After exploring Kolkata like a tourist, it was time to look a bit closer, get on my feet and see what the locals were busy with! So I booked a walking tour with a guide that promised a peek into the multi-cultural kaleidoscope of the city. Even though it was super early in the morning (6:30 AM or so), I found two friends to come with me! It was a wise decision to start early, else you would only be jostling for space instead of enjoying the walk!
So, off we started from the part of Kolkata which had a Buddhist monastery. It was tranquil and had an early morning worshiper.