HWC : Other Colonies Tour
Date: 30th April 2017
Time: 06:30-18:30
Pickup and Drop Point: Shyambazar Metro Station Gate 4
 
Promo Video Here

This Sunday, leave the din of the city behind and visit the other European Colonies along the west bank of the Ganges with Heritage Walk Calcutta. The trip will start in front of the Shyambazar Metro Station (Gate 4), where an AC transport will be waiting for you.
 
First, we will visit the 13th century Dargah of a warrior saint named Zafar Khan Gazi in Tribeni. Moving on to Bansberia, we will pay a visit to the beautiful Hangsheswari-Ananta Vasudev temple complex, followed by Bandel Church, the oldest church in Bengal. You will have a chance to explore Hooghly Imambara, climb its famous clock tower, see the sundial and enjoy the cool breeze off the Ganges. After lunch in a popular AC restaurant in Chinsurah, we will wander amongst the graves of the Dutch colonists. We will also see the grave of the Dutch woman who inspired Ruskin Bond's "Susanna's Seven Husbands", which was, in turn, was made into the Bollywood film: "SaatKhoonMaaf". After having a refreshing lassi at a traditional sweet shop, we will end our trip on the wide promenade of Chandannagar Strand, an erstwhile French colony.
 
Price: Rs. 2500/person
 
Price includes:
 
1. AC Transportation
 
2. Lunch at an AC restaurant (Veg Thali or Chicken Biriyani)
 
3. All Entry Fees
 
4. Snacks, Tea/Coffee, Lassi, Water
 
5. Welcome Bag
 
6. Guide Fees
 
The pickup and drop point for the tour is: Shyambazar Metro Gate 4.
 
The Tour Map: https://goo.gl/Z02FkX
 
Tour Leader Details:
 
Tathagata Neogi, the Founder of this initiative, is an archaeologist trained in the United Kingdom. Apart from his professional training in archaeology, he is extremely passionate about Kolkata’s history and its rich cultural heritage. After completing a First Class BA (Hons.) in History from Jadavpur University, Tathagata did MA in Archaeology from University of Exeter, UK. He has recently submitted his PhD thesis in archaeology at Exeter. Tathagata has also led a heritage documentation project in West Bengal, and was a member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) from 2012-2016.
 
Please Note: The details of the tour may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be notified to those who book, via email.

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