Full Day Private Tour Kolkata City

Private & Custom Tours in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Explore full day Kolkata covering   Jain Temple , Kumartoli , Marble Palace,College Street , Park Street Cemetry , Mother Teresa House, Kali Temple.
Meet your tour guide at the designated hotel lobby in Kolkata at 9:00am & with the Jain Temple also known as the "Jewel Box Temple of Calcutta". It is situated in the northeast of the city. This temple of exquisite design and construction is dedicated to the 10th of the 24 Jain Tirthankaras and is an ornate mass of mirrors, colored stones and glass mosaics. After this we move to see Kumartolli (place where craftsman make idols). Kolkata is famous for its festivals (PUJAS) round the year and this is the place where the idols are made. It is very interesting to see the craftsman making idols without using any machinery. Finally we move to Marble Palace (closed on Monday & Thursday), situated in north Calcutta, it has a , Reynolds. It is a private museum owned by the Mullicks (Zamidars during the British period). We than move to College Street (one of asia's largest book market – closed on Sunday & other holidays), have a cup of coffee at the famous "Coffee Shop" where one can see the young turks gossiping and feel the pulse of the culture. After lunch (at own expense) at 1:30 pm proceed to further sightseeing to Park Street Cemetry one of the oldest cemetery of the country. Next we visit Mother Teresa House (closed on Thursday); here lies the mother’s tomb, a photo gallery on Mother Teresa and her works. Finally we visit Kali Temple. It is a great pilgrimage center of the Hindus and is situated at Kalighat. The original temple was built some 350 years ago. A legend goes that when the corpse of sati, wife of lord Shiva was cut into pieces by the Sudarshan Chakra, one of her fingers fell here. At the end of your journey at 5.30pm , sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Kolkata

What’s included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off within Kolkata City
  • All necessary transportation to/from site attractions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities