Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata

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Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy
Photo of Into the nooks and corners of Kolkata by Debashree Roy

A sudden conversation with my friend made me realize that living so near to Kolkata, I hardly had been to any of its famous landmarks barring a few. Initially I was mad at my parents for taking me nowhere but Alipore Zoo and The Indian Museum, but later thanked them for it provided me the perfect opportunity to unleash the wanderer in me.I made a simple itinerary by classifying Kolkata into three parts-north, central and south, picked up the landmarks under each and set out for my journey with the most fuss-free person, my bestie with me.Thanks to the advancement in technology now, the google maps, compiled with the ever helpful people in Kolkata, never for one moment were we lost or felt unsafe. In between hopping from one place to another, we gorged on the street foods of Kolkata, which other than being lip-smacking was also dirt cheap!

  So all the people out there reading this, what are you waiting for?get set go.. :)

Placed at a busy intersection, this installation provides a soothing relief to the eyes.
Photo of An installation near Esplanade by Debashree Roy
Tucked inside the busy alleys of China bazar, a little known church in Kolkata.
Photo of Armenian church by Debashree Roy
Photo of Birla Mandir by Debashree Roy
Photo of Dakshineshwar Kali Temple by Debashree Roy
With its beautiful Corinthian pillars, the GPO stands out among the many imposing structures that adorn the administrative heart of the city, Dalhousie Square.
Photo of GPO overlooking the Lal Dighi by Debashree Roy
One of the most iconic landmarks of Kolkata, this cantilever bridge connects Kolkata to its twin city of Howrah.
Photo of Howrah Bridge, Howrah, West Bengal, India by Debashree Roy
The Pareshnath Jain temple is actually a complex comprising four temples, the interiors of which are beautifully decorated with blocks of glass mosaic.
Photo of Pareshnath Jain Temple by Debashree Roy
Photo of Pareshnath Jain Temple by Debashree Roy
Photo of Pareshnath Jain Temple by Debashree Roy
The mausoleum of the founder of Kolkata lies within the compound of St. Johns Church.
Photo of Job Charnock's mausoleum by Debashree Roy
This palatial mansion is not only a sight to behold but it also houses an exquisite collection of art(a private collection) and a private zoo as well.
Photo of Marble Palace by Debashree Roy
Located near the Millenium Park, this hall boasts of not only wooden staircases but also a large wooden dancing room.Presently, it is a museum of sorts.
Photo of Metcalfe Hall by Debashree Roy
Photo of Prinsep Ghat by Debashree Roy
Also known as 'Pathure Girja' or Stone Church because of its brick and stone architecture, St. John's church was the main cathedral of Calcutta before St. Paul's cathedral.
Photo of St. Johns Church by Debashree Roy
The only Scottish church in Kolkata, this is located on the left of Writer's building
Photo of St. Andrews Church by Debashree Roy
Apart from the Gothic structure, the serenity of the environment draws you in.
Photo of St. Pauls Cathedral by Debashree Roy
Photo of Sunset at Prinsep Ghat by Debashree Roy
The ancestral home of the Bard, it has now been converted to a museum dedicated to Tagore and the members of his family.
Photo of Thakurbari, jorasanko by Debashree Roy
Photo of The famous hand-drawn rickshawpullers of kolkata by Debashree Roy
Located on the eastern side of Calcutta High Court and built in Roman-Doric style, it was originally used as a meeting place for Britishers
Photo of Town Hall by Debashree Roy
Stepping into the premises of Victoria Memorial, one is transported to a world of tranquility in the heart of a bustling city.
Photo of Victoria Memorial by Debashree Roy
Photo of Vidyasagar Setu by Debashree Roy
This is one of the oldest royal houses of Kolkata aristocracy.
Photo of Shovabazar rajbari by Debashree Roy
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