Kolkata is a amazing city and is known as the “The city of Joy”. There are various places in and around Kolkata to have a wonderful day out. Here are some places in Kolkata where you can spend a day having fun and discovering this charming city. Some of the best day out places in Kolkata are
This is one of the the best amusement parks in and around Kolkata located in Salt Lake City.
This amusement park and the perfect gateway for fun lovers, with many thrilling rides like-roller coaster, flying saucer, water splashers, toy train and water chutes. Besides great rides there are several lakes and parks in Nicco park making it a great place for family outing. Also there is a huge food park serving Chinese, Bengali, North Indian and South Indian cuisines.
Located on E.M. Bypass this is a place for people of all ages and is one of the largest science centre in Indian subcontinenet.
Main attractions are Space Theatre, 3D Vision Theatre, Time Machine, Evolution Park, Musical Fountain, and cable car rides.
Aquatica Water Park
Aquatica is the largest water park in Kolkata and is the perfect fun place with family and friends.
The main attractions are Cyclone pool, Lazy river that gives the real beach and river feel, Courtrallam Falls ,Aqua wave pool, and Aqua dance.
Nalban Boating Complex
An oasis of calm and serenity , beautiful surroundings and peaceful area makes this place picturesque.
Best boating place in Kolkata with some amazing eateries. The attractions of the place are the paddle boats, shikaras & the hovercraft.
Jorasanko Thakur Bari
The ancestral home of the Tagore family and was converted into a museum in 1961 gthat preserves the ilustrated works of Tagore and his family.
This house is spread over spread over 35000 square meters and houses a museum and Rabindra Bharati University. Anyone interested in the life of this great poet must visit this place at least once.
Kolkats’s best known monument Victoria Memorial was conceived by Lord Curzon and it upholds the best of Mughal and British architecture.
Build completely with white marble this building is a sight to behold. Today Victorian Memorial Hall is a museum that houses various art works, sculptures, weapons, stamps, pictures, statues and artifacts of the Victorian era.
This is the largest and oldest museum in India with six sections and 35 galleries of scientific and cultural artifacts.
It has one of the rarest collection of weapons, armours, ornaments and paintings of ancient as well as Mughal era India. One can also see mummies, fossils and skeletons over here.
Birla Industrial and Technology Museum
This is a unit under National Council of Science Museums that main aim is to collect, restore and preserve significant historical objects and also showcase the growth of science & technology.
One can see various science related shows here on daily basis along with attending various science related programs. an amazing for adults and children alike.
This is a single storied simple building with dome but is one of the most interesting places to be if you are an astronomical buff.
It showcases and offers updated and valuable information about our solar system, galaxies,planets, stars and other heavenly bodies with the help of video and audio shows.
Mother’s Wax Museum
After London’s Madam Tussauds Kolkata now can boast of brand new wax museum that is simply incredible.
As of now it has 19 life like statues of famous personalities and leaders from present and the past. Get yourself photographed with the life like statues for Amitabh Bachchan ,Shah Rukh Khan , Maradone and Tagore. They look really alive. There are two photo galleries in the ground floor. From the shopping area here one may buy exclusive souvenir and memories. It is a great fun to bear the Cap or T-shirt and Autograph by your celebrities.
Timings:12.00 noon to 7.30 pm (Monday Closed)
Entry Fees: Rs.150 Per Person
Eco Tourism Park
Spread over an area of 480 acres and surrounded by 104 acres of water bodies,with green parks and eat out options ,an amazing place to spend a day.
Inside one can find children play area with rides, wings and slides, restaurants and theme gardens. A perfect place for a day out, picnic or just for spending some good time with family and friends.
Built by Raja RajendraMullick and has a mini zoo in the palace and showcases art forms from Italy, Netherlands, England and other European Nations.
Officially known as Mother Teresa Sarani is a favourite hangout place for both tourist and local people.
City’s popular pubs, discs, book stores, restaurants, cafes are here. If you want to have great time with friends this is the best place to be. Some of the best bars and pubs of Kolkata are located here.
Located in the eastern part of Kolkata China Town is a must visit place in Kolkata. This place transports you to a different world where majority of people are of Chinese origin. Explore the small Buddhist temples, discover the charms of Chinese lifestyle , the colourful streets and the real authentic Chinese food when here.
This Temple is dedicated to goddess kali. This is out of 52 sati pith according to puranas.
Must visit for religious people. The name Kolkata itself has been derived from Kalighat. This is one of the oldest temples and Kolkata and is a very revered one.
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
Situated on the bank of Hooghly river. Bhavatarini, a foem of goddess Kali , is the goddess of the temple.
One can enjoy picturesque boat rides too here . The temple was built on 1885 and is really very beautiful.
Belur Math Shrine
Swami Vivekananda founded this math, a refuge of peace and calmness in this vast and busy city.
Situated in the Western Bank of Hoogly this is a place where people from all over professing different religions come for the peace and tranquility it exudes. The serene campus of Belur Math on the Ganga includes temples dedicated to Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, in which their relics are enshrined, and the main monastery of the Ramakrishna Order.
A striking and modern park situated in the banks of river Hoogly that offers some kind of entertainment for people of all ages.
The main attraction of Millennium Park is its nearness to the river Ganga- it offers peace and beauty. Many visitors come here all through the day and evening. The park is covered with greenery all around.
Calcutta Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden consists of wide range of trees, flora and fauna that are on the verge of extinction, and world’s oldest and largest tree-The Great Banyan.
Chintamoni Kar Bird Sanctuary
Situated at south Kolkata and near Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission, a haven of huge varieties of butterflies, birds, ferns, epiphytes and orchids.
This place is also home for numerous bird species, like Common Hawk Cuckoo, Emerald Dove, Streak-throat Woodpecker, Crested Serpent Eagle, White-throated Fantail and and many more.
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