Howrah Bridge construction of the sixth longest cantilever bridge in the world, the Howrah Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks of Kolkata. The Howrah Bridge was originally called the New Howrah Bridge as it was meant to replace an older pontoon bridge on the Hoogly River. The Howrah Bridge is often considered to be one of the major National Landmarks in India and is also called the Rabindra Setu after the famous Bengali literary figure Rabindranath Tagore.
Park Street is also called Food Street and the Street that never sleeps by the locals due to the various restaurants and pubs located in the area. Park Street place was one of the top night life spots during the 70’s and the 80’s. Park Street is one of the major attractions in Kolkata and is visited by a huge number of tourist and local crowds.
The Indian Museum is the largest and the oldest museums at Kolkata in India and was established in 1814. The museum contains 6 sections which are further split in 35 galleries and contain a plethora of various antiquities, artifacts, paintings and mummies etc. The museum was established by a Dutch botanist under the British, Dr. Nathaniel Wallich and is one of the oldest museums in the world.
Victoria Memorial is located at the banks of the River Hoogly and was completed in 1921. Victoria Memorial is dedicated in the memory of Queen Victoria and is currently a museum. After the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, Lord Curzon commissioned the construction of this memorial and is built in a unique architectural blend of Mughal and British styles. Victoria Memorial museum contains 25 galleries that house various antiquities and artifacts.
Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary
The Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas and is one of the major strongholds for the rare one horned Indian Rhino. The forest reserve is spread across an area of 216.51 square kilometers and is home to a huge variety of flora and fauna. The various animal species found here are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephants, Sambar, Indian Bison and wild boar etc.
The Calcutta or the Kolkata Racecourse was established in 1820 and is one of the oldest horse race courses in the country. The Royal Calcutta turf club was founded in 1847 in the British India and was the 1st horse racing organization in India. The races are operated between the months of July to September and November to March on Saturdays or any other public holidays.
Eden Gardens are a massive capacity cricket ground and is often called a Cricket Colosseum. The Eden Gardens are the largest capacity cricket ground in the country and the 3rd largest in the world. The Stadium is one of the most iconic cricket grounds in India and is home to the Kolkata Knight Riders cricket club in the Indian Premier League. The arrival of the British in India, gave the country its most favorite sport Cricket.
Marble Palace Mansion
The palatial mansion was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick and is a residence for his descendants till date. The architecture of the Marble Palace Mansion is neoclassical and is considered the best preserved sites of this style of architecture. The palace also houses a museum which contains various antique furniture and old paintings.