Have you been to the ‘City of Joy’ yet? If not, then don’t wait up and visit Kolkata now as there are uncountable places in this city which will leave you speechless. Kolkata is the place where you can find the right combination of the old cultural heritage of our ancestors combined with the modern technological advancements. This city will take you closer to our history without forgetting the fact that we stay in modern times.
Victoria Memorial – A place which reminds us of our history
If you are new to the city, then the first place which you must visit is the ‘Victoria Memorial’ which is located near the Park Street area of Kolkata. Mostly called the “Pride of the City,” Victoria Memorial is a colossal building, more of a palace, made of white marble. It was the residing place of the Queen herself, Queen Victoria when she came to Kolkata.
There are a beautiful garden and pond surrounding the palace where you can go for a picnic with family and friends. Inside the building is a museum which tells the tale of the British rule in India and freedom struggle.
Fort William – A beautiful mix of culture and beauty
Located on the east coast of the Hoogly river, this fort is named after the Kind of England, William – The Third. This appeals to the culture and history of Kolkata with its scenic beauty and the contribution to the Bengal’s earlier period and is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in the city.
Howrah Bridge – A must see
This bridge is a link between Howrah and Kolkata and is absolutely huge in size. It looks spectacular at night with all the lights and is claimed to be one of the busiest bridges in India. Visit this bridge at night and you will be spellbound seeing the entire city of Kolkata right in front of your eyes on one side and Howrah on the other.