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KOLKATA >> 3-Day Trip

Kolkata is My City, The City Where I Grew Up In. Kolkata, Formerly Called, Calcutta is The Cultural Capital of India, And A Gateway To The Eastern Part of The Country. The capital During the British Colonial period. Kolkata Is “ QUEEN” of INDIA . This is often referred to as the Bengal Renaissance because of the deep impact it had on the Indian society. Interestingly Kolkata was also the center of India’s struggle for freedom from the British imperialism. Kolkata’s history is also checkered by tragedies like the Calcutta riots, partition and the great Bengal famine of 1945.

* Day 1 in Kolkata Itinerary
o Visit Indian Museum
o Victoria Memorial
o Birla Mandir
o St Paul’s Cathedral
o Prinsep Ghat
o Millennium Park
o BBD Bag
o College Street
o Shopping and lunch at Esplanade



• Day 2 in Kolkata Itinerary
o Kalighat Temple
o Marble palace (optional)
o Jorasanko Thakurbari – The ancestral house of Rabindranath Tagore
o Kumartuli – The Potter’s colony
o Biswa Bangla Flyover
o Nightlife in park street
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• Day 3 in Kolkata Itinerary
o Dakshineshwar Kaali Bari
o Belur Math
o & Drop Howrah Stn /Airport.
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• What is the best time to visit Kolkata?
o How to commute in Kolkata
o What are the essentials to pack for Kolkata?
o Recommended Books and Movies for Kolkata inspiration and guide


Kolkata Itinerary for 3 days>>
Kolkata has somehow earned the reputation of being filthy and overcrowded. Having lived in multiple big cities all over India I can say it’s partially true, but completely unfair. Large parts of Kolkata is just as dirty as large parts of Mumbai. Some of the heritage areas of North and Central Kolkata are dirty, like Kumartuli (the potter’s town), Barabazaar (the big market), Sobhabazaar (where you find the centuries-old residential buildings of the affluent) etc. The historic Kalighaat Temple is not somewhere I would take a first-time visitor to on a 3-day trip if I am the guide. I’d recommend starting with Esplanade and Maidan area, which happens to be one of the most well-planned part of the city. This is where you will find the famous Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum , wide tree-laden walkways leading to St. Paul’s cathedral, Birla Planetarium, and Prinsep Ghat.
Next day you can tread into North Kolkata, which is like Old Delhi or old Hyderabad. Here you will find the red-tainted colonial buildings, hand-pulled rickshaws and bucket-load of nostalgia. You can spend the whole day here visiting the cultural precincts of old Kolkata or head further North to the New Town. It is the newest part of the city, well-planned, glamorous and aspirational, with decorated highways, amazing modern architectural complex and many parks.
On the third day you can take a day trip to Dakshineshwar Kali temple and Belur Math.