Landmarks in Kolkata

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  • Chowringhee

    Chowringhee

    A history-rich neighbourhood in Kolkata, Chowringhee attracts countless tourists with its exciting entertainment hotspots and shopping hubs. In the early 17th century, this area was a small village of isolated hovels with tiger-infested jungles, paddy fields, swamps and sporadic huts of fishermen, farmers, woodcutters and weavers in the surroundings. Urbanisation ...

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  • Nehru Children’s Museum

    Nehru Children’s Museum

    Nehru Children's Museum was established in 1972 by National Cultural Association on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday. This museum is no doubt, a world of treasure that touches the ingenious minds of children through unique exhibits.

    Built exclusively for kids, this four-storey museum features separate galleries of dolls and ...

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  • Nirmal Hirday Pure Heart

    Nirmal Hirday Pure Heart

    Nirmal Hirday Pure Heart is located on J.C. Bose Road, next to the famous Kali Temple in Kalighat. Established by Mother Teresa in 1952, this hospice is engaged in curing and providing shelter to the sick, destitute and the dying people in the region. The building was previously an abandoned ...

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  • Shobhabajar Rajbari

    Shobhabajar Rajbari

    The former palace of the royal family of Shobhabajar - Shobhabajar Rajbari is an interesting place to visit. Founded by Raja Nabakrishna Deb in the mid of 17th century, this heritage site was originally a saat-mahala house (a building with seven courtyards). At present, the palace complex features a main ...

    Museum Monument
  • South Park Street Cemetery

    South Park Street Cemetery

    Established during India's colonial era, South Park Street Cemetery is famed as one of the oldest non-church cemeteries on Earth. You will be amazed to know that in the 19th century, this Christian cemetery was the largest of its kind outside America and Europe. In use since the year 1767 ...

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  • Tollygunge Club

    Tollygunge Club

    Listed among the 20 best clubs in the world, Tollygunge Club (also known as Tolly) was built to promote all manner of sports. It sprawls in an expanse of 100 acres and boasts of a clubhouse that is over 220 years old. Graced with a unique collection of flora and ...

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  • Mother House

    Mother House

    A testament of rock-like faith, indestructible hope and incredible charity – the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity was home to the Nobel Peace Prize awardee - Mother Teresa. At present, this house is the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity's international religious congregation.

    For visitors, only ...

    Religious Landmark
  • Eden Gardens

    Eden Gardens

    India's largest cricket stadium and one of Kolkata's important landmarks, the Eden Gardens can accommodate 66,349 people. This stadium is listed as the third largest in the world in terms of seating capacity. At present, it serves as the home of Indian Premier League's (IPL) Kolkata Knight Riders and one ...

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  • Howrah Bridge

    Howrah Bridge

    Linking the cities of Kolkata and Howrah - the Howrah Bridge, built over the Hooghly River, is the symbol of Kolkata city. Commissioned in the year 1943, Howrah Bridge is the world's sixth longest bridge of its type. You will be amazed to know that with a daily traffic of ...

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  • Maidan

    Maidan

    Home to an excess of historical, cultural and modern attractions, Maidan is Kolkata’s tourist magnet. Literally meaning 'open field', Maidan is the city's largest urban park that stretches from Raj Bhawan in the north to the National Library in the south. Owing to its greenery and freshness, this property of ...

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  • Park Street

    Park Street

    Park Street may be just a thoroughfare, but it is Kolkata's prominent attraction. It boasts of a surprisingly diverse range of attractions that range from beautiful Colonial buildings to bustling shopping outlets. Party the night away in one of the pulsating nightclubs, relax in a 5-star hotel or go for ...

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  • Raj Bhavan

    Raj Bhavan

    Raj Bhavan is one of Kolkata's finest Colonial buildings. Built in 1803, this grand structure was once the Government House and later, the official residence of the Viceroy of India. From 1911 to 1947, it served as the residence of Lieutenant Governor of Bengal. Since India’s independence in the year ...

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  • Belur Math

    Belur Math

    Nestled on the banks of River Ganga, the Belur Math forms the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, which was founded by revered monk Swami Vivekananda. A pious symbol of secularism, Belur Math flaunts a flawless amalgamation of Hindu, Islamic and Christian architectural styles.

    The foundation stone of ...

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  • Metro Railway

    Metro Railway

    With a daily ridership of more than 650000, the Metro Railway of Kolkata reaches across 24 stations in the North-South axis of the city. India’s first underground metro- Kolkata’s Metro Railway became operational more than two decades ago, in the year 1984.

    The construction of the metro line ...

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