Kolkata known as ‘The city of Joy’, has 4.5 million residents and was the capital of India during the British time. Kolkata was known as Calcutta before 2001. In 2001, Calcutta name has been changed to Kolkata, reflecting Bengali pronunciation in it.
Here are the top 5 places you much visit in Kolkata City.
Howrah Bridge which is also known as Rabindra Setu connects Kolkata city with Howrah. It’s commissioned in the year 1943 to replace the earlier pontoon bridge.
Howrah bridge crosses the Hoogly River in a single span without any pillar in the middle connecting to the river bed. Visitors around the world are coming to Kolkata to visit this largest hanging cantilever bridge.
Howrah Bridge is very nearer to the main railway station (HWH). If you are coming by train then you can see it on the way to Kolkata city as you have to cross it in between. Visiting this place from any other part of the city is also very easy as frequent buses and taxis are available.
Because of huge traffic at evening and office hours, we suggest you to visit the place at day time. You can also take metro to reach at park station and take a taxi from there to reach Howrah Bridge.
Visiting Hours: Any time
Victoria memorial Hall
Victoria memorial hall is nearer to Kolkata maidan metro station. Built in the year 1921, this museum is dedicated to Queen Victoria. Like Tajmahal, Victoria Memorial hall is also built of white makrana marble.
You can see the dancing musical fountain in the citizen park just in front of the Victoria memorial hall every evening.
To reach Victoria memorial hall, you can take a metro to Maidan metro station and from there just walk down to the palace or else you can take a taxi from anywhere of the city to reach there.
Visiting Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM – All days except Monday
Nicco Park is a huge amusement park and has water rides, cable car ride, roller coaster, pirate ship, Toy train, paddle boating and various other rides to entertain your family. This 40 acre park in Salt Lake City, Kolkata was inaugurated on 13th October 1991.
Address: Nicco Park, Sector IV, Salt Lake city, Kolkata – 6
Visiting Hours: 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM – All days
Science city is built in the year 1997. Being a suitable place for all ages, you will not only have recreation their but also an educational tour. You need to have a full day to explore different parts of the science city.
Major attractions of science city are life in water, rope-way, butterfly corner, musical fountain, space theater, dinosaurs live, 3D vision theater, time machine, earth exploration hall and fun rides.
Address: Science city, E.M By pass road, Near Ruby General Hospital, Kolkata
Visiting Hours: 9 AM to 9 PM – All days including public holidays
Dakhineswari Kali Temple
Dhakhineswari Kali temple is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River in Dakhineswari, Kolkata and dedicated to Goddess Kali. Built in the year 1847 by Rani Rashmoni, this temple is opened to all cast and religion.
Spiritual leader, Ramakrishna Paramhansa was also associated with Dakhineswari Kali temple.
Visiting Hours: 6 AM to 12:30 PM and 3 PM to 8:30 PM
Photography : Allowed