Kolkata is the city of happiness, the city of festivals, and the city of heritage. If you are planning to visit a place that can make your journey colorful, then Kolkata is the perfect choice for you. The rich heritage, beautiful culture and mouthwatering foods are enough to make your visit remarkable. Today we will introduce 12 places that everyone needs to visit in Kolkata.
One of the most visited tourist spots in Kolkata, you cannot skip a place like Science City. That is why this place has taken the top position in our list. Founded in 1997, Science City is the largest science centre in India.
No matter if you are visiting with friends or family, you will find this place enjoyable. Space Odyssey, Science Park and Dynamotion Hall are the best attractions here.
Entry Fee – INR 60 per head. Combo packs are available for groups.
Victoria Memorial Hall is one of the iconic places in Kolkata. Your Kolkata tour would be incomplete without this historical monument. Victoria Memorial was founded in 1921, in the honor of Queen Victoria.
There is a beautiful museum inside of Victoria Memorial. The museum has a total amount of 25 galleries like the Royal Gallery, Calcutta Gallery. You can also visit the picturesque garden of this monument. The light and sound show (Son-et-Lumiere) is also famous among tourists.
Entry Fee – INR 30 (Indians), INR 100 (SAARC Countries), INR 500 (Foreigners)
Located at the bank of the Hooghly river, Belur Math stands for the modern Vedant movement. One of the most visited and peaceful places near Kolkata. Founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1897, Belur Math is the headquarter of Ramakrishna Math Mission.
Spend some inside the prayer hall, you can also witness the beautiful evening arati. There is a museum called Ramkrishna Sangraha Mandir, a must-visit place at Belur Math.
The Indian Museum
Kolkata is a city where you will find some prepossessing museums. The century-old Indian Museum holds the title of India’s oldest museum. The main attractions of this place are 35 informative galleries and a 4000 years old Egyptian Mummy. You can also find a library and a bookstore on the premises.
Entry Fee – INR 20 (Indians), INR 150 (Foreigners)
If you are visiting Kolkata for the first time, Eco Tourism Park is the best place for a full day trip. This tourism park was founded in 2012 by the current Cheif Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee. This picturesque park is divided into different areas which can give you a really enjoyable time.
Entry Fee – INR 30 per person. If you are doing some activities, you need to pay more.
Jorasanko Thakur Bari
Jorasanko Thakur Bari is one of the remarkable places in Kolkata. This is where the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore was born and took his last breath. Thakur Bari holds the culture and heritage of Bengal.
There’s is a very informative museum called Rabindra Bharati Museum inside, where you will find countless numbers of books, journals and paintings. You can also enjoy a light and sound show in the evening.
Entry Fee – INR 20 (Indians), INR 30 (SAARC countries), INR 150 (Foreigners). You need to pay an extra charge for the light and sound show
Ruchira is the founder of Hey Calcutta! An aspiring blogger and a travel enthusiast. She created this website to represent the real flavor of Kolkata and Bengali culture. Besides this blog, she typically loves books, food, and music.