We believe Walking is the best way to see a place. If you drive, you watch the road. In a taxi, the city moves past too quickly. Riding a bicycle is even too fast and distracting. Walking is the only way to really examine the people, the shops, the art, and the trash. The only way to feel the texture of a city at ground level is with your feet.Walks :
OUR GUIDE WILL HOP YOU THROUGH THE CITY,
WE GIVE OUR PATRONS A CHOICE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WALK.
Walking tours charges: INR 4000 for 2 pax. | 5 or more pax : INR 1500 per pax. Lone traveller is INR 3000The Walks Are :
i) Heritage Walking Tour-The Dalhousie square
This momentous walk takes you into the spirit of the ‘Old Fort'. Walk around the 'White Town' – colonial city that was developed by the East India Company that existed within the Fort walls. Begin from outside the Lalit Great Eastern Hotel (Waterloo Street BBD Bag).
Walk pass the colonial buildings made during the British reign, to name a few are Secretariat building – The Writer's Building, Red Tank, Life Assurance building, Currency building, The Governor’s House [Raj Bhavan]- Once the official residence of the Viceroys of India, St. Andrews Kirk, the historic Great Eastern Hotel.
Our friendly local tour expert will take you around the vicinity and share the history and fun facts that will surprise even the most experienced travelers. We take a ferry ride on river Ganges, to get aupclose view of both the landmark bridges of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge &VidyasagarSetu. You also get a chance to get some picturesque view and capture some of the most beautiful panorama of the city.
Then walk down Old Post Office Street, also called the lawyers lane, while admiring the oldest High Court in India the 'Calcutta High court'. Here take a minute to immerse in the ambience of one of the busiest precincts' of Kolkata. End the tour outside St. John's Church, one of the first public buildings erected by the East India Company after Kolkata became the effective capital of British India.
ii) Mother’s footsteps
There is a great joy in loving. When you want to witness the caring hand of God in imparting unbridled joy and love to the less fortunate ones of the society, the Mother Teresa House of the Missionaries of Charity is an epitome of that piousness in this City of Joy. Nestled in the busy junction of the AJC Bose Road in Kolkata, it is a place where everybody can claim to be their own home for peace and love.
She educated one and all how to pay attention to everyone’s needs, whether wealthy or else deprived. Mother’s strong conviction in Jesus and devotion to work is merit taking motivation from and, we try our best to follow in her footsteps.
(iii) The Old City walk-North Kolkata Walking tour
North Kolkata aka Sutanuti is the older half of this vibrant and muddled city, North Kolkata is sprinkled with century-old buildings, allied by a zigzag of hundreds of narrow lanes, out of sight courtyards of merchants and noble houses.
Our walk for the day begins in the bustling by lanes of North Kolkata, we pass by WC Bonerjee house –an Indian barrister and was the first president of Indian National Congress. We shall then pay a brief visit to the Anant nath deb Bazar.
We explore the small streets and bylanes, hidden courtyards of merchants and old mansions with colonial inspired homes come to life in front of our eyes. We then stroll through the heartbeat of the old city to get a glimpse into the history of the legendary Chhatu Babu Latu Babu Thakurbari (Mansion), we pass by the twin shiva temples, Our walk then proceeds to take you on a journey of discovery through the humble and quaint surroundings exploring as well as the remarkable visual of the shovabazar Raj Bari of Nabakrishna Deb who was the first Talukdari of Sutanuti.
iv) A Private walk
You name it and we take you there.( example: Graveyard walks, a walk to an old age home).
"Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility".
~ Gary Snyder
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