Top 28 attractions to explore in Kolkata
Kolkata district is a district in the Indian State of West Bengal, headquartered in Kolkata
Attractions in Kolkata
The Adina Mosque was the largest mosque in the Indian subcontinent built by Sikandar Shah in the 14th century. It bears a strong resemblance to the Great Mosque of Damascus as it consists of bricks designed with stones. Its construction absorbed materials from pre-Islamic Hindu and Buddhist structures.
This is India's oldest formally stated zoological park and the major tourist attraction in Kolkata since 1876. There is a lot of living beings living happily inside the zoo and it is known as the home of the now expired Aldabra giant tortoise and so more.
This is one of the fascinating places in West Bengal for historical enthusiasts and peace seekers. The meaning of Baro duari is “the mosque with 12 gates”. This magnificent mosque is one of the largest monuments of Gour and the greatest mosques in Malda and was established built in the 1526 A.D. this is the perfect example of Indo-Arabic form of architecture.
Also known as Kayal-r Bagan famous for availability of a wide variety of birds, butterflies, ferns, and orchids which is located very close to the metropolis Kolkata. the place is very calm and quiet and nowadays a lot of people come here to wander and explore this place.
This is a 1.5 km long street in the heart of Kolkata stretches from Ganesh Chandra avenue to Mahatma Gandhi road. There are several shops here. This is the main shopping hub of Kolkata and this street is always busy at all times. We will get everything we want from this market.
The mighty edifice Fort William is situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River in the city of Kolkata which is spread over 70 acres. This is an example of ancient British architecture. Now it serves as a famous tourist spot in Kolkata and a lot of tourists visit this place every day to explore the wonders of the fort.
Also known as Imperial Museum at Calcutta It is the ninth oldest museum of the world, the oldest museum in India and the second largest museum in India. has rare collections of antiques, armor and ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and Mughal paintings. It was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in Kolkata.
This is an urban park in New Town, Kolkata and the biggest park so far in India situated on a 480 acres surrounded by a waterbody. It is often visited by picnickers or those who want a quick escape from the busy life. All the facilities provided inside the park are designed to decrease the adverse effects on nature through non-pollution and preservation of the natural landscape.
This is the ancestral home of the Tagore family. It is currently located on the Rabindra Bharati University. It is the house in which the poet and first non-European Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born and he spends his childhood here. and currently, it serves as the Tagore museum for Kolkata.
This is an iconic structure whose architecture is based on the famous Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. It is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest in the world. It has an electronics laboratory, Astronomy gallery and observatory and so more.
The Marble Palace in Thakurpukur is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Kolkata, built in Neoclassical style, is very well known for its architecture, and its vast collection of sculptures, furnishings, and paintings. A lot of tourists visits this place everyday.
Mother's Wax Museum is a wax museum located in Action Area - II of Kolkata. It contains wax statues of more than 50 personalities. The museum has been named after Mother Teresa. Being famous in Kolkata, a lot of people comes here daily to have a look at those sculptures.
Mousini Island is the example of virgin Islands where most human feet have not left behind their marks yet. It is the perfect amalgamation of peace and beach, sun and sand, sea and rivers. There are several cottages, resorts and all. One can enjoy leisure days here.
Park Street is a major access route in Kolkata which begins at Chowringhee Road or JL Nehru road and stretches till Park Circus crossing. Being a major hangout spot in the city, it has many pubs and restaurants. Several important routes intersect or originate from Park Street.
Parshwanath Jain Temple is a Jain temple at Badridas Temple Street and a major tourist attraction in Kolkata built by a Jain named Rai Badridas Bahadoor Mookim in 1867. The temple is famous for its architecture and ambiance. The peaceful surrounding and the silence creates a nice mood here.
Rabindra Sarovar is an artificial lake known as the lungs of Kolkata. The area around this excavated lake was later developed to build recreational complexes, which included children's parks, gardens, and auditoria. A beautiful place to spend a free and peaceful time.
Science City, Kolkata, a unit of the National Council of Science Museums is the largest science centre in India. The Science Centre complex comprises Space Odyssey, Dynamotion, Science Exploration Hall, Maritime Centre, Earth Exploration Hall and a sprawling Science Park.
The 48 meters high Shaheed Minar, popularly called the “Monument” is a prominent landmark of Kolkata. Established in the year 1848, it was named Ochtorloney Monument to honor, Sir David Ochterlony who served in the Nepal War .‘Shahid Minar’, which means “Martyr’s Tower” to honor the sacrifice of Indian freedom fighters. .The architecture of Shaheed Minar shows a brilliant blend of Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish styles of designing.
Trams were the lifeline of the city for a very long time before the advent of modern-day technology that brought about metros. The museum was inaugurated in 2014 and also goes by the name of ‘Smarnika’ which means remembrance. The museum truly pays homage to trams and to the memories of thousands of people who traveled every day in trams and still do.
One of the earliest cemeteries not connected to a church. Opened in 1767 and used actively until the 1830s, the eight-acre necropolis is enclosed by a high brick wall that protects the eclectic mix of tombs, cenotaphs, and mausoleums. It is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
An Anglican cathedral that operates under CNI – Church of North India. It is said to be the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It has an Indo gothic Architecture and It is a must-visit for those who seek enriching historical and architectural pleasure.
Tipu Sultan Mosque is a famous mosque in Kolkata. It is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage. Unlike usual Islamic culture. people from all sections of society and religions are obliged to visit and take pictures of these historical premises.
Map of attractions in Kolkata