Kolkata: The City That Never Loses Its Charm

by Shruti Sharma Content Curator

Since its immemorial, Kolkata has been a charming city with fascinating beauty. People from various corners of the country visit here every year. However, it is not because of the urbanization like in Mumbai or Delhi but the charismatic aura the city exudes. The city was the capital of India during the British rule for nearly 200 years and is home to some of finest pieces of architecture constructed during British rule.

The city has innumerable ways to keep you captivated. From its architectural epitomes to long-lived traditions and culture, every aspect of Kolkata flabbergasts you. Moreover, you will great hotel deals in Kolkata as well. Its people, lifestyle, food, etc. make it one of the finest places to visit for a trip. If you are planning to visit this city for the very first time, here are a few things you need to know:

Visit the famous Victoria memorial

If you do not visit the beautiful Victoria Memorial Palace during your visit to Kolkata, your trip will remain incomplete. This remarkable piece of architecture is built of white makrana marble and considered one of the most famous places in Kolkata. Also, this is the most photographed place in the entire city. Surrounded by lush green gardens, it appears very appealing to the eyes. It is one of the best places in Kolkata to watch the sunset.

Once you enter this sumptuous palace, you will fell as if you are inside a monument in Europe. Inside the palace, there are historic elements like paintings of the Mughal emperors that tell the tales of Indian history.


Not far from Kolkata, Sundarban is a wildered forest that is home to one of the rarest and most ferocious beasts, the Royal Bengal Tiger. If the wilderness of the jungle excites you, this place is absolutely indispensable for you. The Sundarbans mangrove is one of the largest river deltas in India. This place is also one of the finest places to spot the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides the tiger, there are many other animals that roam the jungle. Birdwatching can be a fun activity here as well. Carry a camera along with you, if you want to capture a few great clicks of these animals in their natural habitat. One important thing to remember, to enter the estuary area, one needs permits from the Office of the Field of Directors, Sundarbans Tiger Reserve.

Visit the Howrah Bridge at dusk

The Howrah Bridge is the hanging magnum opus of Kolkata. At night, the bridge lights up beautifully and appears amazing from distance. This bridge is the pride of Kolkata that is constructed without any nuts and bolts. Also, this bridge is the third longest cantilever bridge in the world. Sit by the river bank during the dusk and enjoy the cool breeze. Watch the pedestrians crossing the bridge frantically. It is important to soak yourself in this view of the beautiful Hoogly River and explore the famous flower market of Kolkata located below the bridge.

There are other places where you can visit as well like New Market where one can treat the taste buds with delicious street foods. Stay at one of the hotels near New Market in Kolkata. There are 5 star hotels located near to that place.

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About Shruti Sharma Innovator   Content Curator

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Created on Sep 30th 2019 02:20. Viewed 196 times.


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