1. Victoria Memorial
The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building, considered the pride of Kolkata. It was built between 1906 and 1921, and is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria. Now under the Ministry of Culture, it is a museum and a popular tourist spot.
2. Fort William Kolkata
Fort William is a fort built in Calcutta on the eastern banks of the Hooghly River, the main distributor of the Ganges. The magnificent structure spans 70.9 acres and is embellished with hundreds of arched windows that overlook lush green gardens. Meticulous masonry adorns the surface of the building.
3. Belur Math
Belur Mutt is the seat of Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. Located on the west bank of the Hooghly River, the temple is significant for its architecture which embraces Christian, Hindu and Islamic styles and stands as an icon of the unity of all religions.
4. Howrah Bridge
Located on the Hooghly River in West Bengal, the Howrah Bridge or the Rabindra Setu is the main connection between Howrah and Kolkata. It is a cantilever bridge and is considered one of the busiest of them.
5. Birla Planetarium
In Asia, the Birla Planetarium in Calcutta is the largest planetarium and the second largest planetarium in the world. It is a circular one-story structure designed in the typical Indian style whose architecture is designed on the Buddhist stupa of Sanchi.
6. Indian Museum
The Indian Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world and has some of the finest collections of ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armor, mummies and stunning Mughal paintings.
7. Mansion of the Marble Palace
Built in 1835 by Rajendra Mallick, the Marble Palace near the Chorbagan in North Kolkata is famous for its art collection of Reuben masterpieces and paintings by various renowned international artists such as Reynolds, Van Gogh and Rembrandt.