- Browse for unique items and souvenirs in the bustling bazaars and markets.
- Sip coffee in a beautiful coffee house dating back to the time of the British Raj.
- Watch artisans making clay idols of deities and demons in the potters’ quarter.
Kolkata Market Walk
Watch the city come to life during this early morning walking tour of Kolkata’s bazaars. Follow your local guide through the eclectic stalls of open-air markets and shop for fabrics, handicrafts, souvenirs, spices and dried fruits.
The first stop will be at the Spice/Masala market where you can immerse yourself in the aromas and colours of Indian spices, and discover how they are used in mouth-watering Indian dishes.
At the wholesale fruit market at Machua, see the unusual exotic fruits on sale and witness the bartering and haggling that is part of daily life in the busy markets.
Visit Burra Bazaar and also College Street, famed for its books and believed to be Asia’s largest book market. Then rest your feet for a while with a cup of coffee at a beautiful coffee house built during the British Raj.
Fully rejuvenated, continue to the winding lanes of Kumortuli, the historic potters’ quarter. Watch skilled artisans crafting hundreds of lavish clay idols without using any modern day machinery. These idols are moulded into gods and goddesses and used in the temples for ceremonial rituals.
Wrap up your Kolkata experience with an authentic Bengali lunch before returning to your hotel.
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