We are not your average tour guides. Many of our team members are experienced scholars and researchers in the fields of history, archaeology, architecture and conservation. Those who do not have an academic degree are very interested amateurs willing to research and disseminate knowledge about Calcutta. All team members go through a meticulous training program in ethics, research and ethnographic methods before they could start researching and leading walks. All our walks are products of sustained, in-depth research, and therefore are highly accurate.

Tathagata Neogi

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Leader | PhD Archaeology | University of Exeter

Tathagata Neogi is an archaeologist trained in the United Kingdom. Apart from his professional training in archaeology, he is extremely passionate about Kolkata’s history and its rich cultural heritage. After completing a First Class BA (Hons.) in History from Jadavpur University, Tathagata did MA in Archaeology from University of Exeter, UK. He has recently completed his PhD in archaeology at the University of Exeter. Tathagata has also led a heritage documentation project in West Bengal, and was the member of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) from 2012-2016.

Chelsea McGill

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Leader | MA Social Sciences | University of Chicago

Chelsea McGill has an MA from the University of Chicago with specializations in Linguistic Anthropology and South Asian Studies. Her master's thesis concerned the discourse about tribal groups/adivasis in Bangladesh in the media. She is fluent in Bengali, and founded Heritage Walk Calcutta with her husband Dr. Tathagata Neogi. Chelsea also has a longstanding interest in translation and writes reviews of diverse and translated literature at For the last few years, she has slowly been collating a list of diverse publishers worldwide at her second blog,


Anmol Grover

Consulting Architect | MSc Sustainable Building Conservation | Cardiff University

After her stint as an intern during her B.Arch studies, Anmol resolved to steer clear of commercial architecture and chose to couple her interest in history with her passion for built heritage to pursue an MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation from Cardiff University, UK. As a fresh graduate, she plans to initially involve herself in projects aiming to create heritage awareness as she believes that that is something India still lacks. She hopes to build her way up towards starting a Conservation based firm of her own and also looks forward to teaching the subject at architecture schools across India.​


Sraman Sircar

Cultural Heritage Consultant | MA Sociology & Social Anthropology | Central European University

Sraman Sircar studied History at Hindu College of Delhi University and subsequently pursued a masters in Sociology at Ambedkar University Delhi. Later, in his role as an Oral History Apprentice at the 1947 Partition Archive, he interviewed Partition refugees and survivors in Delhi and Kolkata. While completing his second masters in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University, he also worked for the Blinken Open Society Archives in Budapest as a film archivist. He is currently interested in issues and practices of urban heritage conservation in India

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