5 Upcoming Events in Kolkata This Month That Are Too Good to Miss

Welcome to Kolkata- ‘The City of Joy’ -and a tag the city has always done justice to owing to its rich assortment of culture and history, its myriad of delightful sights, sounds and scents, its miscellany of food and artistic choices coupled with colonial-era architecture, that are in stark contrast to the urban slums and the spirited life of the city’s fast growing modern suburbs, air-conditioned shopping malls and lively pubs.

Kolkata is a city that is truly worth a ‘feel’ and so this unique metropolis has a glorious event schedule concocted for the month of May. While last month we highlighted some of the events in Mumbai for the later half of April, this time we thought of focusing on 7 upcoming events in Kolkata for the month of May that are indeed worth an experience.

1. Kolkata Ghost Tour — Haunted Houses!

Date: 13th/14th May and 27th/28th May, 2017
11.30 P.M. onward
Meeting Place:
Outside Khadim’s, New Market
Ticket Price: INR 666/Person
Price Inclusions: Sherpa Fee, Tea/Coffee/Snacks from the friendly local vendors

Take a grim theatrical journey around the city and experience the darker side of Kolkata with this spine-tingling haunted houses tour. On this eerie ghost tour might just encounter some of the spookiest things in Kolkata.

Kolkata was once the capital of British India and Dalhousie Square was the prime business area of the city during the British era. A few establishments of the foregone era are believed to be cursed with unearthly souls still inhabiting these buildings. It is said that sinister and ghostly things still happen in the night- in and around these places.On this ‘ghastly’ walk of Kolkata, absorb the history of the region- learn about its background and the paranormal stories related to the places that you visit! So come along for this scary voyage of Kolkata this May.

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2. Raftaar Live at Tantra, The Park Kolkata

Date: 13th May, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 6.00 P.M. onwards
Venue: Tantra, The Park Hotel
Ticket Price (Couple Pass): INR 1999/- onward

Gear up for the magic of rapper Raftaar has his takes down Tantra with his feet-tapping music. The Park Hotel in Kolkata has been the most coveted party destination in Kolkata. Gear up for a night of fun, dance and lively music as one of India’s most popular rap artists makes you dance to his tunes. Book your tickets now for a truly memorable night.

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3. In the Footsteps of Wajid Ali Shah, Walking Tour of Metiabruz

Date: 14th May, 2017 (Sunday)
7.30 A.M. — 10.30 A.M.
Meeting Place:
GA 169,462 Rajdanga Main Road, Kolkata
Ticket Price: INR 1299/Person (Group Discount)/INR 1699/Person (General)

Inclusions: A Bottle of Water, Guide Charges, Tickets (if any), Non-Veg Breakfast and Transportation in a Car/Small Bus

Hosted by eminent blogger Rangan Dutta, this enchanting heritage tour takes you on a journey in the footsteps of the disposed king of Oudh (or Awadh) Wajid Ali Shah. The tour that starts from the Kidderpore Tram Depot, takes you on an awe-inspiring tour of some of the iconic sites of old Kolkata including the Swing Bridge, Sahi Imambara (including interiors), Draw Bridge and much more. Explore the heritage of Metiabruz by sauntering along one of the historic trails of Kolkata with this truly memorable walking tours.

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4. Midnight Heritage Bus Tour of Kolkata

Date: 13th May-14th May, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11.15 P.M. — 3.15 A.M.
Meeting Place: New Market (Bertram St, Lenin Sarani, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata)
Ticket Price: INR 1750/Person
Inclusions: Transportation Charges, Tea and Snacks, Mineral Water

Gear up for a spell-binding tour of Kolkata at night while you take in the grandeur of the Victoria Memorial, the famed Howrah Bridge lit up in all its glory, the iconic British built Howrah Station, the beguiling Vidyasagar Setu with its diversity of colors (and a hidden platform to take a superb panoramic photo of it) and more- while most of the city is tucked away for the night. Enjoy chai (tea) and some delectable snacks at one of the city’s well-known dhabas, in the dead of the night. Witness Kolkata like never before, with desolate and hushed streets, no hawkers, no cars trying to run you over- on a tour that leaves you asking for more. Book this tour now for an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience.

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5. Basics of Lowlight and Travel Photography by Kamalesh Kamila

Date: 7th and 14th May, 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 10.30 A.M. onward
Venue: LetUsGo, GA 169,462 Rajdanga Main Road.
Ticket Price: INR 4999/Person

If you’re a novice-shutterbug bamboozled by technical mumbo-jumbo, if you’ve just got a camera and want to make full use of its ingenious possibilities, if you’ve been using a camera for quite some time but aren’t thrilled with the kind of pictures you’ve been taking, if you want to leave the auto-mode behind, unshackle your creativity and generate images that help you create a name for yourself, this one- day ‘Basic of Photography’ workshop is definitely the one for you. Exploring both the science and art of photography from the grassroots, this workshop will unmask the discipline in all its totality, so that matters of exposure, focusing and metering don’t come in your way when you wish to convert your illustrious imagination into a memorable photo.

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