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Heritage Walking Tours

Heritage Walking Tours - Varanasi, India

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Varanasi, India

From USD
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In this unique special Heritage Walking Tours we would cover most of the Ghats and also witness the evening Ganges arti
Meet with locals and cover the evening markets
Also see the Rituals and Ceremony in the evening

We are going to provide an AC vehicle for the travellers to leave them at the starting Point
This is a walking tour so there wont be requirement of Vehicles everytime

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In this unique special Heritage Walking Tours we would cover most of the Ghats and also witness the evening Ganges arti
Meet with locals and cover the evening markets
Also see the Rituals and Ceremony in the evening

We are going to provide an AC vehicle for the travellers to leave them at the starting Point
This is a walking tour so there wont be requirement of Vehicles everytime

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Mumbai Airport to Hotel Private Transfer

Mumbai Airport to Hotel Private Transfer  - Mumbai, India

Duration: 45 to 90 minutes
Location: Mumbai, India

From USD
$0.29

Meet and greet service at the Airport
A Private Ac car for the Airport Transfer
A knowledgeable Driver and a guarantee of Safety of our Guests

Our driver will be waiting for your outside the Arrival Hall at the Mumbai Airport
Please make sure you provide your arrival flight details and Drop off Hotel name while booking
Look out for our Driver holding a board with your name on it

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Meet and greet service at the Airport
A Private Ac car for the Airport Transfer
A knowledgeable Driver and a guarantee of Safety of our Guests

Our driver will be waiting for your outside the Arrival Hall at the Mumbai Airport
Please make sure you provide your arrival flight details and Drop off Hotel name while booking
Look out for our Driver holding a board with your name on it

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Munnar Tea Factory Visit

Munnar Tea Factory Visit  - Devikulam, India

Duration: 45 minutes
Location: Devikulam, India

From USD
$2.50

Tea Tour Information

Lockhart Factory tour is not your average tour experience. We take you into our tea manufacturing facility itself – so you get to be in the heart of the action!

Our tour takes 45 minutes to complete ... More info ›

Tea Tour Information

Lockhart Factory tour is not your average tour experience. We take you into our tea manufacturing facility itself – so you get to be in the heart of the action!

Our tour takes 45 minutes to complete. Tours are guaranteed on the hour for walk-in public. Maximum 45 people per tour. Please see below for important information about wheel chair accessibility, minimum age requirements and more.

Visit: Lockhart Tea Museum, Munnar Kumilly Highway Lockhart Estate, Devikulam 685612 India

Lockhart tea museum and tea factory visit

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Eravikulam National park visit

Eravikulam National park visit - Munnar, India

Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Location: Munnar, India

From USD
$2.60

The most sought after destination in Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park, the first of its kind in Kerala, where the endangered Nilgiri Thar is protected. Spread over 97 sq ... More info ›

The most sought after destination in Munnar is the Eravikulam National Park, the first of its kind in Kerala, where the endangered Nilgiri Thar is protected. Spread over 97 sq. km., this park holds the largest viable population of Tahr, several other species of rare animals, birds and butterflies. The park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also of the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mist. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji. It is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats which blooms once in twelve years

Visit: Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Munnar India

Rajamala is the tourism zone of Eravikulam National Park and is a place where one can see Nilgiri Tahr at close quarter.The tourism zone will be closed in calving season during Feb – March every year. Visitors can get assured sighting of Nilgiri Tahr, feel the kurinji and experience the shola grassland eco system. Visitors will be picked from 5th Mile on safari buses and dropped back. The park have restaurants, eco shops and an amenity centre

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MATUNGA & DADAR PARSI COLONY WALK - A COMMUNITY FEAST Mumbai by HopOn India

MATUNGA & DADAR PARSI COLONY WALK - A COMMUNITY FEAST Mumbai by HopOn India - Mumbai, India

Duration: 80 to 115 minutes
Location: Mumbai, India

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The Matunga walk through HopOn India app reveals the inner workings of the city’s humanity: where ancient communities preserve their cultures against the rising tide of Modernity, celebrate their festivals with much gusto and pursue their diverse paths to spiritual salvation alongside each other.

The most special features of this experience are : 1.The walk is crafted like a masterpiece to offer an immersive experience to the traveller with the correct mix of history,culture,myth,food,through professional narration 2.The traveller can take walk anytime as per will, at his/ her own pace 3.The content is developed by domain experts and curated with utmost care 4.You pay once for three months and need not pay the guide repeatedly ... More info ›

Special Offer - Book by October 13 to save 50% off our previously offered price! - Book Now!

The Matunga walk through HopOn India app reveals the inner workings of the city’s humanity: where ancient communities preserve their cultures against the rising tide of Modernity, celebrate their festivals with much gusto and pursue their diverse paths to spiritual salvation alongside each other.

The most special features of this experience are : 1.The walk is crafted like a masterpiece to offer an immersive experience to the traveller with the correct mix of history,culture,myth,food,through professional narration 2.The traveller can take walk anytime as per will, at his/ her own pace 3.The content is developed by domain experts and curated with utmost care 4.You pay once for three months and need not pay the guide repeatedly.

Discover a mini-South India in the Matunga flower market, a beautiful church dedicated to the Madonna and the curious fire-worshipping community known as the Parsis, ancient migrants to India from Iran. Don’t forget to try our delicious food recommendations.

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Stop At: Arya Bhavan, Shop No. 9 & 10, Bhanujyoti Building Opposite Matunga Central Railway Station, Lakhamsi Napoo Rd, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

AryaBhavan is one of the

most well-known south Indian

restaurants here. One of the unique dishes they serve

is the ‘Coin Idli’, if you’re going there

we recommend you try it. Further to

the right, in line with AryaBhavan is

a chaat seller named ‘New Pankaj’.

He makes a mean panipuri. You may

want to watch your stomach, though.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ram Ashraya, 24 Shreeji Sadan Bhandarkar Marg Opposite Matunga Kabutar Khana, Matunga (C.R.), Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

It is another iconic South India restaurant and it’s over 80 years old.Ram Ashray usually has

good, wholesome food all around. If you like dishes with spices and

diverse combinations, we recommend

the neerdosa, which is served with

an assortment of chutneys for you to

try. In any case, they write down the

day’s specials on a chalkboard out

front In fact, if you happen to be in

luck and it’s not so crowded, we

suggest that you nip inside and have

something anyway!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ramakrishnan flower shop, Bhandarkar Rd, Brhmanwada, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

Before we reach to Flower Market we will visit Giri Stores.

The store has stood here

for decades, and is a haven for all

items of Tamil culture. There is a

dizzying variety of religious items,

like the ingredients required for

special rituals; sacred books

available in various languages;

statues and photos of the gods,

charms and bracelets, herbal home

remedies, costumes for Indian

Classical dance, CDs of classical and

devotional music and many, many

more things.

At flower market you absolutely must take your time

to walk along the market and just

soak in the colours, the fragrance of

the flowers, the varieties of garlands

and flower arrangements, and of

course, the workers in the stalls

weaving garl-ands with skill and

vigour. The bestsellers here are

garlands made of Rose and Jasmine,

or chameli. And some of them sell my

favourite flower of all – the champa,

known in English as the weirdly

named Frangipani. Old-timers

often complain that Matunga is

losing its south Indian character.

Matunga’s flower market is today a

fraction of its earlier size but it is

undeniably south Indian in its

character, and as you walk, you

might forget that you’re in Mumbai

and imagine that you’re in some

small temple town in Tamil Nadu.

The market is hardly a 100 meters

long.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Asthika Samaj Kochu Guruvayoor Sree Ram Mandir, Bhandarkar Road, Matunga East, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

The AsthikaSamaj temple and

another nearby temple, the

BhajanaSamaj, are among the main

institutions that gave Matunga its

significance in the minds of the South

Indian community. The AsthikaSamaj

was established in 1923, and the

temple was consecrated in 1953. As

far as religious denominations go,

this temple belongs to the

Vaishnavite sect, or the devotees of

Vishnu.

If you want to look inside, we suggest

you pause the tour and go inside for

a quick view.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: B N Maheshwari Udyan, Kings Cir, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

After visiting AsthikaSamaj Temple we will reach at King's Circle near the VIP Showroom. The King’s Circle, Matunga, is famous for

a few things, and We’ll show them to

you before we move on.

First, stand and face the King’s Circle

garden in the centre of the street.

King’s Circle was renamed

MaheshwariUdyan in 1962.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mysore Concerns, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

This family-run shop has been

around since 1939 and there are

coffee lovers all over India who

swear by it. There are no fillers, no

artificial taste enhancers or

preservatives. Mysore Concerns does not add

chicory to their coffee. You can just stand near the shop

and savour the aroma

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cafe Madras, GROUND FLOOR, KAMAKSHI BUILDING, NO. 391/B, Bhaudaji Rd, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

It is hard to compress into this tour

what Café Madras, or Madras Café, as

it is known, tells us about Mumbai’s

unique character. Café Madras

opened in 1940, and was transferred

to its present ownership in 1950. It is

now managed by the third

generation of descendants of

GopalKamath. Like we said about

UdupiShri Krishna, they take their

duty of feeding you very seriously.

From the time you approach the

entrance, gingerly snaking your way

past the waiting crowd, there’s just

one word to describe your

experience as a diner: clockwork. As

the crowd buzzes around

impatiently, a no-nonsense man at

the counter takes your name down in

an old diary. About once every

minute he will impatiently call out a

name, a maximum of three times. If

he doesn’t get an answer, he moves

on to the next name. When it’s your

turn, you squeeze yourself into one

of the tiny benches at the table.

Tables are always shared in Café

Madras, as they are in all the south

Indian restaurants here. Across the street from

Madras Café you will spot the rear

end of the Sheetal Book Depot. From

this bookstall there extends another

arc of the circle. There you will find

two more iconic south Indian

restaurants, Café Mysoreand Café

AnandBhavan.Café Mysore has a

reputation to match Café Madras, as

it was the favourite haunt of actor

Raj Kapoor and industrialist

MukeshAmbani.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Koolar & Co, 541, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

Now that you’re across the road,

welcome to the DadarParsi colony!

This is not exactly the Parsi Colony

itself, but your entry point to it. And

our very first glimpse of it begins

with an Irani café – an enduring

symbol of the Iraniinflux to India. The café opened in 1932, and

today it is run by the sons of the

original founder. The brothers –

Amir and Ali Koolar, are loud, jolly,

stylish and flamboyant. If

you can bear owner's constant yelling and

cursing his waiters, you may go in and relish

some very, very tasty Irani snacks

and lunch items. You can try the Irani

café staple snack – Bun Maska with

Chai. If you’re a little hungrier, try

the eggs - the Iranis and Parsis just

love their eggs. Koolar offers a

massive 5-egg Omelette called the

Wrestler Omelette and actual

bodybuilders and fitness freaks

swear by it! My favourite, though, is

the Chilli Garlic Potato Bhurji. Then

there’s the heavenly KheemaPao,

minced mutton stir fried with spices

like Bay leaf, Pepper corns, cloves

and cinnamon.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

Walking down towards Lane 34 Crossing, you might

notice a number of small snack shops

on both sides, and if you’re here in

the daytime you’ll probably see

bunches of youngsters milling about

in that generally aimless manner that

kids have. You might spot young

couples, sitting in small cafes,

sharing greasy starters and making

googly eyes at one another. They’re

mostly students of the Khalsa college

that will appear at the end of the

street to your right. But more about

that later. As you walk up to the end

of the lane, a large cream-coloured

sandstone structure will appear

before you. This is the Don Bosco

church. Look up at the dome of the

church as you walk, and soon a tall,

golden statue will be visible ahead.

You can stop for a second if you like,

and observe the statue. Do you see

her? That is Mary, Help of Christians.

She is twelve feet tall, and plated in

gold. In the days when Matunga was

a small, marshy suburb, she was

visible for miles around, and was a

major landmark of the area.

The church that stands tall in

front of you is one of the most

imposing and delightful structures

you will see on this tour. If you’re

here in the daytime, you might hear

the noisy classrooms on either side

of the church. If you’re here in the

evening or on a Sunday, you might

see glimpses of Mass inside. The

church is officially known as the

Shrine of Don Bosco’s Madonna, and

it sits at the head of the Don Bosco

High School Campus.

The construction of the church began

in 1955, and was completed in 1957,.

The exterior was made using granite

quarried from a district called Malad,

which used to be jungle and is now

the most crowded suburb of

Mumbai. The interior was laid with

imported Italian marble. The statue

of Mary was cast in the Italian city of

Turin. The mosaic on the façade

depicts Don Bosco with the

Madonna.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Autonomous), Nathalal Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

The campus of the Khalsa College, run

by a Sikh religious trust. Remember

what we said about Matunga being a

melting pot of multiple

communities? The Khalsa College

was founded here in 1937, 10 years

before India’s independence. While

the Khalsa college is not one of the

top collegesin Bombay, some of its

students have gone on to become

great sports players. The most

famous student to have come out of

here, though, is the great actor Dilip

Kumar of Bollywood. The college

also hosts a number of Punjabi

cultural events to promote their

culture, and in particular they

organize an elaborate celebration of

Baisakhi, the Punjabi spring festival.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, H R Mahajani Rd, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

Before we reach to VJTI Main Gate we will visit the Lane 32 Crossing towards the VJTI lane. We will visit or stand under a Rain tree and talk about them how they end up here.

We have seen a

temple and a church, and soon we

shall see a Parsi Fire
-Temple. We

won’t even get around to seeing the

Sikh Gurudwara and the Mosque in

the nearby areas, for they are not

part of our tour. All these places of

worship in such close proximity

clearly indicate a life of harmony

amidst diversity. These communities

live cheek
-by
-jowl next to each other,

and yet are stratified along caste and

religious lines.

Mumbai’s

multiculturalism, its cosmopolitan

spirit, is marked by a high tolerance

for differences, and even friendships

and cooperation, without losing sight

of one’s own cultural roots.

Coming down the lane, we are

headed towards our next stop,

known as VJTI college.

You will also see armored cars date back

to the Second World War! They’re

known as the Chevrolet Staghounds.

They were manufactured by the

American company

,
- and were used

by the British against the Japanese in

Burma. Stop outside the gate awhile,

and We’ll tell you more about the place around.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Five Gardens Open Gym, 12, Adenwala Rd, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400019, India

The city of Mumbai has built itself up

like anexpanding blob, an unplanned

sprawl. People are starved of

greenery and open spaces. So as you

walk out into the 5 Gardens area, you

are walking into one of Bombay’s few

Green Lungs, as they’re called. The

city’s thousands come here for their

recreation all through the day and

night. To your left is the football and

cricket ground, which has no grass.

You might see children playing here.

Coming up on your left at the tip of

this park, is an open-air gymnasium.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Dadar Parsee Colony Gymkhana, No:606, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Rd, Central Railway Colony, Parsee Colony, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India

Before we reach Dadar Parsee Gymkhana we will walk through the Jame Jamshed Road Crossing and will tell you more about Parsi religion - The

Parsis follow Zoroastrianism, after

their most prominent prophet,

Zarathustra, Anglicized as Zoroaster.

The Parsis worship a supreme spirit

known as Ahura Mazda. This religion

flourished in what is Modern-day

Iran, once known as Persia, which is

related to the term Parsi.

After the crossing on your right you can just about

make out the large cricket grounds of

the DadarParsi Gymkhana. Today,

cricket is one of the greatest crazes

in India. You’d have to search long

and hard to find Parsi cricketers

amongst the Sporting gods in India, I

think there’s just one Parsi who has

played for India in the last 20 years.

But would you believe, the Parsis

were the first among the Indians to

start playing cricket in India? It’s

true! You can resume walking down

Jam-e-Jamshed Lane now. As you

walk on, take a look at the pretty

buildings and balconies, and We’ll tell

you the story of the first Indian

Cricket Team.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Della Towers, 794, Jame Jamshed Rd, Mancherji E. Joshi Colony, Mahavir Nagar, Dadar East, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India

Before we reach at Della Towers we will walk through the Parsi Colony towards a Nagchampa tree. The Nag-Champa tree, and its flowers

are very fragrant in season. The

flower is used to make incense,

essential oil and fragrances.

Sometimes, when the flowers are in

bloom, if you walk under this tree it

blesses you with a simply divine

fragrance. If you’re here during

season by any chance, do stop and

take a whiff! To the right of the tree

stands yet another building that

features those external columns we

told you about - i.e buildings have retained their old

character, with their stone facades,

their expansive balconies with

wrought iron grilles, and even some

stained glass on the windows, do you see?

Now we will walk towards the end of the lane as recommended on the map in our app.

Della Towers was built very

recently, and became famous almost

immediately, and you will soon see

why. If you stand outside and look at

the façade you will see how the

builder has attempted to blend

contemporary urban architecture

with ancient Iranian cultural icons in

order to revive the pride of the

Parsis in their cultural heritage. Della

Tower was designed by the

Parsibuilder Jimmy Mistry, who says

he was inspired by the Achaemenian

Architecture, the splendid style of

ancient Persia, especially as seen in

the historic city of Persepolis in Iran.

The large columns extending

upwards on either side reflect this

style very clearly.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rustom Framna Agiary, Mancherji Joshi Rd, Mancherji E. Joshi Colony, Dadar East, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India

Before we reach at Rustom Framna Agiary we will walk through Adenwala Road Crossing. As you walk down Adenwala Road

you can see why DadarParsi Colony

is a subject of much fascination for

newcomers to Bombay. Most of our

population lives in densely crowded

suburbs, which consist of narrow

and dusty lanes, and lined with

identical looking buildings with

matchbox sized flats inside. So to

come to this old-fashioned

neighbourhood of an old-fashioned

community, to walk down this broad,

tree-shaded road with these sweet

old houses on either side - all of this

becomes a tourist experience for the

Mumbaikar within his own city.

There’s one thing you might wonder

about on this tour – why have we

focused so much on Parsis?. We will tell you.

The RustomFaramnaAgiary is an

‘AtashAdaran’, or ‘Fire of Fires’,

which is the intermediate grade of

Fire Temples. The agiary must keep a

fire burning at all times. Non-

believers are not allowed inside. To put it broadly, the Parsis are

worshippers of the Sacred Fire. The

fire is a manifestation of Ahura

Mazda, the Creator and Lord of the

Highest Wisdom. There are different

kinds of Fire, and a fire temple is

graded based on how sacred is the

Fire within. The fire temple itself is

usually not very ornate, as it is

considered to be simply the abode of

the fire, and need not attract

attention to itself. We will tell you the story about RustomFaramna, after whom this

agiary was named.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The J.B. Vachha High School, Mancherji Joshi Road, Parsi Colony, Central Railway Colony, Dadar East, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014, India

Before we reach at JB Vacha we will visit pretty features of the houses like the proud façade of the Dinu Villa and the Greek elegance of Khorshed Villa.

The JB Vacha school is a school set

up by the community for Parsi girls.

Of course, girls from all communities

in the area also attend the school. The school itself

is nearly a 100 years old! We will tell you more while you look at it.

If you have reached the end of the JB

Vacha school campus, you will find

yourself back at the 5 Gardens block.

This ends our exhaustive tour of the

cultural heritage of bombay - This

endless variety, this rich harmonious

existence is what fuels my constant

delight in my city, and We are happy to

share it with you. We encourage you to

continue strolling up Adenwala road,

enjoying the scenery.

Duration: 5 minutes

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THE PATHURIAGHATA AREA WALK - FINDING THE TAGORES Kolkata by HopOn India

THE PATHURIAGHATA AREA WALK - FINDING THE TAGORES Kolkata by HopOn India - Kolkata, India

Duration: 90 to 115 minutes
Location: Kolkata, India

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A walk from the Pathuriaghata area, including Malapara all the way to Jorasanko - a stretch of old Kolkata.

The most special features of this experience are : 1. The App opens up new places and new stories for you in the same old cities 2 ... More info ›

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A walk from the Pathuriaghata area, including Malapara all the way to Jorasanko - a stretch of old Kolkata.

The most special features of this experience are : 1. The App opens up new places and new stories for you in the same old cities 2. Each walk is crafted like a masterpiece to offer an immersive experience to the traveller with the correct mix of history, culture, myth, food , through professional narration, with background scores of music, qawalli or sound affects, here and there 3. There is no need for you to depend on a guide - the traveller can take the walk anytime as per will, at his/ her own pace 4. The content is developed by domain experts and curated with utmost care, leaving no room for dependence on the guide's knowhow 5.You pay once for three months and need not pay the guide repeatedly.

On this approximately two hour walk, rediscover the heritage buildings that have been part and parcel of the Tagore family

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Stop At: Girish Park, Vivekananda Rd, Amar Basu Sarani, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Machuabazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

We will begin our walk of this historical area

just outside Girish Park.

Girish Park at the crossing of Central or

Chittaranjan Avenue and Vivekanadna Road

is a well-known Kolkata locality as it leads

towards deep north on one hand, and east

Kolkata and Salt Lake, on the other. The

park is named after the great dramatist,

novelist, theatre director and actor, Girish

Chandra Ghosh (1844-1912) who is known

as the Father of Bengali Theatre.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jorasanko Shib Krishna Daw Bari (Home of Shib Krishna Daw of Jorasanko,Kolkata), 12, Shib Krishna Daw Ln, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

The house inside belongs to the Jorasanko

Daw family. It is 200-year-old. This is

definitely the most theatrical thakurdalan in

north Kolkata with small balconies rising

above the courtyard on both sides as in an

opera house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bhim Naag, 8, Vivekananda Rd, Amar Basu Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

The three famous sweet shops - Bhim

Chandra Nag, Nepal Chandra Haluikar and

Surendranath De. All, save Nepal Chandra

Haluikar, are famous for various Bengali

sweets, notably sandesh and other chhena or

cottage cheese products for which the city is

famous.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Baikunthanath Temple, 12/A, Kali Krishna Tagore St, near ganesh talkies, Santoshpur, Bara Bazar, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

Vaikunthanath temple was

constructed in early 1960s by the Bangars.

Its facade looks like marble but those

figures on the gopuram were all modelled

with cement by an artisan from Rajasthan.

The surface was later painted white to

resemble marble. The story of Mahabharata

is narrated here. 

The buildings behind the sanctum sanctorum

were designed by Fatik Ch Guin (1900-

1985) of N. Guin & Co of Birla Science

Museum fame.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hara Kutir, 53, Pathuriaghata Street, Malapara, Santoshpur, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

The cultural heritage building.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tagore Castle, 26, Prasanna Kumar Tagore St, Jorabagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

The Disneyland Tagore Castle at 26

Prasanna Kumar Tagore Street looks like it

was imported from Scotland. All that is left

of the original structure are its turrets, the

tallest one being a clock tower that looks

like it has been skinned.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jorasanko Rajbari, 329, Rabindra Sarani, Ahiritola, Ram Bagan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India

Its a historic palace once owned by a prominent local family, with terraces & a huge inner courtyard.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mahatma & Co, 278, Rabindra Sarani, Ganesh Talkies, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

Mahatma & Co was established

by Radhabinod Roy who served

prescriptions meant for Rabindranath Tagore

till the time of his death on August 4, 1941.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jorasanko Thakur Bari, Ganesh Talkies, 267, Rabindra Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India

The Thakurbaris not the most

showy palace in this area of north Calcutta,

but it has a mark of distinction of its own,

even though that is not visible in its entirety

today. This is the family seat of the Tagore

clan. Rabindranath was born here on May 7,

1861 and he died here in 1941. The building

had been taken over by the state government

during Tagore’s birth centenary celebrations

in 1961, but only after the section of the

house (Baithak-khanabari at 5 Dwarkanath

Tagore Lane) in which the two famous

nephews of Rabindranath —

Gaganendranath and Abanindranth —

resided had been pulled down. At the entrance is a lawn where celebrations

are held occasionally. The original building

was founded in 1784. Dwarkanath used to

host his grand dinner parties in Baithak-

khanabari.

Sadly, what was once Rabindranath’s realm

is in a pitiable state now even though the

government has been more than generous

with funds. The museum continues to attract

hundreds of visitors everyday from all over

the country and the world.

Duration: 10 minutes

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