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Kolkata/Calcutta Tour highlights various tourism destinations in Kolkata/Calcutta. Take a tour to Kolkata and find yourself.

Kolkata Tour

Victoria Memorial in KolkataKolkata, the erstwhile capital of British India is a must visit tourism destination in East India. Kolkata is known as the city of intellectuals and it truly stands by its reputation. Kolkata tour is a must for every visitor who has ventured to India. The city is an ocean of humanity and has a special liking for food and sweetmeats. Don't forget to taste the very famous Roshogoolas during your Kolkata tour. For your tour to Kolkata is incomplete without that.

Tour Attractions in Kolkata

Victoria Memorial
Victoria Memorial, a not-to-be-missed tourist/tourism destination, is situated at the southern end of famous Victoria Maidan. This structure was built between 1906 and 1921 on the lines of the Taj Mahal, in memory of Queen Victoria.

Nicco Park
Nicco Park is situated at Salt Lake. This must visit tourism spot in Kolkata city is based on the famous Warner Bros. Disneyland. Apart from the varieties of unusual games and rides, the place has a truly world standard water park.

Botanical Gardens
The extensive Botanical Gardens situated on the western bank of the Hoogly River are a famous tourism attraction in Kolkata. Main attraction of the garden is the 200-year-old Banyan tree that is claimed to have the second largest canopy in the world.

Indian Museum
Indian Museum is the largest museum in the country. The Museum has six main sections namely Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Industry and Zoology. The place has got some of the rare samples in the world. A tour to this place in Kolkata is a must.

MP Birla Planetarium
MP Birla Planetarium is one of the largest in the world. This 21st century marvel of science, communication and environment is the first and among the few of its kind in India.

Indian Museum in KolkataFort William
Built in late 18th century, the Fort William stands solemnly on the Western bank of Hoogly. It stretches from the Western flank of the Red Road. This fort was built to avoid the repetition of battle of Plassey, when the Nawab captured the existing British garrison in a matter of hours. It is one of the main tourist/tourism attractions of Kolkata city.

Excursions Around Kolkata

Shanti Niketan
The most popular tourism destination around Kolkata is Shanti Niketan. Situated 136 kilometers northwest of the city, this is the place where Rabindranath Tagore lived and established a university.

Situated 100 km northwest of Calcutta, Bishnupur is another exciting and hitherto unexplored tour destination. Bishnupur houses unique terracotta temples, each more beautifully embellished than the other.

Another place to visit around Calcutta is Chandernagar. Situated 35 km from Kolkata, it is the former French settlement that has some important places to visit such as Quai Dupleix, Eglise Du Sacre, and bust of Joan of Arc.

How to Reach Kolkata

By Road
Kolkata is connected with most of the Indian cities by road. The Esplanade Terminus in the heart of the city is the main bus terminus.

By Air
Most of the domestic airlines have direct services to and from Kolkata to other important cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, and Lucknow. International flights to major cities are also available

By Rail/Train
Super-fast trains such as Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express join the city from Delhi and nearby cities such as Bokaro and Rourkela. It is also well connected to Mumbai, Chennai, Banglore, Hyderabad and other cities in India.

Distance From Major Cities (in Km)
Delhi 1461 Chennai 1676
Mumbai 1987 Hyderabad 1516
Ahmedabad 1924 Bangalore 1881

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