Amazing things to do in Kolkata – heart-warming attractions

Amazing things to do in Kolkata – heart-warming attractions

Amazing thinks to do in kolkata

Kolkata is widely referred by either of these “the city of Joy” or “the cultural capital of India”

A plan drops into a picture with the questions like what to do; what to see; how long to go [travelling days]; when to go etc. And in search of the justifiable answers; we roll out a research session [there are various modes to get deeper knowledge; some prefer reading about the places; some pick random destinations; some get into conversation with the person’s who have already been to several places etc – I hope the below-listed informative about Kolkata will definitely help you in some or the other way or say would prove to be a useful source of information.

I know what types of questions revolve around in one’s mind when he or she thinks of travelling at someplace; I can truly relate with the concern as being a keen traveller myself. Recently I have been to Kolkata [I chose this destination because of the ethnic culture that is followed from age-old times and secondly what evoked me to some extent were the unique featured destinations dotted in various parts of this city].

Are you all set to get the answers to your concerning questions [like what are the things to do in Kolkata| what are the places to visit in Kolkata| or say which are the major tourist places in Kolkata]??

My friend you are on the right page – I hope the below-listed information will turn fruitful to you.

Here is a list of the major tourist destinations of Kolkata with a few liner descriptions:

1- Victoria memorial – A spell-binding large marble building is situated in the arms of Kolkata [capital city of West Bengal]; it was constructed between the years of 1906 and 1921 – devoted to the memory of Queen Victoria. In present date; it functions as a museum and a prominent tourist destination under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture. This place of importance relaxes on the grounds by the bank of the Hooghly River [close to the Chowringhee Road].

Victoria Memorial by Travelsite india

2- Howrah Bridge – The Howrah Bridge is a remarkable bridge with a suspended span over the notable Hooghly River [flowing in the state of West Bengal]. It was originally addressed as the New Howrah Bridge for the fact that it replaced a Pontoon Bridge at the same locating connecting the two prominent cities naming Kolkata and Howrah.

Hawrah Bridge Kolkatta

3- Dakshineswar Kali Temple – This place of Worship is the ninth-largest Hindu temple in terms of area in the world. It’s a Hindu Temple situated in Dakshineswar close to Kolkata [located on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. The supreme being of this temple is Bhavatarini [an aspect of goddess Kali].

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

4- Kalighat Kali Temple – It’s an imposing Hindu temple situated in the arms of West Bengal; as its name suggest [the Kalighat Kali temple is devoted to the Hindu Goddess Kali]. This place of worship is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethas [mark your presence at this age-old temple].

Kalighat Kali Temple

5- Belur Math – This significant place was founded by Swami Vivekanand the supreme disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission – it’s situated on the west bank of the Hooghly River in the state of West Bengal. The impressive architecture of this place is what drives limitless footfalls throughout the year – it showcases the perfect fusion of Hindu, Islamic and Christian motifs as a symbol of unity of all the unique religions.

Belur Math Temple

6- Indian Museum – It’s also addressed as the Imperial Museum at Calcutta [the Indian Museum is the oldest and the largest museum in India filled with rare collections of antiques, fossils, armour and ornaments, mummies, Mughal Paintings, Skeletons etc.

indian museum kolkatta


Suggested Tours – Kolkata City Tour , Kolkata One Day Quick Tour


Apart from the above-listed here are the names of a few more places of attraction that can easily find some space in every visitor’s heart:

1- Calcutta Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden Kolkata

3- Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium Kolkata

4- St. Paul’s Cathedral etc

St Paul Cathedral Kolkata

The climatic condition and the best-suited time to visit Kolkata [the city of Joy]

1- summers – Begins from the month of April and lasts until the month of May; [the temperature varies from 30 degree Celsius to 40 degree Celsius];

2- Monsoon – Starts from the month of June and ends in the month of September; [the temperature varies from 20 degree Celsius to 28 degree Celsius];

3- Winter – Initiates from the month of October and lasts until the month of March [the temperature varies from 9.60 degree Celsius to 11 degree Celsius].

You can visit Kolkata any time of the year; however, beginning from the month of October to the end of month March is considered as the favourable duration.

Some quick facts about Kolkata

1- The Great Banyan Tree situated in the Calcutta Botanical Garden is more than 250 years old and spread wide in an area of approximately 1.5 hectares with nearly 2880 prop roots. This wondrous plant acquires such an impression that it’s listed in the “Guinness Book of World Record”. It still continues growing wider with every passing year;

The Great Banyan Tree

2- The Eden Garden [Cricket Ground] situated in the arms of Kolkata is the largest cricket Stadium in country India in terms of capacity;

Eden Gardens stadium kolkata

3- The science city of Kolkata [the cultural capital of India] is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent;

Science City of Kalkata

4- The Kolkata Metro is the oldest metro system in motherly nation India;

Oldest Metro in India Kolkata Metro

5- The Kolkata tram system is the oldest operating electric tram system across Asia.

The Kolkata Tram System


There is this one festival, which is celebrated on a huge level in the city of Kolkata and that’s the Durga Pooja [this festival will start on 15th of October 2018 and will end on 19th of October 2018]. So in case if you are planning to explore the richness of Kolkata then try your best to pay your visit in the festive month of October. And once you reach there – make sure to try a piece of every sweet dish [Mishti Doi| Chomchom| Raskadam| Sandesh| Rasgulla etc].

Suggested Tour –  Golden Triangle with East India Tour

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