Kolkata (Calcutta) was the capital of British India until 1911 and the character of this city, perhaps more than any other, has been shaped by the British Raj. Many colonial buildings remain and the British legacy can still be felt in the city’s social and sporting life. Amongst the most famous of the monuments in Kolkata are the Victoria Memorial, planned by Viceroy Curzon and referred to both as Curzon’s folly and the British Taj Mahal, and the Howrah bridge, one of the largest cantilever bridges in the world.
Tailor-made tours and holidays in Kolkata (Calcutta)
16 days 14 nights
A spectacular private journey that begins in the historic and cultural heart of West Bengal, taking you from the old colonial capital of Kolkata (Calcutta) and deep into the mystical ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, one of the most unusual and spectacular destinations anywhere on Earth
12 days 10 nights
This journey captures the highlights of the Indian states of West Bengal and Sikkim, uncovering remarkable religious monuments, Tibetan culture and spectacular mountain scenery