Small Group Kolkata Uptown Food Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Jawaharlal Nehru Road, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Maidan, Esplanade, Kolkata, West Bengal 700087, India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Get set for Kolkatas finest private food tour. Greet your guide as the sun sets and take the subway up to the intellectual heart of the city.Here the Bengal revolutionary fighter Subhas Chandras Bose is more famous than Gandhi and the people are passionate about their rights and independence, not to mention their food.
The evening starts at a little street vendor thatblends upone of the district's best tropical lasses. Afterwards, you'll hop from spot to spot tasting some fine Bengali fare - expect jumbo prawns covered in fragrant coconut milk curry,onion bahjis from a revolutionary food stand, succulent chicken curries and a range of Bengali sweets to name just a few. Finish at one of the oldest colonial coffee houses in Kolkata where nearby university students descend for intellectual discussions.

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Greet your guide outside Esplanade metro station at 5pm and catch the train up to a district little visited by foreigners and known for its cuisine. When you disembark, you'll dive straight in with an exotic lasse found at a local street vendor before hopping into a tiny joint that's been whipping up some of the best masala curries in Kolkata for more than a century. As you eat, your guide will tell you stories of old Calcutta. 

Jump aboard a local bus for a short journey up to one of Kolkata's most celebrated seafood restaurants where you'll try their signature jumbo prawn covered in  chingri coconut cream sauce and a mouth-watering curried fish mousse steamed in a banana leaf. After leaving you'll clamber aboard one of the old richshaws, the only place where these wooden carts still exist in India and take a short tour of the area en route to the next foodie stop. Gorge on a prawn  kabiraji at a legendary kitchen started by a Scot in the 19th century.

Kolkata might seem busy, but your guide will take you on a walk down through a peaceful district pointing out temples and local life along the way. As you meander the backstreets of old Kolkata, you'll try tasty titbits from the city's most famous onion bhajis to zingy gram salads made from herbs and pulses. 

Sip on local ginger infused chai tea before jumping on board one of the old trams that have been plying the streets of Kolkata for over a century for a short journey to College Street. Here, piles of school book sellers are passed by university students on their way back from lectures. Drop into a local cafe to sample a famed coconut sherbet drink and then dive into Begali treats at a nearby sweet shop. The evening finishes in the faded grandeur of old colonial coffee shop where students are busy debating, ceiling fans whirl overhead and waiters serve coffees in traditional garb. 

This isn't just a foodie tour, it's a tour into the heart of Kolkata.

Inclusions

Taste more than 14 different Bengali food and drinks

Private Kolkata food tour

A private trained local foodie guide

Bottled water and refreshing Indian drinks

All transport costs including the metro, tram, bus and rickshaw

All local taxes and booking fees

Dinner

Snacks

Bottled water

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks

Items of a personal nature

Pick up and drop off from your hotel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Infant meals not included. The tour isn't suitable for prams as you will need to get on and off transport

You will need to be able enough to get on and off local transport

The last stop and coffee shop is a little smoky. If children are on the tour, this stop may be exchanged for a different one.

There is some moderate walking some wear comfortable shoes and bring appropriate clothing and an umbrella in rainy season

Please get in contact with us if you have any dietary requirements

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Jun-2018

    Excellent tour - crush on the metro but hey! Visited places we would not have otherwise gone to and the walk around the Bengali district with the guide, Avik, was very interesting. The food was excellent and the guide knew the locals and the vendors. This is a tour easy managed for most as there are frequent stops to eat and sit down.