Kolkata! You are a sheer beauty!

All over India, there might be more than thousands of spots to visit, but Kolkata is extremely close to everyone's heart. Today my blog will be upon 10 tourist spots in Kolkata everyone must visit.

Kolkata is a gorgeous city that has plenty of spots that you must visit on your vacation. To visit those gorgeous places you must have overall knowledge regarding time, location, entry fees, and so on. In this article, you will get all the information. So without doing furthermore delay let's start.

1. Victoria Memorial: The Heart Of Kolkata

The Victoria Memorial is the most beautiful and gorgeous place located in Kolkata. Spread over 57 acres of land, housing 21 lush green gardens, 28,394 artifacts, and 3,900 artistic paintings. It is one of the best and romantic places to visit in Kolkata. This monument is built in memory of Queen Victoria.

• Location: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queen’s Way, Kolkata

• Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

• Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians, and INR 200 for foreigners

• Specialty: It is one of the most visited monuments in Kolkata.

2. Fort William

Fort William is a must-visit place during your Kolkata sightseeing tour. It is situated on the eastern banks of the Hooghly river. This monument is also known as the ‘black hole of Calcutta’. This place was once a temporary jail where prisoners were hauled, but now it serves as the headquarters of the Eastern Command.

• Location: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata

• Timings: 10 am to 5:30 pm

• Entry Fee: Free Entry

• Specialty: This building used to be a jail for prisoners.

3. Marble Palace

The Marble Palace is the nineteenth-century palatial mansion located in North Kolkata. It is one of the best restored royal family palaces in India that boasts artistic statues, elegant glassware, and noteworthy paintings of illustrious artists of the British Raj.

• Location: 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata

• Timings: 10:30 am to 4 pm

• Entry Fee: Free Entry

• Specialty: This structure showcases Neoclassical architecture.

4. Howrah Bridge

Visiting Kolkata and have not seen Howrah Bridge? Then you have missed the most beautiful thing in this whole time. It is titled the ‘oldest but the busiest’ place in Kolkata. The Howrah Bridge was built over the Hooghly river to ensure connectivity between the two major cities of Kolkata and Howrah.

• Location: Jagannath Ghat, 1, Strand Road, Kolkata

• Timings: N/A

• Entry Fee: Free Entry

• Specialty: This bridge does not have any nuts or bolts.

5. Tagore’s House

Tagore’s House is also known as the ‘Jorasanko Thakur Bari’. Tagore’s house is one of the most important and beautiful historical places in Kolkata. Rabindranath Tagore house is now converted into a museum which houses a photo gallery, fascinating paintings, and Tagore’s literary works.

• Location: Girish Park, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata

• Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

• Entry Fee: INR 10 per person, and INR 5 for students

• Specialty: There are still some drafts of his work in the house.

6.Mother House

Mother House is also known as the Missionaries of Charity. This house was established by Mother Teresa in 1950 as a religious assembly. The main aim for the Sisters of the house is to provide free services to the sick, the poor, drug addicts, physically and mentally challenged individuals, victims of natural calamities, orphans, and even run schools to educate street children.

• Location: 54A, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Ripon Street, Kolkata 700016

• Timings: 8 AM – 12 PM and 3 PM – 6 PM.

• Entry Fee: Nil

• Specialty: Many who seek to devote their lives to social service come here to learn and serve the community.

7. Sundarbans

Sunderbans is one of the natural wonders of the world. It is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. It is also the largest tiger reserve and national park in India. Sundarbans is the best spot for couples.

• Location: Dayapur, Gosaba, West Bengal

• Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM

• Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indians | INR 150 for foreigners

• Specialty: It is home to the Sundarban White tiger.

8. Rabindra Sarovar

Rabindra Sarovar is Previously known as Dhakuria lake. It is an artificial lake in Kolkata. If you are looking for a quiet, and peaceful time Rabindra Sarovar is the best place to visit.

• Location: Southern Avenue, Golpark, Tollygunge, Dhakuria, Lake Gardens, Kolkata

Time: No fixed time

• Entry Fee: Free

• Specialty: You can also try fishing in this lake.

9. Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens is located along the western banks of River Ganga, Botanical Garden is a 273-acre garden known for its extensive floral diversity. It has more than 12,000 different species of plants.

• Location: Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal

• Timings: 10 am to 7 pm

• Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians | INR 100 for foreigners

• Specialty: Tourists often toss coins in the water to make a wish.

10. Aquatica

Aquatica is spread across a huge 75,000 square feet area. It is one of the largest water amusement parks in Eastern India. It is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata with friends where one can enjoy numerous thrilling rides and activities.

• Location: Kochpukur, P.O Hatgachia, Near Rajarhat Township, Kolkata

• Timings: 10 am to 6 pm

• Entry Fee: INR 450 to 550 for adults, and INR 300 for children

• Specialty: It is the largest and busiest resort in Eastern India.

These were some of the best that came out from my list, visit and do let us know your experience.

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