Best five places to see in Kolkata

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A city of palaces and joy situated on the eastern bank of Hoogly river, Kolkata is a dreamy city by all means. A birthplace of modern Indian culture and literary movements, every corner of the city totally lives up to the expectation of the visitors inspiring them in a thousand splendid ways!


Here’re five best places to visit in Kolkata:


1. Victoria Memorial   Victoria Memorial

  • As the name suggests, it is dedicated to Queen Victoria and currently, it serves as a museum.
  • A unique architectural blend of Mughal and British styles, it was constructed by Lord Curzon after the death of Queen Victoria.
  • There are 25 galleries in the museum housing artifacts and antiques that are sure to make you awestruck.

2. Howrah Bridge  


Howrah Bridge


  • The sixth longest bridge in the world, Howrah Bridge is one of the most visited destinations in Kolkata.
  • Often called as Rabindra Setu, this bridge lights up in the night making the view totally incredible!


3. Park Street   park street

  • A food street perfect for the foodie in you, Park Street is open throughout the day and night serving totally sumptuous Bengali dishes.
  • An entertainment and commercial hub of Kolkata city, Park street is all about food, frolic and fun!


4. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary   Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Located in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is best known for the Indian Rhinos.
  • If wildlife and nature excite you, there is no way you should miss visiting this truly incredible wildlife sanctuary boasting lush green gardens and serenity of nature.
  • Apart from the Indian Rhino, you can also spot various other species including Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephants, Sambar, Indian Bison and wild boar


5. Birla Temple   Birla Temple

  • A temple finished in long 26 years, Birla Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha.
  • Commissioned by the Industrial Birla family, the Birla temple was constructed using white marble and boasts of intricate architectural work and is considered the finest artwork in the city.



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