Top 7 Things To Do in Kolkata

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Stunning view of Kolkata

Kolkata, city of Joy, Cultural Heritage, architectural beauties and much more. this city is located on the east banks of the Hooghly River

this is home to over 4.5 million people, making it the third most populated city in India. The prices here are so cheap. transportation and food is pocket-friendly

North Kolkata is the oldest part of the city where you can find the true charm of the city, whereas the southern part is a highly developing posh area, with nice clubs and restaurants. though most of the offices and scenic areas are in the central part of the city

How to Travel Here!

  • local buses
  • Metro train
  • auto-rickshaws and cabs
  • tram – this is the oldest operating tram system in Asia
  • ferry

Iconic Landmark of Kolkata -Howrah bridge

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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

The most famous landmark of Kolkata, Howrah bridge, this is the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world. What makes this bridge unique is the fact that it was built without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets

The first Transport to cross Hoogly is not a car or any other vehicle its Tram, because of the heavy load they stopped running along with it the route in 1993

Howrah Bridge maybe the world’s busiest cantilever bridge, 100,000 vehicles, and 150,000 pedestrians daily will cross this bridge

This bridge looks more stunning in the evening because the bridge is full of lights over the river, you can also go for boating under the bridge

Location: Howrah, Kolkata, West Bengal

Victoria Memorial Kolkata

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wow! it’s Victoria Memorial

The Victoria memorial is one of the most magnificent monuments in Calcutta, this was built in the memory of Queen Victoria

It’s a museum and tourist destination, this monument lies on the maidan by the banks of Hooghly river, Jawaharlal Nehru road

The Architecture of this is Indo Saracenic revivalist style which is a fusion of British and Mughal elements with Venetian, Egyptian, decani and Islamic, it is constructed with white Makrana marble

This place has 25 galleries. These include the royal gallery, the national leader’s gallery, the portrait gallery, central hall, the sculpture gallery, arms and armory gallery, Calcutta gallery and so on

With a lot of greenery and peaceful space, you can take a walk in the gardens of Victoria memorial

Location: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Dakshineswar Kali Temple Kolkata

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple, this is a Hindu temple in Kolkata on the eastern banks of river Hooghly, a temple of Kali meaning She who liberates Her devotees from the ocean of existence.

this temple is built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, she is a philanthropist and devotee of Goddess Kali, this temple is very famous in Kolkata

The Architecture of this temple is built in the traditional Nava Ratna or Nine spires style of Bengal architecture, the grabha girha houses an idol of goddess kali. this idol is placed in the middle of a thousand-petaled silver plated lotus

Rahi Rashmoni built this temple because once she decided to go for a long pilgrimage to the sacred Hindu city of Kashi to express her devotions to the divine mother

The night before her trip begun, Rani Rashmoni had a vision of Kali in a dream and said

There is no need to go to Kashi, place my statue in a beautiful temple on the banks of the Ganges river and arrange for my worship there. Then I shall manifest myself in the image and accept worship at that place.

then she looked for land and bought it. constructed a temple there

Location: Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700076

Indian Museum

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tThe Great Indian Museum Court Yard

Indian Museum, is also known as the Imperial Museum. This is the largest and oldest museum in India and has a rare collection of antiques, armour, ornaments and fossils, skeleton, mummies and Mughal paintings of 1600 C.E

This museum has six different sections consisting of thirty-five galleries of cultural and scientific artifacts namely, Art, anthropology, archaeology, geology, zoology and economic botany

Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world, to know our history and culture and to know how we developed, museums are great reminders. This is a must-visit place when you are in Kolkata

Timings :

  • Tuesday to Sunday ( 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM )
  • Closed/Holidays on Mondays

Tram Trip Kolkata

India’s only running Tram system, this tram system is operated by West Bengal transport corporation. Oldest Tram in Asia as-well, if you are in kolkata then you should never miss this

watching the city from the windows of tram will give a vintage feel, you will be transported to old days. there are still 257 trams operating in 25 (20 in Operation) Lines of Kolkata

Before they used to pull these trams with horses and later they stopped services then again started with Electric Trams on 1902

Just take a Tram when you are in Kolkata because its one of its kind and only one in India and Asia’s oldest operating tram services

New Town Eco Park, Kolkata

New Town Eco Park, Kolkata - Top 7 Things to do in Kolkata

India’s biggest Nature Park, New Town Eco Park, Kolkata this is one of the major attraction in kolkata. this is a large recreation area for activities such as boating, kayaking along playground and lake and gardens

The Eco Park is a place where people can go to spend a fun day with their family. nature and serenity are two key elements of this place apart from everything this have themed areas

Major Attractions in Eco Park

  • Rose Garden
  • Butterfly Park
  • Music Fountain
  • Food Park
  • Banglar Haat
  • Baul Gram
  • Shilpi Kuthi
  • Shishu Kendra
  • Ayurvedic Spa
  • 7 Wonders of the World
Eco Park Timings

Summer Timings: (1 March to 31 October)
Tuesday to Saturday = 2:30 PM. to 8:30 P.M.
Sunday & Holidays = 12 Noon. to 8:30 P.M.

Winter Timings: (1 November to 28 February)
Tuesday to Saturday = 12 Noon. to 7:30 P.M.
Sunday & Holidays = 11 AM. to 7:30 P.M.

Monday Closed

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata

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St. Paul’s Cathedral is a CNI (Church of North India ) Cathedral of Anglican background in Kolkata, besides being a religious site, the cathedral is also an architectural marvel

They took 8 years to built this architecture with the of 5 lakh rupees, Built in year 1847

St. Paul’s Cathedral of Kolkata is recognized as the first Episcopal Church of the Eastern World.

It is believed that Bishop Wilson(this Church is initiated under him) lies buried in a vault under the cathedral’s altar, though no signs of this vault exists today

Architecture of this is Indo Gothic style, you can visit this place. it is in the heart of the city

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