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Best Things To Do in Kolkata

If imagining Kolkata brings you old, colonial architecture with a hint of British touch in mind, you’re thinking right. However, even if most recognise the art and culture capital of India as vaguely British, several quaint by lanes and a quiet evening by the Howrah bridge will instantly reconnect you to its familiar Bengali roots. The city remains a muddled up piece of art with its charming, Victorian architecture that is hastily, yet beautifully fused with rapid urbanisation. Unlike many other metropolitan cities of India, a walk down Kolkata’s streets will brief you more about its history, culture and the best things to do in Kolkata.


Often labelled as the ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata is also one of the most densely populated cities of India. But be prepared to brief yourself with its heritage that is as dense as its population is. The vibrant city that runs along the banks of river Ganga is well known for its extraordinary culture — including music, food, literature and movies as well. A favourite of old and young, life in Kolkata draws you to its rich history that is etched within some of its iconic museums, artefacts and surroundings. It is not a surprise that several fondly call this city the ‘Paris of the East’.


The city is more than just a cheerful amalgamation of art and mood; the youth friendly Kolkata is also home to some of the most glittery nightlife and luxury down its iconic Park Street. A large part of its culture is passed on with its delectable ‘roshogullas’, mishti doi and the love for fish. It provides a wonderful stairway to those who wish to explore the far-flung areas of the North East, and it often charms its visitors with its glorious past and ever-blooming present. If spending time in and around this captivating city is on your agenda this holiday season, here are a few best things to do in Kolkata during your stay.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Kolkata

  • What are the best adventure activities to do in Kolkata?

    From a leisurely trek to a thrilling parasailing dive, there are various

    adventure activities fit for those who desire a taste of extreme adventure in Kolkata. Here are some that you can try within and outside the city limits:


    Parasailing: There are plenty of opportunities for parasailing and paragliding in Kolkata and the outskirts of the city. The city is surrounded by quaint beaches and hilltops alike, which makes it a favourite amidst those seeking for adventure.

    Kayaking: If you’re someone who enjoys the excitement of kayaking, Kolkata is the right place to be at. Kolkata’s New Town Eco Park (located well within the city limits) is equipped to provide you the adrenaline rush you’re seeking.

    White water rafting: The surrounding areas of West Bengal and Kolkata are wrapped within mesmerising river Teesta. Although calm, the river’s strong currents can be seen meandering in the lush jungles of West Bengal. If you’re seeking river rafting tours, this is the place to be.

    Mountain biking: Several tourists enjoy pedalling about in the Purulia district of Kolkata. Situated 4 to 5 hours away from the city, be ready to experience stunning views and advanced routes around these areas.

    Wind sailing: The Hooghly river in Kolkata provides an excellent opportunity to experience the thrill of wind sailing and yachting for those who are interested in the same.

  • Which are the best places to go for trekking in Kolkata?

    Despite being a crowded metropolitan city, Kolkata is blessed with several hill stations not too far from the city. Tourists who visit the city often find themselves heading out of town to escape the bustle and experience the natural wonders of West Bengal. Although not within the city limits, there are a few trekking routes in the surrounding areas of Kolkata that you can add into your itinerary during your visit.


    Goecha La trek from Sikkim
    Sandakphu trek from Darjeeling district
    Yuksom Dzongri trek from Sikkim
    Cherrapunji Root bridge trek from Guwahati
    Singalila Ridge trek from Sikkim

  • Which are the best sites for camping in Kolkata?

    The fact that Kolkata is connected so well with North East India makes it popular with visitors. Its diversified neighbourhoods provide umpteen opportunities for those bitten by the travel bug. If what you’re looking for is to spend some time reacquainting yourself with nature, here are a few popular camping destinations where you can camp at:


    Shantiniketan: Situated around 165 kilometres away from the city, this small town is an excellent choice if you seek serenity.

    Purulia: A five hour drive (and 250 kilometres) away from Kolkata, Purulia is an untouched hill station surrounded by lakes, forests and hills.

    Shankarpur: If you’re more of a beach person, Shankarpur’s soaring Casuarina trees and charming coastline will be your instant favourite. 168 kilometres away, you can arrive here within a short five hour drive from the city.

    Ajodhya Hills: Situated 210 kilometres away, Ajodhya Hills boasts of unmatched beauty and landscaping hills. Many tourists are seen pitching tents near Beria dam to spend a night out in the wilderness.

  • Which are the pilgrimage sites which are a must visit in Kolkata?

    The vibrant city of Kolkata is a melting pot of culture and ethnicity. Every nook and corner of the bustling metropolitan city tells a story of its heritage. Several mythological theories find their roots within Kolkata, and it is considered to be a home of a myriad of Hindu gods. Be sure to visit a few of these temples for their elegance, magnificence and decor:


    Kalighat temple
    Dakshineshwar Kali temple
    Belur Math
    Birla Mandir
    Agni Mandir
    Chinese Kali temple

  • Where can I enjoy nightlife in Kolkata and how safe is to go out during night?

    Kolkata was once best known as the party capital of India, with its fun spirit and thriving nightlife. However, much recently the stringent laws have brought forth a curfew of 11 PM as a safety measure. But rest assured, you can let your hair down and hit some of these swanky places that define the nightlife in Kolkata:


    Underground
    Tantra
    Balwant Singh Dhaba
    Aqua
    The Bridge: floatel

  • Which are the best amusement parks to visit in Kolkata?

    Being a fast-paced metropolitan city means Kolkata is upto date with various scoops of modern life. Apart from groovy nightlife, glitzy malls and movie theatres, there are several amusement parks in Kolkata that are draws a crowd of all ages. So, take some time out from the bustle of the city to rejuvenate at some of these amusement parks:


    Nicco Park
    Aquatica
    Millennium Park
    Clown Town
    Science city