Overview: Kolkata is made of many layers. The Walk will give you an opportunity to peek into inner layers of the real and traditional life of Kolkata. Flower Market located at the base of the iconic Howrah Bridge on Mullick Ghat is one of the largest in India. A walk through the flower market is a real colourful and fragrant experience. Different colours and varieties of flowers are brought everyday to the market not just for temple prayers but also for wedding decorations, events and festivals. Each god or goddess has their own favourite flowers and leaves.
As we walk along the river we see the various communities that live by and depend on it. The Walk will take you to Kumartuli. This is known for its renowned artisans who craft the most beautiful idols from straw and clay. You can see them working and their way of life from close quarters. You can understand how idols are made and from where they source their materials.
Distance Covered: Four to Five kilometers
Suitable Time: In the morning from 6.30am to 9am (winter) and 6am to 8.30am (summer)
Who Should Come: Anyone willing to walk around 4-5 km
What to Wear and Carry: Normal clothes. If it is winter, slight woolen may be required during morning. If it is summer, prefer light cotton clothes. Wear comfortable footwear as the Flower Market can be slushy. Please carry a liter of bottled drinking water as Kolkata can be humid and you can feel tired standing and walking for close to three hours.
Starting Point: North Port Police Station
How to Come to Starting Point: If you are going from Kolkata towards Howrah it is on the left side of the road just before Howrah Bridge.
No. of Persons: Minimum 6 and Maximum 20
• Entry fees
• Local snacks
• Coconut water /tea/coffee
• English speaking guide
• Entry Fee for foreigners, if required
• Any transportation, if needed
• Anything not mentioned in the “Inclusion” list.
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