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.
VIRTUAL WALKING TOURS
EXPLORE KOLKATA FROM HOME THROUGH OUR VIRTUAL WALKING TOURS
WORKSHOPS FROM HWC ACADEMY
VIRTUAL LEARNING SESSIONS WITH EXPERTS FROM OUR TEAM
Explore your family history in India through our expert family history research consultancy service. We also curate bespoke family-history based trails for you to explore the places associated with your family in India.
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 418 walking tours, 47 day tours, 04 Family History Discovery Trail & 1 Virtual Walk. 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 research and historical accuracy consultants in 3 films/webseries & 3 international heritage and culture projects.