Kolkata Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Kolkata in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Kolkata in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Kolkata that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Kolkata itinerary.

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3 Days in Kolkata with Kolkata Itinerary 3 Days

Formerly Calcutta, Kolkata is the capital of Indian state of West Bengal. As one of the major cities of India, Kolkata is traditional and fast-paced. The city has its fair share of history which is evident from its many buildings, streets, and the people. The people of Bengal are known for their hospitality and a visit to Kolkata will help you relive its culture through its colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals.

Here are a few attractions that you can cover in 3 days in Kolkata.

What is suggested for Kolkata itinerary 3 Days?

1. Visit Holy Ganges

The second largest river of India flows through Kolkata before it joins the Bay of Bengal. A distributary of the Ganga called the ‘Hooghly River’ passes through the city. Regarded as an epitome of Indian culture, you can visit this holy river on your next visit to Kolkata.

2. Revisit history with Victoria Memorial

As one of the most prominent symbols of the British Raj in India, the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata is a must visit. The building was built over the course of 20 years as a tribute to Queen Victoria after her death. The entire building is built in white marble and is a cross between the Capitol and the Taj Mahal. Inside the building, you can visit the museum that will take you through the history of this City of Joy!

3. Mother House: Get a Glimpse of Life of Mother Teresa

Mother House is the headquarters for the Missionaries of Charity (MOC) which was stated by Noble Peace Prize winner, Mother Teresa. What started as a missionary with just 12 sisters has today more than 4500 sisters who work relentlessly to aid the poor, disabled and infirm. You can visit the centre every day between 8 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 6 PM except Thursday.

4. Bharat Sevashram Sangha Temple

Bharat Sevashram Sangha is a charitable organization that operates ashrams all over the world. They have their headquarters located in Kolkata. Visitors coming here can learn about the organization’s work in the field of disaster relief, healthcare, education, tribal welfare, vocational training programs and spiritual outreach.

5. St Paul's Cathedral

This cathedral is one of the most beautiful structures and a major tourist destination in Kolkata. The building features an Indo-Gothic style of architecture. This majestic cathedral is one of the best Anglican cathedrals in India.

6. Howrah Bridge: Spot to have selfies in your 3 day Kolkata itinerary

Featured in media like movies, television, books, and postcards, the Howrah Bridge is one of the top tourist attractions in Kolkata. Built over the Hooghly River, this bridge is used by more than 2 million people everyday and has hence earned it a title of the busiest cantilever bridge in the world.

7. Eden Gardens: Experience the Glory of Cricket

One of the biggest cricket venues in East India, Eden Gardens is also a venue for many international cricket matches apart from being a home ground to the Kolkata Knight Riders, an Indian Premier League team.

8. St John’s Church

Constructed by the East India Company, St John’s Church in Kolkata is the first ever Anglican cathedral in India. Built on the site of an old burial ground, it was Governor Warren Hastings and Reverend William Johnson who initiated the construction of this cathedral.

9. The Maidan (Esplanade)

Kolkata’s very own Central Park, the Maidan (Esplanade) are the city’s lungs with many green fields. Most visitors who come here, come for the purposes of entertainment and leisure.

These are some of the must explore places also mentioned in our travel Expert itineraries. If you are creating a Kolkata itinerary for 3 days try to accommodate above-mentioned attractions. Enjoy a lot of Bengali Sweets and variety of Bengali food.

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