Kolkata is one of the largest metropolitan in India. The state capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is the hub of eastern India. It is often said that no other city in India is as charming as Kolkata. From poets to singers to directors to economists, Kolkata is the perfect amalgamation of the old and the new. The city has many tourist attractions like the Indian Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, South Park Street Cemetery, Jorasonkho and so much more. But today, let’s focus on a few of them. After reading this, surely you won’t be able to resist the urge of visiting the city of joy and passion.
Eco Tourism Park
An urban park situated on a 480 acres land and surrounded by 108 acres of a water body, Eco-Tourism Park is the ideal place to hang out with your friends under the comfortable winter sun. The park is divided into different zones, each having numerous activities to offer. The active zone consists of restaurants, an urban museum, and sitting areas. There is a butterfly garden, bonsai garden, Chinese garden, bamboo garden and a mist house. Combining three different eco-systems together, wetlands, grasslands and tropical, there is an island in the middle of the lake where you will find an authentic Bengali restaurant. With numerous other activities, Eco Park is serene and a must-visit.
Considered to be the largest science center in the Indian subcontinent, Science City is spectacular in its own way. The dynamotion hall features exhibits of the evolution of living beings on the planet. The wonderful representation will take you back in time. From the freshwater aquarium to the butterfly garden, earth exploration hall to 3D theatre, science exploration hall to ropeway ride, science city has much to offer and will blow you out of your mind. It is unique and stunning, and you will definitely learn a lot of things.
Constructed entirely out of marble, Victoria Memorial was dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and serves as a museum now. The sheer volume of tourists that visit this site proves its significance. Much of the design has been inspired by modern buildings and reflects a perfect combination of urban and traditional designs, the angel atop the central dome is often referred to as the Angel of Victory. There are several statues installed all around the area, which provide a great insight into the British history. The gardens of Victoria Memorial are extremely popular and act as the perfect picnic spot. When you are done touring the campus, set out and walk around Maidan to be refreshed completely.
A walk down the busy streets
The real essence of the city of joy in India can be experienced only when you experience it first-hand. The smell of old and new books in College Street and the posh restaurants and pubs in Park Street are all stunning. The rich culture and heritage of the city lie in interacting with the people. You can’t miss the street food that is available on every corner. And the sweet shops, you can’t leave the city without trying on its signature desserts. Be it Park Street or College Street, or just walking down the narrow North Kolkata lanes, there can be nothing better than a tour of Kolkata on foot.
So what are you waiting for? Kolkata, with its warmth, is the best place to visit during the winters. The temperature remains moderate with cold mornings and comfortable rest of the day. Reputed travel agencies in Kolkata offer lucrative deals on vacations to the city. They arrange everything from accommodation to sightseeing tours. There is much to discover in this old British capital. Come here with an open heart; go back with a lifetime of memories.