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Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial is a memorial which is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and was built between 1906 and 1921. It is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata.It is is a tourist destination and a museum and consists of a large dome with palatial gardens on the banks of the river Hoogly. The place is located on the Chowringhee Road.

The Prince of Wales had laid the foundation for the memorial in the year of 1906 and Calcutta (now Kolkata) was announced the capital of British India. The architect of Victoria Memorial was William Emerson and Vincent Esch and it is based on the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style. You can read more about it on Victoria Memorial Kolkata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Memorial,_Kolkata)

The gardens at the Victoria Memorial cover a massive area of 64 acres. There are 21 gardeners to upkeep this property.

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Victoria Memorial Kolkata

Things to do in Victoria Memorial

The museum consists of beautiful artifacts from the time of Queen Victoria and the British Rule. There are paintings, weapons, textiles and coins. There are armory, artillery and swords used in ancient warfare. There are galleries like Sculpture gallery and Royal Gallery which has original oil paintings from famous artists. You can go for the light and sound shows and chariot rides near the grounds.

How to reach Victoria Memorial

The address of Victoria Memorial is Queens Way in Kolkata near Chowringhee road. You can take a taxi or a bus from the Howrah Railway station or the Netaji Subhash International Airport. The nearest metro stations will be Rabindra Sadan Metro station and Maidan Metro station.

Best time to visit Victoria Memorial

The best time will be during the period of October and March. The time is in winters the weather will be pleasant and you can avoid the humid summers of Kolkata.

The tickets will cost from Rs 10 to Rs 200 for foreigners and it is open to public from 5.30 am to 6.15 pm except on Mondays and National Holidays. The gallery will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Fort William

Fort William was built during the British Presidency of British India and is a fort in Kolkata. It is situated on the banks of the river of Hooghly. It consists of the Black Hole of Calcutta which is an internal guard room. The original fort was built by the East India Company in the year 1696.The Fort is built in the shape of octagon and three of its side face the river Hooghly. The fort is designed to defend against cannon firing and is surrounded by a moat. The moat helped in the flanking of the enemy fire who is trying to reach the walls.

The fort is presently owned and operated by the Indian Army and is the headquarters of the Eastern Command. The Fort has the capacity to accommodate 10,000 solders at any point of the time and houses amenities like shopping mall, restaurants and cinema halls for the military personnel.

Fort William is one of the best historical attractions of Kolkata and during the Plassey War; the army led by the Nawab of Bengal Siraj Ul Daulah defeated the British by attacking this fort.

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The historical and military importance of Fort William is huge. The Fort is located on the Khidirpur Road and you have to take permission from the Commanding Officer for the visit. There is no entry fee for the Fort William entry.

How to reach Fort William

Fort William is located in the city of Calcutta and can be easily reached by buses, cabs and trams. Calcutta has electric trams which ply all over the city.

Best time to visit Fort William

The best time to visit Fort William will be in the winters. The winters are pleasant and you can have a look at the fort. The timing of the Fort William will be from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Belur Math

Belur Math was founded by Swami Vivekananda .who was the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.It is located on the west bank of the river Hooghly in Belur which is in West Bengal India. It is one of the significant pilgrimage places to visit in Calcutta this temple is the heart of the Ramakrishna movement and is notable for the different styles of architecture which was used like Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist. and Islamic. In the year 2003 the Belur Math railway station was inaugurated which was dedicated for the Mandir .

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Belur Math is famous for conducting medical service and they worked for women upliftment of the rural class .the work among the backward tribes relief and cultural activities they also celebrate the annual birthdays of Devi Sharda, Devi Ramakrishna Vivekananda and other disciples .The very famous celebrations of the Kumari Puja and Durga Puja are one of the main attractions of Belur Math. The tradition of the Kumari Puja in 1901 was started by Swami Vivekananda. Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and mission which was founded by Swami Vivekananda and is one of the main pilgrimage places to visit in Kolkata. It was built in the year 1938 and it consists of four temples.

Things to do in Belur Math

There are various activities which are conducted in the Belur Math campus. The birthdays of Shri Krishna, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Chaitanya and the other monistic disciples are conducted and observed. The singing of carols during the Christmas and it also conducts various activities which are spiritual and cultural in nature. At 5:30 p.m. in the evening the Sandhya Arati the songs which are sound in the praise of Sri Sarada Devi and shield Ramakrishna.

Best time to visit Belur Math

The visiting hours of are set due to the changes according to the seasons. In the months of April to September the Math opens at 6:00 a.m. in the morning and to 11:30 a.m. and then it again reopens at 4:00 p.m. in the evening to 7:00 p.m. In the month of October too much it opens at 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the morning and from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In the evening the Belur Math and the Ramakrishna Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays during this timings .The Belur Math is open on all days and has free entry.

 How to reach Belur Math

Belur Math is located in the Northern part of Howrah and is around 4 km from the railway station it is accessible by all modes of transport from outside the Howrah railway station and you can travel by bus taxi or auto you are travelling from Howrah you can take the bus number 54 to reach Belur the local train service is also very good and convenient when you travel to Belur Math the time taken will be around half an hour to reach there from the nearest bus stand on the railway station

Howrah Bridge

The Howrah Bridge in the year 1943 the bridge was known as new Howrah Bridge because it has replaced an old bridge in the same location which was connecting two cities Calcutta Kolkata and Howrah. In the year 1965 it was named as Rabindra Setu after the great poet Rabindranath Tagore who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel Laureate the width of the bridge is 71 feet.

The Howrah Bridge carries our daily traffic estimate of around 80000 vehicles and over a million   pedestrians. It is the sixth longest cantilever bridge in the world Howrah Bridge is one of the busiest cantilever bridge in the world.

It was the third longest cantilever Bridge at the time of its construction and is currently VI in the longest list of bridges of this type in the world.

The Howrah Bridge is maintained by the Kolkata Port Trust and it is under 6 Hi-Tech surveillance cameras which are used to monitor the entire stretch of 705 m structure from the control room.

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 Things to do around Howrah Bridge

The scenery of the Howrah Bridge is excellent you can also enjoy the fresh Breeze of the river Hooghly.

The Howrah Bridge was constructed because the city Calcutta was growing in size and it was becoming busy day by day.

In the year in the year 1862.the Governor of Bengal and the chief engineer of the East Indian Railway company Mr George Turnbull conducted a study. The initial plan was to conduct a tunnel which will connect the cities of Howrah and Calcutta. But then they changed the plan to build a suspended girder Bridge constructed around 12 miles from the north of Calcutta.

 Best time to visit the Howrah Bridge

The Howrah Bridge is open all the year round with around 1.5 million traffic passing by every day .It is one of the most complicated designs in cantilever bridges

The beautiful Hooghly River passes below the Howrah Bridge and it is one of the four bridges to connect the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata

 How to reach the Howrah Bridge

There is no entry free to enter the Howrah Bridge. The Howrah Bridge is located near the Howrah railway station which is one of the busiest railway stations in India it can be easily reach with all the means of transport available like buses, taxis and cycles

The scenic beauty is excellent as it gives a panoramic view of the river Hooghly and the adjoining buildings which point to the British era.

Dakshineswar Kali temple

is one of the most sacred Temple in Kolkata which is dedicated to the Goddess Kali it is also an architectural and was built on the conventional navaratna it has a towering height of around Hundred feet and it was founded by Rani Rashmoni in the year 1855 temple is famous among all the pilgrims over the world and it is a place where sheep Ramakrishna Paramahamsa the great saint and religious thinker found his spiritual vision and advocated Unity.

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Activities to do around the Dakshineswar Temple

The temple is an architectural Marvel and is composed of 9 signed main temples it also consists of a huge Courtyard which is surrounding the temple and there are rooms in the boundary walls

12th science which are dedicated to call is companion Lord Shiva and a temple for Radha Krishna. It also consists of a bathing Ghat and a string which is dedicated to Rani Rashmoni.

Best time to visit the Dakshineswar Temple

Dakshineswar Temple becomes the centre of attraction during the Kali puja the temple is decorated with flowers and with an exceptionally well done lighting arrangement there are pilgrims travelling from early morning making a line to make prayers and offer Prasad to the deity of the Dakshina Kali Temple. On every Amavasya the temple is again decorated and Evening Aarti or Sandhya Aarti is performed.

 How to reach the Dakshineswar Temple

The Dakshineswar temple is located at a distance 20 kilometres in the Northern side of the central part of Kolkata. The temple is in the Eastern side of the river Hooghly and is located alongside a bridge which helps to connect Howrah and Kolkata. The bridge is known as the Vivekananda Bridge, which is also one of the major attractions of Kolkata.

Birla Planetarium Kolkata

Birla Planetarium is also known as Taramandal which was a magnificent dome shaped structure sanctioned in the air 1963 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru it is one of the three planetariums in India and the largest of the three

There are various programs which run is a planetarium ranging from languages in Bengali English and other regional languages along with Hindi

Astronomy lovers enjoy the show which year organised here. The shows include science around house celestial bodies the earth the moon. The planets are explained and how they behave in the in the universe.

Architecture of the Birla Planetarium Kolkata is very similar to Sanchi Stupa

The place can accommodate around 700 people. The project in the compound is made of kalji and is a Testament to excellent visuals. The structure of the columns which are present in the planetarium reminds of a mini Colosseum.

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Things to do in Birla Planetarium Kolkata

Birla Planetarium Kolkata helps to ignite the scientific enquiry in children and general.

It has been a favourite among students and people who are interested in astrology and astronomical Sciences. There are various interesting shows like Zodiac signs and starts at the constellations which are seen in the sky. the most popular among them will be new view of the solar system and journey to the Antarctic and their new shows which are added every couple of months which are subordinate it with excellent visual effects and sound with interesting trivia about solar system.

Best time to visit Birla Planetarium Kolkata

The timing of the shows at the at the Birla Planetarium Kolkata are scheduled for different languages

English shows are conducted from 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Hindi shows are at 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bengali shows are at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. There are also extra shows which additional shows which are conducted on Sundays and national holidays which are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. for Hindi and 11:30 a.m. for Bengali.

 How to reach Birla Planetarium Kolkata

Birla Planetarium is situated in the middle of the city and is around 18 km from the Netaji Subhash International Airport. You can reach there by taking a cab through the VIP road. You can also reach there from the railway station which is the distance of 5 kilometres and can be easily accessible by taxi when you pass to the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Marg.

 

Indian Museum

The Indian Museum is also referred to as the Imperial Museum at Calcutta and it dates back to the British India which was the largest and the oldest museum in India

It has collections of armour ornaments Fossil skeletons mummies and antiques and also Mughal painting

It was founded in the year 1814 and the Founder curated was Nathaniel Wallich.The Museum consists of 35 scientific and cultural artefacts related to archaeology comma geology. Zoology, Economics and archaeology

we can see many unique and rare specimens related to the study of natural science is it has been preserved in this Calories and has been under the control of the board of trustees and his directorate  cultural segment. The zoology department is handled by the botanical Survey of India. It is one of the oldest Museums in the world and has been an organisation under the ministry of culture Government of India. it is also known as a local language as Jadugar which has collections pictures of Ultimate historical importance from the relics of Buddha to the Egyptian mummies and also sculptures which dates back to the Mughal and before that.

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Things to do in the Indian museum Kolkata

One can go to the Indian museum and have a look at the collection of various artefacts which will also include initial mummy which has all the organs extracted from its body leaving behind only the heart there is a Buddhist Stupa. There are the Ashoka Pillar which was the original symbol .The Museum also has fossilized skeletons of animals, an elaborate art collection and also precious artifacts with fascinating collection of different materials during the period of 1000 years.

How to reach Indian museum

The Indian Museum is located in centre of the city which has multiple connections to the city where different routes of cab buses and taxi

The best way to reach the Museum will be through the metro rail stations and the nearest metro station is Park Street Metro. You can also take a bus or an auto.

The best time to visit Indian Museum Kolkata

The Indian Museum is open on all the five days of the week accept on the day of Monday. There are various timings of the opening of the Indian Museum according to the Seasons.

During the month of March to November it is open from 10 a.m. in the morning to 5:00 p.m. in the evening

During the Months of December to February it is open from 10 a.m. in the morning to 4:30 p.m. in the evening

The Museum is closed on all the national holidays which are the Republic Day, Independence Day, and Mahatma Gandhi birthday, Dussehra, Diwali and Eid

The entry fee for the adult is rupees 20 and for a foreigner it will be 500 INR

 

Kalighat

Kalighat Kali temple is a Hindu temple which is located in West Bengal and it is one of the 51 Shakti peethas. The temple is situated on the old course of the river Bhagirathi which ran to the city of Calcutta

The holy temple of Kalighat is situated on the bank of a canal known as known as Adi Ganga which is connected to the river Hooghly. The main temple consists of various parts one of them is   nut Mandir. Jor Bangla. Harkat Tala. Radha Krishna Temple and Kundapur. The Kalika Temple is famous because it was believed that one of the body parts of Sati fell there and then this temple was made. The temple gets pilgrims from all over India and the world and has been popular during the locations of Durga Puja Kali puja and the Bengali New Year.

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 Things to do around Kalighat Kali temple

The Kalighat temple is one of the Heritage sites of Calcutta the temple has been one of the Classic form of Kolkata city. It is one of the 51 Shakti peethas which makes the temple river as it is one of the most visited historical and religious places in India the temple is built on the traditional Bengal School of structure for architecture which is a single large Dome at the top. The main attractions nearby Kalighat temple will be the river and the different shops which are offering anything and everything related to souvenirs and also paintings along with religious offerings

 How to reach the Kalighat Kali temple

The Kalika Temple is located in southern part of Kolkata; there are buses and trains which are available easily from Kolkata to Kalighat. The nearest metro stations of the Kalighat Kali temple will be Kalighat and Jatin Das Park the temple is located in one of the busiest areas in Kolkata where there are lot of transportation facilities which are available to reach the temple premises.

 

 Best time to visit the Kalighat Kali temple

The best time to visit the Kalighat Kali temple in Kolkata will be during the Seasons where there is maximum footfall. During festivals like Kali puja, Durga Puja, Bengali New Year. The timings of the temple will be from 5 a.m. in the morning to 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon and then the temple close this post the lunch session it starts around 5:00 p.m. in the evening and continue till 10:30 p.m. in the night. In order to avoid huge traffic and crowd you can visit the temple on Thursdays or Wednesday.

 Park Street

Park Street is one of the busiest areas in Kolkata where you will find five star restaurant hotels malls and several eating places. It is one of the major hanging out places in Calcutta which is also known as the Mother Teresa Sarani.Park Street is known for shopping and it is one of the commercial areas which shop which offer different items which is favourite for the people visiting Kolkata. It is also famous for shop and is one of the places which are visited by people who love to have books. For reading buffs, you will find new hand second hand books also it is the place where the famous Oxford book store is located.

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Things to do in Park Street Kolkata

Park Street is famous for its night life night club and the type of culture which is prevalent in areas. It is also famous for live music and very well-known artists visit and play the tune in Park Street eateries and  famous pubs like Someplace Else Pub The Park Hotel the Amber and others.

How to reach Park Street Kolkata

Park City Centre is located in in Kolkata and can be reached by various modes of transport. It can be read by buses or taxis. It’s only 15 kilometres from the centre of Kolkata. The nearest the nearest route which can be accessed by the Jawaharlal Nehru road and you can also go to park street why are the Underlay Pyne road and get to College Street why you can also take the Radhanath Mallick lane the route via Surya Sen Street will be to go to the Mahatma Gandhi Road and then go to the artist Jagadish Chandra Bose Road then go to Shakespeare Sarani cross the Chowringhee road and then meet at Park Street if you are coming from the Central Avenue you can get there where the  Jawaharlal Nehru road and reach the fastest flyover.

 Best time to visit Park Street Kolkata

Time to visit Park Street past is known for the nightlife of Kolkata. So the best time to visit parks it will be in the evening when the pubs and bars are all open and then there a people going on for shopping. Park Street is known for different pubs and famous for the eateries are like the Peter cat, Mocambo and other famous Chinese Thai and other cuisines which are very prevalent in the Park Street area.

The best time of the year will be to visit in the time of Christmas and New Year when there is a lot of activity going on. You will see people coming in fancy clothes and eating out and with the festive spirit.

 

Maidan

Maidan is one of the largest urban parks in  Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. It is formed of large playgrounds which one of the favourite cricket avenues like Eden Gardens and there are football stadiums along with the world famous Kolkata Race course. It has also architectural marvels which is one being the Victoria Memorial. Maidan is referred to as the lungs of Kolkata because of the huge array of green grass field. It is a property of the Indian army and the army hosts the parade in the command of the Fort William. The Maidan stretches from a long stretch from starting from the Raj Bhawan building in Esplanade and then going not the National Library on the belvedere road in Alipur to the south. it is flanked on the side by the Hooghly river and in the east it is covered by the Victoria Memorial. it is considered to be one of the most important historical and Cultural centre of Kolkata as well as a place for entertainment and sports activity.

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Things to do around Maidan Kolkata

One of the major places will be Victoria Memorial. Fort William. Rashtrapati Bhawan. National Library. and  and places like the  Academyof Fine Arts. you can enjoy delicious street food in Maidan and also visit to the favourite movie hall which is known as Nandan which is very near to the Maidan Mein the Maidan is interconnected to various social and economic  hotspots in Kolkata.

How to reach Maidan

The best way to reach Maidan is taking a nostalgic Tram ride in Kolkata comma the time right takes you through the rustic remains of the archaeological Society of India along with the National Library and you can also see the Race course and the Victoria Memorial. You can also reach Maidan by taking a bus which will passed the red road and a taxi from the nearest railway station which will be Howrah railway station or from the airport comma

Best time to visit Maidan

The  the best time to visit Maidan will be on the Republic Day of India which is 26th of January where you will see the parrot of the Indian army which has been conducted by the Fort William and also you can also visit Maidan during the winter season when there will be most of the activities like cricket  and badminton which we going on people also visit the Race course is better Race Course will see the horses running and then you can also go to Maidan to have a leisurely work under the beautiful canopies of the trees .it is one of the favourite spots for picnic during the winter  season.

Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens is an iconic stadium located in Kolkata’s BBD Bagh area which is near the state Secretariat and also near the Calcutta High Court

Eden Gardens was established in the year 1864 and was laid down by the then governor general Auckland which is named after his sisters. The cricket stadium has a capacity to hold around 80000 people and is the second largest stadium in the world it is also a host to many other Sporting activities accepted and all is a place for nature lovers comma the beautiful Eden Gardens has a garden itself which has huge mango, banyan and mahogany trees this makes is a very sought-after please for the nature lovers. Eden Garden is the host too many cricket matches and is the present term for the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. The stadium is not open when there are no matches our live. If you want to go there you have to take permission from the C A B which is the Cricket Association of Bengal

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Things to do around Eden Gardens Kolkata

Seeing the cricket matches live in Eden Gardens Kolkata with the huge crowd of around 90000 people is an experience in itself. You can also go about toiling around the place which has Maidan and the Victoria Memorial. There is a plethora of street food available there which is famous for being tasty as well as keep on the pockets.

Best time to visit Eden Gardens Kolkata

the best time to visit Eden Gardens in Kolkata will be the evening time when there is a lot of people out there and during the match timing due to the beautiful canopies the weather is very pleasant in the in garden arena and you can have a visit there to look into the queen at the quintessential nature which will be behold you

How to reach Eden Gardens Kolkata

Eden Gardens located on the Strand road of Kolkata which can be reached by various modes of transportation. You can take buses and cabs it is very near to the railway station Howrah. You can easily stretched by government buses and Eden Gardens is located near the river Hooghly. If you want to have a ferry ride you can take it from Babu Ghat near Howrah.

Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata

Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata is in Anglican Cathedral which is under the church of North India the capital is situated in the middle of the city. Saint Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most historical and architectural pleasures which you can avail during a vacation to Kolkata. The cathedral is situated near the Rabindra Sarobar Metro station and Park street metro station.

Things to do around Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata

The cathedral was started in the year 1839 and is it is one of the first churches in the continent of Asia. Saint Paul’s Cathedral was built by the empire British when they ruled India. The cathedral is a testament to the architectural geniuses during the Indo Gothic period and the structure is a white Edifice which has tainted glass windows. The structure also houses a library with ancient text and religious scriptures

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How to reach Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata

The Central location in Kolkata is right in the middle of the city which is easily accessible. You can take a bus from North or South Kolkata. If you are travelling by the metro you can take the nearest Metro stop which is Rabindra Sadan are popularly known to locals as Exide. You can also take a cab from any part of Kolkata to reach there.

The best time to visit Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata

The best time to visit the Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata is during the Sunday prayers. During Christmas when the whole structure is lit up with beautiful chandeliers and Christmas carols are sung.

You can remember the following points when visiting the Saint Paul’s Cathedral Kolkata that photography inside the church is not allowed and you have to maintain silence as this is a place where people come and of other players. You should not hamper with the garden which is outside the cathedral and entry is free of cost but especially when there is a festive spirit during the Christmas time the place gets overcrowded and you should take time to reach there.

Mother house

Mother house is a Latin Church which is a part of the Roman Catholic religious congregation also known as Saint Teresa of Kolkata. It was developed and established by Mother Teresa in the year 1950. the members of this house are located in a place in the middle of the city and houses people who are underprivileged and the people who work in the mother house are known as sisters who has who have devoted their lives to serve the people who are in need. the Missionaries of Charity all the mother house is one of the places where you will see people coming and being served without any religious sentiments the sisters who worked under the Missionaries of Charity have been helping the poor and the under fat with food and medicines along with clothes. The mother house is very famous for the Tomb of Mother Teresa and there is a Museum where you can see her works the article she has written and awards has been received for work.

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Things to do around mother house Kolkata

Mother house Kolkata is located in Park Street which is one of the busiest places in Kolkata. Park Street has a lot of pubs and eateries you can visit the nearby eateries and also enjoy the food and drinks that.  If you are a book lover if you want to go for first and second hand books you can visit the place nearby. There is a famous Oxford book store where you can visit and spend novels and listening to live music in pubs like Trincas and Someplace Else.

How to reach Mother House Kolkata

The Mother house is located in one of the busiest placed in Kolkata which is Park Street the place is around 2 kilometres from the park street metro station. You can either travel via taxi or cover it on foot. Bus services are available to Mother House from any part of the city. You can also take regular bus service if you are coming from the Howrah station to Sealdah station and Netaji Subhash International Airport in Dum Dum Kolkata

Best time to visit mother house Kolkata

If you want to see a special mass in Mother House Kolkata you can go every week on Friday at around 4:30 p.m. those special prayers which are offered on Mother Teresa tomb which is blessed by Mother Teresa relic. The volunteers and sisters of the mother house celebrate Holy mass day on each day at around 6:00 a.m. in the morning and the location is the main Chapel.

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Jorasanko Thakur Bari is home to the Tagore family which was based out of Jorasanko located in the north of Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. It is the Bengali name given to the house which belongs to the Thakur it is a very enjoyable place to visit especially lovers of Bengali literature and history.

There are seven hundred paintings that have been exhibited in this phone which capture and show the level of detail in attention of the painters in the Tagore family. You can also visit memorabilia and beautiful artefacts which shows one of the most articulate works of Rabindranath Tagore who was the first Nobel Laureate in Asia and India. There are different galleries which show manuscripts books and other antique items which are a part of the Tagore family and also you can see the beautiful oil paintings painted by the Tagore family.

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This is a place of Rabindranath Tagore who had been a poet and a literary figure. The house was built in the year 1784 and is now a museum with the Rabindra Bharati museum and to the local city is commonly known as the Jorasanko Thakur Bari. The university which is the Rabindra Bharati University is also located near the Jorasanko Thakur Bari and has been started to impart education.

If you want to gain knowledge about Rabindranath Thakur you can go and visit this place. You will find out the beautiful lifestyle of the goat and the personality which was instrumental in shaping the literature of India and the whole world if you are an art lover a book lover or enthusiast on literature this should be the first place on your  on your list of the places to visit in Kolkata.

Things to do in Jorasanko Thakur Bari Kolkata

The Rabindra Bharati University arranges a number of programs. The most eminent is the Panchise Baisakh, which is the cultural program which takes place on the day of Rabindranath Tagore birthday.

Baishe Shrabon takes place on the day of the death of Rabindranath Tagore. If you are literature lover you can definitely go to the Mela, arranged by the Rabindra Bharati University known as the Aban Mela.

Best time to visit Jorasanko Thakur Bari

The best time to visit the Jorasanko Thakur Bari will be during the birthday of the eminent poet Rabindranath Tagore. You can see a lot of celebrations and events happening. The events are being conducted by the Rabindra Bharati University which is located near the Jorasanko Thakur Bari.Jorasanko Thakur Bari ticket prices range from INR 10 for visit and INR 10 for light and sound and INR 50 for foreigner.

How to reach Jorasanko Thakur Bari Kolkata

Jorasanko Thakur Bari is located in one of the busiest places in Kolkata it is located in the campus of the Rabindra Bharati University and on the Dwarkanath Tagore Lane in Jorasanko Kolkata. It can be easily read by cats or any public transportation which you want .We suggest reaching the place by metro and nearest metro station will be Girish Park and then you can have a walk to Jorasanko Thakur Bari.

The Alipore Zoo Kolkata

The Alipore zoo is also known as the zoological garden of Alipore and is one of the oldest geological parks in India. It is one of the major attractions of Kolkata West Bengal and it attracts tourist from all over India who enjoy the wildlife and the flora and fauna. The Alipore zoo is huge, spreading over around 47 acres

The Alipore Zoo opened in the year 1876 and is known for being home to the giant Adwaita. Expired in the year 2006 a great aldabra tortoise it became famous with families and children. Alipore zoo is the place where you can see exotic animals like Royal Bengal tiger, the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, zebra, antelope, deer and the Indian Elephant. You can also see Birds like lorikeet and flamboyant and beautiful species like Queen horse pheasant ,Golden Pheasant ostrich emu hornbills and others.

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Things to do at the Alipore Zoo Kolkata

The Alipore Zoo has a reptile house, a panther house and an elephant house. It has a separate children’s zoo which is also there an adjacent to it is the aquarium which has been affiliated to the zoo but lies across the road. The exclusive reptile house with is meant for snakes and reptiles like the  Indian Python ,Indian cobra, Common Krait ,Wolf snake and  crocodiles.

Alipore Zoo Kolkata starts with a entry ticket of Rs 25 on weekdays. On Saturdays and Sundays and government holidays the price of the ticket will be INR 30.There is no camera fees for entry for this. Children for below the age five years will be INR 10.

The best time to visit Alipore Zoo Kolkata

The best time to visit the Alipore Zoo Kolkata is during the winter season to see the wide variety of wildlife and flora of the place. There is considerable modernization in the zoo which led to installation of Glass enclosure and the building of a virus which had left to increase in the popularity of the zoo.

The Alipore zoo opens at different timings opening start from 9 a.m. in the morning to 5:00 p.m. In the evening the aquarium timings start from 10:30 a.m. in the morning to 5:00 p.m. in the evening. The ticket counters open for 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the evening .Thursdays are the days when the zoo is off for maintenance purpose.

During the period of Christmas and New Year which spans from the 15th of December to 31st of January zoo is open on all 7 days

How to reach Alipore Zoo Kolkata

From the airport and Howrah station -you can take the road for Belvedere Road and drop on the Alipore zoo crossing.

Nearest metro station will be Netaji Bhawan and the nearest bus stand will be Ekbalpur.  Easily accessible as it has been in the centre of a busy Street and it has multiple bus routes leading to the Alipore Zoo.

Birla Mandir Kolkata

Lord Krishna and goddess Radha it is one of the structures which is famous in the streets of Kolkata. It is an amalgamated of architecture with combined traditional style with modern reflects modern with modern architecture. It is a work of art and Engineering genius. Birla Mandir was started for construction in the year 1970 and it had took 26 years to complete it and was open for public in the year 1996. The patterns of the wall art are done by artist from Mirzapur, Muzaffarpur, and Agra.

Things to do in Birla Mandir Kolkata

Birla Mandir is known for the temple of Radha and Krishna and their other Gods like Lord Hanuman ,Lord Shiva ,Lord Ganesh and it shows the direction of 10 Lord Vishnu and Goddess Durga.You can see the magnificient architecture and meditate on the soft hymns chanted by the priests.

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Best time to visit Birla Mandir Kolkata

The structure of the Birla Mandir is eminent and can be seen from Ballygunge which is a posh neighbourhood of Kolkata. The domes are adorned with stone work so indicate and the designed so magnificent it has acquired and international taste and their visitors from countries like USA and Europe visiting this place during winters and also during special events like Janmashtami.

How to reach  Birla Mandir Kolkata

Birla Mandir is situated in Ballygunge Kolkata and his well connected to all the places nearby via Road and metro stations. If you are looking to travel from Howrah station Kolkata you can take a cab or a bus and directly reach there if you looking to travel from Netaji Subhash International Airport from Kolkata contact number place. The nearest metro station will be Gariahat and from where you can take an auto or a cab. There will connected buses which travel all day long for Birla Mandir

 

Princep Ghat Kolkata

Princep Ghat is famous for the architecture and history and if one of the Greek architecture styles. It is located on the banks of the river Hooghly and you can see the Howrah Bridge in the background. It is famous for the sunrise and the sunset views and people take long walks in the cool breeze of the river Hooghly and is a favourite picnic spot for many of the locals.

Princep Ghat has a history of being as it during the British rule by the British soldiers used to unload and offload their passengers and amenities which came by the river route. the location of the Ghat is between the Watergate and Fort William it is one of the cats the Princep Ghat which has maintain the beauty of the pre-independence era it is very famous among the photographers for the wedding shoots. It is also known for the local food joints which are there for Santa meal and local snacks. if you are a history buff and you want to explore the British rule and how it impacted the architecture of Kolkata Princep Ghat should be one of the items you should check out on a list of the most visited places in Kolkata.

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Things to do in Princep Ghat

Princep Ghat is famous for the boat ride and tourist 1 boat rides during mornings from around 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the morning and in the evenings from around 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m… The river cruise can be done on traditional wooden boats and also on speed boat. Other attractions of Princep Ghat include the local food where you can have snacks and ice cream. If you are a nature lover you can go for the launch which has mighty mahogany trees and flower beds which makes it a perfect place for all the people who are in love with Mother Nature.

Best time to visit Princep Ghat

The best time to visit Princep Ghat is during the sunrise and the sunset you can also go for an evening boat ride and visit the nearby Gardens along the banks of the Hugli River.

How to reach Princep Ghat

Princep Ghat is located very near to the centre of the city and you can go there by various means of transport. You can take a local bus ,rickshaw ,auto, and  taxi which are the modes of public transport where the tourist can take to reach Princep Ghat. The major roots which flow into Princep Ghat is fire College Street. BB Ganguly Street, BT Road and goes to Paul Sarani.

 

Science City Kolkata

Science City is one of the major attractions of Kolkata and was opened up for the public in the year 1997.It is one of the largest science museums in the world and imparts education in Science in a very positive and funny manner. It is under the National Council of science museum and is one of the biggest science centres in the Indian subcontinent. Science city is under the ministry of culture and the major purpose of this organisation was to improve the imparting of knowledge of science .There are different floors of science city of which the ground floor is dedicated for optical illusions and optical Mirrors there are other attractions like Ocean waves and quick sand and also tornado. One of the favourite among visitors is the time machine. Also the artificial Jurassic Park attracts a lot of visitors from all over India.

Things to do in Science City Kolkata

The major attraction is optical halls and Mirrors which are kept to showcase the power of reflection and refraction. There is a place where you will see live butterflies and a place where you can see the earth exploration. This exhibit is a two storied building which displays the details of the hemispheres both the northern and the southern hemispheres.

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How to reach Science City Kolkata

Science City is easily reachable by local taxis and buses and is accessible from all parts of the city .By taking a local train from Sealdah and get down in the station known as Bidhannagar. The nearest metro station is Rabindra Sadan ,you can drop by and use an auto rickshaw or taxi to reach the destination.

Best time to visit Science City Kolkata

You can visit to Science City in Kolkata during all days of the week from 9:00 a.m. in the morning to 9:00 p.m. in the evening. There are no extra charges which are levied on photography or videography inside the premises of Science City Kolkata. The entry fee per person is around INR 50 and their different charges for the different amusement game and themes we should take part of.

 

 

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