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Culture Kaleidoscope Tour provided by Calcutta Photo Tours

Culture Kaleidoscope Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Calcutta is truly a melting pot of cultures and communities… truly a kaleidoscope of various shades, flavors and sights that make Calcutta what it is today! This tour will help you understand a little bit of India and how so many religions and faith form the very fabric which is India. Find out amongst others about the Chinese who made Calcutta their home and gave Calcutta its amazing Chinese food. Find out the oldest surviving Christian tomb in the city, walk into synagogues which have stood for centuries within whose walls time still stands still. Taste local food and witness life as it unfolds right in front of you. Discover amazing facts about the Parsis and find hidden gems in the middle of nowhere. So many cultures and so many communities co-existing side by side, reminds one of the famous 1982 number one by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony and Ivory. Minimum 2 pax required if there are no scheduled tour for the day you are looking to book the tour on. Please message.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Indian Airlines Office
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Bowbazar
    Stop: 3 hours
    Some of the neighbourhoods and places we cover on this tour include Bow Barracks, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Old Chinatown, Old Jewish neighbourhoods, Jain Temple, Portuguese Church, Armenian Church and the Chitpur neighbourhood.
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  • You'll end at
    Brabourne Road
    Brabourne Rd, Bara Bazar, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
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Important Information
Departure Point
Indian Airlines Office, Central Ave, Bowbazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700012, India
Duration
3h
Return Details
Brabourne Road, Brabourne Rd, Bara Bazar, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001, India
Inclusions
  • Street side local food
  • Bottled water
  • Local chai
  • All Fees and Taxes
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aritra wrote a review 1 Nov
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"We took the Kaleidoscope tour with Manjit. He speaks fluently in Bangla, Hindi, English and of course Punjabi and knows every nook and corner of the place along with its rich history and cultural heritage. When you go for a photo tour you need a few things like an invisible
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tasmeen H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Value Manjeet was amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable, and most importantly super fun. We took the tour in Bow Barack and near by areas. Most locals knew him and no one minded us clicking their pictures. I am sure if we had gone on our own the
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gemini Man wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was my first tour with Calcutta Photo Tours and Manjit and when it ended, I really wished it hadn’t. Calcutta has been a home to so many vivid cultures and varied communities over the years and it is simply amazing to see them blend into each other in the neighbourhoods and
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Date of experience: November 2019
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OrangeSunset441 wrote a review Aug 2020
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"Cultural Kaleidoscope" is my favourite "Calcutta photo tours" walk. Unless you don't stay in the city for years, there's no alternative way to discover how cosmopolite it is. On "Cultural Kaleidoscope" tour, you will expose yourself to the lives of six-seven completely
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Danielle wrote a review Apr 2020
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This is not your average walking tour. Not 5 hours after I landed in India for the first time in my life, I found myself on a Calcutta Photo Tour walking the streets of a city thriving with history, culture and life. I was nervous and jet lagged. In India as a camera person
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Date of experience: January 2020
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A riot of colour
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Photographer's Delight!
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This was my most anticipated walk with Calcutta Photo Tour since I walked with them in their Culture Kaleidoscope w
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A great way to bring daily life in Kolkata more vividly to life
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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