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  • Kolkata: Uptown 15-Taster Food Tour

    1. Kolkata: Uptown 15-Taster Food Tour

    Greet your guide outside Esplanade metro station at 5:00pm and catch the train up to a district little visited by foreigners and known for its cuisine. When you disembark, you'll dive straight in with an exotic lasse found at a local street vendor before hopping into a tiny joint that's been whipping up some of the best masala curries in Kolkata for more than a century. As you eat, your guide will tell you stories of old Calcutta. Jump aboard a local bus for a short journey up to one of Kolkata's most celebrated seafood restaurants where you'll try their signature jumbo prawn covered in chingri coconut cream sauce and a mouth-watering curried fish mousse steamed in a banana leaf. After leaving you'll clamber aboard one of the old richshaws, the only place where these wooden carts still exist in India and take a short tour of the area en route to the next foodie stop. Gorge on a prawn ka...

    Great tour to see Kolkata from another side and enjoy delicious food! Avik is a great guide with lots of insights about the city. Can totally recommend it!

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If you have decided to discover good Bengali cuisine then you have found the right guide. Some dishes eat in the street are almost gourmet and your guide will explain with passion the whole history of Calcutta Where he was born you will discover a small neighborhood in which you would not even have engaged us and a very hospitable population a turn not to miss

A really good way of getting off the beaten track and learning about Kolkata (or Calcutta as he still likes to call it!) as well as tasting some delicious food. Avik is passionate about his city and its history and has put together a very interesting tour.

Wonderful evening Our guide Avik Mitra was really perfect and attentive to every detail. His explanations were clear instructive and exciting. Another big thank you to Avik To recommend absolutely A very big thank you for this evening

Great tour to see Kolkata from another side and enjoy delicious food! Avik is a great guide with lots of insights about the city. Can totally recommend it!

Very communicative, personable, knows Kolkatta very well and knows a lot to tell.