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Kali Travel Home

#21 of 141 Tours in Kolkata
Kolkata, India
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About Kali Travel Home
We provide the original Kolkata walking tours and Bengali Cooking Classes at affordable prices. Please check our prices. Avoiding the beaten track, we explore and photograph communities at work and leisure, including their history and architecture. There are Art Gallery tours and more. Walking tours are day or night and up to 4 hours long. Cooking classes are held during the day in the home of our Bengali teacher (with 20years experience) who in perfect English guides you through the preparation of a traditional Bengali meal. You might like to add a market visit before the class. Our teacher also runs her own village garden cooking class out of the city. Usually we meet and escort you on a wide range of walks, activities and cooking class options. The walks are led by Australian expats with 20 years of Calcutta walking experience. You can see our selection of walks and cooking class options at our main web site and also at http://traveleastindia.weebly.com This site includes prices.
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beadfreak wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia437 contributions93 helpful votes
My Daughter and I had to look these guys up as we did a couple of walks with them about 7 years ago which we and my late husband enjoyed very much. They are both very knowledgeable about everything Kolkata. We did an early morning walk with David visiting St John's Church and other points of interest including the Courts buildings and a newly opened museum/art gallery I think it was called the Coin Museum. We were able to view the old money vaults/safes. The art collection here is extensive and diverse, housed in a beautiful old building. We also did the Bengali cooking class with Rajashi, such a lovely lady. We learnt two different vegetarian dishes plus a delicious Tomato chutney and Puris. Keep up the good work guys. We will be back.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Carole W wrote a review Mar 2020
Chatswood4 contributions1 helpful vote
Was lucky to have a one on one tour on a Holi Day so whilst unable to get onto some sights I learnt where they were and went back over next two days to fill in gaps. Very relaxed and informative way to discover the street of inner Kolkata with as much information given as requested. They focus on the non mainstream tourist spots as they feel you can do those on your own, but will show you and inform you a lot about Kolkata you may not get on a point to point tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Martyn B, Guide and Manager at Kali Travel Home
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thanks for such a thoughtful response too our walk. Taking a walk with people you do not really know can be tricky. Too much talk and some people get bored, too little and some feel they are not getting enough. Your comment,"as much information given as requested" is appreciated. Thank you, David
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india1953 wrote a review Jan 2020
Mittagong, Australia56 contributions30 helpful votes
Had a great time learning to cook some Bengali dishes in the home of Rajashi. It was so interesting to visit a local home and be made to feel like one of the family. The food was delicious. It was lovely to talk with Rajashi and learn about life in Kolkata. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Martyn B, Guide and Manager at Kali Travel Home
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Rajashi has been part of our team for nearly 20 years. We are pleased you appreciate her talents as much as we do and very happy you enjoyed her class. Thanks for your kind words.
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marip76 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We booked a walking tour and a cooking class with Kali Travel in Kolkata. Unfortunately we could not do the cooking class in consequence of a sickness. However, we really enjoyed our walikng tour with David. We had the opportunity to visit a side of Kolkata in which tourists usually don't go and it was amazing. David, who is a gentle, professional and helpful person, explained many interesting things and let us become and feel part of this incredible culture.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Martyn B, tour guide/manager at Kali Travel Home
Responded 8 Jan 2020
Thanks so much Marina for your kind words. It was a pleasure walking with you both. I was impressed with your willingness to openly engage with the people we met on the walk and your inquisitiveness regarding details that many do not generally observe. Getting sick is an 'occupational hazard' for the traveller but despite that, you made the most of the time you had in Kolkata. Love to see you both back here sometime to enjoy a cooking class. Warmest regards David
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Jocy W wrote a review Sep 2019
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Amazing walk again with Martyn. I have done 5 walks over the years and Kali travel is the reason I keep coming back to Kolkata.So interesting seeing the back streets you would never know where to look.The original walk and in my opinion the best
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Martyn B, Manager at Kali Travel Home
Responded 2 Sep 2019
Thanks Jocy, always fun to walk with you and Richard. We covered a fair bit of ground and being just the three of us, the average size for our walks, we were able to share a lot together. Come back soon...warm regards, Martyn
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