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10 Must Visit Tourist Destinations in Kolkata


Kolkata is synonymous with many elements. From the great poet Rabindranath Tagore to delectable desert Rasgulla, there are many staples to Kolkata. Kolkata was once the primary trading hub of India. Of course, not to miss, the centre of the Industrial Revolution. The metropolis is the capital city of West Bengal. It has its own color and flavor in different contexts from culture, art, literature, politics, etc. Here you go with the 10 must visit tourist destinations!

1. Howrah Bridge -

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It is one of the landmark’s of Kolkata. It is named after the great poet,Rabindranath Tagore, as Rabindra Setu. Spanning the across Hooghly River, it is densely populated all day and night. Don’t miss visiting this dreamy bridge bustling with sparkles and colors at night!

Timings: 24 hours Entry fee: Free Website: http://howrahbridgekolkata.nic.in

2. Birla Mandir - Birla-Mandir-KolkataImage Source

There are few astounding constructions revered for its finest and fabulous architecture. Birla Mandir is one of those magnificent structures, literally a Hindu Temple devoted to deities, Radha and Krishna. It took 26 years to complete the construction. Timings: 5.30 Am to 11 AM – 4.30 Pm to 9 Pm Entry fee: Free

3. Indian Museum -

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It is called Indian Museum because it is the oldest and largest museum in India and even in the Asia Pacific region! The multi-faceted museum exhibits arts and antique collections of various departments, which includes but not limited to fossils and skeletons, antiques and ornaments, paintings and pictures, mummies, etc.

Timings: March to November - 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. December to February - 10.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. Entry Fee: Rs. 10 / Indian (Baby in arms free entry) Rs. 150 / Foreigner Website: http://indianmuseumkolkata.org

4. Marble Palace -

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It is a palace of art! As the name depicts, it is constructed with marbles and remains one of the best preserved monuments of Kolkata. The palace features the architectural style of neoclassical antiquity blended with traditional Bengali architecture. The palace houses the lavish collection of art and artifacts. Timings: 10 am to 8 Pm Entry fee: Free Website: http://www.kolkata.org.uk/tourist-attractions/marble-palace.html

5. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple - Dakshineshwar Kali TempleImage Source

Goddess Durga is the prominent deity in the West Bengal. The temple is located at the eastern banks of the river Hooghly. The revered shrine of Kolkata is also an architectural treasure to relish. Worshipping goddess will help you overcome all sorrows. Tuesdays and Fridays are auspicious days. Timings: 5 am to 9 pm. Entry Fee: Free Website: http://www.dakshineswarkalitemple.org

6. Park Street - park street kolkataImage Source

Formerly called as Burial Ground Road, Park Street is the busiest street, and is all about shopping and food! You can find numerous little café, pubs, fast food joints, restaurants, book stores, malls, night clubs, etc. Known for its vigorous night life, hang out like a local and enjoy the delicacies of city. Timings: 24 hours Entry Fee: Free

7. Writers Building - writers buildingImage Source

Officially, the building was used for administrative and clerical work. The junior servants who served in the building were called the Writers. Located at the heart of the city, the vibrant red building is now the house to the West Bengal secretariat. Timings: 10 am to 6 pm. Entry Fee: Free

8. Victoria Memorial - Victoria-memorial kolkataImage Source

The name says it all! Built in the memories and named after Queen Victoria, the magnificent memorial is a royal structure in Kolkata. It is one of the expensive memorials built in India, which was estimated around 10 million. Timings: 10 am to 5 pm. (Closed on Mondays) Entry Fee: Rs. 20 / Indian and Rs. 200 for foreigner (free entry upto 12 years) Website: http://www.victoriamemorial-cal.org

9. Nicco Park - nicco-parkImage Source

A family amusement park, filled with loads of entertainment. Spend one full day the park and see nothing but fun. Timings: 10.30 am to 7.30 pm Entry Fee: INR 570 / per head all inclusive. Website: http://niccoparks.com

10. New Market - New_Market_KolkataImage Source

It is actually the oldest market of Kolkata. A heaven for shopaholics, rather a shopping University! Timings: 24 hours Entry Fee: Free
I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!"

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