Best 10 Places To Visit In Kolkata To Know The City

Kolkata in other words the former British capital has many beautiful places to visit in. Kolkata city is known for its ancient culture and intellectual hub of India. This vibrant city invites you to visit its dazzling, wonderful and eye catching places that will definitely feel you like a visit to heaven.

In the ancient it is known for poverty but today mostly foreigner tourist visit this beautiful city when comes to India. Since British Raaj this intellectual and vibrant city has a unique culture and its own history.

Once you visit Kolkata then you will definitely praise its beauty, culture, people, food, history, culture, livings, places, hand pulled rikshaw etc. During your visit on Kolkata we recommend to all the tourist that they must enjoy the beauty of the city during morning and evening by walking or through a hand pulled rickshaw.

Best Time To Visit Kolkata

Kolkata has plenty of places that you must visit during your vacations. Also every place has a unique timing to visit it and only that particular time that place look more attractive and beautiful. To visit this beautiful and amazing city you must know about its timings. Seasonal visit is a good experience to know more about a tourist place.

For better experience and understanding the city in a good way you must visit the capital during autumn and winter. During your visit in these seasonal days you will find a better and remarkable experience of the city.

Also it will lasts in your mind till your entire life. You can make a plan to visit the capital of West Bengal between October to February with your friends or family members to enjoy your vacations.

10 Best Places To Visit In Kolkata

Here is a list of beautiful and amazing places of Kolkata those visits will enlighten your knowledge. Best Places To Visit In Kolkata have something meaningful and knowledgeable for every kind of traveler. Start your tour with the visit of these beautiful places of Kolkata and if possible visit the sightseeing places with a walking tour.

1. Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial is the Best Place to Visit In Kolkata during your tour. This white marble palace is built in the memory of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom in 1921 and currently serves as a museum. This white marble beauty host to 25 lakhs tourists or visitors annually.

Victoria Memorial houses has a fine art history collection and it is spread over 257 acres of land, 3900 artistic paintings and a beautiful green garden.

  • Location/Address: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700071
  • Entry Fee: 30 Rupees for Indians, 200-500 Rupees for foreigners
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 PM (Tuesday to Friday) & 10:00 to 08:00 (Saturday & Sunday) Monday closed.
  • Review: 4.5 out of 5

2. Howrah Bridge

Kolkata city tour is incomplete without the visit of Howrah Bridge or Harbor Bridge of India. Howrah Bridge (officially known as Rabindra Setu) was opened in 1943 for traffic in. It is made over the Hoogly River to link Kolkata with the twin city Howrah. More than 1 lakh and 50 thousands vehicles and more than one million pedestrian cross the bridge every day. Also the bridge is titled as the oldest but the busiest place of Kolkata.

  • Location: Fort Williams, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
  • Cost: Free of Cost
  • Review: 4 out of 5

3. Kalighat Temple

To know the culture, tradition and religious beliefs you must visit Kalighat Temple. It is 200 year old temple. During your tour visit this mystical Kali temple and seek the blessings of Goddess Kali. It is most visited temple of India.

  • Location: Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kolkata
  • Timings: 5:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Cost: Free to Visit
  • Review: 3.8 out of 5

4. Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens is the most attractive and beautiful cricket ground. It was established in 1864 by governor general Auckland. This is the second largest cricket stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 66,349 people. Eden Gardens host the several association matches and you can visit this stadium only with the permission of cricket association board.

  • Location: Maidan, B.B.D. Bagh, Kolkata
  • Timings: 05:30 am to 11:30 pm
  • Ratings: 4.5 out of 5

5. Park Street

Kolkata’s most famous and crowded street is park street and known for entertainment, shopping, restaurant etc. In Park Street there is no dearth of food and saris. Best time to visit Park Street is around Christmas. India’s first night club is also an another remarkable thing of this iconic street. You can buy sweets, jute craft items, books, saris etc. from here.

  • Location: Chowringhee Road to Park Circus
  • Cost: Free of Cost to visit
  • Ratings: 4.5 out of 5

6. Fort William

Fort William is situated in the eastern of the Hoogly River. It was built in 1696 and named after king William III. It is spread over 70.9 acres with lush green gardens. Fort William is the huge building from colonials era and must sightseeing place during your trip. Also it is known as ‘black hole of Kolkata’. In ancient time prisoners were hauled in it and it is treated as a temporary jail. But now it is the headquarter of the Eastern Command.

  • Location: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata
  • Timing: 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
  • Review: 4 out of 5
  • Cost: Free to Visit

7. Belur Math

It is the headquarter of Ramakrishna Math and mission and spread over 40 acres. It was founded by Vivekanand. It has unique and distinctive architecture and visited by the tourist of almost all over the world. In the premises of Belur Math photography is not allowed.

  • Location: Belur Road, Howrah, Kolkata
  • Opening Time: 06:30 am to 11:30 pm (October to March) & 04:00 am to 08:00 pm (April to September)
  • Review: 4.4 out of 5
  • Entry Fee: Free of Cost

8. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

It is very old and popular temple of Goddess Kali. It was founded in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa made the temple very popular when he was the chief priest of this temple.

  • Location: Rani Rashmoni Road, Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal
    Timings: 06:00 am to 12:30 pm (October to March) & 03:00 am to 08:30 pm (April to September)
  • Entry Fee: Free of Cost
  • Review: 4.5 out of 5

9. Indian Museum

It is the oldest and the largest museum of India was founded in 1814 and also known as ‘Jadughar’. It contains the finest collection of paintings, Egyptian mummies, and ancient sculpture. It has 35 galleries that are divided into 6 categories.

  • Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Colotola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Kolkata
  • Timings: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Entry Fees: 20 rupees for Indians and 500 rupees for foreigners
  • Review: 4.5 out of 5

10. Eco Tourism Park

Eco Tourism Park is an expensive urban park. Its main purpose of designing is to promote eco-tourism in Kolkata. It the biggest park of India and is spread over 475 acres. It is surrounded by the water body and seems like an island. You can take the cottages and the conference halls on rent inside the park for your personal or business purposes.

  • Location: Major Arterial Road, AA II, Newtown, Kolkata
  • Timings: 02:30 pm to 08: 30 pm ( Closed on Mondays)
  • Cost: Free
  • Review: 4.5/5

Conclusion:

In the end we want to say one thing that if you like the Kolkata tourist places then you must visit them. Also during your tour you can discuss your experience and problem during the trip on this page. We will publish them for publicly. Also you can tell more thing about these places and we will add your experiences on this page. Share this page with your friends or relatives whom are planning for a tour.