The goal of Heritage Walk Calcutta is to spread awareness about the rich heritage of this beautiful city. We do this in two ways: first, by offering affordable and authentic pedestrian explorations through Kolkata's rich history and culture; second, by presenting interactive workshops and talks to children of all ages through our Heritage for Schools initiative. All activities are led by researchers, who bring authenticity straight from the archives.

Tour Basics




(for most tours)

Intentionally low for maximum affordability


3 Hours


(for most tours)

Varies for pay-what-you-like and special tours



Booking required

(for most tours)

Pay in cash at the end of pay-what-you-like tours.


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All information is based on thorough historical research

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Prices are intentionally kept low to reach more people

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Led by knowledgeable historians and archaeologists

Featured Events

Private Walking Tours

All of our listed walking tours are also available for private bookings. If you want to see Kolkata on foot at your own pace with one of our expert walk leaders, please feel free to get in touch with us. Choose a walk that you would like to do with us, and let us know about…

The Pilgrim’s Trail: Chitpore Road Walk

Chitpore Road is older than Calcutta. It is mentioned in the 17th c. Bengali religious poetry as the pilgrims’ highway to Kalighat temple. Under the East India Company’s rule, this part of Kolkata was known as “native”/”black” town where both poor and affluent Indians lived. We will walk this historic route with detours into a…

Documenting Local Histories

Basic strategies for identifying and documenting local history. Based on the age group of the participants, consent of the parents and requirement of the institutions, this is done either through theoretical classroom-based sessions, classroom cum field-based practical sessions.   Maximum number of participants: 20 per session. Prerequisites: none Level: Class 7 through University Learning outcomes:…

The Story of Calcutta

The history of colonial Calcutta from its founding to 1947. Based on the educational level of the students and the requirements of the organizers, this is done as an interactive storytelling session, historical reenactment or an intensive study of the key historical texts under the supervision of our archaeologist. Maximum number of participants: 30 per…