15 Famous tourist places of Kolkata | Nearby Tourist places of Kolkata

famous tourist places of kolkata

Are you Stuck between Mountains and the Sea?

If your mind is behind the historical architecture, sculpture, and novelty then welcome to the City Of Joy.

To get a full taste of Bengali culture and experience the oldest city in India at least once you have to set foot in this city. The City Of Joy, to see how meaningful the name is, Why Kolkata is famous, one has to look at the architecture, and environment in the corners of the city.

Let me show you some of the most beautiful and famous tourist places of Kolkata which you will not see anywhere else.

15 Famous Tourist Places Of Kolkata

The busy streets of Kolkata city, the street food shops, the markets, and the historical stories on the corners of the streets gives you a feeling of nostalgia. Not only, people who love literature, but every person will also get new unforgettable experiences to step by step in the heart of Bengal.

You can have the best exploring experience here.

Here you go for those amazing places;

1. Victoria Memorial 

One of the most visited and popular places is Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. Especially, for foreigners, is one of the most famous tourist places of Kolkata. One of the sculptures of Kolkata is a white stone plant architecture. This architecture is built in memory of Queen Victoria. it is now a museum under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, and the World’s largest monument dedicated to a royal. There are 25 galleries here. This beautiful sculpture next to the Maidan describes the beauty of Kolkata.

Opening time:

  • Museum____  10:00am to 5;00pm
  • Gardens____   5:30 AM TO 6:15 PM

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2. Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

On this bridge, you will find a handful of softness in the heart of this city. There is nowhere else to enjoy the natural beauty and peace of mind than sitting on the banks of the river. The pleasure of spending time alone here with a cup of tea in hand, a gentle breeze, the river’s current, the birds’ call, the busy city on the bridge, and those boats floating randomly in the heart of the river is another satisfaction. This is the face of Kolkata, which is difficult to look away from once you see it. It’s known as Rabindra Setu.

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3. New Market

Are you a shopping lover? Do you love to do Street style shopping? Then this is your ideal place 

 You can find clothes, jewelry, and all other items at a cheap price. There are around 2000 Stalls. Also, you can enjoy unlimited street food while shopping. If you don’t like crowded spaces for shopping then you can avoid this place and you can search for malls in Kolkata.

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4. Park Street

Park Street is especially popular with restaurants and cafes. Park Street is a great place for young people to hang out. Thousands of people flocked to Park Street on the eve of Charitasamas. You can find nightclubs over there.

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5. Dakhineswar Kali Mandir

This temple is built for the purpose of Bhavatarini Maa. It’s known as the oldest and most awakened temple in Kolkata. This temple was established by Rani Rasmoni. It was in her dream to build this temple. This temple is very important to the people of Kolkata. Another attraction of this temple is in Kolkata. It’s a must-visited place in Kolkata.

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6. Kumortuli

Kolkata means Durga Puja. The biggest festival of Calcutta is Durga Puja, the preparation of which started from Kumortuli. If you come to Kolkata come once this place is a paradise for the Bengalis.

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7. Babu Ghat, Kolkata

Babu ghat is one of the most popular places to avoid crowds as it is a popular place like Prinsepghat. This place is popular for its iconic view of Howrah Bridge. The beauty of the river fascinates you here. This is one of the main places for photography lovers or photoshoots.

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8. College Street & Coffe House, Kolkata

Remember the song sung by Manna Dey?  wherever the mentioned coffee house is located here. College Street is the paradise of Book lovers. You can find all kinds of books from Second Hand to New Coursebooks. This place makes a beautiful harmony for middle-aged and young boys and girls. On the other hand, the location of a very old coffee house and here. Which stands as a witness to many histories. The concept of a book with coffee is a hit forever. That’s why College Street is another, must-visit place.

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9. Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. It was established in 1814. This museum is a collection of many historical and scientific objects. From Mughal paintings to fossils to Egyptian mummies, skeletons can be found here.

  • Opening time 10:00 am
  • Tuesday- Sunday.
  • And closing time 5:00 pm

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10. M.P. Birla Planetarium, Kolkata

If you come to Kolkata, you will not be able to ignore this place. It is a special place to teach astronomy to little children. The compound was founded by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1973. You will find the Several Galleries Library and many exhibition corners here.

  • Opening Time 12:30 pm and closing time 6:30 pm

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11. Alipore Zoo, Kolkata

Alipore Zoo is one of the major tourist areas in Kolkata. This is the best place for children and elders. In Winter this is the most crowded place in Kolkata. It’s an ideal place for spending your time with children and your family. All I can say is it’s a must-visit place for every animal lover.

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12. Eden Garden

If you are a Cricket fan there is no way to miss this chance to visit Eden Garden. This is a paradise for all cricket lovers. This field is the witness to many iconic matches. So many Winning and losings are written on the chest of this field. This is the second-largest stadium in the world which can house an impressive 66,349 spectators at a time.

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13. Jorasanko Thakur Bari

The first thing that comes to mind when you hear about Kolkata is Rabindra Sangeet, Rabindra Nath Tagore. This is the ancestral home of late Tagore. This house has filled with personal items of the Tagore family including their paintings, books, and manuscripts. This house is surrounded by a lush garden and the environment is mesmerizing.

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14. Science city, Kolkata

Science City is one of the most famous places in Kolkata.Suitable place for students. Students can explore exhibits like The Aquatic world, the Jurassic World, and the Time Machine.

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15. New Town Eco Park & Nicco Park, Kolkata

Eco Park:

This is the largest park in the country. Built on 480 acres of land, this park is always successful in attracting tourists. This park is divided into three regions,

A themed garden and open spaces, recreational sports, and ecological Zones. This park is surrounded by a water body with an island in the middle. This park is another treasure trove for nature lovers.

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Nicco Park:

Nicco Park is the biggest Amusement Park in Kolkata and also it is one of the Best Water Parks in Kolkata. Are you an Adventure lover or a fun lover? Then this is the place for you. A perfect place for spending time with your friends and family. You can find more than 100 rides, a snow zone, and games for adults to children of all ages. you can easily spend your whole day here. And you can also find an amazing water park with lots of rides and fun Here. Food and every kind of facility are provided here.

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These are the 15 Best famous tourist places of Kolkata, you can explore with your friends and family. I hope you have also gotten the exact Google Map location of this Place, from this article.

By the way, Here you go for some other famous tourist places of Kolkata:

  • South Park Cemetery 
  • Old China Town
  • Town Hall
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Road
  • Marble Palace Mansion
  • Princep Ghat
  • Birla Mandir
  • Fort William 
  • Kalighat Kali Temple
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Belur Math
  • Mother House
  • Rabindra SarovR
  • Nakhodka Masjid
  • Paresh Jain Temple
  • Millennium Park
  • Iskcon Temple
  • Mousuni Island

This is a special reminder for those who are planning to visit Kolkata please take your covid 19 vaccination card to avoid any problems.

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