How do you prefer spending your holiday? Relax on a beach or want to get lost in the enchanted forests? If you are the experimental soul, adventurous trips are just so you. Whether you travel solo or with your significant other or with your crazy group of friends all you want is a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the trip.
Tourism has become one of the major trends today due to the varied topographical features of the land. There appears no limitation of locations for fun activities in Kolkata. So, if you have any second thoughts regarding where to plan your holiday this weekend, here is a list of some of the places in Kolkata that are budget-friendly and will also give you ample scope of photography.
1. Nakhoda Masjid
This is the largest mosque in the city of Kolkata, a very popular worship place of the Muslims. It is a prime tourist attraction due to its colossal size and outstanding architecture.
Located at 92, Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata, you can visit the mosque from 11 am to 9 pm.
2. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
You cannot miss out on this architectural masterpiece which is also considered to be one of the holy places of the city. Located in the Dakshineshwar town of Kolkata, this is a popular pilgrimage site dedicated to Goddess Kali.
The temple timings are from 6 am to 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 8:30 pm. You are not charged an entry fee, but remember to switch off your mobile phones entering the temple.
3. Marble Palace
One of the most visited tourist places in Kolkata is a palatial mansion situated in North Kolkata. This place boasts of artistic statues, elegant glassware, and noteworthy paintings of renowned artists from the British rule.
You can visit this place from 10:30 am to 4 pm and the entry is free.
4. Howrah Bridge
Kolkata sightseeing is incomplete without visiting the Howrah Bridge. Often regarded as the busiest place in Kolkata, the Howrah Bridge was built over the river Hooghly to improve communication between the two major cities, Howrah and Kolkata. The Howrah Bridge also serves to be one of the best locations for a pre-wedding photoshoot.
5. Jorasanko Thakur Bari
This is one of the most important historical places in Kolkata. The residence of Rabindranath Tagore is now transformed into a museum with a photo gallery, Tagore’s literary works, and fascinating paintings.
You need to travel to Girish Park, Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata between 10 am to 5 pm. The entry fee per person is INR 10 and for students is INR
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a part of the world’s largest delta formed at the communion of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. The most famous tourist spot, Sunderban is also one of the natural wonders of the world.
Sundarbans is located at Dayapur, Gosaba, West Bengal and to visit the forests between 8 am to 6 pm you just need to pay an entry fee of INR 15 for Indians and it is INR 150 for foreigners.
7. Fort William
Fort William has served multiple purposes till date and is situated on the eastern banks of the Hooghly river. This place has to be on the bucket list while you are on a Kolkata sightseeing tour. Also known as the ‘black hole of Calcutta’, this place was once a temporary jail but now serves to be the headquarters of the Eastern Command.
You can visit this place from 10 am to 5:30 pm without any entry fee.
8. Victoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial is one of the best places and a must place to visit in Kolkata. Presumably covering 57 acres of land, Victoria Memorial hosts about 20 lakh, annual visitors. Built in the memory of Queen Victoria, the monument consists of 28,394 artifacts and 3,900 artistic paintings.
You can visit this place from 10 am to 5 pm. The entry fee would be INR 20 for Indians, and INR 200 for foreigners.
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