What are the best tourist places in Kolkata?

Kolkata is the capital of an Indian state, West Bengal which is located at the western side of the country. It is the third most populated city in the country and is situated on the east bank of the Hooghly River. The best tourist places in Kolkata are:

Victoria Memorial

  • The Victoria Memorial is a huge marble building, which is regarded as the pride of Kolkata. Constructed between 1906 and 1921, it is devoted to Queen Victoria. Now it is a historical center and a tourist destination under the Ministry of Culture.

  • It is one of the significant tourist spots of Kolkata. It is extraordinary when compared to other galleries in the city and has a variety of Victoria memorabilia, British Raj Paintings, and numerous different showcases.

  • Victoria Memorial looks amazing during the evening when it is lit up and it additionally holds a son et-Lumiere show at night.

  • The highest point of the Victoria Memorial is set apart with a 16 ft tall bronze statue of triumph which is mounted on rollers.

Fort William

  • Fort William is located in Kolkata on the eastern bank of Hooghly River. The fortification got its name from King William III.

  • It was built in the year 1696 by the British East India Company. It is spread over an area of 70 acres. The construction took about ten years to finish and had two stories.

  • It involved wings and an inward Bastille where prisoners were kept which is the reason it was known as 'the dark hole of Calcutta'.

  • Three of its sides confront the River Ganga while the rest five had a wonderful park loaded with greenery.

Howrah Bridge

  • The famous historic spot of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is an enormous steel structure which is considered as one of the biggest cantilever bridges, of its sort, on the planet.

  • Likewise called as Rabindra Setu, it reaches out over the Hooghly River and joins Howrah with Kolkata.

  • It is additionally viewed as one of the busiest ones among them as it experiences day to day traffic of more than 100,000 vehicles and many pedestrians.

  • Howrah Bridge was the 3rd biggest cantilever bridge at the time of its development, now it is the 6th longest bridge. For the people who wish to see the greatness of the bridge, you have an amazing ferry ride service between Kolkata and Howrah, which start from Launch Ghat.

Belur Math

  • Belur Math is the base camp of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission which was established by Swami Vivekananda, who was the main follower of Ramakrishna Paramahansa.

  • It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River. It is one of the vital foundations in Kolkata.

  • This shrine is the concentration of the Ramakrishna Movement and is significant for its design that grasps Hindu, Christian and Islamic styles and stands as a symbol of the solidarity of all religions.

Science City

  • Under the National Council of Science Museums, the Science City in Kolkata is the biggest science main base in the whole Indian Subcontinent.

  • It is an administrative association under the Ministry of Culture and the fundamental motto of the Science City was the promotion of science.

  • It is situated at the intersection of the EM Bypass and the JBS Halder Avenue in Kolkata.