Someone rightly said that ‘Jobs fills our pocket but travelling fills our soul’.It gives a ceaseless passion and absolute solace to our body and mind. And if you love the offbeat places than the beaten track, tourist attraction in Kolkata “The City of Joy” will give you some of the best places to explore. Its been almost a decade I am staying over here and every time I see my city it fills my heart with a positive vibe. The city’s enigmatic charm, hustling and bustling of people, distant past culture and essence of joy still wandered me around the alleys of Kolkata to find its meaning in true sense.

tourist places in Kolkata

I started with the most famous tourist places in Kolkata- Fort William, Victoria Memorial, old Howrah Bridge, Writers Building and Cathedral Church which dates back to a long-gone era of the city’s colonial past. The city’s original documentation started during the British reign in the 1680s. The city of joy went through rapid industrialization under the British era, which led to the British impression on the architectures. Most of the places are well crowded and a few are turned into government buildings with some restrictions. They are always in limelight of the city. I moved in search of those heritages whose presence glorify Kolkata but we overlook them.

tourist places in Kolkata

Kolkata was the major hub for trade, which welcomed every citizen of the world to settle here and establish him/herself. The city has endured The Heritage of Jews, the existing of Buddhist Pagodas, The Old Rajbaris of iconic personalities, the Charity and Care for Mankind and the festivals of Kolkata. A few of the heritages are getting silently surrounded by skyscraping buildings when we overlook these architectures. Though a constant struggle of a few people has kept the places alive. These successful establishments make Kolkata charming. I have mentioned these heritages specifically later in my blog.

Some of the Kolkata’s alleys are unique with its charm which makes them special. The colourful Mullick ghat with the sweet-scented alleys will charm you with its varieties of flowers. The most famous alley of Kolkata is Kumortuli where you can find the first glimpse of idols for the upcoming special occasion. Make sure you pick the correct time(visit when they start painting the idols). If you are a sweet lover and love the special Shewai of Eid then Jakaria street will surely tempt you before the festival. During Christmas and New Year celebration Park Street turns to be the best place to spend your time.

The people of Kolkata love and embrace poetry, theatre, film, and art which make it more colourful and endowment. Undoubtedly, the ideas of Kolkata in the fields of literature, art, cinema, and theatre have given motivation and inspiration to the rest of the country. Kolkata is now a bustling metropolis covered with flyovers, underground metro, tall tower buildings, big malls with multiplexes. You can also grab your seat among the oldest theatre of Kolkata for a relaxing live cultural show. It has still maintained its heritage and culture which makes a city mixed bag for the tourist.

How to Travel?

The best way to travel in Kolkata for me is by local buses, autos and metros which are well connected around the city. For, the tourists it may be difficult to remember the name of the stoppage which sometimes lead to a long walk. The trams of Kolkata are the true attraction, but now it can be enjoyed only on special tracks. A few special trams are there for sightseeing. The iconic yellow ambassador taxis are still cheaper compare to other cabs. If you are seeking for trust and service then the alternative online apps are better.

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