Guided tour

Kolkata: Guided Heritage Walking Tour

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Activity provider: 5 Senses Walks
Guided tour

Kolkata: Guided Heritage Walking Tour

Activity provider: 5 Senses Walks

From US$ 37.97 per person

Retrace Kolkata’s past on a walking tour through the city's colonial history. Learn about some of the most prominent landmarks that shaped and defined Kolkata during the period of British rule.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup available from any hotel in Kolkata.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at the Last Supper painting on the walls of St John's Church
  • Experience the essence of Victorian-era Kolkata at the iconic Victoria Memorial
  • Explore India's oldest museum, full of relics, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armors, and paintings
  • Marvel at the Governor's House built for the Marquess of Wellesley in 1815 in a Neoclassical style with distinct Baroque overtones
  • Learn about the Colonia era of Kolkata from your expert guide
Full description

Embark on a journey to capture the essence of Kolkata as you explore on foot some of the most iconic and prominent landmarks of the city’s Colonial heritage. Choose from flexible options of a private tour or a shared tour to meet other travelers with optional hotel pickup and drop-off. The tour's first stop is the Writer's building, built in 1777. Once used for the lower bureaucracy of the East India Company, today this stunning Greco-Roman masterpiece is the seat of the West Bengal state government. Next, walk to the Mausoleum of Job Charnock, who in 1690 bought the villages of Sutanuti, Gobindapur, and Kalikata and over time transformed the region into the capital of East India Company.

At the site, learn about how in recent times, a High Court ruling has discredited him as the founder of the city. Continue to St John’s Church, a majestic stone building from 1787, which became the principal cathedral of the region in 1815. Marvel at a painting of the Last Supper on its walls. Follow your guide to the Governor’s House, built for the Marquess of Wellesley who came to Kolkata as the Governor General of East India Company in 1798. Admire its Neoclassical style with distinct Baroque overtones as you learn about how the Crown gained rule over India during the Colonial era. Finally, visit the legendary Victoria Memorial, an architectural gem built from marble. Here you can really experience the essence of the Victorian era, set in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern Kolkata.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Light refreshments
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide outside the white and blue entrance gate of St. John's Church, Council House Street. This place is easily accessible by Uber or local taxi.

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    Important information

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    • The walking tour terminates at Victoria Memorial. Guests who have chosen the hotel transfer option will be dropped off at their hotel, while guests who selected the meeting point option can ask the guide for assistance with finding local transport or booking a taxi
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    4.7 /5

    based on 10 reviews

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    March 4, 2023

    February 26, 2023

    Excellent trip. Our guide was knowledgeable friendly and kind. We really enjoyed all the interest points and we were well looked after. Thank you.

    January 10, 2023

    Product ID: 302093