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Sightseeing and Things to do in Kolkata

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2011 9 Contributors

Sight-seeing in Kolkata is best done by visiting different regions of the city and getting a varied taste that the region has to offer – so it becomes a mix of Amusement, leisure, heritage, education and lets everyone in the family have their share of fun.

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derebail2008 on 29 Jun 2009

Regent is a good option with reasonable rates. I tried a sea fish with less bones, with brinjal added to the curry, which tasted lovely. The hotel Radhuni is budget affair with foreigners too patronizing the joint. For vegetarians Gangaur is recommended. The best veg. thalis are available in an AC environs costing Rs 100 + taxes. For those who enjoy their drink while watching a movie then Light House is the place. It is the only cinema hall with a bar license in the balcony.

Partha on 14 Apr 2009

If you swear by Chinese cuisine you will simply love Chinatown in Tangra. This place is located off the Eastern Metropolitan (EM) Bypass that hooks up the Eastern suburbs, especially the Salt Lake satellite city, to the main city. Chinatown is replete with tanneries and big and small eating joints-all owned by the expatriate Chinese community settled in this area since the early years of the last century.

joybird on 14 Apr 2009

Good restaurants at Park Street cater to all people. Chinese is really very good. Rolls can be found all over the city and they come with 'double' or 'single' prep. A double egg, double chicken roll is more like a meal which one can enjoy on the roadside. 12 years ago on my first visit a friend took me to Beyhala area and went to Haji's stand. The biryani which I tasted was out of this world. Till date on my every visit I do make it a point to visit Haji's for that special biryani. A buffet at Sourav's (Sourav Ganguly's restaurant) brings forward Bengali prep food and is worth the price.

Things to do: History and Culture

Belur Math

OK Rated #1 out of 9 attractions in Kolkata

Across the Ganges from the Dakshineshwar Temple, is Belur Math, the headquarters of Ramakrishna Mission. Not only is the ride across the Ganges memorable, the reverential ambience and the evening ritu... More

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Digambar Jain Parasnath Mandir

OK Rated #3 out of 9 attractions in Kolkata

The lovely Digambar Jain Temple near Belagachia station (just before the Dum Dum station) is a popular Jain temple in Kolkata. There are quite a few Jain temples in Kolkata, which include Shree Digamb... More

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Marble Palace

OK Rated #4 out of 9 attractions in Kolkata

Closed on Monday and Thursday, Marble Palace is en-route to Dakshineswar Temple. It is a palatial 19th century mansion built by Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835. The Belur Mutt of Ramkrishna Mission is l... More

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Things to do: Zoos & Amusement Parks

Nicco Park

OK Rated #2 out of 9 attractions in Kolkata

It is the Calcutta's first amusement Park opened in 1991. Boasting the evergreen toy train that takes passengers all around the park and a cable car gives a birds eye view, there are a host of excitin... More

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The Birla Planetarium

OK Rated #4 out of 9 attractions in Kolkata

This is the largest planetarium in India and is close to St. Paul’s and Victoria Memorial. There are regular shows in English and Hindi. This is a must-see with kids as they gaze in wonder at the intr... More

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Things to do: Fairs, Festivals & Events

Durga Puja

OK Rated #0 out of 9 attractions in Kolkata

Durga Puja has attained cult status in Kolkata. Come October and one can feel the rustle of Durga Puja in the city. Streets are bedecked; one could see the artisans giving finishing touches to Durga i... More

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