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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Kolkata and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Kolkata activities? We have 30 tour ideas.


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City Tours

Private Tour: Kolkata Sightseeing Including Mother House, University of Calcutta and Victoria Memorial

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 71.25


Spend a day visiting Kolkata's most iconic landmarks on this private tour of the West Bengal capital. Visit religious sanctuaries such as Mother Teresa's Mission and Mother House, the Jain Temple and the Magen David Synagogue, and admire architectural wonders like the Victoria Memorial and the... Read More

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City Tours

Rediscovering the City of Joy - Kolkata Half-Day City Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


On this life-affirming half-day city tour of the West Bengal's capital city, you will have the opportunity to delve into the rich culture and fascinating colonial history of Kolkata. Visit bustling streets of the Dalhousie square, learn the legend and admire the architecture of St. Paul's Cathedral... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Solar Energy Educational Tour of Tent Slums in Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 47.00


Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Pollinate Energy, a social enterprise that's lighting up lives in the slums of India. Learn how they're reducing indoor air pollution from kerosene and wood stoves, and bringing solar light to Kolkata's tent slums. Chat with the people behind the project, meet... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Private Tour: Experience the Kolkata Durga Puja Festival

Kolkata, India
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


Durga Puja brings Kolkata to a fever pitch of colorful chaotic mayhem as it is the biggest and the most celebrated holiday of the year. Gain insight into the local customs and traditions of Bengalis through Durga Puja, the celebration in honor of the maternal essence of the divine... Read More

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Custom Private Tours

Custom Private tour of Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 72.00


This 8-hour custom tour of Kolkata enables you to explore the city in your own way. Allow your guide to help you to choose the activities that suit your interest the most, giving you the most memorable time during your Kolkata visit.

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Day Trips

Morning tour of Kolkata with Flower Market

Kolkata, India
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 64.00


Start your journey with the hotel pick up and a visit to the flower market. Post Flower market visit, enjoy tea at the Prinsep Ghat on the bank of the river. Visit to the Victoria memorial and St. Paul Cathedral Church.

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Day Trips

Private Full-Day Kolkata Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 432.00


This 8-hour private tour of Kolkata takes you on an historical journey through the streets, markets and heritage buildings. Learn its history from being a small village to one of the first cities of the British Empire in India.

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Food Tours

Evening Food Walk tour of Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 51.00


Walk through the Park Street Lane and enjoy the famous rolls & momo's of Kolkata. Later take a Yellow Ambassador taxi to Prinsep Ghat.Enjoy the famous Indian Masala Chai while you relax on the river banks. Later enjoy the famous Paav Bhaji & Paani Puri.

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Food Tours

Enjoy a Traditional Bengali Meal in a Local Calcutta Home

Kolkata, India
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 28.00


Enjoy a private, home-cooked meal in a local Calcutta home with your welcoming host Iti. Experience traditional Indian life and cuisine while dining on Iti's favorite recipes. Leave with a full stomach, an appreciation of Indian culture and a true glimpse into a local's... Read More

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Food Tours

Learn to Cook Authentic Bengali Food in a Local Home

Kolkata, India
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 58.00


Enjoy a private cooking demonstration in a Calcutta home. Your host for the day is Bibi, a local restauranteur and all-around food lover. Bibi will teach you about the features of regional Bengali cooking and then show you to the kitchen where she will demonstrate how to prepare a few... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Private Full-Day North Kolkata Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 432.00


This full-day private tour takes you through North Kolkata, the older portion of the city. Experience the Bengal Renaissance, an awakening of modern India in the 19th Century. This tour includes lunch and afternoon tea!

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Half-day Tours

Kolkata Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Kolkata, India
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 142.00


Visit some of Kolkata's most beloved landmarks on a 7-hour, small-group tour with a local guide that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and dinner. Take in colonial-era sights like the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul's Cathedral, then see a historic temple to Kali, hop a ferry to Belur Math, and explore Prinsep Ghat before finishing the day with a Kolkata lunch.

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Half-day Tours

Half-Day Tour of Belur Math from Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 75.00


Visit Belur Math with a private guide on a half-day tour from Kolkata that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and entrance fees at the riverside shrine. Enjoy the flexibility and personal experience of a private tour, as you explore the headquarters of the International Rama Krishna Mission, where you'll find temples, religious devotees, and a Sri Ramakrishna Museum.

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Half-day Tours

Culture Vulture Kolkata Day Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 93.00


If you want some culture, get to Kolkata! The city is considered India's cultural and intellectual capital, and we're taking you on a jam-packed trip through the chaotic and charming city streets. Browse the flower market, check out historic artwork and architecture, and learn how modern potters still shape clay idols by hand.

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Multi-day Tours

6-Day Private Tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling from Kolkata Including Train Ride in Ghum

Kolkata, India
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
Priced From: USD 1378.75


Enjoy an in-depth discovery of Indian culture, history, nature and religion on this 6-day private tour from Kolkata to Gangtok and Darjeeling. Ride Ghum's UNESCO World Heritage-listed 'Toy Train' to watch a gorgeous sunrise over the Himalayas and explore Darjeeling's zoological park and local... Read More

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Photography Tours

Kolkata Full Day Street Photography tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 130.00


It's time for some street photography in the chaotic city of Kolkata. Walk the different streets to enjoy and capture the beautiful moments. The former capital of British India is a city that mixes the old world with the new in a chaotic combination making it a perfect destination for photography.

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Private Day Trips

Private Day Day Trip to Bishnupur from Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 180.00


Enjoy this 8-hour private excursion to Bishnupur, known for its unique terracotta temples. Visit several of the 30 temples dating from 17th and 18th century, which display an exquisite art form and each more beautifully embellished than the other. See the Jogesh Chandra museum to get a taste of music tradition, archaeological findings, and handicrafts which include pottery and weaving. Professional guide, hotel pickup,... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


<div style='text-align: justify;'>Visit architecturally beautiful and historically significant places of worship on this full-day tour of Kolkata that will surely be a feast for both your eyes and mind. Learn about the importance of Hinduism and Islam in India on visits to five different... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Kolkata Textile Factory Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 59.00


Visit the Weavers Studio to witness the artistic production of high-quality cotton and silk garments. This private 3-hour guided tour will provide you with a glimpse into not only the production methods of weaving and dyeing methods but the various products themselves. Tour the Resource Center containing a textile library and museum dedicated to the industry. You may even learn a little history about the natural dye, Indigo... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Kantha Stitch Painting Tour in Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 432.00


Visit the home of a local to witness the fascinating art of <em>Kantha</em>, or stitch painting, an exquisite art that has been revived with utmost care and toil on this half-day tour. Learn how this artist utilized the Self Help Enterprise (SHE) and the Calcutta Foundation to rebuild and promote this nearly extinct trade.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Full-Day Kolkata City Tour of Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and Tonga Ride

Kolkata, India
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 49.00


Kolkata, also known as the 'City of Joy', is a city that beautifully embodies the Indian native traditions with the ghosts of its colonial past and now is slowly moving to reform itself in the lines of a modern India. The city was the first capital of the British who ruled India for 200 years.... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Temples and Ashrams of Ganga Sagar Day Trip from Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Immerse yourself in India's religious heritage and humanitarian culture on this full-day private tour to Ganga Sagar, an important Hindu pilgrimage site on Sagar Island for travelers from all over the world. With your expert and passionate guide, visit various temples and ashrams including Bharat... Read More

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Tours in Kolkata

Kolkata Private City Tour with Heritage Tonga Ride Howrah Bridge and Mullick Ghat Flower Market

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 09:30)
Priced From: USD 50.00


Explore Indias former capital and see the following sites St. Johns Church St. Pauls Cathedral Victoria Memorial where you will enjoy a traditional carriage Tonga Ride South Park Street Cemetery Mullick Ghat Flower Market and Howrah Bridge.

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Tours in Kolkata

Private Full Day Kolkata Temple Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 09:30)
Priced From: USD 35.00


Visit the infamous Dakshineshwar Kalighat Kali Birla Agni and Jain temples in Kolkata and learn about its history and attractions.

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Tours in Kolkata

Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity Tour

Kolkata, India
Duration: 7 hours (starts at 09:30)
Priced From: USD 45.00


Learn about Mother Teresa a true follower of humanity and compassion through her main lifes work - the Missionaries of Charity.

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Walking Tours

Morning Bazaar Walking Tour in Kolkata

Kolkata, India
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 55.00


Known as the commercial and educational city under the British East India, Kolkata never ceases to surprise its visitors around the world. In its bustling bazaars or markets, you can see its well preserved history and cultural ethnicity. Explore the famous Burra bazaar and College Street of Kolkata and indulge in a wide variety of fabrics, handloom, handicrafts, books and souvenir. Enjoy a cup of coffee and witness the making... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Arrival Transfer: Kolkata Airport to Hotel

Kolkata, India
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 23.75


Avoid the hassle of taxis or public transportation when you arrive in Kolkata by pre-booking this private air-conditioned airport-to-hotel transfer! Be greeted by your friendly and professional driver and get from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU) to your hotel quickly with this stress-free service.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Kolkata Airport

Kolkata, India
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 23.75


End your vacation with this comfortable and reliable private transfer from your hotel in Kolkata to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU). Pre-book this air-conditioned transfer and ensure that you don't miss your flight when it's time for you to leave the city. It's as easy as... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Transfer: Kolkata Airport (CCU) to Kolkata Hotels

Kolkata, India
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.00


Travel worry-free from Kolkata Airport (also known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport) to your hotel in Kolkata. Avoid the hassle of waiting in long taxi lines at the airport and arrive safely to your hotel with our private car.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Transfer: Kolkata Hotels to Kolkata Airport (CCU)

Kolkata, India
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.00


Make sure you don't miss your flight by booking private departure transfer from your Kolkata hotels to the Kolkata Airport, also known as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport. You will be greeted by English-speaking driver at your hotel and transferred on a private air-conditioned vehicle directly... Read More

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