Kolkata: Things To Do To Experience The Essence Of The City


Kolkata is the capital city of the state of West Bengal and is popular for its grand colonial architecture. Here are top five things to do in Kolkata.

Written By Nikhil Pandey | Mumbai | Updated On:

Kolkata is the capital of the state of West Bengal, famous for its colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals like Durga Puja. Located in the eastern part of India, Kolkata is the third most populous metropolitan city in India. The city is reportedly a prominent educational and cultural center of India. If you are planning a trip to Kolkata, you must add these activities to your must-do list. Have a look at five things you must do when you visit Kolkata. 

Five things to do in Kolkata 

Wildlife trek in Sundarbans

The Sundarban National Park is a treat for all adventure enthusiasts. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Sundarbans have the largest mangrove belt in the country. Visitors get to witness the wonders of flora and fauna, including the white tiger and many more endangered species. For jungle safari and other queries, you can visit the official website of the organisation. 

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A science tour at the Science City 

Reportedly, Science City is one of the largest and finest science centers in India. The museum set by the National Council of Science strives to educate every visitor about science through their special tour programs. Reportedly, Science City is one of the most loved tourist places in Kolkata. 

Shopping at the Terreti Market 

Located at the center of the city, Terreti Market is a popular shopping destination. The market is best known for the Chinese food it offers. Reportedly, the market serves the best Chinese in the city. A visit to Terreti Market will surely be memorable for any traveller. 

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Collect souvenirs from Kumortuli

Kumortuli is a small district situated on the outskirts of the city. Kumortuli is a must-visit place for travellers who are inclined towards art and love discovering multiple cultures. Reportedly, pottery is the primary occupation of the villagers. The village hosts a market, where all products made by the villagers are sold. 

A tram ride 

Tram is a popular commuting service used by the people of Kolkata. The vintage charm and the design of trams make it a signature icon of Kolkata. A leisure ride in a tram should be on every traveller’s must-do list. Reportedly the tram services in Kolkata are open 24 hours and cover many junctions of Kolkata. 

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