Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

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  • Location: Kolkata, India
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5353CCUPVTTEM
Visit architecturally beautiful and historically significant places of worship on this full-day tour of Kolkata that will surely be a feast for both your eyes and mind. Learn about the importance of Hinduism and Islam in India on visits to five different temples as well as Mother House, where Mother Teresa's tomb is located. Visit two cathedrals and the Victoria Memorial to learn about the architectural and cultural nuances the British brought to this region. Your private guide will ensure an educational and enlightening experience.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • All entrance fees included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Step back in time on a history tour
After pickup from your hotel in Kolkata, embark on your private tour of places of worship in Kolkata. Head to Belur Math, an architectural beauty that houses the volunteer organization Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Walk around and be in awe of the intricate architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of the unity of all religions.

Then, enjoy a 20- to 30-minute boat cruise on the Hooghly River to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, a beautiful Hindu temple built in the traditional nava-ratna, or nine-spires, style of Bengal architecture. Next, drive to the Kalighat Kali Temple, where several pilgrims often go to pay their respects to Kali. Walk inside the temple with your guide and learn about how the temple’s image of the goddess differs from how she is depicted elsewhere.

Afterward, you’ll be driven to the Jain Temple, where you’ll find beautiful interior decor such as pillars inlaid with mirrors and intricate stained-glass windows. Stop at a popular restaurant carefully chosen by your guide for a traditional Indian meal.

Then head to the Nakhoda Mosque, the principal Islamic mosque of the city that rises impressively in the midst of a bustling commercial district.

The rest of the day will show you England’s extensive influence on this region. At the Victoria Memorial, a memorial complex dedicated to Queen Victoria, marvel at the structure’s architectural style, which fuses both Islamic and European architecture. Inside the hall, see paintings and memorials depicting the queen’s reign.

Visit St John’s Church, a neoclassical structure featuring a distinctive tall stone spire with a giant clock. Walk along the church’s blue-gray marble floors up to the altar. Then, visit at St Paul’s Cathedral, a beautiful Anglican church built in Gothic Revival style. While the exterior's design is exquisite, the tranquil interior will leave you even more impressed, with its beautifully carved wooden pews, striking stained-glass windows and marvelous Florentine frescoes.

Finally, visit Mother Teresa’s Mission and Mother House, or simply Mother House, where Mother Teresa’s large tomb is located. Here, experience the serenity of the place and learn about Mother Teresa’s important religious work throughout the 20th century. Relax in your air-conditioned vehicle on the ride back to your hotel in the early evening.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Departs from your Kolkata hotel
Departure Time:
9am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

Nakhoda Mosque

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees to all site attractions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Boat ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from all site locations
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Nelson H, December 2014

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Angelo T, November 2012

Very nice City and interesting places. Our guide Parometer was just great. Would be nice to have her again next time. Thank you very much and see you again.

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Tour code: 5353CCUPVTTEM