Calcutta, the City of Joy, is a very famous city with amalgamated places of wonder. A city whose architecture has been carved by the British, it portrays what we call amazing. Heritage city walks are also a very common attraction in our city where foreigners from different faraway places come to visit and feel Kolkata. As time has moved on, the heritage walks also have been quite a relishing thing for the people. Starting from certain times of the day and also ending at some certain time, the heritage walks have made the outsiders flock to Kolkata.
A heritage tour in Kolkata is conducted by a guide who is very much supervised into taking the people from one place to other and sometimes involves them in the activities.
A heritage walk to the palaces of Kolkata involves buildings like The Great Eastern Hotel, Raj Bhawan, Writer’s Building, Calcutta High Court, St. John’s Church, Dead Letter Office, Job Charnock’s Mausoleum and so more. These buildings made the British call Kolkata their proud capital and also the ‘city of palaces’ back then. Dive into the pleasure of walking around these places sipping coconut water and savouring local snacks for only Rs. 2,500 per person.
One of the soothing landforms of Kolkata is River Ganga whose presence is nothing else than a boon to us and people die to view the scenario of the river. Riverside walks are very much into hype nowadays with only Rs. 3,500 to 5,000 per person. From Akashvani Bhavan, Eden Garden, take a ferry across the river Hooghly and relish the beauty of the river along with the magnificent Howrah Bridge. Also, our very famous Howrah station which is very busy but holds an eminent architecture.
Howrah Bridge has not only captured our eyes for its architecture but also, we cannot applaud the beauty of the sun rising behind it enough. This bridge has flower markets starting from its east end popularly known as Mulik Ghat, which is the largest hub for buyers and sellers of flowers in the early morning. Then, heading towards Posta Bazar, another market hub of edible oils, salts, cereals, spices and so more mark a promising experience.
A walk during the Durga puja is irresistible for any person especially foreigners. Dance to the beats of dhaak, pray before the Goddess Durga, offer Prasad and go pandal hopping; this is a prerequisite.
Bookworms will find heaven in College Street or popularly called ‘boipara’. This walk there will also include visiting coffee house, Presidency College, and the unending book hawkers market.
Park Street gives a feeling of lavishness and, at the same time, traditionalism. South Park Cemetery, Asiatic Society, St. Xavier’s College, Seventh Day Adventist Church is sure to make anyone go awe out of fascination. From Park Street, one can also visit Esplanade by metro or anything for the famous shopping spree. Maidan is nearby to let you go in the midst of the greens.
So, after going through this, one must be craving to visit Kolkata right now. Come soon; what are you waiting for?