Top Places To Visit In Kolkata
Kolkata is considered as the cultural capital of India. There are many tourist attractions which are unique in their own way. This is a city with historical background and astonishing architecture. To enjoy your visit to the city you should plan your sightseeing with the help of a good guide.
The important architectural marvels in Kolkata include Fort William, Victoria Memorial, marble palace and Howrah Bridge. Fort William is named after the King William three in England. This river constructed on the banks of river Hooghly to get protection from Muslim invaders. Victoria Memorial built in 1921 is an architectural miracle. At present it is the finest art museum in Kolkata. Here, you can find the effigies and photos of the personalities who made great contribution to the Indian independence. Marble Palace was built by Rajendra Mallick in 1835 using only Italian marbles. Now the palace houses various objects of art, pictures, sculptures and oil paintings. It also has a zoo with a collection of rare birds. Howrah Bridge is also known as ‘Rabindra Sethu’ is a cantilever truss bridge constructed in 1874. It was constructed without using any nuts and bolts.
Eden Gardens And Writer’s Building
One of the finest cricket stadiums in the world and is also known as the “Lords of Asia”. Eden Gardens remains the second largest cricket stadium in the world after the Melbourne cricket ground. It has a seating capacity of more than 120,000 spectators. The writers building constructed in 1877 served as the place for union of young writers. At present it serves as the secretariat of West Bengal Government.
Indian Museum And Birla Planetarium
The Indian Museum in Kolkata is the largest museum in India. There are over 60 galleries in this museum with many important attractions like 4000 years old Egyptian Mummy, ashes of Lord Buddha, gold coins from 5th century BC etc. Birla Planetarium is the largest astronomy museum in Asia. It was established in 1963 to provide knowledge to the aspirants of space science. With high tech gadgets the planetarium reveals various mysteries of the skies to the visitors.
Botanical Garden And Birla Temple
The Botanical Garden of Kolkata was established in 1786. It houses more than 12.000 varieties of plants. You will be able to see a rare collection of orchids here. The major attraction of the botanical garden is the oldest banyan tree in the world which has spread to an area of 404 sq.m. Birla Temple is a white marble temple which is built like the famous Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar. This temple depicts the messages from the Bhagavad Gita. A number of gods and goddesses like Radha, Krishna, Ganesha, Durga, Shiva, Visnu and Hanuman are worshipped here. The evening ‘Aarti’ is the main feature of the temple. Apart from these there are many other temples and other places of interest in Kolkata.
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