17 Places in Kolkata that You Must Visit With Your BFF

12:41 pm 27 Oct, 2014

Steeped in history, culture and politics, Kolkata is a place of eclectic beliefs, imaginations and people. Do not make the mistake of brushing off this place as being “old school.”

Let us tell you about few places which you must never fail to visit with your BFF for some hearty adda sessions.

1. Start with a Breakfast at Tiretta Bazaar

How can one start talking about Kolkata without taking a sneak peak at one of the oldest Bazaars around?

It’s a centuries old breakfast bazaar that the Kolkatans are really proud of. But if you want to savor the old world charm of this place, be sure you reach well before 7AM.

1. Start with a Breakfast at Tiretta Bazaar

Yummy Food Everywhere! | Image Credits: Anup1981 (Creative Commons)

2. Take a Nice Stroll from Ahiritola Ghat to Kumortuli

This quaint riverside walk may not be as great as some other routes in the city; nevertheless, the old world charm of Kolkata can be soaked in the most perfect way through this route. And, the mammoth building showcasing quintessential Indo-European architectural patterns is really to look out for.

Take a Nice Stroll from Ahiritola Ghat to Kumortuli

Kumartuli, The Artisans Abode | Image Credits: 18parkstreet.com

3. Watch Idol Makers in Action at Kumortuli and Sip Tea at Bag Bazar

You may be wowed by the Durga and Kali idols of Kolkata, but how ‘bout watching them being made? It’s a one-time experience which you surely don’t wanna miss. And, at the end of your foray into the potua para, don’t forget to sip hot, spicy tea at the Bag Bazar ghat.

Watch Idol Makers in Action at Kumortuli and Sip Tea at Bag Bazar

Bag Bazaar – Stop By for a Tea Here | Image Credits: P.K.Niyogi (Creative Commons)

4. Watch a play at the Minerva Theatre

You should never forget to do this if you’re in love with art and literature!

Watch a play at the Minerva Theatre

5. Explore Rabindranath Tagore’s Abode, Jorashanko Thakurbari

Do you wanna know why the Bengalis simply worship Rabindranath Tagore?

If yes, then spending a day at the Jorashanko Thakurbari is must for you!

Explore Rabindranath Tagore’s Abode, Jorashanko Thakurbari

6. Play Football at Maidan

This is so Kolkata! Put on your shorts, open your boots and jump into the Maidan to play football.

And, if it’s the monsoon season, then the fun gets doubled. After all, dil toh baccha hain ji!

Play Football at Maidan

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7. Watch a Match at the Historical Eden Gardens

Do we really need to furnish you any reasons for the same? THE Eden Gardens—the name is itself enough!

Watch a Match at the Historical Eden Gardens

8. Ride onto a Tram through the Maidan

Board a tram from Esplanade to any South Kolkata stop early in the morning.

Ride onto a Tram through the Maidan

Travelling in a tram in Kolkata is one of the best heritage experiences that you will get | Image Credits – Rajarshi Roychowdhury (Creative Commons)

You shall be ushered through the gallant meadows of Kolkata with the Victoria Memorial in the background and loose horses running gleefully across it. Sheer visual paradise it is!

[Read: 7 Interesting Facts About Kolkata Trams]

9. Bargain with the Hawkers at New Market


You really didn’t do anything in Kolkata if you hadn’t bargained for that wonderful piece of something at the historical New Market.

Bargain with the Hawkers at New Market

Next, go for a pocket-friendly sweet treat at the Nahoum’s !

Bargain with the Hawkers at New Market

Correct us if we’re mistaking.

10. Watch a Movie at the Star Theatre

Let history meet pleasure at the Star Theatre.

Watch a Movie at the Star Theatre

11. Engross in a Hearty Chat at Fairlawns over Mugs of Beer

Now, this is one open air restaurant where you’re served only beer among the liquors. And, if you’re a beeraholic, then missing out on this place is simply blasphemous!

Engross in a Hearty Chat at Fairlawns over Mugs of Beer

12. Say Cheers at Oly Pub and Feast over Delicious Beef Steak

One of the oldest pubs in the country, Oly Pub is still one of those most crowded places in Kolkata.

Say Cheers at Oly Pub and Feast over Delicious Beef Steak

With a laid back ambience and an even more laid back staff, this place is perfect for those endless hours of chitchats over alcohol and steak!

Say Cheers at Oly Pub and Feast over Delicious Beef Steak

13. Savor Delicious Pao Bhaji at Outram Ghat

We can proudly call this place as the Juhu Beach of Mumbai! And, the boat ride over the Ganges post that is simply so much fulfilling. Ah, Bliss!

Savor Delicious Pao Bhaji at Outram Ghat

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14. Hop onto the Circular Riverside Railways From Bagbajar to Princep Ghat

This is by far one of the most enjoyable rides here in Kolkata.

While the lovers ride the tongas near the Victoria Memorial, the BFFs can instill a bit of adventure and hustle along the Ganges in rhythmic beats!

Hop onto the Circular Riverside Railways From Bagbajar to Princep Ghat

Princep Ghat

15. Explore the Flower Market At Burrabazar and Cross the Howrah Bridge on Foot

The flower market near the Mullick Ghat is one of the oldest and biggest in the country, and it’s a sheer miss if you forget to keep this in your bucket list.

Explore the Flower Market At Burrabazar and Cross the Howrah Bridge on Foot

And, post that, cross the “hanging” Howrah Bridge over foot. It’s an experience which cannot be described in words!

Explore the Flower Market At Burrabazar and Cross the Howrah Bridge on Foot

16. Engross in Knowing the Unknown at the South Park Street Cemetery

One of the oldest cemeteries in Kolkata, the South Park Street Cemetery is an architectural paradise and worth a visit if you both are lovers of history, art and architecture.

Engross in Knowing the Unknown at the South Park Street Cemetery

Image Credits: FollowTheBeat.com

17. Explore College Street, and Sip onto Sherbet at Paramount

If you both love books, yesteryear’s architecture and a hustling-bustling Kolkata, then roaming around College Street and bargaining for books must simply be in your bucket list.

Explore College Street, and Sip onto Sherbet at Paramount

And, post that, don’t forget to sip in exotic sherbet at Paramount.

Explore College Street, and Sip onto Sherbet at Paramount

Go, have fun! See, taste and experience the best of Kolkata.

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