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Kolkata (Calcutta)

4.2
City of Joy
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements. You won't run out of things to do in Kolkata, a sprawling city filled with a profusion of colonial-era buildings and art museums, as well as modern high-rises and spacious green parks. Take in the city atmosphere by exploring its crowded streets, traditional markets, and restaurants, serving a variety of regional Indian cuisines. Take the guesswork out of planning a India vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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Popular things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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Landmark
Mother House
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Victoria Memorial Hall
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Religious Site
Kalighat Kali Temple
1.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Cemetery
South Park Street Cemetery
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St. Paul's Cathedral
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
Birla Temple
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Religious Site
Belur Math Belur
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
Tonglu Singalila National Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Bridge
Second Hooghly Bridge Howrah
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Sundarban Nature Club Sundarban
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Natural History Museum
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Marble Palace Kolkata
3.1
Duration: 2 hours
Specialty Museum
Jute Museum
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Netaji Bhawan
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Shopping
New Market
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Quest Mall
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping
Gariahat Market
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sunshine
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Water Body
Rabindra Sarovar
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Observatory
Birla Planetarium
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Science Museum
Birla Industrial & Technological Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St. John's Church
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

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