Highlights / General details
Learn about and meet with the team at Pollinate Energy, an award-winning international social enterprise; Head out into a Kolkata slum with one of our entrepreneurs and see how they’re bringing light to India’s urban poor; Enjoy chai and conversation with a local family living in a tent slum; Watch the slum community light up around you as the sun sets and families come home for dinner Have lunch at a local restaurant with the Pollinate Energy team; All net proceeds from this tour will go directly to Pollinate Energy.
Local English-speaking guide; Local transport between meeting and end points; Lunch; Chai with a local family in a slum (the family that hosts you receives a payment for their time).
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Solar light (you may choose to buy one from your Pollinator to take home as a reminder of your adventure); Items of a personal nature; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Monday -through Thursday departing at 4:30pm.
Approximately 4-5 hours.
Tour departs from Kolkata Hive, CE - 178, CE Block Salt lake (Sector 1), near tank no. 4; Tour ends at Howrah Bridge.
Please dress conservatively and with respect for the community. This means long pants and t-shirt/sleeves for men (i.e., no singlets), long pants or skirt and covered shoulders for women (i.e., no low tops or bare shoulders), and shorts and a t-shirt for kids. We recommend longer sleeves/pants to protect against mosquitoes. Please bring insect repellent as well.
Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**