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Indian Museum Tours and Activities

Indian Museum
Founded in 1814, the Indian Museum in Kolkata (Calcutta) is the oldest museum in India and houses one of the largest collections of artifacts found anywhere in Asia. The natural history exhibits, complete with dinosaur and mammoth skeletons and myriad pinned insects, ranks among the best in the world.

Known by locals as the ‘House of Magic,’ the museum walks visitors through the cultural, zoological and geographical history of India dating back to prehistoric times. Particularly noteworthy displays include a 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy, an urn said to hold the ashes of the Buddha, a life-size replica of the Barhut Gateway and India’s largest coin collection.

The museum is closed on Mondays, so plan your visit ahead of time so as not to miss out on this Kolkata highlight. Bags aren’t allowed inside the museum, although you can check purses and small bags at the entrance. With more than 60 galleries spread over a 10,000 square foot (929 square meter) area, it’s best to set aside at least a half-day to tour the museum.
Address: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Park Street area, Kolkata 700016, India
Hours: March to November: 10am - 5pm; December to February: 10am to 4:30pm; Closed every Monday
Admission: For Indiands: Rs 10 for Adults (baby in arms is free); For foreigners: Rs 150
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Custom Private Kolkata Sightseeing Trip with Optional Guided Trip

Custom Private Kolkata Sightseeing Trip with Optional Guided Trip

Experience Kolkata- with Private Car Driver with Air conditioned Car Option for all at your Disposal for 8 Hours For City Sightseeing. This is Private Transportation Kolkata city sightseeing with English Speaking and Local Kolkata Car Driver for your Visits
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  • 1 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.10
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Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kolkata

Private Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kolkata

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Discover the vibrant city of Kolkata on a private tour of the city. See key landmarks such as Mother Teresa’s house to view her tomb, the Howrah Bridge, the Marble Palace, and much more as you drive around in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Learn about the history of India, from ancient times to its British occupation to present-day, over the course of the day.
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  • 8 hours
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$40.00
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British Raj Walk in Kolkata

British Raj Walk in Kolkata

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Kolkata is filled with buildings that reflect its time as the British Raj’s capital during the 18th and 19th centuries. On this walking tour, view the sights as you retrace the history of the British in the city. See the Governor’s House, Victoria Memorial, and more; and hear stories about the Raj and India’s independence struggle you might miss otherwise. If you wish, upgrade to include hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
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City of Joy experience, a full day tour of Kolkata

City of Joy experience, a full day tour of Kolkata

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Experience the best of Kolkata with this full-day tour of the city. You'll get to see many of the so-called City of Joy's greatest buildings and attractions, including the Victoria Memorial, St John's Church, the 18th-century Writers Building and the 19th-centry Shaheed Minar, as well as the oldest museum in India. You'll finish your tour with a three-hour cruise on the Hooghly River, a distributary of the Ganges.
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  • 12 hours
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$117.34
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Custom Private Guided Kolkata Sightseeing Trip w/ Optional Add ons

Custom Private Guided Kolkata Sightseeing Trip w/ Optional Add ons

Make your own Private Custom Guided Trip by selecting Attraction from The List and Tours them with Included English Speaking Tour Guide with a Trip. Air Conditioned Vehicle for your Transportation
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  • 8 hours
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Kolkata Heritage City Tour

Kolkata Heritage City Tour

Magnificent, Incredible, Beautiful and many other similar words together, are still not enough to describe the capital of culture- Kolkata One of the vibrant cities of India enjoying every moment of life. As one of important seats of the British rule, it consists of several British monuments. It is also the centre of Missionaries of Charity, built by Mother Teresa. A city of culture and tradition, it has several temples dedicated to goddess Kali while Durga Puja is the biggest festival celebrated here. Besides touring the various sites, you can explore the life style of the localities at the old markets of the city. The city is known for its colorful cotton and silk saris
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  • 9 hours
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Full day city of Kolkata with Guide and Lunch

Full day city of Kolkata with Guide and Lunch

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The City of Joy Experience is a day tour where guests will discover why Kolkata is indeed the City of Joy. The experience commences at the Mausoleum of Job Charnock, the founder of British Kolkata and covers St Johns Church, the iconic Writers Building, the magnificent Governor’s house, Shahid Minar, India’s oldest museum and the legendary Victoria Memorial. The experience fittingly ends after a scenic 3-hour cruise over the River Ganges.
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  • 11 hours
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$106.67
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$106.67
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Kolkata city tour discover Temple, Monuments & Museum

Kolkata city tour discover Temple, Monuments & Museum

Embark on full day city tour of Kolkata with English speaking guide in a private vehicle. Visit Dakshineswar Temple, Kalighat Temple, Victoria Memorial, The Indian Museum & Missionaries Of Charity’s Mother House. Entrances to monuments and museum is well included. We are flexible to accommodate guest interest and cover any other monument of their choice within the city.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$125.87
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Indian Museum hours of operation?
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Indian Museum hours of operation: March to November: 10am - 5pm; December to February: 10am to 4:30pm; Closed every Monday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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