Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, is the most important city of Eastern India. The city is among the four top metros of India. It has been attracting a lot of tourists these days, earning it the title of being the cultural capital of India. The people in the city are eager to welcome tourists and have a passion for everything they do and take pride in it.
The following is a description of some of the best tourist places in the city:
1. Birla planetarium: This is one of the largest of its kind in the world. A dome shaped white building, this is place is one Kolkatas best known tourist places. It is a must visit for the astronomy freaks. Established in 1962 by the Birla education trust, it has since then become a landmark for the city.
2. Victoria memorial: One of the most beautiful and imposing structures of Kolkata, the Victoria memorial is a wonder in marble. Set up in 1921, now used as a museum, it is the most enduring souvenir of the British rule in India. It has some of the most beautiful pieces of British art and also a wonderful gallery. The lush green gardens and its location are very much alluring. People, young and old, flock here. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a leisure walk. A must visit when on a visit in the city.
3. Fort William: Situated along the banks of river Hooghly, this is a must visit place when in the city. The fort is named in the honor of King William 3 of England. Interestingly, not even a single bullet has been fired from this fort. The construction of this fort was started by Sir Charles Iyre. There are actually two forts. Take a stroll inside this legendary fort to see the twists and turns history took. The area around the fort is lush green and is also called the lung of Kolkata. A timeless piece of history, to be missed at own cost!
4. Eden gardens: A beautiful and lush green area, the Eden gardens is best known for its huge and majestic cricketing stadium. Considered as the finest stadium for facilities in cricket, it is the largest cricket stadium in India and the second largest in the world. It also features in the list of the top 20 largest stadiums in the world. A beautiful garden, it has witnesses the finest games in the cricketing history. A visit to this place will set your adrenaline pumping.