is one of the largest city of
it reveals itself to be one of the country's most fascinating and congenial
cities, the intellectual capital of the nation, and a thriving political and arts
arena. The birthplace of poet and Nobel laureate Rabindranath
Tagore, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda, Jagdish- Chandra Bose and Subhash Chandra Bose,
the great freedom fighter. The people are a friendly bunch and Bengali humour is
the British Raj Kolkata was known as the Jewel of the East It was the the graceful
capital of the British India & now this city of joy Is the Capital of West
Bangal. One of the largest city, leading centre of commerce and port of call for
east bound vessels, and became a social cultural capital, a Paris of the East.
Gateway to the orient, it is where any journey to the East begins.
is a memorial dedicated to Queen Victoria A splendid architectural structure
in white marble, located on the Maidam. This domed structure, constructed
in white marble brought from Rajasthan.
is a very interesting museum in the memorial with over 3000 exhibits,
including the Queen’s piano and study desk.
It is one of three bridges on the river Hooghly and is
the most famous symbol of not only Kolkata but also
West Bengal. Opened in 1943, this 2590-metric-ton bridge constructed of high-tensile
steel is one of the busiest bridges in the world.
: The palatial building that houses the
Museum, built in 1814 follows the Italian style of architecture.
It is one of the
oldest institutions of
India, and is considered as
the largest museum in the country and one of the best in
. The largest museum in the country,
An important pilgrimage site.This s
the actual temple from which kolkata takes its name. According to legend,
when Siva's wife's corpse was cut up, one of her fingers fell here. Since
then it has been an important pilgrimage site.
Paresnath Jain Temple
This temple, built in 1867, is ornately decorated with Venetian glass
mosaics, chandeliers from Paris and Brussels, a gilded dome, stained glass
windows and mirror inlaid pillars
This stretch of greenery covering nearly 50 acres of land is a beauty. It
is further adorned by a serpentine lake and a pagoda-like Burmese pavilion.
Just next to the garden is the Eden Gardens Stadium, the favourite cricket
ground of the nation with a seating capacity of over 1,00,000 spectators.The
Netaji Indoor Stadium, the largest indoor stadium in Asia, is also a part of
the Eden Gardens complex.Near the gardens you can take a pleasant walk along the
bank of hoogly river.
Set amidst trees and lawns, here one finds science out of doors and alive. The second largest of its kind in the
world, the Birla Planetarium was set up in 1962. The viewing hall, with 500
seats has a diameter of 23 m. Here, visitors are introduced to the solar
world through projections cast on the huge domed ceiling.
Nehru Children's Museum
This small museum,
is worth visiting for its models
depicting the Hindu epics, the Ramayana and Mahabharata
is situated at
. This Amusement park is the Disneyland of West Bengal, with a variety of
unusual games and rides. The Cave Ride is and is the
only of its kind in this part of the world.
church has an aesthetically appealing construction with props to match stain
glass windows, florentine frescos, grand altar, a gothic tower and a
profusion of grandeur. Admiral Waston, who supported Clive in retalking
Kolkata from Siraj-ud-daula, is also buried here.
The overgrown graveyard here has a number of interesting monuments, including the octagonal
mausoleum of Job Charnock, founder of Kolkata
This library was built
in 1700 and contains almost 2 million books and ½ million documents. The
reading room with galleries is thronged by booklovers in thousands.
of Charity: A charitable institution formed in 1950 by Mother Teresa. the
place is a home for hundreds of destitutes and "the poorest of the
houses an incongruous collection of curious standing alongside significant
statues and paintings. There are also beautiful chandeliers, European
antiques, Venetian glass, old pianos and blue china vases There's a private zoo here.
The red sandstone mosque has two 46m minarets and a brightly painted
onion-shaped dome is said modelled on Akbar's tomb at Sikandra
This Nakhoda Mosquecan accommodate
10,000 people .
Situated on the southeast corner of the Maidan. The
Rabindra Sadan is the seat of Bengali - culture where every evening, drama
cultural programmes & exhibitions are held
Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, which was founded in
1899 by Swami Vivekananda, a disciple of Ramakrishna. The temple here, It is supposed to represent a church, a mosque and a temple, depending
on how you look at Belur Math
it is the latest addition to the places of visit in Kolkata. Built over
twenty- two years of painstaking labour, it is an all marble structure with
very high quality Rajasthani engravings.
Nalban Boating Complex
Nalban is a
beautiful picnic spot for families, The main attraction of the
place is the four hundred acre picturesque lake with various kinds of
boating facilities like paddle boats, shikaras and rowing boats. A unique
added attraction is the newly installed hovercraft.
The Zoological Gardens at, have one of the finest
collections of birds, animals, and reptiles. Within the Gardens, there is
also a childrens' Zoo. The aquarium in front of the Zoological Gardens
contains sea-fishes of rare varieties.
The best time to visit :- The best time to visit
Kolkata is between October and March.
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