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.
CHARTING FAMILY HISTORY IN INDIA
If you want to learn the history of family members who lived in India in the past, and/or retrace their footsteps, you can commission bespoke research and research-based trails of your family history provided by the team of experts of Heritage Walk Calcutta through our new brand "Tracing Legacies".
We have launched this first-of-its-kind service in India in July 2019. Please visit the Tracing Legacies website for more details.
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.