Introduction of Kolkata
Kolkata is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. calcutta is old name of Kolkata. Kolkata is located near Hooghly river. When Kolkata port is built then it becomes a cultural, principal commercial and educational center of East India. Kolkata port is Indian oldest port and its sole major riverine port. Kolkata is also a nickname and a nickname is the “City of Joy”. This city is Second Indian largest city. Kolkata is Celibatting many Indian festivals and its famous festival is Durga Puja, Kali Puja, and Diwali. Phuchka, Luchi and Alu Dom, Moghlai Paranthas is favorite food in Kolkata. Baluchari Saris and Tussar silks saris are very famous in this city. This sari is so costly and Its work is very beautiful also. If you are Travel in India then must visit in Kolkata.
History of Kolkata
In the late 17th century, three villages are combined and become a Kolkata. and under control in Nawab of Bengal. Nawab is given permission to East India Company a trading license in 1690. And east India company developing the company and increase the growth of the company. Under the company rule, Kolkata becomes a capital of British-held territories in India. when the geographical atmosphere is change and takes big decision to led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi.
How to reach Kolkata
You can reach Kolkata by three-way one is you can take flight and come to Kolkata Internation Airport and Kolkata Domestic airport. Also, you can reach Kolkata by train and train is available from Delhi, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. Also, you can reach Kolkata by Road, The road condition is so good so you can enjoy the road trip.
Climate of Kolkata
Kolkata is tropical wet-and-dry climate and the average temperature is 26.8 °C. The winter is average at 9 °C to 12 °C and the summer is 35 °C to 40 °C. also the monsoon is average at Indian Monsoon. Kolkata has clear climate and nearest sea so you can be enjoying the climate of Kolkata. Climate has an important part of Travelling.
Top places to visit in Kolkata
- Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
- Dakshineswar Kali Temple
- Science City Kolkata
- Maidan, Kolkata
- Nicco Park, Kolkata
- Indian Museum, Kolkata
- Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
- Birla Planetarium, Kolkata
- Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata
- Birla Industrial & Technological Museum
1. Victoria Memorial, Kolkata
Victoria Memorial is the largest marble building in Kolkata. A building was built between 1906 and 1921 year. This building was built for the queen of Victoria and this Memorial is now a tourist destination and museum also. This place is located near Jawaharlal Nehru road. This Place was funded by Indian states. This place is designed in Indo-Saracenic revivalist style. Inside in this place is very cold and atmosphere in this place is very Clear and cold. In this Museum there are 25 Gallary and each and every gallery is very Informative, here is some example of this gallery like a royal gallery, the national leader’s gallery, the portrait gallery and much more. If you are history lover then you should enjoy this place.
Address: Victoria Memorial Hall, 1, Queens Way, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071
Construction started: 1906
Hours: Open 10 AM to 5 PM
Architectural style: Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture
Phone: 033 2223 1890
Sunderbans is located in South 24 Pargans, This forest is famous for Bengal Tiger and White tiger also. In this forest, you can see the Most popular Bengal tiger and other animals also. This forest was recognized in 1997 as a UNESCO(The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site of Bangladesh. The Sunderbans provide wildlife habitat. This forest has a 180 tiger and 74 is in India and 106 is in Bangladesh.
Location: South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
3. Dakshineswar Kali Temple
The Dakshineshwar Kali temple is Hindu temple and this temple is located in Dakshineshwar near Kolkata. This temple is also famous for his associative association with Ramakrishna. The temple compound and rooms are so big with around the boundary wall.
Address: Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700076
Phone: 033 2564 5222
4. Science City Kolkata
Kolkata is largest science center in India. The director of science city Kolkatta is Arijit Dutta Chowdhury. In this science city, you can enjoy the science and also children understand science very easily. In this science city, many things and science equipment have existed so you can read and understand how they are work.
Address: J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata, West Bengal 700046
Hours: Open ⋅9 AM to 8 PM
Phone: 033 2285 1572
Region served: Kolkata
5. Maidan, Kolkata
The Maidan is a largest Urban park in Kolkata. This park was referred to as the Brigade Parade Ground. In this play, ground Number of sports ground are available like cricket ground football ground so if you are sports lover and spent some time in this park then you can enjoy a lot and play some game in this ground.
Address: Kolkata, West Bengal
6. Nicco Park, Kolkata
Nicco Park is located in Salt lake city, Kolkata. This park is created for tourist attraction and increase tourism in West Bengal. IN this park develop water park and In this water park children and Youngs are playing and riding in this water park and much more activities. And also ride some other ride like train and roller coaster and much more.
Address: Jheel Meel, Sector IV, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700106
Area: 40 acres
Hours: Opens ⋅ 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Phone: 033 6628 5509
7. Indian Museum, Kolkata
The Indian Museum is located in Jawaharlal Nehru Rd. This museum is built in 1814. Indian museum was also referred as the Imperial Museum. In this museum many things, you see like elephant and lions Bones and much more.
Address: 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
Hours: Open ⋅ 10 AM to 5 PM
8. Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
This bridge is on Hooghly River. The Howrah bridge was Commissioned in 1943. and its real name is New Howrah Bridge. After On 14 June 1965 Howrah bridge was renamed Rabindra Setu. The Howrah bridge is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. In this river other three bridge are existed like Vidyasagar Setu and Vivekananda Setu,
Address: Howrah, West Bengal 700001
Total length: 2,313′
Construction started: 1935
Opened: February 3, 1943
Phone: 033 2259 0264
9. Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata
The prinsep Ghat is built in 1841 during British Raj and this ghat is located in Fort William. This Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots in Kolkata. If you can see in The night scene of Prinsep Chat then its look like amazing and very lovely. and you can enjoy in this place.
Address: Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021
Hours: Open 8 AM to 8 PM
10. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum
This museum is located in Gurusaday Dutta road in Kolkata. And Ghanshyam Das Birla is the first man in India who started science museum. This museum is open for public in 1954. The interior of this museum is very premium and very beautiful and also children are very much enjoying in this place in summer vacation in Kolkata
Address: 19A, Gurusaday Dutta Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
Hours: Open ⋅10 AM to 6 PM
Phone: 033 2287 7241
Founded: May 2, 1959
Motto: Science popularization
Top Hotels in Kolkata
- Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport
- fab hotel Pawan Putra Kakurgachi
- Hyatt Regency Kolkata
- ITC Sonar, Kolkata
The Oberoi Grand
- The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass, Kolkata
- The Pride Hotel Kolkata
- JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata
- Hotel Casa Fortuna
- The Gateway Hotel EM Bypass, Kolkata
Kolkata city is a very interesting city for Travel and if you have Travel in India then I suggest to Travel in Kolkata and Enjoying your self.
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