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Magic Hour Tour provided by Calcutta Capsule

Magic Hour Tour
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An early morning adventure tour to watch the city wake up. We start @ 5 am catching the first tram of the day, tasting chai from clay cups ,visiting un-touristy spots just like a local and try to find the origin of God at Kumartuli, all before the city gets busy.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 91558P1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local guide
  • photography (soft copies provided after the tour)
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Calcutta Capsule:Walking tours of Kolkata/walks of kolkata & Food Walks, 185/B, Raja Dinendra St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004, India Calcutta Capsule is our Departure Location and is available easily on any App that uses Google maps. You can search Calcutta capsule even on google (general page : Internet search ) and click on directions or you can log onto the google maps Application/page and search Calcutta Capsule and click on directions or you can try any local cab applications (Ola/ Uber) and search and select Calcutta Capsule as the Drop location. Address: 185/B Raja Dinendra Street, Shyambazar, opposite Deshbandhu Park ladies Section.Kolkata - 700004 Directions: Tour Departs from opposite the main gate of the Deshbandhu Park Ladies Section.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local guide
  • photography (soft copies provided after the tour)
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Calcutta Capsule:Walking tours of Kolkata/walks of kolkata & Food Walks, 185/B, Raja Dinendra St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004, India Calcutta Capsule is our Departure Location and is available easily on any App that uses Google maps. You can search Calcutta capsule even on google (general page : Internet search ) and click on directions or you can log onto the google maps Application/page and search Calcutta Capsule and click on directions or you can try any local cab applications (Ola/ Uber) and search and select Calcutta Capsule as the Drop location. Address: 185/B Raja Dinendra Street, Shyambazar, opposite Deshbandhu Park ladies Section.Kolkata - 700004 Directions: Tour Departs from opposite the main gate of the Deshbandhu Park Ladies Section.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Calcutta Capsule:Walking tours of Kolkata/walks of kolkata & Food Walks
    185/B, Raja Dinendra St, Fariapukur, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700004, India
    Calcutta Capsule is our Departure Location and is available easily on any App that uses Google maps. You can search Calcutta capsule even on google (general page : Internet search ) and click on directions or you can log onto the google maps Application/page and search Calcutta Capsule and click on directions or you can try any local cab applications (Ola/ Uber) and search and select Calcutta Capsule as the Drop location. Address: 185/B Raja Dinendra Street, Shyambazar, opposite Deshbandhu Park ladies Section.Kolkata - 700004 Directions: Tour Departs from opposite the main gate of the Deshbandhu Park Ladies Section.
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    Calcutta Capsule
  • You'll return to the starting point
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PWK
London, UK130 contributions
You have to do this
Mar 2020
We spent 3 weeks in India and one of the most memorable few hours we had was spent with Soham. The 5 am tram ride is in our memory forever, I don't want to say to much about the tour because it will spoil the nice treats Soham has for you, please, if you are ever in Calcutta DO THIS TOUR.
Thank you for the memories Soham and take care.
Written 18 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jannecke
Oslo15 contributions
Great intro to Kolkata
Mar 2020
This tour is definitely worth getting up early for - in particular if you are new in Kolkata. It is a great introduction, and the city certainly feels slightly less overwhelming afterwards. Different modes of transport were used, and we got to see a lot. Soham is a friendly and knowledgeable guide, with a strong of passion for his city. I will highly reccomend this trip to anyone seaching for and adventure, and I will definitely sign up for one of the other tours Soham offers, if I return to Kolkata.
Written 17 March 2020
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Victoria K
3 contributions
A must do in Kolkata
Feb 2020
You cannot miss this, the best thing we did in Calcutta! Sohan is such an amazing guide. Really recommend doing this tour to see the best parts of the city while it slowly wakes up. You'll surely get great photo opportunities!! Thank you Sohan, we had a blast!
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karin S
11 contributions
Unforgettable!
Dear Soham
Thank you for showing me the heart of your beloved home town with your soul. I‘ll never forget the peaceful moment in the park during the sunrise, the tram ride in the sleeping city, the smell of the flowers at the market and the breakfast with the stunning view at the river Ganga.
Thanks for opening my eyes, I know now while it‘s worth it to come to Kolkata.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gerard newcombe
Sydney, Australia199 contributions
Magic Hour Tour
The 5am start for this tour is exciting in itself....watching old Calcutta come to life and exploring the city was truly amazing...."Soham" operate this tour and he is the epitome of style,charm and knowledge....he makes the city come alive...I would highly recommend this experience
Written 28 February 2020
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병하리 Byoungha L
3 contributions
Highly recommended. Best kolkata tour.
Feb 2020 • Friends
We did 5am capsule tour. Soham is an amazing tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about kolkata. Also, out group had 4 kids and he made sure that they are safe entire time. I wish he does more tours outside of kolkata like new delhi and agra... i highly recommend Soham!!!
Written 16 February 2020
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Susan S
New Hampshire158 contributions
This is the Tour You’ve Been Looking For
Feb 2020 • Couples
Having a well-versed resident show me around makes a huge difference to how much I enjoy a new city. As someone unfamiliar with the customs and culture of Calcutta, I could relax as Soham guided us and really see the city around me. He took us to places I wouldn’t find on my own, and told us things other tours might not think to explain.

Soham has a passion for the city and it shows. He knows its history and has lived its life.

Yes, the tour starts early in the morning. Go; it’s so very worth it. The location isn’t hard to find with Google maps, there’s a (small) sign on the gate, and you’re probably awake with jet lag anyway. Enjoy!
Written 16 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Swayambhu
1 contribution
Recommended!!
Feb 2020 • Business
We did a slightly customised version of the Magic Hour tour, and we had also gone in having already read the rave reviews on Airbnb. Notwithstanding, we were thoroughly impressed with Soham, his depth of knowledge, his storytelling ability, his energy and his commitment towards making the experience memorable for visitors. Being from Kolkata myself, I had not expected a guided tour to be so interesting -- but hats off to Soham, he has really put some thought into his tours. On top of everything the photos he shared at the end of the tour were really much more than we had expected. I highly recommend any visitors in Kolkata to try these tours if they want to have a immersive local experience.
Written 7 February 2020
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Jenn W
1 contribution
THE BEST TOUR THERE IS! DO NOT MISS IT
Dec 2019 • Family
Wow! What an amazing adventure we had with Soham!

It’s an early start but you get to see Kolkata at its calmest and it’s best.

The tour was informative and full of surprises but what makes the tour is Soham.

Soham is kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable and you feel like you have made a friend by the end. Our tour ended up going for 6 hours because we were having so much fun!

There are other walking tours around that show you a temple or a market but this tour makes you feel like you’re a local and shows you the hidden gems of the city. It truly is magic

And just when you think a walking tour couldn’t get any better, Soham takes photos of you as you are exploring and sends them to you after the tour has ended.

Thank you Soham for a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to come back and see you again

Jenn and Viv
Written 4 February 2020
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SherylMoller
2 contributions
Magic Hour Tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
Soham’s Magic Hour Tour is far and away the best tour I have ever taken anywhere! This was my first trip to India and this tour was my introduction to the country.
In the early morning hours Soham shared his heart and soul and the heart and soul of Kolkata with us. His passion for the city he was raised in is contagious. Watching Kolkata wake up is a near religious experience!
Do not miss this experience! For me Soham is India!
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Exceptional
I booked a pandal hopping tour and Soham was exceptional, covering everything I was looking for from pandals to ico
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Calcutta is my favorite city in India and I return as often as I can. I was delighted to find a new (for me) attrac
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Fantastic and delicious way to see the back streets of North Calcutta
Any time with Soham on any tour will be a complete treasure!!!! He is an eloquent, poised, and lovely gentleman wh
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Bring your appetite!!! So much to eat!!!
We heard about Kolkata's reputation as a "foodie city" so we knew we had to try this tour. We had been wanting to e
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Highly recommended!
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour with Soham and would absolutely recommend it to others! It's an excellent way to get
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A must for anyone visiting Kolkata!
I am so glad I did this tour - definitely a highlight of my time in Kolkata. Soham is so passionate and knowledgabl
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The most yummy experiences in North Kolkata
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A taste of India
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Food tour in Kolkata
I recommend the food tour with Soham. He knows all the best food shops of Kolkata, explain every dishes and tell us
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A lovely tour in every way !
It was a lovely tour with nice and easy walks and 11 dishes to taste. Our guide was very good and helped us to orde
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A wonderful slice of Kolkata
At the time of writing this tour has 20 reviews and they are all 5 star. That's because the tour is 5 star. There's
Kristine M
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The Best Kolkata street food tour!
Hands down the best part of our Calcutta trip. Soham is smart, kind, personable, and knowledgeable. His passion for
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Susan C
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Alleyway Food Tour
I arrived in Kolkata and really wanted to try the local foods, but didn't know where to start. I decided to try a
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Street food trippin
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