Kolkata Tourism

Fondly named as the city of joy, Kolkata is the second biggest city of India. This is a vibrant 350-year-old metropolis in the Indian state of West Bengal. The city brings to you a bag full of cultures, history, literature and art, a rare combination which cannot be found anywhere else. People here are deeply devoted to their history and impress all with their lively festivals.  It is also a paradise for food lovers with some of the tastiest food items and the world renowned Bengali sweets.

Top Places to Visit:

Victoria Memorial
A glorious symbol of the British Raj, Victoria Memorial is a magnificent white marbled structure which personifies elegance in the right sense. It was raised in memory of Queen Victoria and beautifully bears testimony to the British rule. Explore the Royal Gallery of the palace housing the masterpieces of Jansen and Winter Halter. It is encircled by lush green and well-maintained garden which adds to its beauty. The sixteen-foot tall bronze statue of victory standing here catches the attention of all.    

Fort William
The impressive edifice of Fort William was raised in the year 1696. It was named after King William III. It was the first stronghold of the British in India. The fort has been adorned with hundreds of arch like windows and is nestling with flourishing green gardens. Today the fort is under the Indian Army and houses10,000 army personnel.  

Howrah Bridge
This is not just a bridge but an iconic landmark in Kolkata. It is counted among the longest cantilever bridges on the planet. It stretches over the Hooghly River and links Howrah and Kolkata. It remains busy all day and night. Experience its grandeur by taking a boat ride in the ferry services between Kolkata and Howrah which starts from Launch Ghat.

Belur Math
Covering acres of land, Belur Math edges the west bank of the Hooghly River. This is a religious place and also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Pilgrims visit here from all over the world to enjoy the spirituality and calmness sprawling here.  The temple has a distinct architecture which fuses together Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs. The temple also houses a museum apart from many affiliated educational institutions.

Park Street
This is the liveliest street of Kolkata brimming with colonial buildings, shopping outlets, nightclubs, eating joints, museums, amusement parks, and much more. This is perhaps the best place in the city to fall for gluttony as here you can find the tastiest local food served by numerous vendors edging its streets.

How to Reach:
By Air: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is an international airport in Kolkata.
By Rail: Kolkata has a well planned network of railways which links it to all parts of India.
By Road: Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road.


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