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Places to Visit in kolkata

City of Joy, Kolkata is the long known cultural capital of India. The city, highly influenced by British Raj, attracts tourists to its Howrah Bridge, BBD Bagh, and Chowringhee. It is most known for its mouth-watering Bengali cuisine- the famous Rasgulla, Keemar Doi Bora, fish, Phuchka, and Churmur. Places to visit in Kolkata are plenty and sightseeing in Kolkata is a must for every traveler. Head to the famous flower market and explore the diverse colors of Kolkata. Visit Jain Temple, also known as the ‘Jewel Box Temple’, and explore the beautiful mirrors, stones, and glass mosaics of the temple. Take a taxi ride through the busy city streets of Kolkata or walk past the Maidan. Take a boat ride on the Hooghly River and witness the sun set behind the Howrah Bridge. Sit with a local family of Kolkata, enjoy a cup of chai, and discover the nuances of the local lifestyle. Explore the art of Kantha stitch and witness the trade in action. Also, you can take a photography tour, capturing the beauty of food carts, pulled rickshaws, Ambassador taxis, and street vendors on your camera. And, it’s never too late to take a walk around Vivekananda Park and gulp down some phuchkas. Some of the best places to visit in Kolkata are Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, and Birla Mandir. Sightseeing in Kolkata is incomplete without a visit to Tagore Museum. The shrine-like museum of India’s greatest modern poet is filled with well-chosen quotations and photos.

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Attractions in kolkata

Fort William

Fort William

Heritage

Spend approx 1 hour

Situated on the banks of river Hoogly, Fort William is a delight ...
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Gurusaday Museum

Gurusaday Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

The Gurusaday Museum is named after Gurusaday Dutt. He treasured ...
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Mother's Wax Museum

Mother's Wax Museum

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

Located in the suburban areas of Kolkata, Mother's Wax Museu...
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Salt Lake Stadium

Salt Lake Stadium

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

Salt Lake Stadium, commonly known as Yuva Bharati Krirangan, has ...
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Places to eat in kolkata

Vivekananda Park

Vivekananda Park

Street Food

Cost for Two - INR 50

If you are in Kolkata and are craving for some scrummy quick-bite...
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Nizam's Restaurant

Nizam's Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

Nizam’s Restaurant claims to be the inventor of the famous Kathi ...
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Bhim Ch. Nag

Bhim Ch. Nag

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 100

From eclectic Sondesh to syrupy Rosogolla, Bengalis have a specia...
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Bhojohori Manna

Bhojohori Manna

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500

The aestheticism of Bengali culture is clearly reflected in its l...
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Nightlife in kolkata

Nocturne

Nocturne

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000

Launched in 2010, Nocturne soon became a hot favorite of Kolkata’...
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Nirvana

Nirvana

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2200

Want to go clubbing in a decent and charming place? Well, then Ni...
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Oly Pub

Oly Pub

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1100

Known for Chateau Briand (Beef Steak) and Chicken A La Kieve, Oly...
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UG Reincarnated

UG Reincarnated

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 1300

After the waxing popularity for almost a decade with its erstwhil...
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Kolkata Places to Visit

The multi-hued city of Kolkata boasts of a rich cultural heritage and myriad attractions that together add to the pride of India. Listed below are some of the best places to visit in Kolkata.

Gastronomic Delights
The places to visit in Kolkata for amazing street foods like Puchkas, Kathi Rolls, Telebhaja, Shingara (samosa) etc include Burrabazar, Nizam Rolls, Anamika Roll Centre, Kalika Mukhorochak, Maharaja Chaat Centre, Vivekananda Market and Ram Gupta’s Stall. For those of you with a sweet tooth, Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick, KC Das, Nakur Chandra Nandy and Girish Chandra Dey are a must visit, as they specialize in delicious Bengali sweets like Roshogolla, Sandesh, Rasmalai, Mishti Doi and Rajbhog. A haven for tea-lovers, Balwant Singh Eating House serves varieties of teas in earthen cups. Treat your taste buds to scrumptious Kosha Mangsho (mutton curry), Chicken Kebabs, Chicken Kabiraji, Kolkata Biryani, Fish Fry and Radha Ballavi (Hinger Kochuri) at Golbari, Peter Cat, Mitra Café, Arsalan & Royal, Golpark 5-point crossing and Sweetmeat shops, respectively.

Do Not Miss - The Best of Kolkata
History buffs are going to love it at the famous Marble Palace, Victoria Memorial, Fort William, Tagore’s House and Howrah Bridge. For nature-lovers, there is the Sunderbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India’s largest tiger reserves. You can also head to Rabindra Sarovar and Botanical Gardens for some peaceful time. Indulge in exciting water sports and recreational activities with friends and family at Nicco Park and Aquatica. Kalighat Kali Temple, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, Belur Math, Science City and Indian Museum are other top places to visit in Kolkata.

Best Places to Visit in Kolkata



Go on a Shopping Spree!
Shopping buffs are in for a treat at Kolkata’s colorful street shops that offer goods at cheap prices! Shop for clothes, sling bags, shoes, sarees, rare cheese and much more at the New Market; head to Hatibagan Market, RMCA Basak, Adi Dhakeshwari Vastralaya and Vasansi Jaipur for the best cotton, handloom and silk sarees. Gariahat Market is lined with shops and eateries, giving you an amazing shopping experience. Book-lovers must visit College Street that hosts a trove of bookstalls in its nostalgic atmosphere! Do explore Burrabazar Market, South City Mall, Avani Riverside Mall and Chowringhee Lane (for Terracotta) as well.

Pump Up Your Nights!
Roxy bar is the perfect place for a night out, filling your soul with an ambiance from the 60’s and wonderful music. Live music is the way to go for some people and if you one of them, then you must head to Someplace Else Pub. Groove to some fabulous music at The Myx, with an excellent mix of music, food and dance; ranked as the best nightclub in Kolkata. You may also choose UG Reincarnated, Club Boudoi, M Bar Kitchen, Shisha or the Underground for an amazing night out experience.

Kolkata places to visit and things to do give you an insight into the vibrant culture and interesting people of the city.
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