Here are the top 79 tourist attractions to see in Kolkata:

1. Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial
4.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building, which is considered to be the pride of Kolkata. Built between 1906 and 1921, it is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Now, it is a museum and a popular tourist spot under the Ministry of Culture.

2. Fort William Kolkata

Fort William Kolkata
4.4 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Fort William is a fort built in Kolkata on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of Ganges. The magnificent structure is spread over 70.9 acres and is embellished with hundreds of arched windows that overlook lush green gardens. Meticulous stonework adorns the surface of the building.

3. Belur Math

Belur Math
4.4 /5

7 km
from city center
3 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. Situated on the west bank of Hooghly River, the temple is prominent for its architecture that embraces Hindu, Christian and Islamic styles and stands as an icon of unity of all religions.

4. Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge
4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Located over the Hooghly river in West Bengal, Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu is the main connection between Howrah and Kolkata. It is a cantilever bridge and is regarded as one of the busiest ones among them.

5. Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium
4.4 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. It is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style whose architecture is designed on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. 

6. Indian Museum

Indian Museum
4.4 /5

2 km
from city center
6 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums of the world boasting some of the most exquisite collections of ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armors, mummies and stunning Mughal paintings.

7. Marble Palace Mansion

Marble Palace Mansion
Must visit 3.7 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Marble palace near the Chorbagan in North Kolkata built in 1835 by Rajendra Mallick is famed for its art collection of masterpieces by Reuben and paintings by various renowned international artists such as Reynolds, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

8. Mother House

Mother House
Must visit 3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

This is the place where the Tomb of Mother Teresa is present. It is maintained by her missionaries and followers who have continued to promote her legacy.

9. Science City Kolkata

Science City Kolkata
3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
9 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

One of its kind in India, the Science city was inaugurated on 1st July 1997. It is a major attraction for the residents of Kolkata as well as for the people visiting Kolkata. It is one of the finest and the largest science museums in the world and provides a fun way of learning science.

10. St. Paul's Cathedral Kolkata

St. Paul's Cathedral Kolkata
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
10 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Said to be the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire, St. Paul's Cathedral is a Anglican cathedral located in Kolkata. Also said to be the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta, it is a very fine example of Indo-Gothic style of architecture.

11. Tajpur

Tajpur
3.5 /5

127 km
from city center
11 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Tucked between Mandarmani and Shankarpur, Tajpur is a small town set on the Bay of Bengal's tranquil shore, just 170 kms from Kolkata. Considered to be a serene secret of West Bengal, the virgin beach is hidden away from view and is still untouched by commercialization and tourism. The highlight of the pristine beach are the hundreds of red crabs that are found on the shores, which also give a perfect crimson colour to the beach.

12. Birla Mandir Kolkata

Birla Mandir Kolkata
3.9 /5

4 km
from city center
12 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The glowing structure that adorns the streets of Kolkata is the popular Hindu Temple, Birla Temple. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, the temple is perfect specimen of craftsmanship.

13. Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
13 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Popular as the largest cricket stadium in the India and the second largest in the world, the Eden Gardens can seat 66,000 spectators. It is set amidst an adjoining garden where Eden- related to the one-time Governor of Aukland and her sister would stroll during the evenings. 

14. Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Jorasanko Thakur Bari
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Currently located on the Rabindra Bharati University campus in Jorasank, Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the house in which the first non-European Nobel laureate and poet, Rabindranath Tagore was born.

15. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum
3.9 /5

4 km
from city center
15 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Being the first scientific and industrial museum in India, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) is one of the prime attractions of Kolkata. It is famous for its galleries and 3D shows.

16. Rabindra Sarovar

Rabindra Sarovar
3.3 /5

7 km
from city center
16 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The erstwhile Dhakuri lake is an artificial tank spread over 75 acres and is home to various migratory birds from Siberia and Russia. The lake is surrounded by gardens, children's park an auditorium, making it a popular recreational spot perfect for idyllic picnics making it one of the unique places to visit in Kolkata.

17. Kalighat Temple

Kalighat Temple
3.4 /5

6 km
from city center
17 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Kalighat Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Sthals of India, is one of the most visited Kali temples in India. The spot is where the toes of Sati's right foot fell during Shiva's Rudra Taandav naach.

18. Shobhabajar Rajbari

Shobhabajar Rajbari
3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Shobhabazar Rajbari is one of the grandest Bengali style houses ever built. It was build by the Royal family of Shobhabazar in Kolkata, and the grandeur is only palpable to the eye.

19. Botanical Gardens in Kolkata

Botanical Gardens in Kolkata
3.3 /5

45 km
from city center
19 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Botanical Gardens of Calcutta were founded by Robert Kyd in 1787. Protected by the Botanical Survey of India, it stretches over 109 hectares. A Banyan tree in the garden, of more than 330 m circumference, known as The Great Banyan, is the largest tree in the world. The Botanic Gardens of Kolkata were later renamed Acharya Jagadish Chandra Indian Botanic Garden.

20. Nakhoda Mosque

Nakhoda Mosque
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
20 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Placed in the Chitpur area in the Burrabazar business district, Nakhoda mosque is one of the busiest Mosques of Kolkata and dates back almost a century. The prayer hall has a seating capacity of 10000, and the domes and minarets have been constructed in keeping with the Fatehpur Sikri style of architecture.

21. Alipore Zoo

Alipore Zoo
3.0 /5

5 km
from city center
21 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The Alipore Zoo, also known as the Calcutta Zoo or the Zoological Garden of Alipore, is the oldest zoological park to have been established in India and is a major tourist attraction in Kolkata. It attracts tourists from all across the nation who visit the zoo to explore the wildlife that happily thrives here and to enjoy themselves.

22. Sabarna Sangrahashala

Sabarna Sangrahashala
3.3 /5

12 km
from city center
22 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Designed, developed and maintained by Sabarrna Roy Choudhary Paribar Parishad to preserve and display the heritage of one of the well known families of Bengal- The Sabarna Roy Choudhary family.

23. Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata

Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata

11 km
from city center
23 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Eco Tourism Park is an expansive urban park designed to promote eco tourism in the city. It is the biggest urban park in India and occupies over 475 acres of land. The beauty of the location increases ten folds because of a water body that surrounds the park and forms an island in the middle.

24. Calcutta Jain Temple

Calcutta Jain Temple

4 km
from city center
24 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Pareshnath Jain Temple is a temple complex dedicated to four Jain Teerthankaras. The complex is a beautiful arrangement of these shrines and draws tourists from all over the world. The architecture of the temples consists of intricately carved marbles and glass work. It is indeed one of the few temples that have a charismatic vibe.

25. Nicco Park, Kolkata

Nicco Park, Kolkata

6 km
from city center
25 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Nicco Park is an amusement park frequently visited for entertainment and recreational purposes. It is also called the "Disney Land of West Bengal: and attracts visitors in large numbers throughout the year. The park functions efficiently on solar energy that causes no pollution.

26. Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat

4 km
from city center
26 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Prinsep Ghat, located on the banks of River Hooghly, is a majestic structure famous for its Greek/ Gothic inlays. IWith the magnificent Howrah Bridge in the background, watching the sunrise or sunset and taking a long walk in the cool air on the banks of the river are some of the preferred recreational activities here.

27. Aquatica

Aquatica

10 km
from city center
27 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Aquatica is a water theme park and resort in Kolkata having many exciting themed rides, slides, entertainment and recreational activities for all their guests. The water park occupies over 75000 square feet of area and provides for a pleasant respite from the scorching summer heat. They provide lockers for the visitors to keep their belongings securely.

28. Park Street

Park Street

1 km
from city center
28 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Park Street is a major access route in Kolkata, also officially known as Mother Teresa Sarani. The street begins at Chowringhee Road or JL Nehru road and stretches till Park Circus crossing. It is said that Park Street never sleeps and is always bustling with activities. It is one of the major hangouts in the city as it has a number of pubs and restaurants.

29. Chowringhee

Chowringhee

3 km
from city center
29 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Chowringhee, also officially known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road, is a happening hub and frequently visited by locals for recreational activities and shopping. It is one of the few localities in the city with top end boutiques, hotels, malls, shops and restaurants.

30. ISKCON Kolkata

ISKCON Kolkata

3 km
from city center
30 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple is a highly spiritual place for the devotees focusing on spreading the teachings of Lord Krishna. It is not restricted to any one particular religion as such and welcomes enthusiasts or people interested in learning about these teachings with open arms. The temple is a serene complex that houses beautifully ornamented idols of Goddess Radha and Lord Krishna.

31. South Park Street Cemetery

South Park Street Cemetery

3 km
from city center
31 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

South Park Street Cemetery is an 18th-century non-church cemetery, one of the earliest in the world. It is one of the largest burial grounds and a heritage site in Kolkata and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Most of the tombs in the South Park Street Cemetery are aesthetically beautiful and very attractive.

32. Sonajhuri Forest

Sonajhuri Forest

143 km
from city center
32 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Away from the mell pell of the city lies a hidden gem in the state of West Bengal. Considered to be one of the most clean forests in India, Sonajhuri Forest is a great retreat to be close to nature. The Sonajhuri Forest is replete with lush green trees that has blooming flowers. This place is picturesque with quite a number of mesmerizing places to see and explore.

33. St John's Church

St John's Church

2 km
from city center
33 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

St John's Church is one of the oldest churches in Kolkata that was built during the reign of the British Kingdom when the city was the capital of British India. It is a splendidly well-maintained structure that draws history and architecture buffs for its uniqueness and ancient features.

34. Barrackpore

Barrackpore

22 km
from city center
34 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Barrackpore was the first place where Britishers set up their cantonment and later spread their rules in India. This place is of great historical significance as it was also the first place where the spark to attain I from Britishers was lit. Not to stop at that, this place is also home to some of the most mesmerizing and green parks which are perfect to spend some time lazing around? and relaxing.

35. Jhargram

Jhargram

141 km
from city center
35 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Jhargram is small city located in the state of West Bengal with a rich historical and cultural background. Surrounded by dense forests this place is mystical. A perfect place to spend few days in the lap of nature surrounded by friendly tribal population, you are bound to be mesmerized not only by its picturesque beauty but by the gregarious people who inhabit this place.

36. Baabur Haat

Baabur Haat

8 km
from city center
36 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Dominated by natural fishing lakes or bheris, responsible for producing some of the tastiest fish in West Bengal, Babur Haat is a nature paradise. Fishing is one of the more popular activities here. You can also go on a short picnic trip to the nearby local village grounds.

37. Kamarpukur

Kamarpukur

81 km
from city center
37 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

A cluster of small villages, Kamarpukur is nestled between Vishnupur and Tarakeshwar. Birthplace of a pious and sagacious saint, Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa, this village is perfect getaway from the pell-mell of the cities. In this village you will be able to enjoy the pleasures of simple rural life.

38. Deulti

Deulti

48 km
from city center
38 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Situated on the bank of river Roopnarayan, Deulti provides for an ideal picnic spot. If you are a bird lover, keep an eye (read ear) for the chirps of different birds, while you take a walk on the clay paths of the villages. 

39. Hooghly Riverfront

Hooghly Riverfront

60 km
from city center
39 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The very picturesque Hooghly Riverfront is situated along two banks of River Hooghly in West Bengal- Kolkata in the East and Howrah on the West. The mighty river offers mesmerising sunrise and sunset views. After the beautification of the East promenade in 2011, the spot has become a major tourist attraction.

40. Maidan

Maidan

3 km
from city center
40 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Also known as the Brigade Parade Ground, Maidan is the largest urban park in Kolkata. The humongous stretch of land includes the famous Eden Gardens, several football stadiums and the Race Course Kolkata.

41. Central Park

Central Park

5 km
from city center
41 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Also known as Banabitan, Central Park is the second largest urban park after Maidan, situated in Bidhannagar, Kolkata. Built around an expansive lake, the park also has a rose garden. Another attraction is its beautiful butterfly garden.

42. Millenium Park

Millenium Park

2 km
from city center
42 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Spread over an area of 2.5 kms on the banks of River Hooghly in Kolkata, Millenium Park is a privately owned park situated on the Strand Road. The park has beautiful landscaped gardens and numerous slides and swings for kids.

43. Deshapriya Park

Deshapriya Park

6 km
from city center
43 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Deshapriya Park is situated in the Kalighat area of South Kolkata and is used for playing outdoor games like cricket, football etc., both by amateur and professional players. In addition to that, Durga Puja is celebrated on a large scale where several pandals are set up in the premises for the celebrations.

44. Safari Park

Safari Park

7 km
from city center
44 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Situated near Gariahat Golpark, Safari Park is one of the relatively smaller parks in Kolkata. The park also has a lake on the outskirts that is ideal for early morning walks and evening strolls. A smaller area on the side is also used as a cricket coaching for young kids. The park is buzzing with activity at all times of the day.

45. Mohor Kunja

Mohor Kunja

4 km
from city center
45 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Also known as Citizen's Park, Mohor Kunja is an urban park in Kolkata situated in the premises of Maidan. The highlight of the park are the several musical fountain concerts held in it. It also has well-paved walkways for evening and morning walks and an amphitheater to hold cultural events.

46. Elliot Park

Elliot Park

3 km
from city center
46 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Inaugurated in 2004, Elliot Park is one of the relatively newer parks to have been developed in the city. The park has a joggers' stretch of 1.5 km besides the lush green vegetation, swings for children and water fountains.

47. Gitanjali Sports Complex

Gitanjali Sports Complex

7 km
from city center
47 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Located at Kasba in Kolkata, Gitanjali Sports Complex is the newly established stadium in the city. Running for a length of 57.5 metres, the stadium has a massive seating space for 4000 people. Besides, it has a separate area for indoor games and a gymnasium.

48. Kishore Bharati Krirangan

Kishore Bharati Krirangan

9 km
from city center
48 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Kishore Bharati Kirangan is a multi purpose stadium situated in the south Kolkata neighbourhood of Santoshpur. With a seating capacity of 12000 people, the stadium is mostly used for football and sometimes other sports as well.

49. Salt Lake Stadium

Salt Lake Stadium

5 km
from city center
49 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Known as Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake Stadium is an international multi-purpose stadium in Bidhannagar, Kolkata. The stadium takes pride in being the largest stadium of the country, it can accommodate upto 1,20,000 people.

50. Rabindra Sarobar Stadium

Rabindra Sarobar Stadium

7 km
from city center
50 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Rabindra Sarobar Stadium is situated in the centre of the city of Kolkata in Rabindra Sarovar. Believed to be the oldest stadiums of the city, the stadium has a seating capacity of 20,000 people and host some of the important football matches.

51. Mohunbagan Stadium

Mohunbagan Stadium

0 km
from city center
51 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Mohunbagan Stadium is the oldest and the first stadium in the country. It is also the place of inception of the very famous Mohunbagan Club. The stadium is considered the best in Kolkata as its emerald green grass cover is imported from Brazil.

52. Netaji Indoor Stadium

Netaji Indoor Stadium

2 km
from city center
52 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Officially named as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Netaji Indoor Stadium is a multi-purpose indoors stadium in Babughat, Kolkata, opposite the Eden Gardens. The fully air-conditioned stadium is used to host various domestic and international events.

FAQs on Kolkata

Can you suggest an itinerary for Kolkata?

Day 1 - Reach Kolkata by morning, and after some rest, go for a tour of the majestic Victoria Memorial. Not very far away from the Memorial is the ancient St. Paul's Cathedral, with Gothic architecture of the pre-1857 era. Not very far from the Memorial is the famous Maidan, which also houses the Market Area, another tourist hotspot of Kolkata. If you're a solid bargainer, you are bound to strike gold here. Don't forget to savor the exquisite Bengali sweets and snacks at KC Das Store, only 600 m. away from the New Market.
Day 2 - Start your day with the blessings of Goddess Kali in Kolkata. Whether from Kalighat Temple or the Dakshineswar Mandir. From there, you can visit the holy Belur Math, which also has glimpses of the famous Ramakrishna Mission. In the evening, go for the ferry service between Kolkata and Howrah, where you can witness the beauty of Howrah bridge from the Hooghly river, which glows beautifully in the night.
Day 3 - Check out the National Library, which houses over 2 lakh books as per the records, perfect for absolute bookworms. Netaji Bhavan, which was the same home from where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose escaped the house arrest, is not very far from National Library, a mere 13 min. ride via Belvedere Road. Northwards, after a ride of 23 minutes from the National Library, you will come to the famous University of Calcutta and the College Street, the popular ' adda' for debates and discussions, made extremely famous by the stories of Byomkesh Bakshi. By the time you'll leave Kolkata, you'll take with yourself a nice bag of memories.

How can I commute within Kolkata?

Kolkata is well connected by metros, local trains, taxis and cabs. Although trams are the archetypal colonial remains, they now remain limited to certain sections of the city only. You can also take a horse-carriage ride or tonga ride around some parts of the city.
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The top sightseeing places in Kolkata are Victoria Memorial, Fort William Kolkata, Belur Math, Howrah Bridge, Birla Planetarium, Indian Museum.

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