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March 13, 20200 Comments
Most Unique & Uncommon Places to Visit in Kolkata

Once you have stepped inside the city of Joy “Kolkata”, you cannot miss the flavour of sweets and bliss that is available in every bit of air of Kolkata.

Soon, you will feel and start singing in Bengali- “Aha ki anondo akasha batashe … Shakhe Shakhe, Pakhi Daake … Kato Shobha, Chari Pashe!”.

Best, Unique & Uncommon Places to Visit in Kolkata

Here you’ll get to know about some of the best unique and uncommon places to visit in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Kolkata

Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Kolkata

You will find more than 35 species of birds in Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary. Some of the rare birds that are seen in this sanctuary are Ashy Drongo, Black Drongo, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-hoodedoriole, Coppersmith barbet, Rose-ringed parakeet, Jungle babber, Oriental magpie robin, Purple-rumped sunbird, Red-whiskered bulbul, Large-tailed nightjar, Scaly-brested munia, spotted dove, Fulvous-breasted, Green bee-eater, Grey wagtail, Indian roller, Asian koel, Greater Coucal, Asian Palm Swift, Spotted Owlet, and many more.

How to Reach Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary in Kolkata?

Address: Hogulkuria Rajpur Road, Ramchandrapur, Narendrapur, Kolkata- 700103

Step-by-Step Guide to Reach Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Kolkata

First, reach Tollygunge Metro Station and take a sharing auto to Garia or you can take metro till Shahid Khudiram Metro Station to reach Garia. From Garia take a sharing auto to reach Narendrapur. Most probably the auto till Narendrapur will drop you at Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary. But, if not, take another auto from Narendrapur to reach Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary.

When to visit Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary in Kolkata?

Timings: 7.00 am to 5.00 pm
Entry Fee: INR 50

St. John Church, Kolkata

St. John Church, Kolkata in Year 1850

St. John Church is one of the oldest churches in Kolkata. The construction of the church started in 1784 and it got completed in 1787. In the early days, it served as the Anglican Cathedral of Calcutta till 1847. St. John Church was founded by the then Governor General of Bengal, Warren Hastings. The church is also renowned as “Pathur Girija or Stone Church, as it is made of brick and stone.

There are graveyards of Job Charnock, the founder of Kolkata, Admiral Watson and Julius Imhoff and many other, inside St. John’s Church. You will also find several rare portraits of late archbishops of Canterbury. One of the prime attractions of the church is the notable ‘The Last Supper’ painting by the famous German painter Johann Zoffani.

How to visit St. John Church in Kolkata?

Address: 2/2, Council House Street, Opp. Dewars Garage, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, Kolkata- 700001

Step-by-Step Guide to Reach St. John Church, Kolkata

It is situated at the north-west corner of Raj Bhavan. If you are coming from Eden Gardens, take Government Pl W and then take a left turn on Kiran Shankar Ray Road to reach St. John Church.

When to visit St. John Church in Kolkata?

Timings: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Entry Fee: Zero

Nipponzan Myohoji (Japanese) Buddhist Temple

Nipponzan Myohoji (Japanese) Buddhist Temple, Kolkata

We’ll update this section soon.

Marble Palace, Kolkata

Marble Palace, Kolkata

Marble Palace is a palatial 19th century mansion in North Kolkata and is one of the best preserved and most elegant houses from 19th century Kolkata (Calcutta at that time). The mansion is famous for its marble walls, floors & sculptures, from which it derives its name.

How to reach Marble Palace in Kolkata?

Address: 46, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007

Step-by-Step Guide to Reach Marble Palace, Kolkata

The nearest metro station is Mahatma Gandhi Road. You can get down at this stop and simply walk to Marble Palace or you can take a rickshaw from metro station.

When to visit Marble Palace, Kolkata?

Timings: Monday to Sunday open
10.00 am to 4.00 p.m.
Entry fee: Zero

Town Hall, Kolkata

Town Hall, Kolkata in Year 1857-61

Town Hall was built in 1814 in a Roman Doric style. The long white pillars of the architecture is its speciality and it looks marvelous. It has many tall statues of famous British captains, warriors, emperors and queens. This building was quite popular during the British East India Company rule. Now, the heritage building is under the care of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

How to reach Town Hall in Kolkata?

Address: Esplanade Row West, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

Step-by-Step Guide to Reach Town Hall, Kolkata

Town Hall is situated just beside the Old Post Office. If you are coming from Eden Gardens side, take the Government Pl W Road and then take a left turn to Esplanade Row W to reach Town Hall.

When to visit Town Hall in Kolkata?

Timings: Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed
9.00 am to 5.00 p.m.
Entry fee: Zero

Floating Market Patuli, Kolkata

Floating Market Patuli, Kolkata

Floating Market Patuli has around 114 boats with 280 shops that are mainly selling fish, meat, vegetables and groceries. It is not just a market, it is more renowned as a tourist destination. You will find walkways or paths to reach close to the boats and shop. This initiative has been taken to relocate the shopkeepers who suffered due to widening of EM Bypass Road.

How to reach Floating Market Patuli in Kolkata?

Address: Pond Block H, Block E, Baishnabghata Patuli Township, Patuli, Kolkata, West Bengal 700094

Step-by-Step Guide to Reach Floating Market Patuli, Kolkata

Floating Market Patuli is situated at Baishnabghata Patuli Township near EM Bypass. The nearest metro station is Shahid Khudiram. Take a shared auto or bus to reach Floating Market Patuli. It will take 2-3 mins from Shahid Khudiram metro.

When to visit Floating Market Patuli in Kolkata?

Timings: All day open- Monday to Sunday
8.00 am to 1.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Entry fee: Zero

Best Unique & Most Uncommon Places to Visit in Kolkata

Now, get here a list of best unique & uncommon places to visit in Kolkata, West Bengal.

  1. Ganges Ghats
  2. Shobha Bazaar Rajbari
  3. Gupta Bari
  4. Putul Bari
  5. Futani Chambers
  6. Swami Vivekananda’s Ancestral House
  7. Adi Bhramo Samaj Prayer Hall
  8. Rani Rashmoni House
  9. Chakla Dham
  10. South Park Street Cementery
  11. College Street
  12. Kumortuli
  13. Ronald Ross Memorial
  14. Botanical tree
  15. China Town, Teretti Bazaar
  16. Nandan
  17. Rabindra Sadan
  18. Academy of Fine Arts
  19. Race Course

Unique & Uncommon Lakes to Visit in Kolkata

  1. Tala Lake
  2. Bhajan Lake
  3. Tikipara Lake
  4. Dighirpar Lake
  5. Charu Babur Jeel

Best Local Food Joints in Kolkata

  1. Paramount House- Juice
  2. Vivekanada Park- Phuchka
  3. Zaika, Part Street- Roll
  4. Fairlie Place and Stock Exchange, BBD Bag – Breakfast and Lunch for office goers
  5. Dacre Lane or Dacre Street- Street Food -Ghungni
  6. Anadi Cabin – Moghlai Parathas and Kobiraji
  7. Nahoum and Sons Private Limited Confectioners, New Market – Bakery and cake Shop (115 years Jewish bakery shop)
  8. Lord’s More – Dragon Chicken
  9. Tiwari Brothers, Burabazaar – Barfi and samosa
  10. Rabindra Sadan Metro Exit – Momos
  11. Mayaram’s, Lord Sinha Road – Pav Bhaji
  12. Kalika Mukhorochok Telebhaja, College Street – Telebhaja
  13. Balaram Mullick & Radharam Mullick, Bhawanipore – Sweets
  14. Mitra Café – Kabiraji
  15. Fruit Kulfi, Camac Street- Kulfi
  16. Vardaan Market Road, Camac Street – Chaats
  17. Golpark Crossing- Fish Fry
  18. Princep Ghat- Ghoti Garom

Oldest Temples & Best Monuments to Visit in Kolkata

Black Hole Monument Plaques – St John’s Churchyard, Kolkata

There are a lot of centuries old Temples & Monuments from British era in Kolkata, West Bengal. When you are in Kolkata, you cannot miss some places for which Kolkata is renowned for. Here we’ve provided you a list of some of the oldest temples and monuments to visit in Kolkata.

  1. Victoria Memorial
  2. Dakshineswar Temple
  3. Belur Math
  4. Kalighat Temple
  5. Part Street
  6. Eden Gardens
  7. Indian Museum
  8. Howrah Bridge
  9. Vivekananda Setu
  10. Princep Ghat
  11. Science City
  12. Nicco Park
  13. Eco Tourism Park
  14. Aquatica
  15. Birla Temple
  16. Kolkata Metro
  17. Alipore Zoo
  18. Coffee House
  19. Birla Industrial and Technological Museum
  20. Birla Planetarium
  21. St. Paul’s Cathedral
  22. Writer’s Building
  23. Maidan
  24. Red Road
  25. Fort Williams
  26. Shaheed Minar

Keep checking this article since we keep updating it regularly with more unique and uncommon places to visit in Kolkata.

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