Places to Visit in Kolkata

Kolkata is a capital city of West Bengal. It has its own historical and cultural importance. Kolkata is famous for many things like its old vibes (old british structure of building), food, historical monuments, british type architecture even bengali people are also famous beacause of their lovely behaviour.

Top 5 Places to visit in Kolkata

 

1. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

victoria memorial kolkata

  • Famous For : Victoria Memorial is a major landmark in kolkata. It is a large marble monument build by Government of India in the memory of Queen Victoria. It is located on 1 Queen’s Way.
  • Timings :

For Gallery : 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is closed.

For Garden : 05:30 a.m. to 06:15 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

For Sound and Light show :

October to February – 06:15 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. (Bengali), 07:15 p.m.to 08:00 p.m. (English).

March to June – 06:45 p.m. to 07:30 p.m. (Bengali), 07:45 p.m. to 08:30 p.m. (English).

  • Tickets :

Victoria Memorial Gallery : Rs 20 for Indians, Rs 200 for Foreigners and Free entry for school children upto class 12th in school uniform and Army personal in uniform.

Victoria Memorial Garden Area : Rs 10 per person (daily), Rs 100 per person (monthly), Rs 1000 per person (yearly).

Entry ticket to Light and Sound Show is Rs 10 for children and Rs 20 for adults.

  • Best Time to Visit : To avoid humid and sweaty weather visit from October to March.

2. Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata

dakhineshwar temple kolkata west bengal

  • Famous For : Dakshineswar Temple is located on the bank of Hooghly river in Dakshineswar, Kolkata. The temple is known for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal.
  • Tickets : No entry fees
  • Timings :

From October to March – 06:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 03:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.

From April to September – 06:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 03:30 p.m. to 09:00 p.m.

  • Best Time to Visit : Tuesday and Saturday are believed to be auspicious day to take blessing/worship Mata Kali.
  • Prohibited Items : You are not allowed to carry bag, mobile and belt.
  • How to Reach : The temple is about 13 km from Kolkata and 19 km from Howrah and you can reach here by local train, metro and taxi.

3. Howrah Bridge

howrah bridge kolkata

  • Famous For : Howrah Bridge is an iconic landmark in Kolkata. The bridge connect Howrah and Kolkata and built on the river Hooghly. It is not like other bridges, it is a steel bridge and is considered to be one of the longest cantilever bridge in the world. Howrah Bridge is also known as Rabindra Setu. This bridge is one of the major tourist attraction, you can’t finish your trip without seeing it.
  • Best Time to Visit : If you want to see actual beauty, visit it in night as it lit up in night.

4. St. Paul’s Cathedral

st. pauls cathedral kolkata

  • Famous For : St. Paul’s Cathedral is one the main tourist place in Kolkata. It was built by British and is one of the first Episcopal Church of Asia and is famous for its Gothic architecture. It is an famous symbol of European heritage in Kolkata.
  • Timings : 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday.

5. Park Street

Park street kolkata

  • Famous For : Park street is also known as Food Street and its new name is Mother Teresa Sarani but still it is popular as park street among people. It is always on the list of a tourist to visit this street as it has many restaurants and pubs. Mostly people come here to enjoy food and to do party.

 

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