Manjit Singh

Manjit Singh

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I am a second generation Calcuttan, I live life according to Nietzsche: "One must have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star". I am passionate about photography, meeting people and have an insatiable desire to know more. I dream of a job travelling the world, and taking pictures of all that I experience. And till that does not happen I am doing the next best thing possible: showing my amazing city to people from around the world! So I created my company Calcutta Photo Tours.

Calcutta Photo Tours is a unique travel company that has been formed with the spirit of celebrating the variegated flavors of a centuries old city. I am here to bring out the city before you as never before, in all its tastes and colors, striking all chords of life that churns up in the city.

I believe that the beauty of Calcutta lies in its complexity that exudes unforgettable warmth and a raw charm, which can be best appreciated by a trained eye. This city is more prone to the lens than most people believe it to be, and so I am here to share with you the Calcutta experience, to enable you to be more responsive towards the powerhouse of emotions that Calcutta is.

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3 Reviews for Manjit Singh

  • Indranil Banerjie Indranil Banerjie

    Culture Kaleidoscope - The Calcutta Culture Tour

    Culture Kaleidoscope - The Calcutta Culture Tour Calcutta can be an overwhelming experience with its teeming crowds, choked traffic, the smell of street food and pavements usurped by hawkers. To discover the rich heritage of the city one needs a fine eye, patience, stamina and above all a good guide. Manjit is just that person. Born and raised in Calcutta (also known as Kolkata), Manjit has a deep empathy for the city and its history. He has grown up among some of the city’s oldest lanes and alleys, imbibing the local culture and striking friendships with the diverse people who inhabit the central parts of the city. Manjit showed me parts of the city I never knew existed. Would recommend this intelligent and splendid guide to all who visit Calcutta!

  • Gracie Fuentes Gracie Fuentes

    Culture Kaleidoscope - The Calcutta Culture Tour

    Culture Kaleidoscope - The Calcutta Culture Tour Best walk EVER! Awesome excursion and real experience of Calcutta! Manjit has infinite knowledge and answered all the questions we had. Very funny and helpful and is very passionate about photography

  • Hiroshi Hiroshi

    カルカッタ 文化の万華鏡ツアー

    カルカッタ 文化の万華鏡ツアー ゴールデンウィークの休みを利用してインドはコルカタ、というより昔の名前でカルカッタに来て、Manjit Singhさんの「カルカッタ 文化の万華鏡ツアー」に参加しました。
    インドの旅行シーズンではなく、とても暑い時期でしたが、事前に連絡を取り合う中、暑さを避けるため早朝出発を勧められ、6時集合となりました。待ち合わせ場所なども事前に連絡がありスムーズに出発できました。
    今回はラッキーなことに参加者は、わたし1人だけということで、ガイドのManjitさんと私の2人でカルカッタの町を早朝から歩き回って見学しました。
    Manjitさんはシーク教徒だそうですが、ヒンドゥー教徒、仏教徒、キリスト教徒、ユダヤ教、ゾロアスター教など様々な宗教の人が平和的に共存して住んでいるカルカッタは本当に文化の万華鏡みたいです。Manjitさんのおかげで普段では入れないようなシナゴーグの中にも入って写真まで取れました。
    治安の理由かどうかは分からないけど、カルカッタは至る所が写真禁止でガイドの指示を受けながらも、ふんだんに写真を撮れるこのツアーは有意義でした。
    Manjitさんは本当に博学で、質問には的確に回答してもらい非常に理解が進みました。
    カルカッタは貧しい人も多いけど、それでもみんなたくましく生きてる人間の強さを感じる場所でした。

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