Kolkata always gives visitors a warm welcome – after all it’s known as the “Paris of the East.” Unlike, other metro cities in India, Kolkata adores a special class of richness. Its culture, food, temples, cathedrals, monuments and bazaars, all of them are smeared in earthiness.
The city is one of largest metros in India and tightly populated, but that gives us all the more reasons to be here and take pleasure in the offerings. Here’s a list of 15 fun things that you must do, if you’re in Kolkata:
15. Admiring the Elegance of Marble Palace
Built by Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835, Marble Palace is a one the most attractive monuments in Kolkata. The palace is made with more than 100 varieties of marble and is home to some of the most classy antiques and furniture from the British Raj era.
14. See fountains dancing to the musical beats at Victoria Memorial Garden
As the fountains dance to the musical note, every evening at 7, the Victoria Memorial Garden becomes a spectacle of brilliantly synchronization lights and melody.
13. A Trip to the Superb Science City
Kolkata is home to the largest science city in India and has several luring attractions such as Space odyssey, Dynamotion, Dinosaurs Complex, Life Science Corners, Science Park and Toy Train & Ropeway.
12. Hangout at the Nicco Park
Popular as the Disneyland of Kolkata, this place has something special for everyone. With numerous adventure rides, a beautiful lake and big food courts, you can spend hours and even days here.
11. Boating in the Famous Salt Lake of Kolkata
Located just about 12 km from the core city, Salt Lake is a perfect picnic spot for the entire family. Covering an area of almost 400 acres, the lake has different boating facilities and a perfect place to enjoy with family and friends.
10. Find Out the Indian Botanical Garden
If you are too bored of visiting archeological monuments of Kolkata, take a relaxing trip to the Indian Botanical Garden. This place is a natural encyclopedia to almost every flora type in the world.
9. Visiting the Rat Colony
Since rats are considered a ride to Lord Ganesh, the rat colony or the rat park is an out-and-out protected area for rats. People come and feed them in open and rats know it’s a feast out there.
8. Bargained Shopping at the New Market
Located on the historical Lindsay Street, New Market is a popular bazar that has something special for everyone. The market is colossal and has popular shops for clothes, jewelry and food stuffs.
7. Shopping at the Bara Bazar
Popular as the Chandni Chowk of Kolkata, Bara Bazar is one stop for all your needs. Besides, the market is reasonable and provides you with a variety of options to choose from.
6. Dine Asian and say Oh! Calcutta
When looking for delicious Bengali cuisines, Oh! Calcuttais probably the best hangout place to go. Because of its classy ambience, the restaurant is a popular among the richer sections of the bongs.
5. Tasting Mexican and Italian Flavors in Kolkata
You can enjoy the appetizing flavors from all corner of the world in Kolkata. However, you can always enjoy the best of Mexican and Italian food at Amigos and Fire & Ice respectively.
4. A Peaceful Walk in the South Park Street Cemetery
Surprisingly, to find peace in this fast lane city, you will have to move south to the South Park Street cemetery. This place is peaceful and talking a walk here will surely keep you calm for a long-long time.
3. Adoring the Holy Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Located opposite to the iconic Hooghly River, is the famous Dakshineswar Kali Temple that holds a special significance for different Hindu communities and a must visit when you’re in Kolkata.
2. Enjoy the Appetizing Food Flavors of Kolkata
Wherever you head to Kolkata, it’s sure that you will stop over a tempting street food stall. From several run snacks to chilling rabri and lassi, you will find all flavors of India in the city of Kolkata.
1. A Wildlife Trek into the Sundarbans
There’s no better place to see the majestic Indiana tiger playing in the backyard than The Sundarbans. Do plan a small trip if your heart yearns for some adventure and natural beauty.