Meeting Point: Outside Kolkata GPO
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Join for a spooky yet intellectually stimulating experience as you "unearth" the realms of the long gone through the cemeteries of Kolkata!
Whats this tour about?
In this guided tour, you will explore two colonial cemeteries of Kolkata. In the interest of curiosity, they will not disclose the names of these cemeteries! You will begin with a cemetery built upon a modest existing church by funds raised from a public lottery; this is one of the earliest buildings commissioned by the English East India Company as Calcutta became the headquarters of fledgling colonial administration. The church compound houses the grave of the founder of Kolkata and other eminent servants of East India Company in its early days! You will learn how this founder ended up in a malaria-infested swamp that Calcutta used to be. You will talk about an English doctor who cured a Mughal Prince from a terminal disease that had turned the fortunes of the Company. You will meet the 'White Mughal' learn about his tragic love-affair with a Hyderabadi Princess and finally, meet the greatest liar in the British empire! You will then move to the Cemetery 2, the largest Christian cemetery outside Anglo-American world in the 19th century! You will identify different types of grave architecture. Learn about the beginnings of Indology and its pioneering figure, and know who the 'most beautiful girl in Calcutta' was in the late 18th century.
Why should you take this tour?
Does your group like adventuring into the unknown? Do you like it when the hair on the back of your neck rises at the thought of what's lurking behind the corner?
Who is this suited for?
Anyone with a keen mind to explore!
Who is conducting the tour?
This heritage tour will be conducted by a knowledgeable Sherpa who will leave you entertained and enriched with stories and tales of the past.
This tour timing/venue can be customized as per your convenience.