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Kolkata (Calcutta) tours and excursions

Kolkata (Calcutta) tours

Walking tours

Enjoy a series of cultural and historical walks, including a 'Confluence of cultures' tour focusing on different communities that have set up home in Kolkata and 'In the footsteps of the Raj' tour.

Tel: +91 33 4005 2573

Boat tours

The boat tours of Hooghly River take in some of the city’s most important sights, including Belur Math and the Botanical Gardens, home of The Great Banyan Tree, which is over 250 years old and occupies 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres) of land.

Tel: +91 33 4005 2573

Kolkata (Calcutta) excursions

Sagar Island

The point at which the Ganges meets the Bay of Bengal is the site of mass pilgrimage in January for the Gangasagar Mela. To get to Sagar Island, head to Diamond Harbour, 51km (31.7 miles) south of Kolkata and take a bus to Hardwood Point, just before Kakdwip (one hour) from where you get a ferry to the island.

Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary

The World Heritage-listed Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary (south of Kolkata) has one of the healthiest populations of tigers left in the world and straddles the Indian/Bangladeshi border. Getting there and around independently is not simple, so it's best to join an organised tour. For more information contact the tourist information office.

Tel: +91 92 1277 7225

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