- Dos & Don'ts
- Important Facts
- Must Know
- Things To Do
- Tourist Offices
Things To Do :
Kolkata city is one of the places they normally say as LIVE. The city with multifarious avenues has so much to offer that the tourists who are more than eager to pack their stuff often complain about missing a whole lot. We therefore recommend such tourists to have prior knowledge of the places they must visit and the things they must do so as to avoid the popular jargon 'Back To The Square One'. The following tips will prove quite handy to the city seekers.
Travelling in Kolkata means travelling among lots of people. There are more than 13 million people in the city and the chances of getting lost in the crowd are quite obvious. It is advised as such not to visit the commercial centres in the working hours.
BBD Bagh and the adjoining region constitute the heart of the city. The region is provided with some of the best accommodational and catering facilities.
The places worth visiting in Kolkata include Maidan, Fort William, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Nakhoda Mosque, Marble Palace, Paresnath Jain Temple, Belur Math, Kali Temple, Botanical Gardens and Mother Teresa's homes.
While visiting any of the places make sure that you hire a taxi or an agency providing the tour. Public transport would be a bad choice, unless you prefer the over-overloaded buses. Commutation in Kolkata is an experience in itself. One can ride in a bus, taxi, subway car, tram, boat, autorickshaw. The people there seems to go for every means to have the money in your coffers.
The day may end well but try to get hold of the night. The nightlife in Kolkata is full of excitement. For those who like to get a bit of soaked, checkout the bars and pubs in the heart of the city. Those who like to tune their body to the frequency, its discotheques. For food connoisseurs we have mouth watering dishes served in the restaurants. And for the aesthetic part we have theatres. For think tanks there are coffee houses.
To fulfill religious obligations do not forget to visit the holy places like Dakshineswar Kali Bari (Temple), Belur Muth, Nakhoda Mosque, Paresnath Temple, St Paul's Cathedral and Portuguese Cathedral.
While shopping in Kolkata always remember this line, " It Is All About Haggling".