About the course
Our Tea Heritage Tour lets you experience the century old communion between Kolkata and its “chaa”. We begin the city tour with a delectable breakfast paired with some of the finest teas of India. This is followed by a visit to Lalbazar, the hustling wholesale tea market of Kolkata in the heart of the city. You will also visit the most popular and heritage tea joints across the city. There is no better way to experience the City of Joy than with lots of chai.
Mid-19th century, during the Opium Wars the fate of Indian Tea was decided. In 1838, the first batch of Indian tea was shipped to England and in January, 1839 it was auctioned at India House, London. And since then, because of its close proximity to Assam and Darjeeling, Kolkata has become the Mecca for tea lovers.
You will vist the famous chaiwallas of the city, each having their unique tea preparation style and varieties. The tour has been designed by two homeboys, Tathagata and Souvik, both experienced tea sommeliers who want you to delve deep into the local tea culture and experience tea like never before.
Private or Group Tour
TEA BOARD OF INDIA
LALBAZAR - THE WHOLESALE TEA MARKET OF KOLKATA
RUSSEL TEA JOINT / ARUN TEA STALL
BALWANT’S EATING HOUSE
Air-Conditioned Private Vehicle
Please dress modestly
Photography/Videography is allowed except for places where it is prohibited
Keep water bottles handy, wear caps, and apply sun screen lotion
The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email
Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed
If cancellation is done at least 15 days prior to the commencement of the program, 25% of the advance payment shall be deducted and the balance amount shall be refunded.
If cancellation is done lesser than 15 days prior to the commencement of the program, 50% of the advance payment shall be deducted and the balance amount shall be refunded
In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.
The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.