PLACES TO SEE
Swami Vivekananda Ancestral House
If you are fascinated by historical places and history, this is the best place that you shouldn't probably miss. It is the birthplace of Swami Vivekananda and there stood his ancestral home once which is now transformed and renovated into a magnificent building by the Ramakrishna Mission and is now a cultural museum too. The museum sees not just national but attracts International tourists also.
It is another section of Kolkata which is extremely popular for its peaceful ambiance and is known for its churches and the Portuguese influence that settled here in the past. It is a small suburban area in the Chinsurah district of Hooghly district. There are many attractions here too besides its religious inclination. It takes around 2 hours to reach Bandel from the main central Kolkata but the travel is really worth it.
Kalighat Kali Temple
The Hindu population of Kolkata is blessed to have 1 of the 51 Shakti Peethas in their city. The Kalighat Temple is also named after the Goddess that is worshipped here. It is one of the most sacred sites in Kolkata is mostly crowded with devotees each day of the week. The temple is about 200 years old and it is believed that the right toe of Sati had fallen on this very grounds which was also the reason behind the construction of Kalighat Kali temple.
Forget China, Kolkata lets you have a taste of China without any flight ticket or VISA. The Tangra area is also known as Chinatown due to its heavy Chinese settlement who have lived here for more than 50 years now. WHats more amazing is that the population celebrates their festivities in full glory and the people of Kolkata also take part in their festivals with the same enthusiasm. You can also enjoy some of the best Chinese cuisines here at Tangra.
The Tagore House is the birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore which is popularly known as ‘Jorasanko Thakurbari'. Tagore was the Nobel Laureate for Literature and his works were all piece of art. The house was built by his grandfather but now it's famous as Tagore's house where he also took his last breath. The house is also a museum now and was inaugurated in the year 1962 during Tagore's birth centenary.