18 Sights in Kolkata, India (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Kolkata, India! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Kolkata. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. Raj Bhavan

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Raj Bhavan is the official residence of the Governor of West Bengal, located in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Built in 1803, it was known as Government House during the Company rule in India and the British Raj.

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2. Birla Planetarium

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The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Situated at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Maidan in Central Kolkata, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. There are two other Birla Planetariums in India: B.M. Birla Planetarium in Chennai and the Birla Planetarium in Hyderabad.

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3. Science City

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Science City, Kolkata is a science centre and science park in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is currently the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent, containing a science museum, science park, and auditoriums. The centre was inaugurated in two parts, with the ‘Convention Centre Complex’ being the first on December 21, 1996, followed by the rest on July 1, 1997, by the then-prime-minister Inder Kumar Gujral. On January 10, 2010, the then-prime-minister of India, Manmohan Singh, would attempt to get the second phase of Science City completed.

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4. Victoria Memorial Garden

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The Victoria Memorial is a large marble monument on the Maidan in Central Kolkata, having its entrance on the Queen's Way. It was built between 1906 and 1921 by the British Raj. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, the Empress of India from 1876 to 1901.

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5. National Library

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The National Library of India is a library located in the Belvedere Estate, Alipore, Kolkata, India. It is India's largest library by volume and public record. The National Library is under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The library is designated to collect, disseminate and preserve printed material produced within India. With a collection in excess of 2.5 million books and records, it is the largest in the country.

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6. Dakshineswar Kali Hindu Temple

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Dakshineswar Kali Temple or Dakshineswar Kalibari is a Hindu navaratna temple in Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini (Kali), a form of Mahadevi or Parashakti Adya Kali, otherwise known as Adishakti Kalika. The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a Zamindar, philanthropist and a devotee of Kali Maa. The temple is known for its association with Ramakrishna and Ma Sarada Devi, mystics of 19th century Bengal.

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7. Alipore Zoo

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The Zoological Garden, Alipore is India's oldest formally stated zoological park and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open as a zoo since 1876, and covers 18.811 ha. It is probably best known as the home of the Aldabra giant tortoise Adwaita, who was reputed to have been over 250 years old when he died in 2006. It is also home to one of the few captive breeding projects involving the Manipur brow-antlered deer. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Kolkata, it draws huge crowds during the winter season, especially during December and January. The highest attendance till date was on January 1, 2018 with 110,000 visitors.

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8. Tipu Sultan Mosque

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The Tipu Sultan Shahi Mosque is a famous mosque in Kolkata, India named after Tipu Sultan the ruler of Mysore. Located at 185 Dharamtalla Street, the mosque is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage.

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9. Shaheed Minar

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The Shaheed Minar, formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument, is a monument in Kolkata that was erected in 1828 in memory of Major-general Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate both his successful defense of Delhi against the Marathas in 1804 and the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas in the Anglo-Nepalese War, also known as the Gurkha War. The monument was designed by J. P. Parker and paid for from public funds.

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10. Jorasanko Thakur Bari

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Jorasanko Thakur Bari in Jorasanko, North Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is the birthplace of poet Rabindranath Tagore and the host of the Rabindra Bharati University campus.

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11. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

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Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM) is a science museum in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It is a unit under National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Initially under the governmental jurisdiction of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), BITM is commonly recognized as the precursor of India's science museum concept.

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12. Lascar War Memorial

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The Lascar War Memorial, located on Napier Road in the Hastings area of Kolkata, is a memorial dedicated to the memory of the 896 lascars who died serving on ships of the Royal Navy and British Merchant Service during World War I.

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13. Millennium Park

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Millennium Park is a public park in Kolkata, situated along the Strand Road on eastern shore of Hooghly River for a stretch of 2.5 km, near Fairlie Ghat opposite to the Railway Club. The park consists of landscaped gardens and children's amusement rides. It was opened along the Hooghly shoreline to provide a green area for Kolkata's polluted waterway. It was inaugurated on 26 December 1999 as millennium gift from Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. The park is a part of the first phase of the Kolkata Riverside Beautification Project.

Wikipedia: Millennium Park (Kolkata) (EN)

14. Birla Mandir

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Birla Mandir in Kolkata, India, is a Hindu temple on Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge, built by the industrialist Birla family. It is dedicated to Vishnu avatars such as Rama and Krishna. This temple is open in the morning from 5.30 A.M. to 11 A.M. and in the evening from 4 .30 P.M. to 9 P.M. On Janmashtami, the birthday of Krishna, devotees come from far away places to pay their respect to the deities.

Wikipedia: Birla Mandir, Kolkata (EN)

15. Rabindra Sadan

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Rabindra Sadan is a cultural centre and theatre complex in Kolkata, India. It is located on Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road in South Kolkata. It is noted for its large stage which is a prime venue for Bengali theatre and Kolkata Film Festival.

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16. Saint Thomas' Catholic Church

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St. Thomas's Church in Kolkata, India, is a Roman Catholic, Latin Rite church. It is one of the colonial style buildings of the city. It is located in Middleton Row, Park Street. Mother Teresa lay in state in this church for one week prior to her funeral, in September 1997.

Wikipedia: St. Thomas Church, Kolkata (EN)

17. Esplanade Mansions

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The Esplanade Mansions is a heritage building located in the Indian city of Kolkata, on the Esplanade Row and Marx Engels Beethi Road crossing, opposite to the Raj Bhavan. It was one of the buildings owned by Jewish businessman David Elias Ezra. The residential building was built in the Art Nouveau architecture style. Today it is owned by Life Insurance Corporation and houses commercial, railways and other government offices.

Wikipedia: Esplanade Mansions, Kolkata (EN)

18. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kolkata

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Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kolkata is a Hindu temple of the Swaminarayan Sanstha of the Swaminarayan sect, Gujarat. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Kolkata is located at Bhasar No. 14 of Bishnupur police station near Amtala, a suburb of South Kolkata. The distance from the main centre of Kolkata to National Highway 12 is 19 kilometres (12 mi).

Wikipedia: শ্রী স্বামীনারায়ণ মন্দির, কলকাতা (BN)


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