A Private Morning Walk Through Kolkata's Markets

7 hr

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An early morning visit to the open air markets of Kolkata gives you an insight into the Bazaar culture of this prominent place, once the headquarters of British colonial power. You and your professional local guide will visit the amazing stalls of the colorful open-air markets. You can interact with merchants and learn about daily life of sellers and buyers during your walk. You'll make stops at Burra Bazaar and College Street, where you'll have...
An early morning visit to the open air markets of Kolkata gives you an insight into the Bazaar culture of this prominent place, once the headquarters of British colonial power. You and your professional local guide will visit the amazing stalls of the colorful open-air markets. You can interact with merchants and learn about daily life of sellers and buyers during your walk. You'll make stops at Burra Bazaar and College Street, where you'll have the chance to view and purchase textiles, handicrafts, keepsakes, books and a multitude of other items.

Highlights
• Spice Market
• Fruit market at Machua
• Burra Bazaar
• Boi Para Book Market
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Itinerary Details

You will be picked up from your hotel in the city center, meet your professional guide and head towards your Kolkata morning bazaar adventure. Primary stops will be the Spice Market where you will enjoy finding the key ingredients of the Indian cuisine. Continue further to the wholesale fruit market at Machua, loaded with crisp organic fruits.

After this, you will explore Burra Bazaar, meaning “big market” in English. Your guide will share the history of this old market, exhibiting the best in Kolkata. Textiles, cereals, food grains, spices, dry fruits, edible oils, sugar, salt or other groceries are offered here at exceptionally moderate cost.

Continue to College Street for its books and known to be one of Asia's biggest book markets. The market is called Boi Para (Book Market) in the local dialect. Locate interesting books alongside leather items, footwear, musical instruments and many more locally made products.

Then...
You will be picked up from your hotel in the city center, meet your professional guide and head towards your Kolkata morning bazaar adventure. Primary stops will be the Spice Market where you will enjoy finding the key ingredients of the Indian cuisine. Continue further to the wholesale fruit market at Machua, loaded with crisp organic fruits.

After this, you will explore Burra Bazaar, meaning “big market” in English. Your guide will share the history of this old market, exhibiting the best in Kolkata. Textiles, cereals, food grains, spices, dry fruits, edible oils, sugar, salt or other groceries are offered here at exceptionally moderate cost.

Continue to College Street for its books and known to be one of Asia's biggest book markets. The market is called Boi Para (Book Market) in the local dialect. Locate interesting books alongside leather items, footwear, musical instruments and many more locally made products.

Then on to Kumortuli, where you will find potters. You will witness specialists making many clay idols by hand. These religious items, often in the form of Gods are utilized by temples for traditional ceremonies. Your guide will share the traditional significance of these items made from clay.

Enjoy eating lunch at a local restaurant. (at own expense).

After lunch you will be driven back to your hotel  within city center.

Important Details

Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within city center
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle to be used within city
  • 02 Bottles of Mineral water per person
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Your hotel in the city of Kolkata
9:00 AM
Return Details
Same as departure location
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Tour does not operate on Sunday
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.