By Aarti Patil
India’s intellectual and cultural capital. As the former capital of British India, Calcutta is simply passionate about arts and sports, especially football and cricket. It is also known as the city of joy, where people are always full of enthusiasm and excitement. Tourism in Kolkata is gaining a lot of momentum. People come from different parts of the world to explore this fabulous city containing magnificent edifices, constructed in a variety of styles.
Heres a list you dont wanna miss out when you here at “The City of Yellow Cabs”
1. Motor Bike Ride
Make your way on a motor bike ride in this city of joy, through the hustle bustle.
2. Chinese Food Market
Real food is hardly available early morning in Kolkata. That is unless you go to Terreti Bazar (also spelled Territi or Territy), a fascinating street that’s Chinese yet Indian at the same time.You can munch on an interesting mixture of Chinese Indians, Indians, shoppers, eaters, and depending on what day you go.
As one of the top things to do in Kolkata, visiting the Terreti Bazar in the morning is a must!
3. Flower Market
Bustling outdoor market offering a wide selection of flowers & garlands.This market is fascinatingly colourful virtually 24 hours a day and a photographers paradise.
The settlement of Kumartuli, meaning “potter locality” (Kumar = potter. Tuli = locality), is over 300 years old. It was formed by a bunch of potters who came to the area in search of a better livelihood. If you love art, you shouldn’t miss visiting Kumartuli. But regardless, it’s a place that offers a unique dose of culture.
5. The Park Street Cemetery
It is an important heritage place of Kolkata. It was established during the colonial rule of the British. Previously known as Burial Ground Road, it is one of the oldest cemeteries of Kolkata.
6. Matka Chai
Indian Masala Chai (Tea) served in Earthen Matka (Cup) at Kolkata is a must try.
7. Visit Gosaba
A night at one of the eco villages, it is the last inhabited area before the deep forests of the Sundarbans start. If you’ve got more time, take an excursion to the Sundarbans. Nevertheless, cruising the broad waterways through the world’s biggest mangrove sanctuary (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and watching wildlife.