Kolkata (West Bangal)

Located on the banks of River Hoogly, the city of Kolkata acts as the major connecting point for north eastern part of India to the rest of the country and the world. The present capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata was also capital of India during British regime (1733 to 1911). To explore this “city of joy” at comfort, check our Kolkata City Tour Packages.

Victoria Memorial

One of the most prominent buildings in Kolkata, Victoria Memorial was constructed in the fond memory of Queen Victoria and was opened for public in the year of 1921. An art museum, this building presents a rich collection varying from documents to paintings to artefacts.

With an impressive architecture, which was designed by the then famous architect William Emerson, Victoria Memorial stands at a height of 184 feet above sea level and spread over a massive area of 64 acres.

Kalighat Temple

A prominent religious site, Kalighat Temple is recognized as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of the country. It is also one of the most preferred place with Kolkata city tour. Dedicated to Goddess Kali, this temple is built on Kalighat, lying on the old course of River Hooghly.

As per the religious beliefs, it is the place where toes from the right foot of Goddess Kali fell. This happened, when Lord Shiva did a dance of destruction- Tandava with Goddess body in his hands after her immolation at the holy pyre of yagna by King Daksha.

Eden Gardens

Nothing less than a holy site for cricket lovers, Eden Garden is said to be the oldest cricket ground in India. This cricket stadium has witnessed many historical moments of Cricket. Established in 1864, this stadium hosted its first test match in 1934 and first ODI in 1987.

Often said to be the Cricket’s answer to the colosseum, this stadium has hosted many prominent international competitions too such as World Cup, Asia Cup, World Twenty20 and many more.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Another historical building that one must visit in Kolkata is the St. Paul’s Cathedral. A significant religious site, its foundation was laid out in 1839. Displaying an Indo-Gothic style of architecture, this cathedral was designed by Major William Nairn Forbes.

Although owing to natural disasters, it was destroyed and rebuilt again. Its present majestic structure seems to resemble the Bell Harry Tower of Canterbury Cathedral.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Another prominent religious site in Kolkata is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple which is dedicated to the Goddess Bhavatarini. Spread over an area of 25 acres, this temple was constructed in 1847 by the Queen of Janbazar, Rasmani. Standing majestically on the banks of River Hooghly, it also presents a beautiful sight for visitors to cherish and also most popular tourism place with our Kolkata city tour.

Jorasanko Thakurbari

It is the house where Rabindranath Tagore, the writer of India’s national anthem, first non-European nobel laureate, had spent his childhood and took his last breath. This house is now converted as Tagore museum and lies within the premises of Rabindra Bharati University.

Marble Palace, Kolkata

One of the most attractive buildings in Kolkata, Marble palace is a place that very visitor must try to visit. Although a private property, visitors are allowed to the designated areas of the palace with a 24 hours prior permission from West Bengal Tourism Information Bureau. Constructed in 1835, this palace was built for Raja Rajendra Mullick. It also houses a mini zoo.

Howrah Bridge

A landmark for Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is an essential part of most of the Kolkata CIty tour packages. Also known as the Rabindra Setu, this bridge stands majestically over the River Hooghly. It is the highlight of our Kolkata city tour by private cab.