Cycle the Wetlands of Kolkata

Kolkata, India

Experience hosted by Shirish

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Your cycling trip will start with a 3 km city ride till the green eye candy of Kolkata, known as the East Kolkata Wetlands which has a unique bio diversity and practically no pollution and vehicles.

This area though open to public is practically unexplored even by the local citizens. It has its unique natural beauty being next to the town but yet an atmosphere which of a Nature holiday.

After travelling through hamlets you will love the winding roads with fish ponds and green trails. The views and atmosphere will be a nature lovers paradise.

You will also be practically explained why Kolkata is one of the most economic cities due to the wetlands.

The ride will last 3 hours depending on your speed and we will have a hot cup of local tea in the wetlands. If you want to do a walking tour please message me or type the following link

https://abnb.me/biCE4AePX0

The booking can be done for more people i.e. groups of 5 to 7 maximum. For which please message me.

Start times are flexible by half an hour to your convenience(please message and get confirmation)

i also do walking tours - for which you can message me or check https://www.airbnb.co.in/experiences/1198088
Other things to note
you should be knowing cycling even if you had done it a few years back it does not matter. In case you would like a hiking/walking tour of the wetlands please message me

3 hour options, continuous cycling or rests or reduction of overall time, depends on your skill and stamina
Your cycling trip will start with a 3 km city ride till the green eye candy of Kolkata, known as the East Kolkata Wetlands which has a unique bio diversity and practically no pollution and vehicles.

This area though open to public is practically unexplored even by the local citizens. It has its unique natural beauty being next to the town but yet an atmosphere which of a Nature holiday.

After travelling through hamlets you…

What's included

  • Equipment
    MTB Cycle, Helmet, Washed and Hygenic Head Skin, Water Bottle, Gloves
    ...

Meet your host, Shirish

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 41 Reviews
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I am known as the GPS of wetlands in my cycling fraternity, being a nature lover and living practically just next to it gave me the opportunity to ride and share my experience with those looking for a Kolkata never seen. I think 90 percent of locals have not been here and look forward to them as they form a good percentage of customers

https://abnb.me/4UOzgh5NX0

I also do walking tours in wetlands. Can message me for the same
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From ₹1,800/ person

₹1,800 per person
₹1,800 per person
₹1,800 per person

Where you'll be

My House - just opposite the lake, the starting itself is serene.

Entry Points to wetlands - the first 10 - 15 minutes will be through the lanes of Salt Lake or Bypass

Then depending on your skill and stamina we will choose a trail which can range from a wide variety. minimal cars and no pollution.

The total ride can last you to 3 hours or less

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Viki
November 2021
Experience creats memories and they last for long. Trust me this is what one must go through as a guest of Kolkata and for PPL staying in kolkata.shirish is a proffetional and has an kind enough for the comfort of the visoters. He has designed this treck and is a good companion too. Must visit.
Tanima
April 2021
Cycling through the wetlands or for that matter even exploring it, is one of the best things you can ever do in your life. There is a vast stretch of hidden exquisite terrain not to far away from the city that serves as a perfect getaway for all nature lovers. I really enjoyed the experience as I was in disbelief that something so natury and wild even existed so close to the city. I was only able to cycle through one part of it given time, stamina and heat constrains so will definitely come back again to explore another part. Shirish as a host was extremely polite, knowledgeable and friendly. Apart from a great tour catered to our fitness level he was also prompt in making a google drive folder of the photos that he took of us while we were busy cycling and sharing post trip. He also made sure we were comfortable at all points of the ride, guiding us through the city and wetlands seamlessly. He also got us water and chai. I would 200% recommend this experience. You are missing out if you haven’t tried this. Don’t think twice.
Mayank
November 2020
Fantastic experience of Kolkata wetlands on a bicycle ! Shirish is a great knowledgeable host. The wetlands ride was awesome. I recommend going to see the beautiful sunrise (morning) or sunset (afternoon slot) on the wetlands. I went for the afternoon slot. Shirish explains the history, and how the wetlands feed into the Kolkata daily lives. This was a unique experience in Kolkata for me, which no other tour operator can show you. Thanks Shirish for organizing these trips, and showing the hidden side of beautiful Kolkata to people.
Angela
February 2020
This was one of the highlights of my weekend trip to Kolkata. It's a bit outside of downtown but an amazing way to see a different side of the city- learning about the fishing practices and local lifestyle. The wetlands at sunset were simply stunning. Shirish supplies everything you need (helmet, helmet head cover, bike and biking gloves) and is the perfect guide to navigate you through the short road ride to the wetlands and then through the maze of small footpaths via bike. He truly is the GPS of the wetlands and passionate in offering this experience. Three hours was the right amount of time to not feel rushed and get to see so many beautiful views. I'd strongly recommend for anyone who loves biking and/or just wants to explore a different experience in Kolkata.
Nishchint
January 2020
Shirish takes you through an unexplored part of this magical city, the Wetlands! The route, his storytelling and company make this experience a must have if you are in Kolkata for a short stay!

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  • Mon, 24 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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  • Tue, 25 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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  • Thu, 27 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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  • Fri, 28 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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  • Sat, 29 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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  • Sun, 30 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    ₹1,800 per person
  • Mon, 31 Jan
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    ₹1,800 per person
  • Tue, 1 Feb
    6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 4 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Sneakers or comfortable shoes
Towel Small for later use
spirit to enjoy nature

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.