Kolkata (Calcutta) Things to Do

  • Water-Lilies
    by lynnehamman
  • enSoie
    by sudu139
  • Home for the Sick and Dying Destitutes
    Home for the Sick and Dying Destitutes
    by Donna_in_India

Most Viewed Things to Do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

  • 1. Victoria Memorial

    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, the Victoria Memorial Hall is an...

  • 2. 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 across the Hooghly River from Calcutta in...

  • 3. Kalighat Kali Temple

    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) - my understanding is that she has many...

  • 4. Indian Museum

    The Kolkata Indian Museum was established in 1814 and it is considered the 9th oldest museum of the world. Indian Museum was founded by a famous botanist from Denmark called Nathaniel Wallich. It is...

  • 5. 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 guided by a vision of the goddess Kali, she...

  • 6. Coffee House

    The famed Coffee House is located at College Street, opposite the Presidency College on College Street, Kolkata. Formerly It was called 'Indian Coffee House'! It has been the rendezvous place of many...

  • 7. 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 in 1767 and most of the graves are...

  • 8. National Library of India

    The National Library in Kolkata is the largest library in India. It is an institution of National importance under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Government of India....

  • 9. St. Paul's Cathedral

    Located adjacent to the Maidan, this cathedral is an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the madness of Kolkata. The slender and graceful spire of the cathedral can be seen from miles around. For a...

  • 10. Black Hole Memorial

    When Nawab of Bengal, Siraj ud-Daulah, captured the old Fort William on June 19, 1756, British prisoners of war including both soldiers and civilians were kept in the guardroom. One of the prisoners,...

  • 11. Boipara

    College Street has been the hub of Political meetings since 1930’s and is witness to many historical political congregations led by iconic Indian leaders like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. College...

  • 12. Belur Math

    Belur Maṭh is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, at...

  • 13. Prinsep Ghat

    Princep Ghat is a heritage building located on banks of Ganges, near Vidyasagar Setu in Kolkata, India. It was built in 1843 to commemorate Sir James Princep, a renowned researcher and former...

  • 14. Nalban

    Located in the heart of Salt lake city (a satellite township) just 12 kms. away from central Kolkata, Nalban is a beautiful picnic spot for families who would want to spend a few hours in the quiet...

  • 15. 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 mansion. Some of the rooms are closed to...

  • 16. Birla Planetarium

    This Planetarium ows it's existance to the 'Birla Education Trust 'which presented it to the West Bengal government in 1929 A.D.,and is also the landmark of the city . It is the largest Planetarium in...

  • 17. 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....

  • 18. B. B. D. Bagh

    BBD Bagh stands right in the centre of the business district of the city of Kolkata. BBD stands for three young Indian freedom fighters - Benoy, Badal and Dinesh, who on 8 December 1930 shot dead the...

  • 19. 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 was completed 1787. Job Charnock who...

  • 20. Nicco park

    Nicco Park is an amazing place for picnics or freaking out with friends and family. Nicco Park is the Disneyland for Kolkattans with its various adventure rides. Previously is was known as Jheel Meel....

  • 21. Maidan

    The Maidan (which means 'open field') began as a clearing of the jungle around Fort William to form a parade ground for the troops and to open up a path to the river Hooghly. It is now the largest...

  • 22. Vidyasagar Setu (Bridge)

    Vidyasagar Setu has been named after the great erudite and reformer Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. It is also called the Second Hooghly Bridge, as it was the second bridge built on River Hooghly...

  • 23. Saheed Minar

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The 48 meter high Shaheed Minar, popularly called the “Monument” is a prominent landmark of Kolkata. Established in the year 1848, it was named Ochterlony Monument to honour, Sir David Ochterlony who...

  • 24. Eden Gardens Stadium

    The Eden Gardens complex sprawls over a lush green land of 50 acres including the cricket stadium, indoor stadium and many gardens, lakes and a Pagoda. The Burmese Pagoda, adjacent to the lake which...

  • 25. Birla Mandir

    Located on Asutosh Chowdhury Avenue, it is the latest addition to the places of visit in Kolkata. Built over twenty- two years of painstaking labour, it is an all marble structure with very high...

  • Kolkata (Calcutta) Hotels

    112 Hotels in Kolkata (Calcutta)

    5 Reviews

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Kolkata (Calcutta)? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Kolkata (Calcutta)

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

30 travelers online now


Kolkata (Calcutta) Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Kolkata (Calcutta) things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Kolkata (Calcutta) sightseeing.

View all Kolkata (Calcutta) hotels