The capital of West Bengal, Kolkata is endowed with many incredible tourist places that you wouldn’t want to miss.
Here are the top 7 incredible tourist places in Kolkata.
1. Howrah Bridge
This is the sixth longest cantilever bridge in the world and one of the famous landmarks of Kolkata and also a major National Landmark in India.
2. Park Street
Park street is also known as Food Street. This street never sleeps by locals as it is packed with restaurants and pubs. It was a nightlife spot in the 70’s and 80’s.
3. Victoria Memorial
On the banks of River Hoogly you’d find the Victoria Memorial which was constructed in 1921. This Mughal and British style architecture is now a museum with 25 galleries.
4. Jorasanko Thakurbari
The ancestral house of the Tagore family is Jorasanko Thakurbari also known as House of the Thakurs. Prince Dwarkanath Tagore, grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore built this mansion in the 18th Century.
5. Indian Museum
The largest and oldest museum in India is the Indian Museum established in 1814. It was founded by a Dutch botanist and is the oldest museum in the world.
6. Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and it houses one of the rare horned Indian Rhino.
7. Marble Palace Mansion
This mansion was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick and the architecture of this palace is considered to be neoclassical. It also has a museum with antique furniture and old paintings.
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