There are many places of attraction in Kolkata

India is a rich country of culture and traditions. Every state here tells its new story. One such region is West Bengal. Here, in the streets, there are traces of real India. The capital of West Bengal is Calcutta and the beauty of Calcutta is well known. So let's tell you today about some of the highlights related to Calcutta. Kolkata was earlier known as Calcutta. Calcutta is also a very important city in terms of tourism. There are many places for tourists to relax as well as have fun.

Maidan and Fort William: Located near the Hooghly River, it is one of the largest parks in India. The ground is spread over an area of 3 sq km. Fort William is now used for the Indian Army, you have to seek special permission to enter here.

Victoria Memorial: Built between 1906-21, this memorial has been dedicated to Queen Victoria. This monument showcases the best blend of sculpture. Mughal-style domes show the styles of the Sarsenic and Renaissance periods. The Memorial has a magnificent museum where more than 3,000 items, including the Queen's piano and study desk, have been recovered. The Victoria Memorial opens daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 am, Monday is a holiday here.

St. Paul's Cathedral Church: This church presents a unique example of sculpture, its colourful glass windows, grand-alter, a Gothic tower worth watching. The church opens daily from 9.00 a.m. to noon and from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Nakhoda Masjid: This huge red stone mosque was built in 1926, with 10,000 people coming together. Located on Marble Palace MG Road, the palace used to be the residence of a wealthy Bengali zamindar in 1800 AD. There are some important statues and paintings here. Beautiful chandeliers, European antiques, Venetian glasses, old pianos and Chinese-made blue vases make you feel the lifestyle of the rich of that time.

Parasnath Jain Temple: Built-in 1867, the temple is decorated with Venetian glass mosaics, Paris chandeliers and Brussels, gold-plated domes, windows with colourful mirrors and mirrored pillars. The temple is open daily from 6.00 am to noon and from 3.00 am to 7.00 pm on Sam.

Belur Math: Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission, founded in 1899 by Swami Vivekananda, who was the ultimate disciple of Ramakrishna. Built here in 1938, the temple is a mixture of Hindu, Muslim and Christian styles. It is open from 6.30 am to 11.30 am from October to March and 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm while from April to September from 6.30 am to 11.30 am and 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Dakshineswar Kali Temple: Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, it is a very old and ancient temple of Mother Kali, where Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to be a priest and it was here that he felt the feeling of unity in all religions. Kali Mandir Located 6 km from Sadar Street, this magnificent temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the patron of Kolkata. Black means "black". The tongue of kali's idol is stained with blood and it appears to be in a vicious form wearing a garland of skulls. Kali is the destructive form of Parvati, the half-sister of Lord Shiva. The present temple was built in the year 1809 in place of the old temple itself. It is open from 3.00 am to 8.00 p.m.

Mother Teresa Holmes: Visiting this place gives a new dimension to your visit to Kolkata. Located near the Kali Temple, the place is home to hundreds of homeless and "poorest of the poor" - which quotes Mother Teresa. You can help the needy with your contribution in this place.

Large Banyan Tree: Greenery spread over several acres, rare species of plants, beautiful blooming flowers, cool atmosphere... Get a perfect chance to spend the evening with nature at this place. Located on the banks of the river, the garden has the world's second-largest banyan tree, spread over 10,000 square meters, with about 420 branches.

Eden Gardens: Eden Gardens is also known as Ranji cricket stadium. The international stadium has a seating capacity of 100,000 people and is the second most lying stadium in the world. Burma's Pegoda has been installed in a small pond, which is the special attraction of this garden.

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