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Pilgrim's Trail: Chitpore Road Walk

Location: Bowbazar I Type: EntertainmentI Category: General

General Venue Information

  • Bagbazar Tram Terminal

  • Bagbazar Tram Terminal Moitra Sarani, Kolkata 700003

    Bowbazar

    Kolkata

General Organizer Information

  • Team Heritage Walk Calcutta

  •    09995813775

  •    E-Mail Website

General Event Schedule

SchoolConnects Offer N/A
Start Date Sat,Feb 16 2019
End Date Sat,Feb 16 2019
Timings 7:30 am to 10:00am
Age Range 12+
Price
Standard - Rs.650
Last Registration Date Fri,Feb 15 2019

Overview for 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 warren of winding alleyways to explore their history. During this tour, you will discover the early history of Kolkata, and the roles played by the locals in administering a fledgling city. The tour will take you through Kumartuli, where the skilled idol-makers are already at work for upcoming Durga and Kali Puja in September-October. The explorers will walk by the house where arguably the East Bengal Club is said to have been founded and will visit some of the oldest surviving temples in the city, and learn about the interesting histories associated with them. We will finish at the gates of Sobhabazar Rajbari and go for rasgollas at Chittaranjan. Start Point: Outside Bagabzar Tram Depot, near Bagbazar Lockgate (Mohit Moitra Sarani) Duration: Approximately 2.5 hrs Stretch of walk: Bagbazar-Kumartuli-Sovabazar INR 650/person  

Pilgrim's Trail: Chitpore Road Walk Event Details

Other Description
Walk Leader: Pritha Mukherjee
The tour will take you through Kumartuli, where the skilled idol-makers are already at work for upcoming Durga and Kali Puja in September-October.
The explorers will walk by the house where arguably the East Bengal Club is said to have been founded and will visit some of the oldest surviving temples in the city, and learn about the interesting histories associated with them. We will finish at the gates of Sobhabazar Rajbari and go for rasgollas at Chittaranjan.