10 Best Places To Visit In Kolkata:
No matter how many times you visit these places in the city of joy, you definitely can’t get enough of them. Everytime you visit them, you feel all the more drawn towards these places.
1. Victoria Memorial
If you have come to Kolkata and not visited the Victoria Memorial then you definitely have missed out on something which has a really eye pleasing architectural beauty. From the beautiful structure of the memorial to the well maintained gardens around the place, everything is worth a visit.
It is a large marble building which was built between 1906 and 1921 in memory of Queen Victoria. Over the years it has become a major tourist attraction and is located in maidan on Jawaharlal Nehru road.
2. Park Street
This place in itself has a whole lot of places which is indeed an important part of our ever colourful and vibrant city. In Park street an amazing miniature world of imagination awaits to welcome you in the form of ‘The Oxford Bookstore’. The British have left India long ago but it has left behind a legacy of the popular English breakfast which is readily available at Flurry’s, Park street and is definitely worth a try.
Then comes the long list of some amazing restaurants that is located in this area. Park street is literally a hub of some of the best eateries that this city has.
Something which you really should visit if you come to Park street is the ‘South Park Street cemetery’.
If you are a person who loves loud music and dance then some of the best pubs and discs are located at Park street. This place in itself is a miniature world of a whole lot of things.
3. Princep ghat and the nearby ganga ghat
Sitting along the banks of the river ganga and watching the sunset might bring out the inner poet or singer in you that died long ago due to worldly pressures. Such is the charm of this place.
4. Belur math
Situated on the outskirts of Kolkata, this is a very serene and calm place that will definitely act as an antidote for calming your inner self. It was founded by Swami Vivekananda who was a staunch follower and chief disciple of Ramakrishna. It was built in 1938 and is the headquarter of the Ramakrishna Mission.
It is located on the banks of the Hooghly rivers in Belur.
Located in Rajarhat, this is Kolkata’s biggest park with all sorts of natural beauty.
The light and sound show is something you definitely can’t miss. A huge lake in the heart of the park with a beautiful view all around, a special play area for kids, a beautiful restaurant built on water with wooden interiors, bamboo gardens and a huge green area makes this place worth a visit. Developed and maintained by the HIDCO and forest department, this place has become very popular in recent times.
6. Nicco Park
This is the city’s best amusement park for the child in you. From water rides to the roller coaster ride, everything will give a boost to your adrenaline rush and make your day out with your friends or family a memorable one.
7. Shibpur Botanical Gardens
Located in Shibpur near Howrah, this place proudly claims to be the shelter to the largest banyan tree in the world which has become famous worldwide. Being in Kolkata and not taking a look at this natural marvel might be an injustice to the nature lover in you.
8. Jorasanko Thakur Bari
This was the residential place of the nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. A place of architectural beauty and historic significance, this place should definitely be on your list if you are a lover of history and the rich Bengali culture.
9. Shobhabajar Rajbari
This was the residential area of the Shobhabajar Royal family and the main attraction of this place is the “Shingho duar” (gate of lions) and the Durga puja that is done here every year during the Bengali festival of Durga puja which comes generally in the month of September-October. It was first built by Raja Nabakrishna Deb around the year 1757 after acquiring sufficient wealth by supporting the British during that time. Durga Puja first began in this place in the year 1757 after the British defeated Siraj-Ud-Daulah in the Battle of Plassey.
If you have a keen interest to know about various cultures and historical events then this place has so much to provide to you.
10. Indian Museum
This is one of the oldest museums in the world and the largest and oldest museum in India. It was built by the British Botanist, Dr. Nathaniel Wallich. It has 35 galleries and the place provides you with a plethora of antiques, paintings and many other things of historical significance.
Kolkata is a city rich in culture and heritage which has countless number of places to see. This was just a list of few significant and special places of the city of joy among others.
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