This guest post has been written by Seema Gurnani, a food and travel blogger at PandaReviews, who loves to share helpful tips, tricks and hacks related to food, health, beauty, and lifestyle on her blog.
The land of sweets and enriching culture, history and tradition, Kolkata is way more than what meets the eye. If your plans include making a trip to this place, it is important that you know which places are a must visit. It goes without saying that there are several “go to” tourist destinations that you can visit but if you want to experience the authentic taste and beauty of Kolkata, visiting some of the underrated spots is a must do.
So, book your Bangalore to Kolkata flights, or Mumbai to Kolkata, Chennai to Kolkata or from anywhere around the country or world and just explore the beauty of this city.
Even if you are not a book lover, this spot around in the northern part of Calcutta is something that you just can’t miss out on. Stacked with shops filled with brimming shelves of books and the remnants of the post-colonial hang, this is one of the must-visit spots while you are in Kolkata. You can even find the infamous Kolkata Coffee House in one of the lanes which represent the nostalgia that Kolkata is significantly known for.
South Park Street Cemetery
Don’t get deterred by the mention of a cemetery because the experience is like no other. The cemetery is home to some of the popular people like Job Charnock and Henry Louis Vivian Derozio. The place offers more than just the eerie silence, the experience there is sure to leave you with goosebumps.
If a tranquil lakeside trip is something that you are looking out for, the lakes in Rabindra Sarovar offer an amazing option. You are bound to find a huge number of over-affectionate couples in and around but the experience is not something you would want to miss out on. Try and visit during the evening with the dimming moonlight for a beautiful memory.
Majority of the people know and love shopping in Kolkata. But, if you are a “cheap queen” who loves to budget and get good bargains, New Market is most definitely the place to be in. There are several street vendors and proper shops around the area, making it an amazing option for you to get your bags full and your pockets empty. Visit during the evening to get a taste of the delectable street food and Nizam’s roll as well.
The place where the idols of Gods and Goddesses are made often does attract quite a lot of rush throughout the year. Kumortuli is an experience in itself more than being a spot. You can interact with the people and the artists there for an even better experience. If you are lucky, visit a month or two before Durga Puja for a wholesome experience.
Kolkata is a flood of emotions let loose. Majority of the people describe this place as the perfect mixture of thrill, fun and surmounting experiences like no other. If you are planning on visiting, make sure to keep space in your itinerary for these places.