Day Two – Walking Tour with Calcutta Walks

India, Kolkata Guide (B): Day Two – Walking Tour with Calcutta Walks

If you only have 48 hours in Kolkata, what would you do? On Day One, my friend and I had visited a museum, two synagogues, a coffee house, the river ghat, and walked along the prime commercial district in the city. A bit much? Well, our original list was much longer but we skipped other places as they were shut for the festive season.

For Day Two, I signed up for a half-day walking tour, and a walking tour is the best activity to know a city. The first time I went on a walking tour was in Mumbai in 2014, and I had a brilliant time. Since then I told myself that I would always look for a walking tour in a new city to help me familiarise with its heritage and culture. And nothing beats listening to stories and anecdotes from a local expert about the city’s deep secrets!

The tour which I signed up for was the Confluence of Cultures: The Melting Pot Walk organised by Calcutta Walks. Calcutta Walks is touted as the best walking tour in Kolkata, and they have received critical acclaim by major publications including Lonely Planet, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. The Confluence of Cultures Walk is one of their popular tours as the route passes through the various quarters of different religions, cultures and languages that make the city of Kolkata a great melting pot. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Day Two – Walking Tour with Calcutta Walks
Guide Location: India » Kolkata
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Buddhist temple Fire Temple Aga Khan Jamaat Khana Tiretta Bazar Magen David Synagogue
Author: Kathleen Poon
Read it on author's website: http://www.katpegimana.com/destinations/india/48-hours-in-kolkata-day-two-walking-tour-with-calcutta-walks/