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Park Street, Kolkata
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Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Street
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 honour of Mother... Read More »
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Kalighat, Kolkata
Kalighat, Kolkata
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  • Type: Heritage Site
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 the original... Read More »
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Maidan, Kolkata
Maidan, Kolkata
Rank 3
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Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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 and meetings. It... Read More »
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Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Rank 4
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Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Cricket stadium
  • Entry: Paid
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 “Lords of Asia”.... Read More »
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Nandan, Kolkata
Nandan, Kolkata
Rank 5
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  • Type: Entertainment Centre
Nandan is the first multiplex of Kolkata. It is still regarded as one of the finest movie halls of the city. The Kolkata International Film Festival is hosted at Nandan and its adjoining halls. It is often said that being the land of Ray and Ghatak, Kolkatans breathe cinema. For movie... Read More »
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Town Hall, Kolkata
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
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 controlled the... Read More »
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College Street, Kolkata
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  • Type: Street
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 University, Presidency... Read More »
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BBD Bagh, Kolkata
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
The seat of power of the West Bengal government and Kolkata’s central business district lies in the B.B.D. Bagh area, which stands for the shortened name of Benoy, Badal, Dinesh Bagh. They were young activists in India’s struggle for Independence, who was shot dead on 8th December... Read More »
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Botanical Garden, Kolkata
Botanical Garden, Kolkata
Rank 9
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Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Garden
  • Entry: Paid
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 established originally in... Read More »
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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 73
Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Bridge
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 is restricted here.... Read More »
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Kolkata Metro, Kolkata
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Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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 km and ended at... Read More »
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Science City, Kolkata
Science City, Kolkata
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 73
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  • Type: Entertainment Centre
  • Entry: Paid
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 large section of the... Read More »
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National Library, Kolkata
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 73
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  • Type: Library
The National Library is the biggest and one of the oldest libraries of the country. Located nearby the Alipore Zoo, the building was the residence of the former Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. The library has a collection of over 2 million books and nearly half a million rare and old documents.... Read More »
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Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Rank 14
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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 surrounded by a well... Read More »
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Belur Math, Kolkata
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 73
Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Religious Place
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 place. This is... Read More »
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Asiatic Society, Kolkata
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 73
Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Museum
The Museum of the Asiatic Society is considered a main storehouse of information regarding the rich history of the land. The museum was established in 1814 and houses a large collection of manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, coins, bronzes and inscriptions. The famous paintings that are housed in... Read More »
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Fort William, Kolkata
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 73
Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
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 over an... Read More »
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Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 73
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  • Type: Entertainment Centre
Rabindra Sadan is the place to experience Bengali culture, music, theatre shows and art exhibitions in Kolkata. Paying homage to Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Rabindra Sadan is a hub of cultural activities. From classical music to Bengali rock, from theatres to films one can... Read More »
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Jorasanko, Kolkata
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 73
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  • Type: Historic Place
  • Entry: Paid
At Kolkata, a must visit is the house of its most cherished and celebrated poet, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore’s ancestral home, Jorashanko Thakurbari is situated in North Kolkata, close to Girish Park on the Chittaranjan Avenue. In the 18th century, Dwarakanath... Read More »
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Coffee House, Kolkata
Rank 20
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Places to Visit in Kolkata
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
  • Entry: Paid
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 Hall. Since... Read More »
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