Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is a vibrant metropolis in Eastern India, brimming with rich history, captivating culture and an infectious zest for life. Hold on tight because we're about to spill the beans on an unforgettable 3-day Kolkata tour itinerary that'll guide you through the city's rich history, while you indulge in its delectable cuisine and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture.
Day 1: Dive into History
Kick-off at the stunning Victoria Memorial – a white marble masterpiece that harks back to Kolkata's colonial past. Stroll the gardens, marvel at the architecture and soak in the vibes.
Your next stop is Indian Museum – a massive collection of over 80,000 artefacts. From ancient sculptures to Mughal paintings and actual dinosaur fossils, this place has it all.
Next, hit up Chowringhee Road for some street life and retail therapy. Munch on street food that’ll amaze your taste buds. End the day at Prinsep Ghat, an elegant and relaxed riverside spot and watch the city light up as the day fades.
Dinner is a street food extravaganza – from fuchkas to chicken rolls to sweet mishti, Kolkata's street scene has your taste buds covered.
Day 2: Cultural Dive
Day two is a deep dive into Kolkata's culture. Start at Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindranath Tagore's birthplace. Take a tour of the house and imagine the literary genius that once walked these halls.
Then, head to Kumartuli, the potter's colony. Watch artisans craft clay idols, especially vibrant during festivals.
Break for shopping at South City Mall – it’s a shopper's paradise with everything from international brands to local designers. Let loose and indulge in some retail therapy!
As the evening approaches, visit St. Paul's Cathedral, an Indo-Gothic revival spot. Admire the stained-glass windows, the intricate carvings and the peaceful ambience of this sacred space.
Dinner is at Peter Cat, a Kolkata food icon. Try the mutton biryani, kosha mangsho and mishti doi for a flavour explosion.
Day 3: Modern Twists
Embrace modern Kolkata on your last day. The day starts at Birla Planetarium – explore the universe with wonderful interactive exhibits and captivating shows.
Next, Science City – a science park with interactive exhibits, educational displays and fun rides.
In the afternoon, relax at Eco Park – home to lush greenery, lakes and activities to match your vibe.
Wrap up at Belur Math, the Ramakrishna Mission HQ. Find your zen in the gardens or sign up for a meditation session. You can also catch Howrah Bridge – engineering magic against the night sky.
For the ultimate stay, make Kenilworth Hotel your home base. Well-equipped rooms, impeccable service and a cosy restaurant with Indian and continental cuisine await you. So, pack up, grab your camera and get ready for a wild 3-day ride in Kolkata – a city that'll blow your mind with its culture, energy and unforgettable moments. Check out the offers on our website for varied ways to enjoy to enhance your stay at our hotel! Read our next blog to discover some of the best places to eat in Kolkata.