Kolkata - City of Buildings OR City of Castles

Kolkata Travel Guide

One of the four major cosmopolitan cities of the country and seventh largest cities of the world, Kolkata is a beautiful city with a title of the capital city of ancient state West Bengal. The metropolitan city has a very rich historical importance. This most vibrant cosmopolitan city in eastern part of India is also known for a number of historical places.  However, the old market places have transformed into malls and vibrant shops; while people prefer to spend their weekend in these malls.

Some of the major attractions of the city are :

Fort William : Fort William is one of the lasting remains of British Raj that is today this wonderful building is the headquarters of Eastern Command and is the property of Indian Army.

Birla Planetarium Birla Planetarium : The amazing place is one of the largest Planetariums in the world where regular planetary shows in Hindi and English are held for the visitors.

Victoria Memorial Victoria Memorial : Like other places, it is also one of the most famous tourist destinations of Kolkata with a huge white-marble construction known for magnificent architectural beauty.

Marble Palace Marble Palace : It is the place that adds more spice in the glory of Kolkata tourism. Marble Palace is a superb fort built by Raja Rajendro Mullick in 1835 where you will see Marble statues, bronze images, wood work, paintings, glass and porcelain are displayed in the palace.

Eden Gardens Eden Gardens (Stadium) : It is one of the biggest and most famous cricket stadiums in city. Eden Gardens is one of the most famous cricket grounds in the world. It is located northwest corner of the Kolkata.

Howrah Bridge Howrah Bridge : Constructed on the river Hooghly, it is the most visited tourist destinations in Kolkata. The bridge displays excellent engineering techniques of the early 20th century. According to an estimate this bridge bears the load of approximately 80,000 vehicles and 1,000,000 pedestrians per day.

Kali Mandir Kali Mandir : Kali Mandir, the famous temple situated at Kalighat, is enshrined by Goddess Kali, the deity of Destruction.

In addition to this, there are also a number of attractions in the city that keep you spell-bound during your tour. When it comes to explore the city and look for perfect accommodation with unique ambiance, the city is ready to welcome you with a number of hotels and lodges. Kolkata is well connected via road, rail, air and sea to all the major cities of the world. There are regular flights from different parts of the world here.

Kolkata is also known for Bengali sweets, fish dishes and a number of other Bengali dishes. In addition to this, there are also a number of educational centers in the city that are known globally for a unique educational culture. book now