Embark on a soulful journey to discover the City of Joy- Kolkata. The old city vibe and numerous attractions to see will surely make your vacation a memorable one. The city resides along the banks of the Hooghly river and showcases some magnificent historical structures talking about the colonial past. The population here mostly consist of Bengali origin, and the language spoken vastly is Bangla. Talking about things to do in the city, there are numerous deals to engage tourists, from exploring historical sites to going on s shopping spree. The city is also known for its variety of delectable street foods and other eateries to satisfy a gastronomic journey.
To experience all of this, it is necessary to book perfect stays. There are ample options for Hotels in Kolkata. The budget-friendly hotel chain Treebo is located in a prime location for easy commuting for guests. Other than that are its ample services available at a budget-friendly price. Enjoy the old city’s charm with a blend of modern amenities at one of the Treebo Kolkata Hotels.
Let us see the things that can be done while in Kolkata
1. Visit Historical Sites
To know a place better, it is important to dive into its history. Since Kolkata is already known as an old city, there are some magnificent historical sites to talk about the tales of the city’s past. The Victoria Memorial is a beautiful marble structure from the colonial period built for the then Queen Victoria. The museum inside has paintings and artefacts portraying the living standards of the British Era. The Marble Palace of the 19th century is another historical structure captivating a blend of Indian and European architectural styles. The exquisite collection of paintings and sculptures is a must-see here. Now knowing the people who belonged to the place, the Jorasanko Thakur Bari, known as Tagore House, is the ancestral home of the famous literary figure Rabindranath Tagore. The place houses the most significant features, particularly manuscripts, paintings, and personal belongings of Tagore.
2. Seek Divine Blessings
As we move on towards the religious side of the city, it is important to visit the famous divine places here. The Dakshineswar Kali Temple can be the first to see since it is known worldwide. The temple is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River and is dedicated to Goddess Kali. Next, the Kalighat Kali Temple is again a religious site built for Goddess Kali, one of the incarnations of Goddess Durga. Since the Ramakrishna Mission is quite famously known in the city, it is important to visit Belur Math, the main headquarters of the Mission. The followers of Swami Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramhansa come here to seek divine blessings. The Nakhoda Mosque is grand in the city, located right in the centre, and is known to be one of the largest in the country. Finally, not to miss the famous church St Paul’s Cathedral, an architectural marvel in the city. It is known for its stained glass throwing colorful light inside the church.
3. Go on Shopping Spree
The shopping hub for people in Kolkata has numerous places for street shopping. Some famous sites include New Market, Gariahat Market, College Street, Bada Bazaar, Quest Mall, south city mall, Hatibagan Market and many more. The street markets amongst these are known for various things that one can purchase as souvenirs. These items include sarees, jewellery, handbags, footwear, and many more. In addition, Kolkata is known for a variety of wholesale products. Retailers buy Most of these products in bulk to be sold in their shops. People also visit the city for wedding shopping. The MG Road area is known to provide an excellent collection of wedding outfits at quite a reasonable rate. In addition, many street vendors sell tasty street food to suffice your day. Under shopping, visitors may also visit the famous sweet shops to take back some delectable memories. One favourite sweet shop includes the Tiwari Brothers, which has opened numerous outlets in the city.
4. Wander through the famous Park Street.
The vibe of Kolkata tends to change as one reaches Park Street. The area is known to have numerous eating joints, just like Connaught Place in Delhi. The ambience of these eateries tends to give a sophisticated experience. There are the Flurys, Peter Cat, Mocambo, Bar-B-Q, Marco Polo, and many more. For dessert, visit Naturals Ice Cream, which provides the real flavors of ice cream here. Various fruit ice creams are available here, and the best part is that they mostly sell seasonal fruit ice cream. Just strolling at Park Street is mesmerizing. The entire area is lit during Christmas and New Year, with vendors selling Christmas props to shops decorating Christmas trees.
5. Stroll on Howrah Bridge
After exploring most of the city, stroll on this magnificent bridge built in the mid-20th century. The bridge connects the main city of Kolkata with Howrah. During dusk, this cantilever bridge lights up and pictures a stunning outlook of the entire region. The waters of Hooghly can be heard from the bridge as it passes. The bridge is divided for both automobiles to move and people to walk. Consequently, there is a certain vibration as each vehicle passes through this bridge. Stand at the centre of the bridge and soak in the view of the entire city with the Hooghly River.
For commuting, you can take a bus or the yellow taxi; the tram connects just a few places in the city, but it is one of a kind experience. These interesting activities and the perfect Treebo Kolkata Hotels will make your trip even more happening. Treebo Hotels in Kolkata provide some of the best facilities like
- Complimentary breakfast to start your day with.
- Free wifi for workaholics.
- Hassle-free cancellation policies.
- A couple of friendly properties are available.
- Ease of check-in and check-out.
Stay at the Treebo Kolkata Hotels
- Treebo Tryst Tahoora International
- Treebo Trend The Platinum Studio 50
- Treebo Trend Glassotel
- Treebo Trend Green View
- Treebo Trend Sreema Salt Lake
- Treebo Trend Apple Tree Express
- Treebo Trend Vedanta
- Treebo Trend Naman’s Inn
- Treebo Trend Mira Inn
- Treebo Trend Soho