Visit architecturally beautiful and historically significant places of worship on this full-day tour of Kolkata that will surely be a feast for both your eyes and mind. Learn about the importance of Hinduism and Islam in India on visits to five different temples as well as Mother House, where Mother Teresa's tomb is located. Visit two cathedrals and the Victoria Memorial to learn about the architectural and cultural nuances the British brought to this region. Your private guide will ensure an educational and enlightening experience.
• 8 hours
Spend a day visiting Kolkata’s most iconic landmarks on this private tour of the West Bengal capital. Visit religious sanctuaries such as Mother Teresa’s Mission and Mother House, the Jain Temple and the Magen David Synagogue, and admire architectural wonders like the Victoria Memorial and the Howrah Bridge. See where some of India’s best and brightest hail from with visits to the prestigious University of Calcutta and Eden Gardens, the largest cricket stadium in India. On this private tour, enjoy private air-conditioned transport as your guide enlightens you with interesting anecdotes about the places you visit.
• 8 hours
Enjoy a private, home-cooked meal in a local Calcutta home with your welcoming host Iti. Experience traditional Indian life and cuisine while dining on Iti’s favorite recipes. Leave with a full stomach, an appreciation of Indian culture and a true glimpse into a local’s life.
• 2 hours
Immerse yourself in India’s religious heritage and humanitarian culture on this full-day private tour to Ganga Sagar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site on Sagar Island for travelers from all over the world. With your expert and passionate guide, visit various temples and ashrams including Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Ramakrishna Mission, Kapil Muni Temple and Omkarnath, and discover the inspiring role of Hinduism and Hindu saints in the philanthropic efforts of the various organizations housed there.
• 12 hours
Visit some of Kolkata’s most beloved landmarks on a 6-hour, small-group tour with a local guide that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and dinner. Take in colonial-era sights like the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral, then see a historic temple to Kali, hop a ferry to Belur Math, and explore Prinsep Ghat before finishing the day with a Kolkata dinner.
• 6 hours
Visit the Weavers Studio to witness the artistic production of high-quality cotton and silk garments. This private 3-hour guided tour will provide you with a glimpse into not only the production methods of weaving and dyeing methods but the various products themselves. Tour the Resource Center containing a textile library and museum dedicated to the industry. You may even learn a little history about the natural dye, Indigo with its unusual link to India. Tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees.
• 3 hours
Visit the home of a local to witness the fascinating art of Kantha, or stitch painting, an exquisite art that has been revived with utmost care and toil on this half-day tour. Learn how this artist utilized the Self Help Enterprise (SHE) and the Calcutta Foundation to rebuild and promote this nearly extinct trade.
• 4 hours
Enjoy this 8-hour private excursion to Bishnupur, known for its unique terracotta temples. Visit several of the 30 temples dating from 17th and 18th century, which display an exquisite art form and each more beautifully embellished than the other. See the Jogesh Chandra museum to get a taste of music tradition, archaeological findings, and handicrafts which include pottery and weaving. Professional guide, hotel pickup, entrance fees and buffet lunch is included.
• 8 hours
Visit Belur Math with a private guide on a half-day tour from Kolkata that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees at the riverside shrine. Enjoy the flexibility and personal experience of a private tour, as you explore the headquarters of the International Rama Krishna Mission, where you’ll find temples, religious devotees, and a Sri Ramakrishna Museum.
• 4 hours
This 8-hour private tour of Kolkata takes you on an historical journey through the streets, markets and heritage buildings. Learn its history from being a small village to one of the first cities of the British Empire in India.
• 8 hours