Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Kolkata

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kolkata is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kolkata a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kolkata.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Kolkata:

  1. Dakshineswar Kali Temple

    #1 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Dakshineswar Kali Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: May Dibas Pally, Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700076

    Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Part of the reason why Dakshineswar is so popular amongst the holy-minded is that Ramakrishna started his journey from this place. The minute you step foot inside the temple, you can feel the aura of ...Read more

  2. St. Paul's Cathedral

    #2 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    St. Paul's Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located near Victoria Memorial , the St. Paul’s cathedral is a colonial era church with magnificent architecture. It is the first Episcopal church in the whole of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ban...Read more

  3. Birla Temple

    #3 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Birla Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Address: 29, Ashutosh Chowdary Ave, Ballygunge, Opposite Ballygunge Post Office, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

    Timings: 05:30 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Even if you are not a devotee of Radha Krishna, the Birla temple is a sanctuary of calm and peace. The Bhajans resonate positive vibrations in your ears and the hymns touch your spiritual chords. Arch...Read more

  4. Shaheed Minar

    #4 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Shaheed Minar

    Tags: Tower, Architecture

    Address: Dharmtalla bus stop, Dufferin Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700069

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Shahid Minar is located at Esplanade in central Kolkata, towering 48 m (157 ft) high. It has a foundation based on the Egyptian style. Offering bird’s eye views of Kolkata, the two balconies...Read more

  5. St. John's Church

    #5 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    St. John's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 2/2, Council House St, Lal Dighi, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Known for its beautiful architecture, and quintessential colonial style design, St. John’s Church remind us of time when British rule was prominent here. Built in 1787, the church has been reins...Read more

  6. Belur Math Shrine

    #6 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Belur Math Shrine

    Tags: Religious Site

    Address: Belur, Howrah, West Bengal 711202

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Swami Vivekananda founded Belur Math in 1898. Besides being the home to the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, the Belur Math is well known for its architecture elegance, clean ...Read more

  7. Kalighat Kali Temple

    #7 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Kalighat Kali Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: Anami Sangha, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026

    Timings: 05:00 am - 11:30 pm Details

    Kolkata was named after this temple and chiefly because of this fact, hundreds of visitors are fascinated by this temple every day. A classic showcase of Kolkata itself, the temple is a heady mix of d...Read more

  8. Marble Palace Kolkata

    #8 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Marble Palace Kolkata

    Tags: Art And Culture, Palace

    Address: 46, Opp Ram Mandir, Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Jorasanko, Kolkata, West Bengal 700007

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    If you are planning to visit Kolkata, you must definitely include marble palace in your list. A much-loved attraction, this beautiful palace was built by Raja Rajendra Mullick- the wealthiest merchant...Read more

  9. Iskcon Temple

    #9 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Iskcon Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: 3C,Albert Road, Near Birla High School, Minto Park, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017

    Timings: 04:30 am - 08:30 pm Details

    It is perhaps one of the best places to get acquainted with the city’s culture and folks. Owning the reputation of being the first temple in the ISKCON legacy, the temple has been a constant int...Read more

  10. National Library

    #10 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    National Library

    Tags: Library

    Address: Belvedere Rd, Block A, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700027

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Book lovers will definitely love to come here! This is one place where you can get all kind of books regardless of their genre and variety. Add its architecture and ambience to it, and you've got a pe...Read more

  11. Fort William

    #11 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Fort William

    Tags: Architecture , Fort

    Address: Maidan, Fort William, Hastings, Kolkata, West Bengal 700021

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Fort William is a brilliant example of the British’s military acumen. Now an Indian military base, Fort William is out of bounds for visitors. However, no one can stop you from gawking at this f...Read more

  12. Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath

    #12 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: DD Mondal Ghat Rd, Dakshineswar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700036

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The temple was founded in 1921 and is greatly frequented by devotees from all around the world. It was Sri Annada Thakur, a revered guru, who put forth the foundation of this temple first with a motto...Read more

  13. Academy Of Fine Arts

    #13 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Academy Of Fine Arts

    Tags: Art And Culture, Educational Site

    Address: 2, Cathedral Rd, Maidan, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Seeing that Kolkata has an indigenous reputation in the world of art and music, thanks to its flourishing art culture and pioneering artists, it is hardly surprising that it is also home to one of the...Read more

  14. Town Hall

    #14 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Town Hall

    Tags: Architecture

    Address: 4, Esplanade Row W, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, West Bengal 700001

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    It took about 5 years to build this building (from 1807 to 1813) and looking at it now you will know why. Considered to be one of the finest landmarks in Kolkata, Town Hall was designed in quintessent...Read more

  15. Swabhumi - The Heritage Plaza

    #15 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kolkata
    Swabhumi - The Heritage Plaza

    Tags: Plaza, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: 89C, Narkeldanga Main Rd, Kadapara, Phool Bagan, Kankurgachi, Kolkata, West Bengal 700054

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass in Kolkata, Swabhumi is a well-known heritage plaza popular for its quintessential architecture, depicting India’s cultural legacy and providing a holi...Read more

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