WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
translating ethical research into immersive experiences
We are an academic-run, research-oriented company that provides walking tours of Kolkata for locals and tourists to enable them to experience the city in a new way and connect with diverse local communities. We also organize workshops for children and adults that teach certain skills that are not otherwise available and that make them aware and responsible stakeholders for sustainable maintenance of our collective urban heritage in a time of rapid urban expansion. A part of the revenue we generate is channelled into various independent and collaborative documentation and conservation projects.
The health and safety of our customers and our team members are paramount to us.
Given the current lockdown and in anticipation of the extension of the same, we are now temporarily suspending our operations until 30th of April 2020.
Our Art Walks in collaboration with the Ghare Baire Exhibition at Currency Building are now postponed till May. Those who registered, will receive text messages from us about the new dates of these walks.
Meanwhile, stay home (if you can), and stay safe and our outreach through videos and weekly podcast below.
You can also support our research via patreon.com/heritagewalkcal to help us tide through this uncertain period.
THE STUPID HISTORY PODCAST
Giving Back @ Heritage Walk Calcutta
Trusted Heritage is an initiative of Heritage Walk Calcutta to undertake projects and training programmes that address overlooked heritage issues. We seek to change the heritage conversation in South Asia and beyond both by ourselves and in collaboration with like-minded organizations and universities worldwide.
A majority of the Trusted Heritage projects are independently funded by reinvesting part of the profits generated by Heritage Walk Calcutta's commercial activities.
LATEST FROM OUR RESEARCH BLOG
HOW OUR TOURS ARE BORN
what goes on behind the scenes while developing each of our walking tours
We led our inaugural walking tour on
12th February 2017. This walk was in South Park Street cemetery & 20 people explored with us.
Since then we conducted 351 walking tours, 45 day tours & 02 Family History Discovery Trail In addition we also conducted workshops for Göethe Institut & the British Council & a Global Leaders Experience for University of Exeter
We helped both locals & tourists to explore Kolkata. More than 68% of our explorers are locals who wanted to know more about their city.
Since 2017 our team of academics have worked as consultants in 1 upcoming animated historical film & 1 upcoming historical fiction & TOLEDO Cities of Translators Project.