Kolkata Infographic – things to know before you go

by Last updated Jan 31, 2020City Guides, Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata – The City of Joy

Things to know before you go

Kolkata

Kolkata the city of joy

Trivia
  1. Howrah Bridge – the entrance to the city as well as its identity is the largest cantilever bridge in India. It is also one of the world’s largest!
  2. Kolkata is one of the fewest cities to have trams.
  3. The Botanical garden has the world’s largest tree- a Banyan tree whose circumference is more than 330 meters!
  4. Kolkata Book Fair is world’s third largest book fair. It has an annual footfall of about 2 millions. It is perhaps the world’s largest book fair by attendance.
  5. Birla Planetarium is the largest planetarium in Asia.
Places to visit
  1. Howrah Bridge
  2. 2nd Hooghly Bridge
  3. Victoria Memorial
  4. Alipore Zoo
  5. Birla Planetarium
  6. Botanical gardens
  7. Marble Palace
  8. Indian Museum
  9. Princep Ghat
  10. Synagogues of Kolkata
  11. Paul’s Cathedral
  12. Nandan Complex
  13. Kalighat temple
  14. Dakshineswar and Belur Math
  15. Science City
Places to eat
  1. Ambar
  2. Shiraz
  3. Arsalan
  4. Mainland China
  5. Peter Cat
  6. Bhojohori Manna
  7. 6 Ballygunge Place
  8. Barbeque Nation
  9. Zaranj
  10. Oh! Calcutta
Streets foods of Kolkata
  1. Phuchka
  2. Churmur
  3. Papri Chaat
  4. Jhalmuri
  5. Shingara or Samosa
  6. Telebhaja
  7. Ghugni
  8. Alu Kabli
  9. Ghoti Gorom
  10. Dimer Devil
Best Place to shop
  1. New market for anything & everything
  2. Gariahat for street shopping
  3. Ram Mandir for sarees
  4. College Street for books and beyond
  5. Bowbazar for jewellery
  6. Chandni Chowk for e market
  7. Flower Market
  8. Hatibagan Market
Major festivals:
  1. Durga Puja
  2. Kali Puja
  3. Saraswati Puja
  4. Poila Baisakh
  5. Makar Sankranti
  6. Dol or holi
  7. Ratha Yatra
  8. Eid
  9. Christmas
  10. Poush Parban
Mode of conveyance
  • Cab
  • Metro
  • Bus
  • Local Trains

 

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We are Agni and Amrita, the story-telling team behind Tale of 2 Backpackers and partners in crime in travel and (mis)adventures of life. We have been travelling together for more than a decade looking for immersive experiences while enjoying the little beauties of life. We are intrigued by heritage, culture, festivals and people and that is reflected in our travel. And yes, we love the Himalayas too.

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3 Comments

  1. Street food information is very useful. Thank you for sharing this Kolkata guide

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  2. Nice tips.. It will be really useful for many..Thanks for sharing…!

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  3. Nice info on kolkata for travelers.

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