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Things to do in Kolkata

Kolkata is the culture capital of India

Kolkata has long been popular among visitors to India because of its ability to surprise and amaze people with its vibrant and electric culture. It is known as the culture capital of India because of the large amounts of poets, artists, and film makers who hailed from this city. Kolkata has a revolutionary history, with huge cultural movements and artistic waves beginning in this city.

 

Things to do in Kolkata

Kolkata is split into different sectors, each of which lends a different feel to the city. It rests next to the Hooghly River which adds a natural beauty to the metropolitan area.

 

A cultural city

The culture of Kolkata is vibrant and different cultural and religious traditions can be seen in the city’s temples, festivals, and folklores. Some of the many temples worth visiting are the Kali Temple and the Temples of Kolkata where you can learn about the rich Hindu history and get a sense of peace and serenity.

 

Local cuisine

As you explore the city, make sure to try some of the amazing and inexpensive street food offered along the bustling sidewalks. The delicious spices and fresh bread is unforgettable, so be adventurous and always try something new when it comes to the city’s cuisine.

 

Parks and gardens

The city also has beautiful parks and gardens filled with bright plants and flowers. Be sure to walk through the Zoological Garden and see some incredible wildlife such as Siberian birds.

 

Football

Locals are also very passionate about football and the games are well worth attending for their atmosphere of excitement and thrill.

 

When to go to Kolkata

Kolkata is an excellent and vibrant city that plays host to many festivities. One event worth visiting is the city’s largest festival, the Durga Puja, which takes place in October. During the Durga Puja there’s tons of things going on and things to do in Kolkata. It’s a citywide carnival wherein the city streets are closed to make way for outdoor bazaars and street celebrations. There are also other interesting festivals throughout the year, including an international film festival where you can see excellent films from independent creators.

Kolkata Facts

Population4 486 679
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi, English
CurrencyIndian Rupees
Longitude88.366667
Latitude22.566667
AirportNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl, India (CCU)

Kolkata average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
21~26 °C 23~29 °C 34 °C 37 °C 28~40 °C 27~39 °C 26~34 °C 25~33 °C 26~33 °C 25~33 °C 23~29 °C 21~26 °C