your desired destinations. If you are crossing the Hoogly river then you can avail the ferry services.
Locally you can take hand pulled rickshaws and cycle rickshaws which are available in selected areas. There are also shared auto rickshaws (three wheeler) which also can been availed in selected routes. But while traveling you need to keep in mind that the yellow taxis tend to over charge if they realize that you are new to the city. You can do a Kolkata tour in these.
Best Foods & Restaurants In Kolkata
Kolkata is famous world over for its food. From street foods to seafood to sweets you can never miss the uniqueness of Bengali dishes in Kolkata tour. Bengali dishes are mainly cooked as curries to be consumed with rice which is the staple food. The curries are rich in spices in most cases but can be prepared to order depending upon your inclinations. "Ilsha fish" is the most famous and can be prepared in numerous ways. Crabs, lobsters and other fishes are also traditional dishes that are must in your Kolkata tour.
Sweets like "roshogolla", ''misti doi", "rabri", "langcha", "mihidana" and other varieties are hugely popular among tourists. Street food are also very popular like the "phuchka", "Ghoogny", "Bhel puri", "papri chat", "egg or chicken rolls", "singara", "chops", "Biriyani", "radhaballabi" are few famous ones for Kolkata tour.
Bengalis are very fond of food hence you will get all types of Indian and international food in the city. From south Indian, north Indian to French, Italian, Chinese, tandoori all types of restaurants are available all across the city.
Popular Sightseeing Places In Kolkata City Tour
Princep Memorial & Riverfront (Vidyasagar Bridge View),
Netaji Subhash Bose Home & Museum,
St. Paul’s Cathedral,
Victoria Memorial Hall,
Mother House(Abode of Mother Teresa).
Take a Tram Ride
Evening 5 pm Cruise on The Ganges
A visit to Belur Math for 45 minutes (charges inclusive ).
Treat your taste buds with the delicious and sumptuous menu specially chosen by chef. You will have two Veg & two Non-veg options to choose from. A lavish buffet spread for your taste buds.
College Street Cofee House
The Pareshnath Jain Temple, Kolkata, has intricate designs consisting of mirror-inlaid pillars and windows made of stained glass. The interiors of the temple are splendidly beautiful, along with the outdoors, which are surrounded with many beautifully colored flower gardens and fountains. The fountains in the garden look splendidly beautifull when they run.. A well-maintained reservoir, adds up to the surrounding beauty. Colorful fishes swarm the surface of the glistening water at the slightest hint of food grains. The floor of the temple is elaborately paved with marble that gives it a solemn look and also a mark of purity.
St. Paul's Cathedral is noted for its Gothic architecture. The building was completed in 1847. It was also the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire. The cathedral is located to the east of the Victoria Memorial and at the southern edge of the maidan, the largest open space in the city. The church was partially damaged in 1897 and 1934 earthquake. In 1762 the area had been described as a forest so wild that it had tigers. The cathedral is well maintained. People of all religious denominations can visit the church. St Pauls Cathedral is one of the most visited attraction in Kolkata tour.
Inclusions in Kolkata Tour By Car-
*AC Car For Sightseeing, Toll & Parking, Driver Charges.
*For Pickup & Drop From Within Kolkata City Limits.
Detailed Itinerary For Kolkata City Tour Sightseeing.
8 Am: Pickup From Metro Cinema Hall In Esplanade, Move to Kalighat Kali Mandir, after offering prayers we will nest head to Kolkata River From(Princep Ghat), then we move to Saint Pauls Cathederal, then Victoria Memorial. After that proceed to Dakhineshwar Temple, afterwards we cross Ganges River and Visit Belur Math the head Quaters of Ramkrishna Mission. Afterwards we move towards Central kolkata, where we drive past Eden Gardens, GPO, and Writers Building. Then we slowly drive through the Park Street and drop you off by 6 Pm. End Of Kolkata Sightseeing City Tour.
Cost Of Tour Rs 750/- per person.
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Inclusions 12 Hours Activity & Sightseeing.
Activities- Boat Ride In Ganges River, Tram Ride. Hand pulled Rickshaw Ride. Horse Carriage Ride.
Visit- Flower Market, Princep Memorial & Riverfront, Vidyasagar Bridge, Rabindra Nath Tagore House, Netaji Subhash Bose Home & Museum, Birla Planetorium, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial Hall, Marble Palace, Belur Math, Howrah Bridge.
Drive Past-General Post Office, Eden Gardens, Howrah Station, Writers’ Building, Town Hall, Fort William.
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Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal. The temple compound, apart from the nine-spired main temple, contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple, with rooms along the boundary walls. There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. Ramakrishna and Maa Sarada spent a considerable part of their lives staying here.
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Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River. Commissioned in 1943, linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate. It is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. Carrying a daily traffic of approximately 100,000 vehicles and possibly more than 150,000 pedestrians, it is the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world. The bridge has been featured in numerous Hindi & Bengali Films.
Prinsep Ghats is a ghat built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the Kolkata bank of the Hooghly River in India. The Palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Prinsep was built in 1843. Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata. A 2-kilometre stretch of the beautified riverfront from Princep Ghat to Babughat (Baje Kadamtala Ghat) was inaugurated on 24 May 2012. Prinsep Ghat also has a railway station named after it. There is a jetty nearby called the Man-O-War jetty commemorates the role played by the port in the Second World War.
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What are the top sightseeing places to visit in Kolkata City Tour or Kolkata Things to do?
There are lot of places to visit in Kolkata sightseeing tour but it depends upon your interest to choose a correct itinerary to see the best places. If you are opting for Half Day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour then you should concentrate to the central part of Kolkata which includes Victoria Memorial, St Pauls Cathedral and Princep Ghat as visiting points while driving past or through other attractions. If you are doing Full Day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour then Visit Princep Ghat, Rabindra Nath Tagore House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial Hall, Dakhineshwar Kali Temple & Belur Math. Drive Past the General Post Office, Shaheed Minar, Eden Gardens, Howrah Station, Writers’ Building, Maidan, Town Hall, Fort William and drive over the Howrah Bridge and Vidyasagar Bridge. Kolkata city tour can also be customized as per guest interests and time.
What are the top attractions to visit in Kolkata tour?
The most important places to visit in Kolkata City Tour includes Princep Ghat, Rabindra Nath Tagore House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial Hall, Dakhineshwar Kali Temple & Belur Math. Beside this there are lot of other attractions in Kolkata which can be included depending upon the time you have you can choose a Kolkata Half Day Sightseeing Tour or a Full Day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour.
What are the best day trips from Kolkata City Tour?
A best day trip would be to visit Kolkata Sightseeing Places. There are numerous sightseeing places in Kolkata as listed in the start of the page. You need to plan a tour depending upon your interest. If you are interested in Kolkata Tourism in surrounding then click here to know about short tours from Kolkata.
What are the most popular things to do in Kolkata with kids?
Visit Sundarban National Park, Science City, Zoological Park, Nicco Water Park, Eco Park & Wax Musuem, Birla Planetorium, Birla Science Museum, Mellinium Park, Snow Park, Howrah Rail Museum, Indian Meuseum, Academy Of Fine Arts. Tram Ride In Kolkata, Cruise In The River Ganges. These are most popular activities for kids in Kolkata City Tour.
What is the famous thing of Kolkata?
The most famous things other than the Kolkata Sightseeing Tour is the food. Kolkata has a unique mix of all possible restaurants serving Indian as well as International cuisine.Bengali food is famous for it curries and sea food. Sweets or Misti like ''roshogolla'' gives the city its identity.
How many days do you need for Kolkata tour?
As already mentioned it is your interest on how many days you want to spend here. You can spend 4-5 days and complete visiting the Kolkata sightseeing places with 2 days and spent 2 nights in Sundarban national park or other sea beach towns like Digha or Mandarmani.
Kolkata City Tour 12 Hrs Sight Seeing by Car
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Group Departures Every Saturday & Sunday
For Reserved Package and Big Groups Any Day
Visit-Kalighat Kali Temple, Princep Memorial & Riverfront (Vidyasagar Bridge View), Rabindra Nath Tagore House, Netaji Subhash Bose Home & Museum, Birla Planetorium, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial Hall, Marble Palace(If allowed), Jain Temple, Dakhineshwar Kali Temple & Belur Math.
Drive Past-General Post Office, Shaheed Minar, Eden Gardens, Howrah Station, Writers’ Building, Maidan, Town Hall, Fort William. Drive Over- Howrah Bridge.
With This Kolkata Sight Seeing Tour Ends.
Cost Of Sightseeing By Reserved Car.
Rs 3500 For 1 to 4 Person A/C Sedan/Hatchback.
Rs 4500 For 5 to 8 Person A/C Innova.
Rs 6200 For 9 to 13 Person A/C Tata Winger.
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Kolkata City Tour/Kolkata Sightseeing Tour- Kolkata previously known as Calcutta is the capital of the state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River and being the biggest in eastern India, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre, while the Kolkata Port is India's oldest port and sole major inland river port. Kolkata also referred to as the "City of Joy" is regarded as the "cultural capital" of India and as of 2019, 6 Nobel Laureates had connections with the city either by birth or work place. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, was based out of this city, is considered as the real reason for the British left India. Kolkata hosts several cultural institutions of national importance. Some are the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India. Among professional scientific institutions, Kolkata hosts the Agri Horticultural Society of India, the Geological Survey of India, the Botanical Survey of India, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association, the Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, the Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association. Kolkata has many attractions within short driving distance like Sundarban National Park, Digha & other popular sea beaches, as well as glorious mountain destinations within overnight travelling distance.
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What is Included in Kolkata City Tour Package By Car?
Pick and drop to your Hotel/Home within Kolkata Tour City limits.
Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary.
Driver Charges.Parking charges. Toll gate charges.
What is Excluded in 1 Day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour Package?
Entry Fee for tourist attractions.
Breakfast, Lunch or any meals.
Guides Payment Guests can book a guide separately.
Vehicle beyond mentioned time duration of the Kolkata tour.
Vehicle beyond the designated tour route.
Coffee House also known as "Coffee House at College Street". The history of the Coffee House at College Street can be traced to Albert Hall, which was founded in April 1876. Notable citizens, including Aparna Sen and Sunil Gangopadhyay, were frequent visitors to the place. The place became a meeting place for poets, artistes, literati and people from the world of art and culture. The coffee house is famous for its adda sessions, and as the breeding place of several political and cultural personalities and movements. A famous song "Coffee House-er Sei Adda-ta" sung by Manna Dey is based on this Coffee House.
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Mullick Ghat next to the famous Jagannath Ghat, is a 130 year old flower market is one of the biggest in Asia. Located under the Howrah bridge this market offers an amazing sensory experience of colors and sound. Jagannath Ghat is famous for European structure. People sit at the tiny food carts around the place, sipping on "chai" from earthen cups and kochuri. The flower market is best experienced early around 7 am. The light is just right to catch the vibrant colours on camera, plus all the sellers arrive around this time with their fresh stock. Early evening is also a great time to be here to catch the sunset on the riverfront.
Japanese Buddhist Temple
Mother Teresa House
Howrah Flower Market
Laxmi Narayan Temple, Joka
2nd Hoogly Bridge
College Street Book Market
Kumartooli Idol Studios
Kolkata Iscon Temple
Kumartoli is a traditional potters quarter in northern part of Kolkata, West Bengal. Kumartoli is famous for its sculpting prowess, which manufactures clay idols for various festivals to be held in the city and the suburbs, most importantly the Durga puja and many other religious festivals held throughout the year. Today Kumartoli creates not only clay but fiber glass idols of gods and goddess for bengali people staying all across the globe. Orders for these idols come from as far as USA, UK, Australia, Russia and many other distant countries and the idols are produced all round the year. A unique specialty of Kolkata which should not missed.
The Victoria Memorial built between 1906 and 1921, is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum and tourist destination and the most popular attraction in Kolkata tour. The memorial lies on the Maidan a large open park in central Kolkata. On top central dome of Victoria Memorial is the 16 ft figure of Angel of Victory. The memorial has sculptures including Art, Architecture, Justice, and Charity and above the North Porch are Motherhood, Prudence and Learning. In design it echos the Taj Mahal with its dome, octagonal-domed chattris, terrace, and domed corner towers.
Drop and Visit: Kali Ghat, Prinsep Ghat (Vidyasagar Bridge View), Netaji House, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial Hall.
Drive Past: General Post Office, Shaheed Minar, Eden Gardens, Akashvaani Bhawan, Howrah Station, Writers’ Building, Governor’s House, Ghat of Ganges, High Court, Maidan, Town Hall, Fort William, Race Course, Lal Dighi. Drive Over: Howrah Bridge.
Timings 8 am to 4 pm (Flexible Upto 10 am to 6pm).
Cost Of Tour- Hatch Back/Sedan Rs 3000 For 4 Person.
By SUV (Innova/Similar) Rs 4000 For 5 to 7 person.