Park Street was originally known as the Burial Ground Road because it was home to a number of cemeteries and covered by patches of jungle. The 250-year-old South Park Street Cemetery was the first to be established in the area and is the final resting place of renowned personalities such as Henry Louis Vivian Derozio and William Jones. It is the women buried in the cemetery, however, who have some fascinating tales to tell. The walk unearths and brings to light these largely untold stories through letters, memoirs and other contemporary sources. It attempts to piece together the lives of these women, including those of a famed beauty known for her wits, a reputed botanist and the outspoken Indian 'bibi' of an English lawyer. Walk Leader: Sachika Ghosh
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Photography fees with a digital camera may be extra.
Please contact us at least 2 days before the intended date of the tour to arrange logistics; if you are booking a private tour.
Private Walk - 800 INR per person.
Terms and Conditions
Registration ends one day prior to experience date.
The prices are generally all-inclusive and include guide fees; tea/coffee/water; entry tickets (if any); and transportation within the tour (if required).
Regular walking tours; day trips; and special tours require pre-booking and payment online.
All of our tour guides speak English and Bengali and many also speak Hindi. The language used during the tour will be chosen based on the composition of the group; if the group is mixed-language; the tour will be conducted in English. We are; of course; happy to answer any questions; or clarifications that you may need during the tour in one of the three above languages.
Phone numbers of walk leaders are provided at the time of booking. The walk leaders normally reach the start point at least 15 minutes before the start of the walk.
Please bring cash for anything you want to buy during the tour that is not included in the price. Walking shoes are recommended; along with umbrellas or hats to shield from the bright sunlight. Although there is no dress code; please wear light; culturally appropriate clothing as some tours include religious sites.
Our tours will start sharply at the time mentioned on the schedule. It is recommended that you arrive at the meeting point at least 10-15 minutes before the start of the tour. If you are stuck in traffic; do let us know, and we will wait for you for another ten minutes.
Since most of our walking tours run along busy roads; it is strongly recommended that you remain on the footpath at all times. Please be careful when you take pictures and while crossing the roads. While all of our tours are children-friendly; we recommend utmost caution while crossing roads with children.
Photography is allowed on all of our tours; unless it invades privacy and/or hampers the progress of the tours. On occasion; there may be restrictions on photography put in place by the owners of different properties. These restrictions must be respected. If there are any photography fees at any place during the tour; the customer will be required to pay for it; although we will pay for admission.
For the smooth progress of the tour; we recommend that all mobile phones be kept in silent mode during the entire duration of the tour. Our guides will switch their phones off before the tours begin.
For the convenience of everyone on the tour; smoking is prohibited during the entire duration of the walking tours. For longer tours; such as day trips and special tours; please smoke at a respectable distance from the group so that no one is inconvenienced.
Racism and other forms of discriminatory behavior - ZERO TOLERANCE policy on racism or any other forms of discriminatory behavior. We reserve the right to refuse service or stop a tour if anyone engages in such a practice.
The Heritage Walk Calcutta Explorer Card helps you to see more of Kolkata; for less. If you take four of our tours (of any kind!); you will receive one standard walking tour absolutely free. Please ask for your Explorer Card from the tour guide. This card is absolutely free of cost and valid for one year, and we will stamp it at the end of each tour. So please do not forget to get your Explorer Card stamped at the end of each tour.
Host reserves all rights to modify the experience without prior information, and Dogether would not be responsible for the same.
Reservations can be canceled up to 48 hours before the tour to receive a full refund.
No refund will be issued for tours canceled after that period or in the case of a No-Show.
However; you can always request us to postpone your booking to the next available tour on the same theme, and we will try our best to accommodate you.
If; in any circumstance; we are forced to cancel a tour; we will give you the choice of a full refund or a postponement. If you choose the former; we will refund the entire amount.