The Most Interesting Places to Visit in Kolkata


An exclusively important centre of art and culture, Kolkata is a city everyone ought to visit at least once in their lifetime. The moist and breezy climate, beautiful monuments, delectable delicacies and picturesque gardens – the ‘City of Joy’ has a lot to offer. It may come across as easy going when compared to other fast-paced cities like Delhi and Mumbai, but its gentle pace will make you sway away with it.

Myriad hues and flavours give this warm and welcoming city a distinct feel. For tourists, it is a feast to their heart and soul with places like the famous Victoria Memorial, the architectural marvel Howrah Bridge, the National Library, and theme parks like the Nicco Park and the Eco Park.

It has some of the best resorts in India, like the LaLiT Grand Eastern Kolkata, which ensures that the tourists have a wonderful time as they explore the beautiful city. If you are planning to visit Kolkata, here are a few places that must be on your list:

Victoria Memorial

Located in the heart of Kolkata, this white marbled beauty is an epitome of elegance and grace. The magnificent monument, now converted into a museum, was built in memory of Queen Victoria and is one of the best places to visit not just in the city, but the entire country. It has architectural influence of British and Mughal architecture and stands out as a perfect example of refined architecture that existed during that era. The well-maintained, lush green garden spread over 64 acres is a treat to watch, especially when illuminated at night.

The National Library

National Library, India’s largest library is worth visiting on your trip to Kolkata. Spread over 30 acres, this grand library dates back to 1836 and has a collection of over 2 million books, 3200 manuscripts and over 86,000 maps.

It is not only a treasure trove of knowledge but flaunts impressive architecture with arches, tall pillars and green doors. The reading room is spacious enough to accommodate around 550 people.

Central Park

Situated in Bidhannagar, this well-maintained public park is a delight for tourists. It is surrounded by picturesque water bodies and has boundless greenery with flower plants, trees and lawns.

The park has a beautiful butterfly and rose garden which are a delight to watch. It’s a perfect place for clicking some great shots. Be here during the sunset, when the sun reflects on the waters of the lake, offering a beautiful sight.

Birla Planetarium:

This is another not-to-miss attraction in the ‘city of lakes’. If you are an astronomy lover or have interest in science, you’ll love this place and the amazing shows that are organized here. You’ll get to know interesting details about the planets and other celestial bodies in the universe.

The planetarium has exclusive pictures of celestial bodies and famous astronauts on display. It lies in close proximity to the top business hotel in Kolkata, like The LaLiT Grand Eastern Kolkata, so if you plan your stay at this property, it will be easier for you to reach this tourist attraction.