What to do and see in Kolkata (Calcutta), India: The Best Places and Tips

December 24, 2017 Myesha Cogley

This former British colonial stronghold boasts evidence of over two millennia of habitation, with ornate, architecturally diverse buildings, ranging from crumbing ruins to Victorian treasures. Home to lively festivals and a vibrant artistic community, clamorous markets and packed temples, this city is crowded and polluted, but ultimately invigorating.
Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)

1. Mother House

Mother House A J C Bose Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700016, India +91 33 2249 7115
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Mother House

Reviewed By TuhinaPanja - Bengaluru, India

Kolkata is the very historical city. This city has been witness of many historical incident and many famous personalities lived here. Mother Teresa was one of them. She gave all her efforts to the missionary work for poor and hungry people. This Mother house in Kolkata is the proof that her existence, her endless work towards mankind never would fade away from our heart and memory.

2. Eden Gardens

Kolkata Centre, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700021, India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Eden Gardens

Reviewed By TuhinaPanja - Bengaluru, India

Eden Gardens is situated in the heart of Kolkata city. This is our Kolkata’s pride. This is the biggest stadium in India, and very well maintained I must say. Be it test match or be it ipl match, the stadium always filled by audience. Recently the stadium was renovated and the Seating capacity was reduced a bit only to make the Seating world class.

3. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Near Bali Bridge | P.O. :Alambazar, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700035, India 2564 5222
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Reviewed By TuhinaPanja - Bengaluru, India

This holiest Hindu temple situated just beside the river of Ganges . This temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni Devi. Ramakrishna Paramhangsha Deb was a main priest of this temple. He devotes his whole life to this temple. It is very huge area it has a nice garden in temple area. If you want to visit this temple with less crowd then avoid Saturdays, and try to get there in early morning. Or if you want to see ‘Sandhya Arti’ then reach there on time in evening . This is not not to be missed.

4. Eco Tourism Park

Major Arterial Road , Action Area II | Kolkata, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700156, India +91 80172 02499
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4.5 based on 729 reviews

Eco Tourism Park

Reviewed By Rajan M

The Ekante was located by the lake side. The ambience for the meeting with the cloudy weather was Ideal. During the lunch the Betki fish and other local dishes served were well prepared.
A boat ride at the end of the meeting was also very enjoyable. A unique and good experience for conducting a meeting away from the routine conference halls.

5. Howrah Bridge

Jagganath Ghat | 1, Strand Road, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700001, India +91 33 2220 5370
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Howrah Bridge

Reviewed By Devesh J - Surat, India

How many years since now, have we been fascinated and charmed by this name ? A hindi bollywood movie by the same name was released in 1958 - years before a majority of the readers of this would have been born !!! Despite the same, the charm, the feelings of seeing something really magnanimous, that of seeing something really different, that of seeing something really exquisite in India, that this bridge emanates still remains. It may be a routine affair for the regular commuters to pass this bridge, but for some people like us, who have been fascinated by this name since birth, it indeed gives a different feeling.
To cap this feeling, I last passed through this bridge at around 11:00 in the night and thus it was not crowded - it appeared like a king presiding over the holy water of river Ganga - still flowing full to both of its banks. Great !!!!

6. College Street (Boi Para)

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4.5 based on 709 reviews

College Street (Boi Para)

Reviewed By sonam b

This is one place in Kolkata where you will get all kinds of books both old and new. Its a huge market where the entire street is covered with books.

7. Victoria Memorial Hall

1 Queen's Way, Kolkata (Calcutta), India +91 33 2223 1890
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Victoria Memorial Hall

Reviewed By advait_jani - Chennai (Madras), India

One of the most well maintained monuments in India. The symbol of Calcutta. Beautiful spread out garden all around filled with couples in love. The place just takes you back to something truly beautiful about the city. The building itself is grand. well detailed. There is always an exhibition going on in the museum. Not expensive (for Indians). Need to spend a good 3-4 hours walking around in the Gardens and the neighborhood.

8. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Gurusaday Road | Beside Ice Skating Rink, adjacent to Modern High School, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700019, India 2289 2815
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Reviewed By Spurkait - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

If you are in Kolkata with your kids, its a must. Very nice place for young minds. If you want your kids to be interested in Science, there are plenty of exhibits for the same. I love the coal mine, it was great.

9. Park Street

Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata (Calcutta), India +91 78908 87676
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Park Street

Reviewed By LloydMacklin - South Africa

Really emotional experience seeing how Mother Teresa lived. Her spartan living quarters show the sacrifices she made while reaching out to the poor. If you have a spiritual nature you will be moved.

10. Jorasanko Thakur Bari

6/4 Dwarakanath Tagore Lane | Rabindra Bharati University Campus, Jorasanko, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 242 reviews

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Reviewed By Smritijit - Taipei, Taiwan

Tagore's house. Its very nice and calm place. Entry fee is Rs 40/- .For photography u need to buy another ticket of Rs 50/-. Its basically a well maintain museum. Memories of Ravindranath and his family members. You must visit if you are in Kolkata.

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