Kolkata’s legacy goes back 350 years, a city with truly numerous milestones to its name. The rigor with which festivities are celebrated in the city has it referred to as, the City of Joy. With its pool of artistic and cultural geniuses, it is also referred to as the intellectual capital of country. Each section of the city opens up to unparalleled discoveries of heritage and culture.
Having served as the erstwhile capital of India during the British reign, the city imbues an aristocratic charm, opening up to beautiful visuals which depicts a contrast between the yesteryears and the thriving contemporary culture. Even if it’s for a short time, get a slice of this beauteous city by choosing a city airport hotel. Here are our top 5 incredibly unique places to visit in Kolkata as you explore the City of Joy.
One of the many British mementos left back in Kolkata took the form of Prinsep Ghat. The Ghat owes its name to the orientalist, James Prinsep. Set against the Hoogly River, an evening boat ride on the river is an activity preferred by most tourists. Situated at a 45 minute drive from Howard Johnson Kolkata, it makes for an idyllic visit to soak in the historical charm of the city.
The experiential traveller finds his calling, at the Howrah Bridge flanked in the city. Spiraling out for 705 meters, this well-lit bridge is admirable worthy for its well-planned out construction. It is thronged by one lakh vehicles and two million pedestrians on a daily basis. All in all, visiting this bridge will complete your Kolkata experience. The 50 minute drive to the bridge from Howard Johnson by Wyndham Kolkata, offers authentic glimpses of the city.
While in Kolkata observe the Bengali architecture that’s best depicted at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Against the backdrop of the Hoogly River, the temple pays homage to Goddess Kali who is revered by the residents of the city. The temple opens up to 12 Mandirs that are dedicated to other Hindu deities. Find your spiritual calling in this Temple, which is located at a 35- minute drive from Howard Johnson Kolkata.
A mere 25 minutes from Howard Johnson Kolkata, is located Central Park Kolkata in Salt Lake City. A haven for nature lovers, the park area is dotted around a water body which makes for a picturesque view. Tourists and residents alike are often found spending time and delighting in the colorful wonders at the Butterfly Garden.
Kolkata’s definition of Neo Classical architecture can be witnessed at the Marble Palace. This palatial building offers an unbridled take on Victorian way of living. With its marble walls, chintz chandeliers and array of sculptures, the building has made its presence in the fiction world with a French novel. Fine tune your artistic taste, in your time at the Marble Palace. It can be reached in a 30-minute drive from Howard Johnson by Wyndham Kolkata.
Kolkata has many wonders for its tourists to delight in, more unique places to visit in Kolkata than any other Indian city, let us assure you. To make your Kolkata holiday memorable, choose on a stay & dine option that will amplify your comfort and offer easy accessibility to the rest of the city. Howard Johnson by Wyndham, the best business hotel near Kolkata Airport is a preferred option, being a mere 3 kilometers from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. The property is packed in with all the amenities that provide convenience for the business traveller.