Top 10 places to visit in Kolkata also called “the City of Joy’ is the capital of State of West Bengal in India. The city is the cultural hub of the country and is home to some beautiful sites to visit. We have enumerated the top 10 places that one must visit when they travel to this part of the Country.
10. Science City
Science City as the name suggest is a pleasant mix of a amusement park and a knowledge center. The Space Theater out here is a state of art movie/documentary theater were beautiful geographic, scientific or historical documentaries are played and the viewing experience is entirely different (must visit to understand). You can visit the Science City website here to know more right here
9. Howrah Bridge
Howrah Bridge built in 1943 during the British Rule is also called “the Gateway to Kolkata” and is also regarded as the Icon of Kolkata. It connects The city of Kolkata with the Howrah district and is built on the Hoogly River. It is the 6th Longest suspended bridge of its type in the World.
8. Botanical Gardens
These widely spread gardens are a home to hundreds of rare species of flora and fauna. The views of these rare plants and trees is very beautiful. the best landmark here is the “Great Banyan Tree” is also regarded as the largest living tree in the World with more than 300 meters in circumference & being register in the Guinness Book of World Record.
7. Zoological Garden, Alipore
One of the Oldest Zoo in India and one of the biggest attractions in the city. Home of huge number of species of Birds, Reptiles, Wild Animals, etc. Famous for the latest addition of Royal Bengal Tiger is a place where the kids love to visit. Visit here to know more.
6. Birla Planetarium
Also known as “Taramandal” in local language is the largest planetarium in Asia and second largest of its type in the World. It has a Telescope which is used to research and is used for projects by students and scientists. Daily Shows are conducted here for the public visitors.
5. Eden Gardens
The Country loves Cricket and there is no better place to watch it in India than in the Club House of Eden Gardens. The stands can host upto 67000 large audience for a match and is famous for the noisy crowd that come for the matches. Must visit is a match is being played.
4. Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
Also called as the Salt Lake Stadium is the largest football arena in India. It was renovated for U-17 Fifa World Cup and has truly become a World class stadium now. Its a must visit if any football match is going on or for a stadium tour.
3. Indian Musuem
The museum is having a wide collection reflecting the history of India, Asia and other parts of the world. Also the collection of artifacts is great and has a lot of archaeological significance.
2. Victoria Memorial
Built by the British as a memorial after the death of Queen Victoria. The monument is beautifully crafted by the use of Markana Marble and also has a grand museum inside it storing numerous artifacts of the British Rule of India.
1. Dakshineswar Kali Temple
The Kali Temple is considered as one of the most sacred places to visit in Kolkata for offering prayers. It is situated on the banks of the sacred River Ganga. The temple was crafted as per the instruction of Rani Rashmoni Devi. In this temple Ram Krishna Paramhansa also worshipped Maa Kali. If you are a hindu and visiting Kolkata then this place is a must visit for peace and serenity.
Also read Top 5 Hidden gems of Kolkata here
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