Kolkata (Calcutta) Things to Do

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  • 1. enSoie

    Its story began in 1974, when Monique Meier took over the esteemed Zurich silk house Brauchbar & Sons, founded in 1894, which had supplied leading couturier in Paris & Rome with extravagant fabric....

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  • 2. Victoria Memorial~one of the finest art museums!

    One of the renowned monuments in Kolkata, Victoria Memorial was built in the loving memory of Queen Victoria in 1921. Built and designed by Sir William Emerson,...

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  • 3. The Alipore Zoo!

    The Alipore Zoo, also known as Alipore Kolkata zoological garden is national zoo of India. In 1876, Edward VII, Prince of Wales, formally inaugurated the...

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  • 4. The Sundarbans

    A mangrove forest where the 700 Rivers of Bangaladesh and Hoogley of India pour into the Bay of Bangal. The Sundarbans are five times the size of the Florida...

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  • 5. Calcutta Botanical Garden

    The Calcutta Botanical Garden was established in 1787. The Calcutta Botanical Garden is officially Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden. It is...

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  • 6. Indian Coffee House

    The College Street Coffee House in Kolkata. It is near University of Calcutta and Presidency College and many of these students visit this coffee house. The...

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  • 7. St. John’s Church

    St. John’s Church built began construction when the foundation stone was laid by Warren Hastings, the Governor General of India on 6 April 1784 and the building...

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  • 8. South Park Street Cemetery

    The cemetery known also as "Great Cemetery" gives a unique glimpse of Calcutta history. Most of the graves are more than 200 years old since the cemetery opened...

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  • 9. Victoria Memorial

    The Victoria Memorial (Victoria Memorial Hall) is built of marble between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. The gardens cover of...

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  • 10. Light & Sound Show – The Story of Kolkata

    At long last a ‘Sound & Light Show’ of Kolkata, the ‘City of Joy’. The show is on, fittingly, at the imposing Victoria Memorial Hall. A must-see on my next...

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  • 11. Dakshineswar Kali Temple~~

    Dakshineswar Kali Temple, which is situated on the bank of the Hooghly river was consecrated in the year 1855. It is built by Rani Rasmani. It is said that...

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  • 12. Holi in Kolkata!

    Holi in Kolkata is wild. Holi in Kolkata is locally know as "Dol Yatra" utsav.UTSAV means Festival. During the Holi day (Which sounds holiday), old and young...

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  • 13. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

    I wrote a long description of this temple and its import in the life and biography of Vivekananda and poof! it vanished from Virtual Tourist. Don't know if I...

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  • 14. Park Street Cemetery or South Park Street Cemetery

    Those interested in Kolkata's history - this is a graveyard where various figures from the Raj era are buried. Among them are: Colonel Kyd who founded Kolkata's...

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  • 15. Kalighat - Temple of Kali

    You could combine a visit to this temple of Kali with a view of Mother Teresa's former workplace. Pilgrims come from all over to worship Maa Kali (Mother Kali)...

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  • 16. Volunteer Opportunities

    Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charities is probably the most well known but Kolkata has several non-profit organizations who are doing excellent work. Read up...

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  • 17. 100 Varieties of Marble in the Marble Palace

    The Marble Palace was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick. It gets its name from the 100 varieties of marble used in its construction. Today it is a grand...

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  • 18. Visit Mother Theresa's Home

    Kolkata is known for a number of famous people who have impacted the Indian Society very deeply. Mother Theresa is one of those stalwarts who impacted Kolkata...

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  • 19. Kalighat and Nirmal Hriday

    You can head to Kalighat for an hour of walk around the Kali Mandir, Nirmal Hriday, and the shops in the neighbourhood. Kalighat derives its name from the Kali...

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  • 20. College Street Book Shops

    This is a dream street for any book-lover! These bookshops selling used and new books, text books, and all other types of books, lined the pavements of the...

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  • 21. Musical Fountain at Victoria Memorial Garden

    Every evening at around 7 pm there is a musical fountain show at the South-East corner of Victoria Memorial Gardens. For about 15 to 20 minutes, with light...

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  • 22. Visit Victoria Memorial For History of Bengal

    During the British Raj in India, Kolkata was the capital for the longest time. Where the exertion of power is strongest, there resistance also tends to...

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  • 23. Rabindranath Tagore Museum

    My fascination with Rabindranath Tagore began in school when we had to study his biography; and we also read some of his short stories in our English lessons. I...

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  • 24. IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK-Indian Coffee House

    I have always known about the history of this Kolkata Institution. I was thrilled to actually sit here, have a coffee, and absorb the atmosphere.Famous sons of...

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  • 25. National Library Kolkata: The Vegetation!

    I could not stop myself to write this tip as the forest and greenery always attract me. The library is situated on the scenic 30 acre (120,000 m²) Belvedere...

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