16 Man-made Structures- Other to Explore in Kolkata
Checkout places to visit in Kolkata
Man-made Structures- Other to Explore 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 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.
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.
Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata established in 1864. It is also called as the Mecca of Indian Cricket. Home venue of the Bengal cricket team and the Kolkata Knight Riders. The stadium currently has a capacity of 66,000.
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.
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.
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.
Officially known as Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan is a multipurpose stadium in Kolkata with a capacity of 85000. it is the largest stadium in India By seating Capacity. Now it was the second-largest football stadium in the world.
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.
A huge monument made of white marble located in the heart of the City of Joy dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. one of the most famous monuments in West Bengal that has become a museum and popular tourist spot of the state.