Best known for its stunning colonial architecture, terrific art galleries and splendid cultural festivals, Kolkata is one of the biggest cities of India, promising all some of the best holiday experiences in the country.
Discover history at Victoria Memorial
Built between 1906 and 1921, Victoria Memorial is a wonderful historical attraction in the city. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and was built to celebrate her 25 years of rule over India. The Indo-Saracenic Revival architectural style of this large marble building is a treat for architectural enthusiasts. Now turned into a museum and a tourist attraction, it is visited by people of all age groups. No history or architecture lover should miss a visit to this palace during a holiday to Kolkata!
Spot royal Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans
The largest delta of the world formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna, Sundarbans is a true wildlife haven in the city. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the natural wonders of the world drawing the attention of travellers from across the globe. Thrill seekers would love to spot the royal Bengal tigers and distinguished varieties of flora and fauna here!
Take a long walk across the Howrah Bridge
Among the longest bridges of its type in the world, Howrah Bridge is an iconic landmark of Kolkata and the province of West Bengal and links the cities of Howrah and Kolkata. It is an engineering marvel and remains busy all throughout the year. Enjoy a walk here with your family and friends for an unforgettable, quintessential Kolkata experience!
Explore ancient temples
Kolkata is home to many lovely temples and you just cannot leave this city without visiting a few of them. The Kalighat Temple and Dakshineswar Temple are two of the most popular Hindu Temples here. Both temples are dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. While Kalighat Temple, in its present form, was completed in 1809, Dakshineswar Temple was built in 1855 by a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali.
Go picnicking at Nicco Park
Nicco Park is an ideal place for a fun day out with family and friends. There are over 35 different rides for all age groups, lakes where you can enjoy boating, and lush gardens to simply sit back and relax. Head to the park and have a great time exploring the vast variety of delicious local food.
Visit the St. Paul Cathedral
If you wish to relax in a peaceful and spiritual ambience, St. Paul Cathedral is one of the places to be. Acknowledged as the first Episcopal Church of the eastern world, the church captures the attention with its incredible, classical European architecture. Make your way to the church and experience a different world as you pray and relax!