Tour de Little Europe in Bengal
Parts of Bengal were once colonies of European settlements, discover the colorful heritage of the Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish and British as we explore old colonial settlements along the Hooghly river (West Bengal).
On this full day tour you will get a glimpse of Bandel, Chinsurah, Chandannagar and Serampore. We will introduce you to the amazing cultural confluence along the Hooghly River, often called “Europe on the Ganges”.
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Discover the colorful heritage of the Portuguese, Dutch, French, Danish and British as we explore old colonial settlements along the Hooghly river in West Bengal.
The tour is designed to help you understand more about the melting pot of cultures in Bengal that contributed to the birth of modern India.
Your Guide and Hosts
Peter & Leonora de Vries are from New Zealand and lived and worked for many years as social entrepreneurs in Kolkata. Their desire is to empower people for a better life. They have extensively studied and observed the Bengali people, culture and the history that has formed them.
Note: The Trip starts and ends in Kolkata (West Bengal) and travel will be done in a car/winger.
- Serampore – The Danish Delight Mission Chapel, Serampore College, William Carey Museum, St Olave Church and the Danish Tavern
- Chinsurah – The Dutch Legacy Armenian Church, Old Dutch Fort, Mohsin College, Dutch cemetery
- Hooghly District – Ola Portugese Bandel Church & Hooghly Imambara
- Chandannagar-French Bienvenue Patal Bari, Sacred Heart Church, Boulevard-Chandannagore Strand
“Heritage … includes the natural as well as the cultural environment. It encompasses landscapes, historic places, sites and built environments, as well as bio-diversity, collections, past and continuing cultural practices, knowledge and living experiences….” (ICOMOS, 1999)
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|START TIME||Please arrive by 7:30 AM at Indian Museum, Kolkata or agreed upon place.|
|END TIME||Approximately 8:00 PM disembarkation in Kolkata.|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket,walking shoes and sunscreen.|
|Destination||Bandel, Chandannagar, Chinsurah, Serampore|
|Age||Free for Children 5 years and below|