Sights & Attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Things to Do in Central Kolkata and the Maidan

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
B. B. D. Bagh
The hub of all Kolkata, this square is still often referred to...
Squares Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Chowringhee
North Kolkata may be the city's intellectual heart, but in an...
Commercial Districts Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Eden Gardens
These flower-speckled gardens in the northwest corner of the...
Gardens / Arboretums Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Fort William
The irregular heptagon south of the Eden Gardens is surrounded...
Military Sites Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
General Post Office
Built in 1864 and still in use as Kolkata's main post office...
Architectural Sites Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Indian Museum
India's oldest museum has one of the largest and most comprehensive...
Museums / Galleries Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
The Maidan
Known as Kolkata's "green lung," the city's expansive park is...
Parks Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Ochterlony Monument
On the north end of the Maidan stands a 148-foot pillar commemorating...
Memorials / Monuments Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
South Park Street Cemetery
The graves and memorials here form a repository of British imperial...
Cemeteries Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
St. Paul's Cathedral
Completed in 1847, the cathedral now has a steeple modeled after...
Religious Sites Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Victoria Memorial
This massive, white marble monument was conceived in 1901 by...
Memorials / Monuments Central Kolkata and the Maidan
 
Writers' Building
The original "writers" were the clerks of the British East India...
Architectural Sites Central Kolkata and the Maidan
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