Heritage | Museum
#1 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 11 km from Kolkata Railway Station, the Victoria Memorial is a historical building and museum located in the heart of Kolkata, West Bengal. It is considered one of the most iconic structures in Kolkata and among the best places to visit as part of Kolkata Tour Packages.
Spread over 57 acres of land, Victoria Memorial was built by Lord Curzon in the memory of Queen Victoria to celebrate her 25 years of rule over India. The Queen had become the figurehead of India after the Revolt of 1857 and successfully ruled over the country until her death in 1901. King George V and the Prince of Whales laid down the foundation stone for the memorial in 1906, and the memorial was finally opened to the general public in 1921. It is interesting to note that the Victoria Memorial was built with the funds collected from the people of India.
This white marbled opulent structure was built on the lines of the Victoria Memorial in London. The chief architect of the memorial is William .....
#2 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in Dakshineswar locality of Kolkata, West Bengal. Situated on the eastern bank of Hooghly River, it is one of the largest temples in Kolkata and among the must include places in Kolkata Tour Packages.
Dedicated goddess Kali, the temple was built in 1855 CE by Rani Rashmoni, a Philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. According to history, Dakshineswar was a mere village nestled along the eastern bank of the River Ganges in the early phase of the 1800s. It is said that Rani Rashmoni of Janbazar, while on her pilgrimage to Varanasi, had a dream, where she was instructed to build a Kali temple. She was intensely moved by the dream and to materialize it, she instructed her people to search for suitable plots to erect the Kali Temple. After a long hunt for land, eventually, a 20-acre plot was selected in the village of Dakshineswar. The construction of Dakshineswar temple was initiated .....
#3 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 8 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Indian Museum is a museum located at Park Street in Kolkata. Popularly known as 'Jadughar', it is the oldest and the largest museum in India and among the popular Kolkata Tourist Places.
Referred to as the Imperial Museum in British India era texts, Indian Museum is the earliest and the largest multipurpose museum in India and the ninth oldest museum of the world. The museum was founded in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal at the present building of the Asiatic Society, 1 Park Street, Kolkata. The founder curator was Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist. Later, the museum was shifted to the present building in 1878. This is an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Designed by Walter B Grawille in Italian Style, the museum building comprises of three floors, each spanning across an area of about 930 sq. meters. Presently, the museum has 35 galleries which have been divided into six categories .....
#4 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 13 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Kalighat Kali Temple is a Hindu temple located in Kalighat area of Kolkata, West Bengal. Lying on the old course of River Hooghly, it is considered as one of the popular Kali temples in India and among the popular places to visit as part of Kolkata Tour.
Dedicated to Goddess Kali, Kalighat Kali Temple is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of the country. According to mythology, this is the place where toe from the right foot of Goddess has fallen when Lord Shiva did Rudra Tandava with Goddess body in his hands after her immolation at the holy pyre of yagna by King Daksha.
Kalighat Temple is believed to have existed from the time of Chandragupta II. The original temple was a small structure constructed by King Manasingha in the early 16th century. The present structure was built in 1809 under the patronage of Sabarna Roy Chowdhry family of Banisha. There is a dispute about the ownership of the temple between Chowdhrys .....
#5 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 11 km from Kolkata Railway Station, St. Paul Cathedral is an Anglican church located in Kolkata, West Bengal. Situated to the east of the Victoria Memorial, it is one of the largest churches in India and among the popular places to visit in Kolkata.
St. Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral of the Church of North India and the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta. The construction of the church was initiated in 1839 under the benefaction of Bishop Daniel Wilson. Completed in 1837, it is said to be the largest cathedral in Kolkata and the first Episcopal Church in Asia. It was also the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire. The edifice stands on Cathedral Road on the 'island of attractions'. The cathedral was severely damaged during the great earthquake of 12th June 1897, when the upper part of the steeple fell, to be restored later but it was completely destroyed in the earthquake of 1934, after which the tower was constructed in place .....
#6 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 12 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Science City is a science center located in Kolkata city of West Bengal. Situated at the crossing of Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and JBS Haldane Avenue, it is the biggest science center in India and among the major Kolkata Tourist Places.
One of its kind in India, the Science City, Kolkata is a unit of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. It was opened on 1st July 1997 as a major attraction for the residents' of Kolkata as well as for the national and international visitors to the metropolis. Among the largest and finest in the world, it is presenting science and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is truly educational and enjoyable for the people of all ages.
Sprawling in 50 acres, Science City boasts of two facilities, the Science Centre and the Convention Centre. The Science Centre features several galleries and halls, each of which educates visitors .....
#7 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 6 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Howrah Bridge is an old suspension bridge located in Kolkata, West Bengal. Also known as Rabindra Setu, it is one of the longest cantilever bridges in the world and an iconic landmark of Kolkata.
Howrah Bridge is a massive steel bridge constructed over the Hooghly River. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata. It was renamed Rabindra Setu in 1965 after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate. It is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. It is perhaps the best-known bridge in India and certainly one of the most recognizable.
Howrah Bridge was the third-longest cantilever bridges in the world at the time of its construction, but now it is the sixth-longest of its kind. The bridge is one of four bridges on the Hooghly River while .....
#8 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 7 km from Howrah Junction and 14 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Belur Math is a popular temple and institute located on the western bank of River Hooghly in Kolkata. It is one of the significant institutions in Kolkata and among the must include places in Kolkata Packages.
Beluṛ Maṭh in Kolkata is a place of pilgrimage and also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. Swami Vijnanananda, a brother-monk of Swami Vivekananda and one of the monastic disciples of Ramakrishna Paramahansa, laid the foundation stone of Ramakrishna Temple in the year 1935. The massive construction was handled by Martin Burn & Co. This temple has become the hub of the Ramakrishna Movement. The Belur Math is visited by people from all over the world, irrespective of the religion. The people who are not interested in religion also come to Belur Math to experience and appreciate the peace that it diffuses into the environment, and ultimately .....
#9 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 11 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Kolkata Zoo is zoological garden located in Alipore locality of Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. Situated near National Library, it is the oldest zoological parks in India and among the must-visit places during your Kolkata Trip.
Popularly called as Alipore Zoo, the zoo was initially established as a private menagerie by the then Governor-General of India, Richard Wellesley, around the year 1800 as a part of the Indian Natural History Project. It was upgraded to a formal zoological garden on 1st January 1876 and was finally opened to the general public on 6th May 1876. The zoo is most known for being the home of the expired Aldabra giant tortoise 'Adwaita', who had lived for over 250 years before he died in the year 2006. The place is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts, or for families with children, to explore the abundant and plentiful wildlife of the country at its best.
Spread over an area of 46.5 acres, Alipore .....
#10 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 2 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Pareshnath Jain Temple is a popular Jain temple located at Badridas Temple Street in the city of Kolkata. Also called as Calcutta Jain Temple, it is one of the significant places of pilgrimage in Kolkata and among the must-visit places as part of Kolkata Packages.
Pareshnath Jain Temple was built in 1867 by Rai Badridas Bahadur Mookim and pratishta was done by Sri Kalyansurishwarji Maharaj. It is one of the most revered and holy shrines of the Jains in Kolkata. The Pareshnath Jain Temple is actually a complex of 4 temples - Shitalnath Temple, Chandraprabhuji temple, Mahavir Swami Temple, and Dadawadi and Kushal Maharaj Temple. Each of these temples has a captivating architecture with mirrors, stained glass and intricate designs all over the structure. The structure is mostly made in marble with floral designs and has meticulously decorated gateways, walls, pillars, and floors.
The main shrine is dedicated to the 10th Tirthankara, .....
#11 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 10 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Birla Mandir is a popular Hindu temple located in Ashutosh Chowdary Avenue in Kolkata, West Bengal. Placed opposite to Ballygunge Post Office, it is one of the popular Birla temples in India and among the most visited places in Kolkata.
Built by the industrialist Birla family, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha. The construction of the temple began in 1970 but it was completed in 1996. The Pran Prathistha ceremony of the idols was done by Swami Chidananda Maharaj. The magnificent Birla Mandir of Kolkata is an exemplary work of art and is one of the finest architectural beauties of the city.
The temple represents a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary art. The colossal structure stands at 160 feet above the ground and is spread over 44 kathas of land. The architectural pattern of the temple is partly inspired by the Laxmi Narayan Temple and Lingaraj Temple of Bhubaneswar. The entire temple .....
#12 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Birla Planetarium or M.P. Birla Planetarium is an iconic structure located near Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. Situated adjacent to St. Paul's Cathedral, it is the second-largest planetarium in the world and among the major Kolkata Tourist Places.
Birla Planetarium was founded in 1962 and was formally inaugurated in 1963 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. Also known as Taramandal, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and one of the three planetariums present in India. Known for space science and astronomy museum, the planetarium houses numerous innovations and creativity, giving out knowledge to its fellow visitors. This is a must-visit place for children and students as it provides a great learning opportunity and generates interest among them.
Birla Planetarium is a single-storied circular structure whose architecture is based on the famous Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. The dome has a diameter of .....
#13 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, ISKCON Kolkata is a place of pilgrimage located in Kolkata. Also known as Sri Sri Radha Govinda Temple, it is one of the ISKCON Temples in India and among the famous places to visit in Kolkata.
ISKCON Temple was established by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in 1971. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, this is the foremost center of the ISKCON Society in India. ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple is a highly spiritual place for the devotees and is mainly focuses on spreading the teachings of Lord Krishna. It is not restricted to any one particular religion as such and welcomes enthusiasts or people interested in learning about these teachings with open arms.
The temple is a serene complex that houses beautifully ornamented idols of Goddess Radha and Lord Krishna. The ambiance of the temple with the chanting of Hare Krishna reverberating in the atmosphere draws many devotees and tourists to this serene shrine. The temple also houses a .....
#14 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum is a science museum located in Ballygunge area of Kolkata. It is the first science museum in India and among the prime attractions of Kolkata and the must-visit place for kids, science students, and science lovers.
Established in the year 1959, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum (BITM) in Kolkata is the first science museum in the country under the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India. The idea behind this pioneering initiative came from Dr. B C Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal who after visiting the Deutsches Museum in Munich was inspired to create a similar institution in India. In 1956, Sri GD Birla donated the Birla Park, his sprawling bungalow and the adjoining plot of land for setting up the museum. This entire transformation of the place from a park to a museum took nearly 3 years.
The main objective of the museum is .....
#15 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 14 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Eco Tourism Park is an urban park located in New Town area of Kolkata in West Bengal. Also known as Prakriti Tirtha, it is the biggest Eco parks in India and one of the serene places to visit during your Kolkata Trip.
The park was established in 2013 in order to promote eco-tourism in the city. This expansive park occupies over an area of around 480 acres of land which includes a 200 acres water body. The idea of an Eco Tourism Park was proposed by Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and was developed by the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation of West Bengal coordinated with several departments.
The park features urban recreational spaces and three sections like ecological zones, theme gardens and open spaces making it a perfect getaway to relax and unwind. In the ecological section, there are wetlands, urban forests, and grasslands. Eco Tourism Park surrounds a picturesque water body with an island .....
#16 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Park Street is the prominent road located in Kolkata of West Bengal. Officially known as Mother Teresa Sarani, it is one of the most visited and famous places for hangout in Kolkata.
Park Street is one of the oldest roads in the city constructed by Britishers. The street begins at Chowringhee Road or JL Nehru road and stretches till Park Circus crossing. It boasts of a surprisingly diverse range of attractions that range from beautiful Colonial buildings to bustling shopping outlets and from popular restaurants to many night clubs. It is a prominent entertainment and commercial hub of Kolkata. A number of prominent landmarks are also located in or near Park Street including Asiatic Society, St. Xavier's College, South Park Street Cemetery and The Park Hotel.
Often known as 'Food Street' and 'The Street that Never Sleeps', the street has been a crowd-puller since the reign of the British Kingdom and undergone modifications .....
#17 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 7 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Mother House is a holy place located in Kolkata. Situated near Rippon Street, it is one of the best and the must-visit places to visit in Kolkata.
Mother House or Missionaries of Charity is the erstwhile residence of one of the most iconic women in Indian history-Mother Teresa. It was established by Mother Teresa in 1950 with the purpose of selfless service to mankind and to uplift the plagued humanity towards the path of salvation. She lived and worked in this home from 1953 till 1997 when she breathed her last. This is the headquarters of the international religious congregation of the Missionaries of Charity known as Saint Teresa of Kolkata.
The members of the Mother House provide free services to the ones stricken by poverty. It has about 4,500 members of the congregation, commonly known as Sisters who have selflessly devoted their lives to serve the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, .....
#18 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 4 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the ancestral home of the Rabindranath Tagore located in Jorasanko locality of Kolkata. Currently located in Rabindra Bharati University campus, it is one of the prominent historical places in West Bengal and among most visited places during Kolkata Tour.
Jorasanko Thakur Bari was built in the 18th century on the land donated by the famous Sett family of Burrabazar to 'Prince' Dwarkanath Tagore, the grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore. It is the house in which the poet and first Indian Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore was born in 1861 and where he spent most of his life and then left for his heavenly abode in the year 1941.
This ancestral house of Rabindranath Tagore now houses the Tagore Museum. The house has been restored in such a manner that people can see how the household looked when the Tagore family resided in it. Also known as Rabindra Bharati Museum, the Tagore Museum is highly informative, .....
#19 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 4 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Marble Palace is a 19th-century palatial mansion located in Kolkata, West Bengal. Situated near Tagore House, it is one of the famous historical places in West Bengal and among the most visited Tourist Places in Kolkata.
Famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, the palace is often referred to as one of the best-conserved and most graceful houses of 19th Century Kolkata. According to history, Marble Palace was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a rich Bengali merchant with a passion for collecting works of art. He was the adopted son of Nilmoni Mullick, who erected a Jagannath temple which predates Marble Palace, and still stands within the premises, but is only accessible to members of the family. The house continues to be a residence for his descendants.
The structure of the mansion is originally Neoclassical in style and it merges with traditional Bengali style of architecture with open courtyards. It is .....
#20 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Shobhabazar Rajbari is a royal palace situated at Shobha bazar area of Kolkata. It is one of the oldest Royal houses of Kolkata aristocracy and among the best places to visit in Kolkata.
The Shobhabazar Rajbari was built in the middle of 1700 by Raja Nabakrishna Deb, a prominent aristocrat of Kolkata. He is noted for his contribution in the Bengal Renaissance and for starting the trend of Durga Puja by retaining the cultural heritage of Bengal at a time when European culture predominated mostly. He was an ardent exponent of Brahmo Samaj Movement initiated by Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Raja Nabakrishna Deb celebrated Durga Puja at this palace in 1757 on a grand scale after the British defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah at the battle of Plassey. Lord Clive and Warren Hastings were in the list of invitees. It was here that the first civic reception of Swami Vivekananda after his return from Chicago Parliament of Religions was organized in 1897 by Raja .....
#21 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 18 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Sabarna Sangrahashala is a museum located at Barisha area of Kolkata, West Bengal. It is one of the noted museums in Kolkata and among the most interesting places to visit in Kolkata.
Established in 2005 by the Sabarna Roy Choudhury Paribar Parishad, this museum was developed to cater to the needs of research scholars and students and to create awareness about the preservation of historical source materials. This family museum possesses rare documents and articles, including Kabilatipatras dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The most important of them is the one that dates back to 1794 and contains the signature of the legendary Kavi Ramprasad Sen.
The museum also contains antique manuscripts, maps, books, pictures, and tickets. It also houses a number of items such as a huge earthen rice pot of 1840, metal candle stand of 1795, metal Hookah of 1878, grinding wheels dating 1845 and various other rare articles. The .....
#22 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
located at Dhakuria locality in Kolkata. It is one of the best and the most popular recreational spots to visit in Kolkata.
Also known as Dhakuria Lake, the lake is considered as the lungs of Kolkata for its ability to filter the city's polluted air. Calcutta Improvement Trust (CIT) acquired this land in early 1920, developed the lake and named it Dhakuria Lake. Later, the lake was renamed as Rabindra Sarovar in 1958 as a tribute to the great Bengali writer and Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. It is an ideal place for picnics, jogging or simply spending some moments of repose.
Covering over an area of 73 acres, Rabindra Sarovar is embraced by countless shrubs and trees, some of which are over 100 years old. It is home to many varieties of fishes and attracts many migratory birds during winter. The lake is surrounded by gardens, children's park an auditorium, making it a popular recreational spot perfect for idyllic picnics. On the lake premises, there is a museum run by .....
#23 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 5 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Nakodha Masjid is a mosque located at Bara Bazar in Kolkata. It is the principal mosque of Kolkata and among the architectural marvels to visit as part of Kolkata Tour Packages.
The mosque was built in 1926 by Abdar Rahim Osman, a leader of the Kutchi Memon Jama'at. He was a shipping prince; hence the mosque was named Nakhoda meaning Mariner. Owing to its sheer size and magnificence, the mosque has become one of the prime tourist attractions of Kolkata. A huge amount of Rs. 15 Lakhs was invested to accomplish the construction of this huge mosque. Presently, the mosque is administered by a board of trustees.
Represents Indo-Saracenic architectural style, the mosque was built as an imitation of the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar at Sikandra, Agra. The gateway to the Masjid resembles the Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri. For the construction of the mosque, original and superior quality granite stone was brought from Tolepur. .....
#24 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 14 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Botanical Garden is a public garden located in Shibpur locality of Kolkata. Situated on the western bank of Hooghly River, it is one of the well-maintained gardens in Kolkata and among the most scenic places to visit in Kolkata.
Officially known as Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, the Botanical Garden was established in the year 1787 at the proposal of Colonel Alexander Kyd by the then Governor-General Lord Cornwallis. The design of the unique and amazing landscape of the garden was initiated by Sir George King in 1872. It was also called the East India Company's Garden or the 'Company Bagan' during that time. After India's Independence, it was renamed as 'Indian Botanic Garden' in the year 1950. The garden came under the management of the Botanical Survey of India in 1963.
Spanning over an area of 273 acres, it is reckoned as one of the most beautiful landscaped gardens with undulating land topography .....
#25 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 9 km from Kolkata Railway Station, Princep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots located on the bank of Hoogly River in Kolkata. Situated between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William, it is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata and among the popular places to visit in Kolkata.
Princep Ghat was built in 1841 in the memory of eminent Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary James Princep. Designed by W. Fitzgerald, it is a majestic structure famous for its Greek and Gothic style of architecture. The memorial is set in a square with Ionian Columns holding up a 40-foot roof painted entirely in white. The monument was restored by the state's public works department in 2001 and beautified a 2 km stretch of the riverfront from Princep Memorial to Baje Kadamtala Ghat with gardens, lawns, park benches, and shady trees.
After the recent beautification, it has become a very peaceful retreat for nature lovers. With the magnificent Howrah .....
#26 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 8 km from Kolkata Railway Station, South Park Street Cemetery is located on Mother Teresa Sarani in Kolkata. Situated in Park Street, it is one of the oldest cemeteries of Kolkata and among the oldest heritage places to visit in Kolkata.
Opened in 1767, the Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. The cemetery served as a burial ground for the European expatriates who were settled in Calcutta during the colonial period. The Europeans started to disuse it in the year 1790 after an enormous new cemetery was opened in a place called the Lower Circular Road Cemetery in the year 1840 nearby. It is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
The cemetery was named after 'Park Street' after the private deer park built by Sir Elijah Impey around Vansittart's garden house. Spread across eight acres, the .....
#27 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 96 km from Haldia, 124 km from Midnapore, 164 km from Howrah, 171 km from Kolkata, 193 km from Barrackpore, 209 km from Hooghly, 228 km from Tatanagar, 289 km from Bhubaneshwar, 345 km from Puri, and 364 km from Ranchi, Digha is a seaside resort town located in Purba Medinipur (East Midnapur) district of West Bengal, India. It is one of the beautiful beach destinations in India and among the must include tourist places in West Bengal Tour Packages.
Situated on the shores of Bay of Bengal, Digha is a popular tourist destination known for its untouched beaches, scenic views, religious temples, and museums. Originally known as Beerkul, the town of Digha was discovered in the late 18th century by the British. It is mentioned as the 'Brighton of the East' by Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of British India. However, the town started gaining fame when in 1923, John Frank Smith, an English tourist got so greatly allured by its charm that he started living here .....
Distance (From Kolkata): 171 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kolkata - Including Travel): Full Day
Heritage | Pilgrimage
#28 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 20 km from Barrackpore, 48 km from Howrah, 50 km from Kolkata, 150 km from Haldia, 155 km from Kharagpur, 158 km from Midnapore, 177 km from Murshidabad, 469 km from Bhubaneshwar, 478 km from Tatanagar, 526 km from Puri, 531 km from Siliguri, and 589 km from Darjeeling, Hooghly is a historical city & district located in the Indian state of West Bengal. Also known as Hugli or Hooghly-Chuchura, it is one of the popular places of heritage in India and among the must include tourist destinations in West Bengal Tour Packages.
The town of Hooghly got its name from the famous river that flows through it. The name of the place is also spelt as Hugli & Hoogli. It shares its borders with Howrah in South, Bardhaman in North, River Hooghly flows in its East, and Medinipur in West. Between the 13th-15th centuries, the Hooghly town used to be an important sea route for the trade carried between India & other countries. Hooghly port was the place where the 1st cross-trade began .....
Distance (From Kolkata): 50 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kolkata - Including Travel): Full Day
#29 of 29 Places to Visit in Kolkata
At a distance of 35 km from Bankura, 50 km from Chhatna, 85 km from Kharagpur, 113 km from Purulia, 119 km from Hooghly, 136 km from Kolkata, 143 km from Barrackpore, 149 km from Jamshedpur, 163 km from Dhanbad, 187 km from Haldia, 216 km from Murshidabad, 565 km from Kurseong, Bishnupur is a small town located in Bankura district of West Bengal. Also called Vishnupur, it is one of the beautiful tourist destinations in India and among the famous heritage places to visit in West Bengal.
Bishnupur is famous among tourists, especially for its rich culture including architecture, music, and handicrafts. The history of Bishnupur dates back to 694 AD when King Raghunath I founded the Malla dynasty. The town is also referred to as Mallabhum, after the Malla dynasty, who once ruled this region for almost a thousand years. Bishnupur was the administrative capital under the reign of the Malla kings. It is believed that the town derives its name from the Hindu God, Vishnu as the Malla rulers .....
Distance (From Kolkata): 135 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kolkata - Including Travel): Full Day