Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Things to Do in Kolkata (Calcutta)



From quick jaunts to full-day outings.

Top Attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Speciality Museums
Admission tickets from C$51
Majestic marble monument showcasing British and Mughal architectural fusion, surrounded by lush gardens; features art, sculptures, and a historical light and sound show.
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Historic temple complex with intricate architecture on the Hooghly River bank, providing a serene ambiance, lush gardens, and smaller shrines for contemplation.
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Bridges
Spanning 1,600 meters with a boltless structure, this iconic bridge presents breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Hooghly River, with scenic ferry rides and vibrant glimpses into local life.
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Museum dedicated to a revered humanitarian, displaying personal artifacts and a tranquil tomb for contemplation. Visitors can learn about her life in the intimate Mother's Room.
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Historic district blending colonial-era charm with modernity, lined with diverse dining from street eats to upscale restaurants, and vibrant nightlife amid bustling shops and landmarks.
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Cemeteries
Historical cemetery established in 1767, showcasing well-preserved tombs and graves from the colonial era. Noted for its serene ambiance, greenery, and architectural significance, ideal for history and architecture buffs.
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Parks
Tranquil green space with themed areas, including a depiction of the Seven Wonders and various rides; ideal for family outings with a scenic night view of iconic monuments.
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Parks
Riverside sanctuary perfect for peaceful walks and boat rides with views of iconic bridges and the calm Hooghly River, ideal for sunset appreciation and photography.
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