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Experience Kolkata (Calcutta)

Day tours

Tours, Sightseeing & Cruises

Magic Hour Tour

Starting at$55

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Kolkata Full Day Sightseeing Including Mother House, Kumortuli and Flower Market

Starting at$100

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Alleyway Food Tour

Starting at$28

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Private Half-Day Kolkata Tour

Starting at$75

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Small Group Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

Starting at$53

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Calcutta Contrast Tour

Starting at$55

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Art & Culture

British Raj Heritage walk in Kolkata with guide

Starting at$46

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Art & Culture

Kolkata Slum Walking Tour

Starting at$41

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Travel on a budget

The best free things to do in Kolkata

5 min readPublished Dec 9, 2019

Strapped for rupees? Never fear. Kolkata has a bunch of wonderful activities that can be done for absolutely no cost. Here’s a list of some of the best.

The best free things to do in Kolkata
Art and culture

From crafts to fine art, Kolkata glitters with creativity

5 min readPublished Sep 19, 2019

Kolkata is a city synonymous with creativity. From unsung crafter communities quietly working to keep their traditions alive to some of the Indian art world’s most recognizable and popular signatures, there’s an incredible quantity and variety of creative produce in India’s third-largest city. For travellers passing through Kolkata this means a chance to not only become acquainted with the city’s glittering creative heritage, but also buy a precious collectible or two on excursions around town.

A traditional yellow taxi cab is covered with colorful street art depicting a bright green taxi driver in white kurti pants with a red Kartrī sword and a grey turban. On the rear door is a lion, with the faces of passengers painted over the window. Behind the taxi is a pink stucco house with brown shutters.
Food and drink

Kolkata in festivals: a calendar of celebrations

4 min readPublished Nov 16, 2018

There’s a saying in Bengali that goes, baro mashe tero parbon, literally ‘13 festivals in 12 months’, neatly summing up the importance — and yearlong…

Bengali Woman Hindu Devotee Offering Godess Durga
Beaches

Best day trips from Kolkata

5 min readPublished Mar 21, 2018

While Kolkata promises some of the most cosmopolitan experiences that India has to offer, the surrounding countryside also has a few aces up its sleeve…

Best day trips from Kolkata
Food and drink

Best of Bengal: exploring Kolkata's rich culinary heritage

5 min readPublished Mar 16, 2018

Amongst Indian foodies, Kolkata is celebrated as a gourmand’s paradise, home to one of the most evolved culinary traditions in South Asia. Locals are not…

Best of Bengal: exploring Kolkata's rich culinary heritage