|The capital city of West Bengal Paschimbanga, Kolkata also known as the ‘City of Joy’ is a paradise for art as well as food lovers. Explore the cultural capital of India with a ride by an electric Tram or enjoy the beauty of the Eden Gardens. Savor on the yummy rasogullas or the famous Bengali sweets; Kolkata is the place to be for food lovers. Kolkata is also associated with renowned personalities such as Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, and academy award winning director Satyajit Ray. Experience the beauty of Bengali traditions and its cultural bliss only in Kolkata..
1. Birla Planetarium :
One of the largest planetariums in Asia, Birla Planetarium provides an insight on the topics like galaxies, solar system, space and much more. It is a must visit place for people who study Astronomy.
2. Victoria Memorial :
This memorial which was established in the year 1921 was designed by Sir William Emerson, President of the British Institute of Architects. This 184 ft tall museum showcases photographs of the renowned personalities India ever witnessed.
3. Eden Garden :
One of the most famous play grounds of cricket, the Eden Garden is a must visit stadium. The oldest cricket stadium in India is also one of the finest stadiums.
4. Howrah Bridge :
Amongst the busiest bridges in the world, Howrah Bridge located over Hooghly River in West Bengal Paschimbanga is a must visit site. Constructed in 1874, this bridge which is supported by 270 ft high pillars is mainly used as a road bridge.
5. Marble Palace :
Constructed in 1835 by Rajendra Mallick, this beautifully designed art gallery showcases various arts, sculptures, pictures and oil paintings. Apart from that, it also consists of a zoo where animal lovers and bird watchers get to see many varieties of birds and animals.
6. Writer's Building :
Built in 1960, this Gothic structure came into existence during the tenure of Lt. Governor Ashley Eden. The place was of prime importance for the budding writers of the East India Company.
7. Nicco Park :
Situated at the Salt Lake, Nicco Park is a must visit spot for its amazing amusement parks. Enjoy the fascinating rides; try out your hand on the wonderful games and enjoy a drive in the toy train. Nicco Park which was opened to the public in the year 1991 is spread over 40-acres of land and attracts many visitors to one of the biggest parks in India.
8. National Library :
Built on over 30-acres of land, the National Library which is also one of the biggest libraries in India comprises of a huge collection of books on all languages in India. To know the historic and the cultural side of India, visit to this library is a must.
9. Botanical Gardens :
Sprawling over 273 acres of land area, Botanical Gardens which is just 8 kms away from the city of Kolkata houses over 12,000 living perennial plants from all over the globe, orchids and other colorful flowers. But, Banyan Tree forms the the major attractions in this garden for it also has one of the second largest canopy in the world.
10. Shantiniketan :
A must visit place in Kolkata. A university founded by Rabindranath Tagore, the famous Nobel Laureate is a major tourist attraction.