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Victoria Memorial - Kolkata

Victoria Memorial is a magnificent monument located in the heart of Kolkata. The building is built in Italian Renaissance cum Saracenic style, under the guidance of Lord Curzon. The monument was inaugurated by Prince Wales in the year 1921.


Marble Palace - Kolkata

The Marble Palace is a must visit tourist attraction in Kolkata, known for its charming architecture, and unique collection of art and cultural items. The Marble palace is designed in Neoclassical style of architecture well planned gardens, ornamented pillars and courtyards, and Chinese style pavilions.


Birla Planetarium - Kolkata

Birla Planetarium is a major tourist attraction in Kolkata that attracts visitors of all ages and sections. The planetarium is one of a kind in India with daily astronomical shows held here on all days except Monday.

Dakshineswar Temple - Kolkata

Dakshineswar temple is a 19th century temple that is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The temple was built in the year 1855 by Rani Rashmani on the eastern bank of River Hoogly. Dakshineswar temple has a very charming and eye catching architecture that attracts majority of tourists visiting Kolkata. 

Pareshnath Jain Temple - Kolkata

Pareshnath Jain Temple is a magnificent red stone temple that was built by well known architect Ray Badridas Bahadur in the year 1867. 

St Paul's Cathedral - Kolkata

St. Paul's Cathedral is a beautiful church located near the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. The church has a charming look and was completed in the year 1847.

Kalighat Temple - Kolkata

Kalighat temple in Kolkata is considered as one of the 52 Shaktipeethas in India. It is believed as per Hindu mythology that the toes of the right feet of Sati fell here. 

Netaji Bhawan - Kolkata

Netaji Bhawan was the family house of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, which has now been converted into a museum. The museum has on display photographs and person belongings of Netaji. 

Rabindra Bharati Museum - Kolkata

Rabindra Bharati Museum is dedicated to the memories of Noble prize winner and well known poet Rabindra Nath Tagore. The museum contains original paintings, photographs and other valuable documents related to Rabindra Nath Tagore. 

Alipore Zoo - Kolkata

Alipore Zoo, also known as Calcutta Zoo, is the oldest zoo in India that was established by the Governor of Bengal in 1876. The zoo was inaugurated by prince of Wales and is home to a wide variety of animal and bird species. One of the main tourist attraction here is the White Bengal tiger. 

Indian Museum - Kolkata

Indian museum is one of the oldest museums in India, which was established in the year 1814. The museum holds some amazing collection of ancient coins, stones, arts, fossils and other items. There is also a 4000 year old Mummy in the museum. 

Eden Gardens - Kolkata

Eden Garden is the second largest cricket stadium in world and largest in India. Eden Garden is highly popular among Indian cricket lovers and a must visit for travelers. 

Birla Academy of Art & Culture - Kolkata

Birla Academy of Art and Culture is located on Southern Avenue and displays artistic masterpieces including paintings, sculptures and woodcarvings. 

Nehru Children Museum - Kolkata

The Nehru's children museum is a very unique museum located in the heart of Kolkata city. The museum is designed specifically for children with a large collection of children toys and other items.

National Library - Kolkata

The National Library of Kolkata is the largest library in India that houses more than 2 Million books and printed material. The library is a classic example of Victorian architecture and was once the residence of Lt. Governor of Bengal.


Science City - Kolkata

Science city is a must place to visit for travelers visiting Kolkata. This is one of the most advanced scientific center in India with experiences like Quick Sand, Tornado, Ocean Waves etc. provided to visitors. 

Town Hall - Kolkata

The Town Hall is another masterpiece of the colonial architecture that was built in 1814 in doric style of architecture. This heritage buidling was used as a venue of public gatherings and meetings in the pre-independence era. 

Writer's Building - Kolkata

The Writer's building was built in the year 1770 as the office of the writers or office servants of East India company. The Writer's building should be visited by travelers to appreciate the colonial times architecture. The building is currently the seat of West Bengal government's secretariat.


West Bengal - Places to Visit

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