Photowalk: 5 Best Picturesque Places To Visit In The City Of Kolkata

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Photowalk places in Kolkata that are perfect for photographers to get their best clicks of the city. Find out the five best places in the city for photography.

Written By Yash Tripathi | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Kolkata is known for its architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. The capital city of West Bengal also consists of the Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity which is established by Mother Teresa. This beautiful city of in West Bengal is rich in culture and is a perfect place for a photographer to get his best clicks. Here are a few places which are excellent for taking photowalks.

Five places to visit in Kolkata for a Photowalk

Kumartuli

Kumartuli is a well-known place largely known for its traditional sculptures such as statues of gods and goddesses, demons, characters of local legends and famous historical figures. A person can sit inside the workshop and watch these artists produce straw frames, add clay coatings, and paint the beautiful features on the models. However, watching them is not free, a person has to pay a nominal fee.

Dalhousie Square/BBD Bagh

Dalhousie Square was named in honour of Lord Dalhousie, governor-general in 1856. After 90 years the place was renamed to Benoy-Badal-Dinesh Bagh after three freedom fighters. This place is located in the heart of the Old Calcutta. The square is surrounded by a group of historic architectural buildings, some of which are British Raj’s earliest structures.

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St. John's Church

St. John's Church used to be an office for India’s first British governor-general, Warren Hastings. The building conforms into a neoclassical architectural style. The structure of the church depicts the British composition with confined columns. The church consists of the memorial of Job Charnock, who was the founder of British Calcutta. This place is perfect for a photographer to bring back the distinct image of the British Raj.

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Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge is one of the first places that come to mind when someone mentions Kolkata. For photography, Howrah Bridge is a photographer's favourite, it is enormous and magnificent. The destination is filled with vendors and daily commuters which also makes it a perfect place for candid photography.

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Zakaria Street

Zakaria Street is the best place to visit when a person is looking for food photography. This street is an excellent place for photography in Kolkata. The building of Nakhoda Masjid towers over this street gives photographers their best clicks. The shops in this street sell one of the best street foods in the city.

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