Kolkata (Calcutta)

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  • 1. Belur Math Shrine

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, a reform movement inspired by the mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa, who died in 1886. Having...Read More

  • 2. Dakshineshwar Kali Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Far north along the Hooghly, this 19th-century complex with 13 temples is a major pilgrimage site for devotees of Kali, as well as other deities...Read More

  • 3. Kalighat Kali Temple

    South Kolkata | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1809, the Kali temple is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in India, with shrines to Shiva, Krishna, and Kali, the patron...Read More

  • 4. Nakhoda Mosque

    North Kolkata | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This massive red sandstone mosque, which can hold 10,000 worshippers, was built in 1926 by the Sunni Muslim community as a copy of Akbar's tomb...Read More

  • 5. Pareshnath Temple

    North Kolkata | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built in 1867 and dedicated to Pareshnathji, the 23rd of the 24 Jain tirthankaras ("perfect souls," meaning sages who have achieved Nirvana...Read More

  • 6. St. Paul's Cathedral

    Central Kolkata | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Completed in 1847, the cathedral now has a steeple modeled after the one at Canterbury; previous steeples were destroyed by earthquakes in 1897...Read More

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