Kolkata Church Walk: Convergence of Different Faiths

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Trace Kolkata’s rich history and what made it a point of convergence for different religions and faith to settle in. Explore the city’s rich history and architecture in a whole new light with this Church walk which will take you some of the most beautiful sites there are!

Tour Duration: 3 hours

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  • Explore the confluence of different faiths like Judaism, Armenian, Portuguese and Christianity through their exceptionally beautiful houses of worship.
  • Get a chance to see the breathtakingly beautiful Jewish Synagogues from inside and interact with the local keepers who all happen to be of Islam faith!
  • Trace the rich history of Armenians in India with a visit to the oldest Armenian Church in Kolkata.
  • Explore Kolkata’s history before the time of British with a visit to the Portuguese Church.
  • Visit the St. Andrews Church, the only Scottish Church of Kolkata.
  • Early morning walk in order to avoid any traffic jams and people frenzy!

Descriptions

Kolkata, the City of Joy, is also the city of a confluence of a different faith from around the world which have come and stayed for centuries and made this city rich in history, culture, and architecture

This Church walk will begin early in the morning at 8:00 AM from the meeting point at St John Church where you will meet your guide

Begin your walk with a visit to the breathtakingly beautiful Jewish Synagogues, the Maghen David and the Neveh Shalome Synagogue While the former is one of the biggest in Kolkata, the latter is the first one in the country and traces back the history of Baghdadi Jews in India Get swooned by these beauties and interact with the local keepers who have a lot to tell you!

Once you’re done here, follow your guide to visit the Armenian Church of Holy Nazareth, the center of the Armenian community in India Believed to be the oldest church in India, it traces the rich history of the Armenian community Explore its beautiful architecture including its graveyard which happens to have the oldest known grave!

Next up in line is the Holy Rosary Cathedral also known as the Portuguese Church Founded in 1690 with the influx of Portuguese community in the city, this church bears testament to the Portuguese and their history in Kolkata Follow your guide as he equips you with many interesting facts and details about the place

Further up, visit the Beth El Synagogue, the third Jewish synagogue in the city and though the services of this synagogue have stopped now, you’ll be mesmerized by the interiors of this place which are exceptionally well-maintained! Get lost in the surroundings of this enchanting place with your guide as e tells you further about the architecture and history

Post this, move towards to the last stop, St Andrews Church, the only Scottish Church in the city, this Church is a noble landmark and one of the heritage sites of the city Explore this last stop before bidding goodbye to your guide

Inclusions

  • A private, live English speaking tour guide
  • Tea and light breakfast (Kolkata style)

Exclusions

  • Additional Meals & beverages

Pickup & Meeting Point

Pickpup Information
Pick-up and drop-off service provided from all hotels located in Central Kolkata Region. For Hotels, outside of Central Kolkata, Hotel Pick & drop provided at additional cost.

Additional Information

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Photography is subject to the rules and regulations of all the places.

Customer Review

Overall Rating

5.0 / 5

A fascinating morning of church history

July 16, 2019

A fascinating morning of church history

J
reviewed by Joann

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