10 Unique Places To Visit In Kolkata

10 unique places to visit in Kolkata are 1. Belur Math. 2. Dakshineshwar Kali temple. 3. Victoria Memorial. 4. Fort William. 5. Pareshnath Jain temple. 6.Kali Ghat Temple. 7. Underground Metro Train. 8.Howrah Bridge. 9. Indian Museum and 10.Birla Planetarium.

Kolkata knows as ”The city of Joy” and is the capital of the West Bengal State of India. Kolkata is the second-largest city and one of the metropolitan cities in India. Kolkata has many sightseeing places.

 1. Belur Math: Belur Math is the headquarter of the Ramakrishna Mission and Ramakrishna Math founded by Swami Vivekananda. The Belur Math has nearly forty acres of land on the bank of the Hoogly river. The temple is a very beautiful and nice presentation of architecture. It is located on the bank of the Hoogly river.  I visited Belur Math in the very morning. The atmosphere was very calm and peaceful. There was not much crowd.  Some people were taking a dip in the Hoogly River on the ghat. If possible visit this temple early morning and feel the experience of calmness and peacefulness. Definitely, you will feel better.

Entry fee: Not required.

Visiting hours: April to September – 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm

                              October to March –     8.30 pm to 11.30 pm and  3.30 to 5.30 pm

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2. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple: Dakshineshwar Kali Temple is a Navaratna Temple situated on the western ghat on the Hoogly river and spread on several acres of land. The presiding deity is Bhavatarini an aspect of Kali, a form of Adi Shakti. This place has a divine atmosphere and amazing views. When I visited this temple there was a queue of the people for Darshan and requires some time to go inside the temple. It is one of the best place for worshipping. I recommend this place for a must-visit. I suggest that visit this place early in the morning.

Entry Fee: No entry fee.

Visiting hours: 6 am to 12 pm and 3 pm to 8.30 pm

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3. Victoria Memorial: It is a beautiful monument having magnificent paintings and great art. The Victoria memorial building is located in the heart of Kolkata city.  It has a white marbled opulent structure. Inside the building, one can see the painting of Queen Victoria and the statue of the Viceroy and so many weapons used by the Britisher.  The surrounding area is also beautiful. Do not miss this place. It is a great place to visit.

Entry Fee: Require

Visiting hours: 10 am to 5 pm

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4. Fort Willium Kolkata: Fort Willium is an old fort constructed by the British and named after King Willium III. This is one of the oldest buildings in Kolkata constructed by the British. This building is now the head quarter of eastern commands of the Indian Army and maintained by them. It is situated on the eastern bank of the Hoogly river. It is must visit the place.  

Entry Fee: Not Require

Visiting hours: 10 am to 5.30 pm

5. Pareshnath Jain Temple: The Pareshnath Jain temple is the holy shrine of Jain. The temple has spacious grounds and a well-maintained garden. Actually, there are three temples near each other. The architecture of the temple is decorated with mirror inlaid pillars and colored stones. The beauty of the temple attracts a lot of devotees. The premise of the temple is scenic and beautiful. The temple is devoted to Parasnath, the 23rd Jain Tirthankar. It is must visit the place.

Entry Fee: Require

Visiting hours: 6 am to 11.03 am and 3 pm to 7pm

6. Kalighat Temple: Kalighat temple is located in the kalighat area of Kolkata. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. This is one of the 51 Shakti Sthal of India and one of the most visited temples in India. Always there is a rush of the people and the gate of the temple is very small. The door of the temple is not fully opened. It is better to ignore the priest in the temple. There are many agents and priests moving around you and asking about direst entry into the temple. And you have to pay money for them.

7. Under Ground Metro Train: Kolkata underground metro train is one of the best attractions for tourists in India.  I was interested to travel by metro train. I was not interested to visit any place, but just traveling by metro as fun. That was my new experience of traveling by metro. It was a very nice experience. One has to buy tokens for every trip.

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8. Howrah Bridge: The sightseeing in Kolkata must include “Howrah Bridge”, without visiting it, the trip cannot be complete. The bridge is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. It is the connectivity between two major cities, Kolkata and Howrah. The bridge is a suspended span over the river Hoogly. It is also called the “Rabindra Nath set”. It is one of the best architecture in India.

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9. Indian Museum:  It is located in the heart of the city. It is also called “Jadu Ghar”. The Indian Museum is the ninth-largest museum in the world and one of the oldest and largest museums in India. It has a vast collection of antiques, armor, skeleton, fossils, mummy, and paintings. The most attractive is the Egyptian Mummy. These collections are divided into different galleries. You can visit the gallery according to your liking, what to see first because to see all the things requires a couple of hours. This is one of the must-visit places in Kolkata.

Entry Fee: Require

Timing: Tuesday to Friday- 10 am to 6.30 pm

              Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 8.30 pm

Holiday: Monday

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10. Birla Planetarium:  It is also located in the heart of the city. It has a vast collection of science-related activities. It is the biggest planetarium in India and the second largest in the world. The children, as well as science-related people, will definitely like it. The great attraction in the planetarium shown is the universe, planet, and astronomy. The shows are displayed in different languages like English, Hindi, and Bengali. You have to determine at what time in which language the show will go. It is well maintained and clean. Must visit place in Kolkata.

Entry Fee: require

Timing: 12 pm to 6.30pm

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