What this tour is about: Old Calcutta was divided into a White Town and a Black Town. The White Town was centred around Lal Dighi, a water tank which provided drinking water to the town. The area around the tank (earlier called Dalhousie Square, now renamed B B D Bagh) is the oldest square in the city. Some of the city’s earliest and grandest buildings are located in this square. These beautiful buildings are still in use, providing a glimpse of Calcutta’s living British heritage. A walk through this area tells the story of the growth of Calcutta, from its early years to modern days.
How it works: We’ll start the walk from the Great Eastern Hotel, one of the oldest hotels in India. From here, we go on a leisurely walk, seeing among other things, the following city landmarks:
From here, going past the Old Currency Building, we will finish the walk again at the Great Eastern Hotel.
|Start Place||:||Great Eastern Hotel|
|End Point||:||Great Eastern Hotel|
|Cost||:||Rs 1500 per person for a minimum of 2 persons. Solo travellers pay for two|
|Includes||:||English/French speaking guide, personalised walk, illustrated handouts, all taxes|