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Kolkata Travel Guide

The mega-city of Calcutta (Kolkata in the local language) was named after Kali, the Hindu goddess of creation and destruction. That the city was named after change is not at all surprising. A visit to Kolkata is a visceral experience in constant movement. With one of the largest urban populations of anywhere in the world, prepare to have your senses overwhelmed on every level. Sure, there's pollution, traffic congestion and indefatigable poverty. But there is also an intellectual, artistic and political history second to none in India. Visit attractions dating from the British Raj (the British East India Company arrived here in 1690) , see the Kalighat temple dedicated to Kali or volunteer for Mother Theresa's Mission. Try the famed Bengali sweets at local restaurants , or dine on street food. Try a historic palace hotel in the Esplanade section of the city center , or choose from any number of budget lodging around Sudder Street.
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What to Do
Looking for things to do in Kolkata? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Jorasanko Thakur Bari
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Victoria Memorial
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Mother House
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Kalighat Kali Temple
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St. Paul's Cathedral
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Indian Museum
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Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Belur Math Shrine
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Park Street
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Birla Planetarium
4.4/512 Reviews
Tangra Chinatown
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Where to Stay
Discover the most popular places to stay in Kolkata, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers.
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What to Eat
Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Kolkata dishes and foodie spots.
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The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in kolkata. which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Empress Victoria, and is now a museum under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The memorial lies on the Maidan, and is one of the famous monuments of Kolkata. #india #kolkata #museumquest#nationalpark
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Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site. #lightthecity
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#awesomepic The Angelical St. Paul’s Cathedral was built in 1847 and displays a remarkable Gothic Revival architectural design. The building suffered massive damage during an earthquake in 1934 and was rebuilt with a new design. The church’s construction is attributed to the British rule in Calcutta and is perhaps one of the few buildings with Indo-Gothic Architecture. #awesomepic
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