As you travel through Kolkata, you will notice that an unequivocal grace lingers even in its rusted grandeur. This fascinating city certainly keeps you glued to its magnificent palaces, historic venues, grand museums, Howrah Bridge, bustling streets, roadside food kiosks, local cinemas and jute handicrafts as well. "Link Hidden"
Kolkata certainly leaves all shopaholic travellers impressed. There is no limit to what you can buy here. Catering to a wide range of budgets, the shopping places in Kolkata offer attractive options to locals as well as tourists visiting the city. Kolkata is particularly famous for designer Indian wear. Lal Paal cotton sarees, Banarsi sarees, Tussar sarees, gold and artificial jewellery as well as delicious Bengali sweets are among the major attractions here. "Link Hidden"
Kolkata is not just another city. It a city with life. It's like a living entity. A different charm of its own. A mixture of the past and the present. Especially, the streets of kolkata are like a photographer's paradise. In my opinion, kolkata is a must visit for everyone who visits India.
THE CITY OF JOY, as said will surely mesmerise anyone by its heritage, story, food and culture. Kolkata is famous for numerous reasons consisting of nature, religion, museum and culture. One can select his/ her own favourite category and travel solo to Kolkata. For others travelling first time should not miss Victoria Memorial, Fort Williams, Marble palace, Howrah Bridge, Tagore House and Botanical Garden also the famous Eden Garden. Ps:- Don't forget to taste the Kolkata special sweet dishes.
As soon as my train entered the Howrah junction, the cool morning breeze from the Ganges briskly welcomed me to city of joy, Kolkata. From the yellow taxis to the Hooghly Bridge to the roadside food stalls & sweet shops to the big malls and finally to the corporate haven of Salt Lake, Kolkata is the perfect destination if you are a foodie and love British architecture and religious sites. Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, Belur Math and Dakshineshwar Kali Mandir are some places you cannot afford to miss. The north and south divisions of the city depict totally different lives. While the north is all about big corporate office and business sectors, the south still preserves the rich, colonial aura.
Labelled as the 'City of Joy', the 'Cultural capital of India', Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is a city with character and remnants of British Raj visible in its Victorian-style architecture, trams and feel. It is one of the most densely populated cities in India With a heritage as dense and the population, this city along the banks of river Ganga is known for its culture, people, food, music, literature and the movies. Kolkata is famous for its colonial edifices and modern amusement houses. The Victoria Memorial is where Queen Victoria spent some years of her life. Today, a major metropolitan, the city also houses the oldest museum of India- the Indian Museum containing the only 'Mummy' in India amongst other valuable artefacts. Some other interesting places are the Eden Garden, Bellur Math Temple, Aurobindo Ashram, Birla Planetarium, Nicco Park, Marble Palace and Howrah Bridge. The famous Durga Puja in October draws many people to the city. Kolkata is also famous for one of India's oldest brothels called the Sonagachi. If you happen to walk in, you will find many a photographers and videographers trying to catch the colours of the lively place. Nightlife in the city is centred around the restaurants, pubs and discotheques where the young crowd of the city gather.
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Can you suggest a fine family accommodation near IISER Mohanpur Kolkata?
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I will stay oneday in kolkata. Please suggest one day sightseeing places
Victoria memorial hall
2 months ago by Laxmikanta Meher
I want to spend Durga Puja in Calcutta this year. Can you guide me about the options for a stay there and how I can make the most of it?
let me know ur budget like how much can u send on accommodation alone per day.will let u know accordingly
4 months ago by Amrinder Bedi
Suggest best places to visit near Kolkata in rainy seasons for two days.
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Point of interest,and map plz
You can find all the details about the things to do and map here- http://www.holidify.com/places/kolkata/
10 months ago by Holidify
Let me know your budget so that I can help accordingly
10 months ago by Pallavi Siddhanta
If I have 8 hours in Kolkata - 8AM to 4PM - then which places can/should I visit?
If u are a foodie...I would recommend you to try the English breakfast at flurry's on park Street. You can also take a look around and see places like Victoria memorial
7 months ago by Shashwat Kant
Name of those places which are 70 or 80 km from kolkata
Kolkata is a suburbaner's paradise as there are multiple places you can visit around the city for a quick day trip. You can go to the beautiful Raichak on Ganges, which is 55 KM approx from Kolkata. You can also visit Arambagh, Tajpur, Mukutmanipur etc. For more info, check out this blog by Holidify for the best day trips around Kolkata - http://www.holidify.com/blog/best-day-trips-from-kolkata/. Hope this helped. :)
10 months ago by Akhil Kapoor