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Audio Guided Tour of Pathuriaghata – Finding the Tagores, Kolkata

A walk from the Pathuriaghata area, including Malapara all the way to Jorasanko - a stretch of old Kolkata. On this approximately two hour walk, rediscover the heritage buildings that have been part and parcel of the Tagore family

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.

per adult from

$6

AUD

Duration

90 to 115 minutes

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Audio Guided Walking Tour Through HopOn India App
    • The tour can be accessed multiple times up to a certain validity period
    What's excluded :
    • Headphones/Earphones (We request please carry your Headphones/Earphones)
    • Hand Sanitizer (We suggest please carry Hand sanitizer)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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, 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, Notun Bazar, 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, Malapara, 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 Rd, 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 Rd, 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 Thakurbari, 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

  • Departure Point :
    Near Girish Park crossing, Chittaranjan Ave, Manicktala, Azad Hind Bag, Kolkata, West Bengal 700006, India
    Return Detail :
    Jorasanko Thakurbari, Ganesh Talkies, 267, Rabindra Sarani, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Raja Katra, Singhi Bagan, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007, India
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Wear a mask. Maintain 1 - 1.5 meters distance from others. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer: (a) In the beginning, during and end of a tour, (b) After going to the bathroom and, (c) Before and after eating. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

1

Organised by HopOn India

Activity ID: V-152570P8

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