Kolkata, also known as the city of joy, is the capital city of West Bengal, on the Eastern edge of India. Travelers from all the around the world come here to explore the huge city and interact with friendly locals ready to guide them. Kolkata is an old city with some of the most creative and talented people you will meet in your life. It is one of the cheapest destination, meaning you can explore the city, its hotel and its hotspots with only $50 budget. Whether you are a visiting the city as a student, employee or just a tourist, you will learn tons of fun things to do here. Kolkata is much more than rasgulla and Rabindranath’s songs. Below are some of the things that are considered as fun activities by the Kolkata residents.
1. Visit the Mother Teresa House
Mother Teresa, one of the most popular Christians, is also known as the Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She performed most of her activities in this city. Her former home is a shrine. Whenever you visit Kolkata, you should visit her house – The Mother Teresa House to show respect to the saintly nun. You will get free entry. Her tomb is within the compound.
2. Tour to the Kalighat Kali Temple
Visit one of the most popular temples of Kolkata. It is known as the holiest spot which is dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess. Entry is free, however, stay away from scammers asking donations for the maintenance of the shrine. Thousands of Hindu devotees and pilgrims line up daily to get a glimpse of the statue. You must say prayers within its vicinity.
3. Shop in the New Market (Sir Stuart Hogg Market)
Famous saying on the Kolkata streets is that if something is found in India, it will be found in Bulk in Kolkata’s New Market. It is believed one can purchase anything here – from earrings to sofa sets. If you want to shop stunning jewelry, head to Chamba Lama within the huge market.
4. Explore the contents of Marble Palace
Tourists from all over the world visit Marble Palace, a museum in Kolkata. The Palace exhibits the great works of Titian, Rubin and Victorian bric-a-brac. It was made in 1853 by a raja and includes costless pieces of Indian art. You will find the grand and curious museum open from 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
5. Watch horse race and bet on the winners at Maidan
Kolkata’s largest racecourse includes 5 racing tracks, a golf course, polo grounds, a helipad, and a lake on the premises. You are in Kolkata or planning to visit, you must visit premiere racing facility at least. Tourists come here to relax, unwind and play sports. Maidan is the most popular hangout spot in Kolkata. It is the city’s heart and soul. Accompanied by monuments that are the city’s most popular landmarks.
Start making your plans now for a trip to Kolkata with your gangs and be ready for the most fun filled experience.