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What to Do in Kolkata


10 Things To Do In Kolkata


1. Kolkata is famous for its handicrafts of eastern India, saris and leather goods. Also it is famous for the sweet Rasagulla and you may buy a tin or two back home. There are many popular shopping malls here that are worth visiting namely South City Mall, Metropolis Mall, Mani Square Supermall, Orchid Point, Forum Shreeram Arcade, Pantaloons, Metro Plaza, etc.


2. Visit one of the famous religious places here such as Kalighat, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Nakhoda Mosque, St. John’s Church, Jewish Synagogues, etc.


3. Take a walk along the river near Eden Garden. You can avail cheap ferry service and reach to the other side of the river and back just to enjoy the ride.


4. At Outram Ghat you can try the boat cruise in small boats there. Cruising under the stars at night time will be a unique adventure.



5. Stroll down the memory lane at Princep Ghat and you will be able to enjoy the sights of local people and their culture.


6. You may take a ride in an auto rickshaw from Chandni Chowk to Lohapool and this will give you an opportunity to see the narrow roads of Kolkata.


7. Watch a cinema at one of the cinema halls namely INOX at the Forum shopping mall, City Center in Salt Lake and Fame at Metropolis Mall, etc.


8. Watch a cricket match at Eden Garden Cricket Stadium or a football match played by Mohun Bagan Athletic Club or East Bengal Club.


9. If you visit Kolkata during the end of January or the beginning of February you may get a chance to visit the Kolkata Book Fair which is the largest of its kind in Asia.


10. It will be a great time to visit Kolkata during Durga Puja festival and this is the biggest festival of Hindus living in Bengal and Eastern India. The city will be overcrowded at this time. 

Last Updated: 26/07/2012


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