A city sprinkled with yellow cabs all over the place, it is the hub of Bengali culture in India. You guessed it right, it is the amazing Kolkata. The city for ages has bragged its affluent traditional heritage; evident in its cuisine, lifestyle, its literature and its design and planning. Situated on the east bank of Hooghly, the city has a story about itself. Owing to its amazing past and times gone by, the place hosts millions of visitors every year.
If you are planning a short trip to this land of colors, then make sure you take out time to visit some of the must see places of the city that will make you relive the amazing past of this capital city. Most of the Kolkata hotels will have arrangements for you to conveniently travel to these sightseeing spots. So, get ready for some fun times, as you head to this amazing city.
If you have just a couple of days in hand and want to enjoy the maximum of the place, then it would be best to start with the Howrah Bridge. The bridge that runs along the Hooghly River is synonymous with the city. Did you know that this 705 meter long and 30 meter wide bridge that connects Howrah and Kolkata is one of the best cantilever bridges in the world. The bridge gets a new life once the Sun sets and it is decked with bright lights. It is a sight to behold. On your visit here, you will realize why it is called the soul of city.
The other site that you can visit is the famous Victoria Memorial; however, if you want something different, then, you could have a stopover at the amazing Marble Palace. It is a nineteenth century manor located in the north of the city and will capture your mind and thoughts from the first sight itself. The abode houses some of the most famed British memorabilia. The construction is a striking and magnificent mixture of various architectural styles. Equally outstanding are the estates adjoining this structure made of about 126 types of marbles!
Make sure you also take out time to visit the Shaheed Minar. Built in 1868, it was originally known as Ochterloney monument and it is built to pay homage to martyrs. Just like the Marble Palace, even the design of this tower is an amazing blend of a variety of architectural styles beautifully clubbed as one. If you are in shape to climb up 218 steps to reach to the top of this tower; you will never regret climbing it. After all, the view is from here is breathtaking! Then, there is the famous National Library. It is the biggest library in India known for its collection. So, if you love reading, this place is a heaven for you!
These are just few of the must visit places; however if you are on a long vacation, there is an endless list of places waiting to be explored. So, make your bookings, book rooms in one of the Kolkata hotels and get set to visit this effervescent city.
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