Kolkata Cultural Capital

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Kolkata Overview

Proximity to the Khajuraho Temples makes it a starting point for exploring the region's ancient architectural marvels.

Min Nights: 2 Nights
Max Nights: 4 Nights
Recommended Nights: 3 Nights
Category: Family, Wildlife, Nature, Economical, Nearby, International
Nearest Airport: N/A
Nearest Railway Station: N/A

Top things to do in Kolkata

Unlock the beauty of Kolkata with our comprehensive guide to the best things to do and places to visit in this mesmerizing region. From nature's marvels to cultural gems, Kolkata has it all

Fine Arts Academy

Museum

4.25

Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata is a cultural hub showcasing art exhibitions, theatre performances, and music concerts. A must-visit for art enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - October

Timings: 09:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Flexible (As per your budget)

Calcutta Jain Temple Visit

Religious Visit

4.25

Visit the Calcutta Jain Temple in Kolkata to admire its stunning architecture and peaceful atmosphere. Learn about Jainism and its teachings.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 06:00-21:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Chowringhee Street Eats

Cuisine

4.25

Chowringhee in Kolkata is a bustling street lined with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. It is a popular spot for shopping, dining, and exploring the city's vibrant culture.

Best Time to Visit: March - April, October - November

Timings: 11:00-22:00

Closing Days: Closed on Sunday

Price: Free

St. John's Church Visit

Religious Visit

4.75

St. John's Church in Kolkata is a historic Anglican church built in 1787, known for its stunning architecture and serene atmosphere. A must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: April - September

Timings: 08:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Central Park NYC Events

Sightseeing

4.25

Central Park in Kolkata is a popular recreational spot with lush greenery, a lake, and walking paths. It also features a statue of Rabindranath Tagore.

Best Time to Visit: April - May, September - October

Timings: 06:00-01:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Shobhabazar Palace Tour

Historical Sites

4.25

Shobhabazar Rajbari is a historic mansion in Kolkata known for its stunning architecture and cultural significance. Visitors can explore the grand rooms and learn about the rich history of the area.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Genesis Gallery Art Show

Museum

4.25

Genesis Art Gallery in Kolkata showcases contemporary Indian art by emerging and established artists. It is a must-visit for art enthusiasts in the city.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - November

Timings: 10:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Tipu Sultan's Palace Tour

Historical Sites

4.25

Tipu Sultan Palace in Kolkata is a historical site showcasing the architectural beauty of the Mughal era. Visitors can explore the palace and learn about its rich history.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 09:00-17:30

Closing Days: Closed on Monday

Price: 15.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Japanese Zen Temple

Religious Visit

4.25

Visit the Japanese Buddhist Temple in Kolkata to experience tranquility and serenity. Admire the beautiful architecture and serene surroundings.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, October

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Birla Temple Hyderabad

Religious Visit

4.25

Birla Mandir in Kolkata is a stunning Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. The temple's architecture and serene atmosphere make it a must-visit in the city.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 06:00-21:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Nakhoda Mosque Kolkata India

Religious Visit

4.25

Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata is a stunning architectural marvel, one of the largest mosques in India. Visitors can admire the intricate design and peaceful atmosphere.

Best Time to Visit: March - September

Timings: 05:00-22:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Floral Oasis Experience

Sightseeing

4.25

Explore the lush greenery and exotic plant species at the Botanical Gardens in Kolkata. Enjoy a peaceful stroll amidst the beautiful landscapes and serene atmosphere.

Best Time to Visit: March - June, September - October

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Mom's Wax Museum

Museum

4.25

Visit Mother's Wax Museum in Kolkata to see lifelike wax statues of famous personalities. A unique attraction showcasing art and culture.

Best Time to Visit: March - October

Timings: 10:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 250.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Salt Lake City Tours

Beach

4.25

Salt Lake, also known as Bidhannagar, is a modern township in Kolkata known for its beautiful parks, shopping malls, and sports complexes. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists.

Best Time to Visit: June - August

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Birla Planetarium Experience

Sightseeing

4.25

Visit Birla Planetarium in Kolkata for an immersive experience in astronomy with its interactive exhibits and daily shows on the cosmos.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 10:00-17:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 100.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Howrah Bridge Tour Guide

Historical Sites

4.25

Howrah Bridge is an iconic cantilever bridge in Kolkata, India, offering stunning views of the Hooghly River. It is a must-visit landmark for tourists.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 00:00-23:59

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Park St Hub

Clubbing

4.25

Park Street in Kolkata is a bustling thoroughfare known for its vibrant nightlife, upscale restaurants, and historic buildings. It is a popular destination for shopping, dining, and exploring the city's cultural heritage.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - October

Timings: 06:00-22:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Flexible (As per your budget)

Baabur Haat Online Marketplace

Festivals

4.25

Baabur Haat is a historical market in Kolkata, India, known for its traditional handicrafts, textiles, and street food. Visitors can explore the vibrant stalls and immerse themselves in the local culture.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, October - November

Timings: 10:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Frosty Fun Zone

Skiing

4.25

Snow Park in Kolkata is a popular indoor amusement park where visitors can enjoy snowfall, ice skating, snow slides, and other winter activities in a fun and safe environment.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, November - December

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 500.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Birla Tech Museum

Museum

4.25

Explore the Birla Industrial and Technological Museum in Kolkata for a fascinating look at India's industrial and technological advancements.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 10:00-17:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 50.0 (Price is for 1 people)

National Library Resources

Museum

4.25

The National Library in Kolkata is the largest library in India, housing a vast collection of books, manuscripts, and rare documents. It is a must-visit for book lovers and history enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - October

Timings: 08:00-20:00

Closing Days: Closed on Sunday

Price: Free

Aurobindo Bhawan Retreat Center

Religious Visit

4.25

Sri Aurobindo Bhawan in Kolkata is a historic house where the renowned philosopher and poet Sri Aurobindo lived. Visitors can explore his living quarters and learn about his life and teachings.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 09:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Henry's Island Getaway

Beach

4.75

Henry's Island is a serene beach destination near Kolkata, known for its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful sunsets. Visitors can enjoy water sports, bird watching, and relaxing on the sandy shores.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 09:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 20.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Metcalfe Hall Historic Landmark

Museum

4.25

Metcalfe Hall is a historic building in Kolkata, India, known for its colonial architecture and housing a museum with exhibits on the city's history.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Kali Temple Dakshineswar

Religious Visit

4.75

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Located on the banks of the Hooghly River, it is a popular pilgrimage site in Kolkata.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 05:00-21:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Town Hall Events Calendar

Historical Sites

4.25

Town Hall in Kolkata is a historic building with stunning architecture, housing a library and a museum. It is a must-visit for history buffs and architecture enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: May - August

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Closed on Sunday

Price: Free

Victoria Memorial Kolkata Tour Guide

Historical Sites

4.75

Victoria Memorial is a stunning white marble building in Kolkata, India, dedicated to Queen Victoria. It houses a museum showcasing the city's history and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 30.0 (Price is for 1 people)

William's Fort View

Historical Sites

4.25

Fort William is a historic fort in Kolkata, India, built during the British Raj. It houses the Indian Army's Eastern Command headquarters and is a popular tourist attraction.

Best Time to Visit: May - August

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Closed on Monday

Price: Free

Marble Palace Design Studio

Museum

4.25

Marble Palace in Kolkata is a stunning mansion showcasing a collection of art, sculptures, and antiques. Visitors can explore the beautiful architecture and rich history of the palace.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 10:00-16:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Sabarna Archive Collection

Museum

4.25

Sabarna Sangrahashala is a museum in Kolkata showcasing the history and culture of the Sabarna Roy Choudhury family. It is a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Tagore Residence

Historical Sites

4.25

Visit Tagore’s House in Kolkata to explore the ancestral home of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, showcasing his life and works.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Indian Heritage Museum

Museum

4.25

Explore the Indian Museum in Kolkata, India, showcasing a vast collection of artifacts, art, and cultural exhibits dating back to ancient times.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 20.0 (Price is for 1 people)

South Park Cemetery Street

Historical Sites

4.25

Explore the historic South Park Street Cemetery in Kolkata, India, dating back to the 18th century. Admire the Gothic architecture and serene atmosphere.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Mom's Home Hub

Religious Visit

4.75

Mother House in Kolkata is the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa. Visitors can pay their respects and learn about her life and work.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Sundarbans Wildlife Safari Tour

Wildlife

4.25

Explore the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kolkata, India. Discover the largest mangrove forest in the world and spot the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 08:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Flexible (As per your budget)

Rabindra Sarovar Park

Sightseeing

4.25

Rabindra Sarovar, also known as the "Lung of Kolkata", is a serene lake surrounded by lush greenery, perfect for picnics, boating, and birdwatching.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 05:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Aquatica Oasis Retreat

Water Sports

4.25

Aquatica is a popular water theme park in Kolkata, offering thrilling water rides, wave pools, and a relaxing lazy river. Perfect for a fun day out with family and friends.

Best Time to Visit: March - September

Timings: 10:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 800.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Alipore Zoo Experience

Wildlife

4.25

Alipore Zoo is a popular tourist attraction in Kolkata, India. It is the oldest zoological park in India and home to a variety of animals including tigers, elephants, and giraffes.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 50.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Princep Ghat Kolkata Riverside Park

Sightseeing

4.25

Princep Ghat is a beautiful riverside promenade in Kolkata, offering stunning views of the Hooghly River and the Vidyasagar Setu bridge. It is a popular spot for picnics and boat rides.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 05:00-22:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Belur Math Visit Guide

Religious Visit

4.75

Belur Math is a serene and spiritual place in Kolkata, India, known for its beautiful architecture, peaceful surroundings, and as the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

Best Time to Visit: October - December

Timings: 05:30-22:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Kolkata Science City Experience

Museum

4.25

Science City Kolkata is a popular attraction for science enthusiasts, featuring interactive exhibits, a space theatre, and a butterfly garden. Perfect for a fun and educational day out.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 10:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 50.0 (Price is for 1 people)

Tajpur Beach Resort

Beach

4.25

Tajpur is a serene beach destination near Kolkata, known for its pristine sandy beaches, tranquil atmosphere, and water sports activities.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 09:00-18:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Flexible (As per your budget)

Eden Gardens Venue

Sightseeing

4.75

Eden Gardens is a historic cricket stadium in Kolkata, known for its electrifying atmosphere during matches. It is a must-visit for sports enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: January - February, November - December

Timings: 09:00-18:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Flexible (As per your budget)

Eco Park Adventure Tour

Sightseeing

4.25

Eco Tourism Park in Kolkata is a sprawling urban park with lush greenery, water bodies, and recreational activities like boating and cycling, perfect for nature lovers and families.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - October

Timings: 09:00-17:00

Closing Days: Closed on Monday

Price: Free

Kalighat Temple Visit Guide

Religious Visit

4.25

Visit Kalighat Kali Temple, a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Explore the vibrant markets of New Market and enjoy a boat ride on the Hooghly River.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 05:00-14:00,16:30-21:00

Closing Days: Closed on Tuesday

Price: Free

St. Paul's Cathedral Visit

Religious Visit

4.25

St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata is a historic Anglican cathedral known for its Gothic architecture and serene atmosphere, a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: May - August

Timings: 08:30-16:30

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

Nicco Park Fun Zone

Adventure

4.25

Nicco Park is a popular amusement park in Kolkata, India, offering a variety of rides, attractions, and entertainment options for visitors of all ages.

Best Time to Visit: September - November

Timings: 10:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: 200.0 (Price is for 1 people)

State Archaeology Museum

Museum

4.25

Explore the State Archaeological Gallery in Kolkata to witness a collection of ancient artifacts, sculptures, and manuscripts showcasing the rich history of Bengal.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - October

Timings: 10:00-17:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

CIMA Gallery Art Collection

Museum

4.25

Explore contemporary art at CIMA Art Gallery in Kolkata. Featuring works by renowned Indian artists, this gallery is a must-visit for art enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit: March - May, September - October

Timings: 10:00-20:00

Closing Days: Open all days

Price: Free

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Travel Guidelines for Kolkata, West Bengal, India For Indian Travellers

1. Place Information

Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, is a vibrant metropolis known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and architectural marvels. From colonial-era landmarks to bustling markets and mouthwatering street food, Kolkata offers travelers a unique blend of tradition and modernity.

2. Travel Related Information

3. Visa Related Information

Indian citizens do not require a visa to travel within India. Ensure you have a valid ID proof for your journey.

4. SIM Card/Network Related Information

Major telecom providers like Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio offer reliable network coverage in Kolkata. You can purchase prepaid SIM cards from authorized outlets by providing valid identification documents.

5. Govt Safety Guidelines

Kolkata is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it's advisable to take standard precautions to ensure your safety and well-being. Avoid isolated areas, especially at night, and keep your belongings secure while exploring the city.

6. Internal Transport Related Information

Local transportation options in Kolkata include taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, and the iconic yellow Ambassador taxis. The city also has an extensive network of buses operated by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and private operators. The Kolkata Metro, India's first underground railway system, provides convenient connectivity across various parts of the city.

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