Kolkata, the city of joy!

 

Years ago Kolkata served as the capital of India and even today, the city is dubbed as the cultural capital of India. Also known as the City of Joy, Kolkata has aptly restored the heritage buildings, colonial walls and historical artefacts prevalent during the British rule. The city also exhibits typical Bengali culture that is especially favoured by those who love food, music, fine arts and literature.

Marble Palace

This nineteenth-century palatial mansion in North Kolkata is one of the most visited tourist places in Kolkata. It is one of the best restored royal family palaces in India that boasts of artistic statues, elegant glassware, and noteworthy paintings of illustrious artists of the British Raj. The regal architecture and unique design attract visitors from all over the globe who come in great numbers to witness this marble masterpiece, calling it one of the best places to visit in North Kolkata.

Mother Teresa House

Pay respects to the incredible humanitarian work that Mother Teresa dedicated her whole life to on this visit to her home and place of work. With a private guide accompanying you, learn all about the historical significance of her impact and the many lives that she touched. Join the Christian pilgrims who visit the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity each year to pay homage to the incredible life of Mother Teresa. Her large, sober tomb is a reflective place of profound silence and peace away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Kolkata streets.

Sundarbans 

The most famous Kolkata tourist spot, Sunderbans is one of the natural wonders of the world. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. It is also the largest tiger reserve and national park in India. Other than wildlife, the Sunderbans are an epitome of breathtaking natural beauty and the most surreal landscapes which make them one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for couples.

Victoria Memorial

The most famous landmark and tourist attraction of Kolkata is the Victoria Memorial hall. Built in 1921, this monument was designed by Sir William Emerson, a famous architect from the then British Empire. Sprawling over an area of 64 acres of land, the Victoria Memorial is surrounded by a well maintained landscaped garden. The museum housed by the hall displays age old artefacts and paintings from all over the world. Photographs of British monarchs and eminent personalities who had major contributions towards shaping modern India adorn the walls of the museum.

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