Another design of the British Raj in India, the Victoria Memorial is placed in the heart of Kolkata, which is properly known as Calcutta, in West Bengal India. This white streaked beauty, which can rightly be called the essence of agility and dignity, was built in memory of Queen Victoria to perform her 25 years of rule over India. Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India, commence the task of putting up this elegant monument for people to see and acknowledge, and today the Victoria Memorial is estimate as one of the best places to visit, not only in Kolkata but the entire country. The intricate memorial not only bears testimony to the British rule in India but also stands out as an example of refined and excellent architecture in the Indo-Saracenic revivalist style that existed in that era.
The potent edifice of Fort William is placed in the city of Kolkata, on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. Construct in the year 1696, the fort gets its name from King William III and was the first garrison of the British in the country. The magnificence of the building is aptly complemented by its expansive area, which is spread over 70.9 acres. The imposing structure of Fort William is embellished with hundreds of arch like windows and overlook lush green gardens. Meticulous stonework adorns the surface of the building and took as long as took ten years to reach completion. However, it was soon realized that the building had a few loopholes, and a new octagonal building was constructed whose foundation was laid by Sir Robert Clive.
The epochal memorial of Kolkata, Howrah Bridge is a colossal steel complex which is treated as one of the longest cantilever bridges of its type in the world. Also called as Rabindra Setu, it enhances across the Hooghly River and relates Howrah and Kolkata. It is also regarded as one of the busiest ones among them as it carries a daily traffic of over 100,000 vehicles and countless pedestrians. For those who wish to see the grandeur of the bridge, you are recommended an excellent ride in the ferry services between Kolkata and Howrah, offered from Launch Ghat. The view of the city from the ferry, especially in the night, is priceless, to say the least. Howrah Bridge was the third longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction, but now it is the sixth longest one of its types.
Sprawling over forty acres of land on the west bank of the Hooghly River, Belur; the Belur Math in Kolkata is a place of pilgrimage and also the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. People from all over the world, irrespective of the religion that they believe in, visit this temple to enjoy the tranquility and serenity that it imbues. The people who are not interested in religion also come to Belur Math to experience and appreciate the peace that it diffuses into the environment, and ultimately into the inner soul.
Kolkata's Birla Planetarium is a elegant monument set up by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 2nd July 1963. This one in Kolkata is one of the three planetariums now in India and is hailed as the largest of its kind in the world. Also known as Taramandal, the Birla Planetarium commonly hold many schedules are in different languages including Hindi, English, Bengali, and other provincial languages. The planetarium houses great modernization and creativity, giving out knowledge to its fellow guests. A holiday to the Birla Planetarium is perhaps one of the most modernization ways to inflame your interest in science and the motion of planets. People, especially the astronomy lovers, colony in from all over the world to action the fascinating shows which are coordinated here.
The ninth oldest museum of the world and largest in India, the Indian Museum is located in the old city of Kolkata. The foundation stone of the Indian Museum was laid down in the year 1814 and has been a centre of multidisciplinary activities ever since. Popularly known as 'Jadughar', it models some of the finest collection of factual importance ranging from present-day paintings and a divine relic of Buddha to Egyptian mummies and antique sculptures. In addition to these, the Indian Museum boasts of some of the most exquisite collections of ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armours, and stunning Mughal paintings. In addition to being the safehouse for many priceless relics, the Indian Museum has served various other roles and services as well. The Government College of Art and Craft founded in the year 1854 operated from the southern wing of the museum, which moved to the premises in the year 1892.
St. Paul’s Cathedral:
St. Paul’s Cathedral has been set up in Kolkata, West Bengal. Its foundation was laid in 1839, and it was completely constructed in the year 1847. It has been recognized as the largest cathedral in Kolkata. The cathedral is wonderfully decorated during Christmas and New Year's Eve and huge masses of people swing by the place to enjoy its overwhelming beauty. It is the first church of its kind to be built in the British Empire. It is said that this cathedral was built three times before the one which stands today came out. The design of the St. Paul's Cathedral was given by Major W.N. Forbes.
One of its kinds in India, the Science city was inaugurated on 1st July 1997. It is a major attraction for the residents of Kolkata as well as for the people visiting Kolkata. It is one of the finest and the largest science museums in the world and provides a fun way of learning science Under the National Council of Science Museums, the Science City in Kolkata is the largest science centre in the entire Indian Subcontinent. It is a governmental organization under the Ministry of Culture and the main motto of the Science City was the popularisation of science. It is located at the crossing of the EM Bypass and the JBS Halder Avenue in Kolkata. The science city is a perfect blend of education with fun. There is a special section dedicated to the aquatic world wherein you can learn every minute detail about the various fishes and insects in the aquatic world. Some of the most exotic fishes can be seen in these aquariums.
One of the most secluded beaches of the country and one of the newest entrant in the tourism scene of West Bengal, Tajpur is slowly carving out a niche for itself as the stopover destination between the two major centers Digha and Shankarpur. The red crabs that are constructing here in quantity and the affable breeze that lulls idle strolls by the sea make Tajpur a ideal place getaway. One of the most secluded stretches of sands, this beach, has seclusion only adding to its aura, leaving its visitors spellbound by its freshness, its vastness and the beauty of the sea. Home to much of red crabs fond of playing hide and explore in its sands, Tajpur add a excellent setting for enjoyment and rejuvenation.
Eden Gardens is often noticed informally as India's home of cricket. The ground has been assigned to as "cricket's answer to the Colosseum," and is widely confirmed to be one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world. It was entrenched in the year 1864 and was laid by Governor- General Auckland, who titled them after his sisters Emily and Fanny Eden. Stretched over 50 acres, this cricket stadium has the capacity to seat about 66,349 people and is the second largest stadiums in the world. When it is not hosting some of the most nail- biting sporting events, Eden Gardens also doubles up as a quaint destination for nature lovers. The subtle pathways of Eden Gardens are shaded by huge mahogany, mango and banyan trees that make it a peaceful place to sit and enjoy the marvels of nature. There is also a three-storeyed Burmese Pagoda in red and golden yellow that was brought here by Lord Dalhousie.