British Legacy Walk in Kolkata

$35 onwards
The story of British Kolkata retold through magnificent landmarks like Writers Building, Charnock memorial, St John's Church, Governor's House & Victoria Memorial

British Raj in Kolkata

The Walk in Kolkata commences at Writer’s building meant for the lower bureaucracy of East India Company and witness to many independence movements. Walk to the Mausoleum of Job Charnock the founder of modern Kolkata. St John’s Church, which was built in 1787 by architect James Agg. Appreciate the “Last Supper” painting on walls of St Johns Church. Visit the Governors house which was the residence of the Viceroy of India after the British Crown took over the reins of India from East India Company. We round up the walk atthe legendary Victoria Memorial built by George Curzon.

Relive the British legacy

Trace back our steps to the colonial era and visit some prominent landmarks that defined Kolkata’s history, this Walk in Kolkata.

Cultural Evangelist

A cultural evangelist will lead this Walk in Kolkata abd take you back a few centuries to narrate the tale of Kolkata under the East India Company & the British Empire.

Founding of British Kolkata

In this Walk in Kolkata, learn about Job Charnock the founder of British Kolkata who bought the villages of Sutanuti, Gobindapur and Kalikata from Bengal subedar Azim Usman in 1690 and over time Kokata became the capital of East India Company.

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3+ Persons
  • Guide
  • Entrance charges
  • Snacks
2 Persons
  • Guide
  • Entrance charges
  • Snacks
Single Person
  • Guide
  • Entrance charges
  • Snacks

Walk in Kolkata Itinerary

8:00 AM - Walk in Kolkata starts at Writers Building
Meet the cultural evangelist outside Writers Building
8:30 AM - Charnock Memorial
Visit the memorial of founder of British Kolkata
9:00 AM- St John Church
Next in our Walk in Kolkata is a majestic stone and brick structure became the principal Cathedral of Calcutta in 1815.
10 AM Governors House
Built in 1803 by the famous English architect Charles Wyatt, the Governor’s House follows a Neoclassical style with distinct Baroque overtones.
11:00 AM- Victoria Memorial
Walk in Kolkata ends at the magnificent Victoria Memorial

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“Abhishek made this British Legacy Walk a very interesting and lively one He answered all our questions patiently and told us fascinating anecdotes about the East India Company and British Raj. He also gave us a perspective of live in todays modern Kolkata.”
Clive Simmons
“We loved the British Legacy walk with Sauvik. It a a good way to explore the history and culture of this colorful city. It was fascinating to listen to the story about the transformation of Kolkata from a nondescript village to the capital of East Indian Company and finally a thriving metropolis of Independent India.”
Katy Simpson

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