West Bengal

West Bengal Attractions

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Belur Math Shrine

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The Belur Math Shrine in Kolkata is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, based on the religious movement founded in 1898 by Swami Vivekanada. The Swami ...  Read more

Chowringhee

Sometimes touted as the Fifth Avenue or Champs Elysees of Kolkata (Calcutta), Chowringhee Road, now known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road, is the main drag in the ...  Read more

College Street

College Street, located in central Kolkata (Calcutta) in the University area, is the heart of intellectualism in a city that prides itself on its esteemed ...  Read more

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

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Located in the northern Kolkata (Calcutta) neighborhood of Dakshineswar along the Hoohley River is the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. The temple complex, dating ...  Read more

Howrah Bridge

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More than 2 million people cross the Hooghly River by way of the Howrah Bridge each day, earning it the title of the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. ...  Read more

Indian Botanical Gardens

The Indian Botanical Gardens, located in south Kolkata (Calcutta), is a veritable oasis of peace amid the traffic and chaos of the city. The 269-acre ...  Read more

Indian Museum

Founded in 1814, the Indian Museum in Kolkata (Calcutta) is the oldest museum in India and houses one of the largest collections of artifacts found anywhere in ...  Read more

Kali Temple (Kalighat)

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Kali Temple (Kalighat), built in 1809, is Kolkata’s (Calcutta) holiest Hindu site and a major pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees from around the country; with ...  Read more

Marble Palace

The Marble Palace, one of Kolkata’s (Calcutta) odder landmarks, was constructed in 1835 by a wealthy merchant and art enthusiast by the name of Raja Rajendra ...  Read more

Mother House

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

In 1950 Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity (MOC) in the city of Kolkata (Calcutta) to lend aid to the poor, disabled and infirm. What started ...  Read more

MP Birla Planetarium

Located in the heart of Kolkata (Calcutta) on Chowringhee Road, the MP Birla Planetarium is the largest in Asia and second largest in the world. The ...  Read more

Nakhoda Mosque

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The Nakhoda Mosque, the largest Mosque in Kolkata (Calcutta), was styled after the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar in Agra. The behemoth red sandstone structure, ...  Read more

Pareshnath Jain Temple

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Jain temples are known for being some of the most highly decorated of any in India, and the Pareshnath Jain Temple in Kolkata (Calcutta) is one of the most ...  Read more

Tagore House

Rabindranath Tagore, India’s most celebrated poet and the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in literature, was born and raised in a yellow mansion in ...  Read more

The Maidan (Esplanade)

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Often described as the lungs of Kolkata (Calcutta), the Maidan (Esplanade) is the city’s largest urban green space and home to numerous cricket and soccer ...  Read more

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