Places to Visit

Best Places To Visit In Kolkata For History Buffs

Victoria Memorial
Spread over 57 acres of land, housing 21 lush green gardens, 28,394 artefacts, and 3,900 artistic paintings, Victoria memorial is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata. Built in the memory of Queen Victoria, this white marble beauty is a host to 20 lakhs annual visitors.
Location: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queen’s Way, Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm


Fort William
Situated on the eastern banks of Hooghly river, Fort Williams is a huge building from the colonial era that has served multiple purposes till date. It is one of the few Kolkata points of interest which is a must visit place during your Kolkata sightseeing tour. Known as the ‘black hole of Calcutta’, this place was once a temporary jail where prisoners were hauled, but now it serves as the headquarters of the Eastern Command.
Location: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

Marble Palace
This nineteenth century palatial mansion in North Kolkata, is one of the most visited tourist places in Kolkata. It is one of the best restored royal family palaces in India that boasts of artistic statues, elegant glassware, and noteworthy paintings of illustrious artists of the British Raj.
Location: 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata
Timings: 10:30 am to 4 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

Howrah Bridge
A Kolkata sightseeing tour is truly incomplete without visiting the ‘Harbour Bridge of India’, the Howrah Bridge. Titled as the ‘oldest but the busiest’ place in Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge was built over the Hooghly river to ensure connectivity between the two major cities of Kolkata and Howrah.
Location: Jagganath Ghat, 1, Strand Road, Kolkata

Tagore’s House
Known as the ‘Jorasanko Thakur Bari’, Tagore’s house is one of the most important historical places in Kolkata. The former residence of India’s most renowned literaries, Rabindranath Tagore, 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

Aquatica
Spread across a huge 75,000 square feet area. Aquatica is one of the largest water amusement parks in Eastern India. For people who seek light hearted adventure along with some fun filled activities, Aquatica is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata with friends where one can enjoy numerous thrilling rides and activities.
Location: Kochpukur, P.O Hathgachia, Near Rajarhat Township, Kolkata
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
Entry Fee: INR 450 to 550 for adults, and INR 300 for children

Nicco Park
One of the best places to visit in Kolkata, Nicco Park is an exhilarating amusement park developed for the sole purpose of recreational activities for families. It is one of the oldest amusement parks in Kolkata that houses various adventurous, and fun filled rides for children as well as adults where they can spend some rejuvenating time with their families.
Location: Jheel Meel, Sector IV, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
Timings: 10:30 am to 7:30 pm
Entry Fee: INR 200 to INR 650

Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Located in the Dakshineswar town of Kolkata, the Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a popular pilgrimage site dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is one of the must visit places to visit in Kolkata in one day as one cannot afford to miss out on this architectural masterpiece which is also 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

Kalighat Kali Temple
Seek blessings from Goddess Kali during your trip to Kolkata when you visit the mystical Kali Temple. It is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata to get familiar with the culture, traditions, and religious beliefs of the people of this beautiful city.
Location: Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kolkata
Timings: 5 am to 2 pm, and 5 pm to 10:30 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

St. Paul’s Cathedral
Known for its Gothic style of architecture, St. Paul’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Kolkata. Resembling closely to Norwich Cathedral,St Paul’s Cathedral is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for people seeking a religious tour.
Location: Maidan, Kolkata
Timings: 9 am to 12 pm, and 3 pm to 6 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

Birla Mandir
Built by the renowned Birla family, Birla Mandir is a famous Hindu Temple in Kolkata known for its magnificent architecture. This temple is an epitome of craftsmanship that is a product of amalgamation of traditional, and contemporary art, and is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata.
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

Princep Ghat
Built along the banks of the Hooghly river, during the British rule, Prinsep Ghat is a memorial inspired by Greek, and Gothic styles of architecture. It is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata at night as the setu becomes totally lit with dazzling lighting throughout the place. It is also a popular picnic spot where people can spend quality time with their family.
Location: : Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata
Timings: 8 am to 8 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

Belur Math
Belur Math is an important pilgrimage site, and the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. It is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for people who wish to seek inner peace. The tranquil surroundings, and architectural creativity make this place a hotspot of Kolkata tourism.
Location: Belur, Howrah, West Bengal
Timings: 6 am to 11:30 am, and 4 pm to 7 pm
Entry Fee: Free Entry

Science City Kolkata
Take some time to visit the architectural wonder of the Science City, which is the largest science centre throughout India. Housing a Space Odyssey, Dynamotion, Evolution Park Theme Tour, Maritime Centre, and Earth Exploration Hall, it is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata in terms of technology, and architecture
Location: J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata
Timings: 9 am to 8 pm
Entry Fee:INR 15 to INR 80 depending upon the activities

Birla Planetarium
Birla Planetarium is a circular shaped structure designed on the lines of Buddhist Stupa and Sanchi styles. It is one of the most attractive places to see in Kolkata not only for its architecture but also for its sky show which is screened everyday. This show depicts various aspects of astronomy, and heavenly myths, thus imparting knowledge about the various characteristics of the night sky.
Location: : Cathedral Road, near Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm
Entry Fee: INR 40

New Town Eco Park
The Eco Park is a place where people from Kolkata and visitors to the city can go to spend a fun day with their family. Nature and serenity are the two key elements of the park. A number of fun and recreational activities are undertaken at the park as well. Apart from the large water park or jheel in the lake, the Eco Park has a number of themed areas. These include
• Tropical Tree Garden
• Wildflower Meadow
• Formal Garden
• Herb Garden
• Tropical Rain Forest
• Bamboo Forest
• Rabi Aranya
• Fruits Garden
• Tea Garden
• Mask Garden

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