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Boat Ride In Ganges River.
(Optional Including Any One Meal, Lunch/Evening/Dinner Cruise),
The tram system in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India, operated by West Bengal Transport Corporation is the oldest existing tram network operating in India, and oldest operating tramway in Asia. Started in 1902, it is the second oldest electric tramway in India (the Madras electric street tramway being the first). Since January 2022 presently only two routes (24/29 & 25) is running regularly. The system is considered environmentally friendly and an icon of Kolkata, so there have also been recent efforts to sustain the system with newer trams.
Hand pulled Rickshaw Ride.
Kolkata is among the only places in India — and one of the few left in the world — where fleets of hand-pulled rickshaws still ply the streets. The men who operate them are called rickshaw wallahs.
Horse Carriage Ride.
Cherish the feel of the erstwhile era as you Trot along the greens of Maidan and gallop down the Red Road in the royal horse driven ornate carriages that make you travel back in time.
The joy ride starts from Victoria Memorial and then takes to a turn at the Race Course south gate from which it trots to Fort William and finally gets back to the starting point.
Asia's largest flower market, Mullik Ghat in Kolkata, is a riot of colours, with nearly 4,000 vendors selling everything from marigold and jasmine to imported lilies. When in Kolkata, a trip to the colourful yet chaotic Mullik Ghat/Jagannath Ghat flower market is a must.
Princep Memorial & Riverfront
Prinsep Ghat is built in 1841 during the British Raj, along the bank of the Hooghly River. The Palladian porch in the memory of the eminent Anglo-Indian scholar James Prinsep was constructed in 1843. It is one of the oldest recreational spots with people visit it in the evenings on weekends to go boating on the river, stroll along the bank and have food from eateries. A beautified riverfront from Prinsep Ghat to Babughat stretch has illuminated and landscaped gardens and pathways, fountains and renovated ghats.
Vidyasagar Bridge is standing tall in background from Prinsep Ghat providing a glorious view of the river,
Rabindra Nath Tagore House,
Jorasanko Thakur Bari is the ancestral home of the Tagore. It is the house in which the poet and first non-European Nobel laureate in Literature, Rabindranath Tagore was born. The house has been restored to reflect the way the household looked when the Tagore family lived in it and currently serves as the Tagore museum for Kolkata. It offers details about the history of the Tagore family including its involvement with the Bengal Renaissance and the Brahmo Samaj.
Netaji Subhash Bose Home & Museum
Netaji Bhawan is a heritage building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist "Netaji" Subhas Chandra Bose. It is the headquarters of Netaji Research Bureau. The house, built by Bose's father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. Bose escaped from house arrest at Netaji Bhawan in 1941 and fled to Berlin. After that, he traveled to Japan-occupied Southeast Asia by submarine, organized Indian National Army, and fought against British Raj with the Imperial Japanese Army. Relics of Bose's footprints are exhibited in the museum.
The Birla Planetarium is a single-storied circular structure designed in the typical Indian style, whose architecture is loosely styled on the Buddhist Stupa at Sanchi. Situated at Chowringhee Road adjacent to the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Maidan in Central Kolkata, it is the largest planetarium in Asia and the second largest planetarium in the world.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral is famous for its Gothic architecture and dedicated to Paul the Apostle. The building was completed in 1847. It is said to be the largest church in Kolkata and the first Anglican cathedral in Asia. It was also the first new-built cathedral in the overseas territory of the British Empire. The architectural design of the cathedral is "Indo-Gothic", a Gothic architectural style designed to meet the climate of India. The cathedral complex has a library, situated over the western porch, and a display of plastic art forms and memorabilia.
Victoria Memorial Hall
The Victoria Memorial built between 1906 and 1921, is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria and is now a museum and tourist destination and the most popular attraction in Kolkata tour. The memorial lies on the Maidan a large open park in central Kolkata. On top central dome of Victoria Memorial is the 16 ft figure of Angel of Victory. The memorial has sculptures including Art, Architecture, Justice, and Charity and above the North Porch are Motherhood, Prudence and Learning. In design it echos the Taj Mahal with its dome, octagonal-domed chattris, terrace, and domed corner towers.
Marble Palace is a palatial nineteenth-century mansion in North Kolkata. It is one of the best-preserved and most elegant houses of nineteenth-century Calcutta. The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors, and sculptures, from which it derives its name. The house was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, a wealthy Bengali merchant with a passion for collecting works of art. Marble Palace houses many Western sculptures, pieces of Victorian furniture, paintings by European and Indian artists, and other artifacts. Decorative objects include large chandeliers, clocks, floor to ceiling mirrors, urns, and royal busts. The house is said to contain two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, The Marriage of St. Catherine and The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. There are also said to be two paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, The Infant Hercules Strangling the Serpent and Venus and Cupid. Other artists said to figure in the collections include Titian, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and John Opie.
Belur Math is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. It is located on the west bank of Hooghly River, Belur, West Bengal, India and is one of the significant institutions in Kolkata. It is notable for its architecture fuses Hindu, Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian art and motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions. The 40-acre campus of the Belur Math on the banks of the Hooghly includes temples dedicated to Ramakrishna, Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda, in which their relics are enshrined, and the main monastery of the Ramakrishna Order. The campus also houses a Museum containing articles connected with the history of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.
Dakhineshwar Kali Temple
Situated on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River, the The temple was built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali. The temple is famous for its association with Ramakrishna, a mystic of 19th Century Bengal. The temple compound, apart from the nine-spired main temple, contains a large courtyard surrounding the temple, with rooms along the boundary walls. There are twelve shrines dedicated to Shiva along the riverfront, a temple to Radha-Krishna, a bathing ghat on the river, a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. Ramakrishna and Maa Sarada spent a considerable part of their lives staying here.
Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River. Commissioned in 1943, linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate. It is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. Carrying a daily traffic of approximately 100,000 vehicles and possibly more than 150,000 pedestrians, it is the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world. The bridge has been featured in numerous Hindi & Bengali Films.
General Post Office
The General Post Office, Kolkata is the central post office of the city of Kolkata, India, and the chief post office of West Bengal. The post office handles most of the city's inbound and outbound mail and parcels. Situated in the B. B. D. Bagh area, the imposing structure of the GPO is one of the landmarks in the city.
Eden Gardens is a cricket ground in Kolkata, India. Established in 1864, it is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India and third-largest in the world. The stadium currently has a capacity of 66,000. Eden Gardens is often referred to as home of Indian cricket. The ground has been referred to as "cricket's answer to the Colosseum". Eden Gardens is called the "Mecca of Indian cricket", due to it being the first officially built ground for the game of cricket in India. Eden Gardens has hosted matches in major international competitions including the World Cup, World Twenty20 and Asia Cup. In 1987, Eden Gardens became the second stadium to host a World Cup final.
Howrah railway station, also known as Howrah Junction, is a railway station located in the city of Howrah, West Bengal, India. It is the oldest and largest existing railway complex in India. It is one of the busiest train stations in the world. About 600 passenger trains pass through the station each day, utilising its 24 platforms, and serving more than one million passengers per day.
The Writers' Buildings is the official secretariat building of the state government of West Bengal in Kolkata, India. The 150-meter long building covers the entire northern stretch of the iconic Lal Dighi pond at the centre of historic B.B.D. Bagh, long considered as the administrative and business hub of the city. It originally served as the principal administrative office for writers (junior clerks) of the British East India Company (EIC). Since India's independence in 1947, it housed the office of the Chief Minister of West Bengal, cabinet ministers and other senior officials, until 4 October 2013, when a major restoration of the building was announced. The building has been called a mini-township of sorts with a built-up area of around 550,000 square feet. Before the shifting of the state secretariat, the building housed 34 departments of the state government, and served as the office for approximately 6,000 employees. As of October 2020, the renovation of the building continues.
The building of the Town Hall was made in Roman-Doric style in 1813. In 1998 by timely intervention of the ASI and the Calcutta High Court this heritage building was saved from further damage and destruction. And was later renovated to its former glory, and is now used for public gatherings and functions.
The Fort is built of brick and mortar in the shape of an irregular octagon with an area of 5 km2 (1.9 sq mi). Five of its sides face landward, and three towards the Hooghly River. The design is that of a star fort, suited to defence against cannon firing solid shot, and dates from before the advent of explosive shells. A dry moat 9 metres (30 ft) deep and 15 m (49 ft) broad surrounds the fort. The moat can be flooded but is designed as an area in which to use enfilade (or flanking) fire against any attackers reaching the walls. There are six gates: Chowringhee, Plassey, Calcutta, Water Gate, St Georges and the Treasury Gate.
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