Also known as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata was the capital of India during the British rule which means that you can expect a glimpse of history in every museum you visit here.
If you are headed to the city for your next vacation, here are the top 10 things to do in Kolkata.
- Soak the beauty of Marble Palace
Love to explore architectural wonders? If yes then visit the Marble Palace. It has more than a 1000 variety of marbles that will intrigue your curious mind. Also, it houses classy architecture and antique pieces of the British rule. The monument is one of the most important tourist attractions of the city and it was built in the year 1835.
- Visit Mother Teresa House
Mother Teresa was recently canonized by the Pope of Vatican City. That is all the more reason to visit a house that has been built in her name. She worked from her heart for many people in India and was truly a noble soul.
- Trip to the amazing Science city
If you are a science nerd, then you cannot miss out on this science center which not only has amazing things but is also the biggest science center in the country. Some of the attractions of this place are Space odyssey, Dinosaurs complex, dynamotion, life science corners, toy train, Science Park and a ropeway. Sounds cool? They are even cooler when you see them in person.
- Fountain show at Victoria Memorial Garden
Victoria Memorial is a must-see place in the city but the fountain show in the evening at 7 is even more magnificent and magical. The way the fountains dances to various beats is simply amazing and you will enjoy every moment of this spectacle.
- Experience spirituality at the Kalighat Kali Temple
This temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. It is one of the most visited places in the city of Kolkata and sacred too. Do visit this temple when you are in the city. Entry is free.
- Picnic at Salt Lake
Salt Lake is an entire town in itself so if you are looking for a calm and peaceful place to spend your evening, then a picnic at the Salt Lake is just perfect. Pack your basket and you will love the peaceful lake as you have a memorable time with your family.
- Indian Museum to gain knowledge
The first museum to be founded in India, this is certainly a historical place that you should visit at least once. The museum has collections and galleries which reflect on a variety of subjects including arts, archaeology, and even geology. The entry price for this museum is INR 150.
- Visit Belur Math
This temple is located on the banks of the Hoogly river and is a must visit place if you are in Kolkata. It gives you a peaceful, safe and clean place to relax and dwell on your life. The temple’s architecture reflects Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. You can visit the temple or take a stroll in the nearby garden.
- Shop at the New Market
New Market in Kolkata is the probably the busiest street that you will come across in your life. This place is located on the famous Lindsay Street and you can either shop here or visit the various restaurants, cafes, and other shops. Always bargain when you are shopping here. Clothes and jewelry can be purchased easily.
- Don’t miss out Bara Bazaar
If you are still not satisfied with the amount of things you have just bought, then continue your shopping spree at the Bara Bazaar. The market is considered the Chandni Chowk of Kolkata which means you can easily get all the knick-knacks you want.
So, if you have never visited Kolkata before, these things and places will certainly give you a reason to book cheap hotels in Kolkata and ensure that you put every place on your list according to your interest and. This will save you time and money. Happy trip to an amazing city!