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41 Incredible Places to Visit in Kolkata at Night

by middha on May 5, 2017

Kolkata is a huge city with its very own nightlife. For party lovers, there are glitzy nightclubs and swanky bars. For the foodies, there are late night restaurants and dhabas, for the culturally inclined, there are theatres and art galleries. If you prefer off-beat activities, then there are heritage trails and other nocturnal activities. Anywhere you go, the unique culture of Kolkata will show itself in many forms and colors. Though the night scene is much quieter, it is not boring at all. You can find something or the other to do at night in the City of Joy. Keep reading to find out more about the best places to visit in Kolkata at night.

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Roxy

Classy and stylish, the Roxy has a retro ambiance that shows in its bold lighting and chic interiors. This themed nightclub has the best DJs performing here. They have the best cocktails and wines on their menu.

  • Location : Park Street Area
  • Zomato Rating : 3.8/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : Rs.2,500/- (approx.)

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2. Someplace Else

Someplace Else

If glitz and glamour is your definition of nightlife, then this posh nightclub is your perfect destination to go to Kolkata. The British pub ambiance, vintage décor, and ambient lighting can be inviting to late night people. Every day, there’s a different kind of music playing along with drums, guitars, and other instruments.

  • Zomato Rating : 4.1/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 2,400/- (approx.)

3. Tantra

Tantra

For partying in Kolkata late into the night, Tantra is the preferred nightclub to go for its vibrant ambiance and a gorgeous nightlife. Dance floor, live music, themed nights, there’s plenty happening at this place. Friday and Saturdays Nights are especially fabulous events here. Grab a beer, or just dance through the night, you can have a rocking time here.

  • Zomato Rating : 3.4/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 3,500/- (approx.)

4. UG Reincarnated

UG Reincarnated

Transforming the old British ambiance with a bold new hi-tech avatar is UG Reincarnated. The logo is new too, and so is the décor of the place. A vibrant new sound system, bright ambient lighting, LED flooring, laser lights, is what you can expect from this place. There’s a large dance floor, plush lounge area, smoking zone. It’s a new makeover that’s making the party people wanting to come here and party.

  • Location : Bose Road
  • Zomato Rating : 3.2/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 1,300/- (approx.)

5. Nocturne

Nocturne

Rapidly becoming the favorite party place among the Koltaka youth is this exclusive nightclub called Nocturne. Fridays and Saturdays are more exciting here as the party goes loud and reaches dizzying heights. It has a coffee shop and hookah parlor on the ground floor, and a lounge and dance floor above.

  • Location : Theatre Road
  • Zomato Rating : 3.6/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 2,000/- (approx.)

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6. Club Boudoir

Club Boudoir

This is the biggest nightclub in Kolkata, with a long bar. It draws the trendiest people to its glitzy environment to dance and party till night. Thursdays are Ladies Night. There’s plenty of drinks and food.

  • Zomato Rating : 3.1/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 1,500/- (approx.)

7. Aqua

Aqua

In this lounge bar in Kolkata, evenings can be more exciting and fun. The poolside ambiance, along with a plenty of drinks and hookahs to enjoy, adds an exotic flavor to your evenings. DJs keep the house excited and in a mood to dance to their beats. Indoors are luxurious too, with double-decker seating and excellent food to eat.

  • Zomato Rating : 3.9/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : Rs.3,000/- (approx.)

8. Phoenix

Phoenix

The plush ambiance of Phoenix will charm you with its finesse, the instant you step into this exclusive lounge club in Kolkata. Its interiors smoothly blend industrial and vintage decor to give a cool vibe to this place. Its lighting is absolutely remarkable. There are themed nights every day, with DJ music and live bands performing.

  • Location : Camac Street Area
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 1,800/- (approx.)

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9. Shisha – Bar Stock Exchange

Shisha – Bar Stock Exchange

This concept bar has ghetto-styled interiors and a cool way to demand drinks. Taking a leaf out of the stock exchange business, drinks are priced according to the demand for it. You can have your favorite drink and that too, at your rates. There are drinking games and cool DJ too to keep the entertainment going.

  • Zomato Rating : 3.7/5

10. Myx Lounge

The Myx

This penthouse nightclub is a trendy place in Kolkata. It is perfect for a night-out with friends, enjoying a romantic date with your girlfriend, or dancing to beat the stress of the weekend. The ambiance of the place is gorgeous and parties here can go on late into the nights. One level has a dance floor and bar and the other has a lounge seating with a separate smoking area.

  • Zomato Rating : 3.3/5

11. Privy Ultra Lounge

Privy Ultra Lounge

This lounge has a relaxing ambiance, which attracts late night people to come and party. The excellent decor of this place with ambient lighting and plush furnishings gives a smooth lounge experience. There is a wide range of foods to be had from North Indian, Continental, Chinese cuisines, with a generous spread of tandoor delicacies. The bar has all the usual liquor and makes excellent cocktails.

  • Location : Elgin Road
  • Zomato Rating : 3.5/5
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : 1,200/- (approx.)

12. Shisha Reincarnated

Shisha

This place has all the things right for a pulsating party. There’s some rocking music being pumped out by DJs, excellent acoustics and a hi-tech sound system, revolving disco lights, and hip crowd on the dance floor. There’s hookah too, along with amazing drinks to gulp down, and delectable foods to relish. If you feel like joining the fun, be early as it gets crowded as the evening progresses.

  • Zomato Rating : NA
  • Cost for two (with alcohol) : Rs.1,500/- (approx.)

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Fascinating Late Night Restaurants and Dhabas to Satiate Hunger Pangs

13. sharma dhaba.

Sharma Dhaba

This dhaba in Kolkata is open 24 hours. It is a legendary dhaba that is best to go after a late night drive or a hangout with friends. It has the best veg and non-veg dishes.

  • Location : Ballygunge
  • Cost for two : Rs.500/- (approx.)

14. Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

This luxury restaurant in The Lalit, is a perfect place for sumptuous dining in a royal ambiance. It has the most delicious foods prepared by well-known chefs. Juicy to the core, the food is made from authentic spices and ingredients. They have the best bars with imported brands of wines, beers and amazing array of spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.

  • Location : Esplanade
  • Zomato Rating : 4.0/5
  • Cost for two : Rs.3,500/- (approx.)

15. Jabbrr Afghani

Jabbrr Afghani

They have a loyal following of late-night diners, who love to haunt the streets when the lights are down. This place has the best rolls, kebabs, and biryani in Kolkata.

  • Location : Salt Lake
  • Cost for two : 350/- (approx.)

16. Don Giovanni’s

Don Giovanni’s

The amazing dishes you get here can satiate your late night hunger pangs. Made from a number of cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Continental, the delicacies are flavorful and generous in amount.

  • Location : Jodhpur Park
  • Cost for two : Rs.1,200/- (approx.)

17. Russel Punjabi Dhaba

Russel Punjabi Dhaba

For that late night experience in Kolkata, this dhaba might be just perfect to sit with friends and chatting over delicious foods. Chicken bharta and tawa rotis are its must-try foods, though others are awesome too and not to be missed.

  • Location : Russel Street
  • Cost for two : Rs.450/- (approx.)

18. Azad Hind Dhaba

Azad Hind Dhaba

This dhaba has a Punjabi themed decor, giving it an earthy ambiance. It is open from noon till 2 am, so if you are on a midnight walk or stroll with friends, visiting this place might be the best thing to do.

  • Location: Ballygunge
  • Cost for two : Rs.600/- (approx.)

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19. Balwant Singh’s Eating House

Balwant Singh’s Eating House

This dhaba is a great place in Kolkata to satisfy your midnight hunger pangs. They have yummy aloo parathas. In summers, try their Doodh Cola!! Visiting this dhaba won’t disappoint you a bit while you are in Kolkata.

  • Location : Bhawanipur

20. The Bridge – Floatel

The Bridge – The Floatel Hotel

When you are in this magical floating restaurant in Howrah Jetty, dining becomes a romantic affair. The serene Ganges River, the stars overhead, a candle-lit table, the scene’s perfect for a romantic date with your lover, and the food won’t disappoint either. It is open 24 hours, so drop in anytime, but the nights are more lovely here than days.

  • Location : Dalhousie BBD Bagh
  • Cost for two : Rs.1,600/- (approx.)

21. Chai Break

Chai Break

This pocket-friendly place serves some delicious food at affordable rates. The decor is a bit quirky but will set up the mood in those late night hours. Cozy ambiance, great food, and comfortable seating…. friends will have a thrilling time here.

  • Location : Multiple Locations
  • Cost for two : Rs.1,000/- (approx.)

22. Go Lebanese

Go Lebanese

The juicy Lebanese food is a treat for anybody, but to get it at 3 am in Kolkata is something really exciting. This place serves the best Lebanese foods, i.e. shawarma, hummus with Pita Bread, seekh kebabs… you get them at reasonable rates.

  • Cost for two : Rs.400/- (approx.)

23. Jam House

Jam House

Another late night joint to cater to nocturnal people, Jam House has a range of delicious foods from many cuisines on their menu. The pizzas are liked by all. There is a hookah section too, and a karaoke.

  • Location : Chowringhee
  • Zomato Rating: 4.1/5
  • Cost for two : Rs.950/- (approx.)

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24. K19 – Park Plaza

K19 – Park Plaza

This all-day dining restaurant has a sumptuous buffet menu, with live chaat counters, Mediterranean, and North Indian dishes. The Afghani chicken, mutton biryani, pasta, sandwiches, noodles, parothas, all these are very delicious. And the rates are appropriate too.

  • Cost for two : Rs.2,500/- (approx.)

25. Wow! Momos

Wow! Momos

This eatery makes a variety of momos for late night eaters in Kolkota. Apart from the steamed ones, there are tandoori, fried and baked ones too. They even have made momo sizzlers!!

26. Sher-e-Punjab

Sher-e-Punjab

Close to Kolkata airport, this dhaba makes mouth-watering tandoori chicken, rahra mutton, chicken bharta and other street-side delicacies. Beer is available too.

  • Location : Barasat
  • Cost for two : Rs.650/- (approx.)

27. Rang De Basanti Dhaba

Rang De Basanti Dhaba

A restaurant with a dhaba feel, this place has a quirky decor made of fun posters, tractors, and bold colors. They serve the most delicious veg and non-veg dishes. Chicken Biryani, Murgh Malai Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Dilli da Butter Chicken are some of their much-liked dishes.

  • Cost for two : Rs.800/- (approx.)

28. Bachan’s Dhaba

Bachan’s Dhaba

You can find affordable food at this dhaba in Kolkata. Their dishes are very tasty and finger-licking. Tandoori Chicken, Kulfi Faluda, Masala Kulcha, Lassi, Paneer Tikka, Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Chaap are the most favored dishes.

  • Location : Kalighat

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29. Don’s Good Fellas

Don’s Good Fellas

This place makes cheesy pizzas, and they taste heavenly. There are other Italian dishes too on their menu, in addition to dishes from North Indian and Chinese cuisines. Among their most favored foods are Tomato Cheese Lasagne, Shepherd’s Pie, and Chicken Tikka Sandwich.

30. Zucca Lounge

Zucca Lounge

This cafe serves delectable cafe foods from various cuisines. There are Continental dishes, Chinese specialties, along with a wide range of tandoori dishes and `kebabs. They have a relaxed ambiance and cozy indoor and outdoor seating. There are mocktails, shakes, and other drinks too.

  • Location : Southern Avenue

31. The Palms

The Palms

This casual dining restaurant in Kolkata offers a range of North Indian, Continental, and Thai specialties.  People love Spinach and Corn Au-Gratin, Chicken Tetrazzini, and Rara Gosh.

  • Location : Paddapukur

32. Hondo’s

Hondo’s

If you love American food, then this casual dining restaurant is your destination in Kolkata. They serve mind-boggling American and Continental foods. It remains open 24 hours. The seating, decor, and ambiance are spectacular. People like their burgers, Beef Steak, Pork Ribs, and Chicken Stroganoff.

  • Location : Prince Anwar Shah Road
  • Zomato Rating : 4.3/5
  • Cost for two : Rs.700/- (approx.)

33. Goutam’s

Goutam’s

One of the best places in Kolkata to have coffee is Goutam’s. This road-side coffee shop makes the best coffees. You can sip on lip-smacking hot coffee, flavored with Kesar or masala, or cold coffee, with ice cream scoops, or lemon flavor, or maybe something else. There are snacks here too, and hot chocolate.

  • Location : Bypass
  • Cost for two : Rs.350/- (approx.)

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34. The Waterside Cafe

Waterside Cafe

This stylish 24-hr cafe in Hyatt Regency is the best place to relax and sip on heavenly coffees. You can view the scenic landscaped gardens and poolside ambiance, sitting in the cafe. Gorgeous interiors with high ceiling and relaxed lounge seating, make a perfect ambiance. They have a midnight menu too, with sandwiches, light meals, salads, soups, and desserts.

  • Cost for two : Rs.2,800/- (approx.)

35. Eden Pavilion – ITC Sonar

Eden Pavilion - ITC Sonar

This 24 hour all day dining luxury restaurant is all about fine dining in total comfort and luxury. Renowned chefs have prepared an exquisite menu having signature dishes from Continental, North Indian, Italian, South Indian, and Bengali cuisines. Don’t forget to taste the Rasgulla, pizzas, chaats, coffees, and mocktails.

  • Location : Science City Area
  • Cost for two : Rs,4,500/- (approx.)

36. JW Kitchen – JW Marriott Hotel

JW Kitchen – JW Marriott Hotel

Coffee tastes just amazing here at JW Marriott. If you have dined on the most fabulous dishes here, then drop in for a late night coffee. The taste and aromas from your coffee mug is the ultimate thing you will need at midnight, and to have some cookies with it will be a fine idea.

  • Location: Science City Area
  • Zomato Rating : 4.5/5
  • Cost for two : Rs.3,000/- (approx.)

Incredible Off-beat Things to do in Kolkata at Night

37. midnight heritage tours.

Midnight Heritage Tour

A heritage tour of Kolkata introduces you to a city minus its traffic, bathed in the streetlights. You can see the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Howrah Station and other historic structures in the calm atmosphere of the night, without worrying about crowds, or traffic.

Stop for some chai or light snack at dhabas, if you like. It is a unique opportunity to take innumerable snaps, or pose for a selfie. The tour can last up to 3 to 6 hours.

  • Timings : 11.15 pm to 4.15 am
  • Cost : Rs.1,750/- per person

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38. Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk

It’s called the Ghost Walk, but you can see everything else, but not ghosts, certainly. Kolkata has innumerable spots and buildings, famous for their ghost sightings. There are ghostly tales that have lingered around them for a long time.

Here, in this Ghost Walk, you can see infamously haunted buildings, hear stories and strange tales, exchange interesting information about the paranormal. Heritage buildings will be coming on the way, so it also is a sort of Heritage Walk through Kolkata.

  • Timings : 11.00 pm to 1.00 am.
  • Cost : Rs.800/- per person

39. Long drive on Vidyasagar Setu

Vidyasagar Setu

When you are in such a romantic bridge as that of Vidyasagar Setu, going on a moonlit drive is surely an opportunity you should not miss in Kolkata. It might happen that you will pass the same attractions that you saw in the day, but the vintage buildings, aglow in the moonlight, with the streetlamps illuminating the bridge in spectacular lights, is a treat that can be only seen at night.

  • Location : Vidyasagar Setu

40. Midnight Drive on Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

When in Kolkata, how can you miss its timeless icon, the Howrah Bridge? Your Kolkata trip can be incomplete if you do not drive on Howrah Bridge at night. When there is minimal traffic, and the street lights have painted the Howrah Bridge in an orange glow, it is a mesmerizing sight to behold.

  • Location : Howrah Bridge

41. Relaxing Nighttime on Princep Ghat

James Princep Memorial

Princep Ghat is a jetty built on the Hooghly River in Kolkata. In the quietness of the night, this place looks ethereal and is bathed in the orange lights of the street lamps. There are no tickets, no payment to be made here. Just sit by the jetty, enjoy the cool breeze, see the grand Vidyasagar Setu lighted up bright and beautiful!! If you come early, you can enjoy some road-side snacks too.

  • Location : Princep Ghat

This list may surprise you with its listing, that’s for sure. So, if you are in Kolkata, include these places in your itinerary, and get a super exciting night out in Kolkata. There’s booze, thrills, and even chills, thrown in.

If you know of some more places to visit at nighttime in Kolkata, then do write your comments below. It will be nice to know of your experiences too.

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Places to visit in kolkata in evening.

Is Kolkata your next travel destination? Or, do you stay in Kolkata? Well, Kolkata is one of the top tourist places in West Bengal & you will be happy to know that Kolkata is famous for its tourist spots and cultural heritage. Furthermore, it has many places where you can make your evenings delightful. Visiting night-out places, dance bars & pubs is one of the top things to do in Kolkata for youngsters. Here are the best places to visit in Kolkata in evening are:

1. Aqua – The Park Hotel

Aqua - Places To Visit in Kolkata in Evening

In this parlour bar in Kolkata, nights can be really thrilling and fun. Aqua is located in the Park Street area. The poolside vibe, alongside a lot of beverages and hookahs to appreciate, adds a fascinating flavour to your nights. DJs keep the house energised and in a temperament to move to their beats. Inside are rich as well, with two layer seating and fantastic food to eat. All these make Aqua among the evening places to visit in Kolkata .

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2. Roxy – Places To Visit in Kolkata in Evening

Roxy

Tasteful and snazzy, the Roxy has a retro feeling that shows in its strong lighting and stylish insides. This place is also located in the Park Street area of Kolkata. This themed club has the best DJs performing here. They have the best mixed drinks and wines on their menu. These are the reasons that make Roxy among the places to visit in evening in Kolkata .

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3. UG Reincarnated

UG Reincarnated

Changing the old English feeling with an intense new howdy tech symbol is possible in UG Reincarnated. It is located on Bose Road. The logo is new as well, as is the stylistic layout of the spot. A dynamic new sound framework, brilliant surrounding lighting, Drove flooring, laser lights, is what you can anticipate from this spot. There’s a huge dance floor, rich parlour region, and a smoking zone. Furthermore, UG Reincarnated is among the best places to visit at night in Kolkata .

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4. Phoenix – places to visit in Kolkata in evening

Phoenix - places to visit in Kolkata in evening

While looking for the best places to visit in Kolkata in evening , the extravagant atmosphere of Phoenix will fascinate you with its artfulness, the moment you step into this elite parlour club in Camac Street, Kolkata. Its insides easily mix modern and rare style to give a cool energy to this spot. Its lighting is totally wonderful. There are themed evenings consistently, with DJ music and live groups performing. All these make Phoenix among the evening hangout places in Kolkata .

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5. Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

Located in the Esplanade area, this extravagant eatery in The Lalit, is an ideal spot for lavish feasting in an illustrious climate. It has the most delectable food sources ready by notable gourmet specialists. Deeply succulent, the food is produced using real flavours and fixings. They have the best bars with imported brands of wines, lagers and an astonishing cluster of spirits and non-cocktails. They serve Anglo – Indian, Tangra Chinese, Nawabi and all bengali dishes, it is considered one of the multi-cuisine  Bengali restaurants in Kolkata .

6. Jabbrr Afghani

Jabbrr Afghani

Located in Salt Lake, Jabbrr Afghani has reliable late-night cafes. So, who are looking for night out places in Kolkata , this spot has the best rolls, kebabs, and biryani in Kolkata.

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7. Balwant Singh’s Eating House

Balwant Singh\'s Eating House - places to visit in kolkata at night

Situated in Bhawanipur, this dhaba is an extraordinary spot in Kolkata to fulfil your 12 PM food cravings. They have yummy aloo parathas. In the summer, try their Doodh Cola!! Visiting this dhaba will not dishearten you a piece while you are in Kolkata. There are many places to visit in kolkata at night .

8. Rang De Basanti Dhaba

Rang De Basanti Dhaba

A café with Rang De Basanti Dhaba, feel this spot has an idiosyncratic stylistic layout made of fun banners, work vehicles, and striking tones. They serve the most scrumptious veg and non-veg dishes. Chicken Biryani, Murgh Malai Tikka, Baked Chicken, Dilli da Margarine Chicken are a portion of their much-cherished dishes. Rang De Basanti Dhaba is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata in evening . You can also enjoy a night time one day outing near Kolkata in winter . 

9. Eden Pavilion – ITC Sonar

Eden Pavilion – ITC Sonar

Located in the Science city area, this 24 hour the entire day feasting extravagance café is about high end food in absolute solace and extravagance. Eminent cooks have arranged a lovely menu having marked dishes from Mainland, North Indian, Italian, South Indian, and Bengali foods. Remember to taste the roshogullas, pizzas, chaats, espressos, mocktails.

10. Vidyasagar Setu – Places To Visit in Kolkata in Evening

Vidyasagar Setu - Best Places To Visit in Kolkata in Evening or At Night

At the point when you are in such a heartfelt extension as that of Vidyasagar Setu , going on a twilight drive is unquestionably an open door you shouldn’t miss in Kolkata. It could happen that you will pass the very attractions that you found in the day, however the rare structures in the evening glow, with the streetlights enlightening the scaffold in staggering lights, is a treat that can be just seen around evening time. For couples it is one of the romantic places in Kolkata .

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Things to do in Kolkata at Night with Updated Activity list

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During the day, Kolkata is a city that radiates quaint charm and bubbles with commercial activities. And once the sun goes down, the city wakes up, offering the night owls a plethora of exciting options to experience a very different façade of this cultural hub. The nightlife in Kolkata is not just about peppy nightclubs, fine dining restaurants or the swanky bars. There are a number of thrilling nocturnal activities that you can explore once you step out of your hotels in Kolkata after sundown.

Interested in knowing more about the city’s nightlife? This blog takes you through the best and unique things to do in Kolkata at night.

1. Take a Midnight Heritage Tour

Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#1 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

When you are in the cultural capital of the country, taking a heritage tour is a must. Go on a midnight heritage tour to discover Kolkata in a new light altogether, bathed in scintillating lights and minus the crowd that defines it during the day. You can see the Victoria Memorial , Dead Letter Office, Lascar War Memorial, St. Andrews Church, Eden Gardens Stadium, Old Fort William, Kolkata Town Hall, Currency Building, Writers Building and other lesser-known monuments in the cool and calm ambiance of the night.

  • Conducted by: Let Us Go
  • Timings* : 11:15 pm to 4:15 am
  • Cost : ₹1750 per person

*Contact the tour organizer for the availability of dates

2. Take a Long Drive on Vidyasagar Setu

#2 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#2 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

You might have crossed Vidyasagar Setu, one of the top tourist attractions in Kolkata , during the day. But a ride on this bridge under the moonlit sky has a romantic charm to it. You will be mesmerized to see the structure lit up with lights, with River Hooghly flowing peacefully underneath it. You’ll also get a glimpse of the Prinsep Ghat from the bridge.

  • Location: Munshi Prem Chand Sarani
  • Timings: 24×7; all days of the week

3. Visit Prinsep Ghat

#3 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#3 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Situated along the bank of River Hooghly, Prinsep Ghat is a fascinating jetty built during the colonial era. When the sun takes a bow and the moon wakes up to light up the sky, this structure dons an ethereal look, bathing in the orange glow of the street lights. Spend some time alone or with your special someone enjoying the cool breeze at this romantic place. You can also watch the Vidyasagar Setu from here, glowing like a grand structure over the dark Hooghly.  

  • Location: Strand Road

4. Go for a Ghost Walk

#4 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Nigh

#4 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Imagine treading the silent streets at night, listening to ghost stories and looking for the paranormal beings in various haunted places in Kolkata . Kolkata is known to have a number of buildings and monuments that are famous for ghost sightings. Dare yourself to go for a ghost walk and experience the eerie side of the city under the supervision of paranormal investigators. Some of these popular and spooky ghost walks include:

Waling with Ghosts

  • Price: ₹888 per person

Haunted Houses at Night

  • Conducted by: Seek Sherpa
  • Price: ₹800 per person

5. Enjoy the Beauty of Howrah Bridge

#5 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#5 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Your nocturnal expedition of Kolkata is deemed incomplete if you don’t take a drive down the Howrah Bridge. This iconic structure, which boasts of being the busiest cantilever bridge in the world, witnesses minimal traffic during late-night hours. That’s not all! The illuminated bridge offers a spectacular visual treat during the night – a sight you might want to freeze in time.

  • Location: Howrah

Also Read- Top 34 Things to do in Kolkata

6. Wind Down Over a Few Drinks

#6 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#6 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Visiting a pub or a bar to chill out over a few drinks is definitely one of the recommended activities to do in Kolkata at night. The city has no dearth of pubs, clubs, bars, or lounges where you can enjoy during the late hours. Some of the top pubs and bars in Kolkata include:

  • Location : Camac Street Area
  • 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight (Sunday to Thursday)
  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Cost for two: ₹1500 (approx.)
  • Location : Topsia Road
  •  12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight (Sunday to Thursday)
  •  12:00 noon to 2:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Cost for two: ₹2000 (approx.)

Hard Rock Cafe

  • Location : Park Street Area
  • Timings : 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight
  • Cost for two: ₹2500 (approx.)

Someplace Else

  • Timings : 4:30 pm to 2:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two: ₹2400 (approx.)

7. Dance and Sing to Your Heart’s Content

#7 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#7 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

If late night partying is on your mind, Kolkata won’t let you down. Thanks to a number of vibrant nightlife venues, you can groove away to your heart’s content and have a whale of a good time. You can also sing along at the karaoke night dos. Our suggestions include:

For dancing:

  • Location : The Park, Park Street Area
  • Timings : 5:00 pm to 2:00 am; every day
  • Location : The Astor, Camac Street Area
  • 5:00 pm to 2:00 am (Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)
  • 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight (Sundays and Thursdays)
  • Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays closed
  • Cost for two: ₹1800 (approx.)
  • Timings : 8:00 pm to 12:00 am; every day
  • Timings : 7:00 pm to 12:00 am

           Closed on Mondays

  • Cost for two: ₹3500 (approx.)

For karaoke nights:

  • Location : Southern Avenue
  • Timings : 12:00 pm to 12:00 am; every day
  • Karaoke night : Saturday

Xrong Place

  • Location : Southern Avenue
  • Timings : 2:00 pm to 12:00 am; every day
  • Karaoke night : Thursday

10 Downing Street

  • Location : Sector 5, Salt Lake

8. Enjoy a Late Night Dinner

#8 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#8 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Kolkata is a foodie’s paradise and you can treat yourself to a sumptuous meal even at the dead hour of the night. Whether you want to relish a gourmet fare in one of the best restaurants in Kolkata or enjoy a satisfying meal at a roadside dhaba , you will be spoilt for choice. Here are our suggestions:

Azad Hind Dhaba

  • Location : Ballygunge Circular Road, Ballygunge
  • Timings : 11:30 am to 1:30 am; every day
  • Cost for two : ₹ 600 approx.

Jai Hind Dhaba

  • Location : Parvati Chakraborty Lane, Hazra
  • Timings : 11:00 am to 2:00 am; every day
  • Cost for two : ₹ 450 approx.

Sharma Dhaba

  • Location : Ballygunge
  • Timings : 24×7
  • Cost for two : ₹ 700 approx.
  • Location : The Floatel Hotel, Dalhousie BBD Bagh
  • Cost for two : ₹ 1600 approx.

Zucca Lounge

  • 12:00 noon to 1:00 am (Monday to Friday)
  • 12:00 noon to 2:00 am (Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Cost for two : ₹ 1500 approx.

K19- Radisson

  • Cost for two : ₹ 2500 approx.

Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

  • Location : Dalhousie Square, Esplanade
  • Cost for two : ₹ 3500 approx.

9. Attend Live Music Concerts

#9 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#9 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

In keeping with the cultural side of Kolkata, the city hosts a number of live music concerts all year round. And what better way to spend your night than by listening to some soulful music? Here are a couple of places where you can enjoy such concerts at night:

  • Calcutta School of Music (Sunny Park)
  • The Academy of Fine Arts (Cathedral Rd, Maidan)

10. Watch the Stars

#10 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#10 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Who doesn’t love gazing at the stars twinkling far away in the sky? You can actually go one step further and enroll in a sky-watching workshop and identify the galaxies and celestial bodies lighting up the night sky through a telescope. Additionally, you can enhance your knowledge about the start and various cosmic mysteries.  Get in touch with the following groups for further details:

  • Kolkata Astronomy Center ( Prafullakanan West)
  • Sky Watching Workshop ( Ramgarh Garia)

11. Play Night Football

#11 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#11 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

Kolkata’s love for football is legendary. A unique way to enjoy nightlife in the city is to play a night football match. There are several all-night turfs in the city where you can indulge in your love for sports and play a game of not just football but cricket as well. Here are our picks:

  • Location : Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Elgin
  • Timings : 6:00 am to 12:00 am

Turf Street Baisakhi

  • Location : Salt Lake, AMP Vaishaaki Mall

12. Ride in a Horse-drawn Carriage

#12 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

#12 of 12 Best Things to Do in Kolkata at Night

One of the most exciting things to do on your night out in Kolkata is to ride in a horse-drawn carriage around Victoria Memorial and experience the beauty of the empty city roads. You can find specially decorated horse chariots, replete with air conditioning, flowers, lights, and even soothing music playing inside. Hop on to one of these the fairy-tale like carriages with your beloved and ride away into the night.

  • Location : Near Victoria Memorial
  • Cost : ₹ 500 onwards, depending on the carriage and ride duration

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to the city and come down to experience Kolkata’s nightlife is all its shimmering glory.

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Best Places to Visit in Kolkata in the Evening

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Best Places to Visit in Kolkata in the Evening

Are you planning a trip to Kolkata and wondering how to make the most of your evenings in the city of joy? This article covers the best places to visit in Kolkata in the evening. Kolkata, the cultural capital of India, offers a plethora of options for evening hangouts. From bustling streets to serene riverfronts, Kolkata has something to offer everyone. 

Kolkata, also known as the City of Joy, is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. From its colonial past to its modern-day charm, Kolkata has something to offer everyone. While the city is beautiful during the day, it transforms into a different world in the evening. The city comes alive with bustling streets, colorful lights, and delicious street food.

If you’re visiting Kolkata, or even if you’re a local, there are plenty of places to explore in the evening. From the iconic Victoria Memorial to the serene riverfront of Princep Ghat, Kolkata has it all. In this article, we will take you on a tour of the best places to visit in Kolkata in the evening. We will cover historical monuments, cultural hotspots, and even some lesser-known places. So, put on your walking shoes, grab a cup of tea, and get ready to explore the best of Kolkata in the evening.

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Best Places to Visit in Kolkata in the Evening

Here are some of the best places to visit in Kolkata in the evening:

1. Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial is an iconic landmark of Kolkata that attracts tourists from all over the world. The beautiful white marble monument is a perfect place to visit in the evening as it is beautifully lit up, offering a mesmerizing view. You can stroll around the lush green gardens surrounding the monument, and also visit the museum inside to get a glimpse of the colonial history of India.

2. Park Street

Park Street is one of the liveliest places in Kolkata, especially in the evenings. The street is lined with restaurants, cafes, and pubs, making it a perfect place for a night out with friends or family. You can enjoy live music, indulge in some delicious food, and have a great time here.

3. Princep Ghat

Princep Ghat is a serene place located on the banks of the Hooghly River . The ghat offers a beautiful view of the river and the Vidyasagar Setu Bridge. The place is perfect for a romantic evening walk or a picnic with family and friends.

4. St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral is a beautiful church located in the heart of Kolkata. The church is beautifully lit up in the evenings, making it a perfect place to visit during that time. You can attend the evening prayer service and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of the church.

5. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

Dakshineswar Kali Temple is a famous Hindu temple located on the banks of the Hooghly River. The temple is beautifully decorated in the evenings, and you can witness the evening aarti (prayer service) that takes place at the temple. The serene atmosphere and the beautiful view of the river make it a must-visit place in Kolkata.

6. Eco Park

Eco Park is a sprawling park located in Rajarhat, Kolkata. The park offers a variety of activities like boating, cycling, and a light and sound show in the evening. The park is beautifully lit up in the evenings, making it a perfect place for a family outing.

7. Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is an iconic landmark of Kolkata that connects the city to its twin city, Howrah. The bridge is beautifully lit up in the evenings, offering a mesmerizing view of the city. You can take a walk on the bridge and enjoy the cool breeze coming from the river.

Maidan is a vast stretch of greenery located in the heart of Kolkata. The place is perfect for an evening stroll, picnic, or a game of football with friends. You can also visit the Victoria Memorial and St. Paul’s Cathedral located nearby.

9. Science City

Science City is a fun and interactive science museum located in Kolkata. The museum has a variety of exhibits and activities that are perfect for children and adults alike. The museum also offers a beautiful laser show in the evenings, making it a perfect place for a family outing.

Read Also: Bhimashankar Temple

10. New Market

New Market is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Kolkata. The market is a perfect place for shopping, especially in the evenings when the market is beautifully lit up. You can find a variety of items like clothes, accessories, and souvenirs here.

11. South City Mall

South City Mall is one of the most popular shopping destinations in Kolkata. The mall has a variety of stores offering fashion, accessories, and electronics. You can also catch a movie at the mall’s multiplex or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.

12. Kumartuli

Kumartuli is a traditional potters’ quarter in Kolkata where skilled artisans make clay idols of deities. The place is especially busy in the months leading up to Durga Puja, one of the biggest festivals in Kolkata. You can visit Kumartuli in the evening and witness the artists at work.

13. Rabindra Sarobar

Rabindra Sarobar is a beautiful lake located in the southern part of Kolkata. The place is perfect for a peaceful evening walk or a picnic with family and friends. You can also rent a paddle boat and enjoy the calm waters of the lake.

14. College Street

College Street is one of the most famous streets in Kolkata, known for its bookstores and educational institutions. The street is beautifully lit up in the evenings, offering a unique ambiance. You can stroll around the street and explore the bookstores or visit the nearby University of Calcutta.

15. Allen Park

Allen Park is a beautiful park located in the middle of Kolkata. The park has a variety of trees and flowers, making it a perfect place for nature lovers. You can take a peaceful walk in the park or enjoy a game of cricket with friends.

In conclusion, Kolkata has a lot to offer in the evenings. From historical monuments to serene riverfronts, there are plenty of places to explore. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, these places will surely make your evenings in Kolkata unforgettable.

FAQs on Best Places to Visit in Kolkata in the Evening

What is the best time to visit victoria memorial in the evening.

Victoria Memorial is open from 10 am to 5 pm every day, and the best time to visit in the evening is between 4 pm to 5 pm.

Is Park Street safe to visit in the evenings?

Yes, Park Street is a safe place to visit in the evenings. However, it’s always best to be cautious and aware of your surroundings.

Can we take photographs inside Dakshineswar Kali Temple?

Yes, photography is allowed inside the temple. However, it’s best to be respectful of the place and avoid using flash photography.

Is Science City open on all days of the week?

Yes, Science City is open every day of the week from 9 am to 8 pm.

What is the best way to reach Howrah Bridge?

You can take a taxi, bus, or the Kolkata metro to reach Howrah Bridge. The nearest metro station is Howrah Maidan.

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In conclusion, Kolkata is a city that never sleeps, and its charm only increases as the day turns into night. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, there are plenty of places to visit in Kolkata in the evening. From the iconic Victoria Memorial to the bustling Park Street, Kolkata offers a unique experience for everyone.

Exploring the cultural heritage of Kumartuli or taking a peaceful walk in Rabindra Sarobar, Kolkata has something to offer for every mood. And who can forget the mouth-watering street food that Kolkata is famous for?

So, the next time you find yourself in Kolkata in the evening, be sure to check out these places and experience the magic of the city. After all, it’s not called the City of Joy for nothing.

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Best Places to visit in Kolkata in the Evening and at Night

Published by Team HoJo on March 30, 2018 March 30, 2018

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Kolkata or the ‘city of joy’ as it is fondly called, is a city of vibrancy and verve, which is always busy with various activities. Be it its bustling boulevards, sprawling shopping arcades, fabulous food or classy cultural life; Kolkata is a beautiful carnival. In fact, while Kolkata has an array of treats to offer to its visitors during the day, including Victoria Memorial Hall and Indian Museum, it has an equally happening night life. Here are what we feel are the best places to visit in Kolkata in the evening and at night.

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A Victorian styled Gothic shopping plaza, this market came into existence during the colonial era. Its alleys are populated by a wide labyrinth of kiosks, selling anything and everything that you could possibly need. This is a good place for you to pick up a few souvenirs for your family and friends such as fashionable apparel, electronic gadgets, leather shoes, exquisite saris and rare varieties of cheese. The best part about this market is that it is a budget friendly place where you can shop till you drop without worrying too much about it being a burden on your pocket. It also has a very famous Jewish patisserie where you can binge on fresh sweet and savory delicacies with a refreshing cup of cappuccino.

Gariahat Market

Shopping in Gariahat Market Kolkata

An artery of Kolkata, Gariahat Road is a shopaholic’s paradise. Be it colourful ethnic saris, oxidized silver jewelry, elegant wooden artifacts or pets; the serpentine streets of this market have something in store for everyone. The sheer variety of commodities is mesmerizing and it is a common sight to see enthusiastic shoppers indulging in lively interactions with the shopkeepers as they try to get the best deals for themselves. This area also has restaurants serving an array of eclectic dishes such as kathi rolls, cutlets, phuchkas and samosas.

South City Mall

South City Mall Kolkata Shopping

A state of the art shopping complex, this colossal structure is one of the largest shopping malls in the Eastern part of India. Housing myriad international and national retail brand outlets, the South City Mall is any shopaholic’s delight. It also has an expansive food court where you can dig into an array of refreshments and catch your breath after a tiring session of shopping. It also has a cinema hall where movie buffs can catch the latest Hollywood and Bollywood movies. Alternatively, you could hang out with your friends at one of the chic bars located in the mall.

Howrah Bridge

Visit Howrah Bridge Kolkata

Believed to be one of the oldest bridges in the country, this architectural marvel is a popular tourist spot and one of the busiest junctions in Kolkata. It is a great sojourn at night for some quiet moments with your loved ones under the starlit sky. As the night grows young, the beauty of this bridge is enhanced as it illuminates brightly in the sheen of millions of little lights and is nothing less than a sparkling piece of jewelry. You can also drive to the various restaurants and bistros located in its vicinity to satiate your midnight hunger pangs after you soak in the beguiling view of the bridge.

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Visiting Kolkata for the weekend and wondering how to spend your time? This comprehensive two-day itinerary covers the city's Bengali heritage, as well as many iconic attractions and hot new restaurants. Kolkata is one of those cities best explored on foot to soak in the sights, so do wear comfortable shoes. Let's get started!

Day 1: Morning

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8 a.m.: Begin by acquainting yourself with Kolkata's British heritage. The British founded the city in 1690 as a trading post and later developed it as their capital. Many impressive historic buildings are located in the B.B.D. Bagh neighborhood, which was the central business district known as Dalhousie Square under British rule. Wandering through it is a comfortable way to ease yourself into the city and admire the various architectural styles. There are 55 landmark heritage buildings dating from 1695 and 1947 in the precinct. Notable ones include the General Post Office, Writer's Building, Treasury Office, Reserve Bank of India, Raj Bhavan, Stephen House, the Great Eastern Hotel, the Town Hall, the High Court, Saint Andrew's church, and Saint John’s church. Go on a guided walking tour, such as the one conducted by Calcutta Walks, to learn about the detailed history behind each building.

10 a.m.: Take a taxi to the Indian Coffee House to recharge with a snack and coffee. This café harks back to the time of India's independence movement in the early 1940s, when it was a popular meeting place for freedom fighters, social activists, revolutionaries, and bohemians. It remains a sought-after hangout spot for college students and intellectuals.

11 a.m.: Head over to the iconic Howrah Bridge; spanning the Hooghly River, it connects Kolkata with Howrah on the other side. This huge, busy, steel bridge was constructed during World War II and is regarded as an engineering marvel. It's fascinating to walk over it, or simply watch the constant stream of traffic.

Below the Howrah Bridge, at Mallik Ghat on the left side, you'll find Kolkata's famous flower market. It's been there since the mid 19th century and is one of the biggest such markets in Asia. The market is teeming with life and color, but do be aware it may be overwhelming if you're not used to crowds.

Day 1: Afternoon

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12:30 p.m.: Have lunch at an authentic Bengali cuisine restaurant . Depending on your budget, try Aaheli at the Peerless Inn for fine dining or Bhojohori Manna for a casual bite. You'll especially love the cuisine if you're a fan of seafood.

2 p.m.: Browse the shops in New Market , or check out one of Kolkata's museums nearby. The Indian Museum is not only the oldest museum in the country, it's also among the oldest in the world. Its three floors are filled with a diverse assortment of exhibits showcasing the cultural history of India from prehistoric to Mughal times.

4 p.m.: Cross the Maidan and stroll along the Hoogly River waterfront from Babu Ghat to Prinsep Ghat. This stretch is paved and well-maintained, and provides a captivating glimpse of daily life. Named after eminent British scholar James Prinsep, Prinsep Ghat features a white 19th-century Palladian-style porch in memory of him. If you're feeling hungry, grab something to eat from the street food stalls that line the promenade. Relax on the lawn at Prinsep Ghat for a while and enjoy the scenery.

Day 1: Evening

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5:30 p.m.: Hire one of the traditional wooden boats at Prinsep Ghat for a quintessential sunset ride on the Hooghly River. You'll need to negotiate the fare. Expect to pay 400 to 500 rupees ($5.50 to $7) for 45 minutes to an hour.

7:30 p.m.: After getting ready back at your hotel, spend the evening along Park Street—the hub of dining and nightlife in Kolkata . The street is lined with restaurants. Some are nostalgic old favorites that have been around for decades, such as Mocambo for sizzlers, Trincas for continental baked dishes, or Peter Cat for Chelo kebabs. Chic new restaurants include Spice Klub , which serves up contemporary takes on Indian food and Pa Pa Ya , which offers a variety of Pan-Asian dishes. Barbecue Nation is a reliable choice for grills.

9:30 p.m.: The Park Hotel is the focal point of entertainment on Park Street. Take your pick from two bars, a pub, and a nightclub. Other options for live gigs are the Hard Rock Cafe , The Lords and Barrons (a popular new pub), and Trincas for classic retro hits.

Day 2: Morning

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6 a.m.: If you didn't party on last night, try getting up early to enjoy the legendary Chinese breakfast at Tiretti Bazaar in Kolkata's Old Chinatown district. Chinese immigrants started arriving in the late 18th century and are an important part of the city's fabric. Members of the community serve up fresh delicacies at their roadside stalls from around 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. Sample yummy steamed momos, handmade sausages, stuffed buns, pork rolls, and fish ball soup.

7:30 a.m.: Take a taxi about 35 minutes north to Dakshineswar Kali temple , located by the Hooghly River. This magnificent 19th-century temple is dedicated to Kali, the presiding deity of Kolkata, and is where saint Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa served as chief priest before going on to found Belur Math. His disciple, global spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, also received his initiation at the temple. The divine energy feels especially strong early in the morning when the grounds are peaceful.

10 a.m.: Continue to explore the city's culture by visiting the native Bengali quarters of Kolkata. This district, encompassing Bagbazar and Sovabazar, was home to Bengali aristocracy. To get there, take a taxi 20 minutes south to Mayer Ghat and walk down Chitpur Street/Rabindra Sarani, said to be the oldest street in Kolkata. Keep an eye out for street art near Bagbazar Ghat. After a kilometer (0.6 miles), turn left onto Raja Naba Krishna Street and follow it about 500 meters (0.3 miles) to the 18th-century Sovabazar Rajbari, the old palace of the local royal family.

It's also worth taking a short detour to the Kumartuli potter's colony , especially from June to January when idols are made for various festivals. If you'd like to go on a guided walking tour, The Ganges Walk's Sunati Trails is a recommended option.

Day 2: Afternoon

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12 p.m.: From Sovabazar Rajbari, head to either Mitra Cafe or Arsalan for lunch. The former has been in business for more than a century and is one of Kolkata's oldest restaurants. It's a simple and inexpensive "cabin cafe" that offers quick Bengali bites, including fish and chicken kabiraji cutlets. Alternatively, Arsalan is suitable for a longer meal in an air-conditioned setting. Serving north Indian Mughlai cuisine, the restaurant is also renowned for its distinctive Kolkata-style biryani.

1 p.m.: Take a taxi 20 minutes south to Victoria Memorial Hall . This imposing white marble relic of the British Raj has been turned into a museum amid expansive landscaped grounds that are an attraction in themselves (and an ideal spot to rest post lunch). The museum's recently revamped galleries showcase the history of British rule in India and include paintings, rare photographs, manuscripts, textiles, and armor. One gallery is dedicated to the development of the city as the British capital.

4 p.m.: After exploring the museum for a few hours, freshen up with English high tea. There are a few options to choose from, the most central of which is the Elgin Fairlawn Hotel . Built in 1783, this characterful hotel was recently given a facelift; high tea is served every afternoon in its dining room. The luxury Taj Bengal hotel puts on a fine spread of sandwiches, cakes, teas, and coffees in its Promenade Lounge. Meanwhile, hip and contemporary Karma Kettle is a specialty tea company and one of India's finest tea blenders. Its leafy tea room offers Indian (Burra Sahib) as well as English (Gora Saheb) high tea. Pick up some tantalizing Indian teas while you're there—they make great gifts!

Alternatively, if you're interested in the humanitarian work of Mother Teresa, visit the Mother House to see where she lived.

Day 3: Evening

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6 p.m.: Calcutta Walks' Bengali cooking experience is a must-do for foodies who'd like to learn the art of Bengali cooking. You'll be guided through a market to become familiar with the ingredients before participating in a cooking demonstration, led by a Bengali housewife or by the owner of one of the best restaurants in Kolkata. Finish off with authentic Bengali sweets.

Those who prefer the arts to cooking can check out the exhibitions at the Academy of Fine Arts , which features works by up-and-coming local artists. Or, check out Harrington Street Arts Center (open until 8 p.m.) for contemporary Indian and international works.

8 p.m.: Head over to Camac Street for dinner. This entertainment precinct has trendy new restaurants and bars such as Scrapyard for craft beers, The Fatty Bao for Asian, and SAZ - American Brazzerie for gourmet grills and burgers. Nearby, Gabbar's Bar and Kitchen has a Bollywood theme, and specializes in molecular gastronomy and cocktails.

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13 Places To Visit In Kolkata In Evening 2023

August 24, 2023

Discover the best places to visit in Kolkata in the evening of 2023. From cultural landmarks to vibrant markets, this guide provides a curated list of attractions that will make your evenings in Kolkata truly memorable.

1. Relish the Spirit of New Market

2. experience serenity at prinsep ghat, 3. explore the charm of park street, 4. marvel at the illuminated howrah bridge, 5. indulge in street food delights at victoria memorial, 6. enjoy a cruise on the hooghly river, 7. capture the essence of kumartuli, 8. unwind at eco park's musical fountain, 9. explore the cultural hub of rabindra sarobar, 10. shop and dine at south city mall, 11. immerse yourself in science at science city, 12. witness the glory of st. paul's cathedral, 13. savor authentic bengali cuisine at oh calcutta, curious about the other tourist places, kolkata in one day, september vacation.

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Best Kolkata Travel Guide for the first timers

by Agni Amrita Kolkata , West Bengal

Last Updated on: Jan 4, 2023     |     

Well, what can we say about Kolkata ? It is our hometown, a place that we love dearly. To be honest, only after we became travel bloggers, did we understand the beauty and charm of the “City of Joy” , a sobriquet that is given to Kolkata. Kolkata is rich in heritage and is full of interesting places interspersed in every corner of the city. We have travelled to many places and written about them as well. But somehow, we have not yet written anything about the places to visit in Kolkata. Maybe we were hit by the ‘ hometown syndrome ’! Nevertheless, we have now written this Kolkata Travel Guide that will tell you about the tourist places in Kolkata , special attractions and all the offbeat places that are known only to the locals! This Kolkata Travel Guide is just perfect for your first time visit to the city.

Kolkata is a chaotic city. Not as big as Mumbai or Delhi , the city thrives on its people, culture and past. Calcutta, as it was known earlier was the first British capital before it was shifted to Delhi. The city is almost 300 years old and is an eclectic mix of the splendid decaying past and the promising new future. The British had built some amazing buildings during their heydays and today Kolkata flaunts the colonial-era architecture with pride.

Biswa Bangla Gate, Kolkata Travel Guide

Kolkata or Calcutta is known as the cultural hub of the country. The vibrant city has produced some of the best writers, poets, performing artists and works of literature. Even today, there is no doubt that Kolkata is the hub of all the cultural activity of the country. Kolkata is also a foodie’s paradise. The Bengalis (people of Bengal) love their food and also love to treat their guests with sumptuous dishes. And those who told you that Kolkata food is only about Maach-Bhaat (fish and rice), then they are absolutely wrong.

We can actually go on and on about the place that is so dear to us. But let me just stop here and write about the places to visit in Kolkata, places to eat and other interesting facts about the city. For foreign nationals visiting Kolkata for the first time, the city can give you quite a shock. Kolkata can be quite overwhelming for the first-timers , for that matter, you can say this for any Indian cities. But Kolkata will gradually grow on you. For no reason, the Kolkata is known as the city with a heart! You need to stay here to believe that.

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Kolkata Travel Guide | How to reach Kolkata?

Kolkata is located in West Bengal in the eastern part of India. Kolkata has an international airport (Netaji Subhash Chandra International Airport). The distance of Kolkata airport from Esplanade (considered to be almost in the heart of the city) is about 16 km.

Otherwise, Kolkata is well connected with other cities of India by flights all through the day.

India has an extensive railway network and one can travel anywhere in India by train. Kolkata has 3 important railway stations – Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata Terminus, Howrah Station being the busiest of all. All the three stations are well connected by trains from almost all the parts of India.

I would not suggest travelling by bus, if the distance is more than 200 km. nevertheless, buses are available to Kolkata from the neighbouring towns.

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Kolkata Travel Guide | How to get around Kolkata?

Getting around Kolkata is not very difficult. There are plenty of options to move around the city.

Metro: I always suggest Metro as the best mode of transport, but the problem in Kolkata is that the metro line is not yet extensive. It runs only through a particular area, and though it has been extended, it is not enough to cover the entire city. However, new metro lines are being laid. But we are not quite sure when they will be operational. Metros are clean, fast and cheaper mode of transport in Kolkata. Ticket price starts from Rs 10 to Rs.25.

Local Buses: Local buses in Kolkata are a bit of a challenge. Not that you will have a problem communicating, but getting on and off the local buses are a bit tough. However, the government-run AC buses are better in this respect. Local buses are quite a cheap form of transport.

Transportation in Kolkata

Yellow Taxis, Ola & Uber: Kolkata is also known for its iconic yellow Ambassador taxis. Once they used to be the main form of cab services in the city. And it was always a great deal of excitement for us as children to hop on a yellow taxi and drive around the city. But the yellow taxis do have a bad reputation. If the taxi drivers understand that you are not a local, he will try to extort the maximum fare from you. And this especially happens with foreigners. Be aware, that all these taxis have a meter and you have to pay according to the meter reading.

There are pre-paid taxi counters at Howrah Station, Sealdah Station and Airport from where you can get taxis to anywhere in Kolkata at a prescribed rate. This is a good form of travel, as you do not have to bargain with the taxi driver here.

Finally, there is the Uber and Ola that will take you anywhere in Kolkata.

Rickshaws: For short distances, there are rickshaws that will take you around. Kolkata is the only city that still has hand-pulled rickshaws . But the rickshaw pullers do it voluntarily and it is the sole decision of the rider whether they want to sit on a hand-pulled rickshaw. As a child, I would enjoy these rickshaw rides, but now, hand-pulled rickshaws are a strict no for me.

Hand pulled rickshaw of Kolkata

Local Trains: Kolkata has a local train network that is far more extensive than the metro. They are a cheaper mode of travel and you can travel to almost any part of the city. But a word of caution, the train becomes really crowded during the morning between 9-11 AM and in the evening between 6-9PM. This is the time when mostly office goers commute.

Trams in Kolkata

The Kolkata tram is the oldest operating electric train system in Asia. Once, the trams used to connect every part of the city. But with modern time and faster transport options, trams have almost become redundant. Yet, some tram routes are still working in Kolkata, mainly because it is a part of our heritage. A tram ride in Kolkata is a pleasant experience and you can take a tram ride only to get a feeling of it. I think it is no longer a practical mode of transport.

Kolkata Tram - Kolkata local transport

Kolkata Travel Guide | What is the best time to visit Kolkata?

Kolkata has a tropical climate with warm weather almost all through the year. The city mainly has three types of seasons – summer, monsoon and winter with very small autumn and spring. Summers are quite hot and humid. Monsoons are going to be wet and humid. Winters are cold with clear skies.

The best time to visit Kolkata is between the months of October to March.

October and November: This is the autumn season with clear blue skies and warm weather. Humidity is still there though. This is one of the best time to visit Kolkata as Durga Puja, the largest and craziest festival of the Bengalis are celebrated in October (sometimes it is late September as well).

December to March: December to mid-February is the winter season when the weather remains cold and less humid. This is the best time to visit Kolkata. This is the time when various fairs and festivals are held in Kolkata. Kolkata Book Fair, one of the largest book fairs is held in the month of January.

April to May: These are the summer months and Kolkata is quite hot and humid during this time. Perspiration is the most common difficulty you will face and exploring the city during the day time can be quite taxing.

June to September: Usually the monsoon months, but for the last 2 years, monsoon have been pushed to mid-July. Weather is hot and humid again and rain can play spoilsport in your outdoor plans. But nowadays travellers brave the rain and go out all right. So carry a rainwear or umbrella if you are visiting during this time.

The Great Banyan Tree at Shibpur Botanical Gardens in Kolkata

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As I said earlier, Kolkata is a mélange of the old and new. A part of the city is the old and decaying one trying to hold on to its past. Here the roads are congested, houses are old and joined to other and there are numerous alleys and boulevards. This part is definitely the older Calcutta. The other part is the swanky modern one with flyovers and malls and modern offices and apartment – the new Kolkata.

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial - places to visit in Kolkata

One of the most elegant and grand monuments located right in the heart of Kolkata, the Victoria Memorial is a must-visit attraction of Kolkata. The white marble structure is perhaps one of the most opulent structures to be built by the British in Calcutta. Victoria Memorial was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s 25 years of rule over India. Spread across an area of 64 acres, the white marble structure is surrounded by well-maintained gardens.

Victoria Memorial is one of the favourite destinations of the Kolkatans as well. Come winter, and you will see hundreds of people on the lawns of Victoria Memorial. There is a museum as well that houses a number of antique items.

Timings: The Garden remains open from 5.30 AM to 6.15 PM everyday. The Victoria Memorial Hall (museum remains open between 10AM to 5 PM. The Museum remains closed on Mondays.

Entry Fee: INR 30 for Indians and INR 200 for foreign visitors.

Nearest Metro Station: Maidan Metro

Kolkata Travel Guide

Kalighat Temple

Kalighat Temple is one of the most revered temples of Kolkata and Goddess Kali is considered to be the guardian deity of the city. It is often said that the name of the city has been derived from Kalighat, but this fact is historically inaccurate. Kalighat Temple is believed to be one of the 52 Shakti Peethas of Hinduism. The right foot of Devi Sati fell here while the Rudra Tandava of Lord Shiva.

The idol inside the temple is made of black stone. An interesting feature of the Goddess Kali of Kalighat temple is the long protruding tongue, made of pure gold.

The Kalighat Temple is always busy with devotees flocking down to offer their prayers and seek blessings from the divine Goddess. Be careful of your belongings while you visit the temple. Buy Puja offerings from the vendors only if you wish to pay offerings inside the temple.

Timings: The temple is open from 5 AM to 2 PM and 5 PM to 10.30 PM

Entry Fee: Nil

Nearest Metro Station: Both Kalighat Metro and Jatin Das Park Metro

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata Travel Guide

The most iconic structure of Kolkata is perhaps the Howrah Bridge. Built across the Hooghly River, it forms the gateway to Kolkata connecting the city to Howrah Station. The Howrah Bridge is said to be the fourth busiest cantilever bridge in the world with thousands of people travelling across the bridge while entering and leaving Kolkata. The bridge is 1528 feet long and 62 feet wide.

If you are coming to Kolkata by train, you might have to cross the Howrah Bridge to enter Kolkata. You can get a great view of the iconic bridge from a boat ride on the Hooghly River.

Dalhousie Square

St Andrews Church Dalhousie Square Kolkata

Kolkata is actually a city of many firsts. It was the first city in India to have a Page 3 newspaper. It was the first city in India to have an authentic Italian restaurant (not your Dominos Pizza and Pizza Huts), the city was the first to have a metro line as well. And many of these firsts bear testimony in the Dalhousie area.

Dalhousie Square area was known as the “White Town” during the British era. After the Battle of Plassey, the British shifted the capital of Bengal to Calcutta and built it with the aim of making it the “Second City of the Empire”. They were successful and it is evident by the presence of a number of colonial architecture in the Dalhousie Square area. Walk by the Raj Bhavan, explore around the GPO, take a peek into the Company stables and rest your feet by the Lal Dighi. You can also visit the St. John’s Church area as well. And while you walk along the area, listen to the interesting tales from the past.

Indian Museum

Indian Museum Kolkata

Indian Museum was founded in 1814 and is the largest and oldest multipurpose museum not only in India but also in the Asia Pacific region. In Kolkata, it is fondly known as “ Jadughar ”. The Museum contains a collection of contemporary as well as old paintings (Mughal paintings are also present), Buddha relics, Egyptian mummies and ancient sculptures. The museum also has a rare collection of antiques, ornaments, fossils and skeletons and many more. Currently, there are 35 galleries in the museum.

Opening Time: Opened on all days of the week except Monday

Timings: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (March to November) and 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM (December to February)

Entry Fee: INR 20 (For Indians) INR 500 (For foreign tourists)

Nearest Metro: Park Street Metro

Kumartuli idol makers working

If you are reading about Kolkata, then you must have heard about the famous Durga Puja of the city. Kumartuli is the place where the Durga idols are made. The place is the residence of the “kumors” or potters who had settled down in the area during the early eighteenth century. Before the Durga Puja (held in October), the lanes and mazes of Kumartuli becomes busy with the idol makers working on their craft. You can visit Kumartuli and see the idol makers working. But be careful as you walk so as not to harm the idols in any way.

Nearest Metro: Sovabazar Metro

Mallick Ghat Flower Market

Vendors selling flowers at Mallick Ghat Flower Market, Kolkata Travel Guide

Just below the Howrah Bridge, the chaotic and loud market of flowers, the Mullick Ghat Flower Market is located. It is the largest flower market of Kolkata and is obviously a photographer’s delight. The market starts at 4 AM in the morning as the flower sellers from the nearby areas pour in with their merchandise – various flowers in this case. The market is overcrowded, dirty and completely chaotic, but this is where you see a colourful and raw Kolkata without any pretensions.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St Pauls Cathedral Kolkata Travel Guide

Just near the Victoria Memorial stands the elegant and beautiful St. Paul’s Cathedral. It is considered to be the first Episcopal Church of the eastern region. The church built in all-white looks majestic and has a beautiful architecture. You can enter the church and sit there quietly for some time. photography is not allowed inside the church.

Nearest Metro: Rabindra Sadan Metro.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

John’s Church

St. John’s Church is one of the oldest churches to be built in Kolkata. It is not only a religious site, but also has immense historical importance. The church is a repository of old historic documents related to Kolkata. The land on which the church was built was initially a burial ground. The garden around the church still has a number of graveyards, the most significant of them being the tomb of Job Charnock, who is believed to be the founder of Kolkata.

Timings: 8AM to 5PM

Location: 2/2, Council House Street. The church is located near Raj Bhavan

Princep Ghat

Princep Ghat and Vidyasagar Setu are two most famous tourist attractions in Kolkata

Princep Ghat or Prinsep Ghat is one of the most beautiful places in Kolkata where you can simply sit and enjoy. Located beside the banks of the Hooghly River, the pristine white structure with the second Hooghly Bridge at the background looks just majestic. The Princep Ghat is one of the best examples of the colonial architecture and one of the grandest monument built to access the riverfront.

You can visit Princep Ghat and sit around the huge lawn surrounding the structure. You can also take a boat ride on the Hooghly River. There is a railway station by the same name, which is a stop for the circular railway in Kolkata.

How to reach: There is no metro station nearby. If you are coming from Howrah, take a ferry ride across the river to reach Princep Ghat. Otherwise, Uber, Ola and the yellow taxi of Kolkata will bring you here from anywhere in Kolkata.

Dakshineswar Temple

Dakshineshwar Temple places to visit in Kolkata

Another famous and revered temple of Kolkata, Dakshineswar Kali Temple is one of the oldest in Kolkata. It was founded by Rani Rashmoni in 1855, Ramkrishna Deb, the highly revered religious ascetic used to be the main pandit of Dakshineswar Temple.

Dakshineswar Temple is located about 20 km from central Kolkata at the banks of the Hooghly River. On the opposite bank of the temple is the famous Belur Math. Dakshineswar Temple receives a lot of visitors almost every day. You can visit the Temple and Belur Math together. Ferry services are available from Dakshineswar Ferry Ghat to Belur Math Ghat.

Belur Math places to visit in Kolkata

Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramkrishna Math and Mission and represents the idea of Universal faith. The mind behind Belur math was Swami Vivekananda, the famous disciple of Sri Ramkrishna, who had taken the message of Hinduism to the western world. Belur Math is also located on the banks of the Hooghly River and is regarded as “Symphony in architecture” as it combines Hindu, Islamic, Christian and Buddhist architectural elements to symbolize the unity of religion.

Belur Math is quite a serene place where you can spend some time sitting and meditating. The peace in the Belur Math campus would be quite a pleasant experience.

Mother House

Tomb of Mother Teresa at Mother House Kolkata

The Mother House is the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity that was founded by Mother Teresa. The house served as the Mother’s residence since1953 till her death in 1997. Her body was laid to rest in a tomb inside the house. You can visit the tomb and a small museum displaying her personal belongings.

Location: Ripon Street

Entry Fee: Free.

Botanical Gardens, Shibpur

The Great Banyan Tree at Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens or Acharya Jagadish ChandraBose Indian Botanic Garden is located on the west bank of River Hooghly at Shibpur. The garden covering a huge area of 273 acres was established in 1787. The garden contains about 12000 perennial plants. The main attraction of Botanical Gardens is the colossal banyan tree known as the Great Banyan Tree. This tree forms the second largest canopy in the world. Botanical Garden is like a breath of fresh air near Kolkata. There is a lot of walking to be done here, so wear comfortable shoes.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM everyday except Mondays

Entry Fee: INR 10 (for Indians) and INR 200 (for foreigners)

Flora and fauna at Botanical Gardens Shibpur - Kolkata Travel Guide

Eco Park, New Town

All these long, I had told you mainly about heritage places in the city. If you want to see the modern Kolkata, then a visit to Eco-park in New Town is a must. Eco Park or Eco-tourism Park is an expansive urban park designed to promote ecotourism in the city. The park has been built across a huge area of 480 acres and has a number of interesting gardens and places.

The most interesting attraction of the Ecopark is the Seven Wonders of the World where replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World are built across the park. There are various gardens like the tea garden, butterfly garden, mask garden, fruit garden, rose garden etc inside the park. A huge water body surrounds the park and boating facilities are also available there. Ecopark is a great place to spend time as well as to get some knowledge about Kolkata and Bengal.

Just near the Gate No.3 at Eco Park stands the Mishti Hub, a novel concept wherein most of the famous sweets shops in Bengal are found under one roof. Here you will get some of the best sweets of Kolkata, all under one roof. This is just the place to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Timings: During summer between 2.30 PM to 8.30 PM. For Sundays and Holidays, the park remains open from 12 PM to 8.30 PM. During the winter season (November – February) between 12 PM to 7.30 PM. For Sundays and Holidays, the park remains open from 11 AM to 8.30 PM. The Park remains closed on Mondays.

Entry Fee: Rs.30 per person. Inside the park, individual activities have individual rates.

Things to do in Kolkata

Where to stay in kolkata.

In Kolkata, you will find hotels of various ranges and types all through the city. A google search on the best places to stay in Kolkata will give you areas near Esplanade and Sudder Street. Infact, Sudder Street is the first choice of most of the foreign tourists visiting in Kolkata.

Sudder Street is one of the best places to stay in Kolkata

If you want to stay in the heart of the city where you can see the city in her full form, then stay near Esplanade, Park Street or Sudder Street.

If you want to stay somewhere near the airport, then try for hotels near New Town and Chinar Park.

Kolkata does not have the hostel culture developed yet, but there are a couple of hostels in the city. You can check out Offbeat CCU.

Kolkata Travel Guide | What to eat in Kolkata?

Kolkata is a foodies’ paradise. The Bengalis love their food, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. The street food in Kolkata is one of the best. Kolkata food has Bengali cuisine influence all right in its street food and snacks, but you will get food from other regions here as well. Street food of Kolkata includes lip-smacking rolls, phuchkas, bhelpuri, papri chat etc.

While in Kolkata, you must taste the Bengali cuisine. Bengali food is not only about fish and rice, but much more. But it is definitely about sweets and lots of sweet dishes. Bengalis love their sweet treats and no Bengali meal is ever complete without the quintessential rosogolla.

Some of the best places to have Bengali food are:

  • Kasturi (our personal favourite)
  • 6, Ballygunge Place
  • Bhojohori Manna
  • Oh! Calcutta
  • Mitra Café (only for snacks and treats)

Other well-known restaurants of Kolkata that you might try out

Bengali cuisine

For Biriyani & Kebabs:

  • Indian Restaurant at Khidirpore
  • Shiraz Golden restaurant

For Chinese

  • Mainland China
  • Buddha Bites
  • Any restaurant at Chinatown in Tangra

Just remember, Chinese in Kolkata is mostly Indianized Chinese that has evolved catering to the taste of local population. You might not get authentic Chinese experience here. But even then, this Chinese version is also just too good!

Continental

  • Peter Cat, Park Street (One of my favourites)
  • Moulin Rouge, Park Street (I absolutely love the ambience here. This place still has a piano that is played in the evening)
  • Mocambo, again at Park Street
  • Barbeque Nation

Mishti Doi and sweets of Kolkata

Kolkata Travel Guide | Interesting places to visit near Kolkata 

From Kolkata, you can make a day trip or 2 days trip to a few places like Sunderbans, Shantiniketan and Mandarmani. Each of the places has its own speciality and will be a different experience.

For day trips near Kolkata, you can visit Chandannagore (erstwhile French Town), Bandel Church, Hooghly Imambara and others.

What are the best places for shopping in Kolkata?

Kolkata has a lot of interesting shopping places. Kolkata has different markets for different items. The New Market, Esplanade Market and Gariahat market are shopper’s paradise. You will get clothes, shoes, fashion items, jewellery, food and household items in all these markets.

New Market Kolkata

New Market happens to be one of the most favourite places for Kolkata shoppers even in the times of glitzy malls and high-end shops. As a child, we were told that at New Market, you get almost everything. We still believe in that till date. For all things Bengali and traditional, visit the Dakshinapan Market at Gariahat.

College Street is the market place for book and education items. Again, it was said that if you do not get a book in College Street, perhaps that book never existed. You just need to look for it.

And if you are looking for Malls, then there are South City Mall at Prince Anwar Shah Road, City Centre at Salt Lake, City Centre II at New Town, Acropolis near Ruby etc.

Shopping in Kolkata

Kolkata Travel Guide (FAQs answered)

Q. How many days are required?

The number of days depends on what you would like to do in the city. Usually Kolkata serves as a stop for travellers before travelling further to Darjeeling and northeast India. Minimum of 2 days are required to explore Kolkata and cover the important places to visit in Kolkata.

Q. How is the mobile connectivity and Internet?

Kolkata is the capital city of West Bengal and has proper mobile and internet connectivity.

If you are a foreign toursit arriving at Kolkata and looking for a Sim Card, you can check Sims Direct .

Q. Is Kolkata expensive?

Well, Kolkata can be as cheap or expensive as you want it to be. Generally, Kolkata is not an expensive city to live. You can probably break the cost of your travel in Kolkata in the following way:

Accommodation: This cost is as per your choice. You will get rooms at hotels at as low as Rs500 while there are expensive 5-star properties as well. In general, the cost of accommodation can be between Rs1500 to Rs3000 for a good budget hotel.

Food: Food can be quite cheap here. Within Rs500 you will get all the three meals and more.

Transport: Public Transport is cheap in Kolkata compared to other Indian metros. If you can travel by public transport, then you can reduce your cost to a considerable amount.

Vivekananda Setu or Bali Bridge

Q. What about the nightlife in Kolkata?

It might not be as happening as in Mumbai, but Kolkata has an active nightlife. There are some amazing bars, pubs, clubs and lounges that are hosts to the thriving party scene of the city. Most of the nightlife in Kolkata is concentrated in the Park Street area. If I had to name a few, then they would be:

  • Someplace Else , Park Street – one of the most famous pubs in the city
  • Roxy , Park Street – upscale cocktail bar
  • Shisha Bar , Camac Street
  • Tantra , Park Street – stylish lounge
  • Nocturne , Theatre Road – Nightclub

And yes, Kolkata is absolutely safe at night. I have travelled after midnight in the city without any problem.

A few things you should be aware of while visiting Kolkata

  • Please be wary of over-friendly taxi drivers on your arrival, be at the airport or railway station. I am not saying that they are bad person, but they will usually try to extort a larger amount for taxi fare, more so if you are a foreign tourist. I would suggest you go to the prepaid counter at the airport or railway station and take a taxi to your hotel or accommodation. At other times, ask the yellow taxi drivers to go by the meter.
  • Be easy about the street food you eat. You might get a stomach problem if you are not careful.
  • Also, watch out for the water you drink. Don’t just drink water from anywhere, especially tap waters.

2nd Hooghly Bridge Kolkata Travel Guide

There are lots more things to do in Kolkata, a lot more places to visit. This Kolkata Travel Guide is designed for first-timers in the city which will help you get acquainted with the city. If you are visiting Kolkata and have any questions, please feel free to ask us in your comments or just send us a mail.

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Places to Visit in Kolkata

With its quaint yellow taxis, vintage trams, massive bridges, age-old jazz bars, colonial structures, heritage homes, iconic eateries, Durga Puja festivities, picturesque ghats and boat rides over Ganga -- Kolkata is the city of picture perfect snapshots.

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Things To See & Do

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

Dedicated to goddess kali.

Minimum 2 hours

Suggested Time

Maidan

Vast Public Park in the Heart of Kolkata

0.5 hours to 1 h...

Belur Math

A Beautiful Pilgrimage Destination

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

The floating lifeline of kolkata.

15 to 30 minutes

Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

British-era palatial marble museum.

Indian Museum

Indian Museum

Treasure-trove of indian history.

Netaji Bhawan

Netaji Bhawan

Memorial for freedom fighter subhas chandra bose.

Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat

River hooghly's most famous ghat.

1 to 2 hours

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Birthplace of rabindranath tagore.

Maulana Azad Museum Kolkata

Maulana Azad Museum Kolkata

Celebrating a freedom fighter's legacy.

Dalhousie Square

Dalhousie Square

Kolkata's colonial heritage.

Go Shopping @ New Market

Go Shopping @ New Market

Busy market for all needs.

1 hour to 2 hours

Watch Theatrical Plays at Rabindra Sadan

Watch Theatrical Plays at Rabindra Sadan

Kolkata’s famous theatrical hub.

Gorge on Bengali Sweets @ Ganguram Sweets

Gorge on Bengali Sweets @ Ganguram Sweets

For every sweet tooth craving.

15 minutes to 0....

Book Shopping @ College Street (Boi Para)

Book Shopping @ College Street (Boi Para)

India’s largest second-hand book market.

Ride the Kolkata Tram

Ride the Kolkata Tram

Minimum 1 hour

Have Coffee at Indian Coffee House

Have Coffee at Indian Coffee House

Iconic coffee place.

Flower Market Tour @ Mallick Ghat Flower Market

Flower Market Tour @ Mallick Ghat Flower Market

Kolkata’s oldest flower market.

Junput, West Bengal

Junput, West Bengal

The cozy paradise of west bengal.

Jhargram, West Bengal

Jhargram, West Bengal

The haven of natural beauty.

Visit the Potters Colony @ Kumartuli

Visit the Potters Colony @ Kumartuli

Kolkata’s potters colony.

Go for Guided Historical Walks

Go for Guided Historical Walks

A walk through the lanes of history.

Peter Cat, Park Street

Peter Cat, Park Street

Legendary continental restaurant.

Mocambo, Park Street

Mocambo, Park Street

Heritage continental restaurant.

Nahoum and Sons @ New Market

Nahoum and Sons @ New Market

Iconic 117-years old jewish bakery.

Abar Baithak Cafe

Abar Baithak Cafe

A bengali fusion café at jodhpur park.

Flurys Bakery

Flurys Bakery

Iconic bakery at park street.

6 Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge

6 Ballygunge Place, Ballygunge

A classy bengali restaurant.

Kusum Rolls

Kusum Rolls

Famous frankie joint at park street.

Koshe Kosha

Koshe Kosha

Authentic bengali flavours.

Arsalan

Popular Biryani Restaurant Chain

Science City Kolkata

Science City Kolkata

The premier science destination in kolkata, best time to visit kolkata, throughout the year, peak season, moderate season.

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  • Thingsyou'lllove : Regional festivals, street food and sightseeing.

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Set on the opposite side of the Hooghly River, this temple is devoted to Bhavatarini, a manifestation of Parashakti Adya Kali. Rani Rashmoni, a devotee of the goddess Kali as well as a prominent reformer and independence fighter in Bengal, is credited with establishing the shrine. It is among the most revered places to visit in Kolkata.

This museum, one of the most insightful places to visit in Kolkata, is located in New Market, and it features exhibits of precious artwork, fossils, antiques, and more. It is the ninth-oldest museum in the world and is more commonly referred to as "Jadughar." Not to mention, it is among the top 10 places to visit in Kolkata.

The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever structure that carries traffic over the Hooghly River in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is among the most popular places to visit in Kolkata.

This enormous marble palace is one of the most recognisable places to visit in Kolkata. It was constructed between 1906 and 1921. It was built in remembrance of Queen Victoria, the British monarch who served as Empress of India from 1876 until 1901. This is also among the most popular places to visit in South Kolkata.

The magnificent Belur Math , one of the holiest places to visit in Kolkata, is a temple that is found on the western bank of the River Hooghly. It is set on the western bank of the Hooghly River in Belur. It is considered to be the spiritual epicentre of the Ramakrishna movement as a whole. Belur Math should be on your list of places to visit in Kolkata for 2 days.

Best Time to visit Kolkata

The summer season in Kolkata begins in March and lasts all the way through the month of May. The heat and humidity are both at their peak levels, and the temperature is consistently about 40 degrees Celsius. Despite the stifling heat, there are places to visit in Kolkata in summer.

The monsoons typically occur between the months of June and September. Heavy rains fall during the monsoon season, raising the humidity level to its highest point. The greatest time to visit Kolkata is in the months following the end of the monsoon season.

The city experiences winter from the months of November through February. At this time of year, the temperatures that drop to their lowest point typically average around 12 degrees Celsius. This is the perfect time to explore the best places to visit in Kolkata since the temperature is just right and the weather is really lovely.

Places to visit in Kolkata with family & friends

The Tagores made their first home in Kolkata in a building known as Jorasanko Thakur Bari. It is among the most historically insightful places to visit in Kolkata. It was the scene of considerable political and cultural debate throughout India's war for independence, and it was also the location of the conflict. It is also counted among the top places to visit in North Kolkata.

This park, which is 1,000 acres in size, is regarded highly by the city's sports-obsessed population and serves as the city's lungs. Another name for the Maidan is the Brigade Parade Ground. It is India's largest urban public park. You can have a wonderful time here with your family, making it one of the top places to visit in Kolkata.

If you are looking for places to visit in Kolkata in one day, then include this tourist site in your list. This building was once Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthplace but is now used as a museum dedicated to his legacy. It is among the most incredible places to visit in Kolkata. This structure is currently being used as the headquarters for the Netaji Research Bureau.

Best Places Kolkata for couples

Dalhousie Square is the name that most people give to the administrative district which is known as BBD Bagh. The vast majority of these buildings were created during the period of time that Kolkata served as the capital of the British Empire. You can have a wonderful time exploring the vintage charm of this area with your partner. It is among the ideal places to visit in Kolkata in evening.

Fort William

If you are looking for unique places to visit in Kolkata, then Fort William should be on your list. It was built at the time that the Bengal Presidency was a part of British India. It has a strategic location on the Ganges River's most significant tributary, the Hooghly River, which runs along the river's eastern banks. It also has no less than six gates.

Park Street

There are plenty of famous places to visit in Kolkata, including Park Street. The city of Calcutta in India is home to a roadway that is known as Park Street. It is home to several spots such as showrooms, schools and colleges as well as restaurants and pubs.

Good Places to visit at Night in Kolkata

This contemporary hotel bar is well-known for its wines and cocktails as well as its stylish and minimally decorated interiors. It is among the good places to visit in Kolkata for enticing drinks.

Someplace Else

The hotel bar exudes an air of yesteryear and is decked out entirely in wood; it serves beer and cocktails and frequently features live entertainment.

The Irish House

This is a lively pub with an Irish atmosphere that serves classic cocktails, beer from the tap, and a global cuisine menu with a unique spin.

Best places to visit near Kolkata

Barrackpore.

If you are looking for nearby places to visit in Kolkata, then you must head to Barrackpore. The Viceroy of Bengal had his country residence or suburban weekend retreat located in Barrackpore, which is a cantonment on the Hooghly River about 20 kilometres north of Kolkata. Barrackpore is located on the Hooghly River. It is also home to several stunning temples.

Mayapur has a border with Nabadwip and is located at the confluence of the Jalangi River and the Bhagirathi River, which are both rivers that flow into the Ganges. This place is quite famous among those who practise the Gaudiya Vaishnava religion.

The town of Bishnupur offers the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by exploring the stunning temples built of local terracotta.

You can spend a wonderful time exploring the cultural capital of India with your loved ones. From stunning temples and incredible monuments to winding lanes and bustling markets, Kolkata has plenty to offer. Not to mention, the historic places to visit in Kolkata make this city a top-rated tourist destination in India.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions about Kolkata

What are the top things to do in kolkata.

Kolkata is an incredibly lively place and is popularly known for its topmost things to do like Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Maidan, and Belur Math. You will have a great time here, then why wait? Book your trip now!

What are some of the most famous restaurants and eateries to explore in Kolkata?

If you are a foodie, Kolkata is the right place for you. Kolkata has many famous restaurants and eateries for you to explore, some of which are Peter Cat, Park Street, Mocambo, Park Street and Nahoum and Sons @ New Market.

What are the things that you should not miss out on when you are in Kolkata?

If you are a true traveller, you should definitely not miss out on Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Maidan, and Belur Math when you are in Kolkata to make a funfilled vacay.

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These are the 16 things you can do while you’re in Kolkata

With its old world charm and imperturbable demeanour, Kolkata is a page straight out of a history book. If you think Bollywood and films have romanticised Kolkata through rose-tinted glasses, wait till you visit the city to find locals living in that world every day. Oh, and if you’re actually visiting the city, here are a few things to do in Kolkata.

Even though Kolkata is a metropolitan city and the biggest city in eastern India, it doesn’t like to fit in. Run by food, art and culture loving Bengalis, Kolkata has a world of its own. There are, of course, a hundred things to do in Kolkata, and just one trip to the city is probably not going to be enough. But if you want a true essence of the City of Joy, we have curated the ultimate guide for you to adhere to, to explore like a local.

Best places to visit in Kolkata

Early breakfast at tiretta bazaar.

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A neighbourhood near Lalbazar in Central Kolkata, this is the Old China Market. If you like to start your day early and have a hearty breakfast, head to Tiretta Bazaar on a Sunday morning. At this breakfast hub of Kolkata, you will find Indian and Chinese vendors sell freshly-cooked noodle soup, momos, baos and more. Once home to 20,000 ethnic Chinese Indian nationals, the population has now dropped down to approximately 2,000. Have a taste of Chinese culture in India on your things to do in Kolkata itinerary.

Timings :  6:30 am – 8:30 pm

Address : Terita Bazar, Tiretti, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700073

Discover a world of clay at Kumortuli

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Kolkata’s original pottery district, this place has a heritage of its own. Home to the numerous Durga idols used during Durga puja across Kolkata and many other Hindu gods and goddesses, the art of idol making at Kumortuli has lived on for generations. A small network of streets featuring more than 500 workshops, Kumortuli will take you back to a quaint village of Bengal, where tranquillity is everybody’s best friend.

Timings : All day

Address : Hatkhola, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700005

Enjoy a slow tram ride

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Nothing spells more vintage about Kolkata than taking a tram ride. Slower than the slowest vehicle you have been in, the beauty of a tram ride lies in something we have all been trying to learn in life, to slow down. Step inside a tram, take a seat and watch time come to a standstill as the world around you moves by in hurry. Trams have become rare in the city and that makes it all the more reason to keep this as one of the things to do in Kolkata.

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Book shopping at College Street

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The bibliophile in you will never be complete if you don’t visit College Street at least once in your lifetime. Why? It is the largest second-hand book market in the world. Every book that you can ever think of or Google, you’ll find it here. You will find this place flocked by school and college students who know that the best place to find books in their curriculum is this! Even if you have nothing to buy, just head over to witness the madness!

Timings : 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Address : College Square, Kolkata – 700073

Visit the Marble Palace

Marble Palace

Built by the Bengali merchant Raja Rajendra Mullick in 1835, one of the most unique things about this place is that his family still lives in this mansion. The USP of this place remains the art collection. In here, there are masterpieces by Reuben and paintings by renowned artists around the world like Reynolds, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Made of 26 varieties of Italian marbles, this is one of the most elegant and well-maintained buildings you will find in Kolkata. Looking for things to do in Kolkata? Put a tour of Marble Palace up on the list.

Timings : 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Closed on Monday and Thursday

Address : 46, Opp Ram Mandir, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700007

Visit the food street, Park Street

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Don’t worry, even if you are not a foodie, you will not be able to resist the charm of this place. With countless restaurants and eateries on both sides, Park Street is an iconic location in Kolkata. From the pre-Independence Flury’s to more new-age restaurants like Peter Hu and more, Park Street in Central Kolkata is easily accessible and one of the most happening places here.

A trip to the world of science at Science City

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A perfect winter afternoon in Kolkata is incomplete without a visit to this one-of-its-kind hub of knowledge, intellect and all things science. Established by the National Council of Science Museum in 1997, Science City is the perfect balance of education and fun. With highly interactive exhibits, 3D theatre experiences, a special section for the world under water and a hi-tech motion simulator, Science City is an experience you shouldn’t miss.

Timings : 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Address : JBS Haldane Ave, Mirania Gardens, East Topsia, Topsia, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700046

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Visit the iconic Howrah Bridge

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Another must-visit place, Howrah Bridge is as iconic as the city itself. Take a yellow cab ride across Howrah Bridge to truly soak in the beauty of this humongous structure over the calm Ganga waters. One of the absolute must things to do in Kolkata, this bridge required 23,000 tons of steel to build and today, it is the busiest cantilever bridge in the entire world.

A date with history at Fort William

Built in 1696 by the East India Company, the structure was named after King William III. It was the first stronghold of the British in the country and became the seat of the presidency of Bengal in British India. A part of the original fort was destroyed by the Nawab of Bengal, after which a new one was built, which is now under the Indian Army. This means that you can’t go inside it, but you can still explore around it and parts of it.

Address : Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700021

Visit the biggest banyan tree in the world

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The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, or the Botanical Garden, is home to the biggest banyan tree in the world. It is also the oldest botanical garden in all of India, which was commissioned in 1787 by Colonel Robert Kyd. While you can just take a casual stroll around the garden, you cannot miss the more than 250-years-old banyan tree with a circumference of over 4 acres. Another item to add to the bucket list of things to do in Kolkata.

Timings : 5:30 am – 7.30 am; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Address : Botanical Garden Rd, B Shalimar Area, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Botanical Garden Area, Howrah, West Bengal – 711103

A quiet evening at the Ganga ghats

Ganga ghats

If you are tired from all the going around and just want to enjoy some peaceful time, sit by the Ganga ghats in Kolkata. Quiet, serene and gorgeous, spend some time to disconnect from the city. You can find kids playing around, new couples celebrating young love, the elderly sit walk around for their regular evening walks- just humans being humans!

Go for a picnic at New Town Eco Park

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One of the most happening picnic and tourist spots in the city, this unique place should be on your list of things to do in Kolkata. One of the biggest urban parks in India, the entire park is set among sprawling green landscapes and features a number of fun recreational activities. It also features miniature versions of the seven wonders of the world.

Timings : 11:00 am – 7:30 pm

Address : Major Arterial Road (South-East, Biswa Bangla Sarani, AA II, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal – 700156

Get everything you need at New Market

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One of the most iconic markets in India, this is one of the places where you can get just about everything. Clothes, bags, jewellery, books, raw ingredients, bakeries, eateries- you name it, they have it.

Timings : 10:30 am – 8:30 pm

Address : Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal

Check out the oldest eateries in Kolkata

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Yes, you get amazing food and ambience at a new restaurant, but you can get that anywhere. When in Kolkata, dine like a Kolkatan. The magic of vintage restaurants in Kolkata , some of which are more than a century old, is unmatched. Like most other places in Kolkata, the clock has stopped on these eateries as well. What has remained constant is the taste, quality and patrons queueing outside them.

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Visit the iconic sweet shops

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No meal in Kolkata is complete without a touch of sweet in the end. And that’s why these sweet shops exist. The sweet shops in Kolkata are nothing like what you have seen before. Old and iconic, some of them have recipes as old as India’s independence. People from all ages and walks of life gather at these sweet shops to grab a bite and pack some for their homes to be had and enjoyed with their families.

Experience the fish market madness

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You have not truly seen Kolkata until you visit a fish market. It’s utter madness, chaos and love for one thing Bengalis live to eat. At these fish markets, you will find the salaried middle class trying to find the best value for money, while they hunt for the perfect fish and the perfect cut.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: Some of the best places to visit in Kolkata are the Howrah Bridge, Science City, Marble Palace, Maidan. College Street, Ganga ghats and so much more.

Answer: Kolkata is a city that's laced with history in every coner. The high Court, Victoria Memorial, College Street, Park Street, St Paul's Cathedral are some of the important places you can visit in Kolkata.

Answer: Take a ferry ride, taste some of the most iconic dishes, take a walk through the lanes of North Kolkata, visit Marble Palace, take a tram ride, go on a food walk, take a tram ride, buy books at College Street, among other things.

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  • 29 Super Romantic Places In Kolkata For Couples Hit By Cupid’s Bow In 2024

23 Mar 2023

Romance in Kolkata paints images of small boats in serene lakes, bustling streets lit up with yellow lights, and Rabindranath Tagore’s soulful music in the background. This Valentine’s Day, take your special someone to a special place – a spot where your love takes the center stage, while city life takes a backseat. The charming locales of Kolkata form a scenic backdrop for celebrating the day of love. Dominantly a city full of parks, the greenery of Kolkata comes as a welcomed refuge from the utter chaos of lives. There are a varied range of romantic places in Kolkata which has an old-world charm oozing from monuments, famous lakes, and popular parks.

29 Romantic Places In Kolkata In 2023

Rest assured, Kolkata will inspire you and charm you to enhance your romantic side and share some memorable moments with your loved one. Your job is just to be at the right spot at the right time with the right person. So, here goes the list of best romantic places for couples in Kolkata . Hands down, these are some of the most romantic places in Kolkata.

  • Prinsep Ghat: Embrace The Tranquility
  • Victoria Memorial: Witness The Architecture
  • Rabindra Sarobar: Seek For Peace
  • Eco Park: Get Refreshed
  • Millennium Park: Enjoy The Romantic Stroll
  • Nalban: Plan A Picnic
  • The Bridge In Floatel: Enjoy The Sunsets
  • Raichak: Grasp The Luxury
  • Mandarmani: Go For Laid Back Date
  • Botanical Garden: Feel The Essence Of Happiness
  • Marble Palace: Spectate The Breathtaking Structure
  • Elliot Park: Enjoy The Breezy Evenings
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  • Race Course: Enjoy The Exciting Horse Race
  • Eden Gardens: For All The Sports Lovers
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  • Snow Park: Enjoy Snow Amidst The Heat
  • The Hotels: Satiate That Hungry Tummy
  • Ganges River: For Boating
  • Over The Top- Rooftop Lounge: Dine With The Views
  • Mohar Kunj: Enjoy The Musical Night
  • Waterside Cafe: Dine By The Pool
  • Spice Kraft: Get Awe-Inspired By The Decor
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  • Aquatica Water Park: Beat The Summer Heat

1. Prinsep Ghat: Embrace The Tranquility

Prinsep Ghat in is the most beautiful romantic place in Kolkata with such stunning views

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One of the vibrant and exquisite couple places in Kolkata is none other than Prinsep Ghat. Prinsep Ghat is a beautiful spot that has been the shooting scene for many television soaps and Bollywood movies. It is touted as one of the best romantic places in Kolkata , and rightfully so. The river back is exceptionally beautified by a stunning monument boasting Gothic-Greek architecture style. The façade of the monument is mesmerizing during nights, and the remarkable view of the Hoogly Bridge has spellbound many a lover. It is assured that your love for each other will grow tenfolds amidst this unmatchable beauty of Kolkata.

Things to do: Take a private boat ride on the Ganges, stroll along the Hooghly River Bank, and take in the beauty of the surroundings. A ride on the famous Circular Railway is a must for couples. We have heard that it brings good luck to the relationship. Hence, this is among the best places to visit in Kolkata for couples. Entry Fee: Entry free Timings: 8 AM to 9:30 PM

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2. Victoria Memorial: Witness The Architecture

Victoria Memorial looking stunning at night due to lighting effects

Searching out for some of the romantic places to visit in Kolkata? Victoria Memorial is a perfect destination for you. Victoria Memorial – the ultimate sign of love is dedicated to Queen Victoria of England and has a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal. It is one of the  best romantic places in Kolkata The premises of the monument are covered with sprawling gardens, beautiful shrubs, colorful flowers, and cute water bodies. The majestic white marble structure seems more beautiful in the evening with the mystical lighting effect. The magnificence of the monument is absolutely spell-binding and charming. Needless to say, the Memorial has earned its place among the most romantic places in Kolkata . Lovebirds are sure to be smitten by the grand architecture and power of this place.

Things to do: Spend a romantic day in the beautiful gardens surrounding the memorial, looking at the lovely fountains; enjoy the gorgeous view of mesmerizingly lit Memorial at night, and don’t forget to click for a cozy selfie against it. Entry Fee: INR 20 for Indians and INR 200 for foreigners Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM

3. Rabindra Sarobar: Seek For Peace

The beautiful play of lights at Rabindra Sarobar – one of the most beautiful romantic places in Kolkata

Try for satiating your taste buds by planning a romantic date in one of the best romantic restaurants in Kolkata . Rabindra Sarobar is an artificial lake in South Kolkata. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kolkata for couples, with alluring calmness surrounding it, especially towards the evening. The chirping birds make for a rejuvenating surround sound system. With greenery and colorful flowers around, it is great spot to escape the city noise and one of the best places to go in Kolkata for couples at night to chill with your partner.

Things to do: For a perfect evening with your special one, take a stroll by the lakeside, click pictures with exotic birds in the background, and enjoy the picturesque sunset. Entry Fee: Entry free Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

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4. Eco Park: Get Refreshed

Beautiful thatched hut at Eco Park which comes as a resting place for many romantic souls in Kolkata

Relax and chill with your partner and explore exotic places for weekend getaways from Kolkata. Eco Park is a man-made park that features in our list of most romantic places to visit in Kolkata owing to its lovely ambiance. The setting looks absolutely enchanting with a soothing breeze blowing in your face, blossoming flowers and lush trees giving you company, and well-defined pathways making for a serene view. It is a breath of fresh air, right in the middle of a concrete jungle. The number of activities you can partake in are humongous, even though a large part of it is still under construction.

Things to do: Indulge in watersports like kayaking, water zorbing, boating and such with your partner; sway with the swishing water of the musical fountains; share some romantic views from the thatched Artist’s cottage; stroll through the Tea Garden and Mask Garden. The colorful display at Wildflower Meadow and Formal Garden further make it one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for youngsters in love. Entry Fee: INR 20 Timings: 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM

5. Millennium Park: Enjoy The Romantic Stroll

Stunning sunset at Millennium Park draws many couples which has made it one of the most romantic places in Kolkata

One of the romantic places for couples in Kolkata , Millennium Park is a place with unsurmountable beauty. Situated by the Ganges, Millennium Park has everything a romantic place should have – beauty, peace, privacy, and reachability. The perfectly manicured lawns see many couples having some affectionate talks here. A charismatic sunset is the highlight of the park. Dotted with striking sculptures, Millennium Park is one of the best dating places in Kolkata. Allowing couples to share cosy moments amid the goodness of nature’s bounty, Millenium Park is definitely one of the best parks in Kolkata for couples.

Things to do: Millennium Park is perfect to spend a quiet evening with your partner. Stroll through the lush greenery of the garden; write sonnets and verses in the romantic setting, and click the red-orange hues of the dawn. Entry Fee: Entry free Timings: 5 AM to 8 PM

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6. Nalban: Plan A Picnic

Nalban Boating Complex in Kolkata is crowded with couples during the pleasant days

Next on our list of good romantic places in Kolkata is Nalban. It is a striking lakeside spot with lush greenery and stunning views at its beck. Amongst all the picnic spots in Kolkata, Nalban is definitely our favourite spot. The serene lake makes for a remarkable backdrop to sit back and revel in its wondrous beauty with your loved one. Plus, there are some interesting activities too that you can enjoy here with your partner like boating, picnicking, playing badminton, and more, making it one of the best places to visit in Kolkata at night.

Things to do: Enjoy boating at the Nalban Boating Complex; have a cute little picnic at the lakeside, complete with the straw mat and delicious picnic foods; play badminton and create new scores for your love. Entry Fee: NA Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM

7. The Bridge In Floatel: Enjoy The Sunsets

The Bridge - Flotel is one of the most romantic dining places in Kolkata

Holding hands while standing at a ship’s deck, with the cool sea breeze swishing through your hair, twinkling lights on the horizon, and the delicious aroma of food – this is the scene at one of the most unique places to visit in Kolkata for couples , The Bridge – Floatel. The glamorous hotel creates a cozy ambiance which you can enjoy and relish with your partner. In fact, this charming bridge is going to give you the feel of standing with your partner on the Love-Lock Bridge of Paris. The serene ambiance and mesmerizing surroundings makes it the best place for couples in Kolkata.

Things to do: Enjoy the open-air dining in the freshness of Ganges, and order Prawn Moilee Melon with Manhattan Cocktail Make reservations here . Timings: Open all day

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8. Raichak: Grasp The Luxury

The five star property of Raichak is one of the most luxurious romantic places near Kolkata

Another one of most romantic places near Kolkata , Raichak is a small town that has been recently developed as the new luxurious go-to destination for couples. The opulent 5-star property is the ideal romantic getaway near Kolkata if you don’t mind splurging on your love. However, it is assured that every dime spent would be totally worth it. Hardly 2 hours away from Kolkata, it is certainly a right pick among romantic places for couples. It’s the perfect getaway for those looking for an offbeat romantic location close to the city. It is one of the most luxurious and  top romantic places in Kolkata. 

Things to do: Admire the beauty of the landscapes, go for couple therapy at Anaya Spa, and opt for rooms with balcony to enjoy your little private show of nature. Splurge on candlelight dinners and pose for awesome pictures to capture your memorable stay. Timings: Open all day

9. Mandarmani: Go For Laid Back Date

The striking drivable beaches of Mandarmani make it one of the most beautiful romantic places near Kolkata

Mandarmani is an easy-going fishing village near Kolkata and is one of the romantic places in Kolkata . It has come up as a very promising romantic destination near Kolkata. Roughly 3 hours away from Kolkata, Mandarmani is known for its long-extended drivable beaches. The unexplored charm of the place calls many loving souls and new-found partners to explore their love along the stunning beaches. While being a perfect place for day outing for couples in Kolkata,  this tiny fishing village is surely a remarkable addition to your list of couple places in Kolkata.

Things to do: Relax under the sun and enjoy the panoramic view of the horizon; stretch your muscles and indulge in games like beach volleyball, beach cricket, parasailing, horseback riding and lazy swimming along the shore; explore the river delta at the end of beach; sip on fresh coconut water together. Surely, this is one of the most fun places to visit in Kolkata for youngsters in love. Timings: Open all day

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10. Botanical Garden: Feel The Essence Of Happiness

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Situated along the western banks of the River Ganga, Botanical Garden is a 273-acre park and is one of the romantic places in Kolkata that is renowned for its extensive floral diversity. Home to more than 12,000 different species of plants, it is one of the most beautiful parks in Kolkata for couples who wish to witness the mesmerising beauty of nature. Needless to say, it also offers couples privacy amidst the lush greens so that they can enjoy some lovey-dovey moments in the lap of nature.

Entry Fee: INR 10 Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM

11. Marble Palace: Spectate The Breathtaking Structure

Marble Palace, Kolkata

One of the romantic places in Kolkata for lovebirds, this nineteenth-century palatial mansion in North Kolkata is a dreamy abode owing to its exquisite design and architecture. It is one of the most charming couples places in Kolkata that is more of a restored royal family palace boasting of artistic statues, elegant glassware, and thought-provoking paintings of note-worthy artists of the British Raj.

Entry Fee: Entry free Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM

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12. Elliot Park: Enjoy The Breezy Evenings

Elliot Park

Located in the heart of the city, the Elliot park is a breath of fresh air which is adorned with lush-greenery, fountains, pond and a vast area lined with sufficient seating area. This place serves as a perfect location for the couples who want to spend some private time amidst the lap of nature and hence is one of the most romantic places in Kolkata . Apart from its scenic surroundings, the park also hosts a number of concerts and events which can be attended free of cost. It is easily accessible around the city and the Maidan metro station is the nearest to the park. There are a lot of other recreational spots located near the park which you and your partner can explore together.

Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Maidan, Kolkata. Entry Fee: Free Timings: 12 PM – 9 PM

13. Indian Museum: Revisit The History

Indian Museum

Indian museum might sound like not the usual place to hangout for the couples, but it can be a refreshing spot to visit for a change. It is one of the oldest museums in India and has preserved remains from decades and thousand years ago. The place boasts some of the rare antiques, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, mummies and paintings. This place will be perfect for the people who have a thirst for trivia and what can be more fascinating than exploring these with your partner.

Location: Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Colootola, New Market Area, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata Entry Fee: INR 20 Timings: (Monday – closed) Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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14. Science City: Feed That Brain

Science City

One of the most fascinating places in Kolkata, the science center is not just for kids as this vast place has a lot to offer within its boundaries, making it among the offbeat romantic places in Kolkata . Starting off from the exhibition on the earth, space Odyssey, hall of mirrors, a virtual time machine will bring out the inner child inside. Apart from this there is also a space to know about Maritime history, witness the aquariums, butterfly gardens and also a Jurassic space which awaits for all the attention and the VFX effects will definitely blow your mind. Along with this the couples can also take a ride on the cable car and enjoy a beautiful sunset while enjoying the panoramic view of the city. What can be more romantic than this?

Location: J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Kolkata Entry Fee: INR 50 Timings: 09 AM – 8 PM (daily)

15. Birla Planetarium: Experience The Magic Of Planets

Birla Planetarium

Want to grab the experience of stargazing with your partner? If yes, then there is no better place than Birla Planetarium which offers an experience which is romantic and knowledge-enriching sitting just right inside the city. Apart from such a mesmerizing experience, there is also a Astronomical gallery which has paintings and models of famous astronomers along with the celestial shows which you can enjoy with your loved one.

Location: 96, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Adjacent To St Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata Timings: Monday to Saturday – 12:30 AM- 6:30 PM, Sunday – 10:30 AM – 18:30 hours Entry Fee: INR 80

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16. Cafe Ekante: Indulge In Scrumptious Dishes

Cafe Eknate

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For all the couples who are looking out for a quiet place to sit and talk, Cafe Ekante is the perfect retreat for them. Located just across the Eco Park lake, one has to take the ferry to reach this island restaurant. And what can be more romantic than a lake side dinner and delicious Bengali cuisine to die for. The place has a very aesthetic interior which compliments totally with its location. So while you’re in the city and tired of all the sightseeings, make sure to enjoy a peaceful dinner at this hi-rated restaurant. This is one of the many amazing cafes in Kolkata that are perfect for a date night.

Location: Eco Island, Eco Park, New Town, Kolkata Price For Two: INR 800 Timings: 1PM-10:30PM

17. Race Course: Enjoy The Exciting Horse Race

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Race Course is the most exciting horse racing venues in India. It is one of the must-visit places for the couple who are looking for new experience. The vast ground hosts several important races during the year. Place a bet on the chosen horses and enjoy and cheer them as they run. This place guarantees you an exciting world of horse racing. The best timings are July to September and November to March. (mostly Saturdays and public holidays).

Things to do: Enjoy an exciting horse ride and place a bet on chosen horses just for fun. Entry Fee: INR 20 per person for Non member and INR 450 for Phone Timings: 12.00am to 11.59pm

18. Eden Gardens: For All The Sports Lovers

Spend A Day At The Eden Garden

Eden Gardens is one of the most enthralling places in Kolkata for couples who love sports. Nothing can match the feeling of watching a match at this stunning place. It is an exciting chance to watch some cricket history being made live. Cheer your favorite players and soak yourself in the ambience and have an amazing time catching a glimpse of your favorite celebrity on the ground.

Things to do: Cheer your favorite team and catch a glimpse of your favorite players and celebrities. Savour the delicious food from the stalls. Entry Fee: Ticket price varies depending on the match. Timings: 5.00am to 11.30pm

19. Nicco Park Super Bowl: Be The Gamer That You Are

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Ditch the restaurants and parks and experience a different kind of romantic date by heading for a bowling date at the Nicco Park Super Bowl. This is one of the best places to hangout in Kolkata. For more fun, you can challenge your partner to a game of bowling pins.

Things to do: Enjoy a game of bowling with your partner Cost for two: INR 1000 Timings: 2PM-10PM (Mon to Fri) and 12PM-10PM (Sat, Sun and holidays)

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20. Nicco Park: Embrace The Inner Child

A Jolly Picnic In Nicco Park

One of the most fun places in Kolkata, Nicco Park offers a day full of fun-filled rides. The most romantic experience here will be a roller coaster ride with your partner. You can also enjoy the water rides, rain dance and other slides to have fun with water. Each ride has its own USP and it is an enthralling experience riding them all.

Things to do: Enjoy the water rides and the rain dance. Have fun on the cable car to get the breathtaking view of the park. Entry Fee: INR 355 per head Timings: 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM

21. Snow Park: Enjoy Snow Amidst The Heat

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If you want to enjoy snow during the summers in Kolkata, visit the Snow Park located in Axis Mall. the entire ambience will make you feel like you are on a snowy mountain with igloos. The temperature here is -6 degree celsius. Enjoy the winter chills with snow with your beloved. You can as well try a hand at mountain climbing or indulge in a snow fight. Can it get more romantic?

Things to do: Play volleyball or ping pong. Enjoy the ambience holding hand with your partner or climb the mountain together. Entry Fee: INR 499 Timings: 11.00am to 9.00pm

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22. The Hotels: Satiate That Hungry Tummy

The rooftop restaurant of Splash - Swissotel is one of the best romantic dining places in Kolkata

Splash – Swissotel Kolkata Neotia Vista, Rajarhat The most cozy and romantic rooftop dining place in Kolkata, Splash – Swissotel is the best you can get in the city. Tastefully decorated booths, airy decorations and warm lighting are just perfect for a romantic evening. Timings: 6 PM to 12 Midnight Cost for two: INR 2,300/- See: Zomato Reviews for Splash – Swissotel

Smoke Shack in Park Plaza, Ballygunge The best rooftop bar to share a hearty mix of cocktails, Smoke Shack is the new hit destination for the couples in Kolkata. Its dim lighting and spacious settings are extremely popular. Try out their heady concoctions and cocktails for a happy buzz. Timings: 4 PM to 11:45 PM Cost for two: INR 3,000/- See: Zomato Reviews for Smoke Shack

Guchhi in Hyatt Regency, Salt Lake This upscale restaurant and bar have been there for ages. You can be assured to find creme de’la creme of the society there. Open kitchen, warm environment, hospitable staff and delicious delicacies – it can’t get better than that. Timings: 7 PM to 11:30 PM Cost for two: INR 4,600/- See: Zomato Reviews for Guchhi

Aqua – The Park Hotel, Park Street The strategic placement of pool, right in the middle of all the fun – has made the restaurant extremely popular. Quite a romantic setting with a feel of dining waterside is the unique charm of the place. Mind you, this is without you getting sand in your shoes and humid air puffing your hairstyle. Timings: Cost for two: INR 3,000/- See: Zomato Reviews for Aqua – The Park Hotel

Blue and Beyond in Hotel Lindsay, Market Street The swanky open-terrace restaurant has been a popular place to visit in Kolkata for couples. The white decor with white curtains, furniture, tablecloths, and cutlery is liked by many. Trying their international cocktails is a must here. Timings: 12 Noon to 11 PM Cost for two: INR 1,600/- See: Zomato Reviews for Blue and Beyond

23. Ganges River: For Boating

Ganges

If spending some time alone with your partner, away from the world is your idea of a romantic getaway, the river Ganges flowing along the city your answer. One of the best places to visit in Kolkata for couples , Kolkata gives couples a chance to hire an entire wooden launch for prices that are not too heavy on the pockets and just escape the city crowds. The best time to book your own private little cruises is definitely during the sunset for nothing shouts romance more than just being together and witnessing the most marvellous magic of mother earth. One can also set the perfect kind of music, decorate the boat for special occasions, and just enjoy being nestled in serenity. This is one of the best things to do in Kolkata for those couples who are seeking peace and serenity.

Things to do: Enjoy the boat ride with your partner, watch the sunset, enjoy the home-packed food with your loved ones, embrace the tranquility Entry Fee: Wooden Launch costs around INR 6000 Timings: During sunset

24. Rooftop Lounge- Over The Top: Dine With The Views

Over The Top

For those couples who are seeking to witness some magnificent views while devouring scrumptious meals, Over The Top is one of the perfect places to go in kolkata for couples . Sitting on the 6th floor of MYX in the Park Street, Over The Top is a great place to look at the whole city at a glance, with its light shimmering in the distance, eclectic music playing in the background, and sipping on drool-worthy cocktails while spending some time with your loved one. Over The Top is an idyllic rooftop lounge that serves an impressive menu to its patrons, making the experience totally impeccable.

Things to do: Enjoy delicious food and drinks with a view Cost: INR 1000 cost for two Timings: 4 pm to 12 am

25. Mohar Kunj: Enjoy The Musical Night

Mohar Kunj

Finding itself on the list of lesser known but romantic places to visit in Kolkata in evening , Mohar Kunj is one of the most refreshing and rejuvenating spots. This Garden with its floors being covered by greener than ever foliage boasts about the impeccably lit up evening and this looks nothing less than enchanting. The garden, fairy lights, light breeze, makes it one of the best places to go on a stroll with when planning to take your partner out on a date.

Things to do: Witness the water laser show, be a part of the open-air cultural events, stroll around the park with your partners, laze around Entry Fee: INR 20 per person Timings: 5 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 8 pm

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26. Waterside Café, Hyatt Regency: Dine By The Pool

Waterside Cafe

One of the best places to visit in Kolkata for couples , Waterside Cafe is the coziest eateries sitting on the floors of this city. This restaurant ranks at the top on the list of all the romantic places that appeals to the localites residing in the city. To add, the Cafe boasts about the lush gardens, and alluring, clean pool that gives that special hint of intimacy for the date. This hotel sits in the Hyatt Regency and is one of the finest cafes serving some delicious North Indian cuisine.

Location: Hyatt Regency, JA 1, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata Cost for two: INR 2,800 Timings: 24 hours open

27. Spice Kraft: Get Awe-Inspired By The Decor

Spice Kraft

One of the newborn culinary sites in the city, Spice Kraft is the newest addition to the list of all the best places to visit in Kolkata for couples . It is certainly one of the most romantic restaurants in Kolkata. For those who are always on a lookout for some lip-smacking delicacies that take one out on a culinary roller coaster should surely pay a visit to this little cafe. The best thing about this restaurant is that it offers a mix of treat for the eyes and the tongues both. The distinguished decor is bound to leave one in awe, thus making it one of the best options for a date night!

Location: 54/1/2A, Hazra Road, Near Hazra Law College, Ballygunge, Kolkata Cost for two: INR 1,200 Timings: 11 am to 11 pm

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28. Afraa Restaurant and Lounge: Try The Grand Buffet

Afraa Restaurant and Lounge

If a grand buffet dining is your idea of a perfect date, then there is no place better than the world-class Afraa Restaurant and Lounge. Finding itself in the list of all the best places for couples in Kolkata , Afraa Restaurant and Lounge is all about offering the finest amalgamation of comfort and luxury at just one stop. It is advised that one gets all their bookings done beforehand to avoid any sort of hindrances when you reach there.

Location: City Centre 1, 6th and 7th Floor, Block G, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata Cost for two: INR 1,800 Timings: 12:30 pm to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm

29. Aquatica Water Park: Beat The Summer Heat

Aquatica Water Park

The city is known for its hot and humid climate with a scorching sun right above the head. Aquatica Water Park is one of the best places to visit in Kolkata for youngsters to beat that summer heat. This water park boasts about being the largest in the North Eastern region of the country which kind of makes it more special. What better place for a date than the one where you can be as comfortable with each other as possible. There are an extensive number of rides that are offered by the Aquatica Water Park including Tornado, Surf Racer, Black Hole, Aqua Dance Floor, and much more.

Things to do: Embrace the inner child, slide down the rides, enjoy a couple dance on the Aqua floor as rain pours down, race down the slides Entry Fee: INR 600 for weekdays and INR 700 for weekends Timings: 10 am to 6:30 pm

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Frequently Asked Questions Romantic Places In Kolkata

What are some interesting places to visit in Kolkata?

Prinsep Ghat, Victoria Memorial, and Eco Park are interesting places in Kolkata for couples. You both can enjoy a private boat ride during sunset in Prinsep Ghat. Victoria Memorial has a beautiful manicured garden and fountain where you can spend time together marveling at the architectural gem.

What should I not miss in Kolkata?

Some of the most amazing and must-visit places to explore in Kolkata are 1. New Market. 2. Nizam's. 3. Victoria Memorial. 4. College Street. 5. Kalighat Kali Temple. 6. The Flurys. 7. Shiraz Golden Restaurant. 8. Chinatown.

What are the most beautiful places in Kolkata for couples?

Raichak, Victoria Memorial, and Rabindra Sarobar are surely among the most beautiful places in Kolkata that must be visited by couples.

What can I do at night in Kolkata?

Some of the most unique and fun things to do in Kolkata at night are. 1. Take a Midnight Heritage Tour 2. Take a Long Drive on Vidyasagar Setu 3. Visit Prinsep Ghat 4. Enjoy the Beauty of Howrah Bridge 5. Enjoy a Late Night Dinner

Is Kolkata safe at night?

Yes, Kolkata is safer than most other cities of India, especially for women. But roaming in the city alone after 10 PM might not be a very good idea.

Which is the best month to visit Kolkata?

The autumn and winter months between October and February are the best time to visit Kolkata, as the weather is perfect and there are a lot of festivals that you can witness in Kolkata.

What is the special food of Kolkata?

Macher Jhol (Fish curry) is one of the most popular dishes of Kolkata and is served in every Bengai restaurant in Kolkata. Both rice and fish are the staples Kolkata cuisines.

What are the best places to go on a date in Kolkata?

The Bridge in Floatel, Smoke Shack in Park Plaza, and Guchhi in Hyatt Regency are some of the most romantic places where you two can plan a nice date.

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1. Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial

4 km from city center 1 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building, which is considered to be the pride of Kolkata. Built between 1906 and 1921, it is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Now, it is a museum and a popular tourist spot under the Ministry of Culture.

2. Fort William Kolkata

Fort William Kolkata

3 km from city center 2 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Fort William is a fort built in Kolkata on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly, the major distributary of Ganges. The magnificent structure is spread over 70.9 acres and is embellished with hundreds of arched windows that overlook lush green gardens. Meticulous stonework adorns the surface of the building.

3. Belur Math

Belur Math

7 km from city center 3 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Belur Mutt is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. Situated on the west bank of Hooghly River, the temple is prominent for its architecture that embraces Hindu, Christian and Islamic styles and stands as an icon of unity of all religions.

4. Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

2 km from city center 4 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Located over the Hooghly river in West Bengal, Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu is the main connection between Howrah and Kolkata. It is a cantilever bridge and is regarded as one of the busiest ones among them.

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5. Birla Planetarium

Birla Planetarium

3 km from city center 5 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Birla Planetarium in Kolkata, is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world. It is a single-storeyed circular structure designed in the typical Indian style whose architecture is designed on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. 

6. Indian Museum

Indian Museum

2 km from city center 6 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums of the world boasting some of the most exquisite collections of ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armors, mummies and stunning Mughal paintings.

7. Marble Palace Mansion

Marble Palace Mansion

2 km from city center 7 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Marble palace near the Chorbagan in North Kolkata built in 1835 by Rajendra Mallick is famed for its art collection of masterpieces by Reuben and paintings by various renowned international artists such as Reynolds, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

8. Mother House

Mother House

3 km from city center 8 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

This is the place where the Tomb of Mother Teresa is present. It is maintained by her missionaries and followers who have continued to promote her legacy.

9. Science City Kolkata

Science City Kolkata

5 km from city center 9 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

One of its kind in India, the Science city was inaugurated on 1st July 1997. It is a major attraction for the residents of Kolkata as well as for the people visiting Kolkata. It is one of the finest and the largest science museums in the world and provides a fun way of learning science.

10. St. Paul's Cathedral Kolkata

St. Paul's Cathedral Kolkata

4 km from city center 10 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Said to be the first cathedral built in the overseas territory of the British Empire, St. Paul's Cathedral is a Anglican cathedral located in Kolkata. Also said to be the seat of the Diocese of Calcutta, it is a very fine example of Indo-Gothic style of architecture.

Tajpur

127 km from city center 11 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Tucked between Mandarmani and Shankarpur, Tajpur is a small town set on the Bay of Bengal's tranquil shore, just 170 kms from Kolkata. Considered to be a serene secret of West Bengal, the virgin beach is hidden away from view and is still untouched by commercialization and tourism. The highlight of the pristine beach are the hundreds of red crabs that are found on the shores, which also give a perfect crimson colour to the beach.

12. Birla Mandir Kolkata

Birla Mandir Kolkata

4 km from city center 12 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The glowing structure that adorns the streets of Kolkata is the popular Hindu Temple, Birla Temple. Dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha, the temple is perfect specimen of craftsmanship.

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13. Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens

3 km from city center 13 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Popular as the largest cricket stadium in the India and the second largest in the world, the Eden Gardens can seat 66,000 spectators. It is set amidst an adjoining garden where Eden- related to the one-time Governor of Aukland and her sister would stroll during the evenings. 

14. Jorasanko Thakur Bari

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

1 km from city center 14 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Currently located on the Rabindra Bharati University campus in Jorasank, Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the house in which the first non-European Nobel laureate and poet, Rabindranath Tagore was born.

15. Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

Birla Industrial & Technological Museum

4 km from city center 15 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Being the first scientific and industrial museum in India, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM) is one of the prime attractions of Kolkata. It is famous for its galleries and 3D shows.

16. Rabindra Sarovar

Rabindra Sarovar

7 km from city center 16 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The erstwhile Dhakuri lake is an artificial tank spread over 75 acres and is home to various migratory birds from Siberia and Russia. The lake is surrounded by gardens, children's park an auditorium, making it a popular recreational spot perfect for idyllic picnics making it one of the unique places to visit in Kolkata.

17. Kalighat Temple

Kalighat Temple

6 km from city center 17 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Kalighat Temple, one of the 51 Shakti Sthals of India, is one of the most visited Kali temples in India. The spot is where the toes of Sati's right foot fell during Shiva's Rudra Taandav naach.

18. Shobhabajar Rajbari

Shobhabajar Rajbari

3 km from city center 18 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Shobhabazar Rajbari is one of the grandest Bengali style houses ever built. It was build by the Royal family of Shobhabazar in Kolkata, and the grandeur is only palpable to the eye.

19. Botanical Gardens in Kolkata

Botanical Gardens in Kolkata

45 km from city center 19 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Botanical Gardens of Calcutta were founded by Robert Kyd in 1787. Protected by the Botanical Survey of India, it stretches over 109 hectares. A Banyan tree in the garden, of more than 330 m circumference, known as The Great Banyan, is the largest tree in the world. The Botanic Gardens of Kolkata were later renamed Acharya Jagadish Chandra Indian Botanic Garden.

20. Nakhoda Mosque

Nakhoda Mosque

1 km from city center 20 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Placed in the Chitpur area in the Burrabazar business district, Nakhoda mosque is one of the busiest Mosques of Kolkata and dates back almost a century. The prayer hall has a seating capacity of 10000, and the domes and minarets have been constructed in keeping with the Fatehpur Sikri style of architecture.

21. Alipore Zoo

Alipore Zoo

5 km from city center 21 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The Alipore Zoo, also known as the Calcutta Zoo or the Zoological Garden of Alipore, is the oldest zoological park to have been established in India and is a major tourist attraction in Kolkata. It attracts tourists from all across the nation who visit the zoo to explore the wildlife that happily thrives here and to enjoy themselves.

22. Sabarna Sangrahashala

Sabarna Sangrahashala

12 km from city center 22 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Designed, developed and maintained by Sabarrna Roy Choudhary Paribar Parishad to preserve and display the heritage of one of the well known families of Bengal- The Sabarna Roy Choudhary family.

23. Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata

Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata

11 km from city center 23 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Eco Tourism Park is an expansive urban park designed to promote eco tourism in the city. It is the biggest urban park in India and occupies over 475 acres of land. The beauty of the location increases ten folds because of a water body that surrounds the park and forms an island in the middle.

24. Calcutta Jain Temple

Calcutta Jain Temple

4 km from city center 24 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Pareshnath Jain Temple is a temple complex dedicated to four Jain Teerthankaras. The complex is a beautiful arrangement of these shrines and draws tourists from all over the world. The architecture of the temples consists of intricately carved marbles and glass work. It is indeed one of the few temples that have a charismatic vibe.

25. Nicco Park, Kolkata

Nicco Park, Kolkata

6 km from city center 25 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Nicco Park is an amusement park frequently visited for entertainment and recreational purposes. It is also called the "Disney Land of West Bengal: and attracts visitors in large numbers throughout the year. The park functions efficiently on solar energy that causes no pollution.

26. Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat

4 km from city center 26 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Prinsep Ghat, located on the banks of River Hooghly, is a majestic structure famous for its Greek/ Gothic inlays. IWith the magnificent Howrah Bridge in the background, watching the sunrise or sunset and taking a long walk in the cool air on the banks of the river are some of the preferred recreational activities here.

27. Aquatica

Aquatica

10 km from city center 27 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Aquatica is a water theme park and resort in Kolkata having many exciting themed rides, slides, entertainment and recreational activities for all their guests. The water park occupies over 75000 square feet of area and provides for a pleasant respite from the scorching summer heat. They provide lockers for the visitors to keep their belongings securely.

28. Park Street

Park Street

1 km from city center 28 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Park Street is a major access route in Kolkata, also officially known as Mother Teresa Sarani. The street begins at Chowringhee Road or JL Nehru road and stretches till Park Circus crossing. It is said that Park Street never sleeps and is always bustling with activities. It is one of the major hangouts in the city as it has a number of pubs and restaurants.

29. Chowringhee

Chowringhee

3 km from city center 29 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Chowringhee, also officially known as Jawaharlal Nehru Road, is a happening hub and frequently visited by locals for recreational activities and shopping. It is one of the few localities in the city with top end boutiques, hotels, malls, shops and restaurants.

30. ISKCON Kolkata

ISKCON Kolkata

3 km from city center 30 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

ISKCON Radha Krishna Temple is a highly spiritual place for the devotees focusing 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.

31. South Park Street Cemetery

South Park Street Cemetery

3 km from city center 31 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

South Park Street Cemetery is an 18th-century non-church cemetery, one of the earliest in the world. It is one of the largest burial grounds and a heritage site in Kolkata and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Most of the tombs in the South Park Street Cemetery are aesthetically beautiful and very attractive.

32. Sonajhuri Forest

Sonajhuri Forest

143 km from city center 32 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Away from the mell pell of the city lies a hidden gem in the state of West Bengal. Considered to be one of the most clean forests in India, Sonajhuri Forest is a great retreat to be close to nature. The Sonajhuri Forest is replete with lush green trees that has blooming flowers. This place is picturesque with quite a number of mesmerizing places to see and explore.

33. St John's Church

St John's Church

2 km from city center 33 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

St John's Church is one of the oldest churches in Kolkata that was built during the reign of the British Kingdom when the city was the capital of British India. It is a splendidly well-maintained structure that draws history and architecture buffs for its uniqueness and ancient features.

34. Barrackpore

Barrackpore

22 km from city center 34 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Barrackpore was the first place where Britishers set up their cantonment and later spread their rules in India. This place is of great historical significance as it was also the first place where the spark to attain I from Britishers was lit. Not to stop at that, this place is also home to some of the most mesmerizing and green parks which are perfect to spend some time lazing around? and relaxing.

35. Jhargram

Jhargram

141 km from city center 35 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Jhargram is small city located in the state of West Bengal with a rich historical and cultural background. Surrounded by dense forests this place is mystical. A perfect place to spend few days in the lap of nature surrounded by friendly tribal population, you are bound to be mesmerized not only by its picturesque beauty but by the gregarious people who inhabit this place.

36. Baabur Haat

Baabur Haat

8 km from city center 36 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Dominated by natural fishing lakes or bheris, responsible for producing some of the tastiest fish in West Bengal, Babur Haat is a nature paradise. Fishing is one of the more popular activities here. You can also go on a short picnic trip to the nearby local village grounds.

37. Kamarpukur

Kamarpukur

81 km from city center 37 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

A cluster of small villages, Kamarpukur is nestled between Vishnupur and Tarakeshwar. Birthplace of a pious and sagacious saint, Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa, this village is perfect getaway from the pell-mell of the cities. In this village you will be able to enjoy the pleasures of simple rural life.

Deulti

48 km from city center 38 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Situated on the bank of river Roopnarayan, Deulti provides for an ideal picnic spot. If you are a bird lover, keep an eye (read ear) for the chirps of different birds, while you take a walk on the clay paths of the villages. 

39. Hooghly Riverfront

Hooghly Riverfront

60 km from city center 39 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

The very picturesque Hooghly Riverfront is situated along two banks of River Hooghly in West Bengal- Kolkata in the East and Howrah on the West. The mighty river offers mesmerising sunrise and sunset views. After the beautification of the East promenade in 2011, the spot has become a major tourist attraction.

Maidan

3 km from city center 40 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Also known as the Brigade Parade Ground, Maidan is the largest urban park in Kolkata. The humongous stretch of land includes the famous Eden Gardens, several football stadiums and the Race Course Kolkata.

41. Central Park

Central Park

5 km from city center 41 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Also known as Banabitan, Central Park is the second largest urban park after Maidan, situated in Bidhannagar, Kolkata. Built around an expansive lake, the park also has a rose garden. Another attraction is its beautiful butterfly garden.

42. Millenium Park

Millenium Park

2 km from city center 42 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Spread over an area of 2.5 kms on the banks of River Hooghly in Kolkata, Millenium Park is a privately owned park situated on the Strand Road. The park has beautiful landscaped gardens and numerous slides and swings for kids.

43. Deshapriya Park

Deshapriya Park

6 km from city center 43 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Deshapriya Park is situated in the Kalighat area of South Kolkata and is used for playing outdoor games like cricket, football etc., both by amateur and professional players. In addition to that, Durga Puja is celebrated on a large scale where several pandals are set up in the premises for the celebrations.

44. Safari Park

Safari Park

7 km from city center 44 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Situated near Gariahat Golpark, Safari Park is one of the relatively smaller parks in Kolkata. The park also has a lake on the outskirts that is ideal for early morning walks and evening strolls. A smaller area on the side is also used as a cricket coaching for young kids. The park is buzzing with activity at all times of the day.

45. Mohor Kunja

Mohor Kunja

4 km from city center 45 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Also known as Citizen's Park, Mohor Kunja is an urban park in Kolkata situated in the premises of Maidan. The highlight of the park are the several musical fountain concerts held in it. It also has well-paved walkways for evening and morning walks and an amphitheater to hold cultural events.

46. Elliot Park

Elliot Park

3 km from city center 46 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Inaugurated in 2004, Elliot Park is one of the relatively newer parks to have been developed in the city. The park has a joggers' stretch of 1.5 km besides the lush green vegetation, swings for children and water fountains.

47. Gitanjali Sports Complex

Gitanjali Sports Complex

7 km from city center 47 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Located at Kasba in Kolkata, Gitanjali Sports Complex is the newly established stadium in the city. Running for a length of 57.5 metres, the stadium has a massive seating space for 4000 people. Besides, it has a separate area for indoor games and a gymnasium.

48. Kishore Bharati Krirangan

Kishore Bharati Krirangan

9 km from city center 48 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Kishore Bharati Kirangan is a multi purpose stadium situated in the south Kolkata neighbourhood of Santoshpur. With a seating capacity of 12000 people, the stadium is mostly used for football and sometimes other sports as well.

49. Salt Lake Stadium

Salt Lake Stadium

5 km from city center 49 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Known as Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake Stadium is an international multi-purpose stadium in Bidhannagar, Kolkata. The stadium takes pride in being the largest stadium of the country, it can accommodate upto 1,20,000 people.

50. Rabindra Sarobar Stadium

Rabindra Sarobar Stadium

7 km from city center 50 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Rabindra Sarobar Stadium is situated in the centre of the city of Kolkata in Rabindra Sarovar. Believed to be the oldest stadiums of the city, the stadium has a seating capacity of 20,000 people and host some of the important football matches.

51. Mohunbagan Stadium

Mohunbagan Stadium

0 km from city center 51 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Mohunbagan Stadium is the oldest and the first stadium in the country. It is also the place of inception of the very famous Mohunbagan Club. The stadium is considered the best in Kolkata as its emerald green grass cover is imported from Brazil.

52. Netaji Indoor Stadium

Netaji Indoor Stadium

2 km from city center 52 out of 79 Places To Visit in Kolkata

Officially named as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Netaji Indoor Stadium is a multi-purpose indoors stadium in Babughat, Kolkata, opposite the Eden Gardens. The fully air-conditioned stadium is used to host various domestic and international events.

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Kievskaya Station went public in March of 1937, the rails between it and Park Kultury Station being the first to cross the Moscow River.  Kievskaya is full of mosaics depicting aristocratic scenes of Russian life, with great cameo appearances by Lenin, Trotsky, and Stalin.  Each work has a Cyrillic title/explanation etched in the marble beneath it; however, if your Russian is rusty, you can just appreciate seeing familiar revolutionary dates like 1905 ( the Russian Revolution ) and 1917 ( the October Revolution ).

Mayakovskaya Station

Mayakovskaya Station ranks in my top three most notable Metro stations. Mayakovskaya just feels right, done Art Deco but no sense of gaudiness or pretention.  The arches are adorned with rounded chrome piping and create feeling of being in a jukebox, but the roof’s expansive mosaics of the sky are the real showstopper.  Subjects cleverly range from looking up at a high jumper, workers atop a building, spires of Orthodox cathedrals, to nimble aircraft humming by, a fleet of prop planes spelling out CCCP in the bluest of skies.

Novoslobodskaya Station

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Novoslobodskaya is the Metro’s unique stained glass station.  Each column has its own distinctive panels of colorful glass, most of them with a floral theme, some of them capturing the odd sailor, musician, artist, gardener, or stenographer in action.  The glass is framed in Art Deco metalwork, and there is the lovely aspect of discovering panels in the less frequented haunches of the hall (on the trackside, between the incoming staircases).  Novosblod is, I’ve been told, the favorite amongst out-of-town visitors.

Komsomolskaya Station

Komsomolskaya Station is one of palatial grandeur.  It seems both magnificent and obligatory, like the presidential palace of a colonial city.  The yellow ceiling has leafy, white concrete garland and a series of golden military mosaics accenting the tile mosaics of glorified Russian life.  Switching lines here, the hallway has an Alice-in-Wonderland feel, impossibly long with decorative tile walls, culminating in a very old station left in a remarkable state of disrepair, offering a really tangible glimpse behind the palace walls.

Dostoevskaya Station

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Dostoevskaya is a tribute to the late, great hero of Russian literature .  The station at first glance seems bare and unimpressive, a stark marble platform without a whiff of reassembled chips of tile.  However, two columns have eerie stone inlay collages of scenes from Dostoevsky’s work, including The Idiot , The Brothers Karamazov , and Crime and Punishment.   Then, standing at the center of the platform, the marble creates a kaleidoscope of reflections.  At the entrance, there is a large, inlay portrait of the author.

Chkalovskaya Station

Chkalovskaya does space Art Deco style (yet again).  Chrome borders all.  Passageways with curvy overhangs create the illusion of walking through the belly of a chic, new-age spacecraft.  There are two (kos)mosaics, one at each end, with planetary subjects.  Transferring here brings you above ground, where some rather elaborate metalwork is on display.  By name similarity only, I’d expected Komsolskaya Station to deliver some kosmonaut décor; instead, it was Chkalovskaya that took us up to the space station.

Elektrozavodskaya Station

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Elektrozavodskaya is full of marble reliefs of workers, men and women, laboring through the different stages of industry.  The superhuman figures are round with muscles, Hollywood fit, and seemingly undeterred by each Herculean task they respectively perform.  The station is chocked with brass, from hammer and sickle light fixtures to beautiful, angular framework up the innards of the columns.  The station’s art pieces are less clever or extravagant than others, but identifying the different stages of industry is entertaining.

Baumanskaya Statio

Baumanskaya Station is the only stop that wasn’t suggested by the students.  Pulling in, the network of statues was just too enticing: Out of half-circle depressions in the platform’s columns, the USSR’s proud and powerful labor force again flaunts its success.  Pilots, blacksmiths, politicians, and artists have all congregated, posing amongst more Art Deco framing.  At the far end, a massive Soviet flag dons the face of Lenin and banners for ’05, ’17, and ‘45.  Standing in front of the flag, you can play with the echoing roof.

Ploshchad Revolutsii Station

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Novokuznetskaya Station

Novokuznetskaya Station finishes off this tour, more or less, where it started: beautiful mosaics.  This station recalls the skyward-facing pieces from Mayakovskaya (Station #2), only with a little larger pictures in a more cramped, very trafficked area.  Due to a line of street lamps in the center of the platform, it has the atmosphere of a bustling market.  The more inventive sky scenes include a man on a ladder, women picking fruit, and a tank-dozer being craned in.  The station’s also has a handsome black-and-white stone mural.

Here is a map and a brief description of our route:

Start at (1)Kievskaya on the “ring line” (look for the squares at the bottom of the platform signs to help you navigate—the ring line is #5, brown line) and go north to Belorusskaya, make a quick switch to the Dark Green/#2 line, and go south one stop to (2)Mayakovskaya.  Backtrack to the ring line—Brown/#5—and continue north, getting off at (3)Novosblodskaya and (4)Komsolskaya.  At Komsolskaya Station, transfer to the Red/#1 line, go south for two stops to Chistye Prudy, and get on the Light Green/#10 line going north.  Take a look at (5)Dostoevskaya Station on the northern segment of Light Green/#10 line then change directions and head south to (6)Chkalovskaya, which offers a transfer to the Dark Blue/#3 line, going west, away from the city center.  Have a look (7)Elektroskaya Station before backtracking into the center of Moscow, stopping off at (8)Baumskaya, getting off the Dark Blue/#3 line at (9)Ploschad Revolyutsii.  Change to the Dark Green/#2 line and go south one stop to see (10)Novokuznetskaya Station.

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