Kolkata has this magical mix of old world charm with the modernity of a metro city. To explore its authentic flavors you need to uncover its beauty layer by layer. You need to open up your senses to the enchantment in the air and the vintage splendor in every nook and corner of the city!
There are hundreds of places in Kolkata that intrigue and interest tourists and natives alike. Here, we have listed a few unconventional places that are sure to leave a lasting impression in your heart!
A Trip to the Potter’s Quarter
It is common knowledge that creativity and art run in the genes of Bengalis. Nowhere is this better manifested than the lanes of Kumurtuli. Durga Puja is the most prominent festival of Bengal. We have all seen the divine idols that beautify the pandals across the city. But, have you ever wondered where these idols are manufactured? And who creates them
To find that out you need to visit the streets of Kumurtuli. The streets and bylanes there are teeming with clay artists who structure the idols from dust with their expert hands. With over 400 idol makers in its myriad lanes, the sight is a treat for art lovers. Especially if you are interested in photography then you must definitely visit this place. Capturing a picture of an artist lending eyes to the Goddess is highly valued. Make sure you slip into comfortable shoes and carry your best camera.
Ride a Boat at Princep Ghat
This ancient ghat named Princep Ghat was built in 1841 on the banks of River Hoogly. Standing on the banks, you shall be awestruck by what you see, and what you feel. The pleasant waters of the river flowing in such a soothing manner…the enormous Vidyasagar Setu stretched before you and the pretty wooden boats sailing beneath it leave us speechless. A boat ride offers magnificent views of the landscape around. So, be sure to take one. The best time for a boat ride is just before sunset, when the rays from the setting sun bathe the earth in a beautiful crimson hue.
Visit the 7 Wonders at Eco Park
A serene green zone amidst a highly planned unban area is always welcome! Eco Park is one such place, which has replicas of the 7 wonders of the world inside it. In addition to the spacious parks and theme based gardens, it has many food joints and modes of recreation. So, if you are visiting Kolkata, this place is a good option to spend a day in. Especially if you have your gang with you.
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