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One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

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Dominique Lapierre called Kolkata ‘The City of Joy’ and the name has stuck ever since. Also known as the ‘Cultural Capital of India’, Kolkata preserves the remnants of British Raj in its Victorian-style architecture, trams and cuisine.

This beautiful city is located along the banks of Ganga and is best known for its culture, cuisine, hospitality, music, literature and movies, making it an absolute must to explore through our one day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Tour by Private Car.

Kolkata showcases a mesmerising display of both colonial grandeur and modern, minimalistic styles of living, which you can witness through this specially curated Kolkata city tour. This city is a favourite among photographers and videographers as the colours and the emotions look even more splendid when captured.

This city also has a thriving nightlife which you can experience at its heritage restaurants, pubs and discotheques. Apart from sites of interests, Kolkata draws thousands of tourists during Durga Puja when the city’s cultural and artistic sides are highlighted at their best.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Kolkata Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered –
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 8:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Kolkata Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Package Cost for 1 Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing  Trip

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.3,700/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.4,300/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.5,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.6,400/-
Swaraj Mazda
20 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.11,500/-
Bus
49 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.15,000/-

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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Kolkata tour

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The best time to visit Kolkata is from October to March when the temperature is quite pleasant, making it suitable for a full day of sightseeing in Kolkata. Winters are light and thus a good time to visit. Summers are hot and humid and normally inadvisable for tourism.

In our one day Kolkata tour, you will be visiting Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Belur Math, Mother Teresa’s House, Howrah Bridge, St. John’s Church, Marble Palace, Victoria Memorial and Birla Planetarium. The cabs that we offer as part of the day trip are spacious, luxurious and come with amenities such as AC and GPS.

There is no hassle of hidden fees and our drivers will ensure that you get around the city without any troubles. Best service in low tariffs is what we aim at providing to our guests with this one day city tour.


Itinerary for your One Day Kolkata Local Trip

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple 9:30 AM
Belur Math (Ramakrishna Mission) 9:45 AM
Mother Teresa’s Home (with Nirmal Hriday) 10:00 AM
Howrah Bridge / Hooghly River 11:00 AM
Marble Palace 1:00 PM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {Govardhan / Siddhartha}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Victoria Memorial 2:45 PM
Birla Planetarium 3:15 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 8:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Kolkata or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Kolkata fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Kolkata 1 Day Local Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Kolkata Local Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to Kolkata City Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Kolkata

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The Panchavati Garden, a flock of five ancient trees is near the temple. This garden is beautifully landscaped and well maintained by the temple authorities. It is believed that Sri Ramakrishna used to meditate and preach in this garden.
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Kolkata

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is located at a distance of 20 KM North from Kolkata and sits on the banks of river Hooghly, making it appropriate to reach by a private cab. This temple is one of the most revered, sacred temples in Kolkata.

Apart from being an important place of worship, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple is also an amazing example of the Bengal style of architecture. This navaratna style temple towers over the city with a height of more than 100 feet. The massive courtyard of the temple has 12 other small temples, all of whom dedicated to Lord Shiva.

This temple was built under the patronage Rani Rashmoni and founded in May 1855. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple is also the place where Rama Krishna Paramahamsa attained his spiritual vision and encouraged unity among all religions.


2. Belur Math (Ramakrishna Mission), Kolkata

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Belur Math Ramakrishna Mission
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: While you are here, do not miss out on the evening aarti that is held every day at exactly 5:30 PM. Devotees are only expected to meditate while hymns are chanted by the monks. Offerings of flowers and sweets during the evening aarti isn’t appreciated.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Belur Math (Ramakrishna Mission), Kolkata

Next up on our one day Kolkata city tour is Belur Math or Ramakrishna Mission which is spread over forty acres of land on the west bank of the Hooghly River. This site of pilgrimage is located at a distance of some 4 KM from Howrah Station. Apart from being a revered place of worship, Belur Math is also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

People from all over the world irrespective of their religion are welcomed to visit the temple, participate in activities and enjoy a hearty meal all through the year. The temple is famed for its outstanding architecture, which is a skilful combination of Hindu, Christian and Islamic style of architecture that also represents the unity of all religions.

Belur Math was founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1938. The temple complex also houses a museum and several other affiliated educational institutions such as a polytechnic and degree college.
Belur Math is also a provider of various services such as medical help, rural upliftment, educational activities and other spiritual activities for the people who visit. Photographers and architecture enthusiasts also have a great time while visiting this temple.


3. Mother Teresa’s Home (with Nirmal Hriday), Kolkata

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Mother Teresas Home
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do:The Holy Mass that is held every day at 6:00 AM in the Main Chapel. A special mass is organised every Friday at 4:30 PM at Mother’s Tomb and devotees are blessed with Mother Teresa’s relic.
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: Mother Teresa’s Home (with Nirmal Hriday), Kolkata

Mother Teresa established Mother House or Missionaries of Charity as a religious congregation in the year 1950. Mother House still runs effectively even after Mother Teresa’s death and the 4,500 sisters of the congregation continue to provide free services to the ones stricken by poverty and disease.

Their selfless service and kindness have inspired many a people for generations and today several branches are running all over the world, carrying forward Mother Teresa’s legacy. It is one of the most heartwarming places you will have the opportunity to spend time at, as part of the Kolkata local sightseeing package.

Apart from the sick and the poor, Nirmal Hriday also extends its services to the disabled, mentally challenged, former prostitutes, addicts, homeless, victims of natural disasters and epidemics, orphans and street children. There are also soup kitchens and schools affiliated to Mother House.

An area of the House is reserved for devotees to pay their respects to Mother Teresa. This area houses Mother Teresa’s Tomb and a small museum that displays rare photographs, her famous saree, awards and articles.


4. Howrah Bridge / Hooghly River, Kolkata

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Howrah Bridge
  • Plan to Depart by 3:00 PM
  • Must See / Things to Do: Hire a ferry from one of the ghats to see the Howrah Bridge lit up at night.
  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: Rs.30/- per person
  • Website: Howrah Bridge / Hooghly River

Howrah Bridge is the singular, most iconic landmark of Kolkata and passing over it in your private rental cab, you will experience a beautiful sensation. Howrah Bridge is a gigantic steel structure and is also the sixth longest cantilever bridges of its type in the world.

This bridge was built in 1935 across the Hooghly River to connect Howrah and Kolkata. This bridge is also one of the busiest bridges of the world as it carries a daily traffic of over 100,000 vehicles and numerous pedestrians.

Tourists who want to photograph the bridge are recommended to hire a ferry ride that plies between Kolkata and Howrah every day. The rides are offered from Launch Ghat, Princep Ghat, Babu Ghat and Outram Ghat. The bridge was renamed as Rabindra Setu on June 14, 1965, after Rabindranath Tagore.

This great bridge is 71 ft wide and has a total of 8 lanes of strand road, bicycles, and pedestrians. Interestingly, Howrah Bridge has been built without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets.

Ever since the 1950s, several popular movies have featured the Howrah Bridge as a sight of importance. Some of these movies are Love Aaj Kal, Barfi, Parineeta, The Namesake, etc. Don’t forget to photograph Howrah Bridge and take home with you the “postcard boy” of Kolkata!


5. St. John’s Church

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car St. John’s Church
  • Plan to Depart by:
  • Must See / Things to Do: Do visit Job Charnock’s tomb. He was a British trader and founded Kolkata is 1686.
  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Tuesday
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee Weekdays (Mon – Fri): Adult: Rs.50/- || Child :Rs.20/-
  • Entry Fee Weekends (Sat – Sun): Adult: Rs.60/- || Child :Rs.30/-
  • Website: St. John’s Church

St. John’s Church is the third oldest church of Kolkata. It was built in 1787 by the architecture James Agg. The church is a rich storehouse of ancient memories and some important landmarks related to the history and foundation of Kolkata, making it an important sight in our Kolkata city tour. Warren Hastings and Reverend William Johnson were the ones who insisted that this church was made.

The church has been built entirely on the site of the old burial ground. The burial ground has remained closed since 1767 after Maharaja Nabakrishna Deb sold the property to Warren Hastings. St. John’s is also a great place to attend Sunday service and Christmas mass.


6. Marble Palace

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Marble Palace
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The Marble Palace Zoo is known to be the first zoo opened in India by Raja Rajendra Mullick. This zoo still exists in the mansion complex. Presently its role is limited to that of an aviary and shelter for hornbills, peacocks, storks, pelicans and cranes and small animals.
  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee:
  • Website: Marble Palace

Marble Palace was built in 1835 as a private residence for Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali merchant and art enthusiast. This magnificent palace was built with the idea of preserving the exquisite works of art.

The palace stands as a testament to Mullick’s grand wealth which is displayed in the palace’s shining marble floors, an exquisite collection of Western sculptures and Victorian furniture. The mansion has a grand porch which is decorated with stucco work and six Tuscan columns.

The ground floor and first floor each have 14 Corinthian columns. Apart from sculptures and furniture, Marble Palace also exhibits beautiful paintings by renowned Indian and European artists and other objects of art.

Artefacts such as clocks, chandeliers, floor to ceiling mirrors, urns and busts of kings and queen also grace the mansion complex. Mullick also preserved two important paintings of Rubens – The Marriage of St. Catherine and The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian


7. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Victoria Memorial
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The Son-et-Lumiere shows that take place in the evening. Victoria Memorial grounds also hosts many cultural events such as literary fests, talks, debates, music festivals etc.
  • Timings: 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
  • Website: St. Philomena Church, Kolkata

Next up on our 1 day Kolkata sightseeing package is the Victoria Memorial which is located in the heart of Kolkata. This building is the most famous remnant of the British Raj and is a grand display of British architecture and elegance.

Victoria Memorial was built in 1906 to mark Queen Victoria’s 25 years rule over India. Lord Curzon undertook the project of building this magnificent building and today Victoria Memorial ranks among the top places to visit in India.

The memorial serves as a homage to the British rule in India by being an excellent example of the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style that existed in that era. Considered to be the pride of Kolkata, the museum at the Victoria Memorial displays an assortment of paintings, memorabilia, souvenirs, clothes and gadgets of the Calcutta of a bygone era.

The lush green and well-maintained garden spreads over 64 acres and is a popular place to visit among youths and picnic goers.


8. Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

One Day Kolkata Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Birla Planetarium
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Do try to attend an informative show that are organized daily between 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry Fee || Rs. 250 /- per person for Quick Darshan || Rs. 50/- per person for Viswaroopa Seva
  • Website: Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Kolkata

Birla Planetarium was set up by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd July 1963 and is a must visit for all astronomy enthusiasts, in the one day Kolkata sightseeing tour. This is also is one of the three planetariums present in India and is regarded as the largest of its kind in the world.

A visit to the Birla Planetarium is very popular among children as it provides the most innovative ways to ignite interest in science and the motion of planets. Astronomy lovers from all over the world can be seen visiting this planetarium to attends the amazing shows which are organized regularly.

Birla Planetarium is also one of the few places that still makes use of old equipment that are no longer in use in newer facilities. The hallways of the planetarium display photographs, models and interactive displays of astronauts and celestial bodies.


A city tour of Kolkata on the weekend with your family might be all that you need to brave the Monday blues with a smile. The City of Joy awaits you with its hospitality and we’ll be more than happy to organize the perfect weekend for you!


Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Kolkata tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Kolkata Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Kolkata tour package. This 1 day Kolkata tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Kolkata and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Kolkata tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Kolkata sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


Questions about the Tour?

In case of any query regarding the 1 Day Kolkata tour package, feel free to call one of the service providers on below numbers or Request a Call Back or send an email at hello@oneday.tours. Our travel advisors are happy to assist you 24/7.

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