Tourist Places in Kolkata

Places to Visit in Kolkata

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Kolkata Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 14049 Ratings

Kolkata is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Mumbai. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Kolkata is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Kolkata are February, March, October, November, December. There are 759 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 Alipore Zoo/Zoological Garden, Dooars Valley, Parmadan Wildlife Sanctuary, South City Mall, Victoria Garden. Kolkata can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Kolkata Tourist Places



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Park Street, Kolkata
Rank 1
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6.0 / 7 1
176 Ratings & 99 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 »
"Nice place of eateries"2 days ago "Wonderful place"3 weeks ago
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  • Type: Bridge
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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Rank 2
Ranked 2 of 759
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6.2 / 7 1
143 Ratings & 88 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 »
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Rank 3
Ranked 3 of 759
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6.2 / 7 1
111 Ratings & 73 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 »
"Must visit"2 days ago "Place is damn beautiful"3 days ago
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Dakshineswar temple, Kolkata
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5.9 / 7 1
55 Ratings & 37 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: Heritage Site
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Kalighat, Kolkata
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5.6 / 7 1
67 Ratings & 34 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: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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Kolkata Metro, Kolkata
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5.9 / 7 1
46 Ratings & 26 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 »
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  • Type: Cricket stadium
  • Entry: Paid
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Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Rank 7
Ranked 7 of 759
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6.2 / 7 1
42 Ratings & 26 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 »
"Big and clean Garden"3 weeks ago "Beautiful stadium"1 month ago
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  • Type: Entertainment Centre
  • Entry: Paid
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Science City, Kolkata
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 759
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6.0 / 7 1
33 Ratings & 19 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 »
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  • Type: Religious Place
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Belur Math, Kolkata
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Ranked 9 of 759
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6.2 / 7 1
31 Ratings & 18 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 »
"Must Visit Place"3 months ago "Excellent Spiritual Place"Dec 13, 2015
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  • Type: Theme Park
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Nicco Park, Kolkata
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 759
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6.0 / 7 1
34 Ratings & 17 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 »
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  • Type: Theme Park
  • Entry: Paid
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Aquatica, Kolkata
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 759
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5.6 / 7 1
25 Ratings & 16 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 »
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Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata
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Ranked 12 of 759
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6.4 / 7 1
24 Ratings & 13 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: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Indian Musuem, Kolkata
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 759
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6.0 / 7 1
21 Ratings & 11 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 »
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  • Type: Garden
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Botanical Garden, Kolkata
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 759
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5.5 / 7 1
21 Ratings & 11 Reviews
Indian Botanical Gardens of Kolkata is the haven for nature lovers, where they are innumerable species of flora, amidst the natural habitat for the growth and development. Located in the suburban area of Shibpur, in the Howrah District, the Indian Botanical Gardens was... Read More »
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  • Type: Planetarium
  • Entry: Paid
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Birla Planetarium, Kolkata
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Ranked 15 of 759
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5.2 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 9 Reviews
M.P. Birla Planetarium or the Birla Planetarium is known for space science and astronomy museum and is one of the largest museums in Asia. This place specially will interest stargazers and aspirants of becoming rocket scientists. The Planetarium is situated at the... Read More »
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  • Type: Theme Park
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Millenium Park, Kolkata
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Ranked 16 of 759
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5.8 / 7 1
17 Ratings & 8 Reviews
The Millenium Park was inaugurated on 1st January, 2000, thereby, justifying its name. It is one of the latest additions to the list of gardens and parks in Kolkata. This Park is situated on the land of Kolkata Port Trust and was developed with the intention of adding glamour... Read More »
"The place for love and kids"Nov 19, 2015 "Must visit"Nov 14, 2015
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Howrah Station, Kolkata
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5.5 / 7 1
14 Ratings & 8 Reviews
One of the four main intercity stations that serve Kolkata and Howrah is the Howrah Station. The other three are the Sealdah Station, Kolkata Railway Station and Shalimar Station. The Howrah Bridge connects Hooghly River’s west bank where Howrah is located, to Kolkata.... Read More »
"Busy, beautiful and old station"3 months ago "Busy station"Nov 23, 2015
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Princep Ghat, Kolkata
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Ranked 18 of 759
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6.3 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 8 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: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
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Fort William, Kolkata
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 759
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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: Offbeat Attraction
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Maidan, Kolkata
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 759
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5.9 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Maidan is considered to be the landmark of the city that is capable of reflecting the essence of the Bengali culture. Maidan is situated at the heart of the city and is one of the main attractions of the city. The place is also chosen as the venue for political rallies... Read More »
"Good place to hang around"3 months ago "The lover's spot"Nov 18, 2015
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