Kolkata or Calcutta ( whatever you prefer) is a beautiful and festive city located in West Bengal. Home to the legendary person Rabindranath Tagore, Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic, and cultural capital. The third-largest city is famous for its lip-smacking food, art, music, festivals, and the history it holds. Visit this lively city to witness the chaotic lifestyle and culture of the crowd. Also, don’t forget to learn Bengalee here, it gives you a whole new experience. Moreover, this 330-year-old metropolis city has some famous spots that you can’t afford to miss while in Kolkata.
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The heart of Kolkata, the most famous Howrah Bridge is the fourth busiest cantilever bridge in the world with 8 total lanes. It is officially known as Rabindra Setu ( renamed to honor the renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore in 1965 ). The bridge acts as an entry point to Kolkata, built upon the river Hooghly. Additionally, the Howrah Bridge was built without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets.
Victoria Memorial was constructed to honor the queen Victoria in between the years of 1906 to 1921. This white marbled opulent structure is now transformed into a beautiful museum that houses a beautiful collection of ancient artifacts. Victoria Memorial that stands in the heart of Kolkata is a must-visit place and attracts tourists from all around the world through its architectural wonders.
This where Kolkata’s nightlife starts and ends at since 40s. Yes, Park street is one of the most famous streets in Kolkata known for its entertainment, restaurants, pubs, and many historical landmarks. The street has long-standing popular nightspots where many musicians, artists, and writers wrote, sang, and played. Now, Park street has been officially named as Mother Teresa Sarani.
On the Western Bank of Hooghly River, Belur Math is a place of pilgrimage and also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and mission. Belur Math’s architecture is worth praising because of the artistic fusion of Hindu, Christian, and Islamic motifs together as a symbol of unity. This place is open to all the peace-seekers around the world regardless of their belief in religion or not.
Fort William covers an area of approximately 71 hectares and is named after King William III. Apart from being the first stronghold of the British in the country, this monumental fort speaks volumes of India’s historical past. Fort William was initiated by the British East India Company and reconstructed by Siraj-al-Dawlah. Presently, it is the property of the Indian Army and a special permit from the commanding officer is required to visit Fort William.
To visit this place, you must know the art of bargaining at first. This is because of the shopkeepers here who have the ability to make you anything. It was built by the British in 1874. With more than 2,000 stalls, the New Market is a one-stop destination for all your needs.
Tiretta Bazaar, this place is a paradise for hungry Chinese food lovers. Also, it is home to Kolkata’s ancient market which is slightly losing its originality with the struggle of adapting the modern world.
Located in the city of joy Kolkata, The Indian Museum is the ninth oldest in the world and largest in India. Founded in the year 1814, it is also called as ‘Jadughar’, comprising the finest collection of paintings, sacred relics of Buddha, Egyptian mummies, ancient sculptures, and more.