Kolkata Photos: A Glimpse of Kolkata in Pictures
Kolkata is dotted with a variety of landscapes, historic monuments, popular landmarks, wonderful buildings and beautiful people. Here we bring you a collection of photographs to show you what Kolkata is all about. The motive is to give you a glimpse of Kolkata’s most popular tourist spots, museums, historic landmarks, street food, nearby getaways and best places to hangout. Going by the phrase ‘A picture speaks a thousand words!’ we aim to give you a broader view of the people and cultural heritage of the city through these photos of Kolkata.
Here’s a beautiful collection of Photos of Kolkata:
The Victoria Memorial was built in the memories of Queen Victoria after the death in 1902. The memorial was opened for general public in the year 1921. The memorial was designed by William Emerson.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
The St. Paul’s Cathedral is built on the basis of Indo-Gothic architectural style and was designed by Major William Nairn Forbes. The foundation of the building was laid in 1839. It took eight long years to complete the construction.
Calcutta High Court
The Calcutta High Court is the oldest high court in India. The court was established on 1st July 1862. The high court building is the replica of the Stand Hans in Ypres, Belgium. Though the name of the city is changed to Kolkata but the name of the court still remains Calcutta High Court.
The Indian Museum at Kolkata is the oldest museum in India built back in 1814 by Dr. Nathaniel Wallich, who used to be a botanist from Denmark. The Indian Museum is the largest museum of the country and ninth oldest regular museum of the world.
The Fort is named after King William III of England. Fort William was constructed in 1781 to mark the victory of Robert Clive over Sir David Ochterlony at Plassey. The large patch of garden that surrounds the fort is called the maidan.
Earlier the palace was known as the “Palace of Art”. The Palace was built in 1835 and was a private possession of Zamindar (Land Owner) Raja Rajendro Mullick. The palace is situated in the congested part of the city. The palace showcases art forms from Italy, Netherlands, England and other European Nations.
Dakshineshwar Kali Temple
As the name says, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The construction of the temple started in the year 1847. The founder of this temple is Rasmani, the queen of Janbazar. The temple is located on the banks of Hooghly River.
Birla Mandir across the world are known for their fabulous architecture and clean surroundings. The Birla Mandir of Kolkata stands at and elevation 160 ft above the ground. The construction started way back in 1970 and it took 26 long years to complete it.
Birla Planetarium is a world famous astronomical library and art gallery. The planetarium is located on the crossing of theater road and Chowrangee road. Initially the Planetarium started functioning as an educational scientific research center in 1962 and was formally inaugurated on July 2, 1963 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Howrah Bridge of Kolkata is also known as Rabindra Setu. The Howrah Bridge of Kolkata is the busiest bridge in the world. The bridge caters to about 1,00,000 vehicles and uncountable pedestrians.