The city of Calcutta was the nation’s capital during the rule of the British Raj and influences from this era can be seen in the city’s grand colonial architecture. Explore the highlights during this two night experience.
PLACES TO VISIT: Calcutta
Day 01: Calcutta
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Calcutta
This morning, join a city tour and visit the striking Jain Temple which is set in pretty gardens and features stained-glass windows, Venetian glass mosaics and mirror-inlaid pillars. Continue to the university quarter and College Street which is famous for its many book stalls and is one of the world’s largest second-hand book markets..
Enjoy a taste of the city’s rich heritage and observe local life on board the city’s tram service, which is the oldest operating electric tram in Asia. In the afternoon, visit the elegant white marble Victoria Memorial which features a museum housing Imperial memorabilia.
Continue to historic Dalhousie Square and St John’s Church which was modelled on London’s St-Martinin- the-Fields. Drive past the Howrah Bridge, one of the largest cantilever bridges in the world, before enjoying a panoramic drive around colonial Calcutta.
Day 3: Calcutta
Transfer to the airport for your onward journey