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Stroll Through The Popular Book Street provided by Calcutta Caravan

Stroll Through The Popular Book Street

Stroll Through The Popular Book Street
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Stroll along the pathways of the largest book market in India at College Street, aka Boi Para (Book Street), a prominent centre of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is the largest pre-owned book market in the world. It is said, if you do not find a book in College street, then it probably never existed.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The largest book market in India. College Street aka Boi Para (Book Street) is a prominent centre of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is the largest pre-owned book market in the world. Quite often you come across an original copy of a masterpiece for a bargain. It is said, if you don't find a book in College street, then it probably never existed. We start our walk at Central Metro Station. We walk through the lanes of residential alleys to experience the lives of the locals. Explore the countless book kiosks and you may come across a masterpiece if it is your lucky day. This walk takes you along Presidency College (one of the oldest educational institution in India), the Indian Coffee House (the hub of intellectuals, the very place where stalwarts such as Satyajit Ray, Amartya Sen, Mrinal Sen and many more have visited and spent time in). And we cannot miss the legendary Paramount Sherbet, a 94 years old juice joint that boasts of a rich heritage. Popular for its “DaberShorbot” a Sharbet (juice) made of tender coconut water, ice, syrup and the white meat/pulp of the coconut. A great place for watching people and soaking in the vibe of this lovely city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The largest book market in India. College Street aka Boi Para (Book Street) is a prominent centre of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is the largest pre-owned book market in the world. Quite often you come across an original copy of a masterpiece for a bargain. It is said, if you don't find a book in College street, then it probably never existed. We start our walk at Central Metro Station. We walk through the lanes of residential alleys to experience the lives of the locals. Explore the countless book kiosks and you may come across a masterpiece if it is your lucky day. This walk takes you along Presidency College (one of the oldest educational institution in India), the Indian Coffee House (the hub of intellectuals, the very place where stalwarts such as Satyajit Ray, Amartya Sen, Mrinal Sen and many more have visited and spent time in). And we cannot miss the legendary Paramount Sherbet, a 94 years old juice joint that boasts of a rich heritage. Popular for its “DaberShorbot” a Sharbet (juice) made of tender coconut water, ice, syrup and the white meat/pulp of the coconut. A great place for watching people and soaking in the vibe of this lovely city.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 63135P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour Expert
  • Packaged Drinking Water
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Available on request)
  • Tipping/Gratitude (Optional)
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Central Metro Station (Entrance) Location Address: Bipin Behari Ganguli Street
  • Kolkata (Calcutta), Kolkata (Calcutta), Kolkata District, West Bengal
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All itineraries are sample itineraries. We reserve the right to change the itinerary either before or during the tour due to weather conditions, safety issues, traffic and road conditions for the comfort of the participants.
  • We shall not be responsible for any delays and alterations in the programme or expenses incurred -Directly or indirectly due to natural hazards, accidents, breakdowns of machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, weather, political closure or any other causes beyond our control.
  • We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person or property during a tour. We do not have any insurance policy coverings the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal belongings are at the guest's risk at all time.
  • For detailed T&C please refer to: http://www.calcuttacaravan.com/terms-conditions/
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tour Expert
  • Packaged Drinking Water
Exclusions
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Available on request)
  • Tipping/Gratitude (Optional)
Departure details
  • Location Name: Central Metro Station (Entrance) Location Address: Bipin Behari Ganguli Street
  • Kolkata (Calcutta), Kolkata (Calcutta), Kolkata District, West Bengal
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All itineraries are sample itineraries. We reserve the right to change the itinerary either before or during the tour due to weather conditions, safety issues, traffic and road conditions for the comfort of the participants.
  • We shall not be responsible for any delays and alterations in the programme or expenses incurred -Directly or indirectly due to natural hazards, accidents, breakdowns of machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, weather, political closure or any other causes beyond our control.
  • We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person or property during a tour. We do not have any insurance policy coverings the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal belongings are at the guest's risk at all time.
  • For detailed T&C please refer to: http://www.calcuttacaravan.com/terms-conditions/
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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