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Confluence of Cultures - Bow Barracks to Burra Bazar (Kolkata)

Confluence of Cultures - Bow Barracks to Burra Bazar (Kolkata)

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Overview

Our city has witnessed many more cultures in its past than most others would even in this globalised present. Here we will trace for you the origins and remains of the varied communities that hung their boots and called Calcutta home. Lets check out why Chinese breakfast still rules Tiretta Bazar, where the Parsis are dwindling in numbers with each passing day and how the Armenians gave the city its oldest surviving Christian church while we pass the Anglo-Indians, the Muslims, the Marwaris, the Biharis and many more that made this city a great melting pot of diverse cultures.


Special Instructions

This walk goes through a mosque among other places of worship and walkers are advised not to wear anything sleeveless or short.
If possible a scarf or handkerchief to cover the head will be respectful to local sentiments. 


Timings

07:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Meeting point

We are meeting at Outside Indian Airlines


Validity

This package is available throughout the year.

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Inclusions

  • Water
  • Morning Snacks
  • Coconut Water
  • Entry permissions
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Itinerary

We start off with the Buddhist community and their small temple on, where else but, Buddhist Temple Street and continue on to the various other communities including:

  1. The Bow Barracks of the Anglo-Indians.
  2. Metcalfe Street of the Fire Temple.
  3. Sun Yat Sen Street of the Chinese.
  4. Pollock Street and around of the Jews.
  5. Canning Street of the Portuguese.
  6. Armenian Street of the Armenians.
  7. Zakaria Street of the Muslims. 

... among others.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation up to 3 days in advance : Full refund.
Cancellation within 3 days from the date of tour : No refund.

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