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10 Fun Activities to-do While Visiting Kolkata this July

Kolkata – the city of joy, the former British Capital of India, boasts of rich cultural heritage and architecture. The historical sites of this city exude artistic grandeur and unfold the royal legacy of the British Raj. 

Wondering where to stay during your visit to Kolkata? Book Oyo hotels that adhere to W.H.O guidelines to ensure safe accommodations for all their guests. 

Looking for fun activities to add to your travel itinerary to Kolkata? Check out these activities: 

  1. Go for a heritage walk at Victoria Memorial

Explore this historic memorial building which houses 21 lush green gardens, 28,394 artifacts, and 3,900 artistic paintings. Adorned with white marble and lifelike sculptures, this memorial is built in the memory of Queen Victoria. 

Location of this memorial: Queen’s Way, Kolkata

The OYO townhouse near Park Circus Maidan is a great hotel in Kolkata for short and long stays. 

  1. Plan a scenic boat ride & drive across the Howrah Bridge

No visit to Kolkata is complete without a trip to the Howrah bridge. This is one of the oldest and iconic landmarks of Kolkata which overlooks the panoramic Kolkata skyline. Take a scenic boat ride across the Ganges river underneath the Howrah bridge while enjoying majestic sunset views across the crimson sky. You can also enjoy a drive in the early morning hours across the bridge. Be captivated by the dazzling views of the night skyline from the Howrah Bridge. Find budget hotels near Kolkata railway station for easy commute throughout the city. 

Location of the bridge: Strand Road, Kolkata

  1. Explore the thrilling mangrove forests in Sundarbans

If you are planning for a short sightseeing tour near Kolkata, plan a trip to the majestic Sunderbans. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. Plan a thrilling visit to the tiger reserve and national park in India. Soak in the breathtaking natural beauty amid the surreal landscape of the mangroves. Learn interesting facts about the Royal Bengal Tiger often found to roam around the swamps in the Sundarbans. While visiting Kolkata, you can book hotels near Kolkata railway station

Location of Sunderbans: Gosaba, West Bengal

  1. Stop and smell the roses in the Botanical Gardens 

 Sprawling across 273 acres, this beautiful garden is located along the western banks of river Ganga. Explore the exotic flora indigenous to the region with more than 12,000 different species of plants. You can find a hotel in Kolkata in Park Street and surrounding areas while visiting the Botanical Gardens.  

Location of the botanical gardens: Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal

  1. Go for a walk by the Digha Beach

Digha is a scenic sea beach that is a few hours’ drive from Kolkata. Take a leisurely stroll across the sandy beach stretching for 7km of coastline. Check out beachside hotels in Digha to wake up to beautiful sea views. Savour some freshly caught seafood and fish from the sea at the seaside stalls. You can also add nearby beaches like New Digha. Tajpur, and Mandarmani to your travel itinerary. 

  1. Plan a fun day out at Nicco Park


The ultimate place amusement park to enjoy a day out with your family and loved ones. A favorite family and kids tourist spot, Nicco Park is an exhilarating amusement park developed for recreational activities for families. Check out the various adventurous, and fun-filled rides for children and adults that will give you an adrenaline rush. Satiate your hunger with lip-smacking food at the Nicco Park food court. If you are visiting from outside, plan an overnight stay at budget hotels in Kolkata after a fun day of activities at the Nicco Park. 

Location of this park: Jheel Meel, Salt Lake City

7. Explore the bliss at the St. Paul’s Cathedral


The St. Paul’s Cathedral is a majestic cathedral featuring a regal, Gothic style of architecture located at the heart of Kolkata. Go for a morning walk in the blissful gardens of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Attend a worship and prayer service which is held every Sunday morning. If you are visiting during Christmas, you will thoroughly enjoy the experience. 

Location of the Church: Maidan, Kolkata

8. Learn interesting historical facts at the Indian Museum

Learn about history and culture with a visit to the Indian Museum. This is one of the oldest museums in India which features some relics of old civilizations. 

Location of the Museum: Colootola, Kolkata

9. Go shopping souvenirs at Park Street
As of the busiest streets in Kolkata, Park Street is a commercial and business hub of the city. The college district of Kolkata is bustling with tourists, hotels, shops, and restaurants. A great time to explore this iconic street is during the yearly Christmas celebrations. Book budget hotels in Kolkata near the Park Street area. If you love shopping, there are a plethora of shops to explore for clothes, handicrafts, jewelry, and much more!

10. Discover exquisite paintings & artwork at the Academy of Fine Arts

Keen on exploring the artistic side of this city? Plan a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts which hosts various cultural programs in the city. Be amazed at the spectacular gallery and art exhibitions by young and upcoming artists. 

Location of the building: Maidan, Kolkata

These are some fun activities to add on your travel itinerary to Kolkata with your family and friends. 

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