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St Paul's Cathedral Tours

St Paul's Cathedral
The seat of the Diocese of Calcutta of the Church of North India, St. Paul's Cathedral was built in 1847, effectively shifting the hub of Anglicanism in the city from St. John's Cathedral. Though its main function is as a house of worship, the imposing cathedral also features a decent library with numerous books on theology and general interest.
 
The Basics
St. Paul’s Cathedral’s elegant, imposing exterior is Gothic Revival in style, with tall, thin port windows and sharp turrets, while the beautiful interiors feature stained glass windows and carved pews. The church houses a large collection of paintings and sculpture, much of which focuses on the life of St. Paul. The cathedral is a popular stop on city tours, particularly those that spotlight Kolkata's rich architectural heritage.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral is a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.
  • Men and women should wear clothes that cover knees and shoulders.
  • During services, refrain from taking photos or walking around the church.
 
How to Get There
St. Paul's Cathedral is located at the southern end of Kolkata's largest park, Maidan, right next to the Victoria Memorial and a 10-minute walk from the Rabindra Sadan metro station. It's about a 10-minute drive from the Howrah Railway Station and a 20-minute walk from Park Street, where many of the city's hotels and high-end eateries are located.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open daily, with services on Sundays. Each year in November, the church holds a carnival with choir performances, games, and food. Special services take place during Holy Week and Easter, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and other Christian holidays.
 
Earthquake-Proofing the Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral suffered damage in two major earthquakes. The first, in 1897, caused the steeple to fall off the building. The cathedral then partially collapsed during the devastating 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake (which measured 8.0 magnitude at its epicenter near the border between India and Nepal). The cathedral was rebuilt soon after in what was dubbed the Indo-Gothic style and was designed to better withstand seismic activity.

Address: 1A, Cathedral Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal, India 700071, India
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Explore Kolkata- Private Day Tour with Lunch

Explore Kolkata- Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Explore the main attractions of Calcutta on this all-day guided tour. First, visit Mother Teresa's house and learn more about her humanitarian efforts. Other stops include Park Street Cemetery, St. Paul's Cathedral, Victoria Memorial Hall, Howrah Bridge (which is one of the busiest bridges in the world), and more. Plus, browse some of the city’s markets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Private Half-Day Kolkata Tour

Private Half-Day Kolkata Tour

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First-time visitors to Kolkata who want a fun overview of the city will enjoy this half-day guided tour. You'll visit must-see highlights including Mother Theresa's House, Howrah Bridge, the colorful flower market, and more. Travel in comfort between places in an air-conditioned vehicle, and save yourself time and effort by touring with an English-speaking guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Kolkata

Full-Day Custom Private Tour of Kolkata

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Cover the top sights of Kolkata with your own private guide, leaving you free to set the itinerary. Customize your stops based on your unique interests, from stately Victorian landmarks to thumping goddess temples. You’ll travel between attractions in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle, stopping wherever you wish. Tours are capped at 12 people, making this a great option for friends and families.
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  • 8 hours
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Explore the Religious Sites in Kolkata

Explore the Religious Sites in Kolkata

Kolkata is a multicultural and multi-religious city, and you'll visit some of the most interesting and beautiful Hindu, Muslim, Jain, and Christian sites on this tour. Learn about the culture and history of the city, as well as the diverse architectural and artistic styles that you'll see. You'll be able to see and do more than you could comfortably manage if touring independently, while benefiting from the assistance of local guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$152.00
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Visit Mother Teresa's house and Churches of Kolkata

Visit Mother Teresa's house and Churches of Kolkata

Religious travelers will enjoy this tour of Kolkata, which focuses on the city's beautiful churches, as well as the home of famous missionary Mother Teresa. You'll visit the historically significant St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Andrew's Church, and the beautiful South Park Cemetery. Your guide will tell you all about the history of these places, and give you insights that you may miss if traveling independently.
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  • 7 hours
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Morning tour of Kolkata with Flower Market

Morning tour of Kolkata with Flower Market

Start your journey with a hotel pick-up and then visit a flower market. After the flower market visit, enjoy tea by the bank of the river at the Prinsep Ghat. Then, continue to Victoria Memorial and St. Paul Cathedral Church.
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  • 4 hours
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Half-Day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Half-Day Kolkata Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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Visit some of Kolkata’s most beloved landmarks on a 6-hour, small-group tour with a local guide that includes hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees, and dinner. Take in colonial-era sights like the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral, then see a historic temple to Kali, hop a ferry to Belur Math, and explore Prinsep Ghat before finishing the day with a Kolkata Lunch.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

Private Tour: Places of Worship in Kolkata including Mother House

Uncover Kolkata s spiritual heart on this private full-day tour of the city s temples and places of worship, including lunch, hotel pick-up and entrance fees. Cruise along the Hooghly River to the Dakshineswar Kali Temple; visit Mother Teresa s tomb at the Mother House; and admire the striking Kalighat Kali and Jain temples. Finally, discover Kolkata s multi-faith heritage with a visit to the Nakhoda Mosque and the British-built Victoria Memorial and St Paus Cathedral. • Full-day tour of Kolkata s places of worship with a private guide • Learn how the architecture of Belur Math celebrates the diversity of Indian religions • Pay homage to the charitable works of Mother Teresa by visiting Mother Teresa s Mission and Mother House
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$70.52
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Explore The Religious Sites Of Kolkata, Lunch Included

Explore The Religious Sites Of Kolkata, Lunch Included

Kolkata, or Calcutta as the British called it, was the first capital of the British in India. Besides its colonial style buildings, this city also has a religious dimension. On this day- tour visit some of the religious sites of the Jain, Hindu, Christian and Muslim faiths and discover the spiritual heritage of this bustling city situated on the banks of the River Hooghly. Highlights • Nakhoda mosque • Interiors of the Jain temple • Gothic architecture of St. Paul’s cathedral • Mother Teresa’s home • Kalighat temple
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.00
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$192.00
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Victoria Memorial Hall Guided Tour (Including Surrounding Areas)

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Victoria Memorial Hall Guided Tour (Including Surrounding Areas)

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This tour re-lives the colonial historical past of Kolkata. It also gives a taste of the Bengali culture. Overall it translates into a walk into the past from the present.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Downtown Kolkata Private Tour (By Air Conditioned Car)

Downtown Kolkata Private Tour (By Air Conditioned Car)

Downtown Kolkata Private Tour is a complete experience of downtown Kolkata in a day which includes the Kolkata food and culture. It is a 27 tourist point tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$205.13
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Kolkata - Sounds and Sights - Private Full Day City Tour

Kolkata - Sounds and Sights - Private Full Day City Tour

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The most comprehensive tour of the city of Kolkata, delivered by experienced guides with a passion of story-telling and sharing the wealth of culture, religion, history and overall the story of this iconic Indian city. • This comprehensive tour is ideal for foreigners as well as domestic tourists. • All Entrances fees are included. • Drinks and Snacks will be provided • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included • Designed and delivered by one of the oldest tour companies in Kolkata
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$62.71
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$62.71
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Halfday Kolkata City Tour 4Hrs

Halfday Kolkata City Tour 4Hrs

First-time visitors to Kolkata who want a fun overview of the city will enjoy this half-day guided tour. You'll visit must-see highlights including Tour of Colonial Kolkata (BBD Bagh), Victoria Memorial (museum closed on Monday and National Holidays), St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kali Temple & Mother Teresa’s House. Travel in comfort between places in an air-conditioned car, with an English-speaking guide.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Full Day Kolkata City Tour 8 hrs

Full Day Kolkata City Tour 8 hrs

Explore the city of Joy full Day Experience the cultures, religion, and history of Kolkata with this full-day tour of the city. You'll start with a trip to the Kalighat Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Victoria Memorial (museum closed on Monday and National Holidays), Tour of Colonial Kolkata, Marble Palace, Book Market, & Mother Teresa’s House along with Tram ride.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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