Things to do in Kolkata

There are several things to in Kolkata. You can make your trip special right from the day of arrival in the city. Dotted with historical monuments it is a right place to get the glimpses of British Raj.While on one hand you can visit monuments like Shahid Minar, Victoria Memorials, Fort William, Marble Palace, on the other you can visit amusement and theme parks to make your stay enjoyable. Long known as the cultural capital of India, it is definitely a city to visit at least once in a lifetime. There is a lot to explore in this eastern part of the country. This article takes you through a list of things to do in Kolkata.

Fun & Frolic at Amusement & Theme Parks in Kolkata

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Book your date to Amusement & Theme Parks for thrilling amusements rides food and loads of fun. Nicco Park located in Salt Lake City is a very popular amusement park. Perfect for every gender and age groups the park has everything to catch the eyes and attention of the visitors. Easy to find and reach it is certainly one stop destination for the fun lovers. Aquatica, a water theme park is the focal point of unlimited fun. With tempting combination of discotheque, Water Park, lounge, restaurant, bowling alley, spa, the park offers everything to the fun loving visitor. Enjoy the rides and stride at the water park or relish the famous intercontinental dishes and more in a relaxed and loving environment.

Nicco park
Address: Sector IV Salt Lake City, Kolkata, WB 700106
Phone: 033 6628 5549
Area: 16 ha
Rides: Water Chute, River Cave Ride, Cable Car, Toy Train, Tilt-a-Whirl
Timings: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm (Open on all days)


Aquatica Kolkata
Address: Kochpukur, P.O.- Hatgachia, P. S.- K.L.C, Kolkata, India
Pools : 75,000 sq. ft pools
Water slides : Surf racer,Black hole,Tornado and more
Timings:10:00 am – 06:00 pm (Open on all days)
Website : http://aquaticaindia.com/

Enjoy boating at Nalban Boating Complex

Nalban Boating Complex is one of the famous picnic spot in Kolkata. It is very popular with adventure lovers, tourist and visitors. Here you can explore and enjoy different types of boating experience with assortment of boats. From Paddle boats to Rowing boats, Deluxe sikara, Hovercraft, all are available to keep you enchanted throughout the day. Witness the true essence and activity related with this beautiful and natural lake area of Kolkata.

Located at the heart of Salt Lake City, just 12 Kms. away from Central Kolkata.
Address - Salt Lake, Sector IV.
Kolkata - 700 091
Ph : 2357-2888
Timing- 9.00 A.M. To 8.30 P.M. On weekdays
9.00 A.M. To 9.00 P.M. On Weekends

Explore Historical Monuments of the City

Best thing to do in Kolkata city

With plentiful historical monuments, Kolkata has lot to offer. You can take out a day to enjoy historical tour in the city. Start with Shaheed Minar which symbolizes the respect and honor for great soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India. The famous Fort William which played a major role in the famous Battle of Plassey (1757) is in front of historical Kolkata Maidan. Today it is used as the headquarters of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army. No trip to Kolkata will be considered complete if you have missed famous Victoria Memorial. As a popular museum it houses portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert along with paintings ranging from the miniature paintings from the Mughal School to the oil paintings of the British royal family. Further it has a major collection of sculptures and manuscripts from the British period. Today it counts amongst the most popular places to visit in Kolkata. Enjoy beautiful laser audio-video show every evening.

Visit Popular Art Galleries in Kolkata

Take out time and visit the famous art galleries in Kolkata to explore the cultural richness of the city. The art galleries in Kolkata often serve as a venue for hosting various exhibitions for on various themes and topics. Today you can find numerous art galleries in and around the city. The Centre of International Modern Art or CIMA art gallery that came up in 1993 today is held with high regards amongst the art lovers as it has a record of holding various world class exhibitions of renowned artists.

Visiting things to do in Kolkata

From beautiful portraits of Abanindra Nath Tagore to that of Jamini Roy, Gopal Ghosh and other acclaimed artists one can find all and more in another equally famous Chitrakoot art gallery. The gallery is a must visit destination for art lovers s it houses every item to please their eyes. Domus Art Gallery, AAkriti Art Gallery, Master Collection Art gallery are other famous galleries in the city . From time to time exhibitions are held that attracts artists and art lovers from different destinations to this part of India. Here is a list of popular Art Galleries in Kolkata:

Centre of International Modern Art Gallery (CIMA Gallery)
Sunny Towers, 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue
Kolkata 700019

Art Gallery
Near Ghola Bus Stand, Barasat Road,
Sodepur, Kolkata-700110
Phone:9830493968
Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art
19B Anthony Bagan
LA Amherst St- 700009
Phone : 033-23503981

Academy Of Fine Arts
2, Opp Victoria Memorial, Cathedral Road,
Kolkata – 700071
Phone: (91)-(33)-22234302

Gallery Images & Beyond
4, Ground Floor, Opp. Jima House
Creek Row, Sealdah, Kolkata – 700014
Phone: (91)-(33)-22377179

Maxmuller Bhavan
8, Ballygunge Circular Road
Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700019
Phone: (91)-(33)-24865188

Enjoy Sipping tea at 'The Indian Coffee House'

Located near the college street, it is a haven for bright minds in Kolkata. The sandwiches and tea are definitely worth trying here. The staff inside with red turbans reminds the British era. The Coffee House is a big hit for travelers looking to gather some fruitful information about the city.

Kolkata Trams

Once of the things to do in Kolkata which no other city would offer an experience of is traveling in the trams of Kolkata. These trams are run by Kolkata Tramways Company. This is the oldest and the only tram operating service in India built in 1902. The entire city is not covered by trams but major places of the city are covered by it. The tram fares are also very economical – approximately INR 5.

Relish the taste of authentic Bengali Sweets

The food of Bengal is as sweet as the language itself. Visiting famous outlets to find traditional sweets of Kolkata is certainly a good option. Enjoy the white spongy Rasgullas, Misthi Doi, Sondesh at K.C. Das Grandson Pvt. Ltd.

K.C.Das Private Ltd.
3, Ramkrishna Lane,
Kolkata- 700003
India
Tel: 91-33-2554-4007/1348
91-33-3290-0860
Fax: 91-33-2533-7998
Email: kolkata@kcdas.co.in
dhimandas@hotmail.com

Watch art performances at Rabindra Sadan

This place truly gives a character to Kolkata. Fine art which has been in the Bengali genes expresses itself at this place. The connoisseurs of art, music, craft, dance and poetry can experience all the five senses sight, sound, smell, taste and feel at this place. There are several magazines, newspapers and websites which give you information about events which are to be organized at Rabindra Sadan and Sisir Manch.

Address: Belvedere Rd, Bhawanipur, Kolkata, WB
Phone: 033 2223 9917

Visiting the Belur Math

What to Do in Kolkata City

Feel the essence of spirituality at Belur Math. Standing at the west bank of Hooghly River it is a must visit place in Kolkata. A fusion of Hindu, Islamic and Christian architecture – the temple is a symbol of devotion and learning.It stands as headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.The place stretches over a large area which makes it a pleasant and relaxing for visitors on a holiday to the city of joy.

Ramakrishna Math & Ramakrishna Mission
P.O. Belur Math-711202
Dist Howrah, West Bengal.
Phone :(91-33-) 2654-1144/1180/5391/8494/9581/9681
Fax : 2654-4346

Howrah Sail

And finally, a trip to Kolkata is not complete without enjoying Howrah sail. There are many ferry operators who can take you for Howrah Sail. With all these and many other entertainment options, one thing is sure that you will find worth visiting the City of Joy.

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    Aryan from Gurgaon 1569 Days ago

    suggest me best non-veg restaurant in kolkata city and also give me the details of budget hotels.

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    Sandeepfrom Kolkata 1533 Days ago

    6 ballygunge place, sarson, the blue poppy, tandoor house etc are the best non veg restaurant in kolkata city. And budget hotels are hotel diplomat, hotel esplanade chambers, hotel trimoorti, hotel venkateswara etc.

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    kolkataonline.in Expertfrom 1262 Days ago

    Hi! Kindly go through our list given in the link below. Hope this will help.

    http://www.kolkataonline.in/city-guide/Restaurants-in-Kolkata

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