Kolkata Tour

Kolkata Tour

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Kolkata, India

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Ranking among the four major metropolis of India, Kolkata retains the aura of days long gone by weaving the intense and fun loving past and present into a charming fabric. Situated on the bank of river Hooghly, it is the nerve centre of intellect and human assets where many modern moments began in the field of art, cinema, science and industry.

Home to four Nobel laureates namely Ronald Ross, Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mother Teresa and Amartya Sen, this city is a mixture of traditional and cosmopolitan culture that got accumulated as a result of gravity from its vast resources. Actually it is a city that means many things to many people.

For some it is a city of joy while for others it is a city of bustling streets with rich heritage. Now visit this city to know what special it holds for you.

Major Tourist Attractions in Kolkata: Victoria Memorial, Kali Mandir, Indian Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Eden Garden, Howrah Bridge etc.
Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Constructed between 1906 and 1921, Victoria Memorial is a glorious architectural structure on the lines of white marble. This most magnificient memorial represents a wonderful combination of Italian and Mughal Style.

Built in the memory of Queen Victoria, this museum houses a group of mind blowing statues above the north porch that symbolize art, justice, learning and motherhood.
Kali Mandir, Kolkata
Also known as Kalighat, the Kali Mandir is dedicat1ed to Kali, the Goddess of destruction and is a frequented tourist destination.
Indian Museum, Kolkata
Located 2 kms from Dalhousie Square, Indian Museum is a giant piece of Italian architecture on Jawaharlal Nehru Road, which was established in 1878. Popularly known as Magic House, it is considered as the largest museum in the country and one of the best in Asia.
St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata
Located 3 kms from Dalhousie Square, St. Paul Cathedral is one of the India’s most important churches. The credit for the making of this beautiful church goes to Bishop Wilson. The candle light dinner organized during Christmas Eve is an amazing experience.
Eden Garden, Kolkata
Eden Gardens were made in 1840 by the sisters of Lord Auckland, the former governor general. The idea was to create a biblical style garden in India. Winding paths meet the expanse dotted with gorgeous trees and shrubs.
Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
Built over Hooghly river, Howrah Bridge is the most renowned symbol of not only Calcutta but the complete West Bengal. This cantilevered bridge, popularly known as Rabindra Setu can be easily seen from most of the places in Kolkata.
Famous Excursions from Kolkata
Shanti Niketan
Shantiniketan is well known for Vishva Bharti University whose foundation was laid by Great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Awesome sculptures, mural paintings and frescoes of Nand Lal Bose, Rabindra Nath etc. makes it a best place for nature lover.

Sunderbans
Sunderbans is a renowned tiger reserve situated on the south of Kolkata and stretches till Bangladesh. Besides the Royal Bengal Tiger, one can find the estuarine crocodile, wild boar and different kind of birds and snakes. Three rivers namely Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna together forms this world’s largest delta. If you are an ornithologist or a bird watcher then this is the right place for you.
Best Time to Visit in Kolkata
October to March is considered as the best time to visit Kolkata.
How to reach Kolkata?
By Air - Kolkata is well connected by important cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi etc. by means of regular flights operating between them. The International Netaji Subhash Airport popularly known as Dum Dum Airport is located 20 kms from the city.

By Rail - Two railway station namely Howrah and Sealdah connects Kolkata with major cities all over the country.

By Road - Kolkata is well connected by good network of National Highways with major cities and towns.
 
 
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