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

INDIA'S OLDEST CHINATOWN WALK

4 JULY 2020 | 19:00-20:30 (INDIA)

Explore Kolkata's, India's & South Asia's Oldest Chinatown  through this virtual walking tour via zoom.

₹350

CHOWRINGHEE ARCHITECTURE WALK

5 JULY 2020 | 19:00-20:30 (INDIA)

Explore a golden era of Colonial architectural experiments along Kolkata's Chowringhee Rd on this virtual walking tour via zoom.

₹350

DALHOUSIE SQ WALK

12 JULY 2020 | 19:00-21:00 (INDIA)

Explore the development of Dalhousie Square from a motley group of huts to the Colonial financial and administrative centre of Calcutta in the virtual walk via zoom.

₹350

WORKSHOPS FROM HWC ACADEMY

VIRTUAL LEARNING SESSIONS WITH EXPERTS FROM OUR TEAM

24 & 31 May | 19:00-21:00 | ₹1000

Researching Family Histories

In this two-session workshop you will learn methods to conduct basic family history research, including creating a family tree and situating you family's experiences over time and space in the context of local & global events.

Session Leaders: 

Dr Tathagata Neogi (Archaeologist)

Chelsea McGill (Anthropologist)

07 June | 19:00-21:00 | ₹1000

Architecture, Politics & Society

This session will explore the dynamics between architecture, politics and society in 19th and 20th century India and how these intersected to influence one another.

Session Leader:

Anmol Grover (Conservation Architect)

14 & 21 June | 19:00-21:00 | ₹1000

Introduction to Ethnography

This two-session workshop will explore what is meant by ethnography, its scope and possibilities, and the various ways in which it has been employed in both India and abroad. 

Session Leader:

Sraman Sircar (Anthropologist & Oral Historian)

 

TRACING

LEGACIES

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. 

 

Trusted Heritage

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. 

 

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HOW OUR TOURS ARE BORN

what goes on behind the scenes while developing each of our walking tours

CONTACT

Flat 1, 238, Satin Sen Sarani, Kolkata 700054

+918777478529 (09:00-19:00; except Mondays)

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2017

february

We led our inaugural walking tour on

12th February 2017. This walk was in South Park Street cemetery & 20 people explored with us.

470

tours

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.

3920

explorers

We helped both locals & tourists to explore Kolkata. More than 68% of our explorers are locals who wanted to know more about their city.  

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Since 2017 our team of academics have worked as  research and historical accuracy consultants in 3 films/webseries & 3 international heritage and culture projects. 

Flat 1, 238, Satin Sen Sarani, Kolkata 700054

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