Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta in English, is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Hooghly. The city was a colonial city developed by the British East India Company and then by the British Empire. Kolkata was the capital of the British Indian empire until 1911 when the capital was relocated to Delhi. Kolkata grew rapidly in the 19th century to become the second city of the British Empire. This was accompanied by the development of a culture that fused European philosophies with Indian tradition.
The Kolkata of today is a window to the past – from the days of the Raj, when Britain ruled India. The Luxury Colonial Tour with Oberoi Hotels gives a rich intoxication experience of the bygone era. It is a must for lovers at heart.
Day 1 – Delhi – Kolkata
Early Morning: Depart by air for Kolkata (2 hours flight). On arrival in Kolkata, transfer to The Oberoi Grand.
Afternoon: City tour including a visit to Victoria Memorial, Job Charnock’s Tomb and Chowringhee.
Evening: Enjoy a massage at the Oberoi Spa.
Day 2 – Kolkata
Early Morning: A leisurely walk through the ‘European’ areas of what was once the capital of the British Empire in India (approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes). Finish the walk with a leisurely champagne breakfast at the hotel.
Evening: Enjoy a sunset cruise on the river Hooghly with glimpses of the history and culture of Kolkata.
Day 3 – Kolkata – Delhi
Morning: Depart for your flight back to Delhi.
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