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Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the second largest city in India after Mumbai. Sharing an intimate history with the British East India Company, Kolkata is said to be where India and England meet. Embark on a heritage walking tour and learn about the long and vibrant culture and history of how Kolkata came to be. As the land of the Hindu goddess, Kali, take a journey through a region of temples and let it open your eyes to the sanctity of local worship and prayer rituals. Visit important landmarks like Jain Temples, the Dakshineswar Temple, and Kalighat–a famous temple dedicated to the goddess, Kali.

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21 Nov WED 28° 21°
22 Nov THU 27° 18°

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Explore the hidden archaeological marvels and walk the contemporary streets of Kolkata to uncover the rich history and culture of this bustling city

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Kolkata, formerly Calcutta, is the second largest city in India after Mumbai. Sharing an intimate history with the British East India Company, Kolkata is said to be where India and England meet. Embark on a heritage walking tour and learn about the long and vibrant culture and history of how Kolkata came to be.


As the land of the Hindu goddess, Kali, take a journey through a region of temples and let it open your eyes to the sanctity of local worship and prayer rituals. Visit important landmarks like Jain Temples, the Dakshineswar Temple, and Kalighat–a famous temple dedicated to the goddess, Kali.

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  • DEC - FEB
    27° 12°

  • MAR - NOV
    36° 16°

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  • Time Zone
    GMT +05:30

  • Currency
    Indian Rupee

    1USD = 72.19INR

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    • JAN - FEB

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