Tourist Places in Kolkata

Places to Visit in Kolkata

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Kolkata Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 16349 Ratings

Kolkata is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, New Delhi. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Kolkata is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Kolkata are February, March, October, November, December. There are 772 tourist places in Kolkata, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Kolkata can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Kolkata for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Kolkata Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Kolkata, browse through photos & pictures, explore Kolkata using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Kolkata, which are great places to visit, are Tegharia Loknath Temple, Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, Mother's Wax Museum, Avani Riverside Mall, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport(Kolkata Airport). Kolkata can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Millenium Park, Kolkata

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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
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6.2 / 7 1
123 Ratings & 81 Reviews
The most famous landmark and tourist attraction of Kolkata is the Victoria Memorial hall. Built in 1921, this monument was designed by Sir William Emerson, a famous architect from the then British Empire. Sprawling over an area of 64 acres of land, the Victoria Memorial is... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
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Dakshineswar temple, Kolkata
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Ranked 2 of 772
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6.1 / 7 1
62 Ratings & 40 Reviews
Dakshineswar Temple was constructed under the supervision of Rani Rasmani of Janbazar. A popular story says that in her dreams she was asked by Goddess Kali to build this temple. The temple sprawls over an area of 25 acres housing the main Kali temple and adjoining prayer... Read More »
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  • Type: Religious Place
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Belur Math, Kolkata
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Ranked 3 of 772
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6.2 / 7 1
37 Ratings & 23 Reviews
Constructed in the honour of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Belur Math is the international head quarters of Ramakrishna Mission. The concept of the Math was entirely designed by Swami Vivekananda. Housed inside the Math is the Ramkrishna Sarada Mandir where regular prayers take... Read More »
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  • Type: Street
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Park Street, Kolkata
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6.0 / 7 1
190 Ratings & 112 Reviews
One of the landmark streets of Kolkata, the Park Street is officially called Mother Teresa Sarani. As the street ran through a deer park in the early days, it was named Park Street. However, it was later re-named as Mother Theresa Sarani by Kolkata Municipal Corporation in... Read More »
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  • Type: Cricket stadium
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Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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6.3 / 7 1
52 Ratings & 32 Reviews
India’s oldest cricket stadium is the Eden Gardens of Kolkata, which has witnessed some of the spectacular matches and performances by Indian players against foreign countries. This stadium is considered one of the finest in the world and is often termed as the... Read More »
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  • Type: Bridge
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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
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6.1 / 7 1
166 Ratings & 104 Reviews
World’s fourth busiest Cantilever bridge is situated on the River Hooghly and connects the western bank of Kolkata to the eastern bank of Howrah. This bridge acts as the lifeline of Kolkata city and offers its best view from the centre of the river, although photography... Read More »
"Nice architecture"Feb 27, 2017 "The First Cantilever Bridge"Feb 26, 2017
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  • Type: Entertainment Centre
  • Entry: Paid
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Science City, Kolkata
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5.9 / 7 1
41 Ratings & 26 Reviews
One of the newest and most popular tourists’ attractions of Kolkata is Science City. There are two ways to enter this science and amusement park. One can either walk straight into it or can fly in through a rope way, which gives views of not only the park but also a... Read More »
"A Tryst with Science"Feb 28, 2017 "Wonderful world"Dec 7, 2016
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Indian Musuem, Kolkata
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Ranked 8 of 772
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6.1 / 7 1
24 Ratings & 13 Reviews
Established in 1814 the Kolkata Indian Museum is the largest museum of the country. The museum was founded by a botanist from Denmark, Dr. Nathaniel Wallich. There are over 60 galleries in the museum that has on display several artefacts and prehistoric objects. All the... Read More »
"Best 1"Jul 27, 2016 "Biggest museum"Apr 14, 2016
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  • Type: Park
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Princep Ghat, Kolkata
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6.2 / 7 1
22 Ratings & 14 Reviews
Princep Ghat located on the strand road is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata. On the banks of the River Hooghly stands this memorial built for James Princep who was famous for deciphering inscriptions of the Ashoka era. The structure, renovated in 2001 is a... Read More »
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  • Type: Theme Park
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Nicco Park, Kolkata
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6.1 / 7 1
36 Ratings & 19 Reviews
Nicco Park is the most visited and the oldest amusement park of Kolkata. Spread over an area of 40 acres the park is situated in the Salt Lake region of the city. Often regarded as the Disneyland of the City of Joy, the park is known for its adventure rides. The park was... Read More »
"Fun"Jun 23, 2016 "Oldest amusement park of Kolkata"Apr 14, 2016
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  • Type: Park
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Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata
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Ranked 11 of 772
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6.3 / 7 1
29 Ratings & 18 Reviews
Eco Tourism Park is an urban park situated in Rajarhat. Spread over an area of 480 acres and surrounded by 104 acres of water bodies, this park was inaugurated in December 2012 by Mamata Banerjee. Locally known as Prakriti Tirtha, this park has ecological zones, theme gardens... Read More »
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  • Type: Theme Park
  • Entry: Paid
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Aquatica, Kolkata
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5.8 / 7 1
29 Ratings & 19 Reviews
Sprawling over an area of 8 acres, Aquatica is the largest water park in the northern and eastern part of India. This theme park is an ideal escape during the hot and humid summer days. The large area of the park can accommodate as many as 5000 people at a time. Flocked... Read More »
"Fun Time"Jun 23, 2016 "Just loved it"May 24, 2016
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  • Type: Temple
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Birla Temple, Kolkata
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6.1 / 7 1
16 Ratings & 9 Reviews
One of the popular temples of Kolkata is the Birla Temple, which is situated at the junction of Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue. This white marble temple is designed on the lines of the popular Lingaraj Temple of Bhubaneshwar and is of a height of      160... Read More »
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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Kolkata Metro, Kolkata
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5.9 / 7 1
51 Ratings & 30 Reviews
The Kolkata Metro is India’s first underground Metro railway. It extends over a length of around 25 km, starting from Dum Dum near Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport and ending at Kavi Subhash station at New Garia. Initially, the length of the railway route was some 17... Read More »
"A Zip through the City"Feb 27, 2017 "First Metro Of India"Jun 23, 2016
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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Coffee House, Kolkata
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Ranked 15 of 772
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5.9 / 7 1
12 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The Indian Coffee House, popularly known as the Coffee House of Calcutta, is situated at the heart of College Street. It is considered one of the most important cultural landmarks of Kolkata. The establishment of this building dates back to 1876, with the establishment Albert... Read More »
"A nice place"Apr 13, 2016 "The home to adda"Nov 18, 2015
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  • Type: Heritage Site
Kalighat, Kolkata
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5.6 / 7 1
72 Ratings & 39 Reviews
Build by a Brahmin Zamindar, Sabarna Roy Choudhury, the Kalighat Temple is a place for worshipping Goddess Kali. It is said that the old temple was housed within a small hut. It was only in 1809 when the construction of the present day temple began. In the 16th century... Read More »
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  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
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Fort William, Kolkata
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5.6 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Post independence, Kolkata was the Indian Army's main centre for operations. Constructed in 1781, Fort William today is the head quarter of the Indian Army's eastern operation wing. Also known as the Eastern Army Command the Fort is named after King William III. Sprawling... Read More »
"Not opened for Public"Dec 13, 2015 "Where Army Marches"Nov 19, 2015
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Birla Industrial and Technological Museum, Kolkata
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Ranked 18 of 772
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5.7 / 7 1
13 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Located on the crossing of the Gurusaday Road, the first Science and Technology Museum, Birla Industrial Museum Kolkata was established in the year 1959. It was started with the aim to foster the masses, the popularity of Science and technology by Jawaharlal Nehru, the first... Read More »
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  • Type: Street
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College Street, Kolkata
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5.8 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 7 Reviews
College Street is a street in North Kolkata that approximately stretches from Bowbazar to Mahatma Gandhi Road crossing. Various centres of intellectual activity are situated in this place. College Street also houses a number of renowned academic institutions like Calcutta... Read More »
"Busy street"Apr 12, 2016 "Enjoy street food and book shopping"Nov 18, 2015
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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Town Hall, Kolkata
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6.3 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 5 Reviews
In the year 1813, Kolkata Town Hall was constructed in the Roman - Doric style by Col. John Garstin, an architect, investing Rs. 7 lakhs from a fund raised from lottery. This hall was made to provide Europeans a place for their social gatherings. Initially a committee... Read More »
"Town Hall is marvellous"Sep 5, 2015 "Awesome place"Apr 12, 2015
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