Historical sites around Kolkata

Kolkata is a big and busy city with a variety of attractions from imposing architecture to bargain shopping, theaters and festivals. The Howrah Bridge is the symbol of the city, and the parts of Kolkata that take attention for visitors lie south of it. In Central Kolkata, you can find the large park area of Maidan, hosting the historical

The West Bengal region around Kolkata present a variety of places with much more attractions as well, Shantiniketan, Antpur, Murshidabad, Bandle etc. and also with fine beaches in Digha, Shankarpur and Frazergunj, ancient temples in Bishnupur.

The traditional school established by Rabindranath Tagore, Shantiniketan, Kolkata


Shantiniketan the traditional school originated by Rabindranath Tagore, is a place that will assure the artist in every tourist. The Uttarayan Complex here, where Tagore lived, has a museum and art balcony. You can also go down by Vishwa Bharati University, a centre of international studies.

How to go there: Take train from Calcutta. The nearest railway station is Bolpur.


It’s a sight of 18th century temples; visit Antpur in Hooghly district, built by Zamindar Krishnaram Mitra, the temples take in ones devoted to Baneshwar, Jaleshwar, Fuleshwar and Gangadhar. The most important attention is the Radha Govind temple.

How to get there: Buses are available from Kolkata.

It is the prosperous business town throughout the British rule, Murshidabad is a must-visit for the history beige,located on the banks of the Bhagirathi. Murshidabad is home to the Hazarduari – or Palace of a 1000 doors which has been rehabilitated into a museum that houses memorabilia related with Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah. Visit Nimak Haram Deori or Traitor’s Gate is also most popular place to visit.

How to go there: Take the train from Calcutta to Berhampore, and then hop on to a bus for Murshidabad.


It’s a small factory town in Hooghly and it was once a Portuguese settlement. Here is a Portuguese Church, which is the oldest church in West Bengal, established in 1599. This church was shattered in 1640, and reconstructed after twenty years.

How to get there: Trains are available from Kolkata.

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