10 Best Places to Visit in Kolkata, West Bengal, India

One shouldn’t miss the best places to visit in Kolkata!

Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic and cultural capital. Bearing the title, the city has a lot to offer for tourists in the aspect of cultural, architectural and historical aspects.

Listing the top 10, our team recommends you to visit all these places.

1. Victoria Memorial: One of the major heritage and historic sites in India include the Victoria Memorial. Built of sparkling white marble, it draws in a large number of tourists from all over the country.

2. Howrah Bridge: The bridge is an architectural marvel and a well-known Kolkata landmark. One can walk across the bridge and admire its unique construction or glide underneath while on a boat ride along the Hooghly River.

3. Birla temple: The magnificent Birla Mandir is an exemplary work of art. It is one of the finest architectural beauties of the city. The indigenous craftsmanship of the temple is the hallmark of its grandeur. It represents a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary art. The temple is also a revered place of worship and devotion.

4. Dakshineswar temple: It is one of the most revered, sacred temples in Kolkata, dedicated to goddess Kali. It was at this very place that the Rama Krishna Paramahamsa, the highly revered religious thinker attained his spiritual vision and advocated the unity of all religions.

5. Indian museum: The Indian museum, popularly known as ‘Jadughar’ is the ninth oldest museum in the world. It is the largest museum across India and boasts exquisite collections of armor, antiques, ornaments, skeleton, fossils, mummies and beautiful Mughal paintings.

6. Eden Gardens: The Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India and the second largest in the world by its seating capacity. The historic and iconic cricket stadium has a seating capacity of more than one lakh spectators. It was one of the first cricket stadiums in India where floodlights were installed and Day & Night cricket was played. It is the home of the Bengal Cricket Team and the Kolkata Knight Riders of the Indian Premier League.

7. Birla Planetarium: This planetarium, set up in 1962 is similar to London planetarium. Shows extending for about an hour are either in English, Hindi, or Bengali. The audience is enthralled by the spectacular show of constellations, zodiacal patterns of the sky, and space probes.

8. Marble Palace: Built in 1835, the mansion is famous for its sparkling white marble walls and floors, from which it has derived its present name. The palace also has an exquisite collection of Western sculpture and Victorian furniture.

9. St. Paul cathedral: St Paul’s Cathedral is acknowledged as the first Episcopal Church of the eastern world. It is an Anglican cathedral of the Church of North India. Besides, being a religious site, the cathedral is also an architectural marvel.

Hope this helps when you travel to Kolkata.

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