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Tourist Places in Kolkata

Kolkata, referred as the ‘City of Joy’ is a unique metropolitan city with diverse culture and lifestyle. Once the capital of the British India, it has everything to meet your eyes and expectations. There is so much to see and experience in Kolkata. Adorned with popular monuments and buildings, Kolkata always finds mention in the wish list of tourists and travelers looking to explore the heritage and richness of Bengali culture. Famous tourist places in Kolkata includes Victoria Memorial,Science City, Birla Planetarium and others.

Here are some of the most sought after places by tourists:

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

If you are in Kolkata never miss to visit Victoria Memorial - a reminder of British raj in India . Located in one of the pristine location of the city, the monument is regarded with pride and joy in Kolkata. It is believed to be modeled on the basis of Taj Mahal and was Lord Curzon’s tribute to the Queen of the United Kingdom. The famous Victoria memorial in Kolkata houses the portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. There are several miniature paintings ranging from the Mughal School to the oil paintings of the British royal family. Apart from painting one can also find number of sculptures and manuscripts dating back to Victorian era. Undoubtedly the memorial is one of the hot favorite tourist destination in Kolkata that remains stuffed with visitors throughout the year. Every evening laser audio-video show is exhibited for the tourists visiting the monument.

Victoria Memorial
Address: 1, Queen's Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
Phone:033 2223 1891
Architectural style: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Timings:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Remains open on all working days except Mondays.

Entry Fees :
For Indians - the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 10/- (per head)
For all foreigners - the entry fee to the museum is Rs. 150/-(per head)
Free for school children up to 12 years age in uniform and Army personnel in uniform

Amusement & Theme Parks

Nicco Park

Kolkata with its various entertainment options is a right place to spend vacation. Take out time to visit nearby Amusement & Theme Parks for thrilling amusements rides. Visit the famous Nicco Park and make your weekend special. Perfect for every gender and age groups the park has everything to catch the eyes and attention of the visitors.With tempting combination of Water Park, discotheque, restaurant,lounge, bowling alley, spa, they offers everything to the fun loving visitor. Enjoy the rides and stride at the water park or relish the famous intercontinental dishes and more in a relaxed and loving environment.

Nicco Park
Address: Sector IV Salt Lake City, Kolkata, WB 700106
Phone: 033 6628 5549
Area: 16 ha
Rides: Water Chute, River Cave Ride, Cable Car, Toy Train, Tilt-a-Whirl
Timings: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm (Open on all days)

Aquatica Kolkata
Address: Kochpukur, P.O.- Hatgachia, P. S.- K.L.C, Kolkata, India
Pools : 75,000 sq. ft pools
Water slides : Surf racer,Black hole,Tornado and more
Timings:10:00 am – 06:00 pm (Open on all days)
Website :

Science City Kolkata

Science City

Kolkata being home to some of India’s renowned scientists like C. V. Raman, Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, Satyendra Nath Bose and many others, imbibes scientific temperament to the core. To make the young generations aware of the scientific achievements of the modern era the government of Kolkata took upon the ambitious project of building a Science city which attained its final shape in 1997. The city with numerous science galleries and live bio science exhibits is one of the most popular destinations in Kolkata. It can serve as a learning place for the young ones and also for those interested in the field of science.

Popular Galleries at Science City:-
  • Science Exploration Hall
  • Earth Exploration Hall
  • Dynamotion Hall
  • Evolution Park
  • Space Odyssey
  • Science Park
  • Maritime Centre
Science City Kolkata
Address :Science City, J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata – 700046, India
Phone: 91-33- 22854343, 22851572, 22852607
Fax: 91-33-22859895

Timings:9:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. It remains open on Sundays and Public holidays.

Ticket Rates:
Entry: Rs. 30.00 Per Person
Space Theatre: Rs. 50.00 Per Person
Evolution Park: Rs. 10.00 Per Person
3D Theater: Rs. 20.00 Per Person
Time Machine: Rs. 10.00 Per Person
Road Train: Rs. 10.00 Per Person
Cable Car: Rs. 30.00 Per Person

For Organized Group
Entry: Rs. 25.00 Per Person
Space Theatre: Rs. 40.00 Per Person
Cable Car: Rs. 20.00 Per Person

New Market Kolkata

New Market

For those looking to buy designer Jeans, T-shirt, kurtas, Short kurtis, Salwaar kamiz and other materials it is wise to shop at New Market. Being a prime shopping destination in Kolkata it is a hotspot for bargain lovers. It is organized on the basis of merchandize. Over 2000 stalls under its roof sell everything from clothing to wheeled luggage to electronics to a special cheese found nowhere else. If you’re good at bargaining, you’ll return with loads of shopping stuffs.

National Library of India , Kolkata

National Library of India

Known for its ethnically diverse culture, Kolkata has remained as nucleus of literary activities since 19th century. It is home to most popular libraries in India. For all those looking for knowledge oriented books and magazines, it is wise to explore the libraries of Kolkata. One among them is National Library of India. Enjoy your time with biographies, novels, subject books and others amidst comfortable environment. The famous library has attracted the city's intelligentsia for decades.With major collection of books, journals, publications and official documents, The National Library of India at Belvedere, Kolkata, holds the record of being largest library in India by volume and records. Take a visit to the library and get glimpses of British raj in Kolkata.

Address: Plot No.1A, Belvedere Road,
Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700027

Writers Building

Writers Building Kolkata

Writers Building is another famous structure dating back to British era in Kolkata. The legacy of this place can be understood from the fact that during British Raj it served as a center point for major political decisions in Bengal. Today also it serves as the secretariat building of the Government of West Bengal. The structure is a standing example of Greco-Roman architecture and is a symbol of great political significance in West Bengal. Writers Building often finds mention in the list of the tourist guides.

Address: Brabourne Rd, B B D Bagh, Kolkata, WB

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge, the world famous cantilever bridge located over the Hooghly River is one of the busiest bridges of the world. The bridge acts as linkage between the cities of Howrah and Kolkata and is one of the most popular attractions of Kolkata. Tourists and visitors often visit the bridge which finds mention in the interesting stories of Kolkata.

Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens

This is one of the iconic cricket venues in the world. Eden Gardens has its own charm. The Ganges flows behind it. There is a circular railway beside it and is located in one of the most serene spots in the city. It occupies a special place in the Indian cricket history because it was here that India ended Australia’s streak of 16-consecutive wins. With a capacity of 70000, there is no bigger intimidation than this for an opposition player.

Address: Eden Garden Rd, Kolkata, WB 700021
Capacity: 90,000
Phone: 033 2248 4051
Timings:5:00 am – 11:30 pm
Remains open on all days

Kalighat Kali Temple

Kalighat Kali Temple

Dedicated to goddess Kali, the famous Kalighat Temple witnesses influx of devotees throughout a year. Thousands of pilgrims flock daily to the temple to offer their prayers to Kali. Visit the temple to seek blessing from annihilator of evil forces which is treated as a human mother by many. People across different sects and backgrounds prayers for prosperity. They return to the temple whenever their prayers are fulfilled to express their gratitude towards the Goddess Kali.

Kalighat Kali Temple
Kalighat Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700001, India

Timings:5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
(Remains open on all days)

Birla Planetarium Kolkata

Birla Planetarium

Know more about our solar system by visiting Birla Planetarium which since its establishment in 1963, has remained on the wishlist of tourists and visitors traveling to Kolkata. Credited for being the first astronomical auditorium in India, Birla Planetarium with its dome shaped provide you with the telescopic views of the stars, asteroids, moon, planets etc.

Park Street Kolkata

Park Street

How can a visit to Kolkata end without seeing the buzzing Park Street? This is one of the most happening and popular hangout places in Kolkata with the leading brands having showroom here. During Christmas, the street is lit up quite magnificently, attracting a lot of tourists.

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