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

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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What are the top restaurants in Kolkata?

The best places to eat in Kolkata are Gupta Brothers, Bhojohori Manna , 6 Ballygunge Place, Kewpies, Oh! Calcutta, Marco Polo. You can see all the places to eat in Kolkata here

What are the top sightseeing places in Kolkata?

The top sightseeing places in Kolkata are Victoria Memorial, Fort William Kolkata, Belur Math, Howrah Bridge, Birla Planetarium, Indian Museum.

What are the top activities in Kolkata?

The top activities in Kolkata are Private Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport Transfers (CCU) for Kolkata, Kolkata Private Car Charter, Kolkata Heritage Walking Tour, Kolkata Temple and Spiritual Day Tour, Kolkata's Authentic Walking Food Tour, Hooghly River Cruise.

What are the top hotels in Kolkata?

There are 700 Hotels in Kolkata which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Kolkata are Dorota House, Handmade Homes, Kolkata Homestay|Ballygunge|WiFi|, The 58, Spacious 1BR Home in Kolkata, MODAK GUEST HOUSE. You can see all the hotels in Kolkata here
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