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Best Places to Visit in Kolkata, Visit Kolkata by Alfa Travel Blog
Best Places to Visit in Kolkata, Visit Kolkata by Alfa Travel Blog
oHow to Reach
oPlaces to Go
oWhere to Stay
oWhat and Where to Eat
oBest Time to Visit
It is the city of joy, this is the city that does not lack behind in any field whether it be sports or education, they need their mark to loud and clear.
Kolkata has been called the "City of Furious, Creative Energy" along with that it is also known as the "cultural [or literary] capital of India".
The beautiful time during the Durga Puja festival, to the vibrant market in the city everything would capture the attention.
This is the 3rd most populous metropolitan city with a current population of 45 lakh according to the 2011 census.
Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. It was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911 and founded as an East India Company's trading post. Today it’s known for its grand and marvelous colonial architecture, fabulous art galleries and cultural festivals.
This city has its own historical importance.
“Jana Gana Mana ” is the national anthem of our country, composed by Nobelist Rabindranath Tagore. It was first sung in Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on 27 December 1911.
The first newspaper in India, the Bengal Gazette started publishing from the town in 1780.
Earlier before partition by Britishers, it was larger in size than it is today. Many more states were merged into it like Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, etc. It was British India's largest province, encompassed Bengal, Bihar, parts of Chhattisgarh, Orissa, and Assam, With a population of 78.5 million.
The first Partition of Bengal (Bengali: বঙ্গভঙ্গ) was implemented under British Raj in 1905. The partition triggered radical nationalism. The partition separated the Muslim eastern areas from the Hindu western areas on 16 October 1905 after being announced on 19 July 1905 by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon.
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How to Reach :
Airways:-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is situated at Dumdum, which is about 17 kilometers far away from the guts of the town. This airport has excellent connectivity across major cities in India and abroad. From the airport, you'll take a taxi or a bus to your final destination.
Railways:-Kolkata has an efficient network of railways and is well linked to cities across the country. Superfast trains such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express connects to major and nearby cities. There are two major railway stations in the city – one is located in Howrah (Howrah junction) and the other at Sealdah (Sealdah railway station).
Roadways:-Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The National Highway number 2 and 6 connect the town with other cities and states in India. Kolkata features a broad network of state and personal buses. Calcutta Tramways Company (CTC) and West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation (WBSTC), The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC), run regulars bus service in the city. The Esplanade Terminus within the heart of the town is the main bus terminus.
Places to Go:
⦁Howrah Bridge:- Situated on the river Hooghly this bridge is considered to be one of the national landmarks in the country. It is also called as Rabindra Setu named after the most famous Bengali literary Rabindranath Tagore.It is one of the topmost places to visit in Kolkata.
⦁Victoria Memorial:- Located on the plates of the bank river Hooghly the construction of the place was finished in 1921. This museum is dedicated to the Queen Victoria Building in the Mughal and British style of architecture.
⦁Eden Gardens:- It is a massive ground where many national and international matches take place. Being the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders and IPL teams, it the 3rd largest cricket ground in the world.
⦁ Park Street:- Also known as a food street, it is famous for its local cuisine and street style stall food. The area also has many pubs and restaurants, caterings to every individual choice. This street also is known to be the street that never sleeps and one of the major attractions in Kolkata, which one can not miss whether it be a tourist or as a local.
⦁Dakshineswar Kali Temple:- Built-in 1847 to the north of the city the temple in an association with Shri Ramakrishnan Mission. This monastery is a heaven where one finds peace of mind and soul.
⦁Birla Mandir:- It is a huge temple complex spread across the area of 130 acres. The temple has been built by a famous industrialist Birla family. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha and is built through white marble which resembles slightly Lingaraj Temple of Bhubaneshwar.
⦁ Indian Museum:- Considered to be the oldest museum in India and in the world, the museum showcases a plethora of artifacts and medieval paintings. It has 6 sections which are further divided into 35 other galleries.
⦁ Jorasanko Thakur Bari:- Being called the house of the Thakur, it is the ancestral residence of the Tagore family. The place now displays the articles and ancient things that depict the life of the Tagore's.
⦁Marble Palace:- It is a huge palace built in the new classical style of architecture. This palace also has a museum and a zoo located to its nearby.
⦁St. Paul's Cathedral:- It is the largest Cathedral in the city and is built-in 1874. It is beautiful adorned stain glass windows
⦁Rabindra Sarovar:- This place has an artificial lake which was earlier called as Dharuria Lake. This place acts as a home to thousands of migratory birds during winters.
⦁Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary:- Located in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas this place has one of the rarest animals on the Earth is one-horned Indian Rhino. Other animals include royal Bengal tiger, sambar, wild bore and more.
⦁Science City:- It is one of the finest and largest science museums in the world. There are special sections that are just dedicated to aquatic life.
⦁New Market:- One of the famous places to visit in Kolkata in terms of shopping. It is the fashion hub in the city and as many kinds of trends of clothing.
⦁Eco-Tourism Park:- This park is spread in an area of 480 acres of land. This place is perfect for a simple leisure walk. It is used by many families as a picnic spot.
Where to Stay :
⦁ Zone By The Park ⦁ Ethnotel ⦁ The peerless inn ⦁ Monotel Luxury Bussiness Hotel ⦁ The Park Kolkata ⦁ ibis Kolkata Rajarhat ⦁ Hotel Auris ⦁ OYO Townhouse 263 ⦁ Celesta ⦁ Capital O 10212
What and Where to Eat :
It is also known for its local cuisine and delicacies. With lush vegetables, flavorful seafood, hearty meat dishes and plenty of wholesome desserts, traditional Bengali cuisine is uniquely rich with something to offer everyone. some of local delicacies which one must try here are Macher jhol (traditional, spicy curry, which besides fish also includes potatoes and tomatoes), Mishti Doi (Bengali dessert consisting of fermented sweet yogurt is one of the area’s most famous culinary exports ), Kosha Mangsho (spicy curry is prepared with mutton, a range of vegetables and a variety of spices), Alur torkari (potatoes cooked in a thick tomato gravy), Lucchi (deep-fried flatbread made from maida flour), Cholar dal, Shukto, Sandesh, Chomchom, Rasgullas.
Best places to eat:-
⦁ Oh! Calcutta
⦁ Mocambo Restaurant and Bar
⦁ Peter Cat
⦁ 6 Ballygunge Place
⦁ Kewpie's Kitchen
⦁ Arsalan Restaurant
⦁ Dekkers Lane
⦁ Nahoum and Sons
Best Time to Visit :
The autumn and winter months between October and February are the best time to visit Kolkata, as the weather is perfect and festivities are aplenty. Summers are the least desirable options for a traveler, and monsoons, although lovely, isn't precisely the best season worth a visit.
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