Kolkata is also known as Calcutta is the metropolitan and Capital city of the Indian state of West Bengal. There are many tourist attractions such as monuments, towers, parks, museums, playgrounds, Asia’s largest Planetarium, and many famous temples. Read Kolkata tourist places guide and know about famous attractions of the city.
Kolkata Tourist Places
Victoria Memorial Hall – Victoria Memorial Hall is the museum and famous tourist destination of Kolkata in India State of West Bengal. It is a beautiful large building built with Marble in 1921 located at Queens Way, West Bengal. You can visit the place on any day from Morning 10 to evening 5:00 except Monday.
Eden Garden, Kolkata – Eden Garden is the cricket stadium of Kolkata owned by the Cricket Association of Bengal. The ground is the place of the Bengal Cricket team, IPL’ Kolkata Knight Riders, Test, One Day, and Twenty-2 Matches. It was established in 1864 and the first international test match was played from 5 to 8 Jan 1934 between India and England while the last one was played from 6 to 8 Nov 2013 between India and West Indies.
Dakshineswar Kali Temple – Dakshinesar Kali Temple is a large famous Hindu temple of Kolkata located at Dakshineswar, Belgharia Kolkata. You may visit this holy site every day from morning 5:00 to 1:00 pm and then 4:00 pm to 8:00 evening.
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Fort William – It is a fort of Kolkata built-in 1781 on the eastern bank of River Hooghly. Originally it was made by the East India Company, it is now under the control of the Indian Army. There is a famous and largest urban park of Kolkata city on the front side of Fort.
Marble Palace – Marble Palace is was built in 1835 by a Bengali merchant named Raja Rajendra Mullick who had a passion for collecting artworks. House has stories built in neoclassical style. Palace has a wide range of western sculptures, Victorian furniture, and paintings by European as well as Indian artists.
Marble Palace Zoo – it is the first zoo of India opened in 1854 located at the next f Marble Palace. It was also built by Raja Rajendra Mullick. Now it is the best destination to visit for kids as well family.
Indian Museum – Indian Museum is the largest museum of India established in 1814. It is located at Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Park Street Area Kolkata. According to an information resource, the museum has 102646 rare collections of antiques, armor, ornaments, mummies as well Mughal paintings. You can visit the museum from 10 am to 5 pm every day.
Maidan, Kolkata – Maidan is the largest urban park in Kolkata city. There are many playgrounds, gardens inside, and it is maintained by the Indian Army. Maidan is also the place of many exhibitions and events of the city. Every year Kolkata Book Fair, Handloom Expo, Industrial India Trade Fair, Travel and Tourism Fair, Vidya Sagar Mela, and Lexpo are hosted from the same place.
Nicco Park – Nicco Park is an amusement park and famous tourist destination located in Salt Lake City, Kolkata. This amusement point is open every day from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Kalighat Kali Temple – It is another very famous and large temple of Kolkata dedicated to Kali Ma. There are 51 Shakti Peethas (holy places dedicated to Goddess) in the whole country and Kalighat Kali Temple is one of them. Temple is situated on the bank of Adi Ganga River, Kolkata.
Saheed Minar, Kolkata – Saheed Minar is a historical monument tower established in 1828 in memory of Major General, Sir David Orchterlony of the British East India Company. This monument tower is about 48m high located at Dufferin Rd, Kolkata.
Alipore Zoological Gardens – It is a zoological garden located in Alipore Road Kolkata. The Garden was opened on 1st Jan 1876. You can visit here every day from morning 9:00 to 5:30 pm.
Rabindra Sarobar – Rabindra Sarobar is an artificial lake built by Calcutta Improvement Trust (CIT). Early it was known as Dhaukria Lake but later CIT renamed it with the name of famous writer Sri Rabindra Nath Tagore. It is about 30km away from Dum Dum Airport and very near to Rabindra Sarobar metro station.
Aquatica – Aquatica is the largest water park and amusement point of Kolkata city. Park is about 17 acres wide and located at Thakdari Road and you can visit there every day from morning 10 to 6:30 pm. There are many attractions such as Black Hole, The Wave Pool, Niagara Falls, Dance Floor, parties, and fashion shows.
Royal Calcutta Golf Club was established in 1829 and is located at Golf Club Road, Tollygunge, Kolkata.
Birla Mandir, Kolkata – Birla Mandir of Kolkata is located at Ashutosh Chaudhary Avenue, Ballygunge. This temple was created by the Industrialist Birla Family. You can go there early morning 5:30 to 11 am and in the evening from 4:30 to 9 pm.
Rabindra Sadan – Rabindra Sadan is a cultural Centre and theater of Kolkata. It is located at Circus Ave, Bhawanipur Kolkata.
The Birla Planetarium – Formerly known as M.P. Birla Planetarium and popular as Taramandal, was established in 1963. It is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second-largest of the world.