Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773-1911. Today it's known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals.

Victoria Memorial Hall

1906 marble building

Belur Math

1938 building

Indian Museum

largest museum

Sundarbans National Park

tiger reserve

Birla Mandir

popular hindu temple

Marble Palace

19th century palace

Zoological Gardens

popular zoo

Mother House

mother teresa

Birla Planetarium

astronomical projects

Botanic Garden

12000 specimens

College Street Boi Para

small bookstores

Dakshineswar Kali Temple

1855 hindu temple

General Post Office

1864 domed building

Howrah Bridge

1936 suspension brudge

Jain Temple

1867 temple

Jorasanko Thakur Bari

rabindranath tagore

Maidan

open field

Millennium Park

park, entertainment

Nakhoda Masjid

1926 mosque

National Library

largest library

Nicco Park

amusement park

Park Street Area

nightlife, entertainment

Rabindra Sarovar

artificial lake

Raj Bhavan

1803 governors house

Science City

largest science centre

Shahid Minar

1828 monument

South Park Street Cemetery

1767 cemetery

St. Johns Church

1784 church

St. Paul's Cathedral

1847 church

Swami Vivekananda Ancestral House

swami vivekananda

Town Hall

1813 building

Vidyasagar Setu

long bridge