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Calcutta Contrast Tour provided by Calcutta Capsule

Calcutta Contrast Tour

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Calcutta Contrast Tour Based on Satyajit Ray's Masterpiece "The Middleman", the Calcutta Contrast tour tries to bring forth the contrast in the life of local city dwellers.Come feel and experience the Difference between Finance and Romance. We start off by visiting a native Bengali Area at college street ,browsing through alleys of books and old book stalls, A coffee break at the famous coffee house, initiation to becoming a Bengali and finding peace amidst the chaos at a hidden space.The whole sale markets are a place where a non Bengali culture has been in place for decades,a city within the heart of the city which is not native. A walk through India's largest wholesale bazaars and diving deep into the maze of wholesale markets that constitute the heart of Calcutta is experienced through local food and people.To finish off the tour we end up on a secret roof top with a panoramic view of old Calcutta sipping on beer/tea/lassi and basking in the Sunset.
Important Information
Departure Point
College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Duration
4h
Return Details
Burrabazar Police Station, Road, No. 8, Mallick St, Kesoram Katra, Bortola, Barabazar Market, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India
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  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
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  • Internet handling Charges
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rebecca wrote a review Feb 2020
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I am so glad I did this tour - definitely a highlight of my time in Kolkata. Soham is so passionate and knowledgable about this city and you can't help but fall in love with Kolkata afer spending a few hours with Soham. I would never have experienced some of the things I did if
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Guhan M wrote a review Oct 2019
Chennai District, India10 contributions
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I am Guruguhan from Chennai. I always wanted to travel & learn new cultures. I have bee to some of the northern & Western States of India. But I have ever visited the Eastern part. The first thing which came to my mind is Kolkata. Because ,I read few things about Kolkata & it's
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Peter W wrote a review Sep 2019
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Soham is a wonderful guide, he loves Calcutta and showing the city to visitors. We visited places I would never find on my own and at some fantastic food. The tour was accompanied by a very intelligent commentary on the history, society and economy of Calcutta. Soham is very
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Date of experience: September 2019
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helenmanning wrote a review Apr 2019
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland6 contributions5 helpful votes
I took the Calcutta contrast tour with Soham on April 27th. From start to finish Soham was the consummate professional. A passionate articulate ambassador for his city. You can take a million and one city sight tours but you will NEVER capture Calcutta in all its glory unless
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Hau Yang C wrote a review Apr 2019
Perth, Western Australia, Australia39 contributions8 helpful votes
I booked Calcutta contrast tour with Soham via email few months before my trip. Soham was excellent in replying my emails and even recommended me restaurants to try while in Kolkata. The planning and pacing of the tour was done meticulously , starting at a non-Bengali fruit
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Kipnus
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Bring your appetite!!! So much to eat!!!
We heard about Kolkata's reputation as a "foodie city" so we knew we had to try this tour. We had been wanting to e
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pwmk68
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You have to do this
We spent 3 weeks in India and one of the most memorable few hours we had was spent with Soham. The 5 am tram ride i
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Jannecke
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Great intro to Kolkata
This tour is definitely worth getting up early for - in particular if you are new in Kolkata. It is a great introdu
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victoriak298
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A must do in Kolkata
You cannot miss this, the best thing we did in Calcutta! Sohan is such an amazing guide. Really recommend doing thi
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Highly recommended!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Soham and would absolutely recommend it to others! It's an excellent way to get
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Unforgettable!
Dear Soham Thank you for showing me the heart of your beloved home town with your soul. I‘ll never forget the peace
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