Know The City of Joy: 10 Best Places in Kolkata

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Kolkata, the city of joy standing with its elegance. It is the witness of the largest histories. It is located at the eastern bank of Hoogly. This is the 3rd most populated country in India after Delhi and Mumbai. A city of the cultural revolution, a city of the greatest poets, musicians, revolutionaries, fighters finds it’s a synergy between the diversity of cultures.

10 best places in Kolkata

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is the 6th longest cantilever bridge in the world. This is one of the major national remarks also. The Howrah Bridge is called New Howrah Bridge as it had replaced the old pontoon bridge on the Hoogly river. This is also named as Rabindra Setu, after the name of one the greatest literary phenomenon, Rabindranath Tagore.

Park Street

A street that never sleeps. This one of the most attractive places in Kolkata. This place belonged to be the heart of night pubs in the ’70s and ’80s. With a plethora of restaurants, pubs, this place represents the luxurious Kolkata.

Indian Museum

Indian Museum in Kolkata is one of the longest and largest museums in Kolkata. The museum has 6 sections and the sections are divided into 35 galleries. It consists various of artifacts, paintings, antiques, mummies, and so on.

Victoria Memorial

It is the signature of Kolkata. It was created in the memory of Queen Victoria. It is a museum now co consisting of 25 galleries with antiques. There’s a Mughal and British touch in the construction.

Kumartuli

Kumartuli is located in Banamali Sarkar Street in Kolkata. The local porters make the earthen idols here. Not only the idols are made here but also imported. This place is carrying the tradition with over 300 years. This is one of the cultural sources of Kolkata

Belur Math

This the international headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission. But most importantly it was established by the world’s one of the greatest yogis, Swami Vivekananda, the disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhansa. It is made in such a way that the shrine represents the mosque, church, and temple from different angles.

Fort William

In 1781 the fort was constructed in the honor of King William III. Kolkata was the center of power in the British era and also the place of the army operation. It is made in an octagonal shape. The river is bordering it from the three sides. This is now under the hold of the army.

Jorasanko Thakurbari

A part of the mansion has been converted to Rabindra Bharati University as the center of the study of fine arts and quality education. And part of it’s now preserved as Rabindra museum with all the antiques and that times essentials. It was the center of Bengal’s cultural reformation and Bengal’s renaissance and Bramha Samaj.

Science City

This is the largest science center in the Indian subcontinent. Galleries are consisting of dynamotion hall, illusions, powers of ten, freshwater aquarium, live butterfly enclave, science on the sphere, earth exploration hall, space odyssey with 3-D vision theatre, mirror magic, Time machine, maritime center, there are science park, technology gallery, and whatnot.

Botanical Garden

It is a colossal garden with an expansion of 273 acres. It is also known as the Indian Botanical Garden. It is located at the west end of Kolkata. The most attractive thing is the world-famous Banyan tree. This is the most peaceful place with the policy of zero plastic and zero littering tolerance.
Kolkata stands as the testimony of Indian history and culture. The city hiding history in every inch of the bricks. A city which is another specimen of unity in diversity.

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