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

43. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

53. Barasat Stadium

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

Also known as Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat Stadium is a football stadium located in Barasat in Kolkata. The stadium is mostly used for for CFL and I-League matches and has a seating capacity of 22,000 spectators.

54. East Bengal Ground

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

East Bengal Ground is the home stadium of the East Bengal Football Club and can accommodate upto 23,500 people. The stadium also has a natural grass cover. Additional facilities include commentary boxes, radio box, ac changing rooms and a gym.

55. Kolkata Race Course

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

Built in 1820, Kolkata Race Course is the largest horse racing venue in the country. Maintained by Royal Calcutta Turf Club, the stadium hosts races in the months of July to September, and between November to March.

56. Nalban Boating Park

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

Nalban Boating Park is one of the most popular amusement parks in Kolkata situated in Bidhannagar. The beautiful green park is divided into three zones- ecological zones, theme gardens and recreational spaces; and it also facilitates boating in the lake situated within the premises.

57. Snow Park

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

Snow Park is situated within the Axis Mall in Newtown Kolkata and is a beautiful rendition of an amusement park covered in white snow flakes. It is especially popular among the city dwellers who do not experience real snow fall ever in the plain area. The park also has thrilling rides for both the kids and adults.

58. Wet-O-Wild

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

Wet-O-Wild aka the Pirates Bay is a widely popular theme amusement cum water park situated in Salt Lake City in Kolkata. It draws the maximum number of visitors during the summers. However, even in the winter season, the park attracts tourists coming to relax or sun soak in the appealing deer park situated within the premises.

59. Genesis Art Gallery

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

Genesis Art Gallery is situated on the Middleton Street in Kolkata and has been popular for more than 30 years now for its exhibitions and displays on contemporary arts. Besides the Indian artists, the gallery also encourages international talent and art works. Among the most prominent names of the gallery are Rameshwa Broota, Suhas Roy, and Sunil Das.

60. Galerie 88

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

Galerie 88 is a renowned gallery in Kolkata promoting modern and contemporary art. It hosts exhibitions displaying artworks of both the domestic and international stalwarts. The most noted artists celebrated in the gallery include MF Hussain, Ganesh Pyne, Paritosh Sen, SG Vasudev etc.

61. Experimenter Art Gallery

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

Experimenter Art Gallery is situated in Ballygunge, Kolkata and is one of the finest contemporary galleries in the city. Besides it encourages and promotes young and budding artists. Among the most notable artists are Bani Adibi, Adip Dutta, Sanchayan Ghosh etc. They also host an annual event called 'Curator's Hub' every year in July.

62. Masters Collection Art Gallery

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

Situated in Woodburn Park Road, Kolkata, Masters Collection Art Gallery was started with the objective to curate and display the artworks of the 'Old Masters' from the 12th to the 20th Century. But lately, the gallery has shifted their expertise to modern and contemporary arts. It organizes regular exhibitions showcasing works of eminent artists from all around the world.

63. Verandah Art Gallery

63 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Situated in Bhowanipore in Kolkata, Verandah Art Gallery is a quaint boutique style gallery featuring artworks from contemporary artists. Ranging from realistic, figurative, abstract, surreal and experimental works, the gallery promotes and encourages young and budding artists.

64. Chitrakoot Art Gallery

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

Chitrakoot Art Gallery is situated in Ballygunge in Kolkata and is the oldest commercial gallery in the city. The gallery is renowned for exhibiting art works of very many stalwarts so much so that it was frequently visited by M.F.Hussain also. The gallery also has a photography exhibit, an art library, a restoration department, and an art valuation consultancy.

65. Akar Prakar Gallery

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

Akar Prakar is another one of the renowned galleries situated in Gariahat in Kolkata. Originally the gallery started out at a furniture outlet in Jaipur. In 1992, it was moved to Kolkata and it started hosting 'media shows' showcasing contemporary and modern artworks.

66. Aakriti Art Gallery

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

Situated in the Park Street area in Kolkata, Aakriti Art Gallery focuses on the contemporary and modern artists, promoting and showcasing the talents of young and budding visionaries. It frequently hosts the GenNext exhibition to exhibit the young talents. It also has two wings - one for paintings and photographs, and the other for sculptures.

67. Chemould Art Gallery

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

Chemould Art Gallery is a big name with its counterpart in Mumbai. Claiming to be one of the oldest galleries in India, it was founded by Mr. Keekoo Gandhy in 1941. It hosts various exhibitions to honour the prominent artists. The gallery is also believed to have mentored people like M F Husain, Tyeb Mehta, Ram Kumar, and SH Raza.

68. Janus Art Gallery

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

Situated on the Upen Banerjee Road in Kolkata, Janus Art Gallery is a unique gallery featuring collections from 'Old Master' meaning the old-age artists, line paintings, abstract paintings, contemporary paintings and sculptures. It also promotes the young and budding artists and the gallery can only be visited on prior appointment.

69. Harrington Street Arts Centre

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

Harrington Street Arts Centre is situated on the Ho Chi Minh Sarani Road in Kolkata and is also known as the resource centre for diverse art forms. The gallery specializes in curating and presenting the artworks of contemporary artists both local and international.

70. CIMA Gallery Pvt Ltd

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

CIMA Gallery Pvt Ltd is one of the big names when it comes to modern art. The gallery displays the artworks of famous masters and also young budding artists. The highlight of the gallery is the annual Art Mela held every October annually. The take-away paintings are a treasure and are really reasonably priced.

71. Magen David Synagogue

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

Megan David Synagogue is situated in China Bazaar, Kolkata and was constructed in 1884. The building is build in red brick in the Italian Renaissance style. It is among the most notable buildings of Calcutta owing to its striking architecture and design.

72. Beth El Synagogue

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

Beth El Synagogue is situated at Barabazar Market in Kolkata, very close to the Maghen David Synagogue. Established in 1856, the building has marble steps leading to the arched hallway. The walls are adorned with stained glass windows. The hall also has balconies reserved for women.

73. Neveh Shalome Synagogue

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

Neveh Shalome Synagogue is situated in China Bazar in Kolkata and was established in 1831 by Shalom Obadiah ha - Kohen. The synagogue was demolished and reconstructed multiple times by the government and the Indian Jewish community. It was finally restored in 2014. Now it has simple but elegant interiors, and conducts regular prayers.

74. Sur Jahan

74 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Sur Jahan is a three-day annual World Peace Music Festival held in Kolkata and Goa. It was earlier known as Sufi Sutra and works on the motto of "Music For Peace, Music For All". The festival will be held on the first weekend of February in Kolkata, hosting artists from more than four nations this year. It is a non ticketed and a non-commercial festival which provides for one daytime workshop and one evening concert of each international group participating. For Sufi lovers, there is nothing better than the Sufi Sutra International Sufi Music Festival. By including at least 5-6 international bands and three national bands in every edition, it just promises to get bigger and better in the coming years.

75. Tram Rides in Kolkata

75 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

When in the City of Joy, do not forget to enjoy a dainty tram ride across town. The activity is one of the top things to do in Kolkata and the experience is going to be one of the most funnest experiences ever. The rusty trams maintain the very vintage charm and are equipped with a TV and FM radio. Although it was originally an important medium of transport, the trams have lately become really popular with tourists.

76. Food in Kolkata

76 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

The specialty of Kolkata is the very famous and the very delectable Bengali cuisine comprising of Macher Jhol, Biryani Rice, Mutton Kosha Mangsho, Alur Torkari, Luchi, Shukto, Chelo Kebab etc. Besides, the city also has a range of street food options like puchka, telebhaja, jhalmuri etc. Tasting the local authentic food is one of the top things to do in Kolkata.

77. Mousuni Island

77 out of 79
places to visit in Kolkata

Mousuni is a tiny island which is attached to the Sunderbans Delta near Namkhana in West Bengal. Boasting of golden sandy shores, mesmerising orange sunsets and a beautiful view of the horizon, the island was first developed by the British to trade salt and dry fish. Considered to be a paradise among the nature lovers because of its serenity and tranquility, the island is a beautiful confluence of the river and the sea.

78. Dakshineswar Kali

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

Flanked by River Hooghly on the Eastern bank, Dakshineswar Kali is a revered Hindu navratna temple which is presided by Bhavatarini - a form of Goddess Kali. Built in Rani Rashmoni in 1855 who was a devotee of Goddess Kali, the Bhavatarini form means ‘she, who liberates her devotees from the ocean of existence.’ Aside from the main shrine, there are also several rooms built along the complex surrounding the boundary walls.

79. Ramkrishnapur Ghat

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

Ramkrishnapur Ghat is one of the ancient ghats in Kolkata, built along the banks of Ganga River. This beautiful and enchanting ghat is surrounded by a series of beautifully constructed ancient temples and staircases running towards the banks where one of the most beautiful Ganga Aarti takes place. While Varanasi and Haridwar are famous for its grand Ganga Aartis, Ramkrishnapur Ghat offers its own spin on it. Right from harmonious chanting of mantras, colourful flowers, grand Aarti Thaal (brass lamps) and a massive crowd of devoted attendees, all is seen here. The vibes are such that even with such a large number of devotees present, one's soul will be satisfied.

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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