Top 15 Must See Tourist Attractions of Kolkata

The City of Palaces and Joy is located on the east bank of the Hooghly river and known for its number of places of interest such as Indian Museum,Marble Palace, Jorasanko Thakur Bari, National Library and Writer’s Building.

Other notable structures in Kolkata are Salt Lake Stadium, Jorasanko Thakur Bari,Nakhoda Masjid,National Library,General Post Office, Tipu Sultan Mosque,St. Thomas Church, South City Mall,New Market Kolkata,Alipore Central Jail,Rabindra Sadan and Calcutta High Court.

Victoria Memorial

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The Victoria Memorial is one of the large marble building in Kolkata and dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Victoria Memorial is now a museum and tourist destination and has mixture of British and Mughal elements architectural influence.

Writers Building

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The Writers’ Building was served as the office for writers of the British East India Company and housed the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Writers Building is one of the major land mark of city of joy and must see tourist destination in Kolkata. Image Source: kolkatatoday

Indian Museum

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The Indian Museum is the largest and oldest museum in India and also one of oldest museums in the world. Indian Museum has rare collections of Mughal paintings, Armour and ornaments, fossils and skeletons.

Marble Palace

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The Marble Palace is a private residence and one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses in Calcutta, famous for its marble walls and floors. Marble Palace has a large quantities of Western sculpture,paintings and Victorian furniture. Image Source: wkitravel

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

The Jorasanko Thakur Bari is house of the Thakurs and ancestral home of the Tagore family and Rabindranath Tagore was born here. Jorasanko Thakur Bari house has been is known as Tagore museum for Kolkata.

National Library

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The National Library of India is the largest library in India with a collection in excess of 2.2 million books. National Library has collect, disseminate and preserve printed material produced in India.

Fort William Fort

The Fort William is a fort built of brick and mortar,located on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly. Fort William has a big Maidan which is the largest urban park in Calcutta.

Belur Math

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The Belur Mutt is located on the west bank of Hooghly River and headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Belur Math is a institutions and a temple, notable for its architecture of Hindu, Christian and Islamic as a symbol of unity of all religions. Image Source: belurmath

Birla Mandir

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The magnificent Birla Mandir of Kolkata is built by the industrialist Birla family with white marble or sandstone. Birla Mandir of Kolkata is dedicated to lord Radha Krishna and one of the finest architectural beauties of the city.

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

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The Dakshineswar Kali Temple is located in Dakshineswar near Kolkata on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River and dedicated to Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali Maa. Dakshineswar Kali Temple is one of the most famous temple in India and one of the biggest temple in Kolkata.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

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The St. Paul’s Cathedral of Kolkata is a united church and part of the Anglican Communion and the building is also the part of an island of attractions in Kolkata. St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kolkata is one of the most important religious places of Kolkata. Image Source:wikimedia

Howrah Bridge

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The Howrah Bridge renamed as Rabindra Setu but still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge, is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata. Howrah Bridge is one of two on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.

Shaheed Minar

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The Shaheed Minar or Ochterlony Monument was constructed in the victory of the East India Company and in the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement. 48 meter high Shaheed Minar popularly called the Monument is a prominent landmark of Kolkata.

South Park Street Cemetery

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The South Park Street Cemetery is one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world and the largest Christian cemetery in India. South Park Street Cemetery is located on Mother Teresa Sarani and has number of notable tombs William Jones,Rose Aylmer and Elizabeth Barwell. Image Source:wikimedia

Science City Complex

The Science City of Kolkata is the largest science center in the Indian subcontinent and the most distinguished landmark in Kolkata. Science City has Fresh Water Aquarium,Earth Exploration Hall,Evolution Park,Maritime Centre and 3-D Vision Theater.