Kolkata: The Magnificent City of Palaces


More often than not when you hear about India a certain kind of spirituality knocks your mind. Every year several tourists visit India to discover themselves. You can find some of them living permanently in spiritual and beautiful places in India. Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal also known as the city of palaces has stunningly beautiful mansions and palaces built all over the city. The citizens are very friendly and outgoing; this is the reason why it is often referred to as the city of joy.

Places to visit in Kolkata

Unlike most of the places in the rest of India, you will find a blend of beautiful and ancient European architecture in Kolkata. You will find many extraordinary palatial mansions here.

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

One must not miss the beautifully built temples around the country. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple is an architectural treasure, a must visit. It dates back to hundreds of years and has a height of more than 100 feet. It attracts several pilgrims around the world every year.

Indian Museum

Built in 1814, it is considered India’s largest and world’s ninth oldest museum. This place gets you insights of the Indian history through its exhibits of fossils, antiques and galleries.

Howrah Bridge

The magnificent 705 meter long Howrah Bridge cannot go unnoticed when you are in Kolkata.  It is the fourth busiest cantilever bridge in the world accommodating about 90,000 vehicles daily. Book a stay near this important landmark to enjoy the views of this beautifully illuminated marvel.

Botanical Garden

Visit the floral grandeur of this amazing 273 acre garden which houses about 12000 botanical specimens and the world’s biggest banyan tree.

Nicco Park

Welcome to the Disneyland of West Bengal. If you are with family then this place is perfect for you. This park holds a solar village and several rides that you and the family will enjoy.

College Street

Worth a stroll, the college street is a paradise for book lovers in Kolkata where you can find almost all types of books. The street is always bustling with a lot of activity throughout the day.

Marble Palace

The legendry and gorgeous marble palace is a famous attraction of Kolkata. Built in 1835, this mansion houses exquisite works of art. Apart from the sparkling marble floors and walls this palace houses a zoo and much more to boost about.

Kolkata also boosts of Eden Gardens, the beautiful international cricket stadium and the Salt Lake Stadium which is the second largest in the world. This is just a glimpse of what Kolkata holds for you. There are exhaustive places to visit and things you can do here. You will never run out of options.

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