Raj Heritage Walk

This is a Story Walk & one of our most popular tours, certified by so many travelers through the years! If you like listening to stories about the Raj days and Kolkata then this is your tour! It is a very interesting story of how the British started trading in this part of the world rivalling earlier European entrants. Many a booming cannon later, they became the leading traders. What followed was a small fort, a big port, a great battle, many changing fortunes and lots of colonial cunning & politics. The East India Company & later the Flag of the Empire gave a lot of importance to Calcutta for its trading, political and administrative clout. She was after all the Capital of British India for a long time & arguably the second most important city in the Empire. Along with Defense & Administration came institutions for Entertainment, Education & Emancipation. The light of European renaissance came as an ambient source & later cascaded into its own indigenous, self generating brightness.

per adult from

$32

NZD

Duration

3 to 4 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • Gratuities, expenses of a personal nature, etc.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Writers' Building, BBD Bagh N Dalhousie Square, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001 India

    Enjoy the front facade view of this historic heritage building and listen to some fantastic stories associated with it

    Pass By: General Post Office, Netaji Subhas Rd Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001 India

    See the grand colonial building and listen to some fascinating stories of the Raj associated with it

    Pass By: Kolkata Collector Office, 11, Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    Enjoy the Colonial Architecture

    Pass By: Calcutta High Court, 3, Esplanade Row W, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    Marvellous Architecture, stories of colonial past and reliving the Raj

    Pass By: Town Hall, Kolkata (Calcutta) India

    The grandiose facade, the story behind the building and appreciating Calcutta (Kolkata) was the Capital of British India

    Pass By: Raj Bhavan, Near Sahid Minar, Kolkata (Calcutta) India

    Fascinating stories of the Viceroys', the architecture, the lifestyle and lavish parties......remember, this is a walking tour to take you back into another time period!

    Pass By: Treasury Building (AG Bengal), Treasury Building, 2, Government Pl W, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    Stories about the Spences Hotel and more

    Pass By: Central Telegraph Office, 8, Red Cross Pl, Lal Dighi, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    The Stories about "Daed Letters", Semaphores, Telegrams in the backdrop of a majestic building which served as the Country HQ for the department.

    Pass By: Old Currency Building - Ghare Baire, 11B, Dalhousie, Lal Dighi, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    Stories about Banking, Monuments and Currency in India

    Pass By: Lal Dighi Park, Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    The Tank Square, the naming of the location from Tank Square to Dalhousie Square to BBD Bag and the associated Stories. The stories about The Battle of Plassey, Clive of India and more....

    Pass By: Royal Insurance Building, 5, Binoy Badal Dinesh Bag South, Fairley Place, BBD Bagh, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    Reliving the Raj Era

    Pass By: Metcalfe Hall, 12, Strand Rd, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    The Imperial Library, a colonial grand building inspired by the Tower of Winds in Athens. A lovely exhibition awaits you here for you to peruse in leisure after completing your walk, if you should so desire.

    Pass By: Standard Life Assurance Building, No.32, Lal Bazar, Hare St, Lal Dighi, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    Fascinating Building with interesting stories, especially for the stucco artwork, ornamental figurines and multidomed towers

    Pass By: জোব চার্ণকের সমাধি, 2/2, Council House St, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    The British termed him the founder of Kolkata. Set in the premises of the St John's Church it ought to be a must visit place for visitors to Calcutta

    Pass By: Black Hole Monument (Holwell Monument), 3, Church Ln, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India

    You have heard so much about the Black Hole of Calcutta. What might have happened? What could have been the truth, the untruth, the despicable acts and the unabashed propaganda?

  • Departure Point :
    11a, Sido Kanhu Dahar, Maidan, Esplanade, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For an ADDITIONAL FEE, we can pick you up from any hotel, airport or station if it is a private tour. Else, FREE Pickup is offered to guests staying at The Oberoi, Lalit Great Eastern, Park Hotel, Elgin Fairlawn only.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/17/2019 - 10/21/2021
    Monday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Tuesday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Wednesday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Thursday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Friday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Saturday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    Sunday:06:30 AM - 09:30 AM
    04:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    জেনারেল পোস্ট অফিস (জিপিও), Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by Kolkata Story Tours

Activity ID: V-169897P1

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