Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal state. It is a wonderful tourist destination in all over India. So many natural, beautiful and attractive places are located in this Metropolitan city. Here in this post, I have prepared a full list of prime attraction of this city. Read this informing article to know about the best places of Kolkata city. Mother House, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial Hall, Park Street, College Street, Gariahat Market, Rabindra Sarovar, Prinsep Ghat, Shobhabajar Rajbari, Writers’ Building, Alipore Zoo, Science City, Kalighat Kali Temple, Rabindra Tirtha, These all are the major attraction of Kolkata. Durga Puja is one of the most colourful festivals of this city. Winter is the best time to visiting Kolkata.
Location Map of Kolkata from West Bengal
A full list of amazing tourist spots in Kolkata (West Bengal, India)
Full list of Major tourist spots in Kolkata. Look at the list of Best spots in below-
Mother House is a small house but a very peaceful place in Kolkata City. Here you can see the Mother’s tomb, rooms and museum. You can see also beautiful things such as awards, possessions, writings, which are used by Mother Teresa when she alive. Mother Teresa give up her whole life for helpless and poor peoples. She respected all over the world for her polite behaviour and as well as peaceful environment creator. It was a very good experience to visit this place. Everyone should visit this place whenever they go to Kolkata.
Eden Gardens is the most popular cricket venue for all cricket lovers. It is situated in Proper Kolkata and one of the largest cricket ground in all over the world. This cricket ground was established in 1864. Eden Gardens has hosted various types of National and International cricket matches, such as World Cup, World Twenty20, Asia Cup, Champions Trophy, IPL etc.
Victoria Memorial Hall:
Victoria Memorial is one of the large marble building in Kolkata as well as India also. This beautiful architecture was constructed in the year 1906 and it was completed in the year 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Now present days it is popular as a good museum and a park. Beautiful nature, garden and architecture of this place attracts many visitors of different places. This place is very neat, cleaned and well maintained by the authority.
Birla is a wonderful Hindu temple of Kolkata city. It is situated near Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Ballygunge. This temple was built by the Industrialist Birla family. This temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. Lord Shiva, 10 Avtar, Ganesh Ji, Hanuman Ji these all are the other gods present in this temple. This temple is open for all religious, everyday morning 5.30 am to 11.30 am and 4.30 pm to 9 pm. The Major festivals of this temple are Dol Yatra, Rash Purnima, Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. A huge number of devotees come here to celebrating this all festivals.
Parshwanath Jain Temple:
Parshwanath Jain Temple is a holy Jain temple of Kolkata City. This temple is dedicated to the God Parshwanath, who was the 23rd Jain Tirthankar. The temple was built by a Jain Named Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim in 1867. This temple covered a big area and unique structure of this temple attracts many peoples. Mahavir Jayanti and Patryushana is the major festival of this place.
Jorasanko Thakur Bari or Tagore House:
Tagore House is the home building of great poet Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore House also famous as Jorasanko Thakur Bari. One Rabindranath and his whole family situated here. It a large building which explores poet’s daily life which Poet leads. This Building has many rooms where we saw poet’s usable things which they use. This all things of poet attracts many visitors. If you come to this spot then you fell the Bengali culture and it’s a wonderful place for Tagore lovers.
Birla Industrial & Technological Museum:
Birla Industrial & Technological Museum is a great place under the National Council of Science Museum. This place is an educational place and an attraction for Childs and adults both. If you came to this lace then you saw many technical instruments, shows like 3D, Science show etc. If you have any doubt or problems about scientific matters then you come here to solve this problem easily.
‘Netaji Bhawan’ is a building of Indian nationalist Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. This house was built by Bose’s father 1909. Now, this building is famous as a museum, archives and library. It is situated on Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani in Kolkata and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau. This Building has many rooms where we saw Bose’s usable things which they use.
Park Street is one of the most valuable places or heart of Kolkata city. Asiatic Society, the park hotel, St. Xavier’s College, Park Street Church, south park street cemetery these all are the main attraction of Park Street. Every year 25 December to 1st January, this 8 days huge numbers of visitors come here to celebrating Jesus Christ’s birthday and New Year.
College Street is the most popular place for every people who loves books. College Street famous as a book centre. This place has huge collections of various types of books like as an educational book, school book, comics, storybook, journal, magazine, recipe book, drawing book etc. Here you can buy new and old books also. Suppose if you find a book which is very old (50 years old) then it is the best place to finding this book, I am sure you get your book easily. Every Monday to Saturday this market is open for all. College Square and Coffeehouse are another attraction of this destination. The famous Bengali song ‘Coffee House’ by Manna Dey composed in this coffee house of College Street.
Gariahat Market is very cheap and of good quality. You can bring everything from this market. If you love shopping with a good bargaining skill this crowded place is the best place for you. Gariahat considers as a most popular market in Kolkata city because this market collects huge numbers of Customers.
Shaheed Minar is a wonderful place situated close to Maidan of Kolkata Metropolitan City. It is around 165 feet high and provides a scenic view of this city. Shaheed Minar is also popular of its real name Octerlony Monument. This beautiful Minar was constructed by Sir David Octerlony in the year 1848 for celebrating his victory in the Nepal war during the period between 1814- 1816. However, in the year 1969, this monuments receive the name “Sahid Minar” after the martyrs of the Indian Struggle for Independence. The structure of this Minar is made in Egyptian style. The unique architectural style of this minar attracts many visitors.
The word Sarovar means lake. Rabindra Sarovar is an excellent lake cum Park of Kolkata city. The lake covered 73 acres in surface area and a huge variety of fishes are found here. Various trees are surrounding this full lake and some of the trees are 100 years old. During the winter season, many migratory birds can be spotted here. Beautiful nature and weather make this place as an ideal picnic spot.
Prinsep Ghat is a nice place for morning and evening walk. This place is an attraction for both locals and tourists from other parts of the nation, who visit this place to spend moments of repose. Every day in the evening time local people come here to see the scenic view of the sunset. Ferry riding or boating facilities are also available here. This place also considers as a good shooting spot. Many Bengali and Hindi movies are shooted here.
Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House:
Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House is situated near Star Cinema Hall at Hatibagan. It is a wonderful museum based on Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vivekananda born in this house 12 January in the year 1863. This place is maintained by Ram Krishna Mission trust. If you come to this spot then you can see many important things on Swami Vivekananda such as lifestyle, education, autobiography etc.
Maidan is a big greenish romantic area in Kolkata. The most romantic time of this place is the afternoon to evening. This site is Very close to the famous Victoria Memorial, Maidan is an open space and beautiful weather of this place attracts many tourists. Horse cart riding in the old style is another prime attraction for tourists.
Fort William is a most popular historical place in Kolkata. It is located near the Maidan area and highly protected with wall and many defence instruments. This fort is a working headquarter base of the Indian army. History and all ancient things are the attraction of this place. You cannot visit his place without any permission. But if you take the permission then you will easily go inside the fort and see the all beautiful features.
General Post Office:
The General Post Office is the heart of BBD Bag. It is an early Kolkata’s building structure in Kolkata. The historical and unique architecture of this heritage attracts many peoples. If you go inside the building then you know about the working process of this place.
This place is actually a wonderful place of North Kolkata. It is situated at Shobhabazar near Shobhabazar Sutanuti Metro railway station. It is a good place for every history lovers. The architecture of Shobhabazar Rajbari was also known as saat-khilan thakurdalan. This Rajbari was built by Maharaja Nabakrishna Deb. Now this private place is famous for its Durga Puja. In the year 1757 1st time Durga Puja held here. After that every year in the time of Durga Puja a huge number of devotees and visitors come here to celebrating their Puja holidays. Otherwise, the place is rented out for hosting marriages.
East Bengal Ground:
It is basically the home ground of East Bengal football team of Kolkata. It is a good destination for every football lovers. Many football matches are held here.
St. John’s Church:
St. John’s Church is a wonderful church in ancient India. It is the first public building constructed by the East India Company. This building structure was started in the year 1784 and it was completed in 1787. The Church looks very beautiful from both inside and outside. The church is covered a huge area and the unique structure of this church collects huge numbers of Tourists. In the time Christmas many visitors come here to do their prayers.
Writers’ Building is one of the main attraction of the city. This building was built by the East India Company while they were ruling India. It slowly took shape as the government seat of power. After the renovation of the red iconic building, most of the departments have been shifted. The lake is situated on the front of this building and the architectural structure heritage building, general post office, RBI situated at the right side and Kolkata Stock Exchange is situated on the Back side of this Red House.
Town Hall is a beautiful heritage and a photographic place of Kolkata. It is popular as a small museum and cultural place also. Various types of cultural program are held inside the hall. A small library is present in this hall. The library has collections of many old books and journals which is related to the history of ancient Kolkata. It is one of the very old designed building and unique structure of this building attracts many visitors.
Kolkata Zoo & Zoological Garden:
Kolkata zoo also famous its popular name Alipore zoo. It is one of oldest and largest zoo in Asia. Lots of attraction are present here. This is a wonderful place to spend a day with your family and friends. The White Tiger is one of the major attraction here and you can also see various types of animals and birds. The main species in this zoo are including Bengal Tiger, Asiatic lion, jungle cat, fallow deer, swamp deer, golden jackal, Nilgai, bonnet macaque, Saltwater crocodile, king cobra, Indian python, banded sea krait and the birds are Griffon Vulture, Lesser whistling teal, Bare-eyed Cockatoo, Blue rose-ringed parakeet, Scarlet Macaw, Pariah kite, Ostrich, White peafowl etc.
Quest Mall is located in park circus. It is one of the most expensive and beautiful malls in Kolkata city. Quest Mall is the second largest shopping mall in Kolkata city after the South City Mall. Various types of collection and brands are just amazing in this mall. It is the best place for hanging out with friends and everything’s is available here.
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar):
One of the authentic museums of India and Asia also. The museum has a huge collection of various attraction. Lots of beautiful things are here, like Fossil, old statues, coins, miniatures, science stuff etc. which attracts your eyes and for to come again here.
Science City is one of the wonderful attraction of Kolkata. Every day this destination collects huge numbers of visitors. It’s covered a big are of the surface. This area is full of scientific application both inside and outside. This place is one of the great adventures and knowledge gathering place for children and adults both. You could not complete all attractions in a day because this site has a huge collection of science. 3D movies, various types of shows, ropeway, and roller coaster these all are other attraction for every tourist.
The Kolkata Metro is the first Metro Railway in India. This metro is one of the oldest and beautiful metros. If you come to Kolkata then you don’t miss the metro journey because of it a good mode of transport and it saves so much time. You can easily move to your destination in minutes. This communication service is very well maintained by Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation.
Central Park is famous as a couple’s park in Kolkata. It covers a huge area and good for the morning walk, jogging, picnic and boating.
Bhawanipore Cemetery is an excellent site to remember, and cherish the bravery of soldiers and to get a glimpse into the Commonwealth legacy. It is very well maintained by the authority and it makes a good tourist destination.
Elliot Park is a public park of Kolkata with a beautiful lake. It is located near Maidan metro station. It is one of the best relaxing and hanging out place.
Tippu Sultan’s Mosque:
Tippu Sultan’s Mosque is a beautiful landmark of ancient history. It was built by Gholam Mohammed to dedicate his father in the year 1842. Once upon a time, Tippu Sultan was a ruler of Mysore.
Thanthania Kalibari is one of the oldest Kalibari in Kolkata city. Somebody says it was built in 1703. Every day many devotees come here to completing their prayer.
Nirmal Hirday (Pure Heart):
Nirmal Hirday is involved in caring and providing shelter to the sick, destitute and the dying people in the region. This touchable place established by Mother Teresa.
South City Mall:
South City Mall is the largest shopping mall in Kolkata and West Bengal also. This is the best shopping centre in Kolkata city. Various types of brands collection are also available here.
Millenium Park is romantic place between Howrah setu and Vidyasagar setu. It is situated on the bank of river Ganga. This is the nice place to feel relax. Sunset view of this place is so amazing.
Marble Palace Kolkata:
Marble Palace Kolkata is one of the most interesting places in Kolkata. Marble Palace is reserved by the government. No one can go inside without any permission. So at first, you collect the permission then you visit this amazing place. This place is full of painting and artefacts.
Iskcon temple of Kolkata is one of the beautiful places for devotees. Mayapur Iskon temple of Nadia is more popular than Kolkata Iskcon. This temple is dedicated to the romantic couple Lord Krishna and Radha. The unique structure of this temple and the structure of goddess are collecting a huge number of visitors every day.
Kalighat Kali Temple:
Kalighat temple is one of the oldest temples of Kolkata. It is famous as a Sakti Peetha (Sati Peetha). 51 major Shakti Peethas are situated all over in India, Kalighat temple is one of them. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Kali Mata.
Mother’s Wax Museum:
Mother’s Wax Museum is a great museum in Kolkata. The museum has been named after Mother Teresa. There has lots of unknown collection to learn about celebrities.
Malik Ghat Flower Market:
Malik Ghat Flower Market is located below Howrah Bridge. It is a nice and biggest flower market. Various types of flowers with various colour are available here. You can buy your favourite one.
City Centre is one of the most expensive and beautiful malls of Salt Lake in Kolkata city. It is the best place for hanging out with friends and family.
National Library is situated in the centre of Kolkata. It is one of the best and biggest Libraries in India. It has a wonderful collection and all the books are available for the enthusiast.
The industrialist Birla family made this wonderful Planetarium. It is one of the major attraction for every visitor. You can see the solar system and the night sky inside the Planetarium.
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary:
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary is a beautiful Sanctuary of Kolkata. It is situated near Narendrapur. Mainly the time of winter various types of migratory birds come here from the different site. The beautiful atmosphere of this place also an attraction for tourist.
Rabindra Tirtha was started by the government of West Bengal for the saving memory of the great poet. There are lots of collection of Tagore’s book, poem, painting, latter, songs etc. It is a very silent and charming place of Kolkata city.
Chinese Buddhist Temple:
Chinese Buddhist Temple is a peaceful place and an important landmark of Kolkata city. This place is so fantastic for meditation and holistic activities.
Mohammedan Sporting Ground:
It is basically the home ground of Mohammedan Sporting football team of Kolkata. It is an interesting place for every football lovers.
Anastasia Art Gallery:
Anastasia Art Gallery hosts art in a very modern sense and not only painting but photographs, fabric designs are displayed. It is located in the southern part of the city, near Golpark.
If you love adventure, so friends don’t waste your time and visit all amazing destination in Kolkata, which I have already mentioned.