From the stunning Victoria Memorial to the huge Howrah Bridge, Kolkata is home to some of the most beautiful architectures in India.
Kolkata, the City of Joy, served as the Capital of British India for more than a century and inherits most of its culture and architecture from the British era.
Apart from its rich history, and ancient culture, here are some of the best places to visit in Kolkata which form an essential part of the city’s tourism.
1. Victoria Memorial
This incredible white marble monument was built between 1906 and 1921 in memory of Queen Victoria, following her death in 1901. Designed by British architect William Emerson, the white marble used in the building was sourced from Rajasthan and combines Indian and British styles of design.
2. Howrah Bridge
One of the world’s longest cantilever road bridges, the Howrah Bridge spanning over the Hooghly River connects the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata. It’s also the busiest ones among the six cantilever bridges. The bridge is considered as one of the major national landmarks of the country and also called the Rabindra Setu after the famous Bengali literary figure Rabindranath Tagore.