Kolkata is a city of contrasts and a convergence of cultures. It is quintessential India and yet, simultaneously, unique and invigorating. As you walk through this urban sprawl, from its main shopping thoroughfares to bustling back streets, don’t be too overwhelmed with trying to take everything in. The real joy of exploring this city is just to observe and be amongst the hustle.
Try and imagine this huge city as a once sleepy village that was dramatically turned into the all-powerful centre of British India. Your guide will be able to share how the area and Bengali culture has transformed since this turbulent time.