Kolkata City Sightseeing
Kolkata, aptly known as the City of Joy, is one of the vibrant cities of India; enjoying every moment of life. As one of important seats of the British rule, it consists of several British monuments. It is also the centre of Missionaries of Charity, built by Mother Teresa.
A city of culture and tradition, it has several temples dedicated to goddess Kali while Durga Puja is the biggest festival celebrated here. Besides touring the various sites, you can explore the life style of the localities at the old markets of the city. The city is known for its colourful cotton and silk saris.
Last but not the least, tourists are impressed by the variety of Bengali cuisines. A city of sweets, you cannot leave the city without tasting the soft rasgullas and the sweet curd. Tour to Kolkata with our experienced guide and we assure you a memorable vacation.
After breakfast, our representative pick you up from your hotel at approximately 9.30 am; time may vary as per your preference. First you are taken to the Mother Teresa's House to view her tomb and then to Nirmal Hriday. It is this place where Mother Teresa lived with her sisters to serve people.
Our next trip is to the famous Howrah Bridge, also known as the Rabindra Setu. It is the third longest bridge in the world and remains busy almost throughout the day. Built over the sacred Ganges, the river looks beautiful from the bridge.
Now we move towards the oldest building of the British rule in the city, the St. John’s church. Near the church lies the grave of Job Charnock, who is the founder of the city. It is a stone and brick structure with beautiful interior; built of wood and marble. You can see the large paintings of the Last Supper on the walls. It is also significant as it contains the round table on which the Charter of Calcutta was signed.
Our next trip is to the exquisitely designed Marble Palace. Lying in the midst of a lush green meadow with artistic sculptures, this building is a treasure house of antiques, like curios from China and paintings of Ruben.
Our trip ends with a visit to the majestic Victoria Memorial; a marble structure built in memory of Queen Victoria. It is a blend of Mughal and British architecture. At present it is a museum which exhibits paintings, miniatures, statues and books, through which people can get an indepth knowledge of Indian history.
As the one day tour comes to an end, our representative escorts you to your hotel.