Overview

The present shape of Bengal is molded by a long history of intense interaction with foreign nations. The unique cultural and architectural environment that resulted is what makes Bengal today. The tour is designed to help you understand more about the melting pot of cultures that contributed to the birth of modern India.

On this full day tour you will get a glimpse of Bandel, Chinsurah, Chandannagar and Serampore and we will introduce you to the amazing cultural confluence along the Hooghly River, often called “Europe on the Ganges”.

You will see where the siege of Shah Jahan took place, meet Nazrul Islam – the ‘Rebel Poet’, learn aboutBankim Chandra’s famous song, hear about the Rising of Mangal Pandey and reflect on William Carey’sincredible legacy.  We will visit a museum with early Indian prints, enjoy the tranquility of the oldest church in Bengal, climb a clock tower of a famous Imambarah, explore the remains of an Old Dutch fort, wind our way through tiny alleys of stately Bengali palaces, and finish with a stroll along a French boulevard, all the while enjoying amazing river views.

Note: The Trip starts and ends in Kolkata(West bengal) and travel will be done in a car.

10 Hours 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 19 Oct, and more Beniapukur, West Bengal
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Tour Guide & Host
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation
  • Meals

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Expenses with are Personal or outside the pre-scheduled tour itinerary
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Mughal Emperors, Portuguese Pirates, French Priests, Dutch Traders, Danish Governors and the British Raj. The present shape of Bengal is molded by a long history of intense interaction with foreign people. In the 19th Century this process triggered the “Bengal Renaissance,” a literary and cultural revival which awakened strong patriotic feelings that ultimately led to India’s independence. The unique cultural and architectural environment that resulted is what makes Bengal today. The tour is designed to help you understand more about this unique melting pot of cultures that contributed to the birth of modern India.x

Itinerary

Please arrive by 7:30 AM at BMS Gate, 44, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata or agreed upon place.

On this Full day tour you will get a glimpse of Bandel, Chinsurah, Chandannagar and Serampore and will introduce you to the amazing cultural confluence along the Hooghly river that is often called “Europe on the Ganges”.

Approximately 8:00 PM disembarkation in Kolkata.

Pickup point
Directions.
Near BMS Gate, 44, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata View on Map