Top 10 Places to Visit in Kolkata
Top 10 Places to Visit in Kolkata

1. Victoria Memorial Museum

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Kolkata which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria.

Distance from airport: 25 Km
Opening hours: 10 AM to 5 Pm All days open expect Mondays & National Holidays
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: 20Rs for Indian & 200Rs for Foreigners
Photography: Not allowed inside


2. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. Dakshineswar temple is one of the most revered, sacred temples in Kolkata, dedicated to goddess Kali.

Distance from airport: 15 Km
Opening hours: 6 Am to 12.30 PM / 3 PM to 8.30 PM Every day
Best time to visit: All year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Photography: Not allowed inside the temple


3. Marble Palace

The house was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, from which it derives its name.

Distance from airport: 15 Km
Opening hours: 10:30 AM to 4 PM all days open expect Monday & Thursday
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: Free of cost
Photography: Not allowed inside


4. Alipore Zoological Gardens

It has been open as a zoo since 1876. Alipore is India’s oldest formally stated zoological park and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata.

Distance from airport: 23.4 Km
Opening hours: 9 AM to 5 PM All days open expect Thursday
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: Above 5 year 25 Rs & below 5 year 10 Rs
Photography: Extra charges


5. New Town Eco Park

It is currently Kolkata’s most popular attraction, picnic spot, and recreational area. Nature and serenity are the two key elements of the park.

Distance from airport: 8 Km
Opening hours: Tue to Sat 12 PM to 7.30 PM Sunday 11 AM to 7.30 PM
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: Above 3 year 30 Rs
Photography: Allowed


6. Mother’s Wax Museum

Mother’s Wax Museum located in New Town, Kolkata, It is a great fun to bear the Cap or T-shirt and Autograph by your celebrities.

Distance from airport: 8.7 Km
Opening hours: 12 PM to 7.30 PM All days open expect Monday
Best time to visit: All year
Entry fee: 250 Rs.
Photography: Allowed


7. Birala Mandir

One such architectural masterpiece that captures the attention of every pilgrims and leisure tourists is the Birla Mandir. It is located at the heart of the city and is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.

Distance from airport: 20 Km
Opening hours: 5:30 AM to 11 AM / 4:30 PM to 9 PM Every day
Best time to visit: All year
Entry fee: Free
Photography: Not allowed inside the temple


8. Fort William

The mighty edifice of Fort William is situated in the city of Kolkata, on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. Built in the year 1696, the fort gets its name from King William III.

Distance from airport: 20 Km
Opening hours: 10 AM to 5:30 PM Every day
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: Free of cost
Photography: Not allowed inside


9. Birla Planetarium

The Birla Planetarium was founded in September 1962, while the edifice was formally inaugurated in July 1963 by the then Indian Prime Minister Pandit J. L. Nehru.

Distance from airport: 21 Km
Opening hours: 12 PM to 6:30 PM Every day
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: 40 Rs
Photography: Not allowed inside


10. Science city

One of its kind in India, the Science city was inaugurated on 1st July 1997. It is a major attraction for the residents of Kolkata as well as for the people visiting Kolkata.

Distance from airport: 16 Km
Opening hours: 9 AM to 9 PM Every day
Best time to visit: All throughout the year
Entry fee: 50 Rs
Photography: Allowed


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