Chandannagar
12/09/2019 12:00 AM
12/09/2019 12:00 AM
Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here too—including one that existed as late as the 1950s. You'll visit this former French outpost today, as well as a famous Shia pilgrimage center. You'll continue to cruise toward Kolkata today, stopping en route in Bandel and Chandannagar, a little piece of France that survived in India for a couple hundred years.; Featured Excursions: Bandel and India's French colonial heritage.