Must see points of attractions in Kolkata Kolkata provides a kaleidoscopic view of the British culture with touch of Indian architecture blooming upon the land scattered around. There is so much to be enjoyed in Kolkata starting from the Howrah Bridge, Mother House, Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral House, Eco Tourism park, Victoria memorial, Sunderbans for its cherished wildlife, Marble mansion for its paintings of Reuben, Van gogh, Rembrandt and be sure to indulge in a cricket match at Eden gardens that gives us chills down the spine when the whole stadium roars for a Six.
A mighty building that boasts the British Era in India that is located at the centre of Kolkata. This white Marbled structure that is known for its poise and grandeur was built to honour Queen Victoria in the celebration of 25 years in India. It depicts the Indo Saracenic architecture in India apart from being an example for British rule. The first Indian city Gallery has a huge collections of paintings, canvases including the Royal Gallery that has the collection of paintings representing the life of Prince Albert . The building looks like a little palace from heaven when it is illuminated at night with rippling reflections on the water providing a picture perfect venue for some special surprises to your loved ones.
In the banks of Hoogly river, we are able to admire the beauty of Fort William. The Fort earned its name from King William III who was the first bastion in India. This fort is spread over 70.9 acres with hundreds of arched windows and emerald gardens spanning around the fort. The structure took at least 10 years to complete with some minor flaws in its base. It served for various purposes including a prison leading it to be called as “the black hole of Calcutta”. Now it is owned by the Indian Army accommodating around 10,000 Army personnels and simultaneously being as the headquarters of the Eastern Command. It is allowed only for the army and their relatives, however we can enjoy its structure from a far distance and click few amazing shots of the fort.
Massive lovers of civil constructions enjoys this place for its architecture since it is one of the longest cantilever bridges of the world. The Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu extends over river Hoogly connecting Howrah and Kolkata. It is one of the places with High traffics where 100,000 vehicles crosses and countless pedestrians walks past each day. For tourists, who wants to rejoice the beautiful construction of the bridge can take up a ferry ride in the river, especially during night.
This 40 acres of land that is spread in the banks of Hoogly river holds a remarkable beauty called Belur Math. It is a pilgrimage place and also the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission. It is a religion which is believed by any race and caste all over the world. The atheists also believes in this place and visit here to attain peace and use it for a higher purpose in the society and also in inner self. Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts brings a person to find himself. It holds a significant place for its architecture. He brought the confidence inside every youth with his thoughts like “Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached”.