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.

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10 Best Places to Visit in Delhi, India

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

A symbol of the country’s rich past and thriving present, Delhi is a city where ancient and modern blend seamlessly together. It is home to millions of dreams, the city takes on unprecedented responsibilities of realizing dreams bringing people closer and inspiring their thoughts.

Clearing all the confusions of a traveler in Delhi, we bring you the 10 must-visit places in the city.

1. India Gate: The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919. During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with colored lights. One can see hoards of people moving about the brightly lit area and on the lawns on summer evenings.

2. Lotus Temple: This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world. Round the blooming petals are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is floodlit.

3. Lodhi Gardens: The old Lady Willington Park, now known as Lodhi Garden, is dotted with monuments of Sayyid and Lodhi Periods, which include tombs mosques, and bridges. It is a favorite point for early morning walkers from the posh south Delhi colonies.

4. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: Known for its association with Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh guru, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent religious as well as tourist places in Delhi. A visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib rejuvenates your soul. This place of solace is flocked by more than thousand people in one single day.

5. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple: This temple epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom a d bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions, and timeless spiritual messages.

6. Red Fort: The Red Fort is the historic fort in Old Delhi which was built by fifth Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The fort is known for its setting for an evening sound and light show.

7. Humayun’s tomb: Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Inside the walled enclosure, the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by a double dome.

8. Jama Masjid: This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. he highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.

9. Chandni Chowk: It is the perfect place to shop in. This densely populated market has been around for more than three centuries.

10. Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar in Delhi has been counted as the highest brick tower in the whole wide world. This great architectural structure was built to propound the prominence of the Islam religion. This tall impressive structure is visited by thousands of travelers every year from all over the world.

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10 Best Places to Visit in Kerala, India

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

Kerala has been referred as one of the top destinations to be visited in a lifetime by many tourists from all over the world. From natural beauty to culture and traditions, this state in the south of India does justice to its sobriquet of ‘God’s Own Country’.

Here we make up the 10 must-visit places to visit in Kerala for you.

1. Alleppey/ Alappuzha: With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast labyrinth of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers crisscrossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty. Referred as the Venice of the East by travelers from around the world, this Backwater Country is also home to diverse range of animals and birds. Alleppey is also famous for its Boat races, Houseboat Holidays, Beaches, Marine Products and Coir Industry. Every year, during August-September, Alleppey wakes up to the pulsating Nehru Cup Snake Boat Race, a water sport unique to Kerala.

2. Munnar: A cup of refreshing and fragrant tea is all it takes to know the essence Munnar. This hill station is one of those places known for the excellent production of this agri-food. A place worth a definite visit.

3. Kumarakom: The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake, and is part of the Kuttanad region. It also offers visitors Boating and fishing facilities.

4. Wayanad: Also known as the ‘green paradise’, Wayanad lies in between the mountains of the Western Ghats.It is often called the spice garden of the south, the land of paddy fields, and home of monsoon.

5. Thekkady: The place conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice scented plantations. The picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great opportunities for treks and mountain walks are spread across the entire district.

6. Kochi: Spread over a series of islands, Kochi (long known as Cochin) speaks of the old world charm and leisure. The culturally and historically rich port city is the gateway for several visitors to start their tour of Kerala in south India and is considered to be one of the most sought-after destinations in India.

7. Varkala: Varkala is a great place to spend time where the cliffs are next to the Arabian Sea. This place is often visited by tourists looking for authentic Spa and Ayurveda centers.This destination has a wonderful ambiance with lush greenery, deep valleys, and dales, along with beautiful meadows.

8. Kovalam: This enchanting tropical beach of Kerala holds a cult status in the tourist itineraries of Kerala. An erstwhile fishing hamlet has made Kovalam a world-class beach destination today.

9. Vagamon: The enchanting hill station dotted with tea gardens is promising enough to be one of Indias foremost eco-tourism projects and is destined to have a major say among the contemporary holiday resorts in the country.

10: Thrissur: Centrally located in Kerala, Thrissur is known as the “Cultural capital of Kerala” and has been the scene of numerous events of historic and cultural importance. The architectural beauties here have been pulling crowds for years.

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