Raisa posted on 17th July

Midnight Strolls, Bazaars, And Food Trails: Discover A Side Of Kolkata You Never Knew With These Walking Tours

Ten-Second Takeaway

From heritage sites to narrow gullies – rediscover your city from a new perspective with these walking tours.

Let Us Go

From Calcutta to Kolkata, rediscover your city with Let Us Go. Ever wanted to see the city by night? The Midnight Heritage Tour of Kolkata will let you do just that – the city at its calmest most serene best, a lit up Howrah bridge, an abandoned Maidan and more. If you are trying to avoid the heat and crowds, this one is for you.

Let’s Meetup Tours

Let’s Meetup Tours has a fascinating and offbeat variety of tours to offer. Get a never-seen-before look into Kolkata’s urban poor with the Slum Walking Tour. Or try Mother’s Footsteps, a tour curated to follow the journey of St Teresa of Calcutta. Perfect if you’re strapped for cash, they even have budget and sustainable packages.

Footsteps Photowalk

If you’re a budding photographer, go on a walk with Footsteps Photowalk. They will not only give you in-depth information about the place you’re visiting but also advise you on angles and aspects that will produce excellent photographs {but don’t worry, they won’t cramp your style}.

Calcutta Culture Walks

A student initiative, this is a start-up that has sporadic walks through the year. Their most popular walk was the pre-pujo one through Kumartuli. Keep an eye out for their food trails and bar hops which are interesting and fun. They try to keep everything new-agey.

Calcutta Photo Tours

Capture the beauty of Kolkata through your lens, leave behind the popular tourist destinations and get a feel of the local with Calcutta Photo Tours. They try to bring out the “unforgettable warmth and a raw charm” of the city. Their tour ‘Circle of Life’ is intriguing in that it walks through old Bhowanipore cemetery and captures it from unique perspectives.

Calcutta Walks

Spend a day with the city’s best-known walking tour group, Calcutta Walks. Cycle through the bazaars of the city or go on a gastronomical adventure. Try their public transports tour which gives you a feel of trams, metro, rickshaws and even ferries that is so uniquely Calcuttan. Bonus points for their eco-friendly policy!

#LBBTip

Wear comfy clothes, walking shoes and make sure your camera battery is charged!