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  • Durga Puja

    Durga Puja

    Durga Puja is one of the biggest festivals of West Bengal and is celebrated with unparalleled enthusiasm in Kolkata. The festival symbolizes the homecoming of Goddess Durga for five days to her matrimonial home from Mount Kailash. It is a celebration of good over evil as the goddess vanquishes the ...

    Cultural Religious
  • Kolkata Book Fair

    Kolkata Book Fair

    The Kolkata Book Fair is one of India’s oldest and the largest book fairs. Initiated in 1976, it is extremely popular with the locals. The fair also has a typical fairground experience with a book flavour - with the presence of picnickers, singer-songwriters, and candy floss vendors on the fair ...

    Cultural
  • Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

    Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

    Boasting of a huge collection of over 12,000 species of plants, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden is the oldest botanical garden in the country. Spanning across an area of 109 hectares, this garden was founded by Colonel Kyd in the year 1786.

    The highlight of the ...

    Park/Garden
  • BBD Bagh formerly Dalhousie Square

    BBD Bagh formerly Dalhousie Square

    Located south of Howrah Bridge, B. B. D. Bagh is the central business district of Kolkata city and the seat of power of the state government. Formerly known as Dalhousie Square, this region is dotted with some of the finest Victorian styled buildings, government offices, banks and marketplaces. The region ...

    Park/Garden
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • National Library

    National Library

    India's largest library by volume - the National Library is a place worth visiting. Built in the campus of Belvedere, which is spread in 30 acres of land, this library has an extensive collection of over 2.2 million books.

    The origin of the National Library dates back to ...

    Museum
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • 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 ...

    Museum Landmark
  • Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House

    Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House

    The birthplace of Swami Vivekananda this ancestral house is one of the most prominent landmarks of Kolkata. Built in the 18th century, this building started to dilapidate over the years. In 1962, the authorities of Ramakrishna Mission decided to renovate the building and turn it into a museum-cum-cultural centre.

    Museum
  • Vidyasagar Smriti Mandir

    Vidyasagar Smriti Mandir

    Vidyasagar Smriti Mandir, located conveniently on Vidyasagar Street, is one of the three campuses of Vidyasagar College of Women. This heritage building, which earlier served as the residence of Pt. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, was handed over to Vidyasagar College of Women by the government of West Bengal.

    In ...

    Religious
  • Bandel

    Bandel

    Bandel is one of the treasure troves of West Bengal, famed for early Portuguese settlement and important religious edifices. A small suburban area in Chinsurah subdivision of Hooghly district, Bandel has a good collection of man-made and natural attractions. Blessed with a tropical wet-and-dry climate round-the-year, this place can be ...

    Places To See Around
  • Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary

    Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary

    The main highlights of the Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary are the butterflies, birds, epiphytes, ferns and orchids of different species found here.

    Among the many species of birds in Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary, the most widely seen are Common Hawk Cuckoo, Emerald Dove, Streak-throated Woodpecker, White-throated Fantail, Crested ...

    Nature
  • Nakhoda Mosque

    Nakhoda Mosque

    The largest mosque in Kolkata - Nakhoda Mosque vies for attention. This fine specimen of Indo-Saracenic architecture, amazes every onlooker with its magnificent exteriors and exquisite interiors. The main entrance of the mosque, made of red sandstone, has resemblance to Buland Darwaza of Fatehpur Sikri. Some parts of the mosque ...

    Religious
  • Nicco Park

    Nicco Park

    From a wide assortment of thrilling rides to food options and shopping avenues, there are seemingly endless things for you to indulge in Nicco Park. This 40-acre award-winning park is also called the 'Disneyland of West Bengal'.

    A joint venture of Nicco Corporation and the Government of West Bengal, ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Pareshwanath Temple

    Pareshwanath Temple

    Pareshwanath Temple, popularly called as Calcutta Jain Temple, is one of the major places of religious importance in Kolkata. Featuring four temples within the complex, this place of worship is dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankar- Pareshwanath.

    The four temples found here are Shitalnath Ji Temple (Main Deity- ...

    Religious
  • Royal Calcutta Turf Club

    Royal Calcutta Turf Club

    A horse racing organisation that has maintained its prominence since its establishment in 1847 - the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) is located in Hastings, Kolkata. Built in order to regulate all aspects of horse racing in the city, this club was initially involved in governing almost all courses in ...

    Sports
  • 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
  • Town Hall

    Town Hall

    Built between 1807 and 1813, the Town Hall is one of Kolkata's iconic landmarks. Designed by Col. John Garstin in Roman-Doric style, this building was initially used as a venue for public gatherings. It has two floors that stand on a rectangular base and supported by rows of pillars. The ...

    Museum
  • Acharya Bhavan

    Acharya Bhavan

    The erstwhile residence of Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose (renowned Bengali physicist, botanist and archaeologist), Acharya Bhavan was constructed in the year 1902 and known to have served as the hub of Bengal Renaissance. This is the building where Acharya and his wife Abala Bose played host to many renowned personalities ...

    Museum
  • Adi Brahmo Samaj Prayer Hall

    Adi Brahmo Samaj Prayer Hall

    Adi Brahmo Samaj Prayer Hall is located conveniently on Cornwallis Street in North Kolkata. Built as a prayer hall for worshipping, this building was consecrated on the 51st year of the Brahmo Samaj on 22nd January 1881. Any person, irrespective of caste or social position, can visit this prayer hall. ...

    Religious
  • Central Park

    Central Park

    Synonymous to a well-maintained miniature forest, the Central Park is Kolkata's second largest open space after the Maidan.

    Situated in Bidhannagar, this beautiful hexagon-shaped public urban park is also known as Salt Lake Central Park. Complemented with water bodies, flowers, trees and lawns, this park is a delight ...

    Park/Garden
  • Energy Education Park

    Energy Education Park

    A venture of West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA), the Energy Education Park is a unique establishment that attracts many students and tourists every year. The primary objective behind setting up the park was to bring awareness among people about the use of renewable technologies and resources to meet ...

    Park/Garden
  • Kalighat Kali Temple

    Kalighat Kali Temple

    One of the Kolkata's most sacred sites, Kalighat Kali Temple is known as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas on Earth. About 200 years old, this historic temple is dedicated to Hindu Goddess Kali. As legend has it, this is the place where Sati's toes of the right foot fell. ...

    Religious
  • Onkarnath Temple

    Onkarnath Temple

    Located in Sagar Island, approximately 80 km away from the city of Kolkata, Onkarnath Temple is a beautiful beachside religious site. The temple is separated from the main land of West Bengal by the Muriganga River. Devotees avail ferry services from Harwood Point or Namkhana Jetty to cross the river ...

    Religious
  • Tagore House

    Tagore House

    The birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore - the renowned Indian poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Tagore House is quite an interesting place to visit. Sprawling in an area of 35,000 sq-m, this house today serves as a museum where many items related to the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore ...

    Museum
  • Tangra Chinatown

    Tangra Chinatown

    One of Kolkata's greatest assets - Tangra Chinatown is an intriguing place to visit. It is the only Chinatown in the country with a large population of East Asians. Nowhere else in India you will find a place where old Chinese traditions and customs are so well-preserved.

    Both ...

    Cultural
  • Thanthania Kalibari

    Thanthania Kalibari

    Believed to have been built in the year 1803 by Shankar Ghosh, Thanthania Kalibari is one of the oldest religious sites in Kolkata. The temple is dedicated to Mata Siddheshwari (a form of Goddess Durga) and every year, countless devotees from West Bengal and other parts of the country come ...

    Religious
  • Academy of Fine Arts

    Academy of Fine Arts

    One of India's oldest art societies, the Academy of Fine Arts attracts art lovers from different corners of the state and beyond. At present, this academy boasts of having the largest gallery space in the country with eight spacious galleries on the ground floor itself. The entire first floor has ...

    Cultural
  • Aikatan

    Aikatan

    Aikatan is the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) complex, located strategically in Salt Lake. It is a popular cultural centre where regular workshops, theatres and exhibitions on folk art and craft are held. At present, this complex features a well-designed auditorium that has a seating capacity of around 900 people. ...

    Cultural
  • Aquatica Water Park

    Aquatica Water Park

    One-of-its-kind in the whole of eastern India, this unmissable attraction is located strategically at Kochpukur, close to Kolkata New Township. Approximately 75,000 sq-ft of the park is the pool area that offers you a range of water rides and slides.

    Some of the many exciting water rides here ...

    Theme Park
  • Armenian Holy Church of the Nazareth

    Armenian Holy Church of the Nazareth

    Known as 'Mother Church of the Indian Armenians', the Armenian Church of the Holy Nazareth is a beautiful place to visit. Possibly the oldest in Kolkata city, this Armenian Apostolic church is located conveniently in Barabazar's northwest corner. The structure that stands today is a reconstruction of the old Armenian ...

    Religious
  • Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art

    Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art

    Built in the main campus of the University of Calcutta on College Street, Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art is named after Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee - the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta. This museum was established in 1937 in order to collect and preserve specimens of different phases of ...

    Museum
  • Bandel Mosque

    Bandel Mosque

    Located approximately 2 km from Bandel Station, Bandel Mosque is an important place of worship for the Islam cult. Built by Haji Mohammad Mahasin between 1841 and 1861, this building has two floors with giant towers and a wide entrance. The building features a clock imported from England. Inside the ...

    Religious
  • Birla Planetarium

    Birla Planetarium

    Known to be Asia's largest Planetarium, this single-storey circular structure flaunts typical Indian style of architecture with a resemblance to the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Locally known as Taramandal, this planetarium was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru- the first Prime Minister of India, on 2nd July 1963.

    Stocked with ...

    Museum
  • Chintamoni Kar Sangrahalay

    Chintamoni Kar Sangrahalay

    Opened on 19th April 2006, on the 91st birthday of Chintamoni Kar, after which the museum has been named, this is a must visit for art lovers. Each of the three galleries in the museum is packed with an impressive collection of sculptures and paintings created by Chintamoni Kar himself. ...

    Museum
  • Digha Beach

    Digha Beach

    The most popular of all the attractions in Digha is, undoubtedly, the spectacular Digha Beach. With an unspoilt and vast shoreline that is lined with dense Casuarina plantations, this beach truly exudes romance at every step. Frequented by beach lovers and honeymoon couples from all corners of the state and ...

    Places To See Around Beach
  • Marble Palace

    Marble Palace

    One of Kolkata's finest attractions - the Marble Palace is a 19th century edifice that has attracted and continues to attract thousands of tourists from different parts of the country and abroad, every year. This palatial building was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick - a rich Bengali merchant ...

    Museum
  • Millennium Park

    Millennium Park

    Picturesquely set on the banks of the River Hooghly, Millennium Park is a beautiful place to visit. It enjoys a central location on Strand Road, in proximity to the bustling B. B. D. Bagh. Established on 1st January 2000, Millennium Park has attracted and continues to attract people of all ...

    Park/ Garden
  • Sheetalnathji Jain Mandir

    Sheetalnathji Jain Mandir

    Located at Sham Bazaar area, Sheetalnathji Jain Mandir is one of the most beautiful temples in Kolkata founded in 1867.

    Dedicated to Bhagawan Sheetalnath, this temple is large and shows off brilliant architecture. The crenellated walls, which are graced by exquisite artwork, are bound to leave every onlooker mesmerised. ...

    Religious
  • Sri Mayapur Chandordaya Temple

    Sri Mayapur Chandordaya Temple

    Oozing palpable spiritual energy, the famous Sri Mayapur Chandordaya Temple is a highly revered place of worship in West Bengal. What adds to the significance of this religious site is the fact that it is the first Krishna temple built by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). The region 'Mayapur' ...

    Religious
  • Bhawanipore Cemetery

    Bhawanipore Cemetery

    Bhawanipore Cemetery is a civilian cemetery with an interesting history backing up its popularity. In use since the year 1864, this cemetery contains 95 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, early burials of service personnel of Fort William as well as 617 burials from Second World War. In addition ...

    Religious
  • Dhaka Kali Bari

    Dhaka Kali Bari

    Located in Lake Gardens, Dhaka Kali Bari is a beautiful Kali temple. The most ferocious form of Goddess Durga, Kali is considered as ever-caring mother by the devotees. The temple houses a dark coloured idol of the goddess with four arms - one holding a sword, another lifting a head ...

    Religious
  • London Paris Multiplex

    London Paris Multiplex

    London Paris Multiplex is one of the popular and most frequented movie theatres in Kolkata. It is built on the 5th floor of Mulki World - a bustling shopping and entertainment complex in the Ballygunge area. All the latest releases from Hollywood, Bollywood and Bengali film industry are played here. ...

    Cultural
  • Nalban Boating Complex

    Nalban Boating Complex

    The unique thing about this boating complex is the lake that measures nearly 400 acres in surface area. Emerald green waters, surrounding plantations, calmness and the seclusion coalesce to make this place utterly romantic!

    Both locals and tourists from places near and far visit this place to enjoy ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Netaji Bhawan

    Netaji Bhawan

    Netaji Bhawan once served as home to the renowned Indian nationalist - Subhas Chandra Bose. In 1961, this house was reconstructed and converted into a biographical museum by Netaji Research Bureau. Stocked with a wide collection of items related to Netaji, this museum has attracted and continues to attract countless ...

    Cultural
  • Planet 7D

    Planet 7D

    You don't have to travel abroad to experience 7D any more – India's first 7D technology is here... in Kolkata! 7D is a new dimension of movie watching that is bound to make everyone get wowed. Here, you will find your seat moving in sync with the scenes playing on ...

    Cultural
  • Princep Ghat

    Princep Ghat

    Built during the colonial era, Princep Ghat is one of Kolkata's earliest recreational spots. Both locals and tourists from other parts of the nation visit this place to spend moments of repose. The presence of the Hooghly River right next to it adds uniqueness and immense beauty. By far, the ...

    Nature
  • Sabarna Sangrahashala

    Sabarna Sangrahashala

    Kolkata's only family museum- Sabarna Sangrahashala is an interesting place to visit. Established by the Sabarna Roy Choudhury Paribar Parishad in 2005, this museum has become a prominent place of education for history buffs, students and research associates. For anyone interested in learning about the glorious past of Kolkata and ...

    Museum
  • Sagardwip Beach

    Sagardwip Beach

    Located in an island in the Sunderban, Sagardwip Beach is one of the most wonderful beaches in the country. It lies right on the estuary of the River Ganga, which adds both beauty and sanctity to it. Miles of silvery sand, the expanse of shimmering waters, a clear blue sky ...

    Beach
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Tipu Sultan Mosque

    Tipu Sultan Mosque

    Located strategically on Dharmatala Street, Tipu Sultan Mosque is a renowned place of religious importance. More than 180 years old, this history-rich edifice boasts of impressive Islamic (Mughal) architecture. Unlike many Islamic places of worship, this mosque allows people of all religions and sections of society to enter the premises. ...

    Religious
  • Ahuja Museum for Arts

    Ahuja Museum for Arts

    Art lovers visiting Kolkata must not miss to step in Ahuja Museum for Arts. It is a private museum that showcases more than 13000 artworks created by over 195 renowned artists. The artworks found here are collected by S. D. Ahuja from different parts of the world, since many years. ...

    Museum
  • State Archaeological Museum

    State Archaeological Museum

    Established in the year 1962, State Archaeological Museum is one of the finest attractions in Kolkata. A place worth visiting for history lovers, State Archaeological Museum houses a wide collection of rare tools that belonged to the Early, Middle and the Late Stone Ages. Proto-historic antiquities collected from Pandu Rajar ...

    Museum
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • City Centre New Town

    City Centre New Town

    City Centre New Town is one of the ultimate family destinations in Kolkata. Located in Rajarhat, West Bengal's largest planned urban development, this bustling shopping and entertainment complex is built in a large area of 8,700 acres. From unorganised and small to branded, retailers of all imaginable items can be ...

    Cultural
  • 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
  • Rabindra Sarovar

    Rabindra Sarovar

    Rabindra Sarovar, which was previously called Dhakuria Lake, is a man-made lake in south Kolkata. The land on which the lake lies was a marshy jungle in the past. The Calcutta Improvement Trust (CIT) acquired this land in the early 1920s, developed the lake and named it Dhakuria Lake. Later, ...

    Lake/Waterfall
  • Shrine Basilica Bandel

    Shrine Basilica Bandel

    Shrine Basilica Bandel is one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal. Built in the 1660s, this church is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope John Paul II declared this church as a Basilica in the year 1988. The beautifully designed exteriors and aesthetic interiors are sure ...

    Religious
  • 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 ...

    Landmark Sports
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

    Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

    Kolkata’s list of top attractions always includes the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum. Functioning under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), it houses 12 galleries that display various models and structures pertaining to diverse subjects like metals, physics, television, transport, mathematics, biotechnology, life science and more. It was established ...

    Museum For Kids
  • Eco Tourism Park

    Eco Tourism Park

    Known officially as Prakriti Tirtha, this urban park boasts of around 480 acres of beautiful landscape in Rajarhat area. The park features urban recreational spaces and three sections - ecological zones, theme gardens and open spaces. In ecological section, there are wetlands, urban forests and grasslands

    Eco Tourism Park ...

    Park/Garden For Kids
  • Fort William

    Fort William

    A palatial edifice that dates back to the British Raj, Fort William is built on the eastern bank of the beautiful Hooghly River. It covers an expanse of 70.9 acres. The structure that stands at present is the reconstruction of the original fort that was built in the year 1696 ...

    Monument
  • 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 ...

    Landmark
  • 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 ...

    Landmarks
  • Science City

    Science City

    The largest of its kind in the Indian subcontinent, the Science City operates under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Inaugurated on 1st July 1997 by the then Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, this centre features several galleries and halls, each of which ...

    Theme Park For Kids
  • Birla Temple

    Birla Temple

    Adding boundless sanctity to 'City of Joy'- Kolkata, the Birla Temple stands favourably on Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge. It was built by the Birla family in an area of 44 kathas. Started in the year 1970, the construction of the temple took 26 years to complete. The temple was inaugurated ...

    Religious
  • CIMA Gallery

    CIMA Gallery

    The Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA) is a celebrated art centre, which is situated in the artistically rich city of Kolkata. It was established in 1993, under the patronage of a leading media group named ABP Limited. The CIMA Gallery was designed in accordance with the guidelines of London ...

    Cultural
  • Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

    Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

    Exuding palpable spiritual energy, the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple of Kolkata was built by Rani Rashmoni - an ardent devotee of Goddess Kali. It rests favourably on the Hooghly River's eastern bank. There is an interesting story associated with the origin of the temple. It is said that Rani Rashmoni, who ...

    Religious
  • Agri Horticultural Garden

    Agri Horticultural Garden

    The Agri Horticultural Garden of Kolkata is a famous green space, owned by the Agri-Horticultural Society of India. Covering 21 acres of land in a bustling part of the city, this garden is known for its fabulous collection of trees, flowering plants and other varieties of vegetation. It has an ...

    Park/Garden
  • Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

    Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

    The Indian Museum of Kolkata is the earliest establishment of its category in the Indian subcontinent. It was amongst the initial attempts to preserve the heritage of the country and to acquaint people with its splendour. The idea of setting up this museum was proposed in 1796 by members of ...

    Museum
  • ISKCON Kolkata Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple

    ISKCON Kolkata Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple

    ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple is India's first ISKCON centre that has been attracting countless devotees and tourists since its establishment in 1972. The shrine was set up by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - a Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual teacher (guru), who is known to have established many temples across ...

    Religious
  • Pat Williamson Polo Grounds

    Pat Williamson Polo Grounds

    Pat Williamson Polo Grounds is located strategically on Deshapran Sasmal Road. It served and continues to serve as the stadium of Calcutta Polo Club. Established in the year 1862, Calcutta Polo Club is the oldest polo club in the world. Polo matches and horse shows are organised at this stadium ...

    Sports
  • Rabindra Bharati University Museum

    Rabindra Bharati University Museum

    Rabindra Bharati University Museum, located within the premises of Jorasanko Thakur Bari (Tagore House), provides a fascinating glimpse into the inspiring life and works of Rabindranath Tagore. Its highlights are the original paintings, photographs, manuscripts and other records of the Bengali polymath and his family. The collection includes 716 paintings, ...

    Museum
  • St. John's Church

    St. John's Church

    Quaint, religiously significant and utterly magnificent - St. John's Church is one of Kolkata's most-visited attractions. Established in 1787, this is the third oldest church and among the first public buildings built by the East India Company in Kolkata. It served as Kolkata's Anglican Cathedral until it was transferred to ...

    Religious
  • St Paul's Cathedral

    St Paul's Cathedral

    St Paul's Cathedral is a celebrated Christian shrine in the culturally rich city of Kolkata. Built between 1839 and 1847, it was the first Episcopal Church of the Orient. The beautiful religious edifice lies towards the southern tip of Maidan, which is a sprawling park and landmark in the city. ...

    Religious
  • The Harrington Street Arts Centre

    The Harrington Street Arts Centre

    The Harrington Street Arts Centre is a favourite destination for art and heritage connoisseurs coming to Kolkata. This centre was established with the aim to promote and nurture the illustrative and performing arts that are integral elements of Kolkata's vibrant culture. It is affiliated to the Rajpal Khullar Memorial Trust, ...

    Museum Cultural
  • The Asiatic Society

    The Asiatic Society

    The Asiatic Society of Kolkata is an esteemed scholarly community that deals with various facets of Asia – the largest continent in the world. It is a premier organisation that conducts extensive studies related to the continent. These studies cover varied aspects like history, heritage, topography, commerce and civic administration. ...

    Museum
  • 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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