Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. Major attraction of Kolkata is Port. This is India’s oldest operating Port. Other name of Kolkata is City of Joy. Influence of Raj is more in this city. City has its own place in literature, theatres and films. Several renowned personalities such as Mother Teresa, Satyajit Ray belong to this place.
What to see in Kolkata:
Howrah Bridge: This Bridge is worlds 4th busiest bridge. This connects Western Bank of Kolkata to eastern banks of Kolkata. Photography is restricted here. Nearly 60,000 vehicles travel on this bridge per day. This is also known as Rabindra Setu. This was constructed in 1939.
Eden Gardens: India’s Oldest Cricket Stadium. This is also known as Lords of Asia. It is one of the finest stadiums in the world.
Nicco Park: This is the oldest amusement park. Park is famous for adventure rides such as Water coaster, Moonraker, Flying Saucer, Toy Trian, Cable car etc. Several lakes and gardens can also be seen here.
Aquatica: It is the largest water park of India. Major attractions of this place are adventure water rides, swimming, tornadoes, dance floors, artificial waves.
Dakshineswar Temple: This was built by Rani Rasmani of Janbazar. She was asked by Goddess Kali to build the temple.
Indian Museum: It is the largest museum of India which was established in 1814. Major attractions of this museum are prehistoric objects and artifacts. It consists of more than 60 galleries.
Alipore Zoo: Major attractions of this zoo are Grant’s Zebra, White Tiger, Indian Elephant, one horn Rhinoceros etc.
Kalighat: This was built by Brahmin Zamindar. Goddess Kali is worshipped here. Old temple is housed in small hut.
Nandan: This is the first multiplex of Kolkata. Kolkata International film festival hosted here.
Marble Palace: This was constructed in 1855 with marble stones.
Other attractions of Kolkata: Other attractions of Kolkata are Park Street, Maidan, Town hall, College street, BBD Bagh, Kolkata Metro, Science City, National Library, Vitoria Memorial, Belur Math, Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary, Jawahar Shishu Bhawan, Nakhoda Mosque.
What to see around Kolkata:
Botanical Garden: This is the best place for the natural lovers. It is located in suburban area of Shibpur in Howrah district which is 8kms away from the city.
Garchumuk: It is situated in Howrah district which is 56kms away from the city. Major attraction of this place is Deer Park.
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary: It is situated 30kms away from the city. Major attractions of this sanctuary are kingfishers, doves, woodpeckers and cuckoos. Plenty of animals and fruit trees are also can be seen here.
Shrine Bascilica Bandel: It is located 55kms away from the city. It is one of the oldest churches of west Bengal. This was dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.
Getting to Kolkata: Kolkata is well connected with road, rail and air ways. From the cities such as Bangalore, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Jaipur, Jamshedpur etc buses are available to visit this place. From Patna, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad etc trains are available to reach this place. From Hyderabad, Chennai, Nagpur, Lucknow, Jaipur etc flights are available to reach this place.
Getting around Kolkata: Autos, Buses, Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Kolkata.
Best time to visit Kolkata: Visitors can come to this place throughout the year.
Where to stay in Kolkata: Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Kolkata. Best budget hotels in Kolkata are Marble Palace Guest house Pvt Ltd, Travel Inn, Diamond suites etc. Best Luxury hotels in Kolkata are The Oberai Grand, Hotel VIP International, The peerless Inn.
Where to eat in Kolkata: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Kolkata.