Want to have a close rendezvous with Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs or fossil skeletons? Then head to the magical Indian Museum in Kolkata right away! Founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal, the Indian Museum is the oldest and the largest multi-purpose museum in the entire Asia-Pacific region of the world. It was the formation of this museum that pioneered the idea of having a museum to foster man-made and natural objects of national importance. The collection at the museum is so remarkable that it is often regarded as the "Jadu Ghar" or the house of magic by the locals
Rabindra Sarovar Lake
Rabindra Sarovar Lake or the Dhakuria Lake, as it was known earlier, are the lungs of Kolkata. This is one place in South Kolkata where you can escape the commotion and be with yourself. I remember going there when I was a kid with my grandpa. My brother, my cousins and I used to have a gala time running through the entire stretch, while grandpa continued walking at his usual speed. I remember the badam and muri I had there at that time. Then there was a gap; a gap of 25 years. My association with Dhakuria Lake somehow stopped during that time. I shifted houses and there was no one with whom I could go to the Dhakuria Lake. But something was there in the offering.
Being a devout believer of God, I have always loved visiting different religious places. And India being a massive hub of temples, I have been lucky to explore an array of some of the most beautiful and ancient temples of the country. Just as my search continued, I happened to stumble upon a very bizarre temple, something which I had not seen ever before. Located in the famous Banshberia town in the Hooghly District, is a temple so unique and royal that it leaves you completely mesmerized in a glimpse. It is the much popular Hangseswari Temple near Kolkata.
With a long list of miracles attached with this church, it would have been more appropriate if it was called "A God's Blessing". Such is the divinity of the Bandel Church in the Hooghly District of West Bengal. Standing as the memoir of the Portuguese settlement in Bengal, it is one of the oldest Christian churches of the state. The present structure of the church was built in the year 1660 by Gomez de Soto and it still has the keystone of the old building with the date of 1599.
Serene And Beautiful Prinsep Ghat
Kolkata, rightfully known as the City of Joy, is full of attractions that provide immense joy to its visitors. And if you are on a lookout for a quiet and peaceful place to spend some quality time, then Prinsep Ghat is the ideal location for you! A place with an exceptional photographic view, Prinsep Ghat was built during the British Raj on the banks of the Hooghly River. The people of Kolkata built this ghat in the memory of James Prinsep, a learned man who helped in deciphering Emperor Akbar's Brahminical script.
Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata
The Thanthania Kalibari in Kolkata is the holy abode of "Goddess Kali", who is perhaps the most substantial and powerful image of raw womanly energy in this entire planet. It is needless to say that Goddess Kali is the undisputed presiding divinity of the "city of joy". One can easily spot a shrine dedicated to the mighty Goddess at any remote part of the city.