Heritage Tour
News  /  Published 05.08.22

80-year-old paddle ship to sail on Hooghly for Kolkata Port Trust’s heritage tours

PS Bhopal has immense historic value and is the only one of its kind in India. Some paddle ships are still in use in the UK and Bangladesh. “Till 1904, Kolkata port was extremely important ...
By Bishwabijoy Mitra

Places  /  Published 04.08.22

A heritage walk down Lower Chitpur Road

If one is hungry for more built heritage, one can cross Mahatma Gandhi Road and take a look at the Panchayati Jain Temple, which was once the house of Manilal Mallick, who formed the Sinduriapatty Bra...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 02.08.22

A walking tour of Delhi’s Northern Ridge

The road continues inside the park, which is a car-free zone. Past the canopy of trees it goes to the highest point of the ridge, which has the colonial-era Flagstaff Tower. A small diversion before t...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 25.07.22

Terracotta tales, a Vivekananda connection and more at Antpur

Travel details: Antpur is 64km from Kolkata by road. From Kolkata, take the route to Dankuni via Baranagar, Dunlop and Dakhineswar. At Dankuni, take a left to Haripal via Mosat and left again from ...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 21.07.22

Rediscovering Barrackpore: India’s oldest cantonment has a wealth of historical riches

We got back on the highway for Kolkata. I could settle into the car, thinking of all the discoveries for today. I had caught a glimpse of Barrackpore’s high life. What this place would have bee...
By Adil Ahmad


Places  /  Published 15.07.22

Tracing heritage beyond Bishnupur in Bankura

Travel details:  Bishnupur is about 5 hours by road from Kolkata and well-connected by train.  All the towns are located within a 45-km radius of Bishnupur town and can be covered in one...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 08.07.22

Amadpur Baithak Khana – A hark back to ‘desher baris’ of the past

Amadpur is less than 100km north-west of Kolkata. One can take the Durgapur Expressway and then take a right turn from Masagram to reach Memari.  Cross the railway crossing near Memari Railwa...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 29.06.22

Tales of a palace: Exploring the built heritage of Hetampur

Post independence and the abolition of the zamindari system, it was impossible to maintain the palatial property. The meagre government stipend could not match costs and Ranjan Prasad was rented to th...
By Amitabha Gupta

Places  /  Published 27.06.22

The mighty Rohtasgarh Fort: Changing times, changing hands

Dehri-on-Sone is the nearest railhead, but it is advisable to stay in Sasaram as it has better accommodation Sasaram takes about eight hours from Howrah. A night journey is recommended as it saves ...
By Rangan Datta

Places  /  Published 16.06.22

Day trip: Village and temple-hopping in Amta, Howrah

Travel details: Amta is about 50km/2hr from Kolkata by road. You can also take the train to Amta from Howrah, and then hire a car or a toto from the station to tour the villages. Driving from Kolka...
By Amitabha Gupta


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