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The cross-cultural splendour of this historic city can be pretty overwhelming. Starting out as a small fishing village Calcutta’s rise to become the imperial capital of the British is food for a thousand narratives. Not the least of all has been its amazing achievement in pulling together the romance of the exotic Orient and the questing Western world. This special characteristic alone offers the visitor some of the most compelling experiences of the city. British and Armenians, Muslims and Chinese, Greeks and Jews, Marwaris and Biharis...wander the streets at will to discover the rich tapestry of their contributions to this great city.
Here we will trace for you the origins and remains of the varied communities that hung up their boots and decided to call Calcutta home. From commerce to trade, from entertainment to food… each community has left its indelible print on the character of the city. Let’s check out why Chinese breakfast still rules Tiretta Bazar, the oldest Chinese ghetto in the city; what have the dwindling numbers of the city Parsis shared of their culinary delights; of how the Armenians came to give the city its oldest surviving Christian church. Along the way, we will encounter the rich contributions, in many different avatars, of the Anglo-Indians, the Muslims, the Marwaris and the Biharis. This is one of our most popular tours and highly recommended to explore the great riches of the melting pot that is Kolkata.
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