Calcutta Capsule, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Every morning, before the sun is up; the light sensitive Neon street lamps of Calcutta go off just when there is enough light. We call this time the Magic hour, and what better way than to see a city when it's waking up. We hop on to the first tram of the day as the city enters the enchanting Magic Hour. The trams, which used to be the king of the roads, still rule the streets during the magic hour. Trudging through the sleepy 300 year locality of Calcutta in full throttle (Tram/Bong Speed), the next few hours are spent visiting some local hidden spots around the oldest part of the city.

Before the bustling giant city wakes up we’d have used all the iconic transport modes of Calcutta, enjoyed sights that are just ignored in plain sight, had breakfast by a hidden hole in the wall with an extraordinary view, gossiped about Bengalis and Calcutta in general, learnt the meaning to “Adda” and lot more about being Bong. The “unguided tour” as we call it is wrapped up savoring Chai (tea) in a bhaad (earthen cups), the best sweets of Calcutta and finding our way through the winding streets to the place where we began (the tour we mean). To visit Calcutta Capsule and other attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta), use our Kolkata (Calcutta) online itinerary planner .
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  • I am so happy that I was able to fit in this tour, and that tour guide Soham could accommodate me at relatively last-minute! It was absolutely brilliant and definitely worth the 5am start- I would hig...  more »
  • Soham gave us a brilliant morning in Kolkata! Despite having spent a lot of time in the city myself, he showed me things I’d never seen or done. We really enjoyed his company and his knowledge - his s...  more »
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