Kolkata is the second-largest city in India and is also one of the most famous metro city among others. Kolkata is the capital of the West Bengal It is the city of joy and is known for culture, human existence, luxurious hotels, marvelous architecture, beautiful arts and many more. It is the vibrant city that is known for dazzling culture, grandeur, history, legacy literacy and many more. Kolkata is the most famous city which is founded by the East India company post. This city is a beautiful place to spend your holidays with your affectionate ones. There are so many places to visit in Kolkata which gives an unforgettable experience and also helps to know about the rich culture and history of India. Kolkata streets are so vibrant, hectic, chaotic and yet packed with beauty and creativity. It is truly the perfect destination for you if you are planning your trip in these holidays. Kolkata is the city where you can enjoy your holidays in peace and a relaxing environment. There are countless markets and places to visit for tourists. If you really want to travel a city with soul and nature then this is the perfect destination for you. The sunset at Kolkata enhances the charm of the city and makes it more popular. Thus, you must visit this place once, if you are planning your trip with your loved ones. As there are many places to visit here but some of them are the most famous and you seriously can’t afford to miss them. So, let’s take a small tour of the places where you should in Kolkata.
1. Howrah Bridge
Howrah Bridge is the iconic landmark in Kolkata. It is the biggest steel bridge that is constructed on the Hoogly River. This bridge is also named as Rabindra Setu on the name of Rabindra Nath Tagore on 14th June 1965. and was constructed in the year 1943. It carries an infinite number of vehicles over it and has massive traffic as well because it connects Howrah and Kolkata. Howrah Bridge is the world’s 6th largest Bridge of its type and one of the busiest bridges as well. It spreads over 1500 ft over the Hoogly River and is approx 71 ft wide. There is a total of 8 lanes of strains on the road for vehicles and bicycles. It is the first best place to visit in Kolkata. The interesting thing about this bridge is that it is constructed without a single nut or bolt, this longest bridge is built by rivets only. So. how could you miss this unique place? Thus, it is the must-visit place in Kolkata.
Timing- Open All Time
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee
2. Floating Market
The city of joy has the first floating market in India. This famous floating market is founded in 2018. This market is famous for here fruits, vegetables, fishes and other eateries. It is very close to Shahid Khudiram metro station and Kavi Subhas metro station and by auto/bus, it takes about the ride of 2-3 mins from these stations. It is the perfect place for photography or food bloggers. So if you are one of them then, you seriously can’t afford to miss this place. Moreover, Patuli lake is also the nearest place form the floating market which is also a perfect destination for a photoshoot in Kolkata and to spend valuable time with your loved ones.
Timing- 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee
3. Eco Park
Eco-park is the most expansive urban park in the city and it was built to promote eco-tourism in the city. It was inaugurated on 29th December 2012 and occupies of about 475 acres of land in the city. It is surrounded by the water bodies which enhances the charm of the park and gives a blissful experience of a small island in the city. Eco Prak has 21 different types of Thematic Areas and 12 Activities games zone where you can enjoy and refresh your mood. It is the perfect place for nature lovers and for those who want to enjoy with their family and friends. It is also a perfect gateway from your busy schedule. The unique thing about this park is that it was designed in such a way which decreases pollution and gives fresh air and a clean environment in the area. This is the perfect landscape to spend your valuable time with your affectionate ones. Thus, you must visit here once, but before planning your trip to eco-park you must have to consider its timing. The timing and entry fees are as follows-
Eco Park closed on Monday.
Park entry and Ticket counter close at 7:30 P.M.
Entry Fee is Rs 30 Per Person.
Summer Season: (1 March to 31 October)
Tuesday to Saturday – 2:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Sunday & Holidays – 12 Noon. to 8:30 P.M.
Winter Season: (1 November to 28 February)
Tuesday to Saturday – 12 Noon. to 7:30 P.M.
Sunday & Holidays – 11 AM. to 7:30 P.M.
4. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple is located in Dakshineshwar and it is the famous Hindu temple in the city joy. This temple has 12 Shiva temples, 1 temple of Radhakrishna and 1 Main Temple of Goddess Kali. The architectural view of the temple attracts many of the tourists towards it. Dakshuneshwar Kali Temple Build By Rani Rashmoni who is a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. This temple is also Famous for Ramakrishna Paramahansa who comes in this temple as a priest in the year 1855. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple has a different spot in the history of Kolkata that makes this place must visit place for every tourist. Thus, it is also a must-visit place in Kolkata.
Timing- 6:AM To 12 Noon and 3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee
5. Victoria Memorial Hall
Victoria memoria is another place of British Raj in India which is located in the heart of Kolkata. Now, it is one of the famous monuments in Kolkata or the city of joy. This place is built in the memory of Queen Victoria after her death in the year 1901. It is totally made up of white marble and is surrounded by the lush greenery which enhances the charm of the place. It is the iconic structure in the city and has a marvelous architectural view which attracts many of the tourists towards it. It has also a well-maintained garden and this monument is spread over 65 acres of land of the city. There are also various sculptures and statues which look so elegant and have their own interesting historical stories. It also has a sixteen-foot long bronze statue over the top of the monument which enhances the grandeur of the place. The beauty of the victoria memorial is so appealing and even at night, it looks more beautiful after illuminating LED lights. Here you can also enjoy the sound and light show at night. Trust me, it is the perfect place to spend your time with loved ones in a fresh and peaceful environment. It is also a perfect gateway from your hectic or busy schedule. So, if you are planning your trip to Kolkata then don’t forget to visit here.
Timings of Victoria Memorial-
Garden- 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Gallery- 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
But closed on Monday and National Holidays
Garden- INR 10
Museum- INR 20 for Indians and INR 200 Foreigners
6. Eden Garden
Eden Garden is not only the garden it is also the home of cricket. It is India’s second-biggest cricket stadium with a capacity of 64000 audiences. It is situated near the State secretariate and the Kolkata’s High Court. It was established in the year 1864 and was laid by the government of Auckland. They are the ones who have named it is Eden garden after the name of his sisters Emily and Fanny Eden. This cricket stadium is spread over 50 acres of land in the city of joy. Recently in the year, 2011 it is redesigned and reduced its capacity from 1 lakh to 64 thousand. Many of the national and international matches are hosted here like Eng vs WI final world cup was played in the year 2016. If you are a cricket lover then this place is just for you. Thus, if you are traveling to Kolkata then forget to take a visit to Eden Garden or India’s second-largest cricket stadium.
Timing- Depend On Matches
Entry Fee- Depend On Matches
7. Prinsep Ghat
Prinsep Ghat is located at the bank of the Hoogly river and between Fort William and Water Gate. It is famous for its marvelous architectural structure in the Greek style. The architectural view of the Prinsep Ghat describes not only the beauty of the place but also tells about some historical stuff. During the British rule, this place is used by one of the staff of the British royal as a jetty for the loading and unloading of passengers and essential products. But from the recent past years, it has become of the famous place to visit in Kolkata. It has a magnificent view in the evening during the sunset and sunrise with the Howrah bridge background. The view at that time is seriously breathtaking. It looks like God is the one who built this place with his hands. So, how could you miss this place? Not only the view but the environment of this place is so relaxing which will surely give you an unforgettable experience for the lifetime. Trust me, you will definitely spend a lovely time with your affectionate ones. It is also the perfect destination for photography. Moreover, you can also enjoy delicious food as well, as there is numerous kiosk which delivers tasty and delicious food. Hence, don’t forget this place. Add it right now on your list, as it is one of the highlights of Kolkata!
Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee
8. Park Street
Park Street one of the busiest or widely used streets in Kolkata. It is also known by the name of Mother Teresa Sarani. This street starts from Chwringhee Road and ends at Park Circus crossing. Here you can find many of the popular 5-star restaurants, hotels, pubs, night clubs, malls, kiosks, and many more. There are also old British stylish buildings and during festive season like Diwali, Christmas, New Year you will find a massive crowd here, as it is the famous place for the celebration purpose. This street is decorated with colorful lights during the festive season to add more enthusiasm in the celebration of any occasion. Park Street has some famous structures like park mention, queen mention, and Stephan court. This is also a perfect location for photography in Kolkata. In short, it is the perfect destination for youngsters and for those who want unlimited entertainment. Visit here once to spend some valuable and joyful time with your family and friends.
Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- No Entry Fee
9. Science City
There are so many places to visit in Kolkata and one of them is Science City. As we know, there are also lots of science centers or science cities in India but this one in Kolkata is famous among others because it is the largest science city in India. It is located at the crossing of EM Bypass and JBS Halder Avenue in the city of joy. It is inaugurated on 1st July 1997 for national and foreign tourists & for the residents of the city as well. It is one of the biggest and finest science museums in the World which provides unlimited fun ways to learn science The main motive of the science museum in the city is the popularisation of science by the government organization under the Ministry Of Culture. It is the perfect place for education with fun. Here you can learn all about the aquatic animals and their lives, even every single minute detail is also mentioned here. There are also some of the optical illusions which looks interesting, There are also various shapes of optical mirrors or a Bhulbhuliya as well, which you have to cross and trust me crossing that mirror path will give you a blissful experience. Ther are also many more things to learn about dinosaurs, wild animals, ocean waves, machines, etc. You can also learn some interesting facts about the time machine and also about those things which you have never heard or seen before. Isn’t it interesting? it is the place which is not only liked by the kids, adults also loved this place. You seriously can’t afford to miss this place as it is also the perfect place to spend your time and to get a piece of knowledge with fun. If you truly love to know about science or want to explore something interesting then this lace is just for you. You can also enjoy 3-D VIsion Theater, mirror magic, a small fire station, some interesting tasks and many more. Thus, don’t forget to miss this place. Whenever you plan your trip to Kolkata then take an extra day to visit here with your family and friends.
Timing- 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Entry Fee- INR 60 for Indians and INR 100 for Foreigners
10. Millennium Park
Millennium Park is the privately owned park which is situated on the Strand Road. This park was started on the 26th of December in the year 1999. It spreads over an area of approx 2.5 km on the bank of the Hoogly River. it is a very beautiful park which is well-maintained and is surrounded by lush greenery. This park has fresh air to breathe and also has a relaxing environment where you can spend some valuable time in peace with your loved ones. Moreover, from Millennium Park, you can also get the best view of Howrah bridge in the day time as well as night time but it looks more attractive in the night time because of the illuminating lights and lamps on the street and in the Millennium Park. Trust me, it is also one of the best places to visit in Kolkata. This well-maintained park also has sitting arrangements and various rides and sings for the kids. Most of the visitors also come here with their family and friends for picnic purpose and that is the reason it is also one of the famous picnic spots in the city of joy. Not only that, if you are looking for a place where you can do photography, then this is the perfect location in Kolkata. So, what are you waiting for? Take time from your busy and hectic schedule and get ready to spend some precious time with your family and friends to refresh your mood. Thus, plan your right now for these holidays to Kolkata and don’t forget to take a visit to Millenium Park. Don’t worry! This place will not be going to burn your pocket, as it is in your budget, not that must expensive, costs too lest and under your budget. Hence, don’t forget to miss such a beautiful landscape in the city of joy.
Timing- Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee- INR 10 For Indians and INR 50 For Foreigners
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