Beauties:Top 20 places to visit in kolkata

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Are you new in kolkata and looking to explore it? So here is a quick guide about the places to visit in Kolkata.

When travelling with family, I wish that the trip is complete with ease and anonymity. And if you want to go to Kolkata, then of course, you can think of these 20 places to visit in Kolkata. You will be able to visit with your family, and your family will also get a taste and pleasure.

Top 20 places to Visit in Kolkata as follows:

1.    VICTORIA MEMORIAL:

Victoria

It is situated at the junction of Red Road and Queens Way. This marble stone building is a replica of Tajmahal in memory of queen Victoria’s emperor. Here is a very significant and painful figure. Besides, some oil paintings of Nababi and British periods are displayed. There is a library. Many of Calcutta’s history are preserved here.
Location: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queen’s Way, Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians, and INR 200 for foreigners.


2. HOWRAH BRIDGE:

Howrah Bridge

Located on the Hooghly river. This bridge was constructed in 1943, breaking the old Paltan Bridge. The 4th Cantilever Bridge in the world.
Location: Jagganath Ghat, 1, Strand Road, Kolkata

3. FORT WILLIAM:

Fort William

This Fort is located in the east of Ganges. This fort was made by British for the name of king Third Fort. This fort is within two square kilometers of Kolkata Maidan. Now the headquarters of the Eastern Army.
Location: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

4. MARBLE PALACE:

Marble palace

Located at Muktarambabu Street near Chittaranjan Avenue and Ram Mandir. Known as Rajen Mallik’s garden house. There is a small zoo with some animals. Here are some rare pictures on art.
Location: 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata
Timings: 10:30 am to 4 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

5. RABINDRA SAROVAR:

Rabindra Sarobar

Rabindra Sarobar is located near Southern Avenue. Famous for picnics, swimming in water. There is a stadium here. Previously known as Dhakuria lake, Rabindra Sarovar is an artificial lake. If you are searching for a quite and peaceful place, it is best for you.
Location: Southern Avenue, Golpark, Tollygunge, Dhakuria, Lake Gardens, Kolkata
Entry Fee: Free

6. TAGORE’S HOUSE:

Tagore's House

Known as the ‘Jorasanko Thakur Bari’. Located near Ganesha Tokiz of North-Calcutta. Rabindranath Tagore was born here. Maharshi Debendranath Tagore and Prince Dwarkanath Tagore used to live here. A section of Rabindra Bharati University is located here. It is now converted into a museum which houses a photo gallery, fascinating paintings, and Tagore’s literary works.
Location: Girish Park, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee: INR 10 per person, and INR 5 for students

7. NICCO PARK:

Places to visit in Kolkata

Located in Salt Lake. This park is one of the children’s fun festival. Ropeway, Water Ballet, Taitton, River Kiv, Super Bowl are notable here. It is one of the oldest amusement parks in Kolkata.
Location: Jheel Meel, Sector IV, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
Timings: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 200 to INR 650

8. BOTANICAL GARDEN:

Places to visit in Kolkata: Botanical Garden

Located in Shibpur, Howrah. This garden has been developed in the western part of the Ganges. Here are various valuable and rare trees. Botanical Garden is a 273 acre garden. Here are more than 12,000 different species of plants, it is one of the most beautiful places to see in Kolkata.
Location: Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal
Timings: 10 am to 7 pm
Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, and INR 100 for foreigners

9. Dakshineswar Kali Temple:

Places to visit in Kolkata

Rani Rashmoni established this temple in 1847 in the bank of Ganges near Bali Bridge. Sri Sri Ramkrishna was the devotee of this temple. Here, Swami Vivekananda took initiation with Thakur Ramkrishna. Many tourists from abroad came here. It is considered as one of the holiest places in the city.
Location: Dakshineswar, Kolkata
Timings: 6 am to 12:30 pm, 3 pm to 8:30 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

10. KALIGHAT TEMPLE:

Places to visit in Kolkata: Kalighat Temple

The holy shrine of Hindus is located on the banks of the Ganges. Kali is the symbol of energy. Seek blessings from Goddess Kali during your trip to Kolkata when you visit the mystical Kali Temple.
Location: Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kolkata
Timings: 5 am to 2 pm, and 5 pm to 10:30 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

11. BIRLA MANDIR:

Places to visit in Kolkata: Birla Mandir

Located near Ballyguange Phari. Largest hindu temple. Manufactured by Birla group. Made with various stones.
Location: 29, Ashutosh Choudhary Avenue, Ballygunge, Opposite Ballygunge Post Office, Kolkata
Timings: 5 am to 11:30 am, and 4 pm to 9 pm
Entry Fee: Free entry

12. St. PAULS CATHEDRAL:

This church is located near the Birla Planetarium. This old church was built in 1847. Known for its Gothic style of architecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Kolkata.
Location: Maidan, Kolkata
Timings: 9 am to 12 pm, and 3 pm to 6 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

13. ALIPUR ZOO:

Places to visit in Kolkata: Alipur Zoo

In 1876 this zoo was built on 45 acrs of land in Alipore. Various types of animals are here. Birds, deer and other animals live freely under the free sky. White tiger, hippo, and the liones of Africa are found here. Closed every Thursday.
Location: Alipur
Timings: 9 am to 5 pm
Entry fee: INR 5

14. PRINCEP GHAT:

During the british rule it was buillt along the banks of the Hooghly river, Prinsep Ghat is a memorial inspired by Greek, and Gothic styles of architecture. The ghat is renovated through lighting and flowers. This 160-year-old tradition has covered the traditional nostalgia of nineteenth century.
Location: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata
Timings: 8 am to 8 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

15. SCIENCE CITY:

Located near the connector of EM Bypass and Parkscars at Salt Lake. Various aspects of science are displayed here. There is a large auditorium here. There is also a Pace Theater and Time Machine. It is the largest science centre throughout India.
Location: J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata
Timings: 9 am to 8 pm
Entry Fee: INR 15 to INR 80 depending upon the activities

16. BIRLA PLANETARIUM:

Located in the crossing of the Theater Road and Chowringhee Road. This dome is 75 meters high. This is introduced in the air-conditioned hall(inside the dome) with the help of a big projector, the planets and stars of the sky. There are two shows each afternoon, evening and evening in English, Hindi and Bengali.
Location: Cathedral Road, near Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm
Entry Fee: INR 80

17. EDEN GARDENS:

Located on the south side of the High Court. In 1840, the foundation stone was laid by Lord Auckland’s sister Miss Eden. So the name is Eden Gardens. It is renovated by the State Government in the year of 2000. The famous Cricket Stadium – Eden is next to the Eden Gardens.
Location: Babughat

18. NANDAN:

Located near Rabindra Sadan There is a beautiful cultural center and Movie Theatre. Film Festivals are held here. The primary aim of the cultural hub is to encourage and facilitate cinematic awareness in society.
Location: A. J. C. Bose Road and Cathedral road junction

19. NATIONAL LIBRARY:

Located near the Alipore Zoo. One of the world’s finest libraries. The earliest name was Imperial Library. It was the bunglow and office of Bengal’s Lefatanent Governor during the british period.
Location: Belvedere Estate, Kolkata.

20. BELUR MATH:

Located in Howrah district. Headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Located on the banks of the Hooghly river, this Belur Math takes a look. Ramkrishna’s idol is worshiped here inside the shrine. Vivekananda’s house and the cemeteries of different saints are here. The president of the Math and Mission lives here. Many people from all over the world come here.
Location: Belur
Timings: 6.30 am. to 12 pm. and 3pm. to 6.30 pm.
Entry Fee: Free

This are some places to visit in Kolkata. If you are ever been in kolkata, make sure you visit all this spots.

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