10 Best Places to Visit in Kolkata – {updated list}

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There are many tourist attractions to see in Kolkata. Kolkata is well renowned for its simplicity and peaceful life. Once you decide to visit Kolkata, ensure that you do not miss visiting any of these places as mentioned in this article because these places are the best. You will have a pleasant experience in Kolkata due to its friendly climate. In this article, you will find best places to do street shopping, eating, roaming around in Kolkata. Kolkata is a very beautiful place with breathtaking views and sightseeing places. You will want to visit this place again once you cover up all the places as mentioned in this article. 

So below is the list of all those places that you should visit when you plan to visit Kolkata with your friends or family.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Kolkata :

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial is very beautiful and gorgeous at night. There is sound and light show during which is very spectacular. The show is very amazing and it is soothing as well. Victoria memorial was built in the memory of queen Victoria. It is similar to the one Victoria Memorial in London. 

Timings : Garden: 5:30 AM to 6:15 PM 
Gallery: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day, except Monday and national holidays. 

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Garden: INR 10 

Fort William

Fort William

Fort William can accommodate up to 10,000 army personnel and it is a property of Indian Army. Due to some loopholes in the old building, a new building was constructed by Sir Robert Clive. The fort is very beautifully structured. 

Weather :  23° C

Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : Free

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is a very famous bridge located over Hooghly River. It is sixth longest cantilever bridges in the world. This bridge was constructed without any bolts or nuts and that makes it very unique. You can take a ferry ride which goes from Kolkata to Howrah.

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Weather :  23° C

Mother House

Mother House

Mother House is a place where free services are provided to poverty ridden people. It was established by Mother Teresa. They help the sick, the poor, the disabled, the mentally challenged, the ones who are dying, former prostitutes, the addicts, the homeless, the victims of natural disasters and epidemics, orphans and street children. Schools are also run by them to educate poor children. Here you can see photographs, exhibitions of work done by Mother Teresa and her tomb is also there. Mother Teresa’s services to mankind began and ended at this place.

Timings : 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Closed on Thursdays, 22 August, Easter Monday, 26 December)

Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Indian Museum

Indian Museum

Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums of world and it is the largest museum of India. The museum is known as ‘Jadughar’. This old museum is divided into six categories. The names of categories are Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Geology, Zoology and Economic Botany. If you want to know about history, then you should visit this place once to experience fascinating past.

Timings : Tuesday to Sunday: March to November: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
December to February: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Indian visitor: INR 10 per head 
Foreign visitor: INR 150 per head

Science City 

Science City 

It was started in July 1997. It is one of the largest science museums in the world. This place will give you a fun way of learning science. It is largest science centre all over India. 

Weather :  23° C

Timings : 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Time Required : 5-6 hours

Entry Fee : INR 50

Eco Tourism Park

Eco Tourism Park

Eco Tourism Park is the biggest urban park In India. It was designed to promote eco-tourism and it is an expensive urban park. The park offers various activities that you can choose as per your needs and also it gives conference halls and  cottages to people for personal and business use. 

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : INR 30 per person (3 years and above),
Ticket counter closes at 7:30 PM

Timings :  (Summer Season)
Tuesday to Saturday: 2:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sundays and Public Holidays: 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM
(Winter Season)
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Nicco Park

Nicco Park

Nicco Park is an amusement park for fun and adventure. The park is also known as “Disney Land of West Bengal”. One of unique feature of this park is that it runs on Solar energy and thus no pollution is caused by it.
Timings : 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Time Required : 5-6 hours

Entry Fee : Entry Fee: INR 185 (Limited rides and attractions)
Package Deal: INR 600 (Includes all Park rides) 

ISKCON Temple

You will find ISKON temple which is one of the several of chain temples spread all over the country and across the world. This peaceful temple is devoted to lord Krishna and Radha and people from abroad to visit here to have blessings of Lord Krishna.

Timings : Darshan Timings: 4:15AM – 5:00 AM, 7:15AM – 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Aquatica

Aquatica

Aquatica is a water themed park. You can keep your belongings safely in the lockers provided here. There are many rides there made according to your preference. You can enjoy all the rides as they offer rides for all age groups. There is a resort also there and you can enjoy indoor activities in that resort. It is a must-visit the place with your friends and family.

Timings : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Time Required: 5-6 hours

Entry Fee : Adults: INR 600 (Monday to Friday)
INR 700 (Weekends and Public Holidays)
Children: INR 

So these were all the best places that you must visit when you plan your visit to Kolkata with your friends and family. You will fall in love with the beauty of this place. These are the favourite tourist destinations. You will have a wonderful experience if you visit all these places as mentioned in this article. 

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