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The Best Things to Do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Mother House , Kolkata (Calcutta)
Mother House is the site of Mother Teresa's tomb and contains a small museum dedicated to the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. The sim
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Victoria Memorial Hall , Kolkata (Calcutta)
Admire the grandiose architecture of Victoria Memorial Hall, made entirely out of white marble and housing an extensive art collection. Compl
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple , Kolkata (Calcutta)
Join the flock of devotees of the revered Kali goddess, and visit Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a 19th-century Hindu temple renowned for its asso
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Duration: 3 hours
This tour works for both non-photographers and photographers alike. Even if you love photography you do not need fancy cameras to sign up for this tour. Anything that you are comfortable with photographing with works for you. If it makes you happy, we are happy!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. 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.P.S. Drop us a message if the mentioned start times do not work for you. Maybe we can schedule according to your convenience.
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Walking tours , Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Howrah Bridge , Kolkata (Calcutta)
Linking Howrah and Kolkata across the Hooghly River, Howrah Bridge spans 705 m (2,312 ft), making it one of the longest cantilever bridges in
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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements. You won't run out of things to do in Kolkata, a sprawling city filled with a profusion of colonial-era buildings and art museums, as well as modern high-rises and spacious green parks. Take in the city atmosphere by exploring its crowded streets, traditional markets, and restaurants, serving a variety of regional Indian cuisines. Plan your visit to Kolkata (Calcutta) and other destinations in India using our India trip builder tool.

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Where to stay in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata boasts a variety of deluxe, high-end hotels, situated especially in the heart of the city and in the upscale neighborhoods of the South Kolkata district. While both mid-range and budget options are plentiful and can be found all over town, if you're not looking to splurge, consider booking ahead, as decent but affordable establishments fill up quickly.
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