About the Event

Chitpur has a unique historical ecosphere–a wide stretch of busy bazaars with lesser-known heritage sites and unique shops serving local cuisines. Chitpur also embodies some of the city’s finest narratives–of old temples that can be traced back to the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan, of modern markets established during the British regime and of Kolkata’s largest mosque. We will walk through areas like Ezra Street, once a well-known settlement of Baghdadi Jews in Kolkata, and Chitpur Road, the oldest road in Kolkata. Discover the city’s finest stories with me, Amitabha, as we explore the nooks and crannies of Chitpur.Some interesting places we will cover during the walk are:Lalbazar Police Headquarters: Built in 1918, this magnificent building acts as the headquarters of the Kolkata Police. It was declared a heritage site by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.The principal mosque of the city built by the Kutchi Memon Jamat, a small community of Sunni Muslims from Kutch.Salehjee Musafirkhana: Established in 1889 by members of the Sunni Bohra community, this is one of the oldest guesthouses in Chitpur.As a giveaway, you also get a Fabindia coupon worth INR 500!Please Note:Wear comfortable shoesCarry a small backpack with a water bottle and a small handkerchiefCarry an umbrella or sun hat for protection against the sun raysKnow your experience leader – Amitabha A travel writer and photographer Amitabha Gupta, at India Curated, has been hosting experiences in Kolkata since the last three years. He maintains a blog under his own name where he writes about the heritage of West Bengal, especially about Durga puja conducted in traditional houses of the state. Amitabha has been featured by Times of India’s Calcutta Times as one of the top six bloggers who write on the heritage of Kolkata and West Bengal. A veteran resident of north Kolkata, he knows the nooks and corners, lanes and by-lanes of the city and their history in details. He thrills everyone with his anecdotes and makes the participants feel at home with the walking tour experiences….read less
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