Days 1-3 - London and Kolkata
We fly from London Heathrow to Kolkata via Dubai, landing on
Day 2 and transferring to our hotel for two nights
On Day 3, we explore this magnificent
metropolis on a guided tour. We begin by exploring the city's
flower market, the largest in India, where hundreds of vendors
gather every morning with wreaths and bouquets of seasonal flowers.
We move on to see Mother's House, the orphanage set up by Mother
Teresa - whose philanthropic activities put the city on the global
map - before heading towards Victoria Memorial. Next up is the
fascinating potter's colony, where artists sculpt idols of Hindu
deities out of clay and straw before painting them in vibrant
colours. Later, we take the circular railway to the memorial of
James Prinsep, an English scholar who specialised in ancient Indian
scripts and numismatics.