20 BEST THINGS TO DO IN KOLKATA
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Need an occasion from reality? Stop procrastinating and go away with the simplest things to try in Kolkata and find out the explanations behind this city (and its residents) unfaltering smiles. Trust me, there’s more to the present peppy city than ‘Rosh Gulla’ and bookstores. You’ll be surprised to search out the number of fun and action hidden behind every street and alley during roaming this colorful city. So, plan an in-depth itinerary, and don’t forget to incorporate these awesome activities in your travel diary. Undergo the list below and verify all the agendas. So let us pack our bags and go around the city to enjoy its vibrant nature and colors.
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Known for hosting the largest mangrove forests within the world, Sundarbans park is found in the state of West Bengal, India. It’s also a Biosphere reserve where tourists can see ‘Royal Bengal tigers’, roaring rivers, and exquisite estuaries.
2. Victoria Memorial
This building as the name suggests was built in the honor of Queen Victoria of England. It is made up of white marble and was built around in the year 1922. The white marbles light up the beautiful palace and glow during the night. The place has a beautiful garden in front and a perfect place to spend your weekend.
3. Dakhineshwar Temple
It is a temple located at the banks of river Hooghly in Dakhineshwar. It is famous for the deity “Maa Kali” and was built around 1855. Morning visits to this temple give you a bright start for the day ahead.
4. Science City
If you are a science enthusiast and loves seeing new techniques and innovations this is the perfect place for you. It has a planetarium and a lot of new modern gadgets plus old school science pieces of stuff which will make both the kids and the elder ones fall in love with the place.
5. Nicco Park and Water Park
Who doesn’t like adventure and theme parks and if above it, a water park is added to it, your weekend just got better. An enthralling amount of rides followed by the splash of water, this place is a perfect getaway from your hectic life and enjoy the moments.
6. Howrah Bridge
If you are in Bengal, Howrah Bridge is something that would have a lot of fascinating stories. Built by the Britishers to connect Kolkata with Howrah, this bridge is built on the Hooghly river and the architecture is a prime. In the yesteryears, the bridge would split up into two for the passage of large vessels.
7. Princep Ghat
A place to behold for during Durga Puja, this ghat is one of the biggest in Kolkata. If you want to enjoy a ferry ride, this is the place to be and a perfect place to visit sunrise and the beautiful sunset.
8. Park Street
This place never sleeps and is a delight if you are visiting at the time of Christmas. The street is a crowd puller with many pubs and restaurants located here. It is a fashionable place and a place for the youth to hang out.
9. Eden Gardens
Bengalis are one of the most enthusiastic people when it comes to sports. Eden Gardens is a perfect place to relish that. Called the Mecca of cricket in India, a visit to this place can bring back the fond memories of your childhood.
10. St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul’s Cathedral could be a Church of North India (CNI) Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, state, India, noted for its style of architecture and dedicated to Paul the Apostle. It’s the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. It’s said to be the biggest church in Kolkata and also the first Anglican cathedral in Asia.
11. Birla planetarium
It is the largest planetarium of the country and the second largest in Asia, a single-storeyed structure which is located nearby to Victoria Memorial. It has a circular shape and is one of the most visited places in the city where you could lose yourself in the space world looking at the sky and stars.
12. State Archaeological Museum
State Archaeological Museum in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) has a collection of rare tools of the primary, Middle and so the Late Stone Ages from Susunia (Bankura) and other pre-historic places. It’s a place where you can see your history and relive it.
13. The Indian Museum
It has the privilege to be the oldest museum in India and the ninth oldest in the whole world. It had been founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, in 1814. It is the home of some of the best-known artifacts of India, and historians from all around the world visit this place.
14. Mother Wax museum
If you want to meet your favorite stars but cannot, this is the place where you can get to see them, made out of wax. Located in New Town it is one of the modern places built to attract more tourists to the city.
15. Eco Park
Located nearby the wax museum, this place has the seven wonders of the world in their miniature form. Boating and cycling is an activity which would cherish you for days and spending time here wouldn’t be hard as there are a lot of activities which you can do with.
16. The Marble Palace
It was built around 1835 by a wealthy businessman. As the name suggests this place is famous for its marble sculpture, floors, and the walls. It is one of the most elegant houses built in the 19th century.
17. Mother Teresa House
Kolkata is a place where Mother Teresa gave her heart and soul. No wonder a place of hers found its way in this article. It is a place full of serenity and bliss. Mother Teresa’s tomb is located inside the house. One part of the house has the ongoing catholic service while the other has the photos of her.
18. Fort William
Fort William could be a fort in Hastings, Calcutta (Kolkata). It had been built during the first years of the Bengal Presidency of British India. It sits on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River, the most important distributary of the River Ganges. The fort was named after King William. Ahead of the Fort is that the Maidan, the biggest park within the city.
19. Belur Math
Ramkrishna mission is a name synonymous with West Bengal and Kolkata. Belur math is a temple and the head of all the missions located across the country. It was founded by Swami Vivekananda. Located at the banks of river Hooghly, this place has a charm and calm of its own.
20. Birla Temple
Located on the Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, this temple is built by the industrialist family Birla in the honor of Lord Krishna. It has a huge gathering at the time of Janmashtami when people from all over the country come and visit this place.